Topical Index of Scriptures

Two Kinds of Fear


Human (or Faithless) Fear

"Then Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?  I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.' Then they all forsook Him and fled." Mark 14:48-50.

"His disciples said to Him, “See, now You are speaking plainly, and using no figure of speech! Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.”
    "Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?  Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:29-33.

"'This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.'
    "...many of His disciples, when they heard this, said, 'This is a hard saying; who can understand it?'
    "When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, 'Does this offend you? What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.' For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. And He said, Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father.”
      "From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.
      "Then Jesus said to the twelve, 'Do you also want to go away?'
"But Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the  Christ, the Son of the living God.” 
John 6:56-69

Biblical fear

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom..." Psalm 111:10 and Proverbs 9:10.

"Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding." Job 28:28

"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil, pride and arrogance...." Proverbs 8:13

"The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant." Psalm 25:14


Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you....” Exodus 14:13-14


"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him [God] who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28


"There is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes." Psalm 36:1-2

"Hear this now, O foolish people, without understanding,
Who have eyes and see not, and who have ears and hear not:
Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord.
Will you not tremble at My presence?'"
Jeremiah 5:21-22

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Proverb 1:7

"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And before honor is humility."
Proverbs 15:33

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
They would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke.
Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
And be filled to the full with their own fancies."
Proverbs 1:29-31

Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver,  and search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;  from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly."
Proverbs 2:3-7

"The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom,
And before honor is humility."

"There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him [Jesus],
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
His delight is in the fear of the Lord,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked."
Isaiah 11:1-4

"Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord....
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit.
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry."
Psalm 34:11-15

" the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.
When a man’s ways please the Lord,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him."

"Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied." Acts 9:31

"Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backslidings will rebuke you.
Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing
That you have forsaken the Lord your God, and the fear of Me is not in you,"
Says the Lord God of hosts."
Jeremiah 2:19


"Therefore I will number you for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter;
Because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear,

but did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight." Isaiah 65:12


"Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?
For all those things My hand has made....
But on this one will I look:
On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word."
Isaiah 66:1-2


"The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant." Psalm 25:14


"So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, 'Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.'" Acts 4:18-19


"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them;

for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6


"Look upon me and be merciful to me, as Your custom is toward those who love Your name.
Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me." 
Psalm 119:132-133

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