The Fear of God
If you will keep iniquities, O Jehovah, O Lord, who shall stand? But forgiveness is with you, that you may be feared. Psalms 130:3+4
Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared. Psalms 119:38
Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. 1 Samuel 12:24
For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:25
Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! Psalms 34:9
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. Psalms 40:3
Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. Psalms 86:11
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. Proverbs 3:7
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. Ecclesiastes 12:13
And he said to man; Behold, THE FEAR OF THE LORD, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding. Job 28:28
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! Psalms 22:23
LET ME SAY THIS; THE FEAR OF GOD IS A GOOD THING!
I believe that the fear of God and the love of God are two sides of the same coin. Can you love God and not fear him? Or fear God and not love him? I don’t think that is possible. Some one that loves God is not going to do things to displease him and the same is true of someone who fears their Lord. Now loving God seems much simpler and straight forward than the fear of God is. There are many reasons why the fear of the Lord is a difficult subject. In this paper I will consider Fear, afraid and the fear of God and other instances.
We as guilty people are naturally afraid of God and for good reason. On the other hand Christians fear God because they are forgiven and they know their God is – an awesome God. We, since Adam’s fall have all kinds of natural fears. For example; fear of heights, fear of danger, fear of people and all sorts of phobias. Before we were converted, we just like everyone else were afraid to die. Remember Adam our father in the flesh? He was afraid of God after he sinned and hid from him because he feared punishment. That is the first fear that appears in the Bible in Genesis 3:10. Now all of us sinners are afraid of God and try to hide from him, because our deeds are evil (John3:18). God is light and in him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).
So how can we go from “afraid” of God to loving God and fearing him for who he is? And how can we overcome our natural fears and also avoid falling back to being afraid of God?
First God had to do something! He sent his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins; to take away the charge that was against us. Now anyone can be reconciled to God, become his child and he and his position is completely changed.
Therefore since the children have partaken of flesh and blood, in like manner Jesus Christ, God’s Son; himself also shared the same things, that through death he might do away with the one having the power of death, that is, the devil; and might set these free, as many as by fear of death were subject to slavery through all the time to live. (Hebrews 2:14+15) When one becomes born of the Spirit, we are delivered from being enslaved by those fears, we are set free and can serve God without fear, without being afraid of god (Luke 1:74). So for one, we have to separate; there is one way people in the flesh, (unconverted ones) fear God (are afraid of God) and there is a totally different way Christians fear God (because their sins have been forgiven them and they are coming to know who God really is). One group of people fear God or maybe better are afraid of him because they know that judgement is coming, the other group of people fear God and stand in awe of him and consider him an awesome God and they revere him greatly because he has forgiven them of their sins and he has justified them through his son Jesus Christ.
In the song “Amazing Grace’ we sing; Grace made my heart to fear, and by Grace my fears were also relieved. It is God’s Grace that wakes us up to our lost and condemned condition and it is by God’s grace through faith that these fears are relieved because he has forgiven us. Every human being has the fear of death, fear of judgement, fear of punishment. God’s Grace wakes us up to this which causes fear. This fear moves us; I must escape, I must flee! We seek deliverance, we “run” to God, we come to the cross and God through Jesus Christ relieves us of our sins, our burden and justifies us; therefore relieves us of our fear of death, fear of judgement, and the fear of condemnation. Before our conversion, before we have God’s Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we fear because we know we are guilty, we know we are sinners – after- those fears are gone and instead we fear God, we stand in awe, we reverence God for the amazing Grace he has had on us.
Anyone can say they fear God, but what does it mean? The second fear of God scripture in the Bible is God saying to Abraham that now he knows that Abraham fears God, because Abraham wouldn’t even withhold his own son from God, but he was going to obey God even if it meant to sacrifice his own son. (Genesis 22:12)
THE FEAR OF GOD IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK!
After a miracle Jesus Christ did this was the reaction of believers;
Luke 5:26 and amazement seized them all and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying; we saw wonderful things today.
Luke 7:16 and fear took hold of all; and they glorified God, saying, a great prophet has risen up among us; and, God has visited his people.
And here is the reaction of unbelievers after a miracle Jesus Christ did;
Luke 8:37 And all the multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes were seized with a great fear and asked him to depart from them. And entering into the boat, he returned.
