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Fear, Unholy.

1.     A characteristic of the wicked. Re 21:8.

2.     Is described as

a.     A fear of idols. 2Ki 17:38.

b.     A fear of man. 1Sa 15:24; Joh 9:22.

c.     A fear of judgments. Isa 2:19; Lu 21:26; Re 6:16,17.

d.     A fear of future punishment. Heb 10:27.

e.     Overwhelming. Ex 15:16; Job 15:21,24.

f.     Consuming. Ps 73:19.

3.     A guilty conscience leads to. Ge 3:8,10; Ps 53:5; Pr 28:1.

4.     Seizes the wicked. Job 15:24; 18:11.

5.     Surprises the hypocrite. Isa 33:14,18.

6.     The wicked judicially filled with. Le 26:16,17; De 28:65-67; Jer 49:5.

7.     Shall be realised. Pr 1:27; 10:24.

8.     God mocks. Pr 1:26.

9.     Saints sometimes tempted to. Ps 55:5.

10.     Saints delivered from. Pr 1:33; Isa 14:3.

11.     Trust in God, a preservative from. Ps 27:1.

12.     Exhortations against. Isa 8:12; Joh 14:27.

13.     Exemplified

a.     Adam. Ge 3:10.

b.     Cain. Ge 4:14.

c.     Midianites. Jdj 7:21,22.

d.     Philistines. 1Sa 14:15.

e.     Saul. 1Sa 28:5,20.

f.     Adonijah’s guests. 1Ki 1:49.

g.     Haman. Es 7:6.

h.     Ahaz. Isa 7:2.

i.     Belshazzar. Da 5:6.

j.     Pilate. Joh 19:8.

k.     Felix. Ac 24:25.

Cultivated: Ex. 3:5; Ex. 19:12, 13; Heb. 12:18–24

Guilty: Job 15:20–25; Job 18:11; Prov. 1:24–27; Prov. 10:24; Dan. 5:6; Jas. 2:19 Instances of Guilty Fear: Adam and Eve, Gen. 3:8–13. The guards at Jesus’ tomb, Matt. 28:4. Judas, Matt. 27:3–5. Devils, Jas. 2:19. See Conviction, Of Sin.

A Motive of Obedience: Lev. 19:14, 32; Lev. 25:17, 36, 43; Num. 32:15; Deut. 6:13–15; Deut. 7:4; Deut. 8:5, 6; Deut. 10:12, 13, 20; Deut. 13:4, 6–11; Deut. 14:23; Deut. 15:9; Deut. 17:11–13; Deut. 19:16–20; Deut. 21:18–21; Deut. 28:14–68; Deut. 31:11–13 Josh. 23:11–16. 1 Sam. 12:24, 25 vs. 14,15.; Job 13:21; Job 31:1–4, 13–15, 23; Prov. 16:6; Isa. 1:20; Jer. 4:4; Jer. 22:5; Matt. 10:28 Luke 12:4, 5. 2 Cor. 5:10, 11; 2 Tim. 4:1, 2; 2 Pet. 3:10–12; Rev. 14:9, 10

Fearanxiety caused by approaching danger

A.     Causes of:

Disobedience     Gen. 3:10

Impending judgment     Heb. 11:7

Persecution     John 20:19

Events of nature     Acts 27:17, 29

Suspicion     Acts 9:26

Uncertainty     2 Cor. 11:3

Final events     Luke 21:26

Death     Heb. 2:15

B.     Effects of:

Demoralization     1 Sam. 13:5–8

Paralysis     Matt. 28:4

Silent testimony     John 9:22

C.     Instances of:

Abraham     Gen. 20:11

Jacob     Gen. 32:9–11

Soldiers     Matt. 27:54

Fearlessnesswithout fear

A.     Source of:

Believing God’s promises     Num. 13:30

Challenge of duty     Ex. 32:26–29

Regard for God’s holiness     Num. 25:1–9

Believing God     Acts 27:22–26

B.     Exemplified by:

Abram     Gen. 14:14–16

Jonathan     1 Sam. 14:6–14

David     1 Sam. 17:34–37

Nehemiah     Neh. 4:1–23

Hebrew men     Dan. 3:16–30

Peter and John     Acts 4:13

Paul     Acts 21:10–14

Fear.

