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27 Bible Verses about earthquakes

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Amos 1:1

Words of Amos -- who hath been among herdsmen of Tekoa -- that he hath seen concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the shaking;

1 Samuel 14:15

and there is a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people, the station and the destroyers have trembled -- even they, and the earth shaketh, and it becometh a trembling of God.

Zechariah 14:5

And ye have fled to the valley of My mountains, For join doth the valley of the mountains to Azal, And ye have fled as ye fled before the shaking, In the days of Uzziah king of Judah, And come in hath Jehovah my God, All holy ones are with Thee.

Acts 16:26

and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;

Psalm 75:3

Melted is the earth and all its inhabitants, I -- I have pondered its pillars. Selah.

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains Into the heart of the seas. Roar -- troubled are its waters, Mountains they shake in its pride. Selah.

Psalm 77:18

The voice of Thy thunder is in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh.

Exodus 19:18

and mount Sinai is wholly a smoke from the presence of Jehovah, who hath come down on it in fire, and its smoke goeth up as smoke of the furnace, and the whole mount trembleth exceedingly;

Numbers 16:31-32

And it cometh to pass at his finishing speaking all these words, that the ground which is under them cleaveth, and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,

Judges 5:5

Hills flowed from the face of Jehovah, This one -- Sinai -- From the face of Jehovah, God of Israel.

2 Samuel 22:8

And shake and tremble doth the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He hath wrath!

Psalm 18:7

And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath.

Isaiah 29:6

By Jehovah of Hosts thou art inspected, With thunder, and with an earthquake, And great noise, hurricane, and whirlwind, And flame of devouring fire.

Nahum 1:5

Mountains have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And lifted up is the earth at His presence, And the world and all dwelling in it.

Revelation 11:19

And opened was the sanctuary of God in the heaven, and there was seen the ark of His covenant in His sanctuary, and there did come lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

1 Kings 19:11-12

And He saith, 'Go out, and thou hast stood in the mount before Jehovah.' And lo, Jehovah is passing by, and a wind -- great and strong -- is rending mountains, and shivering rocks before Jehovah: -- not in the wind is Jehovah; and after the wind a shaking: -- not in the shaking is Jehovah; and after the shaking a fire: -- not in the fire is Jehovah; and after the fire a voice still small;

Matthew 28:2

and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,

Matthew 27:54

And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, 'Truly this was God's Son.'

Mark 13:8

for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; beginnings of sorrows are these.

Isaiah 24:19-20

Utterly broken down hath been the land, Utterly broken hath been the land, Utterly moved hath been the land. Stagger greatly doth the land as a drunkard, And it hath been moved as a lodge, And heavy on it hath been its transgression, And it hath fallen, and addeth not to rise.

Ezekiel 38:19-20

And in My zeal, in the fire of My wrath, I have spoken: Is there not in that day a great rushing on the land of Israel? And rushed from My presence have fishes of the sea, And the fowl of the heavens, And the beast of the field, And every creeping thing that is creeping on the ground, And all men who are on the face of the ground, And thrown down have been the mountains, And fallen have the ascents, And every wall to the earth falleth.

Revelation 8:5

and the messenger took the censer, and did fill it out of the fire of the altar, and did cast it to the earth, and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Revelation 11:13

and in that hour came a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city did fall, and killed in the earthquake were names of men -- seven thousands, and the rest became affrighted, and they gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Revelation 16:18

and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and a great earthquake came, such as came not since men came upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake -- so great!

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Earthquakes » Men always terrified by

Matthew 27:54

And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, 'Truly this was God's Son.'

Zechariah 14:5

And ye have fled to the valley of My mountains, For join doth the valley of the mountains to Azal, And ye have fled as ye fled before the shaking, In the days of Uzziah king of Judah, And come in hath Jehovah my God, All holy ones are with Thee.

Numbers 16:34

and all Israel who are round about them have fled at their voice, for they said, 'Lest the earth swallow us;'

Revelation 11:13

and in that hour came a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city did fall, and killed in the earthquake were names of men -- seven thousands, and the rest became affrighted, and they gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Earthquakes » Prophecies of

Revelation 11:19

And opened was the sanctuary of God in the heaven, and there was seen the ark of His covenant in His sanctuary, and there did come lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.

Ezekiel 38:19

And in My zeal, in the fire of My wrath, I have spoken: Is there not in that day a great rushing on the land of Israel?

Zechariah 14:4

And stood have His feet, in that day, On the mount of Olives, That is before Jerusalem eastward, And cleft hath been the mount of Olives at its midst, To the east, and to the west, a very great valley, And removed hath the half of the mount towards the north. And its half towards the south.

Mark 13:8

for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; beginnings of sorrows are these.

More verses: Luke 21:11

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The judgments of God

Revelation 8:5

and the messenger took the censer, and did fill it out of the fire of the altar, and did cast it to the earth, and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Isaiah 24:19

Utterly broken down hath been the land, Utterly broken hath been the land, Utterly moved hath been the land.

