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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Bow Down, to

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An act of respect between man and man, very common in the East, as Abraham bowed down himself before the people of the land when he bought a burying place for his dead. Genesis 23:7,12 . Also an act of reverence to God, Psalm 95:6; but strictly forbidden to be done before an idol or image, Exodus 20:5; and treated as an act of worship.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Bow Down, to'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/b/bow-down-to.html. 1897.

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