To fear Jehovah is making efforts to live according to the words of Jehovah of the law. Jehovah made the law that man has to do and not to do, Jehovah has great power and mighty strength that righteously give man life or death and happiness or misery according to the law.
Johovah who knows the hearts of all men gives to every man the reward of all his ways.
<'Fearing God' of a condition God give the Holy Spirit>
(Act10:34)And Peter opening his mouth said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
(Act10:35)but in every nation he that <fears him> and works righteousness is acceptable to him.
(Act10:44)While Peter was yet speaking these words the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were hearing the word.
(Act10:45)And the faithful of the circumcision were astonished, as many as came with Peter, that upon the nations also the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out:
(Act11:15)And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them even as upon us also at the beginning.
1 Fearing God
2 To fear God
3 Examples of fearing God
1 Fearing God
(Psa103:11)For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving-kindness toward them that fear him.
(Psa103:12)As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
(Psa103:13)As a father pitieth [his] children, so Jehovah pitieth them that fear him.
(Psa103:14)For himself knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
(Psa103:15)As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth:
(Psa103:16)For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone, and the place thereof knoweth it no more.
(Psa103:17)<But the loving-kindness of Jehovah is from everlasting and to everlasting, upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children,
(Psa103:18)To such as keep his covenant and to those that remember his precepts to do them.>
(2ki17:24)And the king of Assyria brought [people] from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avva, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and made them dwell in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in its cities.
(2ki17:25)And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, <that they feared not Jehovah>; and Jehovah sent lions among them, which killed [some] of them.
(2ki17:26)And they spoke to the king of Assyria saying, The nations that thou hast removed and made to dwell in the cities of Samaria know not the manner of the god of the land; therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they slay them, <because they know not the manner of the god of the land.>
(2ki17:27)And the king of Assyria commanded saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye have brought away from thence; and let them go and abide there, and <let him teach them the manner of the god of the land>.
(2ki17:28)Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and abode in Bethel, and <taught them how they should fear Jehovah>.
(Deu10:12)And now, <Israel, what doth Jehovah thy God require of thee, but to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
(Deu10:13)to keep the commandments of Jehovah, and his statutes, which I command thee this day, for thy good?>
(Deu5:22)These words Jehovah spoke to all your congregation on the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the obscurity, with a great voice, and he added no more; and he wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
(Deu5:23)And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, and the mountain burned with fire, that ye came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
(Deu5:24)and ye said, Behold, Jehovah our God has shewn us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice from the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God talks with man, and he lives.
(Deu5:25)And now, why should we die? for this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of Jehovah our God any more, we shall die.
(Deu5:26)For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we, and has lived?
(Deu5:27)Come thou near, and hear all that Jehovah our God will say; and speak thou to us all that Jehovah our God will speak to thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
(Deu5:28)And Jehovah heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke to me; and Jehovah said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people that have spoken to thee: they have well spoken all that they have spoken.
(Deu5:29)<Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments continually, that it might be well with them and with their sons for ever!>
(Exo20:18)And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw [it], they trembled, and stood afar off,
(Exo20:19)and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exo20:20)And Moses said to the people, Fear not; <for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.>
(Pro8:13)<The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.>
(Jer2:19)Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.
(Pro16:6)By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and <by the fear of Jehovah [men] depart from evil.>
(Psa111:10)The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do [his precepts]: his praise abideth for ever.
(Pro1:7)The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge: fools despise wisdom and instruction.
(Psa112:1)Hallelujah! Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.
(Psa112:2)His seed shall be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
(Psa112:3)Wealth and riches [shall be] in his house; and his righteousness abideth for ever.
(Psa112:4)Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness; he is gracious, and merciful, and righteous.
(Psa112:5)It is well with the man that is gracious and lendeth; he will sustain his cause in judgment.
(Psa112:6)For he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
(Psa112:7)He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is fixed confiding in Jehovah;
(Psa112:8)His heart is maintained, he is not afraid, until he see [his desire] upon his oppressors.
(Psa112:9)He scattereth abroad, he giveth to the needy; his righteousness abideth for ever: his horn shall be exalted with honour.
(Pro19:23)The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.
