4 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.
But wait, do you know the Name of God?….
Fearing God Means
- You acknowledge that God is God Almighty and can do anything He wants.
- That God doesn’t owe you anything
- That it’s your job to seek God, to listen to Him, to do what He wants and to provide VALUE (fruit) to Him
- That you hold God in high regards. It’s easy to lose perspective down here in Earth 3D due to all the bad stuff, be we came here to learn how to overcome all these challenges and still chose to fear God, to honor Him, to be thankful to Him, to tune into Him, to be guided by Him even moment to moment.
Here are a 100 verses regarding fearing God to get a better perspective on what this means.
Proverbs 1:7 ESV / 1,482 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 1,175 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
Job 28:28 ESV / 1,069 helpful votes
And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
Matthew 10:28 ESV / 1,031 helpful votes
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Psalm 111:10 ESV / 992 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 810 helpful votes
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 777 helpful votes
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Psalm 33:8 ESV / 771 helpful votes
Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
Luke 1:50 ESV / 751 helpful votes
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
Proverbs 14:27 ESV / 745 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
Deuteronomy 10:12 ESV / 732 helpful votes
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 699 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
1 John 4:18 ESV / 698 helpful votes
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Psalm 25:14 ESV / 648 helpful votes
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.
Psalm 34:9 ESV / 628 helpful votes
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
Psalm 86:11 ESV / 621 helpful votes
Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 584 helpful votes
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Proverbs 14:26 ESV / 581 helpful votes
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 552 helpful votes
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
Proverbs 9:10 ESV / 509 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Psalm 19:9 ESV / 493 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
Psalm 34:4 ESV / 490 helpful votes
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Philippians 2:12-13 ESV / 486 helpful votes
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Psalm 27:1 ESV / 484 helpful votes
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Romans 8:15 ESV / 480 helpful votes
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 465 helpful votes
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / 441 helpful votes
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 406 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Exodus 20:20 ESV / 399 helpful votes
Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.”
Psalm 34:11 ESV / 397 helpful votes
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 23:4 ESV / 382 helpful votes
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Proverbs 29:25 ESV / 380 helpful votes
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 377 helpful votes
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 377 helpful votes
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 112:1 ESV / 371 helpful votes
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!
Deuteronomy 5:29 ESV / 351 helpful votes
Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever!
Psalm 118:6 ESV / 347 helpful votes
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 336 helpful votes
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Ephesians 5:21 ESV / 317 helpful votes
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Psalm 103:13 ESV / 317 helpful votes
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
1 Samuel 12:14 ESV / 316 helpful votes
If you will fear the Lord and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the Lord, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the Lord your God, it will be well.
1 Peter 1:17 ESV / 313 helpful votes
And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 311 helpful votes
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Psalm 56:3 ESV / 305 helpful votes
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 304 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 Peter 3:14 ESV / 300 helpful votes
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,
Psalm 2:11 ESV / 298 helpful votes
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Joshua 4:24 ESV / 295 helpful votes
So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever.”
Genesis 22:12 ESV / 294 helpful votes
He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
Proverbs 16:6 ESV / 292 helpful votes
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one turns away from evil.
Psalm 31:19 ESV / 286 helpful votes
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!
Psalm 56:3-4 ESV / 281 helpful votes
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 275 helpful votes
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
Acts 9:31 ESV / 256 helpful votes
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
Proverbs 2:5 ESV / 256 helpful votes
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Hebrews 11:7 ESV / 249 helpful votes
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Proverbs 28:14 ESV / 248 helpful votes
Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
2 Chronicles 17:10 ESV / 248 helpful votes
And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 247 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 245 helpful votes
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
John 14:27 ESV / 243 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Psalm 56:4 ESV / 243 helpful votes
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 51:1-19 ESV / 243 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. …
Joshua 24:14 ESV / 233 helpful votes
“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 231 helpful votes
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Luke 12:32 ESV / 229 helpful votes
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Psalm 115:11 ESV / 229 helpful votes
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
Proverbs 15:16 ESV / 216 helpful votes
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 212 helpful votes
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” …
John 14:1 ESV / 212 helpful votes
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 208 helpful votes
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 207 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Proverbs 2:1-6 ESV / 205 helpful votes
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. …
Deuteronomy 6:24 ESV / 203 helpful votes
And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 201 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 200 helpful votes
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Proverbs 10:27 ESV / 200 helpful votes
The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
Luke 1:30-31 ESV / 198 helpful votes
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
Psalm 145:19 ESV / 196 helpful votes
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 192 helpful votes
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Proverbs 23:17 ESV / 192 helpful votes
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.
Luke 12:5 ESV / 187 helpful votes
But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 186 helpful votes
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV / 185 helpful votes
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Psalm 128:1 ESV / 184 helpful votes
A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!
Luke 12:4-5 ESV / 183 helpful votes
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
Matthew 6:34 ESV / 180 helpful votes
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Psalm 46:1 ESV / 178 helpful votes
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Mark 6:49-50 ESV / 174 helpful votes
But when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
Deuteronomy 8:6 ESV / 174 helpful votes
So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him.
Psalm 94:19 ESV / 167 helpful votes
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
Isaiah 33:6 ESV / 148 helpful votes
And he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.
Deuteronomy 6:5 ESV / 147 helpful votes
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
Deuteronomy 31:12 ESV / 141 helpful votes
Assemble the people, men, women, and little ones, and the sojourner within your towns, that they may hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, and be careful to do all the words of this law,
Genesis 20:11 ESV / 136 helpful votes
Abraham said, “I did it because I thought, ‘There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’
Deuteronomy 17:19 ESV / 135 helpful votes
And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them,
Romans 12:19 ESV / 131 helpful votes
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 5:11 ESV / 128 helpful votes
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 123 helpful votes
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Philippians 4:7 ESV / 121 helpful votes
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.