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Lexicon :: Strong's H5315 - nep̄eš

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נֶפֶשׁ
Transliteration
nep̄eš
Pronunciation
neh'-fesh
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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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.
STRONGS H5315:
נֶ֫פֶשׁ 756 noun feminineGenesis 49:6 (so even Genesis 2:19; Numbers 31:28; 1 Kings 19:2 see AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 42 SS) soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, appetite, emotion, and passion (Ecclesiasticus 3:18; 4:1 (twice in verse); Ecclesiasticus 4:2 (twice in verse); Ecclesiasticus 13:12; Ecclesiasticus 14:11); — נ׳ Genesis 1:20 +; נָ֑פֶשׁ Genesis 37:21 +; suffix נַפְשִׁי Genesis 12:13 +; plural נְפָשׁוֺת Ezekiel 13:18 + 13 times; נְפָשֹׁת Exodus 12:4; Leviticus 27:2; construct נַפְשׁוֺת Genesis 36:6 + 4 times; נַפְשֹׁת Leviticus 21:11; נְפָשִׁים Ezekiel 13:20 (but read חָפְשִׁים, see Co Berthol Toy); suffix נַפְשׁוֺתָם 2 Samuel 23:17 +; נַפְשֹׁתָם Numbers 17:3 +: —
1. = that which breathes, the breathing substance or being = ψυχή, anima, the soul, the inner being of man:
a. distinguished from ׃בָּשָׂר מִנֶּפֶשׁ וְעַד בָּשָׂר Isaiah 10:18; הַנֶּפֶשׁ עִם הַבָּשָׂר Deuteronomy 12:23; from שְׁאֵר Proverbs 11:17; from בֶּטֶן body Psalm 31:10.
b. both the inner נפשׁ and the outer בשׂר are conceived as resting on a common substratum: אַךְ בְּשָׂרוֺ עָלָיו יִכְאָ֑ב וְנַפְשׁוֺ עָלָיו תֶּאֱבָֽל׃ Job 14:22 only his flesh upon him is in pain, and his soul upon him mourneth; compare Psalm 42:5; Psalm 42:7; Psalm 131:2; Job 30:16; Lamentations 3:20 [see עַל 1d], all poetical (compare 6 c).
c. נ׳ departs at death and returns with life: וַיְתִי בְּצֵאת נַפְשָׁהּ כִּי מֵתָה Genesis 35:18 (E) and it came to pass when her soul was going forth (for she died); בַפְשָׁהּ נָֽפְחָה Jeremiah 15:9 she breathed out her soul, compare 1 Kings 17:21, 22; Job 11:20; Job 31:39.
d. often desired that the נפשׁ may be delivered: from She’ôl Psalm 16:10; Psalm 30:4; Psalm 49:16; Psalm 86:13; Psalm 89:49; Proverbs 23:14; from שַׁחַת, the pit of She’ôl, Isaiah 38:17; Job 33:18, 22, 28, 30.
2. The נפשׁ becomes a living being: by God's breathing נשׁמת חיים into the nostrils of its בשׂר; of man Genesis 2:7 (J); by implication of animals also Genesis 2:19 (J); so Psalm 104:29; Psalm 104:30; compare Psalm 66:9; man is נֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה, a living, breathing being Genesis 2:7 (J); elsewhere נפשׁ חיּה always of animals Genesis 1:20, 24, 30; Genesis 9:12, 15, 16 (all P), Ezekiel 47:9; so נפשׁ החיּה Genesis 1:21; Genesis 9:10 (both P), Leviticus 11:10, 46 (H); נפשׁ השׁרצת