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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 - And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:24 - And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:30 - And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:4 - Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:5 - For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man's brother I will require the life of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:10 - and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:12 - 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 all future generations:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:15 - I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:16 - When the bow is in the clouds, I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - And Abram took Sar'ai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions which they had gathered, and the persons that they had gotten in Haran; and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they had come to the land of Canaan,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:21 - And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give me the persons, but take the goods for yourself."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:14 - Any uncircumcised male who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin shall be cut off from his people; he has broken my covenant."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - And when they had brought them forth, they said, "Flee for your life; do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley; flee to the hills, lest you be consumed."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life; but I cannot flee to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me, and I die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - Behold, yonder city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one. Let me escape there--is it not a little one?--and my life will be saved!"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:8 - And he said to them, "If you are willing that I should bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and entreat for me Ephron the son of Zohar,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - and prepare for me savory food, such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat; that I may bless you before I die."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:30 - So Jacob called the name of the place Peni'el, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:8 - But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; I pray you, give her to him in marriage.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:18 - And as her soul was departing (for she died), she called his name Ben-o'ni; but his father called his name Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:21 - But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, "Let us not take his life."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:21 - Then they said to one another, "In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us and we would not listen; therefore is this distress come upon us."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:30 - Now therefore, when I come to your servant my father, and the lad is not with us, then, as his life is bound up in the lad's life,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - (these are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob--sixteen persons).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - (these are the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob--fourteen persons in all).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - (these are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and these she bore to Jacob--seven persons in all).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the persons belonging to Jacob who came into Egypt, who were his own offspring, not including Jacob's sons' wives, were sixty-six persons in all;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:27 - and the sons of Joseph, who were born to him in Egypt, were two; all the persons of the house of Jacob, that came into Egypt, were seventy.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 - O my soul, come not into their council; O my spirit, be not joined to their company; for in their anger they slay men, and in their wantonness they hamstring oxen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:5 - All the offspring of Jacob were seventy persons; Joseph was already in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - And the LORD said to Moses in Mid'ian, "Go back to Egypt; for all the men who were seeking your life are dead."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - and if the household is too small for a lamb, then a man and his neighbor next to his house shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:15 - Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread; on the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses, for if any one eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:16 - On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly; no work shall be done on those days; but what every one must eat, that only may be prepared by you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:19 - For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses; for if any one eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Gather of it, every man of you, as much as he can eat; you shall take an omer apiece, according to the number of the persons whom each of you has in his tent.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:23 - If any harm follows, then you shall give life for life,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:30 - If a ransom is laid on him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is laid upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:9 - "You shall not oppress a stranger; you know the heart of a stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:12 - "When you take the census of the people of Israel, then each shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD when you number them, that there be no plague among them when you number them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 - The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less, than the half shekel, when you give the LORD's offering to make atonement for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:16 - And you shall take the atonement money from the people of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tent of meeting; that it may bring the people of Israel to remembrance before the LORD, so as to make atonement for yourselves."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:14 - You shall keep the sabbath, because it is holy for you; every one who profanes it shall be put to death; whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:1 - "When any one brings a cereal offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense on it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:2 - "Say to the people of Israel, If any one sins unwittingly in any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and does any one of them,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:27 - "If any one of the common people sins unwittingly in doing any one of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and is guilty,

 
 
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