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σάρξ, σαρκός, ἡ
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flesh, body


flesh, body, the soft tissue of a creature, often in contrast to bone, ligament, or sinew; by extension human, humankind, with a focus on the fallen human nature, which is frail and corrupt in contrast to immaterial (spiritual) things, thus the NIV (1984) translation sinful nature.

flesh, Lk. 24:39; Jn. 3:6; the human body, 2 Cor. 7:5; flesh, human nature, human frame, Jn. 1:13, 14; 1 Pet. 4:1; 1 Jn. 4:2; kindred, Rom. 11:14; lineage, Rom. 1:3; 9:3; flesh, humanity, human beings, Mt. 24:22; Lk. 3:6; Jn. 17:2; the circumstances of the body, material condition, 1 Cor. 5:5; 7:28; Phlm. 16; flesh, mere humanity, human fashion, 1 Cor. 1:26; 2 Cor. 1:17; flesh as the seat of passion and frailty, Rom. 8:1, 3, 5; carnality, Gal. 5:24; materiality, material circumstance, as opposed to the spiritual, Phil. 3:3, 4; Col. 2:18; a material system or mode, Gal. 3:3; Heb. 9:10

Greek-English Concordance for σάρξ

1 Timothy 3:16 And undeniably great is the mystery of godliness, who was revealed in flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem), was vindicated in spirit, appeared to angels; was preached among the nations, was believed in the world, was taken up in glory.
Philemon 1:16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, as a dear brother. He is especially so to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem) and in the Lord.
Hebrews 2:14 Therefore since the children share in blood and flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem), he himself also, in the same way, shared the same things so that by his death he might destroy the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil),
Hebrews 5:7 In the days of his flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem), Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud crying and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his godly fear.
Hebrews 9:10 but deal only with food and drink and various ceremonial washings, regulations for the body (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) imposed until the time of correction.
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkled ashes of a heifer, sanctify those who have been ceremonially defiled so that their flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) is purified,
Hebrews 10:20 a way that is new and living, which he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem),
Hebrews 12:9 Furthermore, we had our natural (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Should we not much more submit ourselves to the Father of spirits and live?
James 5:3 Your gold and your silver have rusted and their rust will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) like fire. You have stored up treasure for the last days.
1 Peter 1:24 For “All flesh (sarx | σάρξ | nom sg fem) is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass; the grass dries up and its flower falls;
1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for our sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God. He was put to death in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem) but made alive in the spirit,
1 Peter 3:21 This water prefigures baptism, which now saves you — not the removal of dirt from the body (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) but the answer of a good conscience to God — by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 4:1 Therefore since Christ suffered in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem), arm yourselves also with the same way of thinking, that is, that the one who has suffered in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem) has finished with sin,
1 Peter 4:2 so that you no longer live your remaining days in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem) concerned about human desires but about the will of God.
1 Peter 4:6 It was for this very purpose that the gospel was preached to the dead, so that though they were judged as men in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem), they might live as God in the Spirit.
2 Peter 2:10 especially those who in polluting lust indulge the flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) and despise authority. These bold and insolent people are not afraid to slander the glorious ones,
2 Peter 2:18 For by speaking pompous words of vanity, they entice, by lusts of the flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem) and debauchery, those who are just escaping from those who are living in error.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world — the desire of the flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem), the desire of the eyes, the pride of possession — is not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 4:2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem) is from God,
2 John 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh (sarki | σαρκί | dat sg fem). Any such person is the deceiver and the Antichrist!
Jude 1:7 Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns, which indulged in sexual immorality in the same way as the angels and pursued unnatural desire (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem), are exhibited as an example by undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
Jude 1:8 Yet in the same way these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh (sarka | σάρκα | acc sg fem), reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones.
Jude 1:23 save others by snatching them out of the fire; and have mercy on others with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh (sarkos | σαρκός | gen sg fem).
Revelation 17:16 As for the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the prostitute and make her desolate and naked. They will devour her flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) and burn her up with fire,
Revelation 19:18 to eat the flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) of kings, the flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) of captains, the flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) of mighty warriors, the flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) of horses and those who ride on them — the flesh (sarkas | σάρκας | acc pl fem) of all, both free and slave, and small and great.”
Revelation 19:21 And the rest were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the one who rode the horse; and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh (sarkōn | σαρκῶν | gen pl fem).