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51 Bible Verses about Rocks

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Zechariah 12:3

On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who try to lift it will injure themselves severely when all the nations of the earth gather against her.

Job 18:4

You who tear yourself in anger—
should the earth be abandoned on your account,
or a rock be removed from its place?

Job 19:23-24

I wish that my words were written down,
that they were recorded on a scroll or were inscribed in stone forever
by an iron stylus and lead!

Job 41:24

His heart is as hard as a rock,
as hard as a lower millstone!

Nahum 1:6

Who can withstand His indignation?
Who can endure His burning anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
even rocks are shattered before Him.

1 Samuel 13:6

The men of Israel saw that they were in trouble because the troops were in a difficult situation. They hid in caves, thickets, among rocks, and in holes and cisterns.

1 Samuel 23:25

and Saul and his men went to look for him. When David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Wilderness of Maon. Saul heard of this and pursued David there.

Job 24:8

Drenched by mountain rains,
they huddle against the rocks, shelterless.

Job 30:6

They are living on the slopes of the wadis,
among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

Isaiah 32:2

Each will be like a shelter from the wind,
a refuge from the rain,
like streams of water in a dry land
and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land.

Jeremiah 4:29

Every city flees
at the sound of the horseman and the archer.
They enter the thickets
and climb among the rocks.
Every city is abandoned;
no inhabitant is left.

Jeremiah 16:16

“I am about to send for many fishermen”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and they will fish for them. Then I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and out of the clefts of the rocks,

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs,
residents of Moab!
Be like a dove
that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Jeremiah 49:16

As to the terror you cause,
your presumptuous heart has deceived you.
You who live in the clefts of the rock,
you who occupy the mountain summit,
though you elevate your nest like the eagle,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Revelation 6:15-16

Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Genesis 49:23-25

The archers attacked him,
shot at him, and were hostile toward him. Yet his bow remained steady,
and his strong arms were made agile
by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,
by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, by the God of your father who helps you,
and by the Almighty who blesses you
with blessings of the heavens above,
blessings of the deep that lies below,
and blessings of the breasts and the womb.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

For I will proclaim Yahweh’s name.
Declare the greatness of our God! The Rock—His work is perfect;
all His ways are entirely just.
A faithful God, without prejudice,
He is righteous and true.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me,
His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel spoke;
the Rock of Israel said to me,
“The one who rules the people with justice,
who rules in the fear of God, is like the morning light when the sun rises
on a cloudless morning,
the glisten of rain on sprouting grass.”

Psalm 28:1

Davidic.Lord, I call to You;
my rock, do not be deaf to me.
If You remain silent to me,
I will be like those going down to the Pit.

Psalm 42:9

I will say to God, my rock,
“Why have You forgotten me?
Why must I go about in sorrow
because of the enemy’s oppression?”

Psalm 62:6

He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I will not be shaken.

Psalm 92:14-15

They will still bear fruit in old age,
healthy and green, to declare: “The Lord is just;
He is my rock,
and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

Isaiah 44:8

Do not be startled or afraid.
Have I not told you and declared it long ago?
You are my witnesses!
Is there any God but Me?
There is no other Rock; I do not know any.

Habakkuk 1:12

Are You not from eternity, Yahweh my God?
My Holy One, You will not die.
Lord, You appointed them to execute judgment;
my Rock, You destined them to punish us.

Psalm 71:3

Be a rock of refuge for me,
where I can always go.
Give the command to save me,
for You are my rock and fortress.

Deuteronomy 32:30

How could one man pursue a thousand,
or two put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
unless the Lord had given them up?

2 Samuel 22:31-32

God—His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is pure.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is a rock? Only our God.

Psalm 18:30-31

God—His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is pure.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God besides Yahweh?
And who is a rock? Only our God.

Psalm 31:2-3

Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a mountain fortress to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress;
You lead and guide me
because of Your name.

Psalm 61:1-3

For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic.God, hear my cry;
pay attention to my prayer. I call to You from the ends of the earth
when my heart is without strength.
Lead me to a rock that is high above me, for You have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower in the face of the enemy.

