365 Fear Nots?

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  1. PastorSBC1303

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    On an email list I am a part of the question was raised about there being 365 Fear Not statements in the Bible. Many have heard pastors and teachers make such a claim saying that there are 365 one for each day. However, none of us on the list have been able to locate even close to 365.

    Have any of you found 365? Or is this something someone made up that sounded good?
     
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    I've heard this too, but NOW you're gonna have me looking, rite after my Honeydo list!!
     
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    In the KJV there are 74 verses with "fear not", 0 verses with "do not fear", 0 with "do not be afraid" in them . Not sure how many of those verses have the phrase multiple times.

    In the NASB there are 4 verses with "fear not", 57 verses with "do not fear", 46 verses with "do not be afraid" in them. Again, I'm not sure how many have the phrase multiple times in the verse.
     
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    Can't you just pull out Strong's concordance and count them up?
     
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    E-swords search for the phrase "fear not" came up with 63 hits.

    74 or 63 seeems a long way from 365.
     
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    KJV
    74 - fear not
    0 - do not fear
    0 - do not be afraid
    29 - be not afraid

    103

    NASB
    4 - fear not
    57 - do not fear
    46 - do not be afraid
    0 - be not afraid

    107

    I'm sure there are others but I doubt 365.
     
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    Yep you can.

    The point I am trying to make is that we need to be careful about repeating things that we hear preachers/teachers say if we are not sure they are correct. Preachers need to be careful to research the things they say and make sure they are accurate. If both of those would take place, there would be no such statements coming from the pulpit.

    I am sure many pastors with good intentions have heard that quote and thought that their people would be blessed by hearing it. The problem is they did not put time into studying it to make sure it was accurate.
     
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    There are 144 instances where fear and not are in the same verse. 385 times the word fear is used.
     
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    As Christians we need to be careful about a lot of things, but I am particularly tired of people repeating things they read in email or on the internet and talk about them as if it were true.

    I heard a pastor use the story of the ant finding a mountain climber's contact lens and passed it off as truth.

    Forwarded emails. Technological gossip.
     
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    BLB shows the KJV has "fear not" 62 times, and the words "fear" and "not" occur in the same verse only 144 times.

    additionally "not afraid" appears 33 times, and the words "not" and "afraid" appear in the same verse 78 times.
     
  11. TexasSky

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    Well,

    I came up with 172 times the bible seems to be telling us "fear not" in various phrasing.
    That still isn't even 1/2 of 365. (This was an RSV). (Romans 13:3 is "ify" though.)

