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Lexicon :: Strong's G5399 - phobeō

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phobeō (Key)
Part of Speech
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 TR Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:20 - But when he had thought this over, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be G5399 afraid G5399 to take Mary as your wife; for [fn]the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:22 - But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was G5399 afraid G5399 to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:26 - “So do not fear G5399 them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:28 - “And do not be G5399 afraid G5399 of those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear G5399 Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in [fn]hell.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:31 - “So do not fear G5399; you are more valuable than a great number of sparrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:5 - Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared G5399 the crowd, because they regarded [fn]John as a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:27 - But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, [fn]it is I; do not be G5399 afraid G5399.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:30 - But seeing the wind, he became G5399 frightened G5399, and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:6 - When the disciples heard this, they fell [fn]face down to the ground and were G5399 terrified G5399.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 17:7 - And Jesus came to them and touched them and said, “Get up, and do not be G5399 afraid G5399.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:26 - “But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear G5399 the [fn]people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:46 - And although they sought to arrest Him, they feared G5399 the crowds, since they considered Him to be a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:25 - ‘And I was G5399 afraid G5399, so I went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you still have what is yours.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:54 - Now as for the centurion and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the other things that were happening, they became G5399 extremely frightened G5399 and said, “Truly this was [fn]the Son of God!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:5 - And the angel said to the women, “[fn]Do not be G5399 afraid G5399; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:10 - Then Jesus *said to them, [fn]Do not be G5399 afraid G5399; go, bring word to My brothers to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - They became G5399 very much afraid G5399 and said to one another, “Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:15 - And then they *came to Jesus and *saw the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had previously had the “legion”; and they became G5399 frightened G5399.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:33 - But the woman, fearing G5399 and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 5:36 - But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, *said to the synagogue official, “Do not be G5399 afraid G5399, only [fn]believe.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:20 - for Herod was G5399 afraid G5399 of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he had been protecting him. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; and yet he [fn]used to enjoy listening to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:50 - for they all saw Him and were [fn]terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and *said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be G5399 afraid G5399.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 9:32 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, and they were G5399 afraid G5399 to ask Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:32 - Now they were on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were G5399 fearful G5399. And again He took the twelve aside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:18 - And the chief priests and the scribes heard this, and they began seeking how to put Him to death; for they were G5399 afraid G5399 of Him, because all the crowd was astonished at His teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:32 - “But should we say, ‘From men’?”—they were G5399 afraid G5399 of the [fn]people, for they all considered John to have been a real prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared G5399 the [fn]people, for they understood that He told the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 16:8 - And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were G5399 afraid G5399.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, “Do not be G5399 afraid G5399, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall [fn]name him John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:30 - And the angel said to her, “Do not be G5399 afraid G5399, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:50 - “And His mercy is to generation [fn]after generation
Toward those who fear G5399 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:9 - And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were G5399 terribly frightened G5399.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:10 - And so the angel said to them, “Do not be G5399 afraid G5399; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:10 - and likewise also were [fn]James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear G5399; from now on you will be catching people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:25 - And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” But they were G5399 fearful G5399 and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:35 - And the people came out to see what had happened; and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting down at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they became G5399 frightened G5399.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:50 - But when Jesus heard this, He responded to him, “Do not be G5399 afraid G5399 any longer; only believe, and she will be [fn]made well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:34 - But while he was saying this, a cloud [fn]formed and began to overshadow them; and they were G5399 afraid G5399 as they entered the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:45 - But they [fn]did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not comprehend it; and they were G5399 afraid G5399 to ask Him about this statement.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:4 - “Now I say to you, My friends, do not be G5399 afraid G5399 of those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:5 - “But I will warn you whom to fear G5399: fear G5399 the One who, after He has killed someone, has the power to throw that person into [fn]hell; yes, I tell you, fear G5399 [fn]Him!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:7 - “But even the hairs of your head are all counted. [fn]Do not fear G5399; you are more valuable than a great number of sparrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:32 - [fn]Do not be G5399 afraid G5399, little flock, because your Father has chosen to give you the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:2 - saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear G5399 God and did not respect any person.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:4 - “For a while he was unwilling; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear G5399 God nor respect any person,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 19:21 - for I was G5399 afraid G5399 of you, because you are a demanding man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and yet they feared G5399 the people; for they were aware that He had spoken this parable against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and the scribes were trying to find [fn]a way to put Him to death, since they were G5399 afraid G5399 of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:40 - But the other responded, and rebuking him, said, “Do you not even fear G5399 God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:19 - Then, when they had rowed about [fn]twenty-five or thirty stadia, they *saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat; and they were G5399 frightened G5399.

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