'Spirit' in the Bible
When the earth was as yet unformed and desolate, with the surface of the ocean depths shrouded in darkness, and while the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters,
So the LORD said, "My Spirit won't remain with human beings forever, because they're truly mortal. Their lifespan will be 120 years."
God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.
so Pharaoh asked his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this someone in whom the Spirit of God lives?
However, as soon as his sons had told him everything Joseph had said, and after he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent along to carry him, their father Jacob's spirit was encouraged.
and I've filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship
and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, and with knowledge of all kinds of work,
"Moreover, a man or a woman who has a ritual spirit or a familiar spirit is certainly to die. They are to be stoned to death with boulders. They will continue to bear responsibility for their guilt."
Then I'll come down and speak with you. I'll take some of the spirit that rests on you and apportion it among them, so that they may help you bear the burden of the people. That way, you won't bear it by yourself."
The LORD came down in a cloud, spoke to Moses, and made an apportionment from the spirit who rested on him to the 70 elders. When the spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but that was it.
Now two men had remained in camp. One was named Eldad and the other was named Medad. When the spirit rested on them, since they were among those who were listed but had not gone out to the tent, they stayed behind and prophesied in the camp.
"Are you jealous on account of me?" Moses asked in reply. "I wish all of the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!"
Now as to my servant Caleb, because a different spirit is within him and he has remained true to me, I'm going to bring him into the land that he explored, and his descendants are to inherit it.
looked up, and saw Israel encamped in their respective tribal order. Just then, the spirit of God came upon him.
"Select Nun's son Joshua. The Spirit is in that man," the LORD answered Moses. "You are to lay your hand on him
But King Sihon of Heshbon did not allow us to pass through, because the LORD your God had hardened his spirit and made him arrogant, in order to deliver him into your control today.
Among those nations you'll have no rest. There'll be no resting place for the soles of your feet. Instead, the LORD will give you an anxious heart, failing eyesight, and a despairing spirit.
Now Nun's son Joshua was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had placed his hands on him, so Israelis listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses.
The Spirit of the LORD was on him, and he governed Israel. When Othniel went out to battle, the LORD handed king Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim into his control, and Othniel's domination of Cushan-rishathaim was strong.
So the Spirit of the LORD took control of Gideon, who blew a trumpet, mustering the descendants of Abiezer to follow him into battle.
Then God sent an evil spirit to divide Abimelech and the "lords" of Shechem
The Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah, so he swept through Gilead and the territory of Manasseh, then swept through Mizpah in Gilead, and from Mizpah in Gilead he proceeded toward where the Ammonites were encamped.
Then the Spirit of the LORD began to rouse him where the tribe of Dan was encamped, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
The Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he ripped the lion apart as one might dissect a young goat, even though he carried nothing in his hand. But he didn't tell his father and mother what he had done.
Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, killed 30 men, took their belongings, and gave the garments to those who had told him the solution to the riddle. He remained furious, left for his father's house,
When Samson arrived at Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, so that the ropes that bound him were like flax that's been burned by fire, and his bonds dissolved.
The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you, and you'll prophesy with them and be changed into a different person.
When they arrived there at Gibeah, a band of prophets was right there to meet them. The Spirit of God came upon Saul, and he prophesied along with them.
When Saul heard these words, the Spirit of God came on him, and he was very angry.
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the presence of his brothers, and the Spirit of the LORD came on David from that day forward. Then Samuel got up and went to Ramah.
The Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
Saul's servants told him, "Look, an evil spirit from God is troubling you.
Let our lord order his servants who attend you to look for a man who is skilled in playing the lyre. And then when an evil spirit from God comes on you, he will play and you will be better."
Whenever an evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the lyre and play it. Relief would come to Saul and he would be better, because the evil spirit would leave him.
The next day, while David was playing the lyre as he had before, the evil spirit from the LORD attacked Saul, and he began to rave inside the house with a spear in his hand.
The evil spirit from the LORD attacked Saul while he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand and David was playing the lyre.
Saul sent messengers to take David, and they saw a group of prophets caught up in prophetic ecstasy, with Samuel standing beside them leading them. Then the Spirit of God came on Saul's messengers, and they also were caught up in prophetic ecstasy.
Someone replied, "They're at Naioth in Ramah." Saul went to Naioth in Ramah, and the Spirit of God came on him also. He continued in prophetic ecstasy until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
Saul disguised himself, putting on different clothes. He went along with two men to the woman at night. He said, "Consult a familiar spirit for me and bring up for me the one whom I tell you."
The Spirit of the LORD speaks within me; his word is on my tongue!
As soon as I've left you, the Spirit of the LORD will carry you off to I don't know where! Then when I go tell Ahab and he can't find you, he'll kill me, even though I have been your servant and have feared the LORD since I was young!
