48. 2. Since our life varies depending on our state, “spirit” means the variable attitude we take toward life. For example:
a. Living wisely.
Bezalel was filled with the spirit of wisdom, intelligence, and knowledge. (Exodus 31:3)
You shall speak to all who are wise at heart, everyone whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom. (Exodus 28:3)
Joshua was filled with the spirit of wisdom. (Deuteronomy 34:9)
Nebuchadnezzar said of Daniel that [the spirit of the holy gods was in him]. (Daniel 4:8)
[Belshazzar’s queen said of Daniel that] there was an excellent spirit of knowledge, intelligence, and wisdom in him. (Daniel 5:12)
Those who go astray in spirit will know intelligence. (Isaiah 29:24)
 b. Living [under the influence of some particular] inspiration.
Jehovah has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes. (Jeremiah 51:11)
Jehovah stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel and the spirit of all the remnant of the people. (Haggai 1:14)
I am putting the spirit into the king of Assyria [to cause him] to hear a rumor and return to his own land. (Isaiah 37:7)
Jehovah hardened the spirit of King Sihon. (Deuteronomy 2:30)
What is rising up in your spirit will never happen. (Ezekiel 20:32)
 d. Living in fear, sorrow, or anger.
... so that every heart will melt, all hands will slacken, and every spirit will recoil. (Ezekiel 21:7)
My spirit has fainted within me; my heart is stupefied inside me. (Psalms 142:3; Psalms 143:4)
My spirit is wasting away. (Psalms 143:7)
I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit. (Daniel 7:15)
The spirit of Pharaoh was disturbed. (Genesis 41:8)
Nebuchadnezzar said, “My spirit is troubled.” (Daniel 2:3)
I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit. (Ezekiel 3:14)
 e. Living in subjection to various evil mental states.
... who has no guile in his spirit. (Psalms 32:2)
Jehovah has mixed together in their midst a spirit of perversities. (Isaiah 19:14)
[The Lord Jehovih] says, “[Woe] to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit.” (Ezekiel 13:3)
The prophet is foolish; the man of the spirit is insane. (Hosea 9:7)
Keep watch over your spirit, and do not act treacherously. (Malachi 2:16)
A spirit of whoredom has led them astray. (Hosea 4:12)
There is a spirit of whoredom in their midst. (Hosea 5:4)
When a spirit of jealousy has come over him... (Numbers 5:14)
A man who is a wanderer in spirit and speaks lies... (Micah 2:11)
... a generation whose spirit was not constant with God... (Psalms 78:8)
He has poured a spirit of sleepiness over them. (Isaiah 29:10)
Conceive chaff and give birth to stubble. As for your spirit, fire will devour you. (Isaiah 33:11)
 f. Living in subjection to hell.
I will make the unclean spirit depart from the land. (Zechariah 13:2)
When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it wanders through dry places, and then recruits seven spirits worse than itself, and they come in and live there. (Matthew 12:43-45)
Babylon has become a refuge for every unclean spirit. (Revelation 18:2)
 g. Then there are the hellish spirits by whom we are tormented: Matthew 8:16; 10:1; 12:43-45; Mark 1:23-28; 9:17-29; Luke 4:33, 36; 6:17-18; 7:21; 8:2, 29; 9:39, 42, 55; 11:24-26; 13:11; Revelation 13:15; 16:13-14.