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A word study on water, wash, river, the depths, waves, the deep and the wind

water 4325, 5204, 504
wash 628, 633, 637, 907, 909, 1026, 3067, 3068, 3538, 4150
river 5103, 5104, 2975, 5158, 6388, 3105, 180, 650, 4215
the depths 8415, 6009-12, 4688, 4615,
waves 4867, 1116, 1530, 1796,the deep 8415, 4688, 4615, 6013, 6683, 8247, 4950
the wind 7307-8

And the earth was formless and void, and darkness (physical and spiritual) was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters (physical and spiritual)….Then God said, “Let there be an expanse (or firmament) in the midst of the waters (Heb. = mayim), and let it separate (same word used throughout the OT almost exclusively for the separation to be made between the holy and the profane, cf. Ex 26:33, Lev 10:10, 11:47, 20:24-25, 1 Chron 23:13, Ezra 6:21, 9:1, 10:11, Neh 9:2, 10:28, 13:3, Is 59:2, Ez 22:26, 42:20) the waters from the waters.”  And God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.  And God called the expanse heaven (Heb. = shamayim).  (In the same way, as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are the Lord’s thoughts and ways above our own, Is 55:9.  For throughout Scripture water represents teaching and understanding.  And as is made clear by the Lord Jesus’ own teaching, for every event under heaven there is a carnal and fleshly understanding which is according to the ways of this world; but for those who have ears to hear there is also a spiritual and heavenly understanding that is according to the ways of God.  And surely the whole expanse of heaven separates the two.)
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.  And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:2,6-10

By the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water
2 Peter 3:5

And they (who had been sent by the Pharisees) asked him (John), and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”  John answered them saying, “I baptize in (physical) water, but among you stands One whom you do not know….The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’  And I did not recognize Him, but in order that He might be manifested to Israel, I came baptizing in (physical) water.”  (For John’s was a “physical” ministry to prepare the carnal man for the spiritual Christ.  The physical water with which he baptized is like the physical water of the word, the explicit commands and decrees that are given as a type of the spiritual law and the spiritual water of the word that would be written on the heart of the spiritual man by the Spirit of God when Jesus came baptizing with the Holy Spirit.)  And John bore witness saying, “I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.  And I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in (physical) water said to me, ‘He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the one who baptizes in the Holy Spirit (i.e., in spiritual water, cf. 7:37-39).'”
John 1:25-26,29-33

Now there were six stone waterpots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing two or three metretai each.  Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.”  And they filled them up to the brim.  And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter.”  And they took it to him.  And when the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when men have drunk freely, then that which is poorer; you have kept the good wine until now.  This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
John 2:6-9

Jesus is the bridegroom and the people of God are the bride.  At this particular point in history after men are drunk with the old wine Jesus brings forth the new.  At this the beginning of His ministry this sign signifies that the new wine is now being brought out.  It is significant that Jesus turned the water contained in the vessels of purification from the old covenant into wine.  For in the same way when He came He showed the vessels in God’s house, who are people (2 Tim 2:20-21), how all the teaching of Moses and the old covenant (which was for the purification of the people and might be characterized as water) pointed to and is fulfilled in the far more glorious teaching of the new covenant; He turned the water of the old covenant into the wine of the new covenant.

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:5

This seems to speak of baptism–unless we die to this world and the old man of sin by being buried with Christ in baptism and raised with Him to a newness of life through the power of the Spirit (cf. Rom 6:3-4), we cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  But the physical water of baptism is only an outward symbol of the water of the word–the teaching of the gospel–that cleanses us from our sins.  Just as in the old covenant physical water was used to purify the people (Jn 2:6) so in the new covenant does the spiritual water of the word of God purify the people.  We are born of water when the word of God finds a place in our heart to take root and begins growing up to produce the peaceful fruit of righteousness (cf. 1 Pet 1:23).  Of course, that cannot happen unless our grain of wheat, which is the old man of the flesh, falls to the ground and dies first (Jn 12:24)–this is our crucifixion with Christ, our being conformed to the likeness of His death, our baptism into His death.  At that same time we are then baptized in the Spirit so as to share in Christ’s resurrection power to live a new life free from the control of sin.  Only such as are born of water and the Spirit can enter into the kingdom of God, for only such as these will truly be righteous and holy.

After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing.  And John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there were many waters there (cf. Rev 17:1,15, and notice on a Bible map that this location was right at the corner of the regions of Samaria, Perea and the Decapolis, and not far from Galilee); and they were coming and were being baptized.  For John had not yet been thrown into prison.  There arose therefore a discussion on the part of John’s disciples with a Jew about purification (i.e., which baptism really purified the people?).  And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have borne witness, behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him.”  (Those who come to Jesus are the bride.)  John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.  You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent before Him.’  He who has the bride (i.e., those going out to meet Jesus and receive His baptism) is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom (John), who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.  And so this joy of mine has been made full.  He must increase, but I must decrease.
John 3:22-30

There came a woman of Samaria to draw water.  Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”  For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.  The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?”  (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)  Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him (i.e., the woman had need to ask of Him a drink, not vice versa), and He would have given you living water.”  She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water?  You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?”  Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him (which is the Spirit, cf. 7:37-39) shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”  (For indeed, when Jesus baptizes us in the Holy Spirit and the Spirit takes up residence within us, then we become a well of living water, a source of the water of the Word of God, which is the Gospel truth of our salvation.  This Word is not just the carnal print on the pages of the New Testament, but the living and active Word of God–it is the Spirit leading us into all truth, it is Jesus the incarnate Word cleansing us by the washing of water with the word.)  The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty, nor come all the way here to draw.”  (The woman wants the water, but before she can have it she must repent of her sins; thus Jesus now exposes them to her:)  He said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”  The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”  Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly.”
John 4:7-18

Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes.  In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, [waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted.]  And a certain man was there, who had been thirty-eight years in his sickness.  When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?”  (For Jesus is the one sent by God to heal the people of their infirmities by drawing them into the living water of the gospel truth.)  The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”  Jesus said to him, “Arise, take up your pallet, and walk.”  And immediately the man became well, and took up his pallet and began to walk….Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “Behold, you have become well; do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse may befall you.”
John 5:2-9,14

Here Jesus proves Himself to be the living water, the living and abiding Word of God that heals men of their infirmities by delivering them from their sins (cf. Ps 107:20).

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast (of Tabernacles), Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'”  But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
John 7:37-39

Jesus spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle (i.e., of the water that had come forth from the mouth of Jesus; for just as God created man out of the dust of the earth in the beginning by the word that came forth from His mouth, now Jesus in an act of re-creation would give sight to him who was born without eyes to see), and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him (who was born blind), “Go, wash in the pool of (the living waters of) Siloam” (which is translated, Sent).  (The significance of this parenthetical comment of John’s is that the waters of Siloam represent the Spirit of God who was to be sent after Jesus’ glorification to sanctify those people of God who would receive their sight, cf. notes below.  It is perhaps also significant in that those who wash in these waters are sent themselves to become a living testimony in the world, even as this man born physically blind would be in the context that follows).  And so he went away and washed, and came back seeing….Therefore they (the neighbors and others who knew him) were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?”  He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam, and wash‘; so I went away and washed, and I received sight.”…Again, therefore, the Pharisees also were asking him how he received his sight.  And he said to them, “He applied clay to my eyes, and I washed, and I see.”
John 9:6-7,10-11,15

It was from Siloam, Jerusalem’s source of water, that the priests had that very day taken water during the Feast of Tabernacles–cf. the context of Jn 7 & 8, esp 7:37-39–to pour out on the temple steps to flow down to the world outside.  It was most certainly at this time that Jesus cried out, saying, “If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink”, promising as to the Samaritan woman in John 4 that His water would become within him who believed in Jesus a well from which would flow rivers of the living water of the Spirit of God.  For most assuredly Jesus Himself is the source of spiritual water for the spiritual Jerusalem which men drink by believing and having faith in Him (cf. Jn 9:35-38).  And His is the water that is poured out upon the spiritual temple, which is the Church, so as to sanctify and cleanse her and flow down to the world outside.  It is significant therefore that Jesus sent the man born blind to wash in the water of Siloam.  For in the same way each of us must wash in the sanctifying waters of the word and of the Spirit of which Jesus is the source if we want to receive our sight and have eyes to see.

