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Fear (970 Occurrences)

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Matthew 2:22 But when it came to his ears that Archelaus was ruling over Judaea in the place of his father Herod, he was in fear of going there; and God having given him news of the danger in a dream, he went out of the way into the country parts of Galilee. (BBE)

Matthew 5:25 Come to terms without delay with your opponent while you are yet with him on the way to the court; for fear he should obtain judgement from the magistrate against you, and the magistrate should give you in custody to the officer and you be thrown into prison. (WEY BBE)

Matthew 7:6 Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, or put your jewels before pigs, for fear that they will be crushed under foot by the pigs whose attack will then be made against you. (BBE)

Matthew 8:26 He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 9:8 But when the people saw it they were full of fear, and gave glory to God who had given such authority to men. (BBE DBY)

Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 10:28 Don't be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Matthew 13:15 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and be turned again to me, so that I might make them well. (BBE)

Matthew 13:29 "'No,' he replied, 'for fear that while collecting the darnel you should at the same time root up the wheat with it. (WEY BBE)

Matthew 14:5 When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 14:26 When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It's a ghost!" and they cried out for fear. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Matthew 14:27 But straight away Jesus said to them, Take heart; it is I, have no fear. (BBE RSV)

Matthew 14:30 But when he saw the wind he was in fear and, starting to go down, he gave a cry, saying, Help, Lord. (BBE)

Matthew 17:6 And at these words the disciples went down on their faces in great fear. (BBE WBS)

Matthew 17:7 But Jesus came and touched them, and said, "Rouse yourselves and have no fear." (WEY BBE RSV)

Matthew 21:26 But if we say,'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Matthew 21:46 When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 22:16 So they sent to Him their disciples together with the Herodians; who said, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you faithfully teach God's truth; and that no fear of man misleads you, for you are not biased by men's wealth or rank. (WEY BBE)

Matthew 22:46 And no one was able to give him an answer, and so great was their fear of him, that from that day no one put any more questions to him. (BBE)

Matthew 25:25 And I was in fear, and went away, and put your talent in the earth: here is what is yours. (BBE)

Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not while the feast is going on, for fear of trouble among the people. (BBE)

Matthew 27:54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God." (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS)

Matthew 27:64 So give orders for the sepulchre to be securely guarded till the third day, for fear his disciples should come by night and steal the body, and then tell the people that he has come back to life; and so the last imposture will be more serious than the first." (WEY BBE)

Matthew 28:4 For fear of him, the guards shook, and became like dead men. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Matthew 28:8 They departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 28:10 Then He said, "Dismiss all fear! Go and take word to my brethren to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me." (WEY ASV BBE DBY YLT)

Mark 4:12 So that seeing they may see, and it will not be clear to them; and hearing it, they will not get the sense; for fear that they may be turned again to me and have forgiveness. (BBE)

Mark 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? (Root in KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? (Root in KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Mark 5:15 And they came to Jesus, and saw the man in whom had been the evil spirits seated, clothed and with full use of his senses, and they were full of fear. (BBE)

Mark 5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 5:36 But Jesus, not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe. (ASV BBE DBY RSV)

Mark 6:20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and kept him safe. When he heard him, he did many things, and he heard him gladly. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Mark 6:50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. But straight away he said to them, Take heart, it is I, have no fear. (BBE RSV)

Mark 9:6 Because he was not certain what to say, for they were in great fear. (BBE DBY)

Mark 9:32 But the saying was not clear to them, and they were in fear of questioning him about it. (BBE DBY)

Mark 10:32 They were still on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were full of wonder, and some, though they followed, did so with fear. Then, once more calling to Him the Twelve, He began to tell them what was about to happen to Him. (WEY BBE NAS)

Mark 11:18 The chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Mark 11:32 If we should say,'From men'"-they feared the people, for all held John to really be a prophet. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Mark 12:12 They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Mark 12:14 So they came to Him. "Rabbi," they said, "we know that you are a truthful man and you do not fear any one; for you do not recognize human distinctions, but teach God's way truly. Is it allowable to pay poll-tax to Caesar, or not? (WEY BBE)

Mark 12:34 And when Jesus saw that he gave a wise answer, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And every man after that was in fear of questioning him any more. (BBE)

Mark 13:36 For fear that, coming suddenly, he sees you sleeping. (BBE)

Mark 14:2 But they said, "Not on the Festival-day, for fear there should be a riot among the people." (WEY BBE)

Mark 14:50 And they all went away from him in fear. (BBE)

Mark 15:43 There came Joseph of Arimathaea, a responsible man in high honour, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God; and he went in to Pilate without fear, and made a request for the body of Jesus. (BBE)

Mark 16:8 And they went out quickly from the place, because fear and great wonder had come on them: and they said nothing to anyone, because they were full of fear that ... (BBE)

Luke 1:12 Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 1:50 His mercy is for generations of generations on those who fear him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 1:65 Fear came on all who lived around them, and all these sayings were talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 1:74 to grant to us that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, should serve him without fear, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 2:9 And an angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord was shining round about them: and fear came on them. (BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (KJV WEY BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Luke 5:26 Amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God. They were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things today." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Luke 5:37 And no man puts new wine into old wine-skins, for fear that the skins will be burst by the new wine, and the wine be let out, and the skins come to destruction. (BBE)

Luke 7:16 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited his people!" (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 8:25 And he said to them, Where is your faith? And fear and wonder overcame them, and they said to one another, Who then is this, who gives orders even to the winds and the water and they do what he says? (BBE NAS NIV)

Luke 8:35 And they went out to see what had taken place, and they came to Jesus and saw the man out of whom the evil spirits had gone, seated, clothed and with full use of his senses, at the feet of Jesus; and fear came on them. (BBE)

Luke 8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not able to keep it secret, she came, shaking with fear, and falling down before him she made clear before all the people the reason for her touching him, and how she was made well straight away. (BBE)

Luke 8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

Luke 9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. (Root in KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Luke 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying. (Root in KJV BBE DBY WBS)

Luke 12:4 And I say to you, my friends, Have no fear of those who may put the body to death, and are able to do no more than that. (BBE DBY RSV)

Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom you should fear. Fear him, who after he has killed, has power to cast into Gehenna. Yes, I tell you, fear him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 12:29 "Therefore, do not be asking what you are to eat nor what you are to drink; and do not waver between hope and fear. (WEY)

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Luke 12:58 For when, with your opponent, you are going before the magistrate, on the way take pains to get out of his power; for fear that, if he should drag you before the judge, the judge may hand you over to the officer of the court, and the officer lodge you in prison. (WEY)

Luke 14:29 For fear that if he makes a start and is not able to go on with it to the end, all who see it will be laughing at him, (BBE)

Luke 18:2 saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 18:4 He wouldn't for a while, but afterward he said to himself,'Though I neither fear God, nor respect man, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 19:21 for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.' (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS)

Luke 20:19 The chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour, but they feared the people-for they knew he had spoken this parable against them. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 20:40 And they had fear of putting any more questions to him. (BBE)

Luke 21:9 And when news of wars and troubled times comes to your ears, have no fear; for these things have to be, but the end will not be now. (BBE)

Luke 21:25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and on the earth, fear among the nations and doubt because of the loud noise of the sea and the waves; (BBE)

Luke 21:26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Luke 21:34 But give attention to yourselves, for fear that your hearts become over-full of the pleasures of food and wine, and the cares of this life, and that day may come on you suddenly, and take you as in a net: (BBE)

Luke 22:2 The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

Luke 23:40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Don't you even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 24:5 And while their faces were bent down to the earth in fear, these said to them, Why are you looking for the living among the dead? (BBE DBY)

Luke 24:37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. (WEB BBE)

John 3:20 For every wrongdoer hates the light, and does not come to the light, for fear his actions should be exposed and condemned. (WEY BBE NAS NIV)

John 5:14 After a time Jesus came across him in the Temple and said to him, See, you are well and strong; do no more sin for fear a worse thing comes to you. (BBE)

John 6:19 After they had gone three or four miles they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near to the boat; and they had great fear. (BBE)

John 6:20 But he said to them, It is I, have no fear. (BBE)

John 7:13 Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Jews. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 9:22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS RSV)

John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. (KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 12:35 "Yet a little while," He replied, "the light is among you. Be faithful to the light that you have, for fear darkness should overtake you; for a man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. (WEY)

John 12:40 He has made their eyes blind, and their hearts hard; for fear that they might see with their eyes and get knowledge with their hearts, and be changed, and I might make them well. (BBE)

John 12:42 Nevertheless even from among the Rulers many believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not avow their belief, for fear they should be shut out from the synagogue. (WEY BBE NAS RSV NIV)

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. (Root in WEB ASV BBE DBY NAS)


Fear (970 Occurrences)
...Fear of the Lord. ... Deuteronomy 32:6; Hosea 11:1; Isaiah 1:2; 63:16; 64:8.) God is
called "the Fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42, 53), ie, the God whom Isaac feared. ...
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Cause-of-fear-on-every-side (1 Occurrence)
Cause-of-fear-on-every-side. << Causeless, Cause-of-fear-on-every-side. Causes >>.
Multi-Version Concordance Cause-of-fear-on-every-side (1 Occurrence). ...
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Awe (32 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Dread; great fear mingled with respect. ... 3. (vt) To strike with fear and
reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread. Int. ...
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Shudder (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To tremble or shake with fear, horror, or aversion; to shiver with
cold; to quake. 2. (n.) The act of shuddering, as with fear. ...
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Affrighted (60 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 1:21 see, Jehovah thy God hath set before thee the land; go up, possess,
as Jehovah, God of thy fathers, hath spoken to thee; fear not, nor be ...
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Sudden (33 Occurrences)
... Judges 20:35 Then the Lord sent sudden fear on Benjamin before Israel; and that
day the children of Israel put to death twenty-five thousand, one hundred men ...
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Quake (23 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To be agitated with quick, short motions continually
repeated; to shake with fear, cold, etc.; to shudder; to tremble. ...
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Courageous (24 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous, fear them not, neither be afraid of them;
for Jehovah thy God, he it is that goeth with thee; he will not leave thee ...
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Awful (20 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (a.) Oppressing with fear or horror; appalling;
terrible; as, an awful scene. 2. (a.) Inspiring awe ...
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Affright (10 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
2. (pa) Affrighted. 3. (n.) Sudden and great fear; terror. ...
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5401. phobos -- panic flight, fear, the causing of fear, terror
... panic flight, fear, the causing of fear, terror. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: phobos Phonetic Spelling: (fob'-os) Short Definition: fear ...
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1719. emphobos -- terrible, in fear (used of godly fear)
... terrible, in fear (used of godly fear). Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration:
emphobos Phonetic Spelling: (em'-fob-os) Short Definition: full of fear ...
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870. aphobos -- without fear
... without fear. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: aphobos Phonetic Spelling:
(af-ob'-oce) Short Definition: fearlessly Definition: fearlessly, shamelessly ...
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5141. tremo -- to tremble (esp. with fear)
... with fear). Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: tremo Phonetic Spelling:
(trem'-o) Short Definition: I tremble, am afraid Definition: I tremble, am afraid. ...
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1436. ea -- ah! ha! (interj. expressing surprise, indignation ...
... expressing surprise, indignation, fear). Part of Speech: Interjection Transliteration:
ea Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-ah) Short Definition: an interjection: ho! ...
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1190a. deos -- fear, reverence
... deos. 1190b >>. fear, reverence. Transliteration: deos Short Definition: awe. Word
Origin from deido (to fear) Definition fear, reverence NASB Word Usage awe (1 ...
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74. agonia -- a contest, great fear
... a contest, great fear. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: agonia Phonetic
Spelling: (ag-o-nee'-ah) Short Definition: contest, agony Definition ...
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2317. theosebeia -- fear of God
... fear of God. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: theosebeia Phonetic
Spelling: (theh-os-eb'-i-ah) Short Definition: reverence for God Definition ...
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4573. sebazomai -- to fear, spec. to have reverential awe
... << 4572, 4573. sebazomai. 4574 >>. to fear, spec. to ... See 4576 (). Word Origin
from a derivation of sebo Definition to fear, spec. to ...
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1190. Derbaios -- fear, reverence
... fear, reverence. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: Derbaios Phonetic Spelling:
(der-bah'-ee-os) Short Definition: belonging to Derbe Definition: Derbean ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fer (yir'ah, yare'; phobos, phobeo):

Terms, etc.:

"Fear" is the translation of many words in the Old Testament; the chief are: yir'ah, "fear," "terror," "reverence," "awe," most often "the fear of God," "fear of Yahweh" (Genesis 20:11 2 Chronicles 19:9, etc.); also of "fear" generally (Job 22:4 Isaiah 7:25 Ezekiel 30:13, etc.); yare', "to be afraid," "to fear," "to reverence" (Genesis 15:1 Leviticus 19:3, 14 Deuteronomy 6:2, etc.); pachadh, "fear," "terror," "dread" (Genesis 31:42, 53 Deuteronomy 11:25 1 Samuel 11:7 the King James Version; Job 4:14 Isaiah 2:10 the King James Version, etc.).

"Fearful" (timid) is the translation of yare' (Deuteronomy 20:8 Judges 7:3); "to be feared," yare' (Exodus 15:11 Deuteronomy 28:58; compare Psalm 130:4); in Isaiah 35:4, it is the translation of mahar, "hasty," "them that are of a fearful heart," margin "Hebrew hasty"; perhaps, ready to flee (for fear).

"Fearfully" (Psalm 139:14): yare', "I am fearfully (and) wonderfully made," so the Revised Version (British and American); "and" is not in the text, so that "fearfully" may be equivalent to "extremely," to an awesome degree; compare Psalm 65:5, "by terrible things. in righteousness"; 66:3, "How terrible are thy works (yare' "fearful "); the Septuagint, Peshitta, Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) have "Thou art fearfully wonderful."

"Fearfulness" occurs In Psalm 55:5 (yir'ah); Isaiah 21:4 (pallatsuth), the Revised Version (British and American) "horror"; Isaiah 33:14 (re`adhah, "trembling"), "Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites," the Revised Version (British and American) "Trembling hath seized the godless ones."

In the New Testament the chief words are phobos, "fear," "terror," "affright" (Matthew 14:26; Matthew 28:4, 8 Luke 21:26 1 John 4:18, etc.), and phobeo, "to put in fear" (both used of ordinary fear) (Matthew 1:20; Matthew 10:26; Matthew 28:5 2 Corinthians 12:20, etc.); of the fear of God, the noun (Romans 3:18 2 Corinthians 7:1), the verb (Luke 18:4; Luke 23:40, etc.); deilia, "timidity," "fear," occurs in 2 Timothy 1:7, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear," the Revised Version (British and American) "a spirit of fearfulness"; ekphobos, "frightened out (of one's senses)," "greatly terrified" (Hebrews 12:21; compare Deuteronomy 9:19; The Wisdom of Solomon 17:9 the King James Version); apo tes eulabeias is translated (Hebrews 5:7) "(of Christ) who was heard in that he feared," the Revised Version (British and American) "having been heard for his godly fear"; so all the Greek commentators; eulabeia, properly, "caution," "circumspection," is used in the New Testament for godly fear (Hebrews 12:28, the Revised Version (British and American) "reverence and awe," margin as the King James Version); compare eulabes (Luke 2:25 Acts 2:5; Acts 8:2); eulabeomai, "to act with caution" (Acts 23:10). Deilos, "fearful," "timid," occurs in Matthew 8:26 Mark 4:40 Revelation 21:8, "Their part shall be. the second death"; phoberos, "fearful," "terrible" (Hebrews 10:27, 31); phobetron, "something fearful," "a terrible sign or portent" (Luke 21:11, Revised Version (British and American) "terrors").

Fear is a natural and, in its purpose, beneficent feeling, arising in the presence or anticipation of danger, and moving to its avoidance; it is also awakened in the presence of superiors and of striking manifestations of power, etc., taking the form of awe or reverence. Fear has been said to be the source of religion, but religion can never have originated from fear alone, since men are impelled to draw nigh with expectation to the object of worship.

"Fear" is certainly a prominent element in Old Testament religion; the "fear of God" or of Yahweh, "the fear of the Lord," is indeed synonymous with religion itself (Psalm 34:11 Proverbs 1:7 Isaiah 11:2, 3 Jeremiah 2:19 Ecclesiastes 12:13, "the whole duty of man," the Revised Version, margin "the duty of all men"). But although the element of dread, or of "fear" in its lower sense, is not always absent and is sometimes prominent in the earlier stages especially, though not exclusively (Exodus 23:27, 'emah; 1 Samuel 11:7 2 Chronicles 20:29 Psalm 119:120 Isaiah 2:10, 19, 21), it is more the feeling of reverent regard for their God, tempered with awe and fear of the punishment of disobedience. As such it is a sentiment commanded and to be cherished toward Yahweh (Exodus 20:20 Deuteronomy 6:13 Joshua 4:24 1 Samuel 12:24 Job 6:14 Psalm 33:8; Psalm 34:9 Proverbs 23:17 Ecclesiastes 5:7, etc.). It is an essential element in the worship and service of Yahweh (2 Kings 17 often; Psalm 2:11, etc.); it is a Divine qualification of the Messiah (Isaiah 11:2, 3). This "fear of Yahweh" is manifested in keeping God's commandments, walking in His ways, doing His will, avoiding sin, etc. (Exodus 20:20 Deuteronomy 6:13, 14 2 Samuel 23:3 Psalm 34:4, 9 parallel Proverbs 8:13; Proverbs 16:6). It is the true wisdom (Job 28:28 Psalm 25:14 Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 15:33); it gives life (Proverbs 10:27, etc.), blessedness (Psalm 128:1, 4), sufficiency (Psalm 34:9), Divine friendship (Psalm 25:14), protection (Psalm 34:7), deliverance (Psalm 85:9), forgiveness (Psalm 130:4). In Psalm 90:11 the King James Version has "According to thy fear so is thy wrath," the Revised Version (British and American) "and thy wrath according to the fear that is due unto thee"; the meaning probably is "thy wrath is in proportion to thy fear."

The "fear of the Lord" is a frequent phrase in Apocrypha, and is highly exalted, e.g. Ecclesiasticus 1:11-30; the idea of it became gradually more and more elevated; in 2:15, 16 it is joined with the love of God.

"Fear" is the natural consequence of sin (Genesis 3:10; Genesis 4:13, 14 Proverbs 28:1); it comes as a punishment (Deuteronomy 28:25, 28). The fear of man and of evils are dangers to be avoided, from which the fear of God delivers (Numbers 14:9; Numbers 21:34 Psalm 23:4; Psalm 31:14, etc.).

"Fear" sometimes stands for the object of fear (Proverbs 10:24 Isaiah 66:4); for the object of worship (Genesis 31:42, 53, "the God of Abraham, and the Fear of isaac," pachadh).

In the New Testament dread, or fear of God in the lower sense, is removed; He is revealed as the loving and forgiving Father, who gives to men the spirit of sonship (Romans 8:15 2 Timothy 1:7 1 John 4:18); we are invited even to come "with boldness unto the throne of grace," with confidence, assurance (parrhesia), which, however, may have its literal meaning of free "utterance" (Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19); but there remains a filial fear and sense of awe and of the greatness of the issues involved (Romans 11:20 Ephesians 5:21, the Revised Version (British and American) "of Christ"; 1 Timothy 5:20 Hebrews 4:1); all other fears should be dismissed (Matthew 8:26; Matthew 10:26-28, 31 Luke 12:32); in Matthew 10:28 Luke 12:5, "fear" is used in the sense of "stand in awe of," so perhaps Luke 23:40; to "fear God" is sometimes used in the New Testament as equivalent to religion (Luke 18:4 Acts 10:2, 35; Acts 13:16, 26, used of proselytes); in Hebrews 10:27, it is said that if Christ be willfully rejected, nothing remains but "a fearful looking for (the Revised Version (British and American) "expectation") of judgment," and 10:31, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God," in which places "fearful" means "terrible," something well to be feared. the Revised Version (British and American) gives frequently a more literal rendering of the words translated "fear."

W. L. Walker

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fear of the Lord

Is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true piety (Proverbs 1:7; Job 28:28; Psalm 19:9). It is a fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather filial reverence. (Comp. Deuteronomy 32:6; Hosea 11:1; Isaiah 1:2; 63:16; 64:8.) God is called "the Fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42, 53), i.e., the God whom Isaac feared.

A holy fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to penitence (Matthew 10:28; 2 Corinthians 5:11; 7:1; Philippians 2:12; Ephesians 5:21; Hebrews 12:28, 29).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.

2. (n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.

3. (n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Being.

4. (n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.

5. (n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.

6. (n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.

7. (n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.

8. (n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.

9. (n.) To suspect; to doubt.

10. (n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.

11. (v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.

Strong's Hebrew
4172. mora -- a fear, terror
... << 4171, 4172. mora or mora or morah. 4173 >>. a fear, terror. Transliteration:
mora or mora or morah Phonetic Spelling: (mo-raw') Short Definition: fear. ...
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2731. charadah -- trembling, fear, anxiety
... charadah. 2732 >>. trembling, fear, anxiety. Transliteration: charadah Phonetic
Spelling: (khar-aw-daw') Short Definition: trembling. ... fear, quaking, trembling. ...
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3372a. yare -- to fear
... << 3372, 3372a. yare. 3372b >>. to fear. Transliteration: yare Short Definition:
fear. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to fear NASB ...
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3374. yirah -- a fear
... << 3373, 3374. yirah. 3375 >>. a fear. Transliteration: yirah Phonetic Spelling:
(yir-aw') Short Definition: fear. Word Origin from yare ...
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1763. dechal -- to fear
... << 1762, 1763. dechal. 1764 >>. to fear. Transliteration: dechal Phonetic Spelling:
(deh-khal') Short Definition: dreadful. ... make afraid, dreadful, fear, terrible ...
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3025. yagor -- to be afraid, fear
... yagor. 3026 >>. to be afraid, fear. Transliteration: yagor Phonetic Spelling:
(yaw-gore') Short Definition: afraid. Word Origin a prim. ... be afraid, fear. ...
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2844a. chath -- terror, fear
... terror, fear. Transliteration: chath Short Definition: fear. Word Origin from chathath
Definition terror, fear NASB Word Usage fear (1), terror (1). ...
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4034. megorah -- fear, terror
... megorah. 4035 >>. fear, terror. Transliteration: megorah Phonetic Spelling:
(meg-o-raw') Short Definition: fears. ... fear. Feminine of magowr; affright -- fear. ...
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4032. magor -- fear, terror
... << 4031, 4032. magor or magur. 4033 >>. fear, terror. Transliteration: magor or
magur Phonetic Spelling: (maw-gore') Short Definition: terror. ... fear, terror. Or ( ...
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3372. yare' -- to fear
... yare'. 3372a >>. to fear. Transliteration: yare' Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-ray') Short
Definition: affright. ... A primitive root; to fear; morally, to revere; caus. ...
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Fear and Anxiety

Fear of God: A Motive of Obedience

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Abraham, Tested in the offering of his Son Isaac

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Cornelius, Who Revered God With all his House

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: David

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Hanani, Which Qualified Him to be Ruler Over Jerusalem

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Job, According to the Testimony of Satan

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Jonah, During the Storm

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Levi, in Receiving the Covenant of Life and Peace

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Nehemiah, in his Reform of the Public Administration

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: Noah, in Preparing the Ark

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: The Jews, in Obeying the Voice of the Lord

Fear of God: Conspicuous Instances of Those Who Feared: The Women at the Grave

Fear of God: Cultivated

Fear of God: Guilty

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Adam and Eve

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Demons

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: Judas

Fear of God: Guilty Fear: The Guards at Jesus' Tomb

Fear of God: Hezekiah, in his Treatment of the Prophet Micah, Who Prophesied Harm Against Jerusalem

Fear of God: Jacob, in the Vision of the Ladder, and the Covenant of God

Fear of God: Jehoshaphat

Fear of God: Obadiah, in Sheltering One-Hundred Prophets Against the Wrath of Jezebel

Fear of God: Phinehas, in Turning Away the Anger of God at the Time of the Plague

Fear of God: Reverence

Fear of God: The Egyptians, at the Time of the Plague of Thunder and Hail and Fire

Fear of God: The Midwives of Egypt, in Refusing to Take the Lives of the Hebrew Children

Fear of God: The Nine and One-Half Tribes of Israel West of the Jordan River

Fear of the Lord

Godly Fear: A Characteristic of Saints

Godly Fear: A Fountain of Life

Godly Fear: A Treasure to Saints

Godly Fear: Abraham

Godly Fear: Advantages of

Godly Fear: Christians

Godly Fear: Commanded

Godly Fear: Cornelius

Godly Fear: Filial and Reverential

Godly Fear: God is the Author of

Godly Fear: God is the Object of

Godly Fear: Hatred of Evil

Godly Fear: Job

Godly Fear: Joseph

Godly Fear: Motives to Judgments of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Forgiveness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Goodness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Greatness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to The Holiness of God

