And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.
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, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
3. Joshua - This one is the most interesting account out of all of them because of the number of times it mentions the priests holding the ark of the covenant of the Lord in the dry river bed.
Joshua 3:7-17 through 4:1-18
And the Lord said to Joshua. "Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: 'When you reach the edge of the Jordan's waters, go and stand in the river.' "
Joshua said to the Israelites, "Come here and listen to the words of the Lord your God. This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites.
See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Isrtael, one from each tribe. And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the Lord - the Lord of all the earth - set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap."
So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho. The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordon, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.
4:1 When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, "Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan from right where the priests stood and to carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight."
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said the them, "Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever."
So the Israelites did as Joshua commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord had told Joshua; and they carried them over with them to their camp, where they put them down. Joshua set up the twelve stones that had been in the middle of the Jordan at the spot where the priests who carried the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.
Now the priests who carried the ark remained standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything the Lord had commanded Joshua was done by the people, just as Moses had directed Joshua. The people hurried over, and as soon as all of them had crossed, the ark of the Lord and the priests came to the other side whithe the people watched. The men of Reuiben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over, armed, in front of the Israelites, as Moses had directed them. About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for war.
That day the Lord exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses. The the Lord said to Joshua, "Command the priests carrying the ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan."
And the priests came up out of the river carrying the ark of the covenant of the Lord. No sooner had they set their feet on the dry ground than the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and ran at flood stage as before.
2 Kings 2:7-8
Fifty men of the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. Elijah took his cloak, and 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 2:13-14
He picked up the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the cloak that had fallen from him 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.
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth and the floodwaters began to recede.
how maney times did water part in the bible
1.000 times was water mentioned in the bible
The word "water" is in the King James Version of the Bible 396 times. It is in 363 verses.
The Prophet in the Bible who did these things was Elisha.
Joshua - Joshua 3.9 - 13 Elisha - 2 Kings 2.13,14
Approximately 396 times
The word "water" is found 407 times in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, 363 times in the King James Version, and 345 times in the Douay-Rheims version.
the word water occurs 636 times in the bible it would take too long to write them all out. :-)
Four times. Once, when Moses parted it at the Red Sea, to cross from Egypt into the wilderness; and a second time, when Joshua parted it to cross from the wilderness into the promised land; a third time when Elijah rolled up his cloak and parted the Jordan river before ascending into heaven in a chariot of fire; and, a fourth time after Elisha watched Elijah go to heaven, turned around and re-crossed the river Jordan. The writers of the bible seem to consistently use authority over water as an indication of divine authority. The spirit of God is seen hovering over the waters before creating the world. In Job god is said to be able to tread across the waves, and the writers of the new testament seemed to allude to this in the story of Jesus also walking across the waves. Water is most often seen as a symbol of judgment and death in order to cleanse, for instance as the world is flooded in judgment and Noah is seen avoiding God's judgment by riding on top of the waters.
The entire account of the parting of the water in the sea is found in Exodus 14.The specific versus relating to how the water was parted are Exodus 14:21-22.
The word water is mentioned 722 times
Water is mentioned 722 times in the Holy Scripture, and is used in a variety of metaphorical ways. However, Bible experts believe that water mainly symbolizes the Word of God.
only once. it's in the bible.
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The word 'water' appears 426 times in the King James version.
water is connected to baptism which is part of the bible
A fellow contributor has said that water appeared 396 times. About bread and water together, wait please for a edition from any other fellow contributor. They always edit my incorrect answers.
The word "axe" appears 11 times in 11 verses in the KJV bible. 2 Kings 6:5 talks about a borrowed axe head falling into the water.
The Bible is remarkably literal about most things. Clear water is water you can see through.
After the water of the Red sea was parted , the Israelites crossed to the other side with their families , cattle and belongings.
There is no specific number of times. When near water, a horse will drink whenever it is thirsty.
Of course. Water can be evaporated, condensed, then re-evaporated an infinite number of times in the proper conditions.
What bible verse relates to the freezing point of water
The first time the word water appears in the KJV bible is Genesis 2:10.