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51 Bible Verses about Rocks

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Zechariah 12:3

It will happen in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples. All who burden themselves with it will be severely wounded, and all the nations of the earth will be gathered together against it.

Job 18:4

You who tear yourself in your anger, shall the earth be forsaken for you? Or shall the rock be removed out of its place?

Job 19:23-24

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

Job 41:24

His heart is as firm as a stone, yes, firm as the lower millstone.

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the fierceness of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken apart 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 did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits.

1 Samuel 23:25

Saul and his men went to seek him. When David was told, he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. 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 lack of a shelter.

Job 30:6

So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 32:2

A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.

Jeremiah 4:29

Every city flees for the noise of the horsemen and archers; they go into the thickets, and climb up on the rocks: every city is forsaken, and not a man dwells therein.

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says Yahweh, and they shall fish them up; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.

Jeremiah 48:28

You inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock; and be like the dove that makes her nest over the mouth of the abyss.

Jeremiah 49:16

As for your terror, the pride of your heart has deceived you, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who 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 Yahweh.

Revelation 6:15-16

The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains. They told the mountains and the rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,

Genesis 49:23-25

The archers have severely grieved him, shot at him, and persecute him: But his bow remained strong. The arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel), even by the God of your father, who will help you; by the Almighty, who will bless you, with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb.

Deuteronomy 32:3-4

For I will proclaim the name of Yahweh. Ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice: a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he.

2 Samuel 23:2-4

"The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me. His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God, shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springs out of the earth, through clear shining after rain.'

Psalm 28:1

To you, Yahweh, I call. My rock, don't be deaf to me; lest, if you are silent to me, I would become like those who go down into the pit.

Psalm 42:9

I will ask God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

Psalm 62:6

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

Psalm 92:14-15

They will still bring forth fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green, to show that Yahweh is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Isaiah 44:8

Don't fear, neither be afraid. Haven't I declared it to you long ago, and shown it? You are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Indeed, there is not. I don't know any other Rock."

Habakkuk 1:12

Aren't you from everlasting, Yahweh my God, my Holy One? We will not die. Yahweh, you have appointed him for judgment. You, Rock, have established him to punish.

Psalm 71:3

Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.

Deuteronomy 32:30

How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had delivered them up?

2 Samuel 22:31-32

As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, besides Yahweh? Who is a rock, besides our God?

Psalm 18:30-31

As for God, his way is perfect. The word of Yahweh is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, except Yahweh? Who is a rock, besides our God,

Psalm 31:2-3

Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, 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

Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

Psalm 144:1-2

Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to battle: my loving kindness, my fortress, my high tower, my deliverer, my shield, and he in whom I take refuge; who subdues my people under me.

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings.

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They moved him to jealousy with strange [gods]. They provoked him to anger with abominations. They sacrificed to demons, [which were] no God, to gods that they didn't know, to new [gods] that came up of late, which your fathers didn't dread.read more.
Of the Rock who became your father, you are unmindful, and have forgotten God who gave you birth.

2 Samuel 22:47

Yahweh lives! Blessed be my rock! Exalted be God, the rock of my salvation,

Psalm 18:46

Yahweh lives; and blessed be my rock. Exalted be the God of my salvation,

Psalm 89:26

He will call 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

Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily.

Honey » Found in » Rocks

Psalm 81:16

But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." A Psalm by Asaph.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, 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 a strait (for the people were distressed), then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in coverts, and in pits.

Isaiah 2:19

Men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Yahweh, and from the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake the earth mightily.

Revelation 6:15

The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.

Jeremiah 16:16

Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says Yahweh, and they shall fish them up; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as salvation of his people

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Psalm 89:26

He will call 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

even as it is written, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed."

1 Peter 2:8

and, "a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." For they 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

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not remembered the rock of your strength. Therefore you plant pleasant plants, and set out foreign seedlings.

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

He will say, "Where are their gods, The rock in which they took refuge;

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

You inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock; and be like the dove that makes her nest over the mouth of the abyss.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, 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 took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the children of Seir ten thousand. [other] ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces.

2 Kings 14:7

He killed of Edom in the Valley of Salt ten thousand, and took Sela by war, and called its name Joktheel, to this day.

Rocks » Often composed of flint

Deuteronomy 8:15

who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, [in which were] fiery serpents and scorpions, and thirsty ground 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. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;

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

1 Samuel 23:25

Saul and his men went to seek him. When David was told, he went down to the rock, and stayed in the wilderness of Maon. When Saul heard [that], he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

1 Samuel 23:28

So Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Sela Hammahlekoth.

Rocks » Bees often made their honey amongst

Psalm 81:16

But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock." A Psalm by Asaph.

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;

Rocks » Inhabited by » Conies

Psalm 104:18

The high mountains are for the wild goats. The rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers.

Proverbs 30:26

The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they 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 lack of a shelter.

Job 30:3

They are gaunt from lack and famine. They gnaw the dry ground, in the gloom of waste and desolation.

Job 30:6

So that they dwell in frightful valleys, and in holes of the earth and of the rocks.

Rocks » Used as » Altars

Judges 13:19

So Manoah took the young goat with the meal offering, and offered it on the rock to Yahweh: and [the angel] did wondrously, and Manoah and his wife looked on.

