Does “Fear Not” Appear 365 Times in the Bible?

According to a popular meme, it does, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Still the meme carries a powerful message: Fear not because 365 days a year God is beside us. I’ve compiled a list of the ones I can find, using multiple translations and substituting ‘Do not be afraid” and I came up with this list of 121. No doubt the word “fear” comes up at least 365 times, as in “fear the Lord” but we are told not to fear or be afraid a reassuring 121 times, and that’s something to be thankful for!

Genesis 15:1 — After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.” NASB)
Genesis 21:17 — God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. (NASB)
Genesis 26:24 — The Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham.” (NASB)
Genesis 35:17 — When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for now you have another son.” (NASB)
Genesis 43:23 — And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them. (KJV)
Genesis 46:3 — And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation (KJV)
Genesis 50:19 — And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? (KJV)
Genesis 50:21– Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them. (KJV)
Exodus 14:13 — But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. (NASB)
Exodus 20:20 — Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.” (NASB)

Numbers 14:9 — Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. (KJV)
Numbers 21:34 — But the Lord said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.” (NASB)
Deuteronomy 1:17–Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it.” (NIV)
Deuteronomy 1:21 — See, the Lord your God has placed the land before you; go up, take possession, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’ (NASB)
Deuteronomy 1:29 — Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. (KJV)
Deuteronomy 3:2 — But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.’ NASB)
Deuteronomy 3:22 — Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.’ (NASB)
Deuteronomy 20:1 — When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. (KJV)
Deuteronomy 20:3 — And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them (KJV)
Deuteronomy 31:6 — Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)
Deuteronomy 31:8 — The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (NASB)
Joshua 1:9 — Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)
Joshua 8:1 — Now the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear or be dismayed. Take all the people of war with you and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land. (NASB)
Joshua 10:8 — The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; not one of them shall stand before you.” (NASB)
Joshua 10:25 — Joshua then said to them, “Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies with whom you fight. (NASB)
Joshua 11:6 — The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, over to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots.” (NIV)
Judges 4:18 — And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle. (KJV)
Judges 6:10 — And I said unto you, I am the Lord your God; fear not the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice. (KJV)
Judges 6:23 The Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.” (NASB)
Ruth 3:11 — Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. (NASB)

1 Samuel 4:20 — And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it. (KJV)
1 Samuel 12:20 — Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. (NASB)
1 Samuel 22:23 –Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard. (KJV)
1 Samuel 23:17 –And he said unto him, Fear not: for the hand of Saul my father shall not find thee; and thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee; and that also Saul my father knoweth. (KJV)
2 Samuel 9:7 — David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show kindness to you for the sake of your father Jonathan, and will restore to you all the land of your grandfather Saul; and you shall eat at my table regularly.” (NASB)
2 Samuel 13:28 — Absalom commanded his servants, saying, “See now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you? Be courageous and be valiant.” (NASB)
1 Kings 17:13 — Then Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. (NASB)
2 Kings 1:15 — And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king. (KJV)
2 Kings 6:16 — So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (NASB)
2 Kings 19:6 — Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. (NIV)
2 Kings 25:24 — And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you. (KJV)
1 Chronicles 22:13 Then you will prosper, if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances which the Lord commanded Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and courageous, do not fear nor be dismayed. (NASB)
1 Chronicles 28:20 — Then David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished. (NASB)
2 Chronicles 20:17 — Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. (KJV)
2 Chronicles 20:15 — and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. (NASB)
2 Chronicles 20:17 You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.” (NASB)
2 Chronicles 32:7 “Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater than the one with him. (NASB)
Job 5:21 — You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes. (NIV)
Job 5:22 — You will laugh at destruction and famine, and need not fear the wild animals. (NIV)
Job 11:15 — “Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear. (NASB)
Job 39:22 — It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword. (NIV)
Psalm 3:6 — I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side (NIV)
Psalm 27:3 — Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident. (NASB)
Psalm 46:2 — Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea (NASB)
Psalm 56:4 — In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. (KJV)
Psalm 56:11 — In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. (KJV)
Psalm 64:4 — To shoot from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear. (NASB)
Psalm 78:53 — He led them safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea engulfed their enemies. (NASB)
Psalm 91:5 — You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day (NIV)
Psalm 112:7 — He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (NASB)
Psalm 112:8 –His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. (NASB)
Psalm 118:6 — The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? (NASB)
Proverbs 3:24 — When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. (KJV)
Proverbs 3:25 — Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes (NASB)
Isaiah 7:4 — And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. (KJV)
Isaiah 8:12 — “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it. (NASB)
Isaiah 10:24 — Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts, “O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear the Assyrian who strikes you with the rod and lifts up his staff against you, the way Egypt did. (NASB)
Isaiah 35:4 — Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.” (NASB)
Isaiah 37:6 — Isaiah said to them, “Tell your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid of what you have heard—those words with which the underlings of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. (NIV)
Isaiah 40:9 — Get yourself up on a high mountain, O Zion, bearer of good news, Lift up your voice mightily, O Jerusalem, bearer of good news; Lift it up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” (NASB)
Isaiah 41:10 — ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’(NASB)
Isaiah 41:13 — “For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’ (NASB)
Isaiah 41:14 — “Do not fear, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel; I will help you,” declares the Lord, “and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. (NASB)
Isaiah 43:1 — But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! (NASB)

