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Strong’s Greek Dictionary describes the Greek word, PROSKUNEO: G4352 meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand; to fawn or crouch, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage; do reverence to, adore: - worship. A-1,Verb,4352,proskuneo>Open[worship][worshiping] [With links to names]
Open [With Easton] [With Nave] [With Torrey]
Thayer’s Greek Definitions:
1) to kiss the hand of one, in token of reverence
2) among the Orientals, especially the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence
3) in the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication.
obeisance Pronunciationobeisance,

Open Definition:

(noun) bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame


bowing, bow


The Pope is made uncomfortable by such obeisance, as he once was a slave

Open Commentary of nab/bible/john/john4.htm#foot8- New American Bible Podcast

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21 Jesus said to her, "Believe me, woman, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

22 You people worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, because salvation is from the Jews.

23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; 9 and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship him.

24 God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth."

25 10 The woman said to him, "I know that the Messiah is coming, the one called the Anointed; when he comes, he will tell us everything."

26 Jesus said to her, "I am he, 11 the one who is speaking with you."

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Jn  4:24 NASB

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

pneuma o qeov, kai touv proskunountav (5723) auton en pneumati kai alhqeia| dei (5904) proskunein. (5721


Verse 24
God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

God is a Spirit ...
The countless anthropomorphisms of the Old Testament probably caused Jesus to set such a statement as this over against them all. God may be spoken of in terms of the activities of men, such as walking, seeing, hearing, etc., but there is a sense in which God is not like man at all. God is a Spirit, eternal, immortal, invisible, omniscient, ubiquitous, omnipotent, and all-pervading. He is above all and through all and in all. Nothing can be hidden from God. He is the First Cause, himself uncaused, the Creator and Sustainer of everything that exists. He is nonetheless personal, hence the anthropomorphisms of Scripture.

They that worship him ...
Just what is worship?
Is it the carrying out of any kind of ritual, the observance of any days or times, or the presentation of any kind of gifts and sacrifices? Despite the fact that worship, from the earliest times, has been associated with such things, actual worship is spiritual.


A good description of worship is that of Isaiah 6:1-8, an analysis of which shows that worship is: (1) an awareness of the presence of God, (2) a consciousness of sin and unworthiness on the part of the worshipper, (3) a sense of cleansing and forgiveness, and (4) a response of the soul with reference to doing God's will: "Here am I, send me!"

In the New Testament, it is evident that the worship of God involved the doing of certain things: (1) meditating upon God's word in sermon or Scripture reading, (2) singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, (3) praying to God through Christ, (4) observance of the Lord's supper, and (5) the giving of money, goods, and services for the propagation of the faith and the relief of human needs. Very well, then, does the person who DOES these things worship God? Not necessarily, because an apostle spoke of certain persons who ate the Lord's supper in a manner unworthy of it, not discerning the Lord's body. Moreover, the singing and praying were commanded to be done "with the spirit and with the understanding also." From this: it is clear that the things done in the New Testament worship were the authorized channels through which the true worship flowed, and that worship has the same relationship to the channels that electricity has to the power line that carries it. This, of course, does not disparage the authorized channels, nor suggest that man may select channels of his own. See below under: "Two Ways to Worship." True worship is the soul's adoration of the Creator functioning obediently to the divine will.

Must worship in spirit and in truth ...
This speaks thunderously of the fact that the worship of God must be done properly, the two requirements being that it must be engaged in with utmost sincerity and as directed by the word of God. God has revealed the manner in which he should be worshipped, and those who hope to have their worship accepted should heed the restrictions.


