Wednesday, December 16, 2020

What Does FEAR the LORD Really Mean?

 


What does it really mean when the Bible says, "Fear the Lord"?

As always, Scripture is precise, and you will understand clearly through these verses:


Proverbs 8:13 (King James Version)

13 The fear of the Lord 

is to hate evil: 

pride, 

and arrogancy, 

and the evil way, 

and the froward mouth, 

do I hate.


Deuteronomy 10:12 (KJV)

12 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 13:4 (KJV)

4 Ye 

shall walk 

after the Lord 

your God, 

and fear him

and keep his commandments, 

and obey 

his voice, 

and ye 

shall serve him, 

and cleave 

unto him.


Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

7 The fear 

of the Lord 

is the beginning 

of knowledge

but fools 

despise wisdom 

and instruction.


Proverbs 2:5 (KJV)

5 Then 

shalt thou understand 

the fear 

of the Lord, 

and find 

the knowledge 

of God.


Proverbs 3:7 (KJV)

7 Be not wise 

in thine own eyes: 

fear the Lord, 

and depart 

from evil.


Proverbs 10:27 (KJV)

27 The fear 

of the Lord 

prolongeth days

but the years 

of the wicked 

shall be shortened.


Proverbs 14:26 (KJV)

26 In the fear 

of the Lord 

is strong confidence: 

and his children 

shall have 

a place 

of refuge.


Proverbs 14:27 (KJV)

27 The fear 

of the Lord 

is a fountain 

of life

to depart 

from the snares 

of death.


Proverbs 19:23 (KJV)

23 The fear 

of the Lord 

tendeth to life

and he 

that hath it 

shall abide 

satisfied

he shall 

not be visited 

with evil.


Proverbs 23:17 (KJV)

17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: 

but be thou 

in the fear 

of the Lord 

all the day long.


Job 28:28 (KJV)

28 And unto man he said, 

Behold, 

the fear 

of the Lord, 

that is wisdom

and to depart 

from evil 

is understanding.


Psalm 19:9 (KJV)

9 The fear 

of the Lord 

is clean, 

enduring for ever

the judgments 

of the Lord 

are true 

and righteous 

altogether.


Psalm 25:14 (KJV)

14 The secret 

of the Lord 

is with them 

that fear him; 

and he 

will shew them 

his covenant.


Psalm 33:8 (KJV)

8 Let all the earth 

fear the Lord

let all the inhabitants 

of the world stand 

in awe 

of him.


Psalm 34:7 (KJV)

7 The angel of the Lord 

encampeth 

round about them 

that fear him

and delivereth them.


Psalm 86:11 (KJV)

11 Teach me 

thy way, 

O Lord; 

I will walk 

in thy truth: 

unite my heart 

to fear 

thy name.


Psalm 112:1 (KJV)

112 Praise ye 

the Lord. 

Blessed is the man 

that feareth 

the Lord, 

that delighteth greatly 

in his commandments.


Isaiah 33:6 (KJV)

6 And wisdom 

and knowledge 

shall be 

the stability 

of thy times, 

and strength 

of salvation: 

the fear 

of the Lord 

is his treasure.


Luke 1:50 (KJV)

50 And his mercy 

is on them 

that fear him 

from generation 

to generation.


James 2:19 (KJV)

19 Thou believest 

that there is 

one God; 

thou doest well: 

the devils also believe, 

and tremble.


Ecclesiastes 12:13 (KJV)

13 Let us hear 

the conclusion 

of the whole matter: 

Fear God, 

and keep 

his commandments: 

for this 

is the whole duty 

of man.


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