'Waters' in the Bible
God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters and let it separate water from water.
God called the dry ground "land" and the gathered waters he called "seas." God saw that it was good.
The flood engulfed the earth for forty days. As the waters increased, they lifted the ark and raised it above the earth.
The waters completely overwhelmed the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the waters.
The waters completely inundated the earth so that even all the high mountains under the entire sky were covered.
The waters rose more than twenty feet above the mountains.
The waters prevailed over the earth for 150 days.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over the earth and the waters receded.
The waters kept receding steadily from the earth, so that they had gone down by the end of the 150 days.
The waters kept on receding until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
and sent out a raven; it kept flying back and forth until the waters had dried up on the earth.
Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.
When the dove returned to him in the evening, there was a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.
In Noah's six hundred and first year, in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
I confirm my covenant with you: Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth."
then I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures of all kinds. Never again will the waters become a flood and destroy all living things.
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Take your staff and stretch out your hand over Egypt's waters -- over their rivers, over their canals, over their ponds, and over all their reservoirs -- so that it becomes blood.' There will be blood everywhere in the land of Egypt, even in wooden and stone containers."
So Aaron extended his hand over the waters of Egypt, and frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
The Lord said to Moses, "Extend your hand toward the sea, so that the waters may flow back on the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen!"
By the blast of your nostrils the waters were piled up, the flowing water stood upright like a heap, and the deep waters were solidified in the heart of the sea.
But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
For the horses of Pharaoh came with his chariots and his footmen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the Israelites walked on dry land in the middle of the sea."
Then they came to Marah, but they were not able to drink the waters of Marah, because they were bitter. (That is why its name was Marah.)
These are the waters of Meribah, because the Israelites contended with the Lord, and his holiness was maintained among them.
"Aaron will be gathered to his ancestors, for he will not enter into the land I have given to the Israelites because both of you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.
They are like valleys stretched forth, like gardens by the river's side, like aloes that the Lord has planted, and like cedar trees beside the waters.
anything that crawls on the ground, or any fish in the deep waters of the earth.
You must not make for yourself an image of anything in heaven above, on earth below, or in the waters beneath.
or what he did to the army of Egypt, including their horses and chariots, when he made the waters of the Red Sea overwhelm them while they were pursuing you and he annihilated them.
for both of you rebelled against me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the desert of Zin when you did not show me proper respect among the Israelites.
Of Levi he said: Your Thummim and Urim belong to your godly one, whose authority you challenged at Massah, and with whom you argued at the waters of Meribah.
All these kings gathered and joined forces at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.
Joshua and his whole army caught them by surprise at the Waters of Merom and attacked them.
It then went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, turning northward to Gilgal (which is opposite the Pass of Adummim south of the valley), crossed to the waters of En Shemesh and extended to En Rogel.
It then went from the top of the hill to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, extended to the cities of Mount Ephron, and went to Baalah (that is, Kiriath Jearim).
The land allotted to Joseph's descendants extended from the Jordan at Jericho to the waters of Jericho to the east, through the desert and on up from Jericho into the hill country of Bethel.
The southern side started on the edge of Kiriath Jearim and extended westward to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah.
the waters of Jarkon, and Rakkon, including the territory in front of Joppa.
Kings came, they fought; the kings of Canaan fought, at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, but they took no silver as plunder.
The rivers of Damascus, the Abana and Pharpar, are better than any of the waters of Israel! Could I not wash in them and be healed?" So he turned around and went away angry.
Hezekiah dammed up the source of the waters of the Upper Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the City of David. Hezekiah succeeded in all that he did.
You split the sea before them, and they crossed through the sea on dry ground! But you threw their pursuers into the depths, like a stone into surging waters.
If he holds back the waters, then they dry up; if he releases them, they destroy the land.
A flood will carry off his house, rushing waters on the day of God's wrath.
"You say, 'He is foam on the face of the waters; their portion of the land is cursed so that no one goes to their vineyard.
"The dead tremble -- those beneath the waters and all that live in them.
He locks the waters in his clouds, and the clouds do not burst with the weight of them.
He marks out the horizon on the surface of the waters as a boundary between light and darkness.
When he made the force of the wind and measured the waters with a gauge.
The breath of God produces ice, and the breadth of the waters freeze solid.
when the waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen solid?
