Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid Mary, for you have received favor from God.
But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid Zacharias, for your earnest prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son and you will name him John.
Just then Jesus called out to them, "Take courage and do not be afraid; it is I."
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified.
" [And], do not be afraid, little flock [Note: Jesus refers to His small band of disciples as sheep following Him as their Shepherd], for your Father was pleased to give you the kingdom.
Then the Lord spoke to Paul in a night vision [i.e., a divinely given dream]: "Do not be afraid, but speak up and do not hold [anything] back,
saying, 'Do not be afraid Paul, for you must appear before Caesar, and look, God will grant you [the safety of] all these men aboard ship [along] with yourself.'
What then should we conclude from this? [Just this]: If God is on our side, who can [successfully] oppose us?
So, we can say with confidence [Psa. 118:6], "[Since] the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid [of] what people might do to me." [or, "what (harm) can people do to me?"]
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