What does Flesh mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
σάρκα flesh (the soft substance of the living body 38
σαρκὸς flesh (the soft substance of the living body 29
σαρκὶ flesh (the soft substance of the living body 23
σὰρξ flesh (the soft substance of the living body 16
σαρκί flesh (the soft substance of the living body 16
בָּשָׂ֑ר flesh. 11
בְּשַׂ֥ר flesh. 10
בָּשָׂ֖ר flesh. 10
σάρξ flesh (the soft substance of the living body 9
בְּשַׂ֣ר flesh. 9
σαρκός flesh (the soft substance of the living body 8
בָּשָֽׂר flesh. 6
בָּשָׂ֗ר flesh. 6
בָּשָׂ֔ר flesh. 5
בָּשָׂר֙ flesh. 5
בְּשַׂ֤ר flesh. 4
בָּשָׂ֥ר flesh. 3
בְּשָׂר֖וֹ flesh. 3
הַבָּשָׂ֖ר flesh. 3
בְּשָׂר֣וֹ flesh. 3
בָּשָׂ֛ר flesh. 3
בְּשַׂר־ flesh. 3
הַבָּשָׂ֥ר flesh. 3
הַבָּשָׂ֔ר flesh. 3
מִבְּשָׂרָם֙ flesh. 3
σάρκας flesh (the soft substance of the living body 3
בָשָׂ֣ר flesh. 2
מִבְּשַׂר־ flesh. 2
בְּשָׂרְךָ֖ flesh. 2
בְּשָׂרָ֔ם flesh. 2
בָּשָׂ֞ר flesh. 2
בְּשָׂר֗וֹ flesh. 2
וּֽבְשָׂרְךָ֖ flesh. 2
בְּ֝שָׂרִ֗י flesh. 2
וּבְשָׂרִ֖י flesh. 2
בְּשָׂר֔וֹ flesh. 2
הַבָּשָׂר֮ flesh. 2
וּבְשַׂ֥ר flesh. 1
בַּבָּשָׂ֖ר flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרָ֖ם flesh. 1
בְשָׂרֽוֹ flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרֵ֔נוּ flesh. 1
כִּבְשַׂ֤ר flesh. 1
וּכְבָשָׂ֖ר flesh. 1
וְהַבָּשָׂ֞ר flesh. 1
שְׁאֵרִ֗י flesh 1
וְהַ֨בָּשָׂ֔ר flesh. 1
בִּבְשָׂרָ֖הּ flesh. 1
מִבְּשַׂ֣ר flesh. 1
בִּבְשַׂרְכֶ֔ם flesh. 1
וּבִ֨בְשָׂרָ֔ם flesh. 1
וּבְשַׂ֗ר flesh. 1
מִֽחְיַ֣ת preservation of life 1
וּבְשָׂרָ֖ם flesh. 1
שְׁאֵ֣ר flesh 1
טְרֵפָֽה that which is torn 1
בִּשְׂרָֽא flesh. 1
בִּשְׂרָ֖א flesh. 1
וּבְשַׂ֤ר flesh. 1
וּשְׁאֵרִי֙ flesh 1
וּשְׁאֵרָ֖ם flesh 1
וּבְשָׂרִ֑י flesh. 1
בְשָׂרִ֑י flesh. 1
בִּבְשָׂרִֽי flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרָהּ֙ flesh. 1
שְׁ֝אֵר֗וֹ flesh 1
בִּ֭בְשָׂרִי flesh. 1
בְּשָׂ֫רִ֥י flesh. 1
בָּ֭שָׂר flesh. 1
וּ֝בְשָׂרִ֗י flesh. 1
בְּ֝שָׂרְךָ֗ flesh. 1
בְּשָׂר֥וֹ flesh. 1
וּלְחֻמָ֖ם intestines 1
בְּשָׂרוֹ֙ flesh. 1
؟ בָשָׂ֣ר flesh. 1
בְשָׂרִי֙ flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרֽוֹ flesh. 1
בִּבְשַׂרְכֶ֖ם flesh. 1
בָשָׂ֔ר flesh. 1
וּבָשָׂ֣ר flesh. 1
מִבְּשַׂרְכֶ֔ם flesh. 1
מִבְּשָׂרָ֔ם flesh. 1
כִּבְשָׂרֽוֹ flesh. 1
מִבְּשַׂ֧ר flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרֶ֔ךָ flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרִ֑י flesh. 1
מִבְּשָׂרִ֑י flesh. 1
מִבְּשָׂרֶ֑ךָ flesh. 1
בָּשָׂ֡ר flesh. 1
מִבְּשַׂ֤ר flesh. 1
؟ וּבְשָׂרִ֖י flesh. 1
כִּבְשַׂ֛ר flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרְךָ֛ flesh. 1
בְּשָׂ֣רְךָ֔ flesh. 1
σαρκῶν flesh (the soft substance of the living body 1
וּבָשָׂ֖ר flesh. 1
לְבָשָׂ֥ר flesh. 1
וּבְשַׂרְכֶ֖ם flesh. 1
וּ֭בִבְשָׂרִי flesh. 1
בְּשַׂרְכֶ֔ם flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרִ֣י flesh. 1
בְּשָׂרִ֥י flesh. 1
בְשָׂר֣וֹ flesh. 1
בָּשָׂ֣ר flesh. 1
בְּשָׂר֑וֹ flesh. 1
וּ֝מִבְּשָׂרִ֗י flesh. 1
؟ וּ֝מִבְּשָׂרִ֗י flesh. 1
בְּ֭שָׂרוֹ flesh. 1
בְשָׂרֵ֖נוּ flesh. 1
בְשָׂרִ֣י flesh. 1
וּ֭בָשָׂר flesh. 1
וּבְשַׂר־ flesh. 1
؟ וּמִבְּשָׂרְךָ֖ flesh. 1
הַבָּשָׂ֣ר flesh. 1
בָשָׂר֙ flesh. 1
בָּשָׂ֕ר flesh. 1
בָּשָׂ֣ר ׀ flesh. 1
בָשָׂ֑ר flesh. 1
לְשָׁרֶּ֑ךָ umbilical cord 1

Definitions Related to Flesh

G4561


   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.
   

H1320


   1 Flesh.
      1a of the body.
         1a1 of humans.
         1a2 of animals.
      1b the body itself.
      1c male organ of generation (euphemism).
      1d kindred, blood-relations.
      1e Flesh as frail or erring (man against God).
      1f all living things.
      1g animals.
      1h mankind.
      

H2966


   1 that which is torn, animal torn (by beasts).
   

H7607


   1 Flesh, food, body, near kin, near kinswoman.
      1a Flesh.
         1a1 as food.
         1a2 for physical power (fig).
      1b Flesh relation, blood relation.
      1c self.
      

H3894


   1 intestines, bowels.
      1a meaning uncertain.
   2 (CLBL) food, something eaten.
   

H8270


   1 umbilical cord, navel, navel-string.
   

H1321


   1 Flesh.
   

H4241


   1 preservation of life, sustenance.
      1a preservation of life.
      1b sustenance.
      1c reviving.
      1d the quick of the Flesh, live Flesh, tender or raw Flesh.
      

Frequency of Flesh (original languages)

