100 Bible Verses about Fear Of The Lord

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 1,314 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 1,010 helpful votes

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

Job 28:28 ESV / 916 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 872 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 / 852 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!

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 713 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.

Psalm 33:8 ESV / 670 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 657 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.

1 John 4:18 ESV / 639 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.

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 637 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 626 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,

Luke 1:50 ESV / 619 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 611 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 549 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 545 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:9 ESV / 518 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 508 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 484 helpful votes

In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 456 helpful votes

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 455 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?

Romans 8:15 ESV / 450 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!”

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 446 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 440 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 437 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.”

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 431 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 387 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.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 381 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.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 361 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.

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 357 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.”

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 352 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 352 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.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 350 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.

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 347 helpful votes

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

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 319 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 306 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.”

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 296 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!

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 292 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 290 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 284 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 284 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 282 helpful votes

If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God, it will be well.

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 275 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.”

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 273 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 2:11 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 257 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,

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 253 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 253 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!

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 253 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.”

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 251 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 244 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,

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 238 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:5 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Acts 9:31 ESV / 232 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.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 230 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 229 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 227 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.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 225 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. ...

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 223 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.

Luke 12:32 ESV / 213 helpful votes

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 210 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.

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Psalm 115:11 ESV / 205 helpful votes

You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 204 helpful votes

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.

John 14:1 ESV / 202 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 198 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 198 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.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 196 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.

Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV / 192 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. ...

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 191 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 190 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 15:16 ESV / 189 helpful votes

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.

Luke 1:30-31 ESV / 185 helpful votes

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Psalm 145:19 ESV / 184 helpful votes

He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Deuteronomy 6:24 ESV / 181 helpful votes

And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 176 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 173 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 173 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.

Luke 12:5 ESV / 172 helpful votes

But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 170 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:17 ESV / 167 helpful votes

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Mark 6:49-50 ESV / 166 helpful votes

But when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

Psalm 128:1 ESV / 164 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 151 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.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 149 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Luke 12:4-5 ESV / 148 helpful votes

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Deuteronomy 8:6 ESV / 138 helpful votes

So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 136 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.

Deuteronomy 31:12 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law,

Genesis 20:11 ESV / 129 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.

Deuteronomy 17:19 ESV / 124 helpful votes

And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them,

Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 116 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 116 helpful votes

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 105 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.

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