60 Bible Verses about Seafaring

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Genesis 49:13

Zebulon shall dwell by the coast of the sea; and he by a coast of ships, and the extremities, even to Zidon.

Judges 5:17

In Gilead beyond Jordan he dwelt; And Dan, wherefore will he sojourn in ships? Asher will dwell by the shore of the seas, And upon his harbors will he dwell.

Ezekiel 27:3-9

And say to Tyre, Thou dwelling at the entrance of the sea, a traffic of the peoples for many islands, thus said the Lord Jehovah: O Tyre, thou saidst, I am perfect of beauty. In the heart of the see thy bound; they building thee completed thy beauty. They built all thy bounds cypress from Shenir: they took cedars from Lebanon to make a mast for thee.read more.
The oaks of Bashan they made thine oars; the house of the Ashurites made thy desk of ivory from the isles of Chittim. Fine linen with variegation from Egypt was thy spreading forth to be to thee for a signal; cerulean purple, and reddish purple, from the isles of Elisha was thy covering. The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were rowers to thee: thy wise, O Tyre, were in thee, they thy sailors. The old men of Gebal and her wise were in thee making strong thy breach: all the ships of the sea and thy seamen were in thee to traffic from thy traffic.

Genesis 6:1-9

And it shall be when man begins to multiply upon the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, And the sons of God will see the daughters of Adam that they are good, and they will take to them wives of all which they chose. And Jehovah will say, My spirit will not forever be low in man, for that he is flesh and his days were one hundred and twenty years.read more.
Giants were in the earth in these days, and also after that, when the sons of God shall come in to the daughters of man and they shall bring forth to them which are men of old, men of name. And Jehovah will see that great the evil of man in the earth, and every formation of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the days. And Jehovah will lament that he made man in the earth, and he will be grieved at his heart And Jehovah will say, I will wipe out man whom I formed from above the face of the earth; from man even to cattle, even to the creeping thing and even to the birds of the heavens; and I was grieved that I made them. And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah. These the generations of Noah; a just man, and was complete in his generations: Noah walked with God.

1 Kings 9:27-28

And Hiram will send in the ships his servants, men of ships, knowing the sea with Solomon's servants. And they will come to Ophir, and take gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and bring to king Solomon.

2 Chronicles 8:18

And Huram will send to him by the hand of his servants, ships, and servants knowing the sea; and they will go with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and they will take from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and bring to king Solomon.

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish celebrating thee in thy traffic; and thou wilt be filled and honored greatly in the heart of the sea.

1 Kings 10:11

And also the ship of Hiram which lifted up gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir woods of almugs very many, and precious stone.

2 Chronicles 9:21

For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of huram: once to three years will come the ships to Tarshish, lifting up gold and silver and ivory, and apes and peacocks.

1 Kings 22:48-49

Jehoshaphat built ships of Thar-shish to go to Ophrah for gold: and it went not, for the ships were broken in Ezion-Geber. Then said Ahaziah son of Ahab, to Jehoshaphat, My servants shall go with thy servants in the ships. And Jehoshaphat would not

2 Chronicles 20:35-37

And after this Jehoshaphat king of Judah joined himself with Ahaziah king of Israel, he being unjust to do. And he will join himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they will make the ships in Ezion-Geber. And Eliezer son of Dodavah of Mareshah will prophesy against Jehoshaphat, saying, In thy joining thyself with Ahaziab, Jehovah broke thy works And the ships will be broken, and be hindered to go to Tarshish.

Deuteronomy 28:68

And Jehovah turned thee back to Egypt in ships, in the way; which I said to thee, Thou shalt not add more to see it: and ye were sold there to thine enemies for servants, and for maids, and none buying

Revelation 18:11-13

And the wholesale merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for their cargo will none purchase more: The cargo of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all fir wood, and every ivory vessel, and every vessel of precious wood, and of iron, and brass, and marble, And cinnamon, and perfumes, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and the finest wheat flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and of horses, and of chariots, and of bodies, and of souls of men,

Numbers 24:24

And ships from the hand of the Cyprians, and they afflicted Assyria, and they afflicted Heber, and he also perished forever.