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God, rose from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about.  Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded….”If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”…”He who has bathed (in the blood of Christ by repenting of his sins and being “baptized” in His name so as to enter into the new covenant) needs only to wash his feet (that which is soiled by the world), but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.”…Do you know what I have done to you?  You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.  If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet (cf. Matt 18:15-17, James 5:19-20; we wash one another’s feet spiritually by ministering the word of God to one another in the humility of the Spirit of Christ so as to encourage and “stimulate one another to love and good deeds”, cf. Heb 10:22-25 below).  For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.  Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master; neither is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.  If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
John 13:3-5,8,10,12-17

Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which he inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (this is the bath of Jn 13:10).  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another (this is the foot washing of Jn 13:14); and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.  For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries….
Hebrews 10:19-27

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.
John 19:34

By His death not only was His blood spilt to cover our sins, but the living water of which He was full was poured out for our benefit.  For as John told us in 7:37-39 the water represents the Spirit who would be given to those who believe in Him–but only after Jesus’ glorification, of which His crucifixion was the beginning and indeed the key point (cf. Jn 12:23-24, Phil 2:8-9).  The importance of the water in relation to the blood is that while the blood is our atonement and what covers our sins (it is the death we die in Christ to enter the new covenant, the bath of Jn 13:10), the water of the Spirit is our sanctification and what cleanses us by the washing of the word (it is our resurrection to a newness of life without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish so as to truly be holy and blameless, the washing of our feet so as to remain cleansed from the filth of the world).

And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from me; for John baptized with (physical) water, but you shall be baptized with the (spiritual water of the) Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 1:4-5

And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture (Is 53, which clearly foretold how the Messiah would die to cleanse the people from their sins) he preached Jesus to him.  And as they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look!  Water!  What prevents me from being baptized?”  And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch; and he baptized him.  And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing.
Acts 8:35-36,38-39

Surely no one can refuse water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”  And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Acts 10:47-48

Here (as in the previous passage with Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch) it would seem that physical baptism is a physical picture for the new believer (as well as for the church) of what is taking place in the spiritual realm.  It also seems to be an acceptance by the giver and an admittance for the receiver into the church on earth even as the baptism in the Holy Spirit is into the church in heaven, which is the kingdom of God.  For as the context relates, these were Gentile believers whom the all Jewish church of the time would have had a difficult time accepting.

And Ananias said, “The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear an utterance from His mouth.  For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.  And now why do you delay?  Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.”
Acts 22:14-16

Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.
Ephesians 5:25-27

For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.  But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, (Here is the twofold aspect of how we are saved:) by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace (this is our justification, our washing of regeneration, the bath of John 13:10) we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (which is accomplished by the renewing of the Holy Spirit, our sanctification, the footwashing of John 13:5-14).
Titus 3:-7

For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water (cf. Lev 14:4 and Num 19–living water!) and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded you.”  And in the same way he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry with the blood.  And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Hebrews 9:19-22

From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.  Does a fountain send out from the same opening both sweet and bitter water?  Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs?  Neither can salt water produce sweet.
James 3:10-12

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit (or Spirit); in which (or whom) also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.  And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you–not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience–through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
1 Peter 3:17-22

On the one hand, the water is the agent that destroys the wicked; but on the other hand it is also the agent that saves us through baptism by identifying us with the death and resurrection of Jesus.  In both cases we see that one of the most important Biblical properties of water is that it purifies from sin.  In the same way Peter writes later that the present world is reserved for fire–another purifying agent that will completely consume the wicked while refining the righteous.  Today, the water of the word continues to destroy the wicked through all the curses of the law while purifying the righteous through its washing.  We see the connection between the water and the fire in Jer 23:29–“‘Is not my word like fire?’ declares the Lord.”  Thus in this way the present world even today is being destroyed both by water as in the days of Noah and by fire, which are both a type of the purifying and cleansing and refining word of God.

By the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.  But the present heavens and earth by His word are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
2 Peter 3:5-7

And who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  This is the one who came by (Gk. dia) water and blood, Jesus Christ; not in (or with, by means of) the water only, but in the water and in the blood.  And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth.  For there are three that bear witness, the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are for the one thing.
1 John 5:5-8

“Water symbolizes Jesus’ baptism, and blood symbolizes His death.  These are mentioned because Jesus’ ministry began at his baptism and ended at His death.  John is reacting to the heretics of his day who said that Jesus was born only a man and remained so until his baptism.  At the same time, they maintained, the Christ (the Son of God) descended on the human Jesus, but left him before His suffering on the cross–so that it was only the man Jesus who died.  Throughout this letter John has been insisting that Jesus Christ is God as well as man (1:1-4; 4:2; 5:5).  He now asserts that it was this God-man Jesus Christ who came into our world, was baptized and died.  Jesus was the Son of God not only at His baptism but also at His death (v. 6b).  This truth is extremely important, because, if Jesus died only as a man, his sacrificial atonement (2:2; 4:10) would not have been sufficient to take away the guilt of man’s sin.”–NIV Study Bible, pg. 1912.

On another level, we can also see the water as referring to the physical birth of Jesus, while the blood refers to the fact that His was a virgin birth, which would also attest to His deity.  And again, the Spirit who indwells the believer bears witness that it is true.

On still another level Jesus certainly came through and in and with and by means of all the water of the word of God.  For He was the fulfillment of all the word that had been spoken, for indeed He was and is that Word.  But Jesus came not just in the water of the word, not just as a teacher, but in the blood as well.  For unless He came as our atonement to pay the penalty for our sins, all the water of His teaching would not benefit us–we would still die as the wages for our sins.  And it is the Spirit who bears witness along with the water of the word and the blood of the atonement, all three of which are for the one thing.

…and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
Revelation 1:15

And one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and from where have they come?”  And I said to him, “My lord, you know.”  And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  For this reason, they are before the throne of God; and they serve Him day and night in His temple; and He who sits on the throne shall spread His tabernacle over them.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun beat down on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb in the center of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide them to springs of the waters of life; and God shall wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7:13-17

And the third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of (spiritual) waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the (spiritual) waters became wormwood; and many men died from the (spiritual) waters, because they were made bitter.
Revelation 8:10-11

These (God’s two witnesses) have the power to shut up the sky, in order that (spiritual) rain may not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the (spiritual) waters to turn them into blood (a symbol of death), and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Revelation 11:6

And the serpent threw (spiritual) water like a river (of death, as opposed to the river of life that proceeds from the mouth of God, which is the word of God) out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood (just like in the days of Noah).  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon threw out of his mouth.
Revelation 12:15-16

And I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.  And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters (it is the collective voice of the 144,000) and like the sound of loud thunder (it is strong and powerful and full of authority), and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps (the collective voice of the 144,000 is a harmonious unity).  And they sang a new song before the throne….(Again, the singular voice from heaven here seems to be not of just one person, but the collective voice of the 144,000.)
Revelation 14:1-3

And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
Revelation 14:6-7

And the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood.  And I heard the angel of the waters saying, “Righteous art Thou, who art and who wast, O Holy One, because Thou didst judge these things; for they poured out the blood of saints and prophets; and Thou hast given them blood to drink.  (Recall that blood represents death; the water they drink, the teachings they hear and accept, will be death to them.)  They deserve it.”  And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments.”
Revelations 16:4-7

And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great (spiritual) river, the Euphrates; and its (life-giving, spiritual) water was dried up, that the way might be prepared for the (spiritual) kings from the east.
Revelation 16:12

And one of the angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters“…And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.”
Revelation 17:1,15

After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice (singular) of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah!  Salvation and glory and power belong to our God….”  And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah!  For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns….”
Revelation 19:1,6

And He said to me, “It is done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.  I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.  He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
Revelation 21:6-7

And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb….
Revelation 22:1

And the Spirit and the bride say (both to Jesus and to the one who is thirsty), “Come.”  And let the one who hears say, “Come.”  And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
Revelation 22:17

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.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?  Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Isaiah 55:1-2

When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, “I will return to my house from which I came.”  And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order.  Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.
Luke 11:24-26

These (false prophets) are springs without water
2 Peter 2:17

These men are…clouds without water
Jude 12

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