The Lord sits enthroned over the engulfing waters, the Lord sits enthroned as the eternal king.
The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you and trembled. Yes, the depths of the sea shook with fear.
You walked through the sea; you passed through the surging waters, but left no footprints.
In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. (Selah)
The watery deep covered it like a garment; the waters reached above the mountains.
Your shout made the waters retreat; at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off --
He waters the mountains from the upper rooms of his palace; the earth is full of the fruit you cause to grow.
They made him angry by the waters of Meribah, and Moses suffered because of them,
Some traveled on the sea in ships, and carried cargo over the vast waters.
when he gave the sea his decree that the waters should not pass over his command, when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
"Stolen waters are sweet, and food obtained in secret is pleasant!"
The words of a person's mouth are like deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing brook.
Who has ascended into heaven, and then descended? Who has gathered up the winds in his fists? Who has bound up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? -- if you know!
Surging waters cannot quench love; floodwaters cannot overflow it. If someone were to offer all his possessions to buy love, the offer would be utterly despised.
"These people have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and melt in fear over Rezin and the son of Remaliah.
So look, the sovereign master is bringing up against them the turbulent and mighty waters of the Euphrates River -- the king of Assyria and all his majestic power. It will reach flood stage and overflow its banks.
They will no longer injure or destroy on my entire royal mountain. For there will be universal submission to the Lord's sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea.
For the waters of Nimrim are gone; the grass is dried up, the vegetation has disappeared, and there are no plants.
Indeed, the waters of Dimon are full of blood! Indeed, I will heap even more trouble on Dimon. A lion will attack the Moabite fugitives and the people left in the land.
the deep waters! Grain from the Shihor region, crops grown near the Nile she receives; she is the trade center of the nations.
Who has measured out the waters in the hollow of his hand, or carefully measured the sky, or carefully weighed the soil of the earth, or weighed the mountains in a balance, or the hills on scales?
When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.
This is what the Lord says, the one who made a road through the sea, a pathway through the surging waters,
Did you not dry up the sea, the waters of the great deep? Did you not make a path through the depths of the sea, so those delivered from bondage could cross over?
"As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah's time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah's flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.
The people say, "Why are we just sitting here? Let us gather together inside the fortified cities. Let us at least die there fighting, since the Lord our God has condemned us to die. He has condemned us to drink the poison waters of judgment because we have sinned against him.
Does the snow ever completely vanish from the rocky slopes of Lebanon? Do the cool waters from those distant mountains ever cease to flow?
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it.
For the Lord is ready to destroy Babylon, and put an end to her loud noise. Their waves will roar like turbulent waters. They will make a deafening noise.
The waters closed over my head; I thought I was about to die.
When they moved, I heard the sound of their wings -- it was like the sound of rushing waters, or the voice of the Almighty, or the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
In a good field, by abundant waters, it was planted to grow branches, bear fruit, and become a beautiful vine.
"For this is what the sovereign Lord says: When I make you desolate like the uninhabited cities, when I bring up the deep over you and the surging waters overwhelm you,
Your rowers have brought you into surging waters. The east wind has wrecked you in the heart of the seas.
Now you are wrecked by the seas, in the depths of the waters; your merchandise and all your company have sunk along with you.
It was beautiful in its loftiness, in the length of its branches; for its roots went down deep to plentiful waters.
I will destroy all its cattle beside the plentiful waters; and no human foot will disturb the waters again, nor will the hooves of cattle disturb them.
Then I will make their waters calm, and will make their streams flow like olive oil, declares the sovereign Lord.
He said to me, "These waters go out toward the eastern region and flow down into the Arabah; when they enter the Dead Sea, where the sea is stagnant, the waters become fresh.
Every living creature which swarms where the river flows will live; there will be many fish, for these waters flow there. It will become fresh and everything will live where the river flows.
On the south side it will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, the river, to the Great Sea. This is the south side.
Next to the border of Gad, at the south side, the border will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the Stream of Egypt and on to the Great Sea.
One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, "When will the end of these wondrous events occur?"
Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as he raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the one who lives forever: "It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished."
So let us acknowledge him! Let us seek to acknowledge the Lord! He will come to our rescue as certainly as the appearance of the dawn, as certainly as the winter rain comes, as certainly as the spring rain that waters the land."
Samaria and its king will be carried off like a twig on the surface of the waters.
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