"But then a spirit approached, stood in front of the LORD, and said, "I will entice him.'
"And the LORD asked him, "How?' ""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.'
"Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."
Right then, Chenaanah's son Zedekiah approached Micaiah and struck him on the cheek. Then he asked him, "How did the Spirit of the LORD move from me to speak to you?"
When they had crossed the Jordan River, Elijah invited Elisha, "Ask me what you want me to do for you before I'm taken away from you." So Elisha asked, "Please, may there be a double portion of your spirit upon me!"
As soon as the Guild of Prophets who lived adjacent to Jericho saw Elisha, they began to announce, "The spirit of Elijah is at rest on Elisha!" So they came out to meet him and they greeted him by bowing low to the ground in front of him.
Then they asked Elisha, "Look! We have 50 valiant men here with your servant! Please let them go out and search for your master Elijah. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up on a mountain or into a valley." Elisha responded, "Don't bother searching."
Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, leader of the Thirty, and he said, "David, we belong to you; we're with you, son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to the one who helps you! For your deliverer is your God."
After this, the Spirit of God came to rest on Oded's son Azariah,
"But then a spirit approached, stood in front of the LORD, and said, "I will entice him.' "And the LORD asked him, "How?'
""I will go,' he announced, "and I will be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all of his prophets!' "So the LORD said, "You're just the one to deceive him. You will be successful. Go and do it.'
Now therefore, listen! The LORD has placed a lying spirit in the mouth of all of these prophets of yours, because the LORD has determined to bring disaster upon you."
As if on cue, Chenaanah's son Zedekiah approached Micaiah and struck him on the cheek. Then he asked him, "How did the Spirit of the LORD move from me to speak to you?"
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Zechariah's son Jahaziel, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a descendant of Levi from the descendants of Asaph in the middle of the assembly, and he said:
Then Jehoiada the priest's son Zechariah was clothed by the Spirit of God, and he stood above the people and told them, "This is what God has to say: "Why are you breaking the LORD's commandments. You'll never be successful! Because you have abandoned the LORD, he has abandoned you.'"
"You gave your good Spirit to instruct them, not withholding manna from them, and providing water to quench their thirst.
You were patient with them for many years, warning them by your Spirit through your prophets. But they would not listen, so you turned them over to the control of people in other lands.
A spirit glided past me and made the hair on my skin to bristle.
"The arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit absorbs their poison; God's terrors have been arranged just for me!
"In addition, I won't keep my opinion to myself; I'll speak from my distressed spirit; I'll complain with my bitter soul.
You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit.
"My spirit is crushed, my days are over; it's the grave for me!
Whenever I hear an insulting rebuke, I respond from my spirit because I understand."
However, a spirit exists in mankind, and the Almighty's breath gives him insight."
because I'm filled with things to say, and my spirit within me compels me to speak.
"The spirit of God fashioned me; and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
If he were to decide to do so, that is, to take back to himself his spirit and breath of life,
Into your hands I commit my spirit; for you have redeemed me, LORD God of truth.
How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he delivers those whose spirit has been crushed.
Do not cast me from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.
I remember God, and I groan; I meditate, while my spirit grows faint. Interlude
During the night I remembered my song. I meditate in my heart, and my spirit ponders.
When you send your spirit, they are created, and you replenish the surface of the earth.
Where can I flee from your spirit? Or where will I run from your presence?
Though my spirit grows faint within me, you are aware of my path. Wherever I go, they have hidden a trap for me.
As a result, my spirit is desolate within me, and my mind within me is appalled.
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit is failing. Do not hide your face from me; otherwise, I will become like those who descend to the Pit,
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Return to my correction! Look, I will pour out my spirit on you, and I will make my words known to you.
A gentle statement is a tree of life, but perverted speech shatters the spirit.
A happy heart enlightens the face, but a sad heart reflects a broken spirit.
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.
Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit drains one's strength.
Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.
A man's spirit can sustain him during his illness, but who can bear a crushed spirit?
A person's spirit is the lamp of the LORD; it searches throughout one's innermost being.
A person's pride will bring about his downfall, but the humble in spirit will gain honor.
Who knows whether the spirit of human beings ascends, and whether the spirit of animals descends to the earth?
Just as you do not understand the way of the spirit in the womb of a pregnant mother, so also you do not know what God is doing in everything he makes.
then man's dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it.
when the LORD will have washed away the filth of the women of Zion, cleaning up Jerusalem's guilt by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of tempest.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.
The LORD has mixed within them a spirit of confusion; so they make Egypt stagger in all that it does, like a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
My soul yearns for you in the night; my spirit within me searches for you. For when your judgments come upon the earth, the world's inhabitants learn righteousness.
and a spirit of justice to the one who sits in judgment, a source of strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
For the LORD has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep he has closed your eyes, you prophets, he has covered your heads, you seers!"
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