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27 Bible Verses about earthquakes

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Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

1 Samuel 14:15

And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the ravagers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked; for it was a trembling from God.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: ye shall even flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.

Acts 16:26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook, and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.

Psalm 75:3

The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I have established its pillars. Selah.

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas; Though the waters thereof roar and foam, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind, lightnings lit up the world; the earth was troubled and it quaked.

Exodus 19:18

And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass when he had ended speaking all these words, that the ground clave apart that was under them. And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.

Judges 5:5

The mountains quaked before the LORD, yon Sinai before the LORD, the God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook, and quaked; The foundations of the heavens trembled And shook because he was wroth.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled and shook, because he was wroth.

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited by Jehovah of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is upheaved at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.

Revelation 11:19

And the temple of God in the heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

1 Kings 19:11-12

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. And behold, Jehovah passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Jehovah: Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice.

Matthew 28:2

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Matthew 27:54

But the centurion, and they who were with him on guard over Jesus, seeing the earthquake and the things that took place, feared greatly, saying, Truly this man was Son of God.

Mark 13:8

For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things are the beginnings of throes.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is completely dissolved, the earth is violently moved. The earth reeleth to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it falleth and shall not rise again.

Ezekiel 38:19-20

for in my jealousy, in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Verily in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; so that the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things which creep upon the earth, and all mankind that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Revelation 8:5

And the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar, and cast it on the earth: and there were voices, and thunders and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13

And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the remnant were filled with fear, and gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Revelation 16:18

And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, such an earthquake, so great.

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Earthquakes » Men always terrified by

Matthew 27:54

But the centurion, and they who were with him on guard over Jesus, seeing the earthquake and the things that took place, feared greatly, saying, Truly this man was Son of God.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: ye shall even flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.

Numbers 16:34

And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up!

Revelation 11:13

And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the remnant were filled with fear, and gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Earthquakes » Prophecies of

Revelation 11:19

And the temple of God in the heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Ezekiel 38:19

for in my jealousy, in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Verily in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

Zechariah 14:4

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem toward the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Mark 13:8

For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things are the beginnings of throes.

More verses: Luke 21:11

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The judgments of God

Revelation 8:5

And the angel took the censer, and filled it from the fire of the altar, and cast it on the earth: and there were voices, and thunders and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Isaiah 24:19

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is completely dissolved, the earth is violently moved.

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited by Jehovah of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Jeremiah 4:24

I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and all the hills shook violently.

Earthquakes » As judgments

Psalm 18:15

And the beds of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were uncovered at thy rebuke, Jehovah, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is completely dissolved, the earth is violently moved. The earth reeleth to and fro like a drunkard, and is shaken like a night hut; and its transgression is heavy upon it; and it falleth and shall not rise again.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is upheaved at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited by Jehovah of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast rent it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

More verses: Isaiah 13:13-14

Earthquakes » Instances of » At sinai

Psalm 68:8

The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God, yon Sinai, at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:18

And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder was in the whirlwind, lightnings lit up the world; the earth was troubled and it quaked.

Psalm 114:4-7

The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. What ailed thee, thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou turnedst back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? ye hills, like lambs? read more.
Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the +God of Jacob,

Hebrews 12:26

whose voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, Yet once will I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.

Earthquakes » There being earthquakes in diverse places prior to the coming of the lord

Matthew 24:1-7

And Jesus went forth and went away from the temple, and his disciples came to him to point out to him the buildings of the temple. And he answering said to them, Do ye not see all these things? Verily I say to you, Not a stone shall be left here upon a stone which shall not be thrown down. And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign of thy coming and the completion of the age? read more.
And Jesus answering said to them, See that no one mislead you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall mislead many. But ye will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not disturbed; for all these things must take place, but it is not yet the end. For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.

Mark 13:1-8

And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples says to him, Teacher, see what stones and what buildings! And Jesus answering said to him, Seest thou these great buildings? not a stone shall be left upon a stone, which shall not be thrown down. And as he sat on the mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, read more.
Tell us, when shall these things be, and what is the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any one mislead you. For many shall come in my name, saying, It is I, and shall mislead many. But when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not disturbed, for this must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in different places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these things are the beginnings of throes.

