Fear Of God

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Deuteronomy 31:12-13

Gather the people together, the men, and the women, and the children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear Jehovah your God, and take heed to do all the words of this law; and that their children who do not know it may hear it and learn, that they may fear Jehovah your God, as long as ye live in the land, whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it.

Joshua 4:24

that all peoples of the earth might know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty; that ye might fear Jehovah your God continually.

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Joshua 24:14

And now fear Jehovah and serve him in perfectness and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river, and in Egypt; and serve Jehovah.

Psalm 34:7-9

The angel of Jehovah encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Taste and see that Jehovah is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him! Fear Jehovah, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him.

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Fear of God » Promises concerning

Malachi 3:16

Then they that feared Jehovah spoke often one to another; and Jehovah observed it, and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared Jehovah, and that thought upon his name.

1 Samuel 12:14

If ye fear Jehovah, and serve him, and hearken to his voice, and rebel not against the commandment of Jehovah, then both ye and the king also that reigns over you shall continue following Jehovah your God.

Psalm 25:12

What man is he that feareth Jehovah? him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 31:19

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee, before the sons of men!

Fear of God » Slavish, of wicked » Servile

Genesis 35:5

And they journeyed; and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Joshua 2:11

We heard of it, and our heart melted, and there remained no more spirit in any man because of you; for Jehovah your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.

Exodus 15:16

Fear and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of thine arm they are still as a stone; Till thy people pass over, Jehovah, Till the people pass over that thou hast purchased.

Exodus 23:27

I will send my fear before thee, and confound every people to which thou comest, and will make all thine enemies turn their back to thee.

2 Chronicles 14:14

And they smote all the cities round about Gerar, for the terror of Jehovah came upon them; and they spoiled all the cities, for there was very much spoil in them.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 17:10

Fear of God » Reverential

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Jonah 1:9

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew, and I fear Jehovah, the God of the heavens, who hath made the sea and the dry land.

More verses: Job 1:8 Acts 5:11

Fear of God » Guilty

Daniel 5:6

Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Proverbs 10:24

The fear of a wicked man, it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Job 5:20-25

In famine he will redeem thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword. Thou shalt be hidden from the scourge of the tongue; and thou shalt not be afraid of destruction when it cometh. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh, and of the beasts of the earth thou shalt not be afraid. read more.
For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. And thou shalt know that thy tent is in peace; and thou wilt survey thy fold, and miss nothing. And thou shalt know that thy seed is numerous, and thine offspring as the herb of the earth.

Job 18:11

Terrors make him afraid on every side, and chase him at his footsteps.

More verses: Proverbs 1:24-27

Fear of God » Cultivated

Hebrews 12:18-24

For ye have not come to the mount that might be touched and was all on fire, and to obscurity, and darkness, and tempest, and trumpet's sound, and voice of words; which they that heard, excusing themselves, declined the word being addressed to them any more: (for they were not able to bear what was enjoined: And if a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned; read more.
and, so fearful was the sight, Moses said, I am exceedingly afraid and full of trembling;) but ye have come to mount Zion; and to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads of angels, the universal gathering; and to the assembly of the firstborn who are registered in heaven; and to God, judge of all; and to the spirits of just men made perfect; and to Jesus, mediator of a new covenant; and to the blood of sprinkling, speaking better than Abel.

Exodus 19:12-13

And set bounds round about the people, saying, Take heed to yourselves, not to go up unto the mountain nor touch the border of it: whatever toucheth the mountain shall certainly be put to death: not a hand shall touch it, but it shall certainly be stoned, or shot through; whether it be a beast or a man, it shall not live. When the long drawn note of the trumpet soundeth, they shall come up to the mountain.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Phinehas, in turning away the anger of God at the time of the plague

Numbers 25:11

Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

Numbers 25:6-15

And behold, a man of the children of Israel came and brought a Midianitish woman to his brethren, in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of the whole assembly of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the entrance of the tent of meeting. And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, and rose up from among the assembly, and took a javelin in his hand, and he went after the man of Israel into the tent-chamber, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. And the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. read more.
And those that died in the plague were twenty-four thousand. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Therefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace! And he shall have it, and his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel. And the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, the prince of a father's house of the Simeonites. And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was tribal head of a father's house in Midian.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Jacob, in the vision of the ladder, and the covenant of God

Genesis 28:16-17

And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » David

Psalm 5:7

But as for me, in the greatness of thy loving-kindness will I enter thy house; I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness in thy fear.

