Fear Him

This post could also be titled “The Fear of God” or “The Fear of the Lord.”

This is a subsidiary post of Fear.
It is also a subsidiary post of Relating to Christ.
It is also a subsidiary post of Various Biblical Terms That Describe the Posture of Faith.

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There is some duplication of verses between what’s below and what’s in the related posts above. This is because I wanted the list below to include a broad array of words and phrases that are synonymous with “the fear of the Lord,” whereas in the posts above I wanted to keep each list restricted to the literal phrase in the title.  The list below is therefore best for getting a general view of the subject.

Matthew 6:9  –  “Hallowed be Your name”  –  Compare to Deuteronomy 28:58 and Psalm 61:5 below.

Luke 11:2  –  “hallowed be Your name”  –  Compare to Deuteronomy 28:58 and Psalm 61:5 below.

Ephesians 5:21  –  “the fear of Christ”

Ephesians 6:5  –  “with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ”

Colossians 3:22  –  “fearing the Lord”

Hebrews 11:7  –  “in reverence prepared an ark”  –  The NASB marginal note says “in reverence” is literally “having become reverent.”

Hebrews 12:28  –  ” let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe


Deuteronomy 28:58  –  “to fear this honored and awesome name”  –  Compare to Matthew 6:9 and Luke 11:2 above.

1 Kings 18:3-4  –  “…Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly…”

1 Kings 18:12  –  “…I your servant have feared the LORD from my youth.”  –  This is the Obadiah from v. 3-4 speaking.

Nehemiah 7:2  –  “…for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.”

Psalm 61:5  –  “You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name”  –  Compare to Matthew 6:9 and Luke 11:2 above.

Psalm 103:17-18 But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.”

Psalm 111:10 – the fear of the Lord

Psalm 115:11 – fear the Lord

Psalm 115:13 – fear the Lord

Psalm 119:38  –  “Establish Your word to Your servant as that which produces reverence for You”

Psalm 130:4 – “But there is forgiveness with You, that you may be feared.”

Proverbs 1:7  –  “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Proverbs 3:7  –  “fear the Lord”

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 – fear God

Isaiah 57:11 – not fear Him

Isaiah 66:2 –  “To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.”

Malachi 1:6 – The NASB marginal note says that the underlying word for “respect” is literally “fear.”

Malachi 2:5  –  “I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name.”

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