'Fearing' in the Bible
and He saith, 'Put not forth thine hand unto the youth, nor do anything to him, for now I have known that thou art fearing God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only one, from Me.'
And when he was questioned by the men of the place about his wife, he said, She is my sister; fearing to say, She is my wife; for, he said, the men of the place may put me to death on account of Rebekah; because she is very beautiful.
Deliver me, I pray Thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I am fearing him, less he come and have smitten me -- mother beside sons;
And on the third day Joseph said to them, Do this, if you would keep your lives: for I am a god-fearing man:
He who is fearing the word of Jehovah among the servants of Pharaoh hath caused his servants and his cattle to flee unto the houses;
But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place them over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
And Moses said to the people, Have no fear: for God has come to put you to the test, so that fearing him you may be kept from sin.
So keep the commands of the Lord your God by walking in His ways and fearing Him.
But keep on in the ways of the Lord your God, fearing him and keeping his orders and hearing his voice, worshipping him and being true to him.
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.
“If you are not careful to obey all the words of this law, which are written in this scroll, by fearing this glorious and awesome name—Yahweh, your God—
And, answering Joshua, they said, Because it came to the ears of your servants that the Lord your God had given orders to his servant Moses to give you all this land, and to send destruction on all the people living in it, because of you; so, fearing greatly for our lives because of you, we have done this.
For the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD.
Then Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the Lord had said to him; but fearing to do it by day, because of his father's people and the men of the town, he did it by night.
Then he said to Jether, his oldest son, Up! Put them to death. But the boy did not take out his sword, fearing because he was still a boy.
And Saul said to Samuel, Great is my sin: for I have gone against the orders of the Lord and against your words: because, fearing the people, I did what they said.
And David took these words to heart, fearing Achish, the king of Gath.
Not one living man or woman did David ever take back with him to Gath, fearing that they might give an account of what had taken place, and say, This is what David did, and so has he been doing all the time while he has been living in the land of the Philistines.
And he is not able any more to turn back Abner a word, because of his fearing him.
and Ahab calleth unto Obadiah, who is over the house -- and Obadiah hath been fearing Jehovah greatly,
and it hath been, I go from thee, and the Spirit of Jehovah doth lift thee up, whither I know not, and I have come to declare to Ahab, and he doth not find thee, and he hath slain me; and thy servant is fearing Jehovah from my youth.
And he got up, fearing for his life, and went in flight, and came to Beer-sheba in Judah, parting there from his servant;
And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets hath cried unto Elisha, saying, 'Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and thou hast known that thy servant was fearing Jehovah, and the lender hath come to take my two children to him for servants.'
So they got up and went in flight, in the half light, without their tents or their horses or their asses or any of their goods; they went in flight, fearing for their lives.
This happened because the Israelis had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt and from the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, because they were fearing other gods,
And they are fearing Jehovah, and make to themselves from their extremities priests of high places, and they are acting for them in the house of the high places.
Jehovah they are fearing, and their gods they are serving, according to the custom of the nations whence they removed them.
Unto this day they are doing according to the former customs -- they are not fearing Jehovah, and are not doing according to their statutes, and according to their ordinances, and according to the law, and according to the command, that Jehovah commanded the sons of Jacob whose name He made Israel,
and these nations are fearing Jehovah, and their graven images they have served, both their sons and their sons' sons; as their fathers did, they are doing unto this day.
and I charge Hanani my brother, and Hananiah head of the palace, concerning Jerusalem -- for he is as a man of truth, and fearing God above many --
A man there hath been in the land of Uz -- Job his name -- and that man hath been perfect and upright -- both fearing God, and turning aside from evil.
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Hast thou set thy heart against My servant Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing God, and turning aside from evil?'
And the Adversary answereth Jehovah and saith, 'For nought is Job fearing God?
And Jehovah saith unto the Adversary, 'Hast thou set thy heart unto My servant Job because there is none like him in the land, a man perfect and upright, fearing God and turning aside from evil? and still he is keeping hold on his integrity, and thou dost move Me against him to swallow him up for nought!'
Have you ever seen destruction come to an upright man? or when were the god-fearing ever cut off?
Despised in his eyes is a rejected one, And those fearing Jehovah he doth honour. He hath sworn to suffer evil, and changeth not;
Who is this -- the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose.
The secret of Jehovah is for those fearing Him, And His covenant -- to cause them to know.
How abundant is Thy goodness, That Thou hast laid up for those fearing Thee,
Lo, the eye of Jehovah is to those fearing Him, To those waiting for His kindness,
Fear Jehovah, ye His holy ones, For there is no lack to those fearing Him.
Thou hast given to those fearing thee an ensign. To be lifted up as an ensign Because of truth. Selah.
For Thou, O God, hast hearkened to my vows, Thou hast appointed the inheritance Of those fearing Thy name.
shooting at the innocent from concealment. Suddenly they shoot, fearing nothing.
Come, give ear to me, all you God-fearing men, so that I may make clear to you what he has done for my soul.
