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Bible Dictionary: Define phobeo, Definition of phobeo


reverence, venerate, yield in reverence

reverential obedience, reverenced and obeyed, reverences and obeys, reverence and obey

fear, be afraid


5399 φοβεω phobeo fob-eh'-o
from 5401; TDNT-9:189,1272; v
AV-fear 62, be afraid 23, be afraid of 5, reverence 1, misc 2; 93
1) to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away)
1a) to put to flight, to flee
1b) to fear, be afraid
1b1) to be struck with fear, to be seized with alarm
1b1a) of those startled by strange sights or occurrences
1b1b) of those struck with amazement
1b2) to fear, be afraid of one
1b3) to fear (i.e. hesitate) to do something (for fear of harm)
1c) to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience

reverence, venerate, yield in reverence.

Matthew 10:26 Fear <5399> them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Matthew 10:28 And fear <5399> not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear <5399> him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared <5399> greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Mark 4:41 And they feared <5399> exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Mark 5:15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid <5399>.
Mark 5:33 But the woman fearing <5399> and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mark 10:32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid <5399>. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen to him,
Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear <5399> him from generation to generation.
Luke 8:25 And he said to them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid <5399> wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid <5399>.
Luke 9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared <5399> as they entered into the cloud.
Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear <5399>: Fear <5399> him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear <5399> him.
Luke 18:2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared <5399> not God, neither regarded man:
Luke 18:4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear <5399> not God, nor regard man;
Luke 23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost <5399> not thou fear <5399> God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
Acts 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared <5399> God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth <5399> 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.
Acts 10:35 But in every nation he that feareth <5399> him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
Acts 13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear <5399> God, give audience.
Acts 13:26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth <5399> God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear <5399>:
Ephesians 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence <5399> her husband.
Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing <5399> God:
Hebrews 4:1 Let us <5399> therefore fear <5399>, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
1 Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear <5399> God. Honour the king.
Revelation 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 to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear <5399> thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear <5399> 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.
Revelation 15:4 Who shall <5399> not fear <5399> 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.
Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear <5399> him, both small and great.

fear. be afraid

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear <5399> not to take to thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid <5399> to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:
Matthew 10:31 Fear ye <5399> not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared <5399> the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
Matthew 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be <5399> not afraid <5399>.
Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid <5399>; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Matthew 17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid <5399>.
Matthew 17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be <5399> not afraid <5399>.
Matthew 21:26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear <5399> the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
Matthew 21:46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared <5399> the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Matthew 25:25 And I was afraid <5399>, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Matthew 28:5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear <5399> not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Matthew 28:10 Then said Jesus to them, Be <5399> not afraid <5399>: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Mark 5:36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith to the ruler of the synagogue, Be <5399> not afraid <5399>, only believe.
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared <5399> John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be <5399> not afraid <5399>.
Mark 9:32 But they understood not that saying, and were afraid <5399> to ask him.
Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared <5399> him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
Mark 11:32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared <5399> the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
Mark 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared <5399> the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
Mark 16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid <5399>.
Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, Fear <5399> not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, Fear <5399> not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
Luke 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid <5399>.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, Fear <5399> not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear <5399> not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear <5399> not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.
Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared <5399> to ask him of that saying.
Luke 12:4 And I say to you my friends, Be <5399> not afraid <5399> of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear <5399> not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:32 Fear <5399> not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 19:21 For I feared <5399> thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared <5399> the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared <5399> the people.
John 6:19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh to the ship: and they were afraid <5399>.
John 6:20 But he saith to them, It is I; be <5399> not afraid <5399>.
John 9:22 These words spake his parents, because they feared <5399> 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.
John 12:15 Fear <5399> not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
John 19:8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was <5399> the more afraid <5399>;
Acts 5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared <5399> the people, lest they should have been stoned.
Acts 9:26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were <5399> all afraid <5399> of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.
Acts 16:38 And the serjeants told these words to the magistrates: and they feared <5399>, when they heard that they were Romans.
Acts 18:9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be <5399> not afraid <5399>, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
Acts 22:29 Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid <5399>, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
Acts 27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing <5399> lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
Acts 27:24 Saying, Fear <5399> not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
Acts 27:29 Then fearing <5399> lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid <5399> of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid <5399>; 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.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear <5399>, 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.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear <5399>, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
Galatians 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 <5399> them which were of the circumcision.
Galatians 4:11 I am afraid <5399> of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Hebrews 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 <5399> not afraid <5399> of the king's commandment.
Hebrews 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing <5399> the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will <5399> not fear <5399> what man shall do to me.
1 Peter 3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are <5399> not afraid <5399> with any amazement.
1 Peter 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be <5399> not afraid <5399> of their terror, neither be troubled;
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth <5399> is not made perfect in love.
Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying to me, Fear <5399> not; I am the first and the last:
Revelation 2:10 Fear <5399> 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 to death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

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