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

1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion
1a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man
1b) living being
1c) living being (with life in the blood)
1d) the man himself, self, person or individual
1e) seat of the appetites
1f) seat of emotions and passions
1g) activity of mind
1g1) dubious
1h) activity of the will
1h1) dubious
1i) activity of the character
1i1) dubious

View how H5315 נפשׁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 754 occurrences of H5315 נפשׁ

Genesis 1:20 having a breath
Genesis 1:21 breath
Genesis 1:24 breath
Genesis 1:30 in which is breath
Genesis 2:7 breath.
Genesis 2:19 breath,
Genesis 9:4 with the breath
Genesis 9:5 of your breaths
Genesis 9:5 the breath
Genesis 9:10 creature
Genesis 9:12 creature
Genesis 9:15 creature
Genesis 9:16 creature
Genesis 12:5 and the breaths
Genesis 12:13 with me for thy sake; and my breath
Genesis 14:21 me the persons,
Genesis 17:14 that breath
Genesis 19:17 thy life;
Genesis 19:19 my life;
Genesis 19:20 and my breath
Genesis 23:8 your breath
Genesis 27:4 that my breath
Genesis 27:19 that thy breath
Genesis 27:25 that my breath
Genesis 27:31 that thy breath
Genesis 32:30 and my life
Genesis 34:3 And his breath
Genesis 34:8 The breath
Genesis 35:18 And it came to pass, as her breath
Genesis 36:6 and all the persons

Distinct usage

49 my breath
19 His breath
18 the breath
15 breath
9 breath,
8 and his breath
8 all the breaths
7 the breaths
7 and as thy breath
6 creature
6 And the breath
6 their breath
5 my breath,
5 my breath.
5 for my breath.
5 my breath;
5 And all the breaths
4 thy life.
4 any person
4 my life
4 thy life,
4 their lives,
4 their life:
4 his breath.
4 her breath
4 whatever thy breath
4 O my breath,
4 of my breath.
4 my breath:
4 Our breath
4 And my breath
4 O my breath.
4 thy breath.
3 for the life
3 his life
3 and the lives
3 persons:
3 for your breaths.
3 breaths:
3 his own breath:
3 breath.
3 that breath
3 But the breath
3 even that breath
3 and with all thy breath.
3 and with all thy breath,
3 As thy breath
3 his own breath.
3 of his breath,
3 his breath:
3 after my breath:
3 him whom my breath
3 thy breath
3 your breaths,
3 If a breath
3 O my breath?
2 thy life;
2 yourselves
2 body
2 Let me die

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 *

Related words


Qere Readings
In the Hebrew Bible, the scribes did not alter any text they felt had been copied incorrectly. Rather they noted in the margin what they thought the written text should be. The written variation is called a kethiv and the marginal note is called the qere. Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the kethiv reading rather than the qere, we indicate the qere reading by the number 08676. For example, in De 19:6 "blood" is coded as { [H1818]} 08676 { [H5315]}. The translators followed the kethiv reading that has Strong's number { [H1818]}, which means "blood", but the qere reading is Strong's number { [H5315]}, which means "life".

G5590 ψυχή
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416]

KJV Usage: heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.

H5314 נפשׁ nâphash

A primitive root; to breathe; passively, to be breathed upon, that is, (figuratively) refreshed (as if by a current of air)

KJV Usage: (be) refresh selves (-ed).

H5305 נפישׁ nâphı̂ysh
From H5314; refreshed; Naphish, a son of Ishmael, and his posterity

KJV Usage: Naphish.