Monday, January 26, 2009

Living Water





zä'-ō (Key)

Part of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primary verb

TDNT Reference


Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to live, breathe, be among the living (not lifeless, not dead)

2) to enjoy real life

a) to have true life and worthy of the name

b) active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God

3) to live i.e. pass life, in the manner of the living and acting

a) of mortals or character

4) living water, having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul

5) metaph. to be in full vigour

a) to be fresh, strong, efficient,

b) as adj. active, powerful, efficacious

The above paste is from Strong's lexicon. I looked up some words in John 7:38,39.

38 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

I'd been told an erroneous translation of "Living water".

I tell you, that Book is marvelous. The Spirit, though beyond our full comprehension, is always with the believer, and sometimes manifests in marvelous ways.

May you have living water.

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