It's natural to ask this question, not just for Ps 51:11, but also for passages such as
1 Sam 16:13-14 where the Spirit rushed upon David (v. 13) and left Saul (v. 14).
Ex 35:30-31 where God filled Bezalel with great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts to make the priestly clothing.
Judges 14:19 God gave Samson strength.
it is true that the Holy Spirit is referred to in the OT for a very simple reason - without the Holy Spirit, there can be no change of heart, no conversion and no understanding of spiritual things generally.
There is an objection raised by some that the Holy Spirit was only given after Jesus' resurrection as per John John 14, 15, and 16. However, we should ...
After the last supper, Jesus told his disciples in John 14 (ESV):
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper [G3875], to be with you forever, 17even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and ...
We are not told the answer to the question but here are some other instances of what may have happened.
Acts 18:9 - One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking; do not be silent.
Acts 23:11 - The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about Me in Jerusalem, so also you ...
Jesus, while living on this earth, showed Himself mainly as a Messiah to the Jews (Israelite people) but when they did not understand His commission, He expressed His plan of salvation to the whole world by His death on the cross and rising again on the third day.
This - the death on the cross, though prophesied in the Old Testament, was an intrigue to the ...
I did not recognize Him, but He who sent me to baptize in water said to me, 'He upon whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining upon Him, this is the One who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.' John 1:33
And so we read that John was given a witness to this promised event so he would know who is the one God had sent. We only need to read in context to see ...
As demonstrated by others that in John 14:26 and in John 16 the "he" is used for the masculine word advocate paracletos, and not for the Spirit in the Greek. But the translators are wrong in using "he" for it, as rightly pointed out by the Unitarians.
In Greek, both masculine and neuter words are used to refer to the
Holy Spirit. The ...
Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit?
ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 14:26
1881 Westcott-Hort New Testament
26 ο δε παρακλητος το πνευμα το αγιον ο πεμψει ο πατηρ εν τω ονοματι
μου εκεινος υμας διδαξει παντα και υπομνησει υμας παντα α ειπον υμιν
comforter- defender (pa.ra. klei.tos) παρακλητος
το πνευμα το αγιον (ho) holy spirit . It is ...
Here is a version of the text you can explore yourself. The text is interesting because we expect that if a being or object has a gender the words used about it will match that gender.
For example, Maralyn Monroe is an actress, and we use female pronouns when talking about her. It would be suprising If I wrote ...
Grammar and Syntax
The answer to the this question depends on whether one is talking about the Hebrew or the Greek
Hebrew - The Hebrew word for "Spirit" is רוּחַ (ruach), which is feminine
Greek - The Greek word for "Spirit" is πνεῦμα (pneuma), which is neuter
However, the NT also uses other terms to refer to the Holy Spirit such as ...
According to the Greek text of John 14:26, there is a gender distinction between that of the Father and that of the Spirit.
As the interlinear with grammatical notations (above) shows, the article preceding the Spirit is "NNS" which means "nominative neuter singular." This is in contrast to the article preceding the Father which is &...
To the many good answers I suggest an idea that seems to me to be relevant,
to compare alethinon/true with alethos/truly.
John 1:9 the true light.
John 4:23 the true worshipers
John 6:32 the true bread.
John 7:28 He who sent me is true.
John 8:16 my judgement is true.
John 16:13 into all the truth.
1 to 6 are all alethinon.
John 1:47 an Israelite ...
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
The spirit will guide people to the truth. The sprit will guide people to the good, the better, the right and proper action, decision, attitude and ...
[sigh] Once again a question, and some answers that try to understand ‘truth’ using our own understanding of that word. You can’t do this. The answer here is very very simple, and needs no lengthy exegesis to reveal it.
The truth is [simply] God’s Word. Full stop. Nothing else. And nothing needs to be ‘added’ to this answer. But I will outline some clear ...
Jesus pointed out the Spirit of truth two chapters earlier in 14:
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate [G3875] to help you and be with you forever— 17a the Spirit of truth.
Advocate (1), Helper (4).
I want to stress the personal role of the Spirit of truth or the indwelling Spirit or the Paraclete.
In John 16:13 what is the meaning of “into all the truth”?
1/ What exactly is truth here? Jesus said: "Your word is truth."
God’s Word Is Truth. God’s Word presents things as they really are, revealing God’s attributes, purposes, and commands, as well as the true state of affairs among mankind. Hence, Jesus could pray respecting his followers: &...
Those who Jesus addressed heard him promise that once he’d returned to the Father, the Holy Spirit would be sent to
“reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment… when
he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all the
truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak: and he will ...
It is immediately clear that "all truth" does not include many facts such as (for example) that the angles of a triangle always sum to 180 degrees. Thus, to determine what class "all" is intended to convey must be determined by the context and the category referenced.
The answer is actually in the same verse and that of the following ...
Thank you for asking this question,
I would start by asking what is Paul meaning by the word "Spirit".
By believing (the Gospel) the believer get's the Spirit ("Pneuma"). (For example Gal. 3:2)
Paul many times contrasts the flesh ("Sarx") and the Spirit ("Pneuma"), or "Soul" ("Psykhee") and the ...
The phenomenon might have been a mixture of both xenoglossy and glossolalia.
1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
The phenomenon began with sound and sight.
3They saw what seemed to be tongues ...
When we make a campfire and the firewood starts to crackle, we say "fire crackles", when in fact, it is not the fire that crackles, but firewood crackles through the influence of a silent fire.
Similarly, Holy Spirit cannot "groan", for only that groans which has some need and deficiency and problem, Holy Spirit, however, being God, has ...
There are too many verses to mention so I have tried to limit.
Does the Holy Spirit literally have a mind of his/its own (v27) which allows him/it to pray/intercede for the saints before God (v26, v27)?
2 different types of spirit
1 The spirit is the Divine Power of God, that God uses, to help and guide his servants Gods Holy spirit / guidance / knowledge / ...
Among the answers, I would like to add the practical sense and possibly the sense in which the OP is seeking to understand how the Holy Spirit groans.
Yes the Holy Spirit can speak, pray, groan on His own, without the need of a human body to inhabit through which He can express Himself.
But given that He was sent to live inside of the believer, the Spirit ...
In Ephesians 5:18 Paul compares the effect of being "filled with the spirit" with "getting drunk with wine" (of course to uphold the former and condemn the latter).
Interestingly, on the day of Pentecost, the effect of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles was mistaken by the bystanders with them being "drunk on new wine" (Acts 2:13). ...
There is a rule of logic - "Do not let the particular color the general." Let me illustrate - If I tell a group of young people to go and get a job and one succeeds in getting a good job as (say) an engineer; then I use this piece of achievement to encourage others to get a job by telling them about it. This does NOT mean that all the rest must ...