Biblical Concept: Earthquake
Prologue: See Biblical Concepts: Nature and Acts of God and Disaster Theorem.
Conclusions (from the Bible verses): God uses earthquakes to punish, educate, evangelize, liberate, exhibit anger and wrath, and in war.
NAS 1 Kings 19:11 So He said, "Go forth, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking 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.
12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. (Elijah’s flight from Jezebel.)
NAS Isaiah 29:6 From the LORD of hosts you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise, With whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a consuming fire. (Jerusalem punishment.)
NAS Ezekiel 38:19 "And in My zeal and in My blazing wrath I declare that on that day there will surely be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. (Great Tribulation: During Gog invasion.)
NAS Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders from Tekoa, which he envisioned in visions concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.
NAS Zechariah 14:5 And you will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with Him!
NAS Matthew 27:54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!" (Earthquake evangelism.)
NAS Matthew 28:2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
NAS Acts 16:26 and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's chains were unfastened. (Paul and Silas: Earthquake liberation.)
NAS Revelation 6:12 And I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; (Tribulation, 7 seal judgments.)
NAS Revelation 8:5 And the angel took the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. (Just after the 7th seal.)
NAS Revelation 11:13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; and seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Great Tribulation Jerusalem: After the two witnesses are taken to heaven.)
19 And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened; and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.
NAS Revelation 16:18 And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, and so mighty. (7th bowl judgment.)
NAS Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. (Tribulation.)
NAS Mark 13:8 "For nation will arise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. (Tribulation and global quaking.)
NAS Luke 21:11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. (Tribulation.)
NAS Psalm 46:3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
NAS Psalm 60:2 Thou hast made the land quake, Thou hast split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters. (God does earthquakes.)
NAS Isaiah 64:1 Oh, that Thou wouldst rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Thy presence--
NAS Ezekiel 29:7 "When they took hold of you with the hand, You broke and tore all their hands; And when they leaned on you, You broke and made all their loins quake."
NAS Ezekiel 31:16 "I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the well-watered trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the earth beneath.
NAS Amos 8:8 "Because of this will not the land quake And everyone who dwells in it mourn? Indeed, all of it will rise up like the Nile, And it will be tossed about, And subside like the Nile of Egypt. (Coming national judgment.)
NAS Nahum 1:5 Mountains quake because of Him, And the hills dissolve; Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence, The world and all the inhabitants in it.
NAS Exodus 19:18 Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked violently. (Quake education.)
NAS Judges 5:4 "LORD, when Thou didst go out from Seir, When Thou didst march from the field of Edom, The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped, Even the clouds dripped water.
5 "The mountains quaked at the presence of the LORD, This Sinai, at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel. (Quake education.)
NAS 1 Samuel 14:15 And there was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. Even the garrison and the raiders trembled, and the earth quaked so that it became a great trembling. (War quake.)
NAS 2 Samuel 22:8 "Then the earth shook and quaked, The foundations of heaven were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry. (A song of David.)
NAS Psalm 18:7 Then the earth shook and quaked; And the foundations of the mountains were trembling And were shaken, because He was angry. (A Psalm of David.)
NAS Psalm 68:8 The earth quaked; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. (Quake education and confidence.)
NAS Isaiah 5:25 On this account the anger of the LORD has burned against His people, And He has stretched out His hand against them and struck them down, And the mountains quaked; and their corpses lay like refuse in the middle of the streets. For all this His anger is not spent, But His hand is still stretched out.
NAS Isaiah 64:3 When Thou didst awesome things which we did not expect, Thou didst come down, the mountains quaked at Thy presence.
NAS Jeremiah 49:21 The earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the Red Sea.
NAS Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw Thee and quaked; The downpour of waters swept by. The deep uttered forth its voice, It lifted high its hands.
NAS Proverbs 30:21 Under three things the earth quakes, And under four, it cannot bear up: (The power of human volition? Yes.)
NAS Jeremiah 8:16 From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses; At the sound of the neighing of his stallions The whole land quakes; For they come and devour the land and its fulness, The city and its inhabitants.
NAS Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, And the nations cannot endure His indignation.
NAS Jeremiah 51:29 So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.
NAS Joel 2:10 Before them the earth quakes, The heavens tremble, The sun and the moon grow dark, And the stars lose their brightness. (Day of the Lord.)
NAS Jeremiah 4:24 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, And all the hills moved to and fro. (Judgment on Israel.)