Ezekiel 30:9

In that day shall go forth messengers from before me in ships to make confiding Cush afraid, and pain was upon them as the day of Egypt: for behold, it came.

Daniel 11:30

And the inhabitants of the desert, the Chittims came against him: and he was dejected, and he turned back, and was angry against the holy covenant: and he did, and turned back; and he shall understand for those forsaking the holy covenant

Isaiah 60:9

For the islands shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish among the first to bring thy sons from far off, their silver and their gold with them, to the name of Jehovah thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he honored thee.

Jonah 1:3

And Jonah will rise up to flee to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah, and he will go down to Joppa; and he will find a ship going to Tarshish, and be will give his hire, and he will go down in it to go with them to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah.

Matthew 9:1

And having entered into a ship, he passed over and came into his own city.

Acts 13:4

Therefore these truly, sent forth by the Holy Spirit, came down to Seleucia and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

Matthew 14:13

And Jesus having heard, withdrew from thence into a desert place apart: and the crowds, having heard, followed him on foot from the cities.

Matthew 15:39

And having loosed the crowds, he went into a ship, and came into the bounds of Magdala.

Mark 3:9

And he said to his disciples, that a small vessel should remain for him, on account of the crowd, that they might not press him.

Acts 13:13

And having been brought from Paphos, they about Paul came to Perga of Pamphylia: and John, having departed from them, returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 14:26

And thence they sailed away to Antioch, thence were they delivered by the grace of God to the work which they completed.

Acts 15:39

Therefore there was an incitement, so that they separated from one another: and Barnabas, having taken Mark, sailed to Cyprus;

Acts 16:11

Therefore having been conveyed from Troas, we ran straight forward to Samothracia, and the following day to Neapolis;

Acts 18:18

And Paul yet having remained sufficient days, having taken leave of the brethren, sailed out to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn the head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

Acts 18:21

But he took leave of them, saying, I must at any rate do the coming festival in Jerusalem: and I will again return to you, God willing. And he was conveyed from Ephesus.

Acts 20:3

And having made three months; an insidious plot having been for him by the Jews, being about to sail to Syria, there was a purpose to return through Macedonia.

Acts 21:1-3

And it was, as we were conducted forth, torn asunder from them, having run straight forward, we came to Coos, and in continuation to Rhodes, and thence to Patara: And having found a ship passing over to Phenicia, having embarked, we were conducted forth. And having been shown Cyprus, and left it at the left hand, we sailed to Syria, and were conveyed to Tyre: for thither was the ship discharging the lading.

Acts 27:1-8

And when it was determined for us to sail to Italy, they delivered Paul and certain others bound to a centurion named Julius, of Augustus' band. And having embarked in a ship of Adramyttium, being about to navigate places in Asia, we were conveyed; Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. And another day we were brought down to Sidon. And Julius having treated Paul affectionately, gave him up, having gone to his friends to obtain care.read more.
And conveyed from thence, we sailed to Cyprus, for the winds were contrary. And having sailed over the sea by Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came down to Myra, of Lycia. And there the centurion having found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, placed us upon it. And in many days sailing slowly, and with difficulty having come to Cnidus, the wind not permitting us, we sailed under Crete, to Salmone; And, with difficulty sailing by it, we came to a certain place called The fair havens; to which the city Lasea was near.

Acts 28:11-13

And after three months we were conveyed in a ship, having wintered in the island, of Alexandria, marked, Sons of Jove. And brought down to Syracuse, we tarried yet three days longer. Whence having come round, we arrived at Rhegium: and after one day the south wind having come up, we came the second day to Puteoli:

Psalm 107:23-30

They shall go down to the sea in ships, doing work in many waters. They saw the works of Jehovah, and his wonders in the deep. And he will say, and he will cause the spirit of storm to stand up, and its waves will rise up.read more.
They will go up to the heavens, they will go down to the depths: their soul will be melted with evil. They will reel and stagger as he intoxicated, and all their wisdom will be swallowed down. And they will cry to Jehovah in straits to them, and he will bring them forth from their distresses. He will set the storm for a calm, and their waves will be still And they will be glad that they will subside, and he will guide them to the harbor of their desire.

