International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBREATH; BREATHE; BREATHING
breth, breth, breath'-ing: In the English Versions of the Bible of the Old Testament "breath" is the rendering of neshamah, and of ruach. These words differ but slightly in meaning, both signifying primarily "wind," then "breath," though the former suggests a gentler blowing, the latter often a blast. As applied to persons there is no very clear distinction between the words. Yet in general one may say that of the two neshamah is employed preferably of breath regarded physiologically: "vital breath," hence, the vital principle, "Soul (animal) life" (compare Genesis 2:7; Genesis 7:22 Job 27:3, where both words occur; Da 5:23); while ruach (though it, too, sometimes signifies "vital breath") is the word generally employed where the breath is regarded physically-breath or blast as an act or force-and so is related to the will or the emotions, whence the meaning "spirit," also sometimes "thought," "purpose" (compare Job 4:9; Job 9:18 Psalm 18:15; Psalm 146:4 Ezekiel 37:5, 6, 8, 9, 10). The examples cited, however, and other passages reveal a lack of uniformity of usage. Yet generally ruach is the expression, neshamah, the principle, of life. Yet when employed of God they of course signify the principle, not of His own life, but of that imparted to His creatures. "Breathe" in English Versions of the Bible of the Old Testament requires no remark except at Psalm 27:12 ("such as breathe out cruelty"), from yaphach, "to breathe hard," "to snort" (compare Acts 9:1). In the New Testament "breath" (pnoe) occurs once Acts 17:25 in the plain sense of vital principle, the gift of God. "Breathed" is employed in John 20:22 of our Lord's concrete symbolism of the giving of the Spirit. In Acts 9:1 Saul's "breathing threatening and slaughter" is literally "snorting," etc., and the nouns are partitive genitives, being the element of which he breathed.
Greek4157. pnoe -- a blowing, wind, breath
... a blowing, wind, breath. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: pnoe Phonetic
Spelling: (pno-ay') Short Definition: breath, wind Definition: (a) breath ...
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5590. psuche -- breath, the soul
403. anapsuxis -- a recovery of breath, a refreshing
4151. pneuma -- wind, spirit
822. atmis -- vapor
968. bema -- a step, raised place, by impl. a tribunal
2315. theopneustos -- God-breathed, ie inspired by God
674. apopsucho -- to leave off breathing, ie faint
Strong's Hebrew5396. nishmah -- breath
... 5395, 5396. nishmah. 5397 . breath. Transliteration: nishmah Phonetic
Spelling: (nish-maw') Short Definition: life-breath. Word ...
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5397. neshamah -- breath
7307. ruach -- breath, wind, spirit
1892. hebel -- vapor, breath
3306. yaphach -- to breathe, puff
5301. naphach -- to breathe, blow
5315. nephesh -- a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire ...
639. aph -- a nostril, nose, face, anger
659. epha -- of nothing
6315. puach -- to breathe, blow
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The Meaning of "Breath" in Scripture.
By "Breath" is Signified Sometimes the Holy Spirit.
Breath and Blood.
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Confirmation 380. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
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victor Apparently Gives the Creative Breath to Man Also.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
2. (n.) The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
3. (n.) The power of respiration, and hence, life.
4. (n.) Time to breathe; respite; pause.
5. (n.) A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
6. (n.) Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
7. (n.) A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
8. (n.) A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
9. (n.) Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
ThesaurusBreath (95 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe
freely; as, I am out of breath. ...BREATH; BREATHE; BREATHING. ...
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Life-breath (1 Occurrence)
Breathe (17 Occurrences)
Breathing (25 Occurrences)
Nostrils (22 Occurrences)
Whisper (9 Occurrences)
Nose (23 Occurrences)
Ghost (123 Occurrences)
Gasp (5 Occurrences)
Expire (14 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceBreath (95 Occurrences)
Mark 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he took a deep breath, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be open.
Acts 2:2 and there came suddenly out of the heaven a sound as of a bearing violent breath, and it filled all the house where they were sitting,
Acts 9:1 But Saul, still breathing threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,
Acts 17:25 neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things.
