The LORD God then called to the man and asked him, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself." Then he asked, "Who told you that you were naked? You have eaten, then, from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!"
God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: "Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth. Dread fear of you shall come upon all the animals of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon all the creatures that move about on the ground and all the fishes of the sea; into your power they are delivered." [GEN
"What were you afraid of," he asked him, "that you should have done such a
thing?" "I was afraid," answered Abraham, "because I thought there would surely be no fear of God in this place, and so they would kill me on account of my wife."
The same night the LORD appeared to him and said: "I am
the God of your father Abraham. You have no need to fear, since I
am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for
the sake of my servant Abraham." [GEN 26:24]
But Joseph replied to them: "Have no fear. Can I take the place of God? Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve his present end, the survival of many people.1 Therefore have no fear. I will provide for you and for your children." By thus speaking kindly to them, he reassured them. [GEN
"I am the God of your father," he continued, "the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob." Moses hid
his face, for he was afraid to look at God. [EX 3:6]
But Moses answered the people, "Fear not! Stand your
ground, and you will see the victory the LORD will win for you
today. These Egyptians whom you see today you will never see
again." [EX 14:13]
When the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the trumpet blast and the mountain smoking, they all feared and trembled. So they took up a position much farther away and said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we will listen; but let not God speak to us, or we shall die." Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid, for God has come to you only to test you and put his fear upon you, lest you should sin." Still the people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the cloud where God was. [EX
"I will have the fear of me precede you, so that I will
throw into panic every nation you reach. I will make all your
enemies turn from you in flight" [Taken from EX 23:27]
When Aaron, then, and the other Israelites saw Moses and
noticed how radiant the skin of his face had become, they were
afraid to come near him. [EX 34:30]
They complained, "Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks? Does he not speak through us also?" And the LORD heard this. Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth. So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam, "Come out, you three, to the meeting tent." And the three of them went. Then the LORD came down in the column of cloud, and standing at the entrance of the tent, called Aaron and Miriam. When both came forward, he said, "Now listen to the words of the LORD: Should there be a prophet among you, in visions will I reveal myself to him, in dreams will I speak to him; Not so with my servant Moses!
Throughout my house he bears my trust: face to face I speak to him,
plainly and not in riddles. The presence of the LORD he beholds. Why, then, did you not fear to speak against my servant Moses?" So angry was the LORD against them that when he departed, and the cloud withdrew from the tent, there was Miriam, a snow-white leper! When Aaron turned and saw her a leper, "Ah, my lord!" he said to Moses, "please do not charge us with the sin that we have foolishly committed!" [NUM
'In rendering judgment, do not consider who a person is; give
ear to the lowly and to the great alike, fearing no man, for
judgment is God's. Refer to me any case that is too hard for you
and I will hear it.' [DEUT 1:17]
'The LORD, your God, has given this land over to you. Go up and
occupy it, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, commands you. Do
not fear or lose heart.' [DEUT 1:21]
'This day I will begin to put a fear and dread of you into every
nation under the heavens, so that at the mention of your name they
will quake and tremble before you.' [DEUT 2:25]
"It was then that I instructed Joshua, 'Your eyes have seen all that the LORD, your God, has done to both these kings; so, too, will the LORD do to all the kingdoms which you will encounter over there. Fear them not, for the LORD, your God, will fight for you.'"
Since you were afraid of the fire and would not go up the
mountain, I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to
announce to you these words of the LORD [DEUT 5:5]
None shall stand up against you; the LORD, your God, will
spread the fear and dread of you through any land where you set
foot, as he promised you. [DEUT 11:25]
And all Israel, hearing of it, shall fear and never again do
such evil as this in your midst. [DEUT 13:12]
And all the people, on hearing of it, shall fear, and never
again be so insolent. [DEUT 17:13]
The rest, on hearing of it, shall fear, and never again do a
thing so evil among you. [DEUT 19:20]
"When you go out to war against your enemies and you see
horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be
afraid of them, for the LORD, your God, who brought you up from
the land of Egypt, will be with you." [DEUT 20:1]
'Hear, O Israel! Today you are going into battle against your
enemies. Be not weakhearted or afraid; be neither alarmed nor
frightened by them.' [DEUT 20:3]
In fine, the officials shall say to the soldiers, 'Is there
anyone who is afraid and weakhearted? Let him return home, lest he
make his fellows as fainthearted as himself.' [DEUT 20:8]
"Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it
is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail
you or forsake you." [DEUT 31:6]
"It is the LORD who marches before you; he will be with you and
will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be
dismayed." [DEUT 31:8]
"I command you: be firm and steadfast! Do not fear nor be
dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you
go." [JOSH 1:9]
Meanwhile the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for
I have delivered them into your power. Not one of them will be
able to withstand you." [JOSH 10:8]
Gideon, now aware that it had been the angel of the LORD, said, "Alas, Lord GOD, that I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!" The LORD answered him, "Be calm, do not fear. You shall not die."
