Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

Skeezix118 wrote:

Hi, guys —

According to the Jehovah Witnesses' we do not have a soul.

  • Where is the soul mentioned in the Bible?

God bless you all and thank you.

  { Where is the soul mentioned in the Bible? }

John replied:

Dear Skeezix118 —

That's a pretty broad question.

There is no verse in a non-heretical translation that says that man has no soul. There are many verses that say we do. Here are just a few:

39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

(AKJ) Hebrews 10:39

2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

(NKJ) 3 John 1:2

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(NKJ) Hebrews 4:12

Hope this helps.

Under His Mercy,

John C. DiMascio

Mike replied:

Hi, Skeezix118 —

Thanks for the question.

I went through my Vatican approved software and found the following additional references to the word soul in the Bible.

11 Beloved, I beseech you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh that wage war against your soul.

(RSV) 1 Peter 2:11

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(RSV) 1 Thessalonians 5: 23

2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in health; I know that it is well with your soul.

(RSV) 3 John 1:2

Other (RSV) New Testament references can be found here:

  • Matthew 10:28
  • Matthew 12:18
  • Matthew 22:37
  • Matthew 26:38

  • Mark 12:30
  • Mark 14:34

  • Luke 1:46
  • Luke 2:35
  • Luke 10:27
  • Luke 12:19
  • Luke 12:20

  • John 12:27

  • Acts 2:27
  • Acts 2:43
  • Acts 3:23
  • Acts 4:32

  • 2 Peter 2:8

  • Hebrews 4:2
  • Hebrews 6:19
  • Hebrews 10:38

  • James 5:20

  • Revelation 18:1

Other (RSV) Old Testament references can be found here:

  • Exodus 31:14
  • Baruch 3:1
  • Habakkuk 2:4
  • Jonah 2:7
  • Joshua 22:5

and numerous places in the Old Testament:

  • Genesis
  • Leviticus
  • Deuteronomy
  • Judges
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • 2 Kings
  • 2 Chronicles
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • 2 Maccabees
  • Job
  • Psalms
  • Proverbs
  • Wisdom
  • Song of Songs
  • Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah
  • Lamentations
  • Ezekiel

I hope this helps,


Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.