What Does the Bible Say About Fear? (30 Verses)

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 55:22 - "Cast your burden on the LORD,..."
  2. Isaiah 41:13-14 - "For I, the LORD your God,..."
  3. Psalm 27:1 - "The LORD is my light and..."
  4. Luke 12:22-26 - "And he said to his disciples,..."
  5. Psalm 46:1 - "God is our refuge and strength,..."
  6. Proverbs 29:25 - "The fear of man lays a..."
  7. Mark 4:39-40 - "And he awoke and rebuked the..."
  8. Psalm 118:6-7 - "The LORD is on my side;..."
  9. Deuteronomy 31:6 - "Be strong and courageous. Do not..."
  10. Isaiah 41:10 - "fear not, for I am with..."
  11. Psalm 34:4 - "I sought the LORD, and he..."
  12. Psalm 34:7 - "The angel of the LORD encamps..."
  13. 1 Peter 3:14 - "But even if you should suffer..."
  14. Psalm 56:3 - "When I am afraid, I put..."
  15. John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; my..."
  16. 2 Timothy 1:7 - "for God gave us a spirit..."
  17. Philippians 4:6-7 - "do not be anxious about anything,..."
  18. 1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love,..."
  19. Proverbs 12:25 - "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs..."
  20. Isaiah 43:1 - "But now thus says the LORD,..."
  21. Psalm 94:19 - "When the cares of my heart..."
  22. Psalm 23:4 - "Even though I walk through the..."
  23. Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be..."
  24. 1 Peter 5:6-7 - "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty..."
  25. Matthew 6:34 - ""Therefore do not be anxious about..."
  26. Deuteronomy 3:22 - "You shall not fear them, for..."
  27. Zephaniah 3:17 - "The LORD your God is in..."
  28. Psalm 91:1-16 - "He who dwells in the shelter..."
  29. Isaiah 35:4-10 - "Say to those who have an..."
  30. Romans 8:38-39 - "For I am sure that neither..."

1. Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

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2. Isaiah 41:13-14

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you." 14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

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3. Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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4. Luke 12:22-26

22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

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5. Psalm 46:1

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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6. Proverbs 29:25

25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

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7. Mark 4:39-40

39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?"

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8. Psalm 118:6-7

6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 7 The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

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9. Deuteronomy 31:6

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

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10. Isaiah 41:10

10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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11. Psalm 34:4

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

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12. Psalm 34:7

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

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13. 1 Peter 3:14

14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

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14. Psalm 56:3

3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

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15. John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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16. 2 Timothy 1:7

7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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17. Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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18. 1 John 4:18

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

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19. Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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20. Isaiah 43:1

1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

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21. Psalm 94:19

19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

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22. Psalm 23:4

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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23. Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

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24. 1 Peter 5:6-7

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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25. Matthew 6:34

34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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26. Deuteronomy 3:22

22 You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.'

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27. Zephaniah 3:17

17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

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28. Psalm 91:1-16

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place--the Most High, who is my refuge-- 10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 14 "Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

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29. Isaiah 35:4-10

4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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30. Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 55:22
  2. Psalm 27:1
  3. Psalm 46:1
  4. Psalm 118:6-7
  5. Psalm 34:4
  6. Psalm 34:7
  7. Psalm 56:3
  8. Psalm 94:19
  9. Psalm 23:4
  10. Psalm 91:1-16
  11. Deuteronomy 3:22
  12. Deuteronomy 31:6
  13. Joshua 1:9
  14. Proverbs 12:25
  15. Proverbs 29:25
  16. Isaiah 35:4-10
  17. Isaiah 41:13-14
  18. Isaiah 41:10
  19. Isaiah 43:1
  20. Zephaniah 3:17
  21. Matthew 6:34
  22. Mark 4:39-40
  23. Luke 12:22-26
  24. John 14:27
  25. 1 John 4:18
  26. Romans 8:38-39
  27. Philippians 4:6-7
  28. 2 Timothy 1:7
  29. 1 Peter 3:14
  30. 1 Peter 5:6-7

Psalm 55:22

22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

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Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Psalm 46:1

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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Psalm 118:6-7

6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 7 The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

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Psalm 34:4

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

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Psalm 34:7

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

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Psalm 56:3

3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

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Psalm 94:19

19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

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Psalm 23:4

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Psalm 91:1-16

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place--the Most High, who is my refuge-- 10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 14 "Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."

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Deuteronomy 3:22

22 You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.'

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Deuteronomy 31:6

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."

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Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

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Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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Proverbs 29:25

25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

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Isaiah 35:4-10

4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you." 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

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Isaiah 41:13-14

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you." 14 Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the LORD; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.

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Isaiah 41:10

10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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Isaiah 43:1

1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

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Zephaniah 3:17

17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

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Matthew 6:34

34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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Mark 4:39-40

39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, "Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?"

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Luke 12:22-26

22 And he said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

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John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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1 John 4:18

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

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Romans 8:38-39

38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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2 Timothy 1:7

7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

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1 Peter 3:14

14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled,

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1 Peter 5:6-7

6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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