Leviticus 11:46 (H); נפשׁ כל חי Job 12:10. נפשׁ is frequently used with the verb ׃חיה וחיתה נפשׁ Genesis 12:13; Genesis 19:20 (both J), 1 Kings 20:32 (E), Psalm 119:175; Jeremiah 38:17, 20; חֵי נַפְשְׁךָ 1 Samuel 1:26; 1 Samuel 17:55; 1 Samuel 20:3; 1 Samuel 25:26; 2 Samuel 11:11; 2 Samuel 14:9; 2 Kings 2:2, 4, 6; 2 Kings 4:30 (all J E); compare † יְחַיֶּה נ׳ 1 Kings 20:31 (E), Ezekiel 18:27; Psalm 22:30; also Genesis 19:19; Isaiah 55:3; Proverbs 3:22.
3. The נפשׁ (without חיה noun or verb) is specified:
a. a living being whose life resides in the blood [so in Arabic WeSkizzen iii. 217 G. JacobArab. Dicht. iv. 9 f.] (hence sacrificial use of blood, and its prohibition in other uses; first in D), Deuteronomy 12:23, 24 only be sure that thou eat not the blood, for the blood is the living being (הַדָּם הוּא הַנֶּפֶשׁ); and thou shalt not eat the living being with the flesh (הַנֶּפֶשׁ עִם הַבָּשָׂר); thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water; this is enlarged in H, Leviticus 17:10, 11, 12, 14 and in P Genesis 9:4, 5, compare Jeremiah 2:34.
b. a serious attack upon the life is an attack upon this inner living being 2 Samuel 1:9; Jeremiah 4:10; Jonah 2:6; Psalm 69:2; Psalm 124:4; Psalm 124:5; Job 27:3.
c. נפשׁ is used for life itself + 171 times, of animals Proverbs 12:10, and of man Genesis 44:30 (J); נפשׁ תחת נפשׁ life for life Exodus 21:23 (E), Leviticus 24:18 (H), 1 Kings 20:39, 42; 2 Kings 10:24; נפשׁנו תחתיכם Joshua 2:14 (J); נפשׁ בנפשׁ Deuteronomy 19:21; בנפשׁ for the life of 2 Samuel 14:7; Jonah 1:14; שׂם נפשׁ בכף put life in one's own hand Judges 12:3; 1 Samuel 19:5; 1 Samuel 28:21; Job 13:14; חרף נפשׁו למות Judges 5:18 risked his life to die; † בנפשׁ at the risk of life Numbers 17:3 (P), 2 Samuel 23:17 = 1 Chronicles 11:19 (twice in verse), 1 Kings 2:23; Proverbs 7:23; Lamentations 5:9; † בקּשׁ נפשׁ Exodus 4:19 (J), 1 Samuel 20:21; 1 Samuel 22:23 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 23:15; 1 Samuel 25:29; 2 Samuel 4:8; 2 Samuel 16:11; 1 Kings 19:10, 14; Jeremiah 4:30; 11:21; 19:7, 9; 21:7; 22:25; 34:20, 21; 38:16; 44:30 (twice in verse); 46:26; 49:37; Psalm 35:4; 38:13; 40:15; 54:5; 63:10; 70:3; 86:14; Proverbs 29:10; † שׁאל נ׳ 1 Kings 3:11 2 Chronicles 1:11; 1 Kings 19:4 = Jonah 4:8; † הִכָּה נפשׁ smite mortally Genesis 37:21 (J), Deuteronomy 19:6, 11; Jeremiah 40:14, 15; † לקח נ׳ 1 Kings 19:4; Jonah 4:3; Psalm 31:14; Proverbs 1:19; † הִצִּיל נֶפֶשׁ מִמָּוֶת deliver life from death Joshua 2:13; Psalm 33:19; Psalm 56:14; † מלּט נפשׁ 1 Samuel 19:11; 2 Samuel 19:6 (4 times in verse); 1 Kings 1:12 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 48:6; Jeremiah 51:6, 45; Ezekiel 33:5; Amos 2:14, 15; Psalm 89:49; Psalm 116:4; † פדה נ׳ 2 Samuel 4:9; 1 Kings 1:29; Psalm 34:23; Psalm 49:16; Psalm 55:19; Psalm 71:23; † שׁמר נ׳ Psalm 25:20; Psalm 97:10; Job 2:6; Proverbs 13:3; Proverbs 16:17; Proverbs 19:16; Proverbs 22:5.
