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נֶפֶשׁ 'nephesh' meaning 'Soul' Strong's 5315 Psalms to Song

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Introduction 1.3

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Hebrew word נֶפֶשׁ, 'nephesh' translated 'soul', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "nephesh" appears between Psalms and Song of Solomon. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word nephesh appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.3 Scriptures for נֶפֶשׁ 'nephesh' meaning 'Soul' Strong's 5315 - Psalms to Song of Solomon

Psalm 3:2 (3) Many there are which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
6:3 (4) My soul is also sore vexed: but you, O Yahweh, how long?
6:4 Return, O Yahweh, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.
7:2 (3) Lest he tears my soul like a lion, tearing it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
7:5 (6) Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honour in the dust. Selah.
10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, and blesses the covetous, whom Yahweh abhors.
11:1 In Yahweh I put my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
11:5 Yahweh tries the righteous: but the wicked and him who loves violence his soul hates.
13:2 (3) How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies (Lit. enemies against the soul), who encircle me about.
17:13 Arise, O Yahweh, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is your sword:
19:7 (8) The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.
22:20 (21) Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
22:29 (30) All those who are fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all those who go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
23:3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
24:4 He who has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
25:1 to you, O Yahweh, do I lift up my soul.
25:12 What man is he who fears Yahweh? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: do not let me be ashamed; for I put my trust in you.
26:9 Do not gather my soul with sinners, or my life with bloody men:
27:12 Do not deliver me over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
30:3 (4) O Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from the grave: you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
31:7 (8) I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered my trouble; you have known my soul in adversities;
31:9 (10) Have mercy upon me, O Yahweh, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly.
31:13 (14) For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
33:20 Our soul waits for Yahweh: he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 34:2 (3) My soul shall make her boast in Yahweh: the humble shall hear of it, and be glad.
34:22 (23) Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants: and none of those who trust in him shall be desolate.
35:3 Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against those who persecute me: say to my soul, I am your salvation.
35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.
35:7 For without cause have they hid their net for me in a pit, which without cause they have dug for my soul.
35:9 And my soul shall be joyful in Yahweh: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
35:17 Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.
35:25 Do not let them say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it (Lit. our soul): do not let them say, We have swallowed him up.
38:12 (13) Those also who seek after my life lay snares for me: and those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
40:14 (15) Let them be ashamed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor: Yahweh will deliver him in time of trouble.
41:2 (3) Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and you will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
41:3 Yahweh will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: you will make all his bed in his sickness.
41:4 (5) I said, Yahweh, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against you.
42:1 (2) As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.
42:2 (3) My soul thirsts for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
42:3 (4) My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is your God?
42:4 (5) When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
42:5 (6) Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted in me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
42:6 (7) O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember you from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
44:25 (26) For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly clings to the earth.
49:8 (9) (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases for ever:)
49:15 (16) But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
49:18 (19) Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well for yourself.
54:3 (5) For strangers have risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
54:4 (6) Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with those who uphold my soul.
55:18 (19) He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
Psalm 56:6 (7) They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
56:13 (14) For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
57:1 (2) Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities are past.
57:4 (5) My soul is among lions: and I lie even among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
57:6 (7) They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have dug a pit before me, into the midst of which they are fallen themselves. Selah.
59:3 (4) For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Yahweh.
62:1 (2) Truly my soul waits upon God: from him comes my salvation.
62:5 (6) My soul, wait you only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
63:1 (2) O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
63:5 (6) My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:
63:8 (9) My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.
63:9 (10) But those who seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
66:9 Who holds our soul in life, and does not allow our feet to be moved.
66:16 Come and hear, all you that fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul.
69:1 (2) Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul.
69:10 (11) When I wept, and humbled my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
69:18 (19) Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.
70:2 (3) Let them be ashamed and confounded who seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
71:10 For my enemies speak against me; and those who lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
71:23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
72:13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
72:14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
74:19 O do not deliver the soul of your turtledove to the multitude of the wicked: do not forget the congregation of your poor forever.
77:2 (3) In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and did not cease: my soul refused to be comforted.
78:18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
78:50 He made a way to his anger; he did not spare their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;
84:2 (3) My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of Yahweh: my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O you my God, save your servant that trusts in you.
86:4 Rejoice the soul of your servant: for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
86:14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set you before them.
Psalm 88:3 (4) For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.
88:14 (15) Yahweh, why do you cast off my soul? why do you hide your face from me?
89:48 (49) What man is he who lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
94:17 Unless Yahweh had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.
94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
97:10 You who love Yahweh, hate evil: he preserves the souls of his saints; he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
103:1 Bless Yahweh, O my soul: and all that is within me bless his holy name.
103:2 Bless Yahweh, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits:
103:22 Bless Yahweh, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless Yahweh, O my soul.
104:1 Bless Yahweh, O my soul. O Yahweh my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honour and majesty.
104:35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless Yahweh, O my soul. Praise Yahweh.
105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he (Lit. his soul) was laid in iron:
105:22 To bind his princes at his pleasure (Lit. his soul); and teach his senators wisdom.
106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.
107:5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
107:9 For he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.
107:18 Their soul abhors all manner of meat; and they draw near to the gates of death.
107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
109:20 Let this be the reward of my adversaries from Yahweh, and of those who speak evil against my soul.
109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those who condemn his soul.
116:4 Then called I upon the name of Yahweh; O Yahweh, I beseech you, deliver my soul.
116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
119:20 My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times.
119:25 My soul clings to the dust: make me alive according to your word.
119:28 My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen you me according to your word.
119:81 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.
119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.
119:129 Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore does my soul keep them.
119:167 My soul has kept your testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
119:175 Let my soul live and it shall praise you; and let your judgments help me.
120:2 Deliver my soul, O Yahweh, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
120:6 My soul has long dwelt with him who hates peace.
121:7 Yahweh shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.
123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
124:5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
124:6 Blessed be Yahweh, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for Yahweh, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.
130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning: I say, more than those who watch for the morning.
131:2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself (Lit. my soul), as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.
138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.
139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
141:8 But my eyes are to you, O Yahweh the Lord: my trust is in you; do not leave my soul destitute.
142:4 (5) I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
142:7 (8) Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.
143:3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those who have been long dead.
143:6 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.
143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way in which I should walk; for I lift up my soul to you.
143:11 Quicken me, O Yahweh, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul: for I am your servant.
146:1 Praise you Yahweh. Praise Yahweh, O my soul.

