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27 Bible Verses about earthquakes

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Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders from Tekoa—what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

1 Samuel 14:15

Terror spread through the Philistine camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror spread from God.

Zechariah 14:5

You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.

Psalm 75:3

When the earth and all its inhabitants shake,
I am the One who steadies its pillars.Selah

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas, though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with its turmoil.Selah

Psalm 77:18

The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
lightning lit up the world.
The earth shook and quaked.

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.

Numbers 16:31-32

Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s people, and all their possessions.

Judges 5:5

The mountains melted before the Lord,
even Sinai before the Lord, the God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook and quaked;
the foundations of the heavens trembled;
they shook because He burned with anger.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and quaked;
the foundations of the mountains trembled;
they shook because He burned with anger.

Isaiah 29:6

you will be visited by the Lord of Hosts
with thunder, earthquake, and loud noise,
storm, tempest, and a flame of consuming fire.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before Him,
and the hills melt;
the earth trembles at His presence—
the world and all who live in it.

Revelation 11:19

God’s sanctuary in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His sanctuary. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings of thunder, an earthquake, and severe hail.

1 Kings 19:11-12

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.

Matthew 28:2

Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.

Matthew 27:54

When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”

Mark 13:8

For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is completely devastated;
the earth is split open;
the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunkard
and sways like a hut.
Earth’s rebellion weighs it down,
and it falls, never to rise again.

Ezekiel 38:19-20

I swear in My zeal and fiery rage: On that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, every creature that crawls on the ground, and every human being on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Revelation 8:5

The angel took the incense burner, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; there were rumblings of thunder, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13

At that moment a violent earthquake took place, a tenth of the city fell, and 7,000 people were killed in the earthquake. The survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 16:18

There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth—so great was the quake.

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Earthquakes » Men always terrified by

Matthew 27:54

When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, “This man really was God’s Son!”

Zechariah 14:5

You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.

Numbers 16:34

At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled because they thought, “The earth may swallow us too!”

Revelation 11:13

At that moment a violent earthquake took place, a tenth of the city fell, and 7,000 people were killed in the earthquake. The survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Earthquakes » Prophecies of

Revelation 11:19

God’s sanctuary in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His sanctuary. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings of thunder, an earthquake, and severe hail.

Ezekiel 38:19

I swear in My zeal and fiery rage: On that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

Zechariah 14:4

On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

Mark 13:8

For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

More verses: Luke 21:11

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The judgments of God

Revelation 8:5

The angel took the incense burner, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it to the earth; there were rumblings of thunder, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

Isaiah 24:19

The earth is completely devastated;
the earth is split open;
the earth is violently shaken.

Isaiah 29:6

you will be visited by the Lord of Hosts
with thunder, earthquake, and loud noise,
storm, tempest, and a flame of consuming fire.

Jeremiah 4:24

I looked at the mountains,
and they were quaking;
all the hills shook.

Earthquakes » As judgments

Psalm 18:15

The depths of the sea became visible,
the foundations of the world were exposed,
at Your rebuke, Lord,
at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is completely devastated; the earth is split open; the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunkard and sways like a hut. Earth's rebellion weighs it down, and it falls, never to rise again.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before Him,
and the hills melt;
the earth trembles at His presence—
the world and all who live in it.

Isaiah 29:6

you will be visited by the Lord of Hosts
with thunder, earthquake, and loud noise,
storm, tempest, and a flame of consuming fire.

Psalm 60:2

You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders.

More verses: Isaiah 13:13-14

Earthquakes » Instances of » At sinai

Psalm 68:8

the earth trembled and the skies poured down rain
before God, the God of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.

Psalm 77:18

The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
lightning lit up the world.
The earth shook and quaked.

Psalm 114:4-7

The mountains skipped like rams, the hills, like lambs. Why was it, sea, that you fled? Jordan, that you turned back? Mountains, that you skipped like rams? Hills, like lambs? read more.
Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Hebrews 12:26

His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He has promised, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven.