    1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love
    1 Peter 3:14 Have no fear
    1 Samuel 4:9 Take courage
    1 Samu 28:13 Have no fear
    Acts 18:9 Do not be afraid
    Acts 23:11 Take Courage
    Acts 27:24 Do not be afraid
    Daniel 10:12 Fear Not
    Daniel 10:19b Fear Not
    Daniel 10:19a Be strong and of good courage
    Deaut 7:21 You shall not be in dread of them
    Deuteronomy 1:21 Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 1:29 Do not be in dread or afraid of them
    Deuteronomy 3:2 Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 18:22 you need not be afraid
    Deuteronomy 31:7 Be strong and of good courage
    Deuteronomy 31:8 Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 31:8 Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 31:23 Be strong and of good courage
    Deuteronomy 20:3a let not your heart faint
    Deuteronomy 20:3b Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 20:3c Or tremble
    Deuteronomy 20:4d Or be in dread of them
    Deuteronomy 31:6a Be strong and of good courage
    Deuteronomy 31:6b Do not fear
    Deuteronomy 31:6c Or be in dread of them
    Ecclesiastes 8:2 Be not dismayed
    Exodus 14:13 Fear Not
    Exodus 20:20 Do not fear
    Ezekiel 2:6a Be Not Afraid
    Ezekiel 2:6b nor be afraid of their words
    Ezekiel 2:6c Nor be dismayed at their looks
    Ezra 10:4 Be strong
    Gen 15:1 Fear Not
    Gen 21:17 Fear Not
    Gen 35:17 Fear Not
    Gen 43:23 Do not be afraid
    Gen 46:3 Do not be afraid
    Gen 50:19 Fear Not
    Gen 50:21 Do not fear
    Gen 26:24 Fear Not
    Haggai 2:4a Take Courage
    Haggai 2:4b Take Courage
    Haggain 2:4c Take Courage
    Haggai 2:5 Fear Not
    Hosea 10:3 Fear Not
    I Chron 19:13 Be of good courage
    1 Chron 22:13a Be strong, and of good courage
    I Chron 22:13b Fear Not
    I Chron 22:13c Be not dismayed
    1 Chron 28:10 Be strong
    1 Chron 28:20a Be strong, and of good courage
    I Chron 28:20b Fear Not
    I Chron 28:20c Be not dismayed
    I Kings 17:13 Fear Not
    I Sam 4:20 Fear Not
    I Sam 12:20 Fear Not
    I Sam 22:23 Fear Not
    I Sam 23:17 Fear Not
    I Sam 28:13 Have no fear
    II Chron 15:7 Take courage!
    II Chron 20:15 Fear Not
    II Chron 20:15 Be not dismayed
    II Chron 20:17 Fear Not
    II Chron 20:17 Be not dismayed
    II Chron 32:7a Be strong and of good courage
    II Chron 32:7b Do not be afraid
    II Chron 32:7c Or dismayed
    II Kings 1:15 Do not be afraid
    II Kings 6:16 Fear Not
    II Kings 19:6 Do not be afraid
    II Kings 25:24 Do not be afraid
    II Sam 9:7 Do not fear
    II Sam 10:12 Be of good courage
    II Sam 13:28a Fear Not
    II Sam 13:28b Be courageous
    Hebrews 12:5 Nor lose courage
    Isaiah 7:4 Do not fear
    Isaiah 10:24 Be Not Afraid
    Isaiah 35:4 Fear Not
    Isaiah 37:6 Do not be afraid
    Isaiah 40:9 Fear Not
    Isaiah 41:6 Take Courage
    Isaiah 41:10 Fear Not
    Isaiah 41:13 Fear Not
    Isaiah 43:1 Fear Not
    Isaiah 43:5 Fear Not
    Isaiah 44:2 Fear Not
    Isaiah 44:8 Fear Not
    Isaiah 51:7 Fear Not
    Isaiah 51:7 Be not dismayed
    Isaiah 54:4 Fear Not
    Isaiah 8:12a Do not fear
    Isaiah 8:12b Nor be in dread
    Jeremiah 1:8 Be Not Afraid
    Jeremiah 10:5 Be Not Afraid
    Jeremiah 30:10 Fear Not
    Jeremiah 40:9 Do not be afraid
    Jeremiah 42:11 Do not fear
    Jeremiah 46:27 Fear Not
    Jeremiah 46:28 Fear Not
    Jeremiah 42:11a Do not fear
    Jeremiah 42:11b Do not fear
    Job 33:7 No fear of me need terrify you
    Job 37:6 Be strong.
    Job 39:22a He laughs at fear
    Job 39:22b Is not dismayed
    Joel 2:21 Fear Not
    Joel 2:22 Fear Not
    John 6:20 Do not be afraid
    John 12:15 Fear Not
    Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of good courage
    Joshua 1:7 Be strong and very courageous
    Joshua 1:9a Be strong and of good courage
    Joshua 1:9b Be not frightened
    John 1:9c neither be dismayed
    Joshua 1:18 Be strong and of good courage
    Joshua 8:1 Do not fear
    Joshua 8:1 Do not fear
    Joshua 10:8 Do not fear
    Joshua 10:25a Do not be afraid
    Joshua 10:25b Be strong and of good courage
    Joshua 11:6 Do not be afraid
    Joshua 1:9a Be strong and of good courage
    Joshua 1:9b be not frightened
    Joshua 1:9c neither be dismayed
    Joshua 10:25a Do not be afraid
    Joshua 10:25b Be strong and of good courage
    Judges 4:18 Have no fear
    Judges 6:23 Do not fear
    Lamentations 3:57 Do not fear
    Lamentations 3:57 Do not fear
    Luke 1:13 Do not be afraid
    Luke 1:30 Do not be afraid
    Luke 2:10 Be Not Afraid
    Luke 5:10 Do not be afraid
    Luke 8:50 Do not fear
    Luke 12:4 Do not fear
    Luke 12:7 Fear Not
    Luke 12:32 Fear Not
    Mark 5:36 Do not fear
    Mark 5:36 Do not fear
    Mark 6:50 Have no fear
    Matthew 1:20 Do not fear
    Matthew 10:26 Have no fear
    Matthew 10:28 Do not fear
    Matthew 10:31 Fear Not
    Matthew 14:27 Have no fear
    Matthew 17:7 Have no fear
    Matthew 28:5 Do not be afraid
    Matthew 28:10 Do not be afraid
    Nehemiah 4:14 Do not be afraid
    Numbers 13:20 Be of good courage
    Numbers 21:34 Do not fear
    Numbers 14:9a Do not fear
    Numbers 14:9b Do not fear
    Proverbs 3:25 Do not be afraid
    Psalm 27:14 Take courage
    Psalm 31:24 Take courage
    Psalm 49:16 Be Not Afraid
    Psalm 55:19 Do not fear *do not fear God
    Psalm 118:6 Do not fear
    Psalms 49:16 Be Not Afraid
    Revelation 1:17 Fear Not
    Revelation 2:10 Do not fear
    Romans 13:3 Have no fear *would you have no fear
    Ruth 3:11 Do not fear
    Zechariah 8:13 Fear Not
    Zechariah 8:15 Fear Not
    Zephaniah 3:16 Do not fear
    1 Corinthians 16:13a Be courageous
    1 Corinthians 16:13b Be strong
     

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