Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Fear of the Lord

There are 27 verses in the NKJ that use the phrase 'fear of the Lord.' There are listed below. Following that is each time the phrase 'fear of God' appears. There are 8 occurrences of that phrase. Be sure to check out the context of these passages to get a fuller understanding of what each one really means!

The 'fear of the Lord' passages:

  • 1 Samuel 11:7 -  So he took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, "Whoever does not go out with Saul and Samuel to battle, so it shall be done to his oxen." And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
  • 2 Chronicles 14:14 -  Then they defeated all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the LORD came upon them; and they plundered all the cities, for there was exceedingly much spoil in them.
  • 2 Chronicles 17:10 -  And the fear of the LORD fell on all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.
  • 2 Chronicles 19:7 -  Now therefore, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes."
  • 2 Chronicles 19:9 -  And he commanded them, saying, "Thus you shall act in the fear of the LORD, faithfully and with a loyal heart:
  • Job 28:28 -  And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.' "
  • Psalms 19:9 -  The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
  • Psalms 34:11 -  Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
  • Psalms 111:10 -  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
  • Proverbs 1:7 -  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  • Proverbs 1:29 -  Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD,
  • Proverbs 2:5 -  Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.
  • Proverbs 8:13 -  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
  • Proverbs 9:10 -  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
  • Proverbs 10:27 -  The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
  • Proverbs 14:26 -  In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.
  • Proverbs 14:27 -  The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
  • Proverbs 15:16 -  Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble.
  • Proverbs 15:33 -  The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.
  • Proverbs 16:6 -  In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil.
  • Proverbs 19:23 -  The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.
  • Proverbs 22:4 -  By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.
  • Proverbs 23:17 -  Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day;
  • Isaiah 11:2 -  The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
  • Isaiah 11:3 -  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;
  • Isaiah 33:6 -  Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, And the strength of salvation; The fear of the LORD is His treasure.
  • Acts 9:31 -  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.

The 'fear of God' passages:
  • Genesis 20:11 -  And Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will kill me on account of my wife.
  • 2 Samuel 23:3 -  The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:29 -  And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel.
  • Nehemiah 5:15 -  But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and took from them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people, but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.
  • Psalms 36:1 -  To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the Servant of the LORD. An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1 -  Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
  • Ephesians 5:21 -  submitting to one another in the fear of God.

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