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Lexicon :: Strong's H5315 - nephesh

נֶפֶשׁ
Transliteration
nephesh
Pronunciation
neh'·fesh (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1395a

KJV Translation Count — Total: 753x
The KJV translates Strong's 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), miscellaneous (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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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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Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”

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So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

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Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.

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“Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so.

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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 being.

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Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

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“But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

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“Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

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“and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.

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

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“and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.

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“The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

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Then Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people whom they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go to the land of Canaan. So they came to the land of Canaan.

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“Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I[fn] may live because of you.”

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Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.”

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“And the uncircumcised male child, who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin, that person shall be cut off from his people; he has broken My covenant.”

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So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he[fn] said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.”

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“Indeed now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil overtake me and I die.

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“See now, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one; please let me escape there (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.”

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And he spoke with them, saying, “If it is your wish that I bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and meet with Ephron the son of Zohar for me,

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“And make me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”

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Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn; I have done just as you told me; please arise, sit and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”

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He said, “Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s game, so that my soul may bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.

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He also had made savory food, and brought it to his father, and said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that your soul may bless me.”

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So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel:[fn] “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

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His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.

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But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.

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And so it was, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Ben-Oni;[fn] but his father called him Benjamin.[fn]

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Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the persons of his household, his cattle and all his animals, and all his goods which he had gained in the land of Canaan, and went to a country away from the presence of his brother Jacob.

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But Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands, and said, “Let us not kill him.”

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Then they said to one another, “We are truly guilty concerning our brother, for we saw the anguish of his soul when he pleaded with us, and we would not hear; therefore this distress has come upon us.”

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“Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, since his life is bound up in the lad’s life,

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These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three.

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These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons.

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These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all.

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These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all.

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All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.

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And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.

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Let not my soul enter their council;
Let not my honor be united to their assembly;
For in their anger they slew a man,
And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox.

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All those who were descendants[fn] of Jacob were seventy[fn] persons (for Joseph was in Egypt already).

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Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt; for all the men who sought your life are dead.”

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‘And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.

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‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.

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‘On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which everyone must eat—that only may be prepared by you.

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‘For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land.

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The enemy said, ‘I will pursue,
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I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied on them.
I will draw my sword,
My hand shall destroy them.’

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“This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: ‘Let every man gather it according to each one’s need, one omer for each person, according to the number of persons; let every man take for those who are in his tent.’ ”

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“But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life,

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“If there is imposed on him a sum of money, then he shall pay to redeem his life, whatever is imposed on him.

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“Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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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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