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57 Bible Verses about Fear

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Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Proverbs 10:24

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

Psalm 27:1-3

The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom should I be afraid? When evildoers came against me to devour my flesh, my foes and my enemies stumbled and fell. Though an army deploy against me, my heart is not afraid; though war break out against me, still I am confident.

Psalm 33:8

Let the whole earth tremble before the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

Luke 1:74

since we have been rescued from our enemies' clutches, to serve Him without fear

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

Romans 13:3

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do good and you will have its approval.

Isaiah 57:11

Who was it you dreaded and feared, so that you lied and didn't remember Me or take it to heart? Have I not kept silent for such a long time and you do not fear Me?

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Fear » What not to fear

Deuteronomy 1:17

Do not show partiality when rendering judgment; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.

2 Kings 17:35-38

The Lord made a covenant with them and commanded them, "Do not fear other gods; do not bow down to them; do not serve them; do not sacrifice to them. Instead, fear the Lord, who brought you from the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm. You are to bow down to Him, and you are to sacrifice to Him. You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the laws, and the commandment He wrote for you; do not fear other gods. read more.
Do not forget the covenant that I have made with you. Do not fear other gods,

Psalm 56:4

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Fear » The fear of the lord

Fear » Godly » Examples of righteous men dominated by

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 am 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 » Slavish, of wicked » Needless

Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Mark 5:33

Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.

Mark 16:5

When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed.

More verses: Luke 1:12

Fear » Who shall not be afraid

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom calls out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: "How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance? [How long] will [you] mockers enjoy mocking and [you] fools hate knowledge? read more.
If you turn to my discipline, then I will pour out my spirit on you and teach you my words. Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you. Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will search for me, but won't find me. Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord, were not interested in my counsel, and rejected all my correction, they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes. For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger."

Psalm 112:5-8

Good will come to a man who lends generously and conducts his business fairly. He will never be shaken. The righteous will be remembered forever. He will not fear bad news; his heart is confident, trusting in the Lord. read more.
His heart is assured; he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph on his foes.

Isaiah 54:5-14

For your husband is your Maker- His name is Yahweh of Hosts- and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; He is called the God of all the earth. For the Lord has called you, like a wife deserted and wounded in spirit, a wife of one's youth when she is rejected," says your God. "I deserted you for a brief moment, but I will take you back with great compassion. read more.
In a surge of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but I will have compassion on you with everlasting love," says the Lord your Redeemer. "For this is like the days of Noah to Me: when I swore that the waters of Noah would never flood the earth again, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you. Though the mountains move and the hills shake, My love will not be removed from you and My covenant of peace will not be shaken," says your compassionate Lord. "Poor [Jerusalem], storm-tossed, and not comforted, I will set your stones in black mortar, and lay your foundations in sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling stones, and all your walls of precious stones. Then all your children will be taught by the Lord, their prosperity will be great, and you will be established on [a foundation of] righteousness. You will be far from oppression, you will certainly not be afraid; you will be far from terror, it will certainly not come near you.

Fear » Who shall fear the lord

Psalm 64:9

Then everyone will fear and will tell about God's work, for they will understand what He has done.

Isaiah 25:1-3

Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans [formed] long ago, with perfect faithfulness. For You have turned the city into a pile of rubble, a fortified city, into a ruin; the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city; it will never be rebuilt. Therefore, a strong people will honor You. A city of violent people will fear You.

Hosea 3:4-5

For the Israelites must live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, and without ephod or household idols. Afterwards, the people of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come with awe to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.

Fear » The reward for fearing the lord

Isaiah 8:13-14

You are to regard only the Lord of Hosts as holy. Only He should be feared; only He should be held in awe. He will be a sanctuary; but for the two houses of Israel, He will be a stone to stumble over and a rock to trip over, and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Exodus 1:21

Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families.

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.

Fear » Not » Blessings in the journey of life

Genesis 26:24

and the Lord appeared to him that night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your offspring because of My servant Abraham."

Numbers 21:34

But the Lord said to Moses, "Do not fear him, for I have handed him over to you along with his whole army and his land. Do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon."

Judges 6:23

But the Lord said to him, "Peace to you. Don't be afraid, for you will not die."

Fear » Who not to fear

Numbers 14:9

Only don't rebel against the Lord, and don't be afraid of the people of the land, for we will devour them. Their protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us. Don't be afraid of them!"

Luke 12:4-5

"And I say to you, My friends, don't fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. But I will show you the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw [people] into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!

Fear » The fearful

Fear » Not » Companionship in trial

Isaiah 43:3

For I the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, and your Savior, give Egypt as a ransom for you, Cush and Seba in your place.