2 Corinthians 11:25

Thrice was I scourged with rods, once was I stoned, thrice suffered I shipwreck, I have made a night and day in the deep;

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat built ships of Thar-shish to go to Ophrah for gold: and it went not, for the ships were broken in Ezion-Geber.

2 Chronicles 20:37

And Eliezer son of Dodavah of Mareshah will prophesy against Jehoshaphat, saying, In thy joining thyself with Ahaziab, Jehovah broke thy works And the ships will be broken, and be hindered to go to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:3-15

And Jonah will rise up to flee to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah, and he will go down to Joppa; and he will find a ship going to Tarshish, and be will give his hire, and he will go down in it to go with them to Tarshish from the face of Jehovah. And Jehovah cast down a great wind upon the sea, and there will be a great storm upon the sea, and the ship was thought to be broken. And the seamen will fear, and they will cry each to his God, and they cast down the vessels which were in the ship into the sea to lighten from them. And Jonah went down to the sides of the ship, and he will lie down and snore.read more.
And the chief sailor will draw near to him and say to him, What to thee, thou snoring? Arise, and call to thy God; perhaps thy God will work for us and we shall not perish. And they will say each to his neighbor, Come, and we will cast the lot, and we shall know for the retributions of this evil to us. And they will cast lots, and the lot will fall upon Jonah. And they will say to him, Announce now to us, on account of whom is this evil to us? what thy work? and from whence wilt thou come? what thy land? and from what people art thou? And he will say to them, I an Hebrew; and I feared Jehovah God of the heavens, who made the sea and the dry land. And the men will fear a great fear, and they will say to him, What this thou didst? For the men knew that he fled from the face of Jehovah, for he announced to them. And they will say to him, What shall we do to thee and the sea shall subside from you? For the sea went and tossed about And he will say to them, Lift me up and cast me down to the sea, and the sea will subside from you: For I shall know on my account this great storm is upon you. And the men will break through to turn back to the dry land, and they will not be able, for the sea went and tossed about against them. And they will call to Jehovah, and say, Ah, now, O Jehovah, not now shall we perish for the soul of this man, and thou wilt not give upon us innocent blood: for thou Jehovah didst as thou pleased. And they will lift up Jonah and cast him down into the sea: and the sea will stand from its foam.

Matthew 8:23-27

And he having gone into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, a great shaking was in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: and be slept. And his disciples, having come near, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we are lost.read more.
And he says to them, Why are ye timorous, ye of little faith? Then having risen, he censured the winds and sea; and there was a great calm. And the men admired, saying, Of what race is this for the winds and the sea listen to him.

Mark 4:35-41

And he says to them in that day, being evening, Let us go beyond. And having let the crowd go, they receive him as he was in the ship. And there were also other small vessels with him. And there is a great hurricane of wind, and the waves struck against the ship, so that it was already filled.read more.
And he was upon the back part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow: and they aroused him, and say to him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish? And having risen, he censured the wind, and said to the sea, Be silent, be constricted. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said to them, Why are ye so timorous? how have ye not faith? And they feared a great fear, and said to one another, Who is this, that also the wind and sea listen to him

Luke 8:22-26

And it was in one of the days, and he went into a ship, and his disciples: and he said to them, Let us pass through to the other side of the lake. And they led forth. And they sailing, he fell asleep: and a hurricane of wind came down upon the lake; and they were filled, and were in peril. And having come near, they awoke him, saying, Ruler ruler, we perish. And having risen, he censured the wind and heaving of water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.read more.
And he said to them, Where is your faith And having feared, they wondered, saying to one another, Who then is this! that also commands the winds and the waters, and they listen to him! And they sailed over to the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

Matthew 14:22-33

And quickly Jesus constrained his disciples to go into the ship, and to go before him to the other side, till he should loose the crowds. And having loosed the crowds, he went up into a mount apart to pray: and being evening, he was there alone. And the ship was already in the midst of the sea, overcharged by waves: for the wind was contrary.read more.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking upon the sea. And the disciples seeing him walking upon the sea, were troubled, saying, It is an apparition; and they cried out for fear. And quickly Jesus spake to them, saying, Take courage; I am; be not afraid. And Peter having answered him, said, Lord, if thou art, encourage me to come upon the waters. And he said, Come. And Peter having gone down from the ship, walked upon the waters, to go to Jesus. And seeing the wind strong, he was afraid: and beginning to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me. And quickly Jesus, having stretched out the hand, laid hold of him, and says to him, O thou of little faith, for what didst thou doubt? And having gone into the ship, the wind ceased. And they in the ship, having come, worshipped him, saying, Thou art truly the Son of God.

Mark 6:45-53

And quickly he constrained his disciples to go to the ship, and to lead before to the other side of Bethsaida, till he loose the crowd: And having dismissed them, he went away to the mount to pray. And evening having come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone upon land.read more.
And he saw them trying to urge forward, for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking upon the sea, and he would pass by them. And having seen him walking upon the sea, they thought it was an apparition, and cried out: For all saw him, and were troubled. And quickly he spake with them, and says to them, Take courage: I am; be not afraid. And he went up to them to the ship; and the wind ceased, and they were greatly affected in mind above measure and wondered. For they understood not the loaves; for their heart was hardened. And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret, and put into a harbor.

John 6:16-21

And when it was evening, his disciples went down to the sea. And having entered into a ship, they came beyond the sea to Capernaum. And already was there darkness, and Jesus had not come to them. And the sea, a great wind blowing, arose.read more.
Then having urged forward about twent-five or thirty stadia, they behold Jesus walking upon the sea, and being near the ship: and they were afraid. And he says to them, I am; be not afraid. Then they wished to take him into the ship: and the ship was quickly at land to which they retired.

Acts 27:9-44

And a suitable time having intervened, and sailing being already dangerous, for the fast had already passed by, Paul advised, Saying to them, Men, I see that with violence and much damage, not only of the cargo and ship, but also of our lives, the voyage is about to be. But the centurion was rather persuaded by the pilot and the shipmaster, than by the things spoken by Paul.read more.
And the harbor being not suitable for passing the winter, the greater part took counsel to be conveyed from thence, if perhaps having arrived at Phenice, they may be able to pass the winter; a harbor of Crete, looking to the south west and to the country. And the south wind having blown softly, having thought to have obtained the purpose, hoisting up near, they sailed by Crete. And after not much a violent wind struck against it, called Enroclydon. And the ship having been caught, and not able to resist the wind, yielding we were carried away. And having run under a certain island called Clauda, with difficulty were we able to be commanding the boat: Which having taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship: and fearing lest they might fall through into the quicksand, having loosened the vessel, so were they borne away. And we being exceedingly tempest tossed, the following day they made a casting of the cargo overboard; And the third, working with our bands, we cast out the rigging of the ship. And neither sun nor stars appearing for many days, and no small tempest impending, finally all hope for us to be saved was removed. And there being much abstinence from food, then Paul having stood in the midst of them, said, Truly it was fitting, O men, having obeyed me, not to be conveyed from Crete, and gain this violence and damage. And now I advise you to be cheerful: for there shall be no throwing away of soul from you, but of the ship. For the messenger of God stood by me in this night, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; Thou must stand before Caesar: and, behold, God has bestowed on thee as a gift all these sailing with thee. Wherefore, O men, be cheerful: for I believe God, that so it shall be as he has spoken to me. But we must fall upon a certain island. And when it was the fourteenth night, we being carried up and down in Adria, at midnight the sailors supposed some country brought near them; And having sounded, they found twenty fathoms; and having removed a little, and again having sounded, they found fifteen fathoms. And fearing lest perhaps we might fall through into rough places, having cast four anchors from the stern, prayed for day to come. And the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and having loosened the boat to the sea, for a pretext as about to extend the anchors from the prow, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these should remain in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and suffered it to fall off. And till it was about to be day, Paul besought all to take food, saying, Awaiting this day the fourteenth day, ye continue fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I beseech you to take food: for this is for your salvation: for not a hair of the head of one of you shall fall. And having said these, and having taken bread, he returned thanks to God before all: and having broken, he began to eat. And all being cheerful, these also received food. And we were, all the souls in the ship, two hundred and seventy-six. And satisfied with food, they lightened the ship, casting out the wheat into the sea. And when it was day, they knew not the land: and they observed a certain deep bay having a coast, into which they resolved, if able, to push the ship. And having in removed the anchors, they let go into the sea, at the same time having let loose the bonds of the rudders, and having lifted up the mizen mast, they held with the blast to the coast. And having fallen into a place between two seas, they caused the ship to strike; and truly the prow, fixed firmly, remained undisturbed, but the stern was loosed by force of the waves. And the soldiers' counsel was that they kill the prisoners, lest any, having swum away, may escape. But the centurion wishing to save Paul, hindered from the resolution; and he commanded those being able to swim, having cast off first, to come to land: And the rest, truly some on boards, and some on certain things from the ship. And so it was, all were saved upon the land.