Psalm 119:38

Establish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » The nine and one-half tribes of israel west of the jordan river

Joshua 22:15-20

And they came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and spoke with them, saying, Thus saith the whole assembly of Jehovah: What wickedness is this which ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following Jehovah, in that ye have built yourselves an altar, rebelling this day against Jehovah? Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us? from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the assembly of Jehovah. read more.
And ye turn away this day from following Jehovah; and it will be, that since ye rebel this day against Jehovah, to-morrow he will be wroth with the whole assembly of Israel. Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession is unclean, come over into the land of the possession of Jehovah, where Jehovah's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession amongst us; but rebel not against Jehovah, and rebel not against us, in building for yourselves an altar besides the altar of Jehovah our God. Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing? and wrath fell on all the assembly of Israel, and he perished not alone in his iniquity.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » The midwives of egypt, in refusing to take the lives of the hebrew children

Exodus 1:21

And it came to pass, because the midwives feared God, that he made them houses.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Obadiah, in sheltering one-hundred prophets against the wrath of jezebel

1 Kings 18:3-4

And Ahab called Obadiah, who was the steward of his house (now Obadiah feared Jehovah greatly; and it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Jehovah, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and maintained them with bread and water);

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Hezekiah, in his treatment of the prophet micah, who prophesied harm against jerusalem

Jeremiah 26:19

Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? Did he not fear Jehovah, and supplicate Jehovah, and Jehovah repented him of the evil that he had pronounced against them? And we should be doing a great evil against our souls.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Adam and eve

Genesis 3:8-13

And they heard the voice of Jehovah Elohim, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah Elohim, in the midst of the trees of the garden. And Jehovah Elohim called to Man, and said to him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I feared, because I am naked; and I hid myself. read more.
And he said, Who told thee that thou art naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee not to eat? And Man said, The woman, whom thou hast given to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. And Jehovah Elohim said to the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Judas

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Jehoshaphat, in proclaiming a feast, when the land was about to be invaded by the armies of the ammonites and moabites

2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Abraham, tested in the offering of his son isaac

Genesis 22:12

And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » The jews, in obeying the voice of the lord

Haggai 1:12

And Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all the remnant of the people, hearkened to the voice of Jehovah their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, according as Jehovah their God had sent him, and the people feared before Jehovah.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Noah, in preparing the ark

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Demons

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » The egyptians, at the time of the plague of thunder and hail and fire

Exodus 9:20

He that feared the word of Jehovah among the bondmen of Pharaoh made his bondmen and his cattle flee into the houses.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Nehemiah, in his reform of the public administration

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Levi, in receiving the covenant of life and peace

Haggai 1:5

And now thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Consider your ways.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Cornelius, who revered God with all his house

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Job, according to the testimony of satan

Job 1:8

And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil?

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Jonah, during the storm

Jonah 1:9

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew, and I fear Jehovah, the God of the heavens, who hath made the sea and the dry land.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » The women at the grave

Matthew 28:8

And going out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to bring his disciples word.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » The guards at jesus' tomb

Matthew 28:4

And for fear of him the guards trembled and became as dead men.

Fear of God » Conspicuous instances of those who feared » Hanani, which qualified him to be ruler over jerusalem

Nehemiah 7:2

And I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the citadel, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man and feared God above many.

Happiness of saints in this life » Is derived from » Fear of God

Psalm 128:1-2

{A Song of degrees.} Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

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