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27 Bible Verses about earthquakes

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Amos 1:1

The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen 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

There was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.

Zechariah 14:5

You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yahweh my God will come, and all the holy ones with you.

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were loosened.

Psalm 75:3

The earth and all its inhabitants quake. I firmly hold its pillars. Selah.

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightnings lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai, all it, smoked, because Yahweh descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

Numbers 16:31-32

It happened, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split apart that was under them; and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

Judges 5:5

The mountains quaked at the presence of Yahweh, even Sinai, at the presence of Yahweh, the God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.

Isaiah 29:6

She will be visited by Yahweh of Armies with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.

1 Kings 19:11-12

He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire passed; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

Matthew 28:2

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Matthew 27:54

Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God."

Mark 13:8

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

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again.

Ezekiel 38:19-20

For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface 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

The angel took the censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13

In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 16:18

There were lightnings, sounds, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men on the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty.

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Matthew 27:54

Now the centurion, and those who were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God."

Zechariah 14:5

You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yahweh my God will come, and all the holy ones with you.

Numbers 16:34

All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"

Revelation 11:13

In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, 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 have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;

Zechariah 14:4

His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Mark 13:8

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things 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 censer, and he filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it on the earth. There followed thunders, sounds, lightnings, and an earthquake.

Isaiah 24:19

The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently.

Isaiah 29:6

She will be visited by Yahweh of Armies with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire.

Jeremiah 4:24

I saw the mountains, and behold, they trembled, and all the hills moved back and forth.

Earthquakes » As judgments

Psalm 18:15

Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Isaiah 24:19-20

The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently. The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again.

Nahum 1:5

The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.

Isaiah 29:6

She will be visited by Yahweh of Armies with thunder, with earthquake, with great noise, with whirlwind and storm, and with the flame of a devouring fire.

Psalm 60:2

You have made the land tremble. You have torn it. Mend its fractures, for it quakes.

More verses: Isaiah 13:13-14

Earthquakes » Instances of » At sinai

Psalm 68:8

The earth trembled. The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai -- at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai, all it, smoked, because Yahweh descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightnings lit up the world. The earth trembled and shook.

Psalm 114:4-7

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

Hebrews 12:26

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

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

Matthew 24:1-7

Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, "You see all of these things, don't you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down." As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?" read more.
Jesus answered them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren't troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places.

Mark 13:1-8

As he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings!" Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down." As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked him privately, read more.
"Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are all about to be fulfilled?" Jesus, answering, began to tell them, "Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and will lead many astray. "When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, don't be troubled. For those must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines and troubles. These things are the beginning of birth pains.

Luke 21:5-11

As some were talking about the temple and how it was decorated with beautiful stones and gifts, he said, "As for these things which you see, the days will come, in which there will not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down." They asked him, "Teacher, so when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are about to happen?" read more.
He said, "Watch out that you don't get led astray, for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Therefore don't follow them. When you hear of wars and disturbances, don't be terrified, for these things must happen first, but the end won't come immediately." Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places. There will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's anger

Psalm 60:2

You have made the land tremble. You have torn it. Mend its fractures, for it quakes.

Psalm 18:7

Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.

Isaiah 13:13

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place in the wrath of Yahweh of Armies, and in the day of his fierce anger.

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

2 Samuel 22:16

Then the channels of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of Yahweh, At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Samuel 22:8

Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations of heaven quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.

Earthquakes » Symbolical

Revelation 11:13

In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Revelation 6:12-14

I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood. The stars of the sky fell to the earth, like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a great wind. The sky was removed like a scroll when it is rolled up. Every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

Revelation 16:18

There were lightnings, sounds, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men on the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Overturning of mountains

Psalm 46:2

Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;

Zechariah 14:4

His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move 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 herdsmen 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

You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yahweh my God will come, and all the holy ones with you.

Earthquakes » Islands and mountainous districts liable to

Psalm 114:4

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

Psalm 114:6

You mountains, that you skipped like rams; you little 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 away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.

Psalm 104:32

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

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's presence

Psalm 68:7

God, when you went forth before your people, when you marched through the wilderness... Selah.

Psalm 114:7

Tremble, you 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 this is what Yahweh of Armies says: 'Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;

Haggai 2:22

I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations. I will overthrow the chariots, and those who ride in them. The horses and their riders will come down, everyone by the sword of his brother.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's power

Hebrews 12:26

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

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Opening of the earth

Numbers 16:31-32

It happened, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split apart that was under them; and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » in the wilderness

Numbers 16:31-32

It happened, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split apart that was under them; and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to 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 herdsmen 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

You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Yahweh my God will come, and all the holy ones with you.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In strongholds of philistines

1 Samuel 14:15

There was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.

Earthquakes » At Christ's second coming, predicted

Zechariah 14:4

His feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Rending of rocks

Matthew 27:51

Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » When elijah fled from jezebel

1 Kings 19:11

He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.

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

Matthew 27:51

Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

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

Matthew 28:2

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At mount sinai

Exodus 19:18

Mount Sinai, all it, smoked, because Yahweh descended on it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.

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

Numbers 16:31-32

It happened, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground split apart that was under them; and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At philippi

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were loosened.

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

1 Samuel 14:15

There was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people; the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled; and the earth quaked: so there was an exceeding great trembling.

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

1 Kings 19:11

He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.

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

Acts 16:26

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were loosened.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the crucifixion of jesus

Matthew 27:51

Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the resurrection of jesus

Matthew 28:2

Behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from the sky, and came and rolled away the stone from the door, and sat on it.

Earthquakes » Figurative

Psalm 60:2

You have made the land tremble. You have torn it. Mend its fractures, for it quakes.