Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4352: proskuneo (pronounced pros-koo-neh'-o)

from 4314 and a probable derivative of 2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):--worship.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to kiss the hand to (towards) 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

3a) used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank

3a1) to the Jewish high priests

3a2) to God

3a3) to Christ

3a4) to heavenly beings

3a5) to demons

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G4314 and a probable derivative of G2965 (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master' s hand)

Citing in TDNT: 6:758, 948


This word is used 61 times:

Revelation 14:9: "a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his"
Revelation 14:11: "no rest day nor night, who worship the beast"
Revelation 15:4: "nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy"
Revelation 16:2: "of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image."
Revelation 19:4: "the four beasts fell down and worshiped God that sat"
Revelation 19:10: "at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me,"
Revelation 19:10: "the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony"
Revelation 19:20: "of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast"
Revelation 20:4: "and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his"
Revelation 22:8: "and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the"
Revelation 22:9: "sayings of this book: worship God."

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