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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaOBEISANCE
o-ba'-sans: It is used 9 times in the King James Version in the phrase "made (or did) obeisance" as a rendering of the reflexive form of (shachah), and denotes the bow or curtsey indicative of deference and respect. The same form of the verb is sometimes translated "to bow one's self" when it expresses the deferential attitude of one person to another (Genesis 33:6, 7, etc.). Occasionally the vow of homage or fealty to a king on the part of a subject is suggested. In Joseph's dream his brother's sheaves made obeisance to his sheaf (Genesis 43:28; compare also 2 Samuel 15:5 2 Chronicles 24:17). But in a large number of instances the verb denotes the prostrate posture of the worshipper in the presence of Deity, and is generally rendered, "to worship" in the King James Version. In all probability this was the original significance of the word (Genesis 24:26, etc.). Obeisance (= obedience) originally signified the vow of obedience made by a vassal to his lord or a slave to his master, but in time denoted the act of bowing as a token of respect.
Greek4352. proskuneo -- to do reverence to
... Verb Transliteration: proskuneo Phonetic Spelling: (pros-koo-neh'-o) Short Definition:
I worship Definition: I go down on my knees to, do obeisance to, worship ...
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Strong's Hebrew7812. shachah -- to bow down
... ie Prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) -- bow (self) down,
crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence ...
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Easton's Bible DictionaryHomage or reverence to any one (Genesis 37:7; 43:28).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) Obedience.
ThesaurusObeisance (45 Occurrences)
...OBEISANCE. ... In Joseph's dream his brother's sheaves made obeisance to his sheaf
(Genesis 43:28; compare also 2 Samuel 15:5 2 Chronicles 24:17). ...
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Prostrated (29 Occurrences)
Boweth (53 Occurrences)
Symphony (3 Occurrences)
Reverence (42 Occurrences)
Abed'nego (14 Occurrences)
Nebuchadnez'zar (55 Occurrences)
Bowing (35 Occurrences)
Homage (51 Occurrences)
Falleth (119 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceObeisance (45 Occurrences)
Genesis 24:26 And the man boweth, and doth obeisance to Jehovah,
Genesis 24:48 and I bow, and do obeisance before Jehovah, and I bless Jehovah, God of my lord Abraham, who hath led me in the true way to receive the daughter of my lord's brother for his son.
Genesis 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Genesis 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Genesis 43:28 And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.
Exodus 4:31 and the people believe when they hear that Jehovah hath looked after the sons of Israel, and that He hath seen their affliction; and they bow and do obeisance.
Exodus 12:28 And the people bow and do obeisance, and the sons of Israel go and do as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron; so have they done.
Exodus 18:7 And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
Exodus 34:8 And Moses hasteth, and boweth to the earth, and doth obeisance,
Numbers 22:31 And Jehovah uncovereth the eyes of Balaam, and he seeeth the messenger of Jehovah standing in the way, and his drawn sword in his hand, and he boweth and doth obeisance, to his face;
Joshua 5:14 And He saith, 'No, for I 'am' Prince of Jehovah's host; now I have come;' and Joshua falleth on his face to the earth, and doth obeisance, and saith to Him, 'What is my Lord speaking unto His servant?'
1 Samuel 24:8 David also arose afterward, and went out of the cave, and cried after Saul, saying, "My lord the king!" When Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
1 Samuel 28:14 He said to her, "What does he look like?" She said, "An old man comes up. He is covered with a robe." Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground, and did obeisance.
2 Samuel 1:2 it happened on the third day, that behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn, and earth on his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
2 Samuel 9:6 Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David, and fell on his face, and did obeisance. David said, "Mephibosheth." He answered, "Behold, your servant!"
2 Samuel 9:8 He did obeisance, and said, "What is your servant, that you should look on such a dead dog as I am?"
2 Samuel 14:4 When the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, "Help, O king!"
2 Samuel 14:22 Joab fell to the ground on his face, and did obeisance, and blessed the king. Joab said, "Today your servant knows that I have found favor in your sight, my lord, king, in that the king has performed the request of his servant."
