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forgettest the Lord thy Maker? Isa. li. 7, 8. 12; 13.
Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee, to deliver thee, &c.— Jer. i. 7, 8. 17-19.
Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them, for the customs of the people are vain.-Jer. x. 2, 3.
Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, &c. for I am with you, to save you, &c.-Jer. xlii. 11.
Be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, &c. nor be dismayed at their looks, &c.-Ezek. ii. 6. iii. 9.
When Christ had told his disciples what persecutors would do to them, he saith, Fear them not, &c. And, fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Matt. x. 26. 28. 31. Luke xii. 4. Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith-Mark iv. 40.
We being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear.-Luke i. 74.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.-Luke xii. 32.
The blind man's parents durst not own Christ for fear of the Jews, who had agreed to put such out of the synagogue as did confess him.-John ix. 19-22. xii. 42. xix. 38.
Let not your heart be troubled, &c. neither let it be afraid.-John xiv. 1. 27.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again, to fear; but, &c.Rom. viii. 15.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power.-2 Tim. i.7. Moses's parents feared not the king's edict, nor the king's wrath.-Heb. xi. 23. 27.
We may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.-Heb. xiii. 6. If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye and be not afraid of
their 'terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord, &c.-1 Pet. iii. 14, 15.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth, is not made perfect in love.—1 John iv. 18.
II. Fear God.
GoD said unto Abraham, Now I know that thou fearest God, &c.-Gen. xxii. 12.
Now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son.-Gen. xxii. 12.
But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the menchildren alive, &c. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, &c.— Exod. i. 17. 20, 21.
I will at this time send all my plagues, &c. that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth, &c. He that feared the word of the Lord, among the servants of Pharaoh, made his servants, &c. flee into the houses.-Exod. ix. 14. 16. 20. x. 1, 2.
Israel saw that great work of drowning the Egyptians, which the Lord did; and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord.-Exod. xiv. 31.
The sea covered them, &c. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, amongst the gods (or mighty ones)? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?-Exod. xv. 10, 11.
When God appeared upon the mount, with a sound of a trumpet, &c. all the people that were in the camp trembled.-Exod. xix. 16. 18.
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain, &c. God appeared on Mount Sinai terribly, that the people might fear him.Exod. xx. 7. 18-20.
Thou canst not see my face; for
there shall no man see me, and live. he bringeth down unto the grave, Exod. xxxiii. 20, 21. 23.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, &c. but shalt fear thy God. I am the Lord, &c.-Levit. xix. 14. 32.
Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the Lord your God, &c.Levit. xxv. 17. 36. 43.
Did ever people hear the voice of God, &c. as thou hast heard, and live? &c. Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know, that the Lord he is God, there is none else besides him. Deut. iv. 33. 35.
O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep, &c.-Deut. v. 29.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, &c.-Deut. vi. 13. x. 20. 1 Sam. xii. 24.
Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth over before thee, as a consuming fire, he shall destroy, &c. I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was wrath against you, &c.-Deut. ix. 3. 19.
And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God? &c. Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of hea vens is the Lord's, &c. For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords; a great God, a mighty and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.-Deut. x. 12. 14. 17.
Read this law before all Israel, &c. that they may learn, and fear the Lord, &c.-Deut. xxxi. 11-13.
I, even I am he, and there is no God with me: I kill, &c. neither is there any that can deliver out of my hands, &c. If I whet my glittering sword, &c.-Deut. xxxii. 39. 41.
That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.Josh, iv. 24. Deut. iii. 24.
There is none holy as the Lord, &c. The Lord killeth and maketh alive :
bringeth up the Lord maketh poor, &c.-1 Sam. ii. 2, 6-8.
Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God?-1 Sam. vi. 20.
Then the earth trembled: the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wrath; there went up a smoke out of his nostrils, &c.-2 Sam. xxii. 8-12.
My servant Job, &c. one that feareth God, and escheweth evil.― Job i. 1. 8.
