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Also called: Cowardice
An unpleasant emotion caused by the awareness of danger.

Top Bible Verses about Fear

Genesis 3:10

And he replied, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid because I am naked, so I hid myself.” Read Genesis 3:10

Numbers 13:30–33

And Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “Surely, let us go up and let us take possession of it because surely we will be able to prevail over it.” And the men who went up with him said, “We are not able to go up to the people because they are stronger than us.” And they presented the report of the land that they explored to the Israelites, saying, “The land that we went through to explore is a land that eats its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in its midst are men of … Read Numbers 13:30–33

Psalm 55:4–5

My heart trembles within me, and deathly terrors fall on me. Fear and trembling come on me, and horror overwhelms me. Read Psalm 55:4–5

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of a person will lay a snare, but he who trusts in Yahweh will be secure. Read Proverbs 29:25

Matthew 10:26–33

“Therefore do not be afraid of them, because nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but instead be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them will not fall to the ground … Read Matthew 10:26–33
2 Timothy 1:7

2 Timothy 1:6–7

for which reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and love and self-discipline. Read 2 Timothy 1:6–7

Famous Christian Quotes About Fear, Cowardice

No Reason to Fear Death

Why should we then fear death, which is but a passage to Christ? It is but a grim sergeant that lets us into a glorious palace, that strikes off our bolts, that takes off our rags, that we may be clothed with better robes, that ends all our misery, and is the beginning of all our happiness. Why should we therefore be afraid of death? It is but a departure to a better condition. It is but as Jordan to the children of Israel, by which they passed to Canaan. It is but as the Red Sea by which they were going that way. Therefore we have no reason to fear death.

Richard Sibbes

Toplady on Overcoming Spiritual Darkness

A little before I went to bed, my soul was harassed, in a sad and very unusual manner, with doubts and fears and unbelief. I was in spiritual darkness, even darkness that might be felt.… My heavenly Pilot disappeared; I seemed to have quite lost my hold on the rock of ages; I sunk in the deep mire; and the waves and storms went over me. Yet, at last, in prayer, I was enabled, I do not know how, to throw myself, absolutely and at large, on God, at all events, and for better for worse: yet without comfort, and almost without hope.

Augustus M. Toplady

Virtues Crowd Out Vices

Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry. Where there is poverty and joy there is neither cupidity nor avarice. Where there is quiet and meditation there is neither solicitude nor dissipation. Where there is the fear of the Lord to guard the house the enemy cannot find a way to enter. Where there is mercy and discretion there is neither superfluity nor hard-heartedness.

Francis of Assisi
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