(Psa33:18)Behold, the eye of Jehovah is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his loving-kindness,
(Psa33:19)To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
(Psa147:10)He delighteth not in the strength of the horse, he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man;
(Psa147:11)Jehovah taketh pleasure in those that fear him, in those that hope in his loving-kindness.
2 To fear God
(Pro2:1)My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,
(Pro2:2)so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;
(Pro2:3)yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding;
(Pro2:4)if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:
(Pro2:5)then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.
(Pro2:6)For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.
(Pro2:7)He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity;
(Pro2:8)guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones.
(Pro2:9)Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.
(Deu17:18)And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests, the Levites;
(Deu17:19)and it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear Jehovah his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;
(Deu17:20)that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left; that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his sons, in the midst of Israel.
(Deu31:9)And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who bore the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and to all the elders of Israel.
(Deu31:10)And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, at the set time of the year of release, at the feast of tabernacles,
(Deu31:11)<when all Israel cometh to appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he will choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their ears.
(Deu31:12)Gather the people together, the men, and the women, and the children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear Jehovah your God, and take heed to do all the words of this law;
(Deu31:13)and that their children who do not know it may hear it and learn, that they may fear Jehovah your God, as long as ye live in the land, whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it.>
(Ecc3:14)I know that <whatever God doeth, it shall be for ever; there is nothing to be added to it, nor anything to be taken from it; and God doeth [it], that [men] should fear before him.>
(Job37:23)The Almighty, we cannot find him out: <excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.
(Job37:24)Men do therefore fear him>: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
(Jer32:37)Behold, I will gather them out of all the countries whither I have driven them, in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely.
(Jer32:38)And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
(Jer32:39)And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me all [their] days, for the good of them, and of their children after them.
(Jer32:40)And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not draw back from them, to do them good; and <I will put my fear in their heart, that they may not turn aside from me.>
(Jer32:41)And I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
(Jer32:42)For thus saith Jehovah: Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have spoken concerning them.
(Isa11:2)and the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, <the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah>.
(Mal3:16)Then they that feared Jehovah spoke often one to another; and Jehovah observed [it], and heard, and <a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared Jehovah, and that thought upon his name>.
(1ki8:37)If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be:
(1ki8:38)what prayer, what supplication soever be made by any man, of all thy people Israel, when they shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house;
(1ki8:39)then hear thou in the heavens, the settled place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and do, and render unto every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou knowest(for thou, thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men),
(1ki8:40)that they may fear thee all the days that they live upon the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
(2ch6:30)then hear thou from the heavens, the settled place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and render unto every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou knowest(for thou, thou only, knowest the hearts of the children of men),
(2ch6:31)that they may fear thee, to walk in thy ways, all the days that they live upon the land which thou gavest unto our fathers.
(Jer10:2)Thus saith Jehovah: Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are dismayed at them.
(Jer10:3)For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for [it is] a tree cut out of the forest, worked with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;
(Jer10:4)they deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
(Jer10:5)They are as a palm-column of turned work, and they speak not; they are carried, for they cannot go. <Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.>
(Jer5:24)And they say not in their heart, <Let us now fear Jehovah our God, that giveth rain, both the early and the latter, in its season; who preserveth unto us the appointed weeks of harvest>.
(Psa130:4)But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
(Pro1:23)Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour forth my spirit unto you, I will make known to you my words.
(Pro1:24)Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one regarded;
(Pro1:25)and ye have rejected all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
(Pro1:26)I also will laugh in your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh;
(Pro1:27)when your fear cometh as sudden destruction, and your calamity cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you:
(Pro1:28)-- then will they call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me early, and shall not find me.
(Pro1:29)<Because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Jehovah;
(Pro1:30)they would none of my counsel, they despised all my reproof:
(Pro1:31)therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their way, and be filled with their own devices.>
(Exo14:26)And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that the waters may return upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and upon their horsemen.
(Exo14:27)And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its strength toward the morning; and the Egyptians fled against it; and Jehovah overturned the Egyptians into the midst of the sea.
(Exo14:28)And the waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen of all the host of Pharaoh that had come into the sea after them; there remained not even one of them.
(Exo14:29)And the children of Israel walked on dry [ground] through the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
(Exo14:30)Thus Jehovah saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the sea-shore.