The verse before us is a powerful prohibition. Also, Jesus said, "In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Mark 7:7). An apostle declared that "God ... dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything" (Acts 17:24,25). The author of this gospel wrote, "Testify unto every man that heareth the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book" (Revelation 22:18). And also, "Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God" (2 John 1:9). Jesus said of the Pharisees, "Ye have made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition" (Matthew 15:6). Paul warned the Corinthians, "Now these things, brethren, I have in a figure, transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that in us ye might learn not to go beyond the things which are written" (1 Corinthians 4:6) Study 65.htm. From these specific prohibitions, as well as from the spirit and tenor of the entire Bible, it is clearly impossible for man to approach his Creator in worship, except as God has directed. This was true in the days of Cain and Abel, of Nadab and Abihu, of David and Uzzah, and of the Lord Jesus Christ and ever afterward. It is true now and always.


Worship is as old as the human race, but in the long history of mortal events only two ways to worship God have ever been discovered. These are: God's revealed way, and any other way that man might have devised himself. A glance at both is appropriate.

I. God's way to worship. People are commanded to worship God, and it is simply inconceivable that God has not instructed men how to obey this commandment (Revelation 14:7). Of the ancient tabernacle, only a type of the worship men offer today, God said to Moses, "See that thou make all things according to the pattern" (Hebrews 8:5), and there is no way to avoid the application of this to Christian worship. Why else should it have been in the book of Hebrews? And what is the New Testament pattern of Christian worship? "The things which are written" (1 Corinthians 4:6) reveal that the New Testament churches:

Offered prayers to God through Christ (Acts 2:46).

Observed the Lord's supper (Acts 20:7).

Gave of their means (1 Corinthians 16:2).

Taught the sacred Scriptures (Acts 2:46).

Sang certain kinds of songs (Colossians 3:16).

No student of the Bible will deny that both precept and example for the above pattern of worship are found in the New Testament. If this is not God's pattern of worship, what is it?

II. Man's way of worshipping. This has varied in time, place, and circumstance; but a survey of the entire field of worship, as it has developed since the foundation of Christianity, reveals numerous activities, ceremonies, doctrines, commandments, and devices unknown to the Bible, as well as alterations, restrictions, additions, subtractions and substitutions with reference to the things that are revealed. There are even examples of incorporating elements of the old covenant, and of the acceptance of pagan elements into the sacred arena of Christian worship. It would be nearly impossible to list all the human changes, additives, and aberrations inflicted upon Christianity by the historical church, but a complete list is not necessary. The partial list below will show what is meant:

Auricular confession, baptizing of images, baptizing of bells, baptizing of infants, baptism of desire, baptism for the dead, burning of incense, canonization of saints, celibacy of the clergy, communion under one kind, elevation of the host, extreme unction, invocation of saints, lighting of blessed lamps and candles, Lenten fasts and ceremonies, monasticism, orders of monks and nuns, societies of Jesus, purgatory, prayers for souls in purgatory, paschal candles, priestly robes and vestments, holy paraphernalia, penance, redemption of penances, pouring for baptism, sprinkling for baptism, the rosary of the Virgin Mary, the sale of indulgences, the sacrifice of the mass, sacrifices for the dead, the sign of the cross, the separation of clergy and laity, tradition received on a level with the word of God, the doctrine of transubstantiation, and of consubstantiation, the sprinkling of holy water, the stored-up merit of dead saints, works of supererrogation, the use of mechanical instruments of music, ceremonies of Ash Wednesday, the development of a hierarchical system of earthly church government, etc., etc.

Now this writer has never met a person, throughout a lifetime of discussing Christianity, who would deny that at least some of the above deviations from God's pattern of worship are sinful. But, of course, the thing that makes any one of them sinful MAKES THEM ALL SO! They were not first spoken by the Lord (Hebrews 2:3). Their authority derives not from God but from men. From BCC -> Commentary on 4:24

Jn 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Study Jn1-1-1Tim3-16-1Jn5-7.htm

En arxh| hn (5713) o logov, kai o logov hn (5713) prov ton qeon, kai qeov hn (5713) o logov. 

and the word was God

and the word was god

and the word was a God

and the word was a god

What is the difference

Capital G or Small g Open *GOD defined* Theology and BiblicalTheology.

