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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:

ׁ

nephesh

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



Usage:

This word is used 753 times:

Exodus 16:16: "an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents."
Exodus 21:23: "any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,"
Exodus 21:23: "then thou shalt give life for life,"
Exodus 21:30: "him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon"
Exodus 23:9: "for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers"
Exodus 30:12: "then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no"
Exodus 30:15: "an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls."
Exodus 30:16: "before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls."
Exodus 31:14: "whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among"
Leviticus 2:1: "And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be"
Leviticus 4:2: "of Israel, saying, If a soul shall sin through ignorance against any"
Leviticus 4:27: "And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance,"
Leviticus 5:1: "And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether"
Leviticus 5:2: "Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcass"
Leviticus 5:4: "Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or"
Leviticus 5:15: "If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things"
Leviticus 5:17: "And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which"
Leviticus 6:2: "If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbor"
Leviticus 7:18: "neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of"
Leviticus 7:20: " But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that"
Leviticus 7:20: "pertain unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people."
Leviticus 7:21: " Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or"
Leviticus 7:21: "of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people."
Leviticus 7:25: "of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people."
Leviticus 7:27: "Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul"
Leviticus 7:27: "any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people."
Leviticus 11:10: "that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters,"
Leviticus 11:43: "Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither"
Leviticus 11:44: "neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon"
Leviticus 11:46: "and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature"
Leviticus 11:46: "that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:"
Leviticus 16:29: "day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all,"
Leviticus 16:31: "of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute forever."
Leviticus 17:10: "eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth"
Leviticus 17:11: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar"
Leviticus 17:11: "the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement"
Leviticus 17:11: "it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
Leviticus 17:12: "I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat"
Leviticus 17:14: "For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children"
Leviticus 17:14: "of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat"
Leviticus 17:14: "of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood"
Leviticus 17:15: "And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger,"
Leviticus 18:29: "shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off"
Leviticus 19:8: "the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people."
Leviticus 19:28: "make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks"
Leviticus 20:6: " And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring"
Leviticus 20:6: "my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among"
Leviticus 20:25: "fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl,"
Leviticus 21:1: "unto them, There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people:"
Leviticus 21:11: "to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother;"









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