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TroubleD water

Posted by RRC on June 30, 2008 at 16:14

In Reply to: Trouble water posted by Marhaposan Purba on June 30, 2008 at 09:16:

: Would you please to find the meaning of "the trouble water" or "bridge over trouble water", and its origin?

Troubled here means disturbed or turbulent (not still waters).
"Bridge over Troubled Water" is a song by Simon and Garfunkel.
The word combination appears several times in the King James Version of the Bible. Notably in John Chapter 5 the story of the pool of Bethesda.
"For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had." John 5:4 (KJV)
This story is the inspiration for the spiritual "Wade in the Water".
"Wade in the water.
Wade in the water, children.
Wade in the water.
God's gonna trouble the water."