(Exo14:31)And <Israel saw the great power [with] which Jehovah had wrought against the Egyptians; and the people feared Jehovah, and believed in Jehovah, and in Moses his bondman.>
(Jos4:20)And those twelve stones which they had taken out of the Jordan did Joshua set up in Gilgal.
(Jos4:21)And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What [mean] these stones?
(Jos4:22)then ye shall let your children know, saying, On dry land did Israel come over this Jordan;
(Jos4:23)because Jehovah your God dried up the waters of the Jordan from before you, until ye had passed over, as Jehovah your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we had passed over;
(Jos4:24)<that all peoples of the earth might know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty; that ye might fear Jehovah your God continually.>
(Deu4:10)the day that thou stoodest before Jehovah thy God in Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, Gather me the people together, that I may cause them to hear my words, that they may learn them, and fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and teach them to their children.
(Deu6:1)And <these are the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah your God commanded to teach you, that ye may do them in the land whereunto ye pass over to possess it,
(Deu6:2)that thou mayest fear Jehovah thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
(Deu6:3)And thou shalt hear, Israel, and take heed to do [them]; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase greatly, as Jehovah the God of thy fathers hath said unto thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey.>
(Deu6:20)<When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?
(Deu6:21)then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and Jehovah brought us out of Egypt with a powerful hand;
(Deu6:22)and Jehovah shewed signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes;
(Deu6:23)and he brought us out thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers.
(Deu6:24)And Jehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for our good continually, that he might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
(Deu6:25)And it shall be our righteousness if we take heed to do all these commandments before Jehovah our God, as he hath commanded us.>
(Deu14:23)And thou shalt eat before Jehovah thy God, in the place which he will choose to cause his name to dwell there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear Jehovah thy God continually.
(Deu13:10)and <thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; for he hath sought to draw thee away from Jehovah thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage;
(Deu13:11)and all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wicked thing as this in thy midst.>
(Deu17:12)<And the man that shall act presumptuously, and not hearken unto the priest that standeth to serve there before Jehovah thy God, or unto the judge, that man shall die; and thou shalt put away evil from Israel.
(Deu17:13)And all the people shall hear, and fear, and no more act presumptuously.>
(Deu19:18)and <the judges shall make thorough inquiry; and if the witness be a false witness, and he have testified falsely against his brother,
(Deu19:19)then shall ye do unto him as he had thought to have done unto his brother; and thou shalt put evil away from thy midst.
(Deu19:20)And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil in thy midst.>
(Deu21:20)and <they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is unmanageable and rebellious, he hearkeneth not unto our voice; he is a profligate and a drunkard.
(Deu21:21)And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die. And thou shalt put evil away from thy midst; and all Israel shall hear and fear.>
3 Examples of fearing God
(Heb5:7)Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up both supplications and entreaties <to him who was able to save him out of death>, with strong crying and tears;(and having been heard because of his piety;)
(Act10:1)<But a certain man in Caesarea, -- by name Cornelius, a centurion of the band called Italic,
(Act10:2)pious, and fearing God with all his house, [both] giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually,>
(Act10:21)And Peter going down to the men said, Behold, *I* am he whom ye seek: what is the cause for which ye come?
(Act10:22)And they said, <Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous man>, and fearing God, and borne witness to by the whole nation of the Jews, has been divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for thee to his house, and hear words from thee.
(Gen22:12)And he said, Stretch not out thy hand against the lad, neither do anything to him; for now I know that thou fearest God, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son], from me.
(Heb11:17)<By faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac>, and he who had received to himself the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
(Heb11:18)as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:
(Heb11:19)<counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead>, whence also he received him in a figure.
(Heb11:7)<By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear, prepared an ark> for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which [is] according to faith.
(Gen6:9)<Noah was a just man, perfect amongst his generations>: Noah walked with God.
(Gen7:1)And Jehovah said to Noah, Go into the ark, thou and all thy house; for thee have <I seen righteous before me in this generation.>
(2pe2:5)and spared not [the] old world, but preserved Noe, [the] eighth, a preacher of righteousness, having brought in [the] flood upon [the] world of [the] ungodly;
(Job1:8)And Jehovah said to Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that <there is none like him on the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God and abstaineth from evil?>