All Expressions of Spirit without the Definite Article in the New Testament

The verses below, from the Concordant Literal New Testament, are presented with the permission of the Concordant Publishing Concern, and are a literal translation of the word “spirit” where it appears without the definite article.

Describing the Spirit of Christ

Mat 1:20 Now at his brooding over these things, lo! a messenger of the Lord appeared to him in a trance, saying, “Joseph, son of David, you may not be afraid to accept Miriam, your wife, for that which is being generated in her is of holy spirit. (Literally, “that which is conceived of spirit is holy” γεννηθὲν ἐκ Πνεύματός ἐστιν Ἁγίου, called “the holy one” in Luke 1:35).

Mat 22:43 He is saying to them, “How, then, is David, in spirit, calling Him Lord, saying,

Luk 1:17 And he shall be coming before in His sight in [the] spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the stubborn to the prudence of the just, to make ready a people formed for the Lord.” (the Greek text omits “the”)

Luk 1:17 And lo! there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name is Simeon. And this man is just and pious, anticipating the consolation of Israel, and holy spirit was on him. (Literally, the man was righteous and devout … and spirit was holy on him, καὶ Πνεῦμα ἦν Ἅγιον ἐπ’ αὐτόν)

Describing the Spirit of God

Joh 7:39   Now this He said concerning the spirit which those believing in Him were about to get. For not as yet was [holy] spirit given, for Jesus is not as yet glorified. (the earliest manuscripts omit “holy”)

Act 1:5 seeing that John, indeed, baptizes in water, yet you shall be baptized in holy spirit after not many of these days.” (The earliest manuscripts read ἐν πνεύματι βαπτισθήσεσθε ἁγίῳ, “in spirit baptized holy”)

Rom 7:6 Yet now we were exempted from the law, dying in that in which we were retained, so that it is for us to be slaving in newness of spirit and not in oldness of letter.

Rom 8:4 that the just requirement of the law may be fulfilled in us, who are not walking in accord with flesh, but in accord with spirit.

Rom 8:5 For those who are in accord with flesh are disposed to that which is of the flesh, yet those who are in accord with spirit to that which is of the spirit.

Rom 8:9 Yet you are not in flesh, but in spirit, if so be that God’s spirit is making its home in you. Now if anyone has not Christ’s spirit, this one is not His.

1Co 2:4 and my word and my heralding were not with the persuasive words of human wisdom, but with demonstration of spirit and of power

1Co 14:2 For he who is speaking in a language is not speaking to men, but to God, for no one is hearing, yet in spirit he is speaking secrets.

Gal 4:29 But even as then, the one generated according to flesh persecuted the one according to spirit, thus also it is now.

Gal 5:5 For we, in spirit, are awaiting the expectation of righteousness by faith.

Gal 5:16 Now I am saying, Walk in spirit, and you should under no circumstances be consummating the lust of the flesh.

Gal 5:18 Now, if you are led by spirit, you are not still under law.

Gal 5:25 If we may be living in spirit, in spirit we may be observing the elements also.

Eph 2:22 in Whom you, also, are being built together for God’s dwelling place, in spirit.

Eph 4:4 one body and one spirit, according as you were called also with one expectation of your calling

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, in which is profligacy, but be filled full with spirit,

Eph 6:18 During every prayer and petition be praying on every occasion (in spirit being vigilant also for it with all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints,)

Php 1:27 Only be citizens walking worthily of the evangel of Christ, that, whether coming and making your acquaintance, or being absent, I should be hearing of your concerns, that you are standing firm in one spirit, one soul, competing together in the faith of the evangel,

Php 2:1 If, then, there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any communion of spirit, if any compassion and pity,

Col 1:8 who makes evident also to us your love in spirit.

1Ti 3:16 And avowedly great is the secret of devoutness, which was manifested in flesh, justified in spirit, seen by messengers, heralded among the nations, believed in the world, taken up in glory.

2Ti 1:7 for God gives us, not [a] spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of sanity.

1Pe 3:18 seeing that Christ also, for our sakes, once died concerning sins, the just for the sake of the unjust, that He may be leading us to God; being put to death, indeed, in flesh, yet vivified in spirit,

1Pe 4:6 For this an evangel is brought to the dead also, that they may be judged, indeed, according to men in flesh, yet should be living according to God, in spirit.

Jud 1:19 These are those who isolate themselves, soulish, not having [the] spirit.

Rev 1:10 I came to be, in spirit, in the Lord’s day, and I hear behind me a voice, loud as a trumpet

Rev 4:2 Now immediately I came to be in spirit, and lo! a throne, located in heaven, and on the throne One sitting.

Rev 17:3 And he carries me away, in spirit, into a wilderness. And I perceived a woman sitting on a scarlet wild beast replete with names of blasphemy, and having seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 21:10 And he carries me away, in spirit, on a mountain, huge and high, and shows me the holy city, Jerusalem, as it is descending out of heaven from God.