100 Bible Verses about Fear Of The Lord

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 356 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 249 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 / 235 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 193 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.

Job 28:28 ESV / 187 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:8 ESV / 169 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Psalm 111:10 ESV / 131 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!

Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 129 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,

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 127 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 108 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 100 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.

Luke 1:50 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:9 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 71 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 / 69 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.

Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV / 66 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 112:1 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:35 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:19 ESV / 60 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 58 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 16:6 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 55 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 9:10 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 47 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.”

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 46 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.

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 45 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.”

Acts 9:31 ESV / 40 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.

Psalm 34:7-9 ESV / 40 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!

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 40 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 147:10-11 ESV / 35 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.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 35 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?

Deuteronomy 31:12 ESV / 35 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,

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 33 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,

Isaiah 11:3 ESV / 33 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 2:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ESV / 29 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.

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 27 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.”

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV / 23 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 4:6-7 ESV / 23 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.

Proverbs 15:16 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 23 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.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 23 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.”

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:12-16 ESV / 21 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.

Luke 12:4-5 ESV / 21 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!

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 21 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 23:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 128:1-5 ESV / 21 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!

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ESV / 21 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?

Romans 8:15 ESV / 20 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!”

John 14:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 22:23 ESV / 20 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!

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 33:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 19:7-9 ESV / 18 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:

Deuteronomy 17:19 ESV / 18 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 28:13-14 ESV / 17 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.

Proverbs 14:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 16 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.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 16 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; ...

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 16 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.”

1 Peter 1:13-17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 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,

Genesis 20:11 ESV / 15 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.

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Psalm 128:1-4 ESV / 14 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.

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 14 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 Samuel 12:24 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 13 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 13 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.

Malachi 1:14 ESV / 13 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.

Job 1:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”

Hebrews 5:7 ESV / 12 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.

Luke 17:1-3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 12 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.”

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 94:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 12 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 56:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 12 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.

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Romans 11:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

Hebrews 2:2-3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard,

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