100 Bible Verses about The Ocean

Micah 7:19 ESV / 142 helpful votes

He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Psalm 139:9-10 ESV / 97 helpful votes

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.

Amos 9:6 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Who builds his upper chambers in the heavens and founds his vault upon the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the surface of the earth— the Lord is his name.

Isaiah 43:2 ESV / 70 helpful votes

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

Psalm 107:23-25 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Genesis 1:9 ESV / 59 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.

Habakkuk 2:14 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.

Genesis 1:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Ecclesiastes 11:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie.

Psalm 8:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

Proverbs 20:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Psalm 104:1-35 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters; he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; he makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved. ...

Genesis 1:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

Proverbs 8:27 ESV / 21 helpful votes

When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

Job 26:10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Zechariah 14:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.

Genesis 1:1-31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Psalm 139:17-18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.

Mark 6:48-52 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

Isaiah 41:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Psalm 93:1-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty! Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.

Luke 21:25 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Jeremiah 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do you not fear me? declares the Lord. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.

Psalm 148:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Psalm 89:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

James 1:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

Acts 27:27 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land.

John 6:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.

Matthew 8:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.

Matthew 4:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.

Jeremiah 31:35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord of hosts is his name:

Isaiah 9:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.

Psalm 107:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.

Psalm 107:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.

Psalm 93:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!

Job 38:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb,

Genesis 14:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And all these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Revelation 20:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.

Revelation 15:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.

Revelation 4:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind:

Acts 14:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.

Nahum 1:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers.

Lamentations 2:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea; who can heal you?

Jeremiah 51:42 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The sea has come up on Babylon; she is covered with its tumultuous waves.

Jeremiah 6:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They lay hold on bow and javelin; they are cruel and have no mercy; the sound of them is like the roaring sea; they ride on horses, set in array as a man for battle, against you, O daughter of Zion!”

Isaiah 57:20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt.

Isaiah 50:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Why, when I came, was there no man; why, when I called, was there no one to answer? Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, by my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.

Isaiah 48:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea;

Isaiah 11:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 5:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They will growl over it on that day, like the growling of the sea. And if one looks to the land, behold, darkness and distress; and the light is darkened by its clouds.

Proverbs 8:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

Psalm 136:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Psalm 107:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;

Psalm 107:23-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep.

Psalm 104:26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

Psalm 104:25-26 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.

Psalm 104:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great.

Psalm 95:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 65:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples,

Job 41:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He makes the deep boil like a pot; he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

Job 38:10-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Job 11:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.

1 Kings 4:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore,

Numbers 34:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the border shall go down to the Jordan, and its limit shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land as defined by its borders all around.”

Numbers 34:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“For the western border, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast. This shall be your western border.

Exodus 20:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

Exodus 13:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle.

Exodus 10:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the Lord turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt.

Genesis 49:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Zebulun shall dwell at the shore of the sea; he shall become a haven for ships, and his border shall be at Sidon.

Genesis 22:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies,

Revelation 13:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Jude 1:13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

2 Corinthians 11:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

On frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers;

2 Corinthians 11:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea;

Acts 27:41 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But striking a reef, they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf.

Acts 27:20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.

Acts 27:9 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Since much time had passed, and the voyage was now dangerous because even the Fast was already over, Paul advised them,

Acts 4:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them,

John 21:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Mark 4:39 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Matthew 18:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Matthew 14:25 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea.

Matthew 14:22-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear.

Matthew 8:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go.” So they came out and went into the pigs, and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the waters.

Matthew 8:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

Zechariah 10:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He shall pass through the sea of troubles and strike down the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up. The pride of Assyria shall be laid low, and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.

Haggai 2:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.

Nahum 3:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Are you better than Thebes that sat by the Nile, with water around her, her rampart a sea, and water her wall?

Ezekiel 47:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, and enters the sea; when the water flows into the sea, the water will become fresh.

Ezekiel 27:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And say to Tyre, who dwells at the entrances to the sea, merchant of the peoples to many coastlands, thus says the Lord God: “O Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’

Ezekiel 26:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For thus says the Lord God: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you,

Ezekiel 26:18 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall, and the coastlands that are on the sea are dismayed at your passing.’

Ezekiel 26:3-4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock.

Jeremiah 51:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Therefore thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will plead your cause and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her sea and make her fountain dry,

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