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Lexicon :: Strong's G5399 - phobeō

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φοβέω
Transliteration
phobeō
Pronunciation
fo-be'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
95x in 26 unique form(s)
TR
93x in 28 unique form(s)
LXX
341x in 52 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:189,1272

Strong’s Definitions

φοβέω phobéō, fob-eh'-o; from G5401; to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere:—be (+ sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 93x

The KJV translates Strong's G5399 in the following manner: fear (62x), be afraid (23x), be afraid of (5x), reverence (1x), miscellaneous (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 93x
The KJV translates Strong's G5399 in the following manner: fear (62x), be afraid (23x), be afraid of (5x), reverence (1x), miscellaneous (2x).
  1. to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away)

    1. to put to flight, to flee

    2. to fear, be afraid

      1. to be struck with fear, to be seized with alarm

        1. of those startled by strange sights or occurrences

        2. of those struck with amazement

      2. to fear, be afraid of one

      3. to fear (i.e. hesitate) to do something (for fear of harm)

    3. to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φοβέω phobéō, fob-eh'-o; from G5401; to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere:—be (+ sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.
STRONGS NT 5399: φοβέω
φοβέω, φόβῳ: passive, present φοβοῦμαι; imperfect ἐφοβούμην; 1 aorist ἐφοβήθην; future φοβηθήσομαι; (φόβος); from Homer down; to terrify, frighten, Wis. 17:9; to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). Passive:
1. to be put to flight, to flee (Homer).
2. to fear, be afraid; the Sept. very often for יָרֵא; absolutely to be struck with fear, to be seized with alarm: of those who fear harm or injury, Matthew 10:31; Matthew 14:30; Matthew 25:25; Mark 5:33, 36; Mark 10:32; Mark 16:8; Luke 8:50; Luke 12:7, 32; John 12:15; John 19:8; Acts 16:38; Acts 22:29; (Romans 13:4); Hebrews 13:6; 1 John 4:18; opposed to ὑψηλοφρονεῖν, Romans 11:20; of those startled by strange sights or occurrences, Matthew 14:27; Matthew 17:7; Matthew 28:5, 10; Mark 6:50; Luke 1:13, 30; Luke 2:10; Luke 9:34; (Luke 24:36 L in brackets); John 6:19, 20; Acts 18:9; Acts 27:24 (but in the last two passages perhaps the exhortation has a wider reference); Revelation 1:17; with σφόδρα added, Matthew 17:6; Matthew 27:54; of those struck with amazement, (Matthew 9:8 L T Tr WH); Mark 5:15; Luke 5:10; Luke 8:25, 35. with an accusative of the contents (cognate accusative) (see ἀγαπάω, under the end): φόβον μέγαν, literally, to 'fear a great fear,' fear exceedingly, Mark 4:41; Luke 2:9 (1 Macc. 10:8); φόβον αὐτῶν, the fear which they inspire (see φόβος, 1), 1 Peter 3:14 (Isaiah 8:12; τοῦ Τανταλου, to be filled with the same fear as Tantalus, Schol. ad Euripides, Or. 6); with the synonymous πτόησιν (which see), 1 Peter 3:6. τινα, to fear one, be afraid of one, lest he do harm, be displeased, etc.: Matthew 10:26; Matthew 14:5; Matthew 21:26, 46; Mark 11:18, 32 (cf. Buttmann, § 151, 11); Mark 12:12; Luke 19:21; Luke 20:19; Luke 22:2; John 9:22; Acts 5:26 (cf. Buttmann, § 139, 48; Winer's Grammar, 505 (471)); Acts 9:26; Romans 13:3; Galatians 2:12; τόν Θεόν, God, the judge and avenger, Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:5; Luke 23:40 (Exodus 1:17, 21; 1 Samuel 12:18); τί, to fear danger from something, Hebrews 11:23, 27; to fear (dread to undergo) some suffering, Revelation 2:10. in imitation of the Hebrew (מִן יָרֵא), followed by ἀπό τίνος (cf. Buttmann, § 147, 3): Matthew 10:28; Luke 12:4 (Jeremiah 1:8, 17; Jeremiah 10:2; Leviticus 26:2; 1 Macc. 2:62 1 Macc. 8:12; Judges 5:23), as in the Greek writings, φοβοῦμαι μή, to fear lest, with the subjunctive aorist: Acts (Acts 23:10 L T Tr WH); Acts 27:17; μήπως, lest perchance, Acts 27:29 (here L μήπω (which see 2), others μήπου (which see)); 2 Corinthians 11:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; φοβηθῶμεν (equivalent to let us take anxious care) μήποτε τίς δοκῇ, lest anyone may seem (see δοκέω, 2 at the end), Hebrews 4:1; φοβοῦμαι ὑμᾶς, μήπως κεκοπίακα, Galatians 4:11 (see μήπως, 1 b.); φοβοῦμαι with an infinitive to fear (i. e. hesitate) to do something (for fear of harm), Matthew 1:20; Matthew 2:22; Mark 9:32; Luke 9:45 (for numerous examples in the Greek writings from Aeschylus down see Passow, under the word, 2, vol. ii., p. 2315{a}; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, Buttmann, II. 4)).
