What names and titles does the Bible use for the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is mentioned by many names in the Bible, usually in reference to a particular role or function. The following is a listing of the biblical names of the Holy Spirit and where they are found in the Bible (from Torrey's New Topical Textbook):

1. Spirit of glory (1 Peter 4:14)
2. Lord, The (2 Thessalonians 3:5)
3. God (Acts 5:3-4)
4. Spirit of revelation (Ephesians 1:17)
5. Spirit of the Son (Galatians 4:6)
6. Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2; 1 Corinthians 2:11; Job 33:4)
7. Eternal Spirit (Hebrews 9:14)
8. Spirit of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2; Acts 5:9)
9. Spirit of wisdom (Isaiah 11:2; Ephesians 1:17)
10. Spirit of counsel (Isaiah 11:2)
11. Spirit of might (Isaiah 11:2)
12. Spirit of understanding (Isaiah 11:2)
13. Spirit of knowledge (Isaiah 11:2)
14. Spirit of the fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2)
15. Spirit of judgment (Isaiah 4:4; 28:6)
16. Spirit of burning (Isaiah 4:4)
17. Spirit of the Lord God (Isaiah 61:1)
18. Breath of the Almighty (Job 33:4)
19. Comforter (John 14:16, 26; 15:26)
20. Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26)
21. Power of the Highest (Luke 1:35)
22. Spirit of the Father (Matthew 10:20)
23. Spirit, The (Matthew 4:1; John 3:6; 1 Timothy 4:1)
24. Good Spirit (Nehemiah 9:20; Psalms 143:10)
25. Holy Spirit (Psalm 51:11; Luke 11:13; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30)
26. Free Spirit (Psalm 51:12)
27. Spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:10)
28. Seven Spirits of God (Revelation 1:4)
29. Spirit of holiness (Romans 1:4)
30. Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15)
31. Spirit of life (Romans 8:2; Revelation 11:11)
32. Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9; 1 Peter 1:11)
33. Spirit of grace (Zechariah 12:10; Hebrews 10:29)

In addition to these names, many references are made to the Holy Spirit, with some scholars counting as many as 126 different labels.

One special name used by Jesus in reference to the Holy Spirit is "Helper." Four times in John's Gospel, Jesus calls the Spirit our "Helper" (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). In Isaiah 11:2, the Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Counsel. In this role, the Holy Spirit gives His wisdom to us when we seek God's will for our lives.

As we study the names of the Holy Spirit, we can better know the One who indwells believers and empowers them to live out the teachings of God's Word.

Related Truth:

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What role did the Holy Spirit have in the Old Testament?

What are the names of God? What do the names of God mean?

What are the names of Jesus Christ? What titles are ascribed to Jesus in the Bible?

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