Isaiah 43:5 — “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west. (NASB)
Isaiah 44:2 — Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you, ‘Do not fear, O Jacob My servant; And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen. (NASB)
Isaiah 44:8 — Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? (KJV)

Isaiah 51:7 — “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, A people in whose heart is My law; Do not fear the reproach of man, Nor be dismayed at their revilings (NASB)

Isaiah 54:4 — “Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. (NASB)
Isaiah 54:14 — “In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. (NASB)

Jeremiah 1:8 — Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. (NIV)
Jeremiah 10:5 — “Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field are they, And they cannot speak; They must be carried, Because they cannot walk! Do not fear them, For they can do no harm, Nor can they do any good.” (NASB)
Jeremiah 30:10 — ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the Lord, ‘And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar And your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, And no one will make him afraid. (NASB)
Jeremiah 40:9 — And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. (KJV)
Jeremiah 42:11 — Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you are now fearing; do not be afraid of him,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I am with you to save you and deliver you from his hand. (NASB)
Jeremiah 46:27 — “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, Nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, And your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be undisturbed And secure, with no one making him tremble. (NASB)
Jeremiah 46:28 — “O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord, “For I am with you. For I will make a full end of all the nations Where I have driven you, Yet I will not make a full end of you; But I will correct you properly And by no means leave you unpunished.” (NASB)
Jeremiah 51:46 — Do not lose heart or be afraid when rumors are heard in the land; one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler. (NIV)
Lamentations 3:57 — You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not fear!” (NASB)
Ezekiel 2:6 — And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. (KJV)
Ezekiel 3:9 — As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. (KJV)
Daniel 10:12 — Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. (KJV)
Daniel 10:19 — And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me. (KJV)
Joel 2:21 — Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, For the Lord has done great things. (NASB)
Joel 2:22 — Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full. (NASB)
Haggai 2:5 — ‘As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!’ (NASB)
Zephaniah 3:16 — In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. (KJV)
Haggai 2:5 — According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. (KJV)
Zechariah 8:13 — It will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing. Do not fear; let your hands be strong.’ (NASB)
Zechariah 8:15 — so I have again purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear! (NASB)
Malachi 3:5 — And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. (KJV)
Matthew 1:20 — But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. (KJV)
Matthew 10:26 — “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. (NASB)
Matthew 10:28– Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (NASB)
Matthew 10:31 — So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. (NASB)
Matthew 28:5 — And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. (KJV)
Luke 1:13 — But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. (KJV)

Luke 1:30 — And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. (KJV)
Luke 2:10 — And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. (KJV)
Luke 5:10 –and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men.” (NASB)
Luke 8:50 — But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. (KJV)
Luke 12:4 — And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. (KJV)
Luke 12:7– Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. (NASB)
Luke 12:32 — Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (KJV)
John 12:15 — “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” (NASB)
John 14:27 — Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (NASB)
Acts 18:9 — One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. (NIV)

Acts 27:24 — Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. (KJV)
1 Peter 3:14 — But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled (NASB)
Revelation 1:17 — And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last (KJV)
Revelation 2:10 — Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (NASB)

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