Bible Verses about Fear - Overcome Fear

God is the object of.

Isaiah 8:13 (ESV) — 13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

God is the author of.

Jeremiah 32:39 (ESV) — 39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.
Jeremiah 32:40 (ESV) — 40 I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.

Searching the Scriptures gives the understanding of.

Proverbs 2:3–5 (ESV) — 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Described as

Hatred of evil. 

Proverbs 8:13 (ESV) — 13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Wisdom.

Job 28:28 (ESV) — 28 And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ”

Psalm 111:10 (ESV) — 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

A treasure to saints.

Proverbs 15:16 (ESV) — 16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.

Isaiah 33:6 (ESV) — 6 and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.

A fountain of life.

Proverbs 14:27 (ESV) — 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.

Sanctifying.

Psalm 19:9 (ESV) — 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

Filial and reverential.

Hebrews 12:9 (ESV) — 9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?

Hebrews 12:28 (ESV) — 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,

Commanded.

Deuteronomy 13:4 (ESV) — 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.

Psalm 22:23 (ESV) — 23 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!

Ecclesiastes 12:13 (ESV) — 13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

1 Peter 2:17 (ESV) — 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Motives to

The holiness of God.

Revelation 15:4 (ESV) — 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.”

The greatness of God.

Deuteronomy 10:12 (ESV) — 12 “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,

Deuteronomy 10:17 (ESV) — 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

The goodness of God.

1 Samuel 12:24 (ESV) — 24 Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

The forgiveness of God.

Psalm 130:4 (ESV) — 4 But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.

Wondrous works of God.

Joshua 4:23 (ESV) — 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over,

Joshua 4:24 (ESV) — 24 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.”

Judgments of God.

Revelation 14:7 (ESV) — 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.”

A characteristic of saints.

Malachi 3:16 (ESV) — 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Should accompany the joy of saints.

Psalm 2:11 (ESV) — 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Necessary to

The worship of God.

Psalm 5:7 (ESV) — 7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you.

Psalm 89:7 (ESV) — 7 a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?

The service of God.

Psalm 2:11 (ESV) — 11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Hebrews 12:28 (ESV) — 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,

Avoiding of sin.

Exodus 20:20 (ESV) — 20 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.”

Righteous government.

2 Samuel 23:3 (ESV) — 3 The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has said to me: When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God,

Impartial administration of justice.

2 Chronicles 19:6–9 (ESV) — 6 and said to the judges, “Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment. 7 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.” 8 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. 9 And he charged them: “Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart:

Perfecting holiness.

2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV) — 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.

Those who have

Afford pleasure to God.

Psalm 147:11 (ESV) — 11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Are pitied by God.

Psalm 103:13 (ESV) — 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Are accepted of God.

Acts 10:35 (ESV) — 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Receive mercy from God.

Psalm 103:11 (ESV) — 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;

Psalm 103:17 (ESV) — 17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,

Luke 1:50 (ESV) — 50 And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Are blessed.

Psalm 112:1 (ESV) — 1 Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!

Psalm 115:13 (ESV) — 13 he will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great.

Confide in God.

Psalm 115:11 (ESV) — 11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Proverbs 14:26 (ESV) — 26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

Depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6 (ESV) — 6 By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.

Converse together of holy things.

Malachi 3:16 (ESV) — 16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

Should not fear man.

Isaiah 8:12 (ESV) — 12 “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread.

Isaiah 8:13 (ESV) — 13 But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

Matthew 10:28 (ESV) — 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.

Desires of, fulfilled by God.

Psalm 145:19 (ESV) — 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Days of, prolonged.

Proverbs 10:27 (ESV) — 27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

Should be

Prayed for.

Psalm 86:11 (ESV) — 11 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Exhibited in our callings.

Colossians 3:22 (ESV) — 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.

Exhibited in giving a reason for our hope.

1 Peter 3:15 (ESV) — 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,

Constantly maintained.

Deuteronomy 14:23 (ESV) — 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.

Joshua 4:24 (ESV) — 24 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 23:17 (ESV) — 17 Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Taught to others.

Psalm 34:11 (ESV) — 11 Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

 

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