Accordingly, the Hebrew word nephesh, although translated as "soul" in some older English Bibles, actually has a meaning closer to "living being"… According to Genesis 2:7 God did not make a body and put a soul into it like a letter into an envelope of dust; rather he formed man's body from the dust, then, by breathing divine breath into it, he made the body of dust live, i.e. the dust did not embody a soul, but it became a soul—a whole creature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_in_the_Bible
Hebrew: nephesh: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion http://biblehub.com/hebrew/5315.htm
Different ways Nephesh is translated 754 times, only 238 as soul
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).
Greek: psuché: breath, the soul http://biblehub.com/greek/5590.htm
Definition: (a) the vital breath, breath of life, (b) the human soul, (c) the soul as the seat of affections and will, (d) the self, (e) a human person, an individual.
"to breathe, blow" which is the root of the English words "psyche," "psychology") – soul (psyche); a person's distinct identity
Psuche is translated 104 times with 36 used as soul
heart (2), heartily (1), life (36), lives (7), mind (1), minds (1), person (1), persons (3), soul (33), souls (14), suspense* (1), thing (1).
According to the biblical passages below:
The Soul can seek, sleep, grow weary, rejoice, sin, feed, desire, die, love, serve, feel longing and sorrow.
The Soul can be rich, destroyed, overwhelmed, troubled, empty, not satisfied, not upright, discouraged, revived, forfeited, exchanged, converted, delivered, and redeemed.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 10:12 [ Fear the Lord ] And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 11:13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul—
Deuteronomy 30:6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
Psalm 57:8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
Psalm 62:1 [ Psalm 62 ] [ For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. ] Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
Psalm 62:5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
Psalm 119:20 My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
Psalm 119:28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
Psalm 119:81 [ כ Kaph ] My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
Proverbs 13:19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
Jeremiah 6:16 This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Micah 6:7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God.
Matthew 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Mark 8:36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Mark 8:37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Isaiah 29:8 But he awakes, and his soul is still empty; The soul feels “empty”
Ecclesiastes 6:3 his soul is not satisfied with goodness “not satisfied”
Ecclesiastes 6:7 All the labor of man is for his mouth, And yet the soul is not satisfied.
Jeremiah 4:31 Woe is me now, for my soul is weary Because of murderers!’
Lamentations 1:20 My soul is troubled; My heart is overturned within me, For I have been very rebellious.
Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.
Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
Matthew 26:38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.
Mark 14:34 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.
John 12:27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour
Numbers 21:4 the soul of the people became very discouraged
1 Samuel 18:1 the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 30:6 because the soul of all the people was grieved
Ezekiel 18:4 (Read all of 18) “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.
1 Kings 17:22 Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
2 Chronicles 6:38 and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul
2 Chronicles 15:12 Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
2 Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and sought Him with all their soul; and He was found by them, and the Lord gave them rest all around.
Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
Psalm 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.
Psalm 34:22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
Psalm 49:87-8 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him—8 For the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever—
Psalm 78:50 He made a path for His anger; He did not spare their soul from death, But gave their life over to the plague,
Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
Proverbs 13:19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.