So Gideon took ten of his servants and did as the LORD had
commanded him. But through fear of his family and of the
townspeople, he would not do it by day, but did it at night. [JUDG
"Now proclaim to all the soldiers, 'If anyone is afraid or
fearful, let him leave.'" When Gideon put them to this test
on the mountain, twenty-two thousand of the soldiers left, but ten
thousand remained. [JUDG 7:3]
Then Jotham went in flight to Beer, where he remained for fear
of his brother Abimelech. [JUDG 9:21]
Samuel then slept until morning, when he got up early and opened the doors of the temple of the LORD. He feared to tell Eli the vision,
but Eli called to him, "Samuel, my son!" He replied, "Here I am." Then Eli asked, "What did he say to you? Hide nothing from me! May God do thus and so to you if you hide a single thing he told you." So Samuel told him everything, and held nothing back. Eli answered, "He is the LORD. He will do what he judges best." [1SAM
"Do not fear," Samuel answered them. "It is true you have committed all this evil; still, you must not turn from the LORD, but must worship him with your whole heart. Do not turn to meaningless idols which can neither profit nor save; they are nothing. For the sake of his own great name the LORD will not abandon his people, since the LORD himself chose to make you his people." [1SAM
The Philistines also assembled for battle, with three thousand chariots, six thousand horsemen, and foot soldiers as numerous as the sands of the seashore. Moving up against Israel, they encamped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven. Some Israelites, aware of the danger and of the difficult situation, hid themselves in caves, in thickets, among rocks, in caverns, and in cisterns, and other Hebrews passed over the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul, however, held out at Gilgal, although all his followers were seized with fear. [1SAM
Thus the LORD saved Israel that day. The battle continued past Beth-horon; the whole people, about ten thousand combatants, were with Saul, and there was scattered fighting in every town in the hill country of Ephraim. And Saul swore a very rash oath that day, putting the people under this ban: "Cursed be the man who takes food before evening, before I am able to avenge myself on my enemies." So none of the people tasted food. Indeed, there was a honeycomb lying on the ground, and when the soldiers came to the comb the swarm had left it; yet no one would raise a hand to his mouth from it, because the people feared the oath. [1SAM
Saul replied to Samuel: "I have sinned, for I have
disobeyed the command of the LORD and your instructions. In my
fear of the people, I did what they said." [1SAM 15:24]
While he was talking with them, the Philistine champion, by name Goliath of Gath, came up from the ranks of the Philistines and spoke as before, and David listened. When the Israelites saw the man, they all retreated before him, very much afraid.
Saul then began to fear David, (because the LORD was with him,
but had departed from Saul himself.) [1SAM 18:12]
David took note of these remarks and became very much afraid of
Achish, king of Gath. [1SAM 21:13]
David said to him: "I knew that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of all your family. Stay with me. Fear nothing; he that seeks your life must seek my life also. You are under my protection." [1SAM
He said to him: "Have no fear, my father Saul shall not
lay a hand to you. You shall be king of Israel and I shall be
second to you. Even my father Saul knows this." [1SAM 23:17]
David said to him, "How is it that you were not afraid to
put forth your hand to desecrate the LORD'S anointed?" [2SAM
And now, if I have presumed to speak of this matter to your
majesty, it is because the people have given me cause to fear. And
so your servant thought: 'Let me speak to the king. Perhaps he
will grant the petition of his maidservant.' [2SAM 14:15]
Then the angel of the LORD said to Elijah, "Go down with
him; you need not be afraid of him." [2KGS 1:15]
"Do not be afraid," Elisha answered. "Our side outnumbers theirs."
Then he prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes, that he may see." And the LORD opened the eyes of the servant, so that he saw the mountainside filled with horses and fiery chariots around
Thus David's fame was spread abroad through every land, and the
LORD made all the nations fear him. [1CHRON 14:17]
But David could not go there to worship God, for he was fearful
of the sword of the angel of the LORD. [1CHRON 21:30]
Only then shall you succeed, if you are careful to observe the
precepts and decrees which the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be
brave and steadfast; do not fear or lose heart. [1CHRON 22:13]
Then David said to his son Solomon: "Be firm and
steadfast; go to work without fear or discouragement, for the LORD
God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or abandon you
before you have completed all the work for the service of the
house of the LORD." [1CHRON 28:20]
And he said: "Listen, all of Judah, inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat! The LORD says to you: 'Do not
fear or lose heart at the sight of this vast multitude, for the
battle is not yours but God's.'" [Taken from 2CHRON 20:15]
'You will not have to fight in this encounter. Take your places,
stand firm, and see how the LORD will be with you to deliver you,
Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or lose heart. Tomorrow go out to
meet them, and the LORD will be with you.' [2CHRON 20:17]
In the month Nisan of the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when the wine was in my charge, I took some and offered it to the king. As I had never before been sad in his presence, the king asked me, "Why do you look sad? If you are not sick, you must be sad at heart." Though I was seized with great fear, I answered the king: "May the king live forever! How could I not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been eaten out by fire?"
