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
1h) activity of the will
1i) activity of the character
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Relation: from H5314
This word is used 753 times:
1 Samuel 22:23: "he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but"
1 Samuel 22:23: "my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard."
1 Samuel 23:15: "was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood."
1 Samuel 23:20: "come down according to all the desire of thy soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand."
1 Samuel 24:11: "against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take"
1 Samuel 25:26: "therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withheld"
1 Samuel 25:29: "to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound"
1 Samuel 25:29: "thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle"
1 Samuel 25:29: "with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling."
1 Samuel 26:21: "more do thee harm, because my soul was precious in thine eyes this"
1 Samuel 26:24: "And, behold, as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so"
1 Samuel 26:24: "day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver"
1 Samuel 28:9: "wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?"
1 Samuel 28:21: "hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words"
1 Samuel 30:6: "spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man"
2 Samuel 1:9: "anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole"
2 Samuel 3:21: "thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent"
2 Samuel 4:8: "which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord"
2 Samuel 4:9: "who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity,"
2 Samuel 5:8: "and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind"
2 Samuel 11:11: "with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this"
2 Samuel 14:7: "him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy"
2 Samuel 14:14: "be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished"
2 Samuel 14:19: "And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn"
2 Samuel 16:11: "of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now"
2 Samuel 17:8: "be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father"
2 Samuel 18:13: "Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid"
2 Samuel 19:5: "which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives"
2 Samuel 19:5: "have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives,"
2 Samuel 19:5: "and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;"
2 Samuel 19:5: "and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;"
2 Samuel 23:17: "this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink"
1 Kings 1:12: "thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon."
1 Kings 1:12: "that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon."
1 Kings 1:29: "that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,"
1 Kings 2:4: "with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man"
1 Kings 2:23: "this word against his own life."
1 Kings 3:11: "hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding"
1 Kings 8:48: "thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive,"
1 Kings 11:37: "thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over"
1 Kings 17:21: "I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again."
1 Kings 17:22: "heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again,"
1 Kings 19:2: "if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow"
1 Kings 19:2: "I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time."
1 Kings 19:3: "that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah,"
1 Kings 19:4: "juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now,"
1 Kings 19:4: "now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better"
1 Kings 19:10: "even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
1 Kings 19:14: "even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
1 Kings 20:31: "peradventure he will save thy life."