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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.
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
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. face;
Thou canst not see my
there shall no man see me, and live.
THE DUTY OF BELIEVERS.
Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God?—1 Sam. vi. 20.
foundations of heaven moved and.
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.
feareth God, and escheweth evil.→ My servant Job, &c. one that Job i. 1. 8.
There is none holy as the Lord, &c. The Lord killeth and maketh alive :
How should man be just with God, in strength. Who hath hardened him&c. He is wise in heart, and mighty self against him, and hath prospered? they know not which overturneth which removeth the mountains, and them in his anger: which shaketh pillars thereof tremble: which comthe earth out of her place, and the mandeth 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 mighty-Job xi. 7—10. God canst thou find out the Al
whose hand is the soul (or life) of The Lord hath wrought this: in every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.-Job xii. 9, 10.
&c. Shall not his excellency make Will you speak wickedly for God? you afraid? and his dread fall upon you?-Job xiii, 7, 9. 11.
presence, when I consider I am afraid
fear of the Lord, that is wisdom.-
that dare stir him up (speaking of a
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.
Neh. v. 9. 15.
Who is this king of glory? The
What man is he that feareth the
in reverence of all about him.-Ps. lxxxix. 7.
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had
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 burneth 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
of the Lord, at the presence of the
He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.-Ps. cxv. 13. cxxviii. 1, &c.
He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him, he also will hear, &c. -Ps. cxlv. 19.
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, &c.-Ps. exlvii. 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.
THE DUTY OF BELIEVERS,
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
I the Lord the first, and with the feared, the ends of the earth were last; I am he. The isles saw it, and afraid, drew near, &c.-Isa, xli. 4, 5. xliii. 10—13.
earth is my foot-stool; where is the
an evil thing, and bitter, that thou, Know therefore and see, that it is hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and that my fear is not in thee. Jer, ii. 19.
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. "None like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in 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 indignation, &c.—Jer. x. 6, 7. 10. 12, 13. Dan. ii. 20-22. 47. iv. 17.32.
I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts; and my name is dreadful among the heathen.-Mal. i. 6. 14.
I fear the Lord the God of heaven, &c. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, &c.-Jonah i. 9. 16.1
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?
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, 17.4
But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings, and ye shall grow, &c.-Mal. iv. 2.
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. 6%
The churches were edified, and walking in the fear of the Lord, were multiplied. Acts ix. 31.1
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..