'Mountain' in the Bible
And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, so today it is said: “It will be provided on the Lord’s mountain.”
Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his relatives to eat a meal. So they ate a meal and spent the night on the mountain.
Over and above what I am giving your brothers, I am giving you the one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and bow.”
Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
He answered, “I will certainly be with you, and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you bring the people out of Egypt, you will all worship God at this mountain.”
Now the Lord had said to Aaron, “Go and meet Moses in the wilderness.” So he went and met him at the mountain of God and kissed him.
You will bring them in and plant themon the mountain of Your possession;Lord, You have prepared the placefor Your dwelling;Lord, Your hands have established the sanctuary.
Moses’ father-in-law Jethro, along with Moses’ wife and sons, came to him in the wilderness where he was camped at the mountain of God.
After they departed from Rephidim, they entered the Wilderness of Sinai and camped in the wilderness, and Israel camped there in front of the mountain.
Moses went up the mountain to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain: “This is what you must say to the house of Jacob, and explain to the Israelites:
Put boundaries for the people all around the mountain and say: Be careful that you don’t go up on the mountain or touch its base. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death.
No hand may touch him; instead he will be stoned or shot with arrows. No animal or man will live. When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they may go up the mountain.”
Then Moses came down from the mountain to the people and consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.
On the third day, when morning came, there was thunder and lightning, a thick cloud on the mountain, and a loud trumpet sound, so that all the people in the camp shuddered.
Then Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
Mount Sinai was completely enveloped in smoke because the Lord came down on it in fire. Its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.
The Lord came down on Mount Sinai at the top of the mountain. Then the Lord summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and he went up.
But Moses responded to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, since You warned us: Put a boundary around the mountain and consider it holy.”
All the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain surrounded by smoke. When the people saw it they trembled and stood at a distance.
And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early the next morning and set up an altar and 12 pillars for the 12 tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and stay there so that I may give you the stone tablets with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”
So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua and went up the mountain of God.
When Moses went up the mountain, the cloud covered it.
Moses entered the cloud as he went up the mountain, and he remained on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights.
Be careful to make them according to the pattern you have been shown on the mountain.
You are to set up the tabernacle according to the plan for it that you have been shown on the mountain.
Construct the altar with boards so that it is hollow. They are to make it just as it was shown to you on the mountain.
When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt—we don’t know what has happened to him!”
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides—inscribed front and back.
As he approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses became enraged and threw the tablets out of his hands, smashing them at the base of the mountain.
No one may go up with you; in fact, no one must be seen anywhere on the mountain. Even the flocks and herds are not to graze in front of that mountain.”
As Moses descended from Mount Sinai—with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands as he descended the mountain—he did not realize that the skin of his face shone as a result of his speaking with the Lord.
They set out from the mountain of the Lord on a three-day journey with the ark of the Lord’s covenant traveling ahead of them for those three days to seek a resting place for them.
After Moses removed Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim range and see the land that I have given the Israelites.
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb: ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough.
You came near and stood at the base of the mountain, a mountain blazing with fire into the heavens and enveloped in a dense, black cloud.
The Lord spoke to you face to face from the fire on the mountain.
At that time I was standing between the Lord and you to report the word of the Lord to you, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain. And He said:
“The Lord spoke these commands in a loud voice to your entire assembly from the fire, cloud, and thick darkness on the mountain; He added nothing more. He wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
All of you approached me with your tribal leaders and elders when you heard the voice from the darkness and while the mountain was blazing with fire.
When I went up the mountain to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant the Lord made with you, I stayed on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights. I did not eat bread or drink water.
On the day of the assembly the Lord gave me the two stone tablets, inscribed by God’s finger. The exact words were on them, which the Lord spoke to you from the fire on the mountain.
“So I went back down the mountain, while it was blazing with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.
I took the sinful calf you had made, burned it up, and crushed it, thoroughly grinding it to powder as fine as dust. Then I threw it into the stream that came down from the mountain.
“The Lord said to me at that time, ‘Cut two stone tablets like the first ones and come to Me on the mountain and make a wooden ark.
So I made an ark of acacia wood, cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and climbed the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.
Then on the day of the assembly, the Lord wrote on the tablets what had been written previously, the Ten Commandments that He had spoken to you on the mountain from the fire. The Lord gave them to me,
and I went back down the mountain and placed the tablets in the ark I had made. And they have remained there, as the Lord commanded me.”
“I stayed on the mountain 40 days and 40 nights like the first time. The Lord also listened to me on this occasion; He agreed not to annihilate you.
the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer,the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope,and the mountain sheep.
Then you will die on the mountain that you go up, and you will be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.
They summon the peoples to a mountain;there they offer acceptable sacrifices.For they draw from the wealth of the seasand the hidden treasures of the sand.