Only, near to those fearing Him is His salvation, That honour may dwell in our land.
For, as the height of the heavens is above the earth, His kindness hath been mighty over those fearing Him.
As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him.
And the kindness of Jehovah Is from age even unto age on those fearing Him, And His righteousness to sons' sons,
Prey He hath given to those fearing Him, He remembereth to the age His covenant.
Praise ye Jah! O the happiness of one fearing Jehovah, In His commands he hath delighted greatly.
Ye fearing Jehovah, trust in Jehovah, 'Their help and their shield is He.'
He blesseth those fearing Jehovah, The small with the great.
I pray you, let those fearing Jehovah say, That, to the age is His kindness.
Those fearing Thee see me and rejoice, Because for Thy word I have hoped.
Those fearing Thee turn back to me, And those knowing Thy testimonies.
A Song of the Ascents. O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways.
Lo, surely thus is the man blessed who is fearing Jehovah.
O house of Levi, bless ye Jehovah, Those fearing Jehovah, bless ye Jehovah.
The desire of those fearing Him He doth, And their cry He heareth, and saveth them.
Jehovah is pleased with those fearing Him, With those waiting for His kindness.
Fearing the Lord is the beginning of moral knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the wicked will not live long.
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.
Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
The backslider in heart will have his fill with his own [rotten] ways,But a good man will be satisfied with his ways [the godly thought and action which his heart pursues and in which he delights].
The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.
Fearing the Lord leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity.
The reward for humility and fearing the Lord is riches and honor and life.
Do not let your heart envy sinners, but rather be zealous in fearing the Lord all the time.
O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil.
Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
The grace is false, and the beauty is vain, A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.
It is good that thou dost lay hold on this, and also, from that withdrawest not thy hand, for whoso is fearing God goeth out with them all.
Although a sinner commits crime a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I also know that it will go well with God-fearing people, for they are reverent before Him.
And good is not to the wicked, and he doth not prolong days as a shadow, because he is not fearing before God.
The whole is as to the whole; one event is to the righteous and to the wicked, to the good, and to the clean, and to the unclean, and to him who is sacrificing, and to him who is not sacrificing; as is the good, so is the sinner, he who is swearing as he who is fearing an oath.
For before the child is old enough to make a decision between evil and good, the land whose two kings you are now fearing will have become waste.
Who is among you, fearing Jehovah, Hearkening to the voice of His servant, That hath walked in dark places, And there is no brightness for him? Let him trust in the name of Jehovah, And lean upon his God.
The upright man goes to his death, and no one gives a thought to it; and god-fearing men are taken away, and no one is troubled by it; for the upright man is taken away because of evil-doing, and goes into peace.
Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your waysAnd harden our heart from fearing You?Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
For all these things my hand has made, and they are mine, says the Lord; but to this man only will I give attention, to him who is poor and broken in spirit, fearing my word.
So I will go after trouble for them, and will send on them what they are fearing: because no one made answer to my voice, or gave ear to my word; but they did what was evil in my eyes, going after that in which I took no pleasure.
And I will give you into the hands of those desiring your death, and into the hands of those whom you are fearing, even into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, and into the hands of the Chaldaeans.
And the king Zedekiah saith unto Jeremiah, 'I am fearing the Jews who have fallen unto the Chaldeans, lest they give me into their hand, and they have insulted me.'
But I will keep you safe on that day, says the Lord: you will not be given into the hands of the men you are fearing.
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand.
Then it will come about that the sword, which is the cause of your fear, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and need of food, which you are fearing, will go after you there in Egypt; and there death will come to you.
You have been fearing the sword, and I will send the sword on you, says the Lord.
And I will make a number of peoples overcome with wonder at you, and their kings will be full of fear because of you, when my sword is waved before them: they will be shaking every minute, every man fearing for his life, in the day of your fall.
and the chief of the eunuchs saith to Daniel, 'I am fearing my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink, for why doth he see your faces sadder than those of the lads which are of your circle? then ye have made my head indebted to the king,'
and because of the greatness that He gave to him, all peoples, nations, and languages were trembling and fearing before him: whom he willed he was slaying, and whom he willed he was keeping alive, and whom he willed he was raising up, and whom he willed he was making low;
From before me is made a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom they are trembling and fearing before the God of Daniel, for He is the living God, and abiding to the ages, and His kingdom that which is not destroyed, and His dominion is unto the end.
Then have those fearing Jehovah spoken one to another, And Jehovah doth attend and hear, And written is a book of memorial before Him Of those fearing Jehovah, And of those esteeming His name.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
for Herod was fearing John, knowing him a man righteous and holy, and was keeping watch over him, and having heard him, was doing many things, and hearing him gladly.
But if we may say, From men,' -- they were fearing the people, for all were holding John that he was indeed a prophet;
And His kindness is to generations of generations, To those fearing Him,
And there was then in Jerusalem a man whose name was Simeon; and he was an upright man, fearing God and waiting for the comfort of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was on him.
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