Emotional foreboding or dread of impending distress or misfortune. Often spoken of as the source of religion. Yet fear alone can never account for true religion, since men are impelled to draw near unto God, the object of their worship. One does not desire to come close to the being he fears.

The biblical conception of fear embraces a much wider dimension than our common English word, which simply denotes some sort of dread or terror. While this meaning forms an essential part of the scriptural picture, it is by no means the primary significance, especially when the fear of God—an awe-inspiring reverence—is referred to.

There is, of course, a legitimate place for the fear of God in the lower, anxious sense. We are told, “It is a fearful (terrible) thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31). Jesus taught that we should fear him (God) who has power to punish sin and consign men to utter destruction (Lk 12:4, 5). Fear has a constructive role to play in enabling men to realize both the degeneracy of their souls and their need of divine forgiveness. The first occurrence of such fear may be found in Genesis 3 where Adam and Eve recoiled from the presence of the Holy God whose commandment they had blatantly spurned. Their fear was entirely reasonable for they had been sternly warned that disobedience would incur a grave judgment. Fear is quite naturally the logical consequence of sin (Gn 3:10; 4:13, 14; Prv 28:1). The Bible presents an array of people who are plagued with deep-reaching anxiety (e.g., Cain, Saul, Ahaz, and Pilate). Anxious fear seizes the wicked (Jb 15:24), surprises the hypocrite (Is 33:14), and consumes evildoers (Ps 73:19), whose faithless lives are characterized by fear (Rv 21:8). Pharaoh’s mighty host was virtually paralyzed by fear as God moved against them (Ex 15:16), and Job’s associate Bildad spoke of men driven to their knees by the judgments of God (Jb 18:11).

Fear has a tendency to either immobilize men or seriously affect their activity. This is especially true of the spiritually uncommitted. Saul’s fear of the people caused him to transgress the commandment of God (1 Sm 15:24). The parents whose blind son was miraculously healed by Jesus were afraid to support Christ because they feared the Jews (Jn 9:22). In the parable of the talents Jesus told of a man whose fear prevented him from doing his reasonable duty (Mt 25:25).

Jesus Christ, by his atoning death, resurrection, and heavenly intercession for believers, is the unique liberator from fear. The apostle Paul encouraged the Romans by informing them that in their conversion to Christ, they received the Holy Spirit, not as a spirit of fear and bondage, but as the spirit of adoption, whereby they could address God as “Abba” (Rom 8:15; the Aramaic word commonly used by Jewish children to address their fathers). This is the word by which our Lord Jesus addressed his heavenly Father and which Christians, by virtue of their adoption into the family of God, may also use in speaking to God (Gal 4:6). Recipients of God’s love have received a dynamic force for casting out their anxieties (1 Jn 4:18). A sense of God’s intimate love inspired Paul to say, “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom 8:31).

Unwarranted fear may harm the efforts of the people of God. Jeremiah was warned by God not to fear the faces of his opponents (Jer 1:8) lest God allow calamity to befall him (v 17). Similar calls to courage were given to Jeremiah’s contemporary, Ezekiel, and to a great many others (Jos 1:7, 9; Ez 2:6). We realize that even godly people are tempted to fear and may be temporarily overwhelmed (Ps 55:5). So God repeatedly counsels his people not to succumb to that temptation (Is 8:12; Jn 14:1, 27). He tells them to heap their anxieties upon the God of their redemption, whose care for his sheep is infinitely great (1 Pt 5:7). Faith, then, is the indispensable antecedent of fearlessness as seen in the words of Isaiah: “Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee” (Is 26:3). The psalmist repeatedly stresses the role of faith in conquering fear (37:1; 46:2; 112:7).