Psalm 144:1-2

Davidic.May the Lord, my rock, be praised,
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare. He is my faithful love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer.
He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him;
He subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
and you have failed to remember
the rock of your strength;
therefore you will plant beautiful plants
and set out cuttings from exotic vines.

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled—
you became fat, bloated, and gorged.
He abandoned the God who made him
and scorned the Rock of his salvation. They provoked His jealousy with foreign gods;
they enraged Him with detestable practices. They sacrificed to demons, not God,
to gods they had not known,
new gods that had just arrived,
which your fathers did not fear.read more.
You ignored the Rock who gave you birth;
you forgot the God who gave birth to you.

2 Samuel 22:47

The Lord lives—may my rock be praised!
God, the rock of my salvation, is exalted.

Psalm 18:46

The Lord lives—may my rock be praised!
The God of my salvation is exalted.

Psalm 89:26

He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, the rock of my salvation.’

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Caves » Found in the » Rocks

Isaiah 2:19

People will go into caves in the rocks
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor,
when He rises to terrify the earth.

Honey » Found in » Rocks

Psalm 81:16

But He would feed Israel with the best wheat.
“I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the heights of the land
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,

Rocks » Used as » Places of safety in danger

1 Samuel 13:6

The men of Israel saw that they were in trouble because the troops were in a difficult situation. They hid in caves, thickets, among rocks, and in holes and cisterns.

Isaiah 2:19

People will go into caves in the rocks
and holes in the ground,
away from the terror of the Lord
and from His majestic splendor,
when He rises to terrify the earth.

Revelation 6:15

Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

Jeremiah 16:16

“I am about to send for many fishermen”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and they will fish for them. Then I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and out of the clefts of the rocks,

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as salvation of his people

Deuteronomy 32:15

Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled—
you became fat, bloated, and gorged.
He abandoned the God who made him
and scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Psalm 89:26

He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, the rock of my salvation.’

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as a stumbling-stone to the wicked

Romans 9:33

As it is written:Look! I am putting a stone in Zion to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,
yet the one who believes on Him
will not be put to shame.

Isaiah 8:14

He will be a sanctuary;
but for the two houses of Israel,
He will be a stone to stumble over
and a rock to trip over,
and a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

1 Peter 2:8

A stone to stumble over,
and a rock to trip over.They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as the strength of his people

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation,
and you have failed to remember
the rock of your strength;
therefore you will plant beautiful plants
and set out cuttings from exotic vines.

Psalm 18:1

Praise for DeliveranceFor the choir director. Of the servant of the Lord, David, who spoke the words of this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love You, Lord, my strength.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Whatever we trust in

Deuteronomy 32:31

But their “rock” is not like our Rock;
even our enemies concede.

Deuteronomy 32:37

He will say: “Where are their gods,
the ‘rock’ they found refuge in?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs,
residents of Moab!
Be like a dove
that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Selah in the valley of salt

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

Amaziah strengthened his position and led his people to the Valley of Salt. He struck down 10,000 Seirites, and the Judahites captured 10,000 alive. They took them to the top of a cliff where they threw them off, and all of them were dashed to pieces.

2 Kings 14:7

Amaziah killed 10,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. He took Sela in battle and called it Joktheel, which is its name to this very day.

Rocks » Often composed of flint

Deuteronomy 8:15

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint-like rock for you.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the heights of the land
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Sela-hammahlekoth in the wilderness of maon

1 Samuel 23:25

and Saul and his men went to look for him. When David was told about it, he went down to the rock and stayed in the Wilderness of Maon. Saul heard of this and pursued David there.

1 Samuel 23:28

So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.

Rocks » Bees often made their honey amongst

Psalm 81:16

But He would feed Israel with the best wheat.
“I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the heights of the land
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,

Rocks » Inhabited by » Conies

Psalm 104:18

The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

Proverbs 30:26

hyraxes are not a mighty people,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;

Rocks » Used as » Places for shelter by the poor in their distress

Job 24:8

Drenched by mountain rains,
they huddle against the rocks, shelterless.

Job 30:3

Emaciated from poverty and hunger,
they gnawed the dry land,
the desolate wasteland by night.

Job 30:6

They are living on the slopes of the wadis,
among the rocks and in holes in the ground.

Rocks » Used as » Altars

Judges 13:19

Manoah took a young goat and a grain offering and offered them on a rock to the Lord, and He did a wonderful thing while Manoah and his wife were watching.

Judges 6:20-21

The Angel of God said to him, "Take the meat with the unleavened bread, put it on this stone, and pour the broth [on it]." And he did so. The Angel of the Lord extended the tip of the staff that was in His hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. Fire came up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the Angel of the Lord vanished from his sight.

Rocks » Described as » Barren

Ezekiel 26:14

I will turn you into a bare rock, and you will be a place to spread nets. You will never be rebuilt, for I, Yahweh, have spoken.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 26:4

They will destroy the walls of Tyre and demolish her towers. I will scrape the soil from her and turn her into a bare rock.

Rocks » The olive tree flourished amongst

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the heights of the land
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,

Job 29:6

when my feet were bathed in cream
and the rock poured out streams of oil for me!

Rocks » Tombs often hewn out of

Isaiah 22:16

What are you doing here? Who authorized you to carve out a tomb for yourself here, carving your tomb on the height and cutting a crypt for yourself out of rock?

Matthew 27:60

and placed it in his new tomb, which he had cut into the rock. He left after rolling a great stone against the entrance of the tomb.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Water brought from

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Exodus 17:6

I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water will come out of it and the people will drink.” Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as foundation of his church

Rocks » Used as » Places of observation

Numbers 23:9

I see them from the top of rocky cliffs,
and I watch them from the hills.
There is a people living alone;
it does not consider itself among the nations.

Exodus 33:21

The Lord said, “Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock,

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Oreb

Judges 7:25

They captured Oreb and Zeeb, the two princes of Midian; they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb and Zeeb at the winepress of Zeeb, while they were pursuing the Midianites. They brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon across the Jordan.

Isaiah 10:26

And the Lord of Hosts will brandish a whip against him as He did when He struck Midian at the rock of Oreb; and He will raise His staff over the sea as He did in Egypt.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

As to the terror you cause,
your presumptuous heart has deceived you.
You who live in the clefts of the rock,
you who occupy the mountain summit,
though you elevate your nest like the eagle,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Job 39:28

It lives on a cliff where it spends the night;
its stronghold is on a rocky crag.

Rocks » Illustrative of » A place of safety

Rocks » God's power exhibited in removing

Nahum 1:6

Who can withstand His indignation?
Who can endure His burning anger?
His wrath is poured out like fire,
even rocks are shattered before Him.

Job 14:18

But as a mountain collapses and crumbles
and a rock is dislodged from its place,

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Adullam

1 Chronicles 11:15

Three of the 30 chief men went down to David, to the rock at the cave of Adullam, while the Philistine army was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as source of spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 10:4

and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.

Rocks » Casting down from, a punishment

2 Chronicles 25:12

and the Judahites captured 10,000 alive. They took them to the top of a cliff where they threw them off, and all of them were dashed to pieces.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as creator of his people

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Meribah in kadesh

Numbers 20:1-11

The entire Israelite community entered the Wilderness of Zin in the first month, and they settled in Kadesh. Miriam died and was buried there. There was no water for the community, so they assembled against Moses and Aaron. The people quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord. read more.
Why have you brought the Lord's assembly into this wilderness for us and our livestock to die here? Why have you led us up from Egypt to bring us to this evil place? It's not a place of grain, figs, vines, and pomegranates, and there is no water to drink!" Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting. They fell down with their faces [to the ground], and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. The Lord spoke to Moses, "Take the staff and assemble the community. You and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock while they watch, and it will yield its water. You will bring out water for them from the rock and provide drink for the community and their livestock." So Moses took the staff from the Lord's presence just as He had commanded him. Moses and Aaron summoned the assembly in front of the rock, and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels! Must we bring water out of this rock for you?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » En-gedi

1 Samuel 24:1-2

When Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, "David is in the wilderness near En-gedi." So Saul took 3,000 of Israel's choice men and went to look for David and his men in front of the Rocks of the Wild Goats.

Rocks » Houses often built on

Matthew 7:24-25

"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.