2 Corinthians 1:17 When I therefore was thus determined, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the "Yes, yes" and the "No, no?"
2 Thessalonians 2:8 Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will kill with the breath of his mouth, and destroy by the manifestation of his coming;
Revelation 11:11 After the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them.
Revelation 13:15 It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Genesis 1:30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to every creeping thing on the earth, in which 'is' breath of life, every green herb 'is' for food:' and it is so.
Genesis 2:7 Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 6:17 I, even I, do bring the flood of waters on this earth, to destroy all flesh having the breath of life from under the sky. Everything that is in the earth will die.
Genesis 7:15 They went to Noah into the ship, by pairs of all flesh with the breath of life in them.
Genesis 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, of all that was on the dry land, died.
Exodus 15:8 By your breath the waves were massed together, the flowing waters were lifted up like a pillar; the deep waters became solid in the heart of the sea.
Exodus 15:10 Thou didst blow with thy breath, the sea covered them; They sank as lead in the mighty waters.
2 Samuel 22:16 Then the channels of the sea appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare by the rebuke of Yahweh, At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
1 Kings 17:17 It happened after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
1 Kings 19:12 And after the earth-shock a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, the sound of a soft breath.
Job 3:11 Why did death not take me when I came out of my mother's body, why did I not, when I came out, give up my last breath?
Job 4:9 By the breath of God they perish. By the blast of his anger are they consumed.
Job 4:15 And a breath was moving over my face; the hair of my flesh became stiff:
Job 7:7 Oh remember that my life is a breath. My eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:16 I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Job 9:18 He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
Job 10:18 Why then did you make me come out of my mother's body? It would have been better for me to have taken my last breath, and for no eye to have seen me,
Job 11:20 But the eyes of the evil-doers will be wasting away; their way of flight is gone, and their only hope is the taking of their last breath.
Job 12:10 in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?
Job 13:19 Is any one able to take up the argument against me? If so, I would keep quiet and give up my breath.
Job 14:10 But man dieth, and wasteth away: yes, man yieldeth his breath, and where is he?
Job 15:30 He shall not depart out of darkness. The flame shall dry up his branches. By the breath of God's mouth shall he go away.
Job 17:1 My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
Job 19:17 My breath is offensive to my wife. I am loathsome to the children of my own mother.
Job 26:4 With whom hast thou declared words? And whose breath came forth from thee?
Job 26:13 By his Spirit the heavens are garnished; His hand hath pierced the swift serpent.
Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Job 32:18 For I am full of words, I am unable to keep in my breath any longer:
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Job 34:14 If he set his heart on himself, If he gathered to himself his spirit and his breath,
Job 36:12 But if not, they come to their end, and give up their breath without knowledge.
Job 37:10 By the breath of God, ice is given, and the breadth of the waters is frozen.
Job 39:20 Is it through you that he is shaking like a locust, in the pride of his loud-sounding breath?
Job 41:21 His breath kindles coals. A flame goes forth from his mouth.
Psalms 18:15 Then the channels of waters appeared. The foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
Psalms 33:6 By Yahweh's word, the heavens were made; all their army by the breath of his mouth.
Psalms 39:5 Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
Psalms 39:11 When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.
Psalms 62:9 Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.
Psalms 78:33 So their days were wasted like a breath, and their years in trouble.
Psalms 78:39 So he kept in mind that they were only flesh; a breath which is quickly gone, and will not come again.
Psalms 90:9 For all our days have gone by in your wrath; our years come to an end like a breath.
Psalms 94:11 The Lord has knowledge of the thoughts of man, for they are only a breath.
Psalms 104:29 You hide your face: they are troubled; you take away their breath: they die, and return to the dust.
Psalms 135:17 They have ears, but they can't hear; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
Psalms 144:4 Man is like a breath. His days are like a shadow that passes away.
Psalms 146:2 While I have breath I will give praise to the Lord: I will make melody to my God while I have my being.
Psalms 146:4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Psalms 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise Yah! Praise Yah!
Proverbs 20:27 The breath of man 'is' a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.
