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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ψυχή 'psuche' meaning 'Soul' or 'life' Strong's 5590

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough bible study about the Greek word ψυχή, 'psuche' meaning 'soul' or 'life'. It includes every verse where the word 'psuche' appears in the New Testament. 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 psuche appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Greek , with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for ψυχή 'psuche' meaning 'Soul' Strong's 5590

Matthew 2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead who sought the young child's life.
6:25 Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than food, and the body than clothing?
10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.
10:39 He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it.
11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest for your souls.
12:18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgement to the Gentiles.
16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
10:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
20:28 Even as the Son of man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
26:38 Then he says to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death: remain here, and watch with me.

Mark 3:4 And he says to them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
10:45 For even the Son of man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.
12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
14:34 And he said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful to death: you wait here, and watch.

Luke 1:46 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord,
2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
2:35 (Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
6:9 Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
9:24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
10:27 And he answering said, You shall 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 your neighbour as yourself.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
12:21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
12:22 And he said to his disciples; Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; or for the body, what you shall put on.
12:23 The life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
14:26 If any man comes to me, and does not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
17:33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
21:19 In your patience possess your souls.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
10:15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
10:17 Therefore my Father loves me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
10:24 Then the Jews came around him, and said to him, How long do you make us (Lit. our souls) to doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.
12:25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
12:27 Now my soul is troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause I came to this hour.
13:37 Peter said to him, Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for your sake.
13:38 Jesus answered him, Will you lay down your life for my sake? Amen, amen, I say to you, The cockerel shall not crow, until you have denied me three times.
15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Acts 2:27 Because you will not leave my soul in Hades, nor will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
2:31 He, seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.
2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, who will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
4:32 And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
7:14 Then Joseph sent, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his family, seventy five souls.
14:2 But the disobedient Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brothers.
14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
15:24 Since we have heard that certain who went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, You must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:
15:25 It seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
15:26 Men who have given up their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Do not trouble yourselves; for his life is in him.
20:24 But none of these things move me, nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
27:10 And said to them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with damage and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also of our lives.
27:22 And now I encourage you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but only of the ship.
27:37 And all the souls in the ship were two hundred and seventy six.

Romans 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
11:3 Lord, they have killed your prophets, and dug down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher authorities; for there is no authority except from God; and those who are authorities have been appointed by God.
16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a life-making spirit.

2 Corinthians 1:23 Furthermore I call God for a witness to my soul, that sparing you I did not yet come to Corinth.
12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you (Lit. your souls); even if the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Ephesians 6:6 Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Philippians 1:27 Only conduct yourselves worthily of the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service towards me.

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily (Lit. from your soul), as to the Lord, and not to men;

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So, affectionately desiring you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear to us.
5:23 And may the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of both soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that inside the veil;
10:38 Now the righteous shall live by faith: but if he draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
10:39 But we are not of those who draw back into perdition; but of those of faith to saving the soul.
12:3 For consider him who endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you are tired, fainting in your minds (Lit. souls).
12:17 Obey your leaders, and be submissive: for they watch for your souls, as those who must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

James 1:21 Therefore, having laid aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, receive with meekness the in-growing word, which is able to save your souls.
5:20 Let him know, that he who converts the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1:22 Having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit into genuine love of the brothers, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
2:11 Beloved, I entreat you as strangers and sojourners, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
2:25 For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.
3:20 Who then were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which few, that is, eight souls were saved through water.
4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

2 Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul day by day with their lawless deeds;)
2:14 Having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstable souls: a heart they have exercised with covetousness; cursed children:

1 John 3:16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

3 John 2 Beloved, I wish concerning all things that you may do well and be in health, even as your soul does well.

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
8:9 And a third of the living (Lit. having souls) creatures who were in the sea died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.
12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives to the death.
16:3 And the second angel poured out his bowl upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
18:13 And cinnamon, and incense, and ointment, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and cattle, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and bodies, and souls of men.
18:14 And the fruits that your soul lusted after have departed from you, and all things which were sumptuous and bright have departed from you, and you shall find them no more at all.
20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgement was given to them: and I saw the souls of those who were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, nor had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ the thousand years.

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