4. The נפשׁ as the essential of man stands for the man himself:
a. paraphrase for personal pronoun especially in poetry and ornate discourse, + 70 times;
(1) נַפְשִׁי = me: אל תבא נפשׁי Genesis 49:6 let me not enter (poem in J); מות ישׁרים תָּמֹת נ׳ Numbers 23:10 let me die, etc. (poem); תָּמוֺת נַפְשְׁי Judges 16:30 (J); אמרה נפשׁי Lamentations 3:24 I say.
(2) נַפְשְׁךָ = thee: לְאֻמִּים תַּחַת נַפְשֶׁ֑ךָ Isaiah 43:4 peoples instead of thee; אָֽמְרוּ לְנַפְשֵׁךְ Isaiah 51:23.
(3) נַפְשׁוֺ = he: נפשׁו בטוב תלין Psalms he will not dwell in good circumstances.
(4) נַפְשֵׁנוּ = we: נִמְלְטָה כְּצפּוֹר נַפְשֵׁנוּ יוֺקְשִׁים מִפַּח Psalm 124:7.
(5) נַפְשָׁם = they, them: נַפְשָׁם בַּשְּׁבִי הָלָ֑כָה Isaiah 46:2 they are gone into captivity; אוי לנפשׁם Isaiah 3:9.
b. = reflexive, self, + 53 times: אסר על נפשׁ bind oneself Numbers 30:3; 30:5 (twice in verse); 30:6; 30:7; 30:8; 30:9; 30:10; 30:11; 30:12; לְעַנֹּת נ׳ Numbers 30:14 to afflict oneself.
(1) נַפְשִׁי = myself: לא אדע נפשׁי Job 9:21 I know not myself.
(2) נַפְשְׁךָ = thyself: שׁמר נ׳ Deuteronomy 4:9 keep thyself.
(3) נַפְשׁוֺ = himself: אהב כנ׳ 1 Samuel 18:1, 3; 1 Samuel 20:17 loved as himself.
(4) נַפְשָׁהּ = herself: צדּקה נ׳ Jeremiah 3:11 justified herself.
(5) נַפְשָׁם = themselves: הציל נ׳ deliver themselves Isaiah 47:14; Ezekiel 14:14, 20.
(6) נַפְשְׁכֶם, נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם = yourselves: אַלתַּֿשִּׁאוּ נ׳ Jeremiah 37:9 deceive not yourselves, also Jeremiah 42:20; Jeremiah 44:7; ענּה נ׳ Leviticus 16:29, 31; Leviticus 23:27, 32; Numbers 29:7 (P); נשׁמרתם לנ׳ Deuteronomy 4:15; Joshua 23:11 (D).
(7) נַפְשׁוֺתֵינוּ = ourselves: על נ׳ Jeremiah 26:19 against ourselves.
c. = person of man, individual, + 144 times, first in D2; especially in H, P, and kindred writers:
(1) with אָדָם: אדם נ׳ Leviticus 24:17 opposed to בהמה נ׳ Leviticus 24:18 (both H), and so אדם נ׳ human persons Numbers 31:35, 40, 46 (P) 1 Chronicles 5:21; Ezekiel 27:13. Elsewhere without אדם : ברכה נ׳ Proverbs 11:25 one who blesses; רְמִיָּה נ׳ Proverbs 19:15 idle person; תחת נ׳ נ׳ person in place of person, Job 16:4; כפּר על נ׳ Exodus 30:15, 16; Numbers 15:28; Numbers 31:50 (all P) Leviticus 17:11 (H).
(2) נפשׁ = person, any one: Deuteronomy 24:7; Deuteronomy 27:25; Proverbs 28:17; Ezekiel 18:4 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 33:6; elsewhere only H P: Leviticus 2:1; Leviticus 4:2, 27; 5:1, 2, 4, 15, 17; 5:21; 7:18, 20, 21, 25, 27; 23:29, 30 (twice in verse); Numbers 5:6; 15:27, 30; 19:22; 31:19, 28; 35:11, 15, 30 (twice in verse); Joshua 20:3, 9 (all P), Leviticus 17:10, 12, 15; 20:6 (twice in verse); 22:6, 11 (all H); נכרתה הנ׳ הַהִוא מן that person shall be cut off from: only in Genesis 17:14; Exodus 12:15, 19; 31:14; Leviticus 7:20, 21, 27; Numbers 9:13; 15:30, 31; 19:13, 20 (all P), Leviticus 19:8; Leviticus 22:3 (both H).
