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forgettest the Lord thy Maker ? - their 'terror, 'neither be troubled ; Isa. li. 7, 8. 12; 13.
. ! but sanctify the Lord, &c.—1 Pet. iii. Be not afraid of their faces : for I 14, 15. am with thee, to deliver thee, &c. There is no fear in love; but perJer. i. 7, 8. 17-19.
fect love casteth out fear, because • Learn not the way of the heathen, fear hath torment. He that feareth, and be not dismayed at the signs of is not made perfect in love. - 1 John heaven; for the heathen are dismayed iv. 18. at them, for the customs of the people are vain.- Jer. x. 2, 3.
II. Fear God. Be not afraid of the king of Baby- God said unto Abraham, Now I know lon, &c. for I am with you, to save that thou fearest God, &c.—Gen. yon, &c.-Jer. xlii. 11. .
xxii. 12. Be not afraid of them, neither be Now I know that thou fearest God, afraid of their words, &c. nor be dis- seeing thou hast not withheld thy mayed at their looks, &c.Ezek. ii. son.--Gen. xxii. 12. 6. iii. 9.
- But the midwives feared God, and When Christ had told his disciples did not as the king of Egypt comwhat persecutors would do to them, manded them, but saved the menhe saith, Fear them not, &c. And, children alive, &c. Therefore God fear not them which kill the body, dealt well with the midwives, &c.but are not able to kill the soul. - Exod. i, 17, 20, 21. Matt. X. 26. 28. 31. Luke xii. 4. I will at this time send all my
Why are ye so fearful ? How is plagues, &c. that thou mayest know it that ye have no faith Mark that there is none like me in all the iv. 40.
. . ' earth, &c. He that feared the word We being delivered out of the of the Lord, among the servants of hands of our enemies, might serve Pharaoh, made his servants, &c. Aee him without fear.-Luke i. 74. . into the houses.—Exod. ix. 14. 16.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your 20. x. 1, 2. Father's good pleasure to give you the Israel saw that great work of kingdom.—Luke xii. 32.
drowning the Egyptians, which the The blind man's parents durst not Lord did ; and the people feared the own Christ for fear of the Jews, who Lord, and believed the Lord.—Exod. had agreed to put such out of the xiv. 31. synagogue as did confess him.-- John The sea covered them, &c. Who is ix. 19-22. xii. 42. xix. 38.
like unto thee, O Lord, amongst the Let not your heart be troubled, &c. gods (or mighty ones)? Who is like neither let it be afraid.-John xiv. thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in 1. 27.
praises, doing wonders ?—Exod. xv. For ye have not received the spirit 10, 11. of bondage again, to fear ; but, &c. When God appeared upon the Rom. viii. 15.
mount, with a sound of a trumpet, For God hath not given us the &c. all the people that were in the spirit of fear, but of power.-2 Tim. i.7. camp trembled. —Exod. xix. 16. 18.
Moses's parents feared not the Thou shalt not take the name of king's edict, nor the king's wrath... the Lord thy God in vain ; for the Heb. xi. 23. 27.
Lord will not hold him guiltless who We may boldly say, The Lord is taketh his name in vain, &c. - God my helper, and I will not fear what appeared on Mount Sinai terribly, man shall do unto me.-Heb. xiii. 6. that the people might fear him.
If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, Exod. xx. 7. 18—20. happy are ye : and be not afraid of · Thou canst not see my face ; for there shall no man see me, and live. he bringeth down unto the grave, and Exod. xxxiii. 20, 21. 23.
bringeth up: the Lord maketh poor, Thou shalt not curse the deaf, &c. &c. 1 Sam. Ü. 2. 6–8. but shalt fear thy God. I am the Who is able to stand before this Lord, &c.—Levit. xix. 14. 32. . holy Lord God ?-1 Sam. vi. 20.
Ye shall not therefore oppress one Then the earth trembled: the another ; but thou shalt fear thy God: foundations of heaven moved and for I am the Lord your God, &c.— shook, because he was wrath ; there Levit. xxy. 17. 36. 43.
went up a smoke out of his nostrils, Did ever people hear the voice of &c.—2 Sam. xxii. 8-12. God, &c. as thou hast heard, and live? My servant Job, &c. one that &c. Unto thee it was shewed, that feareth God, and escheweth evil. thou mightest know, that the Lord Job i. 1. 8.. he is God, there is none else besides How should man be just with God, him.--Deut. iv. 33. 35.
