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57 Bible Verses about Fear

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Genesis 9:2

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

Proverbs 10:24

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

Psalm 27:1-3

Yahweh [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Yahweh [is] the refuge of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers drew near against me to eat my flesh-- my adversaries and my enemies [who drew near] to me-- they themselves stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear. Though war arise against me, [even] in this I [will] remain confident.

Psalm 33:8

Let all the earth fear Yahweh. Let all [the] inhabitants of [the] world stand in awe of him.

Luke 1:74

[that] we, being rescued from the hand of [our] enemies, could serve him without fear

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said to me, the rock of Israel has spoken; 'He who rules over mankind rules righteously, in the fear of God.

Romans 13:3

For rulers are not a [cause of] terror for a good deed, but for bad [conduct]. So do you want not to be afraid of authority? Do what [is] good, and you will have praise from it,

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom were you afraid and feared, that you deceived and did not remember me? Did you not place [it] on your heart? [Have] I not been silent, even from long ago, and [so] you do not fear me?

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Fear » What not to fear

Deuteronomy 1:17

You must not {be partial} {in your judgment}; hear [out] the small [person] as [also] the great [person]; {do not be intimidated by any person}, because the judgment [is] God's; and the case that is too difficult for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it [out].'

2 Kings 17:35-38

Yahweh had {made} a covenant with them and commanded them, "You shall not fear other gods, nor shall you bow down to them, nor shall you serve them, nor shall you sacrifice to them. Rather, Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt with great strength and with an outstretched arm--him you shall fear, and to him you shall bow down, and to him you shall sacrifice. The statutes, the decisions, the law, and the commands that he wrote to you, you shall observe to do always, and you shall not fear other gods. read more.
The covenant that I have {made} with you, you shall not forget, and you shall not fear other gods.

Psalm 56:4

God, whose word I praise, God I trust; I do not fear. What can [mere] flesh do to me?

Fear » The fear of the lord

Fear » Godly » Examples of righteous men dominated by

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 » Slavish, of wicked » Needless

Mark 4:38

And he was in the stern sleeping on the cushion, and they woke him up and said to him, "Teacher, is it not a concern to you that we are perishing?"

Matthew 14:30

But [when he] saw the strong wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"

Matthew 17:6

And [when] the disciples heard [this], they fell down on their faces and were extremely frightened.

Mark 5:33

So the woman, frightened and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.

Mark 16:5

And [as they] were going into the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

More verses: Luke 1:12

Fear » Who shall not be afraid

Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, they were not willing [to accept] my counsel, they despised all my reproof. They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely from dread and disaster."

Psalm 112:5-8

[It goes] well [for] a man [who] is gracious and lends, [who] conducts his {business properly}. For he will not be shaken forever; [the] righteous {will be remembered forever}. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart [is] steadfast, secure in Yahweh. read more.
His heart [is] sustained; he will not be afraid, until he looks [in triumph] on his enemies.

Isaiah 54:5-14

For your husband [is] your maker, his name [is] Yahweh of hosts; and your redeemer [is] the holy one of Israel, he is called the God of all of the earth. For Yahweh has called you like a wife forsaken and hurt of spirit, like [the] wife of childhood when she is rejected, says your God. I abandoned you {for a short} moment, but I will gather you with great compassion. read more.
I hid my face from you [for] a moment, in the flowing of anger, but I will have compassion on you with everlasting faithfulness" says your redeemer, Yahweh. "For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you. For the mountains may depart, and the hills may sway, but my faithfulness shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not sway," says Yahweh, who has compassion on you, "O afflicted [one], driven away, [who] is not consoled. Look! I [am] about to set your stones in hard mortar, and I will lay your foundation with sapphires. And I will {make} your battlements of ruby, and your gates of stones of beryl, and all your wall of precious stones. And all your children [shall be] pupils of Yahweh, and the peace of your children [shall be] great. In righteousness you shall be established. Be far from oppression, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

Fear » Who shall fear the lord

Psalm 64:9

And then all men will fear, and will declare the working of God, and will understand his doing.

Isaiah 25:1-3

Yahweh, you [are] my God; I will exalt you. I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans {of old}, [in] faithfulness, trustworthiness. For you have {made} [the] city heap, [the] fortified city a ruin, [the] palace of foreigners {is no longer} a city; it will {never} be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; a city of ruthless nations, they will fear you.

