'Waters' in the Bible
When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters,
So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was.
Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark with him before the flood waters arrived.
The flood continued throughout the earth for 40 days, while the flood waters increased, lifting the ark so that it rose above the surface of 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 waters rose 15 cubits above the mountains.
The flood waters surged over the earth for 150 days.
God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.
Then the flood waters steadily receded, diminishing completely by the end of the 150 days.
The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.
I will establish my covenant with you: No living beings will ever be cut off again by flood waters, and there will never again be a flood that destroys the earth."
The LORD also told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their Nile River, over their ponds, and over their reservoirs, and they'll become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in their wood and stone containers.'"
So Aaron stretched his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
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,
the Israelis went into the middle of the sea on dry land, and the waters formed a wall for them on their right and on their left.
By the breath of your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing waters stood up like a hill, the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
When the horses of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen went into the sea, the LORD caused the waters of the sea to come back over them, but the Israelis walked through the middle of the sea on dry land.
But anything that doesn't have fins or scales whether from the seas or the rivers any of the swarming creatures and living creatures in the waters are detestable for you.
Anything that doesn't have fins or scales in the waters is a detestable thing for you."
This is the law concerning animals, every living creature that moves on the waters or swarms on land.
"The priest is to administer this oath to the woman: "If indeed another man didn't have sexual relations with you and you didn't become unfaithful to your husband, then may you be free from these waters that bring a curse.
what he did to the Egyptian army, its horses and chariots, when he caused the waters of the Reed Sea to engulf them as they pursued you; how the LORD destroyed them, even to this day;
About Levi he said: "Let your Thummim and Urim be with the man to whom you showed gracious love, whom you tested at Massah and with whom you struggled at the waters of Meribah,
then you'll say to them, "Because the waters of the Jordan River were cut off in front of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan River, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.' So these stones will become a memorial to the Israelis forever."
After all these kings had gathered together, they went out and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight Israel.
So Joshua and his entire fighting force approached them suddenly by the waters of Merom and attacked them.
The boundary then went up to Debir from the Achor valley and turned north toward Gilgal opposite the ascent of Adummim in the southern part of the valley. Then the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and terminated at En-rogel.
The border proceeded from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, then to the cities of Mount Ephron, and then the border curved toward Baalah (also known as Kiriath-jearim).
The territorial allotment for the descendants of Joseph proceeded from the Jordan River by Jericho eastward of the Jericho waters into the wilderness, proceeding from Jericho through the hill country of Bethel
The southern boundary began at the edge of Kiriath-jearim, proceeding from there to Ephron and then to the spring at the Nephtoah Waters.
"Kings came to fight, then battled the kings of Canaan at Taanach near the waters of Megiddo. They took no silver as the spoils of war.
Elisha went out to the springs, threw the salt into them, and declared, "This is what the LORD says: "I have purified these waters. Neither death nor barrenness is to flow from them anymore.'"
You divided the sea in front of them, and they traveled through the midst of the sea on dry ground. You hurled their pursuers into the depths, as one throws a stone into turbulent waters.
He sends rain on the surface of the earth, and waters the surface of the open country.
Filled with waters made cold by ice, they are where the snow goes to hide.
"The ghosts of the dead writhe under the waters along with those who live there with them.
"He restricts the waters within clouds and the clouds don't burst open under them.
He made darkness his hiding place, his canopy surrounding him was dark waters and thick clouds.
He reached down and took me; he drew me from many waters.
He causes me to lie down in pastures of green grass; he guides me beside quiet waters.
Indeed, he founded it upon the seas, he established it upon deep waters.
The voice of the LORD was heard above the waters; the God of glory thundered; the LORD was heard over many waters.
Therefore every godly person should pray to you at such a time. Surely a flood of great waters will not reach him.
Deep waters call out to what is deeper still; at the roar of your waterfalls all your breakers and your waves swirled over me.
when its waters roar and rage, when the mountains tremble despite their pride. Interlude
Deliver me, God, because the waters are up to my neck.
Rescue me from the mud and do not let me sink. Rescue me from those who hate me, and from the deep waters.
The waters saw you, God; the waters saw you and writhed. Indeed, the depths of the sea quaked.
Your way was through the sea, and your path through mighty waters, but your footprints cannot be traced.
In a time of need you called out and I delivered you; I answered you from the dark thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Interlude
Like waters, they engulf me all day long; they surround me on all sides.
More than the sound of surging waters the majestic waves of the sea the LORD on high is majestic.
He waters the mountains from his heavenly rooms; the earth is satisfied from the fruit of your work.
They provoked wrath at the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered on account of them.
Those who go down to the sea in ships, who work in the great waters,
Then the flood waters would have overwhelmed us, the torrent would have flooded over us;
the swollen waters would have swept us away.
to the one who spread out the earth over the waters, for his gracious love is everlasting
Reach down your hand from your high place; rescue me and deliver me from mighty waters, from the control of foreigners.
when he set a boundary for the sea so the waters would not exceed his limits, when he marked out the foundations of the earth.
"Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious."
The words a man says are as deep waters a fountain of wisdom is an overflowing stream.
The intentions of a person's heart are deep waters, but a discerning person reveals them.
Who has ascended to heaven, and then descended? Who has collected the wind in his hands? Who has wrapped up waters in a garment? Who has established all the farthest points of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!
"Because this people have rejected the gently-flowing waters of Shiloah, and because they keep rejoicing in Rezin and Remaliah's son,
watch out! The LORD God is about to bring the flood waters of the Euphrates River against them, mighty and strong.
"It's the king of Assyria and all of his arrogance! He will rise over all of the river's channels and run over all of its banks. He will sweep on into Judah, overflowing as he passes through, like flood waters reaching up to a person's neck. His outstretched wings will flow as wide as your land, O Immanuel!"
They will neither harm nor destroy on my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."
The Nimrim waters are desolate; the grass is withered, its vegetation gone; there is no foliage left.
The nations roar like the rushing of many waters, but the LORD will rebuke them, and they will run far away, chased like chaff blown down from the mountains or like thick dust that rolls along, blown along by a wind storm.
and were on mighty waters. Her revenue was the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile; and she became the marketplace of nations.
then the lame will leap like deer, and the tongues of speechless people will sing for joy. Yes, waters will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will run through the desert;
I myself dug wells and drank foreign waters; with the soles of my feet I dried up all the streams of Egypt."
"Who has measured the waters of the sea in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens by the width of his hand? Who has enclosed the dust of the earth in a measuring bowl, or weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
When you pass through the waters, I'll be with you; and through the rivers, they won't sweep over you. when you walk through fire you won't be scorched, and the flame won't set you ablaze.
This is what the LORD says who makes a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters,
Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed could cross over?"
"For this is like the waters of Noah to me, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again spread over the earth; so have I sworn that I won't be angry with you again and that I won't rebuke you.
"Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters! Also, you that have no money, come, buy, and eat! Come! Buy wine and milk without money and without price.
But the wicked are tossed like the sea; for it is not able to keep still, and its waters toss up mire and mud.
And the LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in parched places, and they will strengthen your bones; and you'll be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
and who made his glorious arm march at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters in front of them to win an everlasting name,
Now, what are you doing on the road to Egypt, to drink the waters of the Nile? And what are you doing on the road to Assyria, to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.
When his voice sounds there is thunder from the waters of heaven, and he makes clouds rise up from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings wind out of his storehouses.
Why is my pain unending and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You are like a deceptive brook, whose waters cannot be depended on.
Who is this, rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge?
Egypt is rising like the Nile, like rivers whose waters surge. He says, "I'll rise and cover the land. I'll destroy the city and its inhabitants.'
This is what the LORD says: "Look, waters are rising from the north, and they'll become an overflowing river. They'll overflow the land and all that fills it the city and those that live in it. People will cry out, and all those living in the land will wail.
"From the cry of Heshbon, to Elealeh, to Jahaz they have lifted up their voice. From Zoar to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah, even the waters of Nimrim will become a desolate place.
A drought against her waters. They'll dry up. For it's a land of idols, and they go mad over their terrifying images.
You who live beside many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut.
When his voice sounds, there is thunder from the waters of heaven, and he makes clouds rise up from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings wind out of his storehouses.
For the LORD is destroying Babylon, and he will make the loud sounds from her disappear. Their waves will roar like many waters, the noise of their voices will sound forth.
Then the eagle took a seed from the land and planted it in fertile ground. He planted it like a willow tree next to abundant waters.
You've set your national boundary in international waters. Your builders made you downright beautiful!"'"
But your rowers have brought you into dangerous waters. The east wind has broken you in the heart of the ocean!
"You are to determine the southern extremity running from Tamar as far as the waters of Meribath-kadesh, then from there proceeding to the Wadi, and then to the Mediterranean Sea. This is to be the southern perimeter.
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