Rev. 3:9 - Jesus said people would bow down before the faithful members of the church of Philadelphia. This bowing before the faithful is not worship, just as kissing a picture of a family member is not worship.
Gen. 19:1 - Lot bowed down to the ground in veneration before two angels in Sodom.
Gen. 24:52 - Abrahams servant bowed himself to the earth before the Lord.
Gen. 42:6 - Josephs brothers bow before Joseph with the face to the ground.
Jos. 5:14 - Joshua fell to the ground prostrate in veneration before an angel.
1 Sam. 28:14 - Saul bows down before Samuel with his face to the ground in honor and veneration.
1 Kings 1:23 - the prophet Nathan bows down before King David.
2 Kings 2:15 - the sons of the prophets bow down to Elisha at Jericho.
1 Chron. 21:21 - Ornan the Jebusite did obeisance to king David with his face to the ground.
1 Chron. 29:20 - Israelites bowed down to worship God and give honor to the king.
2 Chron. 29:29-30 - King Hezekiah and the assembly venerate the altar by bowing down in worship before the sin offerings.
Tobit 12:16 - Tobiah and Tobit fell down to the ground in veneration before the angel Raphael.
Judith 14:7 - Achior the Ammonite kneels before Judith venerating her and praising God.
Psalm 138:2 - David bows down before Gods Holy Temple.
Dan. 2:46 - the king fell down on his face paying homage to Daniel and commands that an offering be made to him.
Dan. 8:17 - Daniel fell down prostrate in veneration before the angel Gabriel.
1 Macc. 4:40,55 - Judas and the faithful fell face down to the ground to praise heaven and worship God.
2 Macc. 10:4,26; 13:12 - Maccabeus and his followers fall down prostrate praying to God.
No it doesn't...It means what it says...Do not bow down to them...
Deu 5:8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Deu 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
The worship part is already taken care of in the do not serve them phrase...
Do not bow down to your false gods that you created is the context...No need to pervert the meaning to justify bowing to anything that you can come up with...
Of course it's ok to bow in respect or greeting to another person...BUt that's not what Peter was referring to and I believe you know it...Just as this verse in REV;
Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
This is basically what Peter said...This is NOT what your pope says...
As I see it, your pope is a created little god whom you call Holy Father and numerous other God only names...You bow down to kiss his ring; kiss his feet...You pray to the little god...
Your pope doesn't tell you to stand up, he's just a servant like you, no, your pope revels in this worship he receives from you guys...
He wears the dresses with the red hat and shoes...Wears massive crowns of gold and jewels...
If one didn't know better, he'd think a pope was God's man on earth...Bud God doesn't have a 'man' on earth...
Peter didn't act like your pope...Paul didn't act like your pope...And Jesus certainly didn't act like your pope...Who or what is your pope???