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What The Bible Says About The Subject Of: Thunder And Lightning

Thunder and lightning appeared when Moses was given the Ten Commandments to teach others.

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[KJV / ASV ] Luke Chapter 17:24 "For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - LIGHTNING

Lightning: Frequently referred to by the sacred writers (Nahum 1:3-6) [KJV / ASV ]

1. Thunder and lightning are spoken of as tokens of God's wrath and His Voice!
[KJV / ASV ] 2 Samuel 22:15
[KJV / ASV ] Job 28:26
[KJV / ASV ] Job 37:4
[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 135:7
[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 144:6
[KJV / ASV ] Zechariah 9:14

2. They represent God's glorious and awful majesty. (Revelation 4:5) [KJV / ASV ]

3.Some judgment of God on the world (Revelation 20:9) [KJV / ASV ]

The Bible Says That Lightning occurs 13 times in 13 bible verses:

[KJV / ASV ] 2 Samuel 22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.

[KJV / ASV ] Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder.

[KJV / ASV ] Job 37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

[KJV / ASV ] Job 38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder.

[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

[KJV / ASV ] Ezekiel 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

[KJV / ASV ] Ezekiel 1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

[KJV / ASV ] Daniel 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

[KJV / ASV ] Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. (whirlwinds are tornado's and hurricanes)

[KJV / ASV ] Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

[KJV / ASV ] Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.

[KJV / ASV ] Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

[KJV / ASV ] Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

Vine's Expository Dictionary Of New Testament Words


1 Strong's Number: 796 Greek: astrape

denotes (a) "lightning" (akin to LIGHT, B, No. 7),
[KJV /  ASV ] Matthew 24:27 
[KJV /  ASV ] Matthew 28:3 
[KJV /  ASV ] Luke 10:18 
[KJV /  ASV ] Luke 17:24;  
[KJV /  ASV ] Rev 4:5; in the plural,
[KJV /  ASV ] Rev. 8:5; 
[KJV /  ASV ] Rev.11:19; 
[KJV /  ASV ] Rev.16:18;  
[KJV /  ASV ] Luke 11:36 "bright shining, or shining brightness."   

[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 77:18 "The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven, the lightnings lightened the world, and the earth trembled and shook."

Easton's Bible Dictionary 

Thunder: often referred to in Scripture. [KJV / ASV ] Job 40:9 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 77:18 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 104:7 James and John were called by our Lord "sons of thunder" [KJV / ASV ] Mark 3:17 [KJV / ASV ] Job 39:19, instead of "thunder," as in the Authorized KJV Version, the Revised Version translates ( ra'amah) by "quivering main" ( marg., "shaking"). Thunder accompanied the giving of the Ten Commandments laws at Sinai [KJV / ASV ] Exodus 19:16. THUNDER was regarded as the voice of God: [KJV / ASV ] Job 37:2 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 18:13 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 81:7 [KJV / ASV ] John 12:29. In answer to Samuel's prayer 1 Samuel 12:17,18 [KJV / ASV ], God sent thunder, and "all the people greatly feared," for at such a season the wheat-harvest thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine.
Nave's Topical Bible 


Thunder Sent as a plague upon the Egyptians

[KJV / ASV ] Exodus 9:23-34 The Philistines, in battle with the people of Israel

[KJV / ASV ] 1 Samuel 7:10 Thunder Sent as a judgment

[KJV / ASV ] Isaiah 29:6 Thunder On Mount Sinai

[KJV / ASV ] Exodus 19:16 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 77:18 [KJV / ASV ] Hebrews 12:18,19 Thunder A sign of divine anger

[KJV / ASV ] 1 Samuel 12:17,18

Thunder A manifestation of divine power [KJV / ASV ] Job 26:14 [KJV / ASV ] Psalms 77:18

Sons of Zebedee called sons of Thunder
Apostle John's Family Lineage

[KJV / ASV ] Mark 3:17

Thunderous Facts About Thunder And Lightning
If Thunder is heard......... The Lightning is...
5 seconds after a Flash .... 1 miles away 
10 seconds after a Flash.... 2 miles away 
15 seconds after a Flash.... 3 miles away 
20 seconds after a Flash.... 4 miles away 
25 seconds after a Flash.... 5 miles away 
30 seconds after a Flash.... 6 miles away 
35 seconds after a Flash.... 7 miles away 
40 seconds after a Flash.... 8 miles away 

  It is recommended that you should begin to seek shelter
if the time between the lightning flash and the rumble of thunder
 is 30 seconds or less. You should not resume activities
 until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder. 

More people get stuck by thunder on the golf course with
an metal club in there hand than any other situation.
Do not stand near trees, on top mountains, or near metal buildings.
If lightning is approaching, run to your nearest shelter and wait
until the lightning has passed. Do not take a shower, or go near
your facut during lightning storms in case the lightning strikes
nearby and electicity goes through the metal plumbing in your pipes.
Always have a emergency kit of flashlights and extra water and food in storage.

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