100 Bible Verses about Breath

Job 33:4 ESV / 310 helpful votes

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 244 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Job 27:3 ESV / 159 helpful votes

As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

John 20:22 ESV / 123 helpful votes

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 37:9 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”

Isaiah 42:5 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 110 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Job 34:14-15 ESV / 84 helpful votes

If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath, all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.

Acts 17:25 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

John 20:19-23 ESV / 70 helpful votes

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Ezekiel 37:5 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.

Isaiah 2:22 ESV / 52 helpful votes

Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?

Psalm 104:29-30 ESV / 52 helpful votes

When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

Psalm 33:6 ESV / 46 helpful votes

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

Isaiah 40:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass.

Job 4:9 ESV / 36 helpful votes

By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of his anger they are consumed.

Ezekiel 37:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

Job 32:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

Psalm 18:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.

Job 12:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

Isaiah 30:33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For a burning place has long been prepared; indeed, for the king it is made ready, its pyre made deep and wide, with fire and wood in abundance; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of sulfur, kindles it.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Genesis 6:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die.

Acts 9:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Daniel 10:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me.”

Ezekiel 37:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

Isaiah 11:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.

Genesis 7:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.

1 Corinthians 15:45 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

Job 37:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast.

Psalm 146:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Psalm 104:30 ESV / 15 helpful votes

When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.

Psalm 33:1-22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. ...

Job 15:30 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He will not depart from darkness; the flame will dry up his shoots, and by the breath of his mouth he will depart.

2 Samuel 22:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then the channels of the sea were seen; the foundations of the world were laid bare, at the rebuke of the Lord, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

John 3:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Matthew 17:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Isaiah 11:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Job 26:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.

Revelation 19:1-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for his judgments are true and just; for he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality, and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.” Once more they cried out, “Hallelujah! The smoke from her goes up forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who was seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” And from the throne came a voice saying, “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, small and great.” ...

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Kings 17:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.

Genesis 1:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Daniel 5:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored.

Ezekiel 18:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Jeremiah 10:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false, and there is no breath in them.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

John 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

John 14:6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Ezekiel 37:5-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

Psalm 104:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Leviticus 17:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

Hebrews 11:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

1 Corinthians 2:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

John 8:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Ecclesiastes 3:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.

Psalm 115:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.

Job 41:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

His breath kindles coals, and a flame comes forth from his mouth.

Job 33:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Answer me, if you can; set your words in order before me; take your stand.

1 Samuel 3:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Genesis 7:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.

Genesis 2:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

Revelation 11:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 10:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Luke 23:46 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 6:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Genesis 1:1-2:25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. ...

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

Job 34:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If he should set his heart to it and gather to himself his spirit and his breath,

Job 9:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He will not let me get my breath, but fills me with bitterness.

Genesis 2:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground—

Genesis 1:30 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

1 Timothy 6:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

John 20:21-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 27:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.

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