'Wind' in the Bible
Suddenly seven thin ears of grain that had been scorched by an east wind sprouted up right after them
All of a sudden, seven thin, withered ears of grain, scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.
The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.
Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD sent an east wind into the land all that day and throughout the night. When morning came, the east wind brought the locusts.
Then the LORD brought a very strong west wind that took the locusts and drove them into the Reed Sea. Not one locust remained in all the territory of Egypt.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD caused the water to retreat by a strong east wind all night, turning the sea into dry land. As the waters were divided,
Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground!
He rode on a cherub and flew, soaring on the wings of the wind!
All the people followed after him, playing on wind pipes and so full of joy that the earth shook because of all the noise!
"Go out," he responded, "and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD." And there was the LORD, passing by! A tremendous, mighty windstorm was tearing at the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces in the presence of the LORD, but the LORD was not in the windstorm. After the wind there came an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
As the time drew near when the LORD was about to take Elijah to heaven in a wind storm, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal.
As they continued on, talking as they went, suddenly chariots blazing with fire and pulled by fiery horses appeared, separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a wind storm to heaven!
This is what the LORD says: "Though you won't see wind or storm, nevertheless that river will overflow with water so that you, your cattle, and your livestock may drink.'
when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"
Did you intend your words to reprove, even though the speech of a desperate person is just wind?
"How long will you keep talking like this? How long will you keep talking like a wind storm?
"Should a wise person respond with knowledge based on wind? Should he fill his stomach with a wind storm from the east?
May they become like a straw, blown away before the wind; like a chaff that's swept off by a storm.
He clears the skies with his wind; his hands have pierced the fleeing serpent.
He'll be swept up by a storm wind and carried away; he'll be whirled away from his place.
"He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement.
My greatest fears have overcome me; my honor is assaulted as though by a wind storm; my prosperity evaporates like a morning cloud."
you carried me off in a wind storm, making me ride on it while you toss me about as the storm roars around me.
you whose garments are hot, even though the land is cooled by a south wind?
"So then, the sun is too bright to gaze at, is it not? The sky is swept clean by the wind that blows, is it not?
Where is the lightning diffused or the east wind scattered around the earth?
The LORD answered Job from the wind storm and told him:
But this is not the case with the wicked. They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
He rains on the wicked burning coals and sulfur; a scorching wind is their destiny.
He rode upon a cherub and flew; he soared upon the wings of the wind.
Make them like the chaff before the wind, as the messenger of the LORD pushes them aside.
Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. Interlude
You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude
as when an east wind destroyed the ships of Tarshish.
He stirred up the east wind in the heavens and drove the south wind by his might.
For he remembered that they were only flesh, a passing wind that doesn't return.
God, set them up like dried thistles, like straw before the wind.
but when the wind blows through it, it withers away and no one remembers where it was.
He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind.
He makes the clouds rise from the ends of the earth, fashioning lightning for the rain, bringing the wind from his storehouses.
He sends out his word and melts them. He makes his wind blow and the water flows.
fire, hail, snow, fog, and wind storm that carry out his command,
Praise him with tambourine and dancing. Praise him with stringed and wind instruments.
But he does not realize that the dead lurk there, and her invited guests wind up in the depths of Sheol.
Whoever troubles his household will inherit the wind, and the fool will be a servant to the wise.
The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry look.
Trying to keep her in check is like stopping a wind storm or grabbing oil with your right hand.
Who has ascended to heaven, and then descended? Who has collected the wind in his hands? Who has wrapped up waters in a garment? Who has established all the farthest points of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name? Surely you know!
The wind blows southward, then northward, constantly circulating, and the wind comes back again in its courses.
I observed every activity done on earth. My conclusion: all of it is pointless like chasing after the wind.
So I dedicated myself to learn about wisdom and knowledge, and about insanity and foolishness. And I discovered that this is also like chasing after the wind.
Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.
So I hated life, because whatever is done on earth causes me trouble it's all pointless, like chasing after the wind.
After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.
Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.
It's better to have one handful of tranquility than to have two handfuls of trouble and to chase after the wind.
There was no end to all of his subjects or to all of the people who had come before them. But those who come along afterward will not be happy with him. This is also pointless and a chasing after wind.
This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?
It is better to focus on what you can see than to meander after your self-interest; this also is pointless and a chasing after wind.
Just as no human being has control over the wind to restrain it, so also no human being has control over the day of his death. Just as no one is discharged during war, so wickedness will not release those who practice it.
Whoever keeps staring at the wind won't sow; whoever daydreams won't reap.
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind. Make my garden breathe out, let its fragrance flow. Let my beloved come into his garden, and let him eat its choicest fruits.
The LORD will totally destroy the gulf of the Sea of Egypt. He will sweep his hand over the Euphrates River with a violent wind, breaking it up into seven streams, and making a way for people to cross on foot.
