Quick Facts

  • Pronunciation: en-tre’-pō
  • Strongs Concordance: #G1788
    • to shame one
    • to be ashamed
    • to reverence a person
    • to turn about
  • Appears 9 times in 9 verses in the New Testament
  • Common translations
    • “They will respect” (2x)
    • “he may be ashamed” (1x)
    • “respect” (2x)
    • “they will respect” (1x)
    • “to shame” (1x)
    • “we respected” (1x)
    • “will be ashamed” (1x)

Where and how entrepō is used in the New Testament

Matthew 21:37 HCSB – “Finally, he sent his son to them. ‘They will respect my son,’ he said. ”
Mark 12:6 HCSB – “”He still had one to send, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ ”
Luke 18:2, 4 HCSB – “”There was a judge in a certain town who didn’t fear God or respect man. … “For a while he was unwilling, but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or respect man,”
Luke 20:13 HCSB – “”Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps they will respect him.’ ”
1 Corinthians 4:14 HCSB – “I’m not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my dear children.”
2 Thessalonians 3:14 HCSB – “And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don’t associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.”
Titus 2:8 HCSB – “Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us. ”
Hebrews 12:9 HCSB – “Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?”

My observations and perspective

Nowhere in the uses of entrepō are examples or instruction to show reverence to a leader in the local assembly.