How many times does the phrase "fear of the Lord" appear in the Book of Proverbs?
To fear the Lord is to hate evil;
I hate pride and arrogance,
evil behavior and perverse speech.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
The fear of the Lord adds length to life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
and for their children it will be a refuge.
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death.
Better a little with the fear of the Lord
than great wealth with turmoil.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord,
and humility comes before honour.
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
The fear of the Lord leads to life;
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
Humility is the fear of the Lord;
its wages are riches and honour and life.
Do not let your heart envy sinners,
but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon