100 Bible Verses about Fear God

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 25 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!

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:4-5 ESV / 13 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!

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 12 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. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 9 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.

Luke 1:50 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 9 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.

1 Peter 3:15 ESV / 6 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,

Hebrews 12:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For our God is a consuming fire.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 13:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Revelation 15:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 5 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,

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 5 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.

Job 28:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

1 John 4:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 4 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.

Acts 10:35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 32:40 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

Isaiah 66:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

Isaiah 8:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 4 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.

Proverbs 23:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”

Psalm 103:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children,

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 4 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.

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 4 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 8:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:24 ESV / 4 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.

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 4 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!

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 4 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.”

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

James 2:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 3 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.

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 3 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.

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Romans 3:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Acts 13:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.

Acts 9:31 ESV / 3 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.

Acts 5:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.

Acts 2:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.

John 3:16 ESV / 3 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.

Luke 5:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 3 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.

Daniel 10:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.

Isaiah 33:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling has seized the godless: “Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?”

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:33 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Whoever walks in uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.

Proverbs 2:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 3 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 147:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Psalm 119:120 ESV / 3 helpful votes

My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.

Psalm 119:38 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.

Psalm 114:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 99:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!

Psalm 89:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 67:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Psalm 36:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the Lord. Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 34:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 3 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!

Psalm 25:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

Psalm 5:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

Job 37:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

Job 1:1 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil.

Nehemiah 5:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So I said, “The thing that you are doing is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies?

Nehemiah 1:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Ezra 10:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all these wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God, and let it be done according to the Law.

Ezra 9:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then all who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the faithlessness of the returned exiles, gathered around me while I sat appalled until the evening sacrifice.

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 3 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 Chronicles 16:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Tremble before him, all the earth; yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

2 Samuel 23:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God,

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 3 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.

Joshua 4:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over,

Leviticus 19:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 3 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.”

Exodus 9:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet fear the Lord God.”

Genesis 42:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:

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