2 Samuel 15:5 It was so, that when any man came near to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took hold of him, and kissed him.
2 Samuel 16:4 Then the king said to Ziba, "Behold, all that pertains to Mephibosheth is yours." Ziba said, "I do obeisance. Let me find favor in your sight, my lord, O king."
2 Samuel 24:20 Araunah looked out, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him. Then Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.
1 Kings 1:16 Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance to the king. The king said, "What would you like?"
1 Kings 1:31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did obeisance to the king, and said, "Let my lord king David live forever!"
1 Kings 1:53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and did obeisance to king Solomon; and Solomon said to him, "Go to your house."
1 Chronicles 21:21 As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing floor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
1 Chronicles 29:20 And David saith to all the assembly, 'Bless, I pray you, Jehovah your God;' and all the assembly bless Jehovah, God of their fathers, and bow and do obeisance to Jehovah, and to the king.
2 Chronicles 24:17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king listened to them.
2 Chronicles 29:28 And all the assembly are doing obeisance, and the singers singing, and the trumpeters blowing; the whole 'is' till the completion of the burnt-offering.
2 Chronicles 29:29 And at the completion of the offering up bowed have the king and all those found with him, and do obeisance.
2 Chronicles 29:30 And Hezekiah the king saith, and the princes, to the Levites to give praise to Jehovah in the words of David, and of Asaph the seer, and they praise -- unto joy, and they bow, and do obeisance.
Nehemiah 8:6 and Ezra blesseth Jehovah, the great God, and all the people answer, 'Amen, Amen,' with lifting up of their hands, and they bow and do obeisance to Jehovah -- faces to the earth.
Esther 3:2 and all servants of the king, who 'are' in the gate of the king, are bowing and doing obeisance to Haman, for so hath the king commanded for him; and Mordecai doth not bow nor do obeisance.
Esther 3:5 And Haman seeth that Mordecai is not bowing and doing obeisance to him, and Haman is full of fury,
Job 1:20 And Job riseth, and rendeth his robe, and shaveth his head, and falleth to the earth, and doth obeisance,
Daniel 2:46 Then hath king Nebuchadnezzar fallen on his face, and to Daniel he hath done obeisance, and present, and sweet things, he hath said to pour out to him.
Daniel 3:5 at the time that ye hear the voice of the cornet, the flute, the harp, the sackbut, the psaltery, the symphony, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and do obeisance to the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath raised up:
Daniel 3:6 and whoso doth not fall down and do obeisance, in that hour he is cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.'
Daniel 3:7 Therefore at that time, when all the peoples are hearing the voice of the cornet, the flute, the harp, the sackbut, the psaltery, and all kinds of music, falling down are all the peoples, nations and languages, doing obeisance to the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath raised up.
Daniel 3:10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree that every man who doth hear the voice of the cornet, the flute, the harp, the sackbut, the psaltery, and the symphony, and all kinds of music, doth fall down and do obeisance to the golden image;
Daniel 3:11 and whoso doth not fall down and do obeisance, is cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast appointed over the work of the province of Babylon -- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, these men have not made of thee, O king, 'any' regard; thy gods they are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up -- are not making obeisance.'
Daniel 3:14 Nebuchadnezzar hath answered and said to them, 'Is 'it' a laid plan, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego -- my gods ye are not serving, and to the golden image that I have raised up ye are not doing obeisance?
Daniel 3:15 Now, lo, ye are ready, so that at the time that ye hear the voice of the cornet, the flute, the harp, the sackbut, the psaltery, and the symphony, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and do obeisance to the image that I have made! -- and lo, ye do no obeisance -- in that hour ye are cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; who is that God who doth deliver you out of my hands?'
Daniel 3:18 And lo -- not! be it known to thee, O king, that thy gods we are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up we do no obeisance.'
Daniel 3:28 Nebuchadnezzar hath answered and hath said, 'Blessed 'is' the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who hath sent His messenger, and hath delivered His servants who trusted on Him, and the word of the king changed, and gave up their bodies that they might not serve nor do obeisance to any god except to their own God.
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