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27 Bible Verses about earthquakes

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Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the pastors 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 host, in the field, and among all the people of the garrison; and those who had gone out to destroy the land, they also trembled, and the earth quaked, and there was fear of God.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; and ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all his saints with him.

Acts 16:26

then suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

Psalm 75:3

The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I bore up the pillars of it. Selah.

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea, though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the violence thereof. Selah.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder was all around; the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.

Exodus 19:18

And all Mount Sinai smoked because the LORD had descended upon it in fire, and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass as he had made an end of speaking all these words that the ground broke open under them; the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all the men of Korah and all their goods.

Judges 5:5

The mountains melted from before the LORD, even that Sinai from before the LORD God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the heavens were moved and shook because he was wroth.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the mountains collapsed and were removed because he was wroth.

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of the hosts with thunders, with earthquakes, and with great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Nahum 1:5

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

1 Kings 19:11-12

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

Matthew 28:2

And, behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.

Matthew 27:54

Now when the centurion and those that were with him, guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was God's Son.

Mark 13:8

For people shall rise against people and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in each place, and there shall be famines and troubles: these shall be the beginnings of sorrows.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth shall be utterly broken down; the earth is clean dissolved; the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and shall be removed like a cottage; and its transgression shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and never rise again.

Ezekiel 38:19-20

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath I have spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking upon the land of Israel, so that the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the heaven and the beasts of the field and every serpent that walks by dragging itself upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake before my presence, and the mountains shall be ruined, and the stairs shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Revelation 8:5

And the angel took the censer and filled it with fire of the altar and cast it into the earth; and there were voices and thunderings and lightnings and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13

And in the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain the names of seven thousand men; and the others were frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 16:18

Then there were voices and thunders and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as has never been since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

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Earthquakes » Men always terrified by

Matthew 27:54

Now when the centurion and those that were with him, guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was God's Son.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; and ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all his saints with him.

Numbers 16:34

And all Israel, those that were round about them, fled at the cry of them, for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

Revelation 11:13

And in the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain the names of seven thousand men; and the others were frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Earthquakes » Prophecies of

Ezekiel 38:19

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath I have spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking upon the land of Israel,

Zechariah 14:4

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, making 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 people shall rise against people and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in each place, and there shall be famines and troubles: these shall be the beginnings of sorrows.

More verses: Luke 21:11

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The judgments of God

Revelation 8:5

And the angel took the censer and filled it with fire of the altar and cast it into the earth; and there were voices and thunderings and lightnings and an earthquake.

Isaiah 24:19

The earth shall be utterly broken down; the earth is clean dissolved; the earth is moved exceedingly.

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of the hosts with thunders, with earthquakes, and with great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Jeremiah 4:24

I beheld the mountains, and, behold, they trembled, and all the hills were destroyed.

Earthquakes » As judgments

Psalm 18:15

Then the depths of the waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth shall be utterly broken down; the earth is clean dissolved; the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard and shall be removed like a cottage; and its transgression shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and never rise again.

Nahum 1:5

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

Isaiah 29:6

Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of the hosts with thunders, with earthquakes, and with great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it; heal its breaches, for it shakes.

More verses: Isaiah 13:13-14

Earthquakes » Instances of » At sinai

Psalm 68:8

The earth shook, the heavens also dropped their rain at the presence of God; even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:18

And all Mount Sinai smoked because the LORD had descended upon it in fire, and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder was all around; the lightnings lightened the world; the earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 114:4-7

The mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs. What came upon thee, O thou sea, that thou didst flee? And thou O Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, why didst ye skip like rams and ye little hills, like lambs? read more.
At the presence of the Lord, the earth trembles, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Hebrews 12:26

whose voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, saying, Yet even once, I shall shake not the earth only, 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 out and departed from the temple, and his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the age? read more.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no one deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled, for it is necessary that all these things must take place; but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places.

Mark 13:1-8

And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus, answering, said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, read more.
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all things are to be finished? And Jesus, answering them, began to say, Take heed that no one deceive you, for many shall come in my name, saying, I Am Christ, and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled, for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For people shall rise against people and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in each place, and there shall be famines and troubles: these shall be the beginnings of sorrows.

Luke 21:5-11

And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in which there shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall begin to come to pass? read more.
Then he said, Take heed that ye not be deceived, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am; and the time draws near; therefore, go ye not after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and seditions, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass, but the end is not yet. Then he said unto them, Gentiles shall rise against Gentiles, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be 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 broken it; heal its breaches, for it shakes.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the mountains collapsed and were removed because he was wroth.

Isaiah 13:13

Because I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall be moved out of her place, in the indignation of the LORD of the hosts and in the day of his fierce anger.

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

2 Samuel 22:16

Then the springs of the sea appeared and the foundations of the world were uncovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the heavens were moved and shook because he was wroth.

Earthquakes » Symbolical

Revelation 11:13

And in the same hour there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain the names of seven thousand men; and the others were frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 6:12-14

And I saw when he had opened the sixth seal, and, behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, even as a fig tree casts her figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 16:18

Then there were voices and thunders and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as has never been since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Overturning of mountains

Psalm 46:2

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,

Zechariah 14:4

And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, making 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 pastors 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 to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; and ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all his saints with him.

Earthquakes » Islands and mountainous districts liable to

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Ye mountains, why didst ye skip like rams and ye little hills, like lambs?

Earthquakes » Before destruction of jerusalem, predicted

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Volcanic eruptions

Nahum 1:5

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

Psalm 104:32

He looks on the earth, and it trembles: he touches the mountains, and they smoke.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's presence

Psalm 68:7

O God, when thou didst go forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

Psalm 114:7

At the presence of the Lord, the earth trembles, at the presence of the God of Jacob,

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The overthrow of kingdoms

Haggai 2:6

For thus hath the LORD of the hosts said: Yet even once, 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 the kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdom of the Gentiles, and I will overthrow the chariot and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, each one by the sword of his brother.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's power

Job 9:6

Who removes the earth out of her place and causes her pillars to tremble.

Hebrews 12:26

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

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Opening of the earth

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass as he had made an end of speaking all these words that the ground broke open under them; the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all the men of Korah and all their goods.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » in the wilderness

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass as he had made an end of speaking all these words that the ground broke open under them; the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all the men of Korah and all their goods.

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

Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the pastors 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 to the valley of the mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; and ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah; and the LORD my God shall come, and all his saints with him.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In strongholds of philistines

1 Samuel 14:15

And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people of the garrison; and those who had gone out to destroy the land, they also trembled, and the earth quaked, and there was fear of 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 on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, making 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, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks 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 the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

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

Matthew 27:51

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

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

Matthew 28:2

And, behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At mount sinai

Exodus 19:18

And all Mount Sinai smoked because the LORD had descended upon it in fire, and its smoke ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

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

Numbers 16:31-32

And it came to pass as he had made an end of speaking all these words that the ground broke open under them; the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all the men of Korah and all their goods.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At philippi

Acts 16:26

then suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were 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 host, in the field, and among all the people of the garrison; and those who had gone out to destroy the land, they also trembled, and the earth quaked, and there was fear of 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 the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind 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

then suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the crucifixion of jesus

Matthew 27:51

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the resurrection of jesus

Matthew 28:2

And, behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.

Earthquakes » Figurative

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it; heal its breaches, for it shakes.