4293 water

4293 water

The colourless, odourless liquid that is essential for sustenance of life in human beings and animals. God is described as the spring of living water, being the source of life and salvation to those who come to him.

Water for drinking

For human beings 2Sa 23:15-16 pp 1Ch 11:17-18 See also Ge 21:14-19 God provides water for Hagar and Ishmael; Ex 15:22-27; Ex 17:1-3; Nu 20:1-11; Dt 2:28; Jdg 4:19; Jdg 5:25; 1Sa 30:11-12; 1Ki 17:10 Elijah asks the widow at Zarephath for a drink of water; 2Ki 6:22; 2Ch 18:25-26; Ne 9:20; Job 6:19; Isa 33:16; Da 1:8-16 Daniel’s resolve to live on vegetables and water; Hos 2:5; Mt 10:42 pp Mk 9:41; Jn 4:7; 1Ti 5:23

For animals 2Ki 3:9 See also Ge 24:13-19; Ge 29:1-10; Ex 2:15-16; Ex 17:3; 2Ki 3:17; Ps 104:10-11; Isa 43:20; Lk 13:15

Water as a general descriptive term for liquid

Ex 23:25 See also 1Sa 25:11; 1Ki 13:6-22; 1Ki 18:4; Job 22:7; Pr 25:21

Abstention from water during fasting

Dt 9:9 See also Ex 34:28; Dt 9:18; Ezr 10:6

Water for washing

For general hygiene Ge 18:4 See also Ge 24:32; Ge 43:24; Lk 7:44; Jn 13:1-17

For ritual cleansing Lev 17:15 See also Ex 30:17-21; Lev 1:3-9; Lev 16:20-24; Nu 19:7-9; Jn 2:6; Heb 10:22

Water for cooking

Ex 12:9-10 See also Eze 24:3-5

Rainwater

Jdg 5:4 See also Ge 7:11-12; Job 5:10; Job 37:13; Job 38:25-28,37; Ps 77:17; Ecc 11:3; Hos 6:3

Sources and stores of water

Wells Ge 26:19-20 See also Ge 21:19; Ge 24:11; Isa 37:25; Jn 4:6

Springs Jas 3:11-12 See also Jos 15:15-19 pp Jdg 1:11-15; Rev 8:10-11; Rev 14:7; Rev 16:4

Cisterns Jer 2:13 See also Lev 11:36; 2Ki 18:31 pp Isa 36:16; Pr 5:15-16; Jer 14:3; Jer 38:6

Abundance of water as a sign of blessing

Dt 8:7 See also Nu 24:7; Dt 10:7; Ps 1:1-3; Jer 17:7-8; Eze 17:5-6; Eze 19:10-11

Baptism in water

Mt 3:11 pp Mk 1:8 pp Lk 3:16 See also Mt 3:13-17 pp Mk 1:9-11 pp Lk 3:21-22 pp Jn 1:31-34; Jn 1:26-27; Jn 3:23; Ac 1:5; Ac 8:36-39; Ac 10:47; Ac 11:16; 1Pe 3:20-22

Living water

Jer 17:13 See also Zec 14:8-9; Jn 4:4-26; Jn 7:37-39; Rev 7:13-17; Rev 21:6-8; Rev 22:1-2,17

Metaphorical references to water

As a symbol of affliction 2Sa 22:17; Ps 69:1; Isa 30:20; Isa 43:2

As a symbol of salvation Isa 12:3; Isa 49:10; Isa 55:1; Eze 36:25; Jn 7:38

As a symbol of life Jn 4:14; Jn 7:37-39; Rev 21:6; Rev 22:17

Other metaphorical references SS 4:15; Isa 30:20; Isa 35:6; Isa 44:12; Jer 9:1; Eph 5:25-26; 2Pe 2:17

See also

3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
4236fountain
4260rivers & streams
4266sea
4278spring of water
4296wells
4844rain
5580thirst
7342cleanliness
7416purification
7478washing
7903baptism

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