The Nicene Creed Declared Jesus to be God 292 years after His earthy death Compare Study

Study 58.htm--The Reason Why Most Churches Teach People That Jesus Is God. Study 58.htm

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TSK -> Commentary on 1:1 TSK -> Entry for 1:1
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Section Two

Occurances  of PROSKUNEO in NSB ,expressed toward Jesus Christ:

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Matthew 2:8  Open
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Matthew 2:11
Matthew 8:2
Matthew 15:25
Matthew 20:20
Matthew 28:17
Mark 5:6
Mark 15:19
Luke 24:52
John 9:38
Revelation 3:9

Fell on Face: Matthew 2:2

Offered Praise: Matthew 2:2

Paid Homage: Matthew 2:11
Hebrews 1:6

Paid Respect: Matthew 9:18

Loved Intensely: Matthew 14:33

Examples where PROSKUNEO is translated “Worship” when used in reference to God:

Matthew 4:9
Matthew 4:10
Luke 4:7, 8
John 4:20, 21, 22, 24
John 12:20
Acts 7:43
Acts 8:27
Acts 24:11
1 Corinthians 14:25
Colossians 2:18
Revelation 4:10
Revelation 9:20
Revelation 13:8, 12, 15
Revelation 14:11
Revelation 15:4
Revelation 19:10, 20
Revelation 22:8, 9
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4352 PROSKUNEO (59): kuneo = to kiss + pros = toward; literally, to blow a kiss. Hence, to show a literal, physical gesture of acquaintance, friendship, or affection. Proskuneo is usually translated "worship," which means much more than a physical gesture.

During much of the Twentieth Century, bowing the upper part of one's body or tipping one's hat was such a physical gesture. A similar gesture is the Arabic "salaam" in which one bends forward (bows) while touching his fingers to his breast (heart), then to his forehead (mind) and then towards a person, to show submission of heart and mind to him.

Proskuneo may also involve holding a person's feet (Mt.28.9), or kneeling (Mk.15.19). But note that whether a physical act is included or not, proskuneo includes mentally "showing submission," usually to God. Many passages do not reveal whether physical action was involved, but the context reveals an attitude of submission.

The usage of proskuneo in God's FCM (NT) primarily describes the attitude of a person as he approaches a superior being, with emphasis on mentally or verbally showing submission. Proskuneo expresses one's confidence in and dependence on God when approaching him in prayer. An urgent plea might be accompanied by kneeling, tears or prostration. But any physical act accompanying proskuneo is secondary.

For example, in Act.10.25, "...Cornelius met him (Peter), and fell down at his feet, and proskuneo[ed] him." Cornelius' physical action evidenced a mental showing of submission to Peter instead of to God. Peter recognized this, and for that reason lifted him up, and in verse 26 said, "Stand up; I myself also am a human."

Similarly in Rev.19.10 and 22.8-9 John fell at the feet of God's messenger (angel), who told him, " it not. I am your fellow-slave and of your brothers having the testimony of Jesus; show submission to God..."

All of God's messengers (angels) show submission to him (Heb.1.6) as do the twenty-four older ones of Rev.4.10. Every human also has the privilege of showing submission to God if he so chooses. The adversary (devil) told Jesus he would give him all the kingdoms of the world if he would fall down and show submission to him. Jesus answered him with two principles of truth in Mt.4.10 and Lk.4.8: "You are to show submission (proskuneo) to your Master, God, and to him only will you 'offer [godly] service' (3000 latreuo)." Neither the Adversary nor his evil spirits (demons) show submission to God. They know their ultimate destiny (Mt.8.29 and 25.41).

Some folks think that "worship" is doing good things for God, such as helping others. But proskuneo never includes these concepts. Other Greek words represent such activities in the FCM.