&c. He is wise in heart, and mighty O that there were such a heart in in strength. Who hath hardened himthem, that they would fear me, and self against him, and hath prospered ? keep, &c.—Deut. V. 29.
which removeth the mountains, and Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, they know not : which overturneth and serve him, &c.—Deut. vi. 13. them in his anger : which shaketh x. 20. 1 Sam. xii. 24.
the earth out of her place, and the Understand therefore this day, that pillars thereof tremble : which comthe Lord thy God is he which goeth mandeth the sun, and it riseth not: over before thee, as a consuming fire, and sealeth up the stars : which alone he shall destroy, &c. I was afraid of spreadeth out the heavens, &c, the anger and hot displeasure where- Job ix. 2–14. with the Lord was wrath against you, Canst thou by searching find out &c.—Deut. ix. 3. 19.
God? canst thou find out the AlAnd now, Israel, what doth the mighty-Job xi. 7-10. Lord thy God require of thee, but to The Lord hath wrought this : in fear the Lord thy God ? &c. Behold, whose hand is the soul (or life) of the heaven, and the heaven of hea- every living thing, and the breath of vens is the Lord's, &c. For the Lord all mankind Job xii. 9, 10. your God is God of gods, and Lord Will you speak wickedly for God? of lords ; a great God, a mighty and &C. Shall not his excellency make a terrible, which regardeth not per- you afraid ? and his dread fall upon sons, nor taketh reward. Deut. X. you ?-Job xiü. 7, 9. 11. 12. 14. 17.
Therefore am I troubled at his Read this law before all Israel, &c. presence, when I consider I am afraid that they may learn, and fear the of him.-Job xxiii. 15. Ps. cxix, 120, Lord, &c.—Deut. xxxi. 11–13. And unto man he said, Behold, the
I, even I am he, and there is no fear of the Lord, that is wisdom.God with me: I kill, &c. neither is Job xxviii. 28. there any that can deliver out of my God said to Job, None is so fierce, hands, &c. If I whet my glittering that dare stir him up (speaking of a sword, &c.-Deut. xxxii. 39. 41. creature): who then is able to stand
That all the people of the earth before me Job xli. 10. might know the hand of the Lord, Stand in awe, and sin not.-Ps.it. that it is mighty, that ye might fear 4. Neh. v. 9. 15. the Lord your God for ever.-Josh. iv. Who is this king of glory? The 24. Deut. iii. 24.
Lord of hosts, he is the king of glory, There is none holy as the Lord, &c. -Ps. xxiv. 10. The Lord killeth and maketh alive : What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him he shall teach in the way in reverence of all about him.-Ps. that he shall choose, &c. The secret lxxxix. 7. of the Lord is with them that fear him, Before the mountains were, &c. and he will shew them his covenant. even from everlasting to everlasting -Ps. xxv. 12–14. .
thou art God: thou turnest man to O how great is thy goodness destruction, and sayest, Return ye which thou hast laid up for them that children of men. Who knoweth the fear thee!--Ps. xxxi, 19.
power of thine anger? even according He gathereth the waters of the sea to thy fear so is thy wrath.-Ps. xc. together, &c. Let all the earth fear 2, 3. 11. the Lord ; let all the inhabitants of The Lord reigneth, he is clothed the world stand in awe of him: for with majesty; the Lord is clothed he spake and it was done, &c. Behold, with strength, &c. Thy throne is the eye of the Lord is upon them that established of old, thou art from fear him, &c.-Ps. xxxiii. 7-9. 18. everlasting, &c. The Lord on high
The angel of the Lord encampeth is mightier than the noise of many round about them that fear him, and waters.--Ps. xciii, 1, 2. 4. delivereth them, &c. O fear the Lord, The Lord, a great God, and a great ye his saints : for there is no want to King above all gods.-Ps. xcv. 3. them that fear him, &c. Hearken cxxxv. 5-7. unto me, I will teach you the fear of The Lord is great, &e. he is to be the Lord.-Ps. xxxiv. 7. 9. 11. feared above all gods, &c. The Lord
The transgression of the wicked made the heavens : honour and masaith, within my heart, There is no jesty are before him, &c. Fear before fear of God before his eyes. -Ps. him all the earth.-Ps. xcvi. 4–6. 9. Xxxvi. 1.
