What Does The Bible Say About The Majesty Of God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Exodus 3:6 – And he said: I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Moses hid his face: for he durst not look at God.
Exodus 19:16, 18, 20-21 – And now the third day was come, and the morning appeared: and behold thunders began to be heard, and lightning to flash, and a very thick cloud to cover the mount, and the noise of the trumpet sounded exceeding loud, and the people that was in the camp, feared. […] And all mount Sinai was on a smoke: because the Lord was come down upon it in fire, and the smoke arose from it as out of a furnace: and all the mount was terrible. […] And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, in the very top of the mount, and he called Moses unto the top thereof. And when he was gone up thither, He said unto him: Go down, and charge the people: lest they should have a mind to pass the limits to see the Lord, and a very great multitude of them should perish.
Exodus 20:18-19 – And all the people saw the voices and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mount smoking: and being terrified and struck with fear, they stood afar off, Saying to Moses: Speak thou to us, and we will hear: let not the Lord speak to us, lest we die.
Exodus 24:15-17 – And when Moses was gone up, a cloud covered the mount. And the glory of the Lord dwelt upon Sinai, covering it with a cloud six days: and the seventh day he called him out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like a burning fire upon the top of the mount, in the eyes of the children of Israel.
Exodus 33:20 – And again he said: Thou canst not see my face: for man shall not see me and live.
Deuteronomy 5:24-26 – Behold the Lord our God hath shewn us his majesty and his greatness, we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire, and have proved this day that God speaking with man, man hath lived. Why shall we die therefore, and why shall this exceeding great fire consume us: for if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die. What is all flesh, that it should hear the voice of the living God, who speaketh out of the midst of the fire, as we have heard, and be able to live?
Judges 5:4-5 – O Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, and passedst by the regions of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped water. The mountains melted before the face of the Lord, and Sinai before the face of the Lord the God of Israel.
1 Kings 6:20 – And the men of Bethsames said: Who shall be able to stand before the Lord this holy God? and to whom shall he go up from us?
Psalms 67:8-9 – O God, when thou didst go forth in the sight of thy people, when thou didst pass through the desert: The earth was moved, and the heavens dropped at the presence of the God of Sina, at the presence of the God of Israel.
Psalms 71:19 – And blessed be the name of his majesty for ever: and the whole earth shall be filled with his majesty. So be it. So be it.
Psalms 76:17 – The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee: and they were afraid, and the depths were troubled.
Psalms 103:1-2 – For David himself. Bless the Lord, O my soul: O Lord my God, thou art exceedingly great. Thou hast put on praise and beauty: And art clothed with light as with a garment. Who stretchest out the heaven like a pavilion:
Psalms 113:7 – At the presence of the Lord the earth was moved, at the presence of the God of Jacob:
Ecclesiasticus 18:4 – And who shall shew forth the power of his majesty? or who shall be able to declare his mercy?
Ecclesiasticus 42:26 – He hath established the good things of every one. And who shall be filled with beholding his glory?
Isaiah 2:19 – And they shall go into the holes of rocks, and into the caves of the earth from the face of the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall rise up to strike the earth.
Isaiah 6:1, 5 – In the year that king Ozias died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and elevated: and his train filled the temple. […] And I said: Woe is me, because I have held my peace; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people that hath unclean lips, and I have seen with my eyes the King the Lord of hosts.
1 Timothy 6:15-16 – which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
Hebrews 12:29 – for our “God is a consuming fire.”
Revelation 20:11 – Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.