'Terror' in the Bible
The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.
As the sun was setting, a deep sleep fell on Abram, and suddenly great terror and darkness descended on him.
When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.
and terror and dread will fall on them.They will be as still as a stonebecause of Your powerful armuntil Your people pass by, Lord,until the people whom You purchased pass by.
“I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.
Outside, the sword will take their children,and inside, there will be terror;the young man and the young woman will be killed,the infant and the gray-haired man.
He took a team of oxen, cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the land of Israel by messengers who said, “This is what will be done to the ox of anyone who doesn’t march behind Saul and Samuel.” As a result, the terror of the Lord fell on the people, and they went out united.
Terror spread through the Philistine camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror spread from God.
Then they attacked all the cities around Gerar because the terror of the Lord was on them. They also plundered all the cities, since there was a great deal of plunder in them.
The terror of the Lord was on all the kingdoms of the lands that surrounded Judah, so they didn’t fight against Jehoshaphat.
And now, may the terror of the Lord be on you. Watch what you do, for there is no injustice or partiality or taking bribes with the Lord our God.”
The terror of God was on all the kingdoms of the lands when they heard that Yahweh had fought against the enemies of Israel.
Therefore, the wrath of the Lord was on Judah and Jerusalem, and He made them an object of terror, horror, and mockery, as you see with your own eyes.
In each of King Ahasuerus’s provinces the Jews assembled in their cities to attack those who intended to harm them. Not a single person could withstand them; terror of them fell on every nationality.
I would still live in terror of all my pains.I know You will not acquit me.
Let Him take His rod away from meso His terror will no longer frighten me.
remove Your hand from me,and do not let Your terror frighten me.
Do you make him leap like a locust?His proud snorting fills one with terror.
my whole being is shaken with terror.And You, Lord—how long?
All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.
Put terror in them, Lord;let the nations know they are only men.Selah
Then they will be filled with terror,for God is with those who are righteous.
I have heard the gossip of many;terror is on every side.When they conspired against me,they plotted to take my life.
They looked and froze with fear;they fled in terror.
Then they will be filled with terror—terror like no other—because God will scatterthe bones of those who besiege you.You will put them to shame,for God has rejected them.
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.God, hear my voice when I complain.Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.
You will not fear the terror of the night,the arrow that flies by day,
I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity.I will mock when terror strikes you,
when terror strikes you like a stormand your calamity comes like a whirlwind,when trouble and stress overcome you.
Justice executed is a joy to the righteousbut a terror to those who practice iniquity.
All of them are skilled with swordsand trained in warfare.Each has his sword at his sideto guard against the terror of the night.
Go into the rocksand hide in the dustfrom the terror of the Lordand from His majestic splendor.
People will go into caves in the rocksand holes in the ground,away from the terror of the Lordand from His majestic splendor,when He rises to terrify the earth.
They will go into the caves of the rocksand the crevices in the cliffs,away from the terror of the Lordand from His majestic splendor,when He rises to terrify the earth.
In the evening—sudden terror!Before morning—it is gone!This is the fate of those who plunder usand the lot of those who ravage us.
An oracle against the desert by the sea:Like storms that pass over the Negev,it comes from the desert, from the land of terror.
My heart staggers;horror terrifies me.He has turned my last glimmer of hopeinto sheer terror.
Panic, pit, and trap await youwho dwell on the earth.
Whoever flees at the sound of panicwill fall into a pit,and whoever escapes from the pitwill be caught in a trap.For the windows are opened from heaven,and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Every time it passes through,it will carry you away;it will pass through every morning—every day and every night.Only terror will cause youto understand the message.
Your mind will meditate on the past terror:“Where is the accountant?Where is the tribute collector?Where is the one who spied out our defenses?”
So take your stand with your spellsand your many sorceries,which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.Perhaps you will be able to succeed;perhaps you will inspire terror!
and you will be establishedon a foundation of righteousness.You will be far from oppression,you will certainly not be afraid;you will be far from terror,it will certainly not come near you.
Don’t go out to the fields;don’t walk on the road.For the enemy has a sword;terror is on every side.
We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good;for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
Have You completely rejected Judah?Do You detest Zion?Why do You strike uswith no hope of healing for us?We hoped for peace,but there was nothing good;for a time of healing,but there was only terror.
Don’t become a terror to me.You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
for this is what the Lord says, ‘I am about to make you a terror to both yourself and those you love. They will fall by the sword of their enemies before your very eyes. I will hand Judah over to the king of Babylon, and he will deport them to Babylon and put them to the sword.
For I have heard the gossip of many people,“Terror is on every side!Report him; let’s report him!”Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.“Perhaps he will be deceivedso that we might prevail against himand take our vengeance on him.”
Yes, this is what the Lord says:We have heard a cry of terror,of dread—there is no peace.
You brought Your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and with great terror.
As to the terror you cause,your presumptuous heart has deceived you.You who live in the clefts of the rock,you who occupy the mountain summit,though you elevate your nest like the eagle,even from there I will bring you down.This is the Lord’s declaration.
They will take their tents and their flocksalong with their tent curtains and all their equipment.They will take their camels for themselves.They will call out to them:Terror is on every side!
“This is what the Lord God says: Summon an assembly against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
Then they will lament for you and say of you:How you have perished, city of renown,you who were populated from the seas!She who was powerful on the sea,she and all of her inhabitantsinflicted their terror.
Her graves are set in the deepest regions of the Pit,and her company is all around her burial place.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who once spread terrorin the land of the living.
Elam is therewith all her hordes around her grave.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who went down to the underworld uncircumcised,who once spread their terrorin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
Among the slainthey prepare a resting place for Elamwith all her hordes.Her graves are all around her.All of them are uncircumcised,slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.They are placed among the slain.
Meshech and Tubal are there,with all their hordes.Their graves are all around them.All of them are uncircumcised, slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.
They do not lie downwith the fallen warriors of the uncircumcised,who went down to Sheolwith their weapons of war,whose swords were placed under their heads.The punishment for their sinsrested on their bones,although the terror of these warriorswas once in the land of the living.
All the leaders of the northand all the Sidonians are there.They went down in shame with the slain,despite the terror their strength inspired.They lie down uncircumcisedwith those slain by the sword.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
Only I, Daniel, saw the vision. The men who were with me did not see it, but a great terror fell on them, and they ran and hid.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval.
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