Frequency of Flesh (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Flesh Pots
FLESH POTS ( Exodus 16:3 ). See House, § 9 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Thorn in the Flesh
(2 Corinthians 12:7-10 ). Many interpretations have been given of this passage.
Roman Catholic writers think that it denotes suggestions to impiety.
Luther, Calvin, and other Reformers interpret the expression as denoting temptation to unbelief.
Others suppose the expression refers to "a pain in the ear or head," epileptic fits, or, in general, to some severe physical infirmity, which was a hindrance to the apostle in his work (Compare 1 Corinthians 2:3 ; 2 co 10:10 ; 11:30 ; Galatians 4:13,14 ; 6:17 ). With a great amount of probability, it has been alleged that his malady was defect of sight, consequent on the dazzling light which shone around him at his conversion, acute opthalmia. This would account for the statements in Galatians 4:14 ; 2 co. 10:10 ; also Acts 23:5 , and for his generally making use of the help of an amanuensis (Compare Romans 16:22 , etc.).
Another view which has been maintained is that this "thorn" consisted in an infirmity of temper, to which he occasionally gave way, and which interfered with his success (Compare Acts 15:39 ; 23:2-5 ). If we consider the fact, "which the experience of God's saints in all ages has conclusively established, of the difficulty of subduing an infirmity of temper, as well as the pain, remorse, and humiliation such an infirmity is wont to cause to those who groan under it, we may be inclined to believe that not the least probable hypothesis concerning the 'thorn' or 'stake' in the flesh is that the loving heart of the apostle bewailed as his sorest trial the misfortune that, by impatience in word, he had often wounded those for whom he would willingly have given his life" (Lias's Second Cor., Introd.).
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Flesh-Hook
A many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Samuel 2:13,14 ; Exodus 27:3 ; 38:3 ) by the priest in drawing away the flesh. The fat of the sacrifice, together with the breast and shoulder (Leviticus 7:29-34 ), were presented by the worshipper to the priest. The fat was burned on the alter (3:3-5), and the breast and shoulder became the portion of the priests. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a flesh-hook a further portion.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Flesh
In the Old Testament denotes (1) a particular part of the body of man and animals (Genesis 2:21 ; 41:2 ; Psalm 102:5 , marg.); (2) the whole body (Psalm 16:9 ); (3) all living things having flesh, and particularly humanity as a whole (Genesis 6:12,13 ); (4) mutability and weakness (2 Chronicles 32:8 ; Compare Isaiah 31:3 ; Psalm 78:39 ). As suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression "heart of flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19 ). The expression "my flesh and bone" (Judges 9:2 ; Isaiah 58:7 ) denotes relationship. In the New Testament, besides these it is also used to denote the sinful element of human nature as opposed to the "Spirit" (Romans 6:19 ; Matthew 16:17 ). Being "in the flesh" means being unrenewed (Romans 7:5 ; 8:8,9 ), and to live "according to the flesh" is to live and act sinfully (Romans 8:4,5,7,12 ).
This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14 , "The Word was made flesh." Compare also 1 Timothy 3:16 ; Romans 1:3 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Flesh Pot
A kettle used for cooking meat. The murmuring of the Israelites against Moses (Exodus 16:3 ) included the exaggerated claim that they customarily relaxed by the flesh pots in Egypt and had more than enough bread. In the Ancient Near East meat was not part of the common people's regular diet.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Flesh Hook
A large fork used for handling large pieces of meat, especially at the sacrificial altar. Those in the tabernacle were of brass (Exodus 27:3 ;Exodus 27:3;38:3 ), those in the Temple of bronze (2 Chronicles 4:16 ) or gold (1 Chronicles 28:17 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Thorn in the Flesh
See Paul.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Flesh
The skin and/or meat of animals and humans used to represent human dedication to physical desires rather than to obedience to God. Flesh is primarily translated from two Hebrew words: basar and se'er and one Greek word sarx . Flesh is used in a number of ways in the Bible. Literal use It often refers to the muscular part of the body, both of humans (Genesis 2:21 ; Job 10:11 ) and animals (Deuteronomy 14:8 ; 1 Corinthians 15:39 ). Even dead, a person is still called flesh (1 Samuel 17:44 ) until the body returns as dust to the earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7 ).
Food and Sacrifice The flesh of animals is used for food by humans (Genesis 9:3-4 ; 1Samuel 2:13,1 Samuel 2:15 ), while human flesh may be eaten by animals (Genesis 40:19 ; Revelation 19:17-18 ). The flesh of animals is used for sacrifice (Exodus 29:31 ).
Body The term “flesh” can denote the human body in its entirety—the part referring to the whole (Judges 8:7 ; 1 Kings 21:27 ; Ephesians 5:29 ; Hebrews 9:13 ). It can also denote the opposite where the whole refers to the part, especially when referring to the sexual organs such as the circumcision of the flesh (Genesis 17:14 ; Galatians 6:13 ; Ephesians 2:11 ; Philippians 3:3 ; Colossians 2:13 ; compare Leviticus 15:2-3 , Leviticus 15:7 , Leviticus 15:19 ). It may signify a comprehensive sense whereby “all flesh” refers to all of humanity (Joel 2:28 ; Matthew 24:22 ) or including both the human and animal creation (Genesis 6:13 , Genesis 6:17 ; Genesis 7:16 ; Leviticus 17:14 ).
Relationship Adam said of Eve's creation that she is the “bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23 ; compare Genesis 29:14 ) denoting a kinship between the two, thus Adam and Eve were regarded as one flesh (Genesis 2:24 ; Matthew 19:5 ; 1 Corinthians 6:16 ; Ephesians 5:31 ). Jesus was related to David with reference to the flesh (Romans 1:3 ).
Whole Person The term may denote the entire person and not just the physical aspects. It can refer to the outward expression of a person paralleling the inward action of the person as seen in Psalm 63:1 where the “soul thirsts” and the “flesh faints” NRSV and in Psalm 84:2 where the “heart and flesh sing for joy” (NRSV). Peter, quoting from Psalm 16:1 , paralleled the flesh with the heart and soul (Acts 2:26-27 ). Paul spoke of his sufferings for Christ as his flesh suffering (Colossians 1:24 ).
Hence, the biblical view asserts a dualism of man but not in the Greek sense. Greek philosophers saw the soul, heart, or mind distinguished from and superior to the flesh. The biblical view sees the inward and outward aspects of man very closely tied together. Hence, the psalmist (Psalm 73:26 ) referring to his “flesh and heart” sees the person in its entirety. Paul's reference to the flesh denotes all of humanity when he stated that no flesh is justified by the works of the law (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ).
Theological Significance Biblically, the flesh is viewed as the created and natural humanity. It is not automatically sinful, but it is weak, limited, and temporal. Such qualities make it vulnerable to sin. Adam and Eve were created as fleshly human beings. They succumbed to the temptations of Satan, who promised them that they would be like God, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5 ). Because of the limited perspective and the weakness of the flesh, Adam and Eve accepted Satan's lie. The weakness of the flesh is seen in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus found the disciples sleeping. He enjoined them to watch and pray lest they enter into temptation for “the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41 ; Mark 14:38 ). Here, the flesh was not sinful, but rather limited and weak due to fatigue, and easy to succumb to sleep.
In its weakness and limitation, the flesh tends to yield to the temptation of what seems good naturally. Since sin promises pleasure and fulfillment, the natural propensity is for the flesh to yield to sin's promises. Thus, doing what comes naturally is yielding to sin's will. This is contrary to God's will and commands. Those who follow the impulses of the flesh are governed by the flesh and are characterized as those who live “after the flesh” (Romans 8:5 ). They are those who yield to sinful passions and produce works contrary to God and His law (Galatians 5:16-17 , Galatians 5:19-21 ,Galatians 5:19-21,5:23-24 ; compare 1 John 2:16 ; 1 Peter 4:2 ; 2 Peter 2:10 ). Being enslaved to the desires of the flesh (Ephesians 2:3 ), they have the mindset of the flesh (Romans 8:5-7 ). Hence, the natural person controlled by the flesh does not and cannot submit to God's will or please God (Romans 8:7-8 ; 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; compare Genesis 6:13 ). The limitation of the flesh appears clearly in the human inability to discern God's revelation of Himself (Matthew 16:17 ; Galatians 1:13-24 ). Only death succeeds in convincing those who live according to the flesh of the fleeting, temporal nature of the flesh (Romans 6:23 ; Romans 8:6 ,Romans 8:6,8:13 ). Flesh-driven people are the children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3 ). They cannot inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ; Galatians 5:19-21 ; Ephesians 2:11-12 ; Ephesians 5:5 ).
Flesh is weak but not naturally sinful. Christ came in the “likeness” of sinful flesh (John 1:14 ; Romans 8:3 ; Hebrews 4:15 ) to redeem those who are in sinful flesh. That is, Christ became a flesh and blood person but did not give in to the desires of the flesh. Instead, perfect in life and death, He died to provide salvation for all other persons, since they do give in to fleshly desires. Those who trust in God's provision in Christ remain physically “in” the flesh but do not live “according to” the flesh (Galatians 2:20 ; Philippians 1:22-24 ). They are characterized as those who are not in the flesh but in the Spirit (Romans 8:9 ) because they are governed not by the flesh but by the Spirit (Romans 8:6 , Romans 8:11-17 ). They are those who are led by the Spirit to put to death the deeds of the flesh, not the flesh itself (Romans 8:13 ; Galatians 5:24 ). Believers must be careful not to be tricked into thinking that they have any obligation to the flesh and its sinful, selfish desires (Romans 8:12-13 ; Galatians 3:3 ). The flesh serves as a base of operation for sin (Romans 7:8 , Romans 7:11 ) and thus enslaves a person to sin (Romans 6:15-23 ; Romans 7:25 ). This does not imply that flesh is automatically sinful, but its history in Adam shows the weakness of flesh and its strong tendency to yield to the commands of sin.
In conclusion, the term “flesh” can be a neutral term referring to created humans and animals who are limited and weak, or it can refer to humans controlled by sin and its passions. See Anthropology ; Body .
Harold W. Hoehner
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Thorn in the Flesh
This was something that Satan was allowed to inflict on Paul, not because of any fault he had committed, but lest he should be puffed up on account of his having been caught up into the third heaven. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 .Apparently it was something that made him contemptible in the eyes ofhis fleshly opponents. See 2 Corinthians 10:10 ; 2 Corinthians 11:30 ; Galatians 4:13,14 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Flesh And Spirit
Two important terms often contrasted with one another in referring to human existence. Bible readers often suppose that any mention of the word “flesh” is automatically in contrast with the concept of “spirit” and is, therefore, intrinsically evil. However, the early appearances of the word “flesh” in the Bible contrast with spirit only in the sense that the flesh is material substance, while the spirit is immaterial substance. The first mention of flesh occurs in Genesis 2:21 , the account of the creation of woman from the side of man. The Bible simply records that God closed up Adam's flesh. Adam's own judgment in Genesis 2:23 was that this is now “bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh.” Thus Adam recognized that whatever he was, Eve was the same. Genesis 2:24 suggests that the man and his wife would become “one flesh,” apparently indicating the sexual as well as the psychological union. All that God created in Genesis is called “very good.” Therefore, it may be safely concluded that the concept of “flesh” as such is not an evil concept but a part of the artistry and design of God. Nevertheless, it remains true that the Bible frequently contrasts flesh with spirit. Once our first parents had sinned, all subsequent offspring were born with a tendency toward evil that manifests itself particularly in the flesh. Hence, we are told in Mark 14:38 (NAS) that “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Thus, we are introduced to the fact that many of the temptations to which the human family is subject are those that relate to the flesh. We are, therefore, instructed not to fulfill “the lust of the flesh” ( 1 John 2:16 ). We are warned, in fact, that “the flesh lusteth against the Spirit” (Galatians 5:17 ). Perhaps the fifth chapter of Galatians, Galatians 5:16 and Galatians 5:17 , focuses on the problem more decisively than any other verses. Paul wrote,
“Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
The walk of obedience to the Holy Spirit, who is enshrined in the human spirit of twice born men, is the only way to avoid allowing the flesh to rule. Essentially, the emphasis that Paul provides is not intended to suggest that the Spirit is good and the flesh is evil, but rather that the flesh should never rule the spiritual life of a man. Instead, the flesh must be subjugated and made useful to the spiritual purposes and goals of humanity.
Sometimes the Bible speaks of carnality. The word translated carnal, for example, in Romans 8:7 , in which we are told that the “carnal mind” is enmity against God is a derivative of the Greek word for “flesh.” Some Christians are carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 3:1 ) meaning that, while they have been saved, they nevertheless are ruled more by their fleshly desires than by the Spirit.
One final limitation of the flesh is its limited duration. 1 Peter 1:24 informs us “all flesh is as grass.” Flesh, therefore, passes away, but the spirit of man survives the grave and lives on in either hell or heaven.
See Anthropology ; Flesh ; Spirit .
W. A. Criswell
Holman Bible Dictionary - Thorn in the Flesh
In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul referred to “a thorn in the flesh,” “a messenger of Satan,” given him by God to ensure his humility following a profound experience of “visions,” “revelations,” and “ascent into the third heaven.” The nature of the “thorn in the
flesh” has been the subject of many speculations. Guesses ranging from epilepsy (a popular conjecture of classical liberalism, which sought to offer rational explanations for Paul's visionary experiences, especially his conversion), malaria (because of its prevalence in some of the regions of Paul's ministry), and eye disease (because of the unusual metaphorical expression in Galatians 4:15 ) have been suggested.
A more acceptable solution, however, relates to the context of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 where “thorn in the flesh” parallels both “messenger of Satan” in 2 Corinthians 12:7 and the “weaknesses,” “insults,” “distresses,” “persecutions,” and “difficulties” of 2 Corinthians 12:10 . The Old Testament use of the term thorn also offers some help. In Numbers 33:55 ; Ezekiel 28:24 we read of enemies who are “thorns” in Israel's side, a constant harassment to Israel as the agent of the Lord's redemptive judgments (compare Joshua 23:13 ; Hosea 2:6 ).
Therefore, in 2 Corinthians 12:7 , “thorn in the flesh” refers more to the enemy, the “messenger of Satan,” than to any specific physical ailment. The “messenger of Satan” was a redemptive judgment (as Israel's enemies were also used) of God upon Paul “to keep me from exalting myself.” Thus Paul's entire apostolic experience of suffering (compare 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 ; 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10 ; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 ; 2 Corinthians 7:2-7 ; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ), abetted by Satan and operative through the evils of this world, was the “messenger of Satan,” a “thorn in the flesh,” which God gave and used to keep the great apostle humbly obedient. Paul could truly say that he was an earthen vessel (2 Corinthians 4:7 ), one who shared the sufferings of Christ (2 Corinthians 1:5 ), so that the life of Jesus might be manifested through his very mortality (2 Corinthians 4:11 ); “for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV).
Robert Sloan
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Flesh
The range of meanings borne by this term in the Bible starts from the literal use denoting the material of which the human body is chiefly constructed, but quickly takes on other senses derived from the writers' understanding of the created order and its relation to God. Careful attention to context is needed to catch the precise nuance in any given case.
The Old Testament. Fundamental Data . The Old Testament employs two terms to denote flesh: basar [ Genesis 2:21 ; Leviticus 13:10-11 ; Ezekiel 37:6 ; Daniel 1:15 ; Micah 3:3 ) and animals alike (Exodus 21:28 ), including animal flesh used for food (Genesis 9:2-4 ) and in sacrifice (1 Samuel 2:13 ; Isaiah 65:4 ; Hosea 8:13 ).
Extended Senses . What one individual is all kindred individuals will be. Flesh thus comes to denote blood-relationship (Genesis 2:23-24 ; Leviticus 18:6 ), and beyond that, kinship to all humans, "all flesh" (Psalm 65:2 ; Isaiah 40:5 ; 49:26 ). Yet another extension of significance is the use of flesh in reference to the human body as a whole (Leviticus 13:13 ; 16:4 ; 2 Kings 6:30 ). While in such uses it can denote a corpse (1 Samuel 17:44 ; 2 Kings 9:36 ), it more commonly denotes the whole life of the individual viewed from an external perspective so that safety of the flesh is life (Psalm 16:9 ; Proverbs 4:20-22 ) and its endangerment a threat to life (Job 13:14 ; Proverbs 5:11 ).
Transferred Senses . It is an easy step from flesh as denoting life viewed externally to life viewed more comprehensively. "Flesh" is thus used interchangeably with "soul" and "body, " and credited with the emotions and responses of the whole person (Psalm 63:1 ; 84:2 ). In some instances it carries the sense of self (Leviticus 13:8 ). In short, the human creature is flesh in essence. Implicit in this is the idea that humans do not have flesh, but are flesh. If at times the outer being ("flesh") is distinguished from the inner ("heart" or "soul"), this is not because one is seen as more important than the other, but because both are indispensable for the existence of a whole person. In the Hebrew understanding of a human being there is nothing that is merely physical. As constituted essentially of flesh the human creature stands over against God. By virtue of being God's creation flesh is good, like all other parts of God's creation ( Job 10:8-12 ; Psalm 119:73 ; Isaiah 45:12 ). At the same time, flesh as dependent on God, and in particular God's spirit (Genesis 2:7 ; 6:3 ; Isaiah 31:3 ), is frail and transitory (Psalm 78:39 ; Isaiah 40:6 ). While at no time is flesh said to be sinful, it is implied that, by virtue of its frailty, flesh is exposed to the onslaught of sin (Genesis 6:3,5,13 ). It is safe to say that all of the New Testament uses of flesh are made from these Old Testament building blocks.
The New Testament. Terms . The Greek word used most commonly in the New Testament to render the Hebrew word for flesh (basar [1]) is sarx [2], which occurs 147 times. Of this total, 91 are found in the Pauline writings, mostly in Romans and Galatians. While the New Testament appropriates the Old Testament foundation, it also builds on it, some writers giving the term their own distinctive twist. From this perspective it is possible to group the New Testament writings into three categories.
Writings Employing Chiefly the Old Testament Usages . In the Synoptic Gospels "flesh" is used only four times (aside from Old Testament quotations in Mark 10:8 ; and Luke 3:6 ). In Matthew 16:17 "flesh and blood" stands for human beings in their wholeness, but especially in their mental and religious aspect. At the same time they stand over against God, the true revealer. Mark 13:20 is a typical use of the Old Testament expression "all flesh." Mark 14:38 has a dualistic ring, but need not do more than contrast the human and the divine as in Isaiah 31:3 . In Luke 24:39 the "flesh and bones" of the risen Jesus contrast with the immateriality of ghosts, implying a positive estimate of materiality that again harmonizes with the Old Testament. In Acts there are 3 instances of "flesh" (2:17,26, 31). The first two are Old Testament quotations. In 2:31 "flesh" clearly refers to Jesus in his wholeness, but with the important idea added that in his wholeness he survived death. The Epistle to the Hebrews likewise reflects Old Testament usage. Of its six examples, three are literal in meaning (2:14; 5:7; 12:9). The first two, however, use the term to make the significant point that it was "flesh"—true human naturethat Christ assumed in his incarnation. In 9:10,13 the rituals of the old order affect only external purification, leaving the conscience untouched. Jesus, through the spilling of his blood, opened the way into God's presence through the veil, which is interpreted as his flesh (10:20). Just as it was only when the curtain was torn open that access to the Most Holy Place was possible, so it was only by the tearing of Jesus' flesh in death that access to God's presence was made permanently available. Here, then, flesh stands for Jesus' life in its wholeness: incarnate and surrendered in death. The remaining concentration of instances of flesh in this grouping is found in the First Epistle of Peter, where there are examples (aside from the Old Testament quotation in 1:24). First Peter 3:21 echoes the same contrast found in Hebrews 9 between the cleansing of the flesh and the conscience. The remaining examples (3:18; 4:1,2, 6) contrast death in the flesh with life in the Spirit in reference both to Christ and the believer. They are best taken to refer to the death and resurrection of Christ, which is reproduced in the life of the believer, bringing death to sin and resurrection to new life. The contrast throughout, then, is between "flesh" understood as earthly existence and "spirit" as life in the Spirit. The adjectival form sarkikos [3], "fleshly, " occurs at 2:11 and is probably best understood within the same frame of reference as the examples of the noun.
The Johannine Writings . In the Gospel of John the term occurs thirteen times, seven in 6:51-63. The strictly literal sense is not found, but the extended sense, "all flesh, " occurs at 17:2. In other examples the idea present is that of limitation, in which the flesh or the sphere of the flesh is contrasted with the divine sphere (1:13; 3:6). The flesh is not evil; it simply is not the sphere of salvation, which rather is that of the Spirit. Both of these uses are in line with Old Testament thought. Cognate with these uses, though advancing beyond them, are passages in which flesh denotes mere appearance rather than inner reality. To measure Jesus thus, rather than by the insight of faith, is to be blind to his identity (6:63; 8:15). The obverse of this is that flesh may indeed be the medium of the revelation of God himself. It is against the background of the affirmation of the incarnation that the six examples in 6:51-58 are to be read. The Incarnate One is he who has come from above from whence alone life can come. Therefore to feed on his flesh and blood is to share in his life (6:57-58). In the Epistles of John the accent falls on confession of Christ's coming in the flesh as decisive for salvation (1 John 4:2 ; 2 John 7 ). "The desire of the flesh" (1 John 2:16 ) is condemned not because it refers to the material realm, but because it refers to what is earthly and therefore transitory (v. 17).
The Pauline Writings . The uniqueness of these in this regard is sufficiently indicated in that approximately two-thirds of the New Testament occurrences of flesh are found in them, almost half of these in Romans and Galatians. They may be considered in two broad categories.
Uses Akin to the Old Testament . Most of the uses found in the Old Testament are also present in the Pauline literature. There flesh can denote the physical flesh (1 Corinthians 15:39 ; 2 Corinthians 12:7 ) and, by extension, the human body (Galatians 4:13-14 ), humanity as a whole (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ), human descent (Romans 1:3 ; 9:3 ), and human relationships (Romans 4:1 ; 9:3-5 ). By this point the term acquires the transferred sense of that which is frail and provisional (1 Corinthians 1:26 ; Galatians 1:16 ; Philippians 3:3 ). As transient, it is not the sphere of salvation, which is rather the sphere of the Spirit. This does not imply that flesh is evil per se: life "in the flesh" is normal human existence (Galatians 2:20 ), but it is still merely human. This picture accords generally with that of the Old Testament.
Distinctive Pauline Uses . The uniquely Pauline understanding begins from the idea that flesh, as weak, becomes the gateway to sin (Romans 8:3 ; 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; Galatians 4:14 ). Still more, as the arena in which sin entrenches itself it becomes the instrument of sin (Romans 6:12-14 ) to the extent that it becomes sinful itself (Romans 8:3 ), and so an occupying alien power (Romans 7:17-20 ). The accompanying war Paul describes as a struggle between flesh and Spirit (Romans 8:5-17 ; Galatians 5:16-24 ). The seriousness of the struggle is indicated by the fact that the mind-set of the flesh leads to death (Romans 8:6 ), and that those living in the flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8 ). Accounts of this conflict are most vivid in contexts where Paul is describing the demands of the law on the one hand (Romans 7:4,7-11 ; Galatians 5:2-5 ), and its impotence to enable the believer to meet them on the other (Romans 8:3 ; Galatians 3:10-12 ). Flesh, however, is not intrinsically sinful, and may therefore be the scene of sin's defeat. This it became through Christ's coming and crucifixion in the flesh (Romans 8:3 ). Those who identify themselves with him by faith likewise crucify the flesh (Galatians 2:20 ; 5:24 ) so being emancipated from the power of sin in the flesh (Romans 6:14 ; 8:9 ). This reading appears to be confirmed by the Pauline use of the largely parallel term "body." The "body of sin" was done away with at the cross (Romans 6:6 ). The "body of our humiliation" (Philippians 3:21 ), which is weak and still subject to the attack of sin, is the body of the interim. The "body of glory" (Philippians 3:21 ), transformed and imperishable (1 Corinthians 15:42-44,50-53 ), is the body of the age to come.
A. R. G. Deasley
See also Body ; Sin
Bibliography . J. Christiaan Beker, Paul the Apostle: The Triumph of God in Life and Thought ; R. Bultmann, Theology of the New Testament ; R. Jewett, Paul's Anthropological Terms ; A. Sand, EDNT , 3:230-33; H. Seebass and A. C. Thiselton, NIDNTT , 1:671-82; C. Ryder Smith: The Bible Doctrine of Man .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Issue Out of the Flesh
i.e. from the generative organ; the result of undue indulgence of lust, enervating the organs (Leviticus 15:1-15; Leviticus 22:4; Numbers 5:2). For seven days after its cessation the man was unclean, and then must bathe, wash his clothes, and offer sacrifice. The severe form of the disease is modern, appearing first in the 15th century and more virulently in the West than the East.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cuttings in the Flesh
CUTTINGS IN THE FLESH . This expression occurs only in Leviticus 19:28 ; Leviticus 21:5 . The former passage runs thus: ‘Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead.… I am the Lord.’ The same prohibition, otherwise expressed in the original, is found in the earlier Deuteronomic legislation ( Deuteronomy 14:1 ). The reference is to the practice, not confined to the Hebrews or even to their Semitic kinsfolk, of making incisions in the face, hands ( Jeremiah 48:37 ), and other parts of the body to the effusion of blood, as part of the rites of mourning for the dead (see Marks, § 4), and by a natural transition, to which the wearing of sackcloth forms a parallel, in times of national calamity. The custom is referred to without condemnation by the pre-Deuteronomic prophets, see Hosea 7:14 (corrected text, as RVm [1] ), and esp. Jeremiah 16:6 ; Jeremiah 41:5 ; Jeremiah 47:5 .
The underlying motive of this practice and the reasons for its legislative prohibition have been variously stated. It may be regarded as certain, however, that the practice had its root in primitive animistic conceptions regarding the spirits of the departed. The object in view may have been either so to disfigure the living that they should be unrecognizable by the malignant spirits of the dead, or, more probably, by means of the effusion of blood which originally, perhaps, was brought into contact with the corpse to maintain or renew the bond of union between the living and the dead.
The explanation just given is confirmed by the allied practice, springing from similar motives, of shaving off the whole (Ezekiel 44:20 , cf. Bar 6:31 ) or part of the head hair or of the beard in token of mourning ( Isaiah 15:2 ; Isaiah 22:12 , Ezekiel 7:18 , Amos 8:10 etc.). Both practices, the incisions and the shaving, are named together in the legislative passages above cited. Thus Deuteronomy 14:1 forbids ‘ baldness between the eyes,’ i.e. the shaving of the front of the scalp, ‘for the dead’; in Leviticus 19:27 it is forbidden to ‘round the corners’ of the head, i.e. to shave the temples (cf. Jeremiah 9:26 ; Jeremiah 25:23 , where certain desert tribes are named the ‘corners clipt,’ from their habit of shaving the temples, see Hair), and to ‘mar the corners of the beard’ (cf. Jeremiah 48:37 ). These references recall the wide-spread heathen practice of hair-offerings, which goes back to the antique conception that the hair, like the blood, is the seat of life.
The reason of the twofold prohibition now becomes apparent. With the growth of loftier conceptions of J″ [2] and His worship, these practices, with their animistic background and heathen associations, were seen to be unworthy of a people who owed exclusive devotion to their covenant God, a thought implied in the concluding words of Leviticus 19:28 ‘I am Jahweh.’ The practice of gashing the body till the blood ran, as part of the ritual of Baal worship, is attested by 1 Kings 18:28 .
The further prohibition of Leviticus 19:28 ‘nor print any marks upon you,’ refers to another widely prevalent custom in antiquity, that of tattooing and even branding ( 3Ma 2:29 ) the body with the name or symbol of one’s special deity, a practice to which there is a reference in Isaiah 44:5 , to be rendered as in RVm [1] , ‘another shall write on his hand. Unto the Lord,’ or, better, as one word, ‘Jahweh’s.’
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Flesh
FLESH . This word is used in Scripture to express: (1) the substance of the animal body , whether of man or of beast ( Genesis 41:2 ). (2) The whole human body ( Exodus 4:7 ). (3) Relationship by birth or marriage ( Genesis 2:24 ; Genesis 37:27 , Nehemiah 5:5 ), for which also the further phrase ‘flesh and bones’ is found ( Genesis 2:23 , 2 Samuel 19:12 ) a phrase which is also used to describe the reality of the humanity of Jesus after His resurrection ( Luke 24:39 ). (4) The finite earthly creature , in contrast with God and His Spirit ( Isaiah 31:3 , Genesis 7:21 ) a use of the term to emphasize man’s frailty and dependence on God ( Job 34:15 , Isaiah 40:6-8 ), but without any moral disparagement, as it is applied to the whole human race without reference to its sin ( Joel 2:28 ), and to the human nature of Christ ( John 1:14 , Romans 1:3 ). We have the equivalent phrase ‘flesh and blood’ in the NT ( 1 Corinthians 15:50 ||‘corruption,’ Hebrews 2:14 = human nature [1]). (5) One element of the nature of man in combination or contrast with the others, such as ‘soul’ ( Psalms 63:1 ), ‘heart’ ( Psalms 73:26 ), ‘soul’ and ‘heart’ ( Psalms 84:2 ); while it is the lower element, it is recognized even in man’s relation to God ( Job 19:26 ). In the NT ‘flesh’ is, without suggestion or moral defect, either combined or contrasted with ‘spirit’ ( Matthew 26:41 , 1 Corinthians 5:5 ). As a necessary element in human nature under present conditions, it is in no way condemned ( Galatians 2:20 ); the duality is ascribed to Christ Himself ( Romans 1:3-4 ); and sin is represented as infecting the other elements in man as well as the body ( 2 Corinthians 7:1 , Ephesians 2:3 ). (6) The seat and vehicle of sin , as contrasted with the ‘mind’ which approves and serves the law of God ( Romans 7:25 ), and the ‘spirit’ which is the gift of God ( Romans 8:4 ff., Galatians 5:16 . A similar use is made of the adjective ‘fleshly’ or ‘carnal,’ in contrast with ‘spiritual’ ( Romans 7:14 , 1 Corinthians 3:1 , Colossians 2:18 ). It is to be noted, however, that in this use the ‘flesh’ is not conceived as exclusively material substance, for among the works of the flesh are included idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strifes, jealousies , etc. ( Galatians 5:20 ). The explanation usually given of this use of the term ‘flesh’ is that, man having fallen, sin comes by natural inheritance (flesh), whereas goodness is given by supernatural grace (spirit). Whatever be the explanation of the Pauline use, that the term gets a distinctly ethical content, and is used with reference to sin as dwelling in human nature, cannot be denied. Pfleiderer endeavours to show how from the Hebraic use of the term for creaturely weakness , St. Paul passed to the Hellenic use for moral defect . His conclusion is that ‘from the opposition of physically different substances results the dualism of antagonistic moral principles’ ( Paulinism , i. p. 54). The usual explanation of the depravity of human nature is rejected ‘there seems to be no allusion,’ says Usteri, quoted by Pfleiderer (p. 61), ‘in the writings of Paul to a change in the moral nature of man, or of his bodily constitution in consequence of the fall, i.e. of the first actual sin of Adam.’ St. Paul is supposed to leave us with two explanations of the origin of sin. Against the assumption of this dualism Bruce offers the following arguments: (1) It is un-Hebrew, and St. Paul’s culture is Rabbinic rather than Hellenistic; (2) the body is capable of sanctification as well as the spirit ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 , 2 Corinthians 7:1 ); (3) the body as well as the soul will be raised from the dead, although it will be changed ( 1 Corinthians 15:44-50 ); (4) the Christian salvation is in the present life, and not only after the death of the body ( St. Paul’s Conception of Christianity , 269 ff.). It may be added that flesh is ascribed to Christ, and St. Paul’s phrase ‘the likeness of sinful flesh’ ( Romans 8:3 ) is intended to deny sinfulness, not a similar body in Christ (see Comm. in loc. ). Alfred E. Garvie.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Flesh-Hook
FLESH-HOOK . The flesh-hook used by the priest’s servant at Shiloh was a three-pronged fork ( 1 Samuel 2:13 ), as were probably those of bronze and gold mentioned in connexion with the Tabernacle ( Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ) and Temple ( 1 Chronicles 28:17 , 2 Chronicles 4:16 ) respectively.
A. R. S. Kennedy.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Flesh
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.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Flesh,
σάρξ. This term is used in various senses in scripture. The principal are
1. The estate of man: "all flesh shall see the salvation of God," Luke 3:6 ; "the Word became flesh." John 1:14 .
2. The material part of man and of animals: "all flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts." 1 Corinthians 15:39 .
3. The same kindred: "thou art my bone and my flesh," Genesis 29:14 ; "he is our brother, and our flesh." Genesis 37:27 .
4. Union: "they shall be one flesh," Genesis 2:24 ; Ephesians 5:29-31 .
5. Man's nature, but corrupted by sin: "that which is born of the flesh is flesh," John 3:6 ; "sinful flesh," Romans 8:3 .
6. The state which characterises man before knowing deliverance: Romans 7 , Romans 8:8,9 .
7. Though no longer the state of the Christian, yet the flesh is in him, and is antagonistic to the Spirit, "the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye should not do the things that ye would." Galatians 5:17 . Thus the Spirit resists in the Christian the accomplishment of the lusts of the flesh.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Flesh
In an ethical sense opposed to "the spirit." Genesis 6:3, "for that lie also (even the race of godly Seth) (is become) flesh (carnal)." When the salt of the church has lost its savor, the whole mass is corrupt and ripe for judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:26, "wise after the flesh," i.e. with wisdom acquired by mere human study without the Spirit. Contrast Matthew 16:17; Matthew 26:41. Not the body, which is not in itself sinful; it was through thinking it so that Gnostic ascetics mortified it by austerities, while all the while their seeming neglecting of the body was pampering "the flesh" (Colossians 2:21-23). "The flesh" is the natural man, including the unrenewed will and mind, moving in the world of self and sense only.
Self imposed ordinances gratify the flesh (i.e. self) while seemingly mortifying it. "Trouble in the flesh" is in their outward state, namely, through the present distress (1 Corinthians 7:28). So John 6:63, "it is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and are life." Not the outward flesh, but the word of Christ, is what gives life. So Peter understood Christ, as his reply shows: "Thou hast the words of eternal life." "To know Christ after the flesh" (2 Corinthians 5:16) means to know Him in His mere outward worldly relations, with a view to "glorying" in them (John 8:15; Philippians 3:3-10); as Judaizing Christians prided themselves on the fleshly advantage of belonging to Israel, the nation of Christ, or on having seen Him in the flesh, as a ground of superiority over others (2 Corinthians 11:18; 2 Corinthians 10:7).
Contrasted with knowing Him spiritually as new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 5:15; 2 Corinthians 5:17). Outward rebellions toward Him profit nothing (Luke 8:19-21; John 16:7; John 16:22; Matthew 7:22-23). All outward distinctions are lost sight of in experiment, ally knowing Him in His new resurrection life (Galatians 2:6; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 3:28; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:45; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:1-2); disproving both Mariolatry and transubstantiation. In Romans 4:1, "what hath Abraham found, as pertaining to the flesh?" i.e. as respects carnal ordinances (circumcision). "All flesh," i.e. all men (Luke 3:2; John 17:2).
Whyte's Dictionary of Bible Characters - the Thorn in Paul's Flesh
THE circumstances with Paul were these. To prepare Paul for his great Apostolic work he had been endowed with the most extraordinary gifts of mind. Paul was a man of genius of the very foremost rank. To my mind no man that I know, sacred or profane, is worthy for one moment to stand in the same intellectual and spiritual rank with Paul. And then nothing exalts a man, sacred or profane, in his own esteem like a great intellect. A towering intellect is perhaps the greatest temptation that can be put upon any mortal man. And then the unparalleled privileges and promotions that were added to all that in Paul's case, combined to make Paul's temptation to vainglory the most terrible temptation that ever was put upon any human being,-unless we call Jesus Christ a human being. But to keep to Paul. His election out of all living men for the greatest service and the greatest reward after the service and the reward of Jesus Christ Himself; his miraculous conversion; his unparalleled honours and privileges after his conversion far above all the greatest Apostles taken together; his labours more abundant than they all, and his transcending successes-all that was enough, according to Paul's own admission and confession afterwards, to exalt him above measure. Rightly received and rightly employed all these things ought only to have made Paul the humblest and the lowliest-minded of all men. But the very fact that He who knew His servant through and through saw it to be absolutely necessary to balance His servant's talents and prerogatives with such thorns and such buffetings, is a sure lesson to us that the humblest of saints is not safe from pride, nor the most heavenly-minded of men above dangerously delighting in the glory of this earth. In short, by far the best saint then living on the face of the earth was but half sanctified, and his Divine Master saw that to be the case, and took steps accordingly.
Now just what that thorn in Paul's flesh really was nobody knows. No end of guesses and speculations have been ventured about it, but with no real result. The Fathers and the Middle-age men for the most part took Paul's thorn to be something sensual, while the great body of Protestant and evangelical commentators hold that it must have been something wholly spiritual and experimental. Chrysostom thought he saw Hymenæus and Alexander in it. Whereas Calvin took it to be the lifelong impalement of Paul's inner man upon all kinds of trouble and trial. Mosheim again felt sure it was the ranklings of lifelong remorse out of Paul's early days; and so on. In our own day interpretation has taken a line of its own on this matter. Lightfoot holds strongly that it was epilepsy. And while Dean Farrar admits that there is something to be said for epilepsy, he decides on the whole for ophthalmia. And then Professor Ramsay, Paul's latest, and in his own field one of Paul's very best commentators, has no doubt at all but that it was one of the burning-up fevers so frequent to this day in Asia Minor. Whatever his thorn really was, we are left in no doubt as to what Paul did with it. And we are left in just as little doubt as to what his Master's mind and will were about it. And then all that leads us up to this magnificent resolve of the Apostle-"Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." A splendid parenthesis, in a splendid argument. An autobiographic chapter of the foremost instructiveness and impressiveness, and of all kinds of profit and delight, to read and to remember.
Now while it will be the most fruitless of all our studies to seek to find out what exactly Paul's secret thorn was; on the other hand it will be one of the most fruitful and rewarding of all our very best studies, both of ourselves and of Holy Scripture also, if we can find out what our own thorn is, and can then go on to make the right use of our own thorn. To be told even by himself just what Paul's thorn actually was would not bring to us one atom of real benefit. But if I have a thorn in my own flesh, and if I know what it is, and why it is there, and what I am to do with it-that will be one of the divinest discoveries in this world to me; that will be the salvation of my own soul to me. Never mind the commentators on Paul's thorn; no not the very best of them, lest they draw your attention away from your own. Be you your own commentator on all such subjects. Be you your own thornstudent, especially. What is it then that so tortures you, and rankles in you, till your life is absolutely intolerable to you? What is it that gnaws and saps and undermines all your joy in this life? What is it that makes you beseech the Lord thrice, and without ceasing, that it may depart from you? Tell me that, and then I will tell you Paul's thorn.
Oh, no! you exclaim to me, it was not his sore eyes. It was not his bad headaches. It was not even his frequent falling-sicknesses. Oh dear no, you say again. A thousand years of the most splitting headaches would not have laid you so low and so helpless; they would not have so taken the blood out of your cheeks, and so broken off all your interest and stake in life, and so cast you on your knees continually, as this thing has done that you point at so mysteriously, but with such evident assurance that you yourself have fallen into the same hedge of thorns with Paul. You cannot be absolutely and demonstrably sure, you admit, that it was not epilepsy, or ophthalmia, or a consuming fever in Paul. But you protest at us, as if we had been stealing Paul from you, that if it was either sore eyes, or a sick headache, or anything of that kind, then Paul was not the man that up till now you have taken him to be. But you will not let all the world, learned or ignorant, take away Paul from you. Almost as well take away his Master! No! you break out with Bunyan, Paul was that nightingale that sang his song from God to you because his breast was all the time pressed upon the thorn. You cannot sing like Paul, but you have not met with any man who follows Paul's song with more knowledge and with more enjoyment than you do; and therefore you reason that you have Paul's same thorn of God against your breast. And you speak so convincingly, and with such a note of assurance about it, that you almost persuade us that you have actually found out the riddle. Only, you are almost as mysterious about this whole matter as Paul was himself. There are some things, you say, that must remain mysteries, till each man discovers them for himself. No man ever discovered and laid bare Paul's thorn to you, and you will never open your thorn to any man who has not already suffered from, and so discovered, his own. You only wait till our breast is at our thorn also; and then by our singing you will know what has happened to us also. When we so sing, or so listen to such singing, you will enrol us with Paul and with yourself among those who have come to visions and revelations of the Lord. Oh, no! you smile at our innocence, and say to us: Don't you see that the grace and the strength of Christ are not prescribed anywhere else in Holy Scripture for epilepsy or ophthalmia? Luke was there with his balsams, and with his changes of air, and with his rests in a desert place, for all these ailments of the Apostle. Don't you see, you demand of us, that this very prescription proclaims the malady; the very medicine more than half discovers the disease. Iron: a little wine: sound sleep: nourishing food: a month at the baths up among the mountains; these things would cure the commentators. But the grace and the strength of Christ are reserved for far other thorns than Luke could extract, or even alleviate.
It is no wonder that the most learned men have been at their wits' end about Paul's thorn. No blame to them since the very Apostle himself made such a profound mistake about his own thorn. With all his clearness of intellect, and with all his spiritual insight, Paul was as much at sea about his own thorn as if he had been a commentator of the dark ages. If I may say so, with my unsurpassed respect for so great an Apostle, he behaved like one of his own neophytes when his own thorn first came to him from Christ. By that time he ought to have been a teacher, but he had still need himself to be taught which be the first principles of personal religion, and had need of milk, and not of strong meat. For no sooner did the inward bleeding begin in Paul; no sooner did he begin to lose his night's rest because of the pain; no sooner did his heart begin to sink within him, than he fell to praying with all his well-known importunity that this whole thorn of his might be immediately taken away. Greatest of the apostles as he was; councillor almost of God Himself as he was; Paul's insight and faith and patience wholly failed him when his own thorn began its sanctifying work within him. You never made a greater mistake yourself than Paul made. With all his boasted knowledge of the mind of Christ, there was not a catechumen in Corinth or in Philippi with more of a fretful child in him than the so-called great Apostle was when his thorn came into his own flesh. For just hear his own ashamed confession long afterwards as to what he did. Without ever once asking either his Master or himself why that thorn had been sent to him; without ever looking once into his own heart for the sure explanation and the clear justification of the thorn, he instantly demanded that it should be removed. He acted as if his Master had paid no attention as to what befel His servant. He behaved himself as if his thorn had come to him out of nothing better than Christ's sheer caprice. 'This,' he said thrice, 'is so much pure and purposeless pain. This is so much quite gratuitous suffering that Thou hast let come upon me. Let this thorn only depart from me,' he cried, 'and I will return to my faith, and to my love, and to my service of Thee and Thy people; but not otherwise. As long as this thorn lasts and thus lacerates me, how shall I serve Thee or finish Thy work?' But his Lord compassionately overlooked and freely forgave Paul all his unbelief and all his impatience and all his foolish charges, and condescended and said to him: My grace is sufficient for thee; for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Lord, exclaimed Peter in his precipitancy, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. And Paul, a much stronger and a much less excitable man, said after he got his answer, and said it more and more all his days: 'Lord, not in one part of my flesh only, but plant those soul-saving thorns of Thine in all the still sinful parts of my body and my mind, in order that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For now as often as I am weak then am I strong. I am become a fool in my complaining. I still mistake my own salvation even when it lies at my door.'
But to come back to our riddle, and to set it over again to ourselves, so as to carry it home and work at it till we find out its true answer. What then is that thorn in the flesh of all God's best saints and of all Christ's best servants,-that thorn which still humbles, and humbles, and humbles them down, past all possible glorying in anything they are, or have ever been, or can ever be? Humbles the most heavenly-minded men in all the world down to death and hell, and so humbles such men only? What is it that Christ sends to stab His best servants deeper and deeper every day, and to impale them and buffet them till they are so many dead corpses rather than living and breathing and Christian men? And then on the other hand, what is that same thorn and stake and devil's fist that at every stab and stound and blow draws down the whole grace of Jesus Christ on the sufferer, till the sanctified saint kisses his thorn, and blesses his Lord, and would not part with the one or the other for all the world? Samson offered so many sheets and so many changes of raiment to any Philistine who within seven days would declare his riddle. And after John Bunyan had reset Samson's riddle to the readers of his Grace Abounding he felt sure that his sheets and his changes of raiment were all quite safe, for, after his offer to them, he said: "The Philistines will not understand me. But, all the same, it is written in the Scriptures, the father to the children shall make known in holy riddles the deep things of God." I give you therefore the next seven days and seven nights, Philistines and all, to find out Paul's great riddle. And as many of the children of light as shall have found out the only possible answer by this night se'ennight shall here receive, along with the grace and strength of Christ, a change of raiment. Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And He answered and said to those that stood before him, saying: Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him He said: Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head. And the angel of the Lord stood by. Such a reward still awaits all those who so plough with Paul's heifer as to find out his riddle. Yes; such a beautiful change of raiment awaits them, and such a fair mitre upon their head.
Webster's Dictionary - Flesh
(1):
(v. t.) To remove flesh, membrance, etc., from, as from hides.
(2):
(v. t.) To glut; to satiate; hence, to harden, to accustom.
(3):
(v. t.) To feed with flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; - from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other flesh. Hence, to use upon flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time.
(4):
(n.) In a bad sense, tendency to transient or physical pleasure; desire for sensual gratification; carnality.
(5):
(n.) The human eace; mankind; humanity.
(6):
(n.) Kindred; stock; race.
(7):
(n.) The aggregate of the muscles, fat, and other tissues which cover the framework of bones in man and other animals; especially, the muscles.
(8):
(n.) Animal food, in distinction from vegetable; meat; especially, the body of beasts and birds used as food, as distinguished from fish.
(9):
(n.) The human body, as distinguished from the soul; the corporeal person.
(10):
(n.) Human nature
(11):
(n.) In a good sense, tenderness of feeling; gentleness.
(12):
(n.) The soft, pulpy substance of fruit; also, that part of a root, fruit, and the like, which is fit to be eaten.
(13):
(n.) The character under the influence of animal propensities or selfish passions; the soul unmoved by spiritual influences.
King James Dictionary - Flesh
FLESH, n. I know not the primary sense it may be soft.
1. A compound substance forming a large part of an animal, consisting of the softer solids, as distinguished from the bones and the fluids. Under the general appellation of flesh, we include the muscles, fat, glands &c., which invest the bones and are covered with the skin. It is sometimes restricted to the muscles. 2. Animal food, in distinction from vegetable. Flesh without being qualified with acids, is too alkalescent a diet.
3. The body of beasts and fowls used as food, distinct from fish. In Lent, the Catholics abstain from flesh, but eat fish. 4. The body, as distinguished from the soul. As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable.
5. Animal nature animals of all kinds. The end of all flesh is come before me. Genesis 6 .
6. Men in general mankind. My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh. Genesis 6 .
7. Human nature. The word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John 1 .
8. Carnality corporeal appetites. Fasting serves to mortify the flesh.
The flesh lusteth against the spirit. Galatians 5 .
9. A carnal state a state of unrenewed nature. They that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8 .
10. The corruptible body of man, or corrupt nature. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 15 .
11. The present life the state of existence in this world. To abide in the flesh is more needful for you. Philippians 1 .
12. Legal righteousness, and ceremonial services. What shall we then say that Abraham, our father as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? Romans 4 . Galatians 3 .
13. Kindred stock family. He is our brother, and our flesh. Genesis 37 .
14. In botany, the soft pulpy substance of fruit also, that part of a root, fruit, &c., which is fit to be eaten. One flesh, denotes intimate relation. To be one flesh is to be closely united, as in marriage. Genesis 2 . Ephesians 5 .
After the flesh, according to outward appearances, John 8 :
Or according to the common powers of nature. Galatians 4 .:
Or according to sinful lusts and inclinations. Romans 8 .
An arm of flesh, human strength or aid.
FLESH,
1. To initiate a sportsman's use of the word, from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take or other flesh. 2. To harden to accustom to establish in any practice, as dogs by often feeding on any thing. Men fleshed in cruelty women fleshed in malice. 3. To glut to satiate. The wild dog
Shall flesh his tooth on every innocent.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Flesh
(σάρξ, κρέας)
Of the two words rendered ‘flesh’ in the English Version of the NT, κρέας is found only twice (Romans 14:21, 1 Corinthians 8:13), and in both cases applies to the flesh of slaughtered animals eaten as food. σάρξ occurs very frequently and in various significations, of which the following are the most important.
1. Its most literal and primary meaning is the soft tissues of the living body, whether of men or beasts (1 Corinthians 15:39, Revelation 19:18), as distinguished from both the blood (1 Corinthians 15:50) and the bones (Ephesians 5:30 TR [1] ; cf. Luke 24:39).
2. As the chief constituent of the body, and that which gives it its visible form, ‘flesh’ frequently indicates the whole body (Galatians 4:13 f.), which it designates, however, not as an organism (σῶμα, 1 Corinthians 12:12), but with reference to its characteristic material substance (2 Corinthians 12:7).
3. It is further employed, just as in the OT (Genesis 29:14; Genesis 37:27), to denote relationship due to natural origin through the physical fact of generation. Thus St. Paul describes Jesus Christ as ‘born of the seed of David according to the flesh’ (Romans 1:3), and refers to the Jewish people as ‘my kinsmen according to the flesh’ (Romans 9:3), or even as ‘my flesh’ (Romans 11:14). Similarly be calls Abraham ‘our forefather according to the flesh’ (Romans 4:1), and the author of Heb. characterizes natural fathers as ‘the fathers of our flesh’ in contrast with God as ‘the Father of spirits’ (Hebrews 12:9).
4. Again σάρξ is used, in the same way as σῶμα, to designate the lower part of human nature in contrast with the higher part, without any depreciation of the corporeal element being thereby intended. Thus ‘flesh’ is combined or contrasted with ‘spirit’ (Romans 2:28-29, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Peter 3:18), as ‘body’ is with ‘soul’ (Matthew 10:28) or ‘spirit’ (1 Corinthians 6:20, James 2:26), apart from any idea of disparagement, and only by way of indicating the fact that man is a unity of matter and spirit, of a lower part which links him to the outer world of Nature and a higher part which brings him into relation with God, both of them being essential to the completeness of his personality (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:1-4).
5. In many instances ‘flesh’ assumes a broader meaning, being employed to denote human nature generally, usually, however, with a suggestion of its creaturely frailty and weakness in contrast with God Himself, or His Spirit, or His word. ‘All flesh’ (Acts 2:17, 1 Peter 1:24) is equivalent to all mankind; ‘no flesh’ (Romans 3:20, 1 Corinthians 1:29, Galatians 2:16) has the force of ‘no mortal man.’ Similar to this is the use of the fuller expression ‘flesh and blood,’ as when St. Paul says that he ‘conferred not with flesh and blood’ (Galatians 1:16), and that ‘our wrestling is not against flesh and blood’ (Ephesians 6:12). That this use of ‘flesh,’ although pointing to human weakness, is free from any idea of moral taint, is sufficiently shown by the fact that it is employed to describe the human nature of Christ Himself (John 1:14, Romans 1:3; Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 2:14) by writers who are absolutely convinced of His sinlessness (John 8:46, 1 John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26).
6. In Heb. we have a special use of ‘flesh’ to designate earthly existence-a use which must be distinguished from those that have been already dealt with. ‘In the days of his flesh’ (Hebrews 5:7) does not mean in the days when He possessed a body, or in the days when He bore our human nature; for the author firmly believes in the continued and complete humanity of our heavenly High Priest (Hebrews 4:14 f.). It evidently means in the days when He lived upon earth as a man amongst men. Similarly, ‘through The veil, that is to say, his flesh’ (Hebrews 10:20) points to His life in those same ‘days of his flesh’-the whole period of His suffering humanity; and when the writer describes the rites of the OT Law as ‘ordinances of flesh’ (δικαιώματα σαρκός, English Version ‘carnal ordinances,’ Hebrews 9:10) and contrasts these with the blood of Christ in respect of atoning efficacy, the antithesis in his mind, as the context shows, is not so much between the material and the spiritual as between the earthly and the heavenly, the passing and the permanent, the temporal and the eternal. In the same way he draws a contrast between ‘the law of a carnal (σαρκίνης) commandment’ and ‘the power of an endless life’ (Hebrews 7:16).
7. In addition to the foregoing, which may all be characterized as natural meanings of ‘flesh,’ we find the word used by St. Paul in a distinctly theological and ethical sense to denote the seat and instrument of sin in fallen humanity, as opposed to the ‘mind,’ or higher nature of man, which accepts the Law of God (Romans 7:25), and the ‘spirit,’ which is the principle of life in the regenerate (Romans 8:4 ff., Galatians 5:16 ff; Galatians 6:8). In precisely the same way he employs the adj. ‘fleshly’ or ‘carnal’ in contrast with ‘spiritual’ (Romans 7:14, 1 Corinthians 3:1, etc.; see, further, Carnal). Pfleiderer and others have sought to explain this peculiar usage by supposing that in the Pauline anthropology there was a fundamental dualism between ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit,’ and that the Apostle saw in the physical or sensuous part of man the very source and principle of sin. Such a view, however, is contrary to St. Paul’s thoroughly Hebrew conception of the unity of body and soul in the human personality (see 4), and is expressly negatived by his teaching on such subjects as the sinlessness of Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) and the sanctification of the body (1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 6:19), and by his application of the epithet ‘carnal’ (1 Corinthians 3:3) and of the expression ‘works of the flesh’ (Galatians 5:19 ff.) to sins in which any sensuous or physical elements are entirely wanting. The most probable explanation of this Pauline antithesis of ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit’ is that it amounts to a contrast between the natural and the supernatural. Sin in St. Paul’s presentation of it comes in the case of fallen man through natural inheritance-all mankind descending from Adam ‘by ordinary generation’-and is therefore characterized as ‘flesh’; while the life of holiness, as a gift of the Divine Spirit, is described as ‘spirit’ with reference to its source.
Literature.-H. Cremer, Lex. of NT Greek3 Edinburgh, 1880, s.v. σάρξ, and article ‘Fleisch’ in Realencyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche 3; H. H. Wendt, Die Begriffe Fleisch u. Geist im bibl. Sprachgebrauch, Gotha, 1878; J. Laidlaw, Bible Doct. of Man, new ed., Edinburgh, 1895, p. 109ff., and Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) ii. 14; W. P. Dickson, St. Paul’s Use of the Terms ‘Flesh’ and ‘Spirit,’ Glasgow, 1883; A. B. Bruce, St. Paul’s Conception of Christianity, Edinburgh, 1894, ch. xiv.
J. C. Lambert.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Flesh
The word flesh hath different meanings in Scripture. It is a word of general acceptation in respect to animal life. Hence the apostle to the Corinthians, chapter the fifteenth, and thirty-ninth verse, saith, "All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds." And, hence, when the Lord determined the total destruction of the world, except the church preserved in the family of Noah, he said, "The end of all flesh is come before me." (Genesis 6:13) But beside this general acceptation of the word in relation to all animal life, the Scripture hath a more confined and special sense in reference to human nature.—"Hide not thyself from thine own flesh;" meaning, thine own nature. (Genesis 37:26-272)
There is another and more endearing sense of the word flesh, when spoken of in Scripture in relation to the types and affinities of families. Thus in the instance of the sons of Jacob, when some were for killing Joseph, Judah restrained from the deed, saying, "What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? Let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our flesh." (1618399886_62) And there is yet a far more endearing sense in which the word flesh is used in Scripture, when spoken of in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ; the nearest of all types, and the tenderest of all brothers. "For we are members (saith the apostle) of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones." (Ephesians 5:30) But the term flesh hath also another sense, when by of opposition to the spirit, it is taken as a comprehensive expression of our whole corrupt and carnal nature by the fall. "I know (saith Paul,) that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing." (Romans 5:18) And "elsewhere the same apostle saith, The flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." (Galatians 5:17) And hence when by the gracious work of regeneration wrought in the heart by the sovereign power of God the Holy Ghost, believers are then said "to be not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, it so be that the Spirit of God dwell in them." (Romans 8:9) And hence this new life of God in the soul is called union with Christ, in living upon Christ, and walking with Christ. "As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father, even so he that eateth me shall live by me." (John 6:57)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Flesh
Bâśâr (בָּשָׂר, Strong's #1320), “flesh; meat; male sex organ.” Cognates of this word appear in Ugaritic, Arabic, and Aramaic. Biblical Hebrew attests it about 270 times and in all periods.
The word means the “meaty part plus the skin” of men: “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof” (Gen. 2:21—the first occurrence). This word can also be applied to the “meaty part” of animals (Deut. 14:8). Gen. 41:2 speaks of seven cows, sleek and “fat of flesh.” In Num. 11:33, bâśâr means the meat or “flesh” of the quail that Israel was still chewing. Thus the word means “flesh,” whether living or dead.
Bâśâr often means the “edible part” of animals. Eli’s sons did not know God’s law concerning the priests’ portion, so “when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s [1] servant came, while the flesh was [2], with a [3] in his hand” (1 Sam. 2:13). However, they insisted that “before they burnt the fat … , Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have [4] flesh of thee, but raw” (literally, “living”—1 Sam. 2:15). Bâśâr, then, represents edible animal “flesh” or “meat,” whether cooked (Dan. 10:3) or uncooked. The word sometimes refers to “meat” that one is forbidden to eat (cf. Exod. 21:28).
This word may represent a part of the body. At some points, the body is viewed as consisting of two components, “flesh” and bones: “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Gen. 2:23). That part of the “fleshly” element known as the foreskin was to be removed by circumcision (Gen. 17:11). In other passages, the elements of the body are the “flesh,” the skin, and the bones (Lam. 3:4). Num. 19:5 mentions the “flesh,” hide, blood, and refuse of a heifer. In Job 10:11, we read: “Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast [5] me with bones and sinews.”
Flesh sometimes means “blood relative”: “And Laban said to him [6], Surely thou art my bone and my flesh” (Gen. 29:14). The phrase “your flesh” or “our flesh” standing alone may bear the same meaning: “Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh” (Gen. 37:27). The phrase she’er bâśâr is rendered “blood relative” (Lev. 18:6; KJV, “near of kin”).
About 50 times, “flesh” represents the “physical aspect” of man or animals as contrasted with the spirit, soul, or heart (the nonphysical aspect). In the case of men, this usage appears in Num. 16:22: “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?” In such passages, then, bâśâr emphasizes the “visible and structural part” of man or animal.
In a few passages, the word appears to mean “skin,” or the part of the body that is seen: “By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin” (Ps. 102:5; 119:120). In passages such as Lev. 13:2, the ideas “flesh” and “skin” are clearly distinguished.
Bâśâr sometimes represents the “male sex organ”: “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh [7], because of his issue he is unclean” (Lev. 15:2).
The term “all flesh” has several meanings. It means “all mankind” in Deut. 5:26: “For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God …?” In another place, this phrase refers to “all living creatures within the cosmos,” or all men and animals (Gen. 6:17).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Flesh
a term of very ambiguous import in the Scriptures. An eminent critic has enumerated no less than six different meanings which it bears in the sacred writings, and for which, he affirms, there will not be found a single authority in any profane writer:
1. It sometimes denotes the whole body considered as animated, as in Matthew 26:41 , "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
2. It sometimes means a human being, as in Luke 3:6 , "All flesh shall see the salvation of God."
3. Sometimes a person's kindred collectively considered, as in
Romans 11:14 , "If by any means I may provoke them which are my flesh."
4. Sometimes any thing of an external or ceremonial nature, as opposed to that which is internal and moral, as in Galatians 3:3 , "Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect in the flesh?"
5. The sensitive part of our nature, or that which is the seat of appetite, as in 2 Corinthians 7:1 , "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit;" where there can be no doubt that the pollutions of the flesh must be those of the appetites, being opposed to the pollutions of the spirit, or those of the passions. 6. It is employed to denote any principle of vice and moral pravity of whatever kind. Thus among the works of the flesh, Galatians 5:19-21 , are numbered not only adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, drunkenness, and revellings, which all relate to criminal indulgence of appetite, but idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, and murders, which are manifestly vices of a different kind, and partake more of the diabolical nature than of the beastly.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cuttings in the Flesh
This practice was forbidden in the law, as also was making any mark in the flesh. It was customary among the heathen, who cut themselves for the dead and tattooed their bodies in honour of their gods: the Israelites belonged to Jehovah. Leviticus 19:28 ; Leviticus 21:5 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Flesh
The substance of which the bodies of men and animals are composed. In the Bible, besides the ordinary sense, Job 33:25 , it denotes mankind as a race, Genesis 6:12 Psalm 145:21 Isaiah 40:5-6 ; and all living creatures on the earth, Genesis 6:17,19 . It is often used in opposition to "spirit," as we use body and soul, Job 14:22 ; and sometimes means the body as animated and sensitive, Matthew 26:41 , and the seat of bodily appetites, Proverbs 5:11 2 Corinthians 7:1 . In the New Testament, "flesh" is very often used to designate the bodily appetites, propensities, and passions, which draw men away from yielding themselves to the Lord and to the things of the Spirit. The flesh, or carnal principle, is opposed to the spirit, or spiritual principle, Romans 8:1-39 Galatians 5:17 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Flesh
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Smith's Bible Dictionary - Cuttings [in the Flesh]
Cuttings in the flesh, or the laceration of one's body for the "propitiation of their gods," (1 Kings 18:28 ) constituted a prominent feature of idolatrous worship, especially among the Syrians. The Israelites were prohibited from indulging in such practices. (Leviticus 19:28 ; 21:5 ; 14:1; Jeremiah 16:6 )
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Flesh
Since flesh is an obvious feature of the human body, the word ‘flesh’ developed a figurative usage in relation to human life. This usage was not limited to the physical existence of human beings, for the life of human beings within the physical world is inseparable from their moral imperfection. Inevitably, ‘flesh’ developed new meanings in relation to certain spiritual characteristics that are shared by all people.
Physical life
Among the expressions that use ‘flesh’ in relation to the physical nature of human beings are ‘flesh and blood’, ‘flesh and bone’ and ‘flesh and heart’. These may mean no more than body, person, human life, the human race, or something similar (Genesis 6:12; Job 2:5; Psalms 73:26; Psalms 78:39; Luke 3:6; John 1:14; John 8:15; 2 Corinthians 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 1:16; Philippians 1:22-24; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 1:24). A man and a woman united in marriage become one flesh, and people related to each other share the same flesh (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 29:14; Romans 1:3; Romans 8:6-8; Romans 9:3; see also BODY).
On account of the usage of ‘flesh’ in reference to the physical aspect of human life, the word is sometimes contrasted with ‘spirit’, that inner and higher aspect of human life (Matthew 26:41; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 3:18; see SPIRIT). This physical life, however, has been corrupted through sin, and this gives ‘flesh’ its particular meaning in the writings of Paul. There it refers to sinful human nature (Romans 8:5; Ephesians 2:3).
Sinful human nature
The nature of men and women everywhere is infected by sin from birth. Adam, as the father and head of the human race, rebelled against God and corrupted human nature from the beginning. All human beings, because of their union with Adam, are born with this sinful nature (Psalms 51:5; Romans 5:12; Romans 7:18; see SIN).
Human nature (the flesh) is directed and controlled by sin, and rebels against God’s law. It is incapable of being reformed and produces all the evil in the world. Like a deadly disease it cannot be cured, and leads only to moral decay and death (Romans 7:5; Romans 4:1; Galatians 6:8; Colossians 2:23). The evil results of the flesh affect every part of human life and activity (Galatians 5:19-21; cf. Matthew 7:18).
Although Jesus was born with a human nature, his nature was not affected by sin. By living in complete obedience to God’s law, dying for sin and rising victoriously from the dead, he condemned the flesh, so that people might no longer be enslaved by it (Romans 8:3-4; Hebrews 2:14-15; Hebrews 4:15).
When sinners repent and trust in the saving power of Christ, they receive new life and freedom through the Spirit of Christ who comes to dwell within them. But the flesh is not destroyed. Believers still lives in a world where everything, even their own nature, suffers from the effects of sin. The original sinful human nature remains with them till the end of their present earthly existence, but through Christ they are now free from its power (Romans 6:14; Romans 6:18; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:10-12; see JUSTIFICATION).
Therefore, there is a continual conflict in the lives of believers, the flesh fighting against the Spirit (Romans 8:5; Galatians 5:17). Before they trusted in Christ and became indwelt by the Spirit, the flesh had ruled them as a cruel master. If, now that they are believers, they readily give in to the flesh, it will soon bring them under its power again. In view of this, they must ensure that their behaviour is controlled and directed by the Spirit (Romans 6:12-18; Romans 8:4; Romans 8:13; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Galatians 5:16). They have no obligation to the flesh; they owe it nothing. They must neither trust in it nor give it any opportunity to satisfy its evil desires (Romans 8:12; Romans 13:14; Philippians 3:3).
Christ has condemned the old nature by his crucifixion (Romans 6:6; Romans 8:3). Those who belong to Christ must accept this by faith and show it to be true by living according to the new nature (Romans 6:7-14; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 5:24; Ephesians 4:22; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:5-10; Colossians 2:11; see REGENERATION; SANCTIFICATION).

