'Mountains' in the Bible
The flood water surged even higher throughout the earth, until all the highest mountains under the sky were covered.
The flood waters rose 15 cubits above the mountains.
The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.
The flood water continued to recede until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.
God said, "Please take your son, your unique son whom you love Isaac and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him as a burnt offering there on one of the mountains that I will point out to you."
Your father's blessings will prove to be stronger than blessings from the eternal mountains or bounties from the everlasting hills. May they come to rest on Joseph's head, May they be set upon the brow of the one who was separated from his own brothers."
Why should the Egyptians say, "He brought them out with an evil intention to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your anger and change your mind about the calamity against your people.
The Amalekites came down, accompanied by some Canaanites who lived in the mountains. They attacked and defeated them even while the Israelis were retreating to Hormah.
Then Balaam uttered this prophetic statement: "King Balak of Moab brought me from Aram, from the eastern mountains, and told me, "Come and curse Jacob for me. Come and curse Israel.'
Then the LORD told Moses, "You are to climb these Abarim mountains and look over the land that I'm going to give the Israelis.
They traveled from Almon-diblathaim, then rested in the mountains of Abarim, facing Nebo.
They traveled from the mountains of Abarim, then rested in the plains of Moab by the Jordan River, across from Jericho.
a land without scarcity. You'll eat food in it and lack nothing. It's a land where its rocks are iron and you can dig copper from its mountains."
Be sure you destroy there all the places where the nations that you're going to dispossess serve their gods upon the high mountains and hills and under every leafy tree.
For a fire breaks out in my anger burning to the deepest part of the afterlife, consuming the earth and its produce and igniting the foundations of the mountains.
the choicest portion of the eternal mountains, and the best of the everlasting hills;
Your territorial border will extend from the wilderness to the Lebanon Mountains, to the river that great River Euphrates all the land of the Hittites as far as the Mediterranean Sea where the sun sets.
So Joshua conquered all of these territories: the hill country, all of the Negev, the entire land of Goshen with its foothills, the plains of Jordan, and the mountains of Israel with its foothills
Mountains tremble at the presence of the LORD even Sinai! at the presence of the LORD God of Israel.
Midian's control predominated throughout Israel, and because of Midian the Israelis went out to find temporary hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and fortified places.
When Gaal saw the army, he observed to Zebul, "Look there! People are coming down from the top of the mountains." But Zebul replied to him, "You're looking at morning shadows cast by the mountains. They just look like men to you."
Then she continued talking with her father, "Do this for me: leave me alone by myself for two months. I'll go up to the mountains and cry there because I'll never marry. My friends and I will go."
So he said, "Go!" He sent her away for two months. She left with her friends and cried there on the mountains because she would never marry.
Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the LORD's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."
Mountains of Gilboa, let no dew or rain fall on you, and may none of your fields be filled with plenty, because in that place the shield of the valiant ones was defiled, the shield of Saul without an anointing with oil.
"Go out," he responded, "and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD." And there was the LORD, passing by! A tremendous, mighty windstorm was tearing at the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces in the presence of the LORD, but the LORD was not in the windstorm. After the wind there came an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
So Micaiah replied: "I saw all of Israel scattered on the mountains like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD told me, "These have no master, so let them each return to his own home in peace.'"
By your messengers you have insulted the LORD. You have claimed, "With my many chariots I ascended the heights of the mountains, including the remotest regions of Lebanon; I cut down its tall cedars and the best of its cypress trees. I entered its most remote lodging place and its most fruitful forest.
And so Micaiah replied: "I saw all of Israel scattered on the mountains like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD told me, "These have no master, so let them each return to his own home in peace.'"
In addition to all of this, he built high places in the mountains of Judah, led the inhabitants of Jerusalem into cultic sexual immorality, and made Judah go astray.
"He removes mountains without their knowledge, overthrowing them in his anger.
"Mountains fall and crumble; rocks are dislodged from their places.
"Using a flint, he thrusts his hand, overturning mountains by the roots.
He ranges the mountains that are his pasture to search for anything green.
I take refuge in the LORD. So how can you say to me, "Flee like a bird to the mountains."?
The world shook and trembled; the foundations of the mountains quaked, they shook because he was angry.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.
Therefore we will not be frightened when the earth roars, when the mountains shake in the depths of the seas,
when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains tremble despite their pride. Interlude
I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.
The One who established the mountains by his strength is clothed with omnipotence.
You mountains of many peaks, why do you watch with envy the mountain in which God has chosen to dwell? Indeed, the LORD will live there forever.
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people and the hills bring righteousness.
You are enveloped by light; more majestic than mountains filled with game.
Mountains were covered by its shadows, and the mighty cedars by its branches.
