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Theasaurus: Rocks

51 Bible Verses about Rocks

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Zechariah 12:3

And it shall be that in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone unto all peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, and all the Gentiles of the earth shall gather themselves together against her.

Job 18:4

O thou that dost tear thy soul in thine anger; shall the earth be forsaken because of thee and shall the rocks be removed out of their place?

Job 19:23-24

Oh, that my words were now written! Oh, that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

Job 41:24

His heart is as firm as a stone; as hard as a piece of the lower millstone.

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

1 Samuel 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people hid themselves in caves and in thickets and in rocks and in high places and in pits.

1 Samuel 23:25

Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David, and he came down from there into a rock and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

Job 24:8

They are wet with the floods of the mountains and embrace the rock for want of a covering.

Job 30:6

They dwelt in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust from the terrible presence of the LORD and from the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 32:2

And that man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a hot land.

Jeremiah 4:29

The whole city fled from the thunder of the horsemen and bowmen; they went into the thickets of the forests and climbed up upon the rocks; every city was forsaken, and not a man dwells therein.

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I send many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after, will I send many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Jeremiah 48:28

O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities and dwell in the rock and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy arrogance has deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dost dwell in the clefts of the rock, that dost hold the height of the mountain: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from there, said the LORD.

Revelation 6:15-16

And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that is seated upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb;

Genesis 49:23-25

The arches have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty one of Jacob; from there did the stone of Israel shepherd, by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of the heavens above, with blessings of the deep that lies under, with blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Because I will invoke the name of the LORD, ascribe ye greatness unto our God. The strong One, whose work is perfect: for all his ways are right; a God of truth and without iniquity, just and upright is he.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

(The Spirit of the LORD has spoken by me, and his word has been in my tongue. The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And as the light of the morning when the sun rises, of a morning shining forth without clouds, as the shining forth through light rain upon the tender grass of the earth:

Psalm 28:1

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent unto me lest, if thou be silent unto me, I become like those that go down into the grave.

Psalm 42:9

I will say unto God, My rock, why hast thou forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 62:6

He only is my rock and my saving health; he is my defence; I shall not be moved.

Psalm 92:14-15

They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be vigorous and flourishing to show that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Isaiah 44:8

Do not fear, neither be afraid; have I not caused thee to hear from of old and declared unto thee beforehand that which was to come? Then ye are my witnesses that there is no God but me, and there is no Strong One that I do not know.

Habakkuk 1:12

Art thou not from the beginning, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall not die, O LORD, thou hast ordained him for judgment, and thou hast established him strong for chastisement.

Psalm 71:3

Be thou my strong habitation unto which I may continually resort; thou hast given a commandment that I should be saved because thou art my rock and my fortress.

Deuteronomy 32:30

How could one chase a thousand and two put ten thousands to flight if their strong One had not sold them, and the LORD had not delivered them up?

2 Samuel 22:31-32

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is purified; he is a shield to all those that trust in him. For what God is there except the LORD? Or who is a Strong One, except our God?

Psalm 18:30-31

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is precise: a shield to all those that wait in him. For who is God except the LORD? or who is a refuge except our God?

Psalm 31:2-3

Incline thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake thou shalt lead me and guide me.

Psalm 61:1-3

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry unto thee when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.

Psalm 144:1-2

Blessed be the LORD my strength, who trains my hands for the battle and my fingers for the war: My mercy and my fortress; my high tower and my deliverer; my shield and he in whom I trust, who subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saving health and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength; therefore thou shalt plant pleasant plants and set it with strange slips:

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health. They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God, to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came from nearby, whom your fathers feared not.read more.
Of the strong One that begat thee thou art unmindful and hast forgotten the God that travailed for thee.

2 Samuel 22:47

The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God who is the rock of my salvation.

Psalm 18:46

The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

Psalm 78:35

And they remembered that God was their rock and the high God their redeemer.

Psalm 89:26

He shall call me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my saving health.

From Thematic Bible


Caves » Found in the » Rocks

Isaiah 2:19

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, because of the terrible presence of the LORD and because of the glory of his majesty when he shall arise to smite the earth.

Honey » Found in » Rocks

Psalm 81:16

And God would have fed them also the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock I would have satisfied thee.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth that he might eat the fruits of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the strong flint,

Rocks » Used as » Places of safety in danger

1 Samuel 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people hid themselves in caves and in thickets and in rocks and in high places and in pits.

