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«Mumbling obeisance to abhorrence of apartheid is like those lapsed believers who cross themselves when entering a church.»
«Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; / It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.»
«Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! / And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.»
«And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.»
«And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou? / And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.»
«And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: / For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.»
«And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.»
«Rock, stone, dust is this earth; this earth is supported, held together. To this golden-breasted earth I have rendered obeisance.»
«And he asked them of their welfare, and said, Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake? Is he yet alive? / And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance.»
«The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.»