So the woman of Tekoa spoke to the king. She fell on her face to the ground and paid homage, and said, “Save me, O king!” Bible other translations

“paid homage.” The Hebrew word shachah (#07812 שָׁחָה), refers to bowing down, falling prostrate, giving honor, and also worshiping. [For more on bowing down, see commentary on 1 Chron. 29:20].

Commentary for: 2 Samuel 14:4