Isaiah 29:6

By Jehovah of Hosts thou art inspected, With thunder, and with an earthquake, And great noise, hurricane, and whirlwind, And flame of devouring fire.

Jeremiah 4:24

I have looked to the mountains, And lo, they are trembling. And all the hills moved themselves lightly.

Earthquakes » As judgments

Psalm 18:15

And seen are the streams of waters, And revealed are foundations of the earth. From Thy rebuke, O Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of Thine anger.

Isaiah 24:19-20

Utterly broken down hath been the land, Utterly broken hath been the land, Utterly moved hath been the land. Stagger greatly doth the land as a drunkard, And it hath been moved as a lodge, And heavy on it hath been its transgression, And it hath fallen, and addeth not to rise.

Nahum 1:5

Mountains have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And lifted up is the earth at His presence, And the world and all dwelling in it.

Isaiah 29:6

By Jehovah of Hosts thou art inspected, With thunder, and with an earthquake, And great noise, hurricane, and whirlwind, And flame of devouring fire.

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved.

More verses: Isaiah 13:13-14

Earthquakes » Instances of » At sinai

Psalm 68:8

The earth hath shaken, Yea, the heavens have dropped before God, This Sinai -- before God, the God of Israel.

Exodus 19:18

and mount Sinai is wholly a smoke from the presence of Jehovah, who hath come down on it in fire, and its smoke goeth up as smoke of the furnace, and the whole mount trembleth exceedingly;

Psalm 77:18

The voice of Thy thunder is in the spheres, Lightnings have lightened the world, The earth hath trembled, yea, it shaketh.

Psalm 114:4-7

The mountains have skipped as rams, Heights as sons of a flock. What -- to thee, O sea, that thou fleest? O Jordan, thou turnest back! O mountains, ye skip as rams! O heights, as sons of a flock! read more.
From before the Lord be afraid, O earth, From before the God of Jacob,

Hebrews 12:26

whose voice the earth shook then, and now hath he promised, saying, 'Yet once -- 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 having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple, and Jesus said to them, 'Do ye not see all these? verily I say to you, There may not be left here a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.' And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, 'Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?' read more.
And Jesus answering said to them, 'Take heed that no one may lead you astray, for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray, and ye shall begin to hear of wars, and reports of wars; see, be not troubled, for it behoveth all these to come to pass, 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 divers places;

Mark 13:1-8

And as he is going forth out of the temple, one of his disciples saith to him, 'Teacher, see! what stones! and what buildings!' and Jesus answering said to him, 'Seest thou these great buildings? there may not be left a stone upon a stone, that may not be thrown down.' And as he is sitting at the mount of the Olives, over-against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, were questioning him by himself, read more.
Tell us when these things shall be? and what is the sign when all these may be about to be fulfilled?' And Jesus answering them, began to say, 'Take heed lest any one may lead you astray, for many shall come in my name, saying -- I am he, and many they shall lead astray; and when ye may hear of wars and reports of wars, be not troubled, for these behove to be, but the end is not yet; for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles; beginnings of sorrows are these.

Luke 21:5-11

And certain saying about the temple, that with goodly stones and devoted things it hath been adorned, he said, These things that ye behold -- days will come, in which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.' And they questioned him, saying, 'Teacher, when, then, shall these things be? and what is the sign when these things may be about to happen?' read more.
And he said, 'See -- ye may not be led astray, for many shall come in my name, saying -- I am he, and the time hath come nigh; go not on then after them; and when ye may hear of wars and uprisings, be not terrified, for it behoveth these things to happen first, but the end is not immediately.' Then said he to them, 'Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, great shakings also in every place, and famines, and pestilences, there shall be; fearful things also, and great signs from heaven there shall be;

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's anger

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved.

Psalm 18:7

And shake and tremble doth the earth, And foundations of hills are troubled, And they shake -- because He hath wrath.

Isaiah 13:13

Therefore the heavens I cause to tremble, And the earth doth shake from its place, In the wrath of Jehovah of Hosts, And in a day of the heat of his anger.

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

2 Samuel 22:16

And seen are the streams of the sea, Revealed are foundations of the world, By the rebuke of Jehovah, From the breath of the spirit of His anger.

2 Samuel 22:8

And shake and tremble doth the earth, Foundations of the heavens are troubled, And are shaken, for He hath wrath!

Earthquakes » Symbolical

Revelation 11:13

and in that hour came a great earthquake, and the tenth of the city did fall, and killed in the earthquake were names of men -- seven thousands, and the rest became affrighted, and they gave glory to the God of the heaven.

Revelation 6:12-14

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of the heaven fell to the earth -- as a fig-tree doth cast her winter figs, by a great wind being shaken -- and heaven departed as a scroll rolled up, and every mountain and island -- out of their places they were moved;

Revelation 16:18

and there came voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and a great earthquake came, such as came not since men came upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake -- so great!

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Overturning of mountains

Psalm 46:2

Therefore we fear not in the changing of earth, And in the slipping of mountains Into the heart of the seas.

