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Want to know what the Bible says about breath? Here are 37 Bible verses about breath from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Job 33:4 NIV
The Spirit of God has made me;
    the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
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Genesis 2:7 NIV
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
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Job 27:3 NIV
as long as I have life within me,
    the breath of God in my nostrils,
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John 20:22 NIV
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
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Ezekiel 37:9 NIV
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’”
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Isaiah 42:5 NIV
This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
    who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
    who gives breath to its people,
    and life to those who walk on it:
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2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
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Job 34:14-15 NIV
14 If it were his intention
    and he withdrew his spirit and breath,
15 all humanity would perish together
    and mankind would return to the dust.
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Acts 17:25 NIV
And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
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Ezekiel 37:5 NIV
This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
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Isaiah 2:22 NIV
Stop trusting in mere humans,
    who have but a breath in their nostrils.
    Why hold them in esteem?
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Isaiah 40:7 NIV
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.
    Surely the people are grass.
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Job 4:9 NIV
At the breath of God they perish;
    at the blast of his anger they are no more.
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Ezekiel 37:6 NIV
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord. ’”
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Job 32:8 NIV
But it is the spirit in a person,
    the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
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Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
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Isaiah 30:33 NIV
Topheth has long been prepared;
    it has been made ready for the king.
Its fire pit has been made deep and wide,
    with an abundance of fire and wood;
the breath of the Lord,
    like a stream of burning sulfur,
    sets it ablaze.
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Acts 9:1 NIV
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest
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Genesis 6:17 NIV
I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.
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Daniel 10:17 NIV
How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.”
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