Dictionary Mode: easton:Fear of the Lord the
Fear of the Lord the @ is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true piety Proverbs:1:7; Job:28:28; Psalms:19:9). It is a fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather filial reverence. (Comp. Deuteronomy:32:6; Hosea:11:1; Isaiah:1:2 Isaiah:63:16 Isaiah:64:8 .) God is called "the Fear of Isaac" Genesis:31:42 Genesis:31:53), i.e., the God whom Isaac feared. A holy fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to penitence Matthew:10:28; 2Corinthians:5:11 2Corinthians:7:1; Philippians:2:12; Ephesians:5:21; Hebrews:12:28-29).
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