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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj god-fearing deeply religious "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a God-fearing Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; devoutly religious. "A brave god-fearing man.""a god-fearing and law-abiding people."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • god-fearing Reverencing and obeying God.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • God-fearing reverencing God
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  • Ann Landers
    “We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.”
  • John Donne
    “As he that fears God hears nothing else, so, he that sees God sees every thing else.”
  • Hasidic Proverb
    Hasidic Proverb
    “Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “Fear God and you need not fear anyone else.”
  • Saadi
    “I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.”
  • J. A. Spender
    J. A. Spender
    “Fear God, yes, but don't be afraid of Him.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. god; Ger. gott, Goth. guth, Dut. god; all from a Teut. root gutha, God, and quite distinct from good.


In literature:

I had a father and a mother who both feared God.
"Santa Teresa an Appreciation: with some of the best passages of the Saint's Writings" by Alexander Whyte
God determined to teach them to fear Him more than they feared the Egyptians.
"True Words for Brave Men" by Charles Kingsley
God above, nature around, no human faces near, no fear of man to check the promptings of ingenuous feeling.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And serious men, to whom the fear of God was a living reality, began to look into the matter for themselves.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
He whom what he calls his religion has only saved from the wrath of God and the fear of hell has not learned the alphabet of religion.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
He says God is the almighty creator and men ought to fear and tremble before Him as slaves.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
But now is the time of trial, to see whether we fear more God or man.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
The god had no doubts or fears.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
He is an honest, God fearing lad, my Sandy, and I need say nae mair about him.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
God looks after the fatherless and widows, and as long as our country professes to be a God-fearing nation, she must obey His commands.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
He said that he put his trust in God, and did not fear the storm.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Be brave and strong; fear not nor be afraid, for Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
The Bible tells us, "The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him," and a boy may fear God so as to know His secrets as Samuel did.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Or hospitable, and who fear the Gods?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Our motto is "fear God and honour the King," and "meddle not with them that are given to change.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
The Gods saw that no chain they could forge would bind Fenrir and they fell more and more into fear of him.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
The gods beheld with fear The earth's avenger.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Do not suppose that those souls whom God has reserved to His own examination have no fear of their judges.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies

In poetry:

Where shall the man be found
That fears t' offend his God?
That loves the gospel's joyful sound,
And trembles at the rod?
"Psalm 25 part 2" by Isaac Watts
My lips and cheerful heart prepare
To make his mercies known;
Come, ye that fear my God, and hear
The wonders he has done.
"Psalm 66 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Death cannot make our souls afraid,
If God be with us there;
We may walk through its darkest shade,
And never yield to fear.
"Hymn 49" by Isaac Watts
Incarnate God! the soul that knows
Thy name's mysterious power
Shall dwell in undisturbed repose,
Nor fear the trying hour.
"The Believer's Safety" by John Newton
Yea, though I walk the vale of death,
What evil shall I fear?
Thy staff and rod are mine, O God,
And Thou, my Shepherd, near!
"The Twenty-Third Psalm" by Eugene Field
I'll spread his works of grace abroad;
The saints with joy shall hear,
And sinners learn to make my God
Their only hope and fear.
"Psalm 40 Part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Don't shoot the God-fearing .
Chaplain's Message: Good God Fearing Men.
The God-Fearing, Know-Nothing, Pistol-Packing Embodiment of Liberals' Worst Nightmares.
I don't scare easily, but nothing puts the fear of God in me like driving on the left-hand side of the road.
God is without hate or fear'.
This video will put the fear of God into more than a few sports journalists.
Fearing death would take him, Henry Harrison Mayes prayed to God to save his life.
Fearful times call for courage from God.
Several long-haired hippies from Berkeley plan to engage in physical conflict Thursday against a bunch of God-fearing, gun-loving country boys from Texas.
Fear & Loathing with God's Been Drinking.
The double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God's Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe.
It's difficult to say whether God was there, but spaced between the pews of the church, set off from the walls plastered thick with the intangibles of faith, were the faithful, the God-fearing, and Young Jean Lee.
As the tranquil tunes of Pusha T's Fear Of God played throughout the establishment, Chance sat down to discuss his new mixtape, Acid Rap, spending one day in college and what success means to him.
This fun craft shows kids how fearfully and wonderfully God made them.
Charlie Marsolini, financial expert, presents good godly principles to refine money management, slay financial fears, and protect your family's future.