100 Bible Verses about Fear Of God

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 67 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 48 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 41 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 33 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Acts 9:31 ESV / 24 helpful votes

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Job 28:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Romans 8:15 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Luke 1:50 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

John 14:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

Proverbs 2:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!

Psalm 2:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

James 2:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion's treasure.

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Psalm 119:1-176 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!

Mark 5:36 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Psalm 34:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!

Psalm 33:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!

Genesis 20:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Abraham said, “I did it because I thought, There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” ...

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. ...

Revelation 1:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,

Hebrews 10:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 17:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Luke 12:22-26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Isaiah 54:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Isaiah 35:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Psalm 34:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 3:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’

Romans 3:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Romans 2:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law.

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

Revelation 14:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 John 4:17-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Hebrews 12:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,

Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.

2 Timothy 1:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

1 Corinthians 16:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Romans 10:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 6 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Acts 10:35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

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