Bill Mounce

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φόβος, -ου, ὁ
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fear, terror; respect, reverence; see also {5399}
fear, terror, affright, Mt. 14:26; Lk. 1:12; astonishment, amazement, Mt. 28:8; Mk. 4:41; trembling concern, 1 Cor. 2:3; 2 Cor. 7:15; meton. a terror, an object or cause of terror, Rom. 13:5; reverential fear, awe, Acts 9:31; Rom. 3:18; respect, deference, Rom. 13:7; 1 Pet. 2:18

Greek-English Concordance for φόβος

Matthew 14:26 When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were frightened and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc).
Matthew 28:4 And for fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
Matthew 28:8 So they left the tomb at once, with fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) and great joy, and ran to break the news to his disciples.
Mark 4:41 And they were filled with great fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) great and said to one another, “Who then is this, is that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Luke 1:12 Zechariah was troubled when he saw him and fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) fell upon him.
Luke 1:65 Fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) came upon all who lived around them, and all these things were being talked about throughout the whole hill country of Judea.
Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terribly afraid.
Luke 5:26 Astonishment gripped them all, and they began to glorify God. They were filled with awe (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc), saying, “We have seen incredible things today.”
Luke 7:16 Fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) gripped them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has come to help his people!”
Luke 8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to go away from them, because they were seized with a great fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc). So he got into a boat and returned.
Luke 21:26 people fainting with fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) and foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
John 7:13 No one, however, was speaking openly about him for fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) of the Jews.
John 19:38 After this Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus (though a secret one due to his fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) of the Jews) asked Pilate if he could remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and removed the body.
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, when the doors were locked where the disciples were for fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Acts 2:43 Fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
Acts 5:5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. Great fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) gripped all who heard about it.
Acts 5:11 Great fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) gripped the entire church, and all who heard about these things.
Acts 9:31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace; being built up, and walking in the fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it increased in number.
Acts 19:17 And this became known to all the Jews and Greeks who lived in Ephesus. And fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was exalted.
Romans 3:18 There is no fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) of God before their eyes.”
Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery leading back to fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc), but you received the Spirit of adoption. By him we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a source of fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) for those who do good, but for those who do wrong. Would you have no fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval
Romans 13:7 Pay everyone what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are due; revenue to whom revenue is due; respect (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) to whom respect (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) is due; honor to whom honor is due.
1 Corinthians 2:3 So I came to you in weakness and fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc), and with much trembling.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Therefore since we know the fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) of the Lord, we attempt to persuade others; we stand open to God, and, I trust, also to your conscience.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Since then we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) of God.
2 Corinthians 7:5 For even when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but on all sides we were distressed — from the outside came conflicts, from within there were fears (phoboi | φόβοι | nom pl masc).
2 Corinthians 7:11 For see what eagerness this very thing — this sadness as God intended — has produced in you; what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc), what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
2 Corinthians 7:15 And his affection for you is even greater when he recalls the obedience of you all, how with fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) and trembling you welcomed him.
Ephesians 5:21 Be subject to one another out of reverence (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) for Christ.
Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) and trembling, with sincerity of heart, as though obeying Christ,
Philippians 2:12 So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more now in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc) and trembling,
1 Timothy 5:20 Confront those who persist in sinning before everyone, so that the rest may stand in fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc).
Hebrews 2:15 and liberate those who throughout life were held in slavery by their fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) of death.
1 Peter 1:17 And if you call upon him as Father who judges impartially according to the work of each, conduct yourselves with fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) during the time of your exile,
1 Peter 2:18 Household servants should be subject to their masters with all respect (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc), not only to the good and kind but also to the unjust.
1 Peter 3:2 when they observe with respect (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc) the purity of your life.
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, blessed are you. And do not fear their threats (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) or be troubled,
1 Peter 3:16 But do it with gentleness and respect (phobou | φόβου | gen sg masc), maintaining a clear conscience, so that in the very thing for which you are being slandered, those who are reviling your good conduct in Christ will be put to shame.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) in love, but perfect love drives out fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) because fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) has to do with punishment. So the one who fears has not been perfected in love.
Jude 1:23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; and have mercy on others with fear (phobō | φόβῳ | dat sg masc), hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Revelation 11:11 But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them and they stood on their feet; and great fear (phobos | φόβος | nom sg masc) fell on those who were watching them.
Revelation 18:10 They will stand at a distance in fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) of her torment, and say, “Alas! Alas! O great city, Babylon the mighty city! For in a single hour your judgment has come.”
Revelation 18:15 The merchants who became rich by selling her these things will stand at a distance weeping and mourning because they fear (phobon | φόβον | acc sg masc) her torment.