In John 4.23-24 Jesus revealed the nature of showing submission: "But an hour is coming and now is, when those who show true submission will show submission to the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is also seeking such ones who are showing submission to him. God [is] spirit, and those who are showing submission must show submission in spirit and [in] truth." Note that one MUST (dei, "it is necessary") show submission with one's spirit; that is, with personal dedication to God and in continuous submission to God. And this submission MUST be according to truth of God's Message.

Proskuneo occurs nine times in Jn.4.20-24 during Jesus' conversation with the woman at the well. Substitute "show submission" for "worship" in each place for deeper insight into the meaning of proskuneo.

Proskuneo bears a relationship to the word which describes the most important decision a human makes during his lifetime, to repent; that is, "change himself" (3340 metanoeo) from serving his own desires to yielding to God's desires for his life.

"Worship" is a religious word, having meanings that are broad in scope. It's English usages and meanings differ from that of proskuneo. For example, worship can mean honor or respect given to a human, or a human title such as "worshipful master." Proskuneo is always a PERSONAL attitude of submission to God, not a corporate activity.

Proskuneo is the most used Greek word of several words that are inaccurately translated "worship" in the FCM. Other words sometimes translated "worship" are 3000 latreuo, "offer [godly] service;" and 4576 sebomai, "show devotion" (to God). These three Greek words cannot be synonymous. See their word-studies for further information.

"Worship" is a religious word which is broad in scope. It's English usages and meanings differ from that of proskuneo. For example, worship can mean honor or respect given to a human, including a human title such as "worshipful master." And, Proskuneo is a PERSONAL attitude of submission to God, not a corporate activity.

Proskuneo is the most used Greek word of several words that are poorly translated "worship" in the FCM. Other words sometimes translated "worship" are 3000 latreuo, "offer [godly] service;" and 4576 sebomai, "show devotion" (to God). These three Greek words cannot all mean "worship," nor can they be synonymous. See their word-studies for further information.

In God's AM (OT) the Hebrew word "shachah," sometimes includes a physical act in connection with showing submission to God, as in Job.1.20 and Ps.95.6; or wrongfully, to an idol in Dan.3.5,10,15.

It is necessary to mention that older translations such as the KJV, ASV and RSV translate proskuneo as "worship" each time it occurs in the FCM. The ASV includes this footnote at Mt.2.2 concerning proskuneo: "The Greek word denotes an act of reverence whether paid to a creature (see ch.4.9; 18.26), or to the Creator."

But recent versions such as the NASB, NIV, J.B.Phillips and CEV changed the previous translation of proskuneo from "worship" to "bow down" or "kneel" in these eight passages: Mt.8.2, 9.18, 15.25, 18.26, 20.20, Mk.5.6, 15.19 and Rev.3.9. These changes seem to be based on a preconceived idea of "worship," rather than a "showing of submission."

In several passages one may question whether the proskuneo of a person is to God, or is insincere or false. For instance:


The demon-possessed man in Mark 5.6 showed submission to Jesus. But it was the unclean spirit (demon) controlling the man who recognized Jesus as the Son of God.


In Mk.15.19, the mock "showing of submission" to Jesus by the soldiers who crucified him is obviously insincere.


The showing of submission to idols in Act.7.43 may be sincere, but it is not to God and is therefore false.


One might question the sincerity of the "showing of submission" by the mother of James and John in Mt.20.20 when she asked a special favor of Jesus for her sons.


Similarly one might question the sincerity of others. But "showing submission" is a private matter between a person and God. Only God knows who is sincere. Also, each person may know whether or not his own "showing of submission" is genuine.


In Mt.18.26, Jesus said, "The servant therefore fell down (before the Lord) and worshipped (proskuneo'd) him. His showing of submission was insincere, as revealed by his subsequent actions. Jesus' comparisons (parables) were always based on true or true to life events. So someone could perhaps say that this is an incident of one human showing submission to another human. But in the application of the comparison, the Lord to whom the man showed submission was God, but was false "worship."

