100 Bible Verses about Worship

John 4:24 ESV / 248 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Psalm 95:6 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Colossians 3:14-17 ESV / 147 helpful votes

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Isaiah 12:5 ESV / 130 helpful votes

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 115 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

John 4:23 ESV / 101 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

Hebrews 13:15 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Luke 4:8 ESV / 93 helpful votes

And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”

Hebrews 12:28 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

Matthew 18:20 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Psalm 95:1-6 ESV / 54 helpful votes

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 132:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!”

Psalm 29:2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

Revelation 19:10 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Isaiah 56:7 ESV / 39 helpful votes

These I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”

Revelation 14:7 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Psalm 99:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Exalt the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!

Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Isaiah 29:13-16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder; and the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the discernment of their discerning men shall be hidden.” Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker, “He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

Psalm 96:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

Psalm 84:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 77:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?

Psalm 66:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah

Psalm 27:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.

Isaiah 30:29 ESV / 24 helpful votes

You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept, and gladness of heart, as when one sets out to the sound of the flute to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.

Psalm 100:1-4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

Luke 10:38-42 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Psalm 149:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!

1 Peter 2:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Exodus 34:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And Moses quickly bowed his head toward the earth and worshiped.

Psalm 119:108 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Accept my freewill offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your rules.

Exodus 15:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.

1 Chronicles 16:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him! Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;

Psalm 24:3-6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 84:1-3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Revelation 15:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Psalm 96:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts!

Psalm 71:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

My mouth is filled with your praise, and with your glory all the day.

James 5:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

1 Corinthians 14:15-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit, how can anyone in the position of an outsider say “Amen” to your thanksgiving when he does not know what you are saying? For you may be giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not being built up.

Hosea 6:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Psalm 138:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

Psalm 84:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah

Matthew 4:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

Isaiah 6:1-8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Psalm 118:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 107:32 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

Psalm 92:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God.

Psalm 84:1-4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah

Psalm 36:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Leviticus 10:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord has said, ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Revelation 22:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

Revelation 22:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,

Revelation 7:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

1 Timothy 4:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.

Acts 17:24 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man,

Acts 5:42 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Psalm 63:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Psalm 26:6-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 22:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you:

2 Chronicles 5:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.

Joshua 5:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the commander of the Lord's army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Numbers 28:1-2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the people of Israel and say to them, ‘My offering, my food for my food offerings, my pleasing aroma, you shall be careful to offer to me at its appointed time.’

Leviticus 19:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Leviticus 16:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat.

Colossians 2:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Acts 16:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God.

Acts 16:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,

Zechariah 8:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the Lord.

Zechariah 8:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the Lord and to seek the Lord of hosts; I myself am going.’

Haggai 1:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the Lord.

Habakkuk 2:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”

Jeremiah 31:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the Lord has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.

Jeremiah 26:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord: Stand in the court of the Lord's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the Lord all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word.

Isaiah 43:1-28 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.

Psalm 98:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.

Psalm 65:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

Psalm 35:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.

Genesis 13:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes

To the place where he had made an altar at the first. And there Abram called upon the name of the Lord.

Genesis 12:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Hebrews 1:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God's angels worship him.”

Malachi 3:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

Psalm 97:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All worshipers of images are put to shame, who make their boast in worthless idols; worship him, all you gods!

Psalm 42:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.

Judges 7:13-15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When Gideon came, behold, a man was telling a dream to his comrade. And he said, “Behold, I dreamed a dream, and behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midian and came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.” And his comrade answered, “This is no other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given into his hand Midian and all the camp.” As soon as Gideon heard the telling of the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped. And he returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the Lord has given the host of Midian into your hand.”

Philippians 3:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—

Psalm 33:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

Psalm 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

Revelation 14:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.

Luke 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Jeremiah 31:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the Lord, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.

Isaiah 66:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

Mark 1:44 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them.”

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