Fear Of God

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Deuteronomy 31:12-13

Gather the people—men, women, children, and foreigners living within your gates—so that they may listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and be careful to follow all the words of this law. Then their children who do not know the law will listen and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

Joshua 4:24

This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord’s hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the Lord your God.”

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Joshua 24:14

“Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship Yahweh.

Psalm 34:7-9

The Angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Taste and see that the Lord is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him! You who are His holy ones, fear Yahweh,
for those who fear Him lack nothing.

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Fear of God » Promises concerning

Malachi 3:16

At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name.

1 Samuel 12:14

If you fear the Lord, worship and obey Him, and if you don’t rebel against the Lord’s command, then both you and the king who rules over you will follow the Lord your God.

Psalm 25:12

Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will show him the way he should choose.

Psalm 31:19

How great is Your goodness
that You have stored up for those who fear You
and accomplished in the sight of everyone
for those who take refuge in You.

Fear of God » Slavish, of wicked » Servile

Genesis 35:5

When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.

Joshua 2:11

When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below.

Exodus 15:16

and terror and dread will fall on them.
They will be as still as a stone
because of Your powerful arm
until Your people pass by, Lord,
until the people whom You purchased pass by.

Exodus 23:27

“I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.

2 Chronicles 14:14

Then they attacked all the cities around Gerar because the terror of the Lord was on them. They also plundered all the cities, since there was a great deal of plunder in them.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 17:10

Fear of God » Reverential

Nehemiah 5:15

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn’t do this, because of the fear of God.

Jonah 1:9

He answered them, “I’m a Hebrew. I worship Yahweh, the God of the heavens, who made the sea and the dry land.”

More verses: Job 1:8 Acts 5:11

Fear of God » Guilty

Daniel 5:6

his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together.

Proverbs 10:24

What the wicked dreads will come to him,
but what the righteous desire will be given to them.

Job 5:20-25

In famine He will redeem you from death, and in battle, from the power of the sword. You will be safe from slander and not fear destruction when it comes. You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the animals of the earth. read more.
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you. You will know that your tent is secure, and nothing will be missing when you inspect your home. You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

Job 18:11

Terrors frighten him on every side
and harass him at every step.

More verses: Proverbs 1:24-27

Fear of God » Cultivated

Hebrews 12:18-24

For you have not come to what could be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, gloom, and storm, to the blast of a trumpet, and the sound of words. (Those who heard it begged that not another word be spoken to them, for they could not bear what was commanded: And if even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned! read more.
And the appearance was so terrifying that Moses said, I am terrified and trembling. ) Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering, to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect, to Jesus (mediator of a new covenant), and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the [blood] of Abel.

Exodus 19:12-13

Put boundaries for the people all around the [mountain] and say: Be careful that you don't go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death. No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot [with arrows], neither animal or man will live. When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they may go up 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 son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal.

Numbers 25:6-15

An Israelite man came bringing a Midianite woman to his relatives in the sight of Moses and the whole Israelite community while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting. When Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw [this], he got up from the assembly, took a spear in his hand, followed the Israelite man into the tent, and drove it through both the Israelite man and the woman-through her belly. Then the plague on the Israelites was stopped, read more.
but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000. The Lord spoke to Moses, "Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the Israelites because he was zealous among them with My zeal, so that I did not destroy the Israelites in My zeal. Therefore declare: I grant him My covenant of peace. It will be a covenant of perpetual priesthood for him and his descendants, because he was zealous for his God and made atonement for the Israelites." The name of the slain Israelite man, who was struck dead with the Midianite woman, was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite ancestral house. The name of the slain Midianite woman was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a tribal head of an ancestral 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

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." He was afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! This is none other than the house of God. This is the gate of heaven."

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

Psalm 119:38

Confirm what You said to Your servant,
for it produces reverence for You.

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

They went to the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead, and told them, "This is what the Lord's entire community says: 'What is this treachery you have committed today against the God of Israel by turning away from the Lord and building an altar for yourselves, so that you are in rebellion against the Lord today? Wasn't the sin of Peor, which brought a plague on the Lord's community, enough for us, so that we have not cleansed ourselves from it even to this day, read more.
and now, you would turn away from the Lord? If you rebel against the Lord today, tomorrow He will be angry with the entire community of Israel. But if the land you possess is defiled, cross over to the land the Lord possesses where the Lord's tabernacle stands, and take possession [of it] among us. But don't rebel against the Lord or against us by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of the Lord our God. Wasn't Achan son of Zerah unfaithful regarding what was set apart for destruction, bringing wrath on the entire community of Israel? He was not the only one who perished because of his sin.' "

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

Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families.

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

Ahab called for Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. Obadiah was a man who greatly feared the Lord and took 100 prophets and hid them, 50 men to a cave, and provided them with food and water when Jezebel slaughtered the Lord's prophets.

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 the people of Judah put him to death? Did he not fear the Lord and plead for the Lord’s favor, and did not the Lord relent concerning the disaster He had pronounced against them? We are about to bring great harm on ourselves!”

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

Genesis 3:8-13

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" And he said, "I heard You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid." read more.
Then He asked, "Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I had commanded you not to eat from?" Then the man replied, "The woman You gave to be with me-she gave me [some fruit] from the tree, and I ate." So the Lord God asked the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate."

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Judas

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was full of remorse and returned the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood," he said. "What's that to us?" they said. "See to it yourself!" So he threw the silver into the sanctuary and departed. Then he went 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

Jehoshaphat was afraid, and he resolved to seek the Lord. Then he proclaimed a fast for all Judah,

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

Genesis 22:12

Then He said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your 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

Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, and the entire remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the words of the prophet Haggai, because the Lord their God had sent him. So the people feared the Lord.

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

Those among Pharaoh’s officials who feared the word of the Lord made their servants and livestock flee to shelters,

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

Nehemiah 5:15

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn’t do this, 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

Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: “Think carefully about 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

Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? No one else on earth is like him, a man of perfect integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil.”

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

Jonah 1:9

He answered them, “I’m a Hebrew. I worship Yahweh, the God of the heavens, who made the sea and the dry land.”

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

Matthew 28:8

So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to tell His disciples the news.

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

Matthew 28:4

The guards were so shaken from fear of him that they became like dead men.

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

Nehemiah 7:2

Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.

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

Psalm 128:1-2

How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways! You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you.

God, Holiness of » Should produce » Fear of God

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