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51 Bible Verses about Rocks

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Zechariah 12:3

It will come about at that time that I will make Jerusalem a heavy weight; so everyone who burdens themselves with it will be crushed, even though all of the nations of the earth gather themselves against it.

Job 18:4

You're tearing yourself to pieces in your anger. Will the land be abandoned because of you, or the rock be moved from its place?"

Job 19:23-24

If only my words were written down; if only they were inscribed in a book using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever.

Job 41:24

His heart is as strong as stone, it is as hard as a lower millstone.

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his fury? And who can endure his fierce anger? His displeasure pours out like fire, and rocks are broken to pieces because of him.

1 Samuel 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in distress (for the people were in difficult circumstances), the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in crags, in tombs, and in pits.

1 Samuel 23:25

When Saul and his men went to search for David, some people told David, and he went down to the Rock of Escape and remained in the wilderness of Maon. Saul heard this and he pursued David into the wilderness of Maon.

Job 24:8

They are wet from mountain rains; without shelter, they cling to a rock.

Job 30:6

They lived in the most dangerous of ravines, in holes in the ground, and among rocks.

Isaiah 2:10

"Go into the rocks! Hide in the dust to escape the terror of the LORD and to escape the glory of his majesty!

Isaiah 32:2

Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted land.

Jeremiah 4:29

At the sound of the horseman and the archer the entire city flees. Its residents go into the thickets and climb among the rocks. Every city is abandoned, and no one lives in them.

Jeremiah 16:16

"I'm about to send many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they'll catch them. Afterwards, I'll send for many hunters and they'll hunt for them on every mountain and hill and in the crevices of the rocks.

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Jeremiah 49:16

The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you. You who live in hidden places in the rocks, who hold on to the heights of the hill, although you make your nest high like the eagle, I'll bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

Revelation 6:15-16

Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains. They told the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb.

Genesis 49:23-25

Even though enemies attacked him, shooting at him and pursuing him viciously, nevertheless his bow remained steady and his arms kept in shape by the strength of Jacob's Mighty One, in the name of the Shepherd, Israel's Rock, by your father's God who helps you, by the Almighty who will keep on blessing you with blessings from heaven above, with blessings from the deepest ocean, with blessing from the breasts and the womb.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

For I'll proclaim the name of our LORD. Ascribe greatness to our God! Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The Spirit of the LORD speaks within me; his word is on my tongue! The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing. He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.

Psalm 28:1

To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.

Psalm 42:9

I will ask God, my Rock, "Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"

Psalm 62:6

He alone is my rock, my deliverance, and my high tower; nothing will shake me.

Psalm 92:14-15

They will still bear fruit even in old age; they will be luxuriant and green. They will proclaim: "The LORD is upright; my rock, in whom there is no injustice."

Isaiah 44:8

Don't tremble, and don't be afraid. Didn't I tell you and announce it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? There is no other Rock I don't know of any."

Habakkuk 1:12

"Haven't you existed forever, LORD my God, my Holy One? We won't die! LORD, you've prepared them for judgment; Rock, you've sentenced them to correction.

Psalm 71:3

Be my sheltering refuge where I may go continuously; command my deliverance for you are my rock and fortress.

Deuteronomy 32:30

How can one person chase a thousand of them and two put a myriad to flight, unless their Rock delivers them and the LORD gives them up?

2 Samuel 22:31-32

This God! His way is perfect! What the LORD declares proves true. He shields everyone who flees for protection to him! For who is God apart from the LORD? And who is a Rock, apart from our God?

Psalm 18:30-31

As for God, his way is upright; the word of God is pure; he is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. For who is God but the LORD, and who is a Rock other than our God?

Psalm 31:2-3

Listen to me, and deliver me quickly. Become a rock of safety for me, a fortified citadel to deliver me; For you are my rock and my fortress; for the sake of your name guide me and lead me.

Psalm 61:1-3

God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to you whenever my heart is overwhelmed. Place me on the rock that's too high for me. For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength before the enemy.

Psalm 62:7

I rely on God who is my deliverance and my glory; he is my strong rock, and my refuge is in God.

Psalm 144:1-2

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare, he is my gracious love and my fortress, my strong tower and my deliverer, my shield and the one in whom I find refuge, who subdues nations under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock that is your strength. Therefore even though you plant delightful plants, sowing them with imported vine-seedlings,

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

Jacob dined until satisfied; Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. He grew fat, coarse, and gross, so that he abandoned the God who made him and spurned the Rock that was his salvation. They provoked him to jealousy over foreigners and to anger over detestable things. They sacrificed to demons not to the real God gods whom they didn't know, new neighbors who had recently appeared, whom your ancestors never feared.read more.
You neglected the Rock that fathered you; you abandoned God, who was awaiting your birth.

