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Following is a comprehensive list of Bible passages that show what the Bible says concerning each of these six points:

  1. Man was created in the image of God with an immaterial spirit/soul (within the material body).
  2. The Bible never teaches that spirits (including human spirits) ever cease to exist.
  3. The Bible does teach that the spirits/souls of saved people continue in conscious existence after physical death.
  4. The Bible also teaches that the spirits/souls of unsaved people continue in conscious existence after physical death.
  5. The Bible teaches that the spirits/souls of saved people will return to their bodies and they will be resurrected and be with the Lord Jesus forever.
  6. The Bible teaches that the spirits/souls of unsaved people will also return to their bodies and they will be resurrected and be punished eternally.

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Abbreviations used:

"Heb." = Hebrew
"Gr." = Greek
"lit." = literally


Copyright 2009 Life Assurance Ministries, Inc., Glendale, Arizona, USA. All rights reserved. Revised January 22, 2009. Contact email: proclamation@gmail.com


1. Man was created in the image of God with an immaterial spirit/soul (within the material body):


Genesis 1:27: "God created [Heb. "bara"] man in His own image, in the image of God He created [Heb. "bara"] him; male and female He created [Heb. "bara"] them." (NASB.) cf. John 4:24: "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (NASB.) cf. Genesis 2:7: "Then the LORD God formed [Heb. "yatsar"] man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." (NASB.)

Genesis 2:16-17: "The LORD God commanded the man, saying, 'From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.'" (NASB.)

Genesis 6:3: "Then the LORD said, 'My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.'" (NASB.)

Genesis 27:4 (also in verses 19, 25, 31): "and prepare a savory dish for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before I die." (NASB.)

Genesis 34:3, 8: "And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. [...] But Hamor spoke with them, saying, 'The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him to be his wife." (ESV.)

Genesis 41:8: "Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh." (NASB.)

Genesis 42:21: "Then they said to one another, 'Truly we are guilty concerning our brother, because we saw the distress of his soul when he pleaded with us, yet we would not listen; therefore this distress has come upon us.'" (NASB.)

Genesis 45:27: "When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived."

Genesis 49:6: "Let my soul not enter into their council; Let not my glory be united with their assembly; Because in their anger they slew men, And in their self-will they lamed oxen." (NASB.)


Exodus 35:21: "Everyone whose heart stirred him and everyone whose spirit moved him came and brought the LORD'S contribution for the work of the tent of meeting and for all its service and for the holy garments." (NASB.)


Leviticus 16:29, 31: "'This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall humble your souls and not do any work, whether the native, or the alien who sojourns among you; [...] 'It is to be a sabbath of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute." (NASB.)

Leviticus 19:28 (also in 21:1): "'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead [lit. "soul"] nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD." (NASB.)

Leviticus 26:15-16: "if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up." (NASB.)

Leviticus 26:43: "'For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes." (NASB.)


Numbers 16:22: "But they fell on their faces and said, 'O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?'" (NASB).

Numbers 21:4-5: "Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became very discouraged on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses: 'Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our soul loathes this worthless bread.'" (NKJV.)

Numbers 27:16: "May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation," (NASB.)


Deuteronomy 2:30: "But Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass through his land; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 4:29: "'But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 6:5: "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 10:12: "'Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul," (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 11:13, 18: "'It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul, [...] 'You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 12:15, 20-21: "Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart. [...] When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after." (KJV.)

Deuteronomy 13:3: "you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 14:26: "And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household," (KJV.)

Deuteronomy 26:16: "'This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 28:65: "'Among those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there the LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul." (NASB.)

Deuteronomy 30:2, 6, 10: "and you return to the LORD your God and obey Him with all your heart and soul according to all that I command you today, you and your sons, [...] 'Moreover the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live. [...] if you obey the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul." (NASB.)


Joshua 22:5: "'Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.'" (NASB.)

Joshua 23:14: "'Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed." (NASB.)


