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bible verses about water

Water as a Symbol of Spiritual Refreshment:

  • Psalm 42:1 – “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
  • Isaiah 44:3 – “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”
  • John 7:37 – “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.'”
  • Matthew 3:11 – “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

Water as a Symbol of Cleansing and Purity:

  • Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  • Psalm 51:2 – “Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”
  • 1 John 1:7 – “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
  • Hebrews 10:22 – “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
  • Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, let us settle the matter. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Water in Miracles and Nature:

  • Psalm 114:8 – “He turned the rock into a pool, the hard rock into springs of water.”
  • Numbers 20:11 – “Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.”
  • Isaiah 43:2 – “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
  • Isaiah 58:11 – “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
  • Isaiah 30:23 – “He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.”

Water as a Symbol of Baptism and Salvation:

  • Mark 16:16 – “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
  • Acts 2:38 – “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13 – “For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
  • Acts 8:12 – “But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.”
  • Acts 22:16 – “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”

Water as a Source of Life and Sustenance:

  • Psalm 104:10 – “He made springs flow into the valleys; they flow between the hills.”
  • Psalm 65:9 – “You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.”
  • Isaiah 44:3 – “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”
  • John 4:13-14 – “Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'”