This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “stone.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Exodus 19:13 They are to be STONED or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on them. No person or animal shall be permitted to live.’ Only when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast may they approach the mountain.”
Exodus 20:25 If you make an altar of STONES for me, do not build it with dressed STONES, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.
Exodus 21:18 “If people quarrel and one person hits another with a STONE or with their fist and the victim does not die but is confined to bed,
Exodus 21:28 “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be STONED to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
Exodus 21:29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be STONED and its owner also is to be put to death.
Exodus 21:32 If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull is to be STONED to death.
Exodus 23:24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred STONES to pieces.
Exodus 34:13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred STONES and cut down their Asherah poles.
Exodus 39:14 There were twelve STONES, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.
Leviticus 14:40 he is to order that the contaminated STONES be torn out and thrown into an unclean place outside the town.
Leviticus 14:42 Then they are to take other STONES to replace these and take new clay and plaster the house.
Leviticus 14:43 “If the defiling mold reappears in the house after the STONES have been torn out and the house scraped and plastered,
Leviticus 14:45 It must be torn down—its STONES, timbers and all the plaster—and taken out of the town to an unclean place.
Leviticus 20:2 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to STONE him.
Leviticus 20:27 “‘A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to STONE them; their blood will be on their own heads.’”
Leviticus 24:14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to STONE him.
Leviticus 24:16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord is to be put to death. The entire assembly must STONE them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
Leviticus 24:23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and STONED him. The Israelites did as the Lord commanded Moses.
Leviticus 26:1 [ Reward for Obedience ] “‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred STONE for yourselves, and do not place a carved STONE in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God.
Numbers 15:35 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must STONE him outside the camp.”
Numbers 15:36 So the assembly took him outside the camp and STONED him to death, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Numbers 35:17 Or if anyone is holding a STONE and strikes someone a fatal blow with it, that person is a murderer; the murderer is to be put to death.
Numbers 35:23 or, without seeing them, drops on them a STONE heavy enough to kill them, and they die, then since that other person was not an enemy and no harm was intended,
Deuteronomy 4:13 He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments, which he commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two STONE tablets.
Deuteronomy 4:28 There you will worship man-made gods of wood and STONE, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell.
Deuteronomy 5:22 These are the commandments the Lord proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two STONE tablets and gave them to me.
Deuteronomy 7:5 This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred STONES, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.
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 9:11 At the end of the forty days and forty nights, the Lord gave me the two STONE tablets, the tablets of the covenant.
Deuteronomy 10:1 [ Tablets Like the First Ones ] At that time the Lord said to me, “Chisel out two STONE tablets like the first ones and come up to me on the mountain. Also make a wooden ark.
Deuteronomy 10:3 So I made the ark out of acacia wood and chiseled out two STONE tablets like the first ones, and I went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
Deuteronomy 12:3 Break down their altars, smash their sacred STONES and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.
Deuteronomy 13:10STONE them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Deuteronomy 16:22 and do not erect a sacred STONE, for these the Lord your God hates.
Deuteronomy 17:5 take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and STONE that person to death.
Deuteronomy 19:14 Do not move your neighbor’s boundary STONE set up by your predecessors in the inheritance you receive in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
Deuteronomy 21:21 Then all the men of his town are to STONE him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
Deuteronomy 22:21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall STONE her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 22:24 you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and STONE them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you.
Deuteronomy 27:2 When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, set up some large STONES and coat them with plaster.
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.
Deuteronomy 27:5 Build there an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of STONES. Do not use any iron tool on them.
Deuteronomy 27:8 And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these STONES you have set up.”
Deuteronomy 27:17 “Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor’s boundary STONE.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
Deuteronomy 28:36 The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and STONE.
Deuteronomy 28:64 Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and STONE, which neither you nor your ancestors have known.
Deuteronomy 29:17 You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and STONE, of silver and gold.
Joshua 4:3 and tell them to take up twelve STONES from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight.”
Joshua 4:5 and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a STONE on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites,
Joshua 4:6 to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these STONES mean?’
Joshua 4:7 tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These STONES are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”
Joshua 4:8 So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve STONES from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down.
Joshua 4:9 Joshua set up the twelve STONES that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
Joshua 4:20 And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve STONES they had taken out of the Jordan.
Joshua 4:21 He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these STONES mean?’
Joshua 7:5 who killed about thirty-six of them. They chased the Israelites from the city gate as far as the STONE quarries and struck them down on the slopes. At this the hearts of the people melted in fear and became like water.
Joshua 7:25 Joshua said, “Why have you brought this trouble on us? The Lord will bring trouble on you today.” Then all Israel STONED him, and after they had STONED the rest, they burned them.
Joshua 8:31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses—an altar of uncut STONES, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the Lord burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings.
Joshua 8:32 There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua wrote on STONES a copy of the law of Moses.
Joshua 15:6 went up to Beth Hoglah and continued north of Beth Arabah to the STONE of Bohan son of Reuben.
Joshua 18:17 It then curved north, went to En Shemesh, continued to Geliloth, which faces the Pass of Adummim, and ran down to the STONE of Bohan son of Reuben.
Joshua 24:26 And Joshua recorded these things in the Book of the Law of God. Then he took a large STONE and set it up there under the oak near the holy place of the Lord.
Joshua 24:27 “See!” he said to all the people. “This STONE will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the Lord has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.”
Judges 3:19 But on reaching the STONE images near Gilgal he himself went back to Eglon and said, “Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you.” The king said to his attendants, “Leave us!” And they all left.
Judges 3:26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the STONE images and escaped to Seirah.
Judges 9:5 He went to his father’s home in Ophrah and on one STONE murdered his seventy brothers, the sons of Jerub-Baal. But Jotham, the youngest son of Jerub-Baal, escaped by hiding.
Judges 9:18 But today you have revolted against my father’s family. You have murdered his seventy sons on a single STONE and have made Abimelek, the son of his female slave, king over the citizens of Shechem because he is related to you.
Judges 20:16 Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a STONE at a hair and not miss.
1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a STONE and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
1 Samuel 14:33 Then someone said to Saul, “Look, the men are sinning against the Lord by eating meat that has blood in it.” “You have broken faith,” he said. “Roll a large STONE over here at once.”
1 Samuel 17:40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth STONES from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
1 Samuel 17:49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a STONE, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The STONE sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.
1 Samuel 17:50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a STONE; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.
1 Samuel 20:19 The day after tomorrow, toward evening, go to the place where you hid when this trouble began, and wait by the STONE Ezel.
1 Samuel 20:41 After the boy had gone, David got up from the south side of the STONE and bowed down before Jonathan three times, with his face to the ground. Then they kissed each other and wept together—but David wept the most.
1 Samuel 25:37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a STONE.
2 Samuel 5:11 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent envoys to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and STONEmasons, and they built a palace for David.
2 Samuel 12:30 David took the crown from their king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious STONES. David took a great quantity of plunder from the city
2 Samuel 16:6 He pelted David and all the king’s officials with STONES, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left.
2 Samuel 16:13 So David and his men continued along the road while Shimei was going along the hillside opposite him, cursing as he went and throwing STONES at him and showering him with dirt.
1 Kings 1:9 Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the STONE of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Judah,
1 Kings 5:15 Solomon had seventy thousand carriers and eighty thousand STONEcutters in the hills,
1 Kings 5:17 At the king’s command they removed from the quarry large blocks of high-grade STONE to provide a foundation of dressed STONE for the temple.
1 Kings 5:18 The craftsmen of Solomon and Hiram and workers from Byblos cut and prepared the timber and STONE for the building of the temple.
1 Kings 6:18 The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with gourds and open flowers. Everything was cedar; no STONE was to be seen.
1 Kings 6:36 And he built the inner courtyard of three courses of dressed STONE and one course of trimmed cedar beams.
1 Kings 7:9 All these structures, from the outside to the great courtyard and from foundation to eaves, were made of blocks of high-grade STONE cut to size and smoothed on their inner and outer faces.
