Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Crouch, humbly beseech, do reverence, make to stoop, worship, to depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God)

Hebrew: שָׁחָה, šāḥâ (H7812)

166 King James Bible Verses


Here are bow down, crouch, fall down and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שָׁחָה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7812

Hebrew Base Word: שָׁחָה

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship

Definition: To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God).

Detailed definition:

  1. To bow down.
    1. (Qal) to bow down.
    2. (Hiphil) to depress (figuratively).
    3. (Hithpael).
      1. To bow down, prostrate oneself.
        1. Before superior in homage.
        2. Before God in worship.
        3. Before false gods.
        4. Before angel.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɔːˈħɔː
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɑːˈχɑː
  3. Transliteration: šāḥâ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: shaw-HAW
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sha-HA

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