Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Air, anger, blast, breath, courage, mind, tempest, wind

Hebrew: רוּחַ, rûaḥ (H7307)

346 King James Bible Verses


Here are air, anger, blast, breath, cool and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word רוּחַ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7307

Hebrew Base Word: רוּחַ

Part of speech: Noun Feminine

Usage: Air, anger, blast, breath, × cool, courage, mind, × quarter, × side, spirit(-ual), tempest, × vain, (whirl-)wind(-y)

Definition: 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).

Detailed definition:

  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.
      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. Ancient angel and later Shekinah.

Derived terms: From H7306.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈruː.ɑħ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈʁu.ɑχ
  3. Transliteration: rûaḥ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ROO-ah
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ROO-ak

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