Fountains and Springs

  • Created by God.

    Psalms 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.

    Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

  • God to be praised for.

    Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

  • Come from the great deep.

    Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

    Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

  • Found in hills and valleys.

    Deuteronomy 8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

    Psalms 104:10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.

  • Send forth each but one kind of water.

    James 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

  • AFFORD
    • Drink to the beasts.

      Psalms 104:11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.

    • Refreshment to the birds.

      Psalms 104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

    • Fruitfulness to the earth.

      1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

      Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

  • Frequented by travellers.

    Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

  • Abound in Canaan.

    Deuteronomy 8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

    1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

  • Sometimes dried up.

    Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

  • Drying up of, a severe punishment.

    Psalms 107:33-34 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; 34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

  • CONSTANTLY FLOWING
    • Especially esteemed.

      Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

    • Could not be ceremonially defiled.

      Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

  • Sometimes stopped or turned off to distress enemies.

    2 Chronicles 32:3-4 He took counsel with his princes and his mighty men to stop the waters of the fountains which were without the city: and they did help him. 4 So there was gathered much people together, who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?

  • MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE;
    • In the way to Shur.

      Genesis 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

    • Of the waters of Nephtoah.

      Joshua 15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:

    • Of Jezreel.

      1 Samuel 29:1 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.

    • Of Pisgah.

      Deuteronomy 4:49 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

    • Upper and nether springs.

      Joshua 15:19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.

      Judges 1:15 And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of God.

      Psalms 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

      Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

      Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

    • Of Christ.

      Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

    • Of the Holy Ghost.

      John 7:38-39 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

    • Of constant supplies of grace.

      Psalms 87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

    • Of eternal life.

      John 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

      Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

    • Of the means of grace.

      Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

      Joel 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

    • Of a good wife.

      Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

    • Of a numerous posterity.

      Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

    • Of spiritual wisdom.

      Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

      Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

    • Of the law of the wise.

      Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

    • Of godly fear.

      Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

    • (Sealed up,) of the church.

      Song of Solomon 4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

    • (Not failing,) of the church.

      Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

    • (Always flowing,) of unceasing wickedness of the Jews.

      Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

    • (Corrupt,) of the natural heart.

      James 3:11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?

      Matthew 15:18-19 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

    • (Troubled,) of saints led astray.

      Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

 
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