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Spring

The English word "spring" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word which meant to rise and come forth, as out of the ground. The word came to be used for new plant growth, from which a season also came to be called "spring." As well (no pun intended), it described water that naturally flows out or up from the ground.

English-language translations of the Holy Scriptures use "spring" to translate a number of different Hebrew words, all of which mean the same as, or have one of the meanings of (i.e. the season or a water flow), the English word e.g. the Hebrew word pronounced tsaw-mawkh means to sprout; the Hebrew word pronounced aw-law means to ascend (the Arabic word for God, Allah, is a version of that Hebrew word, aw-law - not surprising since Hebrew and Arabic are members of the Semitic languages family).

"Fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills"

The LORD blesses those who obey His Commandments (along with the deeper Biblical meaning of "spring," see Milk and Honey to understand why that term was used).

The Holy Scriptures

"8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 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; 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; 8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass." (Deuteronomy 8:6-9 KJV)

In accordance with the meaning of to ascend, spring was used as a term for sunrise, "the spring of the day" (see also Hours Of The Day).

"9:26 And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad." (1 Samuel 9:26 KJV)

At the end of his physical life, King David used the above meaning to refer to a greater "new day" that's coming (see also David, Future King Of Israel).

"23:1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, 23:2 The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain." (2 Samuel 23:1-4 KJV)

As stated below, trouble was not created by God (see Christ The Creator) - trouble is a creation of man.

"5:6 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; 5:7 Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." (Job 5:6-7 KJV)

"92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 92:8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore." (Psalm 92:6-8 KJV)

Children are "offspring" of generations of humans that began from the ground ("2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul" Genesis 2:7 KJV).

"5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth. 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season." (Job 4:25-26 KJV)

The truth of the Creation is evidenced by the existence of Creation: "Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it."

"85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven." (Psalm 85:11 KJV)

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

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

Fact Finder: What "spring" was Jesus Christ speaking of when He said "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" (John 4:14 KJV)?
See Living Waters and Resurrections


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