Godly Fear: Motives to Wondrous Works of God

Godly Fear: Necessary to Avoiding of Sin

Godly Fear: Necessary to Impartial Administration of Justice

Godly Fear: Necessary to Perfecting Holiness

Godly Fear: Necessary to Righteous Government

Godly Fear: Necessary to The Service of God

Godly Fear: Necessary to The Worship of God

Godly Fear: Nehemiah

Godly Fear: Noah

Godly Fear: Obadiah

Godly Fear: Sanctifying

Godly Fear: Searching the Scriptures Gives the Understanding of

Godly Fear: should Accompany the Joy of Saints

Godly Fear: should be Constantly Maintained

Godly Fear: should be Exhibited in Giving a Reason for Our Hope

Godly Fear: should be Exhibited in Our Callings

Godly Fear: should be Prayed For

Godly Fear: should be Taught to Others

Godly Fear: The Wicked Destitute of

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Accepted of God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Blessed

Godly Fear: Those Who Have are Pitied by God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Afford Pleasure to God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Confide in God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Converse Together of Holy Things

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Days of, Prolonged

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Depart from Evil

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Desires of, Fulfilled by God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: Receive Mercy from God

Godly Fear: Those Who Have: should not Fear Man

Godly Fear: Wisdom

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Future Punishment

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Idols

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Judgments

Unholy Fear is Described as a Fear of Man

Unholy Fear is Described as Consuming

Unholy Fear is Described as Overwhelming

Unholy Fear: A Characteristic of the Wicked

Unholy Fear: A Guilty Conscience Leads To

Unholy Fear: Adam

Unholy Fear: Adonijah's Guests

Unholy Fear: Ahaz

Unholy Fear: Belshazzar

Unholy Fear: Cain

Unholy Fear: Exhortations Against

Unholy Fear: Felix

Unholy Fear: God Mocks

Unholy Fear: Haman

Unholy Fear: Midianites

Unholy Fear: Philistines

Unholy Fear: Pilate

Unholy Fear: Saints Delivered From

Unholy Fear: Saints Sometimes Tempted To

Unholy Fear: Saul

Unholy Fear: Seizes the Wicked

Unholy Fear: Shall be Realised

Unholy Fear: Surprises the Hypocrite

Unholy Fear: The Wicked Judicially Filled With

Unholy Fear: Trust in God, a Preservative From

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Shudder (8 Occurrences)

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Sudden (33 Occurrences)

Quake (23 Occurrences)

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Awful (20 Occurrences)

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Shaking (162 Occurrences)

Sea-lands (24 Occurrences)

Attackers (41 Occurrences)

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Bags (16 Occurrences)

Casteth (54 Occurrences)

Casts (21 Occurrences)

Complacent (5 Occurrences)

Apprehend (7 Occurrences)

Appalled (31 Occurrences)

Surprise (27 Occurrences)

Shocked (8 Occurrences)

Stamping (11 Occurrences)

Secretly (104 Occurrences)

Shrink (10 Occurrences)

Secure (78 Occurrences)

Hell (53 Occurrences)

Securely (43 Occurrences)

Sinning (59 Occurrences)

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Clear (641 Occurrences)

Surround (39 Occurrences)

Anxious (40 Occurrences)

Afraid (361 Occurrences)

Questioning (65 Occurrences)

Confident (42 Occurrences)

Avoid (31 Occurrences)

Sounds (64 Occurrences)

Behaviour (115 Occurrences)

Seized (118 Occurrences)

Killed (352 Occurrences)

Snake (43 Occurrences)

Asks (41 Occurrences)

Sport (99 Occurrences)

Start (50 Occurrences)

Calls (62 Occurrences)

Attack (221 Occurrences)

Banner (20 Occurrences)

Vile (59 Occurrences)

Carefulness (6 Occurrences)

Shake (68 Occurrences)

Visited (40 Occurrences)

Conscious (93 Occurrences)

Selah (76 Occurrences)

Snare (69 Occurrences)

Confidence (103 Occurrences)

Splendor (87 Occurrences)

Kingdoms (65 Occurrences)

Approval (75 Occurrences)

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Seem (115 Occurrences)

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Chains (100 Occurrences)

Violently (92 Occurrences)

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Quite (55 Occurrences)

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Subject (99 Occurrences)

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Beer (15 Occurrences)

Confide (31 Occurrences)

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