Rocks » Hammers used for breaking

Jeremiah 23:29

“Is not My word like fire”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Broken in pieces by the wind

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.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Rent at the death of Christ

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.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Horeb in rephidim

Exodus 17:1-6

The entire Israelite community left the Wilderness of Sin, moving from one place to the next according to the Lord's command. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. So the people complained to Moses: "Give us water to drink." "Why are you complaining to me?" Moses replied to them. "Why are you testing the Lord?" But the people thirsted there for water, and grumbled against Moses. They said, "Why did you ever bring us out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?" read more.
Then Moses cried out to the Lord, "What should I do with these people? In a little while they will stone me!" The Lord answered Moses, "Go on ahead of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you. Take the rod you struck the Nile with in your hand and go. I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water will come out of it and the people will drink." Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Bozez

1 Samuel 14:4

There were sharp columns of rock on both sides of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine garrison. One was named Bozez and the other Seneh;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Seneh

1 Samuel 14:4

There were sharp columns of rock on both sides of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine garrison. One was named Bozez and the other Seneh;

Rocks » Often sharp-pointed and craggy

1 Samuel 14:4

There were sharp columns of rock on both sides of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine garrison. One was named Bozez and the other Seneh;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Rimmon

Judges 20:45

Then Benjamin turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and Israel killed 5,000 men on the highways. They overtook them at Gidom and struck 2,000 more dead.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as defence of his people

Psalm 31:2-3

Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; You lead and guide me because of Your name.

Rocks » Described as » Hard

Jeremiah 5:3

Lord, don’t Your eyes look for faithfulness?
You have struck them, but they felt no pain.
You finished them off,
but they refused to accept discipline.
They made their faces harder than rock,
and they refused to return.

Rocks » Were a defence to a country

Isaiah 33:16

he will dwell on the heights;
his refuge will be the rocky fortresses,
his food provided, his water assured.

Rocks » Often had holes and clefts

Exodus 33:22

and when My glory passes by, I will put you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Fire ascended out of

Judges 6:21

The Angel of the Lord extended the tip of the staff that was in His hand and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. Fire came up from the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. Then the Angel of the Lord vanished from his sight.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Etam

Judges 15:8

He tore them limb from limb with a great slaughter, and he went down and stayed in the cave at the rock of Etam.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as refuge of his people

Isaiah 32:2

Each will be like a shelter from the wind,
a refuge from the rain,
like streams of water in a dry land
and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as refuge of his people

Rocks » Illustrative of » The ancestor of a nation

Isaiah 51:1

Listen to Me, you who pursue righteousness,
you who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were cut,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.

Rocks » Used as » Places for idolatrous worship

Isaiah 57:5

who burn with lust among the oaks,
under every green tree,
who slaughter children in the wadis
below the clefts of the rocks?

Rocks » The shadow of, grateful to travelers during the heat of the day

Isaiah 32:2

Each will be like a shelter from the wind,
a refuge from the rain,
like streams of water in a dry land
and the shade of a massive rock in an arid land.

Rocks » Man's industry in cutting through

Job 28:9-10

The miner strikes the flint and transforms the mountains at [their] foundations. He cuts out channels in the rocks, and his eyes spot every treasure.

Rocks » Dreaded by mariners

Acts 27:29

Then, fearing we might run aground in some rocky place, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight to come.

Rocks » Described as » Durable

Job 19:24

or were inscribed in stone forever
by an iron stylus and lead!

Rocks » Important events often engraved upon

Job 19:24

or were inscribed in stone forever
by an iron stylus and lead!

Rocks » Inhabited by » Wild goats

Job 39:1

Do you know when mountain goats give birth?
Have you watched the deer in labor?

Ships » Endangered by » Rocks

Acts 27:29

Then, fearing we might run aground in some rocky place, they dropped four anchors from the stern and prayed for daylight to come.

Topics on Rocks

People As Rocks

16;9;11

You divided the sea before them,
and they crossed through it on dry ground.
You hurled their pursuers into the depths
like a stone into churning waters.

Provision From Rocks

5;8;15

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint-like rock for you.

Splitting Rocks

19;78;15

He split rocks in the wilderness
and gave them drink as abundant as the depths.

Striking Rocks

2;17;6

I am going to stand there in front of you on the rock at Horeb; when you hit the rock, water will come out of it and the people will drink.” Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.

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