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Theasaurus: Rivers

61 Bible Verses about Rivers

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Psalm 46:4

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Revelation 22:1

Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Revelation 16:4

Then the third [angel] emptied out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into (became) blood.

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Genesis 2:10

Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads.

Isaiah 41:18

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

Isaiah 43:19

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; then you will be nursed, you will be carried on her hip and trotted [lovingly bounced up and down] on her [God's maternal] knees.

Isaiah 18:1

Woe to the land whirring with wings which is beyond the rivers of Cush or Ethiopia,

Isaiah 19:5

And the waters shall fail from the Nile, and the river shall be wasted and become dry.

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts].

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

Zephaniah 3:10

From beyond the rivers of Cush or Ethiopia those who pray to Me, the daughter of My dispersed people, will bring and present My offering.

Amos 5:24

But let justice run down like waters and righteousness as a mighty and ever-flowing stream.

Ezekiel 47:9

And wherever the double river shall go, every living creature which swarms shall live. And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes.

Psalm 98:8

Let the rivers clap their hands; together let the hills sing for joy

Genesis 2:14

The third river is named Hiddekel [the Tigris]; it is the one flowing east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Ecclesiastes 1:7

All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come, to there and from there they return again.

Psalm 65:9

You visit the earth and saturate it with water; You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth.

Revelation 22:2

Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.

Genesis 15:18

On the same day the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying, To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates -- "the land of

Psalm 24:2

For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the currents and the rivers.

Exodus 7:20

Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded; [Aaron] lifted up the rod and smote the waters in the river in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and all the waters in the river were turned to blood.

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile].

Job 14:11

As waters evaporate from the lake, and the river drains and dries up,

Hebrews 5:10

Being designated and recognized and saluted by God as High Priest after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 2:17

So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people's sins.

John 11:49

But one of them, Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year, declared, You know nothing at all!

Zechariah 3:1

Then [the guiding angel] showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at Joshua's right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him.

Hebrews 7:27

He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements] once for all when He brought Himself [as a sacrifice] which He offered up.

Hebrews 5:1

For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in things relating to God, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

Hebrews 9:7

But into the second [division of the tabernacle] none but the high priest goes, and he only once a year, and never without taking a sacrifice of blood with him, which he offers for himself and for the errors and sins of ignorance and thoughtlessness which the people have committed.

Hebrews 3:1

So then, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith].

Mark 14:61

But He kept still and did not answer at all. Again the high priest asked Him, Are You the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), the Son of the Blessed?

Hebrews 8:1

Now the main point of what we have to say is this: We have such a High Priest, One Who is seated at the right hand of the majestic [God] in heaven,

John 11:51

Now he did not say this simply of his own accord [he was not self-moved]; but being the high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was to die for the nation,

John 18:19

Then the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching.

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, I call upon you to swear by the living God, and tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 14:60

And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, Have You not even one answer to make? What [about this which] these [men] are testifying against You?

Matthew 26:57

But those who had seized Jesus took Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled.

Hebrews 7:28

For the Law sets up men in their weakness [frail, sinful, dying human beings] as high priests, but the word of [God's] oath, which [was spoken later] after the institution of the Law, [chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent], a Son Who has been made perfect forever.

Acts 23:2

At this the high priest Ananias ordered those who stood near him to strike him on the mouth.

Hebrews 7:17

For it is witnessed of Him, You are a Priest forever after the order (with the rank) of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 7:12

For when there is a change in the priesthood, there is of necessity an alteration of the law [concerning the priesthood] as well.

Acts 19:14

Seven sons of a certain Jewish chief priest named Sceva were doing this.

John 18:10

Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.

John 18:13

And they brought Him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was the high priest that year.

Leviticus 21:10

But he who is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to put on the [sacred] garments, shall not let the hair of his head hang loose or rend his clothes [in mourning],

Hebrews 5:5

So too Christ (the Messiah) did not exalt Himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed and exalted by Him Who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have begotten You;

Matthew 26:62

And the high priest stood up and said, Have You no answer to make? What about this that these men testify against You?

