Fear can be paralyzing and cause us to shut down or become anxious when faced with challenging situations.
It is important to remember that God has given us the strength to face anything we might encounter in life. The Bible is full of powerful verses about fear that can help provide comfort and reassurance in times of uncertainty.
The Book of Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
This verse reminds us that we can trust in the Lord when fear comes our way. Knowing that God is always there to support us can bring a sense of peace and security even when everything else around us seems out of control.
Apart from Isaiah 41:10, there are over 100 verses in the bible that talk about fear in different ways. In this article, we have made a compilation of 150 reassuring bible verses about the fear that you need to read. Carefully read through!
Reassuring Bible Verses about Fear and Anxiety
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:7 (NIV) And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:18 (NIV) There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Psalms 56:3 (NIV) When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalms 34:4 (NIV) I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Proverbs 1:7 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 9:10 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV) Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Psalms 23:4 (NIV) Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV) Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Psalms 118:6 (NIV) The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Romans 8:31 (NIV) What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Proverbs 3:7 (NIV) Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
Psalms 34:9 (NIV) Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.
Luke 12:5 (NIV) But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Isaiah 8:12 (NIV) “Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it.
Leviticus 25:43 (NIV) Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
Job 1:9 (NIV) “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied.
Job 41:33 (NIV) Nothing on earth is its equal— a creature without fear.
Psalms 55:5 (NIV) Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
Ecclesiastes 5:7 (NIV) Much dreaming and many words are meaningless. Therefore fear God.
Romans 3:18 (NIV) “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Exodus 9:30 (NIV) But I know that you and your officials still do not fear the Lord God.”
Deuteronomy 6:13 (NIV) Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
1 Samuel 17:24 (NIV) Whenever the Israelites saw the man, they all fled from him in great fear.
1 Kings 1:50 (NIV) But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
1 Chronicles 14:17 (NIV) So David’s fame spread throughout every land, and the Lord made all the nations fear him.
Job 4:14 (NIV) fear and trembling seized me and made all my bones shake.
Job 5:22 (NIV) You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals.
Job 6:14 (NIV) “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Job 21:9 (NIV) Their homes are safe and free from fear; the rod of God is not on them.
Job 33:7 (NIV) No fear of me should alarm you, nor should my hand be heavy on you.
Job 39:22 (NIV) It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword.
Psalms 2:11 (NIV) Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Psalms 3:6 (NIV) I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
Psalms 25:14 (NIV) The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
Psalms 33:8 (NIV) Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.
Psalms 34:7 (NIV) The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Psalms 34:11 (NIV) Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psalms 49:5 (NIV) Why should I fear when evil days come, when wicked deceivers surround me—
Psalms 52:6 (NIV) The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying,
Psalms 64:4 (NIV) They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear.
Psalms 67:7 (NIV) May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
Psalms 91:5 (NIV) You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
Psalms 111:5 (NIV) He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
Psalms 112:7 (NIV) They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Psalms 115:11 (NIV) You who fear him, trust in the Lord— he is their help and shield.
Psalms 115:13 (NIV) he will bless those who fear the Lord— small and great alike.
Psalms 118:4 (NIV) Let those who fear the Lord say: “His love endures forever.”
Psalms 119:63 (NIV) I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
Psalms 119:79 (NIV) May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
Psalms 119:120 (NIV) My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws. ע Ayin
Psalms 128:1 (NIV) Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.
Psalms 128:4 (NIV) Yes, this will be a blessing for the man who fears the Lord.
Psalms 135:20 (NIV) house of Levi, praise the Lord; you who fear him, praise the Lord.
Psalms 145:19 (NIV) He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Psalms 147:11 (NIV) The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Proverbs 1:29 (NIV) since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord.
Proverbs 2:5 (NIV) then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 3:25 (NIV) Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
Proverbs 14:2 (NIV) Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
Proverbs 15:16 (NIV) Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
Proverbs 15:33 (NIV) Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 19:23 (NIV) The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Proverbs 22:4 (NIV) Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Proverbs 24:21 (NIV) Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials,
Isaiah 13:7 (NIV) Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.
Jeremiah 30:5 (NIV) “This is what the Lord says: “ ‘Cries of fear are heard— terror, not peace.
Lamentations 3:57 (NIV) You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”
Luke 1:12 (NIV) When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
Luke 1:50 (NIV) His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation.
John 7:13 (NIV) But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.
Acts 5:11 (NIV) Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.
Acts 10:35 (NIV) but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.
1 Corinthians 2:3 (NIV) I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.
Galatians 4:11 (NIV) I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
Hebrews 2:15 (NIV) and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
Hebrews 12:21 (NIV) The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”
1 Peter 2:17 (NIV) Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
Joshua 2:9 (NIV) and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you.
