And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely there is no reverence or fear of God at all in this place, and they will slay me because of my wife.
How he did not fear God, but when you were faint and weary he attacked you along the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear.
2 Kings 17:25
At the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear and revere the Lord. Therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them.
Nor do they say in their hearts, Let us now reverently fear and worship the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the autumn and the spring rain in its season, Who reserves and keeps for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Your own wickedness shall chasten and correct you, and your backslidings and desertion of faith shall reprove you. Know therefore and recognize that this is an evil and bitter thing: [first,] you have forsaken the Lord your God; [second,] you are indifferent to Me and the fear of Me is not in you, says the Lord of hosts.
Transgression [like an oracle] speaks to the wicked deep in his heart. There is no fear or dread of God before his eyes.
There is no [reverential] fear of God before their eyes.
God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old -- "Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -- "because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God.
Of whom have you been so afraid and in dread that you lied and were treacherous and did not [seriously] remember Me, did not even give Me a thought? Have I not been silent, even for a long time, and so you do not fear Me?
They are not humbled (contrite, penitent, and bruised for their guilt and iniquities) even to this day, neither have they feared and revered [Me] nor walked in My law or My statutes which I set before you and before your fathers.
But it will not be well with the wicked, neither will he prolong his days like a shadow, because he does not [reverently] fear and worship God.
But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet [reverently] fear the Lord God.
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord,
Indeed, you are doing away with [reverential] fear, and you are hindering and diminishing meditation and devotion before God.
But the other one reproved him, saying, Do you not even fear God, seeing you yourself are under the same sentence of condemnation and suffering the same penalty?
And I saw, even though [Judah knew] that for this very cause of committing adultery (idolatry) I [the Lord] had put faithless Israel away and given her a bill of divorce; yet her faithless and treacherous sister Judah was not afraid, but she also went and played the harlot [following after idols].
He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither reverenced and feared God nor respected or considered man.
And for a time he would not; but later he said to himself, Though I have neither reverence or fear for God nor respect or consideration for man,
Surely now they shall say, We have no [actual] king because we fear not the Lord; and as for the king, what can he do for us?
Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.
To him who is about to faint and despair, kindness is due from his friend, lest he forsake the fear of the Almighty.
Is it for your [reverential] fear of Him that He [thus] reproves you, that He enters with you into judgment?