Judges 5:21: "'The torrent of Kishon swept them away, The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon. O my soul, march on with strength." (NASB.)

Judges 16:16: "It came about when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, that his soul was annoyed to death." (NASB.)


1 Samuel 1:10: "And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish." (NKVJ.)

1 Samuel 1:15: "But Hannah replied, 'No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD." (NASB.)

1 Samuel 2:16: "And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as thy soul desireth; then he would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force." (KJV.)

1 Samuel 2:33: "'Yet I will not cut off every man of yours from My altar so that your eyes will fail from weeping and your soul grieve, and all the increase of your house will die in the prime of life." (NASB.)

1 Samuel 18:1: "Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself." (NASB.)

1 Samuel 20:4: "Then said Jonathan unto David, Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee." (KJV.)

1 Samuel 23:20: "'Now then, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to do so; and our part shall be to surrender him into the king's hand.'" (NASB.)

1 Samuel 30:6: "Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God." (NKJV.)


2 Samuel 1:9: "'And he saith unto me, Stand, I pray thee, over me, and put me to death, for seized me hath the arrow, for all my soul [is] still in me." (YLT.)

2 Samuel 3:21: "Abner said to David, 'Let me arise and go and gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may be king over all that your soul desires.' So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace." (NASB.)

2 Samuel 5:8: "David said on that day, 'Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel.' Therefore they say, 'The blind or the lame shall not come into the house.'" (NASB.)

2 Samuel 11:11: "Uriah said to David, 'The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in temporary shelters, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing.'" (NASB.)


1 Kings 2:4: "so that the LORD may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'" (NASB.)

1 Kings 8:48 (repeated in 2 Chronicles 6:38): "if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who have taken them captive, and pray to You toward their land which You have given to their fathers, the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name;" (NASB.)

1 Kings 11:37: "And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel." (KJV.)

1 Kings 21:5: "But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, 'How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?'" (NASB.)


2 Kings 4:27: "When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, 'Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me.'" (NASB.)

2 Kings 23:3 (repeated in 2 Chronicles 34:31), 25: "The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to carry out the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people entered into the covenant. [...] Before him there was no king like him who turned to the LORD with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; nor did any like him arise after him." (NASB.)


1 Chronicles 5:26: "So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away into exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day." (NASB.)

1 Chronicles 22:19: "'Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD.'" (NASB.)


2 Chronicles 15:12: "They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul;" (NASB.)

2 Chronicles 36:22 (repeated in Ezra 1:1): "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia--in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah--the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying," (NASB.)


Ezra 1:5: "Then the heads of fathers' households of Judah and Benjamin and the priests and the Levites arose, even everyone whose spirit God had stirred to go up and rebuild the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem." (NASB.)


Esther 4:13: "and Mordecai speaketh to send back unto Esther: 'Do not think in thy soul to be delivered [in] the house of the king, more than all the Jews," (YLT.)


Job 3:20: "'Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul," (NASB.)

Job 4:15-19: "Then a spirit passed by my face;The hair of my flesh bristled up. 'It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; a form was before my eyes; there was silence, then I heard a voice: 'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? 'He puts no trust even in His servants; and against His angels He charges error. 'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!" (NASB.)

Job 6:4, 7: "For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison my spirit drinks; the terrors of God are arrayed against me. [...] 'My soul refuses to touch them; they are like loathsome food to me." (NASB.)

Job 7:11, 15: "Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, will complain in the bitterness of my soul. [...] So that my soul would choose suffocation, death rather than my pains." (NASB.)

Job 10:1: "'My soul loathes my life; I will give free course to my complaint, I will speak in the bitterness of my soul." (NKJV.)

Job 10:12: "'You have granted me life and lovingkindness; and Your care has preserved my spirit." (NASB.)

Job 14:22: "Only -- his flesh for him is pained, And his soul for him doth mourn.'" (YLT.)

Job 15:12-13: "Why does your heart carry you away? And why do your eyes flash, that you should turn your spirit against God and allow such words to go out of your mouth?" (NASB.)