Genesis 42:18 (NIV) On the third day, Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God:
Leviticus 25:17 (NIV) Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 10:20 (NIV) Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.
1 Kings 8:40 (NIV) so that they will fear you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors.
2 Chronicles 19:9 (NIV) He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord.
Job 5:21 (NIV) You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.
Job 9:35 (NIV) Then I would speak up without fear of him, but as it now stands with me, I cannot.
Job 11:15 (NIV) then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.
Job 23:15 (NIV) That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.
Job 31:23 (NIV) For I dreaded destruction from God, and for fear of his splendor I could not do such things.
Psalms 25:12 (NIV) Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
Psalms 46:2 (NIV) Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
Psalms 60:4 (NIV) But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.
Psalms 61:5 (NIV) For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Psalms 64:9 (NIV) All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done.
Psalms 66:16 (NIV) Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.
Psalms 85:9 (NIV)
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
Psalms 102:15 (NIV) The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
Psalms 103:11 (NIV) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
Psalms 103:13 (NIV) As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
Psalms 112:1 (NIV) Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
Psalms 112:8 (NIV) Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.
Psalms 119:74 (NIV) May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
Proverbs 1:33 (NIV) but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.”
Proverbs 8:13 (NIV) To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
Proverbs 10:27 (NIV) The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Proverbs 14:16 (NIV) The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
Proverbs 14:26 (NIV) Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:27 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Proverbs 16:6 (NIV) Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
Proverbs 23:17 (NIV) Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 29:25 (NIV) Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Proverbs 31:21 (NIV) When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
Proverbs 31:30 (NIV) Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Isaiah 21:4 (NIV) My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me.
Isaiah 41:5 (NIV) The islands have seen it and fear; the ends of the earth tremble. They approach and come forward;
Jeremiah 36:24 (NIV) The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear, nor did they tear their clothes.
Ezekiel 11:8 (NIV) You fear the sword, and the sword is what I will bring against you, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Ezekiel 12:18 (NIV) “Son of man, tremble as you eat your food, and shudder in fear as you drink your water.
Amos 3:8 (NIV) The lion has roared— who will not fear? The Sovereign Lord has spoken— who can but prophesy?
Zephaniah 3:16 (NIV) On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.
Luke 1:74 (NIV) to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear.
Luke 23:40 (NIV) But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence?
Acts 5:5 (NIV) When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
Ephesians 6:5 (NIV) Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
Genesis 20:11 (NIV) Abraham replied, “I said to myself, ‘There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’
Genesis 32:7 (NIV) In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well.
Exodus 20:18 (NIV) When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance.
Leviticus 19:14 (NIV) “ Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord.
Leviticus 25:36 (NIV) Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
Deuteronomy 5:29 (NIV) Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Deuteronomy 25:18 (NIV) When you were weary and worn out, they met you on your journey and attacked all who were lagging behind; they had no fear of God.
Deuteronomy 28:10 (NIV) Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you.
Deuteronomy 32:17 (NIV) They sacrificed to false gods, which are not God— gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your ancestors did not fear.
Joshua 2:24 (NIV) They said to Joshua, “The Lord has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.”
Joshua 14:8 (NIV) but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.
Joshua 22:24 (NIV) “No! We did it for fear that some day your descendants might say to ours, ‘What do you have to do with the Lord, the God of Israel?
Joshua 24:14 (NIV) “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
Judges 7:3 (NIV) Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’ ” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained.
1 Samuel 12:24 (NIV) But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
1 Samuel 13:7 (NIV) Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.
2 Samuel 23:3 (NIV) The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,
2 Kings 25:26 (NIV) At this, all the people from the least to the greatest, together with the army officers, fled to Egypt for fear of the Babylonians.
2 Chronicles 6:31 (NIV) so that they will fear you and walk in obedience to you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors.
2 Chronicles 17:10 (NIV) The fear of the Lord fell on all the kingdoms of the lands surrounding Judah, so that they did not go to war against Jehoshaphat.
2 Chronicles 19:7 (NIV) Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
2 Chronicles 20:29 (NIV) The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.
2 Chronicles 26:5 (NIV) He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the Lord, God gave him success.
Nehemiah 5:9 (NIV) So I continued, “What you are doing is not right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies?
Esther 9:3 (NIV) And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king’s administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them.
Job 19:29 (NIV) you should fear the sword yourselves; for wrath will bring punishment by the sword, and then you will know that there is judgment.”
Job 28:28 (NIV) And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”
Psalms 15:4 (NIV) who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind;
Psalms 19:9 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.
Psalms 22:23 (NIV) You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
Psalms 22:25 (NIV) From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.
