to worship; to express reverence and homage. The forms of adoration among the Jews were putting off the shoes ( Exodus 3:5 ; Joshua 5:15 ), and prostration ( Genesis 17:3 ; Psalms 95:6 ; Isaiah 44:15 Isaiah 44:17 Isaiah 44:19 ; 46:6 ). To "kiss the Son" in Psalms 2:12 is to adore and worship him. (See Daniel 3:5 Daniel 3:6 .) The word itself does not occur in Scripture.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Adore". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".