140 Bible Verses About Mountains

Mountains…these towering formations embody God’s power, majesty, and faithfulness, serving as enduring symbols of endurance, triumph, judgment, holiness, and victory. Explore these 140 Bible verses about mountains to discover their symbolic representation of God’s enduring presence and grandeur in our faith journey.

God’s Majesty and Power over Mountains of Challenges

  • Psalm 95:4 – “In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.”
  • Job 9:5 – “He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.”
  • Psalm 97:5 – “The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.”
  • Isaiah 2:2 – “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.”
  • Habakkuk 3:6 – “He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed—but he marches on forever.”
  • Psalm 104:32 – “He who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.”
  • Nahum 1:5 – “The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it.”
  • Micah 1:4 – “The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope.”
  • Isaiah 64:1 – “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!”

Mountains as Places of Worship and Revelation

  • Exodus 19:20 – “The Lord descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up.”
  • Exodus 34:2 – “Be ready in the morning, and then come up on Mount Sinai. Present yourself to me there on top of the mountain.”
  • Matthew 5:1 – “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him.”
  • 1 Kings 18:42 – “So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.”
  • Genesis 22:2 – “Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.'”
  • 2 Chronicles 3:1 – “Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David.”
  • Mark 9:2 – “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.”
  • Matthew 17:1 – “After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.”
  • Exodus 3:1 – “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.”

God’s Creation of Nature and the Beauty of Mountains

  • Psalm 90:2 – “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”
  • Psalm 125:2 – “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”
  • Psalm 104:10 – “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.”
  • Psalm 104:18 – “The high mountains belong to the wild goats; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.”
  • Isaiah 55:12 – “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
  • Psalm 65:6 – “Who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength.”
  • Nahum 1:15 – “Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed.”
  • Job 28:9 – “People assault the flinty rock with their hands and lay bare the roots of the mountains.”

Mountains as Symbol of Strength and Stability

  • Psalm 125:1 – “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.”
  • Psalm 18:7 – “The earth trembled and quaked, and the foundations of the mountains shook; they trembled because he was angry.”
  • Psalm 46:2 – “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
  • Jeremiah 31:5 – “Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit.”
  • Habakkuk 3:10 – “The mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.”
  • Psalm 144:5 – “Part your heavens, Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.”
  • Jeremiah 4:24 – “I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills were swaying.”

Mountains as Places of Refuge and Safety

  • Psalm 11:1 – “In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain.'”
  • Psalm 121:1 – “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?”
  • Obadiah 1:3 – “The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?'”
  • Isaiah 33:16 – “They are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them.”
  • Ezekiel 28:14 – “You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.”
  • 2 Samuel 22:34 – “He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.”
  • Psalm 18:33 – “He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.”
  • Psalm 78:54 – “And so he brought them to the border of his holy land, to the hill country his right hand had taken.”
  • Micah 4:1 – “In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.”
  • Psalm 87:1 – “He has founded his city on the holy mountain.”

Prophetic Visions and Promises that Include Mountains

  • Isaiah 2:3 – “Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.'”
  • Isaiah 25:6 – “On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine—the best of meats and the finest of wines.”
  • Isaiah 25:7 – “On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations.”
  • Isaiah 30:29 – “And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people playing pipes go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.”
  • Isaiah 40:9 – “You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, ‘Here is your God!'”
  • Isaiah 66:20 – “And they will bring all your people, from all the nations, to my holy mountain in Jerusalem as an offering to the Lord on horses, in chariots and wagons, and on mules and camels,” says the Lord. ‘They will bring them, as the Israelites bring their grain offerings, to the temple of the Lord in ceremonially clean vessels.'”
  • Ezekiel 20:40 – “For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord, there in the land all the people of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings and your choice gifts, along with all your holy sacrifices.”
  • Joel 3:18 – “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias.”
  • Zechariah 8:3 – “This is what the Lord says: ‘I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.'”
  • Zechariah 14:4 – “On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south.”

God’s Sovereignty and Judgment over Mountains of Obstacles

  • Isaiah 13:4 – “Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war.”
  • Jeremiah 51:25 – “‘I am against you, you destroying mountain, you who destroy the whole earth,’ declares the Lord. ‘I will stretch out my hand against you, roll you off the cliffs, and make you a burned-out mountain.'”
  • Micah 1:3 – “Look! The Lord is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.”
  • Micah 1:5 – “All this is because of Jacob’s transgression, because of the sins of the people of Israel. What is Jacob’s transgression? Is it not Samaria? What is Judah’s high place? Is it not Jerusalem?”
  • Ezekiel 6:2 – “Son of man, set your face against the mountains of Israel; prophesy against them.”
  • Ezekiel 36:1 – “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord.'”
  • Zephaniah 1:10 – “On that day,” declares the Lord, “a cry will go up from the Fish Gate, wailing from the New Quarter, and a loud crash from the hills.”
  • Ezekiel 38:20 – “The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.”
  • Amos 9:13 – “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.'”
  • Revelation 6:16 – “They called to 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!'”

Miracles and Divine Intervention over Mountains of Trials

  • Mark 11:23 – “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.”
  • Matthew 17:20 – “He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'”
  • Luke 3:5 – “Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.”
  • Zechariah 4:7 – “‘What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’'”
  • Isaiah 41:15 – “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and crush them, and reduce the hills to chaff.”
  • Psalm 114:4 – “The mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.”
  • Psalm 114:6 – “You mountains, that you leaped like rams, you hills, like lambs?”
  • Matthew 21:21 – “Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.'”
  • Psalm 68:16 – “Why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the Lord himself will dwell forever?”