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Flesh, - The estate of man: "all Flesh shall see the salvation of God," Luke 3:6 ; "the Word became Flesh. The material part of man and of animals: "all Flesh is not the same Flesh: but there is one kind of Flesh of men, another Flesh of beasts. The same kindred: "thou art my bone and my Flesh," Genesis 29:14 ; "he is our brother, and our Flesh. Union: "they shall be one Flesh," Genesis 2:24 ; Ephesians 5:29-31 . Man's nature, but corrupted by sin: "that which is born of the Flesh is Flesh," John 3:6 ; "sinful Flesh," Romans 8:3 . Though no longer the state of the Christian, yet the Flesh is in him, and is antagonistic to the Spirit, "the Flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye should not do the things that ye would. Thus the Spirit resists in the Christian the accomplishment of the lusts of the Flesh
Sarcophagous - ) Feeding on Flesh; Flesh-eating; carnivorous
Flesh And Spirit - Bible readers often suppose that any mention of the word “flesh” is automatically in contrast with the concept of “spirit” and is, therefore, intrinsically evil. However, the early appearances of the word “flesh” in the Bible contrast with spirit only in the sense that the Flesh is material substance, while the spirit is immaterial substance. The first mention of Flesh occurs in Genesis 2:21 , the account of the creation of woman from the side of man. The Bible simply records that God closed up Adam's Flesh. Adam's own judgment in Genesis 2:23 was that this is now “bone of my bones, and Flesh of my Flesh. Genesis 2:24 suggests that the man and his wife would become “one Flesh,” apparently indicating the sexual as well as the psychological union. ” Therefore, it may be safely concluded that the concept of “flesh” as such is not an evil concept but a part of the artistry and design of God. Nevertheless, it remains true that the Bible frequently contrasts Flesh with spirit. Once our first parents had sinned, all subsequent offspring were born with a tendency toward evil that manifests itself particularly in the Flesh. Hence, we are told in Mark 14:38 (NAS) that “the spirit is willing but the Flesh is weak. ” Thus, we are introduced to the fact that many of the temptations to which the human family is subject are those that relate to the Flesh. We are, therefore, instructed not to fulfill “the lust of the Flesh” ( 1 John 2:16 ). We are warned, in fact, that “the Flesh lusteth against the Spirit” (Galatians 5:17 ). Paul wrote,...
“Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the Flesh. For the Flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. ”...
The walk of obedience to the Holy Spirit, who is enshrined in the human spirit of twice born men, is the only way to avoid allowing the Flesh to rule. Essentially, the emphasis that Paul provides is not intended to suggest that the Spirit is good and the Flesh is evil, but rather that the Flesh should never rule the spiritual life of a man. Instead, the Flesh must be subjugated and made useful to the spiritual purposes and goals of humanity. The word translated carnal, for example, in Romans 8:7 , in which we are told that the “carnal mind” is enmity against God is a derivative of the Greek word for “flesh. ” Some Christians are carnal Christians (1 Corinthians 3:1 ) meaning that, while they have been saved, they nevertheless are ruled more by their Fleshly desires than by the Spirit. ...
One final limitation of the Flesh is its limited duration. 1 Peter 1:24 informs us “all Flesh is as grass. ” Flesh, therefore, passes away, but the spirit of man survives the grave and lives on in either hell or heaven. ...
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Flesh - Flesh, n. Under the general appellation of Flesh, we include the muscles, fat, glands &c. Flesh without being qualified with acids, is too alkalescent a diet. In Lent, the Catholics abstain from Flesh, but eat fish. As if this Flesh, which walls about our life, ...
Were brass impregnable. The end of all Flesh is come before me. My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is Flesh. The word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us. Fasting serves to mortify the Flesh. ...
The Flesh lusteth against the spirit. They that are in the Flesh cannot please God. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. To abide in the Flesh is more needful for you. What shall we then say that Abraham, our father as pertaining to the Flesh, hath found? Romans 4 . He is our brother, and our Flesh. One Flesh, denotes intimate relation. To be one Flesh is to be closely united, as in marriage. ...
After the Flesh, according to outward appearances, John 8 : ...
Or according to the common powers of nature. ...
An arm of Flesh, human strength or aid. ...
Flesh, ...
1. To initiate a sportsman's use of the word, from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take or other Flesh. Men Fleshed in cruelty women Fleshed in malice. The wild dog ...
Shall Flesh his tooth on every innocent
Flesh - Flesh is primarily translated from two Hebrew words: basar and se'er and one Greek word sarx . Flesh is used in a number of ways in the Bible. Even dead, a person is still called Flesh (1 Samuel 17:44 ) until the body returns as dust to the earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7 ). ...
Food and Sacrifice The Flesh of animals is used for food by humans (Genesis 9:3-4 ; 1Samuel 2:13,1 Samuel 2:15 ), while human Flesh may be eaten by animals (Genesis 40:19 ; Revelation 19:17-18 ). The Flesh of animals is used for sacrifice (Exodus 29:31 ). ...
Body The term “flesh” can denote the human body in its entirety—the part referring to the whole (Judges 8:7 ; 1 Kings 21:27 ; Ephesians 5:29 ; Hebrews 9:13 ). It can also denote the opposite where the whole refers to the part, especially when referring to the sexual organs such as the circumcision of the Flesh (Genesis 17:14 ; Galatians 6:13 ; Ephesians 2:11 ; Philippians 3:3 ; Colossians 2:13 ; compare Leviticus 15:2-3 , Leviticus 15:7 , Leviticus 15:19 ). It may signify a comprehensive sense whereby “all Flesh” refers to all of humanity (Joel 2:28 ; Matthew 24:22 ) or including both the human and animal creation (Genesis 6:13 , Genesis 6:17 ; Genesis 7:16 ; Leviticus 17:14 ). ...
Relationship Adam said of Eve's creation that she is the “bone of my bones, and Flesh of my Flesh” (Genesis 2:23 ; compare Genesis 29:14 ) denoting a kinship between the two, thus Adam and Eve were regarded as one Flesh (Genesis 2:24 ; Matthew 19:5 ; 1 Corinthians 6:16 ; Ephesians 5:31 ). Jesus was related to David with reference to the Flesh (Romans 1:3 ). It can refer to the outward expression of a person paralleling the inward action of the person as seen in Psalm 63:1 where the “soul thirsts” and the “flesh faints” NRSV and in Psalm 84:2 where the “heart and Flesh sing for joy” (NRSV). Peter, quoting from Psalm 16:1 , paralleled the Flesh with the heart and soul (Acts 2:26-27 ). Paul spoke of his sufferings for Christ as his Flesh suffering (Colossians 1:24 ). Greek philosophers saw the soul, heart, or mind distinguished from and superior to the Flesh. Hence, the psalmist (Psalm 73:26 ) referring to his “flesh and heart” sees the person in its entirety. Paul's reference to the Flesh denotes all of humanity when he stated that no Flesh is justified by the works of the law (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ). ...
Theological Significance Biblically, the Flesh is viewed as the created and natural humanity. Adam and Eve were created as Fleshly human beings. Because of the limited perspective and the weakness of the Flesh, Adam and Eve accepted Satan's lie. The weakness of the Flesh is seen in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus found the disciples sleeping. He enjoined them to watch and pray lest they enter into temptation for “the spirit indeed is willing, but the Flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41 ; Mark 14:38 ). Here, the Flesh was not sinful, but rather limited and weak due to fatigue, and easy to succumb to sleep. ...
In its weakness and limitation, the Flesh tends to yield to the temptation of what seems good naturally. Since sin promises pleasure and fulfillment, the natural propensity is for the Flesh to yield to sin's promises. Those who follow the impulses of the Flesh are governed by the Flesh and are characterized as those who live “after the Flesh” (Romans 8:5 ). Being enslaved to the desires of the Flesh (Ephesians 2:3 ), they have the mindset of the Flesh (Romans 8:5-7 ). Hence, the natural person controlled by the Flesh does not and cannot submit to God's will or please God (Romans 8:7-8 ; 1 Corinthians 2:14 ; compare Genesis 6:13 ). The limitation of the Flesh appears clearly in the human inability to discern God's revelation of Himself (Matthew 16:17 ; Galatians 1:13-24 ). Only death succeeds in convincing those who live according to the Flesh of the fleeting, temporal nature of the Flesh (Romans 6:23 ; Romans 8:6 ,Romans 8:6,8:13 ). Flesh-driven people are the children of wrath (Ephesians 2:3 ). ...
Flesh is weak but not naturally sinful. Christ came in the “likeness” of sinful Flesh (John 1:14 ; Romans 8:3 ; Hebrews 4:15 ) to redeem those who are in sinful Flesh. That is, Christ became a Flesh and blood person but did not give in to the desires of the Flesh. Instead, perfect in life and death, He died to provide salvation for all other persons, since they do give in to Fleshly desires. Those who trust in God's provision in Christ remain physically “in” the Flesh but do not live “according to” the Flesh (Galatians 2:20 ; Philippians 1:22-24 ). They are characterized as those who are not in the Flesh but in the Spirit (Romans 8:9 ) because they are governed not by the Flesh but by the Spirit (Romans 8:6 , Romans 8:11-17 ). They are those who are led by the Spirit to put to death the deeds of the Flesh, not the Flesh itself (Romans 8:13 ; Galatians 5:24 ). Believers must be careful not to be tricked into thinking that they have any obligation to the Flesh and its sinful, selfish desires (Romans 8:12-13 ; Galatians 3:3 ). The Flesh serves as a base of operation for sin (Romans 7:8 , Romans 7:11 ) and thus enslaves a person to sin (Romans 6:15-23 ; Romans 7:25 ). This does not imply that Flesh is automatically sinful, but its history in Adam shows the weakness of Flesh and its strong tendency to yield to the commands of sin. ...
In conclusion, the term “flesh” can be a neutral term referring to created humans and animals who are limited and weak, or it can refer to humans controlled by sin and its passions
Emaciate - ) To lose Flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in Flesh. ) To cause to waste away in Flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him
Flesh - Bâśâr (בָּשָׂר, Strong's #1320), “flesh; meat; male sex organ. ...
The word means the “meaty part plus the skin” of men: “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the Flesh instead thereof” ( Flesh. 11:33, bâśâr means the meat or “flesh” of the quail that Israel was still chewing. Thus the word means “flesh,” whether living or dead. Eli’s sons did not know God’s law concerning the priests’ portion, so “when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s [1] servant came, while the Flesh was [2], with a [3] in his hand” ( Flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have [4] Flesh of thee, but raw” (literally, “living”— Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Job 10:11, we read: “Thou hast clothed me with skin and Flesh, and hast [5] me with bones and sinews. ”...
Flesh sometimes means “blood relative”: “And Laban said to him [6], Surely thou art my bone and my Flesh” ( Flesh” or “our Flesh” standing alone may bear the same meaning: “Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our Flesh” ( Flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?” In such passages, then, bâśâr emphasizes the “visible and structural part” of man or animal. 13:2, the ideas “flesh” and “skin” are clearly distinguished. ...
Bâśâr sometimes represents the “male sex organ”: “Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his Flesh [7], because of his issue he is unclean” ( Flesh” has several meanings. 5:26: “For who is there of all Flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God …?” In another place, this phrase refers to “all living creatures within the cosmos,” or all men and animals ( Sarco - sa`rx, sa`rkos, Flesh; as, sarcophagous, Flesh-eating; sarcology
Fleshed - ) Corpulent; fat; having Flesh. ) of Flesh...
Uncarnate - ) To divest of Flesh. ) Not Fleshy; specifically, not made Flesh; not incarnate
Amalek - Esau is a type of the Flesh, and Amalek is also a type of the Flesh which has no place in the economy of GOD. So the human Flesh is at enmity with GOD. That which is born of the Flesh remains Flesh. The Flesh never gets converted, and never becomes holy in itself. There is no help for the Flesh found in the Scriptures. ...
Exodus 17:14 (c) Amalek was to be kept in subjection by Israel, and this is a type of our Flesh which is to be kept in subjection by the people of GOD. As the Flesh lusts against the Spirit ( Galatians 5:17), so Amalek fought against Israel constantly, and the Lord declared that this battle was to continue and never cease. ...
Deuteronomy 25:17 (c) Here again Amalek is represented as a type of Satan and of the Flesh, both of which attack GOD's people, especially when they are weak, weary and sick
Brawn - ) A muscle; Flesh. ) The Flesh of a boar; also, the salted and prepared Flesh of a boar
Flesh - The word Flesh hath different meanings in Scripture. Hence the apostle to the Corinthians, chapter the fifteenth, and thirty-ninth verse, saith, "All Flesh is not the same Flesh; but there is one kind of Flesh of men, another Flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. " And, hence, when the Lord determined the total destruction of the world, except the church preserved in the family of Noah, he said, "The end of all Flesh is come before me. —"Hide not thyself from thine own Flesh;" meaning, thine own nature. (Isaiah 58:7)...
There is another and more endearing sense of the word Flesh, when spoken of in Scripture in relation to the types and affinities of families. Thus in the instance of the sons of Jacob, when some were for killing Joseph, Judah restrained from the deed, saying, "What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood? Let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother and our Flesh. " (Genesis 37:26-27) And there is yet a far more endearing sense in which the word Flesh is used in Scripture, when spoken of in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ; the nearest of all types, and the tenderest of all brothers. "For we are members (saith the apostle) of his body, of his Flesh, and of his bones. " (Ephesians 5:30) But the term Flesh hath also another sense, when by of opposition to the spirit, it is taken as a comprehensive expression of our whole corrupt and carnal nature by the fall. "I know (saith Paul,) that in me, that is, in my Flesh, dwelleth no good thing. " (Romans 5:18) And "elsewhere the same apostle saith, The Flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the Flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. " (Galatians 5:17) And hence when by the gracious work of regeneration wrought in the heart by the sovereign power of God the Holy Ghost, believers are then said "to be not in the Flesh, but in the Spirit, it so be that the Spirit of God dwell in them
Incarnation - (Latin: in, in; caro, Flesh) ...
The word used to express the union of the Divine nature of the Son of God with human nature, in the Person of Jesus Christ. The Apostle, Saint John, says: "The Word was made Flesh" (John 1). The Word is the Son of God; by Flesh in Scripture is meant mankind, human nature, man, body and soul, as in Luke 3: "And all Flesh shall see the salvation of God. " The Son of God assumed our Flesh and dwelt among us like one of us in order to redeem us. The third versicle of the Angelus is: "The Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us
Fleshly - σαρκικός, 'belonging to the Flesh:' applied to the fallen condition of man: to his wisdom, ...
2 Corinthians 1:12 ; and to his lusts. In Romans 7:14 it is 'fleshly,' morally (the state of a new-born soul under bondage, doing the things he hates); in Romans 15:27 it is 'fleshly' physically ; and in some passages it is the Fleshly or carnal condition of the Christian as led of the Flesh. In most of these passages some MSS read σάρκινος, 'fleshy. σάρξ, 'flesh:' in Romans 8:7 ; Colossians 2:18 it is 'mind of the Flesh;' and in Hebrews 9:10 it is 'ordinances of Flesh. ' This Greek word is commonly translated 'flesh,' q
Carnally - In a carnal manner according to the Flesh in a manner to gratify the Flesh or sensual desire
Clingstone - ) A fruit, as a peach, whose Flesh adheres to the stone. ) Having the Flesh attached closely to the stone, as in some kinds of peaches
Flesh - The Old Testament employs two terms to denote Flesh: basar [ Genesis 2:21 ; Leviticus 13:10-11 ; Ezekiel 37:6 ; Daniel 1:15 ; Micah 3:3 ) and animals alike (Exodus 21:28 ), including animal Flesh used for food (Genesis 9:2-4 ) and in sacrifice (1 Samuel 2:13 ; Isaiah 65:4 ; Hosea 8:13 ). Flesh thus comes to denote blood-relationship (Genesis 2:23-24 ; in 6:51-63 ), and beyond that, kinship to all humans, "all Flesh" (Psalm 65:2 ; Isaiah 40:5 ; 49:26 ). Yet another extension of significance is the use of Flesh in reference to the human body as a whole (Leviticus 13:13 ; 16:4 ; 2 Kings 6:30 ). While in such uses it can denote a corpse (1 Samuel 17:44 ; 2 Kings 9:36 ), it more commonly denotes the whole life of the individual viewed from an external perspective so that safety of the Flesh is life (Psalm 16:9 ; Proverbs 4:20-22 ) and its endangerment a threat to life (Job 13:14 ; Proverbs 5:11 ). It is an easy step from Flesh as denoting life viewed externally to life viewed more comprehensively. "Flesh" is thus used interchangeably with "soul" and "body, " and credited with the emotions and responses of the whole person (Psalm 63:1 ; 84:2 ). In short, the human creature is Flesh in essence. Implicit in this is the idea that humans do not have Flesh, but are Flesh. If at times the outer being ("flesh") is distinguished from the inner ("heart" or "soul"), this is not because one is seen as more important than the other, but because both are indispensable for the existence of a whole person. As constituted essentially of Flesh the human creature stands over against God. By virtue of being God's creation Flesh is good, like all other parts of God's creation ( Job 10:8-12 ; Psalm 119:73 ; Isaiah 45:12 ). At the same time, Flesh as dependent on God, and in particular God's spirit (Genesis 2:7 ; 6:3 ; Isaiah 31:3 ), is frail and transitory (Psalm 78:39 ; Isaiah 40:6 ). While at no time is Flesh said to be sinful, it is implied that, by virtue of its frailty, Flesh is exposed to the onslaught of sin (Genesis 6:3,5,13 ). It is safe to say that all of the New Testament uses of Flesh are made from these Old Testament building blocks. The Greek word used most commonly in the New Testament to render the Hebrew word for Flesh (basar [1]) is sarx [2], which occurs 147 times. In the Synoptic Gospels "flesh" is used only four times (aside from Old Testament quotations in Mark 10:8 ; and Luke 3:6 ). In Matthew 16:17 "flesh and blood" stands for human beings in their wholeness, but especially in their mental and religious aspect. Mark 13:20 is a typical use of the Old Testament expression "all Flesh. In Luke 24:39 the "flesh and bones" of the risen Jesus contrast with the immateriality of ghosts, implying a positive estimate of materiality that again harmonizes with the Old Testament. In Acts there are 3 instances of "flesh" (2:17,26, 31). In 2:31 "flesh" clearly refers to Jesus in his wholeness, but with the important idea added that in his wholeness he survived death. The first two, however, use the term to make the significant point that it was "flesh"—true human naturethat Christ assumed in his incarnation. Jesus, through the spilling of his blood, opened the way into God's presence through the veil, which is interpreted as his Flesh (10:20). Just as it was only when the curtain was torn open that access to the Most Holy Place was possible, so it was only by the tearing of Jesus' Flesh in death that access to God's presence was made permanently available. Here, then, Flesh stands for Jesus' life in its wholeness: incarnate and surrendered in death. The remaining concentration of instances of Flesh in this grouping is found in the First Epistle of Peter, where there are examples (aside from the Old Testament quotation in 1:24). First Peter 3:21 echoes the same contrast found in Hebrews 9 between the cleansing of the Flesh and the conscience. The remaining examples (3:18; 4:1,2, 6) contrast death in the Flesh with life in the Spirit in reference both to Christ and the believer. The contrast throughout, then, is between "flesh" understood as earthly existence and "spirit" as life in the Spirit. The adjectival form sarkikos [3], "fleshly, " occurs at 2:11 and is probably best understood within the same frame of reference as the examples of the noun. The strictly literal sense is not found, but the extended sense, "all Flesh, " occurs at 17:2. In other examples the idea present is that of limitation, in which the Flesh or the sphere of the Flesh is contrasted with the divine sphere (1:13; 3:6). The Flesh is not evil; it simply is not the sphere of salvation, which rather is that of the Spirit. Cognate with these uses, though advancing beyond them, are passages in which Flesh denotes mere appearance rather than inner reality. The obverse of this is that Flesh may indeed be the medium of the revelation of God himself. Therefore to feed on his Flesh and blood is to share in his life (6:57-58). In the Epistles of John the accent falls on confession of Christ's coming in the Flesh as decisive for salvation (1 John 4:2 ; 2 John 7 ). "The desire of the Flesh" (1 John 2:16 ) is condemned not because it refers to the material realm, but because it refers to what is earthly and therefore transitory (v. The uniqueness of these in this regard is sufficiently indicated in that approximately two-thirds of the New Testament occurrences of Flesh are found in them, almost half of these in Romans and Galatians. There Flesh can denote the physical Flesh (1 Corinthians 15:39 ; 2 Corinthians 12:7 ) and, by extension, the human body (Galatians 4:13-14 ), humanity as a whole (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ), human descent (Romans 1:3 ; 9:3 ), and human relationships (Romans 4:1 ; 9:3-5 ). This does not imply that Flesh is evil per se: life "in the Flesh" is normal human existence (Galatians 2:20 ), but it is still merely human. The uniquely Pauline understanding begins from the idea that Flesh, as weak, becomes the gateway to sin (Romans 8:3 ; 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; Galatians 4:14 ). The accompanying war Paul describes as a struggle between Flesh and Spirit (Romans 8:5-17 ; Galatians 5:16-24 ). The seriousness of the struggle is indicated by the fact that the mind-set of the Flesh leads to death (Romans 8:6 ), and that those living in the Flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8 ). Flesh, however, is not intrinsically sinful, and may therefore be the scene of sin's defeat. This it became through Christ's coming and crucifixion in the Flesh (Romans 8:3 ). Those who identify themselves with him by faith likewise crucify the Flesh (Galatians 2:20 ; 5:24 ) so being emancipated from the power of sin in the Flesh (Romans 6:14 ; 8:9 )
Flesh - ); (2) the whole body (Psalm 16:9 ); (3) all living things having Flesh, and particularly humanity as a whole (Genesis 6:12,13 ); (4) mutability and weakness (2 Chronicles 32:8 ; Compare Isaiah 31:3 ; Psalm 78:39 ). As suggesting the idea of softness it is used in the expression "heart of Flesh" (Ezekiel 11:19 ). The expression "my Flesh and bone" (Judges 9:2 ; Isaiah 58:7 ) denotes relationship. Being "in the Flesh" means being unrenewed (Romans 7:5 ; 8:8,9 ), and to live "according to the Flesh" is to live and act sinfully (Romans 8:4,5,7,12 ). ...
This word also denotes the human nature of Christ (John 1:14 , "The Word was made Flesh
Venison - ) Formerly, the Flesh of any of the edible beasts of the chase, also of game birds; now, the Flesh of animals of the deer kind exclusively
Man-Eater - ) One who, or that which, has an appetite for human Flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human Flesh
Sherah - Flesh; relationship
Flesh - " Genesis 6:3, "for that lie also (even the race of godly Seth) (is become) Flesh (carnal). 1 Corinthians 1:26, "wise after the Flesh," i. Not the body, which is not in itself sinful; it was through thinking it so that Gnostic ascetics mortified it by austerities, while all the while their seeming neglecting of the body was pampering "the Flesh" (Colossians 2:21-23). "The Flesh" is the natural man, including the unrenewed will and mind, moving in the world of self and sense only. ...
Self imposed ordinances gratify the Flesh (i. "Trouble in the Flesh" is in their outward state, namely, through the present distress (1 Corinthians 7:28). So John 6:63, "it is the Spirit that quickeneth; the Flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and are life. " Not the outward Flesh, but the word of Christ, is what gives life. " "To know Christ after the Flesh" (2 Corinthians 5:16) means to know Him in His mere outward worldly relations, with a view to "glorying" in them (John 8:15; Philippians 3:3-10); as Judaizing Christians prided themselves on the Fleshly advantage of belonging to Israel, the nation of Christ, or on having seen Him in the Flesh, as a ground of superiority over others (2 Corinthians 11:18; 2 Corinthians 10:7). In Romans 4:1, "what hath Abraham found, as pertaining to the Flesh?" i. "All Flesh," i
Carnivorous - ) Eating or feeding on Flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek Flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc
Muskmelon - ) The fruit of a cucubritaceous plant (Cicumis Melo), having a peculiar aromatic flavor, and cultivated in many varieties, the principal sorts being the cantaloupe, of oval form and yellowish Flesh, and the smaller nutmeg melon with greenish Flesh
Discarnate - ) Stripped of Flesh
Uzzen-Sherah - Ear of the Flesh
Flyblow - ) To deposit eggs upon, as a Flesh fly does on meat; to cause to be maggoty; hence, to taint or contaminate, as if with flyblows. ) One of the eggs or young larvae deposited by a Flesh fly, or blowfly
Carrion - ) The dead and putrefying body or Flesh of an animal; Flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food
Carnationed - ) Having a Flesh color
Fleshless - ) Destitute of Flesh; lean
Flesh - Since Flesh is an obvious feature of the human body, the word ‘flesh’ developed a figurative usage in relation to human life. Inevitably, ‘flesh’ developed new meanings in relation to certain spiritual characteristics that are shared by all people. ...
Physical life...
Among the expressions that use ‘flesh’ in relation to the physical nature of human beings are ‘flesh and blood’, ‘flesh and bone’ and ‘flesh and heart’. A man and a woman united in marriage become one Flesh, and people related to each other share the same Flesh (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 29:14; Romans 1:3; Romans 4:1; Romans 9:3; see also BODY). ...
On account of the usage of ‘flesh’ in reference to the physical aspect of human life, the word is sometimes contrasted with ‘spirit’, that inner and higher aspect of human life (Matthew 26:41; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 3:18; see SPIRIT). This physical life, however, has been corrupted through sin, and this gives ‘flesh’ its particular meaning in the writings of Paul. ...
Human nature (the Flesh) is directed and controlled by sin, and rebels against God’s law. The evil results of the Flesh affect every part of human life and activity (Galatians 5:19-21; cf. By living in complete obedience to God’s law, dying for sin and rising victoriously from the dead, he condemned the Flesh, so that people might no longer be enslaved by it (Romans 8:3-4; Hebrews 2:14-15; Hebrews 4:15). But the Flesh is not destroyed. ...
Therefore, there is a continual conflict in the lives of believers, the Flesh fighting against the Spirit (Romans 8:5; Galatians 5:17). Before they trusted in Christ and became indwelt by the Spirit, the Flesh had ruled them as a cruel master. If, now that they are believers, they readily give in to the Flesh, it will soon bring them under its power again. They have no obligation to the Flesh; they owe it nothing
Anthropophaginian - ) One who east human Flesh
Anthropophagous - ) Feeding on human Flesh; cannibal
Carnivoracity - ) Greediness of appetite for Flesh
Sarcophagy - ) The practice of eating Flesh
Amyous - ) Wanting in muscle; without Flesh
Enflesh - ) To clothe with Flesh
Carnivora - They are adapted by their structure to feed upon Flesh, though some of them, as the bears, also eat vegetable food. The teeth are large and sharp, suitable for cutting Flesh, and the jaws powerful
Carnate - ) Invested with, or embodied in, Flesh
Anthropophagy - ) The eating of human Flesh; cannibalism
Unfleshly - ) Not pertaining to the Flesh; spiritual
Recarnify - ) To convert again into Flesh
Marcor - ) A wasting away of Flesh; decay
Baldness - See Cuttings in the Flesh, Hair
Venison - ...
The Flesh of beasts of game, or of such wild animals as are taken in the chase. It is however, in the United States, applied exclusively to the Flesh of the deer or cervine genus of animals
Flesh Pots - Flesh POTS ( Exodus 16:3 )
Carneous - ) Consisting of, or like, Flesh; carnous; Fleshy
Dry-Boned - ) Having dry bones, or bones without Flesh
Sarcoid - ) Resembling Flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode
Excarnificate - ) To clear of Flesh; to excarnate
Excarnate - ) To deprive or clear of Flesh
Rawboned - ) Having little Flesh on the bones; gaunt
Carnal, Carnally - 1: σαρκικός (Strong's #4559 — Adjective — sarkikos — sar-kee-kos' ) from sarx, "flesh," signifies (a) "having the nature of Flesh," i. 4); having its seat in the animal nature, or excited by it, 1 Peter 2:11 , "fleshly," or as the equivalent of "human," with the added idea of weakness, figuratively of the weapons of spiritual warfare, "of the Flesh" (AV, "carnal"), 2 Corinthians 10:4 ; or with the idea of unspirituality, of human wisdom, "fleshly," 2 Corinthians 1:12 ; (b) "pertaining to the Flesh" (i. ...
2: σάρκινος (Strong's #4560 — Adjective — sarkinos — sar'-kee-nos ) (a) "consisting of Flesh," 2 Corinthians 3:3 , "tables that are hearts of Flesh" (AV, "fleshy tables of the heart"); (b) "pertaining to the natural, transient life of the body," Hebrews 7:16 , "a carnal commandment;" (c) given up to the Flesh, i. lxxi, lxxii) says that sarkikos describes the lusts which have their source in man's corrupt and fallen nature, and the man is sarkikos who allows to the Flesh a place which does not belong to it of right; in 1 Corinthians 3:1 sarkinos is an accusation far less grave than sarkikos would have been. See FleshLY , FleshY
Caldron - A vessel for boiling Flesh (2 Chronicles 35:13)
Colloped - ) Having ridges or bunches of Flesh, like collops
Skinny - ) Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting Flesh
Fleshings - ) Flesh-colored tights, worn by actors dancers
Disflesh - ) To reduce the Flesh or obesity of
Sarcosis - ) Abnormal formation of Flesh
Unflesh - ) To deprive of Flesh; to reduce a skeleton
Full-Formed - ) Full in form or shape; rounded out with Flesh
Fleshquake - ) A quaking or trembling of the Flesh; a quiver
Flesh - (σάρξ, κρέας)...
Of the two words rendered ‘flesh’ in the English Version of the NT, κρέας is found only twice (Romans 14:21, 1 Corinthians 8:13), and in both cases applies to the Flesh of slaughtered animals eaten as food. As the chief constituent of the body, and that which gives it its visible form, ‘flesh’ frequently indicates the whole body (Galatians 4:13 f. Paul describes Jesus Christ as ‘born of the seed of David according to the Flesh’ (Romans 1:3), and refers to the Jewish people as ‘my kinsmen according to the Flesh’ (Romans 9:3), or even as ‘my Flesh’ (Romans 11:14). Similarly be calls Abraham ‘our forefather according to the Flesh’ (Romans 4:1), and the author of Heb. characterizes natural fathers as ‘the fathers of our Flesh’ in contrast with God as ‘the Father of spirits’ (Hebrews 12:9). Thus ‘flesh’ is combined or contrasted with ‘spirit’ (Romans 2:28-29, 1 Corinthians 5:5, 1 Peter 3:18), as ‘body’ is with ‘soul’ (Matthew 10:28) or ‘spirit’ (1 Corinthians 6:20, James 2:26), apart from any idea of disparagement, and only by way of indicating the fact that man is a unity of matter and spirit, of a lower part which links him to the outer world of Nature and a higher part which brings him into relation with God, both of them being essential to the completeness of his personality (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 5:1-4). In many instances ‘flesh’ assumes a broader meaning, being employed to denote human nature generally, usually, however, with a suggestion of its creaturely frailty and weakness in contrast with God Himself, or His Spirit, or His word. ‘All Flesh’ (Acts 2:17, 1 Peter 1:24) is equivalent to all mankind; ‘no Flesh’ (Romans 3:20, 1 Corinthians 1:29, Galatians 2:16) has the force of ‘no mortal man. ’ Similar to this is the use of the fuller expression ‘flesh and blood,’ as when St. Paul says that he ‘conferred not with Flesh and blood’ (Galatians 1:16), and that ‘our wrestling is not against Flesh and blood’ (Ephesians 6:12). That this use of ‘flesh,’ although pointing to human weakness, is free from any idea of moral taint, is sufficiently shown by the fact that it is employed to describe the human nature of Christ Himself (John 1:14, Romans 1:3; Romans 9:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 2:14) by writers who are absolutely convinced of His sinlessness (John 8:46, 1 John 3:5, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26). we have a special use of ‘flesh’ to designate earthly existence-a use which must be distinguished from those that have been already dealt with. ‘In the days of his Flesh’ (Hebrews 5:7) does not mean in the days when He possessed a body, or in the days when He bore our human nature; for the author firmly believes in the continued and complete humanity of our heavenly High Priest (Hebrews 4:14 f. Similarly, ‘through The veil, that is to say, his Flesh’ (Hebrews 10:20) points to His life in those same ‘days of his Flesh’-the whole period of His suffering humanity; and when the writer describes the rites of the OT Law as ‘ordinances of Flesh’ (δικαιώματα σαρκός, English Version ‘carnal ordinances,’ Hebrews 9:10) and contrasts these with the blood of Christ in respect of atoning efficacy, the antithesis in his mind, as the context shows, is not so much between the material and the spiritual as between the earthly and the heavenly, the passing and the permanent, the temporal and the eternal. In addition to the foregoing, which may all be characterized as natural meanings of ‘flesh,’ we find the word used by St. ‘fleshly’ or ‘carnal’ in contrast with ‘spiritual’ (Romans 7:14, 1 Corinthians 3:1, etc. Pfleiderer and others have sought to explain this peculiar usage by supposing that in the Pauline anthropology there was a fundamental dualism between ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit,’ and that the Apostle saw in the physical or sensuous part of man the very source and principle of sin. Paul’s thoroughly Hebrew conception of the unity of body and soul in the human personality (see 4), and is expressly negatived by his teaching on such subjects as the sinlessness of Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) and the sanctification of the body (1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 6:19), and by his application of the epithet ‘carnal’ (1 Corinthians 3:3) and of the expression ‘works of the Flesh’ (Galatians 5:19 ff. The most probable explanation of this Pauline antithesis of ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit’ is that it amounts to a contrast between the natural and the supernatural. Paul’s presentation of it comes in the case of fallen man through natural inheritance-all mankind descending from Adam ‘by ordinary generation’-and is therefore characterized as ‘flesh’; while the life of holiness, as a gift of the Divine Spirit, is described as ‘spirit’ with reference to its source. Paul’s Use of the Terms ‘Flesh’ and ‘Spirit,’ Glasgow, 1883; A
