100 Bible Verses about Fear Of The Lord

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 432 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 320 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 296 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.

Job 28:28 ESV / 254 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 239 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 33:8 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 188 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 14:27 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 177 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.

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 170 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,

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 160 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 141 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:50 ESV / 138 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 124 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.

Psalm 34:9 ESV / 123 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Psalm 112:1 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 95 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.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 92 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 2:1-6 ESV / 86 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. ...

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 75 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.

Psalm 145:19 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 71 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.”

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 70 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.” ...

Acts 10:35 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 70 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 9:10 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 65 helpful votes

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

Acts 9:31 ESV / 65 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 31:6 ESV / 65 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.”

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 61 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 34:4 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

Psalm 2:11 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 60 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.”

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 60 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!

Romans 8:15 ESV / 59 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 23:4 ESV / 53 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.

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 52 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,

Psalm 34:7-9 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:16 ESV / 45 helpful votes

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

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 45 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 10:27 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:12 ESV / 44 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,

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:10-11 ESV / 41 helpful votes

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 39 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 33:6 ESV / 39 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.

Isaiah 11:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 38 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 37 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.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ESV / 37 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 23:17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 37 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?

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:11 ESV / 36 helpful votes

In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 36 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.

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 35 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.

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 32 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 5:21 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Deuteronomy 6:24 ESV / 32 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.

Leviticus 19:14 ESV / 32 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.

Luke 12:4-5 ESV / 31 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!

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 128:1-5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 31 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.

Psalm 22:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!

Psalm 128:1-4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.

Psalm 115:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 29 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. ...

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ESV / 29 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, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?

Genesis 20:11 ESV / 29 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.

Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV / 28 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.

Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 28 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. Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

John 14:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Malachi 1:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Cursed be the cheat who has a male in his flock, and vows it, and yet sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished. For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and my name will be feared among the nations.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 19:7-9 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking bribes.” Moreover, in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat appointed certain Levites and priests and heads of families of Israel, to give judgment for the Lord and to decide disputed cases. They had their seat at Jerusalem. And he charged them: “Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart:

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 28 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.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 27 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.

Proverbs 28:13-14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 26 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.

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 26 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!

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

Deuteronomy 17:19 ESV / 25 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,

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

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