2 Samuel 22:47

The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock, and may my God be exalted, the Rock who is my salvation!

Psalm 18:46

The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! May the God of my deliverance be exalted!

Psalm 78:35

Then they remembered that God was their rock, and the Most High God was their deliverer.

Psalm 89:26

He will announce to me "You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.'

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Caves » Found in the » Rocks

Isaiah 2:19

"They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground to escape the presence of the terror of the LORD, to escape the splendor of his majesty when he arises to terrify the earth.

Honey » Found in » Rocks

Psalm 81:16

But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock. A Psalm of Asaph

Deuteronomy 32:13

He mounted him on a high place above the earth, feeding him from the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flint rock,

Rocks » Used as » Places of safety in danger

1 Samuel 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in distress (for the people were in difficult circumstances), the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in crags, in tombs, and in pits.

Isaiah 2:19

"They will enter caverns in the rocks and holes in the ground to escape the presence of the terror of the LORD, to escape the splendor of his majesty when he arises to terrify the earth.

Revelation 6:15

Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains.

Jeremiah 16:16

"I'm about to send many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they'll catch them. Afterwards, I'll send for many hunters and they'll hunt for them on every mountain and hill and in the crevices of the rocks.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as salvation of his people

Deuteronomy 32:15

Jacob dined until satisfied; Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. He grew fat, coarse, and gross, so that he abandoned the God who made him and spurned the Rock that was his salvation.

Psalm 89:26

He will announce to me "You are my father, my God, and 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 placing a stone in Zion over which people will stumble a large rock that will make them fall and the one who believes in him will never be ashamed."

Isaiah 8:14

Then he will be a sanctuary, but for both houses of Israel he'll also be a stone with which someone strikes himself, a rock one stumbles over, a trap and a snare to those who live in Jerusalem.

1 Peter 2:8

a stone they stumble over and a rock they trip on." They keep on stumbling because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

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

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock that is your strength. Therefore even though you plant delightful plants, sowing them with imported vine-seedlings,

Psalm 62:7

I rely on God who is my deliverance and my glory; he is my strong rock, and my refuge is in God.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Whatever we trust in

Deuteronomy 32:31

For their rock isn't like our Rock, as even our enemies admit.

Deuteronomy 32:37

"He will say, "Where are their gods, the rock in which they took refuge?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

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

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

But Amaziah encouraged himself and led his army out to the Salt Valley to kill 10,000 soldiers from Seir. The army of Judah captured another 10,000 prisoners and took them to the top of a cliff and threw them down from there where they all were dashed to pieces.

2 Kings 14:7

Joash executed 10,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley and captured Sela in battle, renaming it Joktheel, which remains its name to this day.

Rocks » Often composed of flint

Deuteronomy 8:15

who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who led you through the vast and dangerous desert, that parched land without water, with its poisonous snakes and scorpions. He brought water out of solid rock for you,

Deuteronomy 32:13

He mounted him on a high place above the earth, feeding him from the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flint rock,

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

1 Samuel 23:25

When Saul and his men went to search for David, some people told David, and he went down to the Rock of Escape and remained in the wilderness of Maon. Saul heard this and he pursued David into the wilderness of Maon.

1 Samuel 23:28

So Saul turned around from pursuing David and went to meet the Philistines. Therefore, they call that place the Rock of Escape.

Rocks » Bees often made their honey amongst

Psalm 81:16

But I will feed Israel with the finest wheat, satisfying you with honey from the rock. A Psalm of Asaph

Deuteronomy 32:13

He mounted him on a high place above the earth, feeding him from the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flint rock,

Rocks » Inhabited by » Conies

Psalm 104:18

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

Proverbs 30:26

The rock badgers aren't a strong species either, yet they build their dens in the rocks.

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

Job 24:8

They are wet from mountain rains; without shelter, they cling to a rock.

Job 30:3

Unproductive due to poverty and hunger, they could only scratch in parched soil, devastated and desolated.

Job 30:6

They lived in the most dangerous of ravines, in holes in the ground, and among rocks.

Rocks » Used as » Altars

Judges 13:19

So Manoah prepared a young goat and a grain offering and offered it on a boulder to the LORD, who kept on performing miracles while Manoah and his wife watched continually.

