167 occurrences

'Afraid' in the Bible

Then Sarah denied it, saying, I did not laugh; for she was afraid. And He said, No, but you did laugh.

And the men of the place asked him about his wife, and he said, She is my sister; for he was afraid to say, She is my wife -- "[thinking], Lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she is attractive and is beautiful to look upon.

He was afraid and said, How to be feared and reverenced is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gateway to heaven!

Jacob answered Laban, Because I was afraid; for I thought, Suppose you would take your daughters from me by force.

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups,

When she was in hard labor, the midwife said to her, Do not be afraid; you shall have this son also.

And he said to his brothers, My money is restored! Here it is in my sack! And their hearts failed them and they were afraid and turned trembling one to another, saying, What is this that God has done to us?

When they emptied their sacks, behold, every man's parcel of money was in his sack! When both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

The men were afraid because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time we came, so that he may find occasion to accuse and assail us, take us for slaves, and seize our donkeys.

And He said, I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will there make of you a great nation.

Now therefore, do not be afraid. I will provide for and support you and your little ones. And he comforted them [imparting cheer, hope, strength] and spoke to their hearts [kindly].

And the man said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian? Then Moses was afraid and thought, Surely this thing is known.

Also He said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

I will give peace in the land; you shall lie down and none shall fill you with dread or make you afraid; and I will clear ferocious (wild) beasts out of the land, and no sword shall go through your land.

You shall not be partial in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.

Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.

And command the Israelites, You are to pass through the territory of your kinsmen the sons of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So watch yourselves carefully.

I stood between the Lord and you at that time to show you the word of the Lord, for you were afraid because of the fire and went not up into the mount. He said,

You shall not be afraid of them, but remember [earnestly] what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt,

The great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the people of whom you are afraid.

For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure which the Lord held against you, enough to destroy you. But the Lord listened to me that time also.

When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or prove true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.

When you go forth to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.

And all people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name [and in the presence of] the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.

Moreover, He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you.

But the Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow by this time I will give them up all slain to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants and did as the Lord had told him, but because he was too afraid of his father's household and the men of the city to do it by day, he did it by night.

Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the Lord's house. And [he] was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.

The Philistines were afraid, for they said, God has come into the camp. And they said, Woe to us! For such a thing has not happened before.

Now when the Philistines heard that the Israelites had gathered at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the Israelites heard of it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.

Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul.

Saul was still more afraid of David; and Saul became David's constant enemy.

Then David went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech was afraid at meeting David, and said to him, Why are you alone and no man with you?

David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish king of Gath.

David's men said to him, Behold, we are afraid here in Judah. How much more, then, if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

When Saul saw the Philistine host, he was afraid; his heart trembled greatly.

The king said to her, Be not afraid; what do you see? The woman said to Saul, I see a god [terrifying superhuman being] coming up out of the earth!

Then immediately Saul fell full length upon the earth floor [of the medium's house], and was exceedingly afraid because of Samuel's words. There was no strength in him, for he had eaten nothing all day and all night.

David said to him, Why were you not afraid to stretch forth your hand to destroy the Lord's anointed?

David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, How can the ark of the Lord come to me?

And when all the kings serving Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and served them. So the Syrians were afraid to help the Ammonites any more.

And now I have come to speak of this thing to my lord the king because the people have made me afraid. And I thought, I will speak to the king; it may be that he will perform the request of his servant.

For the waves of death enveloped me; the torrents of destruction made me afraid.

And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid and rose up and went every man his way.

Then he was afraid and arose and went for his life and came to Beersheba of Judah [over eighty miles, and out of Jezebel's realm] and left his servant there.

The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, Go down with him; do not be afraid of him. So he arose and went with him to the king.

But they were exceedingly afraid and reasoned, The two kings could not stand before [Jehu]; how then can we stand?

Isaiah said to them, Say to your master, Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled and blasphemed Me.

And Gedaliah swore to them and their men, saying, Do not be afraid of the Chaldean officials. Dwell in the land and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

Then all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the forces arose and went to Egypt, for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

And David was afraid of God that day, and he said, How can I bring the ark of God home to me?

But David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the Lord.

He said, Hearken, all Judah, you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Be strong and courageous. Be not afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there is Another with us greater than [all those] with him.