Consider this:


Proskuneo is only permissible unto God.


Proskuneo was given to Jesus (Mt.2.2,8).


Jesus did not refuse proskuneo (Mt.9.18; 14.33; 15.25; 20.20, 28.9,17, et al). Jesus never responded, "Stand up, I myself also am a human," or, " it not, I am your fellow-slave."


Because Jesus accepted proskuneo, a reasonable conclusion is that Jesus is God. But because of passages such as Mt.18.26, (discussed above), others may hold a different opinion.

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SHOW SUBMISSION Mt.2.2,8,11; 4.9,10; 8.2; 9.18; 14.33; 15.25; 18.26; 20.20; 28.9,17. Mk.5.6; 15.19. Lk.4.7,8. Jn.4.20,20,21,22,22,23,23, 24,24; 9.38: 12.20. Act.7.43; 8.27; 10.25; 24.11. 1Co.14.25. Heb.1.6; 11.21. Rev.3.9; 4.10; 5.14; 7.11; 9.20; 11.1,16; 13.4,4,8,12,15; 14.7,9,11; 15.4; 16.2; 19.4,10,10,20; 20.4; 22.8,9.

4353 PROSKUNETES (1): one who shows submission towards God. Comp. "show submission" (4352 proskuneo).


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 Jesus said to Worship the Father Only—John-4-22-24,-Luke 4-8,- Matt 4-10 ,--

Jesus Would not Lie to UsSo for Those who say He accepted Worship—

It is just Not in Harmony with what ***Our King***  Said---To Do !!!! See John 5-23.


Jesus is Not The Father.

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   Jesus is Not The Father.


   Joh 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself;

      so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Joh 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;

  that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.


GWGPC-Rule   God can not Lie 


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What is Truth?

At John 18:37, 38 we find this interchange of words between Jesus and Pontius Pilate (which started when Jesus was on trial):

(Pilate) ‘You aren’t a king, are you?’

(Jesus) ‘You are saying that I’m a king. This is why I was born and why I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to my voice.’

(Pilate) ‘What is truth?’

Pilate’s cynical and sullen question certainly seems appropriate in the world that we’re living in today, because truth – real, absolute truth – is very difficult to find. And what people accept as truth is usually shaded by propaganda, news sources, what they were taught in school, what they were taught in church, and by accepting the word of ‘authorities.’ However, only the most ignorant will accept everything they are told, unflinchingly and unquestioningly… but this is what most religions expect of us.

But the fact is, if we’re really searching for the truth, we must question everything we’ve been taught, and then change our thinking to wherever that leads us.

Now, the things that Jesus said were truly unvarnished, absolute truth, for if you read his words in the book of John (do a word search) you’ll find that he said he spoke of truth dozens of times there. Why, as he said, the reason why he came to the earth was in fact, to ‘testify to the truth.’ For that reason, Christians should place a highest priority on telling and on searching for the truth, especially when it comes to truth from the Bible. However, like Pilate, many have simply become too cynical in their disgust for religion and have concluded that knowing the truth really doesn’t matter, so they’ve given up in their search. Please don’t do that, because it can be found.


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Jesus said to Worship the Father Only—John-4-22-24—Luke 4-8 Matt 4-10 ,--Jesus Would not Lie to Us—So for Those who say He accepted Worship—It is Just not in Harmony with what He Said-To Do !!!! See John 5-23.


                                                     So for Those Bible Publishers

That use PROSKUNEO-Wrong---Get in Harmony With What OUR King Said—To Do,--And Start Using the

GWGPC Rule –The Simple Rule of Harmony—And That’s How Simple it is to Correct Verses




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SBT--- For The Short (Simple) of it

Survey Results Show Most Proclaimed Christians Say We have the Right to Worship YHWH in Our Own Way---There in Lays the

Whole of Mans Problems--Satan-Eve,Adam, and Cain Worshipped YWHW in Their Own Way—Gen 3 1-6 –

The Question is ??? –YWHW’S RIGHTS ???