1 Kings 7:10 The foundations were laid with large STONES of good quality, some measuring ten cubits and some eight.
1 Kings 7:11 Above were high-grade STONES, cut to size, and cedar beams.
1 Kings 7:12 The great courtyard was surrounded by a wall of three courses of dressed STONE and one course of trimmed cedar beams, as was the inner courtyard of the temple of the Lord with its portico.
1 Kings 8:9 There was nothing in the ark except the two STONE tablets that Moses had placed in it at Horeb, where the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after they came out of Egypt.
1 Kings 10:2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious STONES—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind.
1 Kings 10:10 And she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious STONES. Never again were so many spices brought in as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
1 Kings 10:11 (Hiram’s ships brought gold from Ophir; and from there they brought great cargoes of almugwood and precious STONES.
1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as STONES, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
1 Kings 12:18 King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel STONED him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
1 Kings 14:23 They also set up for themselves high places, sacred STONES and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
1 Kings 15:22 Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah—no one was exempt—and they carried away from Ramah the STONES and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa built up Geba in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.
1 Kings 18:31 Elijah took twelve STONES, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.”
1 Kings 18:32 With the STONES he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed.
1 Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the STONES and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
1 Kings 21:10 But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and STONE him to death.”
1 Kings 21:13 Then two scoundrels came and sat opposite him and brought charges against Naboth before the people, saying, “Naboth has cursed both God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and STONED him to death.
1 Kings 21:14 Then they sent word to Jezebel: “Naboth has been STONED to death.”
1 Kings 21:15 As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been STONED to death, she said to Ahab, “Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you. He is no longer alive, but dead.”
2 Kings 3:2 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, but not as his father and mother had done. He got rid of the sacred STONE of Baal that his father had made.
2 Kings 3:19 You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with STONES.”
2 Kings 3:25 They destroyed the towns, and each man threw a STONE on every good field until it was covered. They stopped up all the springs and cut down every good tree. Only Kir Hareseth was left with its STONES in place, but men armed with slings surrounded it and attacked it.
2 Kings 10:26 They brought the sacred STONE out of the temple of Baal and burned it.
2 Kings 10:27 They demolished the sacred STONE of Baal and tore down the temple of Baal, and people have used it for a latrine to this day.
2 Kings 12:12 the masons and STONEcutters. They purchased timber and blocks of dressed STONE for the repair of the temple of the Lord, and met all the other expenses of restoring the temple.
2 Kings 16:17 King Ahaz cut off the side panels and removed the basins from the movable stands. He removed the Sea from the bronze bulls that supported it and set it on a STONE base.
2 Kings 17:10 They set up sacred STONES and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.
2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, smashed the sacred STONES and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it. (It was called Nehushtan.)
2 Kings 19:18 They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and STONE, fashioned by human hands.
2 Kings 19:25 “‘Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of STONE.
2 Kings 22:6 the carpenters, the builders and the masons. Also have them purchase timber and dressed STONE to repair the temple.
2 Kings 23:14 Josiah smashed the sacred STONES and cut down the Asherah poles and covered the sites with human bones.
1 Chronicles 12:2 they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling STONES right-handed or left-handed; they were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin):
1 Chronicles 14:1 [ David’s House and Family ] Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, STONEmasons and carpenters to build a palace for him.
1 Chronicles 20:2 David took the crown from the head of their king—its weight was found to be a talent of gold, and it was set with precious STONES—and it was placed on David’s head. He took a great quantity of plunder from the city
1 Chronicles 22:2 [ Preparations for the Temple ] So David gave orders to assemble the foreigners residing in Israel, and from among them he appointed STONEcutters to prepare dressed STONE for building the house of God.
1 Chronicles 22:14 “I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the Lord a hundred thousand talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and STONE. And you may add to them.
1 Chronicles 22:15 You have many workers: STONEcutters, masons and carpenters, as well as those skilled in every kind of work
1 Chronicles 29:2 With all my resources I have provided for the temple of my God—gold for the gold work, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise, STONES of various colors, and all kinds of fine STONE and marble—all of these in large quantities.
1 Chronicles 29:8 Anyone who had precious STONES gave them to the treasury of the temple of the Lord in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite.