In the first two examples, the fear of God caused the people to praise God and to be in awe and amazement.
In the third example, the fear of God or being afraid of God caused the people to ask Jesus to depart from them, and he did.
THE FEAR OF GOD VERSE EVERYONE LIKES TO USE...
Matthew 10:28 and the same verses also in; Luke 12:4+5 And you should not FEAR the ones killing the body, but not being able to kill the soul. But rather FEAR him, the one being able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
First thing to consider is; who is Jesus is talking to. We can see from these preceding verses who Jesus is addressing;
We look at the whole chapter and the context.
Matthew 10:1 and having called his twelve disciples…
Matthew 10:5 and Jesus sent these twelve out, charging them saying…
Then Matthew 11:1 and it happened when Jesus finished commanding his twelve disciples…..
It is clear as shown by these scriptures that Jesus is talking to his twelve disciples.
Jesus was sending his twelve disciples out to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 10:6)
He was sending his twelve disciples out to proclaim that the kingdom of heaven has drawn near. (Verse 7)
He was giving them power to heal every infirmity and cast out unclean spirits. (Verse 1+8)
Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. He explained to them that they were going to run into “trouble”; being brought before governors (Verse 18),
That brother will give over brother, fathers their children, children against parents… (19)
And you will be hated by all on account of my name, but the one enduring to the end will be kept safe. (22)
And he told them since they were going to do this to him; they would also do it to them. (23-25)
Than in verse 28 he told them not to fear those that only can kill the body, but to fear God instead.
29-31 He tells them not to fear because God is in control of everything, using the example how God takes care of the sparrow, he will even more take care of them.
In my view, here is what Jesus is telling them;
I’m sending you to proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is near. You will meet with hardship and opposition and even death, yes you will have reason to fear, but if you are going to fear, don’t fear them, because they can only kill the body. If you are going to fear, fear God who after he killed the body, also can cast into hell. But I tell you, don’t fear at all because consider the sparrows, God takes care of them all, so don’t you fear, because you are much more valuable to God than any sparrow. God even knows how many hairs are on your head. God doesn’t want us to fear, but instead be like David who said; when I’m afraid, I put my trust in Thee. (Psalms 56:3&4)
There are many scriptures where our heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ or Angels say to us; FEAR NOT!
Because we still have our flesh, we easily get startled by heavenly beings.
GODLY FEAR VERSES AFRAID
Any FEAR that moves you toward God = GODLY FEAR
Any FEAR that moves you away from God = AFRAID
WHAT THE ENEMY SAYS ABOUT THE FEAR OF GOD;
Job 1:8-10 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? Than satan answered the Lord and said;
Does Job FEAR GOD for no reason? Have you not put a hedge around and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the land.
There we see, that according to satan, God's enemy;
Job fears God, because God is protecting him and blessing him.
(and goes on to say that if God stops protecting and blessing Job, that Job then would curse God.....which God let satan take everything from Job, yet Job did not curse God)
THE FEAR OF GOD AND RIGHTEOUSNESS
Acts 10:35 But in every nation whoever fears him and works RIGHTEOUSNESS is accepted by him.
Only the righteous can fear God? (I mean have godly Fear) Yes, remember; there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared! (Psalms 130:4)If one is forgiven he is righteous! Not because of ourselves, but because of what Jesus has done for us!
Here is a good example of how the fear of God cannot be us shaking in our boots in front of God but is great awe, respect, reverence;
Ephesians 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects/fears/revers/reverences her husband. (Same Greek word which is used for fear 5399)
Now quite obviously we can all agree that God doesn’t want the wife to be scared/deathly afraid of her husband
C. H. SPURGEON ON THE FEAR OF GOD
How wise and brave we shall be if we fear God. It is well put in the Psalm which we sometimes sing;
Fear him, you Saints, and you will then have nothing else to fear. This great filial fear will chase out all the little, cowardly fears, for he who in the scriptural sense fears God, can never be a coward in dealing with men.
He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Job 6:14
You cannot really fear God unless you know who he is. We can be afraid of God because our conscience bears witness that judgement is coming and that I will have to stand before God.