Isaiah 43:1-2

Now this is what the Lord says- the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel- "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. I will be with you when you pass through the waters, and [when you pass] through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You will not be scorched when you walk through the fire, and the flame will not burn you.

Fear » Who fears the lord

Proverbs 14:2

Whoever lives with integrity fears the Lord, but the one who is devious in his ways despises Him.

Jonah 1:7-9

"Come on!" the sailors said to each other. "Let's cast lots. Then we will know who is to blame for this trouble we're in." So they cast lots, and the lot singled out Jonah. Then they said to him, "Tell us who is to blame for this trouble we're in. What is your business and where are you from? What is your country and what people are you from?" He answered them, "I am a Hebrew. I worship Yahweh, the God of the heavens, who made the sea and the dry land."

Fear » Not » Life beyond the grave

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me, and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look-I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Fear » Not » Overshadowing care

Matthew 10:30-31

But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Don't be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Fear » Those that do not fear the lord

Proverbs 1:20-29

Wisdom calls out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: "How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance? [How long] will [you] mockers enjoy mocking and [you] fools hate knowledge? read more.
If you turn to my discipline, then I will pour out my spirit on you and teach you my words. Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you. Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will search for me, but won't find me. Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord,

Fear » The reward for fearing other gods

2 Kings 17:7-23

[This disaster] happened because the people of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God who had brought them out of the land of Egypt from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt and because they had worshiped other gods. They had lived according to the customs of the nations that the Lord had dispossessed before the Israelites and the customs the kings of Israel had introduced. The Israelites secretly did what was not right against the Lord their God. They built high places in all their towns from watchtower to fortified city. read more.
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree. They burned incense on all the high places just like those nations that the Lord had driven out before them. They did evil things, provoking the Lord. They served idols, although the Lord had told them, "You must not do this." Still, the Lord warned Israel and Judah through every prophet and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments and statutes according to all the law I commanded your ancestors and sent to you through My servants the prophets." But they would not listen. Instead, they became obstinate like their ancestors who did not believe the Lord their God. They rejected His statutes and His covenant He had made with their ancestors and the warnings He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and became worthless themselves, following the surrounding nations the Lord had commanded them not to imitate. They abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God. They made for themselves molded images-even two calves-and an Asherah pole. They worshiped the whole heavenly host and served Baal. They made their sons and daughters pass through the fire and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the Lord's sight and provoked Him. Therefore, the Lord was very angry with Israel, and He removed them from His presence. Only the tribe of Judah remained. Even Judah did not keep the commandments of the Lord their God but lived according to the customs Israel had introduced. So the Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to plunderers until He had banished them from His presence. When the Lord tore Israel from the house of David, Israel made Jeroboam son of Nebat king. Then Jeroboam led Israel away from following the Lord and caused them to commit great sin. The Israelites persisted in all the sins that Jeroboam committed and did not turn away from them. Finally, the Lord removed Israel from His presence just as He had declared through all His servants the prophets. So Israel has been exiled to Assyria from their homeland until today.

Fear » Who shall understand the fear of the lord

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, read more.
if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.

Fear » Those that fear the commandment

Proverbs 13:13

The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Fear » The fear of the wicked

Proverbs 10:24

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

Fear » The fear of man

Fear » Who to fear

Fear » Not » Supplies in famine

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid; go and do as you have said. Only make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterwards, you may make some for yourself and your son,

Fear » What is fearful

Fear » Not » Strength in weakness

Fear » Not » Protection in peril

2 Kings 6:16

Elisha said, "Don't be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them."

Fear » Why men fear the lord

Job 37:23-24

The Almighty-we cannot reach Him- He is exalted in power! In His justice and righteousness, He will not oppress. Therefore, men fear Him. He does not look favorably on any who are wise in heart.

Fear » The lord delivering you from your fears

Fear » What should be done with fear

Fear » Where there is no fear

Fear » What casts out fear

Heart » Renewed » Fear

Psalm 119:161

Princes have persecuted me without cause, but my heart fears [only] Your word.

Jeremiah 32:40

"I will make with them an everlasting covenant: I will never turn away from doing good to them, and I will put fear of Me in their hearts so they will never again turn away from Me.

Israel » Fear » Refuge » Egypt

2 Kings 25:26

Then all the people, from the youngest to the oldest, and the commanders of the army, left and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 41:14-18

and all the people whom Ishmael had taken captive from Mizpah turned around and rejoined Johanan son of Kareah. But Ishmael son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men and went to the Ammonites. Johanan son of Kareah and all the commanders of the armies with him then took from Mizpah all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael son of Nethaniah after Ishmael had killed Gedaliah son of Ahikam-men, soldiers, women, children, and court officials whom he brought back from Gibeon. read more.
They left, stopping in Geruth Chimham, which is near Bethlehem, in order to make their way into Egypt away from the Chaldeans. For they feared them because Ishmael son of Nethaniah had struck down Gedaliah son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed in the land.

