189 occurrences

'Afraid' in the Bible

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.

Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?

And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.

And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Moreover he said, I am the God of thy 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 upon God.

And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.

The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

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

And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:

(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;

The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.

For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.

When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.

And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.

Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.

And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.

And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

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

And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.

Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David's enemy continually.

Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?

And David laid up these words in his heart, and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath.

And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled.

And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?

And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?

Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: and all the people that are with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only:

When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;

Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.

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

And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him:

Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.

At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.

For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?

Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.

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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