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57 Bible Verses about Fear

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Genesis 9:2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Proverbs 10:24

What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.

Psalm 27:1-3

The LORD is my light and my salvation whom will I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom will I be afraid? When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors come near me to devour my flesh, they stumble and fall. If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear. If a war is launched against me, I will even trust in that situation.

Proverbs 3:25

Do not be afraid of sudden disaster, or the devastation that comes to the wicked.

Psalm 33:8

Let all the world fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him;

Luke 1:74

He granted us deliverance from our enemies' grip so that we could serve him without fear

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing.

Romans 13:3

For the authorities are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you like to live without being afraid of the authorities? Then do what is right, and you will receive their approval.

Isaiah 57:11

"Whom did you so dread and while you feared me that you lied, and you did not remember me, and did not lay to heart these things? Haven't I remained silent for a long time, and still you don't fear me?"

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Fear » What not to fear

Deuteronomy 1:17

When you hold a hearing, don't be partial in judgment toward the least important or toward the great. Never fear men, because judgment belongs to God. If the matter is difficult for you, bring it to me for a hearing.'

2 Kings 17:35-38

and with whom the LORD had made a covenant when he gave these orders to them: "You are not to fear other gods, bow down to them, serve them, or sacrifice to them. Instead, it is to be the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, showing great power and public demonstrations of might, whom you are to fear, worship, and to whom you are to offer sacrifice. Furthermore, you are to be careful to observe forever the statutes, ordinances, law, and the commandment that he wrote for you. And you are not to fear other gods. read more.
You are not to forget the covenant that I've made with you, and you are not to fear other gods.

Psalm 56:4

In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.

Fear » The fear of the lord

Fear » Godly » Examples of righteous men dominated by

Nehemiah 5:15

Nevertheless, the former governors before me placed a heavy burden on the people. They received food and wine, plus a tax of 40 shekels of silver. Even their young men took advantage of the people, but I never did so because I feared God.

Jonah 1:9

"I'm a Hebrew," he replied, "and I'm afraid of the LORD God of heaven, who made the sea along with the dry land!"

More verses: Job 1:8 Acts 5:11

Fear » Slavish, of wicked » Needless

Mark 4:38

But Jesus was in the back of the boat, asleep on a cushion. So they woke him up and asked him, "Teacher, don't you care that we're going to die?"

Matthew 14:30

But when he noticed the strong wind, he was frightened. As he began to sink, he shouted, "Lord, save me!"

Matthew 17:6

When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified.

Mark 5:33

So the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came forward fearfully, fell down trembling in front of him, and told him the whole truth.

Mark 16:5

As they went into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were utterly astonished.

More verses: Luke 1:12

Fear » Who shall not be afraid

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction. They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices. Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. "But the person who listens to me will live safely and will be secure from the fear of evil."

Psalm 112:5-8

It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness. He will never be shaken; the one who is just will always be remembered. He need not fear a bad report, for his heart is unshaken, since he trusts in the LORD. read more.
His heart is steadfast, he will not fear. In the end he will look in triumph over his enemy.

Isaiah 54:5-14

For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is his name, and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of the whole earth. For the LORD has called you back like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like the wife of a man's youth when she is cast off," says the LORD your God. "For a brief moment I abandoned you; but I'll gather you with great compassion. read more.
I hid my face from you for a moment in a surge of anger, but I will have compassion on you with my everlasting gracious love," says the LORD your Redeemer. "For this is like the waters of Noah to me, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again spread over the earth; so have I sworn that I won't be angry with you again and that I won't rebuke you. For the mountains may collapse and the hills may reel, but my gracious love will not depart from you, neither will my covenant of peace totter," says the LORD, who has compassion on you. "O afflicted one, passed back and forth, and not comforted, Look! I am about to set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. And I'll make your battlements of rubies, and your gates of jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. Then all your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's prosperity. "In righteousness you'll be established; you will be far from tyranny, for you won't be afraid, and from terror, for it won't come near you.

Fear » Who shall fear the lord

Psalm 64:9

Everyone was gripped with fear and acknowledged God's deeds, understanding what he had done.

Psalm 67:7

May God truly bless us so that all the nations of the earth will fear him. To the Director of music: A Psalm. A song.

