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90 Bible Verses About Ancestral Worship

Here are 90 Bible verses about ancestral worship from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Deuteronomy 18:9-13 KJV

When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.

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Psalms 115:17 KJV

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.

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2 Chronicles 33:6 KJV

And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

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Romans 14:11 KJV

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

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Luke 16:19-31 KJV

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

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Joshua 24:15 KJV

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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Joshua 23:7 KJV

That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:

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John 4:24 KJV

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Isaiah 25:1 KJV

O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

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Luke 4:8 KJV

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

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Matthew 7:7 KJV

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

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Psalms 71:8 KJV

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

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Psalms 95:6 KJV

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

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Psalms 63:1 KJV

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

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Hebrews 13:15 KJV

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

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Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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Matthew 12:34 KJV

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

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Isaiah 42:8 KJV

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

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Exodus 23:25 KJV

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

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John 4:23 KJV

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

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Psalms 99:5 KJV

Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

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Hebrews 1:6 KJV

And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

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Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Luke 16:19 KJV

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

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Daniel 4:37 KJV

Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

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Proverbs 11:29 KJV

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

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Psalms 96:9 KJV

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

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Psalms 69:30 KJV

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

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Revelation 14:7 KJV

Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

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Ephesians 2:8 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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Romans 12:1 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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John 4:23-24 KJV

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Deuteronomy 4:16 KJV

Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

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Ecclesiastes 9:5 KJV

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.

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Psalms 150:6 KJV

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

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Psalms 149:6 KJV

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

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Psalms 100:4 KJV

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

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Deuteronomy 26:14 KJV

I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.

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Revelation 19:10 KJV

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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Revelation 4:11 KJV

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4 KJV

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

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Habakkuk 3:17-18 KJV

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

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Psalms 136:26 KJV

O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Psalms 100:2 KJV

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

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Psalms 86:9 KJV

All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

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Psalms 66:4 KJV

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah.

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Psalms 40:3 KJV

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

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Psalms 34:1 KJV

A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

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Psalms 29:2 KJV

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

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1 Chronicles 16:29 KJV

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

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1 Chronicles 16:9 KJV

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

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1 Samuel 2:2 KJV

There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

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Deuteronomy 29:18 KJV

Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;

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Exodus 20:12 KJV

Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Exodus 20:4-5 KJV

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

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1 Peter 2:9 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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James 5:13 KJV

Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

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Colossians 3:20 KJV

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

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Ephesians 6:1-2 KJV

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

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Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

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2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Acts 16:25 KJV

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

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John 4:20 KJV

Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

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Matthew 2:2 KJV

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

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Isaiah 29:13 KJV

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

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Proverbs 15:27 KJV

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

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Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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Psalms 149:3 KJV

Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

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Psalms 132:7 KJV

We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.

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Psalms 127:3-5 KJV

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

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Psalms 107:32 KJV

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

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Psalms 106:1 KJV

Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Psalms 103:1 KJV

A Psalm of David.

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

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Psalms 92:1 KJV

A Psalm or Song for the sabbath day.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

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Psalms 59:16 KJV

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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Psalms 42:11 KJV

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

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Psalms 35:18 KJV

I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

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Psalms 30:11 KJV

Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

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Psalms 30:4 KJV

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

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Psalms 7:17 KJV

I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

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Psalms 5:7 KJV

But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

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2 Chronicles 7:3 KJV

And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

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Leviticus 2:12 KJV

As for the oblation of the firstfruits, ye shall offer them unto the LORD: but they shall not be burnt on the altar for a sweet savour.

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1 Corinthians 10:14 KJV

Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

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Deuteronomy 18:9 KJV

When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.

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1 John 5:21 KJV

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

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2 Kings 1:1 KJV

Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

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