Nephesh

The NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5315  
Original WordWord Origin
Xpnfrom (05314)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
NepheshTWOT - 1395a
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
neh'-fesh   Noun Feminine
 Definition
  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
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 688
any 1, anyone 2, anyone* 1, appetite 7, being 1, beings 3, body 1, breath 1, corpse 2, creature 6, creatures 3, dead 1, dead person 2, deadly 1, death 1, defenseless* 1, desire 12, desire* 2, discontented* 1, endure* 1, feelings 1, fierce* 2, greedy* 1, heart 5, heart's 2, herself 12, Himself 4, himself 19, human 1, human being 1, hunger 1, life 146, life* 1, lifeblood* 2, lives 34, living creature 1, longing* 1, man 4, man's 1, men* 2, mind 2, Myself 3, myself 2, number 1, ones 1, others 1, ourselves 3, own 1, passion* 1, people 2, people* 1, perfume* 1, person 68, person* 1, persons 19, slave 1, some 1, soul 238, soul's 1, souls 12, strength 1, themselves 6, thirst 1, throat 2, will 1, wish 1, wishes 1, yourself 11, yourselves 13
 
NAS Verse Count
Genesis32
Exodus15
Leviticus47
Numbers41
Deuteronomy24
Joshua15
Judges6
Ruth1
1 Samuel24
2 Samuel14
1 Kings16
2 Kings12
1 Chronicles4
2 Chronicles4
Esther5
Job29
Psalms139
Proverbs51
Ecclesiastes6
Solomon7
Isaiah27
Jeremiah51
Lamentations12
Ezekiel27
Hosea2
Amos3
Jonah4
Micah2
Habakkuk3
Haggai1
Zechariah1


Total625
The Hebrew lexicon is Brown, Driver, Briggs, Gesenius Lexicon; this is keyed to the "Theological Word Book of the Old Testament." These files are considered public domain.

Bibliography Information

Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for Nephesh". "The NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon". .