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The Hebrew word yará (ירא) means "to be in awe of". The KJV mistranslated it as "fear" probably because in the 17th Century, this was a closer translation.

Also, I don't think you mean "Old English" because that is a different language that went extinct about 800 years BEFORE the King James Bible was written. I think you mean "Early Modern English", which refers to the English of the KJV Bible.

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Q: What are the Greek and Hebrew words for revere and fear and how does it correspond to the Old English translation of the bible passages concerning fear God?
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