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Deuteronomy 31:12-13

Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little children and your aliens that are in your {towns}, so that they may hear and so that they may learn and they may revere Yahweh your God, and {they shall diligently observe} all the words of this law. And [then] their children, who have not known, they [too] may hear, and they may learn to revere Yahweh their God all the days {that you live} on the land that you [are] crossing the Jordan {to get there} to take possession of it."

Joshua 4:24

so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of Yahweh [is] strong, so that you may fear Yahweh your God {forever}."

Joshua 24:14

"So now, revere Yahweh and serve him in sincerity and faithfulness; remove the gods that your ancestors served beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve Yahweh.

Psalm 34:7-9

The angel of Yahweh encamps around [those who] fear him, and he rescues them. Taste and see that Yahweh [is] good; blessed [is] the man [who] takes refuge in him. Fear Yahweh, [you] his saints, for there is no lack for [those who] fear him.

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Fear of God » Promises concerning

Malachi 3:16

Then those who revered Yahweh spoke {with one another}. And Yahweh listened attentively and heard, and a scroll of remembrance was written {before him} of those who revere Yahweh and ponder his name.

1 Samuel 12:14

If you will fear Yahweh, and serve him, and listen to his voice, and not be rebellious against {what Yahweh says}, and both you and the king who rules over you will [follow] after Yahweh your God, [all will be well].

Psalm 25:12

Who [is] the man fearing Yahweh? He will instruct him in [the] way he should choose.

Psalm 31:19

How abundant [is] your goodness that you have stored up for [those who] fear you, that you perform for those who take refuge in you before [the] children of humankind.

Fear of God » Slavish, of wicked » Servile

Genesis 35:5

Then they set out on their journey, and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] all around them, so that they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

Joshua 2:11

We heard [this], and our hearts melted, and {no courage was left in anyone} because of your presence. For Yahweh your God [is] God in the heavens above and on the earth below.

Exodus 15:16

Terror and dread fell on them; at the greatness of your arm they became silent like the stone, until your people passed by, Yahweh, until [the] people whom you bought passed by.

Exodus 23:27

" 'I will release my terror before you, and I will throw into confusion all the people against whom you come, and I will {make all your enemies turn their back to you}.

2 Chronicles 14:14

And they struck all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of Yahweh was upon them. And they plundered all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.

More verses: 2 Chronicles 17:10

Fear of God » Reverential

Nehemiah 5:15

The former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and they took food and wine from them, besides forty shekels. Also, their servants controlled the people, but I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Jonah 1:9

And he said to them, "I [am] a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land."

More verses: Job 1:8 Acts 5:11

Fear of God » Guilty

Daniel 5:6

Then his face changed and his thoughts terrified him, and {his hip joints gave way} and {his knees knocked together}.

Proverbs 10:24

The dread of the wicked will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Job 5:20-25

In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from [the] {power of} [the] sword. From [the] scourge of [the] tongue you shall be hidden, and you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and you shall not fear the wild animals of the earth. read more.
For your covenant [will be] with the stones of the field, and the wild animals of the field will be at peace with you. And you shall know that your tent [is] safe, and you will inspect your fold, and you shall not be missing [anything]. And you shall know that your offspring [are] many, and your descendants like the vegetation of the earth.

Job 18:11

"Sudden terrors terrify him all around, and they chase him at his heels.

More verses: Proverbs 1:24-27

Fear of God » Cultivated

Hebrews 12:18-24

For you have not come to something that can be touched, and to a burning fire, and to darkness, and to gloom, and to a whirlwind, and to the noise of a trumpet, and to the sound of words which those who heard begged [that] not [another] word be spoken to them. For they could not endure what was commanded: "If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned." read more.
And the spectacle was so terrifying [that] Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling." But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, and to tens of thousands of angels, to the festal gathering and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous [people] made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and {to the sprinkled blood} that speaks better than Abel's [does].

Exodus 3:5

And he said, "You must not come near to here. Take off your sandals from on your feet, because the place on which you [are] standing, it [is] holy ground."

Exodus 19:12-13

And you must set limits [for] the people all around, saying, 'Guard yourselves {against} going up to the mountain and touching its edge. Anyone touching the mountain will certainly be put to death. Not a hand will touch it, because he will certainly be stoned or certainly be shot; whether an animal or a man, he will not live.' At the blowing of the ram's horn they may go 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 son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, turned away my anger from among the {Israelites} when he was jealous with my jealousy in their midst, and I did not destroy the {Israelites} with my jealousy.