Jeremiah 42:13-18

But if you say: We will not stay in this land, so as not to obey the voice of the Lord your God, and if you say: No, instead we'll go to the land of Egypt where we will not see war or hear the sound of the ram's horn or hunger for food, and we'll live there, then hear the word of the Lord, remnant of Judah! This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: If you are firmly resolved to go to Egypt and live there for a while, read more.
then the sword you fear will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine you are worried about will follow on your heels there to Egypt, and you will die there. All who resolve to go to Egypt to live there for a while will die by the sword, famine, and plague. They will have no survivor or escapee from the disaster I will bring on them.' "For this is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Just as My anger and fury were poured out on Jerusalem's residents, so will My fury pour out on you if you go to Egypt. You will become an object of execration, scorn, cursing, and disgrace, and you will never see this place again.'

Let us » Fear

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Fear

Leviticus 26:36-37

"I will put anxiety in the hearts of those of you who survive in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a wind-driven leaf will put them to flight, and they will flee as one flees from a sword, and fall though no one is pursuing [them]. They will stumble over one another as if [fleeing] from a sword though no one is pursuing [them]. You will not be able to stand against your enemies.

Trust » Keeps from » Fear

Topics on Fear

Anxiety And Fear

19;94;19

When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.

Casting Out Fear

62;4;18

There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.

Confidence In God, Removes Fear

19;46;1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.

Do Not Fear For God Will Help

29;2;21

Don't be afraid, land; rejoice and be glad, for the Lord has done great things.

Do Not Fear Men

5;1;17

Do not show partiality when rendering judgment; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it.

Fear And Animals

1;9;2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Fear And Worry

40;10;19

But when they hand you over, don't worry about how or what you should speak. For you will be given what to say at that hour,

Fear God!

3;19;14

You must not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but you are to fear your God; I am the Lord.

Fear Is Due

45;13;3

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do good and you will have its approval.

Fear Of Christ

19;72;5

May he continue while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Fear Of Death

58;2;15

and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death.

Fear Of Enemies

5;28;66

Your life will hang in doubt before you. You will be in dread night and day, never certain of survival.

Fear Of God

20;1;7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Fear Of God, Examples Of

58;11;7

By faith Noah, after being warned about what was not yet seen, in reverence built an ark to deliver his family. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Fear Of God, Results Of

5;6;24

The Lord commanded us to follow all these statutes and to fear the Lord our God for our prosperity always and for our preservation, as it is today.

Fear Of Individuals

1;31;31

Jacob answered, "I was afraid, for I thought you would take your daughters from me by force.

Fear Of Man

20;29;25

The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.

Fear Of Other Things

1;42;4

But Jacob did not send Joseph's brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, "Something might happen to him."

Fear Of Stoning

2;8;26

But Moses said, "It would not be right to do that, because what we will sacrifice to the Lord our God is detestable to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice what the Egyptians detest in front of them, won't they stone us?

Fear Of The Lord

14;19;9

He commanded them, saying, "In the fear of the Lord, with integrity, and with a whole heart, you are to do the following:

Fear Turned To Assurance

19;23;4

Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff-they comfort me.

Fear Will Come

42;21;26

People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken.

Fear, Caused By

1;3;10

And he said, "I heard You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid."

Fear, Of Death

58;2;14-15

Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, He also shared in these, so that through His death He might destroy the one holding the power of death-that is, the Devil-

Fear, Of Future

24;51;46

May you not become faint-hearted and fearful when the report is proclaimed in the land, for the report will come one year, and then another the next year. There will be violence in the land with ruler against ruler.

Fear, Of Natural

19;91;5

You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day,

Fear, Of Persecution

15;4;4

Then the people who were already in the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build.

Fear, Of Unknown

27;4;5

I had a dream, and it frightened me; while in my bed, the images and visions in my mind alarmed me.

Fear, Overcome By

19;3;5

I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me.

Freed From Fear

19;56;4

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Godly Fear, Description

18;28;28

He said to mankind, "Look! The fear of the Lord-that is wisdom, and to turn from evil is understanding."

Godly Fear, Examples Of

1;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."

Guilty Fear

20;28;1

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing [them], but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

No Fear Of God

1;20;11

Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'

The Fear Of The Lord

18;28;28

He said to mankind, "Look! The fear of the Lord-that is wisdom, and to turn from evil is understanding."

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