I made an inspection, then addressed these words to the nobles,
the magistrates, and the rest of the people: "Have no fear of
them! Keep in mind the LORD, who is great and to be feared, and
fight for your brethren, your sons and daughters, your wives and
your homes." [NEH 4:8]
My answer was: "A man like me take flight? Can a man like me enter the temple to save his life? I will not go!" For on consideration it was plain to me that God had not sent him; rather, because Tobiah and Sanballat had bribed him, he voiced this prophecy concerning me that I might act on it out of fear and commit this sin. Then they would have had a shameful story with which to discredit me.
"So now I too am afraid of this demon. Because he loves her, he
does not harm her; but he does slay any man who wishes to come
close to her. I am my father's only child. If I should die, I
would bring my father and mother down to their grave in sorrow
over me. And they have no other son to bury them!" [TOBIT
Blessed are you, who have made me glad; what I feared did not
happen. Rather you have dealt with us according to your great
mercy. [TOBIT 8:16]
"I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord." Stricken with fear, the two men fell to the ground. But Raphael said to them: "No need to fear; you are safe. Thank God now and forever."
On hearing what had happened, those still in their tents were amazed, and overcome with fear and trembling. No one kept ranks any longer; they scattered in all directions, and fled along every road, both through the valley and in the mountains. Those also who were stationed in the mountain district around Bethulia took to flight. Then all the Israelite warriors overwhelmed them.
It was a dark and gloomy day. Tribulation and distress, evil and great confusion, lay upon the earth. The whole race of the just were dismayed with fear of the evils to come upon them, and were at the point of destruction. Then they cried out to God, and as they cried, there appeared to come forth a great river, a flood of water from a little spring. The light of the sun broke forth; the lowly were exalted and they devoured the nobles. Having seen this dream and what God intended to do, Mordecai awoke. He kept it in mind, and tried in every way, until night, to understand its meaning.
"O God, more powerful than all, hear the voice of those in
despair. Save us from the power of the wicked, and deliver me from
my fear." [ESTH C:30]
She glowed with the perfection of her beauty and her
countenance was as joyous as it was lovely, though her heart was
shrunk with fear. [ESTH D:5]
She replied: "I saw you, my lord, as an angel of God, and
my heart was troubled with fear of your majesty." [ESTH D:13]
That day Haman left happy and in good spirits. But when he saw
that Mordecai at the royal gate did not rise, and showed no fear
of him, he was filled with anger toward him. [ESTH 5:9]
In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever
the king's order arrived, there was merriment and exultation,
banqueting and feasting for the Jews. And many of the peoples of
the land embraced Judaism, for they were seized with a fear of the
Jews. [ESTH 8:17]
The Jews mustered in their cities throughout the provinces of
King Ahasuerus to attack those who sought to do them harm, and no
one could withstand them, but all peoples were seized with a fear
of them. [ESTH 9:2]
"He himself will crush them before us; so do not be afraid of
them." [1MACC 3:22]
Judas said to the men with him: "Do not be afraid of their numbers or dread their attack. Remember how our fathers were saved in the Red Sea, when Pharaoh pursued them with an army."
Seeing that the army was strong, he prayed thus: "Blessed are you, O Savior of Israel, who broke the rush of the mighty one by the hand of your servant David and delivered the camp of the Philistines into the hand of Jonathan, the son of Saul, and his armor-bearer. Give this army into the hands of your people Israel; make them ashamed of their troops and their cavalry. Strike them with fear, weaken the boldness of their strength, and let them tremble at their own destruction. Strike them down by the sword of those who love you, that all who know your name may hymn your
When the king heard this news, he was struck with fear and very
much shaken. Sick with grief because his designs had failed, he
took to his bed. [1MACC 6:8]
Then fear and dread of them came upon all the people, who said:
"There is no truth or justice among them; they violated the
agreement and the oath that they swore." [1MACC 7:18]
When his men saw the great number of the troops, they were very much afraid, and many slipped away from the camp, until only eight hundred men
remained. As Judas saw that his army was melting away just when the battle was imminent, he was panic-stricken, because he had no time to gather them together. But in spite of his discouragement, he said to those who remained: "Let us go forward to meet our enemies; perhaps we can put up a good fight against them." They tried to dissuade him, saying: "We certainly cannot. Let us save our lives now, and come back with our kinsmen, and then fight against them. Now we are too few." But Judas said: "Far be it from me to do such a thing as to flee from them! If our time has come, let us die bravely for our kinsmen and not leave a stain upon our glory!"