Job 19:2: "'How long will you torment my soul, and break me in pieces with words?" (NKJV.)

Job 21:25: "While another dies with a bitter soul, never even tasting anything good." (NASB.)

Job 24:12: "'From the city men groan, and the souls of the wounded cry out; yet God does not pay attention to folly." (NASB.)

Job 27:2: "'As God lives, who has taken away my right, and the Almighty, who has embittered my soul," (NASB.)

Job 30:16, 25: "'And now my soul is poured out within me; days of affliction have seized me. [...] 'Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?" (NASB.)

Job 32:8, 18: "But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. [...] For I am full of words; the spirit within me compels me." (NKJV.)

Job 33:18-22, 24, 28-30: "He keeps back his soul from the Pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, and with strong pain in many of his bones, sat his life abhors bread, and his soul succulent food. His flesh wastes away from sight, and his bones stick out which once were not seen. Yes, his soul draws near the Pit, and his life to the executioners. [...] Then He is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom'; [...] He will redeem his soul from going down to the Pit, and his life shall see the light. 'Behold, God works all these things, twice, in fact, three times with a man, to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life." (NKJV.)

Job 38:36: "Who has put wisdom in the innermost being or given understanding to the mind?" (NASB.)


Psalm 6:2-3: "Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled; but You, O LORD—how long?" (NKJV.)

Psalm 10:3: "Because the wicked hath boasted Of the desire of his soul, And a dishonest gainer he hath blessed, He hath despised Jehovah." (YLT.)

Psalm 11:1: "In the LORD I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, 'Flee as a bird to your mountain;" (NASB.)

Psalm 13:2: "How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart all the day? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?" (NASB.)

Psalm 16:10: "For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption." (NKJV.)

Psalm 19:7: "The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple." (NASB.)

Psalm 23:3: "He restores my soul; he guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." (NASB.)

Psalm 24:4: "He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn deceitfully." (NASB.)

Psalm 25:1, 13, 20: "To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. [...] His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land. [...] Guard my soul and deliver me; do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You." (NASB.)

Psalm 26:9: "Do not take my soul away along with sinners, nor my life with men of bloodshed," (NASB.)

Psalm 31:5, 7, 9: "Into Your hand I commit my spirit; you have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth. [...] I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, because You have seen my affliction; you have known the troubles of my soul, [...] Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also." (NASB.)

Psalm 32:2: "How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit!" (NASB.)

Psalm 33:19-20: "To deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield." (NASB.)

Psalm 34:2, 22: "My soul will make its boast in the LORD; the humble will hear it and rejoice. [...] The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned." (NASB.)

Psalm 35:3, 7-9, 12-13, 17: "Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; say to my soul, 'I am your salvation.' [...] For without cause they hid their net for me; without cause they dug a pit for my soul. Let destruction come upon him unawares, and let the net which he hid catch himself; into that very destruction let him fall. And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; it shall exult in His salvation. [...] They repay me evil for good, to the bereavement of my soul. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer kept returning to my bosom. [...] Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my only life from the lions." (NASB.)

Psalm 41:4: "As for me, I said, 'O LORD, be gracious to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.'" (NASB.)

Psalm 42:1-2, 4-7, 11: "As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God? [...] These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me for I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, with the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. O my God, my soul is in despair within me; therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; all Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. [...] Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God." (NASB.)

Psalm 43:5: "Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God." (NASB.)

Psalm 44:25: "For our soul has sunk down into the dust; our body cleaves to the earth." (NASB.)

Psalm 51:6, 10: "Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. [...] Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." (NASB.)

Psalm 56:13: "For You have delivered my soul from death, indeed my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living." (NASB.)

Psalm 57:1, 6: "Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by. [...] They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they dug a pit before me; they themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah." (NASB.)

Psalm 62:1, 5: "My soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation. [...] My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him." (NASB.)

Psalm 63:1, 5, 8: "O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. [...] My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips. [...] My soul clings to You; your right hand upholds me." (NASB.)