Isaiah 25:1-3

LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for you have done marvelous things, plans made long ago in faithfulness and truth. For you have made the city a heap of rubble, the fortified city into a ruin; the foreigners' citadel is no longer a city it will never be rebuilt! Therefore strong nations will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will revere you.

Hosea 3:4-5

Likewise, the people of Israel will dwell a long time without a king, without a prince, without sacrifice, without sacred pillars, and with neither ephod nor teraphim. Afterward, the people of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come in awe to the LORD and to his goodness in the last days.

Fear » The reward for fearing the lord

Isaiah 8:13-14

The LORD of the Heavenly Armies he's the one you are to regard as holy. Let him be the one whom you fear, and let him be the one before whom you stand in terror! Then he will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel he'll also be a stone with which someone strikes himself, a rock one stumbles over, a trap and a snare to those who live in Jerusalem.

Exodus 1:21

Because the midwives feared God, he provided families for them.

1 Samuel 12:14

If you fear the LORD, serve him, obey him, and don't rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who rules over you will truly follow the LORD your God.

Fear » Not » Blessings in the journey of life

Genesis 26:24

where one night the LORD appeared to him. "I am the God of your father Abraham," he told him. "Don't be afraid, because I'm with you. I'm going to bless you and multiply your descendants on account of my servant Abraham."

Numbers 21:34

The LORD told Moses, "You are not to fear him, because I'm going to deliver him, his entire army, and his land into your control. Do to him just what you've done to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who used to live in Heshbon."

Judges 6:23

"Calm down! Don't be afraid." the LORD replied. "You're not going to die!"

Fear » Who not to fear

Numbers 14:9

However, don't rebel against the LORD or be afraid of the people who live in the land, because we'll gobble them right up. Their defenses will collapse, because the LORD is with us. You are not to be afraid of them."

Luke 12:4-5

"But I tell you, my friends, never be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can't do anything more. I'll show you the one you should be afraid of. Be afraid of the one who has the authority to throw you into hell after killing you. Yes, I tell you, be afraid of him!

Fear » The fearful

Fear » Not » Companionship in trial

Isaiah 43:3

"I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Redeemer And I've given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and the people of Seba in exchange for you.

Isaiah 43:1-2

But now this is what the LORD says, the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: "Do not be afraid, because I've redeemed you. I've called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I'll be with you; and through the rivers, they won't sweep over you. when you walk through fire you won't be scorched, and the flame won't set you ablaze.

Fear » Who fears the lord

Proverbs 14:2

Someone whose conduct is upright fears the LORD, but whoever is devious in his ways despises him.

Jonah 1:7-9

Meanwhile, each crewman told another, "Come on! Let's cast lots to find out whose fault it is that we're in this trouble." So they cast lots, and the lot indicated Jonah! So they interrogated him: "Tell us, why has this trouble come upon us? What's your occupation? Where'd you come from? What's your home country? What's your nationality?" "I'm a Hebrew," he replied, "and I'm afraid of the LORD God of heaven, who made the sea along with the dry land!"

Fear » Not » Life beyond the grave

Revelation 1:17-18

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. But he placed his right hand on me and said, "Stop being afraid! I am the first and the last, the living one. I was dead but look! I am alive forever and ever! I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Fear » Not » Overshadowing care

Matthew 10:30-31

Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted! So stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows."

Fear » Those that do not fear the lord

Proverbs 1:20-29

Wisdom cries out in the street; she raises her voice in the public squares. She calls out at the busiest part of the noisy streets, and at the entrance to the gates of the city she utters her words: "You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?" read more.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you. "Because I called out to you and you refused to respond I appealed, but no one paid attention because you neglected all my advice and did not want my correction, I will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when what you fear comes, when what you dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. "Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. "Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD;

