Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 5314

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1395a

KJV Translation Count — 753x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: soul (475), life (117), person (29), mind (15), heart (15), creature (9), body (8), himself (8), yourselves (6), dead (5), will (4), desire (4), man (3), themselves (3), any (3), appetite (2), misc (47)

Outline of Biblical Usage

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

Strong's Definitions

nephesh, neh'-fesh; from 5314; 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, 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, mortally, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving H5315 that hath H5315, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.


And God created great whales, and every living 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.


And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living H5315 after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.


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 H5315, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.


And the LORD God formed H5315 of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of H5315; and H5315 became a living H5315.


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 H5315, that was the name thereof.


But flesh with the H5315 thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.


And surely your blood of your lives H5315 I require; at the hand of every beast H5315 I require it, and at the hand of H5315; at the hand of every H5315's brother H5315 I require the H5315 of H5315.


And with every living 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.


And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living H5315 that is with you, for perpetual generations: