And Abraham saith, 'Because I said, 'Surely the fear of God is not in this place, and they have slain me for the sake of my wife;
that he hath met thee in the way, and smiteth in all those feeble behind thee (and thou wearied and fatigued), and is not fearing God.
2 Kings 17:25
and it cometh to pass, at the commencement of their dwelling there, they have not feared Jehovah, and Jehovah doth send among them the lions, and they are destroying among them.
And they have not said in their heart, 'Let us fear, we pray you, Jehovah our God, who is giving rain, The sprinkling and the gathered, in its season, The appointed weeks of harvest He keepeth for us.'
Instruct thee doth thy wickedness, And thy backslidings reprove thee, Know and see that an evil and a bitter thing Is thy forsaking Jehovah thy God, And My fear not being on thee, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah of Hosts.
To the Overseer. -- By a servant of Jehovah, by David. The transgression of the wicked Is affirming within my heart, 'Fear of God is not before his eyes,
There is no fear of God before their eyes.'
God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
And of whom hast thou been afraid, and fearest, That thou liest, and Me hast not remembered? Thou hast not laid it to thy heart, Am not I silent, even from of old? And Me thou fearest not?
They have not been humbled unto this day, nor have they been afraid, nor have they walked in My law, and in My statutes, that I have set before you and before your fathers.
And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.
but thou and thy servants -- I have known that ye are not yet afraid of the face of Jehovah God.'
Because that they have hated knowledge, And the fear of Jehovah have not chosen.
Yea, thou dost make reverence void, And dost diminish meditation before God.
And the other answering, was rebuking him, saying, 'Dost thou not even fear God, that thou art in the same judgment?
And I see when (for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery) I have sent her away, and I give the bill of her divorce unto her, that treacherous Judah her sister hath not feared, and goeth and committeth fornication -- she also.
saying, 'A certain judge was in a certain city -- God he is not fearing, and man he is not regarding --
and he would not for a time, but after these things he said in himself, Even if God I do not fear, and man do not regard,
For now they say: We have no king, Because we have not feared Jehovah, And the king -- what doth he for us?
And I have drawn near to you for judgment, And I have been a witness, Making haste against sorcerers, And against adulterers, And against swearers to a falsehood, And against oppressors of the hire of an hireling, Of a widow, and of a fatherless one, And those turning aside a sojourner, And who fear Me not, said Jehovah of Hosts.
To a despiser of his friends is shame, And the fear of the Mighty he forsaketh.
Because of thy reverence Doth He reason with thee? He entereth with thee into judgment: