When we study the Bible we see there are more than 300 verses about fear. Sometimes fear sneaks in like a snake in the dark, and other times it roars at us like a lion. When we recognize a spirit fear is attacking us, the Bible gives us an antidote: we pray!

Read through the list, find a few favorite verses for your situation and memorize them. Or print a copy and keep it easily available. When you find yourself in a place of fear pull out the list and bring your fears to the Lord in prayer.If your fears are manageable and driving you to unhealthy decisions or depression, please seek help from a medical professional. You are not alone, there’s always someone who will talk it out with you!

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50 Bible Verses About Fear

Scripture Verses from English Standard Version (ESV), New Living Translation (NLT), New International Version (NIV) and New King James Version (NKJV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT)

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32 NIV)

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. (Psalm 34:7 NIV)

So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Matt 10:31 NIV)

Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him. (Deuteronomy 13:4 NLT)

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27 NLT)

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9 NLT)

But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. (1 Peter 3:14 NLT)

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! (Acts 18:9 NLT)

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (1 John 4:18 NLT)

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3 NIV)

In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:4 NIV)

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. (Psalm 91:4-8 NLT)

They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. (Psalm 112:7 NLT)

Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses—is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock—not one! (Isaiah 44:8 NLT)

I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? (Isaiah 51:12 NLT)

“Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. (Jeremiah 1:8 NKJV)

But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” (Mark 5:36 NLT)

They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified,  but he called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” (John 6:19-20 NLT)

“Don’t be afraid,” Moses answered them, “for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!” (Exodus 20:20 NLT)

You must always act in the fear of the Lord, with faithfulness and an undivided heart. (2 Chronicles 19:9 NLT)

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14 NLT)

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. (Psalm 33:18 NLT)

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4 NLT)

Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. (Psalm 34:9 NLT)

The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. (Psalm 103:13 NLT)

Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm. (Proverbs 19:23 NLT)

True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. (Proverbs 22:4 NLT)

Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. (Proverbs 29:25 NLT)

Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. (Proverbs 31:30 NLT)

He will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the Lord will be your treasure. (Isaiah 33:6 NLT)

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4 NLT)

Listen to me, you who know right from wrong you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people’s scorn, nor fear their insults. (Isaiah 51:7 NLT)

Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood. (Isaiah 54:4 NLT)

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears.He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matt 10:28 NLT)

We have been rescued from our enemies so we can serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness for as long as we live. (Luke 1:74-75 NLT)

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. (Romans 8:38 NLT)

We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside.  But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus. His presence was a joy. (2 Corinthians 7:5-6 NLT)

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. (Hebrews 12:28 NLT)

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (1 John 4:18 NLT)

“Fear God,” he shouted. “Give glory to him. For the time has come when he will sit as judge. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the springs of water.” (Revelation 14:7 NLT)

And from the throne came a voice that said, “Praise our God, all his servants, all who fear him, from the least to the greatest.” (Revelation 19:5 NLT)

Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me. (Psalm 23:4 NIV)

Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. (Deuteronomy 1:17 NIV)

Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you. (Deuteronomy 3:22 NIV)

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? (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:40 NIV)

Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36 NIV)

Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. (Revelation 1:17 NIV)

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