Thirst ( עםא ι.οχ) is a painful natural sensation occasioned by the absence of moistening liquors from the stomach. As this sensation is accompanied by vehement desire, the term is sometimes used in Scripture, in. a moral sense, for a mental desire, as in Jer 2; Jer 25," With-hold thy throat from thirst; but thou saidst, I loved strangers, and after them will I go;" in other words, "I desire the commission of sin — I thirst for criminal indulgence,." Mt 5; Mt 6, "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness." Ps 43:2, "My soul thirsteth for God." The same figure is employed in the discourse of our Lord with the woman of Samaria,. "Whosoever drinketh of the water which I shall give him shall never thirst," an allusion which the woman mistook as if intended of natural water, drawn from some spring possessing peculiar properties (Joh 3:14) SEE HUNGER.