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4804 breath

4804 breath

The imagery of breath is often used to convey spiritual essence and power, unseen except in its effects, including aspects of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The main Hebrew and Greek words translated as “breath” in the NIV are also translated as “spirit” and “wind”.

The breath of life

Life imparted by God Ge 2:7; Ac 17:25 See also Ge 1:30; Ge 6:17; Ge 7:15,22; Job 27:3; Job 33:4; Ps 104:30; Isa 42:5; Isa 57:16; Jer 38:16; Rev 11:11

Life recalled by his sovereign will Ecc 12:7 See also 1Ki 17:17; Job 34:14-15; Ps 104:29; Isa 40:7

The breath of God

An emblem of the Holy Spirit Jn 20:21-22 See also Eze 37:5,14

God’s creative breath Ps 33:6 See also Ge 1:2; Job 26:13; Job 33:4

God’s enlightening breath Job 32:8 See also Jn 14:26; Jn 16:13-15; 2Ti 3:16-17; 2Pe 1:20-21

God’s regenerating breath Eze 37:4-14 See also Jn 3:5-8; 1Th 1:4-5; Tit 3:5

God’s empowering breath Ac 2:1-4 See also Isa 11:2; Isa 61:1; Joel 2:28-29; Jn 20:21-22; Ac 1:8

God’s destroying breath 2Th 2:8 See also Ex 15:10; 2Sa 22:16 pp Ps 18:15; Job 4:9; Job 15:30; Isa 11:4; Isa 30:28,33; Isa 40:24; Isa 59:19; Eze 21:31

See also

1305God, activity of
3030Holy Spirit, power
3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3242Holy Spirit, baptism with
3266Holy Spirit in creation
3281Holy Spirit, inspiration
3290Holy Spirit, life-giver

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