Watertight vessels for traveling on water. The Hebrews knew of traders and seafaring (2Chr 8:17-18; 2Chr 9:21; Ps 104:26; Ps 107:23-30; Prov 31:14; Ezek 27; 1Macc 8:23; 1Macc 8:26; 1Macc 8:28) and were acquainted with travel by ship for peaceful purposes (Isa 18:2; Isa 43:14; Jonah 1) or for making war (Num 24:24; Isa 33:21; Isa 33:23). Solomon relied on the commercial fleet of Hiram of Tyre for transporting the materials for the Temple (1Kgs 5:9; 2Chr 2:16) and on Hiram’s sailors for navigating the fleet supplied by him at Ezion-geber near Elath on the Red Sea (1Kgs 9:26-28; 2Chr 8:17; 2Chr 9:21). These seagoing ships traded at faraway Tarshish and Ophir for large amounts of gold for Solomon’s treasury. Jehoshaphat’s attempt to emulate Solomon’s achievement ended disastrously (1Kgs 22:47-49; 2Chr 20:35-37). Inland waters were the home of craft like the ferryboat that carried King David, newly crowned, across the river Jordan at Gilgal (2Sam 19:18). In NT times, fishing and travel across the Sea of Galilee are commonly reported (Matt 8:23; Matt 9:1; Mark 4:36; Mark 4:38; Luke 8:22-23; John 6:16; John 6:22; John 6:23; John 21:4-14). On one occasion, Jesus uses a fishing boat as pulpit (Luke 5:1-11). The Mediterranean travels of Paul were beset by shipwrecks and becalmed seas (2Cor 11:25), especially his final voyage to Rome (Acts 27).

2Chr 8:17-18

17Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom.18Huram sent him, in the care of his servants, ships and servants fami ... View more

2Chr 9:21

21For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes ... View more

Ps 104:26

26There go the ships,
and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

Ps 107:23-30

23Some went down to the sea in ships,
doing business on the mighty waters;24they saw the deeds of the Lord,
his wondrous works in the deep.25For he commanded an ... View more

Prov 31:14

14She is like the ships of the merchant,
she brings her food from far away.

Ezek 27

Lamentation over Tyre
1The word of the Lord came to me:2Now you, mortal, raise a lamentation over Tyre,3and say to Tyre, which sits at the entrance to the sea, ... View more

1Macc 8:23

23“May all go well with the Romans and with the nation of the Jews at sea and on land forever, and may sword and enemy be far from them.

1Macc 8:26

26To the enemy that makes war they shall not give or supply grain, arms, money, or ships, just as Rome has decided; and they shall keep their obligations withou ... View more

1Macc 8:28

28And to their enemies there shall not be given grain, arms, money, or ships, just as Rome has decided; and they shall keep these obligations and do so without ... View more

Isa 18:2

2sending ambassadors by the Nile
in vessels of papyrus on the waters!
Go, you swift messengers,
to a nation tall and smooth,
to a people feared near and far,
a ... View more

Isa 43:14

14Thus says the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
For your sake I will send to Babylon
and break down all the bars,
and the shouting of the Chaldeans ... View more

Jonah 1

Jonah Tries to Run Away from God
1Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,2“Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it ... View more

Num 24:24

24But ships shall come from Kittim
and shall afflict Asshur and Eber;
and he also shall perish forever.”

Isa 33:21

21But there the Lord in majesty will be for us
a place of broad rivers and streams,
where no galley with oars can go,
nor stately ship can pass.

Isa 33:23

23Your rigging hangs loose;
it cannot hold the mast firm in its place,
or keep the sail spread out.

Then prey and spoil in abundance will be divided;
even the ... View more

1Kgs 5:9

9My servants shall bring it down to the sea from the Lebanon; I will make it into rafts to go by sea to the place you indicate. I will have them broken up there ... View more

2Chr 2:16

16We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon, and bring it to you as rafts by sea to Joppa; you will take it up to Jerusalem.”

1Kgs 9:26-28

Solomon's Commercial Activity
26King Solomon built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom.27Hiram ... View more

2Chr 8:17

17Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom.

2Chr 9:21

21For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes ... View more

1Kgs 22:47-49

47There was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.48Jehoshaphat made ships of the Tarshish type to go to Ophir for gold; but they did not go, for the ships were wr ... View more

2Chr 20:35-37

35After this King Jehoshaphat of Judah joined with King Ahaziah of Israel, who did wickedly.36He joined him in building ships to go to Tarshish; they built the ... View more

2Sam 19:18

18while the crossing was taking place, to bring over the king's household, and to do his pleasure.
David's Mercy to Shimei
Shimei son of Gera fell down before t ... View more

Matt 8:23

Jesus Stills the Storm
23And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.

Matt 9:1

1And after getting into a boat he crossed the sea and came to his own town.

Mark 4:36

36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.

Mark 4:38

38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Luke 8:22-23

Jesus Calms a Storm
22One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they put out,23an ... View more

John 6:16

Jesus Walks on the Water
16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,

John 6:22

The Bread from Heaven
22The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesu ... View more

John 6:23

23Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.

John 21:4-14

4Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.5Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” Th ... View more

Luke 5:1-11

Jesus Calls the First Disciples
1Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,2he s ... View more

2Cor 11:25

25Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I received a stoning. Three times I was shipwrecked; for a night and a day I was adrift at sea;

Acts 27

Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more

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