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Lexicon :: Strong's G5399 - phobeō

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phobeō (Key)
fo-be'-o (Key)
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Root Word (Etymology)
95x in 26 unique form(s)
93x in 28 unique form(s)
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

1:17; 1:21
1; 26:2
4:10; 5:29; 6:2; 6:13; 6:14; 13:4; 14:22
1 Samuel
33:10; 34:10
1:8; 1:17; 10:2
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
4:41; 5:15; 5:33; 5:36; 6:20; 6:50; 9:32; 10:32; 11:18; 11:32; 12:12; 16:8
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
6:19; 6:20; 9:22; 12:15; 19:8
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
11:20; 13:3; 13:4
2 Corinthians
11:3; 12:20
2:12; 4:11
3:22; 3:22
4:1; 11:23; 11:27; 13:6
1 Peter
2:17; 3:6; 3:14
1 John
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 93 times in 90 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

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Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:20 - But he saith unto them, It is I; be G5399  not afraid. G5399
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 9:22 - These words spake his parents, because they feared G5399 the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:15 - Fear G5399 not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:8 - When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was G5399  the more afraid; G5399
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:26 - Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared G5399 the people, lest they should have been stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:26 - And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were G5399  all afraid G5399 of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:2 - A devout man, and one that feared G5399 God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:22 - And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth G5399 God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:35 - But in every nation he that feareth G5399 him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:16 - Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear G5399 God, give audience.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:26 - Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth G5399 God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 16:38 - And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, G5399 when they heard that they were Romans.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:9 - Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be G5399  not afraid, G5399 but speak, and hold not thy peace:
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 22:29 - Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, G5399 after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:17 - Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing G5399 lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:24 - Saying, Fear G5399 not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:29 - Then fearing G5399 lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:20 - Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: G5399
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid G5399 of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:4 - For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; G5399 for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:3 - But I fear, G5399 lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:20 - For I fear, G5399 lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:12 - For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing G5399 them which were of the circumcision.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:11 - I am afraid G5399 of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:33 - Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence G5399 her husband.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:22 - Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing G5399 God:
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 4:1 - Let us G5399  therefore fear, G5399 lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:23 - By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were G5399  not afraid G5399 of the king's commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:27 - By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing G5399 the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:6 - So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will G5399  not fear G5399 what man shall do unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:17 - Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear G5399 God. Honour the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:6 - Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are G5399  not afraid G5399 with any amazement.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:14 - But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be G5399  not afraid G5399 of their terror, neither be troubled;
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth G5399 is not made perfect in love.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 1:17 - And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear G5399 not; I am the first and the last:
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:10 - Fear G5399 none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:18 - And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear G5399 thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:7 - Saying with a loud voice, Fear G5399 God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:4 - Who shall G5399  not fear G5399 thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:5 - And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear G5399 him, both small and great.

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