Bible Verses About Fear

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 08/30/2021
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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Your Daily Verse - Isaiah 35:4
4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
John 14:27 NIV
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Joshua 1:9 - Be Strong!
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 6:34
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
You Are Redeemed!
1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
Psalm 23:4
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Your Daily Verse - Psalm 34:4
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Romans 8:39 - Nothing Can Separate Us
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 27:1
1 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?
Your Daily Verse - 1 Peter 5:7
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
You Are Strong!
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.
Psalm 103:17
17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
Deuteronomy 31:6
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
Psalm 56:3-4
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Isaiah 41:10
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He Will Help Us
13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
We Cry Abba, Father
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Your Daily Verse - 1 Corinthians 16:13
13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Hebrews 13:6 - No Fear
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
You Are Blessed, Do Not Fear
13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?
14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”
No Fear in Love
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.