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Was Jesus Worshipped? (Proskuneo)


Mt 2:2 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. (NASB)

Mt 14:33 Then those who were in the boat worshipped him, saying," Truly you are the Son of God."

Jn 20:28 My Lord and my God!

* Please note that Jesus did not REBUKE Thomas for saying this but told him he was BLESSED! Thomas meant what he said. Jesus meant what he said.

Mat 28:9...They clasped his feet and worshipped him

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

Phil 2:9-11 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth...

Rev 5:13 Blessing and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever

Also see: Mt 2:11, Mt 28:17, Lk 24:52, Jn 9:38, Phil 3:3, Rev 4:10, Rev 5:14


Mat 4:10 Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only

Exodus 20:3 You shall have no other gods before me

Exodus 34:14 -- for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God -- (NASB)

Deuteronomy 11:16 Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship them. (NASB)

Psalms 81:9 Let there be no strange god among you; Nor shall you worship any foreign god. (NASB)

Psalms 95:6 Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. (NASB)

Jer 1:16 I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands. (NASB)

Jeremiah 35:15 Also I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, sending them again and again, saying: "Turn now every man from his evil way and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to worship them. Then you will dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your forefathers; but you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me. (NASB)

Rev 22:8-9 ...worship only God!

 Who is Christ if no other gods are to be worshipped yet he is?

 Note The Difference In Worship!



Jn 20:28 Thomas called Jesus God

(In Jn 20:28 Thomas was NOT referring to 'gods' (or judges) of Ps 82:1-6 but to Jesus being God the Son.)

Mat 28:9...They clasped his feet and worshipped him

Mat 28:17 When they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

Mt 14:33 Christ is worshipped in a boat



Rev 19:10 & 22:8 and Acts 10:25(both times these men were rebuked for improper worship (ie worship of angels or men)

 he reason they (John and Cornelius) were reprimanded is that proskuneo is generally translated to bow down but--listen closely--if a person is already down, the addition of proskuneo must indicate worship. Cornelius didn't fall at Peter's feet and then bow down, he was already down. John didn't fall down at the angel's feet and then bow down, he was already down. They both fell down and worshipped. Ergo the strong words of correction: "Worship God, not me."

Remember the words of the devil in the temptation in Matthew 4:9? "And he said to Him, 'All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me.'" No possibility of mistaking that. Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'"(1) For complete transcript "Was Jesus Worshipped"


(1) Gregory Koukl."Stand to Reason," Was Jesus Worshiped?

Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.