1 Chron. xvi. 25. He uttered his voice, the earth A fire goeth before him, and burn. melted.-Ps. xlvi. 6.
eth up his enemies round about; his The Lord most high is terrible, he lightnings enlightened the world: the is a great king over all the earth. earth saw and trembled; the hills Ps. xlvii. 2.
melted like wax at the presence of Because they have no changes, the Lord: at the presence of the Lord therefore they fear not God.-Ps. of the whole earth.-Ps. xcvi.3-5.9. lv. 19.
The Lord reigneth, let the people To him that rideth upon the heaven tremble; he sitteth between the cheof heavens of old: lo, he doth send rubim ; let the earth be removed (or give) out his voice, and that a (or stagger). The Lord is great in mighty voice, &c. His excellency is Zion, he is high above all people: let over Israel, and his strength in the them praise thy great and terrible clouds (or heavens): ( God thou art name, for it is holy-Ps. xcix. 1--3. terrible out of thy holy places.-Ps. As the heaven is high above the Ixviii. 33–35.
: earth': so great is his mercy towards At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, them that fear him, &c. As a father both the chariot and the horse are pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth cast into a dead sleep. Thou, even them that fear him, &c. The mercy thou art to be feared ; and who may of the Lord is from everlasting to stand in thy sight when once thou everlasting, upon them that fear him. art angry? &c. The earth feared and Ps. ciii. 11. 13. 17. was still.-Ps. lxxvi. 6-8.
He hath given meat unto them that Surely his salvation is nigh them fear him, &c. Holy and reverend is that fear him.-Ps. lxxxv. 9.
his name. The fear of the Lord is the God is greatly to be feared in the beginning of wisdom.-Ps.cxi.5.9, 10. assembly of the saints, and to be had Tremble thou earth at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the and let him be your fear, and let him God of Jacob; which turned the rock be your dread. Isa. viii. 13. into a standing water, the flint into a , The Lord of hosts hath, sworn, fountain of waters.-Ps. cxiv. 7, 8. saying, Surely, as I have thought, so
He will bless them that fear the shall it come to pass; and as I have Lord, both small and great. — Ps. purposed it, so shall it stand, &c. cxv. 13. cxxviii. 1, &c.
" The Lord of hosts hath purposed, He will fulfil the desire of them and who shall disannul it? And his that fear him, he also will hear, &c. hand is stretched out, and who shall -Ps. cxlv. 19.
turn it back Isa. xiv, 24. 27. • The Lord taketh pleasure in them Thou hast made of a city an heap, that fear him, &c.-Ps. cxlvii. 11. &c. therefore shall the strong people
The fear of the Lord is the begin- glorify thee: the city of the terrible ning of knowledge.—Prov. i. 7. ix. 10, nations shall fear thee.- Isa. xxv. 2,3.
Fear the Lord, and depart from evil, Who would set the briars and thorns ---Prov. iii. 7.
. against me in battle? I would burn In the fear of the Lord is strong them together.--Isa. xxvii. 4. confidence, &c. It is the fountain of Forasmuch as this people draw life, to depart from the snares of near me with their mouth, &c. and death.-Prov. xiv. 26, 27.
their fear towards me is taught by · Better is a little with the fear of the precept of men ; therefore, &c. the Lord, than great treasures, &C. they shall sanctify my name, and Prov. xv. 16.
sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and By the fear of the Lord men depart shall fear the God of Israel.--- Isa. from evil.-Prov. xvi. 6.
xxix. 13, 14. 23. Let not thine heart envy sinners; Behold, the Lord God will come, but be thou in the fear of the Lord &c. who hath measured the waters in all the day long:-Prov. xxiii. 17. the hollow of his hand, and ineted out • Whatsoever God doeth, it shall be heaven with a span, and comprehendfor ever, &c. and God doeth it, that ed the dust of the earth in a measure, men should fear before him.-Eccles. &c. Behold, the nations are as a iii. 14.
drop of a bucket, and are counted as It shall be well with them that fear the small dust of the balance: , beGod, which fear before him.-- Eccles. hold, he taketh up the isles as a very viii. 12.
little thing, &c. all nations before him Fear God and keep his command- are as nothing.-Isa. xl. 10. 12. 15. 17. ments, for this is the whole duty of the Lord the first, and with the man.-Eccles. xii. 13.
