How Many Times Does the Bible Say “fear Not”?
The number of times the phrase “fear not” is used in context differs between translations of the Bible. The King James version uses the phrase 74 times, and the New American Standard Bible uses the phrase four times.
Other phrases with meanings similar to “fear not” are also present in the Bible. The King James version includes 29 instances of the phrase “be not afraid.” The New American Standard Bible includes the phrases “do not fear” 57 times and “do not be afraid” 46 times.
Some argue that “fear not” and similar phrases are present in the bible 365 times. This argument is debated.