'Waters' in the Bible
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.”
So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives entered the ark because of the waters of the flood.
Seven days later the waters of the flood came on the earth.
The flood continued for 40 days on the earth; the waters increased and lifted up the ark so that it rose above the earth.
The waters surged and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
Then the waters surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered.
The mountains were covered as the waters surged above them more than 20 feet.
And the waters surged on the earth 150 days.
The water steadily receded from the earth, and by the end of 150 days the waters had decreased significantly.
The waters continued to recede until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were visible.
and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth.
I confirm My covenant with you that never again will every creature be wiped out by the waters of a flood; there will never again be a flood to destroy the earth.”
So the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt—over their rivers, canals, ponds, and all their water reservoirs—and they will become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone containers.”
When Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back with a powerful east wind all that night and turned the sea into dry land. So the waters were divided,
and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back on the Egyptians, on their chariots and horsemen.”
The waters came back and covered the chariots and horsemen, the entire army of Pharaoh, that had gone after them into the sea. None of them survived.
But the Israelites had walked through the sea on dry ground, with the waters like a wall to them on their right and their left.
The waters heaped up at the blast of Your nostrils;the currents stood firm like a dam.The watery depths congealed in the heart of the sea.
But You blew with Your breath,and the sea covered them.They sank like leadin the mighty waters.
When Pharaoh’s horses with his chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them. But the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.
Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by the waters.
Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.
These are the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the Lord, and He showed His holiness to them.
“Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will not enter the land I have given the Israelites, because you both rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.
When the community quarreled in the Wilderness of Zin, both of you rebelled against My command to show My holiness in their sight at the waters.” Those were the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.
any creature that crawls on the ground, or any fish in the waters under the earth.
Do not make an idol for yourself in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.
what He did to Egypt’s army, its horses and chariots, when He made the waters of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, and He destroyed them completely;
For both of you broke faith with Me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin by failing to treat Me as holy in their presence.
He said about Levi:Your Thummim and Urim belong to Your faithful one;You tested him at Massahand contended with him at the waters of Meribah.
For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you completely destroyed across the Jordan.
Command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant: When you reach the edge of the waters, stand in the Jordan.”
When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, come to rest in the Jordan’s waters, its waters will be cut off. The water flowing downstream will stand up in a mass.”
you should tell them, ‘The waters of the Jordan were cut off in front of the ark of the Lord’s covenant. When it crossed the Jordan, the Jordan’s waters were cut off.’ Therefore these stones will always be a memorial for the Israelites.”
When the priests carrying the ark of the Lord’s covenant came up from the middle of the Jordan, and their feet stepped out on solid ground, the waters of the Jordan resumed their course, flowing over all the banks as before.
For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, just as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over.
When all the Amorite kings across the Jordan to the west and all the Canaanite kings near the sea heard how the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the Israelites until they had crossed over, they lost heart and their courage failed because of the Israelites.
All these kings joined forces; they came together and camped at the waters of Merom to attack Israel.
So Joshua and his whole military force surprised them at the waters of Merom and attacked them.
Then the border ascended to Debir from the Valley of Achor, turning north to the Gilgal that is opposite the Ascent of Adummim, which is south of the ravine. The border proceeded to the waters of En-shemesh and ended at En-rogel.
From the top of the hill the border curved to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah, went to the cities of Mount Ephron, and then curved to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim).
The allotment for the descendants of Joseph went from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho on the east, through the wilderness ascending from Jericho into the hill country of Bethel.
The south side began at the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border extended westward; it went to the spring at the Waters of Nephtoah.
Kings came and fought.Then the kings of Canaan foughtat Taanach by the waters of Megiddo,but they took no spoil of silver.
He reached down from heavenand took hold of me;He pulled me out of deep waters.
Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left. Then the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
Then he took the mantle Elijah had dropped and struck the waters. “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” he asked. He struck the waters himself, and they parted to the right and the left, and Elisha crossed over.