Psalm 69:10, 18: "When I wept in my soul with fasting, it became my reproach. [...] Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; ransom me because of my enemies!" (NASB.)

Psalm 71:23: "My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; and my soul, which You have redeemed." (NASB.)

Psalm 77:2, 3, 6: "In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; in the night my hand was stretched out [a]without weariness; my soul refused to be comforted. When I remember God, then I am disturbed; when I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah. [...] I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders:" (NASB.)

Psalm 78:8: "And not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart and whose spirit was not faithful to God." (NASB.)

Psalm 84:2: "My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God." (NASB.)

Psalm 86:4: "Make glad the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul." (NASB.)

Psalm 94:19: "When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delight my soul." (NASB.)

Psalm 103:1-2, 22: "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; [...] Bless the LORD, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion; bless the LORD, O my soul!" (NASB.)

Psalm 104:1, 35: "Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty, [...] Let sinners be consumed from the earth and let the wicked be no more bless the LORD, O my soul praise the LORD!" (NASB.)

Psalm 107:18, 26: "Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. [...] They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; their soul melted away in their misery." (NASB.)

Psalm 116:7-8: "Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling." (NASB.)

Psalm 119:20, 25, 28, 81, 129, 167, 175: "My soul is crushed with longing after Your ordinances at all times. [...] My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word. [...] My soul weeps because of grief; strengthen me according to Your word. [...] My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word. [...] Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul observes them. [...] My soul keeps Your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly. [...] Let my soul live that it may praise You, and let Your ordinances help me." (NASB.)

Psalm 123:4: "Our soul is greatly filled with the scoffing of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud." (NASB.)

Psalm 130:5-6: "I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than the watchmen for the morning; indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning." (NASB.)

Psalm 131:2: "Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me." (NASB.)

Psalm 138:3: "On the day I called, You answered me; you made me bold with strength in my soul." (NASB.)

Psalm 139:14: "I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well." (NASB.)

Psalm 142:3, 7: "When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, you knew my path in the way where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. [...] Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Your name; the righteous will surround me, for You will deal bountifully with me." (NASB.)

Psalm 143:3-4, 6-8: "For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart is appalled within me. [...] I stretch out my hands to You; my soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah. Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; do not hide Your face from me, or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for I trust in You; teach me the way in which I should walk; for to You I lift up my soul." (NASB.)

Psalm 146:1: "Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul!" (NASB.)


Proverbs 2:10: "For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;" (NASB.)

Proverbs 3:21-22: "My son, let them not vanish from your sight; keep sound wisdom and discretion, so they will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck." (NASB.)

Proverbs 11:17: "The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh." (NKJV.)

Proverbs 11:30: "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls." (NASB.)

Proverbs 13:19: "Desire realized is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil." (NASB.)

Proverbs 15:4, 13: "A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. [...] A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken." (NASB.)

Proverbs 16:24, 32: "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. [...] He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city." (NASB.)

Proverbs 18:14: "The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but as for a broken spirit who can bear it?" (NASB.)

Proverbs 20:27, 30: "The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being. [...] Stripes that wound scour away evil, and strokes reach the innermost parts." (NASB.)

Proverbs 21:10: "The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes." (NASB.)

Proverbs 23:7: "For as he hath thought in his soul, so [is] he, 'Eat and drink,' saith he to thee, And his heart [is] not with thee." (YLT.)

Proverbs 24:12-14: "If you say, 'See, we did not know this,' does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work? My son, eat honey, for it is good, yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; know that wisdom is thus for your soul; if you find it, then there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off." (NASB.)

Proverbs 25:13, 28: "Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters. [...] Like a city that is broken into and without walls is a man who has no control over his spirit." (NASB.)

Proverbs 28:25: "Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat." (YLT.)

Proverbs 29:17: "Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; he will also delight your soul." (NASB.)


Ecclesiastes 3:21: "Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?" (ESV.)

