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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Fleshly, Fleshly

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1: σαρκικός
(Strong's #4559 — Adjective — sarkikos — sar-kee-kos' )

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: σάρκινος
(Strong's #4560 — Adjective — sarkinos — sar'-kee-nos )

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 3:1,3,4 ; 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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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Fleshly, Fleshly'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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