Hosea 3:4-5

The children of Israel will remain for many days without a king and prince, without sacrifice and stone pillar, ephod and teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel will return and seek Yahweh their God and David their king. They will come in fear to Yahweh and to his goodness at the end of days.

Fear » The reward for fearing the lord

Isaiah 8:13-14

You shall regard Yahweh of hosts as holy, and he [is] your fear, and he [is] your dread. And he will become like a sanctuary and a stumbling-stone, and like a stumbling-rock for the two houses of Israel, like a trap and a snare for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Exodus 1:21

{And so} because the midwives feared God, he gave them {families}.

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].

Fear » Not » Blessings in the journey of life

Genesis 26:24

And Yahweh appeared to him that night and said, "I [am] the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I [am] with you, and I will bless you and make your descendants numerous for the sake of my servant Abraham."

Numbers 21:34

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Do not fear him because I will give him and all his people and all his land into your hand. You will do to him just as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who was living in Heshbon."

Judges 6:23

And Yahweh said to him, "Peace be with you. Do not fear; you will not die."

Fear » Who not to fear

Numbers 14:9

Only do not rebel against Yahweh, and you will not fear the people of the land, because they will be our food. {Their protection} has been turned from them; Yahweh [is] with us. You should not fear them."

Luke 12:4-5

"And I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after these [things] do not have anything more to do. But I will show you whom you should fear: fear the one who has authority, after the killing, to throw [you] into hell! Yes, I tell you, fear this one!

Fear » The fearful

Fear » Not » Companionship in trial

Isaiah 43:3

For I [am] Yahweh, your God, the holy one of Israel, your savior. I give you Egypt [as] ransom, Cush and Seba in place of you.

Isaiah 43:1-2

But now thus says Yahweh, he who created you, Jacob, and he who formed you, Israel: "You must not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called [you] by your name; {you are mine}. When you pass through the waters, I [will be] with you, and through the rivers, they shall not flow over you. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, and [the] flame shall not scorch you.

Fear » Who fears the lord

Proverbs 14:2

He who walks in uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is devious [in] his ways displeases him.

Jonah 1:7-9

And they said {to one another}, "Come, let us cast lots so that we may know on whose account this disaster [has come] on us!" And they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. So they said to him, "Please tell us whoever [is responsible that] this disaster [has come] upon us! What [is] your occupation? And from where do you come? What [is] your country? And from which people [are] you?" 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 » Not » Life beyond the grave

Revelation 1:17-18

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead person, and he placed his right hand on me, saying, "Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the one who lives, and I was dead, and behold, I am living {forever and ever}, and I hold the keys of death and of Hades.

Fear » Not » Overshadowing care

Matthew 10:30-31

And even the hairs of your head are all numbered! Therefore do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Fear » Those that do not fear the lord

Proverbs 1:20-29

Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. On a {busy corner} she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: "{How long}, O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? read more.
May you turn to my argument! Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh,

Fear » The reward for fearing other gods

2 Kings 17:7-23

Now [this] happened because the {Israelites} had sinned against Yahweh their God when he brought them up from the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh the king of Egypt and they feared other gods. They walked in the statutes of the nations whom Yahweh had driven out from before the {Israelites}, which the kings of Israel had introduced. The {Israelites} secretly did things which [were] not right, against Yahweh their God; they built high places for themselves in all their towns, from the watchtower up to the fortified city. read more.
They set up for themselves stone pillars and poles of Asherah worship on every high hill and under every green tree. They burned incense there on all the high places, like the nations which Yahweh deported before them, and they did evil things to provoke Yahweh. They served idols which Yahweh had said to them, "You shall not do this thing!" Yahweh warned Israel and Judah by the hand of his every prophet, [with] every seer saying, "Turn from all of your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my ordinances, according to all the law which I commanded your ancestors, which I sent to you by the hand of my servants the prophets." But they did not listen and they stiffened their necks, like the necks of their ancestors who did not believe in Yahweh their God. They rejected his statutes, his covenant which he {made} with their ancestors, and his warnings which he gave to them; and they went after the idols, became vain, and [went] after all the nations which [were] all around them, which Yahweh had commanded them not to do as they [did]. They abandoned all the commands of Yahweh their God and made for themselves two molten calf-shaped idols; they made a pole of Asherah worship and bowed down to the army of the heavens and served Baal. They made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, they practiced divination and read omens, and they sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of Yahweh to provoke him. So Yahweh was very angry with Israel and he removed them from his presence; none remained except the tribe of Judah alone. Even Judah did not keep the commands of Yahweh their God, and they walked in the customs of Israel which they introduced, so Yahweh rejected all the offspring of Israel and punished them, and he gave them into the hand of the plunderers until he banished them from his presence. For he had torn Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king, but Jeroboam detached Israel from following Yahweh, and he made them sin a great sin. The {Israelites} walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he committed, and they did not depart from it, until Yahweh removed Israel from his presence as he had foretold by the hand of all his servants, the prophets. And so he deported Israel from upon his land to Assyria until this day.