All the fear verses starting with the New Testament;
(166 times in the New Testament)
5399 I FEAR, DREAD, REVERENCE, AM AFRAID, TERRIFIED (95 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
5399; phobeó: to put to flight, to terrify, frighten, Original Word: φοβέομαι, Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phobeó, Phonetic Spelling: (fob-eh'-o)
Definition: to put to flight, to terrify, frighten, Usage: I fear, dread, reverence, am afraid, terrified.
DO NOT FEAR;
Matthew 1:20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, DO NOT FEAR to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 5399
Matthew 10:26 So HAVE NO FEAR of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Matthew 10:28 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 5399
Matthew 10:31 FEAR NOT, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 5399
Matthew 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. DO NOT BE AFRAID.”5399
Matthew 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have NO FEAR.” 5399
Matthew 28:5 But the angel said to the women, “DO NOT BE AFRAID, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 5399
Matthew 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “DO NOT BE AFRAID; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” 5399
Mark 5:36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “DO NOT FEAR, only believe.” 5399
Mark 6:50 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.” 5399
Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him, “DO NOT BE AFRAID, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 5399
Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, “DO NOT BE AFRAID, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “FEAR NOT, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 5399
Luke 5:10 and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “DO NOT BE AFRAID; from now on you will be catching men.” 5399
Luke 8:50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “DO NOT FEAR; only believe, and she will be well.”
Luke 12:4 “I tell you, my friends, DO NOT FEAR those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.
Luke 12:7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. FEAR NOT; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:32 “FEAR NOT, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
John 6:19&20 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were FRIGHTENED. But he said to them, “It is I; DO NOT BE AFRAID.”
John 12:15 “FEAR NOT, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision “DO NOT BE AFRAID, but go on speaking and do not be silent,
Acts 27:24 and he said, ‘DO NOT BE AFRAID, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have NO FEAR OF THEM, nor be troubled,
Revelation 1:17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “FEAR NOT, I am the first and the last,
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have NO FEAR OF THEM, nor be troubled, (5401)
Matthew 2:22But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was AFRAID to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 5399
Matthew 9:8 When the crowds saw it, they were AFRAID, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
Matthew 14:5 And though he wanted to put him to death, he FEARED THE PEOPLE, because they held him to be a prophet.
Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind, he was AFRAID, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 5399
Matthew 17:6 When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were TERRIFIED. 5399
Matthew 21:26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are AFRAID OF THE CROWD, for they all hold that John was a prophet. 5399
Matthew 25:25 so I was AFRAID and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 5399
Mark 4:41 And they were FILLED WITH GREAT FEAR and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”5399
Mark 5:15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were AFRAID. 5399
Mark 5:33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, CAME IN FEAR AND TREMBLING and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 5399
Mark 6:20 for Herod FEARED John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. 5399
Mark 9:32 But they did not understand the saying, and were AFRAID to ask him. 5399
Mark 10:32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were AFRAID. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him 5399
Mark 11:18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they FEARED HIM, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching. 5399
Mark 11:32 But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were AFRAID OF THE PEOPLE, for they all held that John really was a prophet.
Mark 12:12 And they were seeking to arrest him but FEARED THE PEOPLE, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away. 5399
Mark 16:8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were AFRAID. 5399
Luke 1:50 And his mercy is for those who FEAR HIM from generation to generation. 5399
Luke 2:9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they WERE FILLED WITH GREAT FEAR. 5399
Luke 8:25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were AFRAID, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
Luke 8:35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were AFRAID.
Luke 9:34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were AFRAID as they entered the cloud.
Luke 9:45 But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were AFRAID to ask him about this saying.
Luke 19:21 for I WAS AFRAID OF YOU, because you are a severe man. You take what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.
Luke 20:19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they FEARED the people.
Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they FEARED the people.
John 9:22 (His parents said these things because they FEARED the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.)
John 19:8 When Pilate heard this statement, he was even more AFRAID.
Acts 5:26 Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were AFRAID of being stoned by the people.
Acts 9:26 And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all AFRAID of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple.
Acts 16:38 The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were AFRAID when they heard that they were Roman citizens.
Acts 22:29 So those who were about to examine him withdrew from him immediately, and the tribune also was AFRAID, for he realized that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him.
