Mountains: Majestic, magnificent, frightening, serene. It’s no wonder there are so many Bible verses about mountains. Did you know that Mountains are mentioned more than 500 times in the Bible?

Bible verses about mountains.
A picture of a mountain from a distance.

They play a crucial role e.g. The Covenant at Mount Sinai, the Mount of Olives where Jesus prayed before his arrest and crucifixion and later ascended into heaven, to name a few.

What Do Mountains Represent in the Bible?

In the Bible, mountains often serve as a metaphor for growth, faith, stability, and triumph, frequently associated with important events such as revelations and divine encounters with God, e.g.:

  1. Mount Sinai (Exodus 19-20): Where Moses stayed for 40 days and nights to receive the Ten Commandments. The story of the Burning Bush also occurred on this mountain, where God called Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
  2. Mount Moriah (Genesis 22): Abraham was tested by God and asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. God provided a ram as a substitute sacrifice.
  3. Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18): Here, the prophet Elijah challenged and defeated 450 prophets of Baal in a contest to prove who the true God is.

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  1. Mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34): This is where Moses lived out his final days and saw the Promised Land before he died. “Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance; you will not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel.”
  2. Mount of Olives (Luke 22:39-62): Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives moments before his arrest and trial. It is also the place from which Jesus ascended into heaven.
  3. Mount Ararat (Genesis 8:4): This mountain is traditionally believed to be where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the Great Flood.
  4. Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36): Jesus is transfigured – His body underwent a change in form and became radiant, where “His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them,” Mark 9:3, revealing his divine glory.

Hopefully, these Bible verses about mountains provide solace during trying times, give you a fresh perspective on life, strengthen your faith, or simply elevate and inspire you.

Bible Verses About Mountains

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.”

Psalm 125:1 

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.”

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.'”

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.”

Hebrews 12:22

“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,”

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”

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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.’ Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks 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.”

Bible verses about mountains.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 125:1.

Psalm 97:5

“The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.”

Matthew 14:23

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone,”

Matthew 5:14

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Mark 3:13

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.”

Luke 9:28

“About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.”

Luke 6:12

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”

Psalm 30:7

“LORD, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.”

Luke 21:21

“Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.”

Psalm 46:2

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,”

Luke 23:30

“Then ‘they will say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!”‘”

Psalm 68:15

“A mountain of God is the mountain of Bashan; a mountain of many peaks is the mountain of Bashan.”

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Psalm 90:2

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

John 6:3

“Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.”

Psalm 97:5

“The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.”

Bible verses about mountains.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 97:5.

Matthew 4:8

“Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.”

Psalm 65:6

“Who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength,”

Psalm 114:4

“The mountains leaped like rams, the hills like lambs.”

Matthew 15:29

“Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down.”

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.”

Psalm 125:2

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”

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.”

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Luke 6:12

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.”

Bible verses about mountains.
Bible verse from the book of Matthew 5:14.

Psalm 147:8

“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.”

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.”

Luke 21:37

“Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,”

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!'”

Ezekiel 35:8

“I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines.”

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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,”

Bible verses about mountains.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 97:5.

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.”