Isaiah 23:1

The burden of Tyre. Wail, ye ships of Tarshish, for it was laid waste from a house from going in: from the land of Chittim it was uncovered to them.

Isaiah 2:16

And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all the flags of desire.

Isaiah 23:14

Wail, ye ships of Tarshish: your strength was laid waste.

Isaiah 33:21-23

But there the mighty Jehovah to us a place of rivers, rivers broad of hands; a ship with the oar shall not go in it, and a mighty ship shall not pass over it. For Jehovah is our Judge, Jehovah our law-giver, Jehovah our king; he will save us. Thy cords were broken in pieces; they will not well strengthen their mast; they spread not the flag: then was the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame plundered the plunder.

Isaiah 43:14

Thus said Jehovah redeeming you, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I sent to Babel, and brought down the bars all of them, and the Chaldees shouting in their ships.

Ezekiel 27:26-36

Thy rower brought thee into many waters: the wind of the east broke thee in the heart of the seas. Thy riches and thy markets, thy traffic, thy seamen, and thy shipmen, they making strong thy breach, and they trafficking thy traffic, and all the men of thy war that are in thee, and in all thy convocation which is in the midst of thee, they shall fall into the heart of the sea, in the day of thy fall. At the voice of the cry of thy shipmen, the areas shall shake.read more.
All holding the oars, the seamen and the shipmen of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the earth. And with their voice they shall cause to be heard against thee, and they shall cry with bitterness, and they shall bring up dust upon their heads, and they shall roll themselves in ashes. And they made themselves bald with baldness for thee, and they girded themselves with sackcloth, and they wept for thee with bitterness of soul and bitter wailing. And their sons lifted up a lamentation for thee, and they lamented over thee: Who as Tyre, as she desolated in the midst of the sea? In the going forth of thy markets from the seas thou didst satisfy many peoples; with the multitude of thy riches and thy traffics thou didst enrich the kings of the earth. The time thou wert broken from the seas in the depths of the waters, thy traffic and all thy convocation fell in the midst of thee. All the inhabitants of the isles were astonished at thee, and their kings shuddering, shuddered; the faces were moved. The merchants among the peoples hissed at thee; thou wert terrors; and thou not, even forever.

Revelation 18:17-19

And every pilot, and all the crowd upon ships, and the sailors, and as many as work the sea, stood from far off, And cried, seeing the smoke of her burning, saying, What like the great city! And they cast earth upon their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying, Woe, woe, the great city, in which all having ships in the sea were rich by her value! for in one hour was she rendered a desert.

James 3:4-5

Behold also ships, being so great, and driven by hard winds, are led by the smallest rudder, wherever the desire of him steering should will. So also the tongue is a small member, and vaunts itself. Behold, how great a wood a little fire inflames

Psalm 48:7

With an east wind thou wilt break the ships of Tarshish.

Proverbs 31:14

She was as the ships of the merchant; from far off she will bring her bread.

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