Zechariah 14:4

And stood have His feet, in that day, On the mount of Olives, That is before Jerusalem eastward, And cleft hath been the mount of Olives at its midst, To the east, and to the west, a very great valley, And removed hath the half of the mount towards the north. And its half towards the south.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In uzziah's reign

Amos 1:1

Words of Amos -- who hath been among herdsmen of Tekoa -- that he hath seen concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the shaking;

Zechariah 14:5

And ye have fled to the valley of My mountains, For join doth the valley of the mountains to Azal, And ye have fled as ye fled before the shaking, In the days of Uzziah king of Judah, And come in hath Jehovah my God, All holy ones are with Thee.

Earthquakes » Islands and mountainous districts liable to

Psalm 114:4

The mountains have skipped as rams, Heights as sons of a flock.

Psalm 114:6

O mountains, ye skip as rams! O heights, as sons of a flock!

Earthquakes » Before destruction of jerusalem, predicted

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Volcanic eruptions

Nahum 1:5

Mountains have shaken because of Him, And the hills have been melted; And lifted up is the earth at His presence, And the world and all dwelling in it.

Psalm 104:32

Who is looking to earth, and it trembleth, He cometh against hills, and they smoke.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's presence

Psalm 68:7

O God, in Thy going forth before Thy people, In Thy stepping through the wilderness, Selah.

Psalm 114:7

From before the Lord be afraid, O earth, From before the God of Jacob,

Earthquakes » Illustrative of » The overthrow of kingdoms

Haggai 2:6

For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Yet once more -- it is a little, And I am shaking the heavens and the earth, And the sea, and the dry land,

Haggai 2:22

And have overturned the throne of kingdoms, And I have destroyed the strength of kingdoms of the nations, And overturned chariot and its charioteers, And come down have horses and their riders, Each by the sword of his brother.

Earthquakes » Are visible tokens of » God's power

Job 9:6

Who is shaking earth from its place, And its pillars move themselves.

Hebrews 12:26

whose voice the earth shook then, and now hath he promised, saying, 'Yet once -- I shake not only the earth, but also the heaven;'

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Opening of the earth

Numbers 16:31-32

And it cometh to pass at his finishing speaking all these words, that the ground which is under them cleaveth, and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » in the wilderness

Numbers 16:31-32

And it cometh to pass at his finishing speaking all these words, that the ground which is under them cleaveth, and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,

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

Amos 1:1

Words of Amos -- who hath been among herdsmen of Tekoa -- that he hath seen concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the shaking;

Zechariah 14:5

And ye have fled to the valley of My mountains, For join doth the valley of the mountains to Azal, And ye have fled as ye fled before the shaking, In the days of Uzziah king of Judah, And come in hath Jehovah my God, All holy ones are with Thee.

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » In strongholds of philistines

1 Samuel 14:15

and there is a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people, the station and the destroyers have trembled -- even they, and the earth shaketh, and it becometh a trembling of God.

Earthquakes » At Christ's second coming, predicted

Zechariah 14:4

And stood have His feet, in that day, On the mount of Olives, That is before Jerusalem eastward, And cleft hath been the mount of Olives at its midst, To the east, and to the west, a very great valley, And removed hath the half of the mount towards the north. And its half towards the south.

Earthquakes » Frequently accompanied by » Rending of rocks

Matthew 27:51

and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » When elijah fled from jezebel

1 Kings 19:11

And He saith, 'Go out, and thou hast stood in the mount before Jehovah.' And lo, Jehovah is passing by, and a wind -- great and strong -- is rending mountains, and shivering rocks before Jehovah: -- not in the wind is Jehovah; and after the wind a shaking: -- not in the shaking is Jehovah;

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

Matthew 27:51

and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,

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

Matthew 28:2

and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At mount sinai

Exodus 19:18

and mount Sinai is wholly a smoke from the presence of Jehovah, who hath come down on it in fire, and its smoke goeth up as smoke of the furnace, and the whole mount trembleth exceedingly;

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

Numbers 16:31-32

And it cometh to pass at his finishing speaking all these words, that the ground which is under them cleaveth, and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,

Earthquakes » Mentioned in scripture » At philippi

Acts 16:26

and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;

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

1 Samuel 14:15

and there is a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people, the station and the destroyers have trembled -- even they, and the earth shaketh, and it becometh a trembling of God.

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

1 Kings 19:11

And He saith, 'Go out, and thou hast stood in the mount before Jehovah.' And lo, Jehovah is passing by, and a wind -- great and strong -- is rending mountains, and shivering rocks before Jehovah: -- not in the wind is Jehovah; and after the wind a shaking: -- not in the shaking is Jehovah;

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

Acts 16:26

and suddenly a great earthquake came, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, opened also presently were all the doors, and of all -- the bands were loosed;

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the crucifixion of jesus

Matthew 27:51

and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,

Earthquakes » Instances of » At the resurrection of jesus

Matthew 28:2

and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,

Earthquakes » Figurative

Psalm 60:2

Thou hast caused the land to tremble, Thou hast broken it, Heal its breaches, for it hath moved.