Like a fire burning a forest, and a flame setting mountains ablaze.
Before the mountains were formed or the earth and the world were brought forth, you are God from eternity to eternity.
Mountains melt like wax in the LORD's presence In the presence of the LORD of all the earth.
let the rivers clap their hands in unison; and let the mountains sing for joy
You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains.
Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them.
He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains.
He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.
The high mountains are for wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badger.
He looks at the earth and it shakes; he touches the mountains and they smoke.
the mountains skipped like rams, and the hills like lambs.
Mountains, that you skipped like rams? And you hills, that you skipped like lambs?
I lift up my eyes toward the mountains from where will my help come?
Just as mountains encircle Jerusalem, so the LORD encircles his people, from now to eternity.
It is like the dew of Hermon falling on Zion's mountains. For there the LORD commanded his blessing life everlasting. A Song of Ascents
Bow your heavens, LORD, and descend; touch the mountains, and they will smolder.
Before the mountains were shaped, before there were hills, I was bringing them to birth.
The voice of my beloved! Look! He's coming, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn around, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the rugged mountains.
Come quickly, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.
"It will come about in the last days that the mountain that is the LORD's Temple will be established as the highest of mountains, and will be raised above the hills; all the nations will stream to it.
Therefore the anger of the LORD burned against his people, so he stretched out his hands against them and afflicted them. The mountains quaked, and their corpses were like refuse in the middle of the streets. Throughout all of this, his anger has not turned away, and his hands are still stretched out to attack.
"Listen! There's a noise on the mountains like that of a great multitude! Listen! There's an uproar among the kingdoms, like that of nations massing together! The LORD of the Heavenly Armies is mustering an army for battle.
to crush the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will turn away from you, and his burden from your shoulders."
The nations roar like the rushing of many waters, but the LORD will rebuke them, and they will run far away, chased like chaff blown down from the mountains or like thick dust that rolls along, blown along by a wind storm.
All you inhabitants of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you'll see it. When a trumpet sounds, you'll hear it!
And they will all be left for birds of prey that live on the mountains and for wild animals. Birds of prey will pass the summer feeding on them, and all the wild animals will pass the winter feeding on them.
Their slain will be thrown out; and as for their dead bodies their stench will ascend; the mountains will be soaked with their blood.
By your messengers you have insulted the LORD, and you have said, "With my many chariots I have climbed the heights of mountains, the utmost heights of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, the choicest of its pines; I reached its remotest heights, the most verdant of its forests.
"Who has measured the waters of the sea in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens by the width of his hand? Who has enclosed the dust of the earth in a measuring bowl, or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
"See, I'm making you into a new, sharp, and multi-tooth threshing sledge. You'll thresh and crush the mountains, and make the hills like chaff.
I'll devastate the mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I'll turn rivers into islands, and dry up the ponds.
"Shout for joy, you heavens, for the LORD has done it! Shout aloud, you depths of the earth! Burst out with singing, you mountains, you forest, and all your trees! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob and will display his glory in Israel.
"I myself will go before you, and he will make the mountains level; I'll shatter bronze doors and cut through iron bars.
saying to captives, "Come out!' and to those who are in darkness, "Be free!' "They will feed on all the mountains, and their pasture will be on all the barren hills.
I'll turn all my mountains into a road, and my highways will be raised up.
Shout with joy, you heavens, and rock with glee, you earth! Break out in song, you mountains! The LORD is comforting his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the one who brings news of peace, who announces good things, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns!'
For the mountains may collapse and the hills may reel, but my gracious love will not depart from you, neither will my covenant of peace totter," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
"For you will go out in joy, and come back with peace; the mountains and the hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands.
If only you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence
When you did awesome deeds that we expected, you came down, and the mountains shuddered before you.
both your iniquities and your ancestors' iniquities together,'' says the LORD. "Because they offered incense on the mountains and insulted me on hills, I'll measure into their laps full payment for their earlier actions."
I'll bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah they will inherit my mountains; my chosen people will inherit it, and my servants will live there.
Truly the hills are a deception, and the mountains are confusion. Truly, in the LORD our God is Israel's salvation."
I looked at the mountains; they were quaking, and all the hills moved back and forth.
I'll weep and mourn for the mountains, and lament for the desert pastures, because they are desolate and no one passes through them. They don't hear the lowing of the cattle. Both the birds of the sky and the animals have fled. They're gone!
Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the mountains at twilight. You hope for light, but he turns it into deep darkness. He changes it into heavy gloom.
As certainly as I'm alive and living," declares the King, whose name is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "Indeed, one will come like Tabor among the mountains and like Carmel by the sea.
My people have become lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them toward the mountains. They go from mountain to hill. They have forgotten their resting place.
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