† (3) נפשׁ collective for persons, in enumerations: Deuteronomy 10:22; Joshua 10:28, 30, 32, 35, 37 (twice in verse); Joshua 10:39; Joshua 11:11 (all D2) Jeremiah 43:6; Jeremiah 52:29, 30 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 22:25; elsewhere only Genesis 12:5; Genesis 46:15, 18, 22, 25, 26 (twice in verse); Genesis 46:27 (twice in verse); Exodus 1:5 (twice in verse); Exodus 12:16; Numbers 31:35, 40 (all P).
† (4) נְפָשׁוֺת persons Genesis 36:6; Exodus 12:4; Exodus 16:16; Numbers 19:18 (all P), Leviticus 18:29; Leviticus 20:25; Leviticus 27:2 (all H), 2 Kings 12:5; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 14:25; Ezekiel 13:18 (3 times in verse); 13:19 (twice in verse); 13:20 (twice in verse); 17:17; 18:4; 22:27 (נפשׁים 13:20 see above).
† (5) נפשׁ = deceased person, sometimes with מֵת, נֶפֶשׁ מֵת Numbers 6:6 (P), נַפְשֹׁת מֵת (Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version נֶפֶשׁ) Leviticus 21:11 (H); usually without מֵת, נפשׁ (ה)אדם Numbers 9:6, 7; Numbers 19:11, 13 (P); or simply נפשׁ, Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 21:1; Leviticus 22:4 (all H) Numbers 5:2; Numbers 6:11; Numbers 9:10 (all P); elsewhere only Haggai 2:13.
5. נפשׁ = seat of the appetites, in all periods (46 times) —
a. hunger: רְעֵבָה נ׳ hungry soul Psalm 107:9; Proverbs 27:7; with noun or verb of שׂבע satisfy Isaiah 56:11; Isaiah 58:10; Jeremiah 50:19; Ezekiel 7:19; Psalm 63:6; Psalm 107:9; Proverbs 13:25; Proverbs 27:7; מתוק לנ׳ Proverbs 16:24 sweet to the taste.
b. thirst: עֲיֵפָה נ׳ weary soul Proverbs 25:25; Jeremiah 31:25; כארץ עיפה נ׳ Psalm 143:6; צמאה נ׳ Psalm 42:3; Psalm 63:2.
c. appetite in general: יַקִּיפוּ עָלָיו אֹיְבַי בנ׳ Psalm 17:9 my enemies compass me about with greed; הִרְחִיבָה שְׁאוֺל נַפְשָׁהּ וּפָֽעֲרָה פִיהָ Isaiah 5:14 She’ôl enlarged her appetite, etc., compare Habakkuk 2:5; Proverbs 23:2 בַּעַל נֶפֶשׁ; Ecclesiastes uses נפשׁ only in the sense of a, b, c; the נפשׁ craves, lacks, and is filled with good things: Ecclesiastes 2:24; Ecclesiastes 4:8; Ecclesiastes 6:2, 3, 7, 9; Ecclesiastes 7:28.
6. = נ׳ seat of emotions and passions (151 times) —
