Worship verses in the New Testament

This page lists all worship verses in the New Testament, in support of the article: Jesus is worshiped.  Does that mean that He is God?  “Worship” translates the Greek word proskuneó (Strongs G4352).

Magi from the east worship Jesus.

Magi from the eastKJV Mat 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.  … 8 And he (Herod) sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.  … 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

NASB: Mt. 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” … 11 After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.

The devil wants worship from Jesus.

The devil and JesusKJV Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.  10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

NASB: Mat 4:8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”

KJV Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.  8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship G4352 the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

NASB: Luke 4:5 And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”

The leper worships Jesus.

synagogue official came and bowed downKJV Mat 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

NASB: “When Jesus came down from the mountain, … a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean’” (Mt. 8:1-2).

Synagogue official worships Jesus.

Synagogue officialKJV Mat 9:18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

NASB: “A synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.’” (Mt. 9:18-19)

Disciples worship Jesus.

Jesus walks on waterKJV Mat 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped G4352 him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

NASB: Jesus walked on water.  Peter attempted the same, but he took his eyes off Jesus, and he sank.  Jesus took hold of him. “When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”” (Mt. 14:32-33).

After resurrection

ResurrectionKJV Mat 28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped G4352 him: but some doubted.

NASB: Mat. 28:16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.

After ascension

KJV: Luke 24:52 And they worshipped G4352 him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

NASB: Luke 24:50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple praising God.

Canaanite woman worships Jesus.

Canaanite womanKJV Mat 15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

NASB: A ”Canaanite woman” had a daughter who was “cruelly demon-possessed.”  She came to Jesus, “and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”” (Mt. 15:25).

The king in the parable

Matthew 18:26KJV Mat 18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

NASB: In one of Jesus’ parable a debtor “fell to the ground and prostrated himself” before the king saying, “Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.” (Mt. 18:26).

Zebedee’s wife worships Jesus.

KJV Mat 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

NASB: The mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him”.  She asked him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left” (Mt. 20:20).

Mary Magdalene  worships Jesus.

Mary MagdaleneKJV Mat 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

NASB: Mat. 28:8 And they (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary) left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

Demon-possessed man worships Jesus

Gerasene demoniacKJV Mar 5:6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

NASB: Mark 5:1 They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, 3 and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; 4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Constantly, night and day, he was screaming among the tombs and in the mountains, and gashing himself with stones.6 Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed down before Him;

When Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” the man responded, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” The text continues to talk about demons (v12).

Soldiers taunt Jesus.

KJV: Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

NASB: Mark 15:16 The soldiers took Him away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium), and they called together the whole Roman cohort.17 They dressed Him up in purple, and after twisting a crown of thorns, they put it on Him; 18 and they began to acclaim Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 They kept beating His head with a reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing before Him. 20 After they had mocked Him, they took the purple robe off Him and put His own garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him.

The woman at the well

KJV: John 4:20 Our fathers worshipped G4352 in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worshipG4352 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall worship G4352 neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship G4352 the Father. 4:22 Ye worship G4352 ye know not what: we know what we worshipG4352 for salvation is of the Jews. 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship G4352 the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship G4352 him. 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship G4352 him must worship G4352 him in spirit and in truth.

NASB: John 4:15 The woman *said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty nor come all the way here to draw.” 16 He *said to her, “Go, call your husband and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus *said to her, “You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.” 19 The woman *said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

The blind man worships Jesus.

KJV: John 9:38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

NASB: John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had put him (the man who had been blind – v24) out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”36 He answered, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” 38 And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped Him. 39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.” 40 Those of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these things and said to Him, “We are not blind too, are we?” 41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.

Greeks worship at the feast.

KJV: John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:

NASB: John 12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;

Men worship idols.

KJV: Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

NASB: Acts 7:43 You also took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rompha, the images which you made to worship. I also will remove you beyond Babylon.’

KJV: Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

The Ethiopian worships in Jerusalem.

KJV: Acts 8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

NASB: Acts 8:26 But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.) 27 So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship

Cornelius worships Peter.

Cornelius worships PeterKJV: Acts 10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

NASB: Acts 10:23 And on the next day he got up and went away with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 24 On the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man.”

Paul worships in Jerusalem.

KJV: Acts 24:11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worshipG4352

NASB: Acts 24:10 When the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: “… 11 … you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

Speaking in tongues

KJV: 1 Cor. 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

NASB: the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.

Angels worship Jesus.

KJV: Heb 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

NASB: Heb. 1:6 And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says, “AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.”

KJV: Rev 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

NASB: “All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God” (7:11).

Jacob worships God.

KJV: Heb 11:21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.

NASB: Heb. 11: 21 By faith Jacob … worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.

Philadelphia

KJV: Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

NASB: Jesus said to Philadelphia, “you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name. ‘Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow down at your feet” (Rev. 3:7-9).

24 Elders worship God.

KJV: Rev 4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,

NASB: The twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever.”

KJV: Rev 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

NASB: Rev. 5:14 And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

KJV: Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God.

KJV: Rev 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

NASB: The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” (Rev 19:4)

Worshipers in the temple

KJV: Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship G4352 therein.

NASB: Rev. 11:1 Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.

Worship the Dragon, the Beast and the Image.

KJV: Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped  the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

KJV: Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

KJV: Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

KJV: Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

KJV: Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

KJV: Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

KJV: Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

KJV: Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

KJV: Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

The loud cry

KJV: Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

The nations worship the Lord.

KJV: Rev 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

NASB: “3 … Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations!  4 “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.”

John worships the angel.

John worships the angelKJV: Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God …

NASB: “Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God” (Rev. 19:10)

KJV: Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Articles in the series: Is Jesus God?

1.     The three views of the Son
2.    Jesus existed prior to His birth in the form of God.
3.    Jesus in Colossians
4.    Jesus in Philippians: Did He empty Himself of equality with God?
5.    Who is the Word in John 1:1?
6.    Jesus is not God.
7.    God is the Head of Christ.
8.    Jesus is called God.
9.    He is the Only Begotten Son of God.
10.  God created all things through His Son.
11.  Jesus is worshiped.  Does that mean that He is God?
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12.  Jesus has equality with God.
13. 
Who is Jesus? – Summary of the series of articles
14.  Where do we find Jesus in the Old Testament?