Acts 23:10 And when the dissension became violent, the tribune, AFRAID that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him away from among them by force and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 27:17 After hoisting it up, they used supports to undergird the ship. Then, FEARING that they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the gear, and thus they were driven along.
Acts 27:29 And FEARING that we might run on the rocks, they let down four anchors from the stern and prayed for day to come.
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no FEAR of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,
Romans 13:4 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.
2 Corinthians 12:20 For I FEAR that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.
Galatians 2:12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, FEARING the circumcision party.
Galatians 4:11 I am AFRAID I may have labored over you in vain.
Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were NOT AFRAID of the king’s edict.
Hebrews 11:27 By faith he left Egypt, NOT being AFRAID of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible.
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I WILL NOT FEAR; what can man do to me?”
1 Peter 3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not FEAR anything that is frightening.
Revelation 2:10 Do not FEAR what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Luke 12:5 (3) 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!
Luke 18:2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who NEITHER FEARED GOD nor respected man.
Luke 18:4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I NEITHER FEAR GOD nor respect man,
Luke 23:40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “DO YOU NOT FEAR GOD, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
Acts 10:2 a devout man who FEARED GOD with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
Acts 10:22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and GOD-FEARING MAN, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say.”
Acts 10:35 but in every nation anyone who FEARS HIM and does what is right is acceptable to him.
Acts 13:16 So Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said: “Men of Israel and you who FEAR GOD, listen.
Acts 13:26 Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who FEAR GOD, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
Romans 11:20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but FEAR.
Colossians 3:22 Bondservants, 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.
Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us FEAR lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
1 Peter 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. FEAR GOD.
Revelation 11:18 The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who FEAR YOUR NAME, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”
Revelation 14:7 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.”
Revelation 15:4 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.”
Revelation 19:5 And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who FEAR HIM, small and great.”
Matthew 27:54 When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were FILLED WITH AWE and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” 5399
Ephesians 5:33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she RESPECTS her husband.
1 Peter 4:18 And “If the righteous is SCARCELY saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
5401(A) FEAR, TERROR, ALARM, (B) THE OBJECT OR CAUSE OF FEAR, (C) REVERENCE, RESPECT (47 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
5401 phobos: panic flight, fear, the causing of fear, terror, Original Word: φόβος, ου, ὁ, Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: phobos, Phonetic Spelling: (fob'-os), Definition: panic flight, fear, the causing of fear, terror
Usage: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect.
Matthew 14:26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in FEAR.
Matthew 28:4 And for FEAR of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
Matthew 28:8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with FEAR and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Mark 4:41 And they were filled with great FEAR and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Luke 1:12 And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and FEAR fell upon him.
Luke 1:65 And FEAR came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea,
Luke 2:9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great FEAR.
Luke 5:26 And amazement seized them all, and they glorified God and WERE FILLED WITH AWE, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”
Luke 7:16 FEAR seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”
Luke 8:37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great FEAR. So he got into the boat and returned.
Luke 21:26 people fainting with FEAR and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
John 7:13 Yet for FEAR of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
John 19:38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for FEAR of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body.
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for FEAR of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Acts 2:43 And AWE came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.
Acts 5:5 When Ananias heard these words; he fell down and breathed his last. And great FEAR came upon all who heard of it.
Acts 5:11 And GREAT FEAR came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
Acts 9:31 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 19:17 And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And FEAR fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.
Romans 3:18 “There is NO FEAR OF GOD before their eyes.”
Romans 8:15 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!”
Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,
Romans 13:7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, RESPECT to whom RESPECT is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness and in FEAR and much trembling,
2 Corinthians 5:11 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.
2 Corinthians 7:1 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.
2 Corinthians 7:5 For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn—fighting without and FEAR within.
2 Corinthians 7:11 For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what FEAR, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.
2 Corinthians 7:15 And his affection for you is even greater, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with FEAR and trembling.
Ephesians 5:21 submitting to one another out of REVERENCE for Christ.
Ephesians 6:5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with FEAR and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ,
Philippians 2:12 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
1 Timothy 5:20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in FEAR.
Hebrews 2:15 and deliver all those who through FEAR OF DEATH were subject to lifelong slavery.
1 Peter 1:17 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
1 Peter 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all RESPECT, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.