Isaiah 2:19

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, because of the terrible presence of the LORD and because of the glory of his majesty when he shall arise to smite the earth.

Revelation 6:15

And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I send many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after, will I send many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as salvation of his people

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health.

Psalm 89:26

He shall call me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my saving health.

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

Romans 9:33

as it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock that will cause some to fall, and whosoever believes in him shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 8:14

Then he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock to cause a fall to both the houses of Israel, for a snare and for a net to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

1 Peter 2:8

and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, even to those who stumble at the word, not obeying in that for which they were ordained.

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

Isaiah 17:10

Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy saving health and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength; therefore thou shalt plant pleasant plants and set it with strange slips:

Rocks » Illustrative of » Whatever we trust in

Deuteronomy 32:31

For their strong one is not as our strong One, and even our enemies are judges of this.

Deuteronomy 32:37

And he shall say, Where are their gods, their strong one in whom they trusted,

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities and dwell in the rock and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is beautiful.

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

2 Chronicles 25:11-12

And Amaziah strengthened himself and led forth his people and went to the valley of salt and smote of the sons of Seir, ten thousand. And the sons of Judah took another ten thousand alive, whom they took unto the top of the rock and cast them down from the top of the rock, and they were all broken in pieces.

2 Kings 14:7

He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand and took Selah by war and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

Rocks » Often composed of flint

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness of burning serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint,

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth that he might eat the fruits of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the strong flint,

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

1 Samuel 23:25

Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David, and he came down from there into a rock and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

1 Samuel 23:28

Saul returned, therefore, from pursuing after David and went against the Philistines. For this reason they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

Rocks » Bees often made their honey amongst

Psalm 81:16

And God would have fed them also the finest of the wheat, and with honey out of the rock I would have satisfied thee.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth that he might eat the fruits of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the strong flint,

Rocks » Inhabited by » Conies

Psalm 104:18

The high mountains are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks for the conies.

Proverbs 30:26

the conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks;

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

Job 24:8

They are wet with the floods of the mountains and embrace the rock for want of a covering.

Job 30:3

For want and famine they walked alone; fleeing into solitude, to the dark place, desolate and waste.

Job 30:6

They dwelt in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

Rocks » Used as » Altars

Judges 13:19

So Manoah took a kid with a present and sacrificed it upon a rock unto the LORD, and the angel did wondrously, and Manoah and his wife looked on.

Judges 6:20-21

And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes and lay them upon this rock and pour out the broth. And he did so. Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.

Rocks » Described as » Barren

Ezekiel 26:14

And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt never be built again; for I the LORD have spoken, said the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 26:4

And they shall demolish the walls of Tyre and destroy her towers; I will also scrape her dust from her and make her like the top of a rock.

Rocks » The olive tree flourished amongst

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth that he might eat the fruits of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock and oil out of the strong flint,

Job 29:6

when I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil!

Rocks » Tombs often hewn out of

Isaiah 22:16

What hast thou here? or whom hast thou here that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here as he that hews himself out a sepulchre on a high place or that graves a habitation for himself in a rock?

Matthew 27:60

and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Water brought from

Numbers 20:11

Then Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Exodus 17:6

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the rock, and water shall come out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as foundation of his church

1 Peter 2:6

Therefore, also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion the chief corner stone, chosen, precious; and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.

Rocks » Used as » Places of observation

Numbers 23:9

For from the top of the rocks I have seen him, and from the hills I beheld him; behold, a people that shall dwell in confidence and shall not be counted among the Gentiles.

Exodus 33:21

And the LORD continued saying, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Oreb

Judges 7:25

And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb; and after they pursued Midian, they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of the Jordan.

Isaiah 10:26

And the LORD of the hosts shall raise up a scourge against him as the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb and shall raise up his rod upon the sea, by the way of Egypt.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

Thy arrogance has deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dost dwell in the clefts of the rock, that dost hold the height of the mountain: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from there, said the LORD.

Job 39:28

She dwells and abides on the rock upon the crag of the rock and the strong place.

Rocks » Illustrative of » A place of safety

Rocks » God's power exhibited in removing

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

Job 14:18

And certainly the mountain that falls is undone, and the rocks are removed out of their place.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Adullam

1 Chronicles 11:15

Now three of the thirty principal ones went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the camp of the Philistines was pitched in the valley of Rephaim.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as source of spiritual gifts

1 Corinthians 10:4

and did all drink the same spiritual drink, for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them; and that Rock was the Christ.

