H5397 נשׁמה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

ne shâmâh
From H5395; a puff, that is, wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect or (concretely) an animal

KJV Usage: blast, (that) breath (-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. breath, spirit
a. breath (of God)
b. breath (of man)
c. every breathing thing
d. spirit (of man)
Origin: from H5395
TWOT: 1433a
Parts of Speech: Noun Feminine

1) breath, spirit
1a) breath (of God)
1b) breath (of man)
1c) every breathing thing
1d) spirit (of man)

View how H5397 נשׁמה is used in the Bible

24 occurrences of H5397 נשׁמה

Genesis 2:7 the breath
Genesis 7:22 was the breath
Deuteronomy 20:16 nothing that breatheth:
Joshua 10:40 all that breathed,
Joshua 11:11 to breathe:
Joshua 11:14 they any to breathe.
2 Samuel 22:16 at the blast
1 Kings 15:29 any that breathed,
1 Kings 17:17 that there was no breath
Job 4:9 By the blast
Job 26:4 and whose puff
Job 27:3 my breath
Job 32:8 and the inspiration
Job 33:4 me, and the breath
Job 34:14 and his breath;
Job 37:10 By the breath
Psalms 18:15 at the blast
Psalms 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath
Proverbs 20:27 The breath
Isaiah 2:22 whose breath
Isaiah 30:33 the breath
Isaiah 42:5 breath
Isaiah 57:16 me, and the breaths
Daniel 10:17 in me, neither is there breath

Distinct usage

3 the breath
2 at the blast
1 nothing that breatheth:
1 that there was no breath
1 my breath
1 and the inspiration
1 me, and the breath
1 and his breath;
1 By the breath
1 Let every thing that hath breath
1 whose breath
1 breath
1 in me, neither is there breath
1 By the blast
1 any that breathed,
1 was the breath
1 and whose puff
1 to breathe:
1 all that breathed,
1 they any to breathe.
1 me, and the breaths

Corresponding Greek Words

neshamah G2372 thumos
neshamah G4151 pneuma
neshamah G4157 pnoe

Related words


H5396 נשׁמא nishmâ'
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5397; vital breath

KJV Usage: breath.

H5395 נשׁם nâsham

A primitive root; properly to blow away, that is, destroy

KJV Usage: destroy.

H8580 תּנשׁמת tanshemeth
From H5395; properly a hard breather, that is, the name of two unclean creatures, a lizard and a bird (both perhaps from changing color through their irascibility), probably the tree toad and the water hen

KJV Usage: mole, swan.