100 Bible Verses about Reverence

Hebrews 12:28 ESV / 753 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,

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 647 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 631 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.

Leviticus 26:2 ESV / 543 helpful votes

You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 539 helpful votes

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

Psalm 89:7 ESV / 536 helpful votes

A God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?

Exodus 3:5 ESV / 493 helpful votes

Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Leviticus 19:30 ESV / 477 helpful votes

You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 453 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 398 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 389 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Hebrews 12:28-29 ESV / 384 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, for our God is a consuming fire.

1 Peter 3:2 ESV / 362 helpful votes

When they see your respectful and pure conduct.

1 Samuel 12:24 ESV / 347 helpful votes

Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 347 helpful votes

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 340 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.

Ephesians 5:33 ESV / 336 helpful votes

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 326 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!

1 Peter 2:21 ESV / 321 helpful votes

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 321 helpful votes

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

Psalm 95:6 ESV / 313 helpful votes

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!

Hebrews 12:9 ESV / 312 helpful votes

Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

Romans 12:10 ESV / 312 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 310 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 301 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 294 helpful votes

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 293 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.

Acts 24:14 ESV / 292 helpful votes

But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets,

Matthew 4:9-10 ESV / 292 helpful votes

And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 290 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,

John 4:23-24 ESV / 278 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Revelation 19:4 ESV / 277 helpful votes

And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”

Revelation 11:1-2 ESV / 277 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.

Revelation 4:8-11 ESV / 277 helpful votes

And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

2 Timothy 3:4 ESV / 277 helpful votes

Treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

Matthew 15:8 ESV / 276 helpful votes

“‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me;

Matthew 2:2 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 262 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.

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 256 helpful votes

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

Romans 3:18 ESV / 247 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:5 ESV / 245 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!

Titus 2:11-14 ESV / 242 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Titus 2:12 ESV / 241 helpful votes

Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

1 Kings 1:31 ESV / 238 helpful votes

Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the ground and paid homage to the king and said, “May my lord King David live forever!”

Acts 10:2 ESV / 237 helpful votes

A devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.

Hebrews 13:17 ESV / 232 helpful votes

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Genesis 22:5 ESV / 229 helpful votes

Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.”

Leviticus 19:3 ESV / 222 helpful votes

Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

Revelation 19:5 ESV / 219 helpful votes

And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.”

1 Peter 5:5 ESV / 219 helpful votes

Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Luke 1:50 ESV / 218 helpful votes

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

Titus 2:2 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Psalm 103:13 ESV / 216 helpful votes

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

Psalm 119:33-34 ESV / 214 helpful votes

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.

Hebrews 12:29 ESV / 213 helpful votes

For our God is a consuming fire.

Job 1:20 ESV / 211 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.

2 Chronicles 7:3 ESV / 211 helpful votes

When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 211 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 210 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.

2 Chronicles 29:29 ESV / 210 helpful votes

When the offering was finished, the king and all who were present with him bowed themselves and worshiped.

Exodus 5:1-2 ESV / 208 helpful votes

Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’” But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.”

Luke 20:13 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Genesis 24:52 ESV / 206 helpful votes

When Abraham's servant heard their words, he bowed himself to the earth before the Lord.

Genesis 3:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes

And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

Mark 12:6 ESV / 204 helpful votes

He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Matthew 21:37 ESV / 204 helpful votes

Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’

Esther 3:5 ESV / 204 helpful votes

And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury.

Acts 9:31 ESV / 203 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.

Esther 3:2 ESV / 203 helpful votes

And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage.

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 197 helpful votes

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

1 Peter 2:5 ESV / 194 helpful votes

You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:13-14 ESV / 182 helpful votes

Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

James 5:16 ESV / 181 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 178 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

Psalm 111:9 ESV / 178 helpful votes

He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!

Leviticus 19:2-3 ESV / 178 helpful votes

“Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 177 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Jude 1:8 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.

James 2:19 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 169 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 Corinthians 16:18 ESV / 167 helpful votes

For they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such men.

2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / 166 helpful votes

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

John 14:15 ESV / 164 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 162 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.

Revelation 14:7 ESV / 160 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.”

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 160 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.

Ephesians 5:1-33 ESV / 160 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 157 helpful votes

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

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 154 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 152 helpful votes

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 139 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 6:5 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 131 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.

Colossians 3:21 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ESV / 126 helpful votes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Revelation 7:11 ESV / 123 helpful votes

And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

Exodus 18:1-27 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, how the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt. Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her home, along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land”), and the name of the other, Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”). Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. ...

Job 28:28 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

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