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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 753 times in 683 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Page 5 / 14 (Rth 4:15–1Ki 11:37)

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, H5315 and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:10 - And she was in bitterness of soul, H5315 and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:15 - And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul H5315 before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:26 - And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul H5315 liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:16 - And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul H5315 desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:33 - And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: H5315 and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:35 - And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: H5315 and I will build him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 - And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul H5315 liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:1 - And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul H5315 of Jonathan was knit with the soul H5315 of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. H5315
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:3 - Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. H5315
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:5 - For he did put his life H5315 in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:11 - Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life H5315 to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:1 - And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is mine iniquity? and what is my sin before thy father, that he seeketh my life? H5315
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:3 - And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul H5315 liveth, there is but a step between me and death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:4 - Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul H5315 desireth, I will even do it for thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:17 - And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul. H5315
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:2 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, H5315 gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:22 - And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons H5315 of thy father's house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:23 - Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life H5315 seeketh thy life: H5315 but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:15 - And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: H5315 and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:20 - Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of thy soul H5315 to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king's hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:11 - Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul H5315 to take it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:26 - Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul H5315 liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:29 - Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: H5315 but the soul H5315 of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls H5315 of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:21 - Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, because my soul H5315 was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:24 - And, behold, as thy life H5315 was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life H5315 be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:9 - And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, H5315 to cause me to die?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:21 - And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life H5315 in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul H5315 of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:9 - He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come upon me, because my life H5315 is yet whole in me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart H5315 desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:8 - And they brought the head of Ishbosheth unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; H5315 and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:9 - And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul H5315 out of all adversity,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:8 - And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, H5315 he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:11 - And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul H5315 liveth, I will not do this thing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:7 - And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life H5315 of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:14 - For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: H5315 yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:19 - And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul H5315 liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:11 - And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: H5315 how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, H5315 as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:13 - Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: H5315 for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, H5315 and the lives H5315 of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives H5315 of thy wives, and the lives H5315 of thy concubines;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? H5315 therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, H5315 and the life H5315 of thy son Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:29 - And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul H5315 out of all distress,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:4 - That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, H5315 there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:23 - Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life. H5315
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life H5315 of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:48 - And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, H5315 in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:37 - And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul H5315 desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.

 
 
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