H7812 – shachah – שָׁחָה to bow down in reverence, worship

Strong’s ID:
H7812
Hebrew Word:
שָׁחָה
Transliteration:
shachah
Pronunciation:
shaw-khaw’
Part of Speech:
verb
Etymology:
a primitive root
Comparables:
H6915, to shrivel; fig., to bow down in submission
H5647, to work, serve
Equivalents:
G4352, to bow down in reverence, worship
Usage Count:
172
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Find “shachah” in the Bible (Old Testament)

Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon

1) to bow down in reverence
2) worship

Word Picture:

While often used in religious contexts, at its most basic level, “shachah” describes the physical act of bowing down before a king, a superior, or in the presence of God. It’s a posture of humility, submission, and respect. However, when it is used in the context of God, it’s not just about the outward act of bowing down but the inward posture of the heart in total surrender to His will. It is to recognize His majesty, authority, sovereignty, and acknowledge our complete dependence on Him.

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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon

a primitive root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God):—bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.