You Can at the Present Worship YHWH in your Own Way –And YHWH Has Free-Will to Reject Your Self-Rightious Attitude—Results

For You---the Same as our First Earthly Parents---If you don’t Repent---They Didn’t—

Roman 5-12 ,- 1`John 5-3  Matt 7-21,-1 Peter 3-8-9 John 4-24 .


Rom 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin;

and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned


Mat 7:21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;

but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.


1Jo 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:

 and his commandments are not grievous.


2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness;

 but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish,

but that all should come to repentance


John 4-24

24 “God is a Spirit. They who worship him must worship him with spirit and truth.” !!!


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–SO HELP US ALL Y.eH.oW.aH  in English Jehovah




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Sunday, March 2

What is mortal man that you keep him in mind, and the son of earthling man that you take care of him?—Ps. 8:4.

David’s life course and his intimate relationship with Jehovah identify him as a truly God-fearing man. From his early years, David was often out pasturing his father’s sheep. (1 Sam. 16:11) Nights spent shepherding under the stars must have helped David to understand the fear of Jehovah. Though David could discern only a small part of the immensity of the universe, he drew the right conclusion—God merits our respect and adoration. Rightly, David was impressed when he compared his smallness with the vast starry heavens. This knowledge moved him to praise Jehovah and say: “The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.” (Ps. 19:1) This reverence for God drew David closer to Jehovah and made David want to learn and follow His perfect ways.—Ps. 86:10, 11. w06 8/1 1:5, 6



RULE, Jg 8:23 I shall not r. over you

2Ch 8:14 according to the r. of David

Pr 29:2 wicked bears r., the people sigh

Isa 32:1 they r. as princes for justice

Ro 6:12 not let sin r. in your bodies

1Co 4:6 that you may learn the r.:

Ga 6:16 walk orderly by this r. of conduct

Isa 3:4; Da 11:39.

RULE AS KING(S), Ex 15:18 Jehovah r.

Eze 20:33 I will r. over you people

Ro 6:12 do not let sin r. in your bodies

1Co 4:8 that we also might r. with you

1Co 15:25 he must r. until God

2Ti 2:12 if we go on enduring, we shall r.

Re 11:15 he will r. forever

1Sa 24:20; 1Ki 1:5; Mic 4:7; Re 19:6.

RULED, Ro 5:14 death r. as king from Adam

Re 20:4 they came to life and r. as kings

RULER(S), Da 4:17 Most High is R. in

Mt 9:34 It is by the r. of the demons

Mt 20:25 r. of the nations lord it over

Joh 7:48 Not one of the r. put faith in him

Joh 12:42 many r. put faith in him, but

Eph 2:2 r. of the authority of the air

Isa 28:14; Ac 3:17; 4:26; 17:6; 1Co 2:8.


Joh 14:30 the r. is coming. And has no hold

Joh 16:11 because the r. has been judged

RULERSHIP(S), Da 4:3, 34; 7:6.

Da 7:27 all r. will serve and obey them

RULES AS KING, Pr 30:22 when a slave r.

RULING, 2Sa 23:3 When one r. is righteous

Ps 59:13 God is r. to the ends of the earth

Isa 14:5 broken the staff of the r. ones

Re 11:17 you have begun r. as king

Pr 8:16; 1Co 4:8.



Mic 6:15 sow seed, but you will not r.

2Co 9:6 sows sparingly will r. sparingly

Ga 6:7 whatever a man is sowing, he will r.

Ga 6:9 we shall r. if we do not tire out

Re 14:15 Put your sickle in and r.

Mt 6:26; Lu 12:24; Joh 4:38; 1Co 9:11.