Judges 6:20-21

The angel, who was God, replied, "Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this boulder. Then pour out the broth." So he did that. The angel of the LORD extended the tip of the staff that was in his hand and touched the meat and unleavened bread. Fire broke out from inside the boulder, consuming the meat and unleavened bread. Then the angel of the LORD vanished in front of him.

Rocks » Described as » Barren

Ezekiel 26:14

I'll turn you into bare rock, and your city will become a place to spread nets. You will never be built again, because I the LORD have decreed this,' declares the Lord GOD."

Ezekiel 26:4

and will destroy the city walls of Tyre. After they break down her fortified towers, I'll scrape away the city's debris, right down to the bare bedrock,

Rocks » The olive tree flourished amongst

Deuteronomy 32:13

He mounted him on a high place above the earth, feeding him from the produce of the field. He nourished him with honey from the rock and with oil from the flint rock,

Job 29:6

I was successful wherever I went, and even the rocks poured out streams of olive oil for me."

Rocks » Tombs often hewn out of

Isaiah 22:16

"Come, go to this steward, to Shebna who is in charge of the household, and ask him: "What are you doing here, and who are your relatives here that you could carve out a grave for yourself here cutting out a tomb at the choicest location, chiseling out a resting place for yourself out of solid rock?

Matthew 27:60

Then he placed it in his own new tomb, which he had cut out of the rock. After rolling a large stone across the door of the tomb, he left,

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Water brought from

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Lots of water gushed out, and both the community and their cattle were able to drink.

Exodus 17:6

I'll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock and water will come out of it, so the people can drink." Moses did this in front of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as foundation of his church

Rocks » Used as » Places of observation

Numbers 23:9

I saw them from the top of the rocks. I watched them from the hills. Truly this is a people that lives by itself and doesn't matter among the nations.

Exodus 33:21

The LORD said, "Look, there is a place near me where you can stand on the rock;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Oreb

Judges 7:25

They captured two Midianite leaders, Oreb and Zeeb. While they were pursuing the Midianites, they executed Oreb at Oreb's Rock and Zeeb at Zeeb's Winepress, and then they carried the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from the east bank of the Jordan River.

Isaiah 10:26

The LORD of the Heavenly Armies will brandish a whip against them, as when he struck Midian at the rock of Oreb; and as his staff was stretched out over the sea, so he will lift it up as he did in Egypt.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you. You who live in hidden places in the rocks, who hold on to the heights of the hill, although you make your nest high like the eagle, I'll bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

Job 39:28

He dwells on the crags where he makes his home, there on the rocky crag is his stronghold.

Rocks » Illustrative of » A place of safety

Rocks » God's power exhibited in removing

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his fury? And who can endure his fierce anger? His displeasure pours out like fire, and rocks are broken to pieces because of him.

Job 14:18

"Mountains fall and crumble; rocks are dislodged from their places.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Adullam

1 Chronicles 11:15

Later, the Three Warriors went down to David's hideout at the cave of Adullam when the Philistine army was camping in the valley of giants.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as source of spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 10:4

and drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from the spiritual rock that went with them. That rock was the Messiah.

Rocks » Casting down from, a punishment

2 Chronicles 25:12

The army of Judah captured another 10,000 prisoners and took them to the top of a cliff and threw them down from there where they all 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 community of the Israelis entered the Zin wilderness during the first month. The people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died and was buried there. But there was no water for the community, so they gathered together against Moses and Aaron. As the people argued with Moses, they told him, "We wish that we had died when our relatives died in the LORD's presence! read more.
Why did you bring the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness? So we and our cattle could die here? Why did you take us out of Egypt and bring us to this terrible place? There's no place to plant seeds, fig trees, vines, or pomegranates! And there's no water to drink!" Then Moses and Aaron went into the presence of the community at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them. The LORD told Moses, "Take the rod, gather the community together, and then you and your brother Aaron are to speak to the rock right before their eyes. It will release water. As you bring water to them from the rock, the community and the cattle will be able to drink." So Moses took the rod in the LORD's presence, just as he had commanded. Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock. "Pay attention, you rebels!" Moses told them. "Are we to bring you water from this rock?" Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod. Lots of water gushed out, and both the community and their cattle were able to drink.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » En-gedi

1 Samuel 24:1-2

When Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, "Look, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi." Saul took 3,000 of his best troops from all over Israel, and he went to look for David and his men in the direction of the Rocks of the Wild Goats.

Rocks » Houses often built on

Matthew 7:24-25

"Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation was on the rock.

