is in the Old Testament used as a designation of true piety (Pro 1:7; Job 28:28; Psa 19:9). It is a fear conjoined with love and hope, and is therefore not a slavish dread, but rather filial reverence. (Deu 32:6; Hsa 11:1; Isa 1:2; 63:16; 64:8.) God is called "the Fear of Isaac" (Gen 31:42,53), i.e., the God whom Isaac feared. View
 A holy fear is enjoined also in the New Testament as a preventive of carelessness in religion, and as an incentive to penitence (Mat 10:28; 2Cr 5:11; 7:1; Phl 2:12; Eph 5:21; Hbr 12:28,29). View