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:

Job 16:4: "as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against"
Job 18:4: "He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed"
Job 19:2: "How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?"
Job 21:25: "And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure."
Job 23:13: "is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth."
Job 24:12: "Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God"
Job 27:2: "my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;"
Job 27:8: "when God taketh away his soul?"
Job 30:16: "And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon"
Job 30:25: "Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?"
Job 31:30: "to sin by wishing a curse to his soul."
Job 31:39: "money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:"
Job 32:2: "was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God."
Job 33:18: "He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword."
Job 33:20: "So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat."
Job 33:22: " Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers."
Job 33:28: "He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light."
Job 33:30: "To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living."
Job 36:14: " They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean."
Job 41:21: " His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth."
Psalms 3:2: "Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah."
Psalms 6:3: " My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?"
Psalms 6:4: "Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake."
Psalms 7:2: "Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver."
Psalms 7:5: "Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay"
Psalms 10:3: "the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD"
Psalms 11:1: "put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?"
Psalms 11:5: "but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth."
Psalms 13:2: "How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?"
Psalms 16:10: "For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One"
Psalms 17:9: "From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about."
Psalms 17:13: "disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:"
Psalms 19:7: "of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise"
Psalms 22:20: "Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog."
Psalms 22:29: "before him: and none can keep alive his own soul."
Psalms 23:3: "He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."
Psalms 24:4: "who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully."
Psalms 25:1: "Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul."
Psalms 25:13: " His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth."
Psalms 25:20: "O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust"
Psalms 26:9: "Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody"
Psalms 27:12: "Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up"
Psalms 30:3: "O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down"
Psalms 31:7: "my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;"
Psalms 31:9: "mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly."
Psalms 31:13: "together against me, they devised to take away my life."
Psalms 33:19: "To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine."
Psalms 33:20: " Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield."
Psalms 34:2: " My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad."
Psalms 34:22: "The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate."

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