What does Fear mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
φόβον fear 12
φοβοῦ to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 11
φοβεῖσθε to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 10
יִרְאַ֣ת fear 10
φόβος fear 9
φόβου fear 9
φόβῳ fear 8
תִּירָ֖א to fear 7
תִּירָא֙ to fear 5
יִרְאֵ֣י fearing 5
בְּיִרְאַ֣ת fear 4
תִּ֣ירְאִ֔י to fear 4
תִּירָ֣א to fear 4
פַּ֣חַד terror 4
תִּירָ֑א to fear 3
תִּֽירְאוּ֙ to fear 3
תִֽירְא֖וּ to fear 3
יִרְאַ֥ת fear 3
פַּֽחַד־ terror 3
וְיָרֵ֖אתָ to fear 3
מִפְּנֵ֖י face. 3
φοβοῦμαι to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 3
φοβηθῆτε to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 3
יְרֵאָ֑יו fearing 3
יְרֵאָֽיו fearing 3
תִּירָ֗א to fear 3
פַּ֥חַד terror 3
וְיִרָ֑אוּ to fear 2
תִּירָ֑אוּ to fear 2
תִירָ֑אוּ to fear 2
לְ֠יִרְאָה to fear 2
ἀφόβως without fear 2
לְיִרְאָ֖ה to fear 2
לְיִרְאָ֣ה to fear 2
מָג֖וֹר fear 2
לְיִרְאֵ֣י to fear 2
תִּירָֽאוּ to fear 2
תִּֽירְאִי֙ to fear 2
לְיִרְאָ֥ה to fear 2
תִּירָ֞א to fear 2
וְיָרֵ֥אתָ to fear 2
אִירָ֑א to fear 2
יִרְאֵ֤י fearing 2
יָרֵ֖א fearing 2
וְיִרְאַ֥ת fear 2
יָרֵ֤א fearing 2
הַפַּ֙חַד֙ terror 2
φοβήθητε to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 2
מִפְּנֵי֙ face. 2
תִּֽירְאִ֖י to fear 2
יְר֣אוּ to fear 2
פַֽחַד־ terror 2
מִפַּ֥חַד terror 2
יִרְאֵ֥י fearing 1
פַחְדָּתִי֙ dread 1
מִפַּ֖חַד terror 1
לִירֵאָ֣יו fearing 1
פָ֥חַד terror 1
פַחַד֮ terror 1
וְיִרְאָ֣תְךָ֔ fear 1
פָחָ֑דוּ to fear 1
יִרְאָת֛וֹ fear 1
לִּירֵאֶ֣יךָ fearing 1
פַּחְדָּ֣ם terror 1
؟ מִיִּרְאָתֶ֑ךָ fear 1
יִרְאַ֖ת fear 1
יִרְאָתִי֙ fear 1
פַּ֧חַד terror 1
לְ֭פַחַד terror 1
יִרְאָ֖ה fear 1
לִּֽירֵ֫אֶ֥יךָ fearing 1
לִירֵאָֽיו fearing 1
וּמֵרָגְזֶ֑ךָ agitation 1
רְ֭עָדָה trembling 1
יִרְאֵ֧י fearing 1
יְרֵ֤א fearing 1
יִרְאָתָם֙ fearing 1
יָרֵ֣א fearing 1
יָרֵ֔א fearing 1
וְרֶ֣טֶט ׀ trembling 1
לִֽירֵאָ֑יו fearing 1
לִֽירֵאָ֗יו fearing 1
יְ֭רֵאֶיךָ fearing 1
יְרֵאֶ֑יךָ fearing 1
יִֽרְאֵ֥י fearing 1
יְרֵאָ֥יו fearing 1
וּמִפְּנֵ֖י face. 1
לִירֵאָ֑יו fearing 1
הֲֽ֭מִיִּרְאָ֣תְךָ fear 1
יִרְאָ֑ה fear 1
וּבְיִרְאַ֥ת fear 1
וְיִרְאַ֖ת fear 1
וּפָחַ֗ד to fear 1
מוֹרַאֲכֶ֖ם fear 1
יְרֵא֔וּנִי to fear 1
מוֹרָ֖א fear 1
יַעֲרִֽיצוּ to tremble 1
וּפָֽחַדְתָּ֙ to fear 1
פַּחְדָּ֖ם terror 1
וּפָחֲד֧וּ to fear 1
מִפַּ֤חַד terror 1
וּפַ֤חַד terror 1
תִּפְחֲדוּ֙ to fear 1
פַּחְדְּכֶ֨ם terror 1
יִפְחֲד֖וּ to fear 1
פַּחְדּ֖וֹ terror 1
וּפָחֲד֣וּ to fear 1
פָּחֲד֖וּ to fear 1
פָּ֣חֲדוּ to fear 1
וּמוֹרַאֲכֶ֤ם fear 1
בְּפַ֖חַד terror 1
בְּיִרְאַ֤ת fear 1
מִפָּ֑חַד terror 1
פָּֽחֲדוּ־ to fear 1
בְּיִרְאַת־ fear 1
יִֽרְאַ֣ת fear 1
יִרְאַ֬ת fear 1
וָפַ֣חַד terror 1
יִרְאַ֤ת fear 1
בְּיִרְאָ֑ה fear 1
יִֽרְאַ֥ת fear 1
מְגוֹרַ֣ת fear 1
פַּ֗חַד terror 1
בְּיִרְאָתֶֽךָ fear 1
וּ֝כְיִרְאָתְךָ֗ fear 1
מִמָּג֣וֹר fear 1
פַּ֖חַד terror 1
מָג֣וֹר fear 1
מָג֥וֹר fear 1
מָג֪וֹר fear 1
מוֹרָ֗ה fear 1
אִ֘ירָ֤א to fear 1
תִּירָ֑אִי to fear 1
؟ יִירָ֑א to fear 1
לְיִרְאָ֤ה to fear 1
תִּֽירְא֣וּ to fear 1
תִּירָ֔אוּ to fear 1
תִּירָ֔א to fear 1
יִֽירָא֗וּךָ to fear 1
וּלְיִרְאָ֤ה to fear 1
יָרְא֖וּ to fear 1
יִֽירְא֥וּ to fear 1
יְרֵאִים֙ to fear 1
תִּירָ֧א to fear 1
יָג֖וֹר (Qal) fearful 1
וְיִֽרָא֑וּן to fear 1
לְיִרְאָ֛ה to fear 1
לְיִרְאָה֙ to fear 1
וְיִרָֽאוּ to fear 1
תְִּירָא֑וּם‪‬‪‬‪‬ to fear 1
תִּֽירְא֥וּ to fear 1
תִירָ֖א to fear 1
וְיָֽרְאוּ֙ to fear 1
תִּירָ֜א to fear 1
יִֽרָא֔וּךָ to fear 1
חָֽת fear 1
יְרָא֙ to fear 1
φοβηθῶμεν to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
ἔμφοβοι thrown into fear 1
εὐλαβηθεὶς to act cautiously 1
θεοσέβειαν reverence towards God’s goodness. 1
φοβῇ to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
φοβηθῇς to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
φοβούμεθα to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
φοβηθῇ to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
φοβεῖσθαι to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
ἐφοβήθησαν to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away). 1
אֵימָ֙תָה֙ terror 1
חֶרְדַּ֣ת fear 1
אֵֽימָתִי֙ terror 1
בְּאֵימָ֣ה terror 1
אֵ֭מָתִי terror 1
אֵ֣ימַת terror 1
בַּבֶּהָלָֽה dismay 1
יָג֖וּרוּ to sojourn 1
וְג֥וּרוּ to sojourn 1
מִדְּאָגָה֙ anxiety 1
וְדָ֣חֲלִ֔ין to fear. 1
לַחֲרָדָֽה fear 1
וּלְיִרְאָ֥ה to fear 1
שֶׁיִּֽרְא֖וּ to fear 1
תִּירְאִ֤י to fear 1
יִֽירְא֣וּ to fear 1
וְיִֽרְא֖וּ to fear 1
תִּירָאֻֽם to fear 1
יְרָֽא־ to fear 1
יְרָ֥א to fear 1
וְיִֽירְא֣וּ to fear 1
יְרֵא֑וּךָ to fear 1
δειλιάτω to be timid 1
؟ אִירָ֑א to fear 1
יִירָ֪א to fear 1
וְיִירָ֑אוּ to fear 1
תִֽירְאוּ֙ to fear 1
נִ֭ירָא to fear 1
אִ֭ירָא to fear 1
וְיִירָ֗אוּ to fear 1
יָרְא֣וּ to fear 1
יִירָֽאוּ to fear 1
וַיִּֽירְא֗וּ to fear 1
וְיִֽירְא֥וּ to fear 1
יִֽירָא֥וּךָ to fear 1
תִּירָ֖אוּ to fear 1
וְתִירָ֗א to fear 1
תִּירָֽא to fear 1
יְרָאתֶ֛ם to fear 1
יְרָֽא to fear 1
יִֽרָאֲךָ֙ to fear 1
יִֽירְא֖וּ to fear 1
תִּירָאוּ֒ to fear 1
תִּֽירְא֔וּן to fear 1
יָרֵֽא to fear 1
יָרֵ֙אנוּ֙ to fear 1
יִירָאֽוּךָ to fear 1
תִירָ֔אִי to fear 1
؟ תִירָֽאִי to fear 1
וְיִֽירְא֤וּ to fear 1
(יִרְאֶה֙) to fear 1
יְר֧אוּ to fear 1
יִֽירְא֨וּ to fear 1
יָֽרְאָ֜ה to fear 1
תִּירָא֩ to fear 1
תִירָ֜אוּ to fear 1
נִ֤ירָא to fear 1
וְתִֽירְא֔וּ to fear 1
יָרֵ֥א to fear 1
תִירָֽא to fear 1
יְרֵא֣וּהוּ to fear 1
אִירָאֶ֑נּוּ to fear 1
שְׂעָר֖וּם to storm 1

Definitions Related to Fear

G5401


   1 Fear, dread, terror.
      1a that which strikes terror.
   2 reverence for one’s husband.
   

G5399


   1 to put to flight by terrifying (to scare away).
      1a to put to flight, to flee.
      1b to Fear, be afraid.
         1b1 to be struck with Fear, to be seized with alarm.
            1b1a of those startled by strange sights or occurrences.
            1b1b of those struck with amazement.
         1b2 to Fear, be afraid of one.
         1b3 to Fear (i.e. hesitate) to do something (for Fear of harm).
      1c to reverence, venerate, to treat with deference or reverential obedience.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entries 1605, ekplesso; 4422, ptoeo; and 5141, tremo.
      See entry 5841 for comparison of synonyms.
      

H3374


   1 Fear, terror, fearing.
      1a Fear, terror.
      1b awesome or terrifying thing (object causing Fear).
      1c Fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety.
      1d revered.
      

H3372


   1 to Fear, revere, be afraid.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to Fear, be afraid.
         1a2 to stand in awe of, be awed.
         1a3 to Fear, reverence, honour, respect.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be fearful, be dreadful, be feared.
         1b2 to cause astonishment and awe, be held in awe.
         1b3 to inspire reverence or godly Fear or awe.
      1c (Piel) to make afraid, terrify.
   2 (TWOT) to shoot, pour.
   

H3373


   1 fearing, reverent, afraid.
   

H6343


   1 terror, dread.
      1a dread.
      1b object of dread.
      

H6440


   1 face.
      1a face, faces.
      1b presence, person.
      1c face (of seraphim or cherubim).
      1d face (of animals).
      1e face, surface (of ground).
      1f as adv of loc/temp.
         1f1 before and behind, toward, in front of, forward, formerly, from beforetime, before.
      1g with prep.
         1g1 in front of, before, to the front of, in the presence of, in the face of, at the face or front of, from the presence of, from before, from before the face of.
         

H4032


   1 Fear, terror.
   

G870


   1 without Fear, boldly.
   

H6342


   1 to Fear, tremble, revere, dread, be in awe or dread.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to be in dread.
         1a2 to be in awe.
      1b (Piel) to be in great dread.
      1c (Hiphil) to cause to dread.
      

H1481


   1 to sojourn, abide, dwell in, dwell with, remain, inhabit, be a stranger, be continuing, surely.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to sojourn, dwell for a time.
         1a2 to abide, stay, temporarily dwell.
      1b (Hithpolel).
         1b1 to seek hospitality with.
         1b2 to assemble oneself.
   2 to stir up trouble, strife, quarrel, gather together.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to stir up strife.
         2a2 to quarrel.
      2b (Hithpolel) to excite oneself.
   3 to dread, Fear, stand in awe, be afraid.
      3a (Qal).
         3a1 to Fear, be afraid.
         3a2 to be in awe, stand in awe.
         

H4034


   1 Fear, terror.
   

H367


   1 terror, dread.
   

H2731


   1 Fear, anxiety, quaking, trembling, (extreme) anxiety, anxious care.
      1a trembling, quaking.
      1b anxious care.
      

H4172


   1 Fear, reverence, terror.
      1a Fear, terror.
      1b reverence.
      1c object of reverence.
      1d awe-inspiring spectacle or deed.
      

G1719


   1 thrown into Fear, terrified, affrighted.
   

G1168


   1 to be timid, fearful.
   

G2317


   1 reverence towards God’s goodness.
   

G2125


   1 to act cautiously, circumspectly.
   2 to beware, Fear.
   3 to reverence, stand in awe of.
   

H928


   1 dismay, sudden terror or ruin, alarm.
   

H7461


   1 trembling, Fear.
   

H8175


   1 to storm, shiver, dread, bristle (with horror), be very afraid.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to bristle (with horror).
         1a2 to dread.
   2 to storm away, sweep away, whirl away.
      2a (Qal).
         2a1 to sweep away.
         2a2 to storm away (of God’s action against the wicked) (fig).
      2b (Niphal) to be stormy, be tempestuous (exceedingly).
      2c (Piel) to whirl away, be stormed away.
      2d (Hithpael) to storm against, come as a storm.
      

H1763


   1 to Fear.
      1a (P’al).
         1a1 to Fear.
         1a2 terrible (pass participle).
      1b (Pael) to cause to be afraid, make afraid.
      

H7374


   1 trembling, panic.
   

H2844


   1 Fear, terror.
   2 shattered, dismayed.
      2a shattered.
      2b dismayed.
      

H1674


   1 anxiety, anxious care, care.
   

H7267


   1 agitation, excitement, raging, trouble, turmoil, trembling.
      1a turmoil, disquiet, raging.
      1b trembling, trepidation.
      

H6206


   1 to tremble, dread, Fear, oppress, prevail, break, be terrified, cause to tremble.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to cause to tremble, terrify.
         1b2 to tremble, feel dread.
      1b (Niphal) to be awesome, be terrible.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to regard or treat with awe, regard or treat as awful.
         1c2 to inspire with awe, terrify.
         

H6345


   1 dread, Fear, awe, religious awe.
   

H3016


   1 (Qal) fearful, fearing.
   

Frequency of Fear (original languages)

Frequency of Fear (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Fear
A purely painful emotion aroused on the apprehension of danger. Though commonly a self-regarding emotion, fear may be aroused in behalf of others. Fear serves for the protection of the individual, but, when excessive, may become injurious because it is physically depressing and mentally exciting, tending through undue excitement of the imagination to impair the power of reasoning and judgment. When the use of reason is completely removed, there is rather a state of terror. From a moral standpoint, slight fear must be ignored; grave fear must not be allowed to deter us from duty, yet there is lessened responsibility for evil done out of fear. Fear, if of death or grave injury, is a diriment impediment to matrimony, rendering it invalid, for a contract under such conditions is no contract at all, because of lack of free consent.
King James Dictionary - Fear
FEAR, n. See the Verb.
1. A painful emotion or passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. Fear expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than terror and fright. The force of this passion, beginning with the most moderate degree, may be thus expressed, fear, dread, terror, fright. Fear is accompanied with a desire to avoid or ward off the expected evil. Fear is an uneasiness of mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us. Fear is the passion of our nature which excites us to provide for our security, on the approach of evil.
2. Anxiety solicitude. The principal fear was for the holy temple.
3. The cause of fear. Thy angel becomes a fear.
4. The object of fear. Except the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me. Genesis 31 .
5. Something set or hung up to terrify wild animals, by its color or noise. Isaiah 24 . Jeremiah 48 . 6. In scripture, fear is used to express a filial or a slavish passion. In good men, the fear of God is a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws, which springs from a just view and real love of the divine character, leading the subjects of it to hate and shun every thing that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience. This is filial fear. I will put my fear in their hearts. Jeremiah 32 .
Slavish fear is the effect or consequence of guilt it is the painful apprehension of merited punishment. Romans 8 .
The love of God casteth out fear. 1 John 4 .
7. The worship of God. I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalms 34 .
8. The law and word of God. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever. Psalms 19 .
9. Reverence respect due regard. Render to all their dues fear to whom fear. Romans 13 .
FEAR, L. vereor.
1. To feel a painful apprehension of some impending evil to be afraid of to consider or expect with emotions of alarm or solicitude. We fear the approach of an enemy or of a storm. We have reason to fear the punishment of our sins. I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Psalms 23 .
2. To reverence to have a reverential awe to venerate. This do, and live: for I fear God. Genesis 42 .
3. To affright to terrify to drive away or prevent approach by fear, or by a scarecrow. This seems to be the primary meaning, but now obsolete. We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey.
FEAR, To be in apprehension of evil to be afraid to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11 .
Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. Gen. 15.
FEAR, n. A companion. Not in use. See Peer.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Fear of the Lord the
Is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true piety (Proverbs 1:7 ; Job 28:28 ; Psalm 19:9 ). It is a fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather filial reverence. (Compare Deuteronomy 32:6 ; Hosea 11:1 ; Isaiah 1:2 ; 63:16 ; 64:8 .) God is called "the Fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42,53 ), i.e., the God whom Isaac feared. A holy fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to penitence (Matthew 10:28 ; 2 Corinthians 5:11 ; 7:1 ; Philippians 2:12 ; Ephesians 5:21 ; Hebrews 12:28,29 ).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Fear, Fearful, Fearfulness
A — 1: φόβος (Strong's #5401 — Noun Masculine — phobos — fob'-os ) first had the meaning of "flight," that which is caused by being scared; then, "that which may cause flight," (a) "fear, dread, terror," always with this significance in the four Gospels; also e.g., in Acts 2:43 ; 19:17 ; 1 Corinthians 2:3 ; 1 Timothy 5:20 (lit., "may have fear"); Hebrews 2:15 ; 1 John 4:18 ; Revelation 11:11 ; 18:10,15 ; by metonymy, that which causes "fear," Romans 13:3 ; 1 Peter 3:14 , RV, "(their) fear," AV "(their) terror," an adaptation of the Sept. of Isaiah 8:12 , "fear not their fear;" hence some take it to mean, as there, "what they fear," but in view of Matthew 10:28 , e.g., it seems best to understand it as that which is caused by the intimidation of adversaries; (b) "reverential fear," (1) of God, as a controlling motive of the life, in matters spiritual and moral, not a mere "fear" of His power and righteous retribution, but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him, a "fear" which banishes the terror that shrinks from His presence, Romans 8:15 , and which influences the disposition and attitude of one whose circumstances are guided by trust in God, through the indwelling Spirit of God, Acts 9:31 ; Romans 3:18 ; 2 Corinthians 7:1 ; Ephesians 5:21 (RV, "the fear of Christ"); Philippians 2:12 ; 1 Peter 1:17 (a comprehensive phrase: the reverential "fear" of God will inspire a constant carefulness in dealing with others in His "fear"); 3:2,15; the association of "fear and trembling," as e.g., in Philippians 2:12 , has in the Sept. a much sterner import, e.g., Genesis 9:2 ; Exodus 15:16 ; Deuteronomy 2:25 ; 11:25 ; Psalm 55:5 ; Isaiah 19:16 ; (2) of superiors, e.g., Romans 13:7 ; 1 Peter 2:18 . See TERROR.
A — 2: δειλία (Strong's #1167 — Noun Feminine — deilia — di-lee'-ah ) "fearfulness" (from deos, "fright"), is rightly rendered "fearfulness" in 2 Timothy 1:7 , RV (for AV, "fear"). That spirit is not given us of God. The word denotes "cowardice and timidity" and is never used in a good sense, as No. 1 is. Cp. deilos, B, No. 2, below, and deiliao, to be fearful (AV, "afraid"), John 14:27 .
A — 3: εὐλάβεια (Strong's #2124 — Noun Feminine — eulabeia — yoo-lab'-i-ah ) signifies, firstly, "caution;" then, "reverence, godly fear," Hebrews 5:7 ; 12:28 , in best mss., "reverence;" in general, "apprehension, but especially holy fear," "that mingled fear and love which, combined, constitute the piety of man toward God; the OT places its emphasis on the fear, the NT ... on the love, though there was love in the fear of God's saints then, as there must be fear in their love now" (Trench, Syn, xlviii). In the Sept., Joshua 22:24 ; Proverbs 28:14 .
Note: In Luke 21:11 , phobetron (akin to No. 1) denotes a terror, RV, "terrors," for AV, "fearful sights," i.e., objects or instruments of terror.
B — 1: φοβερός (Strong's #5398 — Adjective — phoberos — fob-er-os' ) "fearful" (akin to A, No. 1), is used only in the Active sense in the NT, i.e., causing "fear, terrible," Hebrews 10:27,31 ; 12:21 , RV, "fearful," for AV, "terrible."
B — 2: δειλός (Strong's #1169 — Adjective — deilos — di-los' ) "cowardly" (see A, No. 2), "timid," is used in Matthew 8:26 ; Mark 4:40 ; Revelation 21:8 (here "the fearful" are first in the list of the transgressors).
B — 3: ἔκφοβος (Strong's #1630 — Adjective — ekphobos — ek'-fob-os ) signifies "frightened outright" (ek, "out," intensive, and A, No. 1), Hebrews 12:21 (with eimi, "I am"), "I exceedingly fear" (see No. 4); Mark 9:6 , "sore afraid."
B — 4: ἔντρομος (Strong's #1790 — Adjective — entromos — en'-trom-os ) "trembling with fear" (en, "in," intensive, and tremo, "to tremble, quake;" Eng., "tremor," etc.), is used with ginomai, "to become," in Acts 7:32 , "trembled;" Acts 16:29 , RV, "trembling for fear;" with eimi, "to be," in Hebrews 12:21 , "quake" (some mss. have ektromos here). See QUAKE , TREMBLE. The distinction between No. 3 and No. 4, as in Hebrews 12:21 , would seem to be that ekphobos stresses the intensity of the "fear," entromos the inward effect, "I inwardly tremble (or quake)."
C — 1: ἄφωνος (Strong's #880 — Adjective — aphobos — af'-o-nos ) denotes "without fear" (a, negative, and A, No. 1), and is said of serving the Lord, Luke 1:74 ; of being among the Lord's people as His servant, 1 Corinthians 16:10 ; of ministering the Word of God, Philippians 1:14 ; of the evil of false spiritual shepherds, Jude 1:12 . In the Sept., Proverbs 1:33 .
D — 1: φοβέω (Strong's #5399 — Verb — phobeo — fob-eh'-o ) in earlier Greek, "to put to flight" (see A, No. 1), in the NT is always in the Passive Voice, with the meanings either (a) "to fear, be afraid," its most frequent use, e.g., Acts 23:10 , according to the best mss. (see No. 2); or (b) "to show reverential fear" [1], (1) of men, Mark 6:20 ; Ephesians 5:33 , RV, "fear," for AV, "reverence;" (2) of God, e.g., Acts 10:2,22 ; 13:16,26 ; Colossians 3:22 (RV, "the Lord"); 1 Peter 2:17 ; Revelation 14:7 ; 15:4 ; 19:5 ; (a) and (b) are combined in Luke 12:4,5 , where Christ warns His followers not to be afraid of men, but to "fear" God. See MARVEL , B, No. 1, Note.
D — 2: εὐλαβέομαι (Strong's #2125 — Verb — eulabeomai — yoo-lab-eh'-om-ahee ) "to be cautious, to beware" (see A, No. 3), signifies to act with the reverence produced by holy "fear," Hebrews 11:7 , "moved with godly fear."
Notes: (1) In Acts 23:10 some mss. have this verb with the meaning (a) under No. 1.
(2) In Luke 3:14 , diaseio, "to shake violently, to intimidate, to extort by violence, blackmail," is rendered "put no man in fear" in AV marg. See VIOLENCE.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Fear
A broad range of emotions that embrace both the secular and the religious worlds. Secular fear is the natural feeling of alarm caused by the expectation of imminent danger, pain, or disaster. Religious fear appears as the result of awe and reverence toward a supreme power. Terminology The English word “fear” is used to translate several Hebrew and Greek words. In the Old Testament, the most common word used to express fear is yir' ah , which means “fear, “terror” (Isaiah 7:25 ; Jonah 1:10,16 ). In the New Testament, the word used most often to express fear is phobos which means “fear,” “dread,” “terror” ( Matthew 28:4 ; Luke 21:26 ).
Secular Fear rises in the normal activities and relationships of life.
Human Fear Animals fear humans (Genesis 9:2 ), and humans fear the animals (Amos 3:8 ); individuals fear individuals (Genesis 26:7 ), and nations fear nations (2 Samuel 10:19 ). People are afraid of wars (Exodus 14:10 ), of their enemies (Deuteronomy 2:4 ), and of subjugation (Deuteronomy 7:18 ; Deuteronomy 28:10 ). People are afraid of death (Genesis 32:11 ), of disaster (Zephaniah 3:15-16 ), of sudden panic (Proverbs 3:25 ), of being overtaken by adversity (Job 6:21 ), and of the unknown (Genesis 19:30 ). Fear can reflect the limitations of life (Ecclesiastes 12:5 ) as well as the unforeseen consequences of actions (1 Samuel 3:15 ).
Fear can be the regard the young owes to the aged (Job 32:6 ), the honor a child demonstrates toward parents (Leviticus 19:3 ), the reverential respect of individuals toward their masters (1 Peter 2:18 ), and to persons in positions of responsibilities (Romans 13:7 ). Fear also can be the sense of concern for individuals (2 Corinthians 11:3 ) as well as the respect for one's husband (1 Peter 3:2 ).
Fear as consequence of sin Fear may come from a strong realization of sin and disobedience. Man and woman were afraid after their act of disobedience (Genesis 3:10 ). Abimelech was afraid when he realized that he had committed an offensive act by taking the wife of Abraham to be his wife (Genesis 20:8-9 ). This sense of estrangement and guilt that comes as consequence of sin produces in the heart of individuals the fear of the day of the Lord because they will appear before the judgment of God (Joel 2:1 ).
Freedom from fear Freedom from fear comes as individuals trust in the God who protects (Psalm 23:4 ) and helps them (Isaiah 54:14 ). The New Testament teaches that perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18 ). Christians are no longer slaves of fear, for Christ has given them not a spirit of
timidity or cowardice, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-control (2 Timothy 1:7 ).
Religious Fear is the human response to the presence of God.
Fear of God A prominent element in Old Testament religion is the concept of the fear of God. Most often the sense of fear comes as individuals encounter the divine in the context of revelation. When God appears to a person, the person experiences the reality of God's holiness. This self-disclosure of God points to the vast distinction between humans and God, to the mysterious characteristic of God that at the same time attracts and repels. There is a mystery in divine holiness that causes individuals to become overwhelmed with a sense of awe and fear. They respond by falling down or kneeling in reverence and worship, confessing sin, and seeking God's will (Isaiah 6:1 ).
God as a fearful God The God of Israel is an awe-producing God because of His majesty, His power, His works, His transcendence, and His holiness. Yahweh is a “great and terrible God” (Nehemiah 1:15 ); He is “fearful in praises, doing wonders” (Exodus 15:11 ); His name is “fearful” (Deuteronomy 28:58 ) and “terrible” (Psalm 99:3 ). The fear of God comes as people experience God in a visible manifestation (Exodus 20:18 ), in dreams (Genesis 28:17 ), invisible form (Exodus 3:6 ), and in His work of salvation (Isaiah 41:5 ). God's work, His power, majesty, and holiness evoke fear and demand acknowledgment. The fear of God is not to be understood as the dread that comes out of fear of punishment, but as the reverential regard and the awe that comes out of recognition and submission to the divine. It is the revelation of God's will to which the believer submits in obedience.
The basis for God's relationship with Israel was the covenant. The personal relationship that came out of the covenant transformed the relationship from a sense of terror to one of respect and reverence in which trust predominated. This fear which produces awe can be seen in the worship of Israel. The Israelites were exhorted to “serve the Lord with fear” (Psalm 2:11 ). Fear protected Israel from taking God for granted or from presuming on His grace. Fear called to covenant obedience.
Fear as obedience Deuteronomy sets out a relationship between the fear of God and the observance of the demands of the covenant. To fear the Lord is one of the ways by which Israel expresses its obedience and loyalty to Yahweh and to His divine requirements: “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ; compare Deuteronomy 6:24-25 ; Deuteronomy 10:20 ; Deuteronomy 13:4 ). Fear becomes a demand that can be learned (Deuteronomy 17:19 ). Fear of God was part of the religious life of every Israelite, where the acknowledgment of it required a specific behavior from each individual. Fear of God was a requirement demanded from every judge (Exodus 18:21 ). The kings of Israel should rule in the fear of the Lord (2 Samuel 23:3 ); even the messianic King would live in the fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2 ). To fear God was the beginning of wisdom and thus of the pathway to true life (Proverbs 1:7 ; Proverbs 9:10 ; Proverbs 15:33 ).
“Fear not” The expression “fear not” (also translated “do not fear” or “do not be afraid”) is an invitation to confidence and trust. When used without religious connotation (15 times), “fear not” is an expression of comfort. These words come from an individual to another providing reassurance and encouragement (Genesis 50:21 ; Ruth 3:11 ; Psalm 49:16 ). When “fear not” is used in a religious context (60 times), the words are an invitation to trust in God. These words appear in the context of the fear and terror that follows divine revelation. God invites His people not to be afraid of Him (Genesis 15:1 ; Genesis 26:24 ); the angel of the Lord seeks to calm an individual before a divine message is communicated (Daniel 10:12 ,Daniel 10:12,10:19 ; Luke 1:13 ,Luke 1:13,1:30 ); a person acting as a mediator of God invites the people to trust in God (Moses, Deuteronomy 31:6 ; Joshua, Joshua 10:25 ).
The “God-fearers” The “God-fearers” were those who were faithful to God and obeyed His commandments (Job 1:1 ; Psalm 25:14 ; Psalm 33:18 ). Those who fear God are blessed (Psalm 112:1 ); they enjoy God's goodness (Psalm 34:9 ) and God's provision (Psalm 111:5 ). In the New Testament “God-fearers” became a technical term for uncircumcised Gentiles who worshiped in the Jewish synagogue.
Fear in the New Testament Some Christians tend to de-emphasize the fear of God in the New Testament by placing the love of God above the fear of God. There is indeed a greater emphasis on the love of God in the New Testament. However, the element of fear was part of the proclamation of the early church.
Paul admonished believers to work out their salvation “with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12 ). The early church grew in number as they lived “in the fear of the Lord” (Acts 9:31 ). The fear of God is related to the love of God. The revelation of God to people in the New Testament contains the element of God's mysterious otherness calling for reverent obedience. The New Testament church stands in awe and fear in the presence of a holy God, for fear is “the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13 ).
Claude F. Mariottini
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Fear of God
Is that holy disposition or gracious habit formed in the soul by the Holy Spirit, whereby we are inclined to obey all God's commands; and evidences itself,
1. By a dread of his displeasure.
2. Desire of his favour.
3. Regard for his excellencies.
4. Submission to his will.
5. Gratitude for his benefits.
6. Sincerity in his worship.
7. Conscientious obedience to his commands, Proverbs 8:13 . Job 28:28 . Bates's Works, page 913; Gill's Body of Divinity, vol. 3: book 1:
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Fear
Is that uneasiness of mind which arises from an apprehension of danger, attended with a desire of avoiding it. "Fear, " says Dr. Watts, "shows itself by paleness of the cheeks, sinking of the spirits, trembling of the limbs, thoughts, agonies of nature, and fainting. Many a person has died with fear. Sometimes it rouses all nature to exert itself in speedy flight, or other methods to avoid the approaching evil: sudden terror has performed some almost incredibles of this kind." Fear is of different kinds:
1. There is an idolatrous and superstitious fear, which is called a fear of daemons, which the city of Athens was greatly addicted to. "I perceive, " says the apostle Paul, "that in all things ye are too superstitious, " or given to the fear and worship of false deities.
2. There is an external fear of God, an outward show and profession of it, which is taught by the precepts of men: as in the men of Samaria, who pretended to fear the Lord, as the priest instructed them, and yet served their own gods; and such an external fear of God, Job's friends supposed was all that he had, and that even he had cast that off.
3. There is an hypocritical fear, when men make a profession of religion; but only serve him for some sinister end and selfish view, which Satan insinuated was Job's case. "Doth Job fear God for nought?" Job 1:9 .
4. There is a servile fear, which they possess who serve God from fear of punishment, and not from love to him.
5. There is a filial fear, such as that of a son to his father. Fear is sinful when
1. It proceeds from unbelief or distrust of God. 2. When it ascribes more to the creature than is due; or when we fear our enemies without considering they are under God. 3. When we fear that in God that is not in him, or that he will break his promise, &c. 4. When our fear is immoderate, so as to distract us in duty.
See next article.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Fear of Isaac
Name or title that Jacob used in referring to God (Genesis 31:42 ; compare Genesis 31:53 ; Genesis 46:1 ). Evidently the patriarchs used various names to refer to God until He revealed His personal name to Moses (Exodus 6:3 ). Some scholars translate the Hebrew expression “Kinsman of Isaac” or “Refuge of Isaac.” See Patriarchs; God of the Fathers .
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Fear of Death
See DEATH.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Fear of Sin
The old naturalist, Ulysses Androvaldus, tells us that a dove is so afraid of a hawk, that she will be frightened at the sight of one of its feathers. Whether it be so or not, I cannot tell; but this I know, that when a man has had a thorough shaking over the jaws of hell, he will be so afraid of sin, that even one of its feathers: any one sin: will alarm and send a thrill of fear through his soul. This is a part of the way by which the Lord turns us when we are turned indeed.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fear
Of some ten Hebrew nouns and eight verbs that are regularly translated "fear, " "to fear, " "to be afraid, " and the like, only one of each is commonly used in the Old Testament and they both spring from the root yr (the noun being yira [1] or mora [2] and the verb yare [3]). The New Testament employs phobos and phobeo almost exclusively as noun and verb, respectively, and these are the terms consistently used by the Septuagint to translate Hebrew yira [1] or mora [2] and yare [3].
The fundamental and original idea expressed by these terms covers a semantic range from mild easiness to stark terror, depending on the object of the fear and the circumstances surrounding the experience. There is no separate Hebrew of Greek lexeme describing fear of God so presumably such fear was from earliest times, the same kind of reaction as could be elicited from any encounter with a surprising, unusual, or threatening entity. In time, however, fear of God or of manifestations of the divine became a subcategory of fear in general and thus developed a theological signification pervasively attested throughout the Bible. While the normal meaning of fear as dread or terror is retained in the theological use of the terms, a special nuance of reverential awe or worshipful respect becomes the dominant notion.
Fear of God or of his manifestations appears in the Bible either in the abstract, in which just the idea of God alone generates this response, or in particular situations such as theophany or miracle, the occurrence or performance of which produces fear. Examples of the latter are Israel's fear of the Lord following the exodus deliverance (Exodus 14:31 ) and the fear of Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, when he saw the angel of the Lord (Luke 1:12 ). More common by far are the reactions of fear by God's people as they contemplate who he is and what he has done.
Fear as a response to God and his deeds is so important an aspect of biblical faith and life that Fear actually occurs as an epithet of God himself. Jacob describes the Lord as the "Fear of Isaac" his father (Genesis 31:42 ; cf. v. 53 ), suggesting that Isaac had such reverential submission to the Lord that the Lord, to him, was the embodiment of fear. Usually, however, the fear of the Lord is an inducement to obedience and service: to fear God is to do his will. This equation appears most prominently in covenant contexts, especially in Deuteronomy, where the appeal is to serve the Lord as evidence of proper recognition of his sovereignty. The Lord as King demands and deserves the awesome respect of his people, a respect that issues in obedient service.
Fear of God also lies at the heart of successful living in the world. Wisdom literature makes it clear that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, a fear equated with the "knowledge of the Holy One" (Proverbs 9:10 ; 1:7 ; Psalm 111:10 ). To fear God is to know him and to know him is to fear him. Such healthy fear enables one to praise God (Psalm 22:23 ; Revelation 14:7 ); to enjoy benefits and blessings at his hand (Psalm 34:9 ; 103:11,13 , 17 ); to rest in peace and security (Psalm 112:7-8 ); and to experience length of days (Proverbs 10:27 ; 19:23 ). But fear of God also produces fear of wrath and judgment in those who do not know him or who refuse to serve him. There are, thus, two sides of the fear of the Lord—that which produces awe, reverence, and obedience, and that which causes one to cower in dread and terror in anticipation of his displeasure.
Eugene H. Merrill
See also Awe, Awesome
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Fear
FEAR . In the OT ‘the fear of the Lord’ is frequently a definition of piety. The purpose of the giving of the Law is the implanting of this fear in the hearts of men ( Deuteronomy 4:10 ); it is the sum of religious duty ( Deuteronomy 6:13 ) and prompts to obedient and loving service ( Deuteronomy 10:12 ). ‘Fear cannot be appraised without reference to the worth of the objects feared’ (Martinean, Types of Ethical Theory , ii. 184); hence it is on the revelation of the Divine nature as ‘holy and to be feared’ ( Psalms 111:9 ) that this fundamental principle of religion rests: those who know His name have learnt that to fear Him is true wisdom ( Psalms 111:10 ) and true blessedness ( Psalms 112:1 ). In the NT mention is made of a fear which has high moral quality and religious value. ‘The fear of the Lord’ was the rule by which the early Christians walked ( Acts 9:31 ), and when an uncircumcised foreigner became a devout worshipper of the God of Israel he was known as ‘one that feareth God’ ( Acts 10:2 ; cf. 2 Corinthians 7:1 , Philippians 2:12 , 1Pe 1:17 ; 1 Peter 2:17 , Revelation 14:7 ; Revelation 15:4 ; Revelation 19:5 ). Although the usual Gr. word for ‘fear’ is not used in Hebrews 5:7 , the reference to the ‘godly fear’ of the perfect Son emphasizes the contrast between reverent awe and slavish terror.
The fear which ‘hath punishment’ (1 John 4:18 ) is the result of sin ( Genesis 3:10 ). The sinner, under condemnation of the Law, is in ‘bondage unto fear’ ( Romans 8:15 ), and inasmuch as ‘the sting of death is sin’ ( 1 Corinthians 15:56 ), he is also through fear of death … subject to bondage’ ( Hebrews 2:15 ). Transgression may so completely deceive him that he has ‘no terror of God’ ( Psalms 36:1 ); the climax of human wickedness is the loss of any dread of God’s judgments, though the Gr. and Eng. translations of the Heb. word for ‘terror’ ( pachadh , cf. Isaiah 2:10 ; Isaiah 2:19 ; Isaiah 2:21 RV [1] ) fail to bring out this thought in St. Paul’s quotation of this verse ( Romans 3:18 ). To rouse men from this callous indifference to God’s threatenings is the purpose of the appeal to fear, which is a primary and self-regarding emotion and a powerful spring of human action. This appeal is warranted by our Lord’s words ( Matthew 10:28 ) as well as by Apostolic example ( Hebrews 4:1 ; Heb 10:31 , 1 Timothy 5:20 , Judges 1:23 ). The spirit in which this appeal should be made is that which inspired St. Paul, when he declares that, ‘knowing the fear of the Lord,’ before whose judgment-seat all must be made manifest, he is constrained by the love of Christ to persuade men to be ‘reconciled to God’ ( 2 Corinthians 5:11 ff.).
J. G. Tasker.
Webster's Dictionary - Fear
(1):
(n.) To feel a painful apprehension of; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotion of alarm or solicitude.
(2):
(n.) Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God's wrath; the trembling and awful reverence felt toward the Supreme Belng.
(3):
(n.) To be anxious or solicitous for.
(4):
(n.) To suspect; to doubt.
(5):
(n.) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by fear.
(6):
(v. i.) To be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.
(7):
(n.) Respectful reverence for men of authority or worth.
(8):
(n.) A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
(9):
(n.) That which causes, or which is the object of, apprehension or alarm; source or occasion of terror; danger; dreadfulness.
(10):
(n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
(11):
(n.) To have a reverential awe of; to solicitous to avoid the displeasure of.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Fear
(φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)
While there is a natural fear in the presence of danger-e.g. in a hurricane at sea (Acts 27:17)-which is not specifically human, spiritual fear is distinctive of man, whose motives and actions lack their finest quality unless they are influenced by it. The last count in the indictment which St. Paul draws up against both Jew and Gentile-comprehensive and explanatory of all the rest-is that there is no fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18). This is the stupid, unthinking fearlessness of men who are blind to the realities of the spiritual world to which they belong. If they but know God, they could not but fear Him, supposing they are guilty of even a fraction of the sins which are here laid to their charge. So soon as their eyes are opened, and their consciences quickened, they discover that it is a fearful thing (φοβερόν) to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31). But if, conscious of demerit, they cry to Him for mercy, their sins are forgiven, and’ henceforth they live as in His sight, recognizing that to fear God and keep His commandments is the whole duty of man.
This was the religion of the devout Jew, and when the Gentile, dissatisfied alike with the old gods of Olympus and the cold abstractions of philosophy, came to the synagogues of the ‘dispersion’ in search of a higher faith and a purer morality, he was taught to ‘fear God.’ He became a φοβούμενος (or σεβόμενος) τὸν θεόν, though he might never completely judaize himself by accepting the mark of the covenant. The God-fearer is very frequently referred to in the Apostolic Age (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:22; Acts 10:35; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26 etc.), and many of the earliest Gentile converts to Christianity were men and women whose fear of God had prepared them for the reception of the gospel. The Torah was thus a tutor to bring them to Christ. The religion of law, in which God was a Sovereign to be obeyed and a Judge to be dreaded, was consummated by the religion of love, in which God is a Father and Christ a Saviour-Brother, It is the distinctive message of Christianity that God wills men to serve Him without fear (ἀφόβως, Luke 1:74), with a love which casts out fear (1 John 4:18), with a boldness which seeks His immediate presence (Hebrews 10:19), with a freedom and familiarity which prompt the cry ‘Abba, Father’ (Romans 8:15). ‘Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the spirit of sonship,’ Ἐλευθερία, παῤῥησία, and ἀγάπη-dominant notes in the gospel of St. Paul, the writer of Hebrews, and St. John-are all antipodal to fear. The atmosphere of the household of God is filial trust, not servile suspicion and dread.
In the Christian life, nevertheless, there is a new place for the old instinct of fear. Wearing a fresh livery, it is transformed into a guardian of the believer’s dear-bought possessions. Godly repentance has wrought-what fear! (2 Corinthians 7:11). Thus there is an ethical fear which accompanies a great responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism. There is a fear which is the opposite of high-mindedness (Romans 11:20), and without which no man can work out his salvation (Philippians 2:12) or perfect his holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). There is a fear of personally coming short and permitting others to come short (ὑστερηκέναι, Hebrews 4:1). There is the paranymph’s jealous fear lest the Bridegroom should lose His bride (2 Corinthians 11:3), the Apostle’s anxious fear lest his converts should be found unworthy (2 Corinthians 12:20). There is the scrupulous fear of Bunyan’s Mr. Fearing, who ‘was, above many, tender of sin; he was so afraid of doing injuries to others, that he often would deny himself of that which was lawful, because he would not offend’ (cf. 1 Corinthians 8:13). There is a fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the flesh (Judges 1:23).
From the natural fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men. For the sensitive human spirit, which often pathetically confesses its ‘weakness and fear and much trembling’ (1 Corinthians 2:3; cf. 2 Corinthians 7:5), Christ indeed shows the utmost tenderness, and again and again St. Paul received night-visions in which his Lord hade him ‘Be not afraid’ (μὴ φοβοῦ, Acts 18:9; Acts 27:24). But for the timidity which sacrifices principles and shirks duties Christianity has no mercy. To this fear it gives a special name, calling it not φόβος but δειλία (2 Timothy 1:7), a fearfulness which is synonymous with cowardice, and the fearful (δειλοί, Revelation 21:8), who prove apostates in the hour of danger, denying Christ and worshipping Caesar, stand first in the black list of those who go down to the second death.
The NT shrinks from attributing φόβος to Christ, yet something would have been lacking in His matchless character if He had not given the best illustration of the presence of fear in even the most filial life. In the hour of His agony, when His Father’s will was the one certainty which nothing could obscure. His godly fear of swerving an inch from the line of duty gave Him the supreme moral victory. He was heard for His εὐλάβεια, that perfect reverence which dictated a perfect submission: ‘exauditus pro sua reverentia’ (Vulgate ).
James Strahan.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Fear
There are several ideas intended to be conveyed to the mind, by that passion which is called in Scripture fear. There is but one creature in the creation of God, that is said to be wholly void of fear, namely, the leviathan. (Job 41:33) The fear for the most part spoken of by the word of God, is what relates to our nature, of which there is a threefold description, natural fear, sinful fear and holy fear. Since the fall of man, the whole race of Adam have known the effects both of natural and sinful fear; none but the regenerated are acquainted with what is known in Scripture by a religious, or holy fear.
Natural and slavish fear, arising from a conscious sense of sin, manifested itself immediately upon the fall, when Adam sought to hide himself from the presence of the Lord amidst the trees of the garden. (See Genesis 3:8) But when a poor sinner is awakened from the sleep and death of sin, and brought forth to a new and spiritual life, "perfect love casteth out fear." Hence the apostle saith, "Ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (Romans 8:15) It is very blessed when freed from slavish fear. And it is very blessed to have that child-like fear which marks the Lord's people. And it is very blessed to discover how the slavish fear which bringeth bondage is removed, and from whence the holy child-like fear is derived. The sweet promise of God by the prophet explains the whole. (Jeremiah 32:40) "I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me."
I will only add, for the comfort and encouragement of the Lord's timid and tried ones, who, in the midst of strong faith, feel at times much natural fear, that it is sweetly accommodating to consider the Lord Jesus Christ, in the days of his flesh, was graciously pleased in this, as in all other points of grace, to be our example. Of Jesus it is said, that "though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience, by the things which he suffered. And in the days of his flesh he offered up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears, unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared." (Hebrews 5:7-8) Sweet and precious thought! Jesus who knew no sin, yet coming to us in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh, knew what it was to be sore amazed, to be sorrowful even unto death, to fear, and to be very heavy. Reader, think how Jesus sympathizes with his people under their fears, and heaviness, and sorrow of heart.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Fear
A. Verb.
Yârê' (יָרֵא, Strong's #3372), “to be afraid, stand in awe, fear.” This verb occurs in Ugaritic and Hebrew (both biblical and post-biblical). The Bible attests it approximately 330 times and in all periods.
Basically, this verb connotes the psychological reaction of “fear.” Yârê' may indicate being afraid of something or someone. Jacob prayed: “Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children” (Gen. 32:11).
Used of a person in an exalted position, yârê' connotes “standing in awe.” This is not simple fear, but reverence, whereby an individual recognizes the power and position of the individual revered and renders him proper respect. In this sense, the word may imply submission to a proper ethical relationship to God; the angel of the Lord told Abraham: “… I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me” (Gen. 22:12). The verb can be used absolutely to refer to the heavenly and holy attributes of something or someone. So Jacob said of Bethel: “How [1] is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). The people who were delivered from Egypt saw God’s great power, “feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses” (Exod. 14:31). There is more involved here than mere psychological fear. The people also showed proper “honor” (“reverence”) for God and “stood in awe of” Him and of His servant, as their song demonstrates (Exod. 15). After experiencing the thunder, lightning Flashes, sound of the trumpet, and smoking mountain, they were “afraid” and drew back; but Moses told them not to be afraid, “for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not” (Exod. 20:20). In this passage, the word represents “fear” or “dread” of the Lord. This sense is also found when God says, “fear not” (Gen. 15:1).
Yârê' can be used absolutely (with no direct object), meaning “to be afraid.” Adam told God: “… I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself” (Gen. 3:10—the first occurrence). One may be “afraid” to do something, as when Lot “feared to dwell in Zoar” (Gen. 19:30).
B. Nouns.
Môrâ' (מֹרָא, Strong's #4172), “fear.” The noun môrâ', which appears 12 times, is used exclusively of the fear of being before a superior kind of being. Usually it is used to describe the reaction evoked in men by God’s mighty works of destruction and sovereignty (Deut. 4:24). Hence, the word represents a very strong “fear” or “terror.” In the singular, this word emphasizes the divine acts themselves. Môrâ' may suggest the reaction of animals to men (Gen. 9:2) and of the nations to conquering Israel (Deut. 11:25).
Yir'âh (יִרְאָה, Strong's #3374), “fear; reverence.” The noun yir'âh appears 45 times in the Old Testament. It may mean “fear” of men (Deut. 2:25), of things (Isa. 7:25), of situations (Jonah 1:10), and of God (Jonah 1:12); it may also mean “reverence” of God (Gen. 20:11).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Fear
a painful apprehension of danger. It is sometimes used for the object of fear; as, "the fear of Isaac," that is, the God whom Isaac feared, Genesis 31:42 . God says that he will send his fear before his people, to terrify and destroy the inhabitants of Canaan. Job speaks of the terrors of God, as set in array against him, Job 6:4 ; the Psalmist, that he had suffered the terrors of the Lord with a troubled mind, Psalms 88:15 . Fear is used, also, for reverence: "God is greatly to be feared" in the assembly of his saints. This kind of fear, being compatible with confidence and love, is sometimes called filial fear; while "the fear which hath torment," being the result of conscious guilt, and the anticipation of punishment, is removed by that "love" to God which results from a consciousness of our reconciliation to him.
The filial fear of God is a holy affection, or gracious habit, wrought in the soul by God, Jeremiah 32:40 , whereby it is inclined and enabled to obey all God's commandments, even the most difficult, Genesis 22:12 ; Ecclesiastes 12:13 ; and to hate and avoid evil, Nehemiah 5:15 ; Proverbs 8:13 ; Proverbs 15:6 . Slavish fear is the consequence of guilt; it is a judicial impression from the sad thoughts of the provoked majesty of the heaven; it is an alarm within that disturbs the rest of a sinner. Fear is put for the whole worship of God: "I will teach you the fear of the Lord,"
Psalms 34:11 ; I will teach you the true way of worshipping and serving God. It is likewise put for the law and word of God: "The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever," Psalms 19:9 . The law is so called, because it is the object, the cause, and the rule of the grace of holy fear.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Why, Impious Herod, Vainly Fear
Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Epiphany. It was written by Sedulius in the 5th century. There are approximately 25 translations, including the Roman Breviary and the original texts; the English title given is by J. Neale.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Fear
(φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)
While there is a natural fear in the presence of danger-e.g. in a hurricane at sea (Acts 27:17)-which is not specifically human, spiritual fear is distinctive of man, whose motives and actions lack their finest quality unless they are influenced by it. The last count in the indictment which St. Paul draws up against both Jew and Gentile-comprehensive and explanatory of all the rest-is that there is no fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18). This is the stupid, unthinking fearlessness of men who are blind to the realities of the spiritual world to which they belong. If they but know God, they could not but fear Him, supposing they are guilty of even a fraction of the sins which are here laid to their charge. So soon as their eyes are opened, and their consciences quickened, they discover that it is a fearful thing (φοβερόν) to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31). But if, conscious of demerit, they cry to Him for mercy, their sins are forgiven, and’ henceforth they live as in His sight, recognizing that to fear God and keep His commandments is the whole duty of man.
This was the religion of the devout Jew, and when the Gentile, dissatisfied alike with the old gods of Olympus and the cold abstractions of philosophy, came to the synagogues of the ‘dispersion’ in search of a higher faith and a purer morality, he was taught to ‘fear God.’ He became a φοβούμενος (or σεβόμενος) τὸν θεόν, though he might never completely judaize himself by accepting the mark of the covenant. The God-fearer is very frequently referred to in the Apostolic Age (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:22; Acts 10:35; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26 etc.), and many of the earliest Gentile converts to Christianity were men and women whose fear of God had prepared them for the reception of the gospel. The Torah was thus a tutor to bring them to Christ. The religion of law, in which God was a Sovereign to be obeyed and a Judge to be dreaded, was consummated by the religion of love, in which God is a Father and Christ a Saviour-Brother, It is the distinctive message of Christianity that God wills men to serve Him without fear (ἀφόβως, Luke 1:74), with a love which casts out fear (1 John 4:18), with a boldness which seeks His immediate presence (Hebrews 10:19), with a freedom and familiarity which prompt the cry ‘Abba, Father’ (Romans 8:15). ‘Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but ye have received the spirit of sonship,’ Ἐλευθερία, παῤῥησία, and ἀγάπη-dominant notes in the gospel of St. Paul, the writer of Hebrews, and St. John-are all antipodal to fear. The atmosphere of the household of God is filial trust, not servile suspicion and dread.
In the Christian life, nevertheless, there is a new place for the old instinct of fear. Wearing a fresh livery, it is transformed into a guardian of the believer’s dear-bought possessions. Godly repentance has wrought-what fear! (2 Corinthians 7:11). Thus there is an ethical fear which accompanies a great responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism. There is a fear which is the opposite of high-mindedness (Romans 11:20), and without which no man can work out his salvation (Philippians 2:12) or perfect his holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). There is a fear of personally coming short and permitting others to come short (ὑστερηκέναι, Hebrews 4:1). There is the paranymph’s jealous fear lest the Bridegroom should lose His bride (2 Corinthians 11:3), the Apostle’s anxious fear lest his converts should be found unworthy (2 Corinthians 12:20). There is the scrupulous fear of Bunyan’s Mr. Fearing, who ‘was, above many, tender of sin; he was so afraid of doing injuries to others, that he often would deny himself of that which was lawful, because he would not offend’ (cf. 1 Corinthians 8:13). There is a fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the flesh (Judges 1:23).
From the natural fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men. For the sensitive human spirit, which often pathetically confesses its ‘weakness and fear and much trembling’ (1 Corinthians 2:3; cf. 2 Corinthians 7:5), Christ indeed shows the utmost tenderness, and again and again St. Paul received night-visions in which his Lord hade him ‘Be not afraid’ (μὴ φοβοῦ, Acts 18:9; Acts 27:24). But for the timidity which sacrifices principles and shirks duties Christianity has no mercy. To this fear it gives a special name, calling it not φόβος but δειλία (2 Timothy 1:7), a fearfulness which is synonymous with cowardice, and the fearful (δειλοί, Revelation 21:8), who prove apostates in the hour of danger, denying Christ and worshipping Caesar, stand first in the black list of those who go down to the second death.
The NT shrinks from attributing φόβος to Christ, yet something would have been lacking in His matchless character if He had not given the best illustration of the presence of fear in even the most filial life. In the hour of His agony, when His Father’s will was the one certainty which nothing could obscure. His godly fear of swerving an inch from the line of duty gave Him the supreme moral victory. He was heard for His εὐλάβεια, that perfect reverence which dictated a perfect submission: ‘exauditus pro sua reverentia’ (Vulgate ).
James Strahan.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Fear
People naturally fears those people, influences, objects and events that they see as threatening, as being able to control, overpower or destroy them (Numbers 14:9; Psalms 2:11; Luke 21:26; Hebrews 2:15; Hebrews 10:27). In some cases this may be a cowardly fear (Proverbs 29:25; Galatians 2:12), but in others a very healthy fear, amounting to respect or reverence (Genesis 20:11; Leviticus 26:2; Romans 3:18; 1 Peter 2:18). In this latter sense people are to fear those who have authority over them (Leviticus 19:3; Proverbs 24:21; Romans 13:3; Romans 13:7; Ephesians 6:5), and particularly to fear God (Psalms 34:11; Isaiah 8:13-15; Acts 9:31; 1 Peter 2:17).
Sinners have good reason to fear God; because God’s punishment will one day fall upon them (Micah 7:16-17; Matthew 10:28). Believers also fear God, but theirs is a different sort of fear. Their fear of God is mixed with love for him (Deuteronomy 6:2; Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15). If believers obey God solely because they fear his punishment, such obedience displays an immature love. They should obey God because they love him (Deuteronomy 10:12; Romans 8:15; 1 John 4:17-18; 1 John 5:3).
Nevertheless, believers’ love for God is not a substitute for reverence, nor does it excuse them from judgment. God still requires obedience and holiness. He is the almighty judge as well as the loving Father. Therefore, believers must have a healthy fear of him as well as a warm love for him (2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:16-17).
Such an attitude guarantees God’s help in living a life that pleases him and benefits the believer personally (Psalms 147:11; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 8:13; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 14:26; Philippians 2:12-13). It also gives confidence not to fear the dangers and uncertainties of life (Psalms 46:2; Psalms 112:1; Psalms 112:7; Luke 12:4-5; 1 Peter 3:14-15).