a. desire: † אִוְּתָה נ׳ soul desires Deuteronomy 12:20; Deuteronomy 14:26; 1 Samuel 2:16; 2 Samuel 3:21; 1 Kings 11:37; Job 23:13; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 21:10; Micah 7:1; תַּאֲוַת נ׳ Psalm 10:3; Isaiah 26:8; † אַוַּת נ׳ Deuteronomy 12:15, 20, 21; Deuteronomy 18:6; 1 Samuel 23:20; Jeremiah 2:24; so also לנפשׁ according to one's desire Deuteronomy 21:14; Psalm 78:18; Jeremiah 34:16; כנפשׁ Deuteronomy 23:25; האח נפשׁנו ah, our desire Psalm 35:25; בנפשׁ at one's desire Psalm 105:22; Ezekiel 16:27; יָֽצְאָה נ'בְדַבְּרוֹ Songs 5:6; נשׂא נ׳ lift up the soul, desire Deuteronomy 24:15; 2 Samuel 14:14 (read אליהם, not אלהים), Psalm 24:4; Psalm 25:1; Psalm 86:4; Psalm 143:8; Proverbs 19:8; Jeremiah 22:27; Jeremiah 44:14; Hosea 4:8.
†b. abhorrence, loathing: געלה נ׳ soul abhorreth Leviticus 26:11, 15, 30, 43 (H) Jeremiah 14:19; בחלה בי וגם נ׳ Zechariah 11:8 and their soul also fell a loathing against me.
c. sorrow and distress: † מרי נ׳ bitter, gloomy, discontented of soul Judges 18:25 (E) 2 Samuel 17:8; Job 3:20; Proverbs 31:6; † מר נ׳ 1 Samuel 22:2 compare Job 7:11; Job 10:1; Isaiah 38:15; Ezekiel 27:1; עָֽגְמָה נ׳ Job 30:35 grieved; אגמי נ׳ sad of soul Isaiah 19:10; תבכה נ׳ my soul shall weep Jeremiah 13:17; ירעה נ׳ his soul trembleth Isaiah 15:4; צרת נ׳ distress of soul Genesis 42:21 (E).
†d. joy: תגיל נ׳ my soul rejoiceth Psalm 35:9; Isaiah 61:10; שׂמּח נ׳ rejoice the soul Psalm 86:4; also Psalm 94:19; Psalm 138:3; Proverbs 29:17.
†e. love: אהבה נ׳ my soul loveth Songs 1:7; Songs 3:1, 2, 3, 4; יְדִדוּת נ׳ darling of my soul Jeremiah 12:7; ב׳ דבקה נ׳ his soul clave unto Genesis 34:3 (J), with אחרי Psalm 63:9; חשׁקה ב׳ נ׳ soul is attached to Genesis 34:8 (P).
f. alienation, hatred, revenge: † מן תֵּקַע נ׳ the soul is alienated from Jeremiah 6:8; Ezekiel 23:17, 18; מן נקעה נ׳ Ezekiel 23:18, 22, 28; שְׂנֻאי נ׳ hated of soul 2 Samuel 5:8 (Qr); שׂנאה נ׳ Psalm 11:5; Isaiah 1:14.
g. other emotions and feelings: השׁיב נ׳ bring back soul Lamentations 1:11, 19 (i.e. revive, compare with שׁוּב 1 Kings 17:21f), hence figurative refresh, cheer, 1 Kings 17:16; Psalm 19:8; Proverbs 25:14; Ruth 4:15; שׁובב נ׳ Psalm 23:3; מַחְמַל נ׳ your souls' compassion Ezekiel 24:21; קצרה נ׳ soul was impatient Numbers 21:4 (E), Judges 10:16; Judges 16:16; Zechariah 11:8; כי אאריך נ׳ that I should prolong my patience Job 6:11 הגר ידעתם אתנֿ׳ ye know the feeling of the stranger Exodus 23:9 (RD).
7. נפשׁ is used occasionally for mental acts + לבב (see 10); possibly also alone, owing to unconscious assimilation by late writers; but most, if not all, examples may be otherwise explained: נפשׁי ידעת מאד Psalm 139:14 my soul knoweth well (or I know well; compare 4 a); בלא לא טוב דעת נ׳ Proverbs 19:2 that the soul be without knowledge is not good (but RVm desire without knowledge, compare 6 a); דעה חכמה לנ׳ Proverbs 24:14 know wisdom for thy soul (or according to thy desire, compare6a); אל תדמי בנ׳ Esther 4:13 think not in thy soul (or in thyself, compare 4b); כמו שׁער בג׳ Proverbs 23:7 as he reckoneth in his soul (but RV in himself, compare 4 b); מה תאמר נ׳ 1 Samuel 20:4 (but AV RV following Greek Version of the LXX ἐπιθυμεῖ = תְּאַוֶּה; see 6 a).