Numbers 25:6-15

And behold, a man from the {Israelites} came and brought to his brothers Midianite woman before the eyes of Moses and before the eyes of all of the community of the {Israelites}, and they [were] weeping [at] the doorway of the tent of assembly. When Phinehas son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest saw, he got up from the midst of the community and took a spear in his hand. He went after the man of Israel into the woman's section of the tent, and he drove the two of them, the man of Israel and the woman, into her belly. And the plague among the {Israelites} stopped. read more.
The ones who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand. Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, turned away my anger from among the {Israelites} when he was jealous with my jealousy in their midst, and I did not destroy the {Israelites} with my jealousy. Therefore say, 'Behold, I [am] giving to him my covenant of peace, and it will be for him and his {offspring} after him a covenant of an eternal priesthood because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the {Israelites}.'" The name of the man of Israel who was struck with the Midianite woman [was] Zimri son of Salu, a leader of {the family} of the Simeonites. The name of the Midianite woman who was struck [was] Cozbi daughter of Zur, {a leader} of tribe of {the family} 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

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely Yahweh {is indeed} in this place and I did not know!" Then he was afraid and said, "How awesome [is] this place! {This is nothing else than 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}, through the abundance of your steadfast love I will enter your house. I will bow down toward {your holy temple} in awe [of] you.

Psalm 119:38

Fulfill your word to your servant, which [is] to [bring about] a 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 came to the descendants of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying, "Thus says all the congregation of Yahweh: 'What [is] this treachery that you have committed against the God of Israel by turning away today from following Yahweh, by building for yourselves an altar to rebel today against Yahweh? [Is] not the sin of Peor {enough for us}, from which we have not cleansed ourselves today, and for which a plague came to the congregation of Yahweh, read more.
that you must turn today from following Yahweh? [If] you rebel today against Yahweh, tomorrow he will be angry with all of the congregation of Israel; if, however, the land of your property [is] unclean, cross [over] to the land of Yahweh's property, where Yahweh's tabernacle resides, and take possession among us. But you must not rebel against Yahweh or against us by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of Yahweh our God. Did not Achan son of Zerah commit treachery with devoted things, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? {And he alone} did not perish because of 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 so} because 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 summoned Obadiah who [was] over the house. (Now Obadiah was fearing Yahweh greatly. It had happened that when Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them {by fifties} in the cave and sustained them [with] food 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, the king of Judah, and all Judah actually put him to death? [Was he] not in fear of Yahweh? And he entreated the face of Yahweh, and Yahweh relented of the disaster that he had spoken against them. But we [are] about to do great disaster to ourselves."

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

Genesis 3:8-13

Then they heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the garden {at the windy time of day}. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God among the trees of the garden. And Yahweh God called to the man and said to him, "Where [are] you?" And he replied, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I [am] naked, so I hid myself." read more.
Then he asked, "Who told you that you [were] naked? Have you eaten from {the tree from which I forbade you to eat}?" And the man replied, "The woman whom you gave [to be] with me--she gave to me from the tree and I ate." Then Yahweh God said to the woman, "What [is] this you have 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 [when] Judas, the one who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he regretted [what he had done] [and] returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned [by] betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What [is that] to us? You see to [it]!" And throwing the silver coins into the temple he departed. And he 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

Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek Yahweh. And he called for a fast through 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, "Do not stretch out your hand against the boy; do not do anything to him. For now I know that you are {one who fears} God, since you have not withheld your son, your only child, from me."

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

Haggai 1:12

Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all the remnant of the people gave heed to the voice of Yahweh their God and to the words of Haggai the prophet, as Yahweh their God had sent him, {and the people feared Yahweh}.

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

Anyone from the servants of Pharaoh who feared the word of Yahweh caused his servants and livestock to flee to the houses.

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

Nehemiah 5:15

The former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and they took food and wine from them, besides forty shekels. Also, their servants controlled 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

And so then, thus says Yahweh 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

So Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you {considered} my servant Job? Indeed, there is no one like him on the earth--a blameless man and upright and God-fearing and turning away from evil."

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

Jonah 1:9

And he said to them, "I [am] a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, 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

And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, [and] ran to tell his disciples.

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

Matthew 28:4

And the guards trembled from the fear of him and 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

I gave command over Jerusalem to my brother Hanani and Hananiah the commander of the citadel. For he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

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

Psalm 128:1-2

Blessed [is] everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways. You will indeed eat of the labor of your hands; you [will be] happy and [it will be] well with you.

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Deuteronomy 6:24

And [so] Yahweh commanded us to observe all [of] these rules [and] to revere Yahweh our God {for our benefit} {all the days that we live}, {as it is today}.

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Genesis 20:11

And Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place; they will kill me on account of the matter of my wife.