Judges 6:20-21

The angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened cakes, and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth." He did so. Then the angel of Yahweh stretched out the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and fire went up out of the rock, and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of Yahweh departed out of his sight.

Rocks » Described as » Barren

Ezekiel 26:14

I will make you a bare rock; you shall be a place for the spreading of nets; you shall be built no more: for I Yahweh have spoken it, says the Lord Yahweh.

Ezekiel 26:4

They shall destroy the walls of Tyre, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her a bare rock.

Rocks » The olive tree flourished amongst

Deuteronomy 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;

Job 29:6

when my steps were washed with butter, 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 has you here, that you have dug out a tomb here?' Cutting himself out a tomb on high, chiseling a habitation for himself in the rock!"

Matthew 27:60

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

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Water brought from

Numbers 20:11

Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.

Exodus 17:6

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

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as foundation of his church

1 Peter 2:6

Because it is contained in Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen, and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed."

Rocks » Used as » Places of observation

Numbers 23:9

For from the top of the rocks I see him. From the hills I see him. Behold, it is a people that dwells alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Exodus 33:21

Yahweh also said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Oreb

Judges 7:25

They took the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they killed at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian: and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon beyond the Jordan.

Isaiah 10:26

Yahweh of Armies will stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. His rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up like he did against Egypt.

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

As for your terror, the pride of your heart has deceived you, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who 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 Yahweh.

Job 39:28

On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, on the point of the cliff, 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? Who can endure the fierceness of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are broken apart by him.

Job 14:18

"But the mountain falling comes to nothing. The rock is removed out of its place;

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Adullam

1 Chronicles 11:15

Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the army of the Philistines were 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 of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

Rocks » Casting down from, a punishment

2 Chronicles 25:12

[other] ten thousand did the children of Judah carry away alive, and brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, so that they all were broken in pieces.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as creator of his people

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Meribah in kadesh

Numbers 20:1-11

The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. There was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. The people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying, "We wish that we had died when our brothers died before Yahweh! read more.
Why have you brought the assembly of Yahweh into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our animals? Why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to 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." Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting, and fell on their faces: and the glory of Yahweh appeared to them. Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their livestock drink." Moses took the rod from before Yahweh, as he commanded him. Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you water out of this rock for you?" Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » En-gedi

1 Samuel 24:1-2

It happened, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines, that it was told him, saying, "Behold, David is in the wilderness of En Gedi." Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men on the rocks of the wild goats.

Rocks » Houses often built on

Matthew 7:24-25

"Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock.

Rocks » Hammers used for breaking

Jeremiah 23:29

Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

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

1 Kings 19:11

He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.

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

Matthew 27:51

Behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth quaked and the rocks were split.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Horeb in rephidim

Exodus 17:1-6

All the congregation of the children of Israel traveled from the wilderness of Sin, by their journeys, according to Yahweh's commandment, and encamped in Rephidim; but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses, and said, "Give us water to drink." Moses said to them, "Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test Yahweh?" The people were thirsty for water there; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?" read more.
Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "What shall I do with these people? They are almost ready to stone me." Yahweh said to Moses, "Walk on before the people, and take the elders of Israel with you, and take the rod in your hand with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb. You shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Bozez

1 Samuel 14:4

Between the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a rocky crag on the one side, and a rocky crag 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

Between the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a rocky crag on the one side, and a rocky crag 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

Between the passes, by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistines' garrison, there was a rocky crag on the one side, and a rocky crag 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

They turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men, and followed hard after them to Gidom, and struck of them two thousand men.

Rocks » Illustrative of » God as defence of his people

Psalm 31:2-3

Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, 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 Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were 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 will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters will be sure.

Rocks » Often had holes and clefts

Exodus 33:22

It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;

Rocks » Miracles connected with » Fire ascended out of

Judges 6:21

Then the angel of Yahweh stretched out the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened cakes; and fire went up out of the rock, and consumed the meat and the unleavened cakes; and the angel of Yahweh departed out of his sight.

Rocks » Mentioned in scripture » Etam

Judges 15:8

He struck them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.

Rocks » Illustrative of » Christ as refuge of his people

Isaiah 32:2

A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large 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

"Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock you were cut from, and to the hold of the pit you were dug from.

Rocks » Used as » Places for idolatrous worship

Isaiah 57:5

you who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every green tree; who kill 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

A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.

Rocks » Man's industry in cutting through

Job 28:9-10

He puts forth his hand on the flinty rock, and he overturns the mountains by the roots. He cuts out channels among the rocks. His eye sees every precious thing.

Rocks » Dreaded by mariners

Acts 27:29

Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.

Rocks » Described as » Durable

Job 19:24

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

Rocks » Important events often engraved upon

Job 19:24

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

Rocks » Inhabited by » Wild goats

Job 39:1

"Do you know the time when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears fawns?

Ships » Endangered by » Rocks

Acts 27:29

Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight.

Topics on Rocks

People As Rocks

Nehemiah 9:11

You divided the sea before them, so that they went through the midst of the sea on the dry land; and you cast their pursuers into the depths, as a stone into the mighty waters.

Provision From Rocks

Deuteronomy 8:15

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

Splitting Rocks

Psalm 78:15

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

Striking Rocks

Exodus 17:6

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