And to every animal of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the ground in which is living soul, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. Bible see other translations

“animal.” The Hebrew is more literally “living thing.”

“living soul.” The Hebrew word “soul” is nephesh (#05315 נֶפֶשׁ), and nephesh is the life force that animates humans and animals, and it is also used of “individuals.” Here it refers specifically to the life force in humans and animals. See commentary on Genesis 1:21.

[For more information on soul, see Appendix 7: “Usages of “Soul.’”]

Commentary for: Genesis 1:30