'Soul' in the Bible
And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth, breathing into him the breath of life: and man became a living soul.
Take no part in their secrets, O my soul; keep far away, O my heart, from their meetings; for in their wrath they put men to death, and for their pleasure even oxen were wounded.
And do not keep the rules of the nations which I am driving out before you; for they did all these things, and for that reason my soul was turned against them.
And I will put my holy House among you, and my soul will not be turned away from you in disgust.
This will I do to you: I will put fear in your hearts, even wasting disease and burning pain, drying up the eyes and making the soul feeble, and you will get no profit from your seed, for your haters will take it for food.
And I will send destruction on your high places, overturning your perfume altars, and will put your dead bodies on your broken images, and my soul will be turned from you in disgust.
But now our soul is wasted away; there is nothing at all: we have nothing but this manna before our eyes.
Only take care, and keep watch on your soul, for fear that the things which your eyes have seen go from your memory and from your heart all the days of your life; but let the knowledge of them be given to your children and to your children's children;
But if in those lands you are turned again to the Lord your God, searching for him with all your heart and soul, he will not keep himself from you.
And the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
And now, Israel, what would the Lord your God have you do, but to go in the fear of the Lord your God, walking in all his ways and loving him and doing his pleasure with all your heart and all your soul,
And it will be that if you truly give ear to the orders which I put before you this day, loving the Lord your God and worshipping him with all your heart and all your soul,
So keep these words deep in your heart and in your soul, and have them fixed on your hand for a sign and marked on your brow;
Only you may put to death animals, such as the gazelle or the roe, for your food in any of your towns, at the desire of your soul, in keeping with the blessing of the Lord your God which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may take of it.
Then give no attention to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God is testing you, to see if all the love of your heart and soul is given to him.
Today the Lord your God gives you orders to keep all these laws and decisions: so then keep and do them with all your heart and all your soul.
And even among these nations there will be no peace for you, and no rest for your feet: but the Lord will give you there a shaking heart and wasting eyes and weariness of soul:
And your hearts are turned again to the Lord your God, and you give ear to his word which I give you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul:
And the Lord your God will give to you and to your seed a circumcision of the heart, so that, loving him with all your heart and all your soul, you may have life.
If you give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his orders and his laws which are recorded in this book of the law, and turning to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
That day Joshua took Makkedah, and put it and its king to the sword; every soul in it he gave up to the curse without mercy: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Only take great care to do the orders and the law which Moses, the Lord's servant, gave you; to have love for the Lord your God and to go in all his ways; and to keep his laws and to be true to him and to be his servants with all your heart and with all your soul.
The river Kishon took them violently away, stopping their flight, the river Kishon. Give praise, O my soul, to the strength of the Lord!
So they put away the strange gods from among them, and became the Lord's servants; and his soul was angry because of the sorrows of Israel.
So day after day she gave him no peace, for ever questioning him till his soul was troubled to death.
And with grief in her soul, weeping bitterly, she made her prayer to the Lord.
And she said, O my lord, as your soul is living, my lord, I am that woman who was making a prayer to the Lord here by your side:
Now after David's talk with Saul was ended, the soul of Jonathan was joined with the soul of David, and David became as dear to him as his very life.
But David took his oath again and said, Your father sees that I am dear to you; so he says to himself, Let Jonathan have no idea of this, for it will be a grief to him; but as the Lord is living, and as your soul is living, there is only a step between me and death.
And Jonathan again took an oath to David, because of his love for him: for David was as dear to him as his very soul.
And everyone who was in trouble, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, came together to him, and he became captain over them: about four hundred men were joined to him.
So now, my lord, by the living God and by your living soul, seeing that the Lord has kept you from the crime of blood and from taking into your hands the punishment for your wrongs, may all your haters, and those who would do evil to my lord, be like Nabal.
And though a man has taken up arms against you, putting your life in danger, still the soul of my lord will be kept safe among the band of the living with the Lord your God; and the souls of those who are against you he will send violently away from him, like stones from a bag.
And Uriah said to David, Israel and Judah with the ark are living in tents, and my lord Joab and the other servants of my lord are sleeping in the open field; and am I to go to my house and take food and drink, and go to bed with my wife? By the living Lord, and by the life of your soul, I will not do such a thing.
And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with you in all this? And the woman in answer said, By the life of your soul, my lord the king, it is not possible for anyone to go to the right hand or to the left from anything said by the king: your servant Joab gave me orders, and put all these words in my mouth:
So that the Lord may give effect to what he said of me, If your children give attention to their ways, living uprightly before me with all their heart and their soul, you will never be without a man to be king in Israel.
And with all their heart and soul are turned again to you, in the land of those who took them prisoners, and make their prayer to you, turning their eyes to this land which you gave to their fathers, and to the town which you took for yourself, and the house which I made for your name:
And you I will take, and you will be king over Israel, ruling over whatever is the desire of your soul.
And Elijah said to Elisha, Come no farther for the Lord has sent me to Beth-el. But Elisha said, As the Lord is living and as your soul is living, I will not be parted from you. So they went down to Beth-el.
Then Elijah said to him, Come no farther, for the Lord has sent me to Jericho. But he said, As the Lord is living and as your soul is living, I will not be parted from you. So they went on to Jericho.
