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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5138 bowing
5138 bowing

5138 bowing

An act of submission before something or someone deemed worthy of honour.

Bowing as an act of submission

Ge 42:6; 2Sa 1:2; Ps 72:9 See also Ge 33:3; Ge 43:26-28; Ge 49:8; Ex 11:8; Ex 18:7; Ru 2:10; 1Sa 2:36; 1Sa 24:8; 1Sa 25:23; 2Sa 15:5; 2Sa 18:28; 1Ki 1:16; 1Ch 21:21; Isa 49:23

Bowing before angels

Ge 18:2 See also Ge 19:1; Nu 22:31; Lk 24:5

Bowing before God

Ex 4:31; 2Ch 20:18; Ps 95:6 See also Ge 17:3; Ge 24:26; Ex 12:27; Ex 34:8; Dt 26:10; Dt 33:3; 1Ki 1:47; 2Ki 17:36; 1Ch 29:20; 2Ch 29:28; Ne 8:6; Ps 22:27; Isa 66:23

Bowing before the temple

Ps 5:7 The temple represented God’s presence. See also Ps 138:2

Bowing before idols

Ex 32:8; 2Ki 17:16; Isa 2:8 See also Nu 25:2; Dt 29:26; 2Ki 21:3; 2Ch 25:14; Isa 44:17,19; Eze 8:16; Mic 5:13

Bowing before Jesus Christ

Mt 2:11; Php 2:10 See also Mt 8:2; Mt 9:18; Mt 15:25; Mt 27:29; Mk 5:6; Mk 10:17; Lk 17:16

Bowing as an expression of sorrow

Ps 35:14; Ps 145:14 See also Ps 38:6; Ps 57:6; Ps 146:8; La 2:10

See also

5161kneeling
5163legs
5174prostration
5878honour
5952sorrow
5959submission
8305meekness
8333reverence
8469respect
8622worship
8768idolatry

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