Flesh - It sometimes denotes the whole body considered as animated, as in Matthew 26:41 , "The spirit is willing, but the Flesh is weak. It sometimes means a human being, as in Luke 3:6 , "All Flesh shall see the salvation of God. Sometimes a person's kindred collectively considered, as in ...
Romans 11:14 , "If by any means I may provoke them which are my Flesh. Sometimes any thing of an external or ceremonial nature, as opposed to that which is internal and moral, as in Galatians 3:3 , "Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect in the Flesh?"...
5. The sensitive part of our nature, or that which is the seat of appetite, as in 2 Corinthians 7:1 , "Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the Flesh and spirit;" where there can be no doubt that the pollutions of the Flesh must be those of the appetites, being opposed to the pollutions of the spirit, or those of the passions. Thus among the works of the Flesh, Galatians 5:19-21 , are numbered not only adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, drunkenness, and revellings, which all relate to criminal indulgence of appetite, but idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, and murders, which are manifestly vices of a different kind, and partake more of the diabolical nature than of the beastly
Carnation - ) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full color; the Flesh tints. ) The natural color of Flesh; rosy pink
Flesh-Hook - Flesh-HOOK . The Flesh-hook used by the priest’s servant at Shiloh was a three-pronged fork ( 1 Samuel 2:13 ), as were probably those of bronze and gold mentioned in connexion with the Tabernacle ( Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ) and Temple ( 1 Chronicles 28:17 , 2 Chronicles 4:16 ) respectively
Excarnification - ) The act of excarnificating or of depriving of Flesh; excarnation
Pork - ) The Flesh of swine, fresh or salted, used for food
Tabefaction - ) A wasting away; a gradual losing of Flesh by disease
Obesity - ) The state or quality of being obese; incumbrance of Flesh
Skinbound - ) Having the skin adhering closely and rigidly to the Flesh; hidebound
Fleshhood - ) The state or condition of having a form of Flesh; incarnation
Veal - ) The Flesh of a calf when killed and used for food
Sarcophile - ) A Flesh-eating animal, especially any one of the carnivorous marsupials
Rowel - ) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the Flesh of a horse). , passed through the Flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery
Creatic - ) Relating to, or produced by, Flesh or animal food; as, creatic nausea
Excarnation - ) The act of depriving or divesting of Flesh; excarnification; - opposed to incarnation
Fleshmonger - ) One who deals in Flesh; hence, a pimp; a procurer; a pander
Omophagic - ) Eating raw Flesh; using uncooked meat as food; as, omophagic feasts, rites
Sarcotic - ) Producing or promoting the growth of Flesh
Kibe - ) A chap or crack in the Flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain
Fleshly, Fleshy - FleshLY, FleshY . ‘Fleshly’ is that which belongs to the Flesh, carnal , as Colossians 2:18 ‘fleshly mind,’ as opposed to ‘spiritually minded’ (cf. ‘Fleshy’ is that which is made of Flesh, tender , as 2 Corinthians 3:3 ‘written … not in tables of stone, but in Fleshy tables of the heart
Beef - ) The Flesh of an ox, or cow, or of any adult bovine animal, when slaughtered for food. ) Applied colloquially to human Flesh
Fast, Black - A form of fasting with abstinence from Flesh meat, eggs, butter, cheese, and milk enjoined
Cannibalism - ) The act or practice of eating human Flesh by mankind
Fleshing - ) A person devoted to Fleshly things. ) of Flesh...
Fleshhook - Flesh'HOOK, n. A hook to draw Flesh from a pot or caldron
Livid - ) Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as Flesh by contusion
Fleshpot - ) A pot or vessel in which Flesh is cooked...
Livyatan - a giant sea creature whose Flesh will be served to the righteous in the Messianic age...
Trichinoscope - ) An apparatus for the detection of trichinae in the Flesh of animals, as of swine
Marasmus - ) A wasting of Flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis
Bisk - ) Soup or broth made by boiling several sorts of Flesh together
Morello - ) A kind of nearly black cherry with dark red Flesh and juice, - used chiefly for preserving
Carnassial - ) Adapted to eating Flesh
Putrescin - ) A nontoxic diamine, C4H12N2, formed in the putrefaction of the Flesh of mammals and some other animals
Mutton - ) The Flesh of a sheep
Patricians - His distinguishing tenet was, that the substance of the Flesh is not the work of God, but that of the devil; on which account his adherents bore an implacable hatred to their own Flesh, which sometimes carried them so far as to kill themselves
Cantaloupe - ) A muskmelon of several varieties, having when mature, a yellowish skin, and Flesh of a reddish orange color
Sarcophagan - ) Any animal which eats Flesh, especially any carnivorous marsupial
Melocotoon - ) A kind of peach having one side deep red, and the Flesh yellow
Broth - ) Liquid in which Flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup
Carnous - ) Of a Fleshy consistence; - applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc. ) Of or pertaining to Flesh; Fleshy
Bacon - ) The back and sides of a pig salted and smoked; formerly, the Flesh of a pig salted or fresh
Lere - ) Flesh; skin
Meagre - ) Destitue of, or having little, Flesh; lean. aquila), having white bloodless Flesh
Crawford - ) A Crawford peach; a well-known freestone peach, with yellow Flesh, first raised by Mr
Collop - ) A small slice of meat; a piece of Flesh
Winesap - ) A variety of winter apple of medium size, deep red color, and yellowish Flesh of a rich, rather subacid flavor
Trubu - ) An East India herring (Clupea toli) which is extensively caught for the sake of its roe and for its Flesh
Torn - ...
Neither shall ye eat any Flesh that is torn by the beasts in the field
Carnally - ) According to the Flesh, to the world, or to human nature; in a manner to gratify animal appetites and lusts; sensually
Carnage - ) Flesh of slain animals or men
Flabby - ) Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid; as, flabby Flesh
Virgalieu - ) A valuable kind of pear, of an obovate shape and with melting Flesh of delicious flavor; - more properly called White Doyenne
Tortoise - Its Flesh dried was used as a charm or medicine; the Arabs made broth of its Flesh (Hasselquist, 220); the Syrians ate its Flesh (Jerome adv
Salmon - ) A reddish yellow or orange color, like the Flesh of the salmon. ) Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the Flesh of the salmon
Cannibal - ) A human being that eats human Flesh; hence, any that devours its own kind
Flaccid - ) Yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness; soft and weak; limber; lax; drooping; flabby; as, a flaccid muscle; flaccid Flesh
Exocarp - ) The outer portion of a fruit, as the Flesh of a peach or the rind of an orange
Abhorring - As a noun, it is used in Isaiah 66for the object of hatred - "An abhorring to all Flesh
Morbidezza - ) Delicacy or softness in the representation of Flesh
Meat - As related to the law of the Church, the Flesh of animals and birds, inasmuch as Flesh is eaten by man
Analcime - ) A white or Flesh-red mineral, of the zeolite family, occurring in isometric crystals
Sloughy - ) Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living Flesh
Caldron, - a vessel for boiling Flesh, for either ceremonial or domestic use
Swine - The Flesh of swine was forbidden as food by the Levitical law, ( Leviticus 11:7 ; 14:8) the abhorrence which the Jews as a nation had of it may be inferred from (Isaiah 65:4 ) and 2 Maccabees 6:18,19 . No other reason for the command to abstain from swine's Flesh is given in the law of Moses beyond the general one which forbade any of the mammalia as food which did not literally fulfill the terms of the definition of a clean animal" viz,, that it was to be a cloven-footed ruminant. It is, however, probable that dietetical considerations may have influenced Moses in his prohibition of swine's Flesh: it is generally believed that its use in hot countries is liable to induce cutaneous disorders; hence in a people liable to leprosy the necessity for the observance of a strict rule. Although the Jews did not breed swine during the greater period of their existence as a nation there can be little doubt that the heathen nations of Palestine used the Flesh as food. At the time of our Lord's ministry it would appear that the Jews occasionally violated the law of Moses with regard to swine's Flesh
Sarcophaga - ) A genus of Diptera, including the Flesh flies
Couscous - ) A kind of food used by the natives of Western Africa, made of millet flour with Flesh, and leaves of the baobab; - called also lalo
Flesh-Hook - A many-pronged fork used in the sacrificial services (1 Samuel 2:13,14 ; Exodus 27:3 ; 38:3 ) by the priest in drawing away the Flesh. But Hophni and Phinehas, not content with this, sent a servant to seize with a Flesh-hook a further portion
Bruise - When applied to animal Flesh or to vegetables, a bruise is a contusion that impairs the natural solidity and texture of the part, but often without breaking the skin. A contusion a hurt upon the Flesh of animals, upon plants or other bodies, with a blunt or heavy instrument
Agyniani - They condemned all use of Flesh and marriage as not instituted by God, but introduced at the instigation of the devil
Zobo - ) A kind of domestic cattle reared in Asia for its Flesh and milk
Transubstantiate - ) To change, as the sacramental elements, bread and wine, into the Flesh and blood of Christ
Mydaleine - ) A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid Flesh and from herring brines
Flesh - ) To remove Flesh, membrance, etc. ) To feed with Flesh, as an incitement to further exertion; to initiate; - from the practice of training hawks and dogs by feeding them with the first game they take, or other Flesh. Hence, to use upon Flesh (as a murderous weapon) so as to draw blood, especially for the first time
Esau - Genesis 25:25 (c) This is a type of the Flesh and the life of selfishness in contrast with Jacob and the life of faith
Canker, - The word of those who err from the truth eats like a 'gangrene' which consumes the Flesh
Circumcision - ...
Hence circumcision is typical of the putting off the body of the Flesh by those who accept the cross as the end of all Flesh, because Christ was there cut off as to the Flesh: see Colossians 2:11 : "In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the [1] Flesh by the circumcision of Christ;" and again, "We are the circumcision which worship God by the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the Flesh
Capon - when fattened; a male chicken gelded to improve his Flesh for the table
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Cicatrize - ) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated Flesh
Oat - hircus), which is raised for its milk, Flesh, and skin
Oat - hircus), which is raised for its milk, Flesh, and skin
Reengage - ) A kind of plum of medium size, roundish shape, greenish Flesh, and delicious flavor
Beccafico - (Silvia hortensis), which is highly prized by the Italians for the delicacy of its Flesh in the autumn, when it has fed on figs, grapes, etc
Carnelian - ) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, Flesh red, or reddish white color
Fleshy, - 'Pertaining to the Flesh,' as the body of man. In the common Greek Text this occurs only in 2 Corinthians 3:3 : "fleshy tables of the heart. " See FleshLY
Reengage - ) A kind of plum of medium size, roundish shape, greenish Flesh, and delicious flavor
Skiving - ) A piece made in paring or splitting leather; specifically, the part from the inner, or Flesh, side
Chastity, Virtue of - (Latin: castigare, to chastise) ...
So called because its exercise is the chastising of the Flesh and its special concupiscence. To be saved one must subject the Flesh to the spirit, and consequently that strongest of the desires which war against the soul
Mummy - ) A gummy liquor that exudes from embalmed Flesh when heated; - formerly supposed to have magical and medicinal properties. ) Dried Flesh of a mummy
Virtue of Chastity - (Latin: castigare, to chastise) ...
So called because its exercise is the chastising of the Flesh and its special concupiscence. To be saved one must subject the Flesh to the spirit, and consequently that strongest of the desires which war against the soul
Exercise, Bodily - An ascetic mortification of the Flesh and denial of personal gratification (Compare Colossians 2:23 ) to which some sects of the Jews, especially the Essenes, attached importance
Dewlap - ) The Flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age
Fatness - ) The quality or state of being fat, plump, or full-fed; corpulency; fullness of Flesh
Fleshy - ) Full of, or composed of, Flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross. ) Composed of firm pulp; succulent; as, the houseleek, cactus, and agave are Fleshy plants
Kibrothhattaavah - One of the halting places of the Israelites, called 'the graves of lust,' "because there they buried the people that lusted" for Flesh
Consume - Fire consumes wood, coal, stubble animals consume Flesh and vegetables. My Flesh is consumed away. ...
Their Flesh--their eyes--their tongue shall consume away
Raw - Not covered with skin bare, as Flesh. If there is quick raw Flesh in the risings, it is an old leprosy. Bare of Flesh
Carnal - ) Flesh-devouring; cruel; ravenous; bloody. ) Of or pertaining to the body or its appetites; animal; Fleshly; sensual; given to sensual indulgence; lustful; human or worldly as opposed to spiritual
Ridiron - ) A grated iron utensil for broiling Flesh and fish over coals
Fleshy - Flesh'Y, a. Full of Flesh plump musculous. The sole of his foot is Fleshy. Fat gross corpulent as a Fleshy man
Ravy - ) The juice or other liquid matter that drips from Flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up
Sardius - Or SARDINE, a species of precious stone of a blood red, or sometimes of a Flesh-color
Freestone - ) Having the Flesh readily separating from the stone, as in certain kinds of peaches
Seethe - ) To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe Flesh
Fatling - A lamb, kid or other young animal fattened for slaughter a fat animal applied to quadrupeds whose Flesh is used for food
Lacerate - ) To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the Flesh
Blood - , prefix haem,), besides its natural meaning, stands, (a) in conjunction with sarx, "flesh," "flesh and blood," Matthew 16:17 ; 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; Galatians 1:16 ; the original has the opposite order, blood and Flesh, in Ephesians 6:12 ; Hebrews 2:14 ; this phrase signifies, by synecdoche, "man, human beings. " It stresses the limitations of humanity; the two are essential elements in man's physical being; "the life of the Flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ; (b) for human generation, John 1:13 ; (c) for "blood" shed by violence, e. As "the life of the Flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and was forfeited by sin, life eternal can be imparted only by the expiation made, in the giving up of the life by the sinless Savior
Dreamer of Dreams - as to the gospel and the confession of Jesus Christ come in Flesh. In Jeremiah 27:9 the 'dreamers' are classed with 'diviners,' and in Jude 8 they are those that defile the Flesh
Tenderness - The state of being tender or easily broken, bruised or injured softness brittleness as the tenderness of a thread the tenderness of Flesh. The state of being easily hurt soreness as the tenderness of Flesh when bruised or inflamed
Calver - ) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered; as, grayling's Flesh will calver
Literally - ) According to the primary and natural import of words; not figuratively; as, a man and his wife can not be literally one Flesh
Quail - "Ere the Flesh was consumed" (so Hebrew) God's wrath smote them. Eating birds' Flesh continually, after long abstinence from Flesh, a whole month greedily, in a hot climate predisposed them by surfeit to sickness; God miraculously intensified this into a plague, and the place became Kibroth Hattaavah, "the graves of lust. " (See KIBROTH HATTAAVAH The red legged crane's Flesh is nauseous, and is not therefore likely to be meant
Strangled - 1: πνικτός (Strong's #4156 — Adjective — pniktos — pnik-tos' ) from pnigo, "to choke," occurs in Acts 15:20,29 ; 21:25 , of the Flesh of animals killed by strangling, without shedding their blood (see, e
Fleshly - ) Of or pertaining to the Flesh; corporeal. ) In a Fleshly manner; carnally; lasciviously
Reening - ) A greenish apple, of several varieties, among which the Rhode Island greening is the best known for its fine-grained acid Flesh and its excellent keeping quality
Logos - org]'>[1] made Flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14)
Arrhabonarii - A sect who held that the Eucharist is neither the real Flesh or blood of Christ, nor yet the sign of them, but only the pledge or earnest thereof
Meat - Several Hebrew and Greek words of various significations are so translated, but scarcely any refer to Flesh: the general meaning is food of any sort
Bone - ” In Job 10:11, ‛etsem is used to denote the bone as one of the constituent parts of the human body: “Thou hast clothed me with skin and Flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. ” When Adam remarked of Eve that she was “bone of his bone,” and Flesh of his Flesh, he was referring to her creation from one of his rib bones ( Flesh” (Job 2:5 where, used with “flesh,” ‛etsem represents one’s “body”: “But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his Flesh [2]. ” For example, the Passover lamb is to be eaten in a single house and “thou shalt not carry forth aught of the Flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof” ( Cautery - ) A burning or searing, as of morbid Flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue
Lernean - Some species penetrate the skin and Flesh with the elongated head, and feed on the viscera
Shrovetide - ,hear confessions) ...
Monday and Tuesday (also sometimes the preceding Thursday) before Ash Wednesday, known in sourther Europe as the Carnival (carnem levare, taking away of Flesh); a period of festivity before Lent
Canvasback - ) A Species of duck (Aythya vallisneria), esteemed for the delicacy of its Flesh
Bongo - Their Flesh is especially esteemed as food
Flaccid - ...
Soft and weak limber lax drooping hanging down by its own weight yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness as a flaccid muscle flaccid Flesh
Circumcision - Jeremiah 4:4 (b) Here is a type which compares the physical circumcision with the spiritual act of reckoning one's self dead unto sin and of laying aside the desires of the Flesh
Putrid - ) Tending to decomposition or decay; decomposed; rotten; - said of animal or vegetable matter; as, putrid Flesh
Eland - It is valued both for its hide and Flesh, and is rapidly disappearing in the settled districts; - called also Cape elk
Will-Worship - Worship that springs from the will of man and which satisfies the Flesh
Cutting - The Flesh in various ways was an idolatrous practice, a part of idol-worship (Deuteronomy 14:1 ; 1 Kings 18:28 ). The tearing of the Flesh from grief and anguish of spirit in mourning for the dead was regarded as a mark of affection (Jeremiah 16:6 ; 41:5 ; 48:37 )
Hatred - Among the works of the Flesh (Galatians 5:20 )
Cruelly - Painfully with severe pain, or torture as, an instrument may cut the Flesh most cruelly
Ymnosophist - ) One of a sect of philosophers, said to have been found in India by Alexander the Great, who went almost naked, denied themselves the use of Flesh, renounced bodily pleasures, and employed themselves in the contemplation of nature
Eat - Men eat Flesh and vegetables. We say a cancer eats the Flesh. Isaiah 22 ...
In scripture, to eat the Flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith. A cancer eats into the Flesh
Venison - The Flesh of a wild animal taken by hunting (Genesis 25:28 ; “game,” NAS, NRSV; “wild game,” NIV)
Ranite - ) A crystalline, granular rock, consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, and usually of a whitish, grayish, or Flesh-red color
Fleshly - Flesh'LY, a. Pertaining to the Flesh corporeal. Abstain from Fleshly lusts. Vain of Fleshly arm. ...
Fleshly wisdom
Tumid - ) Swelled, enlarged, or distended; as, a tumid leg; tumid Flesh
Concision - Cutting, a term of reproach, applied to certain Judaizing teachers at Philippi, as mere cutters of the Flesh; in contrast with the true circumcision, those who were created anew in Christ Jesus unto righteousness and true holiness, Philippians 3:2
Thorn in the Flesh - In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul referred to “a thorn in the Flesh,” “a messenger of Satan,” given him by God to ensure his humility following a profound experience of “visions,” “revelations,” and “ascent into the third heaven. ” The nature of the “thorn in the...
Flesh” has been the subject of many speculations. ...
A more acceptable solution, however, relates to the context of 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 where “thorn in the Flesh” parallels both “messenger of Satan” in 2 Corinthians 12:7 and the “weaknesses,” “insults,” “distresses,” “persecutions,” and “difficulties” of 2 Corinthians 12:10 . ...
Therefore, in 2 Corinthians 12:7 , “thorn in the Flesh” refers more to the enemy, the “messenger of Satan,” than to any specific physical ailment. ” Thus Paul's entire apostolic experience of suffering (compare 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 ; 2 Corinthians 4:7-5:10 ; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 ; 2 Corinthians 7:2-7 ; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 ), abetted by Satan and operative through the evils of this world, was the “messenger of Satan,” a “thorn in the Flesh,” which God gave and used to keep the great apostle humbly obedient
Flesh - Flesh . (3) Relationship by birth or marriage ( Genesis 2:24 ; Genesis 37:27 , Nehemiah 5:5 ), for which also the further phrase ‘flesh and bones’ is found ( Genesis 2:23 , 2 Samuel 19:12 ) a phrase which is also used to describe the reality of the humanity of Jesus after His resurrection ( Luke 24:39 ). We have the equivalent phrase ‘flesh and blood’ in the NT ( 1 Corinthians 15:50 ||‘corruption,’ Hebrews 2:14 = human nature Lust - And so, as Thomas Adams says, there can be a lusting of the Spirit, for the Spirit lusteth against the Flesh ( Galatians 5:17 )
Aureole of the Saints - According to Thomas Aquinas, the three aureoles are particular rewards added to the essential happiness of eternity, three special points of resemblance to Christ: victory over the Flesh in virginity, victory over the world
Knout - The last is a tapering bundle of leather thongs twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the Flesh
Cake - A hard swelling on the Flesh or rather a concretion without such swelling. ...
CAKE, To concrete, or form into a had mass, as dough in an oven, or as Flesh or any other substance
Circumcision - ) Rejection of the sins of the Flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith
Erode - ) To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the Flesh
Ruddy - ) Of a lively Flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips
Ospray, Osprey - (ahss' preeih) Large, Flesh-eating hawk included in lists of unclean birds (Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ; KJV, NRSV)
Leanness - Destitution of fat want of Flesh thinness of body meagerness applied to animals
Carnal - of σάρξ ‘flesh’; in Romans 8:6-7 Revised Version substitutes ‘of the Flesh. ’ The ‘carnal mind’ or ‘mind of the Flesh’ (Romans 8:6-7) denotes, according to St. ‘fleshy’ and ‘fleshly. ), σάρκινος properly describes that which is composed of Flesh. It is the more literal and grosser term, while σαρκικός has an abstract and ethical application as denoting the ‘fleshly’ or what pertains to the Flesh. He calls the Corinthians σἀρκινοι (1 Corinthians 3:1) because the Flesh appeared to constitute their very nature; he says of himself in Romans 7:14 ‘I am carnal’ (σἀρκινος), to show by this vivid expression the preponderance in his own case of that unspiritual nature which serves as the instrument of sin. The ‘carnal mind’ or ‘mind of the Flesh’ is the mind which is not subject to the law of God (Romans 8:7) because it has not received the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 2:14). See, further, Flesh, Body
Naboth - As punishment, Ahab's family was annihilated and Jezebel's Flesh eaten by dogs
Mortifying - ) Tending to mortify; affected by, or having symptoms of, mortification; as, a mortifying wound; mortifying Flesh
Limp - ) Flaccid; flabby, as Flesh
Shambles - The place where butcher's meat is sold a Flesh-market
Fungus - ) A spongy, morbid growth or granulation in animal bodies, as the proud Flesh of wounds
Guile - Sin against prudence, being reducible to the vice of prudence of the Flesh
Medlar - When first gathered the Flesh is hard and austere, and it is not eaten until it has begun to decay
Cuckoo - A bird whose Flesh was not to be eaten
Cuttings in the Flesh - This practice was forbidden in the law, as also was making any mark in the Flesh
Spirits in Prison - The argument is, Be not afraid (1 Peter 3:14; 1 Peter 3:17) of suffering for well doing even unto death, for death in the Flesh leads to life in the spirit as in Christ's case, who was put to death in the Flesh but quickened in spirit (i. "His Spirit" long "strove" with them, but ceased to do so because even the seed of the godly Seth proved "flesh" and quenched the Spirit (Genesis 6:3)
Rafting - ) The transplanting of a portion of Flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty
Flesh Pot - The murmuring of the Israelites against Moses (Exodus 16:3 ) included the exaggerated claim that they customarily relaxed by the Flesh pots in Egypt and had more than enough bread
Epiphany, Sundays After - The Scriptural teachings of these Sundays areall illustrative of the fact that the Eternal Word was manifestedin the Flesh
Concision - Hence, In scripture, the Jews or those who adhered to circumcision, which, after our Saviors death, was no longer a seal of the covenant, but a mere cutting of the Flesh
Corpulent - Fleshy having a great or excessive quantity of fat or Flesh, in proportion to the frame of the body as a corpulent child
Ooze Leather - , such leather with a soft, finely granulated finish (called sometimes velvet finish) put on the Flesh side for special purposes
Vicugna - It is hunted for its wool and Flesh
Rafting - ) The transplanting of a portion of Flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty
Cuttings [in the Flesh] - Cuttings in the Flesh, or the laceration of one's body for the "propitiation of their gods," (1 Kings 18:28 ) constituted a prominent feature of idolatrous worship, especially among the Syrians
Sinful - ...
Notes: (1) In Romans 8:3 , "sinful Flesh" is, lit. , "flesh of sin" (RV marg
Asses - The Assian stone, near the city, was thought to have Flesh consuming properties, whence the stone coffins were called sarcophagi , "flesh consumers
Raven - When Elijah was concealed by the brook Cherith, God commanded the ravens to bring him "bread and Flesh in the morning, and bread and Flesh in the evening" (1 Kings 17:3-6 )
Indulgence - ...
2: πλησμονή (Strong's #4140 — Noun Feminine — plesmone — place-mon-ay' ) "a filling up, satiety" (akin to pimplemi, "to fill"), is translated "indulgence (of the Flesh)" in Colossians 2:23 , RV (AV, "satisfying"). Lightfoot translates the passage "yet not really of any value to remedy indulgence of the Flesh. " Some regard it as indicating that the ascetic treatment of the body is not of any honor to the satisfaction of the Flesh (the reasonable demands of the body): this interpretation is unlikely. The following paraphrase well presents the contrast between the asceticism which "practically treats the body as an enemy, and the Pauline view which treats it as a potential instrument of a righteous life:" ordinances, "which in fact have a specious look of wisdom (where there is no true wisdom), by the employment of self-chosen acts of religion and humility (and) by treating the body with brutality instead of treating it with due respect, with a view to meeting and providing against over-indulgence of the Flesh" (Parry, in the Camb
Carbonado - ) Flesh, fowl, etc
Carnival - (Latin: carnem levare, taking away of Flesh) A time of feasting and revelry preceding the Lenten fast, chiefly observed in southern Europe; also, because in many places an occasion of immorality, a time of prayer and of practises of mortification and penance in order to repair the offenses against the Divine law
Ox - During the 40 years oxen and sheep were seldom killed for food, from whence arose their lustings after Flesh (Leviticus 17:1-6)
Abstinents - They are supposed to have borrowed part of their opinions from the Gnostics and Manichaeans, because they opposed marriage, condemned the use of Flesh meat, and placed the Holy Ghost in the class of created beings
Otaheite Apple - It is rather larger than an apple, and the rind has a flavor of turpentine, but the Flesh is said to taste like pineapples
Filthiness - Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the Flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God
Spiritual - It stands in contrast to what is earthly, Romans 15:27 ; and to what is carnal, or of the Flesh
Broth - Liquor in which Flesh is boiled and macerated,usually with rice and herbs, or some ingredient to give it a better relish
Carnal - Pertaining to Flesh Fleshly sensual opposed to spiritual as carnal pleasure
Knacker - ) One who slaughters worn-out horses and sells their Flesh for dog's meat
Kibroth-Hattaavah - Then a disgust fell on the multitude at having nothing to eat but the manna day after day, no change, no Flesh, no fish, no high-flavoured vegetables, no luscious fruits. The people loathed the 'light food,' and cried out to Moses, 'Give us Flesh, give us Flesh, that we may eat
Value - ...
B — 1: τιμή (Strong's #5092 — Noun Feminine — time — tee-may' ) denotes "a valuing, a price, honor;" in Colossians 2:23 , RV, "(not of any) value (against the indulgence of the Flesh)" Reap - He that soweth to the Flesh, shall of the Flesh reap corruption
Flesh - In the New Testament, "flesh" is very often used to designate the bodily appetites, propensities, and passions, which draw men away from yielding themselves to the Lord and to the things of the Spirit. The Flesh, or carnal principle, is opposed to the spirit, or spiritual principle, Romans 8:1-39 Galatians 5:17
Jezabel - She met her death by being thrown from a window at the command of Jehu, and the dogs ate her Flesh, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Elias
Jezebel - She met her death by being thrown from a window at the command of Jehu, and the dogs ate her Flesh, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Elias
Quince - It has hard Flesh of high flavor, but very acid, and is largely used for marmalade, jelly, and preserves
Caruncula - ) A small Fleshy prominence or excrescence; especially the small, reddish body, the caruncula lacrymalis, in the inner angle of the eye. ) A naked, Flesh appendage, on the head of a bird, as the wattles of a turkey, etc
Gangrene - A mortification of living Flesh, or of some part of a living animal body
Jezebel - During Jehu's revolt, she was defenestrated, trampled, and her Flesh was consumed by dogs
Deer - Their Flesh, for which they are hunted, is called venison
Sardine - A gem of a blood-red or Flesh color, susceptible of a high polish, and also called "sard" or "carnelian
Parchment - This is done by separating all the Flesh and hair, rubbing the skin with pumice stone, and reducing its thickness with a sharp instrument
Ribband of Blue - It denotes that the character of Christ, the heavenly Man, should govern the ways of the Christian, instead of the self-will and presumption of the Flesh
Inner Man - According to Paul's understanding (Romans 7:22-23 ), human personality has three components: (1) the inmost self where the law dwells; Paul equated this with reason (nous , Romans 7:23 ); the inmost self approximates the rabbinic yeser hatob (inclination to good); (2) the members or the Flesh that is responsive to desire; the Flesh approximates the rabbinic yeser harah (inclination to evil); and (3) the conscious I which is aware of both reason and desire
Roe - Israel ate the gazelle in the wilderness, and the Flesh of flocks and herds only when offered in sacrifice; but in Canaan they might eat the Flesh, "even as the gazelle" (Deuteronomy 12:15; Deuteronomy 12:22); Isaac's venison was front it (Genesis 27)
