nephros: a kidney, fig. the (inmost) mindOriginal Word: νεφρός, οῦ, ὁPart of Speech:
a kidney as a general emotional centerDefinition:
a kidney (as a general emotional center), the reins.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a kidney, fig. the (inmost) mindNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3510: νεφρόςνεφρός
, a kidney
); plural the kidneys, the loins,
as the Sept.
, 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.<1>
Of uncertain affinity; a kidney (plural), i.e. (figuratively) the inmost mind -- reins.