Ecclesiastes 6:2-3, 9: "a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, 'Better the miscarriage than he, [...] What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires. This too is futility and a striving after wind." (NASB.)

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9, 27-28: "Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools. [...] Behold, this is what I found, says the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things— which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found." (ESV.)

Ecclesiastes 8:8: "No one has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, and no one has power in the day of death. There is no release from that war, and wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it." (NKJV.)


Song of Solomon 1:7: "'Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where do you pasture your flock, where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions?'" (NASB.)

Song of Solomon 3:1-4: "'On my bed night after night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. 'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him. 'The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, and I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?' 'Scarcely had I left them when I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go until I had brought him to my mother's house, and into the room of her who conceived me.'" (NASB.)

Song of Solomon 5:6: "I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer." (NASB.)


Isaiah 10:18: "And He will destroy the glory of his forest and of his fruitful garden, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away." (NASB.)

Isaiah 15:4: "Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out, their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz; therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembles within him." (NASB.)

Isaiah 19:10: "And the pillars of Egypt will be crushed; all the hired laborers will be grieved in soul." (NASB.)

Isaiah 26:8-9: "Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O LORD, we have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. At night my soul longs for You, indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; for when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness." (NASB.)

Isaiah 38:12-13, 15-16: "Like a shepherd's tent my dwelling is pulled up and removed from me; as a weaver I rolled up my life He cuts me off from the loom; from day until night You make an end of me. I composed my soul until morning. Like a lion--so He breaks all my bones, from day until night You make an end of me. [...] What shall I say? For He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it; I will wander about all my years because of the bitterness of my soul. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit; O restore me to health and let me live!" (NASB.)

Isaiah 42:5: "Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it," (NASB.)

Isaiah 53:11-12: "Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors." (ESV.)

Isaiah 55:2-3: "Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you—the sure mercies of David." (NKJV.)

Isaiah 57:15-16: "For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, 'I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. 'For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit would grow faint before Me, and the breath of those whom I have made." (NASB.)

Isaiah 61:10: "I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." (NASB.)

Isaiah 65:14: "Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart, but you will cry out with a heavy heart, and you will wail with a broken spirit." (NASB.)

Isaiah 66:3: "'But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man; he who sacrifices a lamb is like the one who breaks a dog's neck; he who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine's blood; he who burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations," (NASB.)


Jeremiah 4:19, 31: "O my soul, my soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. [...] 'For I have heard a voice as of a woman in labor, the anguish as of her who brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion bewailing herself; she spreads her hands, saying, 'Woe is me now, for my soul is weary because of murderers!' (NKJV.)

Jeremiah 6:16: "Thus says the LORD, 'Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'" (NASB.)

Jeremiah 13:17: "But if you will not listen to it, my soul will sob in secret for such pride; and my eyes will bitterly weep and flow down with tears, because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive." (NASB.)

Jeremiah 15:9: "Languished hath the bearer of seven, She hath breathed out her spirit, Gone in hath her sun while yet day, It hath been ashamed and confounded, And their residue to the sword I give up before their enemies, An affirmation of Jehovah." (YLT.)

Jeremiah 22:27: "And to the land whither they are lifting up their soul to return, Thither they do not return." (YLT.)

Jeremiah 31:14: "'I will fill the soul of the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness,' declares the LORD." (NASB.)

Jeremiah 38:16: "So Zedekiah the king swore secretly to Jeremiah, saying, 'As the LORD lives, who made our very souls, I will not put you to death, nor will I give you into the hand of these men who seek your life.'" (NKJV.)

Jeremiah 42:20: "for ye have shewed yourselves perverse in your souls, for ye sent me unto Jehovah your God, saying, Pray for us unto Jehovah our God, and according to all that Jehovah our God saith, so declare to us, and we have done [it];" (YLT.)

Jeremiah 44:14: "and there is not an escaped and remaining one of the remnant of Judah, who are entering into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, even to turn back to the land of Judah, whither they are lifting up their soul to return to dwell, for they do not turn back, except those escaping.'" (YLT.)


