3510. nephros
Strong's Concordance
nephros: a kidney, fig. the (inmost) mind
Original Word: νεφρός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: nephros
Phonetic Spelling: (nef-ros')
Short Definition: a kidney as a general emotional center
Definition: a kidney (as a general emotional center), the reins.
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3510 nephrós – properly, a visceral organ ("kidney"); (figuratively) a person's innermost feelings, particularly as they come to bear on decision-making.

Philo (about ad 50) applied this term to "the emotions driving the conscience," i.e. affections that influence decisions.

[The LXX also used 3510 (nephrós) this way when translating OT 3629 /oiktírmōn ("kidneys").]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
Definition
a kidney, fig. the (inmost) mind
NASB Translation
minds (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3510: νεφρός

νεφρός, νεφρου, , a kidney (Plato, Aristophanes); plural the kidneys, the loins, as the Sept. for כְּלָיות, used of the inmost thoughts, feelings, purposes, of the soul: with the addition of καρδίας, Revelation 2:23, with which cf. Psalm 7:10; Jeremiah 11:20; Jeremiah 17:10; Wis. 1:6.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
reins.

Of uncertain affinity; a kidney (plural), i.e. (figuratively) the inmost mind -- reins.

Forms and Transliterations
νεφροί νεφροίς νεφρους νεφρούς νεφροὺς νεφρών νεχωθά nephrous nephroùs
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Strong's Greek 3510
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νεφροὺς — 1 Occ.

Revelation 2:23 N-AMP
GRK: ὁ ἐραυνῶν νεφροὺς καὶ καρδίας
NAS: He who searches the minds and hearts;
KJV: searcheth the reins and
INT: he who searches innermost feelings and hearts

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