Rocks » Casting down from, a punishment

2 Chronicles 25:12

And the sons of Judah took another ten thousand alive, whom they took unto the top of the rock and cast them down from the top of the rock, and they were all broken in pieces.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as creator of his people

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Meribah in kadesh

Numbers 20:1-11

Then came the sons of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month; and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there and was buried there. And there was no water for the congregation; and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, Oh, that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! read more.
And why have ye caused the congregation of the LORD to come into this wilderness that we and our beasts should die here? And why have ye made us to come up out of Egypt to bring us in unto this evil place? It is not a place to plant seed or of figs or of vines or of pomegranates; there is not even any water to drink. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the congregation unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, and they fell upon their faces; and the glory of the LORD appeared upon them. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Take the rod and gather the congregation together, thou and Aaron, thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, and it shall give forth its water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. Then Moses took the rod from before the LORD as he commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » En-gedi

1 Samuel 24:1-2

And it came to pass when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi. Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.

Rocks » Houses often built on

Matthew 7:24-25

Therefore, whosoever hears these words of mine and does them, I will liken him unto a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock; and the rain descended, and the rivers came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded upon a rock.

Rocks » Hammers used for breaking

Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

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

1 Kings 19:11

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

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

Matthew 27:51

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

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Horeb in rephidim

Exodus 17:1-6

And all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and set up camp in Rephidim; and there was no water for the people to drink. And the people chided with Moses and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? Why do ye tempt the LORD? So the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses and said, Why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst? read more.
Then Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people and take with thee of the elders of Israel and thy rod, with which thou didst smite the river take in thine hand and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the rock, and water shall come out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Bozez

1 Samuel 14:4

And between the passages by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side and a sharp rock on the other side; and the name of the one was Bozez and the name of the other Seneh.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Seneh

1 Samuel 14:4

And between the passages by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side and a sharp rock on the other side; and the name of the one was Bozez and the name of the other Seneh.

Rocks » Often sharp-pointed and craggy

1 Samuel 14:4

And between the passages by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side and a sharp rock on the other side; and the name of the one was Bozez and the name of the other Seneh.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Rimmon

Judges 20:45

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon; and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as defence of his people

Psalm 31:2-3

Incline thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake thou shalt lead me and guide me.

Rocks » Described as » Hard

Jeremiah 5:3

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they did not feel it; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive chastisement; they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

Rocks » Were a defence to a country

Isaiah 33:16

he shall dwell upon the high places: fortresses of rocks shall be his place of refuge: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Rocks » Often had holes and clefts

Exodus 33:22

and it shall come to pass while my glory passes by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Fire ascended out of

Judges 6:21

Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Etam

Judges 15:8

And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter, and he went down and dwelt in the cleft of the rock Etam.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as refuge of his people

Isaiah 32:2

And that man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a hot land.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as refuge of his people

Rocks » Illustrative of » The ancestor of a nation

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD; look unto the rock from which ye are hewn and to the hole of the pit from which ye are dug.

Rocks » Used as » Places for idolatrous worship

Isaiah 57:5

inflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks?

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

Isaiah 32:2

And that man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a hot land.

Rocks » Man's industry in cutting through

Job 28:9-10

He put his hand upon the flint and overturned the mountains from the root. He cut rivers out of the rocks; and his eye saw every precious thing.

Rocks » Dreaded by mariners

Acts 27:29

Then fearing lest we should fall upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern and wished for the day.

Rocks » Described as » Durable

Job 19:24

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

Rocks » Important events often engraved upon

Job 19:24

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!

Rocks » Inhabited by » Wild goats

Job 39:1

Knowest thou the time when the mountain goats bring forth? Hast thou observed when the hinds calve?

Ships » Endangered by » Rocks

Acts 27:29

Then fearing lest we should fall upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern and wished for the day.

Topics on Rocks

People As Rocks

Nehemiah 9:11

And thou didst divide the sea before them so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors thou didst throw into the deeps, as a stone into the mighty waters.

Provision From Rocks

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness of burning serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint,

Splitting Rocks

Psalm 78:15

He clave the rocks in the wilderness and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

Striking Rocks

Exodus 17:6

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb, and thou shalt smite the rock, and water shall come out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.