'Water' in the Bible
Then God said, "Let there be a canopy between bodies of water, separating bodies of water from bodies of water!"
So God made a canopy that separated the water beneath the canopy from the water above it. And that is what happened:
Then God said, "Let the water beneath the sky come together into one area, and let dry ground appear!" And that is what happened:
God called the dry ground "land," and he called the water that had come together "oceans." And God saw how good it was.
Instead, an underground stream would arise out of the earth and water the surface of the ground.
A river flows from Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides, becoming four branches.
"For my part, I'm about to flood the earth with water and destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die.
Noah was 600 years old when water began to flood the earth.
The flood waters continued to surge, increasing throughout the earth, while the ark floated on the surface of the flood water.
The flood water surged even higher throughout the earth, until all the highest mountains under the sky were covered.
The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.
The flood water continued to recede until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.
and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.
Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,
but the dove could not yet find a place to rest, so it returned to Noah on the ark, since water still covered the land. Noah reached out his hand and took the dove back into the ark with him.
In the six hundred and first year of Noah's life, during the first month, the flood water began to evaporate from the land. Noah then removed the ark's cover and saw that the surface of the land was drying.
I'll remember my covenant between me and you and every living creature, so that water will never again become a flood to destroy all living beings.
The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the desert on the road to Shur.
I'll have some water brought to wash your feet while you rest under the tree.
So early the next morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a leather bottle of water, gave them to Hagar, and placed them on her shoulder. He then sent her away, along with the child. She went off and roamed in the Beer-sheba wilderness.
Eventually, the water in the leather bottle ran out, so she placed the child under one of the bushes.
Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. So she went, filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink.
But then Abraham complained to Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech's servants had seized.
As evening approached, he had the camels kneel outside the town at the water well, right about the time when women customarily went out to draw water.
I've stationed myself here by the spring as the women of the town come to draw water.
May it be that the young woman to whom I ask, "Please, lower your jug so that I may drink,' responds, "Have a drink, and I'll water your camels as well.' May she be the one whom you have chosen for your servant Isaac. This is how I'll know that you have shown your gracious love to my master."
Then Abraham's servant ran to meet her and asked her, "Please, let me have a sip of water from your jug."
When she had finished giving him a drink, she also said, "I'll also draw water for your camels until they've had enough to drink."
She quickly emptied her jug into the trough and ran to the well to draw again until she had drawn enough water for all ten of the servant's camels.
So the servant went to the house and unbridled the camels. They provided straw and feed for the camels and water for washing his feet and those of the men with him.
here I am standing by the spring. May it be that the young woman who comes out to draw water, from whom I request a little water from her jug to drink,
if she tells me to drink and also draws water for the camels, may she be the woman that the LORD has chosen for my master's son.'
"Before I had finished praying, along came Rebekah with her jug on her shoulder! She went to the spring and drew some water. I asked her to please let me have a drink.
She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and told me, "Have a drink while I also water your camels.' So I drank, and she also gave my camels water to drink.
While Isaac's servants were digging in the valley, they discovered a well with flowing water.
But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.
That very same day, Isaac's servants arrived and reported to him about a well that they had just completed digging. "We've found water!" they said.
and when all the flocks had been gathered there, they would roll away the stone from the opening of the well, water their flocks, and then return the stone to its place covering the opening of the well.
"Look!" Jacob replied. "The sun is still high. It's not yet time for the flocks to be gathered. Let's water the sheep, then let them graze."
But they responded, "We can't do that until all the sheep have been gathered and the stone has been rolled away from the opening of the well. Only then can we water the flock."
They grabbed him and tossed him into the cistern, but the cistern was empty. (There was no water in it.)
ushered the men into Joseph's palace, gave them water to wash their feet, and provided fodder for their donkeys.
"Joseph is descended from a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine planted near springs of water. His branches climb over walls.
After the child had grown older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, because she said, "I drew him out of the water."
Meanwhile, the seven daughters of a certain Midianite priest would come to draw water in order to fill water troughs for their father's sheep.
"An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds," they replied, "and he even drew water for us and watered the sheep!"
But if they don't believe even these two signs, and won't listen to you, then take some water out of the Nile River and pour it on the dry ground. The water you took from the Nile River will turn into blood on the dry ground."
Go to Pharaoh in the morning as he's going down to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile River and meet him. Be sure to take with you the staff that was turned into a snake.
""This is what the LORD says: "This is how you'll know that I am the LORD: Right now I'm going to strike the water of the Nile River with the staff that's in my hand, and it will be turned to blood.
The fish in the Nile River will die and the river will stink. The Egyptians will be unable to drink water from the Nile River."'"
Moses and Aaron did just what the LORD had commanded. Aaron raised his staff and struck the water in the Nile River in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and all the water in the Nile River turned to blood.
The fish in the Nile River died and the river stank. The Egyptians were not able to drink water from the Nile River, and blood was throughout the land of Egypt.
All the Egyptians dug around the Nile River for water to drink because they could not drink from the water in the Nile River.
The LORD told Moses, "Get up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he's going down to the water. You are to say to him, "This is what the LORD says: "Let my people go so they can serve me.
Don't eat any of it raw or boiled in water. Instead, roast it over the fire, with its head, legs, and internal organs.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD caused the water to retreat by a strong east wind all night, turning the sea into dry land. As the waters were divided,
Then the LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea and the water will come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots, and over their horsemen."
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the water returned to its normal depth at daybreak. The Egyptians tried to retreat in front of the advancing water, but the LORD destroyed the Egyptians in the middle of the sea.
The water returned, covering the chariots and the horsemen of Pharaoh's entire army that had pursued the Israelis into the sea. Not a single one of them remained.
But the Israelis walked through the middle of the sea on dry land, and the water stood like a wall for them on their right and on their left.
"You blew with your breath, and the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty water.
Then Moses led Israel from the Reed Sea and they went to the desert of Shur. They traveled into the desert for three days and did not find water.
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it's called Marah.)
Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree, which he threw into the water, and the water became sweet.
Then they came to Elim where there were twelve springs of water and 70 palm trees, and they camped there by the water.
The whole congregation of the Israelis set out from the desert of Sin, traveling from place to place according to the command of the LORD. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.
The people quarreled with Moses: "Give us water to drink." Moses told them, "Why are you quarreling with me? Why are you testing the LORD?"
But the people were thirsty there for water, so they complained against Moses: "Why did you bring us up from Egypt to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?"
I'll be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. You are to strike the rock and water will come out of it, so the people can drink." Moses did this in front of the elders of Israel.
"You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth.
You are to serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your food and water, and I'll remove sickness from you.
You are to bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.
"You are to make a bronze basin with a bronze base for washing. You are to pace it between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, put water in it,
When they enter the Tent of Meeting or when they approach the altar to minister to make an offering by fire to the LORD, they are to wash with water so they don't die.
He took the calf that they had made, burned it with fire, and ground it into powder. He scattered it on the water and made the Israelis drink it.
You are to put the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar and put water in it.
Then you are to bring Aaron and his sons to the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and wash them with water.
He put the basin between the Tent of Meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing.
Then he is to wash its entrails and legs with water. After this, the priest is to offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."
wash its entrails and legs with water, and then offer all of it on the altar a burnt offering by fire, an aroma that will be pleasing to the LORD."
The earthen vessel in which it was boiled is to be broken, unless it was boiled in a bronze vessel, in which case it is to be polished very well and rinsed in water.
Moses brought Aaron and his sons and washed them with water.
washed the internal organs and the thigh with water, and then burned the entire ram on the altar as a whole burnt offering, a pleasing aroma of an offering made by fire to the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded him.
"You may eat anything that lives in the water that is, you may eat anything that has fins and scales either from the seas or from the rivers.
Furthermore, anything on which they fall when they're dead becomes unclean, whether on an article of wood, clothing, skin, or a sack. And any vessel used for any work is to be washed in water, because it has become unclean until evening.
"Any food that may be eaten, but into which water has soaked, becomes unclean. Any drink that may be drunk in any of these vessels becomes unclean,
"A spring or a cistern that holds water is clean, but whoever touches the carcass of an unclean animal will be unclean.
But if water is put on the seed and part of their carcass falls on it, then it has become unclean for you.
Then the priest is to command that one bird be slaughtered on an earthen vessel over flowing water.
He is to take the live bird, the cedar wood, the crimson thread, and the hyssop, and dip them together in the blood of the bird that had been slaughtered over the flowing water.
The person who is clean is to wash his clothes, shave all his hair, and bathe in water, after which he is to be declared clean. Then he can be brought back to the camp, but he is to remain outside his tent for seven days.
On the seventh day, he is to shave the hair on his head, chin, back, and eyebrows. After he has shaved all his hair, washed his clothes, and bathed himself with water, then he will be clean."
Then he is to slaughter one bird on an earthen vessel over flowing water.
He is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the two crimson threads, and the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird over flowing water. Then he is to sprinkle the house seven times.
He is to clean the house with the blood of the bird over flowing water, including cleansing the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the crimson thread.
Any person who touches his bed is to wash his garments and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.
Whoever sits on any object on which the one with the discharge has sat is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.
"Whoever touches the body of someone with a discharge is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.
Whoever has a discharge and spits on someone who is clean, then he is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening.
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