Spirit of God

This is a straightforward name of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. The name occurs several times in the Old Testament but just twice in the New Testament. The most common way to speak of Him is as the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us that God is spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

The name of the Holy Spirit - Spirit of God - pictured in the Hebrew text of Genesis 1:2.

“Spirit of God” in Genesis 1:2.

Spirit of God in Hebrew:

Ruakh ’Elohim

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 7307, 430

Bible references: Gen. 1:2; Ex. 31:3; 35:31; Num. 24:2; 1 Sam. 10:10; 11:6; 19:20, 23; 2 Chron. 15:1; 24:20; Ezek. 11:24.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2 KJV)

Picture of a name of the Holy Spirit - Spirit of God (Ruakh El) - in the Hebrew text of Job 33:4.

“Spirit of God” (Ruakh El) in Job 33:4.

Ruakh ’El

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 7307, 410

Bible reference: Job 33:4

The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
(Job 33:4 KJV)

Spirit of God in Greek:

A name of the Holy Spirit pictured in the Greek text: Spirit of God in Romans 8:9.

Spirit of God in the Greek text of Romans 8:9.

To pneuma tou Theos

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 4151, 2316

Bible references: Matt. 3:16; Rom. 8:9. Twelve times in total, including “Holy Spirit of God” in Ephesians 4:30.

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. (Matthew 3:16)

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