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Soul

 

The Soul.

Man himself is a soul.

“And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Ge 2:7 AV)

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.” (1Co 15:45 AV)

“Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” (1Pe 3:20 AV)

“If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.” (De 24:7 AV)

Human soul dies.

“Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth [part] of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!” (Nu 23:10 AV)

“And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.” (Mr 14:34 AV)

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Eze 18:4 AV)

“And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.” (Ac 3:23 AV)

“Then said Jesus unto 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]?” (Lu 6:9 AV)

Lower placed animals are also called souls.

“And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, [both] of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:” (Nu 31:28 AV)

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.” (Ge 1:21 AV)

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” (Ge 1:24 AV)

Those souls die as well.

“And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man]: and every living soul died in the sea.” (Re 16:3 AV)

“And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.” (Le 24:18 AV)

Soul not the same as ghost.

“For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Heb 4:12 AV)

“Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? In whose hand [is] the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:9-10 AV)

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Th 5:23 AV)

“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Heb 1:13-14 AV)

“God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.” (Joh 4:24 AV)

Ghost who returns to God is the working lifeforce which is kept in life by breathing.

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Ec 12:7 AV)

“And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.” (Re 11:11 AV)

“All the while my breath [is] in me, and the spirit of God [is] in my nostrils; My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.” (Job 27:3-4 AV)

“Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.” (Ps 104:29 AV)

When the ghost goes out of the body, the conscious life ends.

“His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.” (Ps 146:4 AV)

“Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.” (Ps 104:29 AV)

The soul needs the breath to stay in life.

“So that my soul chooseth strangling, [and] death rather than my life.” (Job 7:15 AV)

“And they smote all the souls that [were] therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying [them]: there was not any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.” (Jos 11:11 AV)

“All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of all that [was] in the dry [land], died.” (Ge 7:22 AV)

Souls have blood.

“And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.” (Ge 9:5 AV)

“Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.” (Jer 2:34 AV)

“Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.” (Eze 22:27 AV)

Souls can be killed by the sword.

“and Jehovah delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel; and he took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.” (Jos 10:32 ASV)

“And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was none left that breathed: and he burnt Hazor with fire.” (Jos 11:11 ASV)

“Soul” can relate to a person as a soul.

“And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar,” (Ge 23:8 AV)

“The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.” (Le 26:43 AV)

“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.” (Ps 119:28 AV)

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” (1Sa 18:1 AV)

“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.” (Isa 61:10 AV)

“Soul” sometimes relates to “life” that one has as a soul.

“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” (Ge 19:17 AV)

“And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.” (Ge 35:18 AV)

“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?” (Mt 16:26 AV)

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” (Lu 9:24 AV)

“Soul” can relate to the future life.

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Mt 10:28 AV)

“In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Lu 21:19 AV)

Freedom of dead souls from Sjeool (Hades) by resurrection is promised.

“And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” (Re 20:13 AV)

“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (Ac 2:27 AV)

“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” (Ps 16:10 AV)

 





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