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Lexicon :: Strong's G4352 - proskyneō

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proskyneō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From πρός (G4314) and a probable derivative of κύων (G2965) (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand)
60x in 24 unique form(s)
60x in 25 unique form(s)
179x in 33 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 6:758,948

Strong’s Definitions

προσκυνέω proskynéō, pros-koo-neh'-o; from G4314 and a probable derivative of G2965 (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.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x

The KJV translates Strong's G4352 in the following manner: worship (60x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strong's G4352 in the following manner: worship (60x).
  1. to kiss the hand to (towards) one, in token of reverence

  2. among the Orientals, esp. 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

    1. used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank

      1. to the Jewish high priests

      2. to God

      3. to Christ

      4. to heavenly beings

      5. to demons

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
προσκυνέω proskynéō, pros-koo-neh'-o; from G4314 and a probable derivative of G2965 (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.
προσκυνέω, προσκύνω; imperfect προσεκύνουν; future προσκυνήσω; 1 aorist προσεκύνησα; from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. very often for הִשְׁתַּחֲוָה (to prostrate oneself); properly, to kiss the hand to (toward) one, in token of reverence: Herodotus 1, 134; (cf. K. F. Hermann, Gottesdienstl. Alterthümer d. Griech. § 21; especially Hoelemann, Die Biblical Gestalt. d. Anbetung in his 'Bibelstudien' i., 106ff); hence, among the Orientals, especially the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence ("to make a 'salam'"); Latin veneror (Nepos, Conon. 3, 3), adoro (Pliny, h. n. 28, 5, 25; Suetonius, Vitell. 2); hence, in the N. T. by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to express respect or to make supplication. It is used
a. of homage shown to men of superior rank: absolutely, Matthew 20:20 (the Jewish high-priests are spoken of in Josephus, b. j. 4, 5, 2 as προσκυνούμενοι); πεσών ἐπί τούς πόδας προσεκύνησεν, Acts 10:25; τίνι (according to the usage of later writings; cf. Winers Grammar, 36, 210 (197); (Buttmann, § 131, 4); Lob. ad Phryn., p. 463), Matthew 2:2, 8; Matthew 8:2; Matthew 9:18; Matthew 14:33; Matthew 15:25; (Matthew 18:26); Matthew 28:9,17 (R G); Mark 5:6 (here WH Tr marginal reading have the accusative); Mark 15:19; John 9:38; with πεσών preceding, Matthew 2:11; Matthew 4:9; ἐνώπιον τῶν ποδῶν τίνος, Revelation 3:9; (it may perhaps be mentioned that some would bring in here Hebrews 11:21 προσεκύνησεν ἐπί τό ἄκρον τῆς ῤάβδου αὐτοῦ, explaining it by the (Egyptian) custom of bowing upon the magistrate's staff of office in taking an oath; cf. Chabas, Melanges Egypt. III. i., p. 80, cf. p. 91f; but see below).
b. of homage rendered to God and the ascended Christ, to heavenly beings, and to demons: absolutely (our to worship) (cf. Winer's Grammar, 593 (552)), John 4:20; John 12:20; Acts 8:27; Acts 24:11; Hebrews 11:21 (cf. above); Revelation 11:1; πίπτειν καί προσκυνεῖν, Revelation 5:14; τίνι, John 4:21, 23; Acts 7:43; Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 4:10; Revelation 7:11; Revelation 11:16; Revelation 14:7; Revelation 16:2; Revelation 19:4, 20; Revelation 22:8; Revelation 13:4 G L T Tr WH (twice (the 2nd time WH text only)); Rev. 13:15 G T Tr WH text; Revelation 20:4 Rec.; πεσών ἐπί πρόσωπον προσκυνήσει τῷ Θεῷ, 1 Corinthians 14:25; πίπτειν ἐπί τά πρόσωπα καί προσκυνεῖν τῷ Θεῷ, Revelation 11:16; preceded by πίπτειν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ποδῶν τίνος, Revelation 19:10. in accordance with the usage of the older and better writings with τινα or τί (cf. Matthiae, § 412): Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8; Revelation 9:20; Revelation 13:12; Revelation 14:9, 11; also Revelation 13:4 (Rec. twice; (WH marginal reading once)), 8 (where Rec. dative), 15 R L WH marginal reading; 20:4a (where Rec. dative), 4b (where Relz dative); Luke 24:52 R G L Tr brackets WH reject; (the Sept. also connects the word far more frequent with the dative than with the accusative (cf. Hoelemann as above, p. 116ff)); ἐνώπιον τίνος, Luke 4:7; Revelation 15:4.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2:2; 2:8; 2:11; 4:9; 4:10; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 18:26; 20:20; 28:9; 28:17
5:6; 15:19
4:7; 4:8; 24:52
4:20; 4:21; 4:23; 9:38; 12:20
7:43; 8:27; 10:25; 24:11
1 Corinthians
1:6; 11:21; 11:21
3:9; 4:10; 5:14; 7:11; 9:20; 11:1; 11:16; 11:16; 13:4; 13:4; 13:12; 13:15; 14:7; 14:9; 14:11; 15:4; 16:2; 19:4; 19:10; 19:20; 20:4; 22:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4352 matches the Greek προσκυνέω (proskyneō),
which occurs 60 times in 54 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 2:2–Rev 19:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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 G4352 Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:8 - And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship G4352 Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:11 - After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they [fn]fell to the ground and worshiped G4352 Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:9 - and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and [fn]worship G4352 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:10 - Then Jesus *said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP G4352 THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND [fn]SERVE HIM ONLY.