I felt like compiling a list of verses where “the fear of the Lord” is mentioned. I chose the ESV translation because it had the most instances (26) of the ones I looked at. I used Bibleworks for this and did some Search and Replace to get it formatted to this blog’s usual style.
On most systems you can float your cursor over the reference and click on ‘More’ in the lower left to see the context, which I would highly recommend, although it will be one verse in the NLT. Once you get there you can choose another translation if you wish and then click ‘more’ again to get to the context. It really is quick and easy.
I hope this is somehow of benefit to someone. I liked looking through it.
2 Chronicles 14:14
And they attacked all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the LORD was upon them. They plundered all the cities, for there was much plunder in them.
2 Chronicles 17:10
And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were around Judah, and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.
2 Chronicles 19:7
Now then, let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the LORD our God, or partiality or taking bribes.”
2 Chronicles 19:9
And he charged them: “Thus you shall do in the fear of the LORD, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart:
And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'”
the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
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, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
and he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is Zion’s treasure.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.
2 Cor. 5:11
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.