Great and Awesome

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Following are some scriptures that talk about how God is great and awesome:


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Deuteronomy 7:21 -- "You shall not dread them, for the LORD your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God." (NAS)

Deuteronomy 10:17-22 -- "For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe. "He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. "So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. "You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. "He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen. "Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven." (NAS)

Nehemiah 1:5 -- "And I said, "I beseech Thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments," (NAS)

Nehemiah 4:14 -- "When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: "Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses." (NAS)

Nehemiah 9:32 -- "Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who dost keep covenant and lovingkindness, do not let all the hardship seem insignificant before Thee, which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and on all Thy people, from the days of the kings of Assyria to this day." (NAS)

Job 37:5 -- "God thunders with His voice wondrously, doing great things which we cannot comprehend." (NAS)

Job 37:22 -- "Out of the north comes golden splendor; around God is awesome majesty." (NAS)

Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 -- "When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night), and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun. Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover." (NAS)

Psalm 45:4-9 -- "And in Thy majesty ride on victoriously, for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let Thy right hand teach Thee awesome things. God has ascended with a shout, the LORD, with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a skillful psalm. God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne. The princes of the people have assembled themselves as the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted." (NAS)

Psalm 65:1-13 -- "There will be silence before Thee, and praise in Zion, O God; and to Thee the vow will be performed. O Thou who dost hear prayer, to Thee all men come. Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, Thou dost forgive them. How blessed is the one whom Thou dost choose, and bring near to Thee to dwell in Thy courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, Thy holy temple. By awesome deeds Thou dost answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, Thou who art the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; Who dost establish the mountains by His strength, being girded with might; Who dost still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples. And they who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Thy signs; Thou dost make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy. Thou dost visit the earth, and cause it to overflow; Thou dost greatly enrich it; the stream of God is full of water; Thou dost prepare their grain, for thus Thou dost prepare the earth. Thou dost water its furrows abundantly; Thou dost settle its ridges; Thou dost soften it with showers; Thou dost bless its growth. Thou hast crowned the year with Thy bounty, and Thy paths drip with fatness. The pastures of the wilderness drip, and the hills gird themselves with rejoicing. The meadows are clothed with flocks, and the valleys are covered with grain; they shout for joy, yes, they sing." (NAS)

Psalm 66:3-4 -- "Say to God, "How awesome are Thy works! Because of the greatness of Thy power Thine enemies will give feigned obedience to Thee. "All the earth will worship Thee, and will sing praises to Thee; they will sing praises to Thy name." Selah." (NAS)

Psalm 68:35 -- "O God, Thou art awesome from Thy sanctuary. The God of Israel himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!" (NAS)

Psalm 74:12-17 -- "Yet God is my king from of old, who works deeds of deliverance in the midst of the earth. Thou didst divide the sea by Thy strength; Thou didst break the heads of the sea monsters in the waters. Thou didst crush the heads of Leviathan; Thou didst give him as food for the creatures of the wilderness. Thou didst break open springs and torrents; Thou didst dry up ever-flowing streams. Thine is the day, Thine also is the night; Thou hast prepared the light and the sun. Thou hast established all the boundaries of the earth; Thou hast made summer and winter." (NAS)

Psalm 89:7-18 -- "A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all those who are around Him? O LORD God of hosts, who is like Thee, O mighty LORD? Thy faithfulness also surrounds Thee. Thou dost rule the swelling of the sea; when its waves rise, Thou dost still them. Thou thyself didst crush Rahab like one who is slain; Thou didst scatter Thine enemies with Thy mighty arm. The heavens are Thine, the earth also is Thine; the world and all it contains, Thou hast founded them. The north and the south, Thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Thy name. Thou hast a strong arm; Thy hand is mighty, Thy right hand is exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Thy throne; lovingkindness and truth go before Thee. How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Thy countenance. In Thy name they rejoice all the day, and by Thy righteousness they are exalted. For Thou art the glory of their strength, and by Thy favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel." (NAS)

Psalm 99:3 -- "Let them praise Thy great and awesome name; Holy is He." (NAS)

Psalm 106:21-22 -- "They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, Wonders in the land of Ham, and awesome things by the Red Sea." (NAS)

Psalm 111:9 -- "He has sent redemption to His people; He has ordained His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name." (NAS)

Psalm 135:5-14 -- "For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings for the rain; who brings forth the wind from His treasuries. He smote the first-born of Egypt, both of man and beast. He sent signs and wonders into your midst, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and all his servants. He smote many nations, and slew mighty kings, Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan; And He gave their land as a heritage, a heritage to Israel His people. Thy name, O LORD, is everlasting, Thy remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations. For the LORD will judge His people, and will have compassion on His servants." (NAS)

Psalm 145:5-13 -- "On the glorious splendor of Thy majesty, and on Thy wonderful works, I will meditate. And men shall speak of the power of Thine awesome acts; and I will tell of Thy greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Thine abundant goodness, and shall shout joyfully of Thy righteousness. The LORD is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The LORD is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O LORD, and Thy godly ones shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power; To make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of Thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endures throughout all generations." (NAS)

Isaiah 64:3 -- "When Thou didst awesome things which we did not expect, Thou didst come down, the mountains quaked at Thy presence." (NAS)

Daniel 9:4 -- "And I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments," (NAS)

Joel 2:11-13 -- "And the LORD utters His voice before His army; surely His camp is very great, for strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome, and who can endure it? "Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Return to me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments. "Now return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness, and relenting of evil." (NAS)

Joel 2:31 -- "The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes." (NAS)

Matthew 3:9 -- "and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father'; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham." (NAS)

Romans 1:18-23 -- "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures." (NAS)

Romans 10:12 -- "For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon Him;" (NAS)

1 Corinthians 11:3 -- "But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ." (NAS)

1 Corinthians 14:33 -- "for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints." (NAS)

Hebrews 1:8-12 -- "But of the Son He says "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. "Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy companions." And, "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Thy hands; They will perish, but Thou remainest; and they all will become old as a garment, And as a mantle Thou wilt roll them up; as a garment they will also be changed. But Thou art the same, and Thy years will not come to an end." (NAS)

Hebrews 11:19 -- "He considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead; from which he also received him back as a type." (NAS)

Hebrews 12:28-29 -- "Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire." (NAS)

1 John 3:20 -- "in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things." (NAS)

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