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Lexicon :: Strong's G5401 - phobos

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phobos (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a primary phebomai (to be put in fear)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:189,1272

Trench's Synonyms: x. δειλία, φόβος, εὐλάβεια.

Strong’s Definitions

φόβος phóbos, fob'-os; from a primary φέβομαι phébomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:—be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's G5401 in the following manner: fear (41x), terror (3x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's G5401 in the following manner: fear (41x), terror (3x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. fear, dread, terror

    1. that which strikes terror

  2. reverence for one's husband

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φόβος phóbos, fob'-os; from a primary φέβομαι phébomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:—be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.
φόβος, φοβοῦ, (φέβομαι; like φόρος, τρόμος, πόνος, from φέρω, τρέμω, πένομαι), from Homer down, the Sept. for יִרְאָה, פַּחַד, אֵימָה (terror), חִתִּית (terror);
1. fear, dread, terror; in a subjective sense (οὐδέν ἐστι φόβος εἰ μή προδοσία τῶν ἀπό λογισμοῦ βοηθημάτων, Wis. 17:11; προσδοκίαν λέγω κακοῦ τοῦτο, εἴτε φόβον, εἴτε δέος καλεῖτε, Plato, Protag., p. 358 d.): universally, 1 John 4:18; φόβος ἐπί τινα πίπτει (Acts 19:17 L Tr); Revelation 11:11 Rec.; ἐπιπίπτει, Luke 1:12; Acts 19:17 (R G T WH; Revelation 11:11 L T Tr WH); ἐγένετο, Luke 1:65; Acts 5:5, 11; λαμβάνει τινα, Luke 7:16 (Homer Iliad 11, 402); γίνεται τίνι, Acts 2:43; πλησθῆναι φοβοῦ, Luke 5:26; συνέχεσθαι φόβῳ, Luke 8:37; ἔχειν φόβον, 1 Timothy 5:20 (Herodotus 8, 12); κατεργάζεσθαι; τίνι φόβον, 2 Corinthians 7:11; φοβεῖσθαι φόβον (see φοβέω, 2), Mark 9:41; Luke 2:9; with a genitive of the object added, 1 Peter 3:14 (so Winer's Grammar, § 32, 2; others subject. genitive); ἀπό φοβοῦ, for fear, Luke 21:26; ἀπό τοῦ φοβοῦ, for the fear, with which they were struck, Matthew 14:26; with a genitive of the object added, Matthew 28:4; εἰς φόβον, unto (that ye may) fear, Romans 8:15; μετά φοβοῦ, Matthew 28:8; with καί τρόμου added, 2 Corinthians 7:15; Ephesians 6:5; Philippians 2:12; ἐν φόβῳ καί ἐν τρόμῳ (see τρόμος), 1 Corinthians 2:3; τινα ἐν φόβῳ σῴζειν (Rec.), ἐλεαν (L T Tr WH), with anxious heed lest ye be defiled by the wickedness of those whom ye are rescuing, Jude 1:23; plural φόβοι, feelings of fear, fears (Winer's Grammar, 176 (166)), 2 Corinthians 7:5; φόβος τίνος, genitive of the object (our fear of one): τῶν Ἰουδαίων, John 7:13; John 19:38; John 20:19; βασανισμοῦ, Revelation 18:10, 15; θανάτου, Hebrews 2:15 (Xenophon, mem. l, 4, 7). In an objective sense, that which strikes terror: φόβος ἀγαθῶν ἔργων, or more correctly (with L T Tr WH) τῷ ἀγαθῷ ἔργῳ, a terror to (or for), Romans 13:3.
2. reverence, respect (for authority, rank, dignity): Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 2:18; 1 Peter 3:16 (15); ἐν φόβῳ ἀναστροφή, behavior coupled with (cf. ἐν, I. 5 e.) reverence for one's husband, 1 Peter 3:2; φόβος with a genitive of the object: τοῦ κυρίου, Acts 9:31; 2 Corinthians 5:11; Χριστοῦ, Ephesians 5:21 (not Rec.); Θεοῦ, Romans 3:18; 2 Corinthians 7:1; (Ephesians 5:21 Rec.); Θεοῦ is omitted as suggested by the context, 1 Peter 1:17; (often in the O. T. יְהוָה יִרְאַת and אֱלֹהִים יִרְאַת). (Synonyms: see δειλία, δέος, at the end; cf. φοβέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

