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Theasaurus: Rocks

51 Bible Verses about Rocks

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Zechariah 12:3

And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth are gathered together against it.

Job 18:4

He tears himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for you? and shall the rock be removed out of its place?

Job 19:23-24

Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were engraved with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!

Job 41:24

His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, 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 danger, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide 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: therefore he came down to 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 showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

Job 30:6

To dwell in the clefts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.

Isaiah 32:2

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

Jeremiah 4:29

The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell in it.

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall catch them; and afterward will I send for 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 you 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 cave's mouth.

Jeremiah 49:16

Your fierceness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD.

Revelation 6:15-16

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the generals, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:

Genesis 49:23-25

The archers have fiercely attacked 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 God of Jacob; (from there is the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel:) Even by the God of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

Because I will proclaim the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are justice: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain.

Psalm 28:1

[A Psalm of David.] Unto you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 42:9

I will say unto God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 62:6

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.

Psalm 92:14-15

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

Isaiah 44:8

Fear not, neither be afraid: have not I told you from that time, and have declared it? you are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Habakkuk 1:12

Are you not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, you have ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, you have established them for correction.

Psalm 71:3

Be my strong habitation, to which I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you are my rock and my fortress.

Deuteronomy 32:30

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up?

2 Samuel 22:31-32

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, except the LORD? and who is a rock, except our God?

Psalm 18:30-31

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

Psalm 31:2-3

Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Psalm 61:1-3

[To the Chief Musician upon neginah, a Psalm of David.] Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Psalm 144:1-2

[A Psalm of David.] Blessed be the LORD my strength, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, 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 you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with imported seedlings:

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked: you are grown fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations they provoked him to anger. They sacrificed unto demons, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came in of late, whom your fathers feared not.read more.
Of the Rock that begat you you are unmindful, and have forgotten God that formed you.

2 Samuel 22:47

The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be God, 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 cry unto 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

And they shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake mightily the earth.

Honey » Found in » Rocks

Psalm 81:16

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

Rocks » Used as » Places of safety in danger

1 Samuel 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in danger, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide 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 caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake mightily the earth.

Revelation 6:15

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the generals, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall catch them; and afterward will I send for 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 grew fat, and kicked: you are grown fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Psalm 89:26

He shall cry unto 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, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 8:14

And he shall be as a sanctuary; but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

1 Peter 2:8

And, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient: to which also they were appointed.

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

Isaiah 17:10

Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with imported seedlings:

Psalm 18:1

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said,] I will love you, O LORD, my strength.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Whatever we trust in

Deuteronomy 32:31

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

Deuteronomy 32:37

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

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

O you 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 cave's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

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 killed of the children of Seir ten thousand. And another ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were dashed to 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 you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty land, where there was no water; who brought you 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 increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

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: therefore he came down to 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

Therefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.

Rocks » Bees often made their honey amongst

Psalm 81:16

He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

Rocks » Inhabited by » Conies

Psalm 104:18

The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the badgers.

Proverbs 30:26

The badgers 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 showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.

Job 30:3

From want and famine they are gaunt; fleeing of late into the wilderness, desolate and waste.

Job 30:6

To dwell in the clefts 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 grain offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did a wondrous thing; and Manoah and his wife looked on.

Judges 6:20-21

And the angel of God said unto him, Take the meat 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 meat and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the meat 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 you like the top of a rock: you shall be a place to spread nets upon; you shall be rebuilt no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, says the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 26:4

And they shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down 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 increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

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 have you here? and whom have you here, that you have hewed you out a sepulcher here, as he that hews him out a sepulcher on high, and that carves a tomb 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 sepulcher, and departed.

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Water brought from

Numbers 20:11

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he struck the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their animals also.

Exodus 17:6

Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and there shall come water 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 Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, 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 see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Exodus 33:21

And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a 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 pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side of Jordan.

Isaiah 10:26

And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

Your fierceness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD.

Job 39:28

She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the stronghold.

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 surely the mountain falling, comes to nothing, and the rock is removed out of its place.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Adullam

1 Chronicles 11:15

Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped 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 Christ.

Rocks » Casting down from, a punishment

2 Chronicles 25:12

And another ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that 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

Then came the children 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, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! read more.
And why have you brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? And why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth its water, and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock: so you shall give the congregation and their animals drink. And 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, you rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he struck the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their animals 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 sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Rocks » Hammers used for breaking

Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like a fire? says 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 tore 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 torn in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks were split;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Horeb in rephidim

Exodus 17:1-6

And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people did strive with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why do you strive with me? why do you test the LORD? And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Why is this that you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst? read more.
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they are almost ready to stone me. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, with which you smote the river, take in your hand, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and there shall come water 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 passes, 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 passes, 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 passes, 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 cut down 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

Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. For you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Rocks » Described as » Hard

Jeremiah 5:3

O LORD, are not your eyes upon the truth? you have stricken them, but they have not grieved; you have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: 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 on high: his place of defense shall be the fortresses of rocks: 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 you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand while I pass 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 meat and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the meat 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 struck them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock of Etam.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as refuge of his people

Isaiah 32:2

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

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as refuge of his people

Rocks » Illustrative of » The ancestor of a nation

Isaiah 51:1

Hearken to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock from where you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.

Rocks » Used as » Places for idolatrous worship

Isaiah 57:5

Enflaming 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 a man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a refuge from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

Rocks » Man's industry in cutting through

Job 28:9-10

He puts forth his hand upon the flinty rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots. He cuts out rivers in the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.

Rocks » Dreaded by mariners

Acts 27:29

Then fearing lest we should have fallen 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 engraved with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!

Rocks » Important events often engraved upon

Job 19:24

That they were engraved with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!

Rocks » Inhabited by » Wild goats

Job 39:1

Know you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or can you mark when the hinds do calve?

Ships » Endangered by » Rocks

Acts 27:29

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

Topics on Rocks

People As Rocks

16;9;11

And you did divide the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and their persecutors you threw into the deep, as a stone into the mighty waters.

Provision From Rocks

5;8;15

Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty land, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;

Splitting Rocks

19;78;15

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

Striking Rocks

2;17;6

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