Bible Verses about Worship

What is worship and what does the Bible say about it? In simple terms, to worship is to praise and honor God for creating, blessing and loving us eternally. While there are different ways to glorify God, all forms of worship essentially share the love and reverence for our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible emphasizes the importance and utility of worship as it helps us to hold a grateful perspective and a joyful heart. Discover the many scriptures about worship in this collection of Bible verses on praising God.

Colossians 3:14-17 NIV

14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Psalm 95:1-6 NIV

1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;

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Isaiah 12:5 NIV

5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.

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Hebrews 13:15 NIV

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

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John 4:23 NIV

23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

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Psalm 96:9 NIV

9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of hisOr Lord"with the splendor of" holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.

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John 4:24 NIV

24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."

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Romans 12:1-2 NIV

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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Luke 4:8 NIV

8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'Deut. 6:13"

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1 Chronicles 16:29 NIV

29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of hisOr Lord"with the splendor of" holiness.

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Psalm 29:2 NIV

2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of hisOr Lord"with the splendor of" holiness.

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Hebrews 12:28 NIV

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

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Matthew 4:10 NIV

10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'Deut. 6:13"

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Psalm 66:4 NIV

4 All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name."The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 7 and 15.

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