What is the significance of the west wind in the Bible?


Exodus 10:19

ESV - 19 And the Lord turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
To my knowledge, the verse cited in the question is the only reference to a west wind in the entire Bible. (The verse literally refers to it as a "sea-wind" -- that is, a wind blowing from the Mediterranean Sea.)

Since the locusts that were sent as a plague were brought by an east wind (as indicated in Exodus 10:13), I would say that the specific mention of them being carried away by a west wind (diametrically opposite the direction from which they came) was a deliberate sign from God of His control over the whole process, rather than being a case of the wind just blowing haphazardly.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The name, “the Red Sea,” is currently applied to the sea west of the Arabian Peninsula. The northern fingers of this body of water extend along the west and east sides of the Sinai Peninsula.

(See a map in the back of a Bible)

The VOICE Bible:
He [God] caused the winds to shift, and a strong west wind blew and lifted the cloud of locusts up into the air and drove them out into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the land of Egypt. (Exodus 10:19).

The message for the Israelites is that God will humble all who refuse to submit.

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