13 Bible Verses about Breath

Job 33:4 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 62 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.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Job 27:3 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

John 20:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Job 34:14-15 ESV / 16 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.

Ezekiel 37:9 ESV / 13 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 / 12 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:

Psalm 150:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 2:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Psalm 104:29-30 ESV / 5 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.

John 20:19-23 ESV / 4 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.”

Isaiah 40:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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