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14 Bible Verses about Fear Of God

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Deuteronomy 31:12-13

Gather the people together, men and women and children and thy strangers that are within thy gates, that they may hear and that they may learn and fear the LORD your God and observe to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known any thing, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God all the days that ye live in the land unto which ye are to pass the Jordan to inherit it.

Joshua 4:24

that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that ye might fear the LORD your God all the days.

Joshua 24:14

Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in perfection and in truth and put away from among you the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river and in Egypt, and serve ye the LORD.

Psalm 34:7-9

Zain The angel of the LORD encamps round about those that fear him and delivers them. Cheth O taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man that shall trust in him. Teth O fear the LORD, ye his saints; for those that fear him lack nothing.

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Fear of God » Promises concerning

Malachi 3:16

Then those that feared the LORD spoke one to another, and the LORD hearkened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for those that feared the LORD and for those that think in his name.

1 Samuel 12:14

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

Psalm 25:12

Lamed Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm 31:19

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for those that wait 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

Hearing this has melted our heart, neither has there remained any more spirit in any man because of you, for the LORD your God is God above in the heavens and in the earth beneath.

Exodus 15:16

Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone, until thy people pass over, O LORD, until the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

Exodus 23:27

I will send my fear before thee and will trouble all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

2 Chronicles 14:14

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

More verses: 2 Chronicles 17:10

Fear of God » Reverential

Nehemiah 5:15

But the former captains that had been before me had charged the people and had taken of them for bread and wine, upon forty shekels of silver; and in addition to this their servants bore rule over the people; but I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Jonah 1:9

And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, God of the heavens, who has 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 became pale, and his thoughts troubled him, and the girdings of his loins were unloosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Proverbs 10:24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him, but God shall grant the desire of the righteous.

Job 5:20-25

In famine he shall ransom thee from death, and in war from the power of the sword. Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh; neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth; 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 there is peace in thy tent, and thou shalt visit thy habitation and shalt not sin. Thou shalt know that thy seed is great and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Job 18:11

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and his own feet shall drive him away.

More verses: Proverbs 1:24-27

Fear of God » Cultivated

Hebrews 12:18-24

For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched and that burned with fire nor unto blackness and darkness and tempest and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, which voice those that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more; (for they could not endure that which was commanded, and if so much as a beast should touch the mountain, it shall be stoned or thrust through with a dart: read more.
and so terrible was the sight that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake); but ye are come unto Mount Sion and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the congregation of the called out ones of the firstborn, who are registered in the heavens and to God the Judge of all and to the spirits of just men made perfect and to Jesus, the mediator of the new testament and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better than that of Abel.

Exodus 19:12-13

And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves that ye go not up into the mount or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mount shall surely die: Not a hand shall touch it, but that he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live. When the jubilee sounds long, they shall come up to the mount.

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, has turned my wrath away from the sons of Israel, being zealous for my sake among them, therefore I did not consume the sons of Israel in my jealousy.

Numbers 25:6-15

Then, behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the testimony. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. So the plague of the sons of Israel was stayed. read more.
And those that died in that plague were twenty-four thousand. Then the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the sons of Israel, being zealous for my sake among them, therefore I did not consume the sons of Israel in my jealousy. Because of this say unto them, Behold, I establish my covenant of peace with him; and he shall have, and his seed after him, even the covenant of the everlasting priesthood because he was zealous for his God and reconciled the sons of Israel. Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianite, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a family of the tribe of Simeon. And the name of the Midianite woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, prince of peoples, of the house of the father, 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 awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD 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, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear I will worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 119:38

Confirm thy word unto thy slave, 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 unto the sons of Reuben and to the sons of Gad and to the half tribe of Manasseh unto the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying, Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD in that ye have built an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the LORD? Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, for which there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD? read more.
And ye turn away this day from following the LORD; and it will be, seeing ye rebel today against the LORD, that tomorrow he will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel. If the land of your possession seems unto you to be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, in which the LORD's tabernacle dwells and take possession among us; but do not rebel against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building yourselves an altar in addition to the altar of the LORD our God. Peradventure did Achan, the son of Zerah, not commit a trespass in the anathema, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? And that man did not perish 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 governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly, for when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took one hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in caves and sustained 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 the LORD and besought the LORD, and the LORD himself repented of the evil which he had pronounced against them? Shall we commit such 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 the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto the man and said unto him, Where art thou? And he replied, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself. read more.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee not to eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate. Then the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I ate.

Fear of God » Instances of guilty fear » Judas

Matthew 27:3-5

Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? Thou shalt see to it. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and 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

Then Jehoshaphat feared and set himself to seek the LORD and proclaimed a fast throughout all 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, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him; for now I know that thou doest fear God, seeing thou 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

Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, heard the voice of the LORD their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people feared before 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

He that feared the word of the LORD among the slaves of Pharaoh made his slaves and his livestock 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 captains that had been before me had charged the people and had taken of them for bread and wine, upon forty shekels of silver; and in addition to this their servants bore rule over the people; but I did not do 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

Now therefore thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; 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 the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my slave Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that fears God and has departed 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 the LORD, God of the heavens, who has 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 they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy and 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 shook 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

that I commanded my brother Hanani, and Hananiah, the prince of the palace in Jerusalem (for he was as a man of truth and feared God above many);

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

Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed is every one that fears the LORD, that walks in his ways. When thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

God, Holiness of » Should produce » Fear of God

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