What Does The Bible Say About The Fear Of God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Job 23:15 – And therefore I am troubled at his presence, and when I consider him I am made pensive with fear.
Job 31:23 – For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was not able to bear.
Psalms 5:8 – But as for me in the multitude of thy mercy, I will come into thy house; I will worship towards thy holy temple, in thy fear.
Psalms 18:10 – The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
Psalms 33:12 – Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psalms 118:120 – Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments.
Proverbs 28:14 – Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind, shall fall into evil.
Proverbs 31:30 – Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: the woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Ecclesiasticus 1:11-12 – The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of joy. The fear of the Lord shall delight the heart, and shall give joy, and gladness, and length of days.
Ecclesiasticus 10:25, 27 – The fear of God is the glory of the rich, and of the honourable, and of the poor: […] The great man, and the judge, and the mighty is in honour: and there is none greater than he that feareth God.
Ecclesiasticus 23:37 – And they that remain shall know. that there is nothing better than the fear of God: and that there is nothing sweeter than to have regard to the commandments of the Lord.
Ecclesiasticus 25:8 – Much experience is the crown of old men, and the fear of God is their glory.
Ecclesiasticus 25:13-15 – How great is he that findeth wisdom and knowledge! but there is none above him that feareth the Lord. The fear of God hath set itself above all things: Blessed is the man, to whom it is given to have the fear of God: he that holdeth it, to whom shall he be likened?
Ecclesiasticus 40:26-28 – Riches and strength lift up the heart: but above these is the fear of the Lord. There is no want in the fear of the Lord, and it needeth not to seek for help. The fear of the Lord is like a paradise of blessing, and they have covered it above all glory.
Jeremiah 10:6-7 – There is none like to thee, O Lord: thou art great and great is thy name in might. Who shall fear thee, O king of nations? for thine is the glory: among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms there is none like unto thee.
Malachi 2:5 – My covenant was with him of life and peace: and I gave him fear: and he feared me, and he was afraid before my name.
Revelation 15:4 – Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed.”