'Fear of God' in the Bible
"In a certain town," He said, "there was a judge who had no fear of God and no respect for man.
And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man,
But the other, protesting, said, Have you no fear of God? for you have a part in the same punishment,
Then the church through all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria had peace: and being built up, and walking in the fear of God, and the comfort of the Holy Ghost, was multiplied.
And Paul, getting up and making a sign with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and you who have the fear of God, give ear.
My brothers, children of the family of Abraham, and those among you who have the fear of God, to us the word of this salvation is sent.
and the way of peace they have not known; and the fear of God is not before their eyes."
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
You are bound, therefore, to obey, not only through fear of God's punishments, but also as a matter of conscience.
So, because I know the fear of God, I "persuade men." What I am is manifest to God, and I hope manifest also to your conscience.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
See how the very fact that you were made sorry from a godly motive has produced earnestness in you! [It produced] a desire to vindicate yourselves [i.e., by making amends for your wrongdoing]; an attitude of just anger [i.e., toward the wrongdoers]; a sense of fear [i.e., a fear of God for doing wrong]; an eager desire [i.e., to do the right thing]; a zeal [i.e., to correct problems]; and an attitude of avenging [i.e., that punished the wrongdoer]. You demonstrated in everything [you did] that you were pure [i.e., innocent] in this matter. [Note: This whole description of their conduct appears to be a reference to the incident mentioned in 2:1-11].
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
For kings and all those in authority; so that we may have a calm and quiet life in all fear of God and serious behaviour.
but, what becomes women making profession of the fear of God, by good works.
But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart.
Who in the days of his flesh, having sent up prayers and requests with strong crying and weeping to him who was able to give him salvation from death, had his prayer answered because of his fear of God.
By faith Noah, being moved by the fear of God, made ready an ark for the salvation of his family, because God had given him news of things which were not seen at the time; and through it the world was judged by him, and he got for his heritage the righteousness which is by faith.
When they see your holy behaviour in the fear of God.
and in knowledge, temperance; and in temperance, patience; and in patience, fear of God;
and in fear of God, brotherly love; and in brotherly love, charity.
For certain men have come among you secretly, marked out before in the holy Writings for this evil fate, men without the fear of God, turning his grace into an unclean thing, and false to our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
To be the judge of all, and to give a decision against all those whose lives are unpleasing to him, because of the evil acts which they have done, and because of all the hard things which sinners without fear of God have said against him.
save others by snatching them out of the fire; have mercy on others, coupled with a fear of God, hating even the clothes stained by the flesh.
Saying with a loud voice, Have fear of God and give him glory; because the hour of his judging is come; and give worship to him who made heaven and earth and the sea and the fountains of water.
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