What Does The Word ‘Worship’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

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All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What does worship mean to you? I love to express to God my feelings toward Him and simply remember all that He’s brought me through. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for Him. However, everyone expresses their love for God in different ways. Since Hebrew and Greek words give  a deeper meaning to English words, I thought it would be a great idea to research the word ‘worship’ in these different languages.

The Word ‘Worship’ In Hebrew

There are three different words used for worship in the Old Testament. I’m going to go over each one with you.

cagad- to prostrate oneself. The word prostrate has these following definitions found in the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary:

1. Lying at length, or with the body extended on the ground or other surface.

2. Lying at mercy, as a supplicant.

3. Lying in the posture of humility of adoration.Read more