Fear » The reward for fearing other gods

2 Kings 17:7-23

This happened because the Israelis had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt and from the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, because they were fearing other gods, and because they were following the rules of the nations whom the LORD had expelled before the Israelis and that the kings of Israel had practiced. The Israelis practiced secret things that were not right, offending the LORD their God. In addition, they built high places for use by all their towns, watchtowers, and fortified cities. read more.
They set up pillars and Asherim on every high hill and in the shade of every green tree, where they made offerings on all the high places, as did the nations whom the LORD had expelled before them. They also practiced other wickedness, provoking the LORD to become angry, and they served idols, a practice that the LORD had warned them, "You are not to do this." Nevertheless, the LORD had warned both Israel and Judah by means of every prophet and seer: "Turn away from your evil practices and keep my commandments and statutes according to the entire Law that I gave your ancestors and that I sent to you through my servants, the prophets." But they would not listen. Instead, they were stubborn, just like their ancestors had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God. They rejected the LORD's statutes, the covenant that he had made with their ancestors, and his warnings that he gave them. They pursued meaninglessness and became meaningless themselves as they followed the lifestyles of the nations that surrounded them, a practice that the LORD had warned them not to do. They abandoned all of the commands given by the LORD their God, crafted for themselves cast images of two calves, constructed an Asherah, worshipped all of the stars in heaven, and served Baal. They passed their sons and daughters through fire, practiced divination, cast spells, and sold themselves to practice what the LORD considered to be evil, thereby provoking him. As a result, the LORD was angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. No one was left except for the tribe of Judah. But Judah, too, did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. Instead, they lived the lifestyle that Israel had chosen, so the LORD rejected all of the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to the control of plunderers until he had thrown them away from his presence. He ripped them away from the heritage of David, even as the people appointed Nebat's son Jeroboam to be king. Jeroboam drove Israel away from following the LORD and made them commit great sin. The Israelis practiced all the sins that Jeroboam had practiced, and never wavered from them until the LORD removed Israel from his presence, just as he had warned through all of his prophets who served him. So Israel was carried off into exile from their own land into Assyria, where they remain to this day.

Fear » Who shall understand the fear of the lord

Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if you accept my words, and treasure my instructions making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for 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 learn to know God.

Fear » Those that fear the commandment

Proverbs 13:13

Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.

Fear » The fear of the wicked

Proverbs 10:24

What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.

Fear » The fear of man

Fear » Who to fear

Fear » Not » Supplies in famine

1 Kings 17:13

But Elijah told her, "You can stop being afraid. Go and do what you said, but first make me a muffin and bring it to me. Then make a meal for yourself and for your son,

Fear » What is fearful

Fear » Not » Strength in weakness

Fear » Not » Protection in peril

2 Kings 6:16

Elisha replied, "Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!"

Fear » Why men fear the lord

Job 37:23-24

We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses. Therefore humanity fears him, which none of the wise can quite comprehend."

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

Though nobles persecute me for no reason, my heart stands in awe of your words.

Jeremiah 32:40

I'll make an everlasting covenant with them that I won't turn away from doing good for them. I'll put the fear of me in their hearts so they won't turn away from me.

Israel » Fear » Refuge » Egypt

2 Kings 25:26

Then all the people, including those who were insignificant and those who were important, fled with the captains of the armed forces to Egypt, because they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 41:14-18

All the people whom Ishmael had taken captive from Mizpah turned around and went back to Kareah's son Jonathan. But Nethaniah's son Ishmael and eight other men escaped from Jonathan and went to the Ammonites. Kareah's son Jonathan and all the military leaders who were with him took all the rest of the people from Mizpah whom he had rescued from Nethaniah's son Ishmael after he had killed Ahikam's son Gedaliah, including the young men, the soldiers, women, children, and eunuchs whom he had rescued from Gibeon. read more.
They traveled and then stopped at Geruth Chimham near Bethlehem on their way to Egypt because of the Chaldeans. They were afraid of the Chaldeans because Nethaniah's son Ishmael had killed Ahikam's son Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon had appointed over the land.

Jeremiah 42:13-18

But if you disobey the LORD your God by saying, "We won't stay in this land," and you also say, "No, but we will go to the land of Egypt where we won't see war or hear the sound of the trumpet or hunger for bread, and there we will stay," then hear this message from the LORD, remnant of Judah: "This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "If you are really determined to go into Egypt, and you go there to settle, read more.
the sword that you fear will overtake you there in the land of Egypt. The famine that you dread will pursue you into Egypt, and there you will die. All the people who are determined to go into Egypt to settle there will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague. No one will survive the disaster that I'll bring on them." For this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "Just as my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. You will be a curse and an object of horror, ridicule, and scorn, and you will never again see this place.'