So the king said to me, Why do you look sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was very much afraid

I looked [them over] and rose up and said to the nobles and officials and the other people, Do not be afraid of the enemy; [earnestly] remember the Lord and imprint Him [on your minds], great and terrible, and [take from Him courage to] fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.

He was hired that I should be made afraid and do as he said and sin, that they might have matter for an evil report with which to taunt and reproach me.

And Esther said, An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and queen.

For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me.

You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

At destruction and famine you shall laugh, neither shall you be afraid of the living creatures of the earth.

Now to me you are [like a dried-up brook]; you see my dismay and terror, and [believing me to be a victim of God's anger] you are afraid [to sympathize with me].

I become afraid of all my pains and sorrows [yet to come], for I know You will not pronounce me innocent [by removing them].

[Then] would I speak and not fear Him, but I am not so in myself [to make me afraid, were only a fair trial given me].

You shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall sue for your favor.

Shall not His majesty make you afraid, and should not your awe for Him restrain you?

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side and shall chase him at his heels.

Then beware and be afraid of the sword [of divine vengeance], for wrathful are the punishments of that sword, that you may know there is a judgment.

Even when I remember, I am troubled and afraid; horror and trembling take hold of my flesh.

Therefore am I troubled and terrified at His presence; when I consider, I am in dread and afraid of Him.

See my terror [for I am only a fellow mortal, not God]; I shall not make you afraid, neither shall my pressure be heavy upon you.

When [the crocodile] raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; because of terror and the crashing they are beside themselves.

So that those who dwell in earth's farthest parts are afraid of [nature's] signs of Your presence. You make the places where morning and evening have birth to shout for joy.

When the waters [at the Red Sea and the Jordan] saw You, O God, they were afraid; the deep shuddered also, for [all] the waters saw You.

You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,

His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid while he waits to see his desire established upon his adversaries.

My flesh trembles and shudders for fear and reverential, worshipful awe of You, and I am afraid and in dread of Your judgments.

Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless],

Also when [the old] are afraid of danger from that which is high, and fears are in the way, and the almond tree [their white hair] blooms, and the grasshopper [a little thing] is a burden, and desire and appetite fail, because man goes to his everlasting home and the mourners go about the streets or marketplaces.

Do not call conspiracy [or hard, or holy] all that this people will call conspiracy [or hard, or holy]; neither be in fear of what they fear, nor [make others afraid and] in dread.

Therefore thus says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, O My people who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian, who smites you with a rod and lifts up his staff against you, as [the king of] Egypt did.

They go through the pass, they make Geba their camping place for the night; Ramah is afraid and trembles, Gibeah [the city] of [King] Saul flees.

The cities of Aroer [east of the Jordan] are forsaken; they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

And the land of Judah [allied to Assyria] shall become a terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom mention of it is made will be afraid and everyone who mentions it -- "to him will they turn in fear, because of the purpose of the Lord of hosts which He purposes against Egypt.

The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings?

And Isaiah said to them, You shall say to your master, Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled and blasphemed Me.

O you who bring good tidings to Zion, get up to the high mountain. O you who bring good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear , be afraid , be afraid of , reverence ,
Usage: 68

בּהל 
Bahal 
Usage: 38

בּעת 
Ba`ath 
Usage: 16

גּוּר 
Guwr 
Usage: 98

דּאג 
Da'ag 
Usage: 7

דּחל 
D@chal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

זחל 
Zachal 
Usage: 3

חגר 
Chagar 
gird , appointed , gird on , gird up , be afraid , put , restrain , on every side
Usage: 43

חרד 
Charad 
Usage: 39

חרד 
Chared 
Usage: 6

חתת 
Chathath 
Usage: 48

יגור 
Yagowr 
Usage: 2

יגר 
Yagor 
Usage: 5

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

ערץ 
`arats 
Usage: 15

פּחד 
Pachad 
Usage: 25

רגז 
Ragaz 
Usage: 41

רהה 
Rahah 
Usage: 1

רעשׁ 
Ra`ash 
Usage: 30

שׂער 
Sa`ar 
Usage: 8

ἔκφοβος 
Ekphobos 
Usage: 2

ἔμφοβος 
Emphobos 
Usage: 6