2 Chronicles 1:15 The king made silver and gold as common in Jerusalem as STONES, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
2 Chronicles 2:2 He conscripted 70,000 men as carriers and 80,000 as STONEcutters in the hills and 3,600 as foremen over them.
2 Chronicles 2:14 whose mother was from Dan and whose father was from Tyre. He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, STONE and wood, and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute any design given to him. He will work with your skilled workers and with those of my lord, David your father.
2 Chronicles 2:18 He assigned 70,000 of them to be carriers and 80,000 to be STONEcutters in the hills, with 3,600 foremen over them to keep the people working.
2 Chronicles 3:6 He adorned the temple with precious STONES. And the gold he used was gold of Parvaim.
2 Chronicles 9:1 [ The Queen of Sheba Visits Solomon ] When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious STONES—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind.
2 Chronicles 9:9 Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, large quantities of spices, and precious STONES. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
2 Chronicles 9:10 (The servants of Hiram and the servants of Solomon brought gold from Ophir; they also brought algumwood and precious STONES.
2 Chronicles 9:27 The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as STONES, and cedar as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the foothills.
2 Chronicles 10:18 King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but the Israelites STONED him to death. King Rehoboam, however, managed to get into his chariot and escape to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 14:3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred STONES and cut down the Asherah poles.
2 Chronicles 16:6 Then King Asa brought all the men of Judah, and they carried away from Ramah the STONES and timber Baasha had been using. With them he built up Geba and Mizpah.
2 Chronicles 24:21 But they plotted against him, and by order of the king they STONED him to death in the courtyard of the Lord’s temple.
2 Chronicles 26:15 In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large STONES from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.
2 Chronicles 31:1 When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred STONES and cut down the Asherah poles. They destroyed the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh. After they had destroyed all of them, the Israelites returned to their own towns and to their own property.
2 Chronicles 32:27 Hezekiah had very great wealth and honor, and he made treasuries for his silver and gold and for his precious STONES, spices, shields and all kinds of valuables.
2 Chronicles 34:11 They also gave money to the carpenters and builders to purchase dressed STONE, and timber for joists and beams for the buildings that the kings of Judah had allowed to fall into ruin.
Ezra 5:8 The king should know that we went to the district of Judah, to the temple of the great God. The people are building it with large STONES and placing the timbers in the walls. The work is being carried on with diligence and is making rapid progress under their direction.
Ezra 6:4 with three courses of large STONES and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.
Nehemiah 4:2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the STONES back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?”
Nehemiah 4:3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of STONES!”
Nehemiah 9:11 You divided the sea before them, so that they passed through it on dry ground, but you hurled their pursuers into the depths, like a STONE into mighty waters.
Esther 1:6 The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly STONES.
Job 5:23 For you will have a covenant with the STONES of the field, and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
Job 6:12 Do I have the strength of STONE? Is my flesh bronze?
Job 8:17 it entwines its roots around a pile of rocks and looks for a place among the STONES.
Job 14:19 as water wears away STONES and torrents wash away the soil, so you destroy a person’s hope.
Job 24:2 There are those who move boundary STONES; they pasture flocks they have stolen.
Job 38:30 when the waters become hard as STONE, when the surface of the deep is frozen?
Psalm 91:12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a STONE.
Psalm 102:14 For her STONES are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity.
Psalm 118:22 The STONE the builders rejected has become the CORNERSTONE;
Proverbs 15:25 The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary STONES in place.
Proverbs 22:28 [ Saying 5 ] Do not move an ancient boundary STONE set up by your ancestors.
Proverbs 23:10 [ Saying 11 ] Do not move an ancient boundary STONE or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
Proverbs 24:31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the STONE wall was in ruins.
Proverbs 26:8 Like tying a STONE in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a STONE, it will roll back on them.
Proverbs 27:3STONE is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Ecclesiastes 3:5 a time to scatter STONES and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
Ecclesiastes 10:9 Whoever quarries STONES may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
Song of Songs 4:4 Your neck is like the tower of David, built with courses of STONE; on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors.
Isaiah 5:2 He dug it up and cleared it of STONES and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.
Isaiah 8:14 He will be a holy place; for both Israel and Judah he will be a STONE that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.
