Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5315: nephesh (pronounced neh'-fesh)

from 5314; properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):--any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead(-ly), desire, X (dis-)contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-)self, them (your)-selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion

1a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man

1b) living being

1c) living being (with life in the blood)

1d) the man himself, self, person or individual

1e) seat of the appetites

1f) seat of emotions and passions

1g) activity of mind

1g1) dubious

1h) activity of the will

1h1) dubious

1i) activity of the character

1i1) dubious

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from H5314


This word is used 753 times:

Psalms 77:2: "in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted."
Psalms 78:18: "in their heart by asking meat for their lust."
Psalms 78:50: "to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life"
Psalms 84:2: " My soul longeth, yea even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh"
Psalms 86:2: "Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save"
Psalms 86:4: "Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul."
Psalms 86:4: "unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul."
Psalms 86:13: "is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell."
Psalms 86:14: "me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before"
Psalms 88:3: "For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave."
Psalms 88:14: "LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from"
Psalms 89:48: "see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah."
Psalms 94:17: "Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence."
Psalms 94:19: "within me thy comforts delight my soul."
Psalms 94:21: "They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood."
Psalms 97:10: "hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand"
Psalms 103:1: "Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy"
Psalms 103:2: "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:"
Psalms 103:22: "bless the LORD, O my soul."
Psalms 104:1: "Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great;"
Psalms 104:35: "Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD."
Psalms 105:18: "Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:"
Psalms 105:22: "To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom."
Psalms 106:15: "them their request; but sent leanness into their soul."
Psalms 107:5: "Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted"
Psalms 107:9: "For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
Psalms 107:9: "soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
Psalms 107:18: " Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death."
Psalms 107:26: "to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble."
Psalms 109:20: "the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul."
Psalms 109:31: "of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul."
Psalms 116:4: "O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul."
Psalms 116:7: "Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with"
Psalms 116:8: "For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from"
Psalms 119:20: " My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times."
Psalms 119:25: " My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word."
Psalms 119:28: " My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word."
Psalms 119:81: " My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word."
Psalms 119:109: " My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law."
Psalms 119:129: "Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep"
Psalms 119:167: " My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly."
Psalms 119:175: " Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help"
Psalms 120:2: "Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue."
Psalms 120:6: " My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace."
Psalms 121:7: "thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul."
Psalms 123:4: " Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud."
Psalms 124:4: "us, the stream had gone over our soul:"
Psalms 124:5: "waters had gone over our soul."
Psalms 124:7: " Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken,"
Psalms 130:5: "I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope."

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