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The English word "worship" is actually a contraction of worth-ship i.e. worship means to honor what is honorable. There are a variety of Hebrew and Greek words of the Holy Scriptures that are translated as "worship" or "worshipper." While the English word has a single meaning, the words that it is commonly used to translate do not. Examples:
The Greek word pronounced thee-os-eb-ace means to revere God. It is translated in this verse as "worshipper."
"9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth." (John 9:31 KJV)
The Greek word pronounced neh-oh-cor-os means a temple sweeper. It is also translated as "worshipper."
"19:35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?" (Acts 19:35 KJV)
"The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth"
The Messiah plainly stated that God seeks those who look up to Him.
"4:23 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.
On the other hand, consider the result when people idolize carnality.
"1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: