|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To turn completely, or with repeated turns; especially, to turn about something fixed; to cause to form convolutions about anything; to coil; to twine; to twist; to wreathe; as, to wind thread on a spool or into a ball.
2. (v. t.) To entwist; to enfold; to encircle.
3. (v. t.) To have complete control over; to turn and bend at one's pleasure; to vary or alter or will; to regulate; to govern.
4. (v. t.) To introduce by insinuation; to insinuate.
5. (v. t.) To cover or surround with something coiled about; as, to wind a rope with twine.
6. (v. i.) To turn completely or repeatedly; to become coiled about anything; to assume a convolved or spiral form; as, vines wind round a pole.
7. (v. i.) To have a circular course or direction; to crook; to bend; to meander; as, to wind in and out among trees.
8. (v. i.) To go to the one side or the other; to move this way and that; to double on one's course; as, a hare pursued turns and winds.
9. (n.) The act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist; a winding.
10. (n.) Air naturally in motion with any degree of velocity; a current of air.
11. (n.) Air artificially put in motion by any force or action; as, the wind of a cannon ball; the wind of a bellows.
12. (n.) Breath modulated by the respiratory and vocal organs, or by an instrument.
13. (n.) Power of respiration; breath.
14. (n.) Air or gas generated in the stomach or bowels; flatulence; as, to be troubled with wind.
15. (n.) Air impregnated with an odor or scent.
16. (n.) A direction from which the wind may blow; a point of the compass; especially, one of the cardinal points, which are often called the four winds.
17. (n.) A disease of sheep, in which the intestines are distended with air, or rather affected with a violent inflammation. It occurs immediately after shearing.
18. (n.) Mere breath or talk; empty effort; idle words.
19. (n.) The dotterel.
20. (v. t.) To expose to the wind; to winnow; to ventilate.
21. (v. t.) To perceive or follow by the scent; to scent; to nose; as, the hounds winded the game.
22. (v. t.) To drive hard, or force to violent exertion, as a horse, so as to render scant of wind; to put out of breath.
23. (v. t.) To rest, as a horse, in order to allow the breath to be recovered; to breathe.
24. (v. t.) To blow; to sound by blowing; esp., to sound with prolonged and mutually involved notes.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Unequal distribution of heat in the atmosphere causes currents of air or wind. The heated air rises and the air from around rushes in. The direction from which a current comes determines its name, as west wind coming from the West but blowing toward the East. When two currents of air of different directions meet, a spiral motion sometimes results.
2. West Wind:
In Palestine the west wind is the most common. It comes from the sea and carries the moisture which condenses to form clouds, as it is turned upward by the mountains, to the cooler layers of the atmosphere. If the temperature reached is cool enough the cloud condenses and rain falls. Elijah looked toward the West for the "small cloud," and soon "the heavens grew black with clouds and wind" (1 Kings 18:44 f). "When ye see a cloud rising in the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it cometh to pass" (Luke 12:54).
3. South Wind:
The south wind is frequent in Palestine. If it is slightly Southwest, it may bring rain, but if it is due South or Southeast, there is no rain. It is a warm wind bringing good weather. "When ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be a scorching heat; and it cometh to pass" (Luke 12:55). In the cooler months it is a gentle, balmy wind, so that the "earth is still by reason of the south wind" (Job 37:17; compare Songs 4:16).
4. North Wind:
The north wind is usually a strong, continuous wind blowing down from the northern hills, and while it is cool it always "drives away rain," as correctly stated in Proverbs 25:23, the King James Version; yet it is a disagreeable wind, and often causes headache and fever. 5. East Wind:
The east wind or sirocco (from Arabic shark= "east") is the "scorching wind" (James 1:11) from the desert. It is a hot, gusty wind laden with sand and dust and occurs most frequently in May and October. The temperature in a given place often rises 15 or 20 degrees within a few hours, bringing thermometer to the highest readings of the year. It is customary for the people to close up the houses tightly to keep out the dust and heat. The heat and dryness wither all vegetation (Genesis 41:6). Happily the wind seldom lasts for more than three days at a time. It is the destructive "wind of the wilderness" (Job 1:19 Jeremiah 4:11; Jeremiah 13:24): "Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night" (Exodus 14:21) for the children of Israel to pass; the "rough blast in the day of the east wind" (Isaiah 27:8). The strength of the wind makes it dangerous for ships at sea: "With the east wind thou breakest the ships of Tarshish" (Psalm 48:7). Euraquilo or Euroclydon (Acts 27:14 the King James Version), which caused Paul's shipwreck, was an East-Northeast wind, which was especially dangerous in that region.
6. Practical Use:
The wind is directly of great use to the farmer in Palestine in winnowing the grain after it is threshed by treading out (Psalm 1:4; Psalm 35:5 Isaiah 17:13). It was used as a sign of the weather (Ecclesiastes 11:4). It was a necessity for traveling on the sea in ancient times (Acts 28:13 James 3:4), but too strong a wind caused shipwreck (Jonah 1:4 Matthew 8:24 Luke 8:23).
7. Scripture References:
The Scriptural references to wind show many illustrative and figurative uses:
(1) Power of God (1 Kings 19:11 Job 27:21; Job 38:24 Psalm 107:25; Psalm 135:7; 147:18:00; 148:8 Proverbs 30:4 Jeremiah 10:13 Hosea 4:19 Luke 8:25): "He caused the east wind to blow in the heavens; and by his power he guided the south wind" (Psalm 78:26).
(2) Scattering and destruction: "A stormy wind shall rend it" (Ezekiel 13:11; compare 5:2; 12:14; 17:21; Hosea 4:19; Hosea 8:7 Jeremiah 49:36 Matthew 7:25).
(3) Uncertainty: "tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians 4:14; compare Proverbs 27:16 Ecclesiastes 1:6 John 3:8 James 1:6).
(4) Various directions: "toward the four winds of heaven" (Daniel 11:4; compare 8:8; Zechariah 2:6 Matthew 24:31 Mark 13:27).
(5) Brevity: "a wind that passeth away" (Psalm 78:39; compare 1:4; 35:05:00; 103:16).
(6) Nothingness: "Molten images are wind" (Isaiah 41:29; compare Jeremiah 5:13).
Alfred H. Joy
Wind (180 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:26 He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 8:27 The men marveled, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 11:7 As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 14:24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 14:30 But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 14:32 When they got up into the boat, the wind ceased. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 4:37 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Mark 4:39 He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 4:41 They were greatly afraid, and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:48 Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 6:51 He got into the boat with them; and the wind ceased, and they were very amazed among themselves, and marveled; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 7:24 When John's messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 8:24 They came to him, and awoke him, saying, "Master, master, we are dying!" He awoke, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water, and they ceased, and it was calm. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?" Being afraid they marveled, saying one to another, "Who is this, then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?" (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:55 When a south wind blows, you say,'There will be a scorching heat,' and it happens. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
John 6:18 The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:2 Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:4 Putting to sea from there, we sailed under the lee of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:7 When we had sailed slowly many days, and had come with difficulty opposite Cnidus, the wind not allowing us further, we sailed under the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:13 When the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, they weighed anchor and sailed along Crete, close to shore. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:14 But before long, a stormy wind beat down from shore, which is called Euroclydon. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:15 When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:17 And having got it up, they put cords under and round the ship; but fearing that they might be pushed on to the Syrtis, they let down the sails and so went running before the wind. (BBE)
Acts 28:13 From there we circled around and arrived at Rhegium. After one day, a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:18 You have not come to a mountain which may be touched, and is burning with fire, and to a black cloud, and a dark smoke, and a violent wind, (BBE NAS)
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 1:11 For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits. (WEB ASV NAS)
Jude 1:12 These are hidden rocky reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you, shepherds who without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:13 The stars of the sky fell to the earth, like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when it is shaken by a great wind. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 7:1 After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth, or on the sea, or on any tree. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 3:8 And there came to them the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the evening wind: and the man and his wife went to a secret place among the trees of the garden, away from the eyes of the Lord God. (BBE)
Genesis 8:1 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters subsided. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:6 Behold, seven heads of grain, thin and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:23 and behold, seven heads of grain, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:27 The seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 10:13 Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 10:19 Yahweh turned an exceeding strong west wind, which took up the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 14:21 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and Yahweh caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 15:10 You blew with your wind. The sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 11:31 A wind from Yahweh went out and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the earth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 22:11 He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he was seen on the wings of the wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 18:45 It happened in a little while, that the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 19:11 He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh." Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 2:1 It happened, when Yahweh would take up Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 2:11 It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 3:17 For thus says Yahweh,'You will not see wind, neither will you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, and you will drink, both you and your livestock and your animals. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 5:13 And when the players on horns, and those who made melody in song, with one voice were sounding the praise and glory of the Lord; with loud voices and with wind instruments, and brass and corded instruments of music, praising the Lord and saying, He is good; his mercy is unchanging for ever: then the house was full of the cloud of the glory of the Lord, (BBE)
Nehemiah 12:35 And certain of the priests' sons with wind instruments; Zechariah, the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph, (BBE)
Nehemiah 12:41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with wind instruments; (BBE)
Job 1:19 and behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young men, and they are dead. I alone have escaped to tell you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 4:9 By the breath of God destruction takes them, and by the wind of his wrath they are cut off. (BBE)
Job 6:18 The caravans that travel by the way of them turn aside; They go up into the waste, and perish. (See JPS DBY NAS)
Job 6:26 Do you intend to reprove words, seeing that the speeches of one who is desperate are as wind? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good. (KJV BBE DBY WBS)
Job 8:2 "How long will you speak these things? Shall the words of your mouth be a mighty wind? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 13:25 Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way? (BBE NIV)
Job 15:2 "Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 15:30 He does not come out of the dark; his branches are burned by the flame, and the wind takes away his bud. (BBE RSV)
Job 16:3 Shall windy words have an end? Or what provoketh thee that thou answerest? (Root in JPS BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 20:3 I have to give ear to arguments which put me to shame, and your answers to me are wind without wisdom. (BBE)
Job 21:18 How often is it that they are as stubble before the wind, as chaff that the storm carries away? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 26:13 By his wind the heavens become bright: by his hand the quickly moving snake was cut through. (BBE RSV)
Job 27:21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs. It sweeps him out of his place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 28:25 He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:15 Terrors have turned on me. They chase my honor as the wind. My welfare has passed away as a cloud. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 30:22 You lift me up to the wind, and drive me with it. You dissolve me in the storm. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 37:17 You whose clothing is warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Job 37:21 Now men don't see the light which is bright in the skies, but the wind passes, and clears them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 38:24 By what way is the lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 1:4 The wicked are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 5:1 <To the chief music-maker on wind instruments. A Psalm. Of David.> Give ear to my words, O Lord; give thought to my heart-searchings. (BBE)
Psalms 11:6 On the wicked he will rain blazing coals; fire, sulfur, and scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 18:10 He rode on a cherub, and flew. Yes, he soared on the wings of the wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 18:42 Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 35:5 Let them be as chaff before the wind, Yahweh's angel driving them on. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 48:7 With the east wind, you break the ships of Tarshish. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 55:8 "I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 58:9 Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath. (Root in KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NAS)
Psalms 68:2 Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God. (BBE NIV)
Psalms 78:26 He caused the east wind to blow in the sky. By his power he guided the south wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 78:39 He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes away, and doesn't come again. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 83:13 My God, make them like tumbleweed; like chaff before the wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 83:15 So go after them with your strong wind, and let them be full of fear because of your storm. (BBE DBY YLT)
Psalms 98:6 With wind instruments and the sound of the horn, make a glad cry before the Lord, the King. (BBE)
Psalms 103:16 For the wind passes over it, and it is gone. Its place remembers it no more. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 104:3 He lays the beams of his chambers in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 107:25 For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up its waves. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 135:7 who causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth; who makes lightnings with the rain; who brings forth the wind out of his treasuries; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 147:18 He sends out his word, and melts them. He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 148:8 Lightning and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, fulfilling his word; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 1:27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 11:29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:14 As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind brings forth rain: so a backbiting tongue brings an angry face. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 27:16 restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 30:4 Who has ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has bound the waters in his garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if you know? (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goes toward the south, and turns around to the north. It turns around continually as it goes, and the wind returns again to its courses. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)