Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5343: pheugo (pronounced fyoo'-go)

apparently a primary verb; to run away (literally or figuratively); by implication, to shun; by analogy, to vanish:--escape, flee (away).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to flee away, seek safety by flight

2) metaphorically to flee (to shun or avoid by flight) something abhorrent, especially vices

3) to be saved by flight, to escape safely out of danger

4) poetically, to flee away, vanish

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: apparently a primary verb


This word is used 31 times:

Matthew 2:13: "his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be"
Matthew 3:7: "who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
Matthew 8:33: "And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city,"
Matthew 10:23: "in this city, flee ye into another: for verily"
Matthew 23:33: "ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?"
Matthew 24:16: "let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:"
Matthew 26:56: "disciples forsook him, and fled."
Mark 5:14: "they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the"
Mark 13:14: "let them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:"
Mark 14:50: "they all forsook him, and fled."
Mark 14:52: "left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked."
Mark 16:8: "And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulcher; for"
Luke 3:7: "who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?"
Luke 8:34: "they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in"
Luke 21:21: "let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and"
John 10:5: "will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know"
John 10:12: "the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth"
John 10:13: "The hireling fleeth, because he is a hireling, and"
Acts 7:29: "Then fled Moses at this saying, and was"
Acts 27:30: "as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when"
1 Corinthians 6:18: " Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth"
1 Corinthians 10:14: "Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry."
1 Timothy 6:11: "O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,"
2 Timothy 2:22: " Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,"
Hebrews 11:34: "Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness"
Hebrews 12:25: "For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on"
James 4:7: "the devil, and he will flee from you."
Revelation 9:6: "to die, and death shall flee from them."
Revelation 12:6: "And the woman fled into the wilderness, where"
Revelation 16:20: "And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found."
Revelation 20:11: "and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place"

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