What It Is:
Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the
Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my
words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the
earth, and that they may teach their children.
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all
my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:
that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law
and these statutes, to do them:
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: to the end that he may
prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are
true and righteous altogether.
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee;
which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! 
Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou
shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in
his mercy;  To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in
O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall
not want any good thing.
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all
they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry,
and will save them.
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man
regarded;  But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my
reproof:  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear
cometh;  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
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.
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a
place of refuge.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.
The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil.
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord
hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for
them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.  And they shall
be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I
will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.  Then shall
ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that
serveth God and him that serveth him not.
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing
in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.