Accordingly Jonathan went up to Jerusalem and read the letter to all the people. The men in the citadel
were struck with fear when they heard that the king had given him authority to gather an army. [1MACC
When the enemy heard that Jonathan and his men were ready for
battle, their hearts sank with fear and dread. They lighted fires
and then withdrew. [1MACC 12:28]
Thus all these men of Jonathan came safely into the land of
Judah. They mourned over Jonathan and his men, and were in great
fear, and all Israel fell into deep mourning. [1MACC 12:52]
"Do not be afraid of this executioner, but be worthy of your
brothers and accept death, so that in the time of mercy I may
receive you again with them." [2MACC 7:29]
But Maccabeus remained confident, fully convinced that he would receive help from the LORD. He urged his men not to fear the enemy, but mindful of the help they had received from Heaven in the past, to expect that now, too, victory would be given them by the Almighty. By encouraging them with words from the law and the prophets, and by reminding them of the battles they had already won, he filled them with fresh enthusiasm. [2MACC
Encouraged by Judas' noble words, which had power to instill valor and stir young hearts to courage, the Jews determined not to delay, but to charge gallantly and decide the issue by hand-to-hand combat with the utmost courage, since their city and its temple with the sacred vessels were in danger. They were not so much concerned about their wives and children or their brothers and kinsmen; their first and foremost fear was for the consecrated sanctuary. [2MACC
He prayed to him thus: "You, O LORD, sent your angel in the days of King Hezekiah of Judea, and he slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand men of Sennacherib's army. Sovereign of the heavens, send a good angel now to spread fear and dread before us. By the might of your arm may those be struck down who have blasphemously come against your holy people!" With this he ended his prayer. [2MACC
For what I fear overtakes me, and what I shrink from comes upon
me. [JOB 3:25]
Fear came upon me, and shuddering, that terrified me to the
bones. [JOB 4:14]
From the scourge of the tongue you shall be hidden, and shall
not fear approaching ruin. [JOB 5:21]
It is thus that you have now become for me; you see a
terrifying thing and are afraid. [JOB 6:21]
Be afraid of the sword for yourselves, for these crimes deserve
the sword; that you may know that there is a judgment. [JOB 19:29]
So Elihu, son of Barachel the Buzite, spoke out and said: I am
young and you are very old; therefore I held back and was afraid
to declare to you my knowledge. [JOB 32:6]
When he rises up, the mighty are afraid; the waves of the sea
fall back. [JOB 41:17]
Whenever I cried out to the LORD, I was answered from the holy mountain. Whenever I lay down and slept, the LORD preserved me to rise again. I do not fear, then, thousands of people arrayed against me on every side.
[Taken from PS 3:5-7]
They have good reason, then, to fear; God is with the company
of the just. [PS 14:5]
Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you
are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage. [PS 23:4]
Though an army encamp against me, my heart does not fear;
Though war be waged against me, even then do I trust. [PS 27:3]
I sought the LORD, who answered me, delivered me from all my
fears. [PS 34:5]
God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken and mountains quake to the depths of the sea, Though its waters rage and foam and mountains totter at its surging. The LORD of hosts is with us; our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
[Taken from PS 46:2-4]
Why should I fear in evil days, when my wicked pursuers ring me round, Those who trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches?
One cannot redeem oneself, pay to God a ransom. [PS
Do not fear when others become rich, when the wealth of their houses grows great. When they die they will take nothing with them, their wealth will not follow them down. [PS
They have good reason to fear, though now they do not fear. For
God will certainly scatter the bones of the godless. They will
surely be put to shame, for God has rejected them. [PS 53:6]
Fear and trembling overwhelm me; shuddering sweeps over me. [PS
When I am afraid, in you I place my trust. [Taken from PS 56:4]
God, I praise your promise; in you I trust, I do not fear. What
can mere flesh do to me? [PS 56:5]
Who comprehends your terrible anger? Your wrath matches the
fear it inspires. [PS 90:11]
They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast,
trusting the LORD. [PS 112:7]
Their hearts are tranquil, without fear, till at last they look
down on their foes. [PS 112:8]
The LORD is with me; I am not afraid; what can mortals do against
me? [PS 118:6]
I will speak openly of your decrees without fear even before
kings. [PS 119:46]
"But he who obeys me dwells in security, in peace, without fear
of harm." [PROV 1:33]
Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding!
For her profit is better than profit in silver, and better than gold is her
revenue... She is a tree of life to those who grasp her, and he is happy who holds her fast. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, established the heavens by
understanding; By his knowledge the depths break open, and the clouds drop down dew.
My son, let not these slip out of your sight: keep advice and counsel in view; So will they be life to your soul, and an adornment for your neck. Then you may securely go your way; your foot will never stumble; When you lie down, you need not be afraid, when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.
Be not afraid of sudden terror, of the ruin of the wicked when it comes;
For the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from the snare.