Luke 21:5-11

And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said, As to these things which ye are beholding, days are coming in which there shall not be left stone upon stone which shall not be thrown down. And they asked him saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be; and what is the sign when these things are going to take place? read more.
And he said, See that ye be not led astray, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am he, and the time is drawn nigh: go ye not therefore after them. And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end is not immediately. Then he said to them, Nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be both great earthquakes in different places, and famines and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's anger

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast rent it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains trembled and shook, because he was wroth.

Isaiah 13:13

Therefore I will make the heavens to shake, and the earth shall be removed out of her place, at the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Convulsion and receding of the sea

2 Samuel 22:16

And the beds of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At the rebuke of Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook, and quaked; The foundations of the heavens trembled And shook because he was wroth.

Earthquakes » Symbolical

Revelation 11:13

And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city fell, and seven thousand names of men were slain in the earthquake. And the remnant were filled with fear, and gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Revelation 6:12-14

And I saw when it opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as hair sackcloth, and the whole moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, as a fig tree, shaken by a great wind, casts its unseasonable figs. And the heaven was removed as a book rolled up, and every mountain and island were removed out of their places.

Revelation 16:18

And there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, such an earthquake, so great.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Overturning of mountains

Psalm 46:2

Therefore will we not fear though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas;

Zechariah 14:4

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem toward the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In uzziah's reign

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: ye shall even flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.

Earthquakes » Islands and mountainous districts liable to

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? ye hills, like lambs?

Earthquakes » Before destruction of jerusalem, predicted

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Volcanic eruptions

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is upheaved at his presence, and the world, and all that dwell therein.

Psalm 104:32

He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth; he toucheth the mountains, and they smoke.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's presence

Psalm 68:7

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness (Selah) --

Psalm 114:7

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the +God of Jacob,

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The overthrow of kingdoms

Haggai 2:6

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

Haggai 2:22

and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride therein; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's power

Job 9:6

Who shaketh the earth out of its place, and the pillars thereof tremble;

Hebrews 12:26

whose voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, Yet once will I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Opening of the earth

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass when he had ended speaking all these words, that the ground clave apart that was under them. And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » in the wilderness

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass when he had ended speaking all these words, that the ground clave apart that was under them. And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.

Earthquakes » Instances of » In canaan, in the days of uzziah, king of judah

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: ye shall even flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. And Jehovah my God shall come, and all the holy ones with thee.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In strongholds of philistines

1 Samuel 14:15

And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the ravagers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked; for it was a trembling from God.

Earthquakes » At Christ's second coming, predicted

Zechariah 14:4

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem toward the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Rending of rocks

Matthew 27:51

And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » When elijah fled from jezebel

1 Kings 19:11

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. And behold, Jehovah passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Jehovah: Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At our lord's death

Matthew 27:51

And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At out lord's resurrection

Matthew 28:2

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At mount sinai

Exodus 19:18

And the whole of mount Sinai smoked, because Jehovah descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace; and the whole mountain shook greatly.

Earthquakes » Instances of » When korah, dathan, and abiram were swallowed up

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass when he had ended speaking all these words, that the ground clave apart that was under them. And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At philippi

Acts 16:26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook, and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.

Earthquakes » Instances of » When jonathan and his armor-bearer attacked the garrison at gibeah

1 Samuel 14:15

And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the ravagers, they also trembled, and the earth quaked; for it was a trembling from God.

Earthquakes » Instances of » When the lord revealed himself to elijah in the still small voice

1 Kings 19:11

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. And behold, Jehovah passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Jehovah: Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.

Earthquakes » Instances of » When paul and silas were in prison at philippi

Acts 16:26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison shook, and all the doors were immediately opened, and the bonds of all loosed.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the crucifixion of jesus

Matthew 27:51

And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the resurrection of jesus

Matthew 28:2

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Earthquakes » Figurative

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast made the earth to tremble, thou hast rent it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.