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Strong’s #7307: ruwach (pronounced roo’-akh)

from 7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):–air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, X vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) wind, breath, mind, spirit

1a) breath

1b) wind

1b1) of heaven

1b2) quarter (of wind), side

1b3) breath of air

1b4) air, gas

1b5) vain, empty thing

1c) spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation)

1c1) spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour

1c2) courage

1c3) temper, anger

1c4) impatience, patience

1c5) spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented)

1c6) disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse

1c7) prophetic spirit

1d) spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals)

1d1) as gift, preserved by God, God’ s spirit, departing at death, disembodied being

1e) spirit (as seat of emotion)

1e1) desire

1e2) sorrow, trouble

1f) spirit

1f1) as seat or organ of mental acts

1f2) rarely of the will

1f3) as seat especially of moral character

1g) Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son

1g1) as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy

1g2) as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning

1g3) imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power

1g4) as endowing men with various gifts

1g5) as energy of life

1g6) as manifest in the Shekinah glory

1g7) never referred to as a depersonalized force

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from H7306


This word is used 378 times:

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Genesis 1:2: “was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face”
Genesis 3:8: “God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves”
Genesis 6:3: “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he”
Genesis 6:17: “all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven;”
Genesis 7:15: “of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.”
Genesis 7:22: “All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that”
Genesis 8:1: “was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters”
Genesis 26:35: “Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.”
Genesis 41:8: “And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all”
Genesis 41:38: “such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God”
Genesis 45:27: “which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:”
Exodus 6:9: “unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.”
Exodus 10:13: “and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day,”
Exodus 10:13: “and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.”
Exodus 10:19: “a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast”
Exodus 14:21: “to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made”
Exodus 15:8: ” And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap,”
Exodus 15:10: “Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.”
Exodus 28:3: “hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s”
Exodus 31:3: “And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,”
Exodus 35:21: “stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought”
Exodus 35:31: “And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;”
Numbers 5:14: ” And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she”
Numbers 5:14: “and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous”
Numbers 5:30: “Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous”
Numbers 11:17: “thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon”
Numbers 11:25: “unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto”
Numbers 11:25: “the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied,”
Numbers 11:26: “and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written,”
Numbers 11:29: “and that the LORD would put his spirit upon”
Numbers 11:31: “And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from”
Numbers 14:24: “because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring”
Numbers 16:22: “and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man”
Numbers 24:2: “Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon”
Numbers 27:16: “Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over”
Numbers 27:18: “of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon”
Deuteronomy 2:30: “thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that”
Deuteronomy 34:9: “the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid”
Joshua 2:11: “neither did there remain any more courage in any man because of you: for”
Joshua 5:1: “that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because”
Judges 3:10: ” And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out”
Judges 6:34: ” But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abi-ezer”
Judges 8:3: “was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated toward him, when he had said”
Judges 9:23: “Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem;”
Judges 11:29: ” Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead,”
Judges 13:25: ” And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah”
Judges 14:6: ” And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing”
Judges 14:19: ” And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty”
Judges 15:14: “the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords”
Judges 15:19: “water therefrom; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore”

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