14:26; 28:4; 28:8
1:12; 1:65; 2:9; 5:26; 7:16; 8:37; 21:26
7:13; 19:38; 20:19
2:43; 5:5; 5:11; 9:31; 19:17; 19:17
3:18; 8:15; 13:3; 13:7
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
5:11; 7:1; 7:5; 7:11; 7:15
5:21; 5:21; 6:5
1 Timothy
1 Peter
1:17; 2:18; 3:2; 3:14; 3:16
1 John
11:11; 11:11; 18:10; 18:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5401 matches the Greek φόβος (phobos),
which occurs 47 times in 44 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 14:26 - Now when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out [fn]in fear G5401.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:4 - And the guards quaked from fear G5401 of him and became like dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 28:8 -

And they left the tomb quickly with fear G5401 and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 4:41 - And they became [fn]very afraid and were saying to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:12 - And Zechariah was troubled when he saw the angel, and fear G5401 fell upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:65 - And fear G5401 came on all those living around them, and all these matters were being talked about in all the hill country of Judea.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:9 - And an angel of the [fn]Lord stood before them, and the glory of the [fn]Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:26 - And astonishment seized them all and they began glorifying God; and they were filled with fear G5401, saying, “We have seen remarkable things today.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:16 - And fear G5401 gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has [fn]visited His people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:37 - And all the people of the country of the Gerasenes and the surrounding district asked Him to leave them, for they were gripped with great fear G5401. And He got into a boat and returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:26 - men fainting from fear G5401 and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the [fn]world; for the POWERS OF [fn]THE HEAVENS will be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:13 - Yet no one was speaking openly about Him for fear G5401 of the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:38 -

Now after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because of his fear G5401 of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 20:19 -

So while it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and while the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear G5401 of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, [fn]Peace be with you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:43 -

And fear G5401 came upon every soul; and many wonders and [fn]signs were taking place through the apostles.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:5 - And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear G5401 came over all who heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:11 - And great fear G5401 came over the whole church, and over all who heard these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:31 -

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria was having peace, being built up. And going on in the fear G5401 of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it continued to multiply.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:17 - And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear G5401 fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:18 -


Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:15 - For you have not received a spirit of slavery [fn]leading to fear G5401 again, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons by whom we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:3 - For rulers are not a cause of fear G5401 for [fn]good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of that authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same;
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 13:7 - Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear G5401 to whom fear G5401; honor to whom honor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 2:3 - And I was with you in weakness and in fear G5401 and in much trembling,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:11 -

So then, knowing the fear G5401 of the Lord, we persuade men, but we [fn]have been made manifest to God; and I hope that we [fn]have been made manifest also in your consciences.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:1 -

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear G5401 of God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:5 -

For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side—conflicts without, fears G5401 within.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - For behold what earnestness this very thing—this [fn]godly sorrow—has brought about in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear G5401, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:15 - And his [fn]affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear G5401 and trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:21 - [fn]and being subject to one another in the [fn]fear G5401 of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 6:5 -

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your [fn]masters according to the flesh, with fear G5401 and trembling, in the [fn]integrity of your heart, as to Christ;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:12 -

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear G5401 and trembling;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:20 - Those who continue in sin, reprove in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful G5401.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:15 - and might free those who through fear G5401 of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:17 -

And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves [fn]in fear G5401 during the time of your sojourn,

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:18 -

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear G5401, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are [fn]crooked.

Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:2 - as they observe your pure conduct with fear G5401.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:14 - But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you [fn]are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR FEAR G5401, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:15 - but [fn]sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make [fn]a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and fear G5401,
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:18 - There is no fear G5401 in love; but perfect love casts out fear G5401, because fear G5401 [fn]involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:23 - and for others, save, snatching them out of the fire; and on others have mercy with fear G5401, hating even the tunic polluted by the flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:11 -

But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear G5401 fell upon those who were watching them.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:10 - standing at a distance because of the fear G5401 of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:15 - “The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear G5401 of her torment, crying and mourning,
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