The nations roar like the rushing of many waters, but the LORD will rebuke them, and they will run far away, chased like chaff blown down from the mountains or like thick dust that rolls along, blown along by a wind storm.
We were pregnant, writhing in pain, but we gave birth only to wind. We have not won your victory on earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world been born."
Measure by measure, in their exile you contended with them; with his fierce blast he removed them, as on a day when the east wind blows.
Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a hiding place from storms, like streams of water in the desert, in the shadow of a great rock in an exhausted land.
Their inhabitants are devoid of power, and are terrified and put to shame. They've become like plants in the field, like green shoots, like grass on rooftops, scorched by the east wind.
You'll winnow them, and the wind will lift them up, and a tempest will blow them away. Then you'll rejoice in the LORD, and you'll make your boast in the Holy One of Israel."
See, none of them exist, and their deeds are nothing. Their metal images are only wind and confusion.'"
When you cry out, let your collection deliver you! The wind will carry them all off, and a mere breath will sweep them all away." "But whoever takes refuge in me will possess the land, and will inherit my holy mountain.
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like a filthy rag; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind, our iniquities sweep us away.
a wild donkey accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in her passion. When she's in heat, who can turn her away? None of the males who pursue her need to tire themselves out, for in her month they'll find her."
At that time, it will be told this people and to Jerusalem, "A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert is coming toward my people, and it's not for winnowing or cleansing.
A wind too strong for that is coming at my bidding. Now I'm judging them as I speak."
The prophets are nothing but wind, and the word is not in them. So may the disaster happen to them!'"
When his voice sounds there is thunder from the waters of heaven, and he makes clouds rise up from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings wind out of his storehouses.
I'll scatter them like chaff blown away by a desert wind.
"Like the east wind, I'll scatter them before the enemy. I'll show them my back and not my face, on the day of their downfall.'"
The wind will shepherd all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into exile. Indeed, you will then be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.
This is what the LORD says: "Look, I'm going to stir up a destroying wind against Babylon and the inhabitants of Leb-kamai.
When his voice sounds, there is thunder from the waters of heaven, and he makes clouds rise up from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain and brings wind out of his storehouses.
I was amazed to see a wind storm blow in from the north, consisting of a massive cloud and fire that was flashing back and forth, surrounded by bright light. From deep within the cloud, something was shining that appeared to have a color like bronze that had been placed in fire until it glowed.
You are to burn a third of it in the middle of the city when you've finished your siege. Next, you are to take another third of it and beat it with your sword. Last, you are to scatter the remaining third to the wind, after which I'll unsheathe my sword and pursue them.
A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war around you. The final third I'll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.
I'll scatter every attendant who surrounds him, along with his entire army, to every wind. When I unsheathe my sword to pursue them,
"When someone builds a wall, they coat it with whitewash. Tell those who coat it with whitewash that it will fall. It will be washed off by the rain. Great hailstones will fall and a stormy wind will strip it off.
Look! Because it's a transplanted vine, won't it wither when the east wind hits it? It will surely wither in the terraces where it had started to sprout."'"
Yet in anger it was uprooted and cast down to the earth. An east wind desiccated its fruit; its strong branches broke off and withered, and a fire consumed them.
But your rowers have brought you into dangerous waters. The east wind has broken you in the heart of the ocean!
A wind storm will carry them away in its embrace, and their sacrifices will bring them shame."
"Because they sow the wind, they will reap the wind storm. The plant has no stalk and its bud yields no grain. Even if there's a harvest, foreigners will gobble it up.
"Ephraim feeds on the wind, chasing after the eastern winds, storing up lies and desolation day after day. They are making a contract with the Assyrians, and sending oil to Egypt.
Even though he is fruitful compared to his relatives, an east wind will come, the LORD's wind storm from the wilderness, and his spring will evaporate. His fountain will dry up, and the LORD's wind storm will plunder all the expensive vessels of the treasury.
Look! The one who crafts mountains, who creates the wind, who reveals what he is thinking to mankind, who darkens the morning light, who tramples down the high places of the land the LORD, the God of the Heavenly Armies is his name.
Then the LORD sent a great wind over the sea, and a severe storm broke out. It seemed as if the ship were about to break up.
When the sun rose, God prepared a harsh east wind. The sun beat down on Jonah's head, he became faint, and he begged to die. "It is better for me to die than to live!" he said.
Then like the wind sweeping by they will pass through they're guilty because they say their power is their god."
I punished you and everything that you undertook with scorching wind, with mildew, and with hail, and you still did not return to me,' declares the LORD.
Then I looked up to see two women coming forward with the wind filling their wings. (They had wings like those of a stork.) They took up the basket, holding it between the earth and sky.
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