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Worship in the Bible means to bow down or do obeisance or homage or to reverence. Worship can be silent submission or can include giving, making requests, giving of thanks or praise in word or song.

Exodus 34:8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Worship of God without understanding truth is vain.

Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Praise is the act of making positive statements in word or song concerning aspects of character or the things done (or promised to be done) ..

Luke 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

As human beings we can go astray by preferring the praise of our fellow men rather than praise from God.

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.


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