Proverbs 21:6 He who gets stores of wealth by a false tongue, is going after what is only breath, and searching for death.
Proverbs 26:21 Like breath on coals and wood on fire, so a man given to argument gets a fight started.
Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which happens to the sons of men happens to animals. Even one thing happens to them. As the one dies, so the other dies. Yes, they have all one breath; and man has no advantage over the animals: for all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 3:21 Who is certain that the spirit of the sons of men goes up to heaven, or that the spirit of the beasts goes down to the earth?
Song of Songs 7:8 I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples,
Isaiah 2:22 Stop trusting in man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he?
Isaiah 11:4 but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.
Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath of the cruel ones is like a winter storm.
Isaiah 30:28 His breath is as an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that leads to ruin will be in the jaws of the peoples.
Isaiah 30:33 For his burning place has long been ready. Yes, for the king it is made ready. He has made its pyre deep and large with fire and much wood. Yahweh's breath, like a stream of sulfur, kindles it.
Isaiah 33:11 You will conceive chaff. You will bring forth stubble. Your breath is a fire that will devour you.
Isaiah 34:16 Seek ye out of the book of Jehovah, and read: no one of these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it hath commanded, and his Spirit, it hath gathered them.
Isaiah 40:7 The grass withers, the flower fades, because Yahweh's breath blows on it. Surely the people are like grass.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus says God Yahweh, he who created the heavens and stretched them out, he who spread out the earth and that which comes out of it, he who gives breath to its people and spirit to those who walk in it.
Isaiah 57:13 When you cry, let those who you have gathered deliver you; but the wind shall take them, a breath shall carry them all away: but he who takes refuge in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain."
Isaiah 57:16 For I will not give punishment for ever, or be angry without end: for from me breath goes out; and I it was who made the souls.
Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of Yahweh from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come as a rushing stream, which the breath of Yahweh drives.
Jeremiah 4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, the anguish as of her who brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, who gasps for breath, who spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul faints before the murderers.
Jeremiah 10:14 Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Jeremiah 15:9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath resigned her breath; her sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 38:16 So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, As Yahweh lives, who made us this soul, I will not put you to death, neither will I give you into the hand of these men who seek your life.
Jeremiah 51:17 Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Lamentations 1:19 I sent for my lovers, but they were false to me: my priests and my responsible men were breathing their last breath in the town, while they were looking for food to give them new life.
Lamentations 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Yahweh, was taken in their pits; Of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the nations.
Ezekiel 22:20 As they put silver and brass and iron and lead and tin together inside the oven, heating up the fire on it to make it soft; so will I get you together in my wrath and in my passion, and, heating the fire with my breath, will make you soft.
Ezekiel 37:5 Thus says the Lord Yahweh to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
Ezekiel 37:6 I will lay sinews on you, and will bring up flesh on you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Ezekiel 37:8 I saw, and, behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh came up, and skin covered them above; but there was no breath in them.
Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he to me, Prophesy to the wind, prophesy, son of man, and tell the wind, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Come from the four winds, breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.
Ezekiel 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
Daniel 5:23 but have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you and your lords, your wives and your concubines, have drunk wine from them; and you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which don't see, nor hear, nor know; and the God in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not glorified.
Daniel 10:17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, immediately there remained no strength in me, neither was there breath left in me.
Hosea 13:15 Though he is fruitful among his brothers, an east wind will come, the breath of Yahweh coming up from the wilderness; and his spring will become dry, and his fountain will be dried up. He will plunder the storehouse of treasure.
Habakkuk 2:19 Woe to him who says to the wood,'Awake!' or to the mute stone,'Arise!' Shall this teach? Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in its midst.
Haggai 1:9 You were looking for much, and it came to little; and when you got it into your house, I took it away with a breath. Why? says the Lord of armies. Because of my house which is a waste, while every man takes care of the house which is his.
Malachi 1:13 And you say, See, what a weariness it is! and you let out your breath at it, says the Lord of armies; and you have given what has been cut about by beasts, and what is damaged in its feet and ill; this is the offering you give: will this be pleasing to me from your hands? says the Lord.
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