The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Proverbs 3:7-8Or as Romans 12:16 phrases it "Be not wise in your own conceits."
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Proverbs 8:13If you don't hate evil then you don't really fear the Lord. Jesus hated evil. He drove the money changers from the temple with a whip on several occasions (Jn 2:14Ė16, Mt 21:12, Mk 11:15,17, Lk 19:45). Romans 12:9 says that we are to abhor that which is evil. True love has an element of hate.
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
Proverbs 9:10Cross Reference: Psalms 111:10, 1 John 5:20 & John 17:3.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 15:16Cross Reference: Luke 12:15, Psalms 37:16
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
Proverbs 24:21-221 Peter 2:17 says that we should fear God and honor the king. We should show respect to positions of authority.
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Proverbs 28:14Cross Reference: Romans 2:5, Psalms 95:8
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
Total Verses: 35
Total Passages: 22