Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: yü-lä’-bā-ä
  • Strongs Concordance: #2124
    • caution, circumspection, discretion
      • avoidance
      • a reasonable shunning
    • reverence, veneration
      • reverence toward God, godly fear, piety
    • fear anxiety, dread
  • Appears 2 times in 2 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “reverence” (2x)

Where and how eulabeia is used in the New Testament

Hebrews 5:7 HCSB – “During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence

Hebrews 12:27-29 HCSB – “This expression, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what can be shaken — that is, created things — so that what is not shaken might remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. “

My observations and perspective

In the first instance of this verse, the author of Hebrews is describing the attitude of the High Priest before God while making the sacrifices on behalf of the people. In the second verse, we’re admonished to have thie pisture before God. It goes without saying… there is no instance hear of anyone fearing a church leader.