Fear » Who shall understand the fear of the lord

Proverbs 2:1-5

My child, if you will receive my sayings, and hide my commands with you, [in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding. For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight, read more.
if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure}, then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find.

Fear » Those that fear the commandment

Proverbs 13:13

He who despises a word will bring destruction on himself, but he who respects a commandment will be rewarded.

Fear » The fear of the wicked

Proverbs 10:24

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

Fear » The fear of man

Fear » Who to fear

Fear » Not » Supplies in famine

1 Kings 17:13

Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go and do according to your word; only make for me a small bread cake from it first, and bring it out to me. Make it for yourself and for your son afterward.

Fear » What is fearful

Fear » Not » Strength in weakness

Fear » Not » Protection in peril

2 Kings 6:16

And he said, "Don't be afraid, for more [are] with us than are with them."

Fear » Why men fear the lord

Job 37:23-24

[As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness. Therefore people revered him; he does not regard any {who think that they are wise}."

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 persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles because of your word.

Jeremiah 32:40

And I will {make} with them {an everlasting covenant} that I will not turn away from them, my doing good [to] them, and my reverence I will put in their hearts so that [they will] not turn aside from me.

Israel » Fear » Refuge » Egypt

2 Kings 25:26

Then all the people, from youngest to oldest, and the commanders of the troops, went [to] Egypt, for they were afraid of the presence of the Chaldeans.

Jeremiah 41:14-18

So all the people whom Ishmael had taken captive from Mizpah turned around and returned and went to Johanan the son of Kareah. But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped with eight men {from} Johanan, and they went to the {Ammonites}. Then Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the armies who [were] with him took from Mizpah all the rest of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, after he had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, strong men, {soldiers}, and women, and little children, and eunuchs whom he brought back from Gibeon. read more.
And they set out and stayed at the lodging place of Chimham that [is] near Bethlehem, {intending} to go [to] Egypt because of the Chaldeans. For they were afraid {of them}, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had appointed [in an official position] over the land.

Jeremiah 42:13-18

But if you [are] saying, "We will not stay in this land," [so as to] not listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, saying, "No, for we will go [to] the land of Egypt where we will not see war, and we will not hear [the] sound of a horn, and we will not be hungry for bread, and there we will stay," then {therefore} hear the word of Yahweh, O remnant of Judah. Thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: "{If you are determined} to go [to] Egypt, and you go to dwell as aliens there, read more.
then it will be [that] the sword that you [are] in fear of will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine that you [are] anxious of will pursue after you there [into] Egypt, and there you will die. So all the people who {are determined} to go [to] Egypt to dwell as aliens there will die by the sword, by the famine, and by the plague, and there will not be for them an escapee or a survivor from the disaster that I [am] bringing upon them." For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: "As my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will pour out on you at your going [to] Egypt, and you will become a curse, and a horror, and a curse [formula], and a disgrace, and you will no longer see this place." '

Let us » Fear

Hebrews 4:1

Therefore let us fear, [while there] remains a promise of entering into his rest, that none of you appear to fall short of [it].

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

Leviticus 26:36-37

As for the ones who remain among you, I will bring fearfulness in their hearts in the land of their enemies; and a sound of a windblown leaf shall pursue them, and they shall flee [like] flight {before} a sword, and they shall fall, but there shall not be a pursuer. And they shall stumble over {one another} as {from before} a sword, but there shall not be a pursuer; and {you shall have no resistance} {before} your enemies.

