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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:

Deuteronomy 28:65: "heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:"
Deuteronomy 30:2: "with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;"
Deuteronomy 30:6: "with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live."
Deuteronomy 30:10: "with all thine heart, and with all thy soul."
Joshua 2:13: "that they have, and deliver our lives from death."
Joshua 2:14: "And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not"
Joshua 9:24: "of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of"
Joshua 10:28: "and the king thereof he utterly destroyed them, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain:"
Joshua 10:30: "it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain"
Joshua 10:32: "it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done"
Joshua 10:35: "it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day,"
Joshua 10:37: "thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining,"
Joshua 10:37: "to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that"
Joshua 10:39: "and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining:"
Joshua 11:11: "And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying"
Joshua 20:3: "That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither:"
Joshua 20:9: "among them, that whosoever killeth any person at unawares might flee thither, and not"
Joshua 22:5: "him with all your heart and with all your soul."
Joshua 23:11: "Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God."
Joshua 23:14: "in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing"
Judges 5:18: "and Naphtali were a people that jeopardized their lives unto the death in the high places of the field."
Judges 5:21: "river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength."
Judges 9:17: "for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand"
Judges 10:16: "from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel."
Judges 12:3: "ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children"
Judges 16:16: "him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;"
Judges 16:30: "And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might;"
Judges 18:25: "be heard among us, lest angry fellows run upon thee, and thou lose"
Judges 18:25: "angry fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household."
Judges 18:25: "fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household."
Ruth 4:15: "And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter-in-law,"
1 Samuel 1:10: "And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore."
1 Samuel 1:15: "nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD."
1 Samuel 1:26: "And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman"
1 Samuel 2:16: "the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but"
1 Samuel 2:33: "thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house"
1 Samuel 2:35: "that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk"
1 Samuel 17:55: "youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell."
1 Samuel 18:1: "of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David,"
1 Samuel 18:1: "that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."
1 Samuel 18:1: "of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul."
1 Samuel 18:3: "made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul."
1 Samuel 19:5: "For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD"
1 Samuel 19:11: "thou save not thy life tonight, tomorrow thou shalt be slain."
1 Samuel 20:1: "thy father, that he seeketh my life?"
1 Samuel 20:3: "he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there"
1 Samuel 20:4: "unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do"
1 Samuel 20:17: "him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul."
1 Samuel 22:2: "was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became"
1 Samuel 22:22: "Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house."









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