Feminine noun · From ריח (H7306)

From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions):—air, anger, blast, breath, × cool, courage, mind, × quarter, × side, spirit(-ual), tempest, × vain, (whirl-) wind(-y).


  1. wind, breath, mind, spirit
    1. breath
    2. wind
      1. of heaven
      2. quarter (of wind), side
      3. breath of air
      4. air, gas
      5. vain, empty thing
    3. spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation)
      1. spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour
      2. courage
      3. temper, anger
      4. impatience, patience
      5. spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented)
      6. disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse
      7. prophetic spirit
    4. spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals)
      1. as gift, preserved by God, God's spirit, departing at death, disembodied being
    5. spirit (as seat of emotion)
      1. desire
      2. sorrow, trouble
    6. spirit
      1. as seat or organ of mental acts
      2. rarely of the will
      3. as seat especially of moral character
    7. Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
      1. as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy
      2. as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning
      3. imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power
      4. as endowing men with various gifts
      5. as energy of life
      6. as manifest in the Shekinah glory
      7. never referred to as a depersonalised force

Usages (1/7)

Genesis 1:2


without form, and void The earth was there but the elements had not combined together. face of the deep Space. moved In a chariot. face of the waters e.g. 2 Peter 3:5.

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Genesis 3:8


voice of the LORD The prophets that were there at the time (Jeremiah 42:21, Luke 1:70). Trees of the garden: The other nations (Ezekiel 31:5, Psalms 1:3, Mark 8:22-24). cool of the day A metaphor meaning before the destruction; when everything is okay. E.g., currently, the prophets are preaching in 'the cool of the day' before the heat of the day comes, i.e. the time of Jacob's trouble.

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Genesis 7:22

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