Fleshly, Fleshly - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Fleshly, Fleshly

[ 1,,G4559, sarkikos ]
akin to No. 1, under FLESH, signifies
(a) associated with or pertaining to, the flesh, carnal," Romans 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:11;
(b) of "the nature of the flesh, sensual," translated "fleshly" in 2 Corinthians 1:12, of wisdom; in 1 Peter 2:11, of lusts; in 2 Corinthians 10:4, negatively, of the weapons of the Christian's warfare, RV, "of the flesh" (AV, "carnal"). See CARNAL.

[ 2,,G4560, sarkinos ]
denotes "of the flesh, fleshly" (the termination, inos signifying the substance or material of a thing); in 2 Corinthians 3:3, RV, "(tables that are hearts) of flesh," AV, "fleshly (tables)," etc. See CARNAL.

Note: The adjectives "fleshly," "carnal" are contrasted with spiritual qualities in Romans 7:14; 1 Corinthians 3:1, 1 Corinthians 3:3-4; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Colossians 2:18 (lit., "mind of flesh"). Speaking broadly, the carnal denotes the sinful element in man's nature, by reason of descent from Adam; the spiritual is that which comes by the regenerating operation of the Holy Spirit.

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