The word “worship” appears 201 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 50 most inspiring Bible scriptures on worship.
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”
Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:29
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.
The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
“You shall have no other gods before me.”
For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.
Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.”
And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men.”
These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!
I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name. Selah.
My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!
And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
For it is written, “As I live,” says the Lord, “every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.