Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5401: phobos (pronounced fob'-os)

from a primary phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright:--be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) fear, dread, terror

1a) that which strikes terror

2) reverence for one' s husband

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from a primary phebomai (to be put in fear)

Citing in TDNT: 9:189, 1272


This word is used 47 times:

Matthew 14:26: "and they cried out for fear."
Matthew 28:4: "And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and"
Matthew 28:8: "the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run"
Mark 4:41: "And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another,"
Luke 1:12: "saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him."
Luke 1:65: "And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and"
Luke 2:9: "shone round about them: and they were sore afraid."
Luke 5:26: "and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen"
Luke 7:16: "And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying,"
Luke 8:37: "from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he"
Luke 21:26: "Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the"
John 7:13: "of him for fear of the Jews."
John 19:38: "but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate"
John 20:19: "were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus"
Acts 2:43: "And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders"
Acts 5:5: "and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard"
Acts 5:11: "And great fear came upon all the church,"
Acts 9:31: "and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the"
Acts 19:17: "dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all,"
Romans 3:18: "There is no fear of God before their eyes."
Romans 8:15: "of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption,"
Romans 13:3: "rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the"
Romans 13:7: "is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom"
Romans 13:7: "custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor."
1 Corinthians 2:3: "weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling."
2 Corinthians 5:11: "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men;"
2 Corinthians 7:1: "perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
2 Corinthians 7:5: "without were fightings, within were fears."
2 Corinthians 7:11: "what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea,"
2 Corinthians 7:15: "all, how with fear and trembling ye received him."
Ephesians 5:21: "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God."
Ephesians 6:5: "according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness"
Philippians 2:12: "your own salvation with fear and trembling."
1 Timothy 5:20: "that others also may fear."
Hebrews 2:15: "deliver them who through fear of death were all their"
1 Peter 1:17: "time of your sojourning here in fear:"
1 Peter 2:18: "your masters with all fear; not only to the good"
1 Peter 3:2: "chaste conversation coupled with fear."
1 Peter 3:14: "happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"
1 Peter 3:15: "you with meekness and fear:"
1 John 4:18: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love"
1 John 4:18: "love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment."
1 John 4:18: "out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth"
Jude 1:23: "others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;"
Revelation 11:11: "feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them."
Revelation 18:10: "afar off for the fear of her torment, saying,"
Revelation 18:15: "afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping"

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