From Thematic Bible


Fishes » Inhabit » Rivers

Exodus 7:18

The fish in the river shall die, the river shall become foul smelling, and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink from it.

Ezekiel 29:5

And I will cast you forth into the wilderness, you and all the fish of your rivers; you shall fall upon the open field and not be gathered up or buried. I have given you for food to the [wild] beasts of the earth and the birds of the heavens.

Gates » Made to » Rivers

Nahum 2:6

The gates or dams of the rivers [surrounding and guarding Nineveh] are opened and the [imperial] palace [of sun-dried brick] is dissolved [by the torrents] and is in dismay.

Rivers » Jordan » Spiritual

Psalm 36:8

They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.

Psalm 46:4

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Revelation 22:1

Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Isaiah 48:18

Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.

Ezekiel 47:5

Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over or through.

Rivers » Illustrative » (drying up of,) of God's judgments

Zechariah 10:11

And [the Lord] will pass through the sea of distress and affliction [at the head of His people, as He did at the Red Sea]; and He will smite down the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the [river] Nile shall be dried up and put to shame; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down and the scepter or rod [of the taskmasters of Egypt] shall pass away.

Nahum 1:4

He rebukes and threatens the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan [on the east] and Mount Carmel [on the west] wither, and [in the north] the blossom of Lebanon fades.

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, I will plead your cause and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her lake or great reservoir and make her fountain dry.

Isaiah 19:1-8

The mournful, inspired prediction (a burden to be lifted up) concerning Egypt: Behold, the Lord is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence, and the hearts of the Egyptians will melt within them. And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. And the spirit of the Egyptians within them will become exhausted and emptied out and will fail, and I will destroy their counsel and confound their plans; and they will seek counsel from the idols and the sorcerers, and from those having familiar spirits (the mediums) and the wizards. read more.
And I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard and cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts. And the waters shall fail from the Nile, and the river shall be wasted and become dry. And the rivers shall become foul, the streams and canals of Egypt shall be diminished and dried up, the reeds and the rushes shall wither and rot away. The meadows by the Nile, by the brink of the Nile, and all the sown fields of the Nile shall become dry, be blown away, and be no more. The fishermen will lament, and all who cast a hook into the Nile will mourn; and they who spread nets upon the waters will languish.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Chebar

Ezekiel 1:1

Now [when I was] in [my] thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was in the midst of captivity beside the river Chebar [in Babylonia], the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Ezekiel 10:15

And the cherubim mounted upward. This is the [same] living creature [the four regarded as one] that I saw by the river Chebar [in Babylonia].

Ezekiel 10:20

This is the living creature [of four combined creatures] that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar, and I knew that they were cherubim.

Rivers » Illustrative » Of the gifts and graces of the holy spirit

Psalm 46:4

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Isaiah 41:18

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

Isaiah 43:19-20

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The beasts of the field honor Me, the jackals and the ostriches, because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to My people, My chosen,

Rivers » Many, fordable in some places

Isaiah 16:2

For like wandering birds, like a brood cast out and a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the [river] Arnon.

Joshua 2:7

So the men pursued them to the Jordan as far as the fords. As soon as the pursuers had gone, the city's gate was shut.

Genesis 32:22

But he rose up that [same] night and took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons and passed over the ford [of the] Jabbok.

Rivers » Illustrative » (overflowing of,) of God's judgments

Isaiah 28:2

Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty one [the Assyrian]; like a tempest of hail, a destroying storm, like a flood of mighty overflowing waters, he will cast it down to the earth with violent hand.

Isaiah 8:7

Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the waters of the River [Euphrates], strong and many -- "even the king of Assyria and all the glory [of his gorgeous retinue]; and it will rise over all its channels, brooks, valleys, and canals and extend far beyond its banks;

Isaiah 28:18

And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol (the place of the dead) shall not stand; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, then you will be trodden down by it.

Rivers » Source of

Job 28:10

He cuts out channels and passages among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.

Psalm 104:8

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which You appointed for them.

Psalm 104:10

He sends forth springs into the valleys; their waters run among the mountains.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Gozan

1 Chronicles 5:26

So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, [that is,] the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day.

