One of my absolute favorite things to read about in the Bible is the miracles of God. What I love about miracles is that God didn’t limit miracles only for the Israelites. God performed many powerful miracles throughout time, in the lives and in front of the eyes of various people from different nations. There are so many miracles found in both the Old and New Testament, but today I want to share my favorite miracles in the Old Testament. So, here are 40 powerful miracles in the Old Testament and the scripture where you can read more about each miracle.
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40 Powerful Miracles In The Old Testament
1. God creates the world.
Read: Genesis 1:1-27
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (NKJV)
2. God blesses barren women with children.
Genesis 21:1-2 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. (NKJV)
Genesis 25:21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. (NKJV)
Genesis 3:22-24 Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb. And she conceived and bore a son, and said, “God has taken away my reproach.” So she called his name Joseph, and said, “The Lord shall add to me another son.” (NKJV)
1 Samuel 1: 19-20 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.” (NKJV)
5. Samson’s mother
Judges 13: 2-3 Now there was a certain man from Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren and had no children. 3 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Indeed now, you are barren and have borne no children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. (NKJV)
3. The walls of Jericho fall.
Read: Joshua 6:1-25
Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. (NKJV)
4. Ark of Noah survives the flood.
Read: Genesis 6,7,8
Genesis 8:1 Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. (NKJV)
5. The plagues in Egypt.
Read: Exodus 7-12
- Waters turn into blood
- Frogs produced
- Lice everywhere
- Flies everywhere
- Livestock diseased
- Boils on everyone
- Thunder & Hail
- Locusts everywhere
- Darkness for three days
- Death of the firstborn
Deuteronomy 26:8 Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. (NKJV)
6. Israelites cross the Red Sea.
Read: Exodus 14
Exodus 14:21-31 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. (NKJV)
7. Young men rescued from the fiery furnace.
Read: Daniel 3:8-27
Daniel 3: 25“Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (NKJV)
8. Manna sent from heaven.
Read: Exodus 16
Psalm 78:22-24 Yet He had commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, and given them of the bread of heaven. (NKJV)
9. Pillar of cloud and fire
Read: Exodus 13:21-22, 14:19-20
Exodus 13:21-22 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people. (NKJV)
10. Daniel rescued from the den of lions.
Read: Daniel 6
Daniel 6:20-22 And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” (NKJV)
11. Jonah rescued from the whale’s belly.
Read: Jonah 1-2
Jonah 2:10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. (NKJV)
12. The sun and moon stands still.
Read: Joshua 10:12-14
Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. (NKJV)
13. God vs Baal: Mount Carmel sacrifice consumed.
Read: 1 Kings 18: 20-40
1 Kings 18:38-39 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” (NKJV)
14. The iron axe floats.
Read: 2 Kings 6:1-6
2 Kings 6:6 So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it. (NKJV)
15. Naaman cured of leprosy
Read: 2 Kings 5:1-19
2 Kings 5:14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (NKJV)
16. Serpent that healed the Israelites.
Read: Numbers 21:4-9
Numbers 21:8-9 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived. (NKJV)
17. Israelites cross the Red Jordan.
Read: Joshua 3:1-17
Joshua 3:16-17 that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away at Adam, the city that is beside Zaretan. So the waters that went down into the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people crossed over opposite Jericho. Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan. (NKJV)
18. Elisha’s bones revive the dead.
Read: 2 Kings 13:20-21
2 Kings 13:21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet. (NKJV)
19. Elijah fed be ravens
Read: 1 kings 17:4-6
20. Water flows from the rock.
Waters from the rock in Rephidim
Exodus 17:5-6 And the Lord said to Moses, “Go on before the people, and take with you some of the elders of Israel. Also take in your hand your rod with which you struck the river, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. (NKJV)
Waters from the rock in Kadesh
Numbers 20:11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank. (NKJV)
21. Balaam’s donkey speaks.
Read: Numbers 22:21-35
Numbers 22:28 Then the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” (NKJV)
22. Enoch & Elijah don’t experience death.
Enoch taken by God to heaven.
Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. (NKJV)
Elijah taken by God to heaven.
2 Kings 2:11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (NKJV)
23. Marah’s waters sweetened.
Read: Exodus 15:22-27
Exodus 15:25 So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, (NKJV)
24. Elijah prays for rain & the drought ends.
Read: 1 Kings 18:41-45
1 Kings 18:44-45 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. (NKJV)
25. Dagon destroyed because of the Ark.
Read: 1 Samuel 5:1-12
1 Samuel 5:2-4 When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set it in its place again. And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso was left of it. (NKJV)
26. The son of the Shunammite resurrected.
Read: 2 Kings 4:8-37
2 Kings 4:34-35 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. (NKJV)
27. The widow of Zarephath experiences two miracles.
The widow’s food supernaturally increased.
1 Kings 17:15-16 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by Elijah. (NKJV)
The widow’s son raised from the dead.
1 Kings 17: 22-23 Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!” (NKJV)
28. The parting of the Jordan River
Read: 2 Kings 2:14-15
2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over. (NKJV)
29. The widows oil multiplied.
Read: 2 Kings 4:1-7
2 Kings 4:6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased (NKJV)
30. Sennacherib’s army destroyed
Read: 2 Kings 19:20-37
2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead. (NKJV)
31. Confusion of languages at Babel
Read: Genesis 11:1-9
Genesis 11:9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth. (NKJV)
32. The writing on the wall.
Read: Daniel 5:1-29
Daniel 5:5 In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. (NKJV)
33. Aaron’s rod blossoms.
Read: Numbers 17:1-11
Numbers 17:8 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced blossoms and yielded ripe almonds. (NKJV)
34. Lion slain by Samson.
Judges 14:5-6 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. (NKJV)
35. Hundred fed with 20 loaves.
Read: 2 Kings 4:42-44
2 Kings 4:42-44 Then a man came from Baal Shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.” But his servant said, “What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?” He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’ ” (NKJV)
36. Waters of Jericho healed.
Read: 2 Kings 2:20-22
2 Kings 2:21-22 Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’ ” So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke. (NKJV)
37. Earth opens and swallows Israelities
Read: Numbers 16:1-40
Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. (NKJV)
38. Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt.
Read: Genesis 19:1-29
Genesis 19: 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. (NKJV)
39. Burning Bush
Read: Exodus 3:1-4
Exodus 3:2 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. (NKJV)
40. Fire on Aaron’s sacrifice.
Leviticus 9:24 And fire came out from before the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat on the altar. When all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. (NKJV)
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