145 Bible Verses about Water

Water is a profound symbol in the Bible, representing purity, life, and renewal. From the refreshing streams in the Psalms to the life-giving waters of baptism in the New Testament, water illustrates God’s provision and the cleansing of the soul. Let’s explore these 145 Bible verses about water, uncovering their significance and the timeless wisdom they offer. Join us on this journey through the Scriptures to discover the spiritual depths and transformative power of water in God’s Word.

Water in Creation

  • Genesis 1:2 – “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
  • Genesis 1:6 – “And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.'”
  • Genesis 1:9 – “And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so.”
  • Genesis 1:20 – “And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.'”
  • Genesis 2:10 – “A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.”
  • Psalm 104:6 – “You covered it with the watery depths as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains.”
  • Psalm 104:10 – “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.”
  • Psalm 104:13 – “He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.”
  • Psalm 104:25 – “There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number—living things both large and small.”
  • Psalm 104:30 – “When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.”

Water as a Blessing

  • Exodus 17:6 – “I will stand there before you by the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it for the people to drink.’ So Moses did this in the sight of the elders of Israel.”
  • Deuteronomy 8:7 – “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills.”
  • Psalm 23:2 – “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.”
  • Isaiah 12:3 – “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”
  • Isaiah 55:1 – “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”
  • Jeremiah 2:13 – “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”
  • Ezekiel 47:9 – “Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.”
  • Joel 3:18 – “In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord’s house and will water the valley of acacias.”
  • Revelation 7:17 – “For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

Water in Judgment

  • Genesis 6:17 – “I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.”
  • Genesis 7:6 – “Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters came on the earth.”
  • Genesis 7:17 – “For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth.”
  • Exodus 14:21 – “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided.”
  • Exodus 14:27 – “Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.”
  • Isaiah 11:9 – “They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
  • Jeremiah 47:2 – “This is what the Lord says: ‘See how the waters are rising in the north; they will become an overflowing torrent. They will overflow the land and everything in it, the towns and those who live in them. The people will cry out; all who dwell in the land will wail.'”
  • Amos 5:24 – “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
  • Habakkuk 2:14 – “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Water for Cleansing

  • Exodus 30:18 – “Make a bronze basin, with its bronze stand, for washing. Place it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it.”
  • Exodus 30:20 – “Whenever they enter the tent of meeting, they shall wash with water so that they will not die. Also, when they approach the altar to minister by presenting a food offering to the Lord.”
  • Leviticus 14:8 – “The person to be cleansed must wash their clothes, shave off all their hair and bathe with water; then they will be ceremonially clean.”
  • Leviticus 15:13 – “When a man is cleansed from his discharge, he is to count off seven days for his ceremonial cleansing; he must wash his clothes and bathe himself with fresh water, and he will be clean.”
  • Numbers 8:7 – “To purify them, do this: Sprinkle the water of cleansing on them; then have them shave their whole bodies and wash their clothes, and so purify themselves.”
  • Psalm 51:7 – “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.”
  • Isaiah 1:16 – “Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.”
  • Ezekiel 36:25 – “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.”
  • Ephesians 5:26 – “to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.”

Water in Miracles

  • Exodus 15:23 – “When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah.)”
  • Exodus 15:25 – “Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the Lord issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.”
  • 2 Kings 2:8 – “Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.”
  • 2 Kings 2:14 – “He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. ‘Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?’ he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.”
  • 2 Kings 5:14 – “So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.”
  • 2 Kings 6:6 – “The man of God asked, ‘Where did it fall?’ When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.”
  • Matthew 14:25 – “Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.”
  • Matthew 14:29 – “‘Come,’ he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.”
  • John 2:7 – “Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.”
  • John 2:9 – “and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside.”

Water in Baptism

  • 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.”
  • Matthew 3:16 – “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.”
  • Mark 1:8 – “I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
  • Mark 1:10 – “Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.”
  • Luke 3:16 – “John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.'”
  • John 1:26 – “‘I baptize with water,’ John replied, ‘but among you stands one you do not know.'”
  • John 1:33 – “And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’”
  • Acts 1:5 – “For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
  • Acts 8:38 – “And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.”
  • Romans 6:4 – “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Water in Metaphor

  • Psalm 1:3 – “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”
  • Psalm 42:1 – “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
  • Proverbs 18:4 – “The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.”
  • Proverbs 25:25 – “Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.”
  • Isaiah 32:2 – “Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.”
  • Isaiah 35:6 – “Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.”
  • 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.”
  • Jeremiah 17:8 – “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
  • John 4:14 – “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.”
  • Revelation 22:1 – “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

Water in Prayer

  • 1 Samuel 7:6 – “When they had assembled at Mizpah, they drew water and poured it out before the Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, ‘We have sinned against the Lord.’ Now Samuel was serving as leader of Israel at Mizpah.”
  • 2 Samuel 23:16 – “So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord.”
  • 1 Kings 18:33 – “He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, ‘Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.'”
  • Psalm 63:1 – “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”
  • Isaiah 35:7 – “The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.”
  • Isaiah 41:17 – “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”
  • Isaiah 41:18 – “I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.”
  • Isaiah 49:10 – “They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.”
  • Jeremiah 31:9 – “They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son.”

Water as Life

  • Genesis 21:19 – “Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.”
  • Exodus 17:3 – “But the people were thirsty for water there, and they grumbled against Moses. They said, ‘Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to make us and our children and livestock die of thirst?'”
  • Judges 4:19 – “‘I’m thirsty,’ he said. ‘Please give me some water.’ She opened a skin of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him up.”
  • Judges 15:19 – “Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi.”
  • 2 Samuel 14:14 – “Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him.”
  • 1 Kings 17:10 – “So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, ‘Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?'”
  • Job 38:8 – “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 5:15 – “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.”
  • Isaiah 33:16 – “they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them.”

Water in Salvation

  • Psalm 18:16 – “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.”
  • 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.”
  • Jeremiah 17:13 – “Lord, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the Lord, the spring of living water.”
  • Zechariah 14:8 – “On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.”
  • John 4:10 – “Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.'”
  • John 4:14 – “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.”
  • 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.'”
  • Revelation 21:6 – “He said to me: ‘It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.'”

Water as a Symbol of the Holy Spirit

  • 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 3:5 – “Jesus answered, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.'”
  • John 7:38 – “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
  • John 7:39 – “By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.”
  • 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.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”
  • Revelation 22:17 – “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

Water in Warfare

  • Deuteronomy 2:6 – “You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.”
  • Deuteronomy 2:28 – “Sell us food to eat and water to drink for their price in silver. Only let us pass through on foot.”
  • Judges 5:19 – “Kings came, they fought, the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo, but they carried off no silver, no plunder.”
  • Judges 7:4 – “But the Lord said to Gideon, ‘There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.'”
  • 2 Kings 3:9 – “So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.”
  • 2 Kings 3:17 – “For this is what the Lord says: ‘You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.'”
  • 2 Chronicles 32:3 – “he consulted with his officials and military staff about blocking off the water from the springs outside the city, and they helped him.”
  • 2 Chronicles 32:4 – “A large force of men assembled, and they blocked all the springs and the stream that flowed through the land. ‘Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?’ they said.”
  • Jeremiah 51:13 – “You who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be destroyed.”
  • Nahum 2:8 – “Nineveh is like a pool whose water is draining away. ‘Stop! Stop!’ they cry, but no one turns back.”

Water in Parables

  • Matthew 7:24 – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
  • Matthew 7:25 – “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
  • Matthew 7:26 – “But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.”
  • Matthew 7:27 – “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
  • Matthew 10:42 – “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
  • Mark 9:41 – “Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.”
  • Luke 6:48 – “They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”
  • Luke 6:49 – “But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
  • Luke 16:24 – “So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'”

Water in Healing

  • 2 Kings 5:10 – “Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, ‘Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.'”
  • John 5:2 – “Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.”
  • John 5:3 – “Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.”
  • John 5:4 – “For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.”
  • John 5:7 – “‘Sir,’ the invalid replied, ‘I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.'”
  • John 9:7 – “‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means ‘Sent’). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.”
  • John 9:11 – “He replied, ‘The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.'”
  • John 9:15 – “Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. ‘He put mud on my eyes,’ the man replied, ‘and I washed, and now I see.'”
  • Acts 9:18 – “Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized.”

Water in Sacrifice

  • Exodus 29:4 – “Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the tent of meeting and wash them with water.”
  • Leviticus 1:9 – “You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.”
  • Leviticus 1:13 – “You are to wash the internal organs and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of them and burn them on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.”
  • Leviticus 6:28 – “The clay pot the meat is cooked in must be broken, but if it is cooked in a bronze pot, the pot is to be scoured and rinsed with water.”
  • Numbers 19:9 – “A man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and put them in a ceremonially clean place outside the camp. They are to be kept by the Israelite community for use in the water of cleansing; it is for purification from sin.”
  • Numbers 19:13 – “If they fail to purify themselves after touching a human corpse, they defile the Lord’s tabernacle. They must be cut off from Israel. Because the water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, they are unclean; their uncleanness remains on them.”
  • Numbers 19:20 – “But if those who are unclean do not purify themselves, they must be cut off from the community, because they have defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. The water of cleansing has not been sprinkled on them, and they are unclean.”
  • Numbers 19:21 – “This is a lasting ordinance for them. The man who sprinkles the water of cleansing must also wash his clothes, and anyone who touches the water of cleansing will be unclean till evening.”

Water in Deliverance

  • Exodus 2:10 – “When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, ‘I drew him out of the water.'”
  • Exodus 14:22 – “and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.”
  • Exodus 14:28 – “The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.”
  • Exodus 15:8 – “By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.”
  • Exodus 15:19 – “When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.”
  • Psalm 66:6 – “He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him.”
  • Jonah 2:3 – “You hurled me into the depths, into the very heart of the seas, and the currents swirled about me; all your waves and breakers swept over me.”
  • Jonah 2:10 – “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.”


These Bible verses about water show its symbolism of purity, life, and renewal. These passages remind us of God’s provision and the cleansing of our souls. May we find comfort and inspiration in God’s Word, renewing our faith and deepening our spiritual journey!

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