Isaiah 9:10 “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed STONE; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.”
Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the STONES of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,
Isaiah 27:9 By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar STONES to be like limeSTONE crushed to pieces, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.
Isaiah 28:16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a STONE in Zion, a tested STONE, a precious CORNERSTONE for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.
Isaiah 37:19 They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and STONE, fashioned by human hands.
Isaiah 37:26 “Have you not heard? Long ago I ordained it. In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of STONE.
Isaiah 54:11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with STONES of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli.
Isaiah 54:12 I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious STONES.
Isaiah 57:6 The idols among the smooth STONES of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In view of all this, should I relent?
Isaiah 60:17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of STONES. I will make peace your governor and well-being your ruler.
Isaiah 62:10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the STONES. Raise a banner for the nations.
Jeremiah 2:27 They say to wood, ‘You are my father,’ and to STONE, ‘You gave me birth.’ They have turned their backs to me and not their faces; yet when they are in trouble, they say, ‘Come and save us!’
Jeremiah 3:9 Because Israel’s immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with STONE and wood.
Jeremiah 5:3Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you crushed them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than STONE and refused to repent.
Jeremiah 43:9 “While the Jews are watching, take some large STONES with you and bury them in clay in the brick pavement at the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace in Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah 43:10 Then say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: I will send for my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will set his throne over these STONES I have buried here; he will spread his royal canopy above them.
Jeremiah 51:26 No rock will be taken from you for a CORNERSTONE, nor any STONE for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 51:63 When you finish reading this scroll, tie a STONE to it and throw it into the Euphrates.
Lamentations 3:9 He has barred my way with blocks of STONE; he has made my paths crooked.
Lamentations 3:53 They tried to end my life in a pit and threw STONES at me;
Ezekiel 3:9 I will make your forehead like the hardest STONE, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”
Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of STONE and give them a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 16:40 They will bring a mob against you, who will STONE you and hack you to pieces with their swords.
Ezekiel 20:32 “‘You say, “We want to be like the nations, like the peoples of the world, who serve wood and STONE.” But what you have in mind will never happen.
Ezekiel 23:47 The mob will STONE them and cut them down with their swords; they will kill their sons and daughters and burn down their houses.
Ezekiel 26:12 They will plunder your wealth and loot your merchandise; they will break down your walls and demolish your fine houses and throw your STONES, timber and rubble into the sea.
Ezekiel 27:22 “‘The merchants of Sheba and Raamah traded with you; for your merchandise they exchanged the finest of all kinds of spices and precious STONES, and gold.
Ezekiel 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious STONE adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared.
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.
Ezekiel 28:16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery STONES.
Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of STONE and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 40:42 There were also four tables of dressed STONE for the burnt offerings, each a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit high. On them were placed the utensils for slaughtering the burnt offerings and the other sacrifices.
Ezekiel 46:23 Around the inside of each of the four courts was a ledge of STONE, with places for fire built all around under the ledge.
Daniel 5:4 As they drank the wine, they praised the gods of gold and silver, of bronze, iron, wood and STONE.
Daniel 5:23 Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and STONE, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways.
Daniel 6:17 A STONE was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.
Daniel 11:38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious STONES and costly gifts.
Hosea 3:4 For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred STONES, without ephod or household gods.
Hosea 5:10 Judah’s leaders are like those who move boundary STONES. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.
Hosea 10:1 Israel was a spreading vine; he brought forth fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred STONES.
Hosea 10:2 Their heart is deceitful, and now they must bear their guilt. The Lord will demolish their altars and destroy their sacred STONES.
Hosea 12:11 Is Gilead wicked? Its people are worthless! Do they sacrifice bulls in Gilgal? Their altars will be like piles of STONES on a plowed field.
Amos 5:11 You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built STONE mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.
Micah 1:6 “Therefore I will make Samaria a heap of rubble, a place for planting vineyards. I will pour her STONES into the valley and lay bare her foundations.
Micah 5:13 I will destroy your idols and your sacred STONES from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands.
Habakkuk 2:11 The STONES of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.
