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#2.1 GREEK WORD STUDIES
πνεῦμα 'pneuma' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 4151

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This is a thorough Greek word study about the meaning of the Greek word πνεῦμα, 'pneuma' Strong's 4151 translated 'spirit'. It gives every verse where the Greek word πνεῦμα "pneuma" for Spirit appears in the New Testament from Matthew to Acts. 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 pneuma appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek , with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for πνεῦμα 'pneuma' meaning 'Spirit' Strong's 4151 Matthew to Acts

Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was in this way: When as his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, do not fear to take to you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
3:11 I indeed baptise you with water into repentance: but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire:
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptised, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and landing upon him:
4:1 Then Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the Devil.
4:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
8:16 When the evening came, they brought to him many that were possessed with demons: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
10:20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
12:18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgement to the Gentiles.
12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come to you.
12:31 Therefore I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.
12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
12:45 Then goes he, and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also to this wicked generation.
22:43 He says to them, How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
26:41 Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
27:50 When Jesus had cried again with a loud voice, he yielded up the spirit.
28:19 You go therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptised you with water: but he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit.
1:10 And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
1:12 And immediately the Spirit drove him into the wilderness.
1:23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
1:26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
1:27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
2:8 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, Why do you reason these things in your hearts?
3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, You are the Son of God.
3:29 But he who shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit has never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
3:30 Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
5:2 And when he came out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
5:8 For he said to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.
5:13 And immediately Jesus allowed them. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
6:7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
7:25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
8:12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and says, Why does this generation seek after a sign? Amen I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.
8:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit;
9:20 And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
9:26 And the spirit cried, and tore him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead.
12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall speak, nor do you premeditate: but whatever shall be given you in that hour, that speak you: for it is not you that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
14:38 Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
1:17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.
1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit:
1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
1:80 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, and was in the deserts until the day of his showing to Israel.
2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
2:26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
2:27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
2:40 And the child grew, and grew strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I indeed baptise you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire:
3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.
4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are bruised,
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, who had a spirit of an unclean demon, and cried out with a loud voice,
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commanded the unclean spirits, and they come out.
Luke 6:18 And those who were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind he gave sight.
8:2 And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven demons,
8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he broke the bands, and was driven of the demon into the wilderness.)
8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose immediately: and he commanded to give her food.
9:39 And, lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him that he foams again, and bruising him hardly departed from him.
9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the demon threw him down, and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.
9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.
10:20 Nevertheless in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?
11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return to my house from where I came out.
11:26 Then goes he, and takes to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
12:10 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
12:12 For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say.
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no way lift up herself.
23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the spirit.
24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see me have.

John 1:32 And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
1:33 And I did not know him: but he who sent me to baptise with water, the same said to me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptises with the Holy Spirit.
3:5 Jesus answered, Amen, amen, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
3:7 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.
3:8 The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
3:34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure to him.
4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.
4:24 God is a Spirit: and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
6:63 It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
7:39 (But this he spoke of the Spirit, which those who believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Amen, amen, I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.
14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, nor knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.
14:26 But the Comforter, who is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.
15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:
16:13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the spirit.
19:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and says to them, Receive you the Holy Spirit:

Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he, through the Holy Spirit, had given commandments to the apostles whom he had chosen:
1:5 For John truly baptised with water; but you shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses for me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the utmost part of the earth.
1:16 Men, brothers, it was necessary for this scripture to have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, who was a guide to those who took Jesus.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
2:33 Therefore, being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.
2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and shall carry you out.
5:16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about to Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.
6:3 Therefore, brothers, you look out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:
6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.
Acts 7:51 You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon Jesus, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them : and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
8:15 Who, when they came down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
8:17 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.
8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and join yourself to this chariot.
8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, were multiplied.
10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him, Behold, three men seek you.
10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil; for God was with him.
10:44 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word.
10:45 And they of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.
10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,
10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptised, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?
Acts 11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Furthermore these six brothers accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house:
11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptised with water; but you shall be baptised with the Holy Spirit.
11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and many people was added to the Lord.
11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great famine throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, departed to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him,
13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Spirit.
15:8 And God, who knows the hearts, bore them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did to us;
15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia,
16:7 After they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit did not permit them.
16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain maidservant possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
18:5 And when Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
19:2 He said to them, Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed? And they said to him, We have not so much as heard whether there is any Holy Spirit.
19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.
19:12 So that from his body were brought to the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over those who had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.
19:14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, who did so.
19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?
19:16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house without clothes and wounded.
19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
20:23 Save that the Holy Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
21:4 And finding disciples, we stayed there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
21:11 And when he came to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus says the Holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Spirit by Esaiah the prophet to our fathers,

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