2 Kings 17:6

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried the Israelites away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan and in the cities of the Medes.

Rivers » Banks of » Frequently overflowed

1 Chronicles 12:15

These are the men who went over the Jordan in the first month when it had overflowed all its banks, and put to flight all those in the valleys, east and west.

Joshua 3:15

And when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were in the brink of the water -- "for the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest -- "

Rivers » Gozan

1 Chronicles 5:26

So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, [that is,] the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river Gozan, to this day.

2 Kings 17:6

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried the Israelites away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan and in the cities of the Medes.

Rivers » Run into the sea

Ecclesiastes 1:7

All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place from which the rivers come, to there and from there they return again.

Ezekiel 47:8

Then he said to me, These waters pour out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah (the Jordan Valley) and on into the Dead Sea. And when they shall enter into the sea [the sea of putrid waters], the waters shall be healed and made fresh.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Jabbok

Joshua 12:2

Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer on the edge of the Valley of the [river] Arnon, and from the middle of the valley as far as the river Jabbok, the boundary of the Ammonites, including half of Gilead;

Deuteronomy 2:37

Only you did not go near the land of the Ammonites, that is, to any bank of the river Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the Lord our God had forbidden us.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Arnon

Deuteronomy 2:36

From Aroer, which is on the edge of the Arnon Valley, and from the city that is in the valley, as far as Gilead, there was no city too high and strong for us; the Lord our God delivered all to us.

Joshua 12:1

Now these are the kings of the land whom the Israelites defeated and whose land they took possession of east of the Jordan, from the river Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:

Rivers » Some of » Deep

Zechariah 10:11

And [the Lord] will pass through the sea of distress and affliction [at the head of His people, as He did at the Red Sea]; and He will smite down the waves of the sea, and all the depths of the [river] Nile shall be dried up and put to shame; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down and the scepter or rod [of the taskmasters of Egypt] shall pass away.

Ezekiel 47:5

Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over or through.

Rivers » Some of » Great and mighty

Genesis 15:18

On the same day the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying, To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates -- "the land of

Psalm 74:15

You did cleave open [the rock bringing forth] fountains and streams; You dried up mighty, ever-flowing rivers (the Jordan).

Rivers » Often the boundaries of kingdoms

1 Kings 4:24

For he had dominion over all the region west of the [Euphrates] River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, over all the kings west of the River, and he had peace on all sides around him.

Joshua 22:25

For the Lord has made the Jordan a boundary between us and you, you Reubenites and Gadites; you have no part in the Lord. So your children might make our children cease from fearing the Lord.

Rivers » Some of » Parted into many streams

Genesis 2:10

Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads.

Rivers » Flow through valleys

Psalm 104:8

The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place which You appointed for them.

Psalm 104:10

He sends forth springs into the valleys; their waters run among the mountains.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Jordan

2 Kings 5:10

Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.

Joshua 3:8

You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, When you come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.

Rivers » Illustrative » (fruitfulness of trees planted by,) of the permanent prosperity of saints

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Jeremiah 17:8

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit.

Rivers » Illustrative » Of heavy afflictions

Psalm 69:2

I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, where the floods overwhelm me.

Rivers » Banks of » Peculiarly fruitful

Isaiah 32:20

Happy and fortunate are you who cast your seed upon all waters [when the river overflows its banks; for the seed will sink into the mud and when the waters subside, the plant will spring up; you will find it after many days and reap an abundant harvest], you who safely send forth the ox and the donkey [to range freely].

Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Rivers » Cities often built beside

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts].

Psalm 46:4

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Rivers » Illustrative » Of the abundance of grace in Christ

Isaiah 32:2

And each one of them shall be like a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land [to those who turn to them].

John 1:16

For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.

Rivers » Banks of » Covered with flags

Exodus 2:3

And when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark or basket made of bulrushes or papyrus [making it watertight by] daubing it with bitumen and pitch. Then she put the child in it and laid it among the rushes by the brink of the river [Nile].

Exodus 2:5

Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked along the bank; she saw the ark among the rushes and sent her maid to fetch it.