SOVEREIGN LORD, Ps 73:28 S. my refuge

Jer 50:25 a work that the S., Jehovah has

Lu 2:29 S., you are letting your slave go

Ac 4:24 S., you made heaven and earth

Re 6:10 Until when, S. holy and true

Ps 109:21; 140:7; Isa 22:14; 28:22.

SOW(S), Mic 6:15 will s. seed, but not reap

Lu 8:5 A sower went out to s. seed

2Co 9:6 he s. sparingly will reap sparingly

2Pe 2:22 s. was bathed to rolling in mire

Ec 11:4, 6; Ho 10:12; Mt 6:26; Lu 19:22.

SOWER, Mt 13:37 s. of fine seed Son of man

Joh 4:36 s. and reaper may rejoice together

SOWING, Ps 126:5 s. seed with tears

Pr 11:18 one s. righteousness, true earnings

Ho 8:7 wind they keep s., reap a storm wind

Ga 6:7 whatever a man is s., he will reap

WORSHIP(S), Ge 22:5 I and the boy go to w.

Ex 10:26 take some livestock to w. Jehovah

De 11:16 Watch for fear you w. other gods

De 17:3 and he should go and w. other gods

Da 3:6 whoever does not fall down and w.

Lu 4:8 It is Jehovah your God you must w.

Joh 4:20 Jerusalem is the place persons w.

Joh 4:24 w. with spirit and truth

Joh 12:20 Greeks came to w. at the festival

Ac 8:27 He had gone to Jerusalem to w.

Ac 19:27 Artemis the inhabited earth w.

Ac 25:19 concerning their w. of the deity

Ac 26:5 strictest sect of our form of w.

Col 2:18 a form of w. of the angels

Jas 1:26 this man’s form of w. is futile

Jas 1:27 The form of w. that is clean

Re 9:20 that they should not w. the demons

Re 14:9 If anyone w. the wild beast

Mt 4:10; Col 2:23; Re 13:15.

WORSHIPED, Ac 17:4 Greeks who w. God

Ac 17:17 to reason with people who w. God

Heb 11:21 Jacob, w. leaning upon his staff

Re 7:11 angels fell upon their faces and w.

Re 11:16 twenty-four elders w. God

Re 13:4 they w. the dragon because it gave

Re 19:4 twenty-four elders w. God and said:

Re 20:4 who had w. neither the wild beast

WORSHIPERS, 2Ki 10:22 w. of Baal

Joh 4:23 true w. will worship with spirit

WORSHIPING, Re 11:1 the altar and those w.

Da 3:12; Ac 18:13; Re 16:2.

WORTH, Ac 19:19 burned their books w.

WORTHILY, Eph 4:1 walk w. of the calling

Col 1:10 walk w. of Jehovah pleasing him

1Th 2:12 go on walking w. of God who is

WORTHLESS, Ex 20:7 not name in w. way

Ps 60:11 salvation by earthling man is w.

Ro 3:12 All men have become w.

WORTHLESSNESS, Ps 24:4 soul to sheer w.

WORTHY, Lu 20:35 counted w. of gaining

Ac 5:41 counted w. to be dishonored

Ac 13:46 not w. of everlasting life

Php 1:27 behave in a manner w. of

2Th 1:5 being counted w. of the kingdom

1Ti 5:18 workman is w. of his wages

Heb 11:38 the world was not w. of them

Re 4:11 You are w., Jehovah, because

HONOR, Ex 20:12 H. your father and mother

1Sa 2:30 those honoring me I shall h.

Pr 3:9 H. Jehovah with your valuable

Lu 18:20 H. your father and mother

Ro 12:10 In showing h. to one another

Ro 13:7 to him who calls for h., such h.

Eph 6:2 H. your father and mother; which

2Ti 2:20 others for a purpose lacking h.

Heb 5:4 takes this h., not of his own accord

Es 6:9; 1Ti 1:17; 6:16; Heb 2:9; Re 4:11.

HONORABLE, Isa 23:9 with contempt the h.