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Lexicon :: Strong's H5315 - nephesh


neh'·fesh (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1395a

KJV Translation Count — Total: 753x
The KJV translates Strongs H5315 in the following manner: soul (475x), life (117x), person (29x), mind (15x), heart (15x), creature (9x), body (8x), himself (8x), yourselves (6x), dead (5x), will (4x), desire (4x), man (3x), themselves (3x), any (3x), appetite (2x), misc (47x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  1. soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion

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

    2. living being

    3. living being (with life in the blood)

    4. the man himself, self, person or individual

    5. seat of the appetites

    6. seat of emotions and passions

    7. activity of mind

      1. dubious

    8. activity of the will

      1. dubious

    9. activity of the character

      1. dubious

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶפֶשׁ nephesh, neh'-fesh; from H5314; 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, × dead(-ly), desire, × (dis-) contented, × fish, ghost, greedy, he, heart(-y), (hath, × jeopardy of) life (× in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, slay, soul, tablet, they, thing, (× she) will, × would have it.
Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon

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Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number H5315 matches the Hebrew נֶפֶשׁ (nephesh),
which occurs 753 times in 683 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Page 1 / 14 (Gen 1:20–Exo 23:9)

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Gen 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath H5315 life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

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Gen 1:21

And God created great whales, and every living creature H5315 that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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Gen 1:24

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature H5315 after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

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Gen 1:30

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, H5315 I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

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Gen 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. H5315

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Gen 2:19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, H5315 that was the name thereof.

Tools specific to Gen 9:4

Gen 9:4

But flesh with the life H5315 thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

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Gen 9:5

And surely your blood of your lives H5315 will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life H5315 of man.

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Gen 9:10

And with every living creature H5315 that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

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Gen 9:12

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature H5315 that is with you, for perpetual generations:

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Gen 9:15

And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature H5315 of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

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Gen 9:16

And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature H5315 of all flesh that is upon the earth.

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Gen 12:5

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls H5315 that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

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Gen 12:13

Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul H5315 shall live because of thee.

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Gen 14:21

And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, H5315 and take the goods to thyself.

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Gen 17:14

And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul H5315 shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

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Gen 19:17

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; H5315 look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

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Gen 19:19

Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; H5315 and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

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Gen 19:20

Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul H5315 shall live.

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Gen 23:8

And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind H5315 that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,

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Gen 27:4

And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat; that my soul H5315 may bless thee before I die.

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Gen 27:19

And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul H5315 may bless me.

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Gen 27:25

And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son's venison, that my soul H5315 may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

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Gen 27:31

And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son's venison, that thy soul H5315 may bless me.

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Gen 32:30

And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life H5315 is preserved.

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Gen 34:3

And his soul H5315 clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

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Gen 34:8

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul H5315 of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

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Gen 35:18

And it came to pass, as her soul H5315 was in departing, (for she died ) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

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Gen 36:6

And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons H5315 of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob.

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Gen 37:21

And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill H5315 him.

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Gen 42:21

And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, H5315 when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us.

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Gen 44:30

Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life H5315 is bound up in the lad's life; H5315

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Gen 46:15

These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls H5315 of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

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Gen 46:18

These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter, and these she bare unto Jacob, even sixteen souls. H5315

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Gen 46:22

These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls H5315 were fourteen.

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Gen 46:25

These are the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare these unto Jacob: all the souls H5315 were seven.

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Gen 46:26

All the souls H5315 that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls H5315 were threescore and six;

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Gen 46:27

And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls: H5315 all the souls H5315 of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.

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Gen 49:6

O my soul, H5315 come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

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Exo 1:5

And all the souls H5315 that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: H5315 for Joseph was in Egypt already.

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Exo 4:19

And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life. H5315

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Exo 12:4

And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; H5315 every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

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Exo 12:15

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul H5315 shall be cut off from Israel.

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Exo 12:16

And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man H5315 must eat, that only may be done of you.

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Exo 12:19

Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul H5315 shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

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Exo 15:9

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust H5315 shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.

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Exo 16:16

This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; H5315 take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

Tools specific to Exo 21:23

Exo 21:23

And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life H5315 for life, H5315

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Exo 21:30

If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life H5315 whatsoever is laid upon him.

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Exo 23:9

Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart H5315 of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Search Results Continued...

1. Gen 1:20–Exo 23:9

2. Exo 30:12–Lev 26:30

3. Lev 26:43–Deu 6:5

4. Deu 10:12–Jdg 18:25

5. Rth 4:15–1Ki 11:37

6. 1Ki 17:21–Job 13:14

7. Job 14:22–Psa 34:2

8. Psa 34:22–Psa 72:14

9. Psa 74:19–Psa 130:6

10. Psa 131:2–Pro 22:23

11. Pro 22:25–Isa 51:23

12. Isa 53:10–Jer 38:16

13. Jer 38:17–Eze 23:17

14. Eze 23:18–Zec 11:8

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