G4561 σάρξ - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
flesh, body
flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.
flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such)
Derivation: probably from the base of G4563;

KJV Usage: carnal(-ly, + -ly minded), flesh(-ly).

σάρξ, σαρκός, ἡ
[in LXX chiefly for בָּשָׂר ;]
__1. as in cl. generally,
__(a) prop., of the soft substance of the animal body:
Refs 1Co.15:39, 2Co.12:7, Gal.6:13, al.
; σ. καὶ αἷμα, 1Co.5:50; σ. καὶ ὀστέα, Luk.24:39; pl., of the flesh of many or parts of the flesh of one (cl.),
Refs Rev.17:16 19:18
; φαγεῖν, Re, ll. with (cf. κατεσθίειν, 4Ki.9:36, al., and βιβρώσκειν, freq. in l.); metaph., Jas.5:3; mystically, φ. (τρώγειν) τὴν σ. τοῦ υἱοῦ τ. ἀνθρώπου, Jhn.6:52-56;
__(b) Of the whole substance of the body, = σῶμα: Act.2:26 (LXX),
Refs 31, 2Co.12:7, Gal.4:14, Eph.5:29
; μία σ., Mrk.10:8; εἰς σ. μίαν (
Refs Gen.2:24), Mat.19:5, Mrk.10:8, 1Co.6:16, Eph.5:31
; hence, of the material as opp. to the immaterial part of man (cf. Lft., Notes, 88): opp. to πνεῦμα,
Refs 1Co.5:5, 2Co.7:1, Col.2:5, 1Pe.3:18, 4:6
; to ψύχη, Act.2:31, Rec.; of the present life, ἐν (τῇ) σ.,
Refs Rom.7:5, Gal.2:20, Php.1:22, 24 1Pe.4:2
; of Christ's life on earth, αἱ ἡμέραι τ. σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ, Heb.5:7; of things pertaining to the body, ἐν (τῇ) σ.,
Refs Gal.6:12, 13 Php.3:3, 4
__2. As in Heb. idiom,
__(a) of a living creature: πᾶσα σ. (Heb. כָּל־בָּשָׂר; cf. Bl., §47, 9),
Refs Mat.24:22, Mrk.13:20, 1Pe.1:24
; esp. of man and his mortality (
Refs Psa.55 (56):5, Sir.28:5, al.), Jhn.1:14
; πᾶσα σ. (see supr.),
Refs Luk.3:6, Jhn.17:2, Act.2:17
, ἐν σ.,
Refs 1Jo.4:2, 1Ti.3:16
__(b) of natural origin and relationship (
Refs Gen.2:24, Isa.58:7, al.
): τέκνα τῆς σ., Rom.9:8; κατὰ σάρκα,
Refs ib. 3, 5, 1Co.10:18, Gal.4:23, 29
; ἡ σ. μου, Rom.11:14 (cf.
Refs Jdg.9:2, 2Ki.5:1, al.
__3. Of the physical nature as subject to sensation and desire (Plut.),
__(a) without any ethical disparagement:
Refs Rom.7:18 13:14
; opp. to πνεῦμα,
Refs Mat.26:41, Mrk.14:38
; τ. θέλημα τῆς σ., Jhn.1:13; ἡ ἐπιθυμία τῆς σ., 1Jn.2:16; pl., 2Pe.2:18; παθεῖν σαρκί, 1Pe.4:1;
__(b) in ethical sense, esp. in Pauline Epp., of the flesh as the seat and vehicle of sinful desires: opp. to νοῦς, Rom.7:25; to πνεῦμα,
Refs Rom.8:4-9, 12, 13, Gal.5:16, 17 19 6:8
(cf. DB, ii, 14f.; iv, 165f.; Cremer, 844ff.).
1) flesh (the soft substance of the living body, which covers the bones and is permeated with blood) of both man and beasts
2) the body
2a) the body of a man
2b) used of natural or physical origin, generation or relationship
2b1) born of natural generation
2c) the sensuous nature of man, "the animal nature"
2c1) without any suggestion of depravity
2c2) the animal nature with cravings which incite to sin
2c3) the physical nature of man as subject to suffering
3) a living creature (because possessed of a body of flesh) whether man or beast
4) the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God

First 30 of 151 occurrences of G4561 σάρξ

Matthew 16:17 flesh
Matthew 19:5 flesh?
Matthew 19:6 flesh.
Matthew 24:22 flesh
Matthew 26:41 the flesh
Mark 10:8 flesh:
Mark 10:8 flesh.
Mark 13:20 flesh
Mark 14:38 the flesh
Luke 3:6 flesh
Luke 24:39 flesh
John 1:13 of the flesh,
John 1:14 flesh,
John 3:6 the flesh
John 3:6 flesh;
John 6:51 flesh,
John 6:52 his flesh
John 6:53 the flesh
John 6:54 flesh,
John 6:55 flesh
John 6:56 flesh,
John 6:63 the flesh
John 8:15 the flesh;
John 17:2 flesh,
Acts 2:17 flesh:
Acts 2:26 flesh
Acts 2:30 the flesh,
Acts 2:31 flesh
Romans 1:3 to the flesh;
Romans 2:28 the flesh:

Distinct usage

26 flesh
24 the flesh
18 the flesh,
17 flesh,
9 flesh.
6 flesh:
6 the flesh:
5 of the flesh,
5 in the flesh,
4 of the flesh
3 flesh;
3 the flesh;
3 to the flesh,
3 the flesh.
2 of the flesh.
2 to the flesh;
1 flesh?
1 his flesh
1 of the flesh;
1 kind of flesh
1 to the flesh.
1 in the flesh:
1 of flesh
1 by the flesh?
1 with the flesh
1 of flesh.
1 the flesh
1 flesh,)
1 with flesh
1 fleshly
1 of flesh,

Corresponding Hebrew Words

sarx H1320 basar
sarx H3894 lechum
sarx H7607 sheer

Related words

G4561 σάρξ

G4559 σαρκικός
From G4561; pertaining to flesh, that is, (by extension) bodily, temporal, or (by implication) animal, unregenerate

KJV Usage: carnal, fleshly.

G4560 σάρκινος
From G4561; similar to flesh, that is, (by analogy) soft

KJV Usage: fleshly.

G4563 σαρόω

From a derivative of σαιρω sairō (to brush off; akin to G4951) meaning a broom; to sweep

KJV Usage: sweep.