Genuine faith is expressed in, and animated by, a reverential awe, and this is the basic meaning of the biblical idea of the fear of God. Unless there is personal awareness of the awesome and majestic sovereignty of God, it is impossible to have a meaningful faith existing in one’s heart (Pss 5:7; 89:7). When God was called “the fear of Isaac” (Gn 31:42) it showed the patriarch’s understanding of the immutable greatness of Yahweh. Isaac’s father, Abraham, anxiously observed the absence of this holy fear in the people who dwell in Gerar (20:11). Even Jesus carried out his ministry in the fear of God (Is 11:2, 3; Heb 5:7). Though Christians are to be liberated from the fear of men (Heb 13:6), death (2:15), and life in general (2 Tm 1:6, 7), they must never lose their sense of the awesomeness of God. Such awareness not only leads to true wisdom (Ps 111:1) but also provides direction for the child of God throughout life (Phil 2:12; Eph 5:21).

Godly fear is characterized by total allegiance to the one true God. The Samaritans, in attempting to serve Yahweh and their idols simultaneously, were rejected by God (2 Kgs 17:33, 41). Those who love God learn of wholesome fear by searching the Scriptures (Prv 2:3–5), the Word of God, which the ancient Israelites were commanded to cleave to and obey as evidence of their reverence for God (Dt 6:2). In Acts 10:2 Cornelius and his family were called “God-fearers” because of their high regard for the God of Israel and because they stood in awe of his person. True reverence for God must invariably express itself in good works and holy living (2 Cor 7:1). To truly revere the Lord entails avoiding sin (Ex 20:20) and translating the directives of the Word of God into everyday experience (Eccl 12:13). This holy fear is actually a source of joy (Ps 2:11) and a veritable fountain of life (Prv 14:27). The fear of the Lord is more valuable than the greatest material riches (15:16) because the Lord takes pleasure in those who hold him in such high regard (Ps 147:11).

FEAR - a feeling of reverence, awe, and respect, or an unpleasant emotion caused by a sense of danger. Fear may be directed toward God or humankind, and it may be either healthy or harmful.

A healthy fear is reverence or respect. The Bible teaches that children are to respect their parents (Lev. 19:3), wives are to respect their husbands (Eph. 5:33), and slaves are to respect their masters (Eph. 6:5). The Scriptures also declare that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge" (Prov. 1:7) as well as "the beginning of wisdom" (Prov. 9:10).

A harmful fear is a sense of terror or dread. Believers are instructed not to fear human beings (Matt. 10:28; Phil. 1:28), because they cannot ultimately harm us. Wicked men, however, are constantly fearing other people, especially the righteous (Prov. 28:1; Matt. 14:5; Rom. 13:3-4). Such fear causes them to act deceitfully in an attempt to hide their sins (2 Sam. 11; Matt. 28:4-15).

On the other hand, the unbeliever has every reason to be panic-stricken at thoughts of God, for he stands condemned before Him (Matt. 10:28; John 3:18). And yet, this kind of fear of God does not often lead to repentance. It normally leads to a feeble attempt to hide from God (Gen. 3:8; Rev. 6:15-17) or worse, to a denial of God’s existence and His claim on a person’s life (Ps. 14:1; Rom. 1:18-28).

c. Fear of men

This can be expressed as: (i) a reverential awe and regard of men, as of masters and magistrates (1 Pet. 2:18; Rom. 13:7); (ii) a blind dread of them and what they can do (Nu. 14:9; Is. 8:12; Pr. 29:25); and (iii) in a peculiar sense a Christian concern for them lest they be ruined by sin (1 Cor. 2:3; 2 Cor. 11:3; Col. 2:1). This kind of fear, and also the slavish fear mentioned in (b) above, can be cast out by true love to God (1 Jn. 4:18).

d. ‘Fear’ as the object of fear

Fear is used in another sense, as in Gn. 31:42, 53, where God is called the ‘Fear’ of *Isaac—i.e. the God whom Isaac feared and worshipped. Their ‘fear’, the thing that terrifies them, comes upon the wicked (Pr. 1:26-27; 10:24; cf. Is. 66:4). When the Hebrews entered the promised land God sent his fear before them, destroying and scattering the Canaanites, or so impressing them with his fear as to render them spiritless and unable to withstand the invaders (Ex. 23:27-28). Fear in this sense is found also in Jb. 4:6 (cf. 9:34; 13:21): ‘Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope?’

FEAR Emotional foreboding or dread of impending distress or misfortune. Often spoken of as the cause of people wanting religion. Yet fear alone can never account for true religion, since men are impelled to draw near unto God, the object of their worship. One does not desire to come close to the being one fears.

The biblical conception of fear embraces a much wider dimension than does our common English word, which simply denotes dread or terror. While this meaning forms an essential part of the scriptural picture, it is by no means the primary significance, especially when the fear of God—an awe-inspiring reverence—is referred to.

There is, of course, a legitimate place for the fear of God in the lower, anxious sense. We are told, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb 10:31, rsv). Jesus taught that we should fear God because he has the power to punish sin and consign people to utter destruction (Lk 12:4–5). Fear has a constructive role to play in enabling men to realize both the degeneracy of their souls and their need of divine forgiveness. The first occurrence of such fear may be found in Genesis 3, where Adam and Eve recoiled from the presence of the holy God whose commandment they had blatantly spurned. Their fear was entirely reasonable because they had been sternly warned that disobedience would incur a grave judgment. Fear is quite naturally the logical consequence of sin (Gn 3:10; 4:13–14; Prv 28:1). The Bible presents an array of people who are plagued with deep-reaching anxiety (e.g., Cain, Saul, Ahaz, and Pilate). Anxious fear seizes the wicked (Jb 15:24), surprises the hypocrite (Is 33:14), and consumes evildoers (Ps 73:19), whose faithless lives are characterized by fear (Rv 21:8). Pharaoh’s mighty host was virtually paralyzed by fear as God moved against them (Ex 15:16), and Job’s associate Bildad spoke of men driven to their knees by the judgments of God (Jb 18:11).

Fear has a tendency to either immobilize people or seriously affect their activity. This is especially true of the spiritually uncommitted. Saul’s fear of the people caused him to transgress the commandment of God (1 Sm 15:24). The parents whose blind son was miraculously healed by Jesus were afraid to support Christ because they feared the Jews (Jn 9:22). In the parable of the talents Jesus told of a man whose fear prevented him from doing his reasonable duty (Mt 25:25).

Jesus Christ, by his atoning death, resurrection, and heavenly intercession for believers, is the unique liberator from fear. The apostle Paul encouraged the Romans (Rom 8:15) by informing them that in their conversion to Christ they received the Holy Spirit, not as a spirit of fear and bondage, but as the spirit of adoption, whereby they could address God as “Abba” (the Aramaic word commonly used by Jewish children to address their fathers). This is the word by which our Lord Jesus addressed his heavenly Father and which Christians, by virtue of their adoption into the family of God, may also use in speaking to God (Gal 4:6). Recipients of God’s love have received a dynamic force for casting out their anxieties (1 Jn 4:18).

Unwarranted fear may harm the efforts of the people of God. Jeremiah was warned by God not to fear the faces of his opponents (Jer 1:8) lest God allow calamity to befall him (v 17). Similar calls to courage were given to Jeremiah’s contemporary, Ezekiel, and to a great many others (Jos 1:7–9; Ez 2:6). We realize that even godly people are tempted to fear and may be temporarily overwhelmed (Ps 55:5). Therefore, God repeatedly counsels his people not to succumb to that temptation (Is 8:12; Jn 14:1, 27). He tells them to heap their anxieties upon the God of their redemption, whose care for his sheep is infinitely great (1 Pt 5:7). Faith, then, is the indispensable antecedent of fearlessness as seen in the words of Isaiah: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Is 26:3, kjv). The psalmists repeatedly stress the role of faith in conquering fear (Pss 37:1; 46:2; 112:7).

