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9 Bible Verses about Godly Fear, Examples Of

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Genesis 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.”

Genesis 39:9

No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do such a great evil and sin against God?”

Genesis 42:18

On the third day Joseph said to them, “I fear God—do this and you will live.

1 Kings 18:12

But when I leave you, the Spirit of the Lord may carry you off to some place I don’t know. Then when I go report to Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. But I, your servant, have feared the Lord from my youth.

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.

Job 1:1

There was a man in the country of Uz named Job. He was a man of perfect integrity, who feared God and turned away from evil.

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