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Fear - Fear, n. Fear expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than terror and fright. The force of this passion, beginning with the most moderate degree, may be thus expressed, Fear, dread, terror, fright. Fear is accompanied with a desire to avoid or ward off the expected evil. Fear is an uneasiness of mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us. Fear is the passion of our nature which excites us to provide for our security, on the approach of evil. The principal Fear was for the holy temple. The cause of Fear. Thy angel becomes a Fear. The object of Fear. Except the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me. In scripture, Fear is used to express a filial or a slavish passion. In good men, the Fear of God is a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws, which springs from a just view and real love of the divine character, leading the subjects of it to hate and shun every thing that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience. This is filial Fear. I will put my Fear in their hearts. ...
Slavish Fear is the effect or consequence of guilt it is the painful apprehension of merited punishment. ...
The love of God casteth out Fear. I will teach you the Fear of the Lord. The Fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever. Render to all their dues Fear to whom Fear. ...
Fear, L. We Fear the approach of an enemy or of a storm. We have reason to Fear the punishment of our sins. I will Fear no evil, for thou art with me. This do, and live: for I Fear God. To affright to terrify to drive away or prevent approach by Fear, or by a scarecrow. We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to Fear the birds of prey. ...
Fear, To be in apprehension of evil to be afraid to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil. ...
But I Fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. ...
Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. ...
Fear, n
Fearful - ) Full of Fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened. ) Inspiring Fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful. ) inclined to Fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid. ) Indicating, or caused by, Fear
Fright - to Fear, that is, to shrink or shiver. ...
Sudden and violent Fear terror a passion excited by the sudden appearance of danger. It expresses more than Fear, and is distinguished from Fear and dread, by its sudden invasion and temporary existence fright being usually of short duration, whereas Fear and dread may be long continued
Terror - ) Extreme Fear; Fear that agitates body and mind; violent dread; fright. ) That which excites dread; a cause of extreme Fear
Terror - See Fear ; Fear of Isaac
Fear - "Fear, " says Dr. Many a person has died with Fear. " Fear is of different kinds: ...
1. There is an idolatrous and superstitious Fear, which is called a Fear of daemons, which the city of Athens was greatly addicted to. "I perceive, " says the apostle Paul, "that in all things ye are too superstitious, " or given to the Fear and worship of false deities. There is an external Fear of God, an outward show and profession of it, which is taught by the precepts of men: as in the men of Samaria, who pretended to Fear the Lord, as the priest instructed them, and yet served their own gods; and such an external Fear of God, Job's friends supposed was all that he had, and that even he had cast that off. There is an hypocritical Fear, when men make a profession of religion; but only serve him for some sinister end and selfish view, which Satan insinuated was Job's case. "Doth Job Fear God for nought?" Job 1:9 . There is a servile Fear, which they possess who serve God from Fear of punishment, and not from love to him. There is a filial Fear, such as that of a son to his father. Fear is sinful when...
1. When it ascribes more to the creature than is due; or when we Fear our enemies without considering they are under God. When we Fear that in God that is not in him, or that he will break his promise, &c. When our Fear is immoderate, so as to distract us in duty
Dread - ) Inspiring with reverential Fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal. ) Reverential or respectful Fear; awe. ) Great Fear in view of impending evil; Fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror. ) To be in dread, or great Fear. ) To Fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension. ) Exciting great Fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful
Autophoby - ) Fear of one's self; Fear of being egotistical
Afraid - ) Impressed with Fear or apprehension; in Fear; apprehensive
Fear - Of some ten Hebrew nouns and eight verbs that are regularly translated "fear, " "to Fear, " "to be afraid, " and the like, only one of each is commonly used in the Old Testament and they both spring from the root yr (the noun being yira [1] or mora [2] and the verb yare [3]). ...
The fundamental and original idea expressed by these terms covers a semantic range from mild easiness to stark terror, depending on the object of the Fear and the circumstances surrounding the experience. There is no separate Hebrew of Greek lexeme describing Fear of God so presumably such Fear was from earliest times, the same kind of reaction as could be elicited from any encounter with a surprising, unusual, or threatening entity. In time, however, Fear of God or of manifestations of the divine became a subcategory of Fear in general and thus developed a theological signification pervasively attested throughout the Bible. While the normal meaning of Fear as dread or terror is retained in the theological use of the terms, a special nuance of reverential awe or worshipful respect becomes the dominant notion. ...
Fear of God or of his manifestations appears in the Bible either in the abstract, in which just the idea of God alone generates this response, or in particular situations such as theophany or miracle, the occurrence or performance of which produces Fear. Examples of the latter are Israel's Fear of the Lord following the exodus deliverance (Exodus 14:31 ) and the Fear of Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, when he saw the angel of the Lord (Luke 1:12 ). More common by far are the reactions of Fear by God's people as they contemplate who he is and what he has done. ...
Fear as a response to God and his deeds is so important an aspect of biblical faith and life that Fear actually occurs as an epithet of God himself. Jacob describes the Lord as the "Fear of Isaac" his father (Genesis 31:42 ; cf. 53 ), suggesting that Isaac had such reverential submission to the Lord that the Lord, to him, was the embodiment of Fear. Usually, however, the Fear of the Lord is an inducement to obedience and service: to Fear God is to do his will. ...
Fear of God also lies at the heart of successful living in the world. Wisdom literature makes it clear that the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, a Fear equated with the "knowledge of the Holy One" (Proverbs 9:10 ; 1:7 ; Psalm 111:10 ). To Fear God is to know him and to know him is to Fear him. Such healthy Fear enables one to praise God (Psalm 22:23 ; Revelation 14:7 ); to enjoy benefits and blessings at his hand (Psalm 34:9 ; 103:11,13 , 17 ); to rest in peace and security (Psalm 112:7-8 ); and to experience length of days (Proverbs 10:27 ; 19:23 ). But Fear of God also produces Fear of wrath and judgment in those who do not know him or who refuse to serve him. There are, thus, two sides of the Fear of the Lord—that which produces awe, reverence, and obedience, and that which causes one to cower in dread and terror in anticipation of his displeasure
Fear - Secular Fear is the natural feeling of alarm caused by the expectation of imminent danger, pain, or disaster. Religious Fear appears as the result of awe and reverence toward a supreme power. Terminology The English word “fear” is used to translate several Hebrew and Greek words. In the Old Testament, the most common word used to express Fear is yir' ah , which means “fear, “terror” (Isaiah 7:25 ; Jonah 1:10,16 ). In the New Testament, the word used most often to express Fear is phobos which means “fear,” “dread,” “terror” ( Matthew 28:4 ; Luke 21:26 ). ...
Secular Fear rises in the normal activities and relationships of life. ...
Human Fear Animals Fear humans (Genesis 9:2 ), and humans Fear the animals (Amos 3:8 ); individuals Fear individuals (Genesis 26:7 ), and nations Fear nations (2 Samuel 10:19 ). Fear can reflect the limitations of life (Ecclesiastes 12:5 ) as well as the unforeseen consequences of actions (1 Samuel 3:15 ). ...
Fear can be the regard the young owes to the aged (Job 32:6 ), the honor a child demonstrates toward parents (Leviticus 19:3 ), the reverential respect of individuals toward their masters (1 Peter 2:18 ), and to persons in positions of responsibilities (Romans 13:7 ). Fear also can be the sense of concern for individuals (2 Corinthians 11:3 ) as well as the respect for one's husband (1 Peter 3:2 ). ...
Fear as consequence of sin Fear may come from a strong realization of sin and disobedience. This sense of estrangement and guilt that comes as consequence of sin produces in the heart of individuals the Fear of the day of the Lord because they will appear before the judgment of God (Joel 2:1 ). ...
Freedom from Fear Freedom from Fear comes as individuals trust in the God who protects (Psalm 23:4 ) and helps them (Isaiah 54:14 ). The New Testament teaches that perfect love casts out Fear (1 John 4:18 ). Christians are no longer slaves of Fear, for Christ has given them not a spirit of...
timidity or cowardice, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-control (2 Timothy 1:7 ). ...
Religious Fear is the human response to the presence of God. ...
Fear of God A prominent element in Old Testament religion is the concept of the Fear of God. Most often the sense of Fear comes as individuals encounter the divine in the context of revelation. There is a mystery in divine holiness that causes individuals to become overwhelmed with a sense of awe and Fear. ...
God as a Fearful God The God of Israel is an awe-producing God because of His majesty, His power, His works, His transcendence, and His holiness. Yahweh is a “great and terrible God” (Nehemiah 1:15 ); He is “fearful in praises, doing wonders” (Exodus 15:11 ); His name is “fearful” (Deuteronomy 28:58 ) and “terrible” (Psalm 99:3 ). The Fear of God comes as people experience God in a visible manifestation (Exodus 20:18 ), in dreams (Genesis 28:17 ), invisible form (Exodus 3:6 ), and in His work of salvation (Isaiah 41:5 ). God's work, His power, majesty, and holiness evoke Fear and demand acknowledgment. The Fear of God is not to be understood as the dread that comes out of Fear of punishment, but as the reverential regard and the awe that comes out of recognition and submission to the divine. This Fear which produces awe can be seen in the worship of Israel. The Israelites were exhorted to “serve the Lord with Fear” (Psalm 2:11 ). Fear protected Israel from taking God for granted or from presuming on His grace. Fear called to covenant obedience. ...
Fear as obedience Deuteronomy sets out a relationship between the Fear of God and the observance of the demands of the covenant. To Fear the Lord is one of the ways by which Israel expresses its obedience and loyalty to Yahweh and to His divine requirements: “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to Fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, to keep the commandments of the Lord and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 ; compare Deuteronomy 6:24-25 ; Deuteronomy 10:20 ; Deuteronomy 13:4 ). Fear becomes a demand that can be learned (Deuteronomy 17:19 ). Fear of God was part of the religious life of every Israelite, where the acknowledgment of it required a specific behavior from each individual. Fear of God was a requirement demanded from every judge (Exodus 18:21 ). The kings of Israel should rule in the Fear of the Lord (2 Samuel 23:3 ); even the messianic King would live in the Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2 ). To Fear God was the beginning of wisdom and thus of the pathway to true life (Proverbs 1:7 ; Proverbs 9:10 ; Proverbs 15:33 ). ...
“Fear not” The expression “fear not” (also translated “do not Fear” or “do not be afraid”) is an invitation to confidence and trust. When used without religious connotation (15 times), “fear not” is an expression of comfort. When “fear not” is used in a religious context (60 times), the words are an invitation to trust in God. These words appear in the context of the Fear and terror that follows divine revelation. ...
The “God-fearers” The “God-fearers” were those who were faithful to God and obeyed His commandments (Job 1:1 ; Psalm 25:14 ; Psalm 33:18 ). Those who Fear God are blessed (Psalm 112:1 ); they enjoy God's goodness (Psalm 34:9 ) and God's provision (Psalm 111:5 ). In the New Testament “God-fearers” became a technical term for uncircumcised Gentiles who worshiped in the Jewish synagogue. ...
Fear in the New Testament Some Christians tend to de-emphasize the Fear of God in the New Testament by placing the love of God above the Fear of God. However, the element of Fear was part of the proclamation of the early church. ...
Paul admonished believers to work out their salvation “with Fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12 ). The early church grew in number as they lived “in the Fear of the Lord” (Acts 9:31 ). The Fear of God is related to the love of God. The New Testament church stands in awe and Fear in the presence of a holy God, for Fear is “the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13 )
Terror - 1: φόβος (Strong's #5401 — Noun Masculine — phobos — fob'-os ) "fear," is rendered "terror" in Romans 13:3 ; in 2 Corinthians 5:11 ; 1 Peter 3:14 , AV (RV, "fear"). See Fear , No. ...
2: φόβητρον (Strong's #5400 — Noun Neuter — phobetron — fob'-ay-tron ) "that which causes fright, a terror," is translated "terrors" in Luke 21:11 , RV (AV, "fearful sights"). See Fear , A, Note
Affright - ...
To impress with sudden Fear to frighten to terrify or alarm. It expresses a stronger impression than Fear or apprehend, and perhaps less than terror. Sudden or great Fear terror also, the cause of terror a frightful object
Awe of god - the Fear or awe of Heaven, which compels us to refrain from sin. Divided into lower and higher levels: Yirah Ila'ah (supernal Fear) is the awe one feels when contemplating G-d's greatness, Yirah Tata'ah is Fear of the negative consequences that result from sin ...
Fainthearted - Cowardly timorous dejected easily depressed, or yielding to Fear. ...
Fear not, neither be fainthearted
Fear - It is sometimes used for the object of Fear; as, "the Fear of Isaac," that is, the God whom Isaac Feared, Genesis 31:42 . God says that he will send his Fear before his people, to terrify and destroy the inhabitants of Canaan. Fear is used, also, for reverence: "God is greatly to be Feared" in the assembly of his saints. This kind of Fear, being compatible with confidence and love, is sometimes called filial Fear; while "the Fear which hath torment," being the result of conscious guilt, and the anticipation of punishment, is removed by that "love" to God which results from a consciousness of our reconciliation to him. ...
The filial Fear of God is a holy affection, or gracious habit, wrought in the soul by God, Jeremiah 32:40 , whereby it is inclined and enabled to obey all God's commandments, even the most difficult, Genesis 22:12 ; Ecclesiastes 12:13 ; and to hate and avoid evil, Nehemiah 5:15 ; Proverbs 8:13 ; Proverbs 15:6 . Slavish Fear is the consequence of guilt; it is a judicial impression from the sad thoughts of the provoked majesty of the heaven; it is an alarm within that disturbs the rest of a sinner. Fear is put for the whole worship of God: "I will teach you the Fear of the Lord,"...
Psalms 34:11 ; I will teach you the true way of worshipping and serving God. It is likewise put for the law and word of God: "The Fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever," Psalms 19:9 . The law is so called, because it is the object, the cause, and the rule of the grace of holy Fear
Formidable - ) Exciting Fear or apprehension; impressing dread; adapted to excite Fear and deter from approach, encounter, or undertaking; alarming
Yirat hashem - the Fear or awe of G-d, which compels us to refrain from sin. Divided into lower and higher levels: Yirah Ila'ah (supernal Fear) is the awe one feels when contemplating G-d's greatness, Yirah Tata'ah is Fear of the negative consequences that result from sin ...
Afraid - ...
Impressed with Fear or apprehension Fearful. This word expresses a less degree of Fear than terrified or frightened. It is followed by of before the object of Fear as, to be afraid of death
Deter - ) To prevent by Fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by Fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc
Fear - There are several ideas intended to be conveyed to the mind, by that passion which is called in Scripture Fear. There is but one creature in the creation of God, that is said to be wholly void of Fear, namely, the leviathan. (Job 41:33) The Fear for the most part spoken of by the word of God, is what relates to our nature, of which there is a threefold description, natural Fear, sinful Fear and holy Fear. Since the fall of man, the whole race of Adam have known the effects both of natural and sinful Fear; none but the regenerated are acquainted with what is known in Scripture by a religious, or holy Fear. ...
Natural and slavish Fear, arising from a conscious sense of sin, manifested itself immediately upon the fall, when Adam sought to hide himself from the presence of the Lord amidst the trees of the garden. (See Genesis 3:8) But when a poor sinner is awakened from the sleep and death of sin, and brought forth to a new and spiritual life, "perfect love casteth out Fear. " Hence the apostle saith, "Ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to Fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. " (Romans 8:15) It is very blessed when freed from slavish Fear. And it is very blessed to have that child-like Fear which marks the Lord's people. And it is very blessed to discover how the slavish Fear which bringeth bondage is removed, and from whence the holy child-like Fear is derived. (Jeremiah 32:40) "I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them to do them good; but I will put my Fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. "...
I will only add, for the comfort and encouragement of the Lord's timid and tried ones, who, in the midst of strong faith, feel at times much natural Fear, that it is sweetly accommodating to consider the Lord Jesus Christ, in the days of his flesh, was graciously pleased in this, as in all other points of grace, to be our example. And in the days of his flesh he offered up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears, unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he Feared. " (Hebrews 5:7-8) Sweet and precious thought! Jesus who knew no sin, yet coming to us in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh, knew what it was to be sore amazed, to be sorrowful even unto death, to Fear, and to be very heavy. Reader, think how Jesus sympathizes with his people under their Fears, and heaviness, and sorrow of heart
Fear - Though commonly a self-regarding emotion, Fear may be aroused in behalf of others. Fear serves for the protection of the individual, but, when excessive, may become injurious because it is physically depressing and mentally exciting, tending through undue excitement of the imagination to impair the power of reasoning and judgment. From a moral standpoint, slight Fear must be ignored; grave Fear must not be allowed to deter us from duty, yet there is lessened responsibility for evil done out of Fear. Fear, if of death or grave injury, is a diriment impediment to matrimony, rendering it invalid, for a contract under such conditions is no contract at all, because of lack of free consent
Eery - ) Serving to inspire Fear, esp. ) Affected with Fear; affrighted
Irijah - (Jeremiah 37:13) His name means, the Fear of the Lord; from Jarah, to Fear; and Jah, the Lord
Awe - ) Dread; great Fear mingled with respect. ) The emotion inspired by something dreadful and sublime; an undefined sense of the dreadful and the sublime; reverential Fear, or solemn wonder; profound reverence. ) To strike with Fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread
Dread - , to dread Fearful to tremble. Great Fear, or apprehension of evil or danger. It expresses more than Fear, and less than terror or fright. Awe Fear united with respect. The cause of Fear the person or the thing dreaded. Exciting great Fear or apprehension. DREAD, To Fear in a great degree as, to dread the approach of a storm. ...
DREAD, To be in great Fear
Fear, Fearful, Fearfulness - A — 1: φόβος (Strong's #5401 — Noun Masculine — phobos — fob'-os ) first had the meaning of "flight," that which is caused by being scared; then, "that which may cause flight," (a) "fear, dread, terror," always with this significance in the four Gospels; also e. , "may have Fear"); Hebrews 2:15 ; 1 John 4:18 ; Revelation 11:11 ; 18:10,15 ; by metonymy, that which causes "fear," Romans 13:3 ; 1 Peter 3:14 , RV, "(their) Fear," AV "(their) terror," an adaptation of the Sept. of Isaiah 8:12 , "fear not their Fear;" hence some take it to mean, as there, "what they Fear," but in view of Matthew 10:28 , e. , it seems best to understand it as that which is caused by the intimidation of adversaries; (b) "reverential Fear," (1) of God, as a controlling motive of the life, in matters spiritual and moral, not a mere "fear" of His power and righteous retribution, but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him, a "fear" which banishes the terror that shrinks from His presence, Romans 8:15 , and which influences the disposition and attitude of one whose circumstances are guided by trust in God, through the indwelling Spirit of God, Acts 9:31 ; Romans 3:18 ; 2 Corinthians 7:1 ; Ephesians 5:21 (RV, "the Fear of Christ"); Philippians 2:12 ; 1 Peter 1:17 (a comprehensive phrase: the reverential "fear" of God will inspire a constant carefulness in dealing with others in His "fear"); 3:2,15; the association of "fear and trembling," as e. ...
A — 2: δειλία (Strong's #1167 — Noun Feminine — deilia — di-lee'-ah ) "fearfulness" (from deos, "fright"), is rightly rendered "fearfulness" in 2 Timothy 1:7 , RV (for AV, "fear"). 2, below, and deiliao, to be Fearful (AV, "afraid"), John 14:27 . ...
A — 3: εὐλάβεια (Strong's #2124 — Noun Feminine — eulabeia — yoo-lab'-i-ah ) signifies, firstly, "caution;" then, "reverence, godly Fear," Hebrews 5:7 ; 12:28 , in best mss. , "reverence;" in general, "apprehension, but especially holy Fear," "that mingled Fear and love which, combined, constitute the piety of man toward God; the OT places its emphasis on the Fear, the NT . on the love, though there was love in the Fear of God's saints then, as there must be Fear in their love now" (Trench, Syn, xlviii). 1) denotes a terror, RV, "terrors," for AV, "fearful sights," i. ...
B — 1: φοβερός (Strong's #5398 — Adjective — phoberos — fob-er-os' ) "fearful" (akin to A, No. , causing "fear, terrible," Hebrews 10:27,31 ; 12:21 , RV, "fearful," for AV, "terrible. 2), "timid," is used in Matthew 8:26 ; Mark 4:40 ; Revelation 21:8 (here "the Fearful" are first in the list of the transgressors). 1), Hebrews 12:21 (with eimi, "I am"), "I exceedingly Fear" (see No. " ...
B — 4: ἔντρομος (Strong's #1790 — Adjective — entromos — en'-trom-os ) "trembling with Fear" (en, "in," intensive, and tremo, "to tremble, quake;" Eng. ), is used with ginomai, "to become," in Acts 7:32 , "trembled;" Acts 16:29 , RV, "trembling for Fear;" with eimi, "to be," in Hebrews 12:21 , "quake" (some mss. 4, as in Hebrews 12:21 , would seem to be that ekphobos stresses the intensity of the "fear," entromos the inward effect, "I inwardly tremble (or quake). " ...
C — 1: ἄφωνος (Strong's #880 — Adjective — aphobos — af'-o-nos ) denotes "without Fear" (a, negative, and A, No. 1), in the NT is always in the Passive Voice, with the meanings either (a) "to Fear, be afraid," its most frequent use, e. 2); or (b) "to show reverential Fear" [1], (1) of men, Mark 6:20 ; Ephesians 5:33 , RV, "fear," for AV, "reverence;" (2) of God, e. , Acts 10:2,22 ; 13:16,26 ; Colossians 3:22 (RV, "the Lord"); 1 Peter 2:17 ; Revelation 14:7 ; 15:4 ; 19:5 ; (a) and (b) are combined in Luke 12:4,5 , where Christ warns His followers not to be afraid of men, but to "fear" God. 3), signifies to act with the reverence produced by holy "fear," Hebrews 11:7 , "moved with godly Fear. ...
(2) In Luke 3:14 , diaseio, "to shake violently, to intimidate, to extort by violence, blackmail," is rendered "put no man in Fear" in AV marg
Fere - ) Fear. ) To Fear
Shudder - ) To tremble or shake with Fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake. ) The act of shuddering, as with Fear
Awful - ) Oppressing with Fear or horror; appalling; terrible; as, an awful scene. ) Inspiring awe; filling with profound reverence, or with Fear and admiration; fitted to inspire reverential Fear; profoundly impressive
Reverence - ...
A — 2: φοβέω (Strong's #5399 — Verb — phobeo — fob-eh'-o ) "to Fear," is used in the Passive Voice in the NT; in Ephesians 5:33 of reverential Fear on the part of a wife for a husband, AV, "reverence" (RV, "fear"). See Fear , D, No. See Fear
Fear - People naturally Fears those people, influences, objects and events that they see as threatening, as being able to control, overpower or destroy them (Numbers 14:9; Psalms 2:11; Luke 21:26; Hebrews 2:15; Hebrews 10:27). In some cases this may be a cowardly Fear (Proverbs 29:25; Galatians 2:12), but in others a very healthy Fear, amounting to respect or reverence (Genesis 20:11; Leviticus 26:2; Romans 3:18; 1 Peter 2:18). In this latter sense people are to Fear those who have authority over them (Leviticus 19:3; Proverbs 24:21; Romans 13:3; Romans 13:7; Ephesians 6:5), and particularly to Fear God (Psalms 34:11; Isaiah 8:13-15; Acts 9:31; 1 Peter 2:17). ...
Sinners have good reason to Fear God; because God’s punishment will one day fall upon them (Micah 7:16-17; Matthew 10:28). Believers also Fear God, but theirs is a different sort of Fear. Their Fear of God is mixed with love for him (Deuteronomy 6:2; Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Peter 3:15). If believers obey God solely because they Fear his punishment, such obedience displays an immature love. Therefore, believers must have a healthy Fear of him as well as a warm love for him (2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:16-17). It also gives confidence not to Fear the dangers and uncertainties of life (Psalms 46:2; Psalms 112:1; Psalms 112:7; Luke 12:4-5; 1 Peter 3:14-15)
Hathath - Fear
Jeriah - Fear
Jeriel - Fear
Jeruel - Fear
Fear - Fear . In the OT ‘the Fear of the Lord’ is frequently a definition of piety. The purpose of the giving of the Law is the implanting of this Fear in the hearts of men ( Deuteronomy 4:10 ); it is the sum of religious duty ( Deuteronomy 6:13 ) and prompts to obedient and loving service ( Deuteronomy 10:12 ). ‘Fear cannot be appraised without reference to the worth of the objects Feared’ (Martinean, Types of Ethical Theory , ii. 184); hence it is on the revelation of the Divine nature as ‘holy and to be Feared’ ( Psalms 111:9 ) that this fundamental principle of religion rests: those who know His name have learnt that to Fear Him is true wisdom ( Psalms 111:10 ) and true blessedness ( Psalms 112:1 ). In the NT mention is made of a Fear which has high moral quality and religious value. ‘The Fear of the Lord’ was the rule by which the early Christians walked ( Acts 9:31 ), and when an uncircumcised foreigner became a devout worshipper of the God of Israel he was known as ‘one that Feareth God’ ( Acts 10:2 ; cf. word for ‘fear’ is not used in Hebrews 5:7 , the reference to the ‘godly Fear’ of the perfect Son emphasizes the contrast between reverent awe and slavish terror. ...
The Fear which ‘hath punishment’ (1 John 4:18 ) is the result of sin ( Genesis 3:10 ). The sinner, under condemnation of the Law, is in ‘bondage unto Fear’ ( Romans 8:15 ), and inasmuch as ‘the sting of death is sin’ ( 1 Corinthians 15:56 ), he is also through Fear of death … subject to bondage’ ( Hebrews 2:15 ). To rouse men from this callous indifference to God’s threatenings is the purpose of the appeal to Fear, which is a primary and self-regarding emotion and a powerful spring of human action. Paul, when he declares that, ‘knowing the Fear of the Lord,’ before whose judgment-seat all must be made manifest, he is constrained by the love of Christ to persuade men to be ‘reconciled to God’ ( 2 Corinthians 5:11 ff
Terror - Extreme Fear violent dread fright Fear that agitates the body and mind. That which may excite dread the cause of extreme Fear. Awful majesty, calculated to impress Fear
Fear - (φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without Fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)...
While there is a natural Fear in the presence of danger-e. in a hurricane at sea (Acts 27:17)-which is not specifically human, spiritual Fear is distinctive of man, whose motives and actions lack their finest quality unless they are influenced by it. Paul draws up against both Jew and Gentile-comprehensive and explanatory of all the rest-is that there is no Fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18). This is the stupid, unthinking Fearlessness of men who are blind to the realities of the spiritual world to which they belong. If they but know God, they could not but Fear Him, supposing they are guilty of even a fraction of the sins which are here laid to their charge. So soon as their eyes are opened, and their consciences quickened, they discover that it is a Fearful thing (φοβερόν) to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31). But if, conscious of demerit, they cry to Him for mercy, their sins are forgiven, and’ henceforth they live as in His sight, recognizing that to Fear God and keep His commandments is the whole duty of man. ...
This was the religion of the devout Jew, and when the Gentile, dissatisfied alike with the old gods of Olympus and the cold abstractions of philosophy, came to the synagogues of the ‘dispersion’ in search of a higher faith and a purer morality, he was taught to ‘fear God. The God-fearer is very frequently referred to in the Apostolic Age (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:22; Acts 10:35; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26 etc. ), and many of the earliest Gentile converts to Christianity were men and women whose Fear of God had prepared them for the reception of the gospel. The religion of law, in which God was a Sovereign to be obeyed and a Judge to be dreaded, was consummated by the religion of love, in which God is a Father and Christ a Saviour-Brother, It is the distinctive message of Christianity that God wills men to serve Him without Fear (ἀφόβως, Luke 1:74), with a love which casts out Fear (1 John 4:18), with a boldness which seeks His immediate presence (Hebrews 10:19), with a freedom and familiarity which prompt the cry ‘Abba, Father’ (Romans 8:15). ‘Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to Fear, but ye have received the spirit of sonship,’ Ἐλευθερία, παῤῥησία, and ἀγάπη-dominant notes in the gospel of St. John-are all antipodal to Fear. ...
In the Christian life, nevertheless, there is a new place for the old instinct of Fear. Godly repentance has wrought-what Fear! (2 Corinthians 7:11). Thus there is an ethical Fear which accompanies a great responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism. There is a Fear which is the opposite of high-mindedness (Romans 11:20), and without which no man can work out his salvation (Philippians 2:12) or perfect his holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). There is a Fear of personally coming short and permitting others to come short (ὑστερηκέναι, Hebrews 4:1). There is the paranymph’s jealous Fear lest the Bridegroom should lose His bride (2 Corinthians 11:3), the Apostle’s anxious Fear lest his converts should be found unworthy (2 Corinthians 12:20). There is the scrupulous Fear of Bunyan’s Mr. Fearing, who ‘was, above many, tender of sin; he was so afraid of doing injuries to others, that he often would deny himself of that which was lawful, because he would not offend’ (cf. There is a Fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the flesh (Judges 1:23). ...
From the natural Fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men. For the sensitive human spirit, which often pathetically confesses its ‘weakness and Fear and much trembling’ (1 Corinthians 2:3; cf. To this Fear it gives a special name, calling it not φόβος but δειλία (2 Timothy 1:7), a Fearfulness which is synonymous with cowardice, and the Fearful (δειλοί, Revelation 21:8), who prove apostates in the hour of danger, denying Christ and worshipping Caesar, stand first in the black list of those who go down to the second death. ...
The NT shrinks from attributing φόβος to Christ, yet something would have been lacking in His matchless character if He had not given the best illustration of the presence of Fear in even the most filial life. His godly Fear of swerving an inch from the line of duty gave Him the supreme moral victory
Fear - (φόβος, φοβεῖσθαι, φοβερός; ἀφόβως, ‘without Fear’; ἔκφοβος, ‘exceedingly afraid’)...
While there is a natural Fear in the presence of danger-e. in a hurricane at sea (Acts 27:17)-which is not specifically human, spiritual Fear is distinctive of man, whose motives and actions lack their finest quality unless they are influenced by it. Paul draws up against both Jew and Gentile-comprehensive and explanatory of all the rest-is that there is no Fear of God before their eyes (Romans 3:18). This is the stupid, unthinking Fearlessness of men who are blind to the realities of the spiritual world to which they belong. If they but know God, they could not but Fear Him, supposing they are guilty of even a fraction of the sins which are here laid to their charge. So soon as their eyes are opened, and their consciences quickened, they discover that it is a Fearful thing (φοβερόν) to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31). But if, conscious of demerit, they cry to Him for mercy, their sins are forgiven, and’ henceforth they live as in His sight, recognizing that to Fear God and keep His commandments is the whole duty of man. ...
This was the religion of the devout Jew, and when the Gentile, dissatisfied alike with the old gods of Olympus and the cold abstractions of philosophy, came to the synagogues of the ‘dispersion’ in search of a higher faith and a purer morality, he was taught to ‘fear God. The God-fearer is very frequently referred to in the Apostolic Age (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:22; Acts 10:35; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26 etc. ), and many of the earliest Gentile converts to Christianity were men and women whose Fear of God had prepared them for the reception of the gospel. The religion of law, in which God was a Sovereign to be obeyed and a Judge to be dreaded, was consummated by the religion of love, in which God is a Father and Christ a Saviour-Brother, It is the distinctive message of Christianity that God wills men to serve Him without Fear (ἀφόβως, Luke 1:74), with a love which casts out Fear (1 John 4:18), with a boldness which seeks His immediate presence (Hebrews 10:19), with a freedom and familiarity which prompt the cry ‘Abba, Father’ (Romans 8:15). ‘Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to Fear, but ye have received the spirit of sonship,’ Ἐλευθερία, παῤῥησία, and ἀγάπη-dominant notes in the gospel of St. John-are all antipodal to Fear. ...
In the Christian life, nevertheless, there is a new place for the old instinct of Fear. Godly repentance has wrought-what Fear! (2 Corinthians 7:11). Thus there is an ethical Fear which accompanies a great responsibility, a passionate love, and a noble heroism. There is a Fear which is the opposite of high-mindedness (Romans 11:20), and without which no man can work out his salvation (Philippians 2:12) or perfect his holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). There is a Fear of personally coming short and permitting others to come short (ὑστερηκέναι, Hebrews 4:1). There is the paranymph’s jealous Fear lest the Bridegroom should lose His bride (2 Corinthians 11:3), the Apostle’s anxious Fear lest his converts should be found unworthy (2 Corinthians 12:20). There is the scrupulous Fear of Bunyan’s Mr. Fearing, who ‘was, above many, tender of sin; he was so afraid of doing injuries to others, that he often would deny himself of that which was lawful, because he would not offend’ (cf. There is a Fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the flesh (Judges 1:23). ...
From the natural Fear which listens either to the whispers of inward weakness or the threats of outward despotism, Christianity suffices to deliver men. For the sensitive human spirit, which often pathetically confesses its ‘weakness and Fear and much trembling’ (1 Corinthians 2:3; cf. To this Fear it gives a special name, calling it not φόβος but δειλία (2 Timothy 1:7), a Fearfulness which is synonymous with cowardice, and the Fearful (δειλοί, Revelation 21:8), who prove apostates in the hour of danger, denying Christ and worshipping Caesar, stand first in the black list of those who go down to the second death. ...
The NT shrinks from attributing φόβος to Christ, yet something would have been lacking in His matchless character if He had not given the best illustration of the presence of Fear in even the most filial life. His godly Fear of swerving an inch from the line of duty gave Him the supreme moral victory
Lest - ) For Fear that; that . ) That (without the negative particle); - after certain expressions denoting Fear or apprehension
Tahath - Fear; going down
Ami - Mother; Fear; people
Frightment - ) Fear; terror
Migron - Fear; farm; throat
Fearfulness - FearFULNESS . ‘fearful’ is often used in AV [1] in the sense, not of causing Fear, but of feeling it: and ‘fearfulness’ always denotes the emotion of Fear. Thus Matthew 8:26 ‘Why are ye Fearful, O ye of little faith?’; Psalms 55:5 ‘Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me. ]'>[2] of the NT the only meaning of ‘fearful’ is full of Fear, the Revisers, Westcott tells us, having purposely retained this use in order that ‘fear,’ ‘fearful,’ and ‘fearfulness’ might all agree in meaning. They have accordingly changed ‘fearful sights’ in Luke 21:11 into ‘terrors
Aman - Mother; Fear of them
Haradah - Well of great Fear
Eerisome - ) Causing Fear; eerie
Fearless - ) Free from Fear
Magor-Missabib - Fear on every sideMagpiash
Intrepidity - A disposition of mind unaffected with Fear at the approach of danger. Resolution either banishes Fear or surmounts it, and is firm on all occasions. Bravery knows no Fear; it runs nobly into danger, and prefers honour to life itself
Feared - ) of Fear...
Irijah - The Fear of the Lord
Funking - ) A shrinking back through Fear
Zelophehad - The shade or tingling of Fear
Fearing - ) of Fear...
Amaze - ) To confound, as by Fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly. ) Bewilderment, arising from Fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement
Heartquake - ) Trembling of the heart; trepidation; Fear
Panic-Struck - ) Struck with a panic, or sudden Fear
Eariness - ) Fear or timidity, especially of something supernatural
Dreader - ) One who Fears, or lives in Fear
Forfered - ) Excessively alarmed; in great Fear
Wheyface - ) One who is pale, as from Fear
Fright - ) A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden and violent Fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm. ) To alarm suddenly; to shock by causing sudden Fear; to terrify; to scare
Godliness - θεοσέβεια, 'worship or reverence of God,' 'reverential Fear of God. The same word is used in the LXX for 'the Fear of God' in Genesis 20:11 , and for 'the Fear of the Lord' in Job 28:28
Fearful - Affected by Fear feeling pain in expectation of evil apprehensive with solicitude afraid. I am Fearful of the consequences of rash conduct. What man is there that is Fearful and fainthearted? ...
Deuteronomy 20 . Terrible impressing Fear frightful dreadful. It is a Fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. O Lord, who is like thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises? Exodus 15 . ...
That thou mayest Fear this glorious and Fearful name, Jehovah, thy God
Dastardliness - ) The quality of being dastardly; cowardice; base Fear
Astonished - Amazed confounded with Fear, surprise, or admiration
Undaunted - ) Not daunted; not subdued or depressed by Fear
Fear - ...
Yârê' (יָרֵא, Strong's #3372), “to be afraid, stand in awe, Fear. ...
Basically, this verb connotes the psychological reaction of “fear. Jacob prayed: “Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I Fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children” ( Fear, but reverence, whereby an individual recognizes the power and position of the individual revered and renders him proper respect. In this sense, the word may imply submission to a proper ethical relationship to God; the angel of the Lord told Abraham: “… I know that thou Fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me” ( Fear. After experiencing the thunder, lightning Flashes, sound of the trumpet, and smoking mountain, they were “afraid” and drew back; but Moses told them not to be afraid, “for God is come to prove you, and that his Fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not” ( Fear of being before a superior kind of being. Hence, the word represents a very strong “fear” or “terror. ...
Yir'âh (יִרְאָה, Strong's #3374), “fear; reverence. It may mean “fear” of men (
Reverence - Fear mingled with respect and esteem veneration. ...
The Fear acceptable to God, is a filial Fear, an awful reverence of the divine nature, proceeding from a just esteem of his perfections, which produces in us an inclination to his service and an unwillingness to offend him. It differs from awe, which is an emotion compounded of Fear, dread or terror, with admiration of something great, but not necessarily implying love or affection. REV'ERENCE, To regard with reverence to regard with Fear mingled with respect and affection. ...
Those that I reverence, those I Fear, the wise
Sered - Fear, one of the sons of Zebulun (Genesis 46:14 )
Funky - ) Pertaining to, or characterized by, great Fear, or funking
Reverenced - Regarded with Fear mingled with respect and affection
Fearsome - ) Frightful; causing Fear
Affrightment - ) Affright; the state of being frightened; sudden Fear or alarm
Apprehend - ) To be apprehensive; to Fear. , to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or Fear; to Fear
Shrink - ) To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from Fear; to recoil, as in Fear, horror, or distress. ) To express Fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake
Death - "I will forewarn you whom ye shall Fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him
Securely - ) In a secure manner; without Fear or apprehension; without danger; safely
Doubtless - ) Free from Fear or suspicion
Cringe - ) Servile civility; fawning; a shrinking or bowing, as in Fear or servility. ) To draw one's self together as in Fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence; to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn
Amazedness - ) The state of being amazed, or confounded with Fear, surprise, or wonder
Awless - ) Wanting reverence; void of respectful Fear
Reverend - ) Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with Fear and affection; venerable
Rim - ) Of forbidding or Fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible
Rim - ) Of forbidding or Fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible
Afraid - * For AFRAID see AFFRIGHTED , A, Fear , A, No
Cream-Faced - ) White or pale, as the effect of Fear, or as the natural complexion
se'Red - (fear ), the first-born of Zebulun
Fainthearted - ) Wanting in courage; depressed by Fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected
Papaphobia - ) Intense Fear or dread of the pope, or of the Roman Catholic Church
Migron - (1 Samuel 14:2) It means perhaps Fear, from Magar
Overawe - ) To awe exceedingly; to subjugate or restrain by awe or great Fear
Har'Adah - (fear ), a desert station of the Israelites, ( Numbers 33:24,25 ) its position is uncertain
Fear of the Lord the - It is a Fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather filial reverence. ) God is called "the Fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42,53 ), i. , the God whom Isaac Feared. A holy Fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to penitence (Matthew 10:28 ; 2 Corinthians 5:11 ; 7:1 ; Philippians 2:12 ; Ephesians 5:21 ; Hebrews 12:28,29 )
Crouch - ) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or Fear. ) To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in Fear
Haradah - Fright; Fear, the twenty-fifth station of the Israelites in their wanderings (Numbers 33:24 )
Secureness - ) The condition or quality of being secure; exemption from Fear; want of vigilance; security
Miz'Zah - (fear ), son of Reuel and grandson of Esau
Doubt - ) To suspect; to Fear; to be apprehensive of. ) To suspect; to Fear; to be apprehensive. ) To fill with Fear; to affright. ) Suspicion; Fear; apprehension; dread
Tiria - (tuhr' ih uh) Personal name meaning, “fear
Tir'ia - (fear ), son of Jehaleleel, of the tribe of Judah
Reverential - ) Proceeding from, or expressing, reverence; having a reverent quality; reverent; as, reverential Fear or awe
Magormissabib - In the margin it is 'fear round about. ' The same Hebrew is translated 'fear on every side' in Jeremiah 20:10
Terrify - ) To alarm or shock with Fear; to frighten
Astonishment - Amazement confusion of mind from Fear, surprise or admiration, at an extraordinary or unexpected event
Terrific - ) Causing terror; adapted to excite great Fear or dread; terrible; as, a terrific form; a terrific sight
Trepidation - ) Hence, a state of terror or alarm; Fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation. ) An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or Fear; quaking; quivering
Cataplexy - ) A morbid condition caused by an overwhelming shock or extreme Fear and marked by rigidity of the muscles
Pokerish - ) Infested by pokers; adapted to excite Fear; as, a pokerish place
Cowardice - ) Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base Fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit
Frighten - ) To disturb with Fear; to throw into a state of alarm or fright; to affright; to terrify
Timorous - ) Indicating, or caused by, Fear; as, timorous doubts. ) Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage
Heartstruck - ) Shocked with pain, Fear, or remorse; dismayed; heartstricken
Kidnap - ) To take (any one) by force or Fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place
Attrite - ) Repentant from Fear of punishment; having attrition of grief for sin; - opposed to contrite
Roundless - ) Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; as, groundless Fear; a groundless report or assertion
Boldly - In a bold matter courageously intrepidly without timidity or Fear with confidence
Dismay - ) Loss of courage and firmness through Fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation. ) To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through Fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify
Amazement - ]'>[1]; overwhelming wonder, as from surprise, sudden Fear, horror, or admiration
Affrighted - Suddenly alarmed with Fear terrified followed by at or with, more generally by at as, affrighted at the cry of fire
Octameter - ) A verse containing eight feet; as, - //Deep# in|to# the | dark#ness | peer#ing, | long# I | stood# there | wond'#ring, | Fear#ing
Causeless - Without just ground, reason or motive as causeless hatred causeless Fear
Revere - ) To regard with reverence, or profound respect and affection, mingled with awe or Fear; to venerate; to reverence; to honor in estimation
Liff - ) A transient glance; an unexpected view of something that startles one; a sudden Fear
Appall - ) To depress or discourage with Fear; to impress with Fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart
Panic - ) Extreme or sudden and causeless; unreasonable; - said of Fear or fright; as, panic Fear, terror, alarm
Impudent - ...
When we behold an angel, not to Fear ...
Is to be impudent
Scotale - ) The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for Fear of his displeasure
Alarmed - ) Aroused to vigilance; excited by Fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed; as, an alarmed neighborhood; an alarmed modesty
Robber - ) One who robs; in law, one who feloniously takes goods or money from the person of another by violence or by putting him in Fear
ge'Ther - (fear), the third in order of the sons of Aram
Cower - ) To stoop by bending the knees; to crouch; to squat; hence, to quail; to sink through Fear
Scare - ) To frighten; to strike with sudden Fear; to alarm
Horror - An excessive degree of Fear,or a painful emotion which makes a person tremble terror a shuddering with Fear but appropriately, terror or a sensation approaching it, accompanied with hatred or detestation. Horror is often a passion compounded of Fear and hatred or disgust
Remorse - When it is blended with the Fear of punishment, and rises to despair, it constitutes the supreme wretchedness of the mind
Dreadful - ) Full of dread or terror; Fearful. ) Inspiring dread; impressing great Fear; Fearful; terrible; as, a dreadful storm
Forewarn - I will forewarn you whom ye shall Fear
el-Tekeh - (God its Fear ), one of the cities in the border of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) which with its suburbs was allotted to the Kohathite Levites
Coupled - , "your chaste behavior in Fear
Religion - A relationship of devotion or Fear of God or gods. The cognate terms translated “religious” and “religion” (Acts 17:22 ; Acts 25:19 ) can indicate positive reverence for the gods or else negative Fear of the gods. Though a monotheist (believer in one God) would not use “fear of the gods” to describe Judaism, the expression is natural on pagan Roman lips (Acts 25:19 ). The cognate terms translated “religion” and “religious” in Acts 26:5 and James 1:26-27 point to the “fear of God” as evidenced in religious conduct, particularly ritual practice. Several terms derived from sebomai (to Fear) are translated religious or religion. The term in Acts 13:43 is rendered “religious” (KJV), “devout” (NRSV), and “God-fearing” (NAS). The term RSV translated “religion” in 1 Timothy 2:10 is literally “God-fearing,” here in the sense of obedient to God's commands (compare John 9:31 ). The NIV translation “who profess to worship God” highlights the connection between Fear and reverence. The KJV and NAS translation “godliness” accentuates the linkage of Fear with an obedient life
Daunt - ) To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by Fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten
Agrise - ) To shudder with terror; to tremble with Fear
Quake - 1: ἔντρομος (Strong's #1790 — Adjective — entromos — en'-trom-os ) an adjective signifying "trembling with Fear" (en, "in," tremo, "to tremble"), is used with eimi, "to be," in Hebrews 12:21 (some mss. , "became trembling," and Acts 16:29 , RV, "trembling for Fear" (AV, "came trembling")
Horror - A passion excited by an object which causes a high degree of Fear and detestation. It is a compound of wonder and Fear
Reverence - ) Profound respect and esteem mingled with Fear and affection, as for a holy being or place; the disposition to revere; veneration. ) To regard or treat with reverence; to regard with respect and affection mingled with Fear; to venerate
Secure - Free from Fear or apprehension of danger not alarmed not disturbed by Fear confident of safety hence, careless of the means of defense
Gifts of the Holy Ghost, Sevenfold - : "thespirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel andghostly strength, the spirit of knowledge and true godliness andthe spirit of holy Fear," as enumerated in Isaiah 11:2.   HOLY Fear, meaning reverence and adoration
Doubtless - Free from Fear of danger secure
Astound - ) To astonish; to strike with amazement; to confound with wonder, surprise, or Fear
Tremulous - ) Affected with Fear or timidity; trembling
Calm - Psalm 107:29 (b) Describes the peace and tranquility of one who has called on the Lord in the storms of life and His Word has removed all Fear from the soul
Tremendous - ) Fitted to excite Fear or terror; such as may astonish or terrify by its magnitude, force, or violence; terrible; dreadful; as, a tremendous wind; a tremendous shower; a tremendous shock or fall
Croodle - ) To cower or cuddle together, as from Fear or cold; to lie close and snug together, as pigs in straw
Eltekeh - God is its Fear, a city in the tribe of Dan
Dreadful - Impressing great Fear terrible formidable as a dreadful storm, or dreadful night
Bayard, Chevalier de - He has become the outstanding type of chivalry and is known as the knight sans peur et sans reproche (without Fear and without reproach)
Yelp - ) To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or Fear; to yaup
Terrail, Pierre du - He has become the outstanding type of chivalry and is known as the knight sans peur et sans reproche (without Fear and without reproach)
Terrify - ...
To frighten to alarm or shock with Fear
Cowardly - ) Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or Fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless. ) Proceeding from Fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity
Dread - Is a degree of permanent Fear, an habitual and painful apprehension of some tremendous event
Pity - God is said to pity them that Fear him, as a father pitieth his children. Thus the Lord pitieth them that Fear him
Affrighted - , "in Fear" (en, "in," phobos, "fear"), means "affrighted," Luke 24:5 , RV (AV, "afraid"); Luke 24:37 ; Acts 10:4 , RV (AV, "afraid"); Revelation 11:13
Magor-Missabib - Fear on every side, (Jeremiah 20:3 ), a symbolical name given to the priest Pashur, expressive of the fate announced by the prophet as about to come upon him
Daze - ) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with Fear; to confuse; to benumb
Courage - ) That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without Fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution
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2: δεισιδαιμονία (Strong's #1175 — Noun Feminine — deisidaimonia — dice-ee-dahee-mon-ee'-ah ) primarily denotes "fear of the gods" (from deido, "to Fear," daimon, "a pagan deity," Eng. ...
Notes: (1) Threskeia is external, theosebeia is the reverential worship of God (see GODLINESS), eusebeia is piety (see GODLINESS), eulabeia the devotedness arising from godly Fear (see Fear)
Astonish - ) To strike with sudden Fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion
Herod Archelaus - 7; through Fear of him the Holy Family went to reside in Nazareth
Ungodly - Wicked impious neglecting the Fear and worship of God, or violating his commands
Balak - From Fear of the Israelites, who were encamped near the confines of his territory, he applied to Balaam (q
Breathless - ) Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of Fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention
Attrition - ) Grief for sin arising only from Fear of punishment or feelings of shame
Play - Exodus 32:6 (c) We may consider that this act represents the carelessness and the heedlessness of the unsaved, who while living in their sins, and enjoying evil pleasures, have no Fear of GOD, no regard for His Word, and no care about their destiny
Childish - Pertaining to children ignorant silly weak as childish Fear
Sin, Sense of - A salutary Fear produced in us by a clear understanding of the nature and malice of sin
Sense of Sin - A salutary Fear produced in us by a clear understanding of the nature and malice of sin
Bugbear - ) Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless Fear; also, something really dangerous, used to frighten children, etc
Flunk - ) To fail, as on a lesson; to back out, as from an undertaking, through Fear
be'er - (Numbers 21:16-18 ) This is possibly the BEER-ELIM of (Isaiah 15:8 ) ...
A place to which Jotham, the son of Gideon, fled for Fear of his brother Abimelech
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An object of superstitious homage and Fear
Apprehend - To Fear to entertain suspicion or Fear of future evil as, we apprehend calamities from a feeble or wicked administration
Devout - "In that mingled Fear and love which, combined, constitute the piety of man toward God, the Old Testament placed its emphasis on the Fear, the New places it on the love (though there was love in the Fear of God's saints then, as there must be Fear in their love now)," Trench, Syn, xlviii
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D — 2: σφόδρα (Strong's #4970 — Adverb — sphodra — sfod'-rah ) "very, very much," is translated "sore" in Matthew 17:6 (of Fear). (2) In Luke 2:9 megas, "great," is used with phobos, "fear," as the object of the verb "to Fear," "(they were) sore (afraid)," lit. , "(they Feared) a great (fear)
Desolation - Marked by sadness, Fear, despondency, agitation, scruples, an inclination towards earthly pleasures, it is sometimes permitted by God as a trial, lesson of humility, or punishment for lukewarmness
Tremble - To shake involuntarily, as with Fear, cold or weakness to quake to quiver to shiver to shudder
Filthiness - Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the Fear of God
Zaanan - A place mentioned in Micah 1:11 , where there is a characteristic word-play: ‘The inhabitress of Za‘ăn ân went ( yâzĕah ) not out’ (for Fear of the enemy)
Scrupulous - ) Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a Fear of offending or of doing wrong
Securely - Without Fear or apprehension carelessly in an unguarded state in confidence of safety
Jealousy - That passion of peculiar uneasiness which arises from the Fear that a rival may rob us of the affection of one whom we love, or the suspicion that he has already done it or it is the uneasiness which arises from the Fear that another does or will enjoy some advantage which we desire for ourselves. Suspicious Fear or apprehension
Alarm - ) Sudden surprise with Fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise. ) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden Fear
Drink - ...
The Jews carefully strained their drinks through a sieve, through Fear of violating the law of Leviticus 11:20,23,41,42
Self-Conceit: Its Danger - Grant, most gracious God, that I may never hold so high an opinion of my own spiritual health as to prevent my being in very deed full of thy grace and Fear! ...
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Persecution: Not to be Feared - Do not Fear the frown of the world
Alternation - ) The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and Fear
Fearfully - Timorously in Fear. In such a night did Thisbe Fearfully o'ertrip the dew. There is a cliff, whose high and bending head looks Fearfully on the confined deep. I am Fearfully and wonderfully made
Jealousy - Is that particular uneasiness which arises from the Fear that some rival may rob us of the affection of one whom we greatly love, or suspicion that he has already done it
Servile - Such as pertains to a servant or slave slavish mean such as proceeds from dependence as servile Fear servile obedience
Hornet - "I will send my Fear before thee, saith the Lord. " (Exodus 23:27-28) And where the Lord sends his Fear, a man's own feelings will make him flee
Coward - ) Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base Fear or timidity
Cow - ) To depress with Fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe
Beer - ) ...
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A town in the tribe of Judah to which Jotham fled for Fear of Abimelech ( Judges 9:21 )
Tremble - ) To shake involuntarily, as with Fear, cold, or weakness; to quake; to quiver; to shiver; to shudder; - said of a person or an animal
Bondage - In scripture, spiritual subjection to sin and corrupt passions, or to the yoke of the ceremonial law servile Fear
Condemnation - Dost thou not Fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation
Cow - ...
COW, To depress with Fear to sink the spirits or courage to oppress with habitual timidity
Unstring - ) Used also figuratively; as, his nerves were unstrung by Fear
Shiphrah And Puah - Midwives in Egypt, who through the Fear of God spared the newborn sons of the Hebrews, contrary to the orders of the king
Michtam - Not "golden" as margin, but a "secret," conducting us into the depths of the divine life, "the secret of Jehovah" which is "with them that Fear Him" (Psalms 25:14); from Hebrew "katham " to conceal, Arabic katama
Fool - He is lustful (Proverbs 7:22), lazy (Ecclesiastes 10:15), does not Fear God (Proverbs 14:1), hates knowledge (Proverbs 1:22), and is self-righteous (Proverbs 12:15)
Marcites - MARCITAE, a sect of heretics in the second century, who also called themselves the perfecti, and made profession of doing every thing with a great deal of liberty and without Fear
Misgive - ) To give out doubt and apprehension; to be Fearful or irresolute. ) Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart Fear to; to make irresolute; - usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun
ha'Rod - (fear ) , The well of, a spring by which Gideon and his great army encamped on the morning of the day which ended in the rout of the Midianites
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2: ἔα (Strong's #1436 — Interjection — ea — eh'-ah ) an interjection of surprise, Fear and anger, was the ejaculation of the man with the spirit of an unclean demon, Luke 4:34 , RV; the AV renders it "Let us alone" (see RV , marg
Dismayed, To Be - 1:21 as Moses challenged Israel: “Do not Fear or be dismayed” (RSV, NEB, “afraid”; KJV, JB, “discouraged”). As here, châthath is often used in parallelism with the Hebrew term for “fear” (cf
Tremble, Trembling - A — 1: τρέμω (Strong's #5141 — Verb — tremo — trem'-o ) "to tremble, especially with Fear," is used in Mark 5:33 ; Luke 8:47 ( Acts 9:6 , in some mss. (2) For the adjective entromos, "trembling," Acts 7:32 ; 16:29 , RV, "trembling for Fear," see QUAKE , No
Doubt - A mental attitude opposed to certitude and error, in which the mind fluctuates between two contradictory propositions, suspending judgment because of Fear of error
Magor-Missabib - The name is an etymological play on the word Pashhur , and denotes ‘fear-roundabout’; but whether Pashhur (wh
Ashes - We find it adopted by Job, Job 2:8 ; by many Jews when in great Fear, Esther 4:3 ; and by the king of Nineveh, Jonah 3:6
Alarm - Sudden surprise with Fear or terror as, the fire or the enemy excited an alarm
Confidence - "In the Fear of the Lord is strong confidence;" "The Lord shall be thy confidence. In contrast to this the 'fearful' are classed with the 'unbelieving
Jealous - ) Disposed to suspect rivalry in matters of interest and affection; apprehensive regarding the motives of possible rivals, or the fidelity of friends; distrustful; having morbid Fear of rivalry in love or preference given to another; painfully suspicious of the faithfulness of husband, wife, or lover
Courage - Professor Sorley says that moral courage is ‘the control of the Fear of social evils (disgrace or ridicule from those who determine the opinion of the community), whereas the ordinary application of courage is to the Fear of physical evils’ (Baldwin, Dict. ’ The comparative rarity of the word ‘courage’ implies no disparagement of the virtue, for exhortations to ‘be strong,’ and to ‘fear not’ are frequent
Blench - ) To draw back from; to deny from Fear
Superstitious - KJV translation of Greek word indicating Fear of or reverence for the gods
Quake - ) To be agitated with quick, short motions continually repeated; to shake with Fear, cold, etc
Redoubt - ) To stand in dread of; to regard with Fear; to dread
Ass - The triumphant entrance of Our Lord into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday was upon an ass: "Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy king cometh, sitting on an ass's colt
Fray - A boil, quarrel or violent riot, that puts men in Fear
Zephaniah - Hence, that Scripture, "the secret of the Lord is with them that Fear him, and he will shew them his covenant
Blanch - ) To grow or become white; as, his cheek blanched with Fear; the rose blanches in the sun. ) To avoid, as from Fear; to evade; to leave unnoticed
Exclamation - ) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, Fear, or grief
Awe - The term refers to an emotion combining honor, Fear, and respect before someone of superior office or actions
Balak - His Fears and his devices were both in vain, Deuteronomy 2:9 . He found he had nothing to Fear from Israel if at peace with them, and nothing to hope if at war with them
Anchor - "If you Fear, Put all your trust in God: that anchor holds
Servile - ) Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile Fear; servile obedience
Helmet - His thoughts are guarded and his decisions are in the Fear of GOD
Ziz - The Lord won this battle for His people without their fighting (see 2 Chronicles 20:22-30 ), causing surrounding nations to Fear God
Courage - Bravery intrepidity that quality of mind which enables men to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without Fear or depression of spirits valor boldness resolution
Nicode'Mus - In Nicodemus a noble candor and a simple love of truth shine out in the midst of hesitation and Fear of man
Alarm - The alarm announcing the enemy coming in war brought shock, sadness, and Fear (Jeremiah 4:19 ; Hosea 5:8 ). The greatest Fear should come, however, when God sounds the alarm for His day (Joel 2:1 )
His - " Some for Fear of his durst not literally, for his awe, for awe of him. In this instance, his does not express what belongs to the antecedent of his, Philip, but the Fear which others entertained of him
Hip - Belshazzar's Fear at the handwriting on the wall (Daniel 5:6 NAS) was evidenced by his hip joint going slack
Marrow - To Fear the Lord and shun evil is marrow (KJV) or refreshment (NAS, RSV) or nourishment (NIV) to the bones (Proverbs 3:8 )
Polish - Psalm 144:12 (a) This refers to the beautiful and delightful character of the young people who are raised in the Fear of GOD and in a godly home
Thou - ...
Art thou he that should come? Matthew 11 ...
I will Fear no evil, for thou art with me
White - Pale destitute of color in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color as white with Fear
Leviticus - It may be divided as follows: ...
the rites of the sacrifices (1-7)
consecration and installation of the priests (8-10)
the laws of purity (11-16)
the law of holiness (17-22)
religious institutions (23-26)
blessings and curses (26), forcibly illustrating the character of the Mosaic law of Fear
Tobiah - He was a man of great influence, which he exerted in opposition to the Jews, and "sent letters" to Nehemiah "to put him in Fear" (Nehemiah 6:17-19 )
Archelaus - It was for Fear of him that Joseph and Mary turned aside on their way back from Egypt
Shunem - Place where Philistines camped against Saul, who, in Fear, sought to talk to the dead Samuel through a medium (1 Samuel 28:4 )
Beer - Place to which Jotham fled for Fear of his brother Abimelech
Ignorant - Ignorant of guilt, I Fear not shame
Assent - Opinion is a more steady and fixed assent; when a man is almost certain, though yet some Fear of the contrary remains with him
Terrify - ...
A — 2: ἐκφοβέω (Strong's #1629 — Verb — ekphobeo — ek-fob-eh'-o ) "to frighten away" (ek, "out," phobos, "fear"), occurs in 2 Corinthians 10:9
Quake - Thus we say, a person quakes with Fear or terror, or with cold
Lest - That not for Fear that
Gnat - The expression alludes to the Jewish custom of filtering wine, for Fear of swallowing any insect forbidden by the law as unclean, Leviticus 11:23 ; and is applied to those who are superstitiously anxious in avoiding small faults, yet do not scruple to commit great sins
Despair - (Latin: desperare; to lose hope) ...
Psychologically, the passion contrary to hope; morally, the abandonment of all hope of salvation or of the means required for it; not merely an anxiety about one's future state, or Fear that one may be lost, but a deliberate yielding to the conviction that human nature cannot cooperate with God's grace, that one's sins are unpardonable, or that Almighty God has cast one away
Fear of Sin - Whether it be so or not, I cannot tell; but this I know, that when a man has had a thorough shaking over the jaws of hell, he will be so afraid of sin, that even one of its feathers: any one sin: will alarm and send a thrill of Fear through his soul
Apprehension - ) Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or Fear at the prospect of future evil
Antonio de Sedella - He became a Capuchin friar, was sent to Louisiana as commissary of the Inquisition in 1779, but was deported by Governor Miro for Fear of an uprising
Scruple - They arise from excessive servile Fear in some persons because they represent God as an exacting tyrant
Arimathea - The birthplace or abode of the rich man Joseph, who, by Pilate's leave, which he "boldly" craved, casting away the "fear" which had previously kept him from open discipleship (Mark 15:43; John 19:38), buried our Lord's body in his own "new tomb" at Jerusalem
Doeg - (doh' ehg) Personal name meaning, “full of Fear
Constancy - When applied to the human mind, it is a steady adherence to those schemes and resolutions which have been maturely formed; the effect of which is, that a man never drops a good design out of Fear, and is consistent with himself in all his words and actions
Whale - All references show that God is in sovereign control over all that humans Fear might threaten life and the created order
Melt (And Forms) - Exodus 15:15 (a) The inhabitants were to be made weak and helpless with Fear because of the power of GOD
Piety - ' 'Piety' is a better translation, and distinguishes it from θεοσέβεια, which signifies 'worship, or Fear of God,' and is translated 'godliness' in 1 Timothy 2:10
Conviction - Conviction of the Holy Spirit of an unbeliever reveals sinfulness and guilt and brings Fear
Thirst - ) A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (as Fear, excitement, etc
Shimel - On both occasions David spared and forgave him; but when dying he cautioned Solomon against a man who knew no restraints but those of Fear
Naboth - Elijah, however, did not Fear to denounce against the king and queen the vengeance of One "higher than they," 1 Kings 21:1-29 2 Kings 9:24-26,36 Ecclesiastes 5:8
Confidence - ) Trustful; without Fear or suspicion; frank; unreserved
Adrammelech - Son of Sennacherib, king of Assyria, Isaiah 37:38 ; 2 Kings 19:37 , who, upon returning to Nineveh after his fatal expedition against Hezekiah, was killed by his two sons, Adrammelech and Sharezer, through Fear, according to Jewish tradition, of being sacrificed to his idol Nisroch
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Saint - After his ordination he was famous for his preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the Fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered
King Going to War, Parable of the - If there be any reasonable Fear, that he might be defeated in battle, he better enter peace negotiations
Quicksands - The mariners might well Fear that they would be driven on the Syrtes on the leeward of their course
Godlessness - The godless not only have no Fear of God's judgment but seek to involve others in their wickedness (Romans 1:32 )
Doubtful - Not confident not without Fear indicating doubt
Conclusion - Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter Fear God, and keep his commandments for this is the whole of man
Eagle, the Body And the - Hence, there is no need to Fear deception by false prophets, announcing the second coming of Christ; the very fact that this so-called Christ needs announcing is proof that he is not the true Christ
Sigmaringen, Fidelis of, Saint - After his ordination he was famous for his preaching which he directed toward the conversion of heretics; while employed thus at Grisons, Switzerland, he incurred the Fear and hostility of the Zwinglians by whom he was murdered
Gods - Innumerable animals, deceased men, all ages, passions, and conditions of man, and every thing which Fear, lust, malice, pride, or caprice could suggest, were made objects of worship
Reverend - Worthy of reverence entitled to respect mingled with Fear and affection as reverend and gracious senators
John o'Donovan - His series of scholarly letters written in connection with his work for the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, like O'Curry's, were kept unpublished by the British Government for Fear of rekindling flames of Irish patriotism
o'Donovan, John - His series of scholarly letters written in connection with his work for the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, like O'Curry's, were kept unpublished by the British Government for Fear of rekindling flames of Irish patriotism
Terror: of Convicted Consciences - ' ...
Thus when alarmed by an awakened conscience men walk in Fear from hour to hour, trembling lest a thought or word of sin should bring down upon them the impending wrath of God
Nor - I neither love no Fear thee
Purity - It will discover itself by a cautious Fear of the least degree of impurity
Achish - King of Gath, a Philistine city, to whom David fled in Fear of Saul (1 Samuel 21:10 )
God - Fear not the gods of the Amorites
Audry, Saint - Her second husband, Egfrid, King of Northumbria, at first respected her desire to lead a religious life, but later he insisted on his rights, and Fear of being carried off by him drove her to Ely
Etheldreda, Saint - Her second husband, Egfrid, King of Northumbria, at first respected her desire to lead a religious life, but later he insisted on his rights, and Fear of being carried off by him drove her to Ely
Pain - We suffer pain when we Fear or expect evil we feel pain at the loss of friends or property. We are pained at the death of a friend grief pains the heart we are often pained with Fear or solicitude
Schools - 'I Fear,' said the traveller, 'that in my country such a notice would be but an invitation to roguish boys to attack those very trees
Holy Ghost, Gifts of the - These, as enumerated by Isaias (11), are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and Fear of the Lord
Sabaoth - And when we call to mind that the whole creation of God are his armies, what a sense of greatness and glory do such ideas awaken in the mind! It may serve in some measure to teach us the reverence Moses, the man of God, endeavoured to impress the children of Israel with when he proclaimed JEHOVAH under these characters—"that thou mayest Fear (said Moses) this glorious and Fearful name, the Lord thy God
Lucianists - Epiphanius says he abandoned Marcion, teaching that people ought not to marry, for Fear of enriching the Creator: and yet other authors mention that he held this error in common with Marcion and other Gnostics
Jotham - He appears to have been for some years regent before the death of Uzziah his leprous father, but ascended the throne at the age of twenty-five years, and reigned sixteen years in the Fear of God
Scriptorium - Rules of the scriptorium varied in different monasteries, but artificial light was everywhere forbidden for Fear of injury to the manuscripts, and silence was always enforced
Scripture, Liberty in - In the Old Testament the idea of liberty was almost entirely absent, religion meant the "fear of the Lord" (Psalms 33), servant was the name of the good (Psalms 18; Hebrews 3)
Gifts of the Holy Ghost - These, as enumerated by Isaias (11), are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and Fear of the Lord
Ichabod - " In vain did the women by her cheer her, "Fear not, for thou hast borne a son
Superstitious - 1: δεισιδαιμονία (Strong's #1175 — Noun Feminine — deisidaimon — dice-ee-dahee-mon-ee'-ah ) "reverent to the deity" (deido, "to Fear;" daimon, "a demon," or "pagan god"), occurs in Acts 17:22 in the comparative degree, rendered "somewhat superstitious," RV (AV, "too superstitious"), a meaning which the word sometimes has; others, according to its comparative form, advocate the meaning "more religious (than others)," "quite religious" (cp
Dare, Daring, Durst - A — 1: τολμάω (Strong's #5111 — Verb — tolmao — tol-mah'-o ) signifies "to dare," (a) in the sense of not dreading or shunning through Fear, Matthew 22:46 ; Mark 12:34 ; Mark 15:43 , "boldly," lit
Need - ...
And the lender need not Fear he shall be injured
Festus, Porcius - ), whom he would not give up to the Jews untried; it was, however, from Fear of being eventually given up that St
Wisdom - Spiritual wisdom consists in the knowledge and Fear of God
Peace: False - The birds suspend their notes, fly low, and cower down with Fear
Sparrow - Fear ye not therefore ye are of more value than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:29; Matthew 10:31; Luke 12:6-7)
Exempt - ) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from Fear or pain
Inclination - In one you see the dawnings of a liberal diffusive soul; another gives us cause to Fear he will be altogether as narrow and sordid
Worms - In blessing Israel Jehovah said, "Fear not, thou worm Jacob," Isaiah 41:14 ; and the Lord, to indicate the low estate in which He was, said, "I am a worm and no man
Rob - ) To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in Fear
Heart - "Hence the Lord saith, in reference to his whole church, "I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may Fear me for ever
Bethshemesh - "It is a Fearful thing," says Bishop Hall, "to use the holy ordinances of God with an irreverent boldness; Fear and trembling become us in our access to the majesty of the Almighty
Annunciation, the - A Feast of the Church held on March 25th, tocommemorate the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Blessed VirginMary, to announce to her the Incarnation of the Son of God, hismessage to her being, "Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favorwith God
Marquette, Jacques - Learning from some Illinois of the existence of a great river to the south, he set out with Joliet in 1673 and proceeding by Green Bay, Fox River, and the Wisconsin, reached the Mississippi, which he descended to the mouth of the Arkansas; there Fear of the Spaniards induced him to return by way of Lake Michigan, where Chicago now stands
Jacques Marquette - Learning from some Illinois of the existence of a great river to the south, he set out with Joliet in 1673 and proceeding by Green Bay, Fox River, and the Wisconsin, reached the Mississippi, which he descended to the mouth of the Arkansas; there Fear of the Spaniards induced him to return by way of Lake Michigan, where Chicago now stands
Bondage - They are said to be in bondage to sin, to Satan, to their own consciences, to the law of God, to the justice of God, to the Fear of death, and eternal judgment
Nachor - Laban, with polytheistic notions, distinguishes between his god "the god of Nahor" and "the God of Abraham," Jacob's God (Genesis 31:3; Genesis 31:5; Genesis 31:19; Genesis 31:29; Genesis 31:42; Genesis 31:49; Genesis 31:53; Joshua 24:2), "the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac
Doors - The "valley of Achor" is called a "door of hope," because immediately after the execution of Achan the Lord said to Joshua, "Fear not," and from that time Joshua went forward in a career of uninterrupted conquest
Courage - Courage, says Addison, that grows from constitution, very often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; and when it is only a kind of instinct in the soul, it breaks out on all occasions, without judgment or discretion; but that courage which arises from a sense of duty, and from a Fear of offending Him that made us, always acts in an uniform manner, and according to the dictates of right reason
Religion - James 1:26-27, threeskos , threeskeia ; distinct from eulabees ("reverent"; from the Old Testament standpoint; "cautious Fear toward God"), "devout" (Luke 2:25); theosebees , "godly"; eusebees , "pious
Shiver - ) To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or Fear
Breastplate - Those who live right Fear no wrong
Pashur - Jeremiah said to him that the Lord had called his name MAGOR-MISSABIB, 'fear round about' margin
Contain - ...
Fear not, my Lord, we can contain ourselves
Haunt - It is particularly applied to specters or apparitions, which are represented by Fear and credulity as frequenting or inhabiting old, decayed and deserted houses
Ecclesiastes - The design of this book is to show the vanity of all sublunary things; and from a review of the whole, the author draws this pertinent conclusion, "Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole of man;"—his whole wisdom, interest, and happiness, as well as his whole duty
Obedience - ...
Government must compel the obedience of individuals otherwise who will seek its protection or Fear its vengeance?...
Euroclydon - The vessel being driven from the coast to Clauda isle (Acts 27:16), and the Fear lest she should be driven S
Election - Andrew Fuller remarks, in a letter to two relatives:: ' I used to think that the doctrine of election was a reason why we need not pray, and I Fear there are many who split upon this rock, who think it is to no purpose to pray, as things will be as they will be
Bible: Power of Its Authority - The mother of a family was married to an infidel who made jest of religion in the presence of his own children; yet she succeeded in bringing them all up in the Fear of the Lord
o'Curry, Eugene - The immense collection of letters and documents, the result of his and his associates labors for the Ordnance Survey, were kept unpublished by the British Government for Fear of stirring up Irish national sentiment
Bones - The “shaking of bones” denoted Fear (Job 4:14 ) or sadness (Jeremiah 23:9 )
Omnipresence of God - From the consideration of this attribute we should learn to Fear and reverence God, Psalms 89:7
Innocency - Enjoyment left nothing to ask--innocence left nothing to Fear
Attrition - The latter they call attrition; which is the lowest degree of repentance, or a sorrow for sin arising from a sense of shame, or any temporal inconvenience attending the commission of it, or merely from Fear of the punishment due to it, without any resolution to sin no more: in consequence of which doctrine, they teach that, after a wicked and flagitious course of life, a man may be reconciled to God, and his sins forgiven on his death-bed, by confessing them to the priest with this imperfect degree of sorrow and repentance
Eugene o'Curry - The immense collection of letters and documents, the result of his and his associates labors for the Ordnance Survey, were kept unpublished by the British Government for Fear of stirring up Irish national sentiment
Melt - ) Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by Fear
Balaam - On the road to Balac, Balaam beat the ass he rode for starting in Fear from the roadway
Ecclesiastes - It is a discourse upon the true wisdom; with many isolated precepts, illustrated from his own unexampled experience and from the most sagacious observation of the course of life; the whole demonstrating the vanity of all earthly good, and showing that there is a better life to come, and that the only true wisdom is to "fear God and keep his commandments
Warnings - ' The lion thus wounded rushed, away in great Fear, and on a fox exhorting him to be of good courage, and not to run away at the first attack: 'You counsel me in vain, for if he sends so Fearful a messenger, how shall I abide the attack of the man himself?' ...
If the warning admonitions of God's ministers fill the conscience with terror, what must it be to face the Lord himself? If one bolt of judgment bring a man into a cold sweat, what will it be to stand before an angry God in the last great day? ...
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Hades - ...
With Christ’s conquest of death, there was no need to Fear the world of the dead any longer. Hades was a Fearful place only to those who would not trust in Christ
Encouragement - ...
A common form of encouragement is to give comfort and help, whether to those who are sorrowful (2 Samuel 10:2; Isaiah 61:2; Matthew 5:4; Romans 12:15; see SORROW), those who Fear (Exodus 14:13; Psalms 23:4; Matthew 14:27; Revelation 2:10; see Fear), those who are persecuted (Psalms 86:17; Isaiah 49:13; John 16:33; 1 Peter 4:12-14; see PERSECUTION), or those who are experiencing any other form of weakness, despair or suffering (Isaiah 40:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-121; Matthew 9:2; Matthew 9:22; Acts 23:11; see SUFFERING)
Move, Moved, Mover, Moving, Unmovable - , "seismic," "seismograph," "seismology"), is said (a) of the earth as destined to be shaken by God, Hebrews 12:26 ; (b) of a local convulsion of the earth, at the death of Christ, Matthew 27:51 , "did quake;" (c) of a fig tree, Revelation 6:13 ; (d) metaphorically, to stir up with Fear or some other emotion, Matthew 21:10 , of the people of a city; Matthew 28:4 , of the keepers or watchers, at the Lord's tomb, RV, "did quake" (AV, "did shake"). " (4) For "moved with godly Fear" see Fear , D, No. (5) See also COMPASSION , ENVY , Fear , INDIGNATION
Negative Precepts - Affirmative precepts sometimes yield to excusing causes, but not even Fear of death will excuse from the negative precepts of the Divine Law
Fiery Serpent - Isaiah used the Fear of snakes to warn complacent Philistines that God would raise up a more Fearful enemy who could be compared only to a serpent (saraph ) which flew or darted (Isaiah 14:29 NIV)
Compassion - Hobbes makes this a mere selfish passion, and defines it as "being Fear for ourselves
Thunder - majesty (Umbreit): or his arched neck inspiring Fear as the thunder does; but Maurer, "with his trembling, quivering mane
Mark (2) - It exhibits Christ as the spiritual conqueror and wonder-worker, the lion of the tribe of Judah, filling the people with amazement and Fear
Gemariah - Gemariah had some Fear of God and moral courage, for he, with Elnathan and Delaiah, interceded with king Jehoiakim not to burn the roll; but he would not hear them
Deliver - ) To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or Feared; - often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from Fear of death
Asp - The prophetic vision is God's restoration of the world order so that small children can play around the holes of poisonous snakes without Fear (Isaiah 11:8 )
Tirzah - "Thou art beautiful, O my love, as"Tirzah, said the Redeemer, "comely as Jerusalem and terrible as an army with banners," (Song of Song of Solomon 6:4) And is not the church all this when beautiful, in his salvation and comely in the comeliness which he hath put upon her? And what an awe do Jesus's little ones strike even now upon the ungodly, when they behold them living in his faith, and Fear and love? And who, will dare to oppose them, by and by, when they shall see the Lord Jesus come to be "glorified in his saints, and admired in all them that believe?"...
Flock - The Lord also spoke to His disciples as a little flock, bidding them not to Fear: it was their Father's good pleasure to give them the kingdom
Babylonians - Many magical and incantation tablets show that they were in great Fear of evil spirits: they called upon 'the spirit of heaven' and 'the spirit of earth' to deliver them
Fear - ) To affright; to terrify; to drive away or prevent approach of by Fear
Hence - Hence perhaps it is, that Solomon calls the Fear of the Lord, the beginning of wisdom
Religion - ) The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, Fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers
Affirmative Precepts - Affirmative precepts sometimes yield to excusing causes, but not even Fear of death will excuse from the negative precepts of the Divine Law
Peradventure - Elsewhere 'ûlay expresses Fear or doubt: “Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land; must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?” ( Repentance - This sorrow proceeding merely from the Fear of punishment, is called legal repentance, as being excited by the terrors of legal penalties, and it may exist without an amendment of life
Jealous - Suspicious apprehensive of rivalship uneasy through Fear that another has withdrawn or may withdraw from one the affections of a person he loves, or enjoy some good which he desires to obtain followed by of, and applied both to the object of love and to the rival. Suspiciously Fearful
Naaman - With respect to his attending Ben-hadad while in the temple of Rimmon, the prophet gave him no precise rule; discerning, we may suppose, a growing Fear and love of God which would preserve him from all even outward homage to the idol
Sanction - A moral sanction has a two-fold purpose, one deterrent, influencing through the hope of reward and the Fear of punishment, the other retributive, rewarding the observance and through proper punishments procuring the restoration of violated moral order
Security - Freedom from Fear or apprehension confidence of safety whence, negligence in providing means of defense
Whole - Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man
Adonijah - Adonijah ran in Fear to the horns of the altar, but Solomon promised if he showed himself a worthy man he should not be hurt
Convert - ...
The love of wicked friends converts to Fear that Fear, to hate
Ecclesiastes, Book of - The first point is summarized by the editor at the end of the book: “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13 ). God's sovereign actions are beyond human ability to change (Ecclesiastes 7:13 ); God has done this “that men should Fear before him” (Ecclesiastes 3:14 ). Since God judges sin (Ecclesiastes 5:6 ), people should avoid foolish talk and “fear God” (Ecclesiastes 5:7 ). “Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who Fear God, who Fear Him openly. But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days, like a shadow, because he does not Fear God” (Ecclesiastes 8:12-13 NAS; compare Ecclesiastes 7:18 ). The wise conclusion: Fear God (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 )
Dissimulation, Dissemble - So in Galatians 2:13 , Peter with other believing Jews, in separating from believing Gentiles at Antioch, pretended that the motive was loyalty to the Law of Moses, whereas really it was Fear of the Judaizers
Sadducees - Antigonus having often, in his lectures, inculcated to his scholars that they ought not to serve God in a servile manner, but only out of filial love and Fear, two of his scholars, Sadoc, and Baithus, thence inferred that there were no rewards at all after this life; and, therefore, separating from the school of their master, they thought there was no resurrection nor future state, neither angel nor spirit
Treasure, Treasury - Fear (awe) of the Lord was Israel's treasure (Isaiah 33:6 )
Demetrius - Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen, in Fear for their gains, raised a tumult against Paul as saying "they be no gods which are made with hands
Claudia - He, or perhaps his friends, through Fear, concealed his Christian faith
Chasten, Chastisement - ” People Fear the experience of God's angry chastisement (Psalm 6:1 ; Psalm 38:1 )
Snare - "The Fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death
Secure - ) Free from Fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident
Beg, Beggar, Beggarly - ...
B — 1: πτωχός (Strong's #4434 — Adjective — ptochos — pto-khos' ) an adjective describing "one who crouches and cowers," is used as a noun, "a beggar" (from ptosso, "to cower down or hide oneself for Fear"), Luke 14:13,21 ("poor"); Luke 16:20,22 ; as an adjective "beggarly" in Galatians 4:9 , i
Beetle - For nothing can be supposed more natural than to imagine a nation, addicted to polytheism, as the Egyptians were, in a country frequently suffering great mischief and scarcity from swarms of devouring insects, should, from a strange sense and Fear of evil to come, (the common principle of superstition and idolatry,) give sacred worship to the visible authors of these their sufferings, in hopes to render them more propitious for the future
Peace - Freedom from agitation or disturbance by the passions, as from Fear, terror, anger, anxiety or the like quietness of mind tranquillity calmness quiet of conscience
Bands - ...
Psalm 73:4 (c) We learn from this that many wicked men die in peace with no Fear of GOD, and no Fear of punishment
Whirlwind - Drawing up sand, dust, straw, and other light articles as it gyrates, it presents the appearance of a great pillar an object of Fear to travellers and dwellers in the desert
Never - ...
A Fear of battery-though never so well grounded, is no duress
Unity: Among Christians to be Desired - ' I Fear it is true still; for there are many professors who snap right and left at their own brethren, when they had better save their teeth for the wolves
Deep - The "darkness of this present world," the "air" (Ephesians 2:2), is their peculiar element; they look forward with agonizing Fear to their final torment in the bottomless pit (Revelation 20:10)
Sorrow: For Sin Absorbing - If his former security be dead, and the Fear of coming judgment be alive in the man's heart, it is little wonder if eating and drinking be forgotten, if sleep forsake his eyelids and even household joys become insipid
Caleb - He represented the tribe of Judah, and, together with Joshua, advocated an immediate attack upon the land; the Fear of the people he denounces as rebellion against Jahweh ( Numbers 14:9 ); this, however, is resented by the people, who threaten to stone both him and Joshua
Second Death - It is used elsewhere in the New Testament only in 1 John 4:18 , which says Fear has torment
Affection - In a general sense, an attribute, quality or property, which is inseparable from its object as, love, Fear and hope are affections of the mind figure, weight, &c
Assurance - In the former it is 'confidence or trust,' and agrees with the hopes of God's earthly people in connection with the security in which Israel will dwell when restored to their land, when all their enemies shall have been put down by divine power: the effect of righteousness will be "quietness and assurance for ever," Isaiah 32:17 : whereas in their disobedience they should Fear day and night and have no assurance of their life
Exile - An abandonment of one's country, or removal to a foreign country for residence, through Fear, disgust or resentment, or for any cause distinct from business, is called a voluntary exile, as is also a separation from one's country and friends by distress or necessity
Gibeon - And yet we find the Fear of God was upon them, so as to act wisely to get interest with Israel
Gifts - Kings made gifts of garments to those they wished to honor, Genesis 45:22,23 1 Samuel 18:4 ; and of treasures to other princes, out of esteem or of Fear, 2 Kings 16:8 18:14 2 Chronicles 9:9,12
Passion - The feeling of the mind, or the sensible effect of impression excitement, perturbation or agitation of mind as desire, Fear, hope,joy, grief,love, hatred
Jabin - The whole population were paralyzed with Fear, and gave way to hopeless despondency (Judges 5:6-11 ), till Deborah and Barak aroused the national spirit, and gathering together ten thousand men, gained a great and decisive victory over Jabin in the plain of Esdraelon (Judges 4:10-16 ; Compare Psalm 83:9 )
Mediterranean Sea, the - A more apt description might be that they were a sea-fearing people. The Hebrew's Fear of the sea was partially due to their desert origin; therefore, their culture developed chiefly around agriculture. The story of Jonah demonstrates the Hebrew's Fear of the sea
Rebekah - ) Her beauty tempted Isaac when in Gerar, through Fear of being killed for Rebekah's sake, to say she was his sister. All compromises of truth, through Fear of man (Proverbs 29:25), bring their own punishment
Gideon - Gideon’s faith was greatly strengthened when he discovered, by secretly visiting the enemy’s camp, that the Midianites were in the grip of an unnatural Fear (Judges 7:9-15). Some of the Midianites unknowingly attacked each other in the confusion, and others fled in Fear
Demons - Those who follow these religions usually Fear demons, and often use magic and sorcery to resist demonic power. Christians should be aware of their evil purposes, but should not Fear them
Anakim - Their chief city Hebron became Caleb's possession for his faith, shown in having no Fear of their giant stature since the Lord was on Israel's side (Joshua 15:14; Judges 1:20; compare Numbers 13:22; Numbers 13:28; Numbers 13:30-33; Numbers 14:24)
Engedi - To the wilderness near this town David fled for Fear of Saul (Joshua 15:62 ; 1 Samuel 23:29 )
Victory - This victory brings with it such blessings as forgiveness, deliverance from the dominion of sin and from the Fear of death, a deep sense of the moral order of the world, peace with God, and life everlasting
Pain (And Forms) - ...
Ezekiel 30:4 (a) The great sorrows, the Fear and anxiety which overcame the Egyptians and the Ethiopians are thus described
Spirit - ...
The soul is the seat of the appetites, the desires, the will; hunger, thirst, sorrow, joy; love, hope, Fear, etc
Passion - ) The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, Fear, etc
Candlestick - And the lesson is that if we have received a truth or a joy through Christ, who is the Light of the World, it is common sense and common justice not to hide it in Fear or selfishness, but to use it as a means of illustrating our Father God and illumining those around us (Matthew 5:16)
Achish - On the first occasion, being recognized as the conqueror of the Philistines, he in Fear reigned madness (as the Roman L
Expectation - The state of expecting, either with hope or Fear
Keeper - What the Lord said to Abraham is in effect said, and from the same cause, to all his seed: "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward
Rechabites - When compelled to dwell in Jerusalem for Fear of the Chaldeans and Syrians, Jeremiah called them together and offered them wine; but they refused to drink any, and gave the above explanation
Malachi - He also foretells the two-fold coming of Christ, and the blessedness of those who Fear and serve him
Cain - Cain still showed no sign of repentance, only Fear of punishment
Oppression - ), from the yoke of legalism (Luke 11:46), the tyranny of worldly circumstance (Luke 12:4-7), the Fear of death (Acts 2:15), etc
Comfort - Synonymous words are console, help, give relief, cheer up, exhort, and Fear not. Isaiah intends to bring comfort as he echoes God's presence among his people: "So do not Fear, for I am with you" (41:10)
Exceed, Exceeding, Exceedingly - " (3) In Mark 4:41 , "they Feared exceedingly" is, lit. , "they Feared a great Fear. " see Fear
Liberty - ), Fear and distrust of God ( Romans 8:15 , Ephesians 2:8 etc. ); has victory over the world ( Galatians 4:14 , 1 John 5:4 ); lives in the power of the Spirit ( Galatians 5:16-18 ; Romans 7:25 ); has release from Fear of death ( Hebrews 2:15 ), etc
God - The derivation is 'aalah "to Fear," as Genesis 31:42; Genesis 31:53, "the Fear of Isaac," or 'aalah "to be mighty
Wisdom (1) - It is put for true piety, or the Fear of God, which is spiritual wisdom: "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply or hearts unto wisdom," Psalms 90:12 ; "The Fear of the Lord that is wisdom," Job 28:28
Cain - The distinction between pastoral and agricultural life ( Genesis 4:2 ), and between cereal and animal offerings ( Genesis 4:3-4 ), the custom of blood-revenge ( Genesis 4:14 ), and the large increase in the number of human beings implied in Cain’s Fear of being slain ( Genesis 4:14-15 ), in his possession of a wife ( Genesis 4:17 ), and in his erection of a city ( ib . When Cain was condemned to be a fugitive and a wanderer, he Feared death in revenge for his murder of Abel; but Jahweh ‘appointed a sign’ for him. And the narrative relates that the settled, agricultural Cainite tribe ruthlessly destroyed members of an adjacent tribe of pastoral habits; that the Fear of strict blood-revenge was so great that the Cainites were obliged to leave their country, and become wandering nomads; and that some tribal sign or badge such as a tattoo, or incisions in the flesh was adopted, which marked its possessors as being under the protection of their tribal god. Cain’s erection of a city scarcely seems to harmonize with his being a fugitive and a wanderer in Fear of his life
Death - ...
If physical death were merely the end of existence, people would have no need to Fear it. The reason they Fear it is their awareness that, when they die, they do not escape the consequences of his sin, but go to face them (Hebrews 9:27; see also SHEOL). Satan uses death to bind people in Fear, but God uses death to release them from Satan’s power. ...
Christ’s saving work means that believers need no longer Fear death
Pity - God pities the penitent (Judges 2:18 ), the weak and needy (Psalm 72:13 ), Jerusalem in ruins (Psalm 102:13 ), those who Fear God (Psalm 103:13 ), and the exiles (Isaiah 49:10 )
Hide - He pictures himself as one of the little chickens or a little bird which in time of Fear or danger hurries beneath the mother's wings
Plague - However violent the opposition, or bitter the persecution, or extreme the danger to which God’s people are exposed, they have nothing to Fear
Jehoshaphat - God established the kingdom in his hand, and the Fear of the Lord fell upon the kingdoms around. He not only Feared the Lord himself, but he sent Levites and priests throughout all Judah, to teach the people. " Then he sought the Lord, and set his heart to bring all his people to Fear the Lord
Samaritans - The king of Assyria had peopled the cities by colonists from the East, they were then in Jehovah's land, but they did not Fear Him, therefore He sent lions among them. On the king of Assyria being informed of this, a priest who had been carried away from Samaria was sent thither, to teach them how they should Fear the God of that land. The result was that they Feared Jehovah, and served their own gods! 2 Kings 17:24-41
Beast - " Next to Fear of a deluge was their Fear of the beasts of the earth; but God assures men "the Fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth" (Genesis 9:2)
Messenger - Just as an army advances securely under cover of its scouts far in front, so the army of believers moves on through the valley of the shadow of death without Fear, knowing that our great Forerunner is in front. He has encountered and conquered death for us, so that we have no need to Fear anything. There is nothing to Fear in the Beyond whither Jesus has gone before us ‘to prepare a place for us
Canticle of Zachary - This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without Fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life
Stoics - People must therefore accept whatever they meet in life without Fear or complaint, and order their lives to fit in with what nature has determined for them
Benedictus, the - This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without Fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life
Professors (Mere): Have no Changes - Life weeps as well as smiles, but the ghastly grin of death relaxes not with anxiety or Fear
Doctrine - Thus the idea of God's sovereignty excites submission; his power and justice promote Fear; his holiness, humility and purity; his goodness, a ground of hope; his love excites joy; the obscurity of his providence requires patience; his faithfulness, confidence
Creep - ) To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, Fear, or weakness
Repentance - The one is the effect of Fear; the other of love
He - Genesis 3 ...
Thou shalt Fear Jehovah thy God him shalt thou serve
Penuel - ) The men of Penuel, like those of Succoth, as living on the great army route between Canaan and the East, would not help Gideon through Fear of Midian's vengeance
Fool - "And unto man he said, Behold the Fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding
Ananias - "Great Fear came upon all the church
Zachary, Canticle of - This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship him without Fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life
Wish - It sometimes partakes of hope or Fear
Bondage - Galatians 4:4-7) with its striking contrast between the servile temper of Fear characterizing life under law, so vividly depicted in Romans 7, and the filial spirit of happy confidence pertaining to Christian experience. For another instance of the association of bondage with Fear and the antithesis between the filial and the servile condition, see Hebrews 2:14 f
Obed Edom - After Uzzah's stroke David in Fear took the ark aside to the house of Obed Edom. His turning aside from the direct way to go to Obed Edom's house is accounted for by his sudden Fear owing to the punishment of Uzzah's presumption; he goes to a Kohathite Levite, one of the family especially appointed to bear the ark on their shoulders, and deposits the ark with him, conscious that he himself might have been punished for irregularity
Gedaliah - Gedaliah thus inherited from father and grandfather a legacy of the Fear of God. "Fear not to be servants of the Chaldees; dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. His death is commemorated in the Jewish calendar as a national calamity; and many Jews under Johanan, Fearing Babylon's vengeance, fled to Egypt, forcing Jeremiah with them (Jeremiah 41:18)
Anathema - ...
An Aramaic watchword of the first age, suitable for believers in all ages: If He come not to bless, He shall come to smite with a curse) alludes to Malachi 4:5-6; "To those who Fear in the New Testament 'love' the Lord's name, He comes as the Sun of Righteousness with healing on His wings;" but to those who Fear and love Him not, lie will come smiting the earth with a "curse" (cheerem or anathema)
Jotham - He ruled in the Fear of God, and his reign was prosperous
Man - ) "methim ," "mortal men"; Isaiah 41:14, "fear not
Rahab, Rachab - She had heard of the wonders of God in delivering Israel out of Egypt, and she was aware of the Fear that had fallen on the inhabitants
Superstition - It is generally defined to be, the observance of unnecessary and uncommanded rites and practices in religion; reverence of objects not fit for worship; too great nicety, Fears, or scrupulousness; or extravagant devotions; or religion wrong directed or conducted. From servile Fear, which makes people believe that God is always wrathful, and invents means to appease him
Harosheth of the Gentiles - ...
Unbelieving Fear subsequently altered Israel's policy, so that they shrank from battling with the enemy's chariots in plains such as the Jordan valley, beside which Harosheth stood (Joshua 17:16-18; Judges 1:19), and at last adopted chariots in their armies under the kings: 2 Samuel 8:4, David; 2 Samuel 15:1, Absalom; 1 Kings 1:5, Adonijah; 1 Kings 4:26, Solomon
Jews - ‘For Fear of the Jews’ men hesitated to confess Christ (John 7:13; John 9:22)
Age, Old - The Egyptians followed the primeval law, which Moses embodies in Leviticus 19:32; "Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and Fear thy God
Fall - ...
Esther 9:3 (a) The word is used to describe the great Fear and apprehension that fell upon the people because of the power given to Mordecai, the Jew
White - ) Destitute of color, as in the cheeks, or of the tinge of blood color; pale; pallid; as, white with Fear
Hidden - "If thou seekest after wisdom (saith Solomon,) as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the Fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God
ab'Ner - He then undertook to procure his recognition throughout Israel; but after leaving his presence for the purpose was enticed back by Joab, and treacherously murdered by him and his brother Abishai, at the gate of the city, partly, no doubt, from Fear lest so distinguished a convert to their cause should gain too high a place in David's favor, but ostensibly in retaliation for the death of Asahel
Saul - He reigned forty years, but exhibited to posterity a melancholy example of a monarch, elevated to the summit of worldly grandeur, who, having cast off the Fear of God, gradually became the slave of jealousy, duplicity, treachery, and the most malignant and diabolical tempers
Tread - ...
Fools rush in where angels Fear to tread
Proverbs, Book of - The instruction rises altogether above mere human prudence and sagacity, for "the Fear of the Lord is the beginning [1] of knowledge. ...
In Proverbs 1 the purport of the proverbs is pointed out: it is that instruction in wisdom, justice, judgement, and equity might be received: the Fear of the Lord is the starting point. ...
Proverbs 3 shows that it is the Fear of God, and subjection to Hisword, that is the only true path in an evil world. ...
Christians should study the Book of Proverbs, for (even when properly occupied with heavenly things, and the interests of Christ on earth) they are apt to overlook the need of wisdom from heaven to pass through this evil world, and to manage their affairs on earth in the Fear of God
Net - In Proverbs 1:17 explain" surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird," because the bird sees the net and is on its guard; so youths warned by God's word raise their souls heavenward, on the wings of the Fear, faith, and love of God, as the bird flies upward; and therefore escape the net which the tempters fancy they are going to entrap the "innocent" in, but in which really "their own blood and their own lives" are taken (Proverbs 1:11; Proverbs 1:18)
Unbelievers - ...
Who could henceforth place any dependence on such? They no longer Fear a God; they no longer respect men; they look forward to nothing after this life: virtue and vice are merely prejudices of education in their eyes, and the consequences of popular credulity
Gehenna - Only God can commit people to Gehenna and so is the only One worthy of human Fear (Matthew 10:28 ; Luke 12:5 )
Babel - When the builders were no longer able to communicate with each other, they then fled from one another in Fear
Desire - A prayer or request to obtain: He will fulfill the desire of them that Fear him
Valentinians - But, besides these eight principal AEons there were twenty-two more; the last of which, called Sophia, being desirous to arrive at the knowledge of Bythos, gave herself a great deal of uneasiness, which created in her Anger and Fear, of which was born Matter
Fence - ...
Isaiah 5:2 (a) This figure represents the protection that GOD gave to Israel when he brought them into the land of Canaan and put His Fear upon the nations round about so that they could develop themselves into a mighty kingdom
Possessed of the Devil - The general term made use of in our courts of justice in the indictment of criminals, is plain in proof for the running phrase is, that such an one, not having the Fear of God before his eyes, and being moved by the instigation of the devil, did such and such things
Jael - Jael invited him into her tent, and bade him not to Fear, gave him milk to drink, and covered him up
Obadiah - He Feared the Lord greatly, and had the boldness, in spite of Ahab and Jezebel, to hide a hundred of the prophets of Jehovah, and feed them with bread and water, when Jezebel was cutting off the prophets. When Elijah sent Obadiah to tell Ahab that he was there, he Feared that the Spirit of the Lord would catch away Elijah, and he would be slain; but he obeyed, and Elijah met the king . Obadiah is a remarkable instance of how a servant who Feared the Lord could maintain his integrity amid flagrant wickedness, though otherwise he seems out of his right place, for he was not separate like Elijah. His false position may account for his dwelling upon his own work for the Lord, and his Fear for his life before Ahab
Liberty - Spiritual liberty consists in freedom from the curse of the moral law; from the servitude of the ritual; from the love, power, and guilt of sin; from the dominion of Satan; from the corruptions of the world; from the Fear of death, and the wrath to come; Romans 6:14
Hades - Since Christ's descent into Hades, or the unseen, the spirit world, believers need not Fear to enter this realm through death
Loose Conduct - 8:14-15 the word appears to carry the sense of “to ponder”: “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath … and I repented not: So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: Fear ye not
Murder - " This ceremony may inform us how much horror they conceived at the crime of murder; and it shows their Fear that God might avenge it on the whole country; which was supposed to contract pollution by the blood spilt in it, unless it were expiated, and avenged on him who had occasioned it, if he could be discovered
Jonah - He relates that he was commanded by God to go to Ninevah, and preach against the inhabitants of that capital of the Assyrian empire; that, through Fear of executing this commission, he set sail for Tarshish; and that, in his voyage thither, a tempest arising, he was cast by the mariners into the sea, and swallowed by a large fish; that, while he was in the belly of this fish, he prayed to God, and was, after three days and three nights, delivered out of it alive; that he then received a second command to go and preach against Nineveh, which he obeyed; that, upon his threatening the destruction of the city within forty days, the king and people proclaimed a fast, and repented of their sins; and that, upon this repentance, God suspended the sentence which he had ordered to be pronounced in his name
Bondage - , of the condition of creation, Romans 8:21 ; of that fallen condition of man himself which makes him dread God, Romans 8:15 , and Fear death, Hebrews 2:15 ; of the condition imposed by the Mosaic Law, Galatians 4:24
Isaac - Trained in the Fear of God to early manhood, he showed a noble trust and obedience in his conduct during that remarkable trail of faith which established Abraham as the "father of the faithful;" and in his meek submission to all the will of God, prefigured the only-begotten Son of the Father
Nurse - He then affectionately embraces his daughter, and tells her not to Fear. She is her adviser, her assistant and friend, and to her will she tell all her hopes and all her Fears
Vary - While Fear and anger, with alternate grace, pant in her breast, and vary in her face
Darkness - Believers need not Fear this darkness, for God has become their light (Psalms 23:4; Psalms 27:1; Micah 7:8; Ephesians 5:14)
Persecution (2) - ...
It was the Fear of persecution that drove the disciples to forsake their Master at the hour of His arrest (Matthew 26:56 and parallels)
Love Feast - More serious evils still were introduced by false teachers described by Judges 1:12 : ‘they who are hidden rocks at your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without Fear feed themselves. On the other hand, Fear of calumnies regarding any more or less secret feast, and experience of disorders like those which prevailed at Corinth, were motives which from time to time hindered the practice in certain districts, and finally extinguished it
Adam, the Second - He was "made like his brothers in every way" so that "by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death" and free those held in slavery by Fear of death (Hebrews 2:14,17 ). This spiritual life force does not make us slaves again to Fear but the spirit of the Son comes into our hearts crying "Abba, Father" (Romans 8:15 ; Galatians 4:6-7 )
Shemaiah - ); Shemaiah pretended to be "shut up" through Fear, his action corroborating his word, and proposed all should meet in the temple and shut its doors; Nehemiah heroically replied, "should such a man as I flee?" (compare Psalms 11:1. ) Shemaiah's aim was to entrap Nehemiah into sinful Fear, so as to have matter of "evil reproach" against him
Ecclesiastes, Book of - Piety is brought in, and conduct in the house of God; caution as to vows, and a call to Fear God. The strange sight in Ecclesiastes 7:15 makes the writer try a middle course between righteousness and wickedness, still retaining a certain Fear of God. The sinner and the righteous are contrasted, and it is well with them that Fear God; but the work of God, in His providential dealing, is mysterious and past finding out. "The whole of man " (not his duty, but the one thing for man, the one principle of life), is to "fear God and keep his commandments
Ecclesiastes, the Book of - The theme is the vanity of all human pursuits when made the chief end, and the consequent wisdom of making the Fear of God and His commandments our main aim. This is "the conclusion of the whole" discussion, that man's wisdom and "whole duty" is to "fear God and keep His commandments" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), and meanwhile to use in joyful and serene sobriety, and not abuse, life's present passing goods (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13). Man's way to escape from the vanity that attends his work, however successful it seem for a time, is to "fear God," and to make His commandments the end of all our work; also to acquiesce patiently, cheerfully, and contentedly in all God's dispensations, however trying and dark (Ecclesiastes 2:24; Ecclesiastes 3:12-13; Ecclesiastes 3:22; Ecclesiastes 5:17; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 9:7). , was mistaken as recommending the Epicurean sensuality against which Paul (1 Kings 10:24) protests, and was made an objection to the book; but the eating and drinking recommended is that associated with labor, not idleness; with pious "fear of God," not sensual ignoring of the future Judge; the cheerful, contented "eating and drinking" which characterized Judah and Israel under Solomon (1 Kings 4:20), and under Josiah (Jeremiah 22:15, "Did not thy father (Josiah) eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?")...
So Nehemiah enjoins (Nehemiah 8:10-12). The hope of eternal life is involved in the "fear of God" enjoined; hence flows the assertion of the difference between "the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth" (
Olives - ...
Olivet is mentioned several times in the Old Testament, up its slopes David, fleeing from Jerusalem for Fear of Absalom, went wearied and weeping
Moriah - The Targumists emphasized the worship of Abraham at the spot, perhaps connecting the name with the verb ‘to Fear’ which is equally impossible
Borrow - urged them to ask, so eager were they to get them away, through Fear of the plagues, which Exodus 11:8 confirms, also Psalms 105:37-38; they allowed them to ask (not "lent"), i
Gentleness - It renounces no just right from Fear; it gives up no important truth from flattery: it is, indeed, not only consistent with a firm mind, but it necessarily requires a manly spirit and a fixed principle, in order to give it any real value
Rahab - Rahab had heard sufficient of Israel’s God to Fear his power, but she believed in his mercy to save her
Ebed-Melech - Ebedmelech's courageous interference in Jeremiah's behalf, at a time when he might naturally Fear the wrath of the princes to which even the king had to yield (Jeremiah 38:4-13; Jeremiah 39:16-18), brought deliverance not only to the prophet, but ultimately to himself as his reward from God. Trust in God generates Fearlessness of man and brings true safety for eternity, and often even here (Jeremiah 39)
Leviathan - Scripture used the name known to so many people and removed Fear connected with it, showing God easily controlled Leviathan, who thus offered no threat to God's people
Jealousy - ζηλόω, denotes the state of mind which arises from the knowledge or Fear or suspicion of rivalry
Aurelian, Roman Emporor - A thrill of Fear pervaded the Christian population of the empire
Sarah, Sarai, Sara - Abraham said she was the daughter of his father but not of his mother, therefore he called her 'sister'; but God preserved her in His mercy to Abraham, who had, through Fear, denied his true relationship to her in the land of Egypt and before Abimelech
Kingdom of Christ - How beautifully doth the apostle speak of the privilege of all the happy subjects of this kingdom, when he saith, "wherefore, we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly Fear
Vocation - The end intended is, that they who have been called answer by faith to God and to Christ who give the call, and that they thus become the covenanted people of God through Christ the Mediator of the new covenant; and, after having become believers and parties to the covenant, that they love, Fear, honour, and worship God and Christ, render in all things obedience to the divine precepts "in righteousness and true holiness," and that by this means they "make their calling and election sure," Proverbs 1:24 ; Hebrews 3:7 ; Revelation 3:20 ; Ephesians 2:11-16 ; Titus 3:8 ; Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ; Jeremiah 32:38-39 ; Luke 1:74-75 ; 2 Peter 1:1 ; 2 Peter 1:10
Ashes - We find it adopted by Job 2:8 ; by many Jews when in great Fear, Esther 4:3 ; and by the king of Nineveh, Jonah 3:6
Wing - Fear adds wings to flight
Wisdom - In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion godliness piety the knowledge and Fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands
Pashur - His name is derived from Pashah, to spread; but from his enmity to the people of God while governor in the land, and his cruelty upon the person of the prophet Jeremiah, the prophet called him Magor-missabib, which the margin of the Bible renders Fear round about
Constrain, Constraint - ...
A — 3: συνέχω (Strong's #4912 — Verb — sunecho — soon-ekh'-o ) "to hold together, confine, secure, to hold fast" (echo, "to have or hold"), "to constrain," is said (a) of the effect of the word of the Lord upon Paul, Acts 18:5 (AV, "was pressed in spirit," RV, "was constrained by the word"); of the effect of the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14 ; (b) of being taken with a disease, Matthew 4:24 ; Luke 4:38 ; Acts 28:8 ; with Fear, Luke 8:37 ; (c) of thronging or holding in a person, Luke 8:45 ; being straitened, Luke 12:50 ; being in a strait betwixt two, Philippians 1:23 ; keeping a city in on every side, Luke 19:43 ; keeping a tight hold on a person, as the men who seized the Lord Jesus did, after bringing Him into the High Priest's house, Luke 22:63 ; (d) of stopping the ears in refusal to listen, Acts 7:57
Theodoricus i., King of the Franks - His attitude towards the church seems to have been one of indifference, influenced neither by Fear nor superstition
Fool, Foolishness, And Folly - Wisdom belongs to those who Fear God, and the “fear” of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7 )
Oaths - ‘God do so to me and more also if …’ ( 1 Kings 2:23 ); the punishment called down in the case of the oath not being observed is left indeterminate in this form; this is to be explained from the fact that there was a Fear lest the mention of the curse should ipso facto bring it to pass; it is a remnant of animistic conceptions ( i. there was the Fear that a demon might think his services were required)
Vagabond - So that in both, the person was without rest, and always on flight, like Pashur, whose name was Magor-missabib; that is, as the margin of the Bible renders it, Fear round about. I would humbly enquire, doth not the term mean an everlasting unsettledness and Fear, when it is considered on whom the sentence was pronounced, and the cause for which it was passed? Cain had not only murdered his brother, but had rejected, by his offering without a sacrifice, the salvation by Christ: yea, the very murder of his brother was induced from this cause, "because the Lord had respect to Abel and to his offering, but unto Cain and to his offering he had not
Wisdom - The closing admonition of Ecclesiastes, only implied in the main body of the book, is to "Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (12:13). The disposition that characterizes the wise person is summed up in the phrase the "fear of the Lord. Not surprisingly, the Fear of the Lord also names the end of the process
Wise, Skilled - The man or woman who, Fearing God, lives in accordance with what God expects and what is expected of him in a Godfearing society is viewed as an integrated person. He is “wise” in that his manner of life projects the Fear of God and the blessing of God rests upon him. The prerequisite for “wisdom” is the Fear of the Lord: “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” ( Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” ( Agony - Much more confident can we be that Gethsemane is referred to in Hebrews 5:7-8 ‘Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly Fear; though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered. ...
Many answers have been given to the question, What was the cup which Jesus desired to be taken away?...
(1) The most obvious, but not on that account the most intelligent and reverent, answer is that in Gethsemane Jesus was overcome by the Fear of death, from which He longed to escape. If the love of Christ has constrained many martyrs for His name to face rack and block, water and flame, and many other painful modes of death without shrinking, and even with the song of praise upon the lips, is it at all likely that He Himself shrank back?...
(2) A more ingenious view, which has an apparent verbal justification in Matthew 26:38, Mark 14:34 (‘even unto death’), and Hebrews 5:7 (‘to save him from death’), is that Jesus felt Himself dying, and that He Feared He would die before He could offer the great sacrifice for the sin of the world. Firstly, there is no evidence of such physical exhaustion on the part of Jesus as would justify such a Fear; although the stress of His work and suffering had undoubtedly put a severe strain upon His bodily strength, yet we have no proof that His health had given way so far as to make death appear at all probable. Thirdly, even if this supposition be admitted, we may be sure of this, that Jesus was so confident of His Father’s goodness and guardianship in every step of His path, that it was impossible for Him to Fear that the great purpose of His life would be left unfulfilled on account of His premature death. His rebuke of the ‘little faith’ (Matthew 8:26) of His disciples during the storm at sea would have been applicable to Himself had He cherished any such Fear. His sorrow unto death was not the Fear of death as physical dissolution, nor of dying before He could finish His work on the Cross, but the shrinking of His filial soul from the sting of death, due to sin, the veiling in darkness of His Father’s face from Him. That dread drives Him to the Father’s presence, but the assurance that there is no ground for this Fear does not come to Him
French Revolution - Out of Fear of incensing the people in the provinces, the leaders hesitated to abolish religion or close the churches entirely
Japan - Soon the movement was suspected for Fear that it might be preparing the way for conquest of Japan by European countries
Glass - It has often been stated that the Israelites had a Fear of the sea which always seemed to be in a state of chaos and tumult
Anxiety - Uneasy feeling of uncertainty, agitation, dread, or Fear
Mind - I Fear I am not in my perfect mind
Artemis - In Acts, a silversmith named Demetrius rallied support against Paul's preaching of the gospel for Fear that it might damage his business selling statues
Ever - Let no man Fear that creature ever the less, because he sees the apostle safe from his poison
Treasure - ...
Isaiah 33:6 (a) It certainly is true that the Fear of GOD makes one rich in his life. The man who Fears GOD is rich in faith, in character and in good works
Isdigerdes ii, King of Persia - They endeavoured to secure the help of the emperor Marcian, who was, however, paralysed through Fear of Attila and the Huns
Heart - "We will not Fear though the mountains be carried into the heart (middle) of the sea," Psalms 46:2
Laodicea - It is now as desolate as its inhabitants were destitute of the Fear and love of God
Check - That which stops or restrains, as reproof, reprimand, rebuke, slight or disgust, Fear, apprehension, a person any stop or obstruction
Revolution, French - Out of Fear of incensing the people in the provinces, the leaders hesitated to abolish religion or close the churches entirely
Noah - " He was in the line of the patriarchs who Feared God, and was himself a just man, Ezekiel 14:14,20 , and a "preacher of righteousness," 1 Peter 3:19,20 2 Peter 2:5 . " Noah, however, was an example of real faith: he believed the warning of God, was moved by Fear, and pursued the necessary course of action, Hebrews 11:7
Dan'Iel - He was divinely supported in his resolve to abstain from the "king's meat" for Fear of defilement
Oceanus, a Roman of Noble Birth - Either in 397 or 396 Oceanus, with Fabiola, visited Jerome at Bethlehem, whence they were driven by Fear of Hunnish invasion
Petrus, First Bishop of Parembolae - This being reported to Izdegird, Petrus in Fear for his life deserted to the Romans with his son Terebo, his relatives, and all his property
Desert - ...
The dry, mostly uninhabited desert held Fear and awe for Israel. Its animal inhabitants caused even more Fear—1snakes and scorpions (Deuteronomy 8:15 ); wild donkeys (Jeremiah 2:24 )
Consolation - Amid outward storm and inward Fear the Lord greets His disciples: ‘Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid’ (Mark 6:50). So, truly, His service should be without Fear (Luke 1:74)
Adoption - This is taught in several passages of Scripture:—...
Romans 8:15-16 , "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to Fear, but the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. That the Holy Spirit takes away" Fear," a servile dread of God as offended. That he inspires a filial confidence in God, as our Father, which is opposed to "the Fear" produced by the" spirit of bondage
Esther - This gave the Jews great advantage, for the provincial rulers all stood in Fear of Mordecai
Beriah - The bloody attack of Simeon and Levi on Shechem (Genesis 34:25-29), and Pharaoh's Fear lest in war the Israelites should join Egypt's foes and so get up out of the land (Exodus 1), show the possibility of their having been the aggressors, but as "come down" is more applicable to coming into than going from Egypt, probably the men of Gath were the aggressors
Martha - ...
She was secretly vexed with herself as much as with Mary, that the latter enjoyed the privilege of hearing Jesus' word seated at His feet, while she could not persuade herself to do the same for Fear that a varied enough repast should not be served up to Him
Wallet - will then mean: ‘Go out in the same spirit and manner as you would to the Temple services, and Fear not,—“for the workman is worthy of his meat
Og - God therefore saw it needful to encourage Israel in facing such a foe, "fear him not"; and God sent hornets which, as well as infatuation, drove Og into the open field where he was overthrown (Joshua 24:12)
Armour - Those who live right have no Fear of accusers
For - ) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through Fear of which, anything is done
Dash - To confound to confuse to put to shame to abash to depress by shame or Fear as, he was dashed at the appearance of the judge
Fret - By starts, his fretted fortunes give him hope and Fear
Chamber - And the same, where the disciples met after our Lord's resurrection, for Fear of the Jews
Philistines - When Saul was king he was in Fear of them, and they were enabled to enter his dominions, and in a battle Saul and his sons lost their lives
Jehovah - Jerom, and Eusebius, testify that in their time the Jews left the name of Jehovah written in their copies in Samaritan characters, instead of writing it in the common Chaldee or Hebrew characters; which shows their veneration for this holy name: and the Fear they were under, lest strangers, who were not unacquainted with the Chaldee letters and language, should discover and misapply it
For - ) Indicating that in prevention of which, or through Fear of which, anything is done
Daniel - He and his companions resolved to abstain from the "king's meat" for Fear of defilement
Mediator - So far as man is sensible of his own guilt and of the holiness and justice of God, he shrinks from any direct communication with a being he has so much reason to Fear
Serve - Fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and truth
Wrath, Wrath of God - ...
The wrath of God was viewed in Fear and awe. However, the Christian has no Fear of this day, since 1Thessalonians says that Jesus “rescues us from the wrath that is coming
Eternal Sin - Yet there is much in the teaching of Jesus and in human life to justify the Fear that this possibility may become an actual fact. But it is in the Scripture doctrine of sin that the full ground of this Fear is seen
Boldness - In NT usage it denotes the glad and Fearless confidence in drawing near to God, and having communion with Him, which is the dearest privilege of the Christian heart (Ephesians 3:12, Hebrews 4:16, 1 John 2:28). It is contrasted with shrinking back from Fear or shame (Philippians 1:20, 1 John 2:28). :...
(1) Fearlessness and frankness in the public proclamation of the gospel. The same Fearless confidence is dwelt upon by the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19). It comes of abiding in Christ (1 John 2:28), of the presence in the heart of the love which casts out Fear (1 John 4:17 f. ...
(4) Fearless bearing in the Church and before the world acquired through the faithful discharge of duty (1 Timothy 3:13, Philippians 1:20). ...
(5) Fearless confidence at the appearance of Christ and before His judgment seat (1 John 2:28; 1 John 4:17-19)
Amazement - ταράσσω Matthew 14:26, Mark 6:50, τρόμος Mark 16:8, τρέμω Mark 5:33, Luke 8:47) ‘to be afraid,’ varied to ‘to Fear. Their detailed synonymy is not always, however, perfectly clear, the student will find discriminating discussions of the two groups of terms which centre respectively around the notions of ‘wonder’ and ‘fear’ in J. The affection of the mind it suggests is one of mingled admiration and Fear; and in the usage of the word this passes both downward into ‘consternation,’ strengthened to ‘fright’ and ‘terror,’ and upward into ‘awe’ and ‘veneration. ’ Nevertheless, the element of ‘alarm’ inherent in it places it among the synonyms of φοβέομαι, from which it differs as a sudden access of fright differs from an abiding state of Fear, or as, in connexions like those at present engaging our attention, to be ‘awestruck’ differs from the continuous sense of ‘awful reverence’ which prompts to withdrawal from the dread presence. ...
The same fundamental emotion of Fear which finds its most natural expression in φοβέομαι is more rarely given expression also in such terms as ταράσσω, the basal implication of which is ‘agitation,’ ‘perturbation,’ passing on into the ‘disquietude,’ on the one side, of that ‘troubled worry’ the extreme of which is expressed by ἀδημονέω, and on the other into that terrified ‘consternation’ which finds its extreme expression in πτοέομαι (Luke 24:37): or as τρέυω, which in its application to the trembling of the mind—to mental ‘shivering’—draws near to the notions of ‘anxiety’ and ‘horror. Men, seeing and hearing Him, wondered, were awestruck, amazed, astonished, made afraid, with a Fear which disquieted their minds and exhibited itself in bodily trembling The confusion by RV under the common rendering ‘amaze,’ ‘amazement’ of two of these groups of terms (θάμβος, θαμβέομαι, ἔκθαμβος, ἐκθαμβέομαι, and ἔκστασις, ἐξίσταμαι), seems scarcely to do justice to the distinctive implications of either, and especially fails to mark the clear note of the higher implication of ‘awe’ that sounds in the former
Honour - It will discover itself by a mind superior to Fear, to selfish interest, and corruption; by an ardent love to the Supreme Being, and by a principle of uniform rectitude
Pilate - His great Fear was that he could be in trouble with the Emperor if a riot broke out
God of the Fathers - Each of the patriarchs apparently had a special name for God: “Fear of Isaac” (Genesis 31:42 ), “Mighty One of Jacob” (Genesis 49:24 )
Uzzah - David's excitement changed into Fear of Jehovah; not daring to bring the ark near him, since a touch proved so fatal, he removed it to the house of Obed Edom the Gathite
Requirement - God's general requirement for his people is to Fear and love him, to walk in all his ways, to serve him wholeheartedly, and to keep his instructions (Deuteronomy 10:12-13 )
Raiment - The songs of David echoed throughout the empire, there was prosperity, and the Fear of GOD permeated the congregation
Flush - ) A suffusion of the face with blood, as from Fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow
Increase - Take thou no interest of him or increase but Fear thy God
Lukewarmness - If we inquire the causes of such a spirit, we shall find them to be...
worldly prosperity; the influence of carnal relatives and acquaintances: indulgence of secret sins; the Fear of man; and sitting under an unfaithful ministry
Might - In messianic expectations the prophets projected the Messiah’s special role as a demonstration of “might” and counsel: “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 of the Fear of the Lord” ( Caves - Thus Isaiah 2:19 : "They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for Fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth
Red Sea - The Israelites greatly Feared, but Moses said, "Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of Jehovah. ...
The faith of the Israelites was confirmed by the destruction of the Egyptians: they Feared Jehovah, and believed Jehovah and His servant Moses
Onion - Juvenal ridicules some of these superstitious people who did not dare to eat leeks, garlic, or onions, for Fear of injuring their gods:...
Quis nescit, Volusi Bythynice, qualia demens ...
AEgyptus portenta coit? ...
Porrum et cepe nefas violare aut frangere morsu; O sanctas gentes quibus haec nascuntur in hortis Numina! — Sat
Witch And Wizard - He that Fears God needs Fear nothing else; while he that, like king Saul, departs from God, finds help and comfort nowhere
Theonas, Bishop of Alexandria - The Christian chamberlains were not to take money for procuring audience, must be clear of all avarice, duplicity, and scurrility, acting in all things with modesty, courtesy, affability, and justice, must discharge their several duties in the Fear of God, with love for their prince and with exact diligence, regarding all his orders which did not clash with God's as coming from God Himself, and taking care in their ministrations to put away all gloom or bad temper, and to refresh his weariness by a cheerful manner and glad obedience
Habakkuk - His answer is that wickedness, whether of the Babylonians or the Judeans, will always bring defeat in the end, but the person who remains morally upright has nothing to Fear
Mephibosheth - His deformity, added to the depression of Saul's family, produced in him an abject Fear and characteristic humility which are expressed in a manner sad to read of when one remembers the bygone greatness of Saul's house. Fear is man's first feeling in the Lord's presence (Luke 5:8); but He reassures the trembling sinner (Isaiah 43:1; Revelation 2:7), as David did Mephibosheth, restoring him to a princely estate
Thieves - ...
When his fellow reviled Jesus he rebuked the reviler (which makes probable the explanation from Hebrew idiom above, that he himself had not reviled Jesus), "dost thou not Fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation (surely such a terrible penalty from God should lead thee to Fear Him: see Isaiah 9:13; Revelation 16:10-11; 2 Chronicles 28:22; Jeremiah 5:3); and we indeed justly (he justifies God in His dealings however penal, the sure mark of repentance, accepting the punishment of iniquity: Psalms 51:4; Leviticus 26:41), for we receive the due reward of our deeds (confession of sin: 1 John 1:9); but this Man hath done nothing amiss" (acknowledgment of Jesus as the Holy One of God: Romans 10:9; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22-24)
Denial - 2 Timothy 2:12, where ἀρνεῖσθαι is used specially of the verbal denial of Christ, due to Fear of suffering). In the first of these categories are included those who, like some members of the Sanhedrin (John 12:42), believed on Christ, but did not confess Him; in the second, those who did not believe on Him, and as a natural result did not confess Him; and, in the third, those who have confessed Him, but, through Fear of men, deny Him in times of persecution. When challenged in the porch by the maid who kept the door, he gave an evasive reply (John 18:17, Mark 14:68), Fearing that to own his discipleship would lead to his exclusion from the premises. Having travelled so far on the downward path, it became well-nigh impossible to turn back, and on being charged by one of the kinsmen of Malchus with having been with Christ in the garden at the moment of the arrest, overcome by Fear that he might be called to account for his rash act, he denied his Master for the third time, and backed up his denial with oaths and curses (John 18:26 f
Stumbling - '— ‘I dare say you have,' returned I, ‘love of your ease, and Fear of your bones. ' At hearing this he grew quite outrageous; called Mohammed and Allah to witness, that he did not know what it was to Fear any thing; declared that he was convinced some infernal spirit had that day got possession of me, &c. ‘You see those mountains,' said he, pointing to the east; ‘they are in the province of Kurdestan, and inhabited by a vile race of robbers, who pay homage to a god of their own, and worship the devil from Fear
Joannes Cappadox, Bishop of Constantinople - As he came near the raised dais where the pulpit stood shouts arose, "Long live the patriarch! Long live the emperor! Why do we remain excommunicated? Why have we not communicated these many years? You are Catholic, what do you Fear; worthy servant of the Trinity? Cast out Severus the Manichee! O Justin, our emperor, you win! This instant proclaim the synod of Chalcedon, because Justin reigns. " But the people went on crying madly, "This instant, let none go out! I abjure you, shut the doors! You no longer Fear Amantius the Manichee! Justin reigns, why Fear Amantius?" So they continued
Sabbatical Year - ...
The people had no reason to Fear a shortage of food during the sabbatical year
Infant Baptism - ...
Baptists and other adherents of believer's baptism raise the following arguments and counter-arguments: (1) The New Testament prerequisite of baptism is faith (Acts 18:8 ) which is evidenced by confession (Joel 2:16 ) and repentance (Acts 2:38 ); (2) infant baptism rests ultimately on the Fear that infants are held accountable for organic sin; Baptists counter with a doctrine of an age of accountability at which conscious sin occurs (Genesis 8:21 ; Psalm 25:7 ; Jeremiah 3:25 ) and at which a conscious response to God is possible (1 Kings 18:12 ; Psalm 71:5 ,Psalms 71:5,71:17 ); (3) household baptisms need not have included children; baptism is prefigured in the salvation of Noah and his exclusively adult household in the ark (1 Peter 3:20-21 ); (4) Jesus' blessing of the children demonstrates Christ's love for children; children are presented as an example to disciples rather than as disciples themselves (Matthew 18:2-4 ); (5) circumcision is an imperfect analogy to baptism; only males participated in circumcision, whereas in baptism there is “neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28 ); the witness of the New Testament is that “what is born of the flesh is flesh” and that a spiritual birth is necessary to enter God's kingdom (John 3:5-6 ); it is not the Israel of the flesh that inherits the promises of God but those who are spiritual Israel by a faith commitment (Romans 6-8 ; Galatians 6:16 ); (6) the responsibility of the faith community to its children is instruction in the way of the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ; Deuteronomy 11:19 ; Proverbs 22:6 ); participation in covenant renewal is educational for children
Archelaus - ...
The rest fled to the mountains; and all by Archelaus's command "left the feast, Fearing lest something worse should ensue. The fact of Joseph's Fear is stated, the cause is not; but Archelaus's character otherwise known accounts for it
Epicureans - What Epicurus advocated and aimed at was the happiness of a tranquil life as free from pain as possible, undisturbed by social conventions or political excitement or superstitious Fears. ...
To deliver men from ‘the Fear of the gods’ was the chief endeavour and, according to his famous follower the Roman poet Lucretius, the crowning service of Epicurus. Further, since the test of life is feeling, death, in which there is no feeling, cannot mean anything at all, and is not a thing to be Feared either in prospect or in fact
Worship of God - It affords an excellent example to others, and excite them to Fear God, &c
Do - ) Deed; act; Fear
Devil - He does this by tradition, by Fear, by wrong teaching, and by ignorance
Die - Then, too, there is the unique hyperbolic expression that Nabal’s heart had “died” within him, indicating that he was overcome with great Fear ( Elisha - Many would hear and Fear, and learn to reverence God's ambassador
Quit - To quit you of this Fear, you have already looked death in the face
God - At a time too early to be traced, the Jews abstained from pronouncing the name, for Fear of its irreverent use
Joannes Iii, Bishop of Jerusalem - The whole East followed the example of the capital, and John could, without Fear of consequences, summon his synod to make the same profession of faith with his brother-patriarch in the imperial city, and was received into communion by pope Hormisdas, at the request of Justin ( ib
Titus, Bishop of Bostra - Titus replied that though the Christian population exceeded the heathen in numbers, in obedience to his admonitions they had remained quiet under severe provocations and there was no Fear of the peace of the city being disturbed by them ( ib
Deliver - The promise that God delivers his people from sin and its consequences, although mentioned infrequently, completes the picture of God as the deliverer from all of humankind's Fears (Psalm 39:8 ; 40:11-13 ; 51:14 ; 79:9 ). God's deliverance is for his people, those who trust and Fear him: "To the faithful you show yourself faithful You save the humble but bring low those whose eyes are haughty" (Psalm 18:25,27 ). Often, the people's Fear of God and trust in him are seen as a part of the deliverance (Psalm 22:4 ; 33:18-19 ; 34:7 ; Ezekiel 14:20 ). ...
The dominant idea in the New Testament is God's deliverance from humankind's greatest Fears: sin, evil, death, and judgment
Presence of God - It may be something people Fear. Many people who encountered God or his angel Feared for their lives (Judges 13:22 ; Luke 1:11-12 ; 2:9 ). Fear and trembling are proper responses before the One who controls all creation (Jeremiah 5:22 )
Holy, Holiness - ...
Holiness in the Ancient Near East: Fear and Manipulation . When confronted with something other than themselves, the immediate response was Fear mixed, as Otto indicates, with fascination. It is evident that the religions that intersected Israel's history found their predominant motivation in existence to be servile Fear. Fear of the fickle actions of nature and spirit was projected onto the gods they made and worshiped as holy. They were similar in one regard: what was holy could never be trusted, only Feared. ...
Though religion was recognized as the central issue of life, its connection to the holy reveals rigorous attempts to bring what was Feared (e. In light of his unapproachable majesty there is a corresponding dispositional Fear. Probably most instructive of all, as well as being a radical polemic of the irrational motivations behind pagan notions of holiness, is the fact that Yahweh is looking for those who are willing to "walk" with him rather than cower in Fear alone (5:22,24; 6:9; 24:40; 48:15). Those who live in Fear because of weakness or uselessness are to experience thorough protection and provision based on the standards of righteousness that issue from God's holy reign (Exodus 20:12-17 ; Leviticus 19 ; Psalm 68:5 )
Samaria - The lions sent by Jehovah (who still claims the land as His own and His people's: Jeremiah 31:20; Leviticus 26:42), in consequence of the colonists worshipping their five deities respectively, constrained them through Fear to learn from an imported Israelite priest how to "fear Jehovah. " But it was Fear, not love; it was a vain combination of incompatible worships, that of Jehovah and of idols (Zephaniah 1:5; Ezekiel 20:39; 1 Kings 18:21; Matthew 6:24)
Purification (2) - —The uncleanness of the leper seems to have been due not to the Fear of contagion, for contagious diseases were not, generally speaking, regarded as unclean, but to the repulsive appearance of this particular disease. The reason that kept Christ’s accusers from following Him into the judgment-hall (John 18:28) may have been simply the Fear of the defilement they would incur by entering a heathen house. But it is still more likely that they remained outside for Fear that the judgment-hall might contain somewhere within its walls a portion of leaven
Mystery - south observes, that the mysteriousness of those parts of the Gospel called the credenda, or matters of our faith, is most subservient to the great and important ends of religion, and that upon these accounts: ...
First, because religion, in the prime institution of it, was designed to make impressions of awe and reverential Fear upon men's minds
Eli - His failing and its penalty are a warning to all parents, even religious ones, and all in authority, to guard against laxity in ruling children and subordinates in the Fear of the Lord, punishing strictly, though in love, all sin, jealous for God's honor even at the cost of offending man and of painting natural parental feeling
Personal Effort: Needed For Success - ' Now, the foremost champions, with Fear and trembling, undertook the task and went to the conflict, and they fought well, as the rolls of fame can testify; to the best of their ability they unhorsed their foes and performed great exploits
Gibeonites - Nay, he showed by the honorable burial he gave their remains, and by sparing Mephibosheth, that he entertained no such feeling, nor had he by this time anything to Fear from Saul's family
Sarah - , Genesis 20:5; Genesis 20:13); still more in suggesting the carnal policy of Abram's taking Hagar to obtain children by her, when God delayed the promised seed by Sarah herself (Genesis 16:1-3); also in harshness to Hagar, when the retributive consequences of her own false step overtook her through the very instrument of her sin (Genesis 16:5-6; Jeremiah 2:19; Proverbs 1:31); also laughing in unbelief at God's promise that she should bear a son in her old age (Genesis 18), forgetting that nothing is "too hard for the Lord" (see Jeremiah 32:17; Luke 1:37), then denying that she laughed, through Fear; faith triumphed at last (Genesis 21)
Great - Expressing a large, extensive or unusual degree of any thing as great Fear great love great strength great wealth great power great influence great folly
Ecclesiastes - The theme may be stated as the transient character of earthly goods and pleasures compared with true wisdom which is the Fear of the Lord and in which alone may be found true contentment and happiness
House - Thus the faithful Abraham, after that the Lord had revealed himself unto him in vision, and said, "Fear not, Abraham, I am thy shield, and thine exceeding great reward;" the patriarch felt a boldness to ask of God concerning his household
Woman - ...
This word can also be used figuratively describing foreign warriors and/or heroes as “women,” in other words as weak, unmanly, and cowardly: “In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and Fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts …” ( Commander - In such a context, śar means “leader,” “ruler,” and “judge”: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as Fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens …” ( Bold, Boldness, Boldly - 2), denotes (a), primarily, "freedom of speech, unreservedness of utterance," Acts 4:29,31 ; 2 Corinthians 3:12 ; 7:4 ; Philemon 1:8 ; or "to speak without ambiguity, plainly," John 10:24 ; or "without figures of speech," John 16:25 ; (b) "the absence of Fear in speaking boldly; hence, confidence, cheerful courage, boldness, without any connection necessarily with speech;" the RV has "boldness" in the following; Acts 4:13 ; Ephesians 3:12 ; 1 Timothy 3:13 ; Hebrews 3:6 ; 4:16 ; 10:19,35 ; 1 John 2:28 ; 3:21 ; 4:17 ; 5:14 ; (c) the deportment by which one becomes conspicuous, John 7:4 ; 11:54 , acts openly, or secures publicity, Colossians 2:15
Anguish - , "to hold together," is used physically of being held, or thronged, Luke 8:45 ; 19:43 ; 22:63 ; of being taken with a malady, Matthew 4:24 ; Luke 4:38 ; Acts 28:8 ; with Fear, Luke 8:37 ; of being straitened or pressed in spirit, with desire, Luke 12:50 ; Acts 18:5 ; Philippians 1:23 ; with the love of Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:14
Trust - Well, you may Fear too far-- ...
Safer than trust too far
Hell - " ...
That God, "after He hath killed, hath power to cast into hell," is assigned as a reason why He should be Feared with the Fear that keeps from evil doing, Luke 12:5 ; the parallel passage to this in Matthew 10:28 declares, not the casting in, but the doom which follows, namely, the destruction (not the loss of being, but of well-being) of "both soul and body
Assurance, Assure, Assuredly - ...
C — 1: ἀσφαλῶς (Strong's #806 — Adverb — asphalos — as-fal-oce' ) means (a) "safely," Mark 14:44 ; Acts 16:23 ; (b) "assuredly," Acts 2:36 ; the knowledge there enjoined involves freedom from Fear of contradiction, with an intimation of the impossibility of escape from the effects
Mark, Theology of - On the other hand, Jesus' enemies in Jerusalem exhibit a Fear of the approving crowds as they seek to kill him (11:18-32; 12:12), and so reject the change that Jesus' offer of salvation entails, while unwittingly making it possible through his death on the cross. ...
The disciples' mixed Fear and amazement responses indicate the struggle to bring together Jesus' claims to meet all human need and his outspoken acceptance of the way of suffering and death as the way to life. So when the stormy seas and the disciples' Fears are stilled on two occasions their lack of faith is duly noted (4:40-41; 6:50-52); and when Jesus speaks plainly about his passion the disciples' Fear and lack of understanding prompt them first to rebuke Jesus (8:32), then to remain quiet (9:32), and finally to follow him in Fear to Jerusalem (10:32). The Fear and amazement of the women who visit Jesus' tomb, with their subsequent silence about Jesus' promise to meet his disciples in Galilee (16:5-8; Serve - ...
3: λατρεύω (Strong's #3000 — Verb — latreuo — lat-ryoo'-o ) primarily "to work for hire" (akin to latris, "a hired servant"), signifies (1) to worship, (2) to "serve;" in the latter sense it is used of service (a) to God, Matthew 4:10 ; Luke 1:74 ("without Fear"); 4:8; Acts 7:7 ; 24:14 , RV, "serve" (AV, "worship"); Acts 26:7 ; 27:23 ; Romans 1:9 ("with my spirit"); 2 Timothy 1:3 ; Hebrews 9:14 ; 12:28 , AV, "we may serve," RV, "we may offer service;" Revelation 7:15 ; (b) to God and Christ ("the Lamb"), Revelation 22:3 ; (c) in the tabernacle, Hebrews 8:5 , RV; 13:10; (d) to "the host of heaven," Acts 7:42 , RV, "to serve" (AV, "to worship"); (e) to "the creature," instead of the Creator, Romans 1:25 , of idolatry: see WORSHIP
Amaze, Amazement - It was said of any displacement, and especially, with reference to the mind, of that alteration of the normal condition by which the person is thrown into a state of surprise or Fear, or both; or again, in which a person is so transported out of his natural state that he falls into a trance, Acts 10:10 ; 11:5 ; 22:17
Blasphemy - He who has committed it is so given over to a reprobate mind as to have no pang of conscience about it, and the very Fear of anyone that he has committed it is proof positive that he has not, for if he had he would have been "past feeling" (Hebrews 6:4-6; 1 John 5:16)
Justice - All men are entitled to their full dues, alike of tribute, custom, Fear, honour, service and wage
Immanuel, Emmanuel - Ahaz king of Judah, being attacked by Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah king of Israel — and there being also a disposition to form a confederacy to set up the son of Tabeal, and so reject the son of David, which Ahaz was — Isaiah was sent to tell him to be quiet and Fear not. " It should be noticed that there are two prophetic children: the one (Shear-jashub) figurative of the remnant, and Immanuel; so the prophecy continues, "For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou Fearest shall be forsaken" (as Isaiah 7:16 should be translated)
Travail - pouring of GOD's wrath on the nations, so that they are filled with Fear and can find no relief
Compassion, Merciful - 103:11, 17, where eleos translates both rechem and chesed as “mercy”: “His mercy is on them that Fear him from generation to generation” (Luke 1:50)
Tribute - It is needless to observe, that the Israelites were frequently subdued by foreign princes, who laid great taxes and tribute upon them, to which Fear and necessity compelled them to submit
Sabbath - Indeed, the Fear was that the day would be "wasted by idleness and degraded by sensuality and drunkenness," because it was so joyous
Hezeki'ah - Sennacherib sent against Jerusalem an army under two officers and his cupbearer, the orator Rabshakeh, with a blasphemous and insulting summons to surrender; but Isaiah assures the king he need not Fear, promising to disperse the enemy
Heart, Heartily - " (5) In Luke 21:26 , where there is no word for "hearts" in the original, the RV has "men fainting (for Fear)
Abimelech - Abraham, Fearing that the Philistine king Abimelech might kill him in order to take Sarah for his own wife, preserved his life by saying that Sarah was his sister (Genesis 20:1-2; Genesis 20:13; cf. This made Abimelech Fear him, and on Abimelech’s suggestion the two men renewed the treaty between the former Abimelech and Abraham (Genesis 26:26-32)
Nicodemus - The rich were ashamed to confess Jesus openly, in spite of convictions of the reality of His mission; so Joseph of Arimathea "a disciple, but secretly for Fear of the Jews" (John 19:38). Fear of man holds back many from decision for Christ (John 7:13; John 9:22; John 12:42-43; John 5:44; Proverbs 29:25; contrast Isaiah 51:7-8; Isaiah 66:5; Acts 5:41)
Certainty (2) - ’...
The following are instances from the Gospels of this way of expressing certainty:—‘Fear ye not, for I am certain that ye are seeking Jesus who was crucified’ (Matthew 28:5); ‘Master, we are certain that thou speakest and teachest straightforwardly’ (Luke 20:21); ‘We speak what we are certain of, and bear evidence of what we have seen’ (John 3:11); ‘No longer do we believe through thy report, for we ourselves have heard and are certain’ (John 4:42); ‘What sign doeat thou that we may feel certainty, and may trust thee?’ (John 6:30); ‘This is Jesus the son of Joseph; we are certain of his father and mother’ (John 6:42, cf. To Peter as he began to Fear and sink He said, ‘O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?’ (διστάζω, Matthew 14:31)
Assurance - The Scriptural view is, that when sin is forgiven by the mercy of God through Christ, we are, by some means, assured of it, and peace and satisfaction of mind take the place of anxiety and Fear. " "We have not received the spirit of bondage again unto Fear, but the spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father
Job, Book of - --
One question could be raised by envy: may not the goodness which secures such direct and tangible rewards be a refined form of selfishness? Satan, the accusing angel, suggests the doubt, "Doth Job Fear God for nought ?" and asserts boldly that if those external blessings were withdrawn, Job would cast off his allegiance" he will curse thee to thy face. 26-31, he states with incomparable force and eloquence his opinion of the chief point of the controversy: man cannot comprehend God's ways; destruction sooner or later awaits the wicked; wisdom consists wholly in the Fear of the Lord and departing from evil
Water - For example, in the Old Testament water is a metaphor or simile for Fear (Joshua 7:5 ), death (2 Samuel 14:14 ), sin (Job 15:16 ), God's presence (Psalm 72:6 ), marital fidelity (Proverbs 5:15-16 ), the knowledge of God (Isaiah 11:9 ), salvation (Isaiah 12:3 ), the Spirit (Isaiah 44:3-4 ), God's blessings (Isaiah 58:11 ), God's voice (Ezekiel 43:2 ), God's wrath (Hosea 5:10 ), and justice (Amos 5:24 )
Tongues, Confusion of - Among these was the prevalence in the world of different languages, which contributed so greatly to produce between the various peoples, who were thus unintelligible to one another, feelings of mutual suspicion and Fear (cf
Sennacherib - Then upon Hezekiah there fell the Fear of the power of my arms, and he sent out to me the chiefs and the elders of Jerusalem with 30 talents of gold and 800 talents of silver, and divers treasures, a rich and immense booty
Superstitious - ]'>[1] ‘somewhat religious’)...
The Greek word, derived from δείδειν, ‘to Fear’ and δαίμων, ‘demon,’ was originally used in a good sense (Xenophon, Cyrop
Repentance - A legal repentance flows only from a sense of danger and Fear of wrath; but an evangelical repentance is a true mourning for sin, and an earnest desire of deliverance from it
Sheol - Once Christ had conquered death and hades (sheol), people had no need to Fear them any longer
Earthquake - Those who love God and are faithful to Him have no need to Fear the trembling of the earth (Psalm 46:2-3 )
Envy - "Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the Fear of the Lord" (Proverbs 23:17 )
Jehonadab - The name Rechab, "rider," may also imply their unsettled pilgrim state, from which they deviated only when in Fear of Nebuchadnezzar they took refuge within Jerusalem; but even there they would not for any consideration violate the law of their forefather
Kindness - God's kindness is seen in his deliverance of the believer from affliction, Fear, and trouble
Elijah - There is but one thing that could ever conceivably justify pessimism-the failure of Divine power or love; and the Fear of that calamity is but a human weakness
Honor - An assumed appearance of nobleness scorn of meanness, springing from the Fear of reproach, without regard to principle as, shall I violate my trust? Forbid it, honor
Camel - The Jews carefully filtered their wine before drinking it, for Fear of swallowing along with it some insect forbidden in the law as unclean, and yet they omitted openly the "weightier matters" of the law
Assassins - The first man who was slain by them was Jonathan the high priest, after whom many were stain every day, and the Fear men were in of being so treated was more harassing than the calamity itself everybody expecting death every hour, as men do in war
Feet - The Oriental habit of prostration before the feet of a superior, in Fear or reverence, is illustrated by Sapphira (Acts 5:10), Cornelius (Acts 10:25), John (Revelation 1:17; Revelation 19:10; Revelation 22:8; cf
Voice - Thunder demonstrated God’s tremendous power and evoked Fear and submission
Sadducees - 250, who, rejecting the traditionary doctrines of the scribes, taught that man ought to serve God out of pure love, and not from hope of reward, or Fear of punishment; and that they derived their name from Sadoc, one of his followers, who, mistaking or perverting this doctrine, maintained that there was no future state of rewards and punishments
Meats - But at the same time he enjoins, that the law of charity and prudence should be observed; that men should be cautious of scandalizing or offending weak minds; that though all things may be lawful, yet all things are not always expedient; that no one ought to seek his own accommodation or satisfaction, but that of his neighbour; that if any one should say to us, "This has been offered to idols," we may not then eat of it, for the sake of him who gives the information; not so much for Fear of wounding our own conscience, but his; in a word, that he who is weak, and thinks he may not indifferently use all sorts of food, should forbear, and eat herbs, rather than offend a brother, Romans 14:1-2
Coney - They do not stand upright upon their feet, but seem to steal along as in Fear, their belly being nearly close to the ground; advancing a few steps at a time, and then pausing
Joseph - No narrative in the Bible more strikingly illustrates the protective and elevating power of the Fear of God, and its especial value for the young
Maris, Bishop of Chalcedon - 8) that Maris, Eusebius, Theognis, expressed to the emperor their repentance for having signed, stating that they had complied only through Fear of him, and that the emperor indignantly banished them to Gaul
Joseph (2) - An angel, however, appeared to him in a dream, telling him not to Fear to marry Mary, as the conception was of the Holy Ghost, and also that she would bring forth a son, whom he was to name Jesus (Matthew 1:20 f. —A rich and pious Israelite (Matthew 27:57), a member of the Sanhedrin (Mark 15:43), who, secretly for Fear of the Jews, was Jesus’ disciple (John 19:38). Joseph, now with no Fear of the Jews, acted openly, and had to act with speed, as the day of preparation for the Sabbath was nearly spent
Proverbs, Book of - Proverbs 1:7 provides the perspective for understanding all the proverbs: “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. ” “Fear of the Lord” is biblical shorthand for an entire life in love, worship, and obedience to God. ...
The beginning and end of wisdom is to Fear God and avoid evil (Romans 1:18-237 ; Proverbs 8:13 ; Proverbs 9:10 ; Proverbs 15:33 ). ...
Thus, the wise person “fears God” and also lives in harmony with God's order for creation
Destructionists - ...
So when our Saviour is fortifying the minds of his disciples against the power of men, by an awe of the far greater power of God, and the punishment of his justice, he expresseth himself thus: Fear not them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do; Fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Here he plainly proposes the destruction of the soul (not its endless pain and misery) as the ultimate object of the divine displeasure, and the greatest object of our Fear
Vengeance (2) - He warned the Twelve, as He sent them out on their mission (Matthew 10), that they would suffer hatred, persecution, even death, for His sake; and charged them to be, in the midst of wolves, ‘wise as serpents and harmless as doves’ (Matthew 10:16), in the endurance of their sufferings to have no Fear, but to rely on God. If the teaching of Christ seem at first sight impracticable, destructive of moral order, and delivering wrong-doers from the Fear of punishment, the answer to these objections is not far to seek. There is a further and a very solemn strain in the teaching of Christ, in which we find the final answer to the Fear that moral anarchy may arise from the exorcism of the spirit of vengeance
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - '...
Apostolical, evangelical, and most illustrious, martyr, as Polycarp proved himself to be at the last, yet, when he began his ministry in Smyrna he was a man of like Fears and flinchings of heart as we are ourselves. You may depend upon it, Polycarp was for a long time in as great bondage through Fear of death as any of yourselves. " Polycarp was in constant danger of death and in constant Fear of death. And just as the ever-present image of his Divine Master's death and resurrection nerved Polycarp to overcome all Fear of his own death, so in like manner his poverty is here put to silence for ever by this parenthesis, ("but thou art rich"). Had Polycarp Feared death more than he Feared Him who was now alive; had he Feared the fires in the market-place of Smyrna more than the fires that are not quenched; had he deserted his post in Smyrna because of its difficulties; had his soul soured at God and man because of his poverty; when he was reviled, had he reviled back again; when he suffered, had he threatened; and had he reproached Christ when he was bribed with his life so to do,-Polycarp is here told plainly that he would have died the second death with all that it involves. I will redeem them from the Fear of death
Obadiah - " Ahab cared more for these than for his perishing subjects! In a corrupt court, in spite of the persecuting idolatrous queen Jezebel, "Obadiah Feared Jehovah," not merely a little but "greatly. Obadiah in distrustful Fear (for Scripture records the failings as well as the graces of its heroes, for our learning) regarded the message as tantamount to his destruction, supposing the Spirit would carry Elijah elsewhere and so Ahab, disappointed of his victim, would wreak his vengeance on Obadiah. He could truly say what ought to be a motto for the young, "I Fear Jehovah from my youth" (compare 2 Timothy 3:15). Elijah's assurance that he would show himself to Ahab sufficed to dispel his Fears and to re-establish his faith
Medes - Rawlinson however makes dualism (the worship of both a good and an evil principle eternally existing: Ormuzd the good object of trust, Ahriman the object of Fear) to have been their original faith as described in the Zendavesta, and that the worship of the elements was subsequently taken from the Scythians (the fire worshippers of Armenia and Mount Zagros, among whom Magism existed from of old) and was Magian. ) Fear of polluting the elements gave rise to the superstition of neither burying nor burning their dead, but exposing them to beasts and birds of prey (Herododus, i
Spirit - This person would have the Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge, and the Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:1-3 ). ...
Spirit is used extensively with human emotions including sorrow ( Proverbs 15:4 ,Proverbs 15:4,15:13 ), anguish (Exodus 6:9 ; John 13:21 ), anger (Proverbs 14:29 ; Proverbs 16:32 ), vexation (Ecclesiastes 1:14 ), Fear (2 Timothy 1:7 ), and joy (Luke 1:47 )
People - In Ruth 3:11 the word means “male kinsmen” with special emphasis on the paternal relationship: “And now, my daughter, Fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. One must never forget, however, that among nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes there is no distinction between the concepts “militia” and “kinsmen”: “And the Lord said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise …” ( Jehu - But overwhelmed with Fear, they replied that they were Jehu's servants, and would in all things obey him. It appears also that, in executing the divine indignation on the wicked house of Ahab, he was actuated more by the spirit of ambition and animosity than the Fear of God, or a regard to the purity of his worship
Poetry of the Hebrews - ...
The Fear of the lord is clean, enduring forever. ...
As the heaven is high above the earth, So great is his mercy towards them that Fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us, Psalm 103:11-12
Judgment - They do not Fear condemnation, because once they are ‘in Christ’ there can be no condemnation (John 3:18; John 5:24; Romans 8:11). Since their names are in the book of life, they have no Fear of the judgment of death (Revelation 20:11-15; cf
Care - Osborn, Release from Fear and Anxiety ; P
Doubt, Doubtful, Doubting - , in Micah 4:1 , of the "exaltation" of the Lord's house; in Ezekiel 10:16 , of the "lifting" up of the wings of the cherubim; in Obadiah 1:4 , of the "mounting" up of the eagle; in the NT metaphorically, of "being anxious," through a "distracted" state of mind, of "wavering" between hope and Fear, Luke 12:29 , "neither be ye of doubtful mind" (AV, marg
Belshazzar - His daring bravado was in an instant changed into abject Fear; conscience can turn the most foolhardy into a coward
Self-Deception - And lastly, we should learn to ascertin the evidence of not being deceived, which are such as these: when sin is the object of our increasing Fear, a tenderness of conscience, when we can appeal to God as to the sincerity of our motives and aims, when dependent on God's promise, providence, and grace, and when conformed to him in all righteousness and true holiness
Tiberius (2) - His Fear of conspiracy made him encourage informers, and many supposed rivals were put to death
Adoption - Entering into salvation brings the rights and privileges of free sonship: "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to Fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship
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Psalm 16:7 (c) This type represents the dark times in David's life when the shadows fell across his path, and he was constantly in Fear for his life
Wing - There should have been no Fear
Burden - ...
Lamentations 2:14 (b) The word is used here to describe the false information given by false prophets to bring Fear upon the people
Be - , Fear Gospel, the, - The testimony rendered by means of angelic power is, "Fear God, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgement is come," with the injunction to worship the Creator
Hagar - After the weaning of Isaac, the sight of Ishmael aroused Sarah’s jealousy and Fear ( Genesis 21:9 ); and Abraham was reluctantly persuaded to send away Hagar and her son
Infidelity - Hall justly observes, "We have nothing to Fear; for, to an attentive observer of the signs of the times, it will appear one of the most extraordinary plaenomena of this eventful crisis, that, amidst the ravages of atheism and infidelity, real religion is on the increase; for while infidelity is marking its progress by devastation and ruin, by the prostration of thrones and concussion of kingdoms, thus appalling the inhabitants of the world, and compelling them to take refuge in the church of God, the true sanctuary; the stream of divine knowledge, unobserved, is flowing in new channels; winding its course among humble valleys, refreshing thirsty deserts, and enriching, with far other and higher blessings than those of commerce, the most distant climes and nations; until, agreeably to the prediction of prophecy, the knowledge of the Lord shall fill and cover the whole earth
Malachi - In the meantime the remnant are spoken of as those that Feared the Lord and thought upon His name: they communed often one with another. But to them that Fear His name the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings (not the morning star here, as for the church)
Right Hand - God’s taking one’s “right hand” means that He strengthens him: “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not: I will help thee” ( Rephidim - " On their way to Rephidim, the Amalekites, the original inhabitants of the country, who are noticed in Abraham's days, Genesis 14:7 , not having the Fear of God before their eyes, nor regarding the judgments recently inflicted on the Egyptians, attacked the rear of the Israelites when they were faint and weary; but were defeated by a chosen party, under the command of Joshua, the faithful lieutenant of Moses, who is first noticed on this occasion, and even then pointed out by the Lord as his successor
Love - Esteem and reverence constitute ingredients in this affection, and a Fear of offending him is its inseparable effect
Macedonius ii, Patriarch of Constantinople - 517, at Gangra, where he had retired for Fear of the Huns, who ravaged all Cappadocia, Galatia, and Pontus
Nehemiah - ...
His prayer (Nehemiah 1:4-11) was marked by importunate continuity, "day and night" (compare Isaiah 62:6-7; Luke 18:7), intercession for Israel, confession of individual and national sin, pleading that God should remember His promises of mercy upon their turning to Him, however far cast out for transgression; also that He should remember they are His people redeemed by His strong hand, therefore His honour is at stake in their persons; and that Nehemiah and they who pray with him desire to Fear God's name (Isaiah 26:8; contrast Psalms 66:18; compare Daniel 9, Leviticus 26:33-39; Deuteronomy 4:25-31); lastly he asks God to dispose Artaxerxes' heart to "mercy" (Proverbs 21:1). Nehemiah also remedied the state of debt and bondage of many Jews by forbidding usury and bond service, and set an example by not being chargeable all the twelve years that he was governor, as former governors had been, on the Jews; "so did not I," says he, "because of the Fear of God" (Nehemiah 5). Then Shemaiah, suborned by Sanballat, tried to frighten him to flee into the temple, where he was detained by a vow (1 Samuel 21:7), in order to delay the work and give an appearance of conscious guilt on the part of Nehemiah; but neither he nor the prophetess Noadiah could put him in Fear, "should such a man as I (the governor who ought to animate others) flee!" Fearing God (Nehemiah 6:9; Nehemiah 6:14; Nehemiah 5:15) I have none else to Fear (Isaiah 28:16). The wall having been built and the doors set up (Nehemiah 7), Nehemiah gave charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah, "a faithful man who Feared God above many," and set "every one in his watch over against his house
Paul as the Chief of Sinners - Come and hear, all ye that Fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul. So much so that if you advance as you have begun you will soon be staggering new beginners yourself with the Scriptures you read, and with the psalms and hymns you select, and with the petitions you offer ere ever you are aware; and, it may yet be, with the autobiography you will yet write to tell to all that Fear God what He hath done for your soul. That is to say, the holiest men are the most full of holy Fear, holy penitence, holy humility, and holy love. "When Christian had travelled in this disconsolate condition some considerable time, he thought he heard the voice of a man, as going before him, saying, Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will Fear none ill, for Thou art with me. First, because he gathered from them that some one who Feared God was in the valley as well as himself
Night (2) - Nicodemus for Fear of his colleagues came to Jesus by night at the Passover season; the interview may have been on the roof of some friendly house, or in one of the tents used by the pilgrims (John 3:2; John 19:39); night was also the time for theft, and drunkenness, and revelling (Luke 12:39, cf. When, for Fear of the Jews, the disciples met at eventide, Jesus came to them (John 20:19); and it was when the day was breaking that He welcomed His weary disciples to the shore (21:4). In the OT and NT both are emblems of Fear and evil: in the City there will be no night (Revelation 21:25), and the sea is no more (Revelation 21:1). The writers and teachers of the NT use the coinage of their age; and though we may conjecture that Jesus had other memories of night than those of Fear, yet He did not depart from the customary usage, in which the men of His time took night as significant of terror and evil
Death - The Fear of death is a source of uneasiness to the generality, and to a guilty conscience it may indeed be terrible; but to a good man it should be obviated by the consideration that death is the termination of every trouble; that it puts him beyond the reach of sin and temptation: that God has promised to be with the righteous, even to the end, Hebrews 13:5 . Porteus's Poem on DEath; Grove's admirable Sermon on the Fear of Death; Watts's World to Come
Peter, First, Theology of - The church's members engage in the disciplines of eschatological hope, reverent Fear of God, love for each other, and worship of Christ (1:13-2:10). Their purpose is to live in the Fear of God as his slaves (2:16) and still fulfill the obligations placed on each of them by their position in society. She humbly Fears God as her impartial judge (1:17; 4:17) in order to live according to his will and holiness (1:15; 2:16,19; 4:2) and to be honored by him (5:5)
Care - The assurance of His intimate knowlege of life and all its needs, and of His loving care, ought to exclude all anxiety concerning the wants of the present, and all Fear of the future. The pressing necessity gave Him no anxiety, and the impending peril no Fear
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He had a Fear of offending the Jews, who already had grounds of accusation against him, and of giving color to a charge of lukewarmness to Caesar's kingship, and on the other hand a conviction of Jesus' innocence (for the Jewish council, Pilate knew well, would never regard as criminal an attempt to free Judas from Roman dominion), and a mysterious awe of the Holy Sufferer and His majestic mien and words, strengthened by his wife's (Claudia Procula, a proselyte of the gate: Evang. Fear of man, the Jews' accusations, and the emperor's frown, and consequent loss of place and power, led him to condemn Him whom he knew to be innocent and desired to deliver
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in the fourth sign and the fifth one reveal the presence of Fear in the heart. Then JESUS came and the Fear of death was removed. ...
Chapter6:21 (b) This sign teaches us that the storms of life and Fears of the soul may be quickly and surely calmed by the presence and the word of the sovereign Lord
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To punish is added because through Fear of punishment lawe command obedience
Bethel - " After the overthrow of Israel, the king of Assyria sent one of the Israelite priests to settle at Bethel, and teach the new settlers from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, "the manner of the god of the land," and "how they should Fear Jehovah" (2 Kings 17:27-28)
Titus - Paul does not Fear, as he does in the case of Timothy, that Titus will yield to pressure; but he may have dreaded that, not being a Jew, he would pay too much heed to the prestige of Judaism, and attach a fictitious importance to these Jewish teachers and their fables (Titus 1:10-16, Titus 3:9)
Religion - they had a depreciatory sense and signified ‘excessive Fear of the gods’ (cf
Malachi - A dispute about God's honor and Fear (Malachi 1:6-2:9 )...
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Face - The face naturally expresses various emotions, Fear, sorrow, shame, or joy
Ananias - The judgment had the salutary effect designed, of guarding the church in its infancy from the adhesion of hypocrites; for "great Fear came upon all the church and upon as many as heard it; and of the rest durst no man join himself to them, but the people magnified them
Sinners - (a) He freely mingled with them, and that without Fear of contamination, Matthew 9:10-11; Matthew 11:19, Mark 2:15-16, Luke 5:30; Luke 15:2; Luke 19:7
Exodus, the - Egypt was glad when they departed: for the Fear of them fell upon them
Abner - But Joab, by a message, brought him back from the well of Sirah, and, taking him aside to speak peaceably, murdered him, Abishai also being an accomplice, for the blood of Asahel (Numbers 35:19; 2 Samuel 3:30; 2 Samuel 3:39), and on Joab's part also, as appears likely from Amasa's case, from Fear of Abner's becoming a rival in the chief command (2 Samuel 20:4-10)
Cleopas - To carry the tidings to Jerusalem, ‘they who had dissuaded their unknown Companion from making a night journey now have no Fear of it themselves’ (Bengel)
Georgius (3), Bishop of Laodicea - Fear kept him from the council of Sardica in 347 where the bishops unanimously deposed him and many others as having been previously condemned by Alexander and as holding Arian opinions (Theod
Deliverer - The word is ἐξαιρέομαι, ‘to take out from,’ while in Hebrews 2:15 the word for deliverance from the Fear of death is ἀπαλλάσσω, ‘to set free from
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - love Fear divine training
Go Away, Leave - If Israel does not “observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest Fear this glorious and Fearful name, The Lord Thy God; … ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it
Noah - reveals the fact thatNoah had faith, and that in godly Fear he prepared the ark, in obedience to God's warning, for the saving of his house, thereby condemningthe world and becoming heir of the righteousness which is by faith
Daniel the Prophet - A decree was then sent throughout the kingdom that all should Fear the God of Daniel, 'for He is the living God
Noah - reveals the fact thatNoah had faith, and that in godly Fear he prepared the ark, in obedience to God's warning, for the saving of his house, thereby condemningthe world and becoming heir of the righteousness which is by faith
Spirit - Thus we read of a spirit of jealously, a spirit of fornication, a spirit of prayer, a spirit of infirmity, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of Fear of the Lord, Hosea 4:12 Zechariah 12:10 Luke 13:11 Isaiah 11:2
King, Kings - They show us the perfect fulfillment of the divine promises and warnings by Moses; and every page confirms the inspired declaration, "The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Ostrich - In this manner the ostrich may be said to be hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labor,' in hatching and attending them so far, being vain, without Fear,' or the least concern of what becomes of them afterwards
Peace, Spiritual - It is associated with receptiveness to God's salvation (Matthew 10:13 ), freedom from distress and Fear (John 14:27 ; John 16:33 ), security (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 ), mercy (Galatians 6:16 ; 1 Timothy 1:2 ), joy (Romans 14:17 ; Romans 15:13 ), grace (Philippians 1:2 ; Revelation 1:4 ), love (2 Corinthians 13:11 ; Jude 1:2 ), life (Romans 8:6 ), and righteousness (Romans 14:17 ; Hebrews 12:11 ; James 3:18 )
Work - Work out your own salvation with Fear and trembling
Isaiah - He conceals nothing and keeps nothing back from Fear of man
Pilgrim (2) - There is an implied contrast where it is said that Jesus went in silence before His disciples; pilgrims marched with song and rejoicing (Psalms 42:4), but silence and Fear marked the disciples (Mark 10:32)
Death, Mortality - There was the constant Fear that one might not survive until tomorrow. Jesus said that we are not to Fear those who can kill the body but those who can kill both body and soul in hell (Matthew 10:28 ). While the New Testament makes the agony of death more intense and Fearsome, it shows a greater triumph over it. Through death he destroyed the devil, who had the power over death, and emptied death of its Fear (Hebrews 2:14-15 )
Elijah - Turn my dreamings,' implores the passionate Andrewes, 'into earnestness, my follies into cleansings of myself, my guilt into indignation, my past sin into all the greater Fear for the future, my sloth into passionate desire, and my pollution into revenge. And enable me, O my God, to bend all my passions of faith, and love, and hate, and Fear, revenge, and remorse, and what not, in upon my own salvation, and the salvation of my people!'...
And then in prayer. What a tempest of Fear, and despair, and remorse, and self-accusation, of all indeed that was within Jacob's passionate heart. For, what was the chariot of Israel to Elijah that day, but Elijah's heart already in heaven? And what were those horses of fire that day, but all Elijah's passions all harnessed, in all their heaven-bounding strength, to that heavenly chariot? His faith, his Fearlessness, his scorn of evil, his prayerfulness, his devotion to Israel and to God
Samson - ' For 'Tragedy, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems: therefore said by Aristotle to be of power by raising pity and Fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and suchlike passions; that is, to temper and reduce the passions to their just measure. ...
Though we look with Fear for it, and almost expect it, and though Josephus actually says it, yet we are not told it in the Bible, and we simply cannot believe Josephus, that Samson broke his Nazarite vow. And his chorus would purge our breasts with Fear and with terror as they lifted the veil and let us see the passions of lust, and jealousy, and hatred, and revenge that were all the time tearing at the great heart of Manoah's miserable son. Turn my mourning into dancing, my dreaming into earnestness, my falls into clearings of myself, my guilt into indignation, my sin into Fear, my transgression into vehement desire, and my pollution into revenge
Jeremiah - " To his Fear of men's faces Jehovah declares "I am with thee to deliver thee. and more summarily in Jeremiah 26:1-2; Jeremiah 34:1-7,5 at the feast of tabernacles, when the law was commanded to be read, or at either of the other two great feasts, before the people of "all the cities of Judah," assembled for worship "in the court of Jehovah's house"; he "diminished not a word" through Fear of offending. Hence, the Rechabites (See JEHONADAB) were constrained at this time to take refuge within Jerusalem through Fear of the Chaldees. In consequence of Fear the Jews obeyed the law by temporarily emancipating their bondservants at, the end of seven years, but on the remission of the siege again enslaved them (Jeremiah 34). Fear of the mocking of the Jewish deserters deterred him from following the prophet's counsel, that he should go forth to the Chaldees; by refusing he brought on himself, as Jeremiah foretold, the mocking not only of the deserters but even of his own concubines
Timothy - " Therefore he needed Paul's monition that "God hath not given us the spirit of Fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7). His timidity is glanced at in Paul's charge to the Corinthians (Acts 17:15), "if I come, see that he may be with you without Fear, let no man, despise him
Millennium - The inhabitants of every place will rest secure from Fear of robbery and murder. Merchandise between distant countries will be conducted without Fear of an enemy; and works of ornament and beauty, perhaps, shall not be wanting in those days
Proverbs - The basis of the Israelite wisdom was the Fear of God (Proverbs 1:7)
Meat - In Psalms 111:5, "He hath given meat (tereph ) unto them that Fear Him," literally, spoil such as Israel brought out of Egypt (Exodus 12:36), and which God had covenanted to Abraham, Leviticus 6:14-2333 (Kimchi)
Magnificat - No personal Fear of the reproach of shame, which might be, and indeed was, levelled against her, no personal pride in the destiny vouchsafed to her, mar our impression of a soul accustomed to commune with God, and therefore never lacking words of praise
Samar'Itans - On their explaining their miserable condition to the king of Assyria, he despatched one of the captive priests to teach them "how they should Fear the Lord. " The priest came accordingly, and henceforth, in the language of the sacred historian, they "Feared the Lord, and served their graven images, both their children and their children's children: as did their fathers, so do the unto this day
Uriah - So he fell the victim of adulterous passion which was reckless of all honour, gratitude, and the Fear of God; the once faithful man of God had now fallen so low as treacherously to murder his true hearted and loyal soldier and servant, whose high sense of honour so contrasts with David's baseness
Wisdom Literature - For them, the Fear of God was the basis of true wisdom (Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7; Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Decrees of God - "Who would not Fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain, " Jeremiah 10:7
Reward (2) - ’ Moral protoplasm—potential goodness—may exist in the much decried Fear of hell oftener than in the hope of heaven
Do - They Fear not the Lord, neither do they after the law and commandment
Sleep - So the metaphor of sleep is used to emphasize that we have no more to Fear from death than we do from falling asleep
Reap - We must not cease laboring because of the Fear of difficulties
Fool, Foolishness, Folly - He does not Fear the Lord and hence knows nothing of wisdom (Proverbs 1:29 )
Giants - " Or else from ghosts being magnified by Fear to more than human size
Isaac - He was thus again in the truth of his calling within the limits of the land of promise: there the Lord again appeared to him, and told him not to Fear, He would bless him for his father Abraham's sake. The deception was soon found out; but how was it that Isaac intended to bless the elder, thus disregarding the word of the Lord? It is to be Feared that his love of the venison and savoury meat led him astray
Lion - " (1 Peter 5:8) But while we behold the almighty Lord Jesus in his victories having subdued our foe, we have nothing to Fear, but to resist him stedfast in the faith, and sure we are "to overcome by the blood of the Lamb," as all have done before
Abiathar - Eli, of whose family it had been foretold 150 years before that the priesthood should pass from it, was Abiathar's progenitor fourth backward, and Abiathar would naturally Fear the coming realization of the curse
Cloud - To His disciples the Law is no more a threat and Fear, but is written upon the heart for honour and obedience; and God’s providence is trusted—the sheep follow, for they know His voice; and for the deep things of the soul there is a great High priest passed into the heavens, and they that know His name come boldly to the throne of grace
Courage - They bore witness to His Fearlessness and fidelity to truth (John 7:26, Matthew 22:16). His Fearless exposure of hypocrisy (Matthew 15:1-14, Mark 7:1-13, Matthew 23:1-39 et al. See, further, Fear
Flock - "Fear not, little flock, (said that gracious Shepherd), for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom
Hardness of Heart - Thus in Isaiah the church in her prayer saith, "O Lord! why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy Fear!" (Isaiah 63:17) And in John 12:39-40
Faithfulness - But generally, the Person to whom one is “faithful” is the Lord Himself: “And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the Fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart” ( Law - The “instruction” of the sages of Israel, who were charged with the education of the young, was intended to cultivate in the young a Fear of the Lord so that they might live in accordance with God’s expectations. The natural father might also instruct his son in wise living, even as a Godfearing woman was an example of kind “instruction”: “She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness” ( Name - "That thou mayest Fear (said Moses) this glorious and Fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD. " (Deuteronomy 28:58) And what an infinite fulness is contained in this glorious and Fearful name! Observe, not only The Lord, that is JEHOVAH in his threefold character of person, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, but Thy God, that is, God in covenant; so that in this view of the name of JEHOVAH, is included both his essence, nature, attributes, perfections, counsel, will, and purpose. All his gracious revelations in the person of his dear Son, his grace, love, wisdom, mercy, and the whole constellation of glories manifested in Christ and by Christ; and so running through the whole kingdoms of nature, and providence, and grace, and glory; so much, and infinitely more, is included in this one view of the glorious and Fearful name of The Lord Thy God. ...
And this may serve to explain, in some measure, the awfulness of taking this glorious and Fearful name in vain—a sin but little considered, but yet most tremendously heinous. ...
I must not dismiss this view of the glorious and Fearful name of JEHOVAH, of which we are so repeatedly told, in the word of God, the Lord is jealous, without first begging the reader to remark with me the very tender intimations the Lord gives of this name, in the person, work, and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ
Zedekiah - In the mean while, the people of Jerusalem, as if freed from the Fear of Nebuchadnezzar, retook the slaves whom they had set at liberty, which drew upon them great reproaches and threatenings from Jeremiah 34:11 ; Jeremiah 34:22
Ashamed, Shame - A — 1: αἰσχύνομαι (Strong's #153 — Verb — aischuno — ahee-skhoo'-nom-ahee ) from aischos, "shame," always used in the Passive Voice, signifies (a) "to have a feeling of Fear or shame which prevents a person from doing a thing," e
Proselyte - In the New Testament they are called sometimes proselytes, and sometimes Gentiles, Fearing God, Acts 2:5 ; Acts 10:2 ; Acts 10:22 ; Acts 13:16 ; Acts 13:50 . The first dwelt in the land of Israel, or even out of that country, and, without obliging themselves to circumcision, or to any other ceremony of the law, Feared and worshipped the true God, observing the rules imposed on Noah. The rabbins inform us that, before circumcision was administered to them, and before they were admitted into the religion of the Hebrews, they were examined about the motives of their conversion; whether the change was voluntary, or whether it proceeded from interest, Fear, ambition, &c
Rest - To be quiet or tranquil, as the mind not to be agitated by Fear, anxiety or other passion
Cry, Crying - 1, "to cry out," an onomatopoeic word, used especially of the "cry" of the raven; then, of any inarticulate cries, from Fear, pain etc; of the "cry" of a Canaanitish woman, Matthew 15:22 (so the best mss
Cloud - To His disciples the Law is no more a threat and Fear, but is written upon the heart for honour and obedience; and God’s providence is trusted—the sheep follow, for they know His voice; and for the deep things of the soul there is a great High priest passed into the heavens, and they that know His name come boldly to the throne of grace
Clean And Unclean - But, broadly speaking, taboo springs from the religion of Fear. ...
Human excreta were sources of uncleanness (Deuteronomy 23:12-14 ); but the directions on this subject very possibly date from the epoch of magical spells, and arose from the Fear lest a man’s excrement might fall into an enemy’s hands and be used to work magic against him. The Fear of blood dates back in all probability to the most primeval times, and may be in part instinctive. Menstruation was terribly Feared. Some animals may be cases of sympathetic taboo; they were not eaten from the Fear lest their qualities should be imparted to the consumer
Self-Control - In Gethsemane the sacred anguish transcends analysis, for the vicarious Passion was begun; but if any influence of Fear or regret or intolerable burden (Luke 22:40) is to be acknowledged, the shrinking is quickly mastered, and the Saviour goes forth calmly to die (Matthew 26:45 f. Fear could not be excited in Him by the antagonism of the people or by His apparent powerlessness in the hands of the authorities (Matthew 12:14 f. ), nor the jealousy or Fear of the petty overlords (Luke 13:31 f. The same is the bearing of the sayings as to the ‘single’ eye (Matthew 6:22, Luke 11:34), the impossibility of serving God and mammon (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13), the necessity of becoming ‘as a little child’ (Mark 10:15), as well as the great law of Matthew 6:33, the observance of which not only safeguards the spirit from the distressing influence of suspicion and Fear, but especially keeps it a well-ordered unity, with quiet strength and readiness to act as its prominent qualities
Almighty - His solemn worship and Fear were to be enjoined upon them; and, by the manifestation of his works, the veil was withdrawn from his glory and majesty. To excite and keep alive in man the Fear and worship of God, and to bring him to a felicitous confidence in that almighty power which pervades and controls all things, are the noble ends of those ample displays of the omnipotence of God, which roll through the sacred volume with a sublimity that inspiration only could supply. —The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I Fear?—The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? If God be for us, who then can be against us? Our help standeth in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth. —What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee,"—Thus, as one observes, "our natural Fears, of which we must have many, remit us to God, and remind us, since we know what God is, to lay hold on his almighty power. As, when the Scriptures speak of the eternity of God, they declare it so as to give us a mere glimpse of that Fearful peculiarity of the divine nature, that God is the fountain of being to himself, and that he is eternal, because he is the "I AM;" so we are taught not to measure God's omnipotence by the actual displays of it which we see around us
Dress - Rending the robes was expressive of grief (Genesis 37:29,34 ), Fear (1 Kings 21:27 ), indignation (2 Kings 5:7 ), or despair (Judges 11:35 ; Esther 4:1 )
Sadducees - We can also see why the Apostolic Church, in her first years, had most to Fear from the Sadducees (Acts 4:1-37 ; Acts 5:1-42 )
Funeral, Rites - They made a funeral oration at the grave, after which they prayed; then turning the Fear of the deceased towards heaven, they said, "Go in peace
Religion - The word is sometimes used as synonymous with sect; but, in a practical sense, it is generally considered as the same with godliness, or a life devoted to the worship and Fear of God
Tithes - But he adds the promise that they need not Fear poverty if they give much, because God can increase his supply so that the generous giver still has more than he needs (2 Corinthians 9:8-10)
Mark, John - Townson conjectures that the young man introduced as fleeing and leaving his linen robe, Fear overcoming shame (Mark 16:51-52), was Mark himself, on the ground that otherwise we see no reason for its introduction, being unconnected with the context
Isaac - Jacob considered piety and reverent awe as specially characteristic of his father ( Genesis 31:42 ; Genesis 31:53 , where ‘the Fear of Isaac’ means the God tremblingly adored by him)
Adultery - The sanctity of marriage in patriarchal times appears from Abraam's Fear, not that his wife will be seduced from him, but that he may be killed for her sake
Envy (2) - Jealousy is enmity prompted by Fear; envy is enmity prompted by covetousness’ (Century Dictionary, s
Adoption - This drives out the Fear sinners experience in the presence of the holy God and provides power to pray trustingly to God as our “Abba,” or “Daddy
Doubt - English douten, ‘to doubt,’ had the meaning of to Fear (‘I doubt some foul play’ [1], ‘nor slack her threatful hand for danger’s doubt’ [2]), and this meaning, perhaps, survives in such expressions as ‘I doubt he will not come. With this passage may be compared Luke 24:38; the διαλογισμοί ( Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘reasonings’) being significant of Fearsome hesitation on the part of those who could not at once realize that the mysterious visitor was none other than Jesus Himself
Inquisition - This diabolical tribunal takes cognizance of heresy, Judaism, Mahometanism, sodomy, and polygamy; and the people stand in so much Fear of it, that parents deliver up their children, husbands their wives, and masters their servants, to its officers, without daring in the least to murmur
Ostrich - ...
"Her labour (in producing eggs) is in vain, (yet she is) without Fear," unlike other birds who, if one and another egg be removed, will go on laying until the full number is restored
Famine - "Afterward" (said he,) "shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall Fear the Lord and his goodness many days
Joshua - Having accomplished that arduous enterprise, and settled the chosen tribes in the peaceable possession of their inheritance, he retired to Shechem, or, according to some Greek copies, to Shiloh; where he assembled the elders of Israel, the heads of families, the judges and other officers; and, presenting themselves before God, he recapitulated the conduct of Divine Providence toward them, from the days of Abraham to that moment; recounted the miraculous and gracious dispensations of God toward their fathers and themselves; reminded them of their present enviable lot, and concluded his solemn address with an exhortation in these emphatic words: "Now, therefore, Fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord," Joshua 24
Trouble - 4), (2) metaphorically, (a) of the soul and spirit of the Lord, John 11:33 , where the true rendering is "He troubled Himself;" (b) of the hearts of disciples, John 14:1,27 ; (c) of the minds of those in Fear or perplexity, Matthew 2:3 ; 14:26 ; Mark 6:50 ; Luke 1:12 ; 24:38 ; 1 Peter 3:14 ; (d) of subverting the souls of believers, by evil doctrine, Acts 15:24 ; Galatians 1:7 ; 5:10 ; (e) of stirring up a crowd, Acts 17:8 ; Acts 17:13 in the best texts, "troubling (the multitudes)," RV
Hermas Shepherd of - -The first Commandment is to believe in and to Fear the One God, the Creator, the incomprehensible (ἀχώρητος), and to practise continence; the second to avoid slander, whether by hearing or by speaking it, and to be generous of the needy; the third to abstain from falsehood; the fourth to be pure in thought as well as in deed. The next three Mandates expand the provisions of the first-faith, Fear, and temperance. Contrasts are drawn between the two ways (and the two angels) of righteousness and wickedness, between the Fear of God and the Fear of the devil, and between temperance as to what is evil, and indulgence in what is good. Hence his standard of Christian duty is put in the most practical shape: ‘faith, Fear of the Lord, love, concord, words of righteousness, truth, patience, … to minister to widows, to visit the orphans and the needy, to ransom the servants, of God from their afflictions, to be hospitable, … to resist no man, to be tranquil, to show yourself more submissive than all men,’ etc
Terah - For by faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with Fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. And Sarai was as weak as her husband was, and she fell into the same snare of unbelieving Fear. What is this that thou hast done to me? Those who have these accusing words sounding in their ears from the reproaches of innocent and injured people, they will be shut up like their father Abram to that grace of which God so timeously and so fitly spake to Abram when He said to him: Fear not, Abram, for I am thy shield and thy salvation. ...
Jonathan Edwards, one of the purest and princeliest souls that ever were made perfect through suffering, has told all that Fear God what God did for his soul. Till he testifies to all who Fear God, and challenges us out of Hosea, saying to us: Come, let us return to the Lord our God: for He hath torn, and He will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up
Jacob - ...
The Fear of man, precautions cunning, habitual timidity as to danger, characterize him, as we might have expected in one quiet and shrewd to begin with, then schooled in a life exposed to danger from Esau, to grasping selfishness from Laban, and to undutifulness from most of his sons (Genesis 31:15; Genesis 31:42; Genesis 34:5; Genesis 34:30; Genesis 43:6; Genesis 43:11-12). from Esau," appealing to God's, known pity for the helpless, "I Fear him lest he . Jacob is made to know he has more to Fear from God's displeasure than from Esau's enmity Once that he stands right with God he need not Fear Esau. They made no attempt such as Jacob Feared to avenge the slaughter of the Shechemites. By special revelation at Beersheba (Genesis 46) allaying his Fears of going to Egypt, which Isaac had been expressly forbidden to do (Genesis 26:2), he went down
Hearing - To Zacharias the angel Gabriel is reported as having said, ‘Fear not, because thy supplication is heard’ (Luke 1:13). , sorrow, Fear, trouble, perplexity, offence (see articles on most of these subjects)
John the Baptist - who holds that the real occasion of John’s imprisonment was Herod’s Fear of political trouble, nevertheless allows that there is no real inconsistency between the statement of Josephus and the further assertion of the Evangelists that John had roused the anger of Herod, and still more of Herodias, by his stern rebuke. ...
The last mention of John in the Gospels (Matthew 21:26 , Mark 11:32 , Luke 20:6 ) shows that Herod had good cause to Fear the popular temper
Habakkuk - The spirit appears tumultuously to waver (from whence the title "Shigionoth" from shagah, "to wander") between Fear and hope; but faith at the end triumphs joyfully over present trials (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
Prayer - ...
Acceptable prayer must be sincere (Hebrews 10:22 ), offered with reverence and godly Fear, with a humble sense of our own insignificance as creatures and of our own unworthiness as sinners, with earnest importunity, and with unhesitating submission to the divine will
Zeal - Elijah, out of zeal for God’s honour as much as Fear, could not remain among a people whose daily life was blasphemous against Him
Strong And Weak - Some weak people start emulating the practices of the strong, yet do so out of Fear and doubt (v
Spirit Spiritual - It personifies various kinds of influence, as in the phrases ‘spirit of bondage’ (Romans 8:15), ‘spirit of stupor’ (Romans 11:8), ‘spirit of the world’ (1 Corinthians 2:12), ‘spirit of Fear’ (2 Timothy 1:7), ‘spirit of truth’ and ‘spirit of error’ (1 John 4:6)
Issue of Blood - The idea may have been modified before NT times, and yet would remain at least as a vague undefined repugnance and Fear (see W
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The heart that fails describes that one who is overcome with Fear, horror and despair
Ship - The soul clings, as one in Fear of shipwreck, to the anchor, and sees not where the cable runs, where it is fastened; she knows it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory; if only she hold on to the anchor, she shall in due time be drawn in where it is, into the holiest, by the Saviour
Tithes - And thou shalt eat before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thy oil, and of the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks: that thou mayest learn to Fear the Lord thy God always,"...
Deuteronomy 14:22-23
Ostrich - It is affirmed by travellers of good credit, that ostriches make a Fearful, screeching, lamentable noise. In this manner the ostrich may be said to be hardened against her young ones as though they were not hers; her labour, in hatching and attending them so far, being vain, without Fear, or the least concern of what becomes of them afterward
Moth - " The allusions to this insect in the sacred writings are very striking: "Fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings
ju'Das Iscar'Iot - He began to Fear that there was to be no kingdom, after all
Jubilee - ...
The princes and people at Jerusalem first observed it, in accordance with Zedekiah's covenant made under Fear of the Babylonian besiegers; afterward on Pharaoh Hophra interrupting the siege they broke their engagement and enslaved their brethren again; God in retribution gave them a fatal liberty, namely, emancipation from His blessed service, to be given up to the sword, pestilence, and famine (Jeremiah 34:8-22; Jeremiah 37:5-10; compare Nehemiah 5:1-13)
Peter - "Fear not, henceforth thou shalt catch to save alive (zoogroon ) men," was Jesus' explanation of the typical meaning of the miracle. Transpose the first and second denials in John; then the first took place at the fire (Matthew 26:69; Mark 14:66-67; John 21:18-19; John 18:25), caused by the fixed recognition of the maid who admitted Peter (Luke 22:56); the second took place at the door leading out of the court, where he had withdrawn in Fear (Matthew 26:71; Mark 14:68-69; Luke 22:58; John 18:17); the third took place in the court an hour after (Luke 22:59), before several witnesses who argued from his Galilean accent and speech, near enough for Jesus to cast that look on Peter which pierced his heart so that he went out and wept bitterly. John did not venture to enter until Peter set the example; Fear and reverence held him back, as in Matthew 14:26, but Peter was especially bold and Fearless. ) The Jerusalem decree only recognized Gentiles as fellow Christians on light conditions, it did not admit them necessarily to social intercourse Though Peter and Paul rightly inferred the latter, yet their recognition of the ceremonial law (Acts 18:18-21; Acts 20:16; Ephesians 2:20) palliates Peter's conduct, if it were not for its inconsistency (through Fear of the Judaizers) which is the point of Paul's reproof
Hopkinsians - for instance, all the holiness in pious Fear, which distinguishes it from the Fear of the wicked, consists in love
Jehoshaphat - Jehoshaphat's directions are a rule for judges in all ages: "take heed what ye do, for ye judge not for man but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment; wherefore now let the Fear of the Lord be upon you . But it was "the Fear of the Lord failing upon all the kingdoms . "He Feared, set himself to seek Jehovah, and proclaimed a fast throughout Judah," so that "out of all the cities they came to ask help of Jehovah
Names of God - Other nations would Fear Israel, not because it was a mighty nation, but because it rallied under the Lord's name. “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who Fear Him” ( Psalm 103:13 )
Jeremiah, Book of - Great efforts were made by the prophet to bring Zedekiah to the Fear of the Lord. He was in great Fear, but was assured of God's presence
Hopkinsians - For instance, all which distinguishes pious Fear from the Fear of the wicked consists in love
Zephaniah, Book of - His presence alleviates any reason to Fear the nations. God will reign as King to remove His people's Fears (Zephaniah 3:14-17 )
Kulturkampf - ...
(3) A third cause for the Kulturkampf was the powerful Chancellor himself, Otto von Bismarck, who after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 was dominated by the Fear that new wars would soon be necessary to maintain the unity of Germany
Altar - In the next passage, however, Abraham went to Egypt and fell into sin, lying about Sarah out of Fear of Pharaoh
Jehovah - ...
The Jews by a misunderstanding of Leviticus 24:16 ("utters distinctly" instead of "blasphemeth") Fear to use the name, saying instead "the name," "the four lettered name," "the great and terrible name
Levi - From Judges 9:1-57 it is clear that the sons of Hamor re-possessed themselves of the city, the other tribes having withheld their assistance, probably more from Fear of Canaanite revenge than from any overwhelming moral detestation of the act
Leaven - And, significantly, he continues with Jesus' further discussion about the proper Fear of God, rather than Fearing human persecutors (vv
Sanctuary - They were to stand in awe and Fear of this (Leviticus 19:30 ) as when they "trembled" at the Lord's appearance on Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16 )
Amos - Her prophets often fled to Judah from Fear of her kings
Zechariah - , "who was (his) instructer in the Fear of God
Will - This is clearly indicated in David's prayer for an "undivided" heart for both Fear and praise of God (Psalm 86:11-12 )
Irenaeus, Bishop of Tyre - Domnus, unwilling to consecrate a successor, sought to temporize, until Fear of ulterior consequences prevailed over his scruples, and Photius was made bp
Magi - They fed it only with wood stript of the bark, and they never blowed it with their breath or with bellows, for Fear of polluting it; to do either of these was death by their law
Think, Devise - Those who Fear the Lord may also “think” upon His name ( Ostrich - ) "Gavest thou (saith the Lord) the goodly wings unto the peacocks, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich, which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them? She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without Fear; because God hath deprived her of wisdom; neither hath he imparted to her understanding
Look - Men's hearts falling them for Fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - And although the translation of verses 9-12 of the epilogue may be disputed, no one doubts the last two verses of the epilogue turn for the first time to a clear and ringing statement of the right way to go:...
Now all has been heard; br here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. It advocates a "right relationship" with God (fear God) that manifests itself in an obedient lifestyle (keep his commandments ) and cites the coming judgment as a motive. We are to "fear God, " obey his commandments, and look for the coming judgment
Fall - Fear and dread shall fall on them. ...
And Fear fell on them all. Our hopes and Fears rise and fall with good or success
Holy - Holiness inspires awe and Fear
Bread - ...
Figuratively, men are the “food” or prey for their enemies: “Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither Fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us …” ( Adoption - Its privileges are God's special love and favor (1 John 3:1; Ephesians 5:1); union with God, so perfect hereafter that it shall correspond to the ineffable mutual union of the Father and Son (John 17:23; John 17:26); access to God with filial boldness (Matthew 6:8-9; Romans 8:15; Romans 8:26-27), not slavish Fear such as the law generated (Galatians 4:1-7; John 4:17-18; John 5:14); fatherly correction (Hebrews 12:5-8); provision and protection (Matthew 6:31-33; Matthew 10:29-30); heavenly inheritance (1 Peter 1:3-4; Revelation 21:7)
Wisdom And Wise Men - ...
Real Wisdom Is the Fear of God Three basic definitions of wisdom summarize the status of the field of study very well
Servant of the Lord, the - In contrast, God told Israel not to Fear
Envy - 40)-that begrudging of uninterrupted human happiness which Crœsus and Polycrates had so much reason to Fear
James, the Lord's Brother - Peter’s vacillation in the matter of intercourse with the Gentiles is attributed to the Fear of certain who came ‘from James,’ though it does not follow that they represented his attitude
Ancestor-Worship - The rites observed to-day at an Irish wake have their origin in this Fear that the spirit of the dead may injure the living
Aaron - While Moses remained on the mountain with God, Aaron returned unto the people; and yielding through Fear, or ignorance, or instability of character, to their clamour, made unto them a golden calf, and set it up as an object of worship (Exodus 32:4 ; Psalm 106:19 ). ...
Twenty years after this, when the children of Israel were encamped in the wilderness of Paran, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram conspired against Aaron and his sons; but a Fearful judgment from God fell upon them, and they were destroyed, and the next day thousands of the people also perished by a fierce pestilence, the ravages of which were only stayed by the interposition of Aaron (Numbers 16 )
Alexander, Bishop of Hierapolis Euphratensis - Fear of the civil authorities deterred them from any open manifestation, but they closed the churches, shut themselves up in their houses, and wept in private
Father's House - To their Fear lest they might never rejoin Him after the impending separation, He answers that in His Father’s house there are many abodes (μοναί)—a place, therefore, for every one who believes in Him
Knowledge of God (1) - Is often taken for the Fear of God and the whole of religion
Darius - The Babylonians shut themselves up within their walls, whose height and thickness secured them from assault; and as they had nothing to Fear but famine, they assembled all their women and children, and strangled them, each reserving only his most beloved wife, and one servant
Dog - "Thousands regard the hound with holy Fear, Not one, Diana
Passover - For Fear of error, they dept two days of the festival
Judges - The qualifications of a judge are given (Exodus 18:21), "able men, such as Fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness"; "not wresting judgment, not respecting persons, neither taking a gift" (so universal a practice with Eastern judges), Deuteronomy 16:19; "not respecting the person of the poor, nor honouring the person of the mighty" (Leviticus 19:15); "not afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God's" (Deuteronomy 1:17)
Sarah - I say to myself, half in faith, half in Fear, half in mockery at myself, Shall I ever have pleasure? Shall Christ ever be formed in me? Till I am sometimes, like poor Sarah in her sterile tent, driven desperate. Like her, also, I am driven to dangerous, and, sometimes, I Fear, to positively sinful expedients, in my desolation and desperation. And when He had humbled thee, and tried thee, and utterly broken and silenced thee, He came near at the well of Shur to thee, and these, to His everlasting praise, were His words to thee, 'Fear not, for thou shalt not be confounded
Jonath - Did you ever hold your breath while God and man were casting the discovering lots of life or death over you? What is thine occupation? And whence comest thou? What is thy country, and of what people art thou? I am an Hebrew; and I Fear the Lord, the God of Heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land. There is the making of a rare man of science in that young transgressor who wakens with a start, and cannot sleep for Fear as the Great White Throne flashes into his prayerless room, and the last trump makes his sinful bed to shake. Jonah was exceedingly displeased, and he was very angry at the repentance and deliverance of Nineveh, because, like all his people in the house of Israel, he both Feared and hated Nineveh with his whole soul. So much so, that by the time that Jonah crossed the Jabbok, and spent the night at Peniel, Jonah was prepared not only to go to whatever work God sent him, but far more than that, and far better than that, Jonah was now prepared to pay his vow, and to write his book, and to say in every humiliating chapter of it-Come and hear, all ye that Fear God; I will declare what He hath done for my soul
Hebrews - ...
The writer of Hebrews also confronted directly the recipients' Fear of suffering. Jesus died to conquer Satan and free us from the Fear of death (Hebrews 2:14-15 )
Mary, the Virgin - When in "fear she cast in her mind what might the meaning of the salutation be," the angel reassured her by the promise, "behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. The flight to Egypt followed; then the return, at first designed to be back to Bethlehem, but through Fear of Archelaus to Nazareth of Galilee, their former home. " Mary dud His brethren, anxious for His safety, and Fearing He would destroy Himself with self denying zeal, stood outside of the crowds surrounding Him and "sought to speak with Him, and to lay hold on Him, for they said He is beside Himself" (Mark 3:21; Mark 3:31-35)
Touch - Revelation 1:17 ‘He laid his right hand [1] upon me, saying, Fear not’); the touch of blessing vouchsafed to the children brought by their mothers (Matthew 19:15 ἐπιθεὶς αὐτοῖς τὰς χεῖρας). He lays His hand upon the bier; takes children in His arms; holds up a sinking disciple; encourages by touch as well as by word those who otherwise are overwhelmed by Fear
Gideon - Gideon with ten servants overthrew Baal's altar and Asherah in the night, for he durst not do it in the day through Fear of his family and townsmen. In Judges 7:3, "whosoever is Fearful let him return from mount Gilead," as they were then W. Then followed the churlish unpatriotic cowardice of Succoth and Penuel, in answer to his request for provisions, through Fear of Midian and disbelief of God's power to make victorious so small and so "faint" a force as Gideon's 300
Hardening - Pharaoh’s successive promises and refusals to let the Israelites go into the wilderness are the outward signs of an inward vacillation under the alternate influences of insensate pride and abject Fear. Paul...
‘has none of that caution and timorousness which often lead writers perpetually to trim and qualify for Fear of being misunderstood
Peter - He was raised superior to all considerations of personal danger and the Fear of man. And though all the Apostles could now say, "God hath not given us the spirit of Fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;" yet an attentive reader of the Acts of the Apostles cannot fail to perceive that upon almost every occasion of difficulty St
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - Jesus told His disciples "Fear not them who can kill the body," yet when danger was threatening Himself, He prayed in an agony that the suffering might pass away. We must see what it was our Lord really Feared when He prayed. Our Lord dissembles therefore and pretends to Fear death and thus deceiving the devil hastens the hour of his assault; for when He prayed that His cup might pass what He really desired was that it should come more speedily
God - This is a cause for both Fear and joy: Fear, because it means that no sin can escape him; joy, because it means that no one who trusts in his mercy can ever be separated from him (Psalms 139:1-12; Proverbs 15:3; Isaiah 40:27-28; Isaiah 57:15; Jeremiah 23:24; Hebrews 4:13)
Heart - Nabal's Fear is described by the phrase: “his heart died within him” (1 Samuel 25:37 ; compare Psalm 143:4 )
Truth - “Only Fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you” (1 Samuel 12:24 )
Eve - Paul, in 2 Corinthians 11:3 , expresses his Fear that, as the serpent cunningly deceived Eve, the thoughts of the Corinthians "may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ
Tim'Othy - We cannot wonder that the apostle, knowing these trials should be full of anxiety and Fear for his disciple's steadfastness
Scythian - When the king put a man to death all the male relations of the unfortunate victim were slain as well, for Fear of blood revenge
Oath - " Oaths, also, must never be taken but in matters of importance, nor irreverently, and without godly Fear
Worship - People humble themselves before their Creator as those who serve, honour, Fear and adore him
Sermon on the Mount - ...
God's willingness to forgive us removes the Fear and anxiety caused by failure
Piety - Then the body possessed health and strength; the memory is receptive and tenacious; the fancy glows; the mind is lively and vigorous; the understanding is more docile; the affections are more easily touched and moved: we are more accessible to the influence of joy and sorrow, hope and Fear: we engage in an enterprise with more expectation, and ardour, and zeal
Goodness - The inward knowledge of the simplicity and holiness of His motives makes Fear not only impossible, but non-existent; and this is the spirit that inspires every true missionary
Hatred - The writer of Revelation does not conceal his loathing of pagan Rome, calling it ‘a hold of unclean and hateful birds’ (Revelation 18:2), and Jude (Judges 1:23) bids evangelists who snatch brands from the burning ‘have mercy with Fear, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh
Shame - It is the Fear of ἀδοξία, the loss of reputation, and, while proper to the νέος, it is out of place in the πρεσβύτερος or ἐπιεικής (the good man)
Longsuffering - ’ Jeremiah 15:15 is no exception to this, for when the prophet here prays, ‘Take me not away in thy longsuffering,’ he relates the longsuffering to his persecutors, and expresses the Fear that God’s deferring their punishment may result in his own death
Ark of the Covenant - In Fear, David left the ark with Obed-edom the Gittite, whose household was blessed by its presence
Jacob - His peace was soon disturbed by his daughter Dinah going to see the daughters of the land, and being dishonoured, which was avenged by the slaughter of the Shechemites by his sons Simeon and Levi, bringing Jacob into great Fear
Absalom - possibly he Feared the succession of Bathsheba's son to the throne, to which he had the title, being alone of royal descent by his mother's side, also the oldest surviving son (Amnon being slain, and Chileab or Daniel dead, as his name does not occur after 2 Samuel 3:3). This excited Absalom's Fears. Absalom, though well pleased at the counsel of "smiting the king only" and at once, was easily drawn aside by Fear of his father's bravery, and by indecision and vanity; all which Hushai acted on in his counsel to summon all Israel, and that Absalom should command in person
Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea - ...
Apollinaris was the first to apply the results of the Nicene controversy to Christology proper and to call the attention of the church to the psychical and pneumatic element in the humanity of Christ; but in his zeal for the true deity of Christ and Fear of a double personality he fell into the error of a partial denial of His true Humanity
Cry - Luke 8:28 ἀνακράξας); Mark 9:26 || Luke 9:39; of the disciples, Matthew 14:28 (‘and they cried out for Fear’); with ref
Faustus (11), Sometimes Called the Breton - —He opens with a severe attack on the teaching of Pelagius as heretical, but expresses a Fear of the opposite extreme, of such a denial of man's power as a free agent as would virtually amount to fatalism
Antichrist - 2 Corinthians 6:15 ), as well as Jewish Fears. Transcendental pictures and current eschatology set forth the Christian’s Fear on the one hand of the Roman Emperor or Empire as a persecuting power, and on the other of Jewish fanaticism
Army - The Civil War was ended, and the State had no more foreign foes to Fear
Acts of the Apostles - The churches had rest, and walking in the Fear of the Lord and comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied
Fuel - The words of the prophet are: "Take heed and be quiet; Fear not, neither be faint-hearted, for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah," Isaiah 7:4
Jacob - His peace was soon disturbed by his daughter Dinah going to see the daughters of the land, and being dishonoured, which was avenged by the slaughter of the Shechemites by his sons Simeon and Levi, bringing Jacob into great Fear
Eclipse - It was accompanied by an earthquake, which altogether struck the spectators, and among them the centurion and Roman guard, with great Fear, and a conviction, that Jesus was the Son of God, Matthew 27:51-54
Shame - It is the Fear of ἀδοξία, the loss of reputation, and, while proper to the νέος, it is out of place in the πρεσβύτερος or ἐπιεικής (the good man)
Faith - It can be combined with the Fear of the Lord and obedience to his Word so that the one who walks in the dark is encouraged to "trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God" (Isaiah 50:10 ). "...
In the Gospel of Mark the Fearful and amazed responses of individuals to the person and work of Jesus are indicators of belief or unbelief. The side-by-side stories of the healing of the woman with a hemorrhage and the raising of Jairus's daughter from the dead have as a common theme the conquering of Fear and the exercise of faith that results in new life (Mark 5:32-34,36 ). In two incidents on the Sea of Galilee the disciples, when rescued by Jesus, respond with Fear and amazement that are identified as a lack of faith (Mark 4:40-41 ) or a hardness of heart (Mark 6:50-52 )
Eli - Eli's extraordinary care over young Samuel; his extraordinary tenderness toward the child; and, as Samuel grew up, the old priest's secret Fear at Samuels; and his growing reverence for him,-all that was all that Eli could do to undo the insult and the injury he had done to Samuel's mother. I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a Fear to mine acquaintances. Come, all ye that Fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul
Aaron - The call of Isaiah, and the call of Jeremiah, and the call of Calvin, and the call of Knox, and the call of Bruce all remind us of Moses' noble modesty, his Fear of his office, his Fear of himself, and of his fellow-men. Till, with Aaron beside him, Moses felt that he could face without Fear of failure both all Israel and Pharaoh with all his priests and all his magicians. Aaron faced the elders of Israel, and scattered all their objections and all their Fears as a rushing mighty wind scatters chaff; and the long struggle with Pharaoh and with his magicians lias surely been preserved to us by Aaron's eloquent pen
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - -He tells how strong and Fearless he was, yet he was jealous of Joseph and plotted his death, because the prince of deceit sent forth the spirit of jealousy and blinded his mind; but God’s angel delivered Joseph, as Simeon was away when Joseph came. He commands his children to Fear God, study the Law, and keep it; wisdom is the only inalienable possession (xiii. The Fear of God is the only safeguard in drinking wine (xiv. He bids his sons Fear God and love their neighbour, then they need not Fear Beliar, man, or beast (i
Moses - By a singular providence, the infant Moses, when exposed on the river Nile, through Fear of the royal decree, after his mother had hid him three months, because he was a goodly child, was taken up and adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, and nursed by his own mother, whom she hired at the suggestion of his sister Miriam. At Kadesh-barnea, Moses having encouraged the people to proceed, saying, "Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee, go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto you: Fear not," Deuteronomy 1:19-21 ; they betrayed great diffidence, and proposed to Moses to send spies to search out the land, and point out to them the way they should enter, and the course they should take. " They even went so far as to propose to stone Joshua and Caleb, because they exhorted the people not to rebel against the Lord, nor to Fear the people of the land, Numbers 14:1-10 ;. ) But although "all Israel round about had fled at the cry of the devoted families of Dathan and Abiram, for Fear that the earth should swallow them up also;" yet, on the morrow, they returned to their rebellious spirit, and murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying, "Ye have killed the people of the Lord. "In the sacred books," says he, "it is written, that he died; Fearing to say that on account of his transcendent virtue, he had departed to the Deity
Repentance - In converts from heathenism there might be Fear at a threatened catastrophe (cf. the young man‘s sorrow in Matthew 19:22) but repentance, arousing in them indignation, Fear, longing, and a passionate desire to set themselves right
Adam (1) - ...
Sin's immediate effects on Adam and Eve, after she in her turn became a seducer, having first been seduced herself (Genesis 3:6 end), were shame (Genesis 3:7), concealment and folly (Genesis 3:8-9; compare Psalm 139), Fear (Genesis 3:10), selfishness on Adam's part toward Eve, and presumption in virtually laying the blame on God (Genesis 3:12), the curse, including sorrow, agony, sweat of the brow in tilling the thorny ground, death. He bore our shame and Fear (Hebrews 12:2; Hebrews 5:7), denied self wholly (Matthew 20:28), resisted Satan's temptation to presumption (Matthew 4:6), bore the curse (Galatians 3:13), was "the man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53), endured the agony and bloody sweat of Gethsemane, the crown of thorns, and the dust of death (Psalms 22:15, compare Genesis 3:19)
Sanctify - It is love not Fear that lies at the root of Israel’s relationship to their God ( Fear the God of Israel
Barzillai - Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; submitting yourselves one to another in the Fear of God. 'The king, I Fear, forgets how old I am
Jeroboam - He both Feared and hated Ahijah. And as they did so Jeroboam began to Fear lest, in their worship together, Judah and Israel should both so return to the Lord together, that the breach in the kingdom would be healed, and he and his son cast out of his rebellious throne. ...
But, happily for us all, there is nothing in God's name to usward that is more sure and more true than is His long suffering, and His immense patience, and the many calls to repentance that He sends us before He finally casts us off, And? lest Jeroboam should lose himself through his Fear and hate at Ahijah, God actually condescended to set the old and faithful prophet aside and to send a new prophet to Jeroboam: a prophet whose eyes had not yet read Jeroboam's heart, and against whom Jeroboam could have taken up no umbrage
Joseph And Mary - And, so Fearfully and wonderfully are we made, and so Fearful and wonderful was the way in which the Word was made flesh, that who can tell how all this may have borne on Him who was bone of her bone, and flesh of her flesh; to whom Mary was in all things a mother, as He was in all things to her a son. There was silence, and he heard a voice saying to him, "Joseph, thou son of David, Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. There is no Fear of our thinking too much either of Mary's maidenly virtues, or of her motherly duties and experiences
Multitude - Hillel used to say, ‘No brutish man is sin-fearing, nor is one of the people of the land pious,’ and Rabbinical writers used such contemptuous expressions as ‘the ignorant is impious; only the learned shall have part in the resurrection’ (Godet on John 7:49). Accordingly we read that Herod was restrained from putting John the Baptist to death since he Feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet (Matthew 14:5). This same Fear prevented the chief priests and the Pharisees from laying hold on Jesus (Matthew 21:46); they decided not to arrest Him on the feast day (Mark 14:2), ‘lest haply there shall be a tumult of the people’ (λαοῦ, note the future ἔσται, which shows their positive expectation of trouble); and they arranged with Judas for His betrayal ‘in the absence of the multitude’ ((Revised Version margin) ‘without tumult,’ ἄτερ ὄχλου, Luke 22:6; cf. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for Fear of the Jews
Nation (2) - And no Jew will be so far from his native land, or so much Fear a hostile ruler, as not to Fear the Law more than him’ (c
Habakkuk - Prayer responds in awesome Fear and confident joy to God's history with His people (Habakkuk 3:16-18 )
Loose - Tradition and Fear hinder their making any progress
Micah - to death? Did he not Fear the Lord and besought the Lord, and the Lord repented Him of the evil which He had pronounced against them?" The idolatries of Ahaz' reign accord with Micah 's denunciations
Fill, Fill up - have this verb in John 19:29 ); a city, with confusion, Acts 19:29 ; a wedding, with guests, Matthew 22:10 ; (2) of persons (only in Luke's writings: (a) with the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:15,41,67 ; Acts 2:4 ; 4:8,31 ; 9:17 ; 13:9 ; (b) with emotions: wrath, Luke 4:28 ; Fear, Luke 5:26 ; madness, Luke 6:11 ; wonder, amazement, Acts 3:10 ; jealousy, Acts 5:17 , RV, for AV, "indignation," and Acts 13:45 (AV, "envy")
Incense - The priest avoided lengthening his stay within, lest the people outside should Fear he had been struck dead for some defect in his offering (Leviticus 16:13)
Romans, Letter to the - Believers have confidence because of what God has done for them through Christ (5:1-11); they no longer Fear the power of sin, because God’s grace is always sufficient to overcome it (5:12-21)
Child, Children - The reward of a man who Fears the Lord shall be a wife like a fruitful vine, and children like olive branches round about his table ( Psalms 128:3 ). Isaiah’s feeling for the weakness and helplessness of children is displayed in the mention of the words first articulated by his own son ( Isaiah 8:4 ); and in his description of the time when the earth should be full of the knowledge of the Lord, and little children, still dependent for life and protection upon their mother’s care, should, without Fear of harm on her part, be allowed to play among wild beasts and handle the asp and the adder ( Isaiah 11:6-9 )
Earth, Land - ...
Hezekiah, when he became ill and then recovered by God's action, described his Fear of being confined to the gates of Sheol
Philosophy - Epicureans did not believe in an afterlife; therefore, one should neither Fear death nor believe in supernatural beings
Philosophists - The Fear of God, so far from being the beginning of wisdom, should be the beginning of folly
Kindness - Luke 11:21, ‘be not highminded, but Fear’)
Sanctification - " (John 14:19) The final perseverance of it is of the Lord; for in the covenant of grace the charter runs thus—"I will not turn away from them to do them good, but I will put my Fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me
Good - The judgment may be ethical: “It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the Fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen …?” ( Heart - 16:25), “fearful” hearts ( Fear thy name” ( Celsus, Polemical Adversary of Christianity - Treating of the flight of Jesus into Egypt, and afterwards (as he alleges) before the betrayal, he asks, "Had God need to fly from His enemies? Does Fear belong to God?"...
From such instances it is evident that Celsus wholly misapprehended the force of the doctrine that he was attacking
Jeroboam - Whether it were that the promises thus made by Ahijah prompted Jeroboam to aim at taking their accomplishment into his own hands, and, with a view to that, began to solicit the subjects of Solomon to revolt; or whether the bare information of what had passed between the prophet and Jeroboam, excited his Fear and jealousy, it appears evident that the aged monarch took the alarm, and attempted to apprehend Jeroboam, who, getting notice of what was intended him, made a precipitate retreat into Egypt, where he remained till the death of Solomon
Merciful, Mercy - He is merciful to those who Fear him, Luke 1:50 , for they also are compassed with infirmity, and He alone can succor them
Hornet - Nachman, was the nation of the Girgashites, who retired into Africa, Fearing the power of God. The vindictive power that presided over this dreadful scourge was worshipped at Ekron, in Palestine, through Fear, the reigning motive of Pagan superstition, under the title of Baal-zebub, "master or lord of the hornet," whence Beelzebub, in the New Testament, "the prince of demons," Matthew 12:24
Preaching - ...
Oh, how blessed is Israel for whom such has been prepared!”...
For it is said (Psalms 31:19 ): “How great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up for them that Fear thee!” ’...
Several specimens of the Apostolic preaching are given in the Acts (cf
Justification - ...
The Church of England Homily says: "faith doth not shut out repentance, hope, love, and the Fear of God in every man justified, but it shutteth them out from the office of justifying
Justification (2) - Here appears a strong contrast with the Pharisaic theology, which, teaching not the justification of the sinner, but only of him who has kept the precepts, defers justification till the hour of death, and consequently demands in the present a condition of anxious Fear lest in the end justification should not be attained (Weber, l. Finally, there is no Fear of final punishment (Romans 5:9), but rather a joyful hope, nay certainty, of ultimate salvation (Romans 5:2; Romans 5:10, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:30; Romans 8:38-39). He also expresses the same idea in terms of the parallel conception of adoption, by saying that the believer has received, in place of the spirit of bondage, leading to Fear, the spirit of adoption, ‘whereby we cry, Abba, Father’ (Romans 8:15)
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - ...
The death of Magnentius in the autumn of 353 left Constantius entirely free to follow his own heretical bent, when Liberius certainly stood forth as a Fearless champion of the cause under imperial disfavour. 354), most of the Western bishops having, under Fear or pressure, expressed agreement with the East, Lucifer, bp. " Liberius continued to insist that the condemnation had not been that of a fair and free council, or in the presence of the accused, and that those who condemned him had been actuated by Fear or regard to the emperor's gifts and favour. In Gaul, in spite of the Fearless protest of Hilary of Poictiers, the orthodox were persecuted and banished, and there also heresy triumphed. Again, "Moreover Liberius, having been banished, after two years gave way, and under Fear of threatened death subscribed
Priest (2) - The priesthood was appointed to provide the means of access to God and prevent Fear in approaching Him. The Hebrew Christians knew Christ as Redeemer; they were now to be taught the possibility, power, and joy of constant free access to God in Him, and in this, the removal of all Fear and dissatisfaction. Any sense of unworthiness would be met by His worthiness, all Fear removed by His nearness to them and to God as at once Son of Man and Divine High Priest
Deuteronomy, the Book of - ...
The second passage is Deuteronomy 28, where he declares more fully than in Leviticus 26 what evils should overtake Israel in the event of their disobedience, with such specific particularity that the Spirit in him must be not declaring contingencies, but foretelling the penal results of their sin which have since so literally come to pass; their becoming "a byword among all nations where the Lord has led them"; their being besieged by "a nation of a fierce countenance, until their high walls wherein they trusted came down"; their "eating the fruit of their own body, the flesh of their sons and daughters, in the straitness of the siege, and the eye of the tender and delicate woman being evil toward the husband of her bosom and toward her child which she shall eat for want of all things secretly in the siege"; their dispersion so as to "find no ease, and the sole of their foot to have no rest among the nations," but to have "a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind, their life hanging in doubt, in Fear day and night, and having none assurance of life"; "the whole land (Deuteronomy 29:23) not sown, nor bearing, nor having grass. His notices of the children of Esau supplanting the Horims by God's help, and Moab supplanting the giant Emim (Deuteronomy 2:9-13) are made the argument why Israel need not, as their fathers, Fear the giant Anakims
Lord - The reference is likewise to God in various phrases which recall OT associations, such as ‘the Spirit of the Lord’ (Acts 5:9), ‘the Fear of the Lord’ (Acts 9:31), ‘the hand of the Lord’ (Acts 11:21). We hear the same protest in the claim of Judges 1:4, ‘our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ,’ and in a milder form in the subtle distinction made in 1 Peter 2:17, ‘Fear God, honour the king,’ i
Eternal Punishment - Two sayings of Jesus are indeed terrible in their severity, and ought not to be minimized: ‘Be not afraid of them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell’ (Matthew 10:28). Whether the reference be to God as the object of Fear (so Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, i
the Ethiopian Eunuch - Only, I Fear, with all his ability, and with all his insight, and with all his seriousness of mind, the eunuch's furlough came to an end before he had well begun to see daylight on the Pharisees and the Sadducees, the Essenes and the Herodians, the Zelots and the Publicans, the devotees of Moses, and the disciples of Jesus Christ. It would be taken as the height of intrusion, and, indeed, impudence, among us if one man said to another sitting over his book on a journey, "Are you understanding what you are reading?" But if we sat beside a foreigner who was struggling with one of our complicated guide-books, and was just about to start off in a wrong direction, it would be no intrusion if we leaned over and said to him, 'I Fear, sir, that our barbarous language is not easily mastered by foreign scholars; but English is my native tongue, and I belong to this country
the Queen of Sheba - And, on the other hand, however great, and good, and wise, and famous any man is, if the Name of the Lord is not his strong tower, I Fear I do not do that man full justice. When the stranger shall come and pray toward this house, hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to Thee for, that all people of the earth may know Thy Name, to Fear Thee, as do Thy people Israel
Judgments of God - Thus this wicked man, who condemned Christ for Fear of disobliging the Romans, was ignominiously turned out of his office by the Roman governor, whom he had sought to oblige. Worms proceeded from his body in a most Fearful manner; and several of his physicians were put to death because they could not endure the smell, and others because they could not cure him. These, however, are sufficient to show us what a Fearful thing it is to fall into the hands of the living God, and how fruitless and awful it is to oppose his designs, and to attempt to stop the progress of his Gospel. Serve the Lord with Fear, and rejoice with trembling
Joab - Each time he yields it is an act of rare courtesy, fine consideration, and most beautiful good-feeling and good-will-all touched, at the same time, with a certain tincture of Fear. He knew quite well that it was Fear and not love that had moved David to let him live
Enoch - Only, after death, when at last death comes, we Fear that, somewhere and somehow, we shall see God. ...
Are any of you, my brethren, in your secret heart, in continual Fear of death? Are you, though no one knows it, all your lifetime subject to that terrible bondage? Well, Enoch of all the Bible characters is the best of them all for you
Nicodemus - Nicodemus had not slept soundly one single night, nor spent one single day without remorse and Fear, ever since that scene when he saw Jesus of Nazareth baptized by John, and coming up out of the water. It was the same Joseph of Arimathæa who had been a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for Fear of the Jews; and it was the same Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night
Joshua - ) They two alone of the 12 brought a good report, and encouraged the people not to Fear the inhabitants for the Lord was with Israel (contrast Psalms 106:24; Numbers 13:8; Numbers 13:16; Numbers 14). The slackness of Israel in taking possession of the promised land and destroying the Canaanites was the drawback to the completeness of Joshua's work (Joshua 18:3); after their long nomadic life the people were slow in settling down in separate homes; Fear of the foes' attack too made them shrink from the trouble of defending themselves severally: a root of bitterness left which bore deadly fruit under the judges
Cross, Crucifixion - I came to you in weakness and Fear and with much trembling
Timothy - If this is an authentic attitude, it may possibly contain a reminiscence of disappointment at Timothy’s development as a leader and teacher (1 Timothy 4:11-16), or it may express an old man’s Fear for a disciple who was diffident and prone to compromise, whom he had always guided as a father guides a son, and whom he knew to be at his best when under a leader
Jehoiakim - prevented by Fear of the king, sent Baruch to read them to the people assembled out of Judah to the Lord's house on the fasting day
Elisha - The estimate of Sirach ( Sir 48:12 ) is according to all the facts of the OT narrative:...
‘Elijah it was who was wrapped in a tempest:...
And Elisha was filled with his spirit:...
And in all his days he was not moved by the Fear of any ruler,...
And no one brought him into subjection
Head, Headship - Blushing, tears, paleness, and flushing may show Fear, anger, or mourning
Prophet, Christ as - On Jesus rested "The Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord" (Isaiah 11:1-2 )
Grave Gravity - ‘The idea lying at its root (σεβ) is that of reverential Fear, profound respect, chiefly applied to the bearing of men towards the gods’ (Cremer, Lexicon3, 1880, p
Hour - Until the sunset, He knew He had no reason to Fear the hostility of men
Caesar - No more powerful appeal could they have made to Pilate’s Fears, as they thought, than when they cried out, ‘If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Caesar’ (John 19:12). The whole attitude of Jesus towards Caesar, not only in the question of the tribute, but throughout the trial before Pilate, must have entirely disarmed the Roman governor of any Fear that He was, or ever had been, a rival of Caesar’s
Comfort - (d) Bereavement and the Fear of death were relieved by the strong Christian faith in the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15, etc
Ate - ...
Isaiah 26:2 (a) This is probably a millennial scene in which Jerusalem having been rebuilt will welcome all nations who Fear GOD
Forsaking All - Peter after the young ruler’s refusal to make the sacrifice which Jesus demanded, ‘we have left all and followed thee: what then shall we have?’ It was towards the close, and the Twelve were beginning to Fear that they had been hugging a false hope, and would have no such recompense as they dreamed of
Statute, Ordinance - Even as the Israelites had a period of rainfall from October to April, there was a fixed period of harvest (from April to June): “Neither say they in their heart, Let us now Fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest” ( Decius, Emperor - Fear did its work on many whose faith had never had any real groundwork in conviction
Holiness, Holy, Holily - ...
A — 2: ἁγιωσύνη (Strong's #42 — Noun Feminine — hagiosune — hag-ee-o-soo'-nay ) denotes the manifestation of the quality of "holiness" in personal conduct; (a) it is used in Romans 1:4 , of the absolute "holiness" of Christ in the days of His flesh, which distinguished Him from all merely human beings; this (which is indicated in the phrase "the spirit of holiness") and (in vindication of it) His resurrection from the dead, marked Him out as (He was "declared to be") the Son of God; (b) believers are to be "perfecting holiness in the Fear of God," 2 Corinthians 7:1 , i
Moses - Epistle to the Hebrew (Hebrews 11:27) writes, "by faith he forsook Egypt, not Fearing the wrath of the king. " Moses "feared" (Exodus 2:14-15) lest by staying he should sacrifice his divinely intimated destiny to be Israel's deliverer, which was his great aim. ...
But he did "not Fear" the king's wrath which would be aggravated by his fleeing without Pharaoh's leave. He did "not Fear the king" so as to shrink from returning at all risks when God commanded. "Faith" God saw to be the ruling motive of his flight more than Fear of personal safety; "he endured as seeing (through faith) Him who is invisible" (Luke 12:4-5)
Jeremiah - 1 and 2) reveal the intense hatred and Fear excited by the approach of the Chaldæans; the ferocity of Nebuchadrezzar’s troops was probably aggravated by the incorporation with them of Scythian cavalry, large bodies of which still roamed south of the Caspian. ‘They shall be my people,’ Jehovah promises, ‘and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may Fear me for ever. … And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, and I will put my Fear in their hearts ’ ( Jeremiah 32:38-39 ; Jeremiah 32:31-44 of this disputed chapter are full of Jeremianic traits)
Ethics - Ethics is a response to grace in love not a response to demand in Fear. This is why holiness in the ethical realm began with the “fear of the Lord” (Proverbs 1:7 ; Proverbs 9:10 ; Proverbs 15:33 )
Exodus, Theology of - New measures are taken to stop their population explosion, but the midwives become instruments of salvation rather than death because they "feared God" (1:17). The people "fear" God as they prepare to meet him through the intermediary role of Moses. Israel knows that Yahweh is to be Feared, for they witnessed his work in Egypt and experienced his presence on the mountain (20:19-20). As the people draw nearer to the deity who has been working in their behalf, they Fear for themselves and ask Moses to continue to intercede for them (20:18-21)
Woman - Apostolic Christianity need not Fear this test. in regard to womanly conduct are well summarized in the exhortation of Clement of Rome: ‘Let us guide our women toward that which is good: let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their love, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that Fear God, in holiness’ (ad Cor
Jacob - Not only are man’s motives often complex; but a woman would be likely to use different pleas to a husband and to a son, and if a mother can counsel her son to yield to his Fear, a father would be more alive to the possibility of an outbreak of folly. Now the higher elements in his nature gain the ascendency; and henceforth, though he is no less resourceful and politic, his Fear of God ceases to be spoilt by intervening passions or a competing self-confidence
Paul's Blamelessness as a Minister - ...
Thomas Goodwin, that great minister, tells us that always when he was tempted to be high-minded and to forget to Fear, he was wont to go back and take a turn up and down in his unregenerate state. All that we need to do is to open a few pages of our Communion-rolls and visiting books, and a short turn up and down those painful pages, with some conscience, and some heart, and some imagination, will always make high-mindedness, and Fearlessness, for ever impossible to us. And such tragic things are written, or, rather, are secretly ciphered there, as to raise both pity, and Fear, and terror, to all ministers, enough to suffice them for all their days on earth
Heman - ' Every day we hear of men and women being driven distracted through love, and through Fear, and through poverty, and through pain, and sometimes through over-joy, and sometimes, it is said, through religion. For if love, and Fear, and pain of mind and heart, and sometimes over-joy have ever driven men distracted: who ever had all these things, and more, on his mind and on his heart like our Lord? To see what was in man, and what comes out of the heart of man: and to see all that with such holy eyes and with such a holy heart as His, and then to see and understand how all that so concerned Himself-had the very Godhead not held Him up, no mortal mind and heart could have endured under the sight
Mephibosheth - And David said unto him, Fear not, for I will surely show thee kindness for Jonathan, thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the lands of Saul thy father, and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 'I am full of self-love, Fear to confess Thee, or to hazard myself, or my estate, or my peace
Cain (1) - ...
You need not in jealousy Fear losing your priority of birth, if you do well
Joel - God will replace Fear and shame with joy and praise (Joel 2:21-26 )
Fall, Fallen, Falling, Fell - 1), is used (a) literally, Mark 3:10 , "pressed upon;" Acts 20:10,37 ; (b) metaphorically, of Fear, Luke 1:12 ; Acts 19:17 ; Revelation 11:11 (No
Theophilus (2) - Luke might well have used it twice in two volumes without any Fear of incurring the charge of obsequiousness, and we cannot suppose he dropped the adjective lest he should be guilty of bad taste
Jehoiachin - In 2 Kings 24:14 they are said to be 10,000; the details are specified in 2 Kings 24:15-16; "none remained save the poorest sort of the people of the land," having neither wealth nor skill to raise war, and therefore giving Nebuchadnezzar no Fear of rebellion
Heart - The Lord, who knows our hearts (Luke 16:15 ), experiences its full range of emotions: for example, its joy (Deuteronomy 28:47 ; 1 Samuel 2:1 ; Proverbs 15:15 ) and its sorrow (1 Samuel 1:8 ); its raging (2 Kings 6:11 ) and its peace (Colossians 3:15 ); its feeling troubled (John 14:1 ) and its rejoicing (1 Samuel 2:1 ; Psalm 104:15 ); its love (Romans 5:5 ; 1 Peter 1:22 ) and its selfish ambition (James 3:14 ); its modes of doubts (Mark 11:23 ) and of Fear (Genesis 42:28 ) and its mode of trusting (Proverbs 3:5 ); when it rises up in repulsive pride (Deuteronomy 8:14 ) or, as in the case of Jesus, is lowly and humble (Matthew 11:29 ); and when one loses heart (Hebrews 12:3 ) or takes heart (John 16:33 )
Malachi, Theology of - In spite of the fact that many Jews questioned God's love for them (1:2), the Lord promised that those who Feared him would indeed be his special people. Yahweh was "a great king" and his name was "to be Feared among the nations" (1:14). ...
The Rewards of Faith and Fearing the Lord . Six times in the book the people are urged to Fear (revere, respect) the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly (1:6,14; 2:5; 3:5,16; 4:2). Those who truly Feared the Lord would have their names recorded in a "scroll of remembrance" and would be duly rewarded (3:16)
Punishment - While the worst punishment that earthly courts can inflict is death, Jesus taught his disciples not to Fear those who can kill the body, but rather God, who can also cast people into hell (Luke 12:4-5 )
Satan - (1 John 3:8) So again the apostle Paul, in his Epistle to the Hebrews, was commissioned to tell the church that forasmuch"as the children were partakers of flesh and blood, he, that is, Christ, also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver them who through Fear of death were all their life-time subject to bondage
Proselytes - Many, in Esther's time (Esther 8:17), "of the people of the land became Jews, for the Fear of the Jews fell upon them. The common phrase is" devout men," "fearing" or "worshipping God" (Acts 10:2; Acts 10:7; Acts 13:16; Acts 13:26; Acts 13:43; Acts 13:50; Acts 16:14; Acts 17:4; Acts 17:17; Acts 18:7; John 12:20)
Amos - For Amos, his call and his continuing ministry rested in God's initiative and in His sustaining power: “The lion has roared; who will not Fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?” ( Amos 3:8 RSV)
Anathema - If it be taken as an assertion, it may mean, ‘Let those who do not love the Lord Fear and be quick to amend, for He is at hand in triumph,’ though the expected Parousia is not a recurring feature of the Epistle
Allegory - 187, uses this allegorical language: "Nor was I so timorous, that, after I had steered the ship of the state through the greatest storms and waves, and brought her safe into port, I should Fear the cloud of your forehead, or your colleague's pestilential breath
Gods - They also adored the gods Health, Fever, Fear, Love, Pain, Indignation, Shame, Impudence, Opinion, Renown, Prudence, Science, Art, Fidelity,...
Felicity, Calumny, Liberty, Money, War, Peace, Victory, Triumph, &c
Nicolaitans - " The Fear of death would shake the faith of some; others would be gained over by sensual arguments: and thus many unhappy Christians of the Asiatic churches were found by St
Lion - "The lion hath roared, and who shall not Fear?" Amos 3:8
Judah, Kingdom of - In spite of his pious efforts for the instruction of his people through the princes, Levites, and priests, in God's law (2 Chronicles 17), and for the administration of justice in the Fear of Jehovah (2 Chronicles 19), his affinity with Ahab and Ahaziah nearly cost him his life at Ramoth Gilead (2 Chronicles 18), and again in the wilderness of Edom (2 Kings 3:8-11), and caused the loss of his ships in Ezion Geber (2 Chronicles 20:36-37)
Run - ) To flee, as from Fear or danger
Joshua, Book of - The spies learned that the Fear of Israel had fallen upon the people of the land, and the faith of Rahab saved her and her family. The tribes on the west Feared that the altar had been built in separation from the worship of Jehovah, and sent princes with Phinehas the priest to protest against it, but on hearing the explanation given, they were satisfied that the tribes on the east were faithful in heart
Only Begotten - John took over from the Hellenistic philosophy the title ‘Logos’ for Christ, in order to remove from the minds of Christians the Fear that there was beyond Christ a higher mediator between God and man, so he might have taken over from the highly important Orphic cult the title ‘Monogenes,’ in order to show Christians that they knew Him who is in reality the θεὸς μονογενής
Poverty of Spirit - He will not be retarded in any Christian service by the Fear of losing them
Law - It is wholly unwarrantable to say that the prophets condemned the sacrificial system, or denied its worth and Divine sanction; but, on the other hand, we are justified in asserting that the tôrah of Jehovah, ‘the law of the Lord,’ meant to the prophets something wholly different from the punctilious observance of traditional ceremonies; and what is more, they appeal without Fear of contradiction to the contents of the Mosaic legislation as completely establishing their conviction that it was in the sphere of morality, rather than in the organizing of worship, that the essence of Jehovah’s law was to be found. The Jews lived under the law : they were the unwilling subjects of an inexorable despotism; the law was excellent in itself, but to them it remained something external; obedience was not far removed from bondage and Fear. The prophets realized the inadequacy of this legal system: it was no real appeal to man’s highest nature; it did not spring from the man’s own heart; and so they prophesied of the New Covenant when Jehovah’s laws should be written in the heart, and His sin-forgiving grace should remove all elements of servile Fear (cf
Day of the Lord, God, Christ, the - With war comes Fear and cruelty. Joel addresses an oracle to the earth, calling on it not to Fear, and promises that it will be fertile and productive (2:22) so that threshing floors will be filled with grain and vats will overflow with new wine (2:24)
Truth (2) - Here loyalty to the truth is opposed to the disingenuous spirit that allows itself to be swayed by Fear or flattery. The impression made by Jesus on His opponents was one of Fearless honesty and candour; He was no casuist or time-server, and it was His recognized character of religious frankness and veracity which suggested their trap. His witness, therefore, consists in what may be termed His loyalty to Himself, and His devotion to that vocation of being true to God’s will for which He became incarnate, and from which no Fear of death could deter Him (cf
Fire - Calamities only bring the Fear of death and the Fear of punishment
Jephthah And His Daughter - You know how you hate and Fear and shrink back from meeting, not to speak of being beholden for your life to, the man or woman you once greatly injured. He falls down with Fear at every breath of wind
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - Mutterings of superstitious Fear were heard; to draw near the image was to cause an earthquake. " Forthwith the river began to rise with vehemence; the Fear was now of a flood (Soz
Psalms of Solomon - the Pharisees, ‘the righteous’ (δίκαιοι), ‘the pious’ (ὅσιοι, representing the Hebrew ḥasîdim), ‘those that Fear the Lord’ ([1] φοβούμενοι τὸν κύριον), ‘the guileless’ (ἄκακοι); occasionally too this party appears as ‘the poor’ (πτωχοί, πένητες). ‘They that Fear the Lord shall rise to life eternal, and their life shall be in the light of the Lord, and shall come to an end no more’ (3:12)
Election - We are to work out our salvation with Fear and trembling, even though to be sure, it is God who is at work within us both to will and do His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13 )
Devil - Christ in His death has destroyed Satan, who holds the power of death and causes people to Fear death (Hebrews 2:14 ). ...
People continue to concretize their Fears, seeking a scapecoat to deliver them from responsibility
Neonomians - Yet the believer, whilst he lives in this world, is to pass the time of his sojourning here with Fear, because his warfare is not accomplished, and that it is true, that if he draw back, God will have no pleasure in him
Nativity of Christ - " The nativity of Christ is celebrated among us on the twenty-fifth day of December, and divine service is performed in the church, and in many places of worship among dissenters; but, alas! the day, we Fear, is more generally profaned than improved
Voice (2) - Thus at the death of Moses a Bath Kol was heard saying: ‘Fear thou not, Moses! I myself will care for thy burial’ (Deut
Ahab - Fear of them was probably among his reasons for granting Benhadad easy terms when in his power (1 Kings 20:34)
Hunger - Mark was deterred from relating the story of the fruitless fig-tree by a Fear lest the appearance of harshness and petulance should detract from the moral dignity of their Master
Liberty (2) - The escape has been from the bondage of a religion of Fear into the liberty of a faith that discerns in God the Eternal Fatherhood (Romans 8:15)
Slave, Slavery (2) - Not only were the dimensions different, but the prevalent oppression and Fear in the one case were replaced in the other by a general spirit of kindliness and content
Hadrianus, Publius Aelius, Emperor - He had not the zeal of a persecutor nor the Fear that leads to cruelty
Exodus - For Fear of the Philistines they avoid the route of the isthmus (Exodus 13:17-19 )
Hold - Fear--by which God and his laws take the surest hold of us
Galatians, Epistle to the - Subsequently, at Antioch, Paul had actually withstood Peter to the face as to the truth of the gospel, which Peter was fatally compromising from Fear of the Jews
Discipleship - ’ ‘Come on! Fear not to go through the valley of the shadow of death with me in the quest of life
Apollos - Paul’s Fear lest the work of Apollos might be somewhat subversive of his own
Philistia - The Israelites so lost heart that they in Fear of the Philistines bound Samson (Judges 15:12)
Ecbatana - My heart is at ease, and my Fear of thee increases
Diseases - Epidemicsalso, diseases somewhat peculiar in their character, and still more Fearful in their consequences, soon made their appearance, some infesting one period of life, and some another; some limiting their ravages to one country, and some to another. ...
The spots for the most part make their appearance very suddenly, especially if the infected person, at the period when the disease shows itself externally, happens to be in great Fear, or to be moved with anger, Numbers 12:10 ; 2 Chronicles 26:19 . The cramp, in oriental countries, is a Fearful malady, and by no means unfrequent
Armies - The words which they used were as follows:— "Hear, O Israel; ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies; let not your hearts faint; Fear not, and do not tremble; neither be ye terrified, because of them
Blasphemy - The same may be said of believe, honour, Fear, &c. But although there may be now Fearful approaches to the unpardonable offence, it is to be remembered that there may be many dangerous and fatal sins against the Holy Ghost, which are not the sin against him, which has no forgiveness
Take - , Matthew 5:40 ; 26:26,27 , is used metaphorically, of Fear, in "taking" hold of people, Luke 7:16 , RV (AV, "came
Offices of Christ - Next, the effect of light is to disclose the fact of sin and awaken the sense of guilt and the Fear of judgment; and here Christ, by putting away sin, by affording access to God, and by blessing us from God, discharges the priestly office
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Hearing that Keilah, a town on the western frontier, was harassed by the Philistines, David with his men relieved it (1 Samuel 23:1-14 ); and then, for Fear of Saul, he fled to the strongholds in the "hill country" of Judah. Harassed by the necessity of moving from place to place through Fear of Saul, David once more sought refuge among the Philistines (1 Samuel 27 )
Guilt (2) - It is ‘accusation to the Father’ which the Jews have to Fear (John 5:45). The experience, which justifies the fulfilment of rites felt to be inadequate, is the Fear of death (Hebrews 2:15), the spirit of bondage (ib
Humility - Humility or the Fear of God should banish all unworthy Fear
Pharaoh - When all who have votes prepare themselves for the polling-booth in that way, then we shall see a House of Commons composed of the best and ablest men the land can produce; the moat loyal, the most fair and just, the most God-fearing, and the least self-seeking of men. Then Ireland, and India, and China, and Africa, and Armenia, and Macedonia shall hold out their hands to England; and all lands shall both love and Fear England and her Queen because of that knowledge and that righteousness which alone exalteth a nation, and which alone enthroneth and establisheth a sovereign. We have seen infidels, and scoffers, and gamblers, and drunkards, and all manner of profligates made by the score, as the magicians made Pharaoh; made, that is, little by little, till the work was finished, and till those who began it and carried it so far on were laughed at when they said, This, I Fear, is the finger of God
Balaam - Had Balaam not been given over to making a great name for himself and a great fortune; had this prophet been working out his own salvation with Fear and trembling, instead of making beautiful pictures of salvation, and astonishing people with his eloquence on salvation, then Balaam would have put on strength when he saw that long string of camels on their way to his house. Do you remember how James Stuart dragged Robert Bruce about, seeking a place and a point of view from which that great preacher and great patriot might be got to preach and to pray to the king's dictation? If our young ministers would have a life-long lesson and illustration in Fearlessness, in fidelity, and in a good conscience to the end of a life of bribes on the one hand, and of persecution and banishment on the other, let them read themselves deeply into those two narratives so unsurpassable in effectiveness for a minister, the Life of Balaam in the history of Israel, and the Life of Bruce in the history of Scotland and of England. They are spots in your feasts of charity, feeding themselves without Fear; clouds they are without water; trees without fruit; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever
John, the Gospel of - The expulsion from the synagogue is referred to in John 9:22 ; John 12:42 ; and John 16:2 , and other passages speak of “fear of the Jews” (John 7:13 ; John 20:19 )
Hope - The Greek word for ‘hope’ ( elpis , noun; elpizô , verb) primarily meant expectation of good or evil commonly, in effect, the former; but ‘in later Greek, at the time when hope made its presence so powerfully felt in the Christian sphere, elpis elsewhere came to be increasingly used with the sense of anxiety or Fear , of which there is not a single example in the LXX Fall, the - Shame and Fear gripped them; they realized that a tragic separation had suddenly taken place
Draw - Some men may be drawn over by interest others by Fear
Mediator, Mediation - God used Nathan's prophetic word to tell David of his desire for a temple (2 Samuel 7:2-17 ) and Isaiah to calm the Fears of Hezekiah about Sennacherib's threatened invasion (2 Kings 19:1-37 ; Isaiah 37:1-38 ). 24), our Fear of the future judgment should be even more intense than that of ancient Israel if we turn our backs on him (vv
God, Name of - They may revere, Fear, suffer for, blaspheme, misuse, be called by, be kept by, or build a temple for the Name
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King - Peter recommends submission to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, and exhorts to Fear God and honour the king (1 Peter 2:13; 1 Peter 2:17)
Believe - The meaning here is that Abram was full of trust and confidence in God, and that he did not Fear Him (v. Only infrequently (16 times) is 'emeth translated “faithful” (pistis), as when Nehemiah is described as “a faithful man, and Feared God above many” ( Corner-Stone - The same situation of conflict is presented in Isaiah 8:14, where the Fear of the Lord would be to some a sanctuary, a place of safety and rest by the way, but to others a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence
Athens - Not driven from the city by hostile feeling, but quitting it of his own accord, too unimportant to be noticed, too harmless to be molested, he departed with a crushing sense of failure, and, apparently as a consequence, began his mission in Corinth ‘in weakness and Fear and much trembling’ (1 Corinthians 2:3)
Hunneric, King of the Vandals. - A law confiscating the property of deceased bishops and imposing a fine of 500 solidi on each new bishop was contemplated, but abandoned for Fear of retaliatory measures against the Arians in the Eastern empire
Honor - 85:9 the idea of richness or abundance predominates: “Surely his salvation is nigh them that Fear him; that glory [6] may dwell in our land
Redeem - ...
The Book of Isaiah evidences the word “Redeemer” used of God 13 times, all in chapters 41-63, and gâ'al is used 9 times of God, first in 43:1: “Fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine
Serve - The word is frequently used with another verb: “Thou shalt Fear the Lord thy God, and serve him …” ( Euric, King of Toulouse - Glycerius, Fearful for Italy, and hoping to purchase a renewal of the foedus, had in 473 formally ceded the country to Euric, a compact rejected by Ecdicius and Sidonius; and now Nepos, for the same reasons, sent legates to Euric, amongst them the famous Epiphanius of Pavia (Ennod. "It must be confessed," he says, "that although this king of the Goths is terrible because of his power, I Fear his attacks upon the Christian laws more than I dread his blows for the Roman walls
Judgment - Men may contrive to keep it from their thoughts, but they cannot think of it without Fearful apprehensions of its consequences. ...
With this conquest of the Fear of death is nearly allied another glorious privilege resulting from union with the Redeemer; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and "not be ashamed before him at his coming," 1 John 2:28
Ecclesiastes - ) the Fear of God
Education - Its fundamental principle may be expressed in the familiar words: ‘The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge’ ( Proverbs 1:7 )
Possession - Seven evil spirits are grouped in Babylonian mythology ( Matthew 12:45 , Mark 16:9 , Luke 8:2 ; Luke 11:26 ), and these with their subordinate genii kept men in continual Fear, and were thought able to occupy the body and produce any kind of sickness
Passover And Feast of Unleavened Bread - Large numbers assembled at Jerusalem for this feast, and such occasions were always carefully supervised by the Romans for Fear of insurrection
Pilate - Moreover, Pilate’s superstitions Fear had already been aroused by the report of his wife’s dream ( Matthew 27:19 )
Judah - Onan having been slain by Jehovah for unnatural sin, Shelah ought to have been given her; but Judah, from superstitious Fear lest he too should die, delayed
Ambrosius of Milan - A body of troops was sent to take possession of the basilica, and there was great Fear of blood being shed; but after mutual appeals between their officers and Ambrose, the soldiers withdrew, and Ambrose remained all day in the church. Ambrose replied, "I have not so lived amongst you, that I should be ashamed to live; and I do not Fear to die, because we have a good Lord. of Vercellae, who was lying down in another room, thought he heard himself thrice called, and came to Ambrose, and offered him the Body of the Lord; immediately after receiving which he breathed his last breath—a man, Paulinus says well, who for the Fear of God had never Feared to speak the truth to kings or any powers
Basilides, Gnostic Sect Founder - 972) as being that Fear of the Lord which is called the beginning of wisdom ( Strom. This Fear of his, said Basilides, was that Fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom (wisdom to "separate and discern and perfect and restore," Clem. Its Archon's son received the light from the son of the Great Archon, he became himself enlightened, and declared the Gospel to the Archon of the Hebdomad, and he too Feared and confessed, and all that was in the Hebdomad received the light (26)
Christ in the Middle Ages - He thought of the death of Christ as an exhibition of the Divine love, and as an example wherewith to teach us not to Fear the misfortunes and sufferings of this world, but rather to avoid earthly good fortune. ...
Fear and hope take the place of faith and love; Fear of punishment takes the place of repentance for sin
Clement of Alexandria - If therefore Clement had before withdrawn from danger, it was through wisdom and not through Fear. The argument includes an examination of the nature of faith (4–19; 25–31), resting on a godly Fear and perfected by love (32–55); and of repentance (56–71). Other virtues, as love and endurance, are touched upon (97–119); and then Clement gives a picture of a godly woman (120–131), and of the gnostic, who rises above Fear and hope to that perfection which rests in the knowledge and love of God (132–174)
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Event and Meaning As judgment and resurrection have been discussed, it has become increasingly clear that eschatological discussions arise not merely from speculation about future events, but also from the hopes, Fears, and perplexities which anticipation of these events arouses. The last things, at least insofar as they arouse hope, Fear, and perplexity, are already alive in the present. ...
When the last judgment is regarded solely as a future event, it often arouses perplexity as to who will be rewarded or condemned and Fear as to whether I might be condemned
Sin - Alienation from God lead Adam and Eve to Fear and flee from him. Obedience that proceeds from Fear of getting caught, or lack of opportunity to act on wicked desires lacks righteousness (Matthew 5:17-48 )
Character - —He died to ‘deliver them who through Fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage’ (Hebrews 2:15). ), which the good man need not Fear (Matthew 25:35-458), and as a going to the Father and His many abiding-places (John 14:1-3). ’ It was Jesus Himself who had the daring originality to base character on a new foundation without Fearing to debase it (Luke 12:45-48 Matthew 26:27-28)
Ephraim (4) the Syrian - 129) he says, "When I sinned, I was already a partaker of grace: I had been early taught about Christ by my parents; they who had begotten me after the flesh had trained me in the Fear of the Lord. "Alas!" he said to his interpreter "I Fear our labour is in vain
Joannes, Bishop of Antioch - John might not unreasonably Fear a demand for his own deposition. Isidore of Pelusium and other adherents of Cyril expressed a Fear that he had made too large concessions; while John had given great offence to many of his warmest supporters, who accused him of truckling to powerful advocates of a hollow peace to secure his position as bishop
Christian - Nero has made it criminal to be a Christian, and the word is now one not of scorn merely, but of hatred and Fear
Daniel, Book of - Faithfulness in prayer despite secular laws overcomes conspiracy, brings deliverance from the lions' den, leads the king to command Fear of the true God, and brings political prosperity (Daniel 6:1-28 )
Tradition - There appears to have been a Fear that the traditions would be lost unless they were recorded for future believers
Lord's Prayer, the - 100): “Do thy will in heaven above and give peace to those who Fear thee below” (Babylonian Talmud, Berakoth , 29b)
Moses - Moved by Fear, Moses fled from Egypt, and betook himself to the land of Midian, the southern part of the peninsula of Sinai, probably by much the same route as that by which, forty years afterwards, he led the Israelites to Sinai
Peter - Jesus addressed him with the assuring words, "Fear not," and announced to him his life's work. There he was forewarned of the Fearful sin into which he afterwards fell (22:31-34)
Isaac - His equivocation as to his wife, as if she were his sister, through Fear of Abimelech's people at Gerar, was another blemish in Isaac (Genesis 26) So Abram had erred in Egypt and in this same Philistine kingdom (Genesis 20) under a king also bearing the common title (See ABIMELECH , i
Temptation - That Jesus discovered the moral peril in which Judas was placed from the very first indications of distrust and disloyalty to Himself, is suggested by John 6:70-71, which shows also the danger He Feared for the other disciples. Peter, too, was warned against the temptation that threatened him (Luke 22:31-32); and Jesus, who Feared his fall through his self-confident weakness, hoped for his recovery, and the help he could be to others after his recovery, because He believed in the power of His own intercessory prayer. May His refusal of the request of the Syrophœnician woman (Matthew 15:24-27) not have been due to the Fear lest a ministry of healing among the Gentiles might divert Him from the path of sacrifice to which He knew that His Father called Him? The request of the Greeks also (John 12:21) stirred so deep emotion, because it seemed to suggest the possibility of an escape from the Cross, which had to be rejected as a temptation
Fall - Adam admitted that God's presence now provoked Fear, and human shame provoked hiding (Genesis 3:10 )
Gnosticism - Thus they could act in any way they pleased without Fear of discipline
Ugarit - Having received permission to build a house (temple), Prince Sea struck Fear into the hearts of the gods by demanding that Baal be surrendered to him
Immanuel - Hence, when the prophet offered him a sign from God, he refused to accept it, for Fear of committing himself to the prophet’s policy of faith and independence
Reward - Even the Fear of the Lord that is going to fall on the unsaved is a legitimate incentive for service in seeing the lost saved (2 Corinthians 5:11 )
Simple, Simplicity - Over against their worldliness, with its doubleness and hypocrisy, Jesus sets before us the obligation to obey and please God in everything as our supreme duty (Matthew 6:1-18), while in Matthew 6:19-32 He meets our unbelieving Fear that such a course would bring loss and bankruptcy, by assuring us that we may well trust our Heavenly Father’s care
Miracles - The mighty deeds related in the NT did, indeed, excite wonder and Fear (Mark 2:12; Mark 4:41; Mark 6:51; Mark 7:37, Luke 7:16, Acts 3:10 f
Head - 54), ‘the impulse for concealment before on object of Fear
Death (2) - The idea is presented more definitely in the charge to the disciples, ‘Fear not them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do,’ etc. It involves that ‘destruction both of soul and body’ which is far more to be Feared than mere bodily death
Genesis - The inspiration of the Biblical narrators is seen in the fashioning of the floating mass of legend and folklore and historical reminiscences into an expression of their Divinely given apprehension of religious truth, and so transforming what would otherwise have been a constant source of religious error and moral corruption as to make it a vehicle of instruction in the knowledge and Fear of God
Guilt - This natural instinct was developed and guided in the Levitical institutions by formal ceremony and religious rite, which were calculated to deepen still further the feeling of guilt and Fear of Divine wrath
Adoption - "In the Fear of the Lord in strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge, " Proverbs 14:26
Arrest - ‘I am he,’ said Wesley, confronting them Fearlessly; and they fell back and let him go unmolested. ’ What had kept them from arresting Him in the temple-court? It was Fear of the multitude (cf
Benedictus - There were chief priests who ‘opened the gates’ to the heathen conqueror as ‘sons to receive a father’ (Ps-Sol 8:18–20); but among the ministering priesthood there then lived (as there still survived in Zacharias himself) a piety so genuine and Fearless that, when the victorious Romans burst into the Temple courts, the officiating priests went on with the service as if nothing unusual were happening, and suffered themselves to be cut down at their posts. Titus 3:5) in Christ (Luke 1:69), of human need and darkness, of reconciliation to life and peace, and of the worship of God without Fear (cf
Eye - Eye service is peculiar to slaves, who are governed by Fear only; and is to be carefully guarded against by Christians, who ought to serve from a principle of duty and affection, Ephesians 6:6 ; Colossians 3:22
Adultery - The priest then told her that if she was really innocent, she had nothing to Fear; but if guilty, she might expect to suffer all that the law had denounced against her, to which she answered, "Amen, amen
Proselyte - 3902), but the phrase appears to be a popular designation of ‘God-fearing proselytes’-the same whom St. Peter’s words have not the breadth often assigned to them-he only goes the length of recognizing the manifest signs of God’s acceptance of a Gentile who ‘feareth him, and worketh righteousness. Davidson, ‘They that Fear the Lord,’ in ExpT_ iii
Nationality - When Caiaphas urged this policy, he was moved more by Fear for ‘our place’ than ‘our nation
Peace (2) - σιγάω (Luke 20:26) has been distinguished from σιωπάω (Matthew 20:31; Matthew 26:63, Mark 3:4; Mark 9:34; Mark 10:48; Mark 14:61, Luke 18:39; Luke 19:40)—the former as referring to a silence induced by mental conditions (fear, grief, awe, etc
Temptation - That Jesus discovered the moral peril in which Judas was placed from the very first indications of distrust and disloyalty to Himself, is suggested by John 6:70-71, which shows also the danger He Feared for the other disciples. Peter, too, was warned against the temptation that threatened him (1618092758_2); and Jesus, who Feared his fall through his self-confident weakness, hoped for his recovery, and the help he could be to others after his recovery, because He believed in the power of His own intercessory prayer. May His refusal of the request of the Syrophœnician woman (Matthew 15:24-27) not have been due to the Fear lest a ministry of healing among the Gentiles might divert Him from the path of sacrifice to which He knew that His Father called Him? The request of the Greeks also (John 12:21) stirred so deep emotion, because it seemed to suggest the possibility of an escape from the Cross, which had to be rejected as a temptation
Head - 54), ‘the impulse for concealment before on object of Fear
Herod - It has been thought that he used the opportunity of building the temple to destroy the authentic genealogies of the priesthood, and that the monument which he raised over the tombs of the kings was owing to superstitious Fear after his sacrilegious attempt to rob them of treasures. ...
Herod "feared" John at first (compare Ahab's Fear of Elisha, 1 Kings 21:20), "knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him (preserved him from Herodias, or else respected, regarded him); and when he heard him he did many things and heard him gladly. ...
And that he was so comes out in the most incidental and undesigned way, a clear mark of the truth of the narrative: On his lending himself, fox-like, to the Pharisees' design to get Christ out of Galilee into Judea (see Fox) his superstitious Fears were too great to admit of his repeating in Christ's case the execution which, to his own torment of conscience, he had perpetrated in John's case; but he was glad of any, means to relieve himself of Christ's presence which "perplexed" him (Luke 13:32)
Lust - The NT has no meticulous Fear in passing judgment on evil desires and on their consequences. This is the usage of Aristotle, who regards ‘lust,’ anger, Fear, etc
Prophecy - "As God is invisible and spiritual, there was cause to Fear, that, in the first and ruder ages of the world, when men were busier in cultivating the earth than in cultivating arts and sciences, and in seeking the necessaries of life than in the study of morality, they might forget their Creator and Governor; and, therefore, God maintained amongst them the great article of faith in him, by manifestations of himself; by sending angels to declare his will; by miracles, and by prophecies. Thus it appears that the chief design of prophecy is to bear constant witness to religious truth; but though to convince gainsayers of this truth is justly considered as its principal use, it has another very important object, to which it well becomes us to pay attention, from motives of gratitude, as well as from Fear of incurring the blame which Scripture invariably imputes to those who neglect to take advantage of the light afforded them
Lunatic - At times he thoroughly identifies himself with the power that controlled his life (‘we are many’), and is terrified by the Fear lest he and they should be driven from their hiding-place. So far from the idea of semi-sensuous beings representing the truth, it would be far truer to think of possession as akin to the condition seen in intense anger, or extreme Fear
Paul - ye that Fear God. Unable to deny that Gentiles are admissible to the Christian covenant without circumcision, they denied that they were so to social intercourse with Jews; pleading the authority of James, they induced Peter, in spite of his own avowed principles (Acts 15:7-11) and his practice (Acts 11:2-17), through Fear of man (Proverbs 29:25), to separate himself from those Gentiles with whom he had heretofore eaten; this too at Antioch, the stronghold of universality and starting point of Paul's missions to Gentiles
Humility - Humility or the Fear of God should banish all unworthy Fear
Wisdom - These were all summarized in the formula, ‘the Fear of the Lord
Moab - At Kirhareseth or Kerak his immolation of his own son struck superstitious Fear into the besiegers so that they retired (2 Kings 3:27; compare Micah 6:5-8); and then followed all the conquests which Mesha records on the Moabite stone
Jacob - ...
Jacob's Fear of meeting Esau proved groundless
Lazarus - " Upon Martha telling Mary of Jesus' arrival and "call" for her, either expressed or implied ("secretly," through Fear of Jewish informers, see John 11:28; John 11:46), the latter also came "quickly" to Him
Faith - In the Old Testament faith is described as the “fear of God” (Genesis 20:11 ; Psalm 111:10 ; Ecclesiastes 12:13 ; Malachi 4:2 ), and in terms of trust (2 Chronicles 20:20 ; Psalm 4:5 , Isaiah 26:4 ), and obedience (Exodus 19:5 ; 1 Samuel 15:22 , Jeremiah 7:23 )
Ransom (2) - He sees a solemn and weighty import in the words of Jesus, and interprets them to mean that Jesus, by His voluntary and guiltless death, directed to this end, redeems the members of His community from the doom of final annihilation impending over them in the judgment of God, gives death a new character to them, and delivers them from its Fear (ii
Sayings (Unwritten) - One such passage is: ‘When Jesus was asked, “How art thou this morning?” he would answer, “Unable to forestall what I hope, or to put off what I Fear, bound by my works, with all my good in another’s hand
Walk (2) - John 9:4) of twelve hours, during; which He walks in the light of life without Fear of danger in the path of His heavenly Father’s will, and then of the coming on of the night of death, when walking, as regulated by present conditions, will be ended for Him; because it is His enemies’ ‘hour,’ coinciding with that permitted to ‘the power of darkness’ (Luke 22:53; cf John 13:30; Plummer, St
Sin - Christ has negated the power of Satan in making death horrible and has freed the person from slavery to this awful Fear (Hebrews 2:14-15
Judgment, Day of - While believers can look forward to the day of judgment with calm rather than Fear they do so because of what God has done in them and not on account of any merit of their own
Happiness - This relieved Him of Fear (Luke 23:48, Matthew 6:34); also it freed Him from the distracting care of false ambition (John 18:36)
Atonement - Christ came so “that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through Fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15 )
Demon - Though, after a fashion, they believe-not with the Christian’s faith, which is born of love, but with faith compelled by Fear (James 2:19 : they ‘shudder’)-yet with the ingenuity which is peculiarly their own (James 3:15 σοφία … δαιμονιώδης), they try to draw man away from his belief: they are ‘seducing spirits,’ whose teaching is called the ‘doctrine of demons’ (1 Timothy 4:1 f. ...
Just as the fruits of the working of the Holy Ghost in man are called the spirit ‘of power and love and discipline’ (2 Timothy 1:7) and ‘of truth’ (1 John 4:6), so those of the demons are ‘the spirit of bondage’ (Romans 8:15), and ‘stupor’ (κατανύξεως, Romans 11:8), and ‘fearfulness’ (2 Timothy 1:7), and ‘error’ (1 John 4:6)
Simeon - Simeon in his prayer, "pray that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me," shows that Fear of punishment, not hatred of sin, influenced him as Pharaoh (Exodus 8:8)
Pharisees - They by their "traditions" made God's word of none effect; opposed bitterly the Lord Jesus, compassed His death, provoking Him to some "hasty words" (apostomatizein ) which they might catch at and accuse Him; and hired Judas to betray Him; "strained out gnats, while swallowing camels" (image from filtrating wine); painfully punctilious about legal trifles and casuistries, while reckless of truth, righteousness, and the Fear of God; cleansing the exterior man while full of iniquity within, like "whited sepulchres" (Mark 7:6-13; Luke 11:42-44; Luke 11:53-54; Luke 16:14-15); lading men with grievous burdens, while themselves not touching them with one of their fingers
Abram - When Abimelech, the king of Gerar, remonstrated with Abraham for calling Sarah sister, and not wife, and said, "What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?" Abraham answered, "Because I thought, Surely the Fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake
Balaam - ) that Balak, prince of Moab, Fearful of the growing power of Israel, invited this Balaam from the East, to come to Moab and to use enchantments against Israel. " (Numbers 24:15-16) When we hear such things dropping from his lips, and in the same moment hiring himself out for the honours of this world, as an enchanter, to curse the people of God, whom God had told him were blessed; what an awful picture doth this afford of human depravity! Many of God's dear children, from mistaken views of such characters, have been frequently tempted to call in question their own sincerity, and to Fear, lest like Balaam, they should be found apostates in the end
Propitiation - " The day of judgment is, with reference to the ungodly, said to be "the day of wrath;" God is called "a consuming fire;" and, as such, is the object of "reverence and godly Fear. When we only regard the consequences which have followed sin in society, from the earliest ages, and in every part of the world, and add to these the many direct and Fearful inflictions of punishment which have proceeded from the "Judge of the whole earth," then, to use the language of Scripture, "our flesh may well tremble because of his judgments. " Let men talk ever so much or eloquently of the pure benevolence of God, they cannot abolish the facts recorded in the history of human suffering in this world as the effects of transgression; nor can they discharge these Fearful comminations from the pages of the book of God
Proselyte - These are ‘fearers of God ’ ( phoboumenoi ton Theon , Acts 10:2 ; Acts 10:22 ; Acts 13:16 ; Acts 13:26 ; Acts 13:50 etc. The needs of the world moved them powerfully, and the thoughts that found expression in such passages as Psalms 33:8 (‘Let all the earth Fear the Lord, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him’) Psalms 36:7-9 , Psalms 64:10 , Psalms 65:8 etc
Peter - ‘Be it the office of love to feed the Lord’s flock, if it was an evidence of Fear to deny the Shepherd’ (Augustine). He wrought miracles in the name of Jesus ( Acts 5:15 , Acts 9:32-42 ); he Fearlessly confessed Jesus, setting the rulers at naught ( Acts 4:1-18 ); as head of the Church, he exposed and punished sin ( Acts 5:1-11 , Acts 8:14-24 ); he suffered imprisonment and scourging ( Acts 5:17-42 , Acts 12:1-19 )
Lucianus, a Famous Satirist - For cool common sense and determination to see everything in its naked reality, apart from the disturbing influences of hope, Fear, enthusiasm, or superstition, he has never in any age been surpassed. Philosophers Feared lest, if the particular acts of special deities were too rudely criticized, the reverence due to the gods in their remote and abstract sanctity might decay
Religion (2) - Whether they were originally offered in Fear of malevolent deities, or in commemoration of the ghosts of the departed, or to renew the covenant of a tribe with its proper deity, does not greatly matter. Suffice it that the sacrifice is intended to restore communion with God in such a way that in the place of guilt and Fear there may come a sense of favour through prosperity and peace
Noah - "The sons of God (the Sethites, adopted by grace, alone keeping themselves separate from the world's defilements, 'called by the name of Jehovah' as His sons: Genesis 4:26 margin, or as KJV; while the Cainites by erecting a city and developing worldly arts were laying the foundation for the kingdom of this world, the Sethites by unitedly 'calling on Jehovah's name' founded the church made up of God's children, Galatians 3:26) saw the daughters of men (Cainites) and they took them wives of all which they chose" (fancy and lust, instead of the Fear of God, being their ruling motive). "Warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with reverential (not slavish) Fear (eulabetheis , contrasted with the world's sneering disbelief of God's word and self deceiving security) prepared an ark by faith (which evidenced itself in acting upon God's word as to the things not yet seen) to the saving of his house (for the believer tries to bring 'his house' with him: Acts 16:15; Acts 16:31; Matthew 22:30; Acts 10:2), by the which he condemned the world (since he believed and was saved, so might they; his salvation showed their condemnation just: John 3:19) and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith
Wandering Stars - There was never any serious Fear of armed rebellion on the part of Christians against the Roman power. Epistle to Diognetus (7): ‘Was He [4] sent, as one might suppose, to set up a sovereign rule, to make men Fear and shudder? By no means
Mediator - He had taught His disciples not to Fear those who kill the body (Matthew 10:28), He had assured them that ‘he that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it’ (Matthew 10:39). Assuming that Christ did institute this sacrament, we may also assume that He who taught His own not to Fear those who kill the body, did not mean that when His blood was shed ‘for many’ it was shed to save them from being killed by the Jews or Romans
Psalms - ...
So "the Fear of God was on all the kingdoms" (Psalms 47:8-9; compare 2 Chronicles 20:28-29). If the psalm prays, pray thou; if it mourns, mourn thou; if it hopes, hope thou; if it Fears, Fear thou
Apocalypse - Writers who had no cause to Fear arrest, but some perhaps to Fear neglect, wrote in the names of prophets or saints of bygone days
Innocentius, Bishop of Rome - As to other prevalent irregularities—such as the ordination of persons who had, after baptism, pleaded as advocates, served in the army, or as courtiers (curiales ) been concerned in objectionable ceremonies or entertainments—he directs that such past irregularities should be condoned for Fear of scandal and disturbance, but avoided in the future. The five bishops imply some doubt as to his probable action, having heard that there were some in Rome who favoured the heretic; and they await the result with suspense, Fear, and trembling
Revelation, the - There is general dismay, and the call for death, in the Fear that the great day of the wrath of the Lamb has come; but these are but preliminary judgements. There is then a succession of angels, one of whom flies in mid heaven, having the everlasting gospel for all nations, crying, "Fear God, and give glory to him:" for the hour of judgement has come
the Unprofitable Servant - And yet you are inconsolably distressed because you still detect imperfections in them, and you Fear that both you and your services will be for ever cast out of God's presence
the Wedding Guest Who Sat Down in the Lowest Room - "And he laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am the first and the last
Seven Words, the - Perhaps this was not the first time that this man had seen the Christ; he may have been among those who listened to His words on some previous occasion, he may have seen some of His miracles; now, however, he is brought face to face with the power of His love, conviction dawns within him, he sees himself in his true light; turning to his fellow, he says, ‘Dost not thou Fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss’ (Luke 23:40-41)
Exodus, Book of - God's people face oppression in Fear (Exodus 1:1-22 )
Levites - Jehovah praises Levites as to the past: "My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the Fear wherewith he Feared Me and was afraid before My name
Hospitality - Every stranger met in the open is assumed to be an enemy: he will owe his safety either to his own prowess or to Fear that his tribe will exact vengeance if he is injured. Fearing this might not be agreeable to a European, the chief’s son, who presided in his father’s absence, with innate Arab courtesy, asked him to cup with him in the sheik’s tent
Jehoram - " Then those surrounding peoples, upon whom the Fear of the Lord had been in Jehoshaphat's days so that they made no war, nay even gave presents and tribute to him, as the Philistines and the Arabians (2 Chronicles 17:10-11) near the Ethiopians, now were stirred up by the Lord against Jehoram
Upper Room (2) - ): ‘This is John, whom the Lord loved, the virgin and evangelist, who remained at Jerusalem, the mother of the churches, at his own house, to which the Apostles fled in Fear of the Jews
Salvation - Likewise Paul's readers are admonished to work out their salvation with Fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12 )
Proverbs, Theology of - She must be held in awe and reverence: the Fear of the Lord is the first principle of wisdom (1:7; 9:10)
Eternal Fire (2) - Some of the OT saints were all their lifetime subject to bondage through Fear of death, for to them Sheol (Isaiah 38) was a place where all life in fellowship with God was lost. But suppose that their worst Fears had been realized, it would still have been true that they had had a passing experience of the life eternal
Epicureans - Yet consideration must be given to the extraordinary devotion of the brotherhood towards their head, in whom they recognized their deliverer from the worst Fears and desires of life. For these reasons, he argued, man need have no Fear: the gods do not concern themselves with him; there is no such thing as fate; and death is nothing but the end of all
Holy Day - It is only by ‘being fully assured in our own mind,’ by contracting the habit of deciding for ourselves in such matters, and at the same time by having regard to the mind of Christ, as expressed in the constraint of Christian brotherhood, that true Christian freedom of conscience will be developed, and that Fear, which so often manifests itself in scrupulosity, obscurantism, and legalism, will be cast out
Death - 1 5, with its treatment of the attitude of the ungodly towards death (‘Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die’), of the problem of the early, untimely death of the good, and of immortality in relation to the ungodly and the righteous; Sirach , in which no clear conception of immortality appears, the best that can be said, to alleviate sorrow for the dead, being that ‘the dead is at rest’ ( Sir 38:23 ): in which also the Fear of death is spoken of as besetting all ranks of men (40), and we are told who they are to whom death comes as a dread foe, and again who may welcome death as a friend (41)
Arms And Armor - Finally, that God is the faithful protector of His people is often expressed by referring to Him as “a shield unto them that put their trust in Him” (Proverbs 30:5 ), just as He Himself encouraged Abraham, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield” (Genesis 15:1 )
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - ...
It was to bring home the discovery of this Fearful fact to the minister of Pergamos that was the sole object of this startling Epistle to him; just as his receiving of this Epistle was the supreme epoch and the decisive crisis of his whole ministerial life. When they see it they shall be troubled with terrible Fear, and shall be amazed at the strangeness of his salvation, so far beyond all they had looked for
the Man Who Had Not on a Wedding Arment - From one day to another living for nothing else so much as to perfect holiness in the Fear of God
Samuel, First Book of - A sign was given them; they were not to Fear, but be faithful, and mercy would be the result
Holiness - "Fear not, thou worm, Jacob, and ye men of Israel: I will help, saith the Lord, and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel
Diocletian, Emperor - Fear of the fire spreading made Diocletian shrink from burning the church, but a body of pioneers with axes and crowbars razed it in a few hours. The use made of the occurrence to work upon Diocletian's Fears justified the impression of Christian writers that it was a device contrived by Galerius and executed by his slaves
Matthew - It is Matthew himself alone who in as many words says to us, "Come, all ye that Fear God, and I will tell what He has done for my soul
Marriage - It may, indeed, be within the scope of mere moralists to show that fidelity, and affection, and all the courtesies necessary to maintain affection, are rationally obligatory upon those who are connected by the nuptial bond; but in Christianity nuptial fidelity is guarded by the express law, "Thou shalt not commit adultery;" and by our Lord's exposition of the spirit of that law which forbids the indulgence of loose thoughts and desires, and places the purity of the heart under the guardianship of that hallowed Fear which his authority tends to inspire
Nazarene - And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God; and behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus
Divination - The woman had reckoned that her familiar demon would personate as usual: hence her Fear when God allowed Samuel's spirit in this special instance to appear
Prayer - ” In this sense He was “heard for His godly Fear” ’ (Westcott)
Ethics - ...
This obedience is not the Fearful keeping of stern demands, but the joyful response to Christ’s love (1 John 2:1-5; 1 John 4:10-12; 1 John 5:3; cf. This is not because they want rewards or Fear punishment, but because the day of judgment is the climax of the present life and the beginning of the new (Exodus 32:33; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Timothy 4:6-8; see JUDGMENT; PUNISHMENT; REWARD)
Monnica - There is no Fear lest He, at the last day, should not know whence to raise me up
Covenant - Hence Noah did not have to Fear that God's plan for and method of administering his cosmic kingdom would be different after the flood. Important as promise and faith are, they should not be used to minimize the emphasis on stipulations: leave, go, Fear not, walk before me, be blameless, circumcise, offer your son
Prayer - Others are deterred through shame, or the Fear of man; in answer to such we shall refer them to the declarations of our Lord, Matthew 10:37-38 . We should seek after those ways of expression that are pathetical; such as denote the fervency of affection, and carry life and spirit with them; such as may awaken and exercise our love, our hope, our holy joy, our sorrow, our Fear, and our faith, as well as express the activity of those graces
Authority in Religion - It was to disenthrall the souls of His disciples from all Fear tending to paralyze the free action of the spirit in its quest for truth and in its witness to the truth, that He said, ‘Be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather Fear him,’ etc
Law - And in the hymn of thanksgiving on the miraculous escape of the Israelites at the Red Sea, this is its burden: "Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like unto thee, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Exodus 15:11 . Interpreted in this natural and rational latitude, how comprehensive and important is this summary of moral duty! It inculcates the adoration of the one true God, who "made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is;" who must, therefore, be infinite in power, and wisdom, and goodness; the object of exclusive adoration; of gratitude for every blessing we enjoy; of Fear, for he is a jealous God; of hope, for he is merciful. And again: "And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to Fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul?" Deuteronomy 10:12
Christianity - By virtue of this constitution of things, it promises pardon to the guilty, of every age and country, who seek it in penitence and prayer, comfort to the afflicted and troubled, victory over the Fear of death, a happy intermediate state to the disembodied spirit, and finally the resurrection of the body from the dead, and honour and immortality to be conferred upon the whole man glorified in the immediate presence of God. The principle of obedience is not only a sense of duty to God, and the Fear of his displeasure; but a tender love, excited by his infinite compassions to us in the gift of his Son, which shrinks from offending
Jonah - ) the Fear that Jahweh will repent of His purpose, and spare the Ninevites he refuses to obey, and in order to escape from
Scripture - "Remember that God no sooner caused any part of his will, or word, to be written, than he also commanded the same to be read, not only in the family, but also in the congregation, and that even when all Israel were assembled together (the men, women, and children, and even the strangers that were within their gates;) and the end was, that they might hear, and that they might learn, and Fear the Lord their God, and observe to do all the words of his law, Deuteronomy 31:12
Children (Sons) of God - He is ‘a Father of the fatherless’ ( Psalms 68:5 ); ‘Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that Fear him’ ( Psalms 103:13 , cf
Ezekiel - This fact, and his expressly calling himself "the priest" (Ezekiel 1:3), favor the view that his mention of the 30th Fear of his own age is in order to mark his entering on a priestly ministry to his exiled countrymen (that being the usual age, Numbers 4:23; Numbers 4:30; "the heavens being opened" to him, as they were to his Antitype in beginning His ministry in His 30th year at Jordan, Luke 3:21-23)
Salvation Save Saviour - Christians are bidden to work out their salvation with Fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12); salvation is said to be ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Peter 1:5), although it is now received by a foretaste (1 Peter 1:9)
Hebrews, the Epistle to the - The Jewish ritual is a service (Hebrews 9:1-6 with Romans 9:4); a "bondage," as not freeing us from consciousness of sin and Fear of death (Hebrews 2:15 with Galatians 5:1)
Retribution (2) - He appeals to the Fear of punishment, and speaks of many and few stripes (Luke 12:47)
Rufus - Christ is the compassionate Shepherd (Matthew 9:36; Matthew 15:24); His flock Fear no evil, because He is with them (Luke 12:32); He goes after that which is lost till He finds it (Matthew 12:11, Luke 15:4-6); He is the noble (καλός) Shepherd, who gives His life for His sheep (John 10:2; John 10:11; John 10:16), who provides for their being fed and tended after His departure to heaven (John 21:15-17; cf
Wages - The text is introduced by a formal announcement declaring that there is no need for doubt or Fear since God himself will be Abram's shield of protection and his "very large wage" ( sakar [ Genesis 23 )
God (2) - He ate with publicans and received harlots, having no Fear of defilement from them
Joy (2) - In Matthew 28:8 we are told that the women departed from the tomb ‘with Fear and great joy,’ while the effect of the gladness is noted by Lk
Mockery - There would have been no need for secrecy through the Fear of the people, or for the services of the traitor, if the mockery and death were but the last acts in a longer drama
Abraham - ...
Loving confidence takes the place of instinctive Fear, as in man's intercourse with God in Eden; Moses similarly (Exodus 33:11; Numbers 12:8); Peter, James, and John on the mount of transfiguration (Matthew 17)
Assyria, History And Religion of - Outlying states, such as Judah under Josiah, were free to rebel without Fear
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - And till His enemies took the most terrible reprisals on Peter's Master for His heart-searching eye and for the Fearlessness of His speech. And it is a most Fearful picture that our Lord here gives us of the hearts of men, and of the work that He and His successors in the Christian ministry have to do in the hearts of men. When Christian had travelled in this disconsolate condition for some considerable time, he thought he heard a voice of a man, as going before him, saying, Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will Fear no evil, for Thou art with me. For, as from that voice he gathered that some one who Feared God was in that valley as well as himself; so, from this scripture I gather that He who here searches the hearts of men, knows my heart down to the bottom, with all its wickedness, and all its wretchedness, and all its possession of the devil. The seventh of Mark, as well as the seventh of Romans, and the Pilgrim's Progress, and John Owen, and all the rest of that great heart-searching kind, all make me glad, and for these reasons: First, because I gather from them that some who Feared God were in this valley as well as myself
Thomas - And then His certainly impending death, and the unaccountable delay and disappearance of His promised kingdom: all that doubt, and Fear, and despondency, and despair, met in Thomas's melancholy heart till it all took absolute possession of him
the Importunate Widow - His boast within himself was that he neither Feared God nor regarded man, but there was a widow in that city who made him both Fear her and regard her
the Angel of the Church of Ephesus - That is I Fear a far too mystical and equivocal interpretation for the most of us as yet
Divination - Rationalists like the Sadducees denied the existence of ἄγγελοι and πνεύματα (Acts 23:8); many of the more educated viewed the existence of the minor supernatural beings with more or less scepticism; but the mass of people lived in the belief and the Fear of these divine beings
Apostle - Nay, this still held good when one whom they had at first regarded with Fear and suspicion (Acts 9:26) was added to their company
Man - They are, therefore, presented as weak, vulnerable, and finite: “Put them in Fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men” ( Naaman - Naaman had all that heart of man could wish; but, what of that, when he was what he was? Leprosy was Feared and fled from in Israel as the stroke of God. Leprosy was the most Fearful and the most hateful disease known to man. Naaman's very heathen servants were astounded at him, till they broke through all their Fear of him and told him so
Fall of Man - " "But I Fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ
John, the Epistles of - The Old Testament puts prominent the Fear of God; John, the last New Testament writer, the love of God
Prosper, Saint, a Native of Aquitaine - " He also points out a similarity in its sentiment to some works of Pascal and the Port-Royalists, which he contrasts unfavourably with the tone of Bossuet in his essay on the Fear of God (Hist
Rufus - Christ is the compassionate Shepherd (Matthew 9:36; Matthew 15:24); His flock Fear no evil, because He is with them (Luke 12:32); He goes after that which is lost till He finds it (Matthew 12:11, Luke 15:4-6); He is the noble (καλός) Shepherd, who gives His life for His sheep (John 10:2; John 10:11; John 10:16), who provides for their being fed and tended after His departure to heaven (John 21:15-17; cf
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - Through Fear of hell, I had condemned myself to prison; I had scorpions and wild beasts for my only companions. Jerome's own experience in the desert, his anti-Ciceronian dream at Antioch, his knowledge of the desert monks, of whom he gives a valuable description, were here used in favour of the virgin and ascetic life; the extreme Fear of impurity contrasts strangely with the gross suggestions in every page; it contains such a depreciation of the married state, the vexations of which ("uteri tumentes, infantium vagitus") are only relieved by vulgar and selfish luxury, that almost the only advantage allowed it is that by it virgins are brought into the world; and the vivid descriptions of Roman life—the pretended virgins, the avaricious and self-indulgent matrons, the dainty, luxurious, and rapacious clergy—forcible as they are, lose some of their value by their appearance of caricature
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - Gregory's chief Fear was lest he should die without baptism. The prophets dwelt on the Fearful position of the shepherds who feed themselves; the apostles and Christ Himself taught what the true shepherds should be; and His condemnation of Scribes and Pharisees includes all false teachers. Fear lest the church should be rent by heresy induced him to exercise the office temporarily
Leo i, the Great - Leo in meeting the Fearful Hun made a great impression on the Eastern as well as the Western world may be seen from the somewhat curious allusion to it by the Eastern bishops in the appeal to pope Symmachus c. ), and he justifies the execution of Priscillian in the previous century on the ground "that though the lenity of the church, contented with a sacerdotal sentence, is averse from taking a bloody revenge, yet at times it finds assistance in the severe commands of Christian princes, because the Fear of punishment for the body sometimes drives men to seek healing for the soul" ( Ep. The Fearful and half-anticipated result of the synod only stirs his energies. At the same time a large number of the bishops who had been induced by Fear to assent to the decrees of the Ephesine synod (by July 451 almost all) had testified their sorrow, and, though by the decision of the papal legates not yet admitted to the communion of Rome, were allowed the privileges of their own churches; Eutyches was banished, though not far enough to satisfy Leo, and everywhere "the light of the Catholic faith was shining forth" ( Epp