3. to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience: τινα, Mark 6:20; Ephesians 5:33; τόν Θεόν, used of his devout worshippers, Luke 1:50; Luke 18:2, 4; Acts 10:2, 22, 35; (Colossians 3:22 Rec.); 1 Peter 2:17; Revelation 14:7; Revelation 19:5; also τόν κύριον, Colossians 3:22 (G L T Tr WH); Revelation 15:4; τό ὄνομα τοῦ Θεοῦ, Revelation 11:18 (Deuteronomy 4:10; Deuteronomy 5:29; Deuteronomy 6:2, 13, 14; Deuteronomy 13:4; Deuteronomy 14:22(23); Proverbs 3:7; Psalm 33:10 (Ps. 34:10), and many other passages; very often in Sir., cf. Wahl, Clavis Apocr. V. T., under the word, at the end); οἱ φοβούμενοι τόν Θεόν specifically, of proselytes: Acts 13:16, 26 (see σέβω). Compare: ἐκφοβέω.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Exodus
1:17; 1:21
Leviticus
1; 26:2
Deuteronomy
4:10; 5:29; 6:2; 6:13; 6:14; 13:4; 14:22
Judges
5:23
1 Samuel
12:18
Psalms
33:10; 34:10
Proverbs
3:7
Isaiah
8:12
Jeremiah
1:8; 1:17; 10:2
Matthew
1:20; 2:22; 9:8; 10:26; 10:28; 10:28; 10:31; 14:5; 14:27; 14:30; 17:6; 17:7; 21:26; 21:46; 25:25; 27:54; 28:5; 28:10
Mark
4:41; 5:15; 5:33; 5:36; 6:20; 6:50; 9:32; 10:32; 11:18; 11:32; 12:12; 16:8
Luke
1:13; 1:30; 1:50; 2:9; 2:10; 5:10; 8:25; 8:35; 8:50; 9:34; 9:45; 12:4; 12:5; 12:7; 12:32; 18:2; 18:4; 19:21; 20:19; 22:2; 23:40; 24:36
John
6:19; 6:20; 9:22; 12:15; 19:8
Acts
5:26; 9:26; 10:2; 10:22; 10:35; 13:16; 13:26; 16:38; 18:9; 22:29; 23:10; 27:17; 27:24; 27:29
Romans
11:20; 13:3; 13:4
2 Corinthians
11:3; 12:20
Galatians
2:12; 4:11
Ephesians
5:33
Colossians
3:22; 3:22
Hebrews
4:1; 11:23; 11:27; 13:6
1 Peter
2:17; 3:6; 3:14
1 John
4:18
Revelation
1:17; 2:10; 11:18; 14:7; 15:4; 19:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5399 matches the Greek φοβέω (phobeō),
which occurs 110 times in 90 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 1:20–Jhn 6:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:26 - “Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:28 - “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:31 - “Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:5 - And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:27 - But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:30 - But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[fn] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:6 - And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:7 - But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:26 - “But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - But when they sought to lay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes, because they took Him for a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:25 - ‘And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:54 - So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:10 - Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:15 - Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:33 - But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:36 - As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:20 - for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and he protected him. And when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:50 - for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:32 - Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all the people were astonished at His teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:32 - “But if we say, ‘From men’ ”—they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they sought to lay hands on Him, but feared the multitude, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:8 - So they went out quickly[fn] and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:30 - Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:50 - And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:9 - And behold,[fn] an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:10 - Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:10 - and so also were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:25 - But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:35 - Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:50 - But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:34 - While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them so that they did not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this saying.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:4 - “And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:5 - “But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:7 - “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:2 - saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:4 - “And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - ‘For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people[fn]—for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:40 - But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - So when they had rowed about three or four miles,[fn] they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid.

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