Psalms 27:1 (NIV) 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?
Psalms 27:3 (NIV) Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
Psalms 33:18 (NIV) But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
Psalms 36:1 (NIV) I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Psalms 40:3 (NIV) He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.
Psalms 55:19 (NIV) God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change— he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God.
Psalms 86:11 (NIV) Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalms 90:11 (NIV) If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
Psalms 103:17 (NIV) But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
Psalms 111:10 (NIV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Ecclesiastes 7:18 (NIV) It is good to grasp one and not let go of the other. Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.
Ecclesiastes 8:13 (NIV) Yet because the wicked do not fear God, it will not go well with them, and their days will not lengthen like a shadow.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (NIV) Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
Isaiah 8:13 (NIV) The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.
Isaiah 19:16 (NIV) In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them.
Isaiah 41:13 (NIV) For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:14 (NIV) Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob, little Israel, do not fear, for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 51:12 (NIV) “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass,
Jeremiah 22:25 (NIV) I will deliver you into the hands of those who want to kill you, those you fear—Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians.
Jeremiah 36:16 (NIV) When they heard all these words, they looked at each other in fear and said to Baruch, “We must report all these words to the king.”
Jeremiah 39:17 (NIV) But I will rescue you on that day, declares the Lord; you will not be given into the hands of those you fear.
Jeremiah 42:16 (NIV) then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.
Ezekiel 27:35 (NIV) All who live in the coastlands are appalled at you; their kings shudder with horror and their faces are distorted with fear.
Best Bible Verses about Fear and Worry
Micah 6:9 (NIV) Listen! The Lord is calling to the city— and to fear your name is wisdom— “Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
Nahum 2:11 (NIV) Where now is the lions’ den, the place where they fed their young, where the lion and lioness went, and the cubs, with nothing to fear?
Haggai 2:5 (NIV) ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’
Matthew 14:26 (NIV) When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
Mark 5:33 (NIV) Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
Luke 18:4 (NIV) “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think,
John 3:20 (NIV) Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
Acts 7:32 (NIV) ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look.
2 Corinthians 7:5 (NIV) For when we came to Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.
2 Corinthians 7:15 (NIV) And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.
Philippians 1:14 (NIV) And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
1 Peter 1:17 (NIV) Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.
1 Peter 2:18 (NIV) Slaves, in reverent fear of God, submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate but also to those who are harsh.
1 Peter 3:6 (NIV) Like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
1 Peter 3:14 (NIV) But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
Jude 1:23 (NIV) Save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
Revelation 19:5 (NIV) Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”
Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Genesis 22:12 (NIV) “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Genesis 31:53 (NIV) May the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between us.” So Jacob took an oath in the name of the Fear of his father Isaac.
Exodus 18:21 (NIV) But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Exodus 20:20 (NIV) Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God tests you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
Deuteronomy 1:28 (NIV) Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, ‘The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there.’ ”
Deuteronomy 2:25 (NIV) This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.”
Deuteronomy 6:2 (NIV) so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
Deuteronomy 6:24 (NIV) The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.
Deuteronomy 11:25 (NIV) No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.
Deuteronomy 31:12 (NIV) Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 31:13 (NIV) Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the Lord your God as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”
Joshua 2:11 (NIV) When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.
Joshua 4:24 (NIV) He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.”
1 Samuel 12:14 (NIV) If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good!
1 Samuel 28:20 (NIV) Immediately Saul fell full length on the ground, filled with fear because of Samuel’s words. His strength was gone, for he had eaten nothing all that day and all that night.
2 Samuel 17:10 (NIV) Then even the bravest soldier, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a fighter and that those with him are brave.
Ezra 3:3 (NIV) Despite their fear of the surrounding peoples, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices.
Esther 5:9 (NIV) Haman went out that day happy and in high spirits. But when he saw Mordecai at the king’s gate and observed that he neither rose nor showed fear in his presence, he was filled with rage against Mordecai.
Job 1:8 (NIV) Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
Psalms 31:19 (NIV) How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.
Ecclesiastes 3:14 (NIV) I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
Ecclesiastes 8:12 (NIV) Although a wicked person who commits a hundred crimes may live a long time, I know that it will go better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.
Isaiah 7:25 (NIV) As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.
Isaiah 11:2 (NIV) The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—
Isaiah 11:3 (NIV) And he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;
Fear can be a paralyzing emotion, but it does not have to control us. Through the power of God’s words, we can find strength and courage when we feel overwhelmed by fear. As these bible verses about fear demonstrate, God is always here to provide us with hope and protection when we need it. By trusting in His wisdom and love, we can learn how to respond to fear in healthy ways that will help us grow stronger in our faith.
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