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HEBREW WORD STUDIES on
רוּחַ 'ruach' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 7307
Jeremiah to Malachi

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Introduction 1.3

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word רוּחַ, 'ruach' (Strong's 3707) translated Spirit. It gives every verse where the word 'ruach' appears in the Old Testament from Jeremiah to Malachi. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word ruach appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.3 Scriptures for רוּח 'ruach' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 7307 Jeremiah to Malachi

Jeremiah 2:24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, that snuffs up the wind at her pleasure; in her occasion who can turn her away? all those who seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
4:12 Even a full wind from those places shall come to me: now also will I give sentence against them.
5:13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done to them.
10:13 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasures.
10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the carved image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
13:24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
14:6 And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.
18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
22:22 The wind shall eat up all your pastors, and your lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shall you be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
49:32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a plunder: and I will scatter into all winds those who are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all its sides, says Yahweh.
49:36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation where the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
51:1 Thus says Yahweh; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in the midst of those who rise up against me, a destroying wind;
51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: Yahweh has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple.
51:16 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causes the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he makes lightning with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasures.
51:17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the carved image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
52:23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.

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 heathen.

Ezekiel 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of its midst as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.
1:12 And they went every one straight forward: where the spirit was to go, they went; and they did not turn when they went.
1:20 Wherever the spirit was to go, they went, there was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
2:2 And the spirit entered into me when he spoke to me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him who spoke to me.
3:12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of Yahweh from his place.
3:13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.
3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of Yahweh was strong upon me.
3:24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spoke with me, and said to me, Go, shut yourself within your house.
5:2 You shall burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and you shall take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part you shall scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in you, and the whole remnant of you will I scatter into all the winds.
5:12 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of you: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about you; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of my head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looks toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.
8:17 When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
11:1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me to the east gate of Yahweh's house, which looks eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
11:5 And the Spirit of Yahweh fell upon me, and said to me, Speak; Thus says Yahweh; Thus have you said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
11:24 And a spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.
12:14 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help him, and all his bands; and I will draw out the sword after them.
13:3 Thus says the Lord Yahweh; Woe to the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
13:11 Say to them which daub it with lime, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
13:13 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in my anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
Ezekiel 17:10 Yes, behold, being planted, shall it prosper? shall it not utterly wither, when the east wind touches it? it shall wither in the furrows where it grew.
17:21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and those who remain shall be scattered toward all winds: and you shall know that I Yahweh have spoken it.
18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which you have transgressed; and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, O house of Israel?
19:12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
20:32 And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, that you say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
21:7 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why do you sigh? that you shall answer, For the tidings; because it comes: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and shall be brought to pass, says the Lord Yahweh.
27:26 Thy rowers have brought you into great waters: the east wind has broken you in the midst of the seas.
36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them.
37:1 The hand of Yahweh was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of Yahweh, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
37:5 Thus says the Lord Yahweh to these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live:
37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
37:9 Then he said to me, Prophesy to the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus says the Lord Yahweh; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I Yahweh have spoken it, and performed it, says Yahweh.
39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, says the Lord Yahweh.
42:16 He measured the east side with the measuring reed, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
42:17 He measured the north side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed round about.
42:18 He measured the south side, five hundred reeds, with the measuring reed.
42:19 He turned about to the west side, and measured five hundred reeds with the measuring reed.
42:20 He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the profane place.
43:5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of Yahweh filled the house.

Daniel 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, by which his spirit was troubled, and his sleep went from him.
2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
8:8 Therefore the he goat grew very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares to them: for the spirit of fornication has caused them to err, and they have gone fornicating from under their God.
4:19 The wind has bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
5:4 They will not frame their doings to turn to their God: for the spirit of fornication is in the midst of them, and they have not known Yahweh.
8:7 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
9:7 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompense are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man (Lit. The man of the spirit) is mad, for the multitude of your iniquity, and the great hatred.
12:1 Ephraim feeds on wind, and follows after the east wind: he daily increases lies and desolation; and they make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
13:15 Though he is fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of Yahweh shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall plunder the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Amos 4:13 For, lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, Yahweh, The God of hosts, is his name.

Jonah 1:4 But Yahweh sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken.
4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun arose, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Micah 2:7 O you who are named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of Yahweh straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?
2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy to you of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of Yahweh, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

Habakkuk 1:11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power to his god.
2:19 Woe to him who says to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

Haggai 1:14 And Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of Yahweh of hosts, their God,
2:5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so my spirit remains among you: do not fear.

Zechariah 2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, says Yahweh: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, says Yahweh.
4:6 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says Yahweh of hosts.
5:9 Then lifted I up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
6:5 And the angel answered and said to me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
6:8 Then cried he upon me, and spoke to me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which Yahweh of hosts has sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore a great wrath came from Yahweh of hosts.
12:1 The burden of the word of Yahweh for Israel, says Yahweh, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.
12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and they shall be in bitterness for him, as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn.
13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, says Yahweh of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the remainder of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
2:16 For Yahweh, the God of Israel, says that he hates putting away: for one covers violence with his garment, says Yahweh of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.

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