STRONGS NT 5401: φόβος 2. reverence, respect (for authority, rank, dignity): Romans 13:7; 1 Peter 2:18; 1 Peter 3:16 (15); ἡ 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.) While phobos can mean both reverence, respect or fear. Read it both ways in context and see which word makes the most sense in the over all.
"STRONGS NT 5401: φόβος"
That is NT and the quotes everyone has been referring to are OT. Even the NT word you cite, Fear is the primary meaning and reverance is a secondary meaning thus, the number "2" in your lexicon cite. You conveniently the the "1" primary meaning out.
“Fear” as it’s translated from all 4 of the Hebrew Biblical texts that I own.
I fear God so that I fear all else less.
posted on 11/30/2012 12:16:54 PM PST
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