Rivers » God's power over, unlimited

Nahum 1:4

He rebukes and threatens the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan [on the east] and Mount Carmel [on the west] wither, and [in the north] the blossom of Lebanon fades.

Isaiah 50:2

Why, when I came, was there no man? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Is My hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a desert; their fish stink because there is no water, and they die of thirst.

Rivers » Banks of » Frequented by doves

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, bathed in milk and fitly set.

Rivers » Illustrative » Of abundance

Job 20:17

He shall not look upon the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter [to enjoy his wealth].

Job 29:6

When my steps [through rich pasturage] were washed with butter and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!

Rivers » Of canaan abounded with fish

Leviticus 11:9-10

These you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, these you may eat; But all that have not fins and scales in the seas and in the rivers, of all the creeping things in the waters, and of all the living creatures which are in the waters, they are [to be considered] an abomination and abhorrence to you.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of jotbath

Deuteronomy 10:7

From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and then to Jotbathah, a land of brooks [dividing the valley].

Rivers » Arnon

Deuteronomy 2:36

From Aroer, which is on the edge of the Arnon Valley, and from the city that is in the valley, as far as Gilead, there was no city too high and strong for us; the Lord our God delivered all to us.

Rivers » Banks of » Frequented by wild beasts

Jeremiah 49:19

See, there comes up one [Nebuchadnezzar] like a lion from [lurking in] the jungles (the pride) of the Jordan against the strong habitation [of Edom] and into the permanent pastures; for in a twinkling I will drive him [Edom] from there. And I will appoint over him the one whom I choose. For who is like Me? And who will appoint for Me the time and prosecute Me for this proceeding? And what [earthly, national] shepherd can stand before Me and defy Me?

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of egypt

Genesis 15:18

On the same day the Lord made a covenant (promise, pledge) with Abram, saying, To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates -- "the land of

Rivers » Useful for » Supplying drink to the people

Jeremiah 2:18

And now what have you to gain by allying yourself with Egypt and going her way, to drink the [black and roiled] waters of the Nile? Or what have you to gain in going the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the Euphrates?

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Euphrates

Genesis 2:14

The third river is named Hiddekel [the Tigris]; it is the one flowing east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Hiddekel

Genesis 2:14

The third river is named Hiddekel [the Tigris]; it is the one flowing east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Rivers » Jordan » Hiddekel (tigris)

Genesis 2:14

The third river is named Hiddekel [the Tigris]; it is the one flowing east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Rivers » Euphrates

Genesis 2:14

The third river is named Hiddekel [the Tigris]; it is the one flowing east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Pharpar

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Abana

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Pison

Genesis 2:11

The first is named Pishon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Gihon

Genesis 2:13

The second river is named Gihon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Cush.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of damascus

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of eden

Genesis 2:10

Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads.

Rivers » Illustrative » (steady course of,) of peace of saints

Isaiah 66:12

For thus says the Lord: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; then you will be nursed, you will be carried on her hip and trotted [lovingly bounced up and down] on her [God's maternal] knees.

Rivers » Illustrative » Of people flying from judgments

Isaiah 23:10

Overflow your land like [the overflow of] the Nile River, O Daughter of Tarshish; there is no girdle of restraint [on you] any more [to make you pay tribute or customs or duties to Tyre].

Rivers » Useful for » Promoting vegetation

Genesis 2:10

Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four [river] heads.

Rivers » Banks of » Planted with trees

Ezekiel 47:7

Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.

Rivers » Some of » Broad

Isaiah 33:21

But there the Lord will be for us in majesty and splendor a place of broad rivers and streams, where no oar-propelled boat can go, and no mighty and stately ship can pass.

Rivers » Jordan » Pharpar

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Rivers » Jordan » Pison

Genesis 2:11

The first is named Pishon; it is the one flowing around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold.

