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The rocks are hard.


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  Words of Wisdom  

Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come  water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.   Exodus 17:6 


And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.   Exodus 33:21-23 


Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his  water, and thou shalt bring forth to them  water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you  water out of this rock?
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the  water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.   Numbers 20:8-11 


For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.   Numbers 23:9 


And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.   Numbers 24:21 


Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no  water; who brought thee forth  water out of the rock of flint;
Who fed thee in the wilderness with  manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
And thou say in thine  heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.   Deuteronomy 8:15-17 


He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a  God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.   Deuteronomy 32:4 


He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the  fields; and he made him to suck  honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
 Butter of kine, and  milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of  wheat; and thou didst drink the pure  blood of the grape.
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook  God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.   Deuteronomy 32:13-15 


Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten  God that formed thee.   Deuteronomy 32:18 


How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.   Deuteronomy 32:30, 31 


And he shall say, Where are their  gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.   Deuteronomy 32:37, 38 


And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.   Judges 1:36 


And the angel of  God said unto him, Take the  flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
Then the angel of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the  flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up  fire out of the rock, and consumed the  flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.   Judges 6:20, 21 


And build an altar unto the LORD thy  God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the  wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.   Judges 6:26 


And they took two princes of the Midianites, Oreb and Zeeb; and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb, and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb, and pursued Midian, and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon on the other side Jordan.   Judges 7:25 


So Manoah took a kid with a meat offering, and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD: and the angel did wonderously; and Manoah and his wife looked on.   Judges 13:19 


And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.   Judges 15:8 


Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.
And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.
And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock.   Judges 15:11-13 


And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the  sword; all these were men of valor.
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.   Judges 20:45-47 


And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them.   Judges 21:13 


There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our  God.   1 Samuel 2:2 


When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.   1 Samuel 13:6 


And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.   1 Samuel 14:4 


Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David; wherefore he came down into a rock, and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.   1 Samuel 23:25 


Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.   1 Samuel 24:2 


And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until  water dropped upon them out of  heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the  field by  night.   2 Samuel 21:10 


And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
The  God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my  shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from  violence.   2 Samuel 22:2, 3 


For who is  God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our  God?
 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.   2 Samuel 22:32, 33 


The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the  God of the rock of my salvation.   2 Samuel 22:47 


The  God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of  God.   2 Samuel 23:3 


And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake 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:
And after the earthquake a  fire; but the LORD was not in the  fire: and after the  fire a still small voice.   1 Kings 19:11, 12 


Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.   1 Chronicles 11:15 


And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.   2 Chronicles 25:12 


And gavest them  bread from  heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth  water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.   Nehemiah 9:15 


And surely the mountains falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.   Job 14:18 


He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?
Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his  fire shall not shine.   Job 18:4, 5 


That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!   Job 19:24 


They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.   Job 24:8 


He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
He cutteth out  rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.   Job 28:9, 10 


When I washed my steps with  butter, and the rock poured me out  rivers of oil;
When I went out to the gate through the city, when I prepared my seat in the street!   Job 29:6, 7 


To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.   Job 30:6 


Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.   Job 39:1-3 


She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.   Job 39:28 


The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my  God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.   Psalm 18:2 


For who is  God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our  God?
It is  God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.   Psalm 18:31, 32 


The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the  God of my salvation be exalted.   Psalm 18:46 


For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.   Psalm 27:5 


Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.   Psalm 28:1 


Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.   Psalm 31:2, 3 


He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.   Psalm 40:2 


I will say unto  God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
As with a  sword in my  bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy  God?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in  God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my  God.   Psalm 42:9-11 


From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my  heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.   Psalm 61:2 


He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.   Psalm 62:2 


He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
In  God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in  God.   Psalm 62:6, 7 


Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.   Psalm 71:3 


He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused  waters to run down like  rivers.   Psalm 78:15, 16 


Behold, he smote the rock, that the  waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give  bread also? can he provide  flesh for his people?
Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a  fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
Because they believed not in  God, and trusted not in his salvation:
Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of  heaven,
And had rained down  manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the  corn of  heaven.   Psalm 78:20-24 


And they remembered that  God was their rock, and the high  God their redeemer.   Psalm 78:35 


He should have fed them also with the finest of the  wheat: and with  honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.   Psalm 81:16 


He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my  God, and the rock of my salvation.   Psalm 89:26 


To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.   Psalm 92:15 


But the LORD is my defence; and my  God is the rock of my refuge.   Psalm 94:22 


O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.   Psalm 95:1 


The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.   Psalm 104:18 


He opened the rock, and the  waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a  river.   Psalm 105:41 


Which turned the rock into a standing  water, the flint into a fountain of  waters.   Psalm 114:8 


The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the  sea; and the way of a man with a maid.   Proverbs 30:19 


The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.   Proverbs 30:26-28 


O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.   Song of Solomon 2:14 


Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.   Isaiah 2:10 


And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
In that day a man shall cast his idols of  silver, and his idols of  gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.   Isaiah 2:19-21 


And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.   Isaiah 7:19 


And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.   Isaiah 8:14 


And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the  sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.   Isaiah 10:26 


Because thou hast forgotten the  God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.   Isaiah 17:10, 11 


What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.   Isaiah 22:16, 17 


And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as  rivers of  water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.   Isaiah 32:2 


He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks:  bread shall be given him; his  waters shall be sure.   Isaiah 33:16 


Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.   Isaiah 42:11 


And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the  waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the  waters gushed out.   Isaiah 48:21 


Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.   Isaiah 51:1 


Enflaming yourselves with idols under every  green  tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?
Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.   Isaiah 57:5-7 


The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.   Jeremiah 4:29 


O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.   Jeremiah 5:3 


Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.   Jeremiah 13:4 


Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.   Jeremiah 16:16 


Will a man leave the  snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the  field? or shall the  cold flowing  waters that come from another place be forsaken?
Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;
To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.   Jeremiah 18:14-16 


Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?
But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a  fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about it.   Jeremiah 21:13, 14 


Is not my word like as a  fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.   Jeremiah 23:29, 30 


O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.   Jeremiah 48:28 


Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine  heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.   Jeremiah 49:16 


Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.   Jeremiah 51:25 


For her  blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;
That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her  blood upon the top of a rock, that it should not be covered.   Ezekiel 24:7, 8 


And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.   Ezekiel 26:4 


And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord  GOD.   Ezekiel 26:14 


Shall  horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the  God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the  river of the wilderness.   Amos 6:12-14 


The pride of thine  heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his  heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the  stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.   Obadiah 1:3, 4 


Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like  fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.   Nahum 1:6 


Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
And the  rain descended, and the  floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.   Matthew 7:24, 25 


And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of  hell shall not prevail against it.   Matthew 16:18 


And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.   Matthew 27:51-53 


And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.   Matthew 27:60 


And he bought fine  linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the  linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.   Mark 15:46 


He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the  flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.   Luke 6:48 


And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.   Luke 8:6 


They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.   Luke 8:13 


Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.   Acts 27:29 


As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.   Romans 9:33 


And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.   1 Corinthians 10:4 


And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.   1 Peter 2:8 


And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:   Revelation 6:15, 16 




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