Then Elijah said to him, Come no farther, for the Lord has sent me to Jordan. But he said, As the Lord is living and as your soul is living, I will not be parted from you. So they went on together.
And when she came to where the man of God was on the hill, she put her hands round his feet; and Gehazi came near with the purpose of pushing her away; but the man of God said, Let her be, for her soul is bitter in her; and the Lord has kept it secret from me, and has not given me word of it.
But the mother of the child said, As the Lord is living and as your soul is living, I will not go back without you. So he got up and went with her.
And the king took his place by the pillar, and made an agreement before the Lord, to go in the way of the Lord, and keep his orders and his decisions and his rules with all his heart and all his soul, and to keep the words of the agreement recorded in the book; and all the people gave their word to keep the agreement.
Never before had there been a king like him, turning to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his power, as the law of Moses says; and after him there was no king like him.
Now give your heart and soul to the worship of the Lord your God; and get to work on the building of the holy place of the Lord God, so that you may put the ark of the Lord's agreement and the holy vessels of God in the house which is to be made for the name of the Lord.
If with all their heart and soul they are turned again to you, in the land where they are prisoners, the land where they have been taken, and make their prayers, turning their eyes to their land which you gave to their fathers, and to the town which you took for yourself, and the house which I have made for your name:
And they made an agreement to be true to the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and all their soul;
Then the king, taking his place by the pillar, made an agreement before the Lord, to go in the way of the Lord, and to keep his orders and his decisions and his rules with all his heart and with all his soul, and to keep the words of the agreement recorded in this book.
Why does he give light to him who is in trouble, and life to the bitter in soul;
My soul has no desire for such things, they are as disease in my food.
So I will not keep my mouth shut; I will let the words come from it in the pain of my spirit, my soul will make a bitter outcry.
So that a hard death seems better to my soul than my pains.
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all flesh of man.
Only his flesh still has pain, and his soul is sad.
And another comes to his end with a bitter soul, without ever tasting good.
But his purpose is fixed and there is no changing it; and he gives effect to the desire of his soul.
From the town come sounds of pain from those who are near death, and the soul of the wounded is crying out for help; but God does not take note of their prayer.
By the life of God, who has taken away my right; and of the Ruler of all, who has made my soul bitter;
For what is the hope of the sinner when he is cut off, when God takes back his soul?
But now my soul is turned to water in me, days of trouble overtake me:
Have I not been weeping for the crushed? and was not my soul sad for him who was in need?
To keep back his soul from the underworld, and his life from destruction.
He has no desire for food, and his soul is turned away from delicate meat;
And his soul comes near to the underworld, and his life to the angels of death.
He kept my soul from the underworld, and my life sees the light in full measure.
Keeping back his soul from the underworld, so that he may see the light of life.
My soul is in bitter trouble; and you, O Lord, how long?
Come back, O Lord, make my soul free; O give me salvation because of your mercy.
So that he may not come rushing on my soul like a lion, wounding it, while there is no one to be my saviour.
Let my hater go after my soul and take it; let my life be crushed to the earth, and my honour into the dust. (Selah.)
In the Lord put I my faith; how will you say to my soul, Go in flight like a bird to the mountain?
The Lord puts the upright and the sinner to the test, but he has hate in his soul for the lover of violent acts.
How long is my soul to be in doubt, with sorrow in my heart all the day? how long will he who is against me be given power over me?
O my soul, you have said to the Lord, You are my Lord: I have no good but you.
For you will not let my soul be prisoned in the underworld; you will not let your loved one see the place of death.
The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.
Make my soul safe from the sword, my life from the power of the dog.
All the fat ones of the earth will give him worship; all those who go down to the dust will make themselves low before him, even he who has not enough for the life of his soul.
To you, O Lord, my soul is lifted up.
His soul will be full of good things, and his seed will have the earth for its heritage.
O keep my soul, and take me out of danger: let me not be shamed, for I have put my faith in you.
Let not my soul be numbered among sinners, or my life among men of blood;
I will be glad and have delight in your mercy; because you have seen my trouble; you have had pity on my soul in its sorrows;
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eyes are wasted with grief, I am wasted in soul and body.
My soul will say great things of the Lord: the poor in spirit will have knowledge of it and be glad.
Take up your spear and keep back my attackers; say to my soul, I am your salvation.
Let them be overcome and put to shame who make attempts to take my soul; let those who would do me damage be turned back and made foolish.
For without cause they have put a net ready for me secretly, in which to take my soul.
And my soul will have joy in the Lord; it will be glad in his salvation.
They gave me back evil for good, troubling my soul.
Lord, how long will you be looking on? take my soul from their destruction, my life from the lions.
Let those who go after my soul for its destruction have shame and trouble together; let them be turned back and made foolish who take pleasure in my trouble.
I said, Lord, have mercy on me; make my soul well, because my faith is in you.
My soul is dry for need of God, the living God; when may I come and see the face of God?
Let my soul be overflowing with grief when these things come back to my mind, how I went in company to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with the song of those who were keeping the feast.
Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.
My soul is crushed down in me, so I will keep you in mind; from the land of Jordan and of the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
Why are you crushed down, O my soul? and why are you troubled in me? put your hope in God; for I will again give him praise who is my help and my God.
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