What the wicked man fears will befall him, but the desire of
the just will be granted. [PROV 10:24]
The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD
is safe. [PROV 29:25]
Fearful shall they come, at the counting up of their sins, and
their lawless deeds shall convict them to their face. [WISDOM
Then shall the just one with great assurance confront his oppressors who set at nought his labors. Seeing this, they shall be shaken with dreadful fear, and amazed at the unlooked-for salvation. They shall say among themselves, rueful and groaning through anguish of spirit:
"This is he whom once we held as a laughingstock and as a type for mockery, fools that we were! His life we accounted madness, and his death dishonored. See how he is accounted among the sons of God; how his lot is with the saints!" [WISDOM
For the Lord of all shows no partiality, nor does he fear
greatness, Because he himself made the great as well as the small,
and he provides for all alike [WISDOM 6:7]
But condemning them bit by bit, you gave them space for repentance. You were not unaware that their race was wicked and their malice ingrained,
And that their dispositions would never change; for they were a race accursed from the beginning.
Neither out of fear for anyone did you grant amnesty for their sins. [WISDOM
For they who supposed their secret sins were hid under the dark
veil of oblivion Were scattered in fearful trembling, terrified by
apparitions. [WISDOM 17:3]
But only intermittent, fearful fires flashed through upon them;
And in their terror they thought beholding these was worse than
the times when that sight was no longer to be seen. [WISDOM 17:6]
For they who undertook to banish fears and terrors from the
sick soul themselves sickened with a ridiculous fear. [WISDOM
For fear is nought but the surrender of the helps that come from reason; and the more one's expectation is of itself uncertain,
the more one makes of not knowing the cause that brings on torment. [WISDOM 17:12-13]
Your all-powerful word from heaven's royal throne bounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land, bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree.
And as he alighted, he filled every place with death; he still reached to heaven, while he stood upon the earth. Then, forthwith, visions in horrible dreams perturbed them and unexpected fears assailed them; And cast half-dead, one here, another there, each was revealing the reason for his dying. For the dreams that disturbed them had proclaimed this beforehand, lest they perish unaware of why they suffered ill. [WISDOM
[Wisdom] walks with him as a stranger, and at first she puts him to
the test; Fear and dread she brings upon him and tries him with
her discipline; With her precepts she puts him to the proof, until
his heart is fully with her. [Taken from SIRACH 4:17]
Feared in the city is the man of railing speech, and he who
talks rashly is hated. [SIRACH 9:18]
Masonry bonded with wooden beams is not loosened by an
earthquake; Neither is a resolve constructed with careful
deliberation shaken in a moment of fear. [SIRACH 22:16]
Small stones lying on an open height will not remain when the
wind blows; Neither can a timid resolve based on foolish plans
withstand fear of any kind. [SIRACH 22:18]
And the man who dishonors his marriage bed and says to himself
"Who can see me? Darkness surrounds me, walls hide me; no one
sees me; why should I fear to sin?" Of the Most High he is
not mindful, fearing only the eyes of men; He does not understand that the
eyes of the LORD, ten thousand times brighter than the sun,
Observe every step a man takes and peer into hidden corners. [SIRACH
He who fears the LORD is never alarmed, never afraid; for the
LORD is his hope. [SIRACH 34:14]
A great anxiety has God allotted, and a heavy yoke, to the sons of men;
From the day one leaves his mother's womb to the day he returns to the mother of all the living, His thoughts, the fear in his heart, and his troubled forebodings till the day he
dies - Whether he sits on a lofty throne or grovels in dust and ashes, Whether he bears a splendid crown or is wrapped in the coarsest of
cloaks - Are of wrath and envy, trouble and dread, terror of death, fury and strife.
Even when he lies on his bed to rest, his cares at night disturb his sleep. So short is his rest it seems like none, till in his dreams he struggles as he did by day,
Terrified by what his mind's eye sees, like a fugitive being pursued; As he reaches safety, he wakes up astonished that there was nothing to fear. [SIRACH 40:1-7]
Fear not death's decree for you; remember, it embraces those
before you, and those after. [SIRACH 41:3]
O Elijah, enveloped in the whirlwind! Then Elisha, filled with
a twofold portion of his spirit, wrought many marvels by his mere
word. During his lifetime he feared no one, nor was any man able
to intimidate his will. [SIRACH 48:12]
Call not alliance what this people calls alliance, and fear
not, nor stand in awe of what they fear. But with the LORD of hosts make your
alliance - for him be your
fear and your awe. [ISA 8:12-13]
God indeed is my savior; I am confident and unafraid. My
strength and my courage is the LORD, and he has been my savior.
On that day the Egyptians shall be like women, trembling with
fear, because of the LORD of hosts shaking his fist at them. [ISA
Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not!
Here is your God, he comes with vindication; With divine
recompense he comes to save you. [ISA 35:4]
Go up onto a high mountain, Zion, herald of glad tidings; Cry
out at the top of your voice, Jerusalem, herald of good news! Fear
not to cry out and say to the cities of Judah: Here is your God!