But Samson stayed in bed until midnight when he got up, took hold of the doors of the city gate along with the two gateposts, and pulled them out, bar and all. He put them on his shoulders and took them to the top of the mountain overlooking Hebron.
Saul went along one side of the mountain and David and his men went along the other side. Even though David was hurrying to get away from Saul, Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.
As she rode the donkey down a mountain pass hidden from view, she saw David and his men coming toward her and met them.
David crossed to the other side and stood on top of the mountain at a distance; there was a considerable space between them.
Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. When the young man who was standing watch looked up, there were many people coming from the road west of him from the side of the mountain.
my God, my mountain where I seek refuge.My shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my refuge,and my Savior, You save me from violence.
So he got up, ate, and drank. Then on the strength from that food, he walked 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.”At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.
When she came up to the man of God at the mountain, she clung to his feet. Gehazi came to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone—she is in severe anguish, and the Lord has hidden it from me. He hasn’t told me.”
Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” So the Lord opened the servant’s eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
As Josiah turned, he saw the tombs there on the mountain. He sent someone to take the bones out of the tombs, and he burned them on the altar. He defiled it according to the word of the Lord proclaimed by the man of God who proclaimed these things.
He removed the foreign gods and the idol from the Lord’s temple, along with all the altars that he had built on the mountain of the Lord’s temple and in Jerusalem, and he threw them outside the city.
He did the same in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naphtali and on their surrounding mountain shrines.
But as a mountain collapses and crumblesand a rock is dislodged from its place,
Drenched by mountain rains,they huddle against the rocks, shelterless.
Do you know when mountain goats give birth?Have you watched the deer in labor?
“I have consecrated My Kingon Zion, My holy mountain.”
I cry aloud to the Lord,and He answers me from His holy mountain.Selah
For the choir director. Davidic.I have taken refuge in the Lord.How can you say to me,“Escape to the mountain like a bird!
A Description of the GodlyA Davidic psalm. Lord, who can dwell in Your tent?Who can live on Your holy mountain?
The Lord is my rock,my fortress, and my deliverer,my God, my mountain where I seek refuge,my shield and the horn of my salvation,my stronghold.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?Who may stand in His holy place?
Lord, when You showed Your favor,You made me stand like a strong mountain;when You hid Your face, I was terrified.
Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly.Be a rock of refuge for me,a mountain fortress to save me.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains;Your judgments, like the deepest sea.Lord, You preserve man and beast.
Send Your light and Your truth; let them lead me.Let them bring me to Your holy mountain,to Your dwelling place.
A song. A psalm of the sons of Korah.The Lord is great and highly praisedin the city of our God.His holy mountain,
Mount Bashan is God’s towering mountain;Mount Bashan is a mountain of many peaks.
Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks,at the mountain God desired for His dwelling?The Lord will live there forever!
He brought them to His holy land,to the mountain His right hand acquired.
The depths of the earth are in His hand,and the mountain peaks are His.
Exalt the Lord our God;bow in worship at His holy mountain,for the Lord our God is holy.
Before the day breaksand the shadows flee,I will make my way to the mountain of myrrhand the hill of frankincense.
In the last daysthe mountain of the Lord’s house will be establishedat the top of the mountainsand will be raised above the hills.All nations will stream to it,
and many peoples will come and say,“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,to the house of the God of Jacob.He will teach us about His waysso that we may walk in His paths.”For instruction will go out of Zionand the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Today he will stand at Nob,shaking his fist at the mountain of Daughter Zion,the hill of Jerusalem.
None will harm or destroy anotheron My entire holy mountain,for the land will be as fullof the knowledge of the Lordas the sea is filled with water.
Lift up a banner on a barren mountain.Call out to them.Wave your hand, and they will gothrough the gates of the nobles.
I will break Assyria in My land;I will tread him down on My mountain.Then his yoke will be taken from them,and his burden will be removed from their shoulders.
Send lambs to the ruler of the land,from Sela in the desertto the mountain of Daughter Zion.
The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feastfor all the peoples on this mountain—a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.
On this mountainHe will destroy the burial shroud,the shroud over all the peoples,the sheet covering all the nations;
For the Lord’s power will rest on this mountain.But Moab will be trampled in his placeas straw is trampled in a dung pile.
On that daya great trumpet will be blown,and those lost in the land of Assyria will come,as well as those dispersed in the land of Egypt;and they will worship the Lordat Jerusalem on the holy mountain.
Streams flowing with water will be on every high mountain and every raised hill on the day of great slaughter when the towers fall.
Your singing will be like thaton the night of a holy festival,and your heart will rejoicelike one who walks to the music of a flute,going up to the mountain of the Lord,to the Rock of Israel.
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