Woman involved in worship

Greek and Hebrew Words for Worship


There is truth found in the words God has chosen to use to teach us about worship; however, it is possible to get overly technical with definitions and miss the spirit and heart of a subject. Get ahold of the spirit of what these words reveal to us. Take the time to study these words and consider how worship is demonstrated.

For Greek and Hebrew words for Praise go here

Old Testament Hebrew Words for Worship

Shachah (shaw-khaw’)

Strongs #7812

– to depress, ie – prostrate in homage

Abad (aw-bad’)

Strongs #5647

– to serve

Caged (saw-gad’)

Strongs #5456

– to prostrate oneself (in homage)

New Testament Greek Words for Worship

Proskuneo (pros-koo-neh’-o)

Strongs #4352

– to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand; to fawn or crouch to – ie to prostrate oneself in homage, – to kiss forward

Sebomai (seb’-om-ahee)

Strongs #4576

– to revere, ie to adore

Latreuo (lat-ryoo’-o)

Strongs #4576

– to minister to (from ‘a hired menial)

Therapeuo (ther-ap-yoo’o)

Strongs #2323

– to wait upon menially – one who ministers to another
– ie to adore God
– to relieve of disease (same word translated ‘cure’, ‘heal’, ‘worship’)

 

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Owen Walton

About Owen Walton

Owen is a full time Minister and runs Exceeding Faith Ministries, which is an itinerant teaching Ministry. His desire is to help Christians understand the Bible and get established in biblical truths.