17 Abraham fell facedown;(A) he laughed(B) and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old?(C) Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”(D)

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Abraham looked up(A) and saw three men(B) standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.(C)

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Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed

19 The two angels(A) arrived at Sodom(B) in the evening, and Lot(C) was sitting in the gateway of the city.(D) When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.(E)

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He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground(A) seven times(B) as he approached his brother.

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So Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down(A) and kissed(B) him. They greeted each other and then went into the tent.

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Then Moses and Aaron fell facedown(A) in front of the whole Israelite assembly(B) gathered there.

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14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown(A) to the ground(B) in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord[a] have for his servant?”

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 5:14 Or lord

Then Joshua tore his clothes(A) and fell facedown(B) to the ground before the ark of the Lord, remaining there till evening.(C) The elders of Israel(D) did the same, and sprinkled dust(E) on their heads.

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20 As the flame(A) blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground.(B)

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28 Like the appearance of a rainbow(A) in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.(B)

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory(C) of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown,(D) and I heard the voice of one speaking.

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23 So I got up and went out to the plain. And the glory of the Lord was standing there, like the glory I had seen by the Kebar River,(A) and I fell facedown.(B)

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