The coastlands see, and fear; the ends of the earth tremble:
these things are near, they come to pass. [ISA 41:5]
Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will
strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of
justice. [ISA 41:10]
For I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I
who say to you, "Fear not, I will help you." [ISA 41:13]
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and
formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have
called you by name: you are mine. [ISA 43:1]
Fear not, for I am with you; from the east I will bring back
your descendants, from the west I will gather you. [ISA 43:5]
Thus says the LORD who made you, your help, who formed you from
the womb: Fear not, O Jacob, my servant, the darling whom I have
chosen. [ISA 44:2]
Fear not, be not troubled: did I not announce and foretell it
long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there a God or any Rock besides
me? [ISA 44:8]
Indeed, all the associates of anyone who forms a god, or casts an idol to no purpose, will be put to shame; they will all assemble and stand forth, to be reduced to fear and shame.
Hear me, you who know justice, you people who have my teaching
at heart: Fear not the reproach of men, be not dismayed at their
revilings. [ISA 51:7]
I, it is I who comfort you. Can you then fear mortal man, who is human only, to be looked upon as grass, And forget the LORD, your maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth?
All the day you are in constant dread of the fury of the oppressor;
But when he sets himself to destroy, what is there of the oppressor's fury? The oppressed shall soon be released; they shall not die and go down into the pit, nor shall they want for bread. For I am the LORD, your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; the LORD of hosts by name. [ISA
Fear not, you shall not be put to shame; you need not blush,
for you shall not be disgraced. The shame of your youth you shall
forget, the reproach of your widowhood no longer remember. [ISA
Of whom were you afraid? Whom did you fear, that you became false
And did not remember me or give me any thought? Was I to remain silent and unseeing, so that you would not have me to fear? I will expose your justice and your works; They shall not help you when you cry out, nor save you in your distress.
All these the wind shall carry off, the breeze shall bear away; But he who takes refuge in me shall inherit the land, and possess my holy mountain.
Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you,
says the LORD. [JER 1:8]
Thus says the LORD: Learn not the customs of the nations, and
have no fear of the signs of the heavens, though the nations fear
them. [JER 10:2]
Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, they cannot
speak; They must be carried about, for they cannot walk. Fear them
not, they can do no harm, neither is it in their power to do good.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream:
It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit.
I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so
that they need no longer fear and tremble; and none shall be
missing, says the LORD. [JER 23:4]
Do not fear the king of Babylon, before whom you are now
afraid; do not fear him, says the LORD, for I am with you to save
you, to rescue you from his power. [JER 42:11]
You, my servant Jacob, never fear, says the LORD, for I am with
you; I will make an end of all the nations to which I have driven
you, But of you I will not make an end: I will chastise you as you
deserve, I will not let you go unpunished. [JER 46:28]
You came to my aid when I called to you; you said, "Have
no fear!" [LAM 3:57]
Fear not, my people! Remember, Israel, You were sold to the nations not for your destruction; It was because you angered God that you were handed over to your foes.
"Fear not, my children; call upon God, who will deliver
you from oppression at enemy hands." [BARUCH 4:21]
Fear not, my children; call out to God! He who brought this
upon you will remember you. [BARUCH 4:27]
Fear not, Jerusalem! He who gave you your name is your encouragement.
Fearful are those who harmed you, who rejoiced at your downfall; Fearful are the cities where your children were enslaved, fearful the city that took your sons. As that city rejoiced at your collapse, and made merry at your downfall, so shall she grieve over her own desolation.
Take care that you yourselves do not imitate their alien example and stand in fear of them, when you see the crowd before them and behind worshiping them. Rather, say in your hearts, "You, O LORD, are to be worshiped!"; for my angel is with you, and he is the custodian of your lives. [BARUCH
Know, therefore, that they are not gods, and do not fear them.
But as for you, son of man, fear neither them nor their words
when they contradict you and reject you, and when you sit on
scorpions. Neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their
looks, for they are a rebellious house. [EZEK 2:6]
"Fear not, beloved, you are safe; take courage and be
strong." [DAN 10:19]
Fear not, beasts of the field! for the pastures of the plain
are green; The tree bears its fruit, the fig tree and the vine
give their yield. [JOEL 2:22]
"I am a Hebrew," Jonah answered them; "I worship the LORD, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the dry land." Now the men were seized with great fear and said to him, "How could you do such a
thing!" - They knew that he was fleeing from the LORD, because he had told
them. - "What shall we do with you," they asked, "that the sea may quiet down for us?" For the sea was growing more and more turbulent. Jonah said to them, "Pick me up and throw me into the sea, that it may quiet down for you; since I know it is because of me that this violent storm has come upon you." [JONAH
The LORD has removed the judgment against you, he has turned away your enemies;
The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior;
He will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love,
He will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals. I will remove disaster from among you, so that none may recount your disgrace.
This is the pact that I made with you when you came out of
Egypt, And my spirit continues in your midst; do not fear! [HAG
Just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah
and house of Israel, so will I save you that you may be a
blessing; do not fear, but let your hands be strong. [ZECH 8:13]
Thus says the LORD of hosts: As I determined to harm you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, says the LORD of hosts, and I did not relent, so again in these days I have determined to favor Jerusalem and the house of Judah; do not fear! These then are the things you should do: Speak the truth to one another; let there be honesty and peace in the judgments at your gates, and let none of you plot evil against another in his heart, nor love a false oath. For all these things I hate, says the LORD. [ZECH
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to
Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the
Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the
Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her."
But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place
of his father Herod, he was afraid to go back there. And because
he had been warned in a dream, he departed for the region of
Galilee. [MT 2:22]
"Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed
that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known." [MT
And 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 Gehenna. [MT 10:28]
Although he wanted to kill [John the Baptist], he feared the people, for they
regarded him as a prophet. Taken [MT 14:5]
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. "It is a ghost," they said, and they cried out in fear. At once (Jesus) spoke to them, "Take courage, it is I;
do not be afraid." [MT
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid."
And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared
the crowds, for they regarded [Jesus] as a prophet. [Taken from MT 21:46]
The centurion and the men with him who were keeping watch over
Jesus feared greatly when they saw the earthquake and all that was
happening, and they said, "Truly, this was the Son of
God!" [MT 27:54]
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold, I have told you." Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. [MT
As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had
been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right
mind. And they were seized with fear. [MK 5:15]
There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years. She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors and had spent all that she had. Yet she was not helped but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. She said, "If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured." Immediately her flow of blood dried up. She felt in her body that she was healed of her
affliction. Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who has touched my clothes?" But his disciples said to him, "You see how the crowd is pressing upon you, and yet you ask, 'Who touched me?'" And he looked around to see who had done it. The woman, realizing what had happened to her, approached in fear and trembling. She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth. He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has saved you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction." [MK
While he was still speaking, people from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?"
Disregarding the message that was reported, Jesus said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid; just have faith."...
He took the child by the hand and said to her, "Talitha koum," which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise!"
The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around. (At that) they were utterly astounded.
Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man,
and kept him in custody. When he heard him speak he was very much
perplexed, yet he liked to listen to him. [MK 6:20]
He was teaching his disciples and telling them, "The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death he will rise."
But they did not understand the saying, and they were afraid to question him.
They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went
ahead of them. They were amazed, and those who followed were
afraid. Taking the Twelve aside again, he began to tell them what
was going to happen to him. [MK 10:32]
The chief priests and the scribes came to hear of it and were
seeking a way to put him to death, yet they feared him because the
whole crowd was astonished at his teaching. [MK 11:18]
They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for
they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they
left him and went away. [MK 12:12]
The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were to take place in two days' time. So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death. They said, "Not during the festival, for fear that there may be a riot among the people." [MK
On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, "Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him.
But go and tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.'"
Then they went out and fled from the tomb, seized with trembling and bewilderment. They said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Then, when the whole assembly of the people was praying outside at the hour of the incense offering, the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense. Zechariah was troubled by what he saw, and fear came upon him. But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John."
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God
into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a
man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's
name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail,
full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among
women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought
with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the
angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with
God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth
a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and
shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall
give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign
in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be
no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done,
because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The
Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High
shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin
Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this
is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word
shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid
of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel
departed from her. [LK 1:26-38]
When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, "No. He will be called John." But they answered her, "There is no one among your relatives who has this name." So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. He asked for a tablet and wrote, "John is his name," and all were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God. Then fear came upon all their neighbors, and all these matters were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea. All who heard these things took them to heart, saying, "What, then, will this child be?" For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.
Then Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited and brought redemption to his people. He has raised up a horn for our salvation within the house of David his servant, even as he promised through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old: salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us, to show mercy to our fathers and to be mindful of his holy covenant and of the oath he swore to Abraham our father, and to grant us that, rescued from the hand of enemies, without fear we might worship him in holiness and righteousness before him all our days."
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord."
Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you
will be catching men." [Taken from LK 5:10]
Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, he was moved with pity for her and said to her, "Do not weep." He stepped forward and touched the coffin; at this the bearers halted, and he said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!" The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, "A great prophet has arisen in our midst," and "God has visited his people." This report about him spread through the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.
People came out to see what had happened and, when they
approached Jesus, they discovered the man from whom the demons had
come out sitting at his feet. He was clothed and in his right
mind, and they were seized with fear. [LK 8:35]
The entire population of the region of the Gerasenes asked
Jesus to leave them because they were seized with great fear. So
he got into a boat and returned. [LK 8:37]
While he was still speaking, someone from the synagogue official's house arrived and said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher any longer."
On hearing this, Jesus answered him, "Do not be afraid; just have faith and she will be saved."
"Pay attention to what I am telling you. The Son of Man is to be handed over to men."
But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body
but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into
Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one. [LK 12:4-5]
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be
afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows. [LK 12:7]
Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is
pleased to give you the kingdom. [LK 12:32]
The scribes and chief priests sought to lay their hands on him at
that very hour, but they feared the people, for they knew that he
had addressed this parable to them. [LK 20:19]
Now the feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was drawing near,
and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people.
They asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How does he now see?"
His parents answered and said, "We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.
We do not know how he sees now, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him, he is of age; he can speak for him self."
