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King James Dictionary

Worship

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WORSHIP, n. See Worth.

1. Excellence of character dignity worth worthiness.

--Elfin born of noble state, and muckle worship in his native land.

In this sense, the word is nearly or quite obsolete but hence,

2. A title of honor, used in addresses to certain magistrates and other of respectable character.

My father desires your worships company.

3. A term of ironical respect.
4. Chiefly and eminently, the act of paying divine honors to the Supreme Being or the reverence and homage paid to him in religious exercises, consisting in adoration, confession, prayer, thanksgiving and the like.

The worship of God is an eminent part of religion.

Prayer is a chief part of religious worship.

5. The homage paid to idols or false gods by pagans as the worship or Isis.
6. Honor respect deference.

Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. Luke 14 .

7. Idolatry of lovers obsequious or submissive respect.

WORSHIP,

1. To adore to pay divine honors to to reverence with supreme respect and veneration.

Thou shalt worship no other God. Exodus 34 .

2. To respect to honor to treat with reverence.

Nor worshipd with a waxen epitaph.

3. To honor with extravagant love and extreme submission as a lover.

With bended knees I daily worship her.

WORSHIP,

1. To perform acts of adoration.
2. To perform religious service.

Our fathers worshiped in this mountain. John 4 .

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Entry for 'Worship'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/w/worship.html.

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