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk secretly for their own lives.
1:19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which takes away the life of the owners of it.
2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul;
3:22 So shall they be life to your soul, and grace to your neck.
6:16 These six things Yahweh hates: yes, seven are an abomination to him (Lit. his soul):
6:26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
6:32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he who does it destroys his own soul.
7:23 Till a dart strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and does not know that it is for his life.
8:36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul: all those who hate me love death.
10:3 Yahweh will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casts away the substance of the wicked.
11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he who waters shall be watered also himself.
11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who wins souls is wise.
12:10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
13:3 He who keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
13:8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor does not hear rebuke.
13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
13:25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
14:10 The heart knows his own bitterness (Lit. the bitterness of his soul; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy.
14:25 A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.
15:32 He who refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he who hears reproof gets understanding.
16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he who keeps his way preserves his soul.
16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:26 He (Lit. The soul of him) who labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.
18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he who hastens with his feet sins.
19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul: he who understands shall find good.
19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he who despises his ways shall die.
19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and do not let your soul spare for his crying.
20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.
21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil: his neighbour finds no favour in his eyes.
21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he who keeps his soul shall be far from them.
22:23 For Yahweh will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of those who plundered them.
22:25 Lest you learn his ways, and get a snare to your soul.
23:2 And put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite (Lit. master of a soul).
23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, says he to you; but his heart is not with you.
23:14 You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell.
24:12 If you say, Behold, we did not know it; does not he who ponders the heart consider it? and he who keeps your soul, does he not know it? and shall he not render to every man according to his works?
24:13 My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:
24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul: when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your expectation shall not be cut off.
25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to those who send him: for he refreshes the soul of his masters.
25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
27:7 The full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel (Lit. the counsel of the soul).
28:17 A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man prevent him.
28:25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he who puts his trust in Yahweh shall be made fat.
29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
29:17 Correct your son and he shall give you rest; yes, he shall give delight to your soul.
29:24 Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and does not betray it.
31:6 Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to those who are of heavy hearts.

Ecclesiastes 2:24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
4:8 There is one alone, and there is not a second; yes, he has neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither says he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yes, it is a sore travail.
6:2 A man to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to eat of it, but a stranger eats it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul is not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.
6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
7:28 Which yet my soul seeks, but I do not find: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.

Song of Solomon 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where do you feed, where do you make your flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turns aside by the flocks of your companions?
3:1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I did not find him.
3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I did not find him.
3:3 The watchmen who go about the city found me: to whom I said, Did you see him whom my soul loves?
3:4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
6:12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

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