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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Wind

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1: ἄνεμος

(Strong's #417 — Noun Masculine — anemos — an'-em-os )

besides its literal meaning, is used metaphorically in Ephesians 4:14 , of variable teaching. In Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27 the four "winds" stand for the four cardinal points of the compass; so in Revelation 7:1 , "the four winds of the earth" (cp. Jeremiah 49:36; Daniel 7:2 ); the contexts indicate that these are connected with the execution of Divine judgments. Deissmann (Bible Studies) and Moulton and Milligan (Vocab.) illustrate the phrase from the papyri.

2: πνοή

(Strong's #4157 — Noun Feminine — pnoe — pno-ay' )

"a blowing, blast" (akin to pneo, "to blow"), is used of the rushing "wind" at Pentecost, Acts 2:2 . See BREATH.

3: πνεῦμα

(Strong's #4151 — Noun Neuter — pneuma — pnyoo'-mah )

is translated "wind" in John 3:8 (RV, marg., "the Spirit breatheth," the probable meaning); in Hebrews 1:7 the RV has "winds" for AV, "spirits." See SPIRIT.

Notes: (1) For pneo, "to blow" ("wind" in Acts 27:40 ), see BLOW , No. 1. (2) For anemizo, James 1:6 , "driven by the wind," see DRIVE , No. 8.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Wind'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/w/wind.html. 1940.

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