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:2 - And a leper came to Him and [fn]bowed G4352 down G4352 before Him, and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:18 - While He was saying these things to them, [fn]a synagogue [fn]official came and [fn]bowed G4352 down G4352 before G4352 Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:33 - And those who were in the boat worshiped G4352 Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 15:25 - But she came and began [fn]to bow G4352 down G4352 before G4352 Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:26 - “So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated G4352 himself G4352 before G4352 him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:20 - Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to [fn]Jesus with her sons, bowing G4352 down G4352 and making a request of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:9 - And behold, Jesus met them [fn]and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped G4352 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:17 - When they saw Him, they worshiped G4352 Him; but some were doubtful.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:6 - Seeing Jesus from a distance, he ran up and bowed G4352 down G4352 before G4352 Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:19 - They kept beating His head with a [fn]reed, and spitting on Him, and kneeling and bowing G4352 before G4352 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:7 - “Therefore if You [fn]worship G4352 before me, it shall all be Yours.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:8 - Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP G4352 THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:52 - And they, after worshiping G4352 Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:20 - “Our fathers worshiped G4352 in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” G4352
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:21 - Jesus *said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship G4352 the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:22 - “You worship G4352 what you do not know; we worship G4352 what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship G4352 the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. G4352
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:24 - “God is [fn]spirit, and those who worship G4352 Him must worship G4352 in spirit and truth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:38 - And he said, “Lord, I believe.” And he worshiped G4352 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:20 - Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship G4352 at the feast;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:27 - So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, G4352
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:25 - When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and [fn]worshiped G4352 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 24:11 - since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Jerusalem to worship. G4352
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 14:25 - the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship G4352 God, declaring that God is certainly among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 1:6 - And [fn]when He again brings the firstborn into [fn]the world, He says,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:21 - By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, G4352 leaning on the top of his staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:9 - ‘Behold, I [fn]will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews and are not, but lie—I will make them come and bow G4352 down G4352 [fn]at your feet, and make them know that I have loved you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 4:10 - the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship G4352 Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 5:14 - And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped. G4352
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 7:11 - And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped G4352 God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:20 - The rest of [fn]mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship G4352 demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:1 - Then there was given me a [fn]measuring rod like a staff; [fn]and someone said, “Get up and measure the [fn]temple of God and the altar, and those who worship G4352 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:16 - And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped G4352 God,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:4 - they worshiped G4352 the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped G4352 the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:8 - All who dwell on the earth will worship G4352 him, everyone whose name has not been [fn]written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:12 - He exercises all the authority of the first beast [fn]in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship G4352 the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 13:15 - And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even [fn]speak and cause as many as do not worship G4352 the image of the beast to be killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:7 - and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship G4352 Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:9 - Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships G4352 the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:11 - “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship G4352 the beast and his image, and [fn]whoever receives the mark of his name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:4 - “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:2 - So the first angel went and poured out his bowl [fn]on the earth; and it became a loathsome and malignant sore on the [fn]people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped G4352 his image.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:4 - And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped G4352 God who sits on the throne saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:10 - Then I fell at his feet to worship G4352 him. But he *said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship G4352 God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

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