H5315 נפשׁ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)

KJV Usage: any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
a. that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
b. living being
c. living being (with life in the blood)
d. the man himself, self, person or individual
e. seat of the appetites
f. seat of emotions and passions
g. activity of mind
1. dubious
h. activity of the will
1. dubious
i. activity of the character
1. dubious
Origin: from H5314
TWOT: 1395a
Parts of Speech: Noun Feminine

View how H5315 נפשׁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 683 occurrences of H5315 נפשׁ

Genesis 1:20
Genesis 1:21
Genesis 1:24
Genesis 1:30
Genesis 2:7
Genesis 2:19
Genesis 9:4
Genesis 9:5
Genesis 9:10
Genesis 9:12
Genesis 9:15
Genesis 9:16
Genesis 12:5
Genesis 12:13
Genesis 14:21
Genesis 17:14
Genesis 19:17
Genesis 19:19
Genesis 19:20
Genesis 23:8
Genesis 27:4
Genesis 27:19
Genesis 27:25
Genesis 27:31
Genesis 32:30
Genesis 34:3
Genesis 34:8
Genesis 35:18
Genesis 36:6
Genesis 37:21

Corresponding Greek Words

nephesh G435 aner
nephesh G1680 elpis
nephesh G1798 enupnion
nephesh G2588 kardia
nephesh G2776 kephale
nephesh G4157 pnoe
nephesh G4983 soma
nephesh G5590 psuche
lenephesh G1658 eleutheros *