Greek Words for Worship

Praise and Worship Bible Study



Greek English Translation is latreía

This is not an exhausted completed listing, but these words are here for your learning.


Original Word: λατρεία, ας, ἡ
Definition: service rendered to God, perhaps simply: worship.
Scriptures: John 16:2, Romans 9:4, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 9:1, Hebrews 9:6
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 2999


Original Word: σέβομαι
Definition: to worship,  I reverence, adore, devout worshipper, God fearing
Scriptures: Acts 17:17, Acts 18:7, Acts 18:13, Mark 7:7, Matthew 15:9
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4576


Original Word: σέβασμα, ατος, τό
Word Origin:  from Scbazomai
Definition: an object of worship or veneration,  devotion show to a deity,  especially in relation to religious objects of worship
Scriptures: Acts 17:17, 2 Thessalonians 2:4
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4574


Original Word: εἰδωλολατρεία, ας, ἡ
Definition: image worship, service (worship) of an image (an idol), worship of false gods, idolatry
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:14, Galatians 5:20, Colossians 3:5, 1 Peter 4:3
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1495


Original Word: λατρεύω
Definition: to worship,  I serve, worship, especially God, to render religious service or homage to either gods or men
Scriptures: Matthew 4:10, Luke 1:74, Luke 2:37, Luke 4:8, Acts 7:7, Acts 7:42, Acts 24:14, Acts 26:7,Philippians 3:3, 2 Timothy 1:3, Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 12:28, Revelations 7:15, Revelation 22:3
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 3000

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Original Word: εὐσεβέω
Word Origin: from eusebes
Definition: I am dutiful, pious, show piety towards, worship, to act piously or reverently (towards God, one’s country, magistrates, relations, and to whom dutiful regard or reverence is due
Scriptures: Acts 17:23, 1 Timothy 5:4
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 2151


Original Word: προσκυνέω
Definition: I go down on my knees to, do obeisance to, worship, ie to kiss the ground when prostrating before a superior, to fall down or prostrate oneself to adore on one’s knees
Scriptures: Matthew 2:2, Matthew 2:8, Matthew 4:9-10, Matthew 18:26, Mark 5:6, Mark 15:19, John 4:20-23
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4352


Original Word: προσκυνητής, οῦ, ὁ
Word Origin:From proskuneó
Definition: An adorer — worshipper.
Scriptures: John 4:23
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4353


Original Word: μάτην
Definition: in vain, in an unreal way, to no purpose, a futile attempt at worship, pointless
Scriptures: Mark 7:7, Matthew 15:9
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 3155


Original Word: σεβάζομαι
Definition: I worship,  stand in awe of, to revere; be in awe of one’s own twisted definition of what deserves reverence
Scriptures: Romans 1:25
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4573


Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Definition: a religious congregation, an assembly gather together for worship, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers
Scriptures: Acts 5:11, Acts 7:38, Acts 8:1, Acts 9:31, Acts 11:26, Acts 13:1, Acts 14:23, Act 15:22, Acts 18:22, Acts 19:39, Acts 20:17, Matthew 16:18
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1577


Original Word: πίπτω
Definition: I fall, fall under (as under condemnation), fall prostrate of those overcome by terror or astonishment or grief
Scriptures: Matthew 2:11, Matthew 4:9, Matthew 7:25, Matthew 10:29, Matthew 13:4-5, Matthew 15:14, Matthew 15:27, Matthew 18:26, Matthew 18:29, Matthew 21:44, Matthew 24:29
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 4098


Original Word: ἐκζητέω
Definition: From ek and zeteo; to search out, i.e. (figuratively)investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship — en- (re-)quire, seek after (carefully, diligently). I seek out, seek out after, require, to examine ie investigate or scrutinize
Scriptures: Luke 11:50-51, Acts 15:17, Romans 3:11, Hebrews 11:6, Hebrews 12:17, 1 Peter 1:10
Strong’s Greek Concordance: 1567

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