38 Powerful Bible Verses about the Ocean (with Free Printable)

Have you ever experienced a gentle breeze as you walk along the beach? Imagine feeling the immense power of the wind, the gentle crash of the waves, and the moisture of wet sand as the waves rush across your feet.

The ocean is a vast and beautiful display of God’s might, beauty, and power. I have always been drawn to the Majestic  waves and the glorious sound of the roar of the billows as they crash upon the shore. don’t they have a way of beckoning to us? The ocean reminds us of how Mighty our God is – and how small we are.

Scripture has much to say about the ocean and other large bodies of water. If you have the chance to visit the ocean and hear the beckoning call of the sea, May these amazing Bible verses about the ocean come to mind as you ponder the Wonder and Splendor of our awesome creator. 

You can also download and print a copy of FREE Scripture wall art about the ocean at the end of this post!

Bible verses about the ocean

Bible Verses about God Creating the Ocean

The book of Genesis tells us that the earth was void and empty, and that darkness covered the surface of the deep. We also know that the Spirit of God hovered over the waters (Gen 1:2).

 It’s hard to imagine what a formless, empty, void may have looked like, but we are told that water existed before the world was created.

In verse 6, God spoke and commanded the waters to separate. The expanse (or vault) was called the sky.  In verse 9, God gathered waters under the sky to one place, and allowed dry ground to appear. These gathered waters were called seas –and God saw that it was good.

Here are a few scriptures that describe how God created the oceans and seas. 

Nehemiah 9:6

You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. 

Psalm 24:1-2

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.

Psalm 95:5

The sea is His, for it was He who made it, and His hands formed the dry land.

Psalm 146:6

He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.

Bible Verses about the Ocean: The Display of God’s Power

So many of the Bible verses about the ocean surround God’s power and might. The surging waves roar with power, declaring the force and strength of our amazing God. Take a look at these Scriptures, and be reminded that God’s power is at work in you!

Psalm 8:8-9 

…the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Bible verses and scriptures about waves and the ocean

Psalm 65:5-7

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds,

    God our Savior,

the hope of all the ends of the earth

    and of the farthest seas,

who formed the mountains by your power,

    having armed yourself with strength,

who stilled the roaring of the seas,

    the roaring of their waves,

    and the turmoil of the nations.

Job 9:8

He alone stretches out the heavens

    and treads on the waves of the sea.

Job 38:8-11

“Who shut up the sea behind doors

    when it burst forth from the womb,

when I made the clouds its garment

    and wrapped it in thick darkness,

when I fixed limits for it

    and set its doors and bars in place,

when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;

    here is where your proud waves halt’?

Job 38:16

“Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Scripture about the ocean pin 2

Psalm 42:7

Deep calls to deep

    in the roar of your waterfalls;

all your waves and breakers

    have swept over me.

Psalm 46:2-3

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 77:19

Your path led through the sea,

    your way through the mighty waters,

    though your footprints were not seen.

Psalm 89:9

You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.

Psalm 93:3-4

The seas have lifted up, Lord,

    the seas have lifted up their voice;

    the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,

    mightier than the breakers of the sea—

    the Lord on high is mighty.

Psalm 98:7

Let the sea roar and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it.

Psalm 104:5-6

He set the earth on its foundations;

    it can never be moved.

You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment;

    the waters stood above the mountains.

Psalm 104:25

There is the sea, great and broad, in which are swarms without number, animals both small and great.

Psalm 107:24-25

They saw the works of the Lord, his wonderful deeds in the deep.

For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves.

Psalm 107:29

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.

Bible verses about the seas

Psalm 135:6

The Lord does whatever pleases him,

    in the heavens and on the earth,

    in the seas and all their depths.

Isaiah 51:15

For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the Lord Almighty is his name.

Jeremiah 5:22

Should you not fear me?” declares the Lord.

    “Should you not tremble in my presence?

I made the sand a boundary for the sea,

    an everlasting barrier it cannot cross.

The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail;

    they may roar, but they cannot cross it.

Jeremiah 31:35

This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name…

Habakkuk 3:10

Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high.

Bible Verses about the Ocean: How the Seas Praise the Lord

Not only do the seas display God’s power and might, but there are Scriptures about the ocean that share how God’s creation proclaims the praises of the Lord. Check them out below!

Psalm 69:34

Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them…

Scriptures about the ocean

Psalm 136:6

…who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever.

Psalm 148:7

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths…

Bible Verses about the Ocean: The Depths of God’s Love and Forgiveness

The vast width and depth of the ocean is also a visual depiction of God’s love for us. His love for us is deeper than the oceans depths and farther than it expands throughout the earth.  Take a look at these Bible verses about the ocean that describe the wonder of God’s amazing love for his people! 

Micah 7:19

You will again have compassion on us;

    you will tread our sins underfoot

    and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Bible Verses about the Ocean: Free Printables

You can download and print this Bible verse printable to remind you of God’s amazing love for you that is deeper than the ocean!

In Conclusion

I hope that these Scriptures about the ocean remind you of our God’s great power and might.

If we choose to listen to his voice, he speaks to us tenderly, like the soft touch of a gentle ocean breeze.

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