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Psalm 56:4 (a) By this figure human power is contrasted with divine power.

Psalm 63:1 (b) David uses this expression to describe the longing of his soul for the fellowship of GOD, and to see GOD develop His purposes and plans.

Jeremiah 17:5 (b) This figure refers to human power, man-made expedients and remedies, as well as the results of human effort in contrast with the deliverances that GOD prepared for His people.

Ezekiel 16:26 (b) This term is used to express the great lustfulness of the Egyptians and also of the Israelites. Their immoral practices were the prime occupation of their lives. It represents the natural, evil human heart as in Ezekiel 36:26).

Matthew 16:17 (b) This term is used as a reference to the human mind, the educational values of the mind, and human religious reasonings.

John 1:13 (b) Salvation is not a decision on the part of a human being wherein with his mind he decides to become a Christian and step out of darkness into light. Salvation is of GOD, and only GOD can save by revealing Himself to the soul. No action of the person (the flesh) can give eternal life to a lost man.

John 3:6 (a) This refers to all that pertains to the human body. The body is never transformed, nor born again, nor converted. It remains "flesh" until it dies, or until the Lord returns in person to change our bodies.

John 6:52 (b) This expression occurs several times in this chapter. It refers to an appropriating of the Lord JESUS by faith so that the soul, the mind, and the heart are filled with His own lovely Person, and the heart is satisfied with Him. That interpretation which causes men to try to turn bread into the physical body of JESUS is utterly false, is an invention of the Devil, and is being used throughout the world to deceive the ungodly.

Romans 7:5 (a) This expression is used to describe those who do not have the Spirit of GOD, are not saved, and are called "sensual" in the book of Jude. Their flesh dominates their lives, and they are occupied with what they can see, hear, taste, smell and feel. (See Romans 8:8-9; 2 Corinthians 10:3).

Romans 8:12 (b) This is a type which describes the lusts, desires and affections created by the human body. (See also Romans 13:14; 2 Corinthians 10:2; Galatians 5:13-17; Galatians 6:8; Ephesians 2:3; 2 Peter 2:10; Judges 1:23).

Ephesians 5:30 (a) This figure indicates that we are joined to CHRIST in a very real and eternal union by faith in Him.

James 5:3 (a) Probably this represents the remorse felt by a lost man because of a greedy and avaricious life.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Flesh'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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