4559 SARKIKOS (7): carnal, fleshly. In the NT, pertaining to the human, material part of man, in contrast to the wisdom and spiritual things of God.
4560 SARKINOS (4): made of flesh, fleshy. The opposite of stony in 2Co.3.3. Figuratively human characteristics of the flesh as the opposite of spiritual matters in Rom.7.14 (cf. Jn.3.6). Led by human desires of the flesh rather than by spirit in 1Co.3.1. Comp. "flesh" (4561 sarx).
4561 SARX (147): flesh. Either literal flesh, or usually, a human represented figuratively by his flesh.
LITERAL FLESH: (human or animal flesh as revealed in the context).
"FLESH" AS PART OF THE EXPRESSION, "ONE FLESH": That "one flesh" (mian sarka) means a sexual relationship between a man and a woman can be seen in 1Co.6.15-16. Comp. "other flesh" in Jud.7.
"FLESH" FIGURATIVELY REFERING TO A HUMAN BEING, OR A HUMAN BODY, including that of Jesus Christ: The distinction between "flesh" referring to a human vs. "flesh" representing a human characteristic can be seen in 2Co.10.3 where sarx is used twice, in both a literal and a figurative sense. Note that the NIV does not truly translate "sarx," but "interprets" it with the words, "sinful nature." Why not rather let the reader decide what "flesh" means, rather than impose a human "interpretation?" Actually, figurative usage of sarx often represents a person's "sensory-being" or "soul" (5590 psuche), NOT "sinful nature." Psuche used in this sense is much broader in meaning than "sinful nature," denoting that part of a human which controls the operation of the body, directing its involuntary body controls and feeling its desires and needs.
THE FLESH OF YESU THE ANOINTED ONE, FIGURATIVELY:
"FLESH" FIGURATIVELY AS A WEAKNESS OR DESIRE OF THE HUMAN BODY:
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