8. נפשׁ for acts of the will is dubious: אם ישׁ נפשׁכם (את) if it is your purpose Genesis 23:8 (P) 2 Kings 9:15 (or if it is your desire, 6a); בחרה נ׳ my soul chooseth Job 7:15; מאנה נ׳ my soul, refuseth Job 6:7; Psalm 77:3; חפצה נ׳ their soul delighteth in Isaiah 66:3; רצתה נ׳ my soul delighteth in Isaiah 42:1; (all perhaps emotional, 6b, d, g).
9. נפשׁ = character is still more dubious: בּוֹ נ'לא־יָֽשְׁרָה Habakkuk 2:4 his soul is not right in him (but Greek Version of the LXX οὐκ εὐδοκεῖ ἡ ψυχή μου ἐν αὐτῷ [εὐδοκεῖ = רצתה], see 6); נַפְשִׁי לאֹ מְטֻמָּאָה Ezekiel 4:14 my soul hath not (or I have not, 4a) been polluted.
†10. נ׳ in D, when used with לבב, is assimilated to it, and shares with it the meanings of 7, 8, 9; and so in later writers influenced by D (unless we may think that ל׳ is used of intellect, while נ׳ is used of the feelings): thus, בכל לבב ובכל נפשׁ (see לבב): with דרשׁ Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 15:12; עשׂה Deuteronomy 26:16; אהב Deuteronomy 6:5; 13:4; 30:6; ידע Joshua 23:14; עבד Deuteronomy 10:12; Deuteronomy 11:13; Joshua 22:5; שׁמע בקלו Deuteronomy 30:2; שׁוב אל Deuteronomy 30:10; 1 Kings 8:48 2 Chronicles 6:38; 2 Kings 23:25; שׁמר מצות 2 Kings 23:3 2 Chronicles 34:31; הלך לפני 1 Kings 2:4; and Deuteronomy 11:18; 1 Samuel 2:35; 1 Chronicles 22:19; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 32:41; Psalm 13:8 [Psalm 13:2] [?]; Proverbs 2:10; Proverbs 24:12.
Note. — In three cases is generally found closer approach to supposed radical meaning breath:
a. שׁמן וקטרת ישׂמח לב ומתק רעהו מעצת נפשׁ Proverbs 27:9. Ges (after Döderlein) renders מעצת נ׳ more than odorous trees, so later edds., even Buhl; but Vulgate De SS transpose) מֵעֲצַת רֵעֵהוּ וּמֶתֶק נ׳. Greek Version of the LXX Hi Bi ומתקרעה = the soul is rent asunder by cares. In any case נפשׁ is || לב, compare 10.
b. נַפְשׁוֺ גֶּחָלִים תְּלַהֵט Job 41:13 his breath kindleth coals (of the crocodile). The piece is one of the latest in the book; primitive meaning hardly in such a passage; context favours reference to passion or fury; perhaps below 6f, his passion or fury kindleth coals.
c. בָּתֵּי הַנֶּפֶשׁ Isaiah 3:20 perfume boxes; meaning evident from context; but not necessarily scent (breath)-boxes; may be 6 a, boxes of desire, or 5, boxes exciting the sense of smell; = smelling boxes or bottles. No sufficient evidence in Biblical Hebrew, therefore, for meaning breath, odour. — See, for complete study of נֶפֶשׁ (all passages), BrJBL 1897,17 ff.
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Genesis