Genuine faith is expressed in, and animated by, a reverential awe, and this is the basic meaning of the biblical idea of the fear of God. Unless there is personal awareness of the awesome and majestic sovereignty of God, it is impossible to have a meaningful faith existing in one’s heart (Pss 5:7; 89:7). Though Christians are to be liberated from the fear of men (Heb 13:6), death (2:15), and life in general (2 Tm 1:6–7), they must never lose their sense of the awesomeness of God. Such awareness not only leads to true wisdom (Ps 111:10) but also provides direction for the child of God throughout life (Eph 5:21; Phil 2:12). Those who love God learn of wholesome fear by searching the Scriptures (Prv 2:3–5), the Word of God, which the ancient Israelites were commanded to cleave to and obey as evidence of their reverence for God (Dt 6:2). In Acts 10:2 Cornelius and his family were called “God-fearers” because of their high regard for the God of Israel and because they stood in awe of his person. True reverence for God must invariably express itself in good works and holy living (2 Cor 7:1). This holy fear is actually a source of joy (Ps 2:11) and a veritable fountain of life (Prv 14:27). The fear of the Lord is more valuable than the greatest material riches (15:16) because the Lord takes pleasure in those who hold him in such high regard (Ps 147:11).

φοβέομαι (48 / 98)

Matt 1:20   son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife,
Matt 10:26   So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered
Matt 10:28   Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matt 10:31   Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than
Matt 14:5   he feared the people, because they held • him to be *
Matt 17:7   touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.”
Matt 21:46   they feared the crowds, because they held him to be *
Mark 5:33   knowing what had happened to her, came in fear
Mark 5:36   of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”
Mark 6:20   for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man,
Mark 11:18   for they feared him, because all the crowd was
Mark 12:12   were seeking to arrest him but feared the people,
Luke 1:50   who fear him from generation to generation.
Luke 2:10   And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold,
Luke 8:50   “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.”
Luke 12:4   I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill
Luke 12:5   whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed,
Luke 12:5   whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed,
Luke 12:5   has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
Luke 12:7   Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not;
Luke 12:32   Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s
Luke 18:2   a judge who neither feared God nor respected man.
Luke 18:4   Though I neither fear God nor respect man,
Luke 20:19   parable against them, but they feared the people.
Luke 22:2   to put him to death, for they feared the people.
Luke 23:40   But the other • rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God,
John 9:22   His parents said these things because they feared
John 12:15   Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is
Acts 10:2   a devout man who feared God with all his household,
Acts 10:35   fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
Acts 13:26   and those among you who fear God, to us has been
Acts 27:17   fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis,
Acts 27:29   And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they
Rom 11:20   So do not become proud, * but fear.
Rom 13:3   Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority?
2 Cor 12:20   fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not
Gal 2:12   separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.
Col 3:22   but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
Heb 4:1   his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you
Heb 13:6   “The Lord is my helper; • I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
1 Pet 2:17   Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God.
1 Pet 3:6   if you do good and do not fear anything that is
1 Pet 3:14   sake, you will be blessed. • Have • • no fear of them,
Rev 1:17   saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last,
Rev 2:10   Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold,
Rev 11:18   and those who fear your name, both small and great,
Rev 14:7   And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give
Rev 15:4   Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name?

