I had a dream, and it frightened me; while in my bed, the images and visions in my mind alarmed me.
Looking intently at him, he became afraid and said, “What is it, lord?”The angel told him, “Your prayers and your acts of charity have come up as a memorial offering before God.
1 Samuel 3:15
Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the Lord’s house. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,
Among unsettling thoughts from visions in the night,
when deep sleep descends on men, fear and trembling came over me
and made all my bones shake. A wind passed by me,
and I shuddered with fear.
My heart staggers;
horror terrifies me.
He has turned my last glimmer of hope
into sheer terror.
So he approached where I was standing; when he came near, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision refers to the time of the end.”
He said to me, “Daniel, you are a man treasured by God. Understand the words that I’m saying to you. Stand on your feet, for I have now been sent to you.” After he said this to me, I stood trembling. “Don’t be afraid, Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers.
But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is by the Holy Spirit.
The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.
When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and overcome with fear. But the angel said to him:Do not be afraid, Zechariah,
because your prayer has been heard.
Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son,
and you will name him John.
Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:
When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear. Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
for they all saw Him and were terrified. Immediately He spoke with them and said, “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
After they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they were afraid. But He said to them, “It is I.Don’t be afraid!”
When he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard.
All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it they trembled and stood at a distance.
When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone! They were afraid to come near him.
At that time I was standing between the Lord and you to report the word of the Lord to you, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain. And He said:
1 Samuel 4:7
they panicked. “The gods have entered their camp!” they said. “Woe to us, nothing like this has happened before.
When all our enemies heard this, all the surrounding nations were intimidated and lost their confidence, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God.
This is what the Lord says:Do not learn the way of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
although the nations are terrified by them,
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face turned pale, and his nobles were bewildered.
Then the men were even more afraid and said to him, “What is this you’ve done?” The men knew he was fleeing from the Lord’s presence, because he had told them.
When the disciples heard it, they fell facedown and were terrified.
When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.
But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.
So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone, since they were afraid.
and so were James and John, Zebedee’s sons, who were Simon’s partners.“Don’t be afraid,” Jesus told Simon. “From now on you will be catching people!”
Then all the people of the Gerasene region asked Him to leave them, because they were gripped by great fear. So getting into the boat, He returned.
While he was saying this, a cloud appeared and overshadowed them. They became afraid as they entered the cloud.
When Pilate heard this statement, he was more afraid than ever.
This became known to everyone who lived in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. Then fear fell on all of them, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.