Let us » Fear

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore, as long as the promise of entering his rest remains valid, let us be afraid! Otherwise, some of you will fail to reach it,

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

Leviticus 26:36-37

"As for the remnants among you, I'll bring despair in their hearts in the land of their enemies so that even the sound of a blown leaf will chase them and they flee as though pursued by the sword and fall when no one is pursuing. They'll stumble over each other as though fleeing before the sword, even though no one is pursuing.

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Topics on Fear

Anxiety And Fear

19;94;19

When my anxious inner thoughts become overwhelming, your comfort encourages me.

Casting Out Fear

62;4;18

There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.

Confidence In God, Removes Fear

19;46;1-2

God is our refuge and strength, a great help in times of distress.

Do Not Fear For God Will Help

29;2;21

"Stop being afraid, land! Rejoice and be glad, because the LORD will do great things.

Do Not Fear Men

5;1;17

When you hold a hearing, don't be partial in judgment toward the least important or toward the great. Never fear men, because judgment belongs to God. If the matter is difficult for you, bring it to me for a hearing.'

Fear And Animals

1;9;2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Fear And Worry

40;10;19

When they hand you over, don't worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say, because in that hour what you are to say will be given to you.

Fear God!

3;19;14

"You are not to curse a deaf person or put a stumbling block before the blind. "You are to fear God. I am the LORD.

Fear Is Due

45;13;3

For the authorities are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you like to live without being afraid of the authorities? Then do what is right, and you will receive their approval.

Fear Of Christ

19;72;5

May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine from generation to generation.

Fear Of Death

58;2;15

and might free those who were slaves all their lives because they were terrified by death.

Fear Of Enemies

5;28;66

You'll cling to life, being fearful by both night and day, with no assurance of survival.

Fear Of God

20;1;7

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Fear Of God, Examples Of

58;11;7

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, reverently prepared an ark to save his family, and by faith he condemned the world and inherited the righteousness that comes by faith.

Fear Of God, Results Of

5;6;24

Then the LORD commanded us to observe all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God for our own good, so that he may keep us alive as we are today.

Fear Of Individuals

1;31;31

"I was afraid," Jacob replied. "I thought you might take your daughters from me.

Fear Of Man

20;29;25

Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.

Fear Of Other Things

1;42;4

Jacob would not send Joseph's brother Benjamin to accompany them, because he was saying, "I'm afraid that he'll come to some kind of harm."

Fear Of Stoning

2;8;26

"It wouldn't be right to sacrifice in this way," Moses replied, "because if we do, we will sacrifice to the LORD our God what is offensive to the Egyptians. If we offer sacrifices that are offensive to the Egyptians in front of them, they'll stone us, won't they?

Fear Of The Lord

14;19;9

He issued this reminder to them:

Fear Turned To Assurance

19;23;4

Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.

Fear Will Come

42;21;26

People will faint from fear and apprehension because of the things that are to come on the inhabited world, because the powers of heaven will be shaken.

Fear, Caused By

1;3;10

"I heard your voice in the garden," the man answered, "and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you."

Fear, Of Death

58;2;14-15

Therefore, since the children have flesh and blood, he himself also shared the same things, so that by his death he might destroy the one who has the power of death (that is, the Devil)

Fear, Of Future

24;51;46

Do this now, so your heart does not grow faint, and so you don't become frightened because of the rumors that are heard in the land a rumor comes one year and then after it another rumor comes the next year about violence in the land and one ruler against another ruler.

Fear, Of Natural

19;91;5

You need not fear terror that stalks in the night, the arrow that flies in the day,

Fear, Of Persecution

15;4;4

After this, the non-Israeli inhabitants of the land undermined the people of Judah, harassing them in their construction work

Fear, Of Unknown

27;4;5

I had a dream that made me afraid. The thoughts that went through my mind while in bed and the visions in my head terrified me.

Fear, Overcome By

19;3;5

I lie down and sleep, I wake up, because the LORD sustains me.

Freed From Fear

19;56;4

In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.

Godly Fear, Description

18;28;28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Godly Fear, Examples Of

1;22;12

"Don't lay your hand on the youth!" he said. "Don't do anything to him, because I've just demonstrated that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only unique one, from me."

Guilty Fear

20;28;1

The wicked flee, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold like a lion.

No Fear Of God

1;20;11

"I thought that there's no fear of God in this place," Abraham replied, "and that they would kill me because of my wife.

The Fear Of The Lord

18;28;28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

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