The word “fear” occurs 453 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most transcendent bible scriptures on fear.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
“Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.’”
“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'”
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.