"I heard your voice in the garden," the man answered, "and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid from you."
As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.
But Sarah denied it. "I didn't laugh," she claimed, because she was afraid. The LORD replied, "No! You did laugh!"
Then he said, "I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
Indeed, the sight was so terrifying that Moses said, "I am trembling with fear."
When Israel saw the great force by which the LORD had acted against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed the LORD and Moses his servant.
When morning came on the third day, there was thunder and lightning, with a heavy cloud over the mountain, and the very loud sound of a ram's horn. All the people in the camp trembled.
All the people experienced the thunder and lightning, the sound of the ram's horn, and the smoking mountain. And as the people experienced it, they trembled and stood at a distance.
I stood at that time as mediator between the LORD and you to declare his message to you, because you were afraid of the fire and would not go up the mountain. He said:
I feared the anger and wrath of the LORD against you, because he was irate enough to destroy you. But the LORD also listened to me at that time.
Withdraw your hand far from me and keep me from being petrified with terror.
A fear fell upon me, along with trembling that caused all my bones to shake in terror.
But then you scared me with dreams; you terrified me with visions.
removing his rod from me, and not letting terror of him overwhelm me.
Otherwise, I would speak without being terrified of him, because I'm not like that inside myself."
That's why I'm terrified at his presence! When I think about it, I'm afraid of him.
For I'm terrified of what calamity God may have in store for me; and I cannot endure his grandeur."
1 Samuel 4:7
and the Philistines were terrified. "God has come into the camp," they said. "How terrible for us, because nothing like this has ever happened before!
2 Samuel 6:9
But David feared the LORD that day, and asked, "How can the Ark of God come to me?"
they looked and were awestruck; they became afraid and ran away. Trembling seized them there, pains like those of a woman in labor,
Then the men feared the LORD greatly, offered a sacrifice to the LORD, and made vows.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
When King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, as was all of Jerusalem.
But while he was saying this, a cloud appeared and surrounded them, and they became terrified as they were being overshadowed by the cloud.
As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became afraid and said, "For the present you may go. When I get a chance, I will send for you again."
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear seized everyone who heard about it.
And great fear seized the whole church and everyone else who heard about this.