Verb piptō (to fall) in the New Testament

(Translation from NRSV for the New Testament with a few modifications for a more litteral meaning)


2: 11On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they fell (piptō) down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
4: 9and he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall (piptō) down and worship me."
7: 25It rained, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall (piptō), because it had been founded on rock.
7: 27It rained, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell (piptō) - and great was its collapse!
10: 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall (piptō) to the ground apart from your Father.
13: 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell (piptō) on the path, and the birds came and ate them up.
13: 5Other seeds fell (piptō) on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil.
13: 7Other seeds fell (piptō) among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.
13: 8Other seeds fell (piptō) on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
15: 14Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if one blind person guides another, both will fall (piptō) into a pit."
15: 27She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall (piptō) from their masters' table."
17: 6When the disciples heard this, they fell (piptō) to the ground and were overcome by fear.
17: 15and said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls (piptō) into the fire and often into the water.
18: 26So the slave fell (piptō) on his knees before him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.'
18: 29Then his fellow slave fell (piptō) down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.'
21: 44The one who falls (piptō) on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls (piptō)."
24: 29"Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall (piptō) from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
26: 39And going a little farther, he fell (piptō) upon his face and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want."


4: 4And as he sowed, some seed fell (piptō) on the path, and the birds came and ate it up.
4: 5Other seed fell (piptō) on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and it sprang up quickly, since it had no depth of soil.
4: 7Other seed fell (piptō) among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
4: 8Other seed fell (piptō) into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold."
5: 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell (piptō) at his feet
9: 20And they brought the boy to him. When the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell (piptō) on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth.
13: 25and the stars will be falling (piptō) from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.
14: 35And going a little farther, he fell (piptō) upon his face and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.


5: 12Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell (piptō) upon his face and begged him, "Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean."
8: 5"A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell (piptō) on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air ate it up.
8: 7Some fell (piptō) among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
8: 8Some fell (piptō) into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold." As he said this, he called out, "Let anyone with ears to hear listen!"
8: 14As for what fell (piptō) among the thorns, these are the ones who hear; but as they go on their way, they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.
8: 41Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell (piptō) at Jesus' feet and begged him to come to his house,
10: 18He said to them, "I watched Satan fall (piptō) from heaven like a flash of lightning.
11: 17But he knew what they were thinking and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself becomes a desert, and house falls (piptō) on house.
13: 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell (piptō) on them - do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem?
14: 5Then he said to them, "If one of you has a child or an ox that has fallen (piptō) into a well, will you not immediately pull it out on a sabbath day?"
16: 17But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to fall (piptō).
16: 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell (piptō) from the rich man's table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.
17: 16He fell (piptō) upon his face at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.
20: 18Everyone who falls (piptō) on that stone will be broken to pieces; and it will crush anyone on whom it falls (piptō)."
21: 24they will fall (piptō) by the edge of the sword and be taken away as captives among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
23: 30Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall (piptō) on us'; and to the hills, 'Cover us.'


11: 32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she fell (piptō) at his feet and said to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died."
12: 24Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls (piptō) into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
18: 6When Jesus said to them, "I am he," they stepped back and fell (piptō) to the ground.


1: 26And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell (piptō) on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.
5: 5Now when Ananias heard these words, he fell (piptō) down and died. And great fear seized all who heard of it.
5: 10Immediately she fell (piptō) down at his feet and died. When the young men came in they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband.
9: 4He fell (piptō) to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
10: 25On Peter's arrival Cornelius met him, and falling (piptō) at his feet, worshiped him.
13: 11And now listen - the hand of the Lord is against you, and you will be blind for a while, unable to see the sun." Immediately mist and darkness fell (piptō) over him, and he went about groping for someone to lead him by the hand.
15: 16'After this I will return, and I will rebuild the dwelling of David, which has fallen (piptō); from its ruins I will rebuild it, and I will set it up,
20: 9A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in the window, began to sink off into a deep sleep while Paul talked still longer. Overcome by sleep, he fell (piptō) to the ground three floors below and was picked up dead.
22: 7I fell (piptō) to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'

1 Corinthians

10: 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell (piptō) in a single day.
10: 12So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall (piptō).
13: 8Love never falls (piptō). But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
14: 25After the secrets of the unbeliever's heart are disclosed, that person will fall (piptō) upon the face before God and worship him, declaring, "God is really among you."


11: 11So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall (piptō)? By no means! But through their stumbling salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous.
11: 22Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen (piptō), but God's kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
14: 4Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall (piptō). And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.


3: 17But with whom was he angry forty years? Was it not those who sinned, whose bodies fell (piptō) in the wilderness?
4: 11Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one may fall (piptō) through such disobedience as theirs.
11: 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell (piptō) after they had been encircled for seven days.


5: 12Above all, my beloved, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your "Yes" be yes and your "No" be no, so that you may not fall (piptō) under condemnation.


1: 17When I saw him, I fell (piptō) at his feet as though dead. But he placed his right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
2: 5Remember then from what you have fallen (piptō); repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
4: 10the twenty-four elders fall (piptō) before the one who is seated on the throne and worship the one who lives forever and ever; they cast their crowns before the throne, singing,
5: 8When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell (piptō) before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
5: 14And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the elders fell (piptō) down and worshiped.
6: 13and the stars of the sky fell (piptō) to the earth as the fig tree drops its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
6: 16calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall (piptō) on us and hide us from the face of the one seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb;
7: 11And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell (piptō) on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
7: 16They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not fall (piptō) on them, nor any scorching heat;
8: 10The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell (piptō) from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell (piptō) on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
9: 1And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen (piptō) from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit;
11: 11But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and on those who saw them a great fear fell (piptō).
11: 13At that moment there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell (piptō); seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
11: 16Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell (piptō) on their faces and worshiped God,
14: 8Then another angel, a second, followed, saying, "Fallen (piptō), fallen (piptō) is Babylon the great! She has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication."
16: 19The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell (piptō). God remembered great Babylon and gave her the wine-cup of the fury of his wrath.
17: 10of whom five have fallen (piptō), one is living, and the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain only a little while.
18: 2He called out with a mighty voice, "Fallen (piptō), fallen (piptō) is Babylon the great! It has become a dwelling place of demons, a haunt of every foul spirit, a haunt of every foul bird, a haunt of every foul and hateful beast.
19: 4And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell (piptō) down and worshiped God who is seated on the throne, saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!"
19: 10Then I fell (piptō) 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 comrades who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."
22: 8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell (piptō) down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me;