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Fearful


FE'ARFUL, adjective

1. Affected by fear; feeling pain in expectation of evil; apprehensive with solicitude; afraid. I am fearful of the consequences of rash conduct. Hence,

2. Timid; timorous; wanting courage.

What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted?

Deuteronomy 20:8.

3. Terrible; impressing fear; frightful; dreadful.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Hebrews 10:27.

4. Awful; to be reverenced.

O Lord, who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises? Exodus 15:11.

That thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, Jehovah, thy God. Deuteronomy 28:58.