Bible Verses About Fear

What does the Bible say about fear? Here is a collection of the best scripture quotes about fear and anxiety.

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10).

As Christians, we have the power to overcome fear with the help of the Holy Spirit. Any changes or unknowns in life can be the fear cycle where we become overwhelmed and feel like giving up. God tells us to not fear because He is with us! He will give you the strength and power that you need to overcome fear and live in peace.

Be inspired by the biblical wisdom in our collection of scriptures about fear below!

Psalm 23:4 NIV

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,Or "the valley of the shadow of death"I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Psalm 118:6 NIV

6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

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Psalm 23:4 NIV

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,Or "the valley of the shadow of death"I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Psalm 115:11 NIV

11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord- he is their help and shield.

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Psalm 103:17 NIV

17 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-

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Psalm 112:1 NIV

1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the lines of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.Praise the Lord.Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.

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2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

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Matthew 10:31 NIV

31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

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Psalm 34:7 NIV

7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

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John 14:27 NIV

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

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Isaiah 41:10-13 NIV

10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 "All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

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Matthew 10:28 NIV

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

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Romans 8:15 NIV

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.The Greek word for "adoption to sonship" is a term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture; also in verse 23. And by him we cry, "Abba,Aramaic for "father" Father."

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Psalm 34:4 NIV

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

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1 John 4:18 NIV

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

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Psalm 27:1-14 NIV

1 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? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devourOr "slander" me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. 5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. 6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. 7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. 11 Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. 13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

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Proverbs 8:13 NIV

13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

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Luke 12:22-24 NIV

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

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Deuteronomy 7:21 NIV

21 Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.

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Proverbs 14:27 NIV

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

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