1 Peter 3:2 when they see your RESPECTFUL and pure conduct.
1 Peter 3:15 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 John 4:18 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.
Jude 1:23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with FEAR, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.
Revelation 11:11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great FEAR fell on those who saw them.
Revelation 18:10 They will stand far off, in FEAR of her torment, and say, “Alas! Alas! You great city, you mighty city, Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come.”
Revelation 18:15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in FEAR of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,
5400 A TERRIBLE SIGHT, CAUSE OF TERROR, AN OBJECT OF FEAR; (1 TIME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
5400 phobétron: a (cause of) terror, Original Word: φόβητρον, ου, τό, Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: phobétron, Phonetic Spelling: (fob'-ay-tron)
Definition: a (cause of) terror, Usage: a terrible sight, cause of terror, an object of fear.
Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be TERRORS and great signs from heaven. (5400)
5398 FEARFUL, DREADFUL, TERRIBLE; (3 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
5398 phoberos: fearful, Original Word: φοβερός, ά, όν, Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: phoberos, Phonetic Spelling: (fob-er-os')
Definition: fearful, Usage: fearful, dreadful, terrible.
Hebrews 10:27 but a FEARFUL expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
Hebrews 10:31 It is a FEARFUL thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (5398)
Hebrews 12:21 Indeed, so TERRIFYING was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” (5398)
2124 REVERENCE, FEAR OF GOD, PIETY; (2 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
2124 eulabeia: caution, Original Word: εὐλάβεια, ας, ἡ Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eulabeia Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-lab'-i-ah)
Definition: caution Usage: reverence, fear of God, piety.
Hebrews 5:7 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.
Hebrews 12:28 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,
2125 I FEAR, AM ANXIOUS, AM CAUTIOUS; I REVERENCE; (1 TIME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
2125 eulabeomai: to be cautious, Original Word: εὐλαβέομαι
Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eulabeomai Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-lab-eh'-om-ahee)
Definition: to be cautious Usage: I fear, am anxious, am cautious; I reverence.
Hebrews 11:7 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.
1167 COWARDICE, TIMIDITY (1 TIME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
1167 deilia: cowardice, Original Word: δειλία, ας, ἡ, Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: deilia, Phonetic Spelling: (di-lee'-ah)
Definition: cowardice, Usage: cowardice, timidity.
2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1169 COWARDLY, TIMID, FEARFUL (4 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
1169 deilos: cowardly, fearful, Original Word: δειλός, ή, όν, Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: deilos, Phonetic Spelling: (di-los')
Definition: cowardly, fearful, Usage: cowardly, timid, fearful.
Matthew 8:26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Hebrews 12:28 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,
Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
1630 GREATLY TERRIFIED, HORRIFIED (2 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
1630 ekphobos: terrified, Original Word: ἔκφοβος, ον, Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: ekphobos, Phonetic Spelling: (ek'-fob-os)
Definition: terrified, Usage: greatly terrified, horrified.
Mark 9:6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.
Hebrews 12:21 Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”
870 WITHOUT FEAR (4 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
870 aphobós: without fear, Original Word: ἀφόβως, Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: aphobós, Phonetic Spelling: (af-ob'-oce)
Definition: without fear, Usage: fearlessly, shamelessly, securely, tranquilly.
Luke 1:74 that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
1 Corinthians 16:10 When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is doing the work of the Lord, as I am.
Philippians 1:14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Jude 1:12 These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;
1719 FULL OF FEAR, TERRIFIED (5 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
1719 emphobos: terrible, in fear (used of godly fear), Original Word: ἔμφοβος, ον, Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: emphobos, Phonetic Spelling: (em'-fob-os)
Definition: terrible, in fear (used of godly fear), Usage: full of fear, terrified.
Luke 24:5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Luke 24:37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit
Acts 10:4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and the coming judgment, Felix was alarmed and said, “Go away for the present. When I get an opportunity I will summon you.”
Revelation 11:13 And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
5141 I TREMBLE, AM AFRAID (3 TIMES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT)
5141 tremó: to tremble (esp. with fear), Original Word: τρέμω, Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: tremó, Phonetic Spelling: (trem'-o)
Definition: to tremble (esp. with fear), Usage: I tremble, am afraid.
Mark 5:33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.
Luke 8:47&48 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”
2 Peter 2:10 and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones,