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Bible Usage:

  • sea used 400 times.
  • Seas used 25 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Creation of
Genesis 1:9-10; Psalms 95:5; Psalms 148:4-5

Limits of, established by God
Genesis 1:9; Job 26:10; Job 38:8; Psalms 33:7; Jeremiah 5:22

Calmed by Jesus
Matthew 8:24-26; Mark 4:37-39

Jesus walked on
Matthew 14:25-31

Dead to be given up by the sea at the resurrection
Revelation 20:13


In Daniel's vision
Daniel 7:2-3

In John's apocalyptic vision
Revelation 4:6; Revelation 8:8-9; Revelation 10:2; Revelation 10:5-6; Revelation 10:8; Revelation 13:1; Revelation 15:2; Revelation 16:3; Revelation 21:1

Smith's Bible Dictionary

The sea, yam , is used in Scripture to denote

  1. "The gathering of the waters," "the Ocean." (Genesis 1:2,10; 30:13) etc.
  2. Some portion of this, as the Mediterranean Sea, called the "hinder," the "western" and the "utmost" sea, (11:24; 34:2; Joel 2:20) "sea of the Philistines," (Exodus 23:31) "the great sea," (Numbers 36:6,7; Joshua 15:47) "the sea." Genesis 49:13; Psalms 80:11 Also frequently of the Red Sea. (Exodus 15:4) [RED SEA SEA]
  3. Inland lakes termed seas, as the Salt or Dead Sea. [the special article]
  4. Any great collection of waters, as the river Nile (Isaiah 19:5) and the Euphrates. (Jeremiah 51:36)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEA, noun see. [This word, like lake, signifies primarily a seat, set or lay, a repository, a bason.]

1. A large bason, cisternor laver which Solomon made in the temple, so large as to contain more than six thousand gallons. This was called the brazen sea, and used to hold water for the priests to wash themselves. 1 Kings 7:23. 2 Chronicles 4:2

2. A large body of water, nearly inclosed by land, as the Baltic or the Mediterranean; as the sea of Azof. Seas are properly branches of the ocean, and upon the same level. Large bodies of water inland, and situated above the level of the ocean, are lakes. The appellation of sea, given to the Caspian lake, is an exception, and not very correct. So the lake of Galilee is called a sea, from the Greek.

3. The ocean; as, to go to sea. The fleet is at sea, or on the high seas.

4. A wave; a billow; a surge. The vessel shipped a sea.

5. The swell of the ocean in a tempest, or the direction of the waves; as, we head the sea.

6. Proverbially, a large quantity of liquor; as a sea of blood.

7. A rough or agitated place or element.

In a troubled sea of passion tost. Milton.