Lamentations 1:16: "'For these things I weep; my eyes run down with water; because far from me is a comforter, one who restores my soul. My children are desolate because the enemy has prevailed.'" (NASB.)

Lamentations 3:17, 20, 24, 51, 58: "My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness. [...] Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me. [...] 'The LORD is my portion,' says my soul, 'Therefore I have hope in Him.' [...] My eyes bring pain to my soul because of all the daughters of my city. [...] O Lord, You have pleaded my soul's cause; you have redeemed my life." (NASB.)


Ezekiel 3:14: "So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and the hand of the LORD was strong on me." (NASB.)

Ezekiel 11:19: "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh," (NASB.)

Ezekiel 13:3: "'Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing." (NASB.)

Ezekiel 21:7: "And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?' you shall say, 'Because of the news that is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it comes and it will happen,' declares the Lord GOD." (NASB.)

Ezekiel 23:17, 22: "And come in unto her do sons of Babylon, To the bed of loves, And they defile her with their whoredoms, And she is defiled with them, And her soul is alienated from them. [...] Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up thy lovers against thee, From whom thy soul hath been alienated, And have brought them in against thee from round about." (YLT.)

Ezekiel 24:21, 25: "'Say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the yearning of your soul, and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword. [...] 'As for you, son of man, surely on the day when I take from them their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes and their soul’s desire, and also their sons and daughters," (ESV.)

Ezekiel 25:6, 15: "For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the malice within your soul against the land of Israel, [...] 'Thus says the Lord GOD: Because the Philistines acted revengefully and took vengeance with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity," (ESV.)

Ezekiel 27:31: "'Also they will make themselves bald for you and gird themselves with sackcloth; and they will weep for you in bitterness of soul with bitter mourning." (NASB.)

Ezekiel 36:5, 26: "therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 'Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey.' [...] Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (NASB.)


Daniel 2:1, 3: "Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him. [...] The king said to them, 'I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream.'" (NASB.)

Daniel 5:20: "But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him." (NASB.)

Daniel 7:15 "I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body [lit. "sheath"], and the visions of my head troubled me." (KJV.)


Hosea 4:8: "The sin of My people they do eat, And unto their iniquity lift up their soul." (YLT.)


Jonah 4:8: "When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah's head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, 'Death is better to me than life.'" (NASB.)


Micah 6:7: "Does the LORD take delight in thousands of rams, in ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" (NASB.)

Micah 7:1, 3: "Woe is me! For I have become as when the summer fruit has been gathered, as when the grapes have been gleaned:

there is no cluster to eat, no first-ripe fig that my soul desires. [...] Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together." (ESV.)


Habakkuk 2:4: "Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith." (NASB.)


Haggai 1:14: "So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God," (NASB.)


Zechariah 11:8: "I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me." (NKJV.)

Zechariah 12:1: "The burden of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him,"


Malachi 2:15-16: "'But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth. 'For I hate divorce,' says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'and him who covers his garment with wrong,' says the LORD of hosts. 'So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.'" (NASB.)


Matthew 5:3: "'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (NASB.)

Matthew 10:28: "'Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (NASB.)

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." (NASB.)

Matthew 16:26 (repeated in Mark 8:36-37): "'For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" (NASB.)

Matthew 22:37 (repeated in Mark 12:30): "And He said to him, ' 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'" (NASB.)

Matthew 26:38 (repeated in Mark 14:34): "Then He said to them, 'My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me.'" (NASB.)

Matthew 26:41 (repeated in Mark 14:38): "'Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.'" (NASB.)


Mark 8:12: "Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, 'Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.'" (NASB.)


Luke 1:46-47, 80: "And Mary said: 'My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. [...] And the child continued to grow and to become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel." (NASB.)

Luke 2:34-35: "And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, 'Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed--and a sword will pierce even your own soul--to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.'" (NASB.)


