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Bible Verses About Fear

Powerful Bible Verses to Overcome Fear - Scriptures to Help You Not Be Afraid

Fear is something we face every day that can steal our joy and peace if we let it overwhelm us. What do we do when faced with valid fears like the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the future of our children, and sickness? We can turn to Scripture to be reminded of God's love and promises of protection and peace in our lives.

We have collected some of our favorite Bible verses about fear and Scripture quotes about overcoming anxiety and worry. Discover how the Word of God can comfort you in the times you feel afraid and overwhelmed. The Bible is filled with stories of people who overcame their fears with the strength of God. God wants each of us to experience power-filled faith that allows us to stand in the face of opposition and in a world filled with fear.

As you read these Scriptures for fear, use this prayer to help you:A Prayer to Reduce Fear - God, you know that we live in a crazy and chaotic world that makes fear soar. You also know my struggles in my daily life. When life gets to be too much, please help me come to you. Calm my thoughts and emotions and open my heart to your peace, comfort, and wisdom. Help me not to live in fear. Please reduce the feelings of fear and anxiety that plague me. Help me rest in You and trust You as I navigate through this broken world. In Your Name, I pray, Jesus. Amen. (Read morePrayers to Exchange Fear and Anxiety for Peace HERE)

The term “fear not” is stated in the Bible 365 times, which, ironically, is how many days are in a year. For a more in-depth study including 5 ways the Bible teaches us not to fear, visit our article: What Does the Bible Say About Fear?

Download this free devotional: Hope in the Storm - 30-Day Fear and Anxiety Prayer Guide for guidance in prayer to live by faith instead of fear!

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Fear the Lord Bible Verses

Fear the Lord Bible Verses - Scriptures on Reverence for God

"Fear the Lord" is a well-known biblical phrase that is found throughout scripture as a calling to revere and recognize the sovereignty and judgment of God. Here we have gathered important Bible verses about our call to "Fear the Lord" for a better understanding of its context and significance.

Fear in this meaning is a warning to be soberly aware of the divine authority of the Lord, to not mock or trivialize His judgment or wrath upon deliberate sin. This phrase harkens us to be mindful of God in all things, seeking first the kingdom of God.

Browse Bible verses about "Fear the Lord" in this collection of scripture quotes:

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  • 2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

  • 1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

  • 11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

  • 17 And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

  • 24 And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.

  • 42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

  • 53 The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

  • 11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

  • 17 And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.

  • 18 And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

  • 23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.

  • 3 And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:

  • 19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?

  • 21 Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

  • 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.

  • 13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

  • 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

  • 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

  • 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

  • 27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

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