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone acknowledged him as the Messiah, he would be expelled from the synagogue.
For this reason his parents said, "He is of age; question him." [JN
"Fear no more, O daughter Zion; see, your king comes,
seated upon an ass's colt." [JN 12:15]
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the
world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be
troubled or afraid. [JN 14:27]
When the chief priests and the guards saw him they cried out, "Crucify him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify him. I find no guilt in him."
The Jews answered, "We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God."
Now when Pilate heard this statement, he became even more afraid, and went back into the praetorium and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?" Jesus did not answer him.
After this, Joseph of Arimathea, secretly a disciple of Jesus
for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate if he could remove the body of
Jesus. And Pilate permitted it. So he came and took his body. [JN
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors
were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus
came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be
with you." [JN 20:19]
A man named Ananias, however, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. He retained for himself, with his wife's knowledge, some of the purchase price, took the remainder, and put it at the feet of the apostles. But Peter said,
"Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart so that you lied to the
Holy Spirit and retained part of the price of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain yours? And when it was sold, was it not still under your control? Why did you
contrive this deed? You have lied not to human beings, but to God."
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last, and great fear came upon all who heard of it. The young men came and wrapped him up, then carried him out and buried him. After an interval of about three hours, his wife came in, unaware of what had happened. Peter said to her, "Tell me, did you sell the land for this amount?" She answered, "Yes, for that amount." Then Peter said to her, "Why did you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen, the footsteps of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out." At once, she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men entered they found her dead, so they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things. [ACTS
When he arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a
disciple. [ACTS 9:26]
Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Cohort called the Italica, devout and God-fearing along with his whole household, who used to give alms generously
to the Jewish people and pray to God constantly. One afternoon about three o'clock,
he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him, "Cornelius." He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said, "What is it, sir?" He said to him, "Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God. Now send some men to Joppa and summon one Simon who is called Peter."
About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened, there was suddenly such a severe earthquake that the foundations of the jail shook; all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose. When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew (his) sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted out in a loud voice, "Do no harm to yourself; we are all here." He asked for a light and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas. [ACTS
Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits, saying, "I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." When the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, tried to do this, the evil spirit said to them in reply, "Jesus I recognize, Paul I know, but who are you?" The person with the evil spirit then sprang at them and subdued them all. He so overpowered them that they fled naked and wounded from that house. When this became known to all the Jews and Greeks who lived in Ephesus, fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in great esteem. [ACTS
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, "Abba, Father!" The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. [ROM
For rulers are not a cause of fear to good conduct, but to evil. Do you wish to have no fear of authority? Then do what is good and you will receive approval from it,
for it is a servant of God for your good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword without purpose; it is the servant of God to inflict wrath on the evildoer.
When I came to you, brothers, proclaiming the mystery of God, I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive (words of) wisdom,
but with a demonstration of spirit and power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. [1COR
No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having
preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. [1COR 9:27]
For godly sorrow produces a salutary repentance without regret, but worldly sorrow produces death. For behold what earnestness this godly sorrow has produced for you, as well as readiness for a defense, and indignation, and fear, and yearning, and zeal, and punishment. In every way you have shown yourselves to be innocent in the matter. [2COR
And his heart goes out to you all the more, as he remembers the
obedience of all of you, when you received him with fear and
trembling. [2COR 7:15]
So then, my beloved, obedient as you have always been, not only
when I am present but all the more now when I am absent, work out
your salvation with fear and trembling. [PHIL 2:12]
Reprimand publicly those who do sin, so that the rest also will
be afraid. [1TM 5:20]
Now since the children share in blood and flesh, he likewise shared in them, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life. [HEB
If we sin deliberately after receiving knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains sacrifice for sins but a fearful prospect of judgment and a flaming fire that is going to consume the adversaries. [HEB
We know the one who said: "Vengeance is mine; I will repay," and again:
"The Lord will judge his people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Indeed, so fearful was the spectacle that Moses said, "I
am terrified and trembling." [HEB 12:21]
Thus we may say with confidence: "The Lord is my helper,
(and) I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?" [HEB
Now who is going to harm you if you are enthusiastic for what is good? But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, blessed are you. Do not be afraid or terrified with fear of them, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. Put to death in the flesh, he was brought to life in the spirit. [1PT
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear
because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is
not yet perfect in love. [1JN 4:18]
When I caught sight of him, I fell down at his feet as though dead.
He touched me with his right hand and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last,
the one who lives. Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the
Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer.
Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may
be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain
faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. [RV
The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and be glad and exchange gifts because these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of the earth. But after the three and a half days, a breath of life from God entered them. When they stood on their feet, great fear fell on those who saw them. [RV
The merchants who deal in these goods, who grew rich from her,
will keep their distance for fear of the torment inflicted on her.
[Taken from RV 18:15]
of God / fear of the Lord [F7]
punishment / eternal destruction [H10a]
anger of God [A3]
to the Lord [C10]
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