Rocks » Hammers used for breaking

Jeremiah 23:29

"My message is like fire or like a hammer that shatters rock, is it not?" declares the LORD.

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

1 Kings 19:11

"Go out," he responded, "and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD." And there was the LORD, passing by! A tremendous, mighty windstorm was tearing at the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces in the presence of the LORD, but the LORD was not in the windstorm. After the wind there came 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 in the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom, the earth shook, rocks were split open,

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Horeb in rephidim

Exodus 17:1-6

The whole congregation of the Israelis set out from the desert of Sin, traveling from place to place according to the command of the LORD. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarreled with Moses: "Give us water to drink." Moses told them, "Why are you quarreling with me? Why are you testing the LORD?" But the people were thirsty there for water, so they complained against Moses: "Why did you bring us up from Egypt to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?" read more.
So Moses cried out to the LORD: "What am I to do with these people? Just a little more and they'll stone me." Then the LORD told Moses, "Go over in front of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you. Take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I'll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock and water will come out of it, so the people can drink." Moses did this in front of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Bozez

1 Samuel 14:4

Now in the pass through which Jonathan planned to get across to the Philistine garrison, there was a sharp crag on one side and a sharp crag on the other side. The name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other was Seneh.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Seneh

1 Samuel 14:4

Now in the pass through which Jonathan planned to get across to the Philistine garrison, there was a sharp crag on one side and a sharp crag on the other side. The name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other was Seneh.

Rocks » Often sharp-pointed and craggy

1 Samuel 14:4

Now in the pass through which Jonathan planned to get across to the Philistine garrison, there was a sharp crag on one side and a sharp crag on the other side. The name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other was Seneh.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Rimmon

Judges 20:45

The rest of them turned and ran into the wilderness in the direction of the rock of Rimmon, but 5,000 of them were killed on the highways while 2,000 of them were overtaken and killed near Gidom.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as defence of his people

Psalm 31:2-3

Listen to me, and deliver me quickly. Become a rock of safety for me, a fortified citadel to deliver me; For you are my rock and my fortress; for the sake of your name guide me and lead me.

Rocks » Described as » Hard

Jeremiah 5:3

LORD, don't your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they didn't flinch. You brought them to an end, but they refused to receive discipline. They made their faces harder than stone, and they refused to repent.

Rocks » Were a defence to a country

Isaiah 33:16

this is the one who will live on the heights; his refuge will be a mountain fortress. His food will be supplied, and his water will be guaranteed.

Rocks » Often had holes and clefts

Exodus 33:22

and as my glory passes by, I'll put you in a crevice in the rock, and cover you with my hand until I've 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 unleavened bread. Fire broke out from inside the boulder, consuming the meat and unleavened bread. Then the angel of the LORD vanished in front of him.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Etam

Judges 15:8

So he attacked them ruthlessly in a massive slaughter, then left to live in the caves of Etam.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as refuge of his people

Isaiah 32:2

Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted 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, to the quarry from which you were hewn.

Rocks » Used as » Places for idolatrous worship

Isaiah 57:5

you who burn with lust among the oaks, under every spreading tree, who slaughter your children in the ravines, under the clefts of the rocks?

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

Isaiah 32:2

Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted land.

Rocks » Man's industry in cutting through

Job 28:9-10

"Using a flint, he thrusts his hand, overturning mountains by the roots. He cuts a channel through the rocks, while his eyes search for anything of value.

Rocks » Dreaded by mariners

Acts 27:29

Fearing that we might run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and began praying for daylight to come.

Rocks » Described as » Durable

Job 19:24

using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever.

Rocks » Important events often engraved upon

Job 19:24

using an iron stylus with lead for ink! Then they'd be engraved in rock forever.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Wild goats

Job 39:1

"Do you know when the mountain goat gives birth? Do you watch the doe as it calves its young?

Ships » Endangered by » Rocks

Acts 27:29

Fearing that we might run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and began praying for daylight to come.

Topics on Rocks

People As Rocks

16;9;11

You divided the sea in front of them, and they traveled through the midst of the sea on dry ground. You hurled their pursuers into the depths, as one throws a stone into turbulent waters.

Provision From Rocks

5;8;15

who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, and who led you through the vast and dangerous desert, that parched land without water, with its poisonous snakes and scorpions. He brought water out of solid rock for you,

Splitting Rocks

19;78;15

He caused the rocks to split in the wilderness, and gave them water as from an abundant sea.

Striking Rocks

2;17;6

I'll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock and water will come out of it, so the people can drink." Moses did this in front of the elders of Israel.

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