1:20; 1:20; 1:21; 1:24; 1:30; 2:7; 2:7; 2:19; 2:19; 9:4; 9:5; 9:10; 9:12; 9:15; 9:16; 12:5; 12:13; 12:13; 17:14; 19:19; 19:20; 23:8; 34:3; 34:8; 35:18; 36:6; 36:6; 37:21; 37:21; 42:21; 44:30; 46:15; 46:18; 46:22; 46:25; 46:26; 46:27; 49:6; 49:6

Exodus

1:5; 4:19; 12:4; 12:4; 12:15; 12:16; 12:19; 16:16; 21:23; 23:9; 30:15; 30:16; 31:14

Leviticus

2:1; 4:2; 4:27; 5:1; 5:2; 5:4; 5:15; 5:17; 7:18; 7:20; 7:20; 7:21; 7:21; 7:25; 7:27; 7:27; 11:10; 11:46; 11:46; 16:29; 16:31; 17:10; 17:10; 17:11; 17:11; 17:12; 17:12; 17:14; 17:15; 18:29; 19:8; 19:28; 20:6; 20:25; 21:1; 21:11; 21:11; 22:3; 22:4; 22:6; 22:11; 23:27; 23:29; 23:30; 23:32; 24:17; 24:18; 24:18; 26:11; 26:15; 26:30; 26:43; 27:2; 27:2

Numbers

5:2; 5:6; 6:6; 6:11; 9:6; 9:7; 9:10; 9:13; 15:27; 15:28; 15:30; 15:30; 15:31; 17:3; 17:3; 19:11; 19:13; 19:13; 19:18; 19:20; 19:22; 21:4; 23:10; 29:7; 30:3; 30:5; 30:6; 30:7; 30:8; 30:9; 30:10; 30:11; 30:12; 30:14; 31:19; 31:28; 31:28; 31:35; 31:35; 31:40; 31:40; 31:46; 31:50; 35:11; 35:15; 35:30

Deuteronomy

4:9; 4:15; 4:29; 6:5; 10:12; 10:22; 11:13; 11:18; 12:15; 12:20; 12:20; 12:21; 12:23; 12:23; 12:24; 13:4; 14:26; 18:6; 19:6; 19:11; 19:21; 21:14; 23:25; 24:7; 24:15; 26:16; 27:25; 30:2; 30:6; 30:10

Joshua

2:13; 2:14; 10:28; 10:30; 10:32; 10:35; 10:37; 10:39; 11:11; 20:3; 20:9; 22:5; 23:11; 23:14

Judges

5:18; 10:16; 12:3; 16:16; 16:30; 18:25

Ruth

4:15

1 Samuel

1:26; 2:16; 2:35; 17:55; 18:1; 18:3; 19:5; 19:11; 20:3; 20:4; 20:17; 20:21; 22:2; 22:23; 23:15; 23:20; 25:26; 25:29; 28:21

2 Samuel

1:9; 3:21; 4:8; 4:9; 5:8; 11:11; 14:7; 14:9; 14:14; 16:11; 17:8; 19:6; 23:17; 23:17

1 Kings

1:12; 1:29; 2:4; 2:23; 3:11; 8:48; 11:37; 17:16; 17:21; 17:21; 17:22; 19:2; 19:4; 19:4; 19:10; 19:14; 20:31; 20:32; 20:39; 20:42

