Topical Index of Scriptures

What water teaches us about God

Roaring waters

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled..."
Psalm 46:1-3

Still waters

"He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;"
Psalm 23:2-3

Thirst-quenching waters

"As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God."
Psalm 42:1

"If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink...."
Proverbs 25:21

God created the water

"You who  laid the foundations of the earth,
So that it should not be moved forever,
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters stood above the mountains....
They went down into the valleys,
To the place which You founded for them
You have set a boundary that they may not pass over,
That they may not return to cover the earth."
Psalm 104:5-9

Rescued from flooding  waters

"He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters." Psalm 18:16

"The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters."
Psalm 29:3

"The floods lift up their waves.
The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters."
Psalm 93:3-4

Deep, flooding  waters

"For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance."
Psalm 32:5-7

"...when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save me!' "Matthew 14:29-30

"Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing;
I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dry;
My eyes fail while I wait for my God."
Psalm 69:1-3

"Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink;
Let me be delivered from those who hate me,
And out of the deep waters."
Psalm 69:14

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you....
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Isaiah 43:1-3

Waters of Salvation

"I will trust and not be afraid;
For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’"
Therefore with joy you will draw water
From the wells of salvation
Isaiah 12:2-3

Fountain of water rejected by man

"'Be astonished, O heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid;
Be very desolate,' says the Lord.
'For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters,
And hewn themselves cisterns--

broken cisterns that can hold no water."  Jeremiah 2:12-13

Fountain of water -- quenches thirst for man

He said to me, 'It 'is done! 'I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. 'I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.  He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son." Revelation 21:6-7

"And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life....
    "And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely."
Revelation 22:1-2, 17

Springs and pools of water

"He turns a wilderness into pools of water,
And dry land into watersprings."
Psalm 107:35

"Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of waters."
Psalm 114:8

"I made my works great, I built myself houses, and planted myself vineyards. I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made myself water pools from which to water the growing trees of the grove." Ecclesiastes 2:4-6

"...they did not thirst when He led them through the deserts;
He caused the waters to flow from the rock for them;
He also split the rock, and the waters gushed out."
Isaiah 48:21-22

"They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them."
Isaiah 49:10

Refreshing water

"A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters...."
Song of Solomon 4:15

Rivers of water

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit."
Jeremiah 17:7-8

God controls the water -- and the clouds

"He is the living God and the everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth will tremble,
And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation...
He has made the earth by His power,
He has established the world by His wisdom,
And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
When He utters His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens:
And He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth.
He makes lightning for the rain,
He brings the wind out of His treasuries."
Jeremiah 10:10-13

"And the Lord said to Moses, 'Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud..." Exodus 19:9

"...there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God." Exodus 19:16-17

"And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped.... So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend." Exodus 33:9-11

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand,
Measured heaven with a span
And calculated the dust of the earth in a measure?
Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?
With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him,
And taught Him in the path of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?
Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket,
And are counted as the small dust on the scales;"
Isaiah 40:12-15

"...scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.' For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.  But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men." 2 Peter 3:3

"He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron whom He had chosen.
They performed His signs among them...
He turned their waters into blood, and killed their fish.
Their land abounded with frogs,
Even in the chambers of their kings."
Psalm 105:25-30

God dries up the water in judgment

"Why, when I called, was there none to answer?
Is My hand shortened at all that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Indeed with My rebuke I dry up the sea,
I make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink because there is no water and die of thirst.
I clothe the heavens with blackness..."
Isaiah 50:2-3

"Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:
‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood,
And make them drink the water of gall;
For from the prophets of Jerusalem
Profaneness has gone out into all the land.’"
Jeremiah 23:15

Rain that showers the earth

"Because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise."
Isaiah 43:20-21

He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
Like showers that water the earth.
In His days the righteous shall flourish,"
Psalm 72:6-7

God uses water to illustrate His sovereignty

"The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord,
Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes."
Proverbs 21:1

"As in water face reflects face,
So a man’s heart reveals the man."
Proverbs 27:18

"I heard... the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, 'Alleluia! For 'the 'Lord God Omnipotent reigns!"
Revelation 19:6

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