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Lexicon :: Strong's H5397 - nᵊšāmâ

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נְשָׁמָה
Transliteration
nᵊšāmâ
Pronunciation
nesh-aw-maw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1433a

Strong’s Definitions

נְשָׁמָה nᵉshâmâh, nesh-aw-maw'; from H5395; a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal:—blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H5397 in the following manner: breath (17x), blast (3x), spirit (2x), inspiration (1x), souls (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H5397 in the following manner: breath (17x), blast (3x), spirit (2x), inspiration (1x), souls (1x).
  1. breath, spirit

    1. breath (of God)

    2. breath (of man)

    3. every breathing thing

    4. spirit (of man)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נְשָׁמָה nᵉshâmâh, nesh-aw-maw'; from H5395; a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal:—blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.
STRONGS H5397: Abbreviations
נְשָׁמָה noun feminine breath; — נ׳ Deuteronomy 20:16 + 9 times; construct נִשְׁמַת (compare LagBN 82) Genesis 2:7 + 10 times; suffix נִשְׁמָתִי Job 27:3; נִשְׁמָתוֺ Job 34:14; plural נְשָׁמוֺת Isaiah 57:16; —
1. breath of God as hot wind kindling a flame Isaiah 30:33; as destroying wind 2 Samuel 22:16 = Psalm 18:16; Job 4:9; as cold wind producing ice Job 32:8; Job 33:4.
2. breath of man 1 Kings 17:17; Isaiah 42:5; Job 27:3; Daniel 10:7; breath of life נשׁמת חיים Genesis 2:7 (J); compare נִשְׁמַת רוּחַ חַיִּים Genesis 7:22 (J); as breathed in by God it is God's breath in man Job 34:14; Job 36:4; and is characteristic of man אדם אשׁר נשׁמה באפו Isaiah 2:22 man in whose nostrils is but a breath (late gloss).
3. synonym נפשׁ כָּל נְשָׁמָה every breathing thing Deuteronomy 20:16; Joshua 11:11, 14; 1 Kings 15:29; כָּלהַֿנְּשָׁמָה Joshua 10:14; Psalm 150:6; נְשָׁמוֺת Isaiah 57:16.
4. spirit of man, || רוּחַ, אָדָם נ׳ נֵר י׳ Proverbs 20:27 the spirit of man is a lamp of י׳.

See related BDB entry H5395.
See related Aramaic BDB entry H5396.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

2:7; 2:7; 7:22

Deuteronomy

20:16; 20:16

Joshua

10:14; 11:11; 11:14

2 Samuel

22:16

1 Kings

15:29; 17:17

Job

4:9; 27:3; 27:3; 32:8; 33:4; 34:14; 34:14; 36:4

Psalms

18:16; 150:6

Proverbs

20:27

Isaiah

2:22; 30:33; 42:5; 57:16; 57:16

Daniel

10:7

H5397

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5397 matches the Hebrew נְשָׁמָה (nᵊšāmâ),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

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 being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:22 - All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit[fn] of life, all that was on the dry land, died.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:16 - “But of the cities of these peoples which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, you shall let nothing that breathes remain alive,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:40 - So Joshua conquered all the land: the mountain country and the South[fn] and the lowland and the wilderness slopes, and all their kings; he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:11 - And they struck all the people who were in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them. There was none left breathing. Then he burned Hazor with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:14 - And all the spoil of these cities and the livestock, the children of Israel took as booty for themselves; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and they left none breathing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - Then the channels of the sea were seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered,
At the rebuke of the LORD,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:29 - And it was so, when he became king, that he killed all the house of Jeroboam. He did not leave to Jeroboam anyone that breathed, until he had destroyed him, according to the word of the LORD which He had spoken by His servant Ahijah the Shilonite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:17 - Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:9 - By the blast of God they perish,
And by the breath of His anger they are consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:4 - To whom have you uttered words?
And whose spirit came from you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:3 - As long as my breath is in me,
And the breath of God in my nostrils,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - But there is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:4 - The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:14 - If He should set His heart on it,
If He should gather to Himself His Spirit and His breath,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:10 - By the breath of God ice is given,
And the broad waters are frozen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:15 - Then the channels of the sea were seen,
The foundations of the world were uncovered
At Your rebuke, O LORD,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 150:6 - Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.

Praise the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD,
Searching all the inner depths of his heart.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:22 - Sever yourselves from such a man,
Whose breath is in his nostrils;
For of what account is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:33 - For Tophet was established of old,
Yes, for the king it is prepared.
He has made it deep and large;
Its pyre is fire with much wood;
The breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone,
Kindles it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:5 - Thus says God the LORD,
Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,
Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:16 - For I will not contend forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would fail before Me,
And the souls which I have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:17 - “For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”
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