Tertullianus, Quintus Septimius Florens - The solitude, silence, and stupor as of a dead world would fill you with Fear. " The testimony of the soul to God is found in popular phrases indicative of knowledge and Fear of God; then it is adjured to speak about immortality and the resurrection of the body (c. It is highly probable that about this time a synod of African bishops met at Carthage to discuss matters affecting the organization, discipline, and teaching of the church; and the occasion may have been used to ordain one who, as an "apologist," had proved himself so Fearless a champion of the church
Lois And Eunice - ...
THIS Lois was a God-fearing woman herself, and a woman of a strong and an unfeigned faith. "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that if any obey not the Word, they also may without the Word, be won by the conversation of the wives, while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with Fear. Instead of that, and especially after the birth of little Timothy, the two God-fearing women set themselves all the more to a far more Scriptural, a far more prayerful, and a far more obedient, life than ever before
Sanctification, Sanctify - , 1 John 5:20 , setting forth union with Christ through the indwelling Spirit as the spring of a new, eternal life for the man, in the strength of which God’s commandments are kept in love, sin and Fear are cast out, and the world is overcome
Servant of the Lord - ), indeed, ‘the servant of Jahweh’ is probably not the nation Israel; for the audience addressed appears to consist of Jews; if so, the servant here is either an individual or a comparatively small class not the whole of the pious Israelites, for he is distinguished from ‘those that Fear Jahweh
Law - merits of a future life; (2) he does use as a sanction God's declaration that He visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them that Fear Him, and shows mercy unto thousands (to the thousandth generation) of them that love Him and keep His commandments" (Exodus 20:5-6)
Hebrews, Epistle to - There is, moreover, a tone of authority throughout, as if the writer had no Fear that his words would be resented or misinterpreted ( Hebrews 12:4 f
Reality - Invariably, in describing startling events, instead of dwelling on their startling character, they content themselves with such bare statements as that ‘fear came upon all’ (Luke 1:65), that ‘all men did marvel’ (Matthew 8:27, Mark 5:20), that men were ‘amazed’ (Luke 4:36; Luke 5:26), that ‘they glorified God’ (Matthew 9:8; Matthew 9:33, Mark 2:12, Luke 5:26), or that ‘they were astonished with a great astonishment’ (Mark 5:42). His Fearless directness in facing the actual facts of existence
Satan (2) - In other passages it is applied, with no sinister meaning, to David, who, as the Philistines Feared, might desert Achish and turn against them in battle (1 Samuel 29:4); to Abishai when he opposed David’s purpose of clemency towards Shimei (2 Samuel 19:22); and again to a foreign enemy in general (1 Kings 5:4); and to Hadad and Rezon in connexion with their revolt against Solomon (1 Kings 11:14; 1 Kings 11:23; 1 Peter 5:8-9). The complete revelation of such a being as the malignant author of evil was reserved for the time when, with the advent of Christ’s Kingdom, the minds of God’s people were prepared, without risk of idolatry, or of the mischievous dualism of such a religion as that of Zoroaster, to recognize in the serpent of Eden and in the Satan who appeared as the adversary of Job and of Joshua, the great Adversary of God and man, whose power is to be Feared and his temptations resolutely resisted, but from whose dark dominion the Son of God had come to deliver mankind. Passing over such passages as those in the Sermon on the Mount, ‘Whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil’ or ‘the evil one’ (Matthew 5:37); ‘Deliver us from evil’ or ‘the evil one’ (Matthew 6:13), which have been explained, and even, as in the Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 , translated as referring to the personal Author of Evil, we find Jesus in His discourses and in warnings addressed to His disciples making distinct allusion to Satan as the great adversary whom they have cause to Fear
Sadducees - ...
Their unpatriotic conduct in Maccabaean times cannot be palliated, and there is reason to Fear that worldliness and an eye to the main chance dulled the purity of their devotion to the Law. In the rise of a party adhering to Jesus they Feared political consequences (John 11:47 ff
Unpardonable Sin - (1) Bunyan at a certain period of his religious history (see Grace Abounding, §§ 96–230) is a type of multitudes who have suffered agonies of spiritual torture through the Fear that they have committed a sin for which there is no forgiveness. ...
(2) But if anxious and Fearful souls need to be reminded that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is not some mysterious sin into which a man may fall against all the promptings of his better nature, the case of the Pharisees and Jesus conveys to all a message of serious warning
Matthew, the Gospel of - Jesus' authority removes cause for Fear (Matthew 10:26-31 )
Hebrews, Theology of - If we have the assurance that he, the eternal One, will never leave or forsake us, we are insulated against the Fear of man
Love - In 2 Corinthians 5:14 ἡ γὰρ ἀγαπὴ τοῦ Χριστοῦ συνέχει ἡμᾶς is not to be explained on analogy with the preceding ‘fear of the Lord’ (2 Corinthians 5:11), nor in contrast to the knowledge of ‘Christ after the flesh’ (2 Corinthians 5:18), in the sense of St
Galilee - Walking in the Fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit, their numbers greatly increased
Individuality - His true disciples must be of so pronounced a type that, while they shun the poor glory of self-display (Matthew 6:2), they must yet be the salt of the earth, and not even Fear the prominence of being as a city set on a hill
the Prodigal Son - He cries out as with an intolerable pain till the passers-by hasten on in Fear
Shimei - But if you Fear God, and come, I will tell you how He environs my soul, and how He adapts you and all you say and do, to the good of my soul
Call, Calling - Luke has the same narrative (Luke 5:1-11) in a more picturesque form; the borrowing of Peter’s boat, in order to teach from it as a pulpit; payment after sermon in the form of a miraculous draught of fishes; Peter’s Fear as a sinner at the near presence of the supernatural; the same kindly bon mot; all four fishermen [8] on the spot; all four becoming disciples
Christian (the Name) - 3, ‘the God-beloved and God-fearing people of the Christians’), in Gaul by the middle of the 2nd cent. It was dictated, as Gibbon admits, partly from a superstitious Fear of the sacred name, and partly from contempt for it and for its bearers
the Sower Who Went Forth to Sow - And then he rises off his knees, slowly and reverently, as if he were still in the King's presence, with his eyes and his whole appearance full of holy Fear and holy love. But there are others, it is to be Feared, in every congregation
Peter - " "No; Fear not," said his Master to Peter, "for from henceforth thou shalt so catch men
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - And yet, no; for perfect love casteth out all such terror; perfect love to Christ, and to His work, and to His coming, delivers them who through Fear of His coming have all their days been subject to terror
Paul as a Controversialist - Now, to be absolutely free of prejudice and partiality is, I Fear, not possible to any one of us in this life
Acts - God overcomes human jealously and Fear (Acts 5:17-42 ). Missionaries preach Fearlessly and follow God's will (Acts 18:1-23 )...
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Zechariah, Prophecy of - The feet of Jehovah-Jesus shall stand on Mount Olivet, from whence He ascended, and the mount will cleave in two, causing great Fear
Apostolic Constitutions And Canons - An injunction to Fear the king (ch
Advent (2) - By their insistence on conformity to the regulations they had added to the Law as a condition of Divine favour, the scribes and Pharisees, who were the most numerous and aggressive party, converted religion itself into a matter of slavish obedience, in which the instigating motives were the hope of reward and the Fear of punishment
Matthias the Successor to Judas Iscariot - And thus it is that Peter is now sitting in that seat of honour and influence and authority, and is conducting the election of a successor to Judas, with all that holy Fear and with all that firm faith which makes that upper room, under Peter's presidency, such a pattern to all vacant congregations to all time
Nabal - And, then, in two verses of crowning strength of style we have Nabal's drunken debauch all night, and his sudden death of Fear and hate and hardness of heart in the morning. Had Nabal taken it to heart how it would end, as soon as he felt the tenderness, and the honourableness, and the nobleness, and the manliness of his betrothal and bridegroom days beginning to wear off his heart and his life; had he been man enough, and man of God enough, and husband enough to watch and know the stopping of his heart and the creeping-on coldness of his heart to God and man, and especially to Abigail; and had he confessed to himself his Fears how all that would end, it would all have ended the entire opposite of how it did end
Devil - Death being thus brought by him into the world ( Romans 5:12 , Wis 2:24 ), by the Fear of it he keeps men in bondage ( Hebrews 2:14 )
Individuality - His true disciples must be of so pronounced a type that, while they shun the poor glory of self-display (Matthew 6:2), they must yet be the salt of the earth, and not even Fear the prominence of being as a city set on a hill
Minucius Felix, Marcus - Was it not then deplorable that the gods should be assailed by men of the dregs of the people, who, collecting credulous women and silly men, banded them in a Fearful conspiracy, cemented by secret and detestable rites? Tales are repeated, for some of which the authority of Fronto is cited, of the initiation of Christian neophytes by partaking of the blood of a slaughtered infant, and other customary charges. The work of Minucius was doubtless intended mainly to influence intelligent heathen; and we must infer that in the West at least the feeling prevailed when Minucius wrote which made Christians Fear to cast their pearls before swine
Oaths - It is evidently inspired by Fear of the consequences which seem to ensue from the absolute prohibition Christ lays down, and such a motive does not tend to sound exegesis
Sin - Not only are the restrictions tabulated in order to the erection of barriers against the commission of sin (‘God is come to prove you, and that his Fear may be before you, that ye sin not,’ Exodus 20:20 ), but positive enactments regulating the personal communion of God and Israel provide frequently recurring opportunities of loving and joyful service ( Exodus 23:14 ff
Unbelief - But how miserable would be the case of mankind, if the higher bond, connecting human affairs with heaven, could only be united by means of lies; if lies were necessary in order to restrain the greater portion of mankind from evil! And what could their religion in such a case effect? It could not impart holy dispositions to the inward heart of man; it could only restrain the open outbreaking of evil that existed in the heart, by the power of Fear
Temple - A different feeling, however, marked the commencement of the work, which met with some opposition from the Fear that what Herod had begun he would not be able to finish
Job, the Book of - In one of the most beautiful descriptions of wisdom found in the entire Bible, Job concluded that real wisdom (or meaning to life) can only be found in a proper faith relationship with God (“the Fear of the Lord”) (Job 28:1-28 )
Lot - But Lot had no Fear
Sacrifices - Meantime, we have here a universally implanted instinct in human nature that responds to the sovereignty of the Unseen in homage, thankfulness, confidence, or Fear
Joshua - He brought out certain features in connexion with the passage of Jordan the Fear inspired in the Canaanites, the presence of the 2 1 / 2 tribes, the exaltation of Joshua by Jahweh (Joshua 2:10 f
Leviticus, Theology of - ...
In the ancient Near Eastern world it was common for people to struggle with the Fear of unseen supernatural malefic forces (e. The Old Testament gives no credence to such Fears
God, Names of - Other titles are "God of Abraham" (Genesis 28:13 ; 31:53 ; 1 Chronicles 29:18 ), "Fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42,53 ), "Mighty One of Jacob" (Genesis 49:24 ), and especially (more frequent than the foregoing three) "God of Israel" (Numbers 16:9 ; 1 Samuel 5:8 ; Psalm 41:13 )
Humiliation of Christ - Rejected at home, ejected from home, He had no place of His very own where He could feel that He might retire when weary or lonely or heart-sore, and enjoy rest without the Fear of intrusion or molestation. Pilate, overcome by the persistence of the Jewish leaders and by his own selfish and cowardly Fears, decided at last to deliver Jesus up to the tender mercies of the human bloodhounds who could be appeased by nothing but His death
Locust - ...
The names that the Hebrew language gives to locusts prove that these insects were peculiarly Feared (a) on account of their great numbers, and (b) on account of their voracity and their power of destruction. The Fear-inspiring character of these insect invaders, as they advance in regular companies (Proverbs 30:27), is in no way exaggerated
Meekness (2) - When Jesus pronounced His blessing on ‘the meek,’ it was this class of humble, uncomplaining, God-fearing sufferers that He had in view. True meekness, which is worthy of all honour, is seen only in those who, with an acute sense of wrong, control the natural impulse to show anger and to retaliate, not from Fear, or pride, or policy, or scorn of others, but because in obedience to the will of God they accept the provocation or wrong as discipline, and as an opportunity for showing the Divine spirit of patience and love
Confession (of Christ) - John tells us that the Jews had agreed that if any man should confess Jesus to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue (John 9:22); that they actually cast out, for making such a confession, the blind man whom Jesus had cured (John 9:34); and that through Fear of excommunication many of the chief rulers who believed in His Messiahship refrained from the confession of their faith (John 12:42)
Gratianus, Emperor - Theodosius, loyal and Fearless like his father, was at once entrusted with command of the troops as magister militum. I will not Fear a grudging spirit on the part of God
Saul - " The secret of Saul's disobedience he discloses, "because I Feared the people and obeyed their voice," instead of God's voice (Exodus 23:2; Proverbs 29:25). But David's wise walk made Saul Fear him (1 Samuel 18:12; 1 Samuel 18:14-15; 1 Samuel 18:29; Psalms 101:2; Psalms 5:8)
Paul the Aged - Up, out of your bondage all your days through Fear of death
Philip: Deacon And Evangelist - Suppose you sat beside a foreigner who was struggling with one of our English guide-books, and was evidently missing the sense, till he was starting off in a wrong direction; it would be no intrusion or impertinence if you made up to him and said to him something like this: 'I Fear our barbarous tongue is not easily mastered by foreign scholars, but it is my native language, and I may be able to be of some use to you in it
the Man Which Sowed Good Seed in His Field But His Enemy Came And Sowed Tares Among the Wheat - Now, for what other purpose, do you think, was this parable spoken to us by our Master, but to impose upon us patience, and caution, and confidence in the truth, and to deliver us from all panic, and all precipitancy, and all sudden execution of our Fears? This is a very wonderful parable. And the old scholar and saint argues that in the interest of the very purity of mind and heart that we Fear sometimes are so early poisoned in those shining fields
Apocalyptic Literature - Further, the writer, evidently in Fear of revolutionary tendencies among his people, says distinctly that God alone-is to be judge of the Gentiles
Zechariah, Theology of - But God dispelled their Fears by promising to encircle Jerusalem with his protective fire and by assuring them of his presence in their midst (2:5). We must trust God for forgiveness as Joshua did; then we do not need to Fear any accusations. It was also partly fulfilled in the many pagans who became "God-fearers
Miriam - Who shall not Fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for Thou only art holy
Michal, Saul's Daughter - There is no Fear of any minister's wife speaking on that day as Michal spoke
Bride - This is the reason that the angel addressed Joseph, the betrothed husband of Mary, in these terms: "Joseph, thou son of David, Fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost
Philippians, Epistle to - They are distressed by the Fear that the gospel will suffer through his strict confinement and possible martyrdom
Predestination - Paul exhorts: ‘Work out your own salvation with Fear and trembling; for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure’ (Philippians 2:12-13)
Locust - ...
The names that the Hebrew language gives to locusts prove that these insects were peculiarly Feared (a) on account of their great numbers, and (b) on account of their voracity and their power of destruction. The Fear-inspiring character of these insect invaders, as they advance in regular companies (Proverbs 30:27), is in no way exaggerated
Presence (2) - 4): ‘The Fear of the Lord so covered me at times that my way was made easier than I expected
Calvinists - In proof of this doctrine they allege the following among other Scripture passages:...
"I will put my Fear in their hearts, and they shall not depart from me
Church - But, though not the technical term, there would be no difficulty in applying it, without Fear of misunderstanding, to the synagogue
Gospel - They often wrote out of the Fear of what would happen if their nation was defeated or destroyed and no one was left to transmit orally the living traditions to the next generation
Canaan, History And Religion of - Cultically, the Fear of chaos overcoming cosmos was represented in Baal's struggle with Yam. In fact, El was so frightened that he hid beneath his throne, Fearful himself to encounter Yam but encouraging anyone to come forward who would confront this agent of chaos
War, Holy War - " He believed that God raises a victory banner for those who Fear him
Influence - That he should have been afraid when the Jews told him that the prisoner had claimed to be the Son of God and at once sought another interview, shows that there was a mysterious influence about our Lord which made the governor feel uncomfortable; and this Fear was only increased when his question, ‘Whence art thou?’ received no answer (John 19:8 f
Hebrews, Epistle to the - Let them serve Him with reverence and godly Fear
Children of God - He has no Fear of Him as Judge; He claims to be Himself the King in the kingdom of God (Matthew 25:40); He is conscious that He has never broken God’s law
Priest - All Israel was originally chosen as a kingdom of "priests" to the Gentile world (Exodus 19:6); but Israel renounced the obligation through Fear of too close nearness to God
Jacob - Jacob had twenty years, and more, of sin and of sorrow, of remorse and of repentance, of gratitude for such a miraculous past, and of beaten-back effort after a better life, and then, to crown all, he had that unparalleled night of Fear and prayer at the Jabbok; a night's work such that even the Bible has nothing else like it till our Lord's night in Gethsemane,-and it is only after all that, and far more than Moses with all his honesty and all his subtlety has told us,-it is only then that Jacob is proclaimed of God a prince with God
Nebuchadnezzar - Did you ever read the fourth chapter of the Book of Daniel?-that splendid autobiographic chapter which king Nebuchadnezzar wrote out of his own inkhorn, and gave the document to Daniel to embody in his book? 'Come, all ye that Fear God,' Nebuchadnezzar begins, 'and I will tell you what He did for my soul
Esau - A child is born and baptized in a God-fearing house; and yet, by some fatality, or what shall we call it, he grows up as much outside the best life of his father's house as Esau all his days was outside the best life of Isaac's house. So full is that house, covenant promises and all, of guilty secrets, guilty memories, guilty wrongs, guilty remorses, guilty intentions, and guilty hopes and Fears. Only, lay this to heart with all holy Fear, that there is insensibility, and stupidity, and profanity enough in you by nature, and up to this day, to make you, amid all your covenant surroundings, a reprobate of a far worse kind than ever Esau was, unless, with tears, you seek a place of repentance
Jonathan - And Jonathan said to David, 'Fear not, for thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee
Baxterianism - ...
"On himself, this species of latitudinarianism produced little injurious effect, but I Fear it had a baneful influence on others. ...
"I wish not to be understood as stating that Baxter either held any opinions of this description, or was conscious of a tendency in his sentiments toward such a Fearful consummation; but, that there was an injurious tendency in his manner of discussing certain important subjects
Division of the Earth - Then shall the dukes of Edom be amazed, Dismay shall possess the princes of Moab, ...
The inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away: Fear and terror shall fall upon them, ...
By the greatness of thine arm they shall be petrified, Till thy people pass over [3] O Lord, ...
Till the people pass over, whom thou hast redeemed
Israel, History of - This literature borrowed heavily from Israel's neighbors, as Proverbs 22:17-23:11 , directed itself predominately to the youth (note the allegory on old age in Ecclesiastes 12:1-8 ), and basically sought to enhance one's ability to live a healthy and productive life, recognizing that the Fear of God served as the basis for such a life
Poetry of the Hebrews - ...
He is to be Feared above all the gods. Such is the following fine comparison, introduced to describe the happy influence of good government upon a people, in what are called the last words of David: "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the Fear of God; and he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain," 2 Samuel 23:3
Ephesians Epistle to the - Control of temper, for Fear of the accuser, i
Timothy And Titus Epistles to - The Fearful example of two apostates excommunicated in the hope that punishment would lead to their reformation. Timothy is exhorted not to be ashamed, through Fear of suffering, to preach the gospel for which Paul is a prisoner
Idol - Behind the idols, though nonentities in themselves, lurk real demons, to whom consciously or unconsciously the worship is paid, as inspiration declares (Deuteronomy 32:17), "devils" lasheedim , "destroyers"; as Satan's name Apollyon means; slavish Fear being the prompting motive, not love, the idol feaster has his fellowship with demons (1 Corinthians 10:20), even as the communicant in the Lord's supper has by faith real fellowship with the Lord's body once for all sacrificed, and now exalted as the Head of redeemed mankind
Ezekiel, Theology of - God warned him that they would be both obstinate and vicious, and that he must not Fear them (2:3-8)
Hezekiah - Having then no heir, he shrank from death with a Fear scarcely worthy of a believer
Versions - The exiles from England at Geneva in Mary's reign, dissatisfied with Cranmer's version as retrograde, laboured two years day and night on the "great and wonderful work with Fear and trembling
Union With God - Again, ‘They only who Fear the Lord and keep his commandments have life with God; but as to those who keep not his commandments, there is no life in them’ (Mand
Holy Spirit, Gifts of - Capital punishment may no longer be appropriate (Deuteronomy 18:20 ), but surely no one need Fear (or heed!) such individuals (v
Sibylline Oracles - Still, for two centuries at least, these oracles had a singular power over the religious hopes and Fears of the people. 36):...
‘O mortal men of flesh, mere things of nought,...
How quick your pride, regardless or life’s end!...
Have ye no Fear of God, who knows each thought,...
Who sees all, rules all, Leprosy - The Eastern Jews, on the other hand, manifest at times great Fear of the contagiousness of tuberculous, or as they would popularly be called, ‘scrofulous’ affections of the skin and of the lymphatic glands
Descent Into Hades - In some pictorial representations of the Baptism of Christ, Jordan is depicted allegorically as starting away in astonished Fear
Cures - The absence of it, even the Fear of its absence, chilled and dismayed His spirit (John 4:48, Mark 9:22-23 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885)
Solomon - Again Ecclesiastes is probably the result of his melancholy, but penitent, retrospect of the past; "all is vanity and vexation of spirit": it is not vanity, but wisdom as well as our whole duty, to "fear God and keep His commandments
Abraham - You may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flower of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart but a true friend-a true friend to whom you may impart griefs, joys, Fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it. No doubt, Abram would have protested against, and would have repudiated the name of friend of God with Fear and with shame
Red Sea - When we departed from Suez, we sailed as far as Girondel, without Fear of encountering any such
Deluge - This prince was performing his ablutions in the river Critimala, when Vishnu appeared to him in the shape of a small fish, and after several augmentations of bulk in different waters, was placed by Satyavrata in the ocean, where he thus addressed his amazed votary: ‘In seven days all creatures who have offended me shall be destroyed by a deluge, but thou shalt be secured in a capacious vessel miraculously formed; take therefore all kinds of medicinal herbs, and esculent grain for food, and, together with the seven holy men, your respective wives, and pairs of all animals, enter the ark without Fear: then shalt thou know God face to face, and all thy questions shall be answered
Oath - the honour of God) or the Fear of avenging punishment
Philanthropy - Christ not only widened the domain of this law of love, pushing back the boundaries marked out by social custom or selfish expediency or Fear, but He also enriched the law by giving it a deeper note, an intenser spirit
Prayer (2) - —For the Christian what is said in the Gospels is absolute as to the duty of prayer for himself and for others; but he need not Fear that in fulfilling this duty he is doing what reason cannot approve
Evil - It may refer to doing away with the Fear of God (Job 15:4-5 ) or a lack of steadfastness toward him (Psalm 78:37-38 ) and it functions to alienate the individual from God (Leviticus 26:40 ; Isaiah 59:4 )
Righteousness - The quality of incorruption (ἀφθαρσία) and eternity (τὸ ἀΐδιον) they envy and felicitate God an possessing; the quality of power (τὸ κύριον καὶ τὸ δυνατόν) they dread and Fear; they love and honour and revere the deity for his δικαιοσύνη and yet, Plutarch sadly reflects, the first of these three emotions the passion for immortality (‘of which our nature is not capable’), is the strongest, while the divine ἀρέτη, i
Transfiguration (2) - Touches, less important, peculiar to the others, are Christ’s allaying the Fear of the disciples (Matthew 17:7), and Peter’s embarrassment and agitation (Mark 9:6)
Holy Spirit - The first of these texts demonstrates a characteristic Fear in Old Testament times; even David in his unique situation did not have the assurance of God's abiding presence that would later characterize the New Testament age
Presbyterians - ...
'Now, if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without Fear, for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do
Conscience - ‘Conscience, Madam,’ he replied, ‘requyres knowledge; and I Fear that rycht knowledge ye have none’ (Knox, Works, ed
Barnabas, Epistle of - The true helpers of our faith are not such things, but Fear, patience, long-suffering, continence; and the "way of light" is found wholly in the exhibition of moral and spiritual virtues (c
Passover - They themselves stated as their reason for not seizing Him during the Passover, not its sanctity, but the Fear of an uproar among the assembled multitudes (Matthew 26:5)
Bethlehem - When the fulness of the time had come, the Messianic hope became the place of broad rivers and streams which we so happily know and enjoy, and the glad tidings was heard on the plains of Bethlehem, addressed to the watchful shepherds: ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people
Father, Fatherhood - There is also an individualizing of God’s Fatherhood with reference to other persons, for the Psalter calls Him the Father of the fatherless; and His pity for those who Fear Him is like the pity of a father for his children (Psalms 68:5; Psalms 103:13)
Sin - His atonement may cover over “iniquity”: “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged; and by the Fear of the Lord men depart from evil” ( Absolution - As long as men are under Fear and doubt they are not Christ’s freemen: their religion is still only regulative
Adam - And what more blessed task could have been set by God to man than to till, and water, and dress, and keep, and reap his own heart for God? And that the serpent came in all his malignity mid subtlety and sowed tares in that mystical garden-that should only have given God's son and servant an embraced opportunity and an occasion of all joy to show to God and to the serpent, to heaven and to hell, how much he loved and Feared God for all that God had done for him. Who knoweth the power of Thine anger? Even according to Thy Fear, so is Thy wrath
Will - The joint agency of God and man, in the work of human salvation, is pointed out in the following passage: "Work out your own salvation with Fear and trembling; for it is God that worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure," Php_2:12-13 ; and therefore we may assure ourselves that free will and grace are not incompatible, though the mode and degree of their cooperation be utterly inexplicable, and though at different times one may appear for a season to overwhelm the other
Papyri And Ostraca - The layman also who loves his Bible may still expect much light from the wonderful texts from the period of the origin of the Septuagint and the NT, and there is no need to Fear that the Light of the world (John 8:12 ) will pale before the new lights kindled for us by research
Perseverance - Accepting that condition, saints need have no Fear; they are kept by the power of God through that same goodness that made the beginning
Presbyterians - ...
'Now, if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without Fear, for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do
Thecla - There was no longer anything to Fear from the importunities of Thamyris who had died
Miracles - ...
Another class is: His overawing men; twice turning out of the temple the sellers and moneychangers (Matthew 21:12; John 2:13); alone dud unarmed striking Fear into the officers sent to take Him twice (John 7:45-46; John 18:6)
Education in Bible Times - The "home school" curriculum was both religious and vocational, as parents and other family members tutored children in "the Fear of the Lord" (Proverbs 2:5 ) and a trade or professional skillmost often that of the father
Hell - ‘The Fear of hell’ in these pages is much more than ‘the hangman’s whip’; it is the cry of the soul in the presence of Him who is revealed as of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, but who is, nevertheless, the Redeemer of His Universe
Law - James was in reality only following the practice of the Synagogue with regard to proselytes of the narrower class (‘the God-fearing,’ οἱ φοβούμενοι [2] τὸν θεόν), just as that practice no doubt had already prepared the way in the Christian mission to the Gentiles; for the fact that St. Peter at Antioch (Galatians 2:12 b) was nothing but dissimulation, as it was due, not to any change of conviction, but simply to Fear of the Jews
Individualism - He certainly expected His followers to have a good deal to do with States and kings and governors, but it would be in an extremely individualistic position (Matthew 10:18), and all that was expected of them was not to Fear them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul (Matthew 10:28)
Childhood - The unfolding of a human life in growing beauty and nobility of character more truly proclaims ‘God with us’ than could such miraculous accompaniments as would tend to make the Child an object of mingled wonder and Fear
Animals - But Peter answered him, saying, If then the wolves tear the lambs in pieces? Jesus said to Peter, Let not the lambs Fear the wolves, after they (the lambs) are dead
Esther - And that if England, for Fear, or for favour, or for ease, or for herself only, flinches and fails God and man in the hour of her opportunity, deliverance will come somehow to the cause of God and man; and,-one holds back his tongue from saying it, and his pen from writing it-'Thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed
Hell - ‘The Fear of hell’ in these pages is much more than ‘the hangman’s whip’; it is the cry of the soul in the presence of Him who is revealed as of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, but who is, nevertheless, the Redeemer of His Universe
Old Testament - ), while even Isaiah’s description of himself and his children as ‘signs and portents in Israel’ (Isaiah 8:18) is cited as a proof of Jesus’ oneness with His people and His participation in the same flesh and blood as theirs, ‘that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and might deliver all them who through Fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage’ (Hebrews 2:13 ff
Elisha - The profanity of the parents, whose guilt the profane children filled the measure of, was punished in the latter, that the death of the sons might constrain the fathers to Fear the Lord since they would not love Him, and to feel the fatal effects recoiling on themselves of instigating their children to blaspheme (Exodus 20:5). ...
Four lepers discovered the fact, and at first hid their spoil (Matthew 13:44; Matthew 25:25); afterward Fearing mischief from selfishness (Proverbs 11:24), they held their peace no longer, but, feeling it a day of good tidings, told it to the king's household
Inspiration And Revelation - For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto Fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father
Judgment Damnation - ‘And be not afraid of them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather Fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell’ (Matthew 10:28)
Trial of Jesus - ‘The sudden Roman faces and the noise,’ the circumstances of horror and surprise which attended the arrest of their Master, the haste of the proceedings, and the shock of Fear which overtook them, were enough to prevent the disciples from realizing what was going on
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - "The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the Fear of the God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth'" (2 Samuel 23:3-4 )
Jesus Christ - With mingled contempt and Fear, Pilate granted them their wish when they accused him of being unfaithful to Caesar, by allowing one who claimed to be a king to live. Jesus had risen and the once Fearful flock was now emboldened and empowered to preach the message of the risen Christ as the salvation of the world
Sexuality, Human - In Deuteronomy and Joshua the word appears as a common term for the intimate love Israel is to have for Yahweh: they are not just to Fear and obey but to love and to "stick" (NIV "hold fast") to him (Deuteronomy 4:4 ; 10:20 ; 11:22 ; 13:4 ; 30:20 ; Exodus 22:16-178 ; 23:8 )
God - His commandment to be holy does not imply the assumption of his incommunicable attributes by human beings such as transcendence and omnipotence, but requires one to Fear him and to seek moral perfection
Eschatology (2) - —It was generally believed that the Kingdom would come through an act of power, in which God would visit His people,—the Jews,—delivering them from all their enemies, so that they might serve Him without Fear in holiness and righteousness for ever (Luke 1:74)
Colossians, Epistle to the - This was the natural outcome of a ‘philosophy’ in which the spirits that ruled material things were the objects of Fear and reverence
Boyhood of Jesus - The little Fear they felt on the first day (Luke 2:44) rather supports the view mentioned above, that it was not Jesus’ first Passover
John, Epistles of - One who is born of God ‘cannot sin’; the ‘love of God is perfected’ in the believer, and perfect love casts out Fear
Offering - For example, when Jacob was on his way back home after twenty years, his long-standing guilt and Fear of Esau prompted him to send a rather large “present” (bribe) of goats, camels, and other animals ( Methodists - John had met with several pious Moravians; whose doctrines of justification by faith alone, conscious pardon of sin, and peace with God, confirmed by their own calmness in danger and freedom from the Fear of death, greatly impressed him
Julius (5), Bishop of Rome - For when, after the defeat of Constans in 350 and the defeat of Maxentius in 351, the tide of imperial favour began to turn, they recanted their recantation, which they said had been made only under Fear of Constans
Peter Epistles of - This fact may have furnished one of the incentives for the writing of 1 Peter, exhorting believers to maintain a firm defence of their faith in Christ, yet a defence to be made with meekness and Fear, while they thus retain a good conscience and hope for the best (1 Peter 3:15 f
Elijah - His burning zeal, bluntness of address, Fearlessness of man, were nurtured in lonely communion with God, away from the polluting court, amidst his native wilds. " Toward the close of the three and a half years of famine, when it attacked Samaria the capital, Ahab directed his governor of the palace, the Godfearing Obadiah who had saved and fed a hundred prophets in a cave, to go in one direction and seek some grass to save if possible the horses and mules, while he himself went in the opposite direction for the same purpose. Overcoming the awestruck Obadiah's Fear, lest, when he should tell the king, Behold Elijah is here, meanwhile the Spirit should carry him away, Elijah, whom Ahab's servants had been seeking everywhere in vain for three years, now suddenly stands before Ahab with stern dignity
Egypt - Abram's visit (Genesis 12:10-20) was in a time of Egypt's prosperity; nor is Abram's Fear lest Sarai should be taken, and he slain for her sake, indicative of a savage state such as would exist under the foreign Hyksos rather than the previous native Egyptian kings; for in the papyrus d'Orbiney in the British Museum, of the age of Rameses II of a native dynasty, the 19th, the story of the two brothers (the wife of the elder of whom acts toward the younger as Potiphar's wife toward Joseph) represents a similar act of violence (the Pharaoh of the time sending two armies to take a beautiful wife and murder her husband on the advice of the royal councilors), at the time of Egypt's highest civilization; and this attributed not to a tyrant, but to one beloved and deified at his decease
Sanctification - ‘Work out your own salvation with Fear and trembling’ (Philippians 2:12)
Messiah - Jehovah would care for His people as the shepherd cared for his sheep, and the land to which they would return would be renewed ( Ezekiel 34:11-31 ), while the nations would support Israel and Fear Jehovah ( Isaiah 49:22-23 )
Psalms, Theology of - Psalms, on the other hand, serve to articulate the hope and despair, the faith and Fear, the praise and invective of those who express themselves to God in the vicissitudes of life
Holy Spirit (2) - ), the cursing of the fig-tree (Mark 11:14), the excitement (apparently) with which, on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus took the lead of His disciples, to their bewilderment and Fear (Mark 10:32), had been told of anybody else, that other would have been described, on each occasion, as ‘filled with the Holy Spirit. But if the other manifestations of this power should happen to provoke resentment,—if its ethical demands (as in the teaching of Jesus) should threaten seriously the reputation or the self-complacency of the insincere,—it is Fearfully possible that they may set themselves against it, and so resist the Holy Spirit
Mental Characteristics - He had indeed all the best characteristics of the greatest sons of Israel, and notably of the prophets of the past; their zeal for righteousness, their Fear of God, their tenacity of purpose, their noble scorn of the littleness of the earth and all that is in it in comparison with ‘the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whose name is Holy’ (Isaiah 57:15)
Arius the Heresiarch - ]'>[1] He was doubtless confirmed in his attitude by his Fear of falling into Sabellianism [2], which practically represented the Logos as a sensuous emanation of the Godhead for the purpose of carrying out the work of salvation, or else as a purely subjective human conception of certain aspects of the Divine Being—not as an eternal distinction subsisting objectively in the Godhead itself
Hilarius (7) Pictaviensis, Saint - At times he seems to speak of our Lord's natural body as if endued with impossibility (indolentia ), and of His soul as if not obnoxious to the human affections of Fear, grief, and the like
Freedom of the Will - It appeals to no interested motives, either of hope or Fear; it promises no rewards, threatens no punishments
Jews - 4000, Christ actually came, whom Herod (instigated by the Fear of losing his throne) sought to murder
Apocrypha - Undoubtedly this is a Jewish conception, and its mournful character, so unlike the triumphant tone of Enoch, is in keeping with the gloomy character of the book, and a reflection of the deep melancholy that took possession of the minds of earnest, patriotic Jews after the Fearful scenes of the siege of Jerusalem and the overwhelming of their hopes in a deluge of blood. Wisdom here, as in Proverbs, is identified with the Fear of the Lord
Augustus (2) - The others, which could he easily governed and had nothing to Fear from surrounding peoples, he handed over to the Senate
Divinity of Christ - The high demands He brings raise no Fear, for He who demands approaches with the means of fulfilling, which He is ready to impart
Fall - Paul also makes use by way of warning: ‘But I Fear, leer by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ’ (2 Corinthians 11:3)
Messiah - Sabatai could not brook this doctrine; for he might Fear that the son of Ephraim, who was to lead the way, might pretend to be the son of David, and so leave him in the lurch; and, therefore, he excluded him from any part or share in this matter; which was the occasion of the ruin of Sabatai, and all his glorious designs
Paul - Formerly hasty and irritable, now only spirited and resolved; formerly violent, now full of energy and enterprising: once ungovernably refractory against every thing which obstructed him, now only persevering; once fanatical and morose, now only serious; once cruel, now only firm; once a harsh zealot, now Fearing God; formerly unrelenting, deaf to sympathy and commiseration, now himself acquainted with tears, which he had seen without effect in others. He exhorts, reproaches, and consoles again; he attacks with energy, urges with impetuosity, then again he speaks kindly to the soul; he displays his finer feelings for the welfare of others, his forbearance and his Fear of afflicting any body: all as the subject, time, opposite dispositions, and circumstances require
Papias - The affinities with Polycarp, whom Irenaeus makes Papias’ comrade at one time, are specially striking—...
‘Let us therefore so serve Him [6] with Fear and all due reverence, even as He Himself gave injunctions, and the Apostles who brought us the Gospel, and the prophets who proclaimed beforehand the coming of our Lord
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - He gave a noble exhibition of calm courage, neither courting nor Fearing martyrdom, sheltering himself by concealment while possible, and when no longer so, resolutely declaring in defiance of threats his unshaken love for the Master he had served so long. The proconsul lavished similar entreaties on a youth named Germanicus but the lad was resolute and instead of shewing Fear provoked the wild beasts in order to gain a speedier release from his persecutors
Valentinus, Founder of a Gnostic Sect - Thus furnished with higher insight Adam excites the Fears of the angels; for even as κοσμικοὶ ἄνθρωποι are seized with Fear of the images made by their own hands to bear the name of God i
Victorinus Afer - The Fear of his friends, however, which kept him from making profession of his faith, was removed by further meditation, and after being enrolled as a catechumen for a short time, he was baptized, and by his own deliberate choice made his preliminary profession of faith with the utmost publicity
John, Gospel of (ii. Contents) - But even the most scientific of ancient historians did not scruple to put his own views of the political situation into the mouths of the chief characters in his period; and among the Jews the composer of a haggâdah had no Fear of being branded as a romancer or a forger
Simon Magus - ” He is described, not as repenting, but only as asking in Fear of the future that Peter should pray for him
Enoch Book of - fallen angels); the righteous and holy receive guardians till an end is made of sin; though the righteous sleep long, they have nothing to Fear; angels, sun, moon, and stars will witness to the sins of sinners (c
Christianity - That life-history is better known and understood now than ever, from the upspringing of the earliest germ onwards, and the laws which have regulated its growth and the principles operating in its development, can be determined in broad outline by the scientific historian without much Fear of contradiction
Desire - Such virtue is the virtue of ordinary men who live in the world of appearance; they are temperate only that they may enjoy the pleasure of intemperance, and courageous from Fear of danger
Hermas, Known as the Shepherd - Then Hermas was overwhelmed with horror and Fear, not knowing how he could abide the severity of God's judgment, if such a thought as his was marked as sin
Hippolytus Romanus - From the book itself we infer that the author lived at Rome during the episcopates of Zephyrinus and Callistus and for some time afterwards; that he held high ecclesiastical office, and enjoyed much consideration, being not afraid to oppose his opinion on a theological question to that of the bishop, and able to persuade himself that Fear of him restrained the bishop from a course on which he otherwise would have entered
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - Panic Fear, as is usual, succeeded the popular madness
Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius - —Cyprian returned to Carthage after Easter (Mar 23) from his 14 months' absence (biennium), which seems to have been prolonged by a Fear of the "faction" (Ep
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - "On your own shewing," said Dioscorus, "you betrayed the faith for Fear of men
Eutyches And Eutychianism - He Feared that the men who would unite for the condemnation of Eutychianism would find means for a triumph of Nestorianism over orthodoxy. "I did so," pleaded Basil, "out of Fear of the majority
God - In the same manner, none of the attributes of God are demonstrated in Scripture by reasoning: they are simply affirmed and illustrated by facts; and instead of a regular deduction of doctrines and conclusions from a few admitted principles, we are left to gather them from the recorded feelings and devotional expressions of persons whose hearts were influenced by the Fear of God
Worship - "...
The Christian places of assembly were, at first, in the rooms of private houses; it may perhaps be the case, that in large towns, where the number of Christians was soon considerable, and no member of the church had any room in his house sufficient to contain all his brethren, or in places where men did not Fear any prejudicial consequences from large assemblies, the church divided itself into different sections, according to the habitations of its members, of which each section held its assemblies in one particular chamber of the house of some wealthy member of the church; or, perhaps, while it was usual to unite on Sundays in one general assembly, yet each individual part of the church met together daily in the rooms which lay the most convenient to it. This token was remarkably common among them; it was used to consecrate their rising and their going to bed, their going out and their coming in, and all the actions of daily life; it was the sign which Christians made involuntarily whenever any thing of a Fearful nature surprised them
Jesus Christ - But if the Psalm be inquired into more narrowly, and compared with parallel prophecies; if it be duly considered, that not only is the extraordinary person here spoken of called "the Son of God," but that title is so ascribed to him as to imply, that it belongs to him in a manner that is absolutely singular, and peculiar to himself, seeing he is said to be begotten of God, Isaiah 49:7 , and is called, by way of eminence, "the Son," Isaiah 49:12 ; that the danger of provoking him to anger is spoken of in so very different a manner from what the Scripture uses in speaking of the anger of any mere creature, "Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way when his wrath is kindled but a little;" that when the kings and judges of the earth are commanded to serve God with Fear, they are at the same time commanded to kiss the Son, which in those times and places was frequently an expression of adoration; and, particularly, that, whereas other Scriptures contain awful and just threatenings against those who trust in any mere man, the Psalmist nevertheless expressly calls them blessed who trust in the Son here spoken of;—all these things taken together make up a character of unequivocal divinity: and, on the other hand, when it is said, that God would set this his Son as his King on his holy hill of Zion, Isaiah 49:6 , this, and various other expressions in this Psalm, contain characters of that subordination which is appropriate to that divine Person who was to be incarnate, and engage in a work assigned to him by the Father
Holy Ghost - "I am with you, saith the Lord of Hosts, according to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth among you: Fear ye not
Synods - But this confidence, in itself just and salutary, took a false and destructive turn, when it was not constantly accompanied by the spirit of humility and self-watchfulness, with Fear and trembling; when men were not constantly mindful of the important condition under which alone man could hope to share in the fulfilment of that promise, in that divine illumination and guidance,—the condition, that they were really assembled in the name of Christ, in lively faith in him, and honest devotion to him, and prepared to sacrifice their own wills; and when the people gave themselves up to the fancy, that such an assembly, whatever might be the hearts of those who were assembled, had unalienable claims to the illumination of the Holy Spirit; for then, in the confusion and the intermixture of human and divine, men were abandoned to every kind of self-delusion; and the formula, "Spiritu Sancto suggerente," "By the suggestion of the Holy Spirit," might become a pretence and sanction for all the suggestions of man's own will
Teaching of the Twelve Apostles - Hence the Didaché was by then an ancient document, but one in such small circulation that it could be tampered with without much Fear of detection
Julianus, Flavius Claudius, Emperor - Constantius, Fearing lest his presence in the capital might lead to his becoming too popular, ordered him to remove to Nicomedia (Liban. Hecebolius exacted a promise from his pupil that he would not attend the lectures of the famous heathen sophist Libanius; Julian kept his promise, perhaps Fearing to excite suspicion by outward intercourse with a chief partisan of the old religion, but contented himself with a study of the written lectures of the master (Liban. He had, indeed, good reason to Fear the suspicions of his cousin
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - The strictness of the Marcionite discipline is proved by the unfriendly testimony of Tertullian, who tries by their practice to convict of falsity the Marcionite theory, that a good God could not be the object of Fear: "If so, why do you not take your fill of the enjoyments of this life? Why do you not frequent the circus, the arena, and the theatre? Why do you not boil over with every kind of lust? When the censer is handed you, and you are asked to offer a few grains of incense, why not deny your faith? 'God forbid!' you cry—'God forbid!'"...
At the end of the Diocletian persecution the Marcionites had a short interval of freedom of worship
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - She said: “I fly for refuge from thee to the God of Mercy: if thou Fearest Him. Mary Feared, and said: ‘I seek protection of God from thee, if thou Fearest. ’ Then Jesus said to Shem: ‘In your lifetime no one had white hair; how is it yours is white?’ He replied: ‘When I heard your voice, I thought the day of judgment had come, and my hair turned white with Fear