Jesus was worshipped - Misunderstood bible verses

Some Christians believe that Jesus was worshipped in the same way that God the Father was worshipped. They use examples like the verses shown below:

“And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’” Matthew 14:33 RSV

“'Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him.'” Matthew 2:2 RSV

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him…” Matthew 2:11 NIV

“Suddenly Jesus met them. ‘Greetings,’ he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.”  Matthew 28:9 NIV

"therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.”   Matthew 18:26 KJV

“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying…” Matthew  9:18 KJV

In the original New Testament (which are written in Greek), the Greek word for the worship used in these verses is    ‘proskuneo’ which means obeisance (expressing deep respect, deferential courtesy, homage, bow down) 449 450 NOT Worship as the same way God the Father was worshipped.

The same Greek word for worship is used in the verses below:

Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.” Daniel 2:46 KJV

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” Revelation 3:9 KJV

The above explanation proves that Jesus was not worshipped like God the Father.

The other type of worship used in the original New Testament (which are written in Greek) is the Greek word   ‘Latreuo’ which means worshipping in a religious sense, to serve a God, perform sacred services, observance of the rights instituted for his worship (Just how God the Father is worshipped)451
Examples of its uses are below : 447

 “and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.”Luke 2:37  RSV

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets” Acts 24:14 KJV

“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3 KJV

But God turned and gave them over to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets:” Acts 7:42 RSV


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