Rivers » Gardens often made beside

Numbers 24:6

As valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the riverside, as [rare spice] of lignaloes which the Lord has planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Rivers » Abana

2 Kings 5:12

Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of ethiopia

Isaiah 18:1

Woe to the land whirring with wings which is beyond the rivers of Cush or Ethiopia,

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Kanah

Joshua 16:8

The border went out from Tappuah westward to the brook Kanah and ended at the [Mediterranean] Sea. This is the inheritance of the Ephraimites by their families,

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Ulai

Daniel 8:16

And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the [river] Ulai which called and said, Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] understand the vision.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of babylon

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts].

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Kishon

Judges 5:21

The torrent Kishon swept [the foe] away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength!

Rivers » Useful for » Commerce

Isaiah 23:3

And were on great waters. The seed or grain of the Shihor, the harvest [due to the overflow] of the Nile River, was [Tyre's] revenue, and she became the merchandise of the nations.

Rivers » Banks of » Places of common resort

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we [captives] sat down, yes, we wept when we [earnestly] remembered Zion [the city of our God imprinted on our hearts].

Rivers » Some of » Rapid

Judges 5:21

The torrent Kishon swept [the foe] away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength!

Rivers » Jordan » Of egypt (nile)

Exodus 1:22

Then Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son born [to the Hebrews] you shall cast into the river [Nile], but every daughter you shall allow to live.

Rivers » Jordan » Kishon

Judges 5:21

The torrent Kishon swept [the foe] away, the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength!

Rivers » Jordan » Kanah

Joshua 16:8

The border went out from Tappuah westward to the brook Kanah and ended at the [Mediterranean] Sea. This is the inheritance of the Ephraimites by their families,

Rivers » Jordan » Ulai

Daniel 8:16

And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the [river] Ulai which called and said, Gabriel, make this man [Daniel] understand the vision.

Rivers » Baptism often performed in

Rivers » Enclosed within banks

Daniel 12:5

Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, there stood two others, the one on the brink of the river on this side and the other on the brink of the river on that side.

Rivers » Chebar

Ezekiel 1:1

Now [when I was] in [my] thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was in the midst of captivity beside the river Chebar [in Babylonia], the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of philippi

Acts 16:13

And on the Sabbath day we went outside the [city's] gate to the bank of the river where we supposed there was an [accustomed] place of prayer, and we sat down and addressed the women who had assembled there.

Rivers » Useful for » Bathing

Exodus 2:5

Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, and her maidens walked along the bank; she saw the ark among the rushes and sent her maid to fetch it.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of ahava

Ezra 8:15

I [Ezra] gathered them together at the river that runs to Ahava, and there we encamped three days. I reviewed the people and the priests, and found no Levites.

Rivers » Mentioned in scripture » Of judah

Joel 3:18

And in that day, the mountains shall drip with fresh juice [of the grape] and the hills shall flow with milk; and all the brooks and riverbeds of Judah shall flow with water, and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and shall water the Valley of Shittim.

Ships » Navigated » Rivers

Isaiah 33:21

But there the Lord will be for us in majesty and splendor a place of broad rivers and streams, where no oar-propelled boat can go, and no mighty and stately ship can pass.

Spiritual » Riches general references to » Rivers

Psalm 36:8

They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.

Psalm 46:4

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.

Revelation 22:1

Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Isaiah 48:18

Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness [the holiness and purity of the nation] like the [abundant] waves of the sea.

Ezekiel 47:5

Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters had risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over or through.

Water » Collected in » Rivers

Isaiah 8:7

Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings upon them the waters of the River [Euphrates], strong and many -- "even the king of Assyria and all the glory [of his gorgeous retinue]; and it will rise over all its channels, brooks, valleys, and canals and extend far beyond its banks;

Jeremiah 2:18

And now what have you to gain by allying yourself with Egypt and going her way, to drink the [black and roiled] waters of the Nile? Or what have you to gain in going the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the Euphrates?

Topics on Rivers

Failing Rivers

18;6;15-18

[You] my brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away,

Rivers And Streams

11;17;7

After a while the brook dried up because there was no rain in the land.

Rivers As Places Of Prayer

44;16;13

And on the Sabbath day we went outside the [city's] gate to the bank of the river where we supposed there was an [accustomed] place of prayer, and we sat down and addressed the women who had assembled there.