God’s Eternal Promise to Face Mountains of Hardship

  • Isaiah 65:9 – “I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah those who will possess my mountains; my chosen people will inherit them, and there will my servants live.”
  • Isaiah 65:25 – “The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.”
  • Micah 4:2 – “Many nations will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.’ The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
  • Psalm 48:2 – “Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King.”
  • Psalm 72:3 – “May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.”
  • Psalm 133:3 – “It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”
  • Isaiah 27:13 – “And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem.”

Mount Zion and Jerusalem as Significant Mountains in the Bible

  • Psalm 48:1 – “Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.”
  • Psalm 2:6 – “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.”
  • Psalm 99:9 – “Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy.”
  • Isaiah 10:12 – “When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.'”
  • Isaiah 18:7 – “At that time gifts will be brought to the Lord Almighty from a people tall and smooth-skinned, from a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers—the gifts will be brought to Mount Zion, the place of the Name of the Lord Almighty.”
  • Isaiah 24:23 – “The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the Lord Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory.”
  • Isaiah 31:4 – “This is what the Lord says to me: ‘As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey—and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor—so the Lord Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.'”

Mountains During End Times and Eschatology

  • Isaiah 11:9 – “They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
  • Isaiah 56:7 – “These I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
  • Isaiah 57:13 – “When you cry out for help, let your collection of idols save you! The wind will carry all of them off, a mere breath will blow them away. But whoever takes refuge in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.”
  • Isaiah 65:11 – “But as for you who forsake the Lord and forget my holy mountain, who spread a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny.”
  • Joel 2:1 – “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand.”
  • Obadiah 1:21 – “Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”
  • Micah 4:7 – “I will make the lame my remnant, those driven away a strong nation. The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion from that day and forever.”
  • Zechariah 14:10 – “The whole land, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem, will become like the Arabah. But Jerusalem will be raised up high from the Benjamin Gate to the site of the First Gate, to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the royal winepresses, and will remain in its place.”
  • Revelation 14:1 – “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.”
  • Revelation 21:10 – “And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.”

God’s Presence and Glory Amid Mountains of Difficulties

  • Exodus 24:15 – “When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it.”
  • Exodus 24:16 – “And the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud.”
  • Exodus 24:17 – “To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.”
  • Exodus 34:29 – “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.”
  • 2 Peter 1:18 – “We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.”
  • Matthew 17:5 – “While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!'”
  • Exodus 19:18 – “Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently.”
  • Exodus 19:19 – “As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.”
  • Isaiah 19:23 – “In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together.”
  • Revelation 4:1 – “After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.'”

Figurative Language and Symbolism of Mountains

  • Isaiah 40:4 – “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.”
  • Isaiah 49:11 – “I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up.”
  • Isaiah 52:7 – “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!'”
  • Song of Songs 2:8 – “Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.”
  • Isaiah 35:10 – “And those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”
  • Isaiah 54:10 – “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”
  • Psalm 36:6 – “Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”

Historical Events on Mountains

  • Joshua 8:30 – “Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the Lord, the God of Israel.”
  • Deuteronomy 27:4 – “And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster.”
  • 1 Samuel 23:14 – “David stayed in the wilderness strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.”
  • 1 Samuel 23:19 – “The Ziphites went up to Saul at Gibeah and said, ‘Is not David hiding among us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hakilah, south of Jeshimon?'”
  • 1 Kings 18:20 – “So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.”
  • 2 Kings 2:25 – “And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.”
  • 2 Kings 4:25 – “So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, ‘Look! There’s the Shunammite!'”
  • 1 Kings 19:8 – “So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.”
  • 1 Kings 19:11 – “The Lord said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.'”
  • Deuteronomy 34:1 – “Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the Lord showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan.”

Covenant and Law that Happened on Mountains

  • Exodus 19:3 – “Then Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain and said, ‘This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel.'”
  • Exodus 19:12 – “Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, ‘Be careful that you do not approach the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain is to be put to death.’”
  • Exodus 19:14 – “After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes.”
  • Exodus 19:17 – “Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.”
  • Exodus 20:18 – “When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance.”
  • Exodus 24:12 – “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction.'”
  • Deuteronomy 5:4 – “The Lord spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.”
  • Deuteronomy 9:9 – “When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the Lord had made with you, I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water.”
  • Deuteronomy 9:10 – “The Lord gave me two stone tablets inscribed by the finger of God. On them were all the commandments the Lord proclaimed to you on the mountain out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.”
  • Deuteronomy 10:4 – “The Lord wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments he had proclaimed to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly. And the Lord gave them to me.”

Faith and Encouragement in the Midst of Mountains of Tribulations

  • Psalm 61:2 – “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
  • Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
  • Psalm 31:3 – “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”
  • Isaiah 26:4 – “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
  • Habakkuk 3:19 – “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”
  • Psalm 27:5 – “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.”
  • Psalm 40:2 – “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”


The symbolism of mountains in the Bible reveals God’s power. May the heartfelt lessons from these 140 Bible verses about mountains inspire and guide us as we ascend our spiritual peaks!

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