2 Kings

2:2; 2:4; 2:6; 4:30; 9:15; 10:24; 12:5; 23:3; 23:25

1 Chronicles

5:21; 11:19; 22:19; 28:9

2 Chronicles

1:11; 6:38; 15:12; 34:31

Esther

4:13

Job

2:6; 3:20; 6:7; 6:11; 7:11; 7:15; 9:21; 10:1; 11:20; 12:10; 13:14; 14:22; 16:4; 23:13; 27:3; 30:16; 31:39; 33:18; 33:22; 33:28; 33:30; 41:13

Psalms

10:3; 11:5; 13:2; 16:10; 17:9; 19:8; 22:30; 23:3; 24:4; 25:1; 25:20; 30:4; 31:10; 31:14; 33:19; 35:4; 35:9; 35:25; 38:13; 40:15; 42:3; 42:5; 42:7; 49:16; 49:16; 54:5; 55:19; 63:2; 63:6; 63:9; 63:10; 66:9; 69:2; 70:3; 71:23; 77:3; 78:18; 86:4; 86:4; 86:13; 86:14; 89:49; 89:49; 94:19; 97:10; 104:29; 104:30; 105:22; 107:9; 107:9; 116:4; 119:175; 124:4; 124:5; 124:7; 131:2; 138:3; 139:14; 143:6; 143:8

Proverbs

1:19; 2:10; 3:22; 7:23; 11:17; 11:25; 11:30; 12:10; 13:3; 13:4; 13:25; 14:25; 16:17; 16:24; 19:2; 19:8; 19:15; 19:16; 21:10; 22:5; 23:2; 23:7; 23:14; 24:12; 24:14; 25:14; 25:25; 27:7; 27:7; 27:9; 28:17; 29:10; 29:17; 31:6

Ecclesiastes

2:24; 4:8; 6:2; 6:3; 6:7; 6:9; 7:28

Song of Songs

1:7; 3:1; 3:2; 3:3; 3:4; 5:6

Isaiah

1:14; 3:9; 3:20; 5:14; 10:18; 15:4; 19:10; 26:8; 38:15; 38:17; 42:1; 43:4; 46:2; 47:14; 51:23; 55:3; 56:11; 58:10; 61:10; 66:3

Jeremiah

2:24; 2:34; 3:11; 4:10; 4:30; 6:8; 11:21; 12:7; 13:17; 14:19; 15:9; 19:7; 19:9; 21:7; 22:25; 22:27; 26:19; 31:25; 32:41; 34:16; 34:20; 34:21; 37:9; 38:16; 38:17; 38:20; 40:14; 40:15; 42:20; 43:6; 44:7; 44:14; 44:30; 46:26; 48:6; 49:37; 50:19; 51:6; 51:45; 52:29; 52:30

Lamentations

1:11; 1:19; 3:20; 3:24; 5:9

Ezekiel

4:14; 7:19; 13:18; 13:18; 13:19; 13:20; 13:20; 13:20; 14:14; 14:20; 16:27; 17:17; 18:4; 18:4; 18:27; 22:25; 22:27; 23:17; 23:18; 23:18; 23:22; 23:28; 24:21; 27:1; 27:13; 33:5; 33:6; 47:9

Hosea

4:8

Amos

2:14; 2:15

Jonah

1:14; 2:6; 4:3; 4:8

Micah

7:1

Habakkuk

2:4; 2:5

Haggai

2:13

Zechariah

11:8; 11:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5315 matches the Hebrew נֶפֶשׁ (nep̄eš),
which occurs 757 times in 683 verses in the wlc Hebrew.

Page 1 / 14 (Gen 1:20–Exo 23:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:4 - But flesh with the life H5315 thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:21 - And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, H5315 and take the goods to thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - And his soul H5315 clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:21 - And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill H5315 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:22 - These are the sons of Rachel, which were born to Jacob: all the souls H5315 were fourteen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:23 - And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life H5315 for life, H5315
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 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.


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