Aren’t Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and left in a rage.
I dug wells,and I drank foreign waters.I dried up all the streams of Egyptwith the soles of my feet.
so he consulted with his officials and his warriors about stopping up the waters of the springs that were outside the city, and they helped him.
You divided the sea before them,and they crossed through it on dry ground.You hurled their pursuers into the depthslike a stone into churning waters.
For you will forget your suffering,recalling it only as waters that have flowed by.
When He withholds the waters, everything dries up,and when He releases them, they destroy the land.
The departed spirits tremblebeneath the waters and all that inhabit them.
He wraps up the waters in His clouds,yet the clouds do not burst beneath their weight.
He laid out the horizon on the surface of the watersat the boundary between light and darkness.
He reached down from heavenand took hold of me;He pulled me out of deep waters.
He lets me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside quiet waters.
The voice of the Lord is above the waters.The God of glory thunders—the Lord, above vast waters,
He gathers the waters of the sea into a heap;He puts the depths into storehouses.
though its waters roar and foamand the mountains quake with its turmoil.Selah
I have sunk in deep mud, and there is no footing;I have come into deep waters,and a flood sweeps over me.
Rescue me from the miry mud; don’t let me sink.Let me be rescued from those who hate meand from the deep waters.
Therefore His people turn to themand drink in their overflowing words.
You divided the sea with Your strength;You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters;
The waters saw You, God.The waters saw You; they trembled.Even the depths shook.
Your way went through the seaand Your path through the great waters,but Your footprints were unseen.
You called out in distress, and I rescued you;I answered you from the thundercloud.I tested you at the waters of Meribah.Selah
Greater than the roar of many waters—the mighty breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is majestic.
laying the beams of His palaceon the waters above,making the clouds His chariot,walking on the wings of the wind,
You covered it with the deepas if it were a garment;the waters stood above the mountains.
At Your rebuke the waters fled;at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away—
He waters the mountains from His palace;the earth is satisfied by the fruit of Your labor.
He turned their water into bloodand caused their fish to die.
They angered the Lord at the waters of Meribah,and Moses suffered because of them;
Others went to sea in ships,conducting trade on the vast waters.
Then the waters would have engulfed us;the torrent would have swept over us;
the raging waters would have swept over us.
He sends His word and melts them;He unleashes His winds, and the waters flow.
when He set a limit for the seaso that the waters would not violate His command,when He laid out the foundations of the earth.
The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters,a flowing river, a fountain of wisdom.
Who has gone up to heaven and come down?Who has gathered the wind in His hands?Who has bound up the waters in a cloak?Who has established all the ends of the earth?What is His name,and what is the name of His Son—if you know?
Send your bread on the surface of the waters,for after many days you may find it.
Mighty waters cannot extinguish love;rivers cannot sweep it away.If a man were to give all his wealth for love,it would be utterly scorned.
Because these people rejectedthe slowly flowing waters of Shiloahand rejoiced with Rezinand the son of Remaliah,
the Lord will certainly bring against themthe mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates River—the king of Assyria and all his glory.It will overflow its channelsand spill over all its banks.
The waters of Nimrim are desolate;the grass is withered, the foliage is gone,and the vegetation has vanished.
The waters of Dibon are full of blood,but I will bring on Dibon even more than this—a lion for those who escape from Moab,and for the survivors in the land.
Ah! The roar of many peoples—they roar like the roaring of the seas.The raging of the nations—they rage like the raging of mighty waters.
The nations rage like the raging of many waters.He rebukes them, and they flee far away,driven before the wind like chaff on the hillsand like tumbleweeds before a gale.
sends couriers by sea,in reed vessels on the waters.Go, swift messengers,to a nation tall and smooth-skinned,to a people feared far and near,a powerful nation with a strange language,whose land is divided by rivers.
The waters of the sea will dry up,and the river will be parched and dry.
You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.
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