bible verses about Fear

Bible Verses About Fear - Finding Strength and Courage in Times of Uncertainty

Fear is a common emotion that can paralyze us, affect our decisions, and prevent us from living our lives to the fullest. However, as Christians, we are called to trust in God and find comfort in His love and promises. In the Bible, there are many verses that speak to the theme of fear and encourage us to trust in God's provision and protection. Whether we are facing personal struggles or unprecedented global crises, these bible verses about fear remind us that we have a loving Savior who is with us always, and who strengthens us in times of weakness. So, let us find hope and courage in His words, and overcome our fears with the power of faith.

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Fear in the Bible

101 Bible Scriptures about Fear

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Genesis, Chapter: 15, Verse: 12

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Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.

Genesis, Chapter: 20, Verse: 8

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And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me.

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 31

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Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;

Genesis, Chapter: 32, Verse: 7

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The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.

Exodus, Chapter: 15, Verse: 14

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And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

Exodus, Chapter: 34, Verse: 30

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And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

Numbers, Chapter: 22, Verse: 3

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Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 1, Verse: 28

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And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 3, Verse: 2

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Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 8, Verse: 6

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And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 28, Verse: 66

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In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 28, Verse: 67

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Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.

Judges, Chapter: 7, Verse: 3

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And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

Judges, Chapter: 7, Verse: 21

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And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.

Judges, Chapter: 8, Verse: 20

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And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 4, Verse: 6

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And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 7, Verse: 7

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And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 14, Verse: 26

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When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 11

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And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 17, Verse: 24

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Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of him.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 18, Verse: 15

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And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?

1 Samuel, Chapter: 23, Verse: 3

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And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain: and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men round about to take them.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 23, Verse: 26

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And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 27, Verse: 1

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Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 31, Verse: 4

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And he could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.

2 Samuel, Chapter: 3, Verse: 11

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And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

1 Kings, Chapter: 1, Verse: 49

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Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.

2 Kings, Chapter: 7, Verse: 7

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And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

2 Kings, Chapter: 9, Verse: 23

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Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.

2 Kings, Chapter: 17, Verse: 28

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And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

2 Kings, Chapter: 25, Verse: 26

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And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God home to me?

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 13, Verse: 12

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And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 14, Verse: 14

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And they set the altar upon his bases; for fear was upon them because of the people of those countries: and they offered burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD, even burnt offerings morning and evening.

Ezra, Chapter: 3, Verse: 3

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Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Nehemiah, Chapter: 2, Verse: 2

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Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Nehemiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.

Esther, Chapter: 9, Verse: 3

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Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Job, Chapter: 3, Verse: 5

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For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

Job, Chapter: 6, Verse: 21

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Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

Job, Chapter: 7, Verse: 14

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Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify me:

Job, Chapter: 9, Verse: 34

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Then would I speak, and not fear him; but it is not so with me.

Job, Chapter: 9, Verse: 35

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Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Job, Chapter: 13, Verse: 21

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Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.

Job, Chapter: 15, Verse: 24

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Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.

Job, Chapter: 21, Verse: 6

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Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee;

Job, Chapter: 22, Verse: 10

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Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.

Job, Chapter: 23, Verse: 15

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At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.

Job, Chapter: 37, Verse: 1

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What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm, Chapter: 25, Verse: 12

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O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Psalm, Chapter: 34, Verse: 9

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Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Psalm, Chapter: 48, Verse: 6

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Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?

Psalm, Chapter: 49, Verse: 5

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Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Psalm, Chapter: 55, Verse: 5

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When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Proverbs, Chapter: 1, Verse: 27

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For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Proverbs, Chapter: 1, Verse: 29

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The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs, Chapter: 22, Verse: 13

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The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Proverbs, Chapter: 28, Verse: 1

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Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 12, Verse: 13

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They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

Song of Solomon, Chapter: 3, Verse: 8

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Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

Isaiah, Chapter: 13, Verse: 7

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My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

Isaiah, Chapter: 21, Verse: 4

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Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

Isaiah, Chapter: 24, Verse: 17

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Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.

Isaiah, Chapter: 44, Verse: 11

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And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 3, Verse: 8

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My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 4, Verse: 19

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Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 6, Verse: 25

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For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 20, Verse: 10

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And when Jehoiakim the king, with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt;

Jeremiah, Chapter: 26, Verse: 21

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For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 30, Verse: 5

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But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 35, Verse: 11

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Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 36, Verse: 16

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And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,

Jeremiah, Chapter: 37, Verse: 11

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And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 38, Verse: 19

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Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 48, Verse: 43

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Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 49, Verse: 24

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Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 49, Verse: 29

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And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 51, Verse: 46

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She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.

Nahum, Chapter: 2, Verse: 10

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When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Matthew, Chapter: 2, Verse: 3

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And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

Matthew, Chapter: 14, Verse: 26

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And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

Matthew, Chapter: 17, Verse: 6

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And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

Matthew, Chapter: 25, Verse: 25

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And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

Mark, Chapter: 4, Verse: 38

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For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid.

Mark, Chapter: 9, Verse: 6

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And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

Mark, Chapter: 16, Verse: 8

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And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

Luke, Chapter: 1, Verse: 12

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And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.

Luke, Chapter: 1, Verse: 65

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And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

Luke, Chapter: 8, Verse: 31

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Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.

Luke, Chapter: 8, Verse: 37

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For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

Luke, Chapter: 19, Verse: 21

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But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.

Luke, Chapter: 21, Verse: 9

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Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Luke, Chapter: 21, Verse: 26

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But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

Luke, Chapter: 24, Verse: 37

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Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.

John, Chapter: 7, Verse: 13

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When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

John, Chapter: 19, Verse: 8

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Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

Acts, Chapter: 5, Verse: 26

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And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

Acts, Chapter: 16, Verse: 38

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And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

Acts, Chapter: 19, Verse: 17

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Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

1 Timothy, Chapter: 5, Verse: 20

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And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Hebrews, Chapter: 2, Verse: 15

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And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Hebrews, Chapter: 12, Verse: 21

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