50 Scripture Verses on Fear


50 Scripture Verses On Fear

In the NIV bible, there are more than 300 scripture verses on fear; these are just a few. Read through the list, find a few favorites, and memorize them. Better yet, print a copy and keep it in your handbag or computer bag! When you find yourself waiting- such as carpool, at a doctor appointment, or for a class to begin- pull out the list and read it.

  1. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
  2. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 NIV
  3. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them. Psalm 34:7 NIV
  4. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matt 10:31 NIV
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3 NIV
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Psalm 112:7 NLT
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Be not afraid of them [their faces], for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8 Amplified
  18. But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.”Mark 5:36 NLT
  19. 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
  20. “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
  21. You must always act in the fear of the Lord, with faithfulness and an undivided heart. 2 Chronicles 19:9 NLT
  22. The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. Psalm 25:14 NLT
  23. But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. Psalm 33:18 NLT
  24. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4 NLT
  25. Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Psalm 34:9 NLT
  26. The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 NLT
  27. Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm. Proverbs 19:23 NLT
  28. True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life. Proverbs 22:4 NLT
  29. Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. Proverbs 29:25 NLT
  30. Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30 NLT
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. “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
  43. 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
  44. Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil,  for you are with me Psalm 23:4 NIV
  45. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Deuteronomy 1:17 NIV
  46. Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:22 NIV
  47. 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
  48. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Mark 4:40 NIV
  49. Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36 NIV
  50. 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

Source: BibleGateway.com Verses taken from New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT) and Amplified Bible (Amp)


  1. Marley says

    I am going through a very scary health care right now and came across this site. Love it! I am in despair sick with worry and need tons of prayers to cone my way. I alternate between KNOWING that the LORD is totally in control of my procedure taking place next Tuesday, the 24th. He has never abandoned me, on fact He’s always walked alongside me… but it’s very easy to have your mind filled with such negativity esp. after reviewing so many things on the internet that fill you with so much angst and worry. Thank you Lord for allowing me to find this site and filling me with so much hope and expectation. Thank you for the Word I have been listening from Joel Osteen which is keeping me positive and in the now. Thank you finally for giving me my wonderful and supportive husband and mother who walk alongside me during my joyous times as well as this moment when I am walking in the shadows. As quoted above, ”I prayed to the Lord and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears.”. Amen.

  2. Tracy Ford says

    Diagnostic mammogram today and I am trying not to be afraid and trust in the Lord, but sometimes the fear is overwhelming…..prayers needed today!

  3. Austin says

    Struggling w Fear due to sudden health type issues in my right ear . I just accidentally landed on this site – I am a 55 yr old Male but I am grateful to read the scriptures and comments in the middle of the night (3am) right now as the pain truthfully is scaring me – I’ve been to a Specialist twice in last 3 weeks but they never saw anything yet it wasn’t hurting like it is now – if anyone reads my comments here I would seriously ask for your prayers – thank you and I am sorry if being a male is not good to comment but the site helped me . Thank You , Austin S

  4. Danielle says

    I’m going through a very tough time! No Doctor can tell me what’s going on and it’s very scary at times but what I do know is God is in control and he always has his hand on me! Fear is not of God. He wants us to trust him and Not be afraid but sometimes when we are going through something, it is very difficult to remember this. I Thank God for his word and Promises and comfort in time of our storms!

    • Mel says

      Christine, it truly is scary when there are no answers to your health issue(s), I know. It makes it a lot easier when you have a support system, but it doesn’t remove all fear. Life seems to be this never ending array of tests and it’s up to us to get better at passing them or to stay stagnant. Fortunately, our Father knows the path we will choose and loves us just the same.

  5. Brandi C. says

    Battling with a case of severe postpartum depression. I have a tendency to research things which sometimes do not give me good results and cause me to worry even more. I fear that I may never get out of this and that things will look much worse for me in the near future. it is very comforting to know that I have a God who loves me unconditionally and that he did not give me a spirit of fear. Everyday is a constant battle but I know that I serve a loving God who is with me even in my darkest moments.

    • Tania says

      Brandi, never lose hope! Even though we may not be aware, He is always here! I know what it feels like, but I also know what it is to see the end of it! Do what you need to do to rest and take care of yourself! Don’t forget to converse with the Lord and to help and pray for others as well! Eventually, you’ll see the depression come off you! Everything has a beginning and an end! I’ve been there. One of the main pieces of advice I can give by experience is to not take it on as your identity; see it as separate from you, but affecting you and don’t believe everything it tells you. The enemy has a way of mixing 10% of truth with 90% lies to make them credible, seeking to destroy. Just know that there are many things special about you if an obstacle like depression has to come in your way to bring you down! You will rise up from there and you will walk in the ways God intended for you! He is good and he will make all things work together for your good!

      • Eva C. says

        Brandi, do take care of yourself…and do saturate your mind with these verses to help battle fear. Be sure you are in the Word everyday! Believe and claim God’s promises…but also you may medically need some counseling and/or antidepressant meds so please let your Dr. know if you haven’t already. PP depression is real and can be dangerous to you and the baby. Let your Christian friends know that you need their prayers. May God bring this to an end so you may enjoy life again…as God wants us to enjoy life abundantly! Babies can be very demanding and take up most of your time and energy. Don’t let the devil plant thoughts in your mind that you are not being a “good mom.” Please try to sleep when the baby does..and do take offers of well-meaning friends to help you out! I will be praying for you! (I am a retired
        nurse; worked in Postpartum for 23 yrs.)

    • Tintin says

      01:28 am woke up from a nightmare that seemed real. Thank God for these scriptures. I can face the rest of the wee hours. He is my light and my Salvation of whom shall I ve afraid. If He us a stronghold then I fear not. There is power in THE NAME OF JESUS to break every chain.

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