FEAR

Key Verse

  • God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Consequently, any fear you have is not from GOD.

First Mention Of Fear

  • Adam: He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” Genesis 3:10 NASB

Sin lead to fear.

Dread

  • Preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Psalm 64:1 NASB
  • Do not fear what they fear; do not live in dreadThe LORD of Hosts is the One you shall regard as holy. Only He should be feared; only He should be dreaded. Isaiah 8:11-12 BSB
  • He will not fear bad news; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORDPsalm 112:7 NASB

Other versions

  • He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 ESV

Fear Not

  • Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you Isaiah 41:10 AMP
  • do what is right without being frightened by any fear. 1 Peter 3:6 NASB
  • Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me. Psalm 23:4 AMP
  • Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful. John 14:27 NASB
  • He will not fear bad news; His heart is steadfast, trusting [confidently relying on and believing] in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 AMP
  • Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Psalm 64:1 NKJV
  • “I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of a son of man who is made [as destructible] as grass, That you have forgotten the Lord your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you continually tremble with fear all day long because of the rage of the oppressor, As he takes aim to destroy? And where is the rage of the oppressor? The [captive] exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his food be lacking. For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord of hosts is His name. I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the [renewed] heavens and lay the foundations of the [renewed] earth, and to say to Zion (Jerusalem), ‘You are My people.’” Isaiah 51:12-16 AMP

Other versions

  • do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you]. 1 Peter 3:6 AMP
  • I fear no evil, for You are with me Psalm 23:4 NASB
  • He will not fear bad news; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 NASB
  • He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. Psalm 112:7 ESV
  • ‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’ “Indeed, all those who are angry with you will be put to shame and humiliated; Those who strive against you will be as nothing and will perish. “You shall search for those who quarrel with you, but will not find them; They who war against you will be as nothing, as nothing at all. “For I the Lord your God keep hold of your right hand; [I am the Lord], Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:10-13 AMP

Do not fear man or be intimidated by him

Other Versions

Consequence of fear of man

Other versions
 
  • The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25 NKJV
  • The fear of man brings a snare, But one who trusts in the LORD will be protected. Proverbs 29:25 NASB
  • The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in and puts his confidence in the LORD will be exalted and safe. Proverbs 29:25 AMP

 

Not good to be fearful

  • the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8 KJV
Other versions
 
  • But for the cowardly, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” Revelation 21:8 NASB

Fear God Alone

  • You alone are to be feared Psalm 76:7 NIV
  • Do not fear what they fear; do not live in dread. The LORD of Hosts is the One you shall regard as holy. Only He should be fearedonly He should be dreaded. Isaiah 8:11-12 BSB
  • I will point out to you whom you should fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority and power to hurl [you] into hell; yes, I say to you, [stand in great awe of God and] fear Him! Luke 12:5 AMP
  • Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.  Matthew 10:28 AMP

Bold vs Fearful

See examples

  • David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:27 ESV
  • David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand. This day I will strike you down, cut off your head, and give the carcasses of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the creatures of the earth. Then the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. And all those assembled here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47 BSB
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego replied to the king, “Nebuchadnezzar, we are not in need of an answer to give you concerning this matter.
    If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will rescue us from your hand, O king.
    But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship the golden statue that you have set up.” 
    Daniel 2:16-18 NASB

Freedom from a "Big" Fear

  • Therefore, since [these His] children share in flesh and blood [the physical nature of mankind], He Himself in a similar manner also shared in the same [physical nature, but without sin], so that through [experiencing] death He might make powerless (ineffective, impotent) him who had the power of death—that is, the devil—  and [that He] might free all those who through [the haunting] fear of death were held in slavery throughout their lives. Hebrews 2:14-15 AMP

Day of Deliverance from Fear

  • I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered1 me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 ESV

Elimination Of Fear

  • There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 1 John 4:18 NASB

The one perfected in love does not fear.

Footnotes

  1. Likewise, you too can have a day of deliverance from all fears. Read No Favouritism