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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5174 prostration
5174 prostration

5174 prostration

The act of falling down upon one’s face in front of someone, as a gesture of fear or reverence before God or a person of high rank.

Prostration before God

In reverence or fear Nu 20:6; 1Ch 29:20; Rev 7:11 See also Ge 17:3; Lev 9:24; Nu 24:4; 1Sa 5:3; 1Ki 18:39; Ne 8:6; Eze 1:28; Mt 2:11; Mt 17:6; Mt 26:39; Lk 5:12

As an expression of grieving over sin Dt 9:18,25; Jos 7:6; Isa 15:3; Eze 9:8

Prostration before God’s messenger

Nu 22:31 See also Jos 5:14; Jdg 13:20; 1Ch 21:16; Da 8:17; Lk 24:5

Prostration before other people

1Sa 24:8; Isa 51:23 See also Ru 2:10; 1Sa 25:23; 1Sa 28:14; 2Sa 14:4; 2Sa 19:18; Isa 49:23; Da 2:46

See also

1065God, holiness of
1090God, majesty of
2224Christ, the Lord
5150face
5161kneeling
5801brokenness
5865gestures
5899lament
5959submission
8333reverence
8469respect
8622worship

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