100 Bible Verses about Fear Of The Lord

Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 530 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 408 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 / 370 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 / 335 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 / 318 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 / 281 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 / 280 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 / 277 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.

Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 247 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 / 222 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 / 216 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:18 ESV / 214 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 19:23 ESV / 212 helpful votes

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

Psalm 25:14 ESV / 209 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 207 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 202 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:11 ESV / 194 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 / 182 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:9 ESV / 182 helpful votes

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

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 174 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 / 150 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 112:1 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:9 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 138 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 2:12-13 ESV / 136 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 / 133 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.”

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 118 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 9:10 ESV / 118 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 116 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 23:4 ESV / 110 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 2:17 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV / 103 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. ...

Genesis 22:12 ESV / 103 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 2:11 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 100 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!

Acts 9:31 ESV / 98 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.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:20 ESV / 97 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.”

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 94 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 145:19 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 88 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.” ...

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 87 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.”

1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 84 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 118:6 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 78 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.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:14 ESV / 73 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.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:35 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:11 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Joshua 4:24 ESV / 71 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.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 70 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 15:16 ESV / 70 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 69 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 6:24 ESV / 67 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.

1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 65 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.

Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 64 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.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 62 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.

Psalm 56:4 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Joshua 24:14 ESV / 61 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 31:12 ESV / 61 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,

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 60 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 / 59 helpful votes

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

Psalm 31:19 ESV / 59 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 2:5 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 56 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.

Psalm 115:11 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:17 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 54 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. ...

2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 53 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 51 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 50 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 34:7-9 ESV / 50 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 17:19 ESV / 50 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,

Psalm 128:1-4 ESV / 46 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.

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 45 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.”

Genesis 20:11 ESV / 45 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.

Malachi 1:14 ESV / 43 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.

2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 42 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.

John 14:15 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Psalm 147:10-11 ESV / 42 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 103:13 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 41 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. ...

Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

John 14:1 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 40 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.

Luke 12:32 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Luke 1:30-31 ESV / 40 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.

Mark 6:49-50 ESV / 40 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.”

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 40 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.

Isaiah 11:3 ESV / 40 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,

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