The fear of the LORD (YHVH) is found throughout Proverbs. In the KJV, the exact phrase occurs 14 times; twice it is feareth the LORD; once fear the LORD and once fear thou the LORD.

What I find interesting is the LXX renders YHVH 14 times as Lord and twice as God:

Be not clever in your own eyes, but fear God, and turn away from every evil. (3:7) [NETS]

My son, fear God and the king and disobey neither of them. (24:21)

Why would a translator use "God" in these two places and Lord everywhere else?

  • It could simply be that the copy from which the LXX was translated read "God" for the Masoretic "Yahweh;" it woudln't be the first time the LXX represents another Hebrew tradition than the Masoretic. – Sola Gratia May 21 '19 at 14:32

The other bibles outside of the Gospel of Christ the King James are perverted bibles rewritten by man because they do not want their sin to find them out and be exposed like the King James bible does. The word, "Lord" means one who is in charge. In the carnal we have a landlord and house of Lords in England. However, God and Father of Jesus was the head was Lord at the time Proverbs was written. We read fear thou God in Ecc 5:7. The samething.

To fear means to do what he says, moving with fear means you are not afraid of him, however, we do what he wants us to do if we don't you are in trouble. Noah moved with fear which means he was doing what he was told to do because if he didn't he would have reason to be afraid, he would drown in the flood. Christians of the hour don't move with godly fear, they just laugh at Jesus and God the Father and their words. They sure move for Santa Claus and the Easter bunny and for Mother's day, and to lie naked on the beach or semi clothed etc. Provoking him to anger.

In the days of the old testament nobody could worship Jesus the Son of God as being Lord because he never came yet. God and Father of Jesus always wants the premenance as he is a jealous God a jealous Lord. Now that Jesus came he is now Lord as all power has been transferred between Father and Son in John 5:19-30.

Ecc 13:13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. [14] For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

1st Cor 11:3] But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Exodus 20:5] Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; [6] And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Hebrews 11:7] By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Deut 32:[18] Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. [19] And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. [20] And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. [21] They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. [22] For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. [23] I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them. [24] They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. [25] The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. [26] I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: [27] Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this. [28] For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. [29] O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Deut 9:7] Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

Deut 6:15] (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Hebrews 12:28] Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: [29] For our God is a consuming fire.

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