 φόβος (9 / 98)

Matt 14:26   “ It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.
Matt 28:4   And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.
John 7:13   Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
John 19:38   who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews,
John 20:19   fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them *
1 John 4:18   There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
1 John 4:18   out fear. For fear has to do with punishment,
Rev 18:10   They will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,
Rev 18:15   will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping

φοβερός (2 / 98)

Heb 10:27   but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury
Heb 10:31   It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

φόβος (27 / 98)

Matt 28:8   fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
Mark 4:41   filled with great fear and said to one another,
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
Luke 7:16   Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying,
Luke 8:37   great fear. So he got into the boat and returned.
Luke 21:26   fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world.
Acts 5:5   And great fear came upon all who heard of it.
Acts 5:11   And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all
Acts 9:31   fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit,
Acts 19:17   both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all,
Rom 3:18   “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Rom 8:15   fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption
1 Cor 2:3   And I was with you in weakness and in fear and • much trembling,
2 Cor 5:11   knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others.
2 Cor 7:1   bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
2 Cor 7:5   at every turn— fighting without and fear within.
2 Cor 7:11   what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal,
2 Cor 7:15   how you received him with fear and trembling.
Eph 6:5   obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling,
Phil 2:12   work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,
1 Tim 5:20   so that • the rest may stand in * fear.
Heb 2:15   fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
1 Pet 1:17   conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time
1 John 4:18   There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
Jude 23   to others show mercy with fear, hating even
Rev 11:11   and great fear fell on those who saw them.

φοβέομαι ἀπό (1 / 98)

Matt 10:28   fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.

φοβέομαι  θεός (1 / 98)

Acts 10:22   Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man,

δειλία (1 / 98)

2 Tim 1:7   of fear but of power and love and self-control.

φοβέομαι φόβος μέγας (1 / 98)

Luke 2:9   around them, and they were filled with fear. *

ἔκφοβος (1 / 98)

Heb 12:21   sight that Moses said, “I • tremble with fear.”

 φοβέομαι (3 / 98)

Acts 13:16   Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen.
1 John 4:18   and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Rev 19:5   all you his servants, • you who fear him, small and great.

  Gen 9:2    • The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and • all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.
  Gen 38:11    Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son grows up”— for • • he feared that he would die, • like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father’s house.
  Gen 42:4    But Jacob did not send • Benjamin, Joseph’s brother, with his brothers, for • he feared • that harm might happen to him.
  Gen 44:34    For how can I go back to my father if the boy • is not with me? • • I fear to see the evil that would find • my father.”
  Num 22:3    And Moab was in great dread of • the people, because they were many. • Moab was overcome with fear • • of the people of Israel.
  Deut 3:22    You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’
  Deut 20:8    And the officers • shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘Is there any man who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go • back to his house, lest he make • the heart of his fellows melt like • his own.’
  2 Sam 17:10    Then even • the valiant man, whose • heart is like the heart of a • lion, will utterly melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and that those who are with him are valiant men.
  2 Kings 17:32    They also feared • the Lord and appointed from among themselves all sorts of people * as priests of the high places, • who sacrificed * for them in the shrines of the high places.
  2 Kings 17:33    So they feared • the Lord but also served • their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom * • they had been carried away.
  Ps 102:15    • Nations will fear • the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear • your glory.
  Isa 14:31    Wail, O gate; cry out, O city; melt in fear, O Philistia, all of you! For smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks.

  Ezra 3:3    • They set the altar in its place, for • fear was on them because of the peoples of the lands, and they offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, burnt offerings • • morning and • • evening.

  Isa 41:13    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.”

  Deut 32:27    had I not feared provocation by the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand, lest they should say, “Our hand is triumphant, • it was not the Lord who did all this.”’

  1 Sam 18:15    And when Saul saw that he had great success, • he stood in fearful awe of him.

  Josh 22:24    • • No, but • • we did • it from fear • • that in time to come your children might say to our children, • • ‘What have you to do with the Lord, * the God of Israel?
  Jer 49:23    Concerning Damascus: “Hamath and Arpad are confounded, for they have heard bad news; they melt in fear, they are troubled like the sea that cannot be quiet.

  Prov 29:25    The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.


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