How should man be just with God, &c. He is wise in heart, and mighty: in strength. Who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? which removeth the mountains, and they know not which overturneth them in his anger: which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble: which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not: and sealeth up the stars: which alone spreadeth out the heavens, &c.— Job ix. 2-14.
Canst thou by searching find out God canst thou find out the Almighty-Job xi. 7—10.
The Lord hath wrought this: in whose hand is the soul (or life) of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.-Job xii. 9, 10.
Will you speak wickedly for God?. &c. Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?-Job xiii, 7, 9. 11.
Therefore am I troubled at his presence, when I consider I am afraid of him.-Job xxiii. 15. Ps. cxix, 120.
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom.Job xxviii. 28.
God said to Job, None is so fierce, that dare stir him up (speaking of a creature) who then is able to stand before me?-Job xli. 10.
Stand in awe, and sin not.-Ps. iv.
Who is this king of glory? The
What man is he that feareth the
Lord? Him he shall teach in the way that he shall choose, &c. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will shew them his covenant. —Ps. xxv. 12—14.
O how great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee!-Ps. xxxi. 19.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together, &c. Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him: for he spake and it was done, &c. Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, &c.-Ps. xxxiii. 7-9. 18.
The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them, &c. O fear the Lord, ye his saints for there is no want to them that fear him, &c. Hearken unto me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord.-Ps. xxxiv. 7. 9. 11.
The transgression of the wicked saith, within my heart, There is no fear of God before his eyes. Ps. xxxvi. 1.
He uttered his voice, the earth melted.-Ps. xlvi. 6.
The Lord most high is terrible, he is a great king over all the earth. Ps. xlvii. 2.
Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.-Ps. lv. 19.
To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens of old: lo, he doth send (or give) out his voice, and that a mighty voice, &c. His excellency is over Israel, and his strength in the clouds (or heavens): O God thou art terrible out of thy holy places.-Ps. Ixviii. 33-35.
At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and the horse are cast into a dead sleep. Thou, even thou art to be feared; and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? &c. The earth feared and was still.-Ps. lxxvi. 6-8.
Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him.-Ps. lxxxv. 9.
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had
in reverence of all about him.-Ps. lxxxix. 7.
Before the mountains were, &c. even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God: thou turnest man to destruction, and sayest, Return ye children of men. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear so is thy wrath.-Ps. xc. 2, 3. 11.
The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, &c. Thy throne is established of old, thou art from everlasting, &c. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters.-Ps. xciii. 1, 2. 4.
The Lord, a great God, and a great King above all gods.-Ps. xcv. 3. cxxxv. 5—7.
The Lord is great, &c. he is to be feared above all gods, &c. The Lord made the heavens: honour and majesty are before him, &c. Fear before him all the earth.-Ps. xcvi. 4-6. 9. 1 Chron. xvi. 25.
A fire goeth before him, and burn. eth up his enemies round about; his lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw and trembled; the hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord: at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.-Ps. xcvii.3-5.9.
The Lord reigneth, let the people tremble; he sitteth between the cherubim; let the earth be removed (or stagger). The Lord is great in Zion, he is high above all people: let them praise thy great and terrible name, for it is holy.-Ps. xcix. 1-3.
As the heaven is high above the earth: so great is his mercy towards them that fear him, &c. As a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him, &c. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, upon them that fear him. Ps. ciii. 11. 13. 17.
He hath given meat unto them that fear him, &c. Holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.-Ps. cxi. 5.9, 10. Tremble thou earth at the presence
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The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, &c.-Ps. cxlvii. 11.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.-Prov. i. 7. ix. 10. Fear the Lord, and depart from evil, -Prov. iii. 7.
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence, &c. It is the fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.-Prov. xiv. 26, 27.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures, &c.Prov. xv. 16.
By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.-Prov. xvi. 6.
Let not thine heart envy sinners; but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.-Prov. xxiii. 17.
Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever, &c. and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.-Eccles. iii. 14.
It shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.-Eccles. viii. 12.
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.-Eccles. xii. 13.
The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day, &c. And they shall go into the holes, &c. for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty: when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.-Isa. ii. 17. 19. 21.
I saw also the Lord sitting upon a a throne, &c. and one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Then said I, Woe is me, &c. because I, a man of unclean lips, &c. have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.-Isa. vi. 1. 3. 5.
Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself,
and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.-Isa. viii. 13.
The Lord of hosts hath sworn, shall it come to pass; and as I have saying, Surely as I have thought, so purposed it, so shall it stand, &c. and who shall disannul it? And his The Lord of hosts hath purposed, hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?-Isa. xiv. 24. 27....
Thou hast made of a city an heap, glorify thee: the city of the terrible &c. therefore shall the strong people nations shall fear thee.-Isa. xxv. 2,3.
Who would set the briars and thorns them together.-Isa. xxvii. 4. against me in battle? I would burn
near me with their mouth, &c. and Forasmuch as this people draw the precept of men; therefore, &c. their fear towards me is taught by they shall sanctify my name, and shall fear the God of Israel.—Isa. sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and xxix. 13, 14. 23.
&c. who hath measured the waters in Behold, the Lord God will come, heaven with a span, and comprehendthe hollow of his hand, and meted out ed the dust of the earth in a measure, &c. Behold, the nations are as a the small dust of the balance:, bedrop of a bucket, and are counted as hold, he taketh up the isles as a very are as nothing.-Isa. xl. 10. 12. 15. 17. little thing, &c. all nations before him
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earth is my foot-stool; where is the
an evil thing, and bitter, that thou,
When God had put away Israel,
O foolish people, &c. fear ye not me, saith the Lord? Will ye not tremble at my presence? Which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree that it cannot pass it, &c. But this people have revolted, &c. Neither say they in their hearts, Let us now fear the Lord our God, who giveth rain, &c. -Jer. v. 21-24.
I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts; and my name is dreadful among the heathen.-Mal. i. 6. 14.
I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, &c. and against those, &c. who fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts, &c. A book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord.-Mal. iii. 5.16, 17. †
shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings, and ye shall grow, &c.-Mal. iv. 2.
None like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in. But unto you that fear my name, might. Who would not fear. thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain. The Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indig nation, &c.—Jer. x. 6, 7. 10. 12, 13. Dan. ii. 20-22. 47. iv. 17.32.
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter, saith the Lord? Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, Ö house of Israel.-Jer. xviii. 6.
Can any hide himself in secret places, that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth-Jer. xxiii. 24.
The great, the mighty God, the Lord of hosts is his name; great in counsel, and mighty in work, &c. I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, &c. I will put my fear in their hearts. Jer. xxxii. 18, 19: 39, 40.
The children of Israel, &c. shall fear the Lord, and his goodness in the latter days.-Hosea ii. 5.
The Lord shall utter his voice before his army, &c. for the day of the Lord. is great, and very terrible, and who can abide it?Joel ii. 11. I fear the Lord the God of heaven, &c. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, &c.-Jonah i. 9. 16.)
God is jealous, the Lord revengeth, &c. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, &c. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, &c.-Neh. i. 2-6.
If I be a master, where is my fear?
Fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.-Matt.x. 28.
His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation; he hath shewed strength; &c. he hath put down the mighty, &c.-Luke i. 50-52.
The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, &c. Heaven is my throne, &c. Hath not my hand made all these things?Acts vii. 48-50.
The churches were edified, and walking in the fear of the Lord, were multiplied.-Acts ix. 31.5.
Cornelius, &c. a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, &c. In every nation he that feareth him, &c. is accepted with him. Acts x. 2. 35. xiii. 26.
God that made the world, and all things therein, see:ng he is Lord of heaven, &c.-Acts xvii. 24, &c..
All things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.-Heb. iv.. 13..