134 occurrences

'Wind' in the Bible

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

Then behold, seven ears, thin and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them.

and lo, seven ears, withered, thin, and scorched by the east wind, sprouted up after them;

The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.

So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

So the Lord shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.

“You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

Now there went forth a wind from the Lord and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, all around the camp and about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.

“And He rode on a cherub and flew;And He appeared on the wings of the wind.

In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.

So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by! And a great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

For thus says the Lord, ‘You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts.

and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”

“The paths of their course wind along,They go up into nothing and perish.

“Do you intend to reprove my words,When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?

“How long will you say these things,And the words of your mouth be a mighty wind?

“Should a wise man answer with windy knowledgeAnd fill himself with the east wind?

“Are they as straw before the wind,And like chaff which the storm carries away?

“The east wind carries him away, and he is gone,For it whirls him away from his place.

“When He imparted weight to the windAnd meted out the waters by measure,

“Terrors are turned against me;They pursue my honor as the wind,And my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.

“You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride;And You dissolve me in a storm.

You whose garments are hot,When the land is still because of the south wind?

“Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies;But the wind has passed and cleared them.

“Where is the way that the light is divided,Or the east wind scattered on the earth?

The wicked are not so,But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Then I beat them fine as the dust before the wind;I emptied them out as the mire of the streets.

Let them be like chaff before the wind,With the angel of the Lord driving them on.

“I would hasten to my place of refugeFrom the stormy wind and tempest.”

He caused the east wind to blow in the heavensAnd by His power He directed the south wind.

O my God, make them like the whirling dust,Like chaff before the wind.

When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,And its place acknowledges it no longer.

He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;He makes the clouds His chariot;He walks upon the wings of the wind;

He sends forth His word and melts them;He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.

He who would restrain her restrains the wind,And grasps oil with his right hand.

Who has ascended into heaven and descended?Who has gathered the wind in His fists?Who has wrapped the waters in His garment?Who has established all the ends of the earth?What is His name or His son’s name?Surely you know!

Blowing toward the south,Then turning toward the north,The wind continues swirling along;And on its circular courses the wind returns.

And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind.

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was grievous to me; because everything is futility and striving after wind.

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind.

This also is a grievous evil—exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind?

What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind.

No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death; and there is no discharge in the time of war, and evil will not deliver those who practice it.

Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.

“Awake, O north wind,And come, wind of the south;Make my garden breathe out fragrance,Let its spices be wafted abroad.May my beloved come into his gardenAnd eat its choice fruits!”

When it was reported to the house of David, saying, “The Arameans have camped in Ephraim,” his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake with the wind.

And the Lord will utterly destroyThe tongue of the Sea of Egypt;And He will wave His hand over the RiverWith His scorching wind;And He will strike it into seven streamsAnd make men walk over dry-shod.

The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,Or like whirling dust before a gale.

We were pregnant, we writhed in labor,We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind.We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth,Nor were inhabitants of the world born.

You contended with them by banishing them, by driving them away.With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.

Each will be like a refuge from the windAnd a shelter from the storm,Like streams of water in a dry country,Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.

“You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away,And the storm will scatter them;But you will rejoice in the Lord,You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.

“Behold, all of them are false;Their works are worthless,Their molten images are wind and emptiness.

“When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you.But the wind will carry all of them up,And a breath will take them away.But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the landAnd will possess My holy mountain.”

So they will fear the name of the Lord from the westAnd His glory from the rising of the sun,For He will come like a rushing streamWhich the wind of the Lord drives.

A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness,That sniffs the wind in her passion.In the time of her heat who can turn her away?All who seek her will not become weary;In her month they will find her.

In that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, “A scorching wind from the bare heights in the wilderness in the direction of the daughter of My people—not to winnow and not to cleanse,

a wind too strong for this—will come at My command; now I will also pronounce judgments against them.

“The prophets are as wind,And the word is not in them.Thus it will be done to them!”

When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;He makes lightning for the rain,And brings out the wind from His storehouses.

“Therefore I will scatter them like drifting strawTo the desert wind.

‘Like an east wind I will scatter themBefore the enemy;I will show them My back and not My faceIn the day of their calamity.’”

“The wind will sweep away all your shepherds,And your lovers will go into captivity;Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliatedBecause of all your wickedness.

When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens,And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth;He makes lightning for the rainAnd brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

As I looked, behold, a storm wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.

One third you shall burn in the fire at the center of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. Then you shall take one third and strike it with the sword all around the city, and one third you shall scatter to the wind; and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.

Therefore, fathers will eat their sons among you, and sons will eat their fathers; for I will execute judgments on you and scatter all your remnant to every wind.

One third of you will die by plague or be consumed by famine among you, one third will fall by the sword around you, and one third I will scatter to every wind, and I will unsheathe a sword behind them.

I will scatter to every wind all who are around him, his helpers and all his troops; and I will draw out a sword after them.

so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.

Therefore, thus says the Lord God, “I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.

Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely wither as soon as the east wind strikes it—wither on the beds where it grew?”’”

All the choice men in all his troops will fall by the sword, and the survivors will be scattered to every wind; and you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken.”

‘But it was plucked up in fury;It was cast down to the ground;And the east wind dried up its fruit.Its strong branch was torn offSo that it withered;The fire consumed it.

“Your rowers have brought youInto great waters;The east wind has broken youIn the heart of the seas.

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

The wind wraps them in its wings,And they will be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

Ephraim feeds on wind,And pursues the east wind continually;He multiplies lies and violence.Moreover, he makes a covenant with Assyria,And oil is carried to Egypt.

Though he flourishes among the reeds,An east wind will come,The wind of the Lord coming up from the wilderness;And his fountain will become dryAnd his spring will be dried up;It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.

“I smote you with scorching wind and mildew;And the caterpillar was devouringYour many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees;Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the Lord.

For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the windAnd declares to man what are His thoughts,He who makes dawn into darknessAnd treads on the high places of the earth,The Lord God of hosts is His name.

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