' last; I am he. The isles saw it, and The Lord alone shall be exalted in feared, the ends of the earth were that day, &c. And they shall go into afraid, drew near, &c.- Isa. xli, 4, 5. the holes, &c. for fear of the Lord, xliii. 10-13. and for the glory of his majesty: The heaven is my throne and the when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth is my foot-stool; where is the earth.--Isa. ii. 17. 19. 21.
house ? - Isa. lxvi. I. Acts yii. I saw also the Lord sitting upon a 48-50. a throne, &c. and one cried unto ano. Know therefore and see, that it is ther, and said, Holy, holy, holy is the an evil thing, and bitter, that thou, Lord of hosts ; the whole earth is full hast forsaken the Lord thy God, and of his glory. Then said I, Woe is that my fear is not in thee, + Jer, me, &c. because I, a man of unclean ii. 19. lips, &c. have seen the King, the When God had put away Israel, Lord of hosts.—Isa. vi. 1. 3. 5. yet her treacherous sister Judah feared
Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself, not; but, &c.-- Jer. iii. 8. Te
0 foolish people, &c. fear ye not I am a great King, saith the Lord of me, saith the Lord? Will ye not hosts; and my name is dreadful among tremble at my presence? Which have the heathen.-Mal. i. 6. 14. placed the sand for the bound of the I will be a swift witness against sea, by a perpetual decree that it the sorcerers, &c. and against those, cannot pass it, &c. But this people &c. who fear not me, saith the Lord have revolted, &c. Neither say they of hosts, &c. A book of remembrance in their hearts, Let us now fear the was written before him for them that Lord our God, who giveth rain, &c. feared the Lord, and that thought -Jer. v. 21-24.
:, 1 upon his name. And they shall be mine, "None like unto thee, O Lord; thou saith the Lord. --Mal. iii. 5.16, 17. art great, and thy name is great in . But unto you that fear my name, might. Who would not fear. thee, shall the Sun of righteousness arise O King of nations ? for to thee doth with healing in his wings, and ye it appertain. The Lord is the true shall grow, &c.—Mal. iv. 2. God, he is the living God, and an $ Fear him, which is able to destroy everlasting King : at his wrath the both soul and body in hell.-Matt. x. 28. earth shall tremble, and the nations. His mercy is on them that fear him, shall not be able to abide his indig- from generation to generation ; . he nation, &c.-Jer. x, 6, 7. 10. 12, 13. hath shewed strength ; &c. he hath Dan. ii. 20—22. 47. iv. 17.32. put down the mighty, &c.-Luke i. - O house of Israel, cannot I do with 50_52. yon as this potter, saith the Lord ? The Most High dwelleth not in Behold, as the clay is in the potter's temples made with hands, &c. Heahand, so are ye in my hand, 0 house ven is my throne, &c. Hath not my of Israel. -Jer. xviii. 6.
hand made all these things ? Acts Can any hide himself in secret vii. 48–50. 1. , :) places, that I shall not see him? saith The churches were edified, and the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and walking in the fear of the Lord, were earth-Jer. xxiii. 24.
multiplied.--Acts ix. 31.danie : The great, the mighty God, the Cornelius, &c. a devout man, and Lord of hosts is his name; great in one that feared God with all his house, eounsel, and mighty in work, &c. I &c. In every nation he that feareth will give them one heart, and one him, &c, is accepted with him.way, that they may fear me for ever, Acts x. 2. 35. xiii. 26. iii &c. I will put my fear in their hearts. God that made the world, and all
Jer. xxxii. 18, 19: 39, 40. things therein, seeing he is Lord of • The children of Israel, &c. shall heaven, &c.-Acts xvii. 24, &c. .' "o fear the Lord, and his goodness in the “ All things are naked and open unto latter days.--Hosea ii. 5. . :p ' the eyes of him with whom we have
The Lord shall utter his voice to do.-Heb. iv., 13.... before his army, &c. for the day of . It is a fearful thing to fall into the Lord.is great, and very terrible, the hands of the living God.--Heb. and who can abide it? -Joel ii. 11.: x. 31.
I fear the Lord the God of heaven, So terrible was the sight, that &c. Then the men feared the Lord Moses said, I exceedingly fear and exceedingly, &c.—Jonah i. 9. 16. 1* quake, &c. Let us have grace; where
God is jealous, the Lord revengeth, by we may serve God acceptably, &c. " He rebuketk the sea, and maketh with reverence and godly fear. For it dry, &c. The mountaius quake at our God is a consuming fire.--Heb. him, and the hills melt, &c.—Neh. xii. 21. 23, 29. . i. 2-6.
-Pass the time of your sojourning If I be a master, where is my fear? here in fear.-1 Pet. i. 17.-2 Cor. vii. 1.