Recruit - ) To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, Flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures. ) To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the Flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits
Tenderloin - ) A strip of tender Flesh on either side of the vertebral column under the short ribs, in the hind quarter of beef and pork. ) A strip of tender Flesh on either side of the vertebral column under the short ribs, in beef or pork
Celestins - The Celestins rose two hours after midnight to say matins; ate no Flesh, except when sick; and often fasted
Rankle - ) To produce a festering or inflamed effect; to cause a sore; - used literally and figuratively; as, a splinter rankles in the Flesh; the words rankled in his bosom
Botch - Botches and blains must all his Flesh imboss
Sensual - To be sensual is to be led by the passions of man's Flesh: it is placed with 'earthly' and 'devilish' in James 3:15 ; and is contrasted with having the Holy Spirit in Jude 19
Mind - Paul’s use of νοῦς and helping us to appreciate the distinctive meaning he attaches to the word, it is important to notice two contrasts in which he sets it, in the one case with ‘flesh’ (σάρξ) and in the other with ‘spirit’ (πνεῦμα). In Romans 7:23; Romans 7:25 he contrasts the mind with the Flesh, i. And when in Romans 8:6 the Apostle speaks of ‘the mind of the Flesh’ (cf. Colossians 2:18, ‘fleshly mind’), the suggestion is that man’s highest faculty has been debased to the service of what is lowest in his nature, so that the mind has itself become Fleshly and sinful. The mind, as man’s highest natural faculty, thus stands between the Flesh, as the lower and sinful principle in his nature, and the spirit, which is the distinctive principle of the Divinely given Christian life. And, as the mind may be dragged down by the Flesh until it becomes a ‘mind of the Flesh,’ so it may be upraised and informed by the spirit until it becomes a ‘mind of the spirit’ (Romans 8:6; cf. See articles Flesh, Soul, Spirit. For ‘carnally minded’ and ‘spiritually minded’ in Romans 8:6 (τὸ φρόνημα τῆς σαρκός … τοῦ πνεύματος) should be substituted as in the Revised Version ‘the mind of the Flesh,’ ‘the mind of the spirit
Corruptions: Indulgence of - The man of the world in the olden time bowed to the fallen statue of Jupiter, by way of bespeaking the favour of the god in the event of his being again lifted on his pedestal What are those provisions for the Flesh, which too many Christians so readily make, but a kind of homage to the old man whom they profess to have renounced? ...
Calamary - Their shell is a thin horny plate, within the Flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen
Deer - Their Flesh called venison, is deemed excellent food
Hare - It is a timid animal, often hunted for sport or for its Flesh, which is excellent food
Sweat - In the service of our Lord, He will not have that which is strictly and only human efforts, human programs, human designs, and carried out in the energy of religious Flesh
Meat - ) The Flesh of animals used as food; esp
Knob - ) A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the Flesh, or on a bone
Kib'Roth-Hatta-Avah, - as in the margin, the graves of lust , a station of the Israelites in the wilderness, where, growing tired of manna and desiring Flesh, they murmured, and God sent them quails in great abundance, but smote great numbers of them with a plague and they died
Victory - Their old human nature, the Flesh, still tries to rule them, but Christ has conquered the Flesh so that they may no longer be under its power. By faith Christ’s victory becomes theirs (Romans 8:1-4; see Flesh)
Works - We read of 'dead works': acts of mere ceremony, and the religious efforts of the Flesh (the Flesh profiteth nothing). The works of the Flesh are detailed in Galatians 5:19-21
Meat - The Flesh of animals used as food. My Flesh is meat indeed
Longings: of the Soul Often Painful - Even thus the new-born nature, stirred in its inmost depths with longings suitable to its celestial origin, aspires after the joys of heaven, stretching all its wings to soar towards perfection; but alas! we who are in this body do groan, we find the Flesh to be a prison, and so the more we long the more we pine, and pining we sigh and cry, and wound our hearts with insatiable desires and bleeding discontents. The pangs of strong desire for the presence of the Lord in glory, who among believers has not felt them? Who among us has not found our flight upward brought to a painful pause by the stern facts of Flesh and blood, and earth and sin? ...
Image of God - Rather, God is spirit (John 4:24), not Flesh and bones (Luke 24:39)
Effeminate - ), is used (a) of raiment, Matthew 11:8 (twice); Luke 7:25 ; (b) metaphorically, in a bad sense, 1 Corinthians 6:9 , "effeminate," not simply of a male who practices forms of lewdness, but persons in general, who are guilty of addiction to sins of the Flesh, voluptuous
Impanation - (Latin: in, in; panis, bread) ...
A word coined, like Incarnation, to express the heretical opinion that as Our Lord is God in the Flesh, Incarnate, so in the Holy Eucharist He is God in the bread, without change of the substance of the bread into His substance
Botch - 180 ...
‘Botches and blaines must all his Flesh imboss
Gnosticism - Apparently to refute this the apostle insists on Christ having come 'in Flesh
Feldspath - The colors are usually white or nearly white, Flesh-red, bluish, or greenish
Goat - The milk of the goat is sweet, nourishing and medicinal, and the Flesh furnishes provisions to the inhabitants of countries where they abound
Hip - The projecting part of an animal formed by the osilium or haunch bone the haunch, or the Flesh that covers the bone and the adjacent parts the joint of the thigh
Sardonyx - from Sardis, a city of Asia Minor, and a nail so named, according to Pliny, from the resemblance of its color to the Flesh under the nail
Seethe - To boil to decoct or prepare for food in hot liquor as, to seethe Flesh
Wrestle - We wrestle not against Flesh and blood
New Testament, Divorce in the - God's will in regard to the important matter of indissolubility of marriage was first revealed to man in Paradise, when God created man and woman and united them in marriage so that "they shall be two in one Flesh" (Genesis 2). ...
"And there came to him [1] the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one Flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one Flesh
Divorce in the New Testament - God's will in regard to the important matter of indissolubility of marriage was first revealed to man in Paradise, when God created man and woman and united them in marriage so that "they shall be two in one Flesh" (Genesis 2). ...
"And there came to him [1] the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one Flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one Flesh
Boar - The Hebrews abhorred swine's Flesh, and accordingly none of these animals were reared, except in the district beyond the Sea of Galilee
Ucal - Ucal, "I am strong," denotes those boasting of their might and denying God; freethinkers fancying themselves above the revealed law and in atheism indulging the lusts of the Flesh (Proverbs 30:1)
Aureole - ) who have overcome the world, the Flesh, and the devil
Advent - It is intended as a season of devotion, with reference to the coming of Christ in the Flesh, and his second coming to judge the world
Apparitions - It is not necessary that the object perceived be Flesh and blood, it suffices that it be a sensible or luminous form
Incarnation - The word itself is not found in the Bible, but comes from a Latin word meaning ‘in Flesh
Swine - The Prophet Isaiah 65:4 , charges his degenerate people with eating swine's Flesh, and having broth of abominable things in their vessels, Isaiah 66:3 . "They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens, behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's Flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord," Isaiah 66:17 . Such a sacrifice was an abomination to the Lord, because the eating of the blood was prohibited, and because the sacrifice consisted of swine's Flesh. To these precepts and threatenings, which were often enforced by severe judgments, may be traced the habitual and unconquerable aversion of the latter Jews to the use of swine's Flesh; an aversion which the most alluring promises and the most cruel sufferings have been found alike insufficient to subdue. ...
In such detestation was the hog held by the Jews, that they would not so much as pronounce its name, but called it "the strange thing;" and we read in the history of the Maccabees, that Eleazer, a principal scribe, being compelled by Antiochus Epiphanes to open his mouth and receive swine's Flesh, spit it forth, and went of his own accord to the torment, choosing rather to suffer death than to break the law of God, and give offence to his nation, 2Ma_6:18 ; 2Ma_7:1
Spot - 1, is used in Jude 1:23 , in the clause "hating even the garment spotted by the Flesh," the garment representing that which, being brought into contact with the polluting element of the Flesh, becomes defiled: see CLOTHING , No
Lean - Wanting Flesh meager not fat as a lean body a lean man or animal. That part of Flesh which consists of muscle without the fat
Swine - A well-known animal, forbidden as food to the Hebrews, who held its Flesh in such destination that they would not so much as pronounce its name, Leviticus 11:7 Deuteronomy 14:8 . The eating of swine's Flesh was among the most odious of the idolatrous abominations charged upon some of the Jews, Isaiah 65:4 66:3,17
Scald - We scald the part, when the heat of the liquor applied is so violent as to injure the skin and Flesh. A burn, or injury to the skin and Flesh by hot liquor
Sear - ) To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or Flesh
Butcher - ) One who slaughters animals, or dresses their Flesh for market; one whose occupation it is to kill animals for food
Boar - Though a forbidden food to the Moslem as well as the Jew ( Leviticus 11:7 , Deuteronomy 14:8 ), the Flesh is eaten by the nominally Moslem Bedouin of Palestine
Boil - The common gathering on the Flesh, attended with inflammation, which the Hebrew word shechin implies
Barracuda - In Cuba its Flesh is reputed to be poisonous
Godliness - Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness ...
God was manifest in the Flesh
Melons - The watermelon, which is now extensively cultivated in all hot countries, is a fruit not unlike the common melon, but the leaves are deeply lobed and gashed; the Flesh is pink or white, and contains a large quantity of cold watery juice with out much flavor; the seeds are black
Wickedness, Spirits of - Lest the force of their spiritual attack from the "high places" be thought of too lightly, Saint Paul warns emphatically: "For our wrestling is not against Flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" (Ephesians 6)
Heredity - In the OT, which is the basis of the doctrine of the NT, there is no dogmatic purpose, and therefore no attempt to account for the fact that ‘all Flesh’ has ‘corrupted his way upon the earth’ ( Genesis 6:12 ), and that ‘there is none that doeth good’ ( Psalms 14:1 ). Not a philosophical people, the Hebrews start from the obvious fact of the unity of the race in the possession of common Flesh and blood ( Job 14:1 ; Job 15:14 ), the son being begotten after the image of the father ( Genesis 5:3 ; cf. This is more especially emphasized in the unity of the race of Abraham, that ‘Israel after the Flesh’ ( 1 Corinthians 10:18 ), whose were the fathers and the promises ( Romans 9:4-5 ). This principle involves corporate guilt; which, though sometimes reduced to a pardonable weakness inseparable from Flesh ( Psalms 78:39 ; Psalms 103:14 , Job 10:9 ), and therefore suggestive of heredity, yet, as involving Divine wrath and punishment, cannot be regarded as a palliation of transgression ( Exodus 34:7 , Psalms 7:11 , Romans 1:18 ). Moreover, the unity of Israel is as much one of external status as of physical nature, of the inheritance of the firstborn no less than of community in Flesh and blood ( Exodus 4:22 ; cf
Heath, - It stands therefore as a fit emblem of the man who "maketh Flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord
Freshen - ) To make fresh; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients; to make less salt; as, to freshen water, fish, or Flesh
Blood - “Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the Flesh. “For the life of the Flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11 ). ...
Flesh and Blood This phrase designates a human being . When Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus told Peter, “Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 16:1 ;Matthew 16:1;17:1 ). When “flesh and blood” is used of Jesus, it designates His whole person: “He that eateth my Flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him” (John 6:56 ). The next verse shows that eating “blood and Flesh” is powerful metaphorical language for sharing in the life that Jesus bestows—”so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me” (John 6:57 ). ...
When Paul used the phrase “flesh and blood” in 1 Corinthians 15:50 , he referred to sinful human existence: “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. In Galatians 1:16 , Paul used “flesh and blood” as a synonym for human beings with whom he did not consult after his conversion. ...
In Ephesians 6:12 , Paul portrayed Christians in conflict—their wrestling is “not against Flesh and blood” but with higher, demonic powers, “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ...
Finally, the phrase “flesh and blood” sometimes designates human nature apart from moral evil. Jesus, like other children of His people, was a partaker “of Flesh and blood” (Joel 2:28-32 ). They were not to eat the Flesh with its life, that means the blood (Genesis 9:4 ). The Spirit came upon Jew and Gentile (all Flesh), sons and daughters, younger men and older men, and upon men-servants and maid-servants
New Birth - The origins of the term lie in John 3:3 , “Except a man be born again”; John 3:6 , “That which is born of the Flesh is Flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”; John 3:7 “Ye must be born again”; and 1 Peter 1:23 , “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever
Mortify - Extreme inflammation speedily mortifies Flesh. ...
MOR'TIFY, To lose vital heat and action and suffer the dissolution of organic texture, as Flesh to corrupt or gangrene
Thorns Thistles - Paul writes that he has been given a ‘stake for the Flesh-the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. Paul elsewhere (Romans 6:6; Romans 8:13) recognizes the need for mortifying or crucifying the Flesh, while in 1 Corinthians 5:5, as here, he alludes to Satan’s derived power for inflicting pain and suffering, a power which Satan, however, is impelled to use for the accomplishment of man’s ultimate salvation. Opinions differ as to the nature of the stake for the Flesh here alluded to, but there can be no doubt that it was a bodily ailment (cf. Paul’s statement that he first visited Galatia on account of an infirmity in his Flesh (Galatians 4:13), or it may have been a form of epilepsy
Cuttings - Leviticus 19:28; "ye shall not make any cuttings in your Flesh for (in behalf of) the dead, nor print any mark upon you. " And (Leviticus 21:5) the priests "shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the grainer of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their Flesh. ...
Paul's bodily sears, suffered for Jesus' sake, were God's own marks that Paul was His, in contrast to the circumcision marks in the Flesh of their followers in which the Judaizing teachers gloried (Galatians 6:17; Galatians 6:13-14; Colossians 1:24; Revelation 7:3). Cuttings of the Flesh, the beard, whiskers, and hair of the head expressed extreme grief (Jeremiah 41:5; Jeremiah 47:5; Jeremiah 48:37; compare Isaiah 15:2)
Sedition - KJV used “seditions” in Galatians 5:20 for one of the works of the Flesh, but modern translations are more accurate in using “dissensions
Carnal - Romans 7:14 (a) It refers to anything and everything that pertains to human Flesh and the human mind
Kibroth-Hattaavah - The graves of lust, one of the encampments of Israel in the wilderness, where they desired of God Flesh for their sustenance, declaring they were tired of manna, Numbers 11:34,35 33:16
Blood - Flesh and blood are placed in opposition to a superior nature: "Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven,"...
Matthew 16:17 . They are also opposed to the glorified body; "Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God," 1 Corinthians 15:50 . They are opposed also to evil spirits: "We wrestle not against Flesh and blood," against visible enemies composed of Flesh and blood, "but against principalities and powers," &c, Ephesians 6:12 . God expressly forbade the eating of blood alone, or of blood mixed with the Flesh of animals, as when any creature was suffocated, or strangled, or killed without drawing its blood from the carcass. For when the grant of animal food was made to Noah, in those comprehensive words, "Even as the green herb have I given you all things," it was added, "but Flesh with the life thereof, namely, its blood, ye shall not eat" Genesis 9:4 . And when the law was given to the children of Israel, we find the prohibition against the eating of blood still more explicitly enforced, both upon Jews and Gentiles, in the following words, "Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people: for the life of the Flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul,"...
Leviticus 17:10-11 . And to cut off all possibility of mistake upon this particular point, it is added: "Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood; and whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof and cover it with dust, for it is the life of all Flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof; therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of Flesh: for the life of all Flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut off," Leviticus 17:12-14 . Now, by turning to the original prohibition in Genesis, we find that precisely the same reason is given: "But the Flesh with the blood, which is the life thereof, shall ye not eat
Mortification - (Latin: mortificare, to cause death) ...
A practise of Christian asceticism the purpose of which is twofold: negatively, to cause death to sin, to overcome the desires of the Flesh, to conquer evil habits; positively, through penances, hardships, austerities and continued good actions, so to strengthen the will that a man may pursue a desired object despite difficulties
Sin: Punishment of - The sinful joys of the Flesh lead, even in this world, to results most terrible, while in the world to come the daggers of remorse and despair will cut and wound beyond all remedy
Armadillo - Their Flesh is good food
Cistercians - Cardinal de Vetri, describing their observances, says, they neither wore skins nor shirts, nor ever ate Flesh, except in sickness; and abstained from fish, eggs, milk and cheese: they lay upon straw beds in tunics and cowls; they rose at midnight to prayers; they spent the day in labour, reading, and prayers; and in all their exercises observed a continual silence
Nicolas - mortify) the Flesh
Blubber - It lies immediately under the skin and over the muscular Flesh
Body - words, especially that for ‘flesh
Paps - Ezekiel 23:21 (c) This is plainly a type of the lusts of the Flesh
Regimen - , pursed with a view to improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of Flesh; - sometimes used synonymously with hygiene
Eat - ) To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the Flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear
Food - Meat aliment Flesh or vegetables eaten for sustaining human life victuals provisions whatever is or may be eaten for nourishment
Excommunication - ...
In the Bible, serious offenders of God’s law, who were supposed to be Christian, were "delivered over to Satan for the destruction of the Flesh" (1 Corinthians 15:5; 1 Timothy 1:20)
Wool - The law forbade the wearing of a garment made of linen and wool: it was an unnatural mixture, figurative of the working of the Spirit and the Flesh in a Christian
Abstinence - Fasting from food is easily done, and it is to be feared is often done by many, who give unrestrained indulgence to the lusts of the Flesh and the mind. The Holy Ghost, by his servants the apostles, hath given them very blessed directions of "abstaining from Fleshly lusts which war against the soul: and from the very appearance of evil
Eat - ) To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the Flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear
Sarcophagus - ) A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a few weeks the Flesh of bodies deposited in it
Lard - ) Bacon; the Flesh of swine
Swine - The Flesh of the hog was strictly forbidden to the Hebrews
Philetus - Paul says their teaching will eat away the true doctrine as a canker or gangrene eats away the Flesh
After - To walk after the Flesh to live after the Flesh
Contrary - The Flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the Flesh and these are contrary, the one to the other
Blood - In direct opposition to this are the heathen customs of drinking the blood of animals and even of men- of eating raw Flesh, with the blood, and even fresh cut from the living animal, 1 Samuel 14:32 Psalm 16:4 Ezekiel 33:25 . "Flesh and blood" are placed in contrast with a spiritual nature, Matthew 16:17 , the glorified body, 1 Corinthians 15:50 , and evil spirits, Ephesians 6:12
Swine - It was the sacrosanct character of swine that lay at the root of the prohibition in Leviticus 11:7 and Deuteronomy 14:8 ; and the eating of swine’s Flesh and offering of swine’s blood ( Isaiah 65:4 ; Isaiah 66:3 ; Isaiah 66:17 ) are clearly regarded as a sign of lapse into paganism. The heathen frequently tried to compel the Jews to eat swine’s Flesh ( e. Swine’s Flesh is loathed by Jews and Moslems; the latter, who otherwise eat the same food as Christians, are always very suspicious that any unknown food may be contaminated with it
Fear - "...
I will only add, for the comfort and encouragement of the Lord's timid and tried ones, who, in the midst of strong faith, feel at times much natural fear, that it is sweetly accommodating to consider the Lord Jesus Christ, in the days of his Flesh, was graciously pleased in this, as in all other points of grace, to be our example. And in the days of his Flesh he offered up prayers and supplications, with strong crying and tears, unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared. " (Hebrews 5:7-8) Sweet and precious thought! Jesus who knew no sin, yet coming to us in the likeness of sinful Flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the Flesh, knew what it was to be sore amazed, to be sorrowful even unto death, to fear, and to be very heavy
Quail - The Flesh is fatty, and apt to disagree if taken to excess, especially if inefficiently preserved
Melons - Of this plant there are various kinds, the Egyptian melon, the Cucumus chate, which has been called "the queen of cucumbers;" the water melon, the Cucurbita citrullus; and the common or Flesh melon, the Cucumus melo
Revelry - KJV used “revellings” but twice, as a work of the Flesh (Galatians 5:21 ) and as behavior associated with Gentiles (1 Peter 4:3 )
Heath - Hebrew aroer , arar ; Arabic dnax ; the Juniper sabina or Juniper savin with small scale-like leaves, close to the stem, a gloomy looking bush on a sterile soil, symbolizing "the man that trusteth in man and maketh Flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord" (Jeremiah 17:6); the Hebrew means "naked"; such is he whose defense is other than Jehovah, a shrub in a barren soil, contrasted with the "tree spreading out her roots by the river," i
Birds of Abomination - Others have suggested that they were excluded because they ate Flesh which contained blood or because they had contact with corpses—both of which would make one ritually unclean (see Leviticus 7:26 ; Leviticus 17:13-14 ; Leviticus 21:1-4 ,Leviticus 21:1-4,21:11 ; Leviticus 22:4 ; Numbers 5:2-3 ; Numbers 6:6-11 )
Pine - ) To languish; to lose Flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; - often used with away
Wall - (Isaiah 26:1) And the church describes Jesus as standing behind our wall and looking forth at the windows, when representing the wall of our mortal Flesh, obscuring the otherwise glorious views the soul would have of his beauty, and which the soul will have when the spirit shall be disembodied
Fibrin - ) The white, albuminous mass remaining after washing lean beef or other meat with water until all coloring matter is removed; the fibrous portion of the muscle tissue; Flesh fibrin
Consumption - In medicine, a wasting of Flesh a gradual decay or diminution of the body a word of extensive signification
Fatness - The quality of being fat, plump, or full fed corpulency fullness of Flesh
Albigenses - The soul, created by the good god, was imprisoned in the evil Flesh and salvation was possible only through holy living and doing good works
Rontgen Ray - Rontgen rays are noted for their penetration of many opaque substances, as wood and Flesh, their action on photographic plates, and their fluorescent effects
Meat - The latter is denoted uniformly by "flesh
Chap - CHAP, To cleave, split, crack, or open longitudinally, as the surface of the earth, or the skin and Flesh of the hand
Abomination - ); and the Flesh of animals ritually taboo (see esp. ...
One of the four words above referred to ( piggûl ) occurs only as a ‘technical term for stale sacrificial Flesh, which has not been eaten within the prescribed time’ (Driver, who would render ‘refuse meat’ in Leviticus 7:18 ; Leviticus 19:7 , Ezekiel 4:14 , Isaiah 65:4 )
Quick - Primarily, alive living opposed to dead or unanimated as quick Flesh. The living Flesh sensible parts as penetrating to the quick stung to the quick cut to the quick
Thistles And Thorns - Eli Smith, visiting the plain where Gideon once threatened to tear the Flesh of the princes of Succoth with thorns and briers, noticed such plants there of remarkable size, some of the thistles rising above his head on horseback, Judges 8:7 . Paul's "thorn in the Flesh," 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 , may have been some bodily infirmity, unfavorable to the success of his public ministrations
Hind - " (Song of Song of Solomon 2:17) And who shall speak of the earnestness of the Lord Jesus to come over the mountains of sin, and hills of corruption, in our nature, when he came to seek and save that which was lost? Who shall describe those numberless anticipations which we find in the Old Testament of Jesus, in appearing sometimes as an angel, and sometimes in an human from? as if to say, how much he longed for the time to come, when he should openly appear, in the substance of our Flesh, as "the hind of the morning!"...
And there is another beautiful resemblance in the hind, or roe, to Christ, in the loveliness as well as swiftness of this beautiful creature. His Flesh the most delicious food—"whose Flesh is meat indeed, and his blood is drink indeed
Crude - ) In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude Flesh
Bruise - ) An injury to the Flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc
Carnal - The ceremonial of the Mosaic law is spoken of as "carnal," because it related to things outward, the bodies of men and of animals, and the purification of the Flesh (Hebrews 7:16 ; 9:10 )
Sect - "parties") in "the works of the Flesh" in Galatians 5:19-21 is suggestive of this
Blood - nephesh ]'>[1] of the Flesh is in the blood’)
Anatomy - The body stripped of its integuments a skeleton, or the corporeal frame of bones entire, without the skin, Flesh and vessels an improper use of the word, and vulgar
Sinews - ...
the Flesh represents the living conditions of the people, their customs, ways and programs
Tattoo - ) To color, as the Flesh, by pricking in coloring matter, so as to form marks or figures which can not be washed out
Measles - ) A disease of cattle and swine in which the Flesh is filled with the embryos of different varieties of the tapeworm
Kernel - ) A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the Flesh
Heifer, Red - The "red" pointed not so much to the blood of Christ as to the earth color (adam ) or "red earth"), the Flesh being the object of the purifying; also to sin, deep dyed as "scarlet," and associated with the Flesh (Isaiah 1:18). Not the blood but the "ashes" were what purified the Flesh; the blood-sprinkling before the tabernacle indicated a connection with atonement. The meaning of the rite is divinely declared in Hebrews 9:13, "if the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean sanctifieth to the purifying of the Flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" The Egyptian priests, the Persians according to the Zendavesta, the Romans, and Greeks, and the modern New Zealanders, have had strict rules as to defilement by contact with the dead
Integrity - By it, man's animal passions were completely subordinated to his reason, and fitting relationships established between the Flesh and the spirit
Word, the - As the Word, he "was in the beginning" and "became Flesh
Glory - David not only exults inwardly, but makes his "tongue" and "flesh" sharers of his joy
Fond - ) The broth or juice from braised Flesh or fish, usually served as a sauce
Ointment, the Holy - After speaking of Aaron arid his sons, this remarkable injunction is given: "Upon man's Flesh shall it not be poured:" that is, not upon man as man, only upon Aaron and his sons as priests
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Also known as Annunciation of the Lord...
Feast of the Incarnation ...
Memorial March 25, ...
Profile The annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel that she was to be the Mother of God (Luke 1), the Word being made Flesh through the power of the Holy Spirit
Crawl - ) To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the Flesh crawls
Crude - Raw not cooked or prepared by fire or heat in its natural state undressed as crude Flesh crude meat
Communicatio Idiomatum - Jesus is the Divine Word made Flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14)
Trout - They are highly esteemed as game fishes and for the quality of their Flesh
Mortify - ) To lose vitality and organic structure, as Flesh of a living body; to gangrene
Sensual - In theology, carnal pertaining to the Flesh or body, in opposition to the spirit not spiritual or holy evil
Wound - A breach of the skin and Flesh of an animal, or of the bark and wood of a tree, or of the bark and substance of other plants, caused by violence or external force
Onyx - ("The onyx is not a transparent stone, but as the color of the Flesh appears through the nail (Greek onyx) on the human body, so the reddish mass which is below shines delicately through the whitish surface of the onyx
Law of Abstinence - Regards only quality of food, is binding on all those who have completed their seventh year, and forbids the eating of Flesh-meat or soup made from meat, but not the use of eggs, milk, butter, cheese, or of condiments made from animal fat. The prohibition against eating fish and Flesh at the same meal has been abolished. Flesh-meat is allowed at the principal meal on ember Saturdays, outside of Lent, and on vigils which immediately precede or follow a Friday or other day of abstinence
Requirement - Apart from regeneration, we all stand condemned by the Law as sinners (Romans 3:23 ; 7:9 ), and in the "flesh" are in bondage to sin, unable to obey God's Law (Romans 7:17 ). However, God through Christ's atoning death "condemned sin in the Flesh, " that is, set us free from the Law's condemnation by Christ's taking upon his own Flesh the death penalty that the Law required for us sinners, in order that the "requirement (dikaioma [ Romans 8:2-4 )
Lamb - In every point the lamb is useful: its fleece affords covering, and its Flesh food; both in life and death the lamb is eminently profitable. " (Isaiah 53:7) And what endears Christ in this lovely character, and which the typical representation of the lamb eminently sets forth, he is both the covering for his people, and their sustenance; for his righteousness is their garment of salvation, and "his Flesh is meat indeed, and his blood drink indeed. " (Revelation 13:8) In his manifestation to Israel in the days of his Flesh, his humiliation unto death, and his exaltation to glory, still is he the Lamb of God, and the Lamb in the midst of the throne, the Christ of God, and the salvation of God to every one that believeth
Abstinence, Law of - Regards only quality of food, is binding on all those who have completed their seventh year, and forbids the eating of Flesh-meat or soup made from meat, but not the use of eggs, milk, butter, cheese, or of condiments made from animal fat. The prohibition against eating fish and Flesh at the same meal has been abolished. Flesh-meat is allowed at the principal meal on ember Saturdays, outside of Lent, and on vigils which immediately precede or follow a Friday or other day of abstinence
Spirit Spiritual - The Apostle’s doctrine of salvation, with its antithesis between sin and grace, leads him to recognize an opposition between Flesh and spirit which is much more than the natural contrast between spirit and body (Romans 8:1-13). ‘Flesh’ (q. Romans 8:3, ‘sinful Flesh,’ lit. ]'>[3] ‘flesh of sin’), in contrast with which ‘spirit’ stands for the Christian’s new or regenerate nature, in which the Spirit of God dwells (Romans 8:9) in such a way as to bring deliverance from the law of sin and of death (Romans 8:2). ‘Soul’ in the OT stands for the natural life regarded from the point of view of its separate individuality (Genesis 2:7; Genesis 17:14), while ‘spirit’ is the principle of life considered as flowing from God Himself (Job 27:3, Psalms 51:10, Ecclesiastes 12:7), who is thus fitly called the God of the spirits of all Flesh (Numbers 16:22; Numbers 27:16). Paul’s Use of the Terms Flesh and Spirit, 1883
Marriage - Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called Woman (isha ), because she was taken out of Man (ish ). Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one Flesh. This declaration of union was confirmed by the Lord, who, in quoting the above, added, "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one Flesh. It is confirmed also by being taken as a type of the sacred union of the Lord with the church: "We are members of his body, of his Flesh and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one Flesh
