'Awe' in the Bible
And the Lord responded: “Look, I am making a covenant. I will perform wonders in the presence of all your people that have never been done in all the earth or in any nation. All the people you live among will see the Lord’s work, for what I am doing with you is awe-inspiring.
"Observe my Sabbath and stand in awe of my sanctuary. I am the LORD.
Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by Yahweh’s name, and they will stand in awe of you.
On that day the Lord magnified and exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; so they feared him [with profound awe and reverence], just as they had feared Moses all the days of his life.
Then the woman went and told her husband, “A man of God came to me. He looked like the awe-inspiring Angel of God. I didn’t ask Him where He came from, and He didn’t tell me His name.
And Saul saw that he prospered well, and he stood in awe of him.
All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God’s wisdom was in him to carry out justice.
Everyone who held the words of the God of Israel in awe gathered around me because of the unfaithful acts of the people of the exile. Devastated, I continued to sit there until the evening offering.
I said,Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant with those who love Him and keep His commands,
After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.”
So now, our God—the great, mighty,and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant—do not view lightly all the hardships that have afflicted us,our kings and leaders,our priests and prophets,our ancestors and all Your people,from the days of the Assyrian kings until today.
“Will not His majesty terrify you,And will not the dread of Him fall upon you?
“Dominion and awe belong to HimWho establishes peace in His heights.
Serve the Lord with reverential aweand rejoice with trembling.
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
But I enter Your houseby the abundance of Your faithful love;I bow down toward Your holy templein reverential awe of You.
You who fear the Lord, praise Him;All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him,And stand in awe of Him, all you descendants of Israel.
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon those who fear Him [and worship Him with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],On those who hope [confidently] in His compassion and lovingkindness,
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience],And He rescues [each of] them.
He put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God! Many will watch and be in awe, and they will place their trust in the LORD.
in your splendor ride triumphantlyin the cause of truth, humility, and justice.May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.
Be in awe and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.
For Yahweh, the Most High, is awe-inspiring,a great King over all the earth.
The righteous will look on with aweand will ridicule him:
Then all men will fear [God’s judgment];They will declare the work of God,And they will consider and wisely acknowledge what He has done.
You answer us in righteousness,with awe-inspiring works,God of our salvation,the hope of all the ends of the earthand of the distant seas.
They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs;You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy.
Say to God, “How awe-inspiring are Your works!Your enemies will cringe before Youbecause of Your great strength.
Come and see the wonders of God;His acts for humanity are awe-inspiring.
God, You are awe-inspiring in Your sanctuaries.The God of Israel gives power and strength to His people.May God be praised!
You, even You, are to be feared [with the submissive wonder of reverence];Who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?
From heaven you declared judgment. The earth stands in awe and is quiet
Make and keep your vowsto the Lord your God;let all who are around Him bring tributeto the awe-inspiring One.
God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,more awe-inspiring than all who surround Him.
Let them praise Your greatand awe-inspiring name.He is holy.
Just as a father loves his children,So the Lord loves those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].
wonderful works in the land of Ham,awe-inspiring acts at the Red Sea.
He has sent redemption to His people.He has ordained His covenant forever.His name is holy and awe-inspiring.
I tremble in awe of You;I fear Your judgments.
SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
They will proclaim the power of Your awe-inspiring acts,and I will declare Your greatness.
“The [reverent] fear and worshipful awe of the Lord includes the hatred of evil;Pride and arrogance and the evil way,And the perverted mouth, I hate.
I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him.
M You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,lovely as Jerusalem,awe-inspiring as an army with banners.
Y Who is this who shines like the dawn—as beautiful as the moon,bright as the sun,awe-inspiring as an army with banners?
You are to regard only the Lord of Hosts as holy.Only He should be feared;only He should be held in awe.
For when he sees his children,the work of My hands within his nation,they will honor My name,they will honor the Holy One of Jacoband stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Tell us the coming events,then we will know that you are gods.Indeed, do something good or bad,then we will be in awe and perceive.
"You should fear me!" says the Lord. "You should tremble in awe before me! I made the sand to be a boundary for the sea, a permanent barrier that it can never cross. Its waves may roll, but they can never prevail. They may roar, but they can never cross beyond that boundary."
The Lord says, "Do not start following pagan religious practices. Do not be in awe of signs that occur in the sky even though the nations hold them in awe.
This city will bear on My behalf a name of joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I will do for them. They will tremble with awe because of all the good and all the peace I will bring about for them.
The shape of an expanse, with a gleam like awe-inspiring crystal, was spread out over the heads of the living creatures.
I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:Ah, Lord—the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant with those who love Him and keep His commands—
Afterward, the people of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They will come with awe to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.
The sun will be turned to darknessand the moon to bloodbefore the great and awe-inspiring Day of the Lord comes.
They will lick the dust like a snake;they will come trembling out of their hiding placeslike reptiles slithering on the ground.They will tremble in the presence of Yahweh our God;they will stand in awe of You.
Lord, I have heard the report about You;Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds.Revive Your work in these years;make it known in these years.In Your wrath remember mercy!
“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave these to him; it called for reverence, and he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.
But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, they were terribly frightened and filled with awe, and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
They were filled with great fear, and said to each other, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
because Herod was in awe of John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed, yet would hear him gladly.
For he knew not what to say: they were filled with such awe.
Then fear came on all their neighbors; and all these things were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea.
Then everyone was astounded, and they were giving glory to God. And they were filled with awe and said, “We have seen incredible things today!”
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.
And great fear and awe gripped the whole church, and all who heard about these things.
That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand by your faith [as believers understanding the truth of Christ’s deity]. Do not be conceited, but [rather stand in great awe of God and] fear [Him];
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,
As for those [elders] who continue in sin, reprimand them in the presence of all [the congregation], so that the rest will be warned.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us hold on to grace. By it, we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe,
and especially those who go after the flesh in defiling lust and who despise authority. Bold [and] arrogant, they do not tremble in awe [as they] blaspheme majestic beings,
These people are stains on your love feasts. They feast with you without any sense of awe. They are shepherds who care only for themselves. They are waterless clouds blown about by the winds. They are autumn trees that are fruitless, totally dead, and uprooted.
Then I saw another great and awe-inspiring sign in heaven: seven angels with the seven last plagues, for with them, God’s wrath will be completed.
They sang the song of God’s servant Moses and the song of the Lamb:Great and awe-inspiring are Your works,Lord God, the Almighty;righteous and true are Your ways,King of the Nations.