Trust » Keeps from » Fear

Topics on Fear

Anxiety And Fear

19;94;19

When my troubled thoughts were many {within me}, your consolations cheered my soul.

Casting Out Fear

62;4;18

[There] is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear includes punishment, and the one who is afraid has not been perfected in love.

Confidence In God, Removes Fear

19;46;1-2

God [is] our refuge and strength, a very sufficient help in troubles.

Do Not Fear For God Will Help

29;2;21

Do not fear, land, rejoice and be glad, because Yahweh has done great things.

Do Not Fear Men

5;1;17

You must not {be partial} {in your judgment}; hear [out] the small [person] as [also] the great [person]; {do not be intimidated by any person}, because the judgment [is] God's; and the case that is too difficult for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it [out].'

Fear And Animals

1;9;2

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

Fear And Worry

40;10;19

But whenever they hand you over, do not be anxious how [to speak] or what you should say, for what you should say will be given to you at that hour.

Fear God!

3;19;14

You shall not curse [the] deaf, and you shall not put a stumbling block {before} a blind person, but you shall revere your God; I [am] Yahweh.

Fear Is Due

45;13;3

For rulers are not a [cause of] terror for a good deed, but for bad [conduct]. So do you want not to be afraid of authority? Do what [is] good, and you will have praise from it,

Fear Of Christ

19;72;5

May he live long {while the sun endures} {as long as the moon} {for all generations}.

Fear Of Death

58;2;15

and could set free these who through fear of death were subject to slavery throughout all their lives.

Fear Of Enemies

5;28;66

And {your life shall hang in doubt before you}, and you shall be startled night and day, and you shall not be confident of your life.

Fear Of God

20;1;7

Fear of Yahweh [is the] beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise.

Fear Of God, Examples Of

58;11;7

By faith Noah, having been warned about things not yet seen, out of reverence constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family, by which he pronounced sentence on the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

Fear Of God, Results Of

5;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}.

Fear Of Individuals

1;31;31

Then Jacob answered and said to Laban, "Because I [was] afraid, for I thought, 'Lest you take your daughters from me by force.'

Fear Of Man

20;29;25

The fear of a person will lay a snare, but he who trusts in Yahweh will be secure.

Fear Of Other Things

1;42;4

But Jacob did not send Benjamin, the brother of Joseph, for {he feared harm would come to him}.

Fear Of Stoning

2;8;26

And Moses said, "To do so [is] not right, because we will sacrifice to Yahweh our God a thing detestable to the Egyptians. Look, [if] we sacrifice before their eyes the thing detestable to the Egyptians, will they not stone us?

Fear Of The Lord

14;19;9

And he commanded them, saying, "Thus you must do in the fear of Yahweh in faithfulness and with a whole heart.

Fear Turned To Assurance

19;23;4

Even when I walk in a dark valley, I fear no evil because you [are] with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me

Fear Will Come

42;21;26

people fainting from fear and expectation of what is coming on the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Fear, Caused By

1;3;10

And he replied, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I [am] naked, so I hid myself."

Fear, Of Death

58;2;14-15

Therefore, since the children share in blood and flesh, he also in like manner shared in these [same things], in order that through death he could destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

Fear, Of Future

24;51;46

Now {so that you are not fainthearted}, and you are afraid at the rumors that are heard in the land-- and in the year the rumor comes, and in the year after it the rumor, and violence [is] in the land, with ruler against ruler--

Fear, Of Natural

19;91;5

You need not fear [the] terror of [the] night, [or the] arrow [that] flies by day,

Fear, Of Persecution

15;4;4

Then the people of the land discouraged {the people of Judah} and made them afraid to build

Fear, Of Unknown

27;4;5

And I saw a dream and a revelation on my bed and it frightened me, and the visions of my head terrified me.

Fear, Overcome By

19;3;5

I lay down and slept; I woke up because Yahweh sustains me.

Freed From Fear

19;56;4

God, whose word I praise, God I trust; I do not fear. What can [mere] flesh do to me?

Godly Fear, Description

18;28;28

And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"

Godly Fear, Examples Of

1;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."

Guilty Fear

20;28;1

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

No Fear Of God

1;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.

The Fear Of The Lord

18;28;28

And to the human beings he said, 'Look, the fear of the Lord [is] wisdom, and to depart from evil [is] understanding.'"