Diet - Food or victuals as, milk is a wholesome diet Flesh is nourishing diet. I restrained myself to a regular diet of Flesh once a day
Sin - , John 8:21,34,46 ; 9:41 ; 15:22,24 ; 19:11 ); in Romans 8:3 , "God, sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful Flesh," lit. , "flesh of sin," the Flesh stands for the body, the instrument of indwelling "sin" [1], and as an offering for sin," i. , in Leviticus 4:32 ; 5:6-9 ), "condemned sin in the Flesh," i. , as a result of suffering in the Flesh, the mortifying of our members, and of obedience to a Savior who suffered in Flesh. Such no longer lives in the Flesh, "to the lusts of men, but to the will of God;" sometimes the word is used as virtually equivalent to a condition of "sin," e
Blackmail - ) Black rent, or rent paid in corn, Flesh, or the lowest coin, a opposed to "white rent", which paid in silver
Brier - Judges 8:7,16: "Gideon said, I will tear your Flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers
Christ: Our Only Rest - When these thorns stick in my Flesh, I do not try, as heretofore, to pick them out with my own needle, but carry all complaints to Jesus, casting every care upon him
Animal - ) Consisting of the Flesh of animals; as, animal food
Meat Meats - " More specially, though perhaps sometimes indicating, as in our ordinary employment of the term, Flesh-meat, Genesis 27:4; Genesis 27:7; Genesis 27:33, it is almost exclusively applied to vegetables or vegetable products
Bones - In Luke 24:39 the unique expression seems to emphasize the nature of the Resurrection body, as different from the ordinary ‘flesh and blood
Meat to Idols - Offerings of animal Flesh sacrificed to a god
Life: the Hidden - Fit emblem of the believer's inner life; men hear our notes of outward sorrow wrung from us by external circumstances, but the message of celestial peace, the divine communings with a better land, the swift heart-throbs of heaven-born desire, they cannot perceive: the carnal see but the outer manhood, but the life hidden with Christ in God, Flesh and blood cannot discern
Purity - A fixed habitual abhorrence of all forbidden indulgences of the Flesh
Scar - ) A mark in the skin or Flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement
Firm - ) Fixed; hence, closely compressed; compact; substantial; hard; solid; - applied to the matter of bodies; as, firm Flesh; firm muscles, firm wood
Black - Black and blue, the dark color of a bruise in the Flesh, which is accompanied with a mixture of blue
Crucify - They that are Christs have crucified the Flesh, with the affections and lusts
Succoth - Gideon tore the Flesh of the principal men of Succoth with thorn and briars, because they returned him a haughty answer when pursuing the Midianites, Judges 8:5
Meat - Modern translations use meat in this sense, where KJV used the term “flesh” (for example, Numbers 11:4-33 ; Judges 6:19-21 ; 1Samuel 2:13,1 Samuel 2:15 ). The context frequently indicates that Flesh is not in view (Genesis 1:29-30 ; Ezekiel 47:12 ; Habakkuk 3:17 )
Pelican - He saith himself, "Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. And whoso eateth my Flesh, and drinketh my: blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day
Infant Baptism - ...
Baptists and other adherents of believer's baptism raise the following arguments and counter-arguments: (1) The New Testament prerequisite of baptism is faith (Acts 18:8 ) which is evidenced by confession (Romans 10:9-10 ) and repentance (Acts 2:38 ); (2) infant baptism rests ultimately on the fear that infants are held accountable for organic sin; Baptists counter with a doctrine of an age of accountability at which conscious sin occurs (Genesis 8:21 ; Psalm 25:7 ; Jeremiah 3:25 ) and at which a conscious response to God is possible (1 Kings 18:12 ; Psalm 71:5 ,Psalms 71:5,71:17 ); (3) household baptisms need not have included children; baptism is prefigured in the salvation of Noah and his exclusively adult household in the ark (1 Peter 3:20-21 ); (4) Jesus' blessing of the children demonstrates Christ's love for children; children are presented as an example to disciples rather than as disciples themselves (Matthew 18:2-4 ); (5) circumcision is an imperfect analogy to baptism; only males participated in circumcision, whereas in baptism there is “neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28 ); the witness of the New Testament is that “what is born of the Flesh is Flesh” and that a spiritual birth is necessary to enter God's kingdom (John 3:5-6 ); it is not the Israel of the Flesh that inherits the promises of God but those who are spiritual Israel by a faith commitment (Romans 6-8 ; Galatians 6:16 ); (6) the responsibility of the faith community to its children is instruction in the way of the Lord (Deuteronomy 4:9-10 ; Deuteronomy 11:19 ; Proverbs 22:6 ); participation in covenant renewal is educational for children
Malchus - 'There were but two swords in the disciples' hands (Luke 22:38); while the holder of one was waiting for Christ's reply to their question, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?" the holder of the other, Peter, in the same spirit as in Matthew 16:22, smote with the weapon of the Flesh. The healing by a "touch" implies that the ear hung to its place by a small portion of Flesh. The hands so often put forth to bless and to cure were thenceforth bound and stretched on the cross, that form of His ministry in the Flesh ceasing forever
Unclean Meats - These were things strangled, or dead of themselves or through beasts or birds of prey; whatever beast did not both part the hoof and chew the cud; and certain other smaller animals rated as "creeping things;" certain classes of birds mentioned in Levi 11 and Deuteronomy 14 twenty or twenty-one in all; whatever in the waters had not both fins and scales whatever winged insect had not besides four legs the two hindlegs for leaping; Besides things offered in sacrifice to idols; and ail blood or whatever contained it (save perhaps the blood of fish, as would appear from that only of beast and bird being forbidden,) ( Leviticus 7:26 ) and therefore Flesh cut from the live animal; as also all fat, at any rate that disposed in masses among the intestines, and probably wherever discernible end separable among the Flesh. " (Leviticus 17:10 ; 12:14 ) As regards blood, the prohibition indeed dates from the declaration to Noah against "flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof" in (Genesis 9:4 ) which was perhaps by Moses as still binding upon all Noah's descendants
Blood - Fleshly nature the carnal part of man as opposed to spiritual nature,or divine life. Who were born, not of Flesh and blood, nor of the will of the Flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee,but my Father who is in heaven
Rainbow - And I will remember my covenant which is between me and you, and every living creature of all Flesh: and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all Flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all Flesh that is upon the, earth
Burn - To injure by fire to affect the Flesh by heat. To feel excess of heat as, the Flesh burns by a fire a patient burns with a fever. A hurt or injury of the Flesh caused by the action of fire
Joannes ii, Mercurius, Bishop of Rome - Pope Hormisdas had in 522 written in strong condemnation of certain Scythian monks who had upheld the statement that "one of the Trinity" (Unus ex Trinitate ) "suffered in the Flesh. ), and now the Acoemetae , or "Sleepless Monks," of Constantinople argued from it in favour of the Nestorian position that Mary was not truly and properly the mother of God; saying with reason that, if He Who suffered in the Flesh was not of the Trinity, neither was He Who was born in the Flesh. Its words are, "The sufferings, as well as miracles, which Christ of His own accord endured in the Flesh are of one and the same
Fasting - This significant term implies that the essence of scriptural "fasting" lies in self humiliation and penitence, and that the precise mode of subduing the Flesh to the spirit, and of expressing sorrow for sin, is left to the conscientious discretion of each person. "...
But God, while not discountenancing outward acts of sorrow expressive of inward penitence, declares, "is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal the bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest thy naked that thou cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own Flesh?" (Isaiah 58:4-7. "I ate unleavened bread, even the bread of affliction" (Deuteronomy 16:3), "neither came Flesh nor wine in my mouth. The "neglecting (not sparing) of the body," while seeming to deny self, really tends "to the satisfying of (satiating to repletion) the Flesh. " Ordinances of "will worship" gratify the Flesh (self) while seeming to mortify it; for "self crowned with thorns in the cloister is as selfish as self crowned with ivy in the revel" (Colossians 2:18-23). Christ, the true Israel, denied Himself for 40 days, as Israel indulged the Flesh 40 years
Dream, Dreamer - ) which means "shall be given up to dream by dreams," translated "shall dream dreams;" metaphorically in Jude 1:8 , of being given over to sensuous "dreamings," RV, AV, "dreamers," and so defiling the Flesh
Poison - " In Job 6:4 allusion is made to poisoned arrows, symbolizing the burning pains which penetrated into Job's inmost parts ("spirit" as contrasted with surface Flesh wounds of his body)
Leucopetrians - The name of a fanatical sect which sprang up in the Greek and eastern churches towards the close of the twelfth century: they professed to believe in a double trinity, rejected wedlock, abstained from Flesh, treated with the utmost contempt the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper, and all the various branches of external worship: placed the essence of religion in internal prayer alone; and maintained, as it is said, that an evil being or genius dwelt in the breast of every mortal, and could be expelled from thence by no other method than by perpetual supplication to the Supreme Being
Tapeworm - The larvae (see Cysticercus) live in the Flesh of various creatures, and when swallowed by another animal of the right species develop into the mature tapeworm in its intestine
Japheth - And as from Shem, after the Flesh, sprung Christ; so Japheth, who is supposed to be the father of the Gentiles, and as such, in this prophecy, may be supposed to represent the whole body of the Gentile church given to the Lord Jesus Christ, could only be brought into Christ's fold by Christ's power
Sin, Desert of - And here again they murmured for "the bread and the Flesh-pots of Egypt
Scald - ) A burn, or injury to the skin or Flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam
Rainbow, - the token of the covenant which God made with Noah when he came forth from the ark that the waters should no more become a flood to destroy all Flesh
Body - Of the thirteen words which refer to the animal or human body, the most frequent is basar , “flesh. For example, in Psalm 119:20 , “my Flesh” means “I. ” This can also occur in a collective sense as in Ezekiel 11:19 , where “their Flesh” means “they. ) Reference to a person as “flesh” points to the earthly, passing, and decaying nature (Job 10:4 ). Thus “flesh (and bone)” designates kinship (Genesis 2:23 ; Genesis 29:14 ; Genesis 37:27 ; Leviticus 18:6 ) and fellow human beings in general (Isaiah 58:7 ). ...
“All Flesh” refers to the entire human race (Isaiah 40:5-6 ; John 17:2 ), or even all living creatures (Genesis 6:17 ; Psalm 136:25 ), since through material bodily existence the human being is tied even with the animal world (Genesis 6:19 ). Finally, “flesh” can mean simply “human being” (Leviticus 13:18 ,Leviticus 13:18,13:24 ; Psalm 56:5 ). Physical existence as Flesh withers away under God's judgment (Isaiah 40:6-7 ), but survives through His grace (Genesis 9:11-17 ; Psalm 78:38-39 ). It means, instead, the total transformation of “flesh and blood” into a “spiritual body,” that is a personality created and formed anew by God's Spirit
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In a related nuance chay describes Flesh (animal meat or human Flesh) under the skin, or “raw Flesh. 13:10 one reads that leprosy involved seeing quick (alive), raw (chay) Flesh: “And the priest shall see him: and, behold, if the rising be white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw Flesh in the rising. …” The same words (bashar chay) are applied to dead, raw (skinned) animal Flesh: “Give Flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have [1] Flesh of thee, but raw” ( Divorce - Polygamy had violated God's primal law joining in one Flesh one man to one woman, who formed the other half or converse side of the male. Adulterous connection with a third party makes the person one Flesh with that other, and so, ipso facto dissolves the unity of Flesh with the original consort (1 Corinthians 6:15-16)
Flesh - No action of the person (the Flesh) can give eternal life to a lost man. It remains "flesh" until it dies, or until the Lord returns in person to change our bodies. Their Flesh dominates their lives, and they are occupied with what they can see, hear, taste, smell and feel
Entry - The act of entering entrance ingress as the entry of a person into a house or city the entry of a river into the sea or a lake the entry of air into the blood the entry of a spear into the Flesh
Gazelle - It is fawn and white in colour; it is much hunted ( Proverbs 6:5 , Isaiah 13:14 ); it is noted for its speed ( 2 Samuel 2:13 , 1 Chronicles 12:8 ); its Flesh is considered, at least in towns, a delicacy
Heart - " (Luke 6:45) Hence a change of circumstances in spiritual concerns, from darkness to light, is called"the taking away the heart of stone, and giving an heart of Flesh, turning the heart of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers
Access - Under the law, the high priest alone had access into the holiest of all; but when the veil of the temple was rent in twain, at the death of Christ, it was declared that a new and living way of access was laid open through the veil, that is to say, his Flesh
Wheat - ) In Leviticus 2, directions are given for oblations, which in our translation are called meat-offerings; but as meat means Flesh, and all kinds of offerings there specified, were made of wheat, it had been better to render it "wheaten offerings
Ossifrage - It well deserves its name ossifrage, bone breaker , for "not only does he push kids and lambs and even men off the rocks, but he takes the bones of animals that other birds of prey have denuded of the Flesh high up into the air and lets them fall upon a stone in order to crack them and render them more digestible even for his enormous powers of deglutition
Also - , the RV rightly has "are we also blind?" instead of "are we blind also?" In Acts 2:26 the RV has "moreover My Flesh also," instead of "moreover also
Food - Now it is given accompanied by a prohibition against eating Flesh with the blood, which is the life, left in it. The cutting of Flesh, with the blood, from the living animal (as has been practiced in Africa), and the eating of blood either apart from or in the Flesh, were prohibited, because "the soul (nephesh ) of the Flesh is in the blood, and I (Jehovah) have ordained it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood which makes atonement by means of the soul" (Leviticus 17:11-12). ) Christians were directed to abstain also from animal Flesh of which a part had been offered to idols (Acts 15:29; Acts 21:25; Acts 21:1 Corinthians 8). Flesh meat was brought forth on special occasions, as sacrificial and hospitable feasts (Genesis 18:7; Genesis 43:16; Exodus 16:3; Numbers 11:4-5; 1 Kings 1:9; 1 Kings 4:23; Matthew 22:4). Sour wine ("vinegar") was used to dip the bread in; or else the gravy, broth, or melted fat of Flesh meat; this illustrates the "dipping the sop in the common dish" (John 13:26, etc
Carnal - Anything related to the Fleshly or worldly appetites and desires rather than to the godly and spiritual desires. People walk either in the Flesh or in the Spirit, leading to death or to life. Jesus Christ in human Flesh overcame the condemnation of the Fleshly way to offer the free life of the Spirit's way. Paul said that Gentiles had received the spiritual gospel through the Jews and should thus minister to the Fleshly or material needs of the Jews (Romans 15:27 ). Priests had always served on the basis of commandments written to meet Fleshly needs. In Hebrews 9:10 the writer of Hebrews made clear the Fleshly nature of the law. ...
Using the same Greek word (sarkikos ), Peter issued a battle cry against “fleshly lusts” so that glory would go to God and people would be attracted to His way of life (1 Peter 2:11 )
Bone - The bones of an animal support all the softer parts, as the Flesh and vessels. ...
BONE, To take out bones from the Flesh, as in cookery
Harlot - Strange, indeed, to our view, are all the ways and works of God! But it is not more marvellous that Christ, after the Flesh, should spring from Rahab, than from Thamar by Judah. But certain it is, that both, after the Flesh, were in the genealogy of the Lord of life and glory, how strange soever it appears to us
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They are not interchangeable in 1618399886_84 ; here heteros is used to distinguish the heavenly glory from the earthly, for these differ in genus, and allos to distinguish the Flesh of men, birds, and fishes, which in each case is Flesh differing not in genus but in species
Temperance - In Galatians 5:23 , ‘self-control’ closes the list of the graces which are all ‘the fruit of the Spirit,’ just as ‘drunkenness and revellings’ close the list of ‘the works of the Flesh’ ( Galatians 5:21 ). The Flesh and the Spirit! these, indeed, are ‘contrary the one to the other’ ( Galatians 5:17 ). The Flesh triumphs when the Spirit is quenched; but the Spirit’s victory is gained, not by suppressing, but by controlling, the Flesh
Psychology - This being recognized, the old dispute, whether it teaches the bipartite or the tripartite nature of man, loses its meaning, for the distinction of soul and spirit is not a division of man into soul and spirit along with his body or Flesh, but a difference of point of view the one emphasizing man’s individual existence, the other his dependence on God. The OT has not, in fact, a term for the body as a whole; the matter to which the spirit gives life is often referred to as Flesh. Man is ‘flesh,’ or ‘soul,’ or ‘spirit,’ according to the aspect of his personality it is desired to emphasize. It must be observed that in poetic parallelisms ‘soul,’ ‘spirit,’ ‘heart’ are often used as synonymous, in contrast to ‘flesh’ ( Psalms 63:1 ; Psalms 84:2 , Ecclesiastes 11:10 ; Ecclesiastes 12:7 , Ezekiel 44:7 ; Ezekiel 44:9 )
Spirit - , 2 Peter 2:5 , when they were in the Flesh. Christ, appearing to his disciples, said to them, Luke 24:39 , "Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not Flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Spirit is thus the opposite of Flesh, John 3:6 . " Those who are influenced by this Spirit "have crucified the Flesh, with its affections and lusts," Galatians 5:16-25
Antichrist - They were characterized by the denial of the Father and the Son, and of Christ's coming in the Flesh, 1 John 2:22 4:3
Firm - Properly, fixed hence, applied to the matter of bodies, it signifies closely compressed compact hard solid as firm Flesh firm muscles some species of wood are more firm than others a cloth of firm texture
Christian - The true Christ is God in Flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14; Joh 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8): Jesus
Swine - The prophet Isaiah, however, charges them with eating swine's Flesh; and their apostasy was such that he says when they offered an oblation, it was as if they had offered swine's blood: their heartless profession was abhorrent to God
Wound - ) A hurt or injury caused by violence; specifically, a breach of the skin and Flesh of an animal, or in the substance of any creature or living thing; a cut, stab, rent, or the like
Birthright - In the history of the nation God occassionally set aside the "birthright," to show that the objects of His choice depended not on the will of the Flesh, but on His own authority
Ossifrage - " The name peres, by which it is called in Hebrew, denotes "to crush, to break;" and this name agrees with our version, which implies "the bone-breaker," which name is given to a kind of eagle, from the circumstance of its habit of breaking the bones of its prey, after it has eaten the Flesh: some say also, that he even swallows the bones thus broken
Mushroom - This is whitish and silky or somewhat scaly above, and bears on the under side radiating gills which are at first Flesh-colored, but gradually become brown
Tent - In surgery, a roll of lint or linen, used to dilate an opening in the Flesh, or to prevent the healing of an opening from which matter or other fluid is discharged
Idolatry - In Romans 1:22-25 , "idolatry," the sin of the mind against God (Ephesians 2:3 ), and immorality, sins of the Flesh, are associated, and are traced to lack of the acknowledgment of God and of gratitude to Him
Adam - Thereafter the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and while in an unconscious state took one of his ribs, and closed up his Flesh again; and of this rib he made a woman, whom he presented to him when he awoke. Adam received her as his wife, and said, "This is now bone of my bones, and Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man
Quails - God "rained Flesh upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea" (Psalm 78:27 )
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2: εὐπροσωπέω (Strong's #2146 — Verb — euprosopeo — yoo-pros-o-peh'-o ) denotes "to look well, make a fair show" (eu, "well," prosopon, "a face"), and is used in Galatians 6:12 , "to make a fair show (in the Flesh)," i
Sow, Sower - , RV, "was sown," for AV, "received seed"); (c) otherwise as follows: of "sowing" spiritual things in preaching and teaching, 1 Corinthians 9:11 ; of the interment of the bodies of deceased believers, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 ; of ministering to the necessities of others in things temporal (the harvest being proportionate to the "sowing"), 2 Corinthians 9:6,10 (see above); of "sowing" to the Flesh, Galatians 6:7,8 ("that" in ver
Buffeting - The word also came to imply a meaning of general ill-usage or persecution, and, as such, occurs in 1 Corinthians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 12:7 (‘a thorn in the Flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me’), 1 Peter 2:20; cf
Concord - This book contains, in two parts, a system of doctrine, the subscription of which was a condition of communion, and a formal and very severe condemnation of all who differed from the compilers of it; particularly with respect to the majesty and omnipresence of Christ's body, and the real manducation of his Flesh and blood in the Eucharist
Lust - Thou mayest kill and eat Flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after
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2 Peter 2:12 (b) The animal here is typical of ungodly men who live lustful, Fleshly lives. They are not interested in cultivating the refining, ennobling things of life, but seek to gratify the lusts of the Flesh
Ulai - (Daniel 8:16) When we consider what is said of the voice of the Lord God, walking in the garden in the cool of the day, Genesis 3:8; when we mark the same grace manifested upon many occasions during the Old Testament dispensation, 1 Samuel 3:4; 1 Kings 19:9; and when we call to mind, the numberless sweet and gracious tokens of the Lord Jesus, manifested to his servants in the early ages, before he openly tabernacled in substance of our Flesh: may we not venture to suppose this voice to have been Him, who in after ages openly tabernacled among us? I only humbly propose the question
Messenger - 1: ἄγγελος (Strong's #32 — Noun Masculine — angelos — ang'-el-os ) "a messenger, an angel, one sent," is translated "messenger," of John the Baptist, Matthew 11:10 ; Mark 1:2 ; Luke 7:27 ; in the plural, of John's "messengers," Luke 7:24 ; of those whom Christ sent before Him when on His journey to Jerusalem, Luke 9:52 ; of Paul's "thorn in the Flesh," "a messenger of Satan," 2 Corinthians 12:7 ; of the spies as received by Rahab, James 2:25
Rend - Lacerate is properly applicable to the tearing off of small pieces of a thing, as to lacerate the body with a whip or scourge or to the tearing of the Flesh or other thing without entire separation
Thorn - Paul had a thorn in the Flesh
Ridge - Ridges of a horse's mouth, are wrinkles or risings of Flesh in the roof of the mouth
Victuals - We do not now give this name to Flesh, corn or flour, in a crude state but we say, the victuals are well cooked or dressed, and in great abundance
Partridge - The Flesh of the partridge and the eggs are highly esteemed as food, and the search for the eggs at the proper time of the year is made a regular business
Hook, Hooks - (Isaiah 2:4 ; 18:5 ; Micah 4:3 ; Joel 3:10 ) ...
A Flesh-hook for getting up the joints of meat out of the boiling-pot
Joachimites - under the Father, men lived according to the Flesh; under the Son, they lived according to the Flesh and the spirit; and under the Holy Ghost, they were to live according to the spirit only
Fish - Boothroyd, in the note upon Numbers 11:4 , says, "I am inclined to think that the word בשד , here rendered Flesh, denotes only the Flesh of fish, as it certainly does in Leviticus 11:11 ; and indeed the next verse seems to support this explication: ‘We remember how freely we ate fish. ' It was then, particularly, the Flesh of fish, for which they longed, which was more relishing than either the beef or mutton of those regions, which, unless when young, is dry and unpalatable
Lust - They are equally the "lusts" of the Flesh, Romans 13:14 ; Galatians 5:16,24 ; Ephesians 2:3 ; 2 Peter 2:18 ; 1 John 2:16 , a phrase which describes the emotions of the soul, the natural tendency towards things evil. ...
Other descriptions besides those already mentioned are: "of the mind," Ephesians 2:3 ; "evil (desire)," Colossians 3:5 ; "the passion of," 1 Thessalonians 4:5 , RV; "foolish and hurtful," 1 Timothy 6:9 ; "youthful," 2 Timothy 2:22 ; "divers," 2 Timothy 3:6 ; Titus 3:3 ; "their own," 2 Timothy 4:3 ; 2 Peter 3:3 ; Jude 1:16 ; "worldly," Titus 2:12 ; "his own," James 1:14 ; "your former," 1 Peter 1:14 , RV; "fleshly," 1 Peter 2:11 ; "of men," 1 Peter 4:2 ; "of defilement," 2 Peter 2:10 ; "of the eyes," 1 John 2:16 ; of the world ("thereof"), 1 John 2:17 ; "their own ungodly," Jude 1:18 . 1, has the same twofold meaning as the noun, namely (a) "to desire," used of the Holy Spirit against the Flesh, Galatians 5:17 (see below); of the Lord Jesus, Luke 22:15 , "I have desired;" of the holy angels, 1 Peter 1:12 ; of good men, for good things, Matthew 13:17 ; 1 Timothy 3:1 ; Hebrews 6:11 ; of men, for things without moral quality, Luke 15:16 ; 16:21 ; 17:22 ; Revelation 9:6 ; (b) of "evil desires," in respect of which it is translated "to lust" in Matthew 5:28 ; 1 Corinthians 10:6 ; Galatians 5:17 (1st part; see below); James 4:2 ; to covet, Acts 20:23 ; Romans 7:7 ; 13:9 . ...
Notes: (1) In Galatians 5:17 , in the statement, "the Flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh," the Holy Spirit is intended, as in the preceding verse
Supper - But out of it grows another picture of very different hue: (b) Revelation 19:17-18, ‘And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God; that ye may eat the Flesh of kings, and the Flesh of captains, and the Flesh of mighty men, and the Flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the Flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great. The symbolism here, which seems to us crude and ghastly, is based on Ezekiel 39:17-18, ‘Speak unto the birds of every sort, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice … upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat Flesh and drink blood,’ etc
Hagar - Pauline interpretation (Galatians) relates the superiority of a son born according to the Spirit over the son born according to the “flesh
Sorcery - ) primarily signified "the use of medicine, drugs, spells;" then, "poisoning;" then, "sorcery," Galatians 5:20 , RV, "sorcery" (AV, "witchcraft"), mentioned as one of "the works of the Flesh
Activity: a Help to Courage - Second thoughts come up timorously and limpingly, and incite us to make provision for the Flesh, they are like those men whom Gideon discarded because they went down on their knees to drink, they took things too leisurely to be fit for the Lord's battles
Shams - One smiles at the busy tradesman arranging the shams in his window, but we are indignant with men who exhibit unreal virtues and excellences; he thinks that he makes a fair show in the Flesh, but when we have found him out once, even what may be genuine in him is subjected to suspicion, and the man's honour is hopelessly gone
Many - Genesis 17 ...
Not many wise men after the Flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called
Olive - Olive oil is pressed from its Flesh
Booz - Salmon, who was of the tribe of Judah, married her, and she bore him Booz, one of our Saviour's ancestors according to the Flesh
Nourish, Nourishment - 1, primarily used of children, "to nurture, rear," is translated "nurture" of the care of one's own Flesh, Ephesians 5:29 , and in Ephesians 6:4 , RV (AV, "bring
Raven - That the carnivorous ravens should bring Flesh as well as bread to Elijah shows God's miraculous power; He caused them to feed His servant
Eating - So to eat Christ's Flesh and drink his blood, is to receive him as a Savior, and by a living faith to be imbued with his truth, his Spirit, and his heavenly life, John 6:32-58
Tabernacle - TAB'ERNACLE, To dwell to reside for a time to be housed as we say, Christ tabernacled in the Flesh
Pelican - The Flesh of the pelican was forbidden to the Jews
Mortal, Mortality - 1: θνητός (Strong's #2349 — Adjective — thnetos — thnay-tos' ) "subject or liable to death, mortal" (akin to thnesko, "to die"), occurs in Romans 6:12 , of the body, where it is called "mortal," not simply because it is liable to death, but because it is the organ in and through which death carries on its death-producing activities; in Romans 8:11 , the stress is on the liability to death, and the quickening is not reinvigoration but the impartation of life at the time of the Rapture, as in 1 Corinthians 15:53,54 ; 2 Corinthians 5:4 (RV, "what is mortal;" AV, "mortality"); in 2 Corinthians 4:11 , it is applied to the Flesh, which stands, not simply for the body, but the body as that which consists of the element of decay, and is thereby death-doomed
Goat - Its Flesh was a delicacy among the Hebrews (Genesis 27:9,14,17 ; Judges 6:19 ). They had an important place in their rural economy on account of the milk they afforded and the excellency of the Flesh of the kid
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The ordinary food in Christ’s day consisted chiefly of Flesh, cereals, fruits, and herbs. Of Flesh, that of sheep, oxen, kids, birds (Matthew 12:12; Matthew 25:32, Luke 13:15, Matthew 10:29), as well as fish (Matthew 7:10, Luke 24:42, John 6:9; John 21:13) was in common use
Abstinence - Doddridge observes, "that though neither things sacrificed to idols, nor the Flesh of strangled animals, nor blood, have or can have any moral evil in them, which should make the eating of them absolutely and universally unlawful; yet they were forbidden to the Gentile converts, because the Jews had such an aversion to them, that they could not converse freely with any who used them. ...
In England, abstinence from Flesh has been enjoined by statute, even since the reformation; particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, on vigils and on all days commonly called fish days
Sheep - Its fleece, its skin, its Flesh, its tallow, and even its horns and bowels are articles of great utility to human life and happiness. The prohibition of eating fat, that is of fat unmixed with the Flesh, the omentum or caul, is given also, Leviticus 7:23
Thorn, Thorns - , in Numbers 33:55 ; Ezekiel 28:24 ; Hosea 2:6 ), 2 Corinthians 12:7 , of the Apostle's "thorn in the Flesh;" his language indicates that it was physical, painful, humiliating; it was also the effect of Divinely permitted Satanic antagonism; the verbs rendered "that I should (not) be exalted overmuch" (RV) and "to buffet" are in the present tense, signifying recurrent action, indicating a constantly repeated attack. Lightfoot interprets it as "a stake driven through the Flesh," and Ramsay agrees with this
Hate, Hateful, Hater, Hatred - , "hated," or "having been hated;" (b) of a right feeling of aversion from what is evil; said of wrongdoing, Romans 7:15 ; iniquity, Hebrews 1:9 ; "the garment (figurative) spotted by the Flesh," Jude 1:23 ; "the works of the Nicolaitans," Revelation 2:6 (and ver. ; see the AV); (c) of relative preference for one thing over another, by way of expressing either aversion from, or disregard for, the claims of one person or thing relatively to those of another, Matthew 6:24 ; and Luke 16:13 , as to the impossibility of serving two masters; Luke 14:26 , as to the claims of parents relatively to those of Christ; John 12:25 , of disregard for one's life relatively to the claims of Christ; Ephesians 5:29 , negatively, of one's Flesh, i
Eve - Formed from "one of Adam's ribs," taken by God from Adam in a deep sleep; type of the church formed from the opened side of her Heavenly Bridegroom (from whence flowed blood and water) in the death sleep, so as by faith in His atoning blood, and by the cleansing water of His Holy Spirit, to be "bone of His bone, and Flesh of His Flesh" (Ephesians 5:25-32; 1 John 5:6). Her finer susceptibilities and more delicate organization are implied by her being formed, not out of dust as Adam, but of Flesh already formed. The oneness of Flesh is the foundation of the inseparable marriage union of one man with one woman (Malachi 2:15; Matthew 19:5)
Man From Heaven - Jesus tells Nicodemus, for example, not only that he is from heaven but that those who wish to see the "kingdom of God" must be born from above by water and Spirit (3:5) because "flesh gives birth to Flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit" (v. The reason that this is necessary, says Paul, is that "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God" (v
