Worship in Biblical Hebrew & Greek

Worship in Biblical Hebrew

shakhah (7812) – “to worship, bow down, prostrate oneself (170x)” Ex 34:8; 1Sam 15:25; Jer 7:2; *Is 2:20

avad (5647) – “work, serve, offer, worship” Ex 3:12; 20:5; Num 8:11; Deut 6:13; 11:13; Ps 100:2; 72:11

barak (1288 ) – “kneel, bless from God, worship from man” 2Chron 6:13; Gen 9:26; 14:20; *Job 1:5 (curse)

kara (3766) – “bow down, worship” 1Ki 8:54; Ps 95:6; Ezra 9:5; Is 45:23

yare (3372) – “to fear, reverence, serve, worship” Gen 3:10; 22:12; 28:17; Ex 14:31; 20:20; Is 29:13

qadad (6915) – “to bow down in worship, bend down to show respect” Gen 24:26

kahan (3547) – “in Piel stem: to act, serve, or minister as priest; to minister to or serve Me” Ex 28:1

sharat (8334) – “to serve or minister (60 of 97x in worship)” 1Sam 2:11; Ex 29:30; Deut 10:8; *Eze 20:32; *44:12

segid (Aramaic; 5457) – “to prostrate oneself, to do homage, worship” Dan 3:5-15

pelach (Aramaic; 6399) – “to pay reverence to, serve, worship” Dan 3:12-17; Ezra 7:24


Worship in Biblical Greek

proskuneō (4352) – “to make obeisance, do act of homage/reverence to” (Vine’s, 686). Jn 4:21; *Rev 13:4

sebomai (4576) – “to revere, feeling of awe of devotion” (Ibid., 686). Mt 15:9; Mk 7:7; Acts 16:14; *19:27

sebazomai (4573) – “to honor religiously” (Ibid., 686). Rom 1:25

latreuō (3000) – “to serve, to render religious service or homage” (Ibid., 686). Phil 3:3; Acts 7:42; Heb 10:2

eusebeō (2151) – “to act piously towards” (Ibid., 686). Acts 17:23

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