Habakkuk 2:19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’ Or to lifeless STONE, ‘Wake up!’ Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it.”
Haggai 2:15 “‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on—consider how things were before one STONE was laid on another in the Lord’s temple.
Zechariah 3:9 See, the STONE I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one STONE, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.
Zechariah 5:4 The Lord Almighty declares, ‘I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its STONES.’”
Matthew 3:9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these STONES God can raise up children for Abraham.
Matthew 4:3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these STONES to become bread.”
Matthew 4:6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a STONE.’”
Matthew 7:9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a STONE?
Matthew 21:35 “The tenants seized his servants; they beat one, killed another, and STONED a third.
Matthew 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The STONE the builders rejected has become the CORNERSTONE; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?
Matthew 21:44 Anyone who falls on this STONE will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and STONE those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Matthew 24:2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one STONE here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
Matthew 27:60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big STONE in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
Matthew 27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the STONE and posting the guard.
Matthew 28:2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the STONE and sat on it.
Mark 5:5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with STONES.
Mark 12:10 Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “‘The STONE the builders rejected has become the CORNERSTONE;
Mark 13:1 [ The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times ] As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive STONES! What magnificent buildings!”
Mark 13:2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one STONE here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
Mark 15:46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a STONE against the entrance of the tomb.
Mark 16:3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the STONE away from the entrance of the tomb?”
Mark 16:4 But when they looked up, they saw that the STONE, which was very large, had been rolled away.
Luke 3:8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these STONES God can raise up children for Abraham.
Luke 4:3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this STONE to become bread.”
Luke 4:11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a STONE.’”
Luke 13:34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and STONE those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Luke 19:40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the STONES will cry out.”
Luke 19:44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one STONE on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Luke 20:6 But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will STONE us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”
Luke 20:17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “‘The STONE the builders rejected has become the CORNERSTONE’?
Luke 20:18 Everyone who falls on that STONE will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”
Luke 21:5 [ The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times ] Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful STONES and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,
Luke 21:6 “As for what you see here, the time will come when not one STONE will be left on another; every one of them will be thrown down.”
Luke 22:41 He withdrew about a STONE’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,
Luke 24:2 They found the STONE rolled away from the tomb,
John 2:6 Nearby stood six STONE water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
John 8:5 In the Law Moses commanded us to STONE such women. Now what do you say?”
John 8:7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a STONE at her.”
John 8:59 At this, they picked up STONES to STONE him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
John 10:31 Again his Jewish opponents picked up STONES to STONE him,
John 10:32 but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you STONE me?”
John 11:8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to STONE you, and yet you are going back?”
John 11:38 [ Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead ] Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a STONE laid across the entrance.
John 11:39 “Take away the STONE,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
John 11:41 So they took away the STONE. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
John 19:13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the STONE Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha).
John 20:1 [ The Empty Tomb ] Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the STONE had been removed from the entrance.
Acts 4:11 Jesus is “‘the STONE you builders rejected, which has become the CORNERSTONE.’
Acts 5:26 At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would STONE them.
Acts 7:58 dragged him out of the city and began to STONE him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
Acts 14:5 There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and STONE them.
Acts 14:19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They STONED Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.
Acts 17:29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or STONE—an image made by human design and skill.
Romans 9:32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling STONE.
Romans 9:33 As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a STONE that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame.”
1 Corinthians 3:12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly STONES, wood, hay or straw,
2 Corinthians 3:3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of STONE but on tablets of human hearts.
2 Corinthians 3:7 [ The Greater Glory of the New Covenant ] Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on STONE, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was,
2 Corinthians 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with STONES, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
Hebrews 9:4 which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the STONE tablets of the covenant.
Hebrews 12:20 because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be STONED to death.”
1 Peter 2:4 [ The Living STONE and a Chosen People ] As you come to him, the living STONE—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—
1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living STONES, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a STONE in Zion, a chosen and precious CORNERSTONE, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”
1 Peter 2:7 Now to you who believe, this STONE is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The STONE the builders rejected has become the CORNERSTONE,”
1 Peter 2:8 and, “A STONE that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
Revelation 2:17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white STONE with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
Revelation 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, STONE and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.