G5912 - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number


Fleshly, Fleshy, Sensual.
See Definition for sarkikos { [G4559]}
See Definition for sarkinos { [G4560]}
See Definition for psychikos { [G5591]}

sarkikos means phleselth, that which is controlled by the wrong
desires which rule in the flesh, flesh often being understood in its
broad sense, see sarx. It describes a man who gives the flesh the
dominion in his life, a place which does not belong to it by right. It
means distinctly opposed to the Spirit of God, anti-spiritual.

sarkinos properly means fleshy, made of flesh, flesh being the
material of which it is composed. When given a bad meaning, however, it
is plainly similar to sarkikos, but according to Trench not so
strong, denoting one as unspiritual, undeveloped, rather than anti-
spiritual. Others, as Cremer and Thayer, with more probability make
sarkinos the stronger, it describes one who is flesh, wholly given
up to the flesh, rooted in the flesh, rather than one who simply acts
according to the flesh (sarkikos). There is much confusion between
the two in the N.T. manuscripts.

psychikos has a meaning somewhat similar to sarkikos. Both are
used in contrast with pneumatikos. But psychikos has really a
distinct meaning, describing the life which is controlled by the
psyche. It denotes, therefore, that which belongs to the animal
life, or that which is controlled simply by the appetites and passions
of the sensuous nature.