50 Scripture Verses on Fear

Below is a list of 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. The best way to print the list is to copy and paste into a Word document.

  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)

Comments

  1. Susan says

    Need prayers for God to handle situations for me. I need peace over these situations.
    I worry and fear and should not.

    Also pray for protection over my life as I am taking care of elderly mom with Alzheimers and have a young kid too taking care of.

    • WBC says

      Shannon, continue to read Gods word on fear every day. We will be praying for you to be filled with God’s perfect peace. Lord, please surround Shannon with your perfect peace as she is dealing with the death of her dad. May your love surround her so that she knows that you are her father and will never leave her. Sow her your love. Amen.

    • says

      Study scripture verses on trust. Fear is living in the flesh and trust is living by the direction of the Holy Spirit. You cannot serve both, so choose one and then saturate your mind with God’s Word.

  2. Dama says

    I’m battling with Fear and anxiety but I know God is greater then the negative thoughts I encounter daily, please keep me in your prayers!

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