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Lexicon :: Strong's H5315 - nephesh

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

Strong’s Definitions

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.


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).

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).
  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.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5315 matches the Hebrew נֶפֶשׁ (nephesh),
which occurs 692 times in 625 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 13 (Gen 1:20–Lev 4:27)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:24 - Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - So the LORD God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man[fn] to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:4 - But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - “And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:10 - and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:12 - Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:15 - and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:16 - When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - He took his wife, Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all his wealth—his livestock and all the people he had taken into his household at Haran—and headed for the land of Canaan. When they arrived in Canaan,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:21 - The king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give back my people who were captured. But you may keep for yourself all the goods you have recovered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:14 - Any male who fails to be circumcised will be cut off from the covenant family for breaking the covenant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, “Run for your lives! And don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “You have been so gracious to me and saved my life, and you have shown such great kindness. But I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would catch up to me there, and I would soon die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - See, there is a small village nearby. Please let me go there instead; don’t you see how small it is? Then my life will be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:8 - and said, “Since you are willing to help me in this way, be so kind as to ask Ephron son of Zohar
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - Prepare my favorite dish, and bring it here for me to eat. Then I will pronounce the blessing that belongs to you, my firstborn son, before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:30 - Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:8 - Hamor tried to speak with Jacob and his sons. “My son Shechem is truly in love with your daughter,” he said. “Please let him marry her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:18 - Rachel was about to die, but with her last breath she named the baby Ben-oni (which means “son of my sorrow”). The baby’s father, however, called him Benjamin (which means “son of my right hand”).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:21 - But when Reuben heard of their scheme, he came to Joseph’s rescue. “Let’s not kill him,” he said.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - Speaking among themselves, they said, “Clearly we are being punished because of what we did to Joseph long ago. We saw his anguish when he pleaded for his life, but we wouldn’t listen. That’s why we’re in this trouble.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:30 - “And now, my lord, I cannot go back to my father without the boy. Our father’s life is bound up in the boy’s life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These were the sons of Zilpah, the servant given to Leah by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob’s descendants through Zilpah was sixteen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - These were the sons of Rachel and Jacob. The number of Jacob’s descendants through Rachel was fourteen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These were the sons of Bilhah, the servant given to Rachel by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob’s descendants through Bilhah was seven.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - The total number of Jacob’s direct descendants who went with him to Egypt, not counting his sons’ wives, was sixty-six.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - In addition, Joseph had two sons[fn] who were born in Egypt. So altogether, there were seventy[fn] members of Jacob’s family in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 - May I never join in their meetings;
may I never be a party to their plans.
For in their anger they murdered men,
and they crippled oxen just for sport.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:5 - In all, Jacob had seventy[fn] descendants in Egypt, including Joseph, who was already there.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - Before Moses left Midian, the LORD said to him, “Return to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you have died.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - If a family is too small to eat a whole animal, let them share with another family in the neighborhood. Divide the animal according to the size of each family and how much they can eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:15 - For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast. On the first day of the festival, remove every trace of yeast from your homes. Anyone who eats bread made with yeast during the seven days of the festival will be cut off from the community of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:16 - On the first day of the festival and again on the seventh day, all the people must observe an official day for holy assembly. No work of any kind may be done on these days except in the preparation of food.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:19 - During those seven days, there must be no trace of yeast in your homes. Anyone who eats anything made with yeast during this week will be cut off from the community of Israel. These regulations apply both to the foreigners living among you and to the native-born Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - “The enemy boasted, ‘I will chase them
and catch up with them.
I will plunder them
and consume them.
I will flash my sword;
my powerful hand will destroy them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - These are the LORD’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts[fn] for each person in your tent.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:23 - But if there is further injury, the punishment must match the injury: a life for a life,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:30 - However, the dead person’s relatives may accept payment to compensate for the loss of life. The owner of the ox may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:9 - “You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:12 - “Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the LORD. Then no plague will strike the people as you count them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 - When this offering is given to the LORD to purify your lives, making you right with him,[fn] the rich must not give more than the specified amount, and the poor must not give less.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:16 - Receive this ransom money from the Israelites, and use it for the care of the Tabernacle.[fn] It will bring the Israelites to the LORD’s attention, and it will purify your lives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:14 - You must keep the Sabbath day, for it is a holy day for you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; anyone who works on that day will be cut off from the community.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:1 - “When you present grain as an offering to the LORD, the offering must consist of choice flour. You are to pour olive oil on it, sprinkle it with frankincense,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:2 - “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. This is how you are to deal with those who sin unintentionally by doing anything that violates one of the LORD’s commands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:27 - “If any of the common people sin by violating one of the LORD’s commands, but they don’t realize it, they are still guilty.

 
 
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