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

Matthew 24:1-7

As Jesus left and was going out of the temple complex, His disciples came up and called His attention to the temple buildings. Then He replied to them, "Don't you see all these things? I assure you: Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!" While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, "Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?" read more.
Then Jesus replied to them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Messiah,' and they will deceive many. You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Mark 13:1-8

As He was going out of the temple complex, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, look! What massive stones! What impressive buildings!" Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here on another that will not be thrown down!" While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple complex, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately, read more.
"Tell us, when will these things happen? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to take place?" Then Jesus began by telling them: "Watch out that no one deceives you. Many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and they will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

Luke 21:5-11

As some were talking about the temple complex, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, He said, "These things that you see-the days will come when not one stone will be left on another that will not be thrown down!" "Teacher," they asked Him, "so when will these things be? And what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?" read more.
Then He said, "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is near.' Don't follow them. When you hear of wars and rebellions, don't be alarmed. Indeed, these things must take place first, but the end won't come right away." Then He told them: "Nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be violent earthquakes, and famines and plagues in various places, and there will be terrifying sights and great signs from heaven.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's anger

Psalm 60:2

You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and quaked;
the foundations of the mountains trembled;
they shook because He burned with anger.

Isaiah 13:13

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,
and the earth will shake from its foundations
at the wrath of the Lord of Hosts,
on the day of His burning anger.

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

2 Samuel 22:16

The depths of the sea became visible,
the foundations of the world were exposed
at the rebuke of the Lord,
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;
they shook because He burned with anger.

Earthquakes » Symbolical

Revelation 11:13

At that moment a violent earthquake took place, a tenth of the city fell, and 7,000 people were killed in the earthquake. The survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 6:12-14

Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.

Revelation 16:18

There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth—so great was the quake.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Overturning of mountains

Psalm 46:2

Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,

Zechariah 14:4

On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In uzziah's reign

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders from Tekoa—what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Zechariah 14:5

You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.

Earthquakes » Islands and mountainous districts liable to

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills, like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Mountains, that you skipped like rams?
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;
the earth trembles at His presence—
the world and all who live in it.

Psalm 104:32

He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains,
and they pour out smoke.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's presence

Psalm 68:7

God, when You went out before Your people,
when You marched through the desert,Selah

Psalm 114:7

Tremble, 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 the Lord of Hosts says this: “Once more, in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.

Haggai 2:22

I will overturn royal thrones and destroy the power of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overturn chariots and their riders. Horses and their riders will fall, each by his brother’s sword.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's power

Hebrews 12:26

His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He has promised, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Opening of the earth

Numbers 16:31-32

Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all [their] possessions.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » in the wilderness

Numbers 16:31-32

Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all [their] possessions.

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

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was one of the sheep breeders from Tekoa—what he saw regarding Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam son of Jehoash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Zechariah 14:5

You will flee by My mountain valley, for the valley of the mountains will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come and all the holy ones with Him.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In strongholds of philistines

1 Samuel 14:15

Terror spread through the Philistine camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror spread from God.

Earthquakes » At Christ's second coming, predicted

Zechariah 14:4

On that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. The Mount of Olives will be split in half from east to west, forming a huge valley, so that half the mountain will move to the north and half to the south.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Rending of rocks

Matthew 27:51

Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » When elijah fled from jezebel

1 Kings 19:11

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

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

Matthew 27:51

Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.

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

Matthew 28:2

Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At mount sinai

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.

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

Numbers 16:31-32

Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all [their] possessions.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At philippi

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.

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

1 Samuel 14:15

Terror spread through the Philistine camp and the open fields to all the troops. Even the garrison and the raiding parties were terrified. The earth shook, and terror spread from God.

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

1 Kings 19:11

Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

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

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the crucifixion of jesus

Matthew 27:51

Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the resurrection of jesus

Matthew 28:2

Suddenly there was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.

Earthquakes » Figurative

Psalm 60:2

You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders.

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