Luke 12:18-20: "'Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry. But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'" (NASB.)


John 3:6-7: "'That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 'Do not be amazed that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'" (NASB.)

John 4:23-24: "'But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 'God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.'" (NASB.)

John 7:38: "'He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.''" (NASB.)

John 10:24: "the Jews, therefore, came round about him, and said to him, 'Till when our soul dost thou hold in suspense? if thou art the Christ, tell us freely.'" (YLT.)

John 12:27: "'Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour." (NASB.)

John 11:33: "When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled," (NASB.)

John 13:21: "When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.'" (NASB.)

John 19:30: "Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, 'It is finished!' And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." (NASB.)


Acts 4:32: "And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them." (NASB.)

Acts 14:12: "and the unbelieving Jews did stir up and made evil the souls of the nations against the brethren;" (YLT.)

Acts 14:21-22: "After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, 'Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.'" (NASB.)

Acts 15:24: "'Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls," (NASB.)

Acts 17:16: "Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols." (NASB.)

Acts 23:8: "For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all." (ESV.)


Romans 1:9: "For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you," (NASB.)

Romans 2:9: "There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek," (NASB.)

Romans 7:22: "For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man," (NASB.)

Romans 8:10: "If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness." (NASB.)

Romans 8:16: "The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God," (NASB.)


1 Corinthians 2:11: "For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God." (NASB.)

1 Corinthians 5:3-5: "For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." (NKJV.)

1 Corinthians 6:16-17: "Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, 'THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.' But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him." (NASB.)

1 Corinthians 7:34: "and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband." (NASB.)

1 Corinthians 14:14-16: "For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the 'Amen' at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?" (NASB.)

1 Corinthians 14:32: "And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets." (NKJV.)

1 Corinthians 16:18: "For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men." (NASB.)


2 Corinthians 2:13: "I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia." (NASB.)

2 Corinthians 4:6-7, 16-18: "For God, who said, 'Light shall shine out of darkness,' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; [...] Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (NASB.)

2 Corinthians 5:16-17: "Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." (NASB.)

2 Corinthians 7:1, 13: "Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. [...] For this reason we have been comforted. And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all." (NASB.)

2 Corinthians 12:2-4: "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a man--whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knows--was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak." (NASB.)


Galatians 6:18: "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen." (NASB.)


Ephesians 3:16: "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man," (NASB.)

Ephesians 4:20-24: "But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth." (NASB.)

Ephesians 6:6: "not with eye-service as men-pleasers, but as servants of the Christ, doing the will of God out of soul," (YLT.)


Philippians 1:27: "Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news," (YLT.)


Colossians 3:9-11: "Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him--a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all." (NASB.)

Colossians 3:23: "and all, whatever ye may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men," (YLT.)


1 Thessalonians 5:23: "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." (NASB.)


2 Timothy 4:22: "The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you." (NASB.)


Philemon 1:25: "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." (NASB.)


Hebrews 4:12: "For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (NASB.)

Hebrews 6:19: "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil," (NASB.)

Hebrews 10:39: "But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul." (NASB.)

Hebrews 12:3: "For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls." (NKJV.)

Hebrews 12:9: "Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?" (NASB.)

Hebrews 13:17: "Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you." (NASB.)


James 1:21: "Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls." (NASB.)

James 2:26: "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead." (NASB.)

James 5:20: "let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins." (NASB.)


1 Peter 1:9, 22: "obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. [...] Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart," (NASB.)

1 Peter 2:11, 25: "Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. [...] For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls." (NASB.)

1 Peter 3:4: "but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God." (NASB.)

1 Peter 4:19: "Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right." (NASB.)


2 Peter 2:8, 14: "(for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), [...] having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;" (NASB.)


3 John 1:2: "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers." (NASB.)


Revelation 18:11-14: "'And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all." (NKJV.)

Revelation 20:4: "Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years." (NASB.)

What the Bible teaches about
spirits, death, and hell

By Jeremy Graham

Life Assurance Ministries