In this article, we will look at a collection of Bible verses about mountains. This is a fascinating subject to study, as it’s rich in symbolism. So, grab your Bible and let’s get started…
Did you know the Bible is filled with stories that involve mountains? And the cool thing is that sometimes these mountains literally mean a mountain, sometimes it’s symbolic, and sometimes it’s a combination of both.
This is the neat thing about God’s Word. It’s deep, having numerous layers of truth and insight. Today we will be exploring some scriptures about mountains. Now, if we took every single mountain in the Bible, this list of verses would be extensive.
So, what I did was solely focus on just the term mountain. This means you will not find specific verses on Mount Sinai or Mount Ararat, but more of the general mountains.
Before we dig in, I want to share some themes we see about mountains.
- Mountains in scripture convey power and strength
- Mountains can also symbolise an obstacle.
- Mountains were considered high places. Thus they were used for religious purposes, both for God and pagan rituals.
- Many amazing things happened on top of mountains. This is what we call, mountain top experiences.
Now, keep those themes in mind as you read through these mountain Bible verses! It will enrich what you learn from them.
Bible Verses About Mountains
All scriptures below are from the NKJV. You can hover over the reference, and read the amplified translation of that Bible verse. If you would like to check out other translations, then head over to Bible Gateway.
Isaiah 52:7 NKJV – 7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good [things], Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
1 Corinthians 13:2 NKJV – 2 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Psalm 121:1-2 NKJV – 1 A Song of Ascents. I will lift up my eyes to the hills–From whence comes my help? 2 My help [comes] from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.
Micah 4:1 NKJV – 1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days [That] the mountain of the LORD’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.
Psalm 125:2 NKJV – 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
Nahum 1:5 NKJV – 5 The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it.
Isaiah 54:10 NKJV – 10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
Psalm 104:5-9 NKJV – 5 [You who] laid the foundations of the earth, So [that] it should not be moved forever, 6 You covered it with the deep as [with] a garment; The waters stood above the mountains. 7 At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. 8 They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them. 9 You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth.
Matthew 21:21 NKJV – 21 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.
Zechariah 4:7 NKJV – 7 ‘Who [are] you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel [you shall become] a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” ‘ “
Mark 11:23 NKJV – 23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
Psalm 95:1-5 NKJV – 1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. 3 For the LORD [is] the great God, And the great King above all gods. 4 In His hand [are] the deep places of the earth; The heights of the hills [are] His also. 5 The sea [is] His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry [land].
Micah 1:4 NKJV – 4 The mountains will melt under Him, And the valleys will split Like wax before the fire, Like waters poured down a steep place.
Matthew 17:20 NKJV – 20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Isaiah 64:1-2 NKJV – 1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence– 2 As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil–To make Your name known to Your adversaries, [That] the nations may tremble at Your presence!
Nahum 1:15 NKJV – 15 Behold, on the mountains The feet of him who brings good tidings, Who proclaims peace! O Judah, keep your appointed feasts, Perform your vows. For the wicked one shall no more pass through you; He is utterly cut off.
Psalm 90:2 NKJV – 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You [are] God.
Psalm 46:1-3 NKJV – 1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of the sons of Korah. A Song for Alamoth. God [is] our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 [Though] its waters roar [and] be troubled, [Though] the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
Habakkuk 3:6 NKJV – 6 He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations. And the everlasting mountains were scattered, The perpetual hills bowed. His ways [are] everlasting.
Luke 6:12 NKJV – 12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
Judges 5:5 NKJV – 5 The mountains gushed before the LORD, This Sinai, before the LORD God of Israel.
Psalm 11:1 NKJV – 1 To the Chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David. In the LORD I put my trust; How can you say to my soul, “Flee [as] a bird to your mountain”?
Ezekiel 17:22 NKJV – 22 Thus says the Lord GOD: “I will take also [one] of the highest branches of the high cedar and set [it] out. I will crop off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one, and will plant [it] on a high and prominent mountain.
Hosea 10:8 NKJV – 8 Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, Shall be destroyed. The thorn and thistle shall grow on their altars; They shall say to the mountains, “Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”
Revelation 6:12-14 NKJV – 12 I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.
Joel 3:18 NKJV – 18 And it will come to pass in that day [That] the mountains shall drip with new wine, The hills shall flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; A fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD And water the Valley of Acacias.
Matthew 5:1-7 NKJV – 1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed [are] those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed [are] the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed [are] those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 7 Blessed [are] the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
Quick Reference List of Scriptures on Mountains
Most of my topical Bible verses, but here is a reference list of Bible verses about mountains. I enjoy doing this because sometimes you just want a clean list of verses to write down and not read through a massive list. I hope you find it helpful.
Like I do with all my topical Bible verses here is a simple reference list of Bible verses about light. I hope this makes it easy for you to jot down these verses in your journal or Bible for future use or study.
List of Mountain Verses
- Isaiah 52:7
- 1 Corinthians 13:2
- Psalm 121:1-2
- Micah 4:1
- Psalm 125:2
- Nahum 1:5
- Isaiah 54:10
- Psalm 104:5-9
- Matthew 21:21
- Zechariah 4:7
- Mark 11:23
- Psalm 95:1-5
- Micah 1:4
- Matthew 17:20
- Isaiah 64:1-2
- Nahum 1:15
- Psalm 90:2
- Psalm 46:1-3
- Habakkuk 3:6
- Luke 6:12
- Judges 5:5
- Psalm 11:1
- Ezekiel 17:22
- Hosea 10:8
- Revelation 6:12-14
- Joel 3:18
- Matthew 5:1-7
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Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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