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HEBREW WORD STUDIES on
רוּחַ 'ruach' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 7307
Genesis to Esther

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Introduction 1.1

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 Genesis to Esther. 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.

#1.1 Scriptures for רוּח 'ruach' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 7307 Genesis to Esther

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3:8 And they heard the voice of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God amongst the trees of the garden.
6:3 And Yahweh said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.
6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
7:15 And they went in to Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, in which is the breath of life.
7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life (Lit. the breath of the spirit of life), of all that were in the dry land, died.
8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided;
26:35 Which were a grief of mind to Isaac and to Rebekah.
41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
41:38 And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
45:27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said to them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

Exodus 6:9 And Moses spoke so to the children of Israel: but they refused to hear Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10:13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
10:19 And Yahweh turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
15:8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:10 You blew with your wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
28:3 And you shall speak to all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.
31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
35:21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought Yahweh's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
35:31 And he has filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

Numbers 5:14 And the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is not defiled:
5:30 Or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon him, and he is jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before Yahweh, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.
11:17 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you do not bear it yourself alone.
11:25 And Yahweh came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it to the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
11:26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of those who were written, but went not out to the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
11:29 And Moses said to him, Do you envy for my sake? I would God that all Yahweh's people were prophets, and that Yahweh would put his spirit upon them!
11:31 And there went forth a wind from Yahweh, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land into which he went; and his seed shall possess it.
16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be wroth with all the congregation?
24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.
27:16 Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
27:18 And Yahweh said to Moses, Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for Yahweh your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as it appears this day.
34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel listened to him, and did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Joshua 2:11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts melted, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for Yahweh your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, who were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard that Yahweh had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we had passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.

Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of Yahweh came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and Yahweh delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.
6:34 But the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.
8:3 God has delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their anger was abated towards him, when he had said that.
9:23 Then God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:
11:29 Then the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over to the children of Ammon.
13:25 And the Spirit of Yahweh began to move him at times in the camp of Daniel between Zorah and Eshtaol.
14:6 And the Spirit of Yahweh came mightily upon him, and he tore him as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
14:19 And the Spirit of Yahweh came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their goods, and gave change of garments to them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.
15:14 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of Yahweh came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
15:19 But God broke open a hollow place that was in the jaw, and water came out of it; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: therefore he called the name of it Enhakkore, which is in Lehi to this day.

1 Samuel 1:15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before Yahweh.
10:6 And the Spirit of Yahweh will come upon you, and you shall prophesy with them, and shall be turned into another man.
10:10 And when they came there to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
11:6 And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly.
16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of Yahweh came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
16:14 But the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from Yahweh troubled him.
16:15 And Saul's servants said to him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you.
16:16 Let our lord now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on a harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well.
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
18:10 And it came to pass the next day, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand.
19:9 And the evil spirit from Yahweh was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand.
19:20 And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.
19:23 And he went there to Naioth in Ramah: and the Spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, and prophesied, until he came to Naioth in Ramah.
30:12 And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights.

2 Samuel 22:11 And he rode upon a cherub, and flew: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of Yahweh, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
23:2 The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.

1 Kings 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built,
10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up to the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
18:12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit of Yahweh shall carry you where I do not know; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he shall slay me: but I your servant fear Yahweh from my youth.
18:45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Yahweh. And, behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake:
21:5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?
22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will persuade him.
22:22 And Yahweh said to him, How? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, You shall persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
22:23 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets, and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you.
22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken away from you. And Elisha said, I pray you, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.
2:15 And when the sons of the prophets who were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
2:16 And they said to him, Behold now, there are with your servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray you, and seek your master: lest peradventure the Spirit of Yahweh has taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send.
3:17 For thus says Yahweh, You shall not see wind, neither shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that you may drink, both you, and your cattle, and your beasts.
19:7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

1 Chronicles 5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, to this day.
9:24 In four quarters (Lit. winds) were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
9:25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.
12:18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, We are yours, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse: peace, peace be to you, and peace be to your helpers; for your God helps you. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of Yahweh, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

2 Chronicles 9:3 And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built,
9:4 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of Yahweh; there was no more spirit in her.
15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
18:20 Then there came out a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will entice him. And Yahweh said to him, How?
18:21 And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And Yahweh said, You shall entice him, and you shall also prevail: go out, and do even so.
18:22 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lyingspirit in the mouth of these your prophets, and Yahweh has spoken evil against you.
18:23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?
20:14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of Yahweh in the midst of the congregation;
21:16 Moreover Yahweh stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians:
24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said to them, Thus says God, Why do you transgress the commandments of Yahweh, that you cannot prosper? because you have forsaken Yahweh, he has also forsaken you.
36:22 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,

Ezra 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, Yahweh stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,
1:5 Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 9:20 You gave also your good spirit to instruct them, and withheld not your manna from their mouth, and gave them water for their thirst.
9:30 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by your spirit in your prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore you gave them into the hand of the people of the lands.

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