Hate - And wherefore doth a child of God loathe his own Flesh, but because that Flesh is always rising up in rebellion against the Spirit. Hence, therefore, if my own body becomes a rebel, and an enemy to my own soul, so that I cannot do the things I would, certainly I hate it; and if I hate my own Flesh, from the opposition it is continually making to a life of grace, in the same sense, and upon the same account, I must, and do hate all the opposers of the divine life, be they who they may, or what they may
Circumcision - In Jeremiah 9:25, "I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised: Egypt, and Judah, and Edom," two classes seem distinguished: Israel circumcised in Flesh, but uncircumcised in heart; and the Gentile nations uncircumcised both in Flesh and heart. Its significance is, the cutting the outside Flesh of the organ of generation denotes corruption as inherent in us from birth, and transmitted by our parents, and symbolizes our severance from nature's defilement to a state of consecrated fellowship with God. ...
"Uncircumcised" is used of the lips (Exodus 6:12; Exodus 6:20), the ears (Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 6:10), the heart (Leviticus 26:41; Deuteronomy 10:16; Acts 7:51), in the sense closed by the foreskin of inborn Fleshliness; impure, rebellious (Deuteronomy 30:6; Isaiah 52:1). Christians "are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands in putting off the body (not merely the foreskins, as in literal circumcision) of the sins of the Flesh (i. the whole old Fleshly nature with its sins) by the circumcision of Christ" (Colossians 2:11; Romans 2:28-29). He calls its practisers "the concision," in contrast to the true circumcision (Philippians 3:2-3), a mere Flesh cutting
Dualism - John ( John 1:1 ; John 1:14 ) meets this Greek thought of his environment by asserting that Christ is the Word who is with God and is God, and who has become Flesh. Paul’s doctrine of the Flesh , and Pfleiderer also holds this position. Paul, starting from the common Hebraic notion of Flesh ( sarx ), ‘according to which it signifies material substance, which is void indeed of the spirit, but not contrary to it, which is certainly weak and perishable, and so far unclean, but not positively evil,’ advances to the conception of the Flesh as ‘an agency opposed to the spirit,’ having ‘an active tendency towards death. Flesh
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The life of the Flesh...
Blood has this special significance because ‘the life of the Flesh is in the blood’ (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23). God allowed the Flesh of animals to be a source of food for human beings, but in the law he set out for Israel, those who took an animal’s life had to acknowledge God as the rightful owner of that life. ...
The blood of Christ...
Human beings live in a body of Flesh that is kept alive by the blood that circulates through it. Therefore, when Jesus became a human being he took upon himself the nature of ‘flesh and blood’ (Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 5:7; cf
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Mazleg, Flesh-hooks (1 Samuel 2:13,14 ), a kind of fork with three teeth for turning the sacrifices on the fire, etc
Innuit - (Eskimo = eaters of raw Flesh) A race occupying the entire Arctic Coast, and the outlying islands of America from below Cook Inlet in Alaska around to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence
Judaizers - Saint Peter himself in his great vision at Jaffa recoiled at first from the idea of eating the Flesh of animals which were declared unclean by the Mosaic Code
Adultery - As the highest sin of its kind, and son including all other sins of the Flesh, it is forbidden in the seventh commandment
Ossifrage - "When the other vultures have picked the Flesh off any animal, he comes in at the end of the feast, and swallows the bones, or breaks them, and swallows the pieces if he cannot otherwise extract the marrow
Fame - All the passages under this heading relate to the testimony concerning Christ in the days of His Flesh
Humility And Cheerpulness - ' ...
So Ruskin poetically writes of the grass; should it not be thus with believers? Their Flesh is like to grass for perishing, it were well if their spirits were like to grass for humility and cheerfulness in service
Bone - ) To withdraw bones from the Flesh of, as in cookery
Quick - ) The life; the mortal point; a vital part; a part susceptible of serious injury or keen feeling; the sensitive living Flesh; the part of a finger or toe to which the nail is attached; the tender emotions; as, to cut a finger nail to the quick; to thrust a sword to the quick, to taunt one to the quick; - used figuratively
Crimp - ) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the Flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc
Harden - To indurate, as Flesh
Tempt, to; Temptation - Paul speaks of his thorn in the Flesh as his 'temptation:' it was a trial or test
Eskimo - (Eskimo = eaters of raw Flesh) A race occupying the entire Arctic Coast, and the outlying islands of America from below Cook Inlet in Alaska around to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence
Esquimaux - (Eskimo = eaters of raw Flesh) A race occupying the entire Arctic Coast, and the outlying islands of America from below Cook Inlet in Alaska around to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence
Unbelief - It is said concerning the Lord Jesus in the days of his Flesh, "that he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief
David - The Lord Jesus Christ after the Flesh, is spoken of as the seed of David; and as such, the covenant runs in his name
Liberty - The Christian's deliverance from the power of sin by having died withChrist, as in 1618399886_43 ; and, having reckoned himself dead to sin, experimentally enjoying liberty, as in Romans 8:2-4 , after experiencing that the Flesh is too strong for him The deliverance is realised by the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, and the love of God is known and enjoyed
Veil - , "that which is spread out" (petannumi) "before" (kata), hence, "a veil," is used (a) of the inner "veil" of the tabernacle, Hebrews 6:19 ; 9:3 ; (b) of the corresponding "veil" in the Temple, Matthew 27:51 ; Mark 15:38 ; Luke 23:45 ; (c) metaphorically of the "flesh" of Christ, Hebrews 10:20 , i
Incarnation, the - A Latinized name for the act by which the SecondPerson of the Blessed Trinity, God's Only Son, the Eternal "Wordwas made Flesh," i
Flood - The scripture account of It says, "And I, behold, I do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all Flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; every thing that is in the earth shall die. It is well to bear in mind that God has said, "I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all Flesh be cut off any more by the waters of the flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth
Galatians, Epistle to the - Having begun in the Spirit, were they now to be made perfect by the Flesh ? Faith was the principle on which Abraham, the head of promise and blessing, was reckoned righteous, and on which the Gentiles would, with believing Abraham, receive blessing, according to God's promise to him. Were the Gentile believers (formerly in heathen darkness, but now knowing God) going to turn back to the principles of law, which the apostle does not hesitate to call weak and beggarly elements? They observed days, and months, and times, and years, as though Christianity were a system for man in the Flesh. The scandal of the cross was done away if circumcision was preached, for it was rehabilitating the Flesh. The Flesh and Spirit were in fact utterly opposed, but if led by the Spirit they were not under law. The works of the Flesh are set forth in contrast to the fruit of the Spirit. Those that were of Christ had crucified the Flesh with its lusts, the Spirit being the only power for christian walk. He warns them of the consequences of sowing to the Flesh, but in sowing to the Spirit they should reap eternal life
Noah - To him God revealed that because the earth was full of violence, He would destroy all Flesh with the earth. ...
In Genesis 6 : God said, "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [1] is Flesh; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. He gave Noah and his sons authority over all living things, with permission to eat Flesh, but not with the blood
Noah - To him God revealed that because the earth was full of violence, He would destroy all Flesh with the earth. ...
In Genesis 6 : God said, "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [1] is Flesh; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. He gave Noah and his sons authority over all living things, with permission to eat Flesh, but not with the blood
Head of the Church - The mystery of husband and wife becoming “one Flesh” is applied to Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:31 ), which is “the fullness of him that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:23 )
Fast - The black fast was a fast in which not only Flesh meat but milk, cheese, butter, or eggs were forbidden
Entertain - ...
The Israelites were forbidden to attend heathenish sacrificial entertainments (Exodus 34:15 ), because these were in honour of false gods, and because at such feast they would be liable to partake of unclean Flesh (1 Corinthians 10:28 )
Division - , "a standing apart" (diche, "asunder, apart," stasis, "a standing;" the root di--- indicating "division," is found in many words in various languages), is used in Romans 16:17 , where believers are enjoined to mark those who cause "division" and to turn away from them; and in Galatians 5:20 , RV (AV, "seditions"), where "divisions" are spoken of as "works of the Flesh
Walk - Their new way of life is controlled by the Spirit, not by the Flesh (Romans 8:4; Galatians 5:16; Galatians 5:25)
Ass - In some parts the Flesh of the ass is highly esteemed for food, but it was forbidden as unclean to the Jews: it was however eaten in the dire famine at the siege of Samaria
Creation, the New - " "If even we have known Christ according to Flesh, yet now we know him thus no longer
Saviour - God says, "All Flesh shall know that I Jehovah am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob
Castaway - To have preached to others, and vet, through lack of Christian watchfulness, to have allowed the Flesh to re-assert the mastery and so to become a castaway, to be rejected in the final scrutiny, is a possibility which urges the Apostle himself to more arduous exertions and lends earnestness to his appeal to the Corinthians
Crown - Hence, he is said to have "power over all Flesh," as a Prince, and a Saviour, "for to give eternal life to as many as the Father hath given him
Lascivious, Lasciviousness - 1: ἀσέλγεια (Strong's #766 — Noun Feminine — aselgeia — as-elg'-i-a ) denotes "excess, licentiousness, absence of restraint, indecency, wantonness;" "lasciviousness" in Mark 7:22 , one of the evils that proceed from the heart; in 2 Corinthians 12:21 , one of the evils of which some in the church at Corinth had been guilty; in Galatians 5:19 , classed among the works of the Flesh; in Ephesians 4:19 , among the sins of the unregenerate who are "past feeling;" so in 1 Peter 4:3 ; in Jude 1:4 , of that into which the grace of God had been turned by ungodly men; it is translated "wantonness" in Romans 13:13 , one of the sins against which believers are warned; in 2 Peter 2:2 , according to the best mss
Lawful, Lawfully - , agreeably to its design; the meaning here is that, while no one can be justified or obtain eternal life through its instrumentality, the believer is to have it in his heart and to fulfill its requirements; walking "not after the Flesh but after the spirit," Romans 8:4 , he will "use it lawfully
Horse-Leech - A sort of worm that lives in water, of a black or brown colour, which fattens upon the Flesh, and does not quit it till it is entirely full of blood
Heresy - Those who created such factions showed that they were directed by the Flesh, not by the Spirit (Galatians 5:20)
Mouth - —a usage that helped not a little to prepare the Jewish mind at last to apprehend the meaning of the Word made Flesh
Thousand Years - Sin will not wholly cease, for men shall be still in the Flesh, and therefore death will come, but at long intervals, life being vastly prolonged as in the days of the patriarchs (Isaiah 65:20); but sin will not be that almost universal power that it is now. Satan will no longer seduce the Flesh, nor be the "god" and "prince of this world" (John 14:30; 2 Corinthians 4:4), which now "lieth in the wicked one" (1 John 5:19). The Flesh, untempted from without, shall become more and more subject to the spirit. Christ with His saints, in transfigured bodies, will reign over men in the Flesh. Papias, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Cyprian, expected an earthly millennial kingdom; not until millennial views carnally confounded the state of the transfigured king-priests with that of the subject nations in the Flesh, and the church itself sought a present visible kingdom with Rome as its center, instead of hoping for it only when Christ shall come, was the doctrine abandoned by the church and apostasy set in. Earthly and heavenly glories shall be united in the twofold election: elect Israel in the Flesh shall stand at the head of the earthly nations; the elect spiritual church, in the heavenly kingdom, shall reign over both. ...
Peter (2 Peter 1:16-18) makes the transfiguration the earnest of Christ's coming in glory (Matthew 17); it is the miniature specimen of the millennial kingdom: first, Christ in glory, then Moses a specimen of those raised from the dead at Christ's coming, then Elijah a specimen of those who never taste death, but being found alive are transfigured in a moment (1 Corinthians 15:51-52); finally Peter, James, and John, the specimen of Israel and the nations in the Flesh who shall desire the tabernacling among them of Christ and the transfigured saints: "Lord, it is good to be here," etc. ...
Even during the millennium there is a separation between heaven and earth, humanity transfigured and humanity in the Flesh. Hence, apostasy can take place at its close; out of the one element of evil in it, the Flesh, man's birthsin the only influence then preventing the saving of all souls. Finally, when the corrupt Flesh and Satan shall have been cast out forever after the millennium, the general resurrection, judgment, and regeneration of our home shall follow
Body - When distinguished from σάρξ (English Version ‘flesh’), which applies to the material or substance of the living body (2 Corinthians 12:7), σῶμα designates the body as an organic whole, a union of related pads (1 Corinthians 12:12); but σῶμα and σάρξ are sometimes used in connexions which make them practically synonymous (cf. It is true that he makes use of the contrasted terms ‘flesh’ and ‘spirit,’ ‘body’ and ‘soul,’ which had become general among the Jews through familiarity with the Septuagint , and were thus indirectly due to contact with the Greek world. The argument depends on the interpretation given to the word ‘flesh’ (σάρξ) in those passages where it is employed in on ethical sense in contrast with ‘spirit’ (πνεῦμα). Paul’s category of the ‘works of the Flesh’ (Galatians 5:19 ff. The antithesis of Flesh and spirit, then, cannot be interpreted as amounting to a dualistic opposition between man’s body and his soul. The ‘carnal’ man, with his ‘mind of the Flesh’ at enmity with God (Romans 8:7), is the same as the ‘natural’ man who receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:14), and so is to be distinguished from the ‘spiritual’ man in whom a supernatural and Divine principle is already at work (1 Corinthians 2:13 ff. His sense, too, of the weakness of the Flesh and its subjection to the forces of evil leads him to describe the present body as a tabernacle in which we groan, being burdened. But while he clung passionately to the hope of the resurrection, he did not believe in the resurrection of the present body of Flesh and blood (1 Corinthians 15:50). But whatever further meanings may be seen in it, and even under theories of a Real Presence, which is something other and more than a purely spiritual presence, the bread which Jesus broke at the Last Supper was, in the first place, a symbol of His own body of Flesh and blood which was yielded to death in a sacrifice of love. Paul’s Use of the Terms Flesh and Spirit, Glasgow, 1883; H
Boar - The Flesh of "swine" (domestic) was forbidden food to Israel. Probably they refrained themselves from the Flesh, and compromised between conscience and covetousness by selling them to their neighbors the Gentiles
Veil of the Temple - "From the top," not from the bottom; for it is God who from above rends the veil of separation between us and Him, and opens heaven to man, as the hymn of Ambrose says, "when Thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers"; therefore not only ministers but we all alike "have boldness (parresia , literally, freedom of speech, grounded on the consciousness that our sins are forgiven) to enter the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh" (Hebrews 10:19-21); rather, "which (entering) He has newly consecrated (enekainisen , 'inaugurated'; it is a new thing, unheard of before) for us as a new (recently opened) and living way" (not the lifeless way of dead sacrificial victims under the law, but the living and lifegiving Saviour being the way). ...
As the veil had to be passed through to enter the holiest, so the human suffering Flesh (Hebrews 5:7) of Christ's manhood which veiled His Godhead had to be passed through by Him in entering the heavenly holiest for us. When He put off His rent Flesh, the temple veil, its type, was simultaneously rent. Not His body, but His suffering Flesh, was the veil; His body was the "temple" (naos , "the inner shrine," not the temple building in general, hieron ) which men destroyed and He reared up again in three days (John 2:19; John 2:21)
Type - ...
EVE as 'builded' from a rib of Adam, and declared to be bone of his bone and Flesh of his Flesh — type of the church, those who in relation to Christ are members of His body [1]. ...
THE BRAZEN SERPENT as raised up by Moses, a look to which gave life — type of the condemnation of sin in the Flesh in the death of Christ as the One lifted up on the cross, which thus became the door into eternal life
Lust - ...
There is no instance in the NT where the English word ‘lust’ is used de bono in the Authorized Version unless we supply the word in Galatians 5:17 -‘the Flesh lusteth (ἐπιθυμεῖ) against the Spirit and the Spirit (lusteth) against the Flesh. But Rendall is probably right in saying that the word ἐπιθυμεῖ here is neutral and equally applicable to the good desires of the Spirit and the evil lusts of the Flesh (Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Galatians,’ 1903, in loc. The difference between Flesh and spirit was physical. So concupiscence was supremely manifested in the lusts of the Flesh interpreted in a sensual fashion. The world is the ‘lust of the Flesh,’ the ‘lust of the eyes,’ and the ‘pride of life. It is found in man as the desires of the ‘flesh and mind’ (Ephesians 2:3), and specifically called the lusts of men (1 Peter 4:2). ...
Similarly, and characteristically, the origin of lust is ascribed to the Flesh, i. The ‘lusts of the Flesh’ mean much more than sensuality. ‘It was not the corruptible Flesh that made the soul sinful, but the sinful soul that made the Flesh corrupt’ (Aug. John (1618399886_31) is not to be taken as making the ‘lust of the Flesh’ the origin of the ‘lust of the eyes’ and of the ‘pride of possession,’ nor are these a complete summary of sin. ‘the lust springing from the Flesh,’ etc. Here again the ‘flesh’ is the origin of evil desire-not the body as such, but the sinful personality (Law [4] explains ‘flesh’ otherwise here, but the very fact that the ‘flesh’ is regarded as causing desire is against him)
Mary - "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of Flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same. " (Hebrews 2:17) It is plain then, that he must be man, bone of our bone, and Flesh of our Flesh. Certainly the Son of God might have assumed a body such as ours, consisting both of Flesh and spirit, and formed, as the first earthly man Adam was, of nothing; but then this would not have been what Scripture saith Christ must be, of "the seed of the woman," and what the promise declared. For we road that at the creation, the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs and closed up the Flesh instead thereof: and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man, made he a woman. (Genesis 2:21-23) No doubt the Lord God could have done this by the manhood of Christ; and in this case, it might have been said of the second Adam, as the first Adam said to Eve, "this is now bone of my bone, and Flesh of my Flesh. ...
We find then, that for Christ to be of the seed of the woman, of the same Flesh and blood with those he came to redeem, and to be born under the law, to redeem them that are under the law, he must still come nearer to our nature, and be born as the children are born, only with that distinguishing and vast difference, that though he partakes of our nature, yet it is the sinless infirmities of our nature only
Quick - Leviticus 13:10 (a) The word is used here to describe proud-flesh, or a similar pathological condition
Seventy - (Luke 10:1, etc,) Some have thought that this was in honour of the seventy called the Septuagint, who were the first that translated the original Hebrew into Greek, in the time of Eleazin the High Priest, about 240 years before the manifestation of Christ in the Flesh
Savior - 1: παρεκτός (Strong's #3924 — Adverb — soter — par-ek-tos' ) "a savior, deliverer, preserver," is used (a) of God, Luke 1:47 ; 1 Timothy 1:1 ; 2:3 ; 4:10 (in the sense of "preserver," since He gives "to all life and breath and all things"); Titus 1:3 ; 2:10 ; 3:4 ; Jude 1:25 ; (b) of Christ, Luke 2:11 ; John 4:42 ; Acts 5:31 ; 13:23 (of Israel); Ephesians 5:23 (the sustainer and presever of the church, His "body"); Philippians 3:20 (at His return to receive the Church to Himself); 2 Timothy 1:10 (with reference to His incarnation, "the days of His Flesh"); Titus 1:4 (a title shared, in the context, with God the Father); 2:13, RV, "our great God and Savior Jesus Christ," the pronoun "our," at the beginning of the whole clause, includes all the titles; Titus 3:6, 2 Peter 1:1 , "our God and Savior Jesus Christ; RV, where the pronoun "our," coming immediately in connection with "God," involves the inclusion of both titles as refering to Christ, just as in the parallel in 2 Peter 1:11 , "our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (AV and RV); these passages are therefore a testimony to His deity; 2 Peter 2:20 ; 3:2,18 ; 1 John 4:14
Brass - "Flesh of brass," i
Coney - They feed on grass and sweet-smelling herbs, and their Flesh is esteemed for eating by the Bedouin; they do not actually ‘chew the cud’ ( Leviticus 11:5 , Deuteronomy 14:7 ), though they work their jaws in a way that resembles a ruminant
Grass - If, as is probable, it was in this wider sense that Christ and His contemporaries used the word, it lends new point and charm to His appeal, ‘If God so clothe the grass of the field’ (Matthew 6:30), and invests with fresh beauty the familiar words, ‘All Flesh is grass, and all the glory thereof as the flower of grass’ (1 Peter 1:24 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885; cf
Bat - They enter houses in pleasant summer evenings, feed upon moths, flies, Flesh, and oily substances, and are torpid during the winter
Raven - Besides, if any human beings brought the prophet bread and Flesh, so they might also water
Fig, Fig-Tree - As a nation in the Flesh no fruit will ever be found on it
Dwell - ...
The word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us
Male - ...
In some contexts the word represents a “male animal”: “And of every living thing of all Flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female” ( Occasion - " In the NT it occurs as follows: "(a) the Law provided sin with a base of operations for its attack upon the soul, Romans 7:8,11 ; (b) the irreproachable conduct of the Apostle provided his friends with a base of operations against his detractors, 2 Corinthians 5:12 ; (c) by refusing temporal support at Corinth he deprived these detractors of their base of operations against him, 2 Corinthians 11:12 ; (d) Christian freedom is not to provide a base of operations for the Flesh, Galatians 5:13 ; (e) unguarded behavior on the part of young widows (and the same is true of all believers) would provide Satan with a base of operations against the faith, 1 Timothy 5:14
Occasion - ...
Use not liberty for an occasion to the Flesh
Redeemer - So Christ became a partaker of Flesh and blood, that as our near kinsman he might redeem for us the heavenly inheritance, Job 19:25,26
Birds - The general ground of distinction is, that those which feed on grain or seeds are clean; while those which devour Flesh, fish, or carrion, are unclean
Day - ...
The word day is also often put for an indeterminate period, for the time of Christ's coming in the Flesh, and of his second coming to judgment, Isaiah 2:12 Ezekiel 13:5 John 11:24 1 Thessalonians 5:2
Kibroth Hattaavah - The impossibility, to ordinary view, of such a meat supply for 600,000 men for a month long even to satiety ("He rained Flesh upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea": Psalms 78:27), staggered Moses' faith: "shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them?" (the proximity to the Red "Sea" suggested the "fish," ver. ...
But "while the Flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was consumed" (Speaker's Commentary for "chewed"), "the wrath of Jehovah smote the people with a very great plague
Small - Notice 2 Kings 5:14: “Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his Flesh came again like unto the Flesh of a little child
Rahab - And yet with all those disadvantages, this Rahab, this harlot, was a believer in the Lord God of Israel! Oh, the wonders of distinguishing grace! And what tends yet more to raise our views of the Lord's peculiar manifestation and love to this poor harlot, is the consideration that from the stock of this woman, after the Flesh, the Lord appointed the future advent of his dear Son. By her marriage to Salmon; from whom sprang Boaz; and by the marriage of Boaz with Ruth, sprang Obed; and from Obed, Jesse; and from Jesse, David; and from David, after twice fourteen generations after the Flesh, sprang Christ
Resurrection of Body - And I shall be clothed again with my skin; and in my Flesh I shall see my God. The prophet saw how the dry bones on the fleld of the dead began to stir, took on sinews and Flesh, and were covered with skin
Meat - Not in our sense, "flesh. " Thus of the three divisions of offerings "the burnt, the meat, and the peace offering," the meat offering is a "present or oblation" (minchah from a root "to send or offer"), consisting only of flour, grain, and oil, Flesh never being in it as in the other two. , and Romans 14:20, "for meat destroy not the work of God," brooma means food in general, not merely Flesh
Spirit - ...
Flesh and spirit are often juxtaposed. The Flesh (works) and the spirit (fruit) are unalterably opposed to each other (Galatians 5:16-26 ). Weakness of Flesh can prove stronger than the spirit's will to pray (Mark 14:38 ). ...
Worship of God in the spirit is acceptable, contrasting with unacceptable worship in the Flesh (Philippians 3:3 )
Lord's Supper, the - The central content of the meal is the Flesh of the slain lamb. ...
The disciples did not eat the Flesh of Christ by taking the bread and they did not drink his blood in taking the wine. Then he identified this bread with his Flesh, which is eaten (lit. ) The use of the term "flesh" belongs to the antidocetic emphasis of the Gospel and thus the element of the Eucharist is here Flesh (not body) and blood. This is because partakers of the Eucharist enjoy a communion with him in the eating of his living Flesh (vivified by the Spirit) and the drinking of his blood, which was not possible before his glorification to the Father's right hand. Yet this eating and drinking of Flesh and blood are not physical but spiritual ("the words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life, " v. Then, in the high priestly prayer of Jesus we hear him consecrating himself as the source of the Flesh and blood, which are to be the heavenly food of the future Eucharist (17:19)
Eve - The commentator Matthew Henry says: "This companion was taken from his side to signify that she was to be dear unto him as his own Flesh
Epiphany, the - It was originally used bothfor Christmas Day when Christ was manifested in the Flesh and forthis day when He was manifested by a Star to the Gentiles
Faith: a Death Grip - With such eagerness, indeed, had he clutched the object that was to save him, that the strands of the rope became imbedded in the Flesh of his hands!' ...
Reader, has not God let down from heaven a rope to every sinner on the earth, is not every strand a precious promise, and ought we not to lay hold on it as for our very life?: The Family Treasury for 1859
Advent: Looking For the - Often when, in the morning, the child of God awakes, weary and encumbered with the Flesh, perhaps from troubled dreams, perhaps with troubled thoughts, his Father's secret comes presently across him, he looks up, if not out, to feel, if not to see, the glories of that last morning when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall arise indestructible; no weary limbs to bear the spirit down; no feverish dreams to haunt the vision; no dark forecasting of the day's events, or returning memory of the griefs of yesterday
Experience: Boasting of Its Depth - Then a third hundred feet, and still dirt, but no crystal: the very finest grade of your deeply experimental professor, who ridicules the joys of faith, as being of the Flesh and presumptuous
Temptation - The sources of temptation, are Satan, the world, and the Flesh
Flake - A layer or stratum as a flake of Flesh or tallow
Fish - ) The Flesh of fish, used as food
Appear - The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the Flesh
Fight - We are to stand against the attacks of the world, the Flesh and the Devil at every opportunity
Bear, - ...
In Daniel 7:5 the Medo-Persian kingdom was compared to a bear, with three ribs in its mouth; and to it was said, "Arise, devour much Flesh
Battle - Psalm 18:39 (b) There will be a conflict in the soul of every believer between the Flesh and the Spirit, between the world and GOD the Father, between Satan and the Lord JESUS
Consecration - Aaron and his sons ate of the Flesh and other consecrations at the door of the Tabernacle
Behind - And fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my Flesh
Raft - ) To implant a portion of (living Flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union
Raft - ) To implant a portion of (living Flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union
Spirit - Jesus Christ appearing to his disciples, said to them, Luke 24:39 , "Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not Flesh and bones, as ye see me have
Dispensations - ...
(3) The dispensation of Noah, like that of Adam, requiring, besides the duties of the light of nature, repentance for sin, faith in God's mercy, hope of the promised Savior, kept up by sacrifices; to which were added the prohibition to shed blood of man on penalty of death, and to eat animals' blood, and the permission to eat Flesh (Genesis 9); extending from the flood to Abraham. ) the epiphany of the glory of the great God and Savior (Titus 2:13), the manifested kingdom when He "will restore it to Israel" (Acts 1:6-7; Ezekiel 21:27), and Himself shall "take His great power and reign" with His transfigured saints for a thousand years over the nations in the Flesh, and Israel at their head (Zechariah 14; Isaiah 2; 65; 66; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 11:17; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 5:20);...
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New Self - Baptism, unlike circumcision, which was the putting away of a mere piece of Flesh, represented rather the stripping off of the whole body of Flesh (v
Joel - He quoted the prophet’s words, and the question naturally arises how he interpreted ‘upon all Flesh. Time would also show that there was to be no limit of race (Jew or Gentile); for however men (even prophets) may limit ‘all Flesh,’ to Christ and His Church it means ‘all humanity
Heart, Heartily - ), the chief organ of physical life ("for the life of the Flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ), occupies the most important place in the human system. (2) In 2 Corinthians 3:3 , the RV has "tables" that are hearts of Flesh," for AV, "fleshly tables of the heart
Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea - He appealed to the fact that the Scripture says "the Word was made Flesh"—not spirit; "God was manifest in the Flesh," etc. In this way Apollinaris established so close a connexion of the Logos with human Flesh that all the divine attributes were transferred to the human nature and all the human attributes to the divine and the two merged in one nature in Christ. Hence he could speak of a crucifixion of the Logos and a worship of His Flesh
Mind - Its use in the NT may be analyzed as follows: it denotes (a) the faculty of knowing, the seat of the understanding, Luke 24:45 ; Romans 1:28 ; 14:5 ; 1 Corinthians 14:15,19 ; Ephesians 4:17 ; Philippians 4:7 ; Colossians 2:18 ; 1 Timothy 6:5 ; 2 Timothy 3:8 ; Titus 1:15 ; Revelation 13:18 ; 17:9 ; (b) counsels, purpose, Romans 11:34 (of the "mind" of God); 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:10 ; 2:16 , twice (1) of the thoughts and counsels of God, (2) of Christ, a testimony to His Godhood; Ephesians 4:23 ; (c) the new nature, which belongs to the believer by reason of the new birth, Romans 7:23,25 , where it is contrasted with "the Flesh," the principle of evil which dominates fallen man. ...
A — 6: φρόνημα (Strong's #5427 — Noun Neuter — phronema — fron'-ay-mah ) denotes "what one has in the mind, the thought" (the content of the process expressed in phroneo, "to have in mind, to think"); or "an object of thought;" in Romans 8:6 (AV, "to be carnally minded" and "to be spiritually minded"), the RV, adhering to the use of the noun, renders by "the mind of the Flesh," in vv. Under (a) it is rendered by the verb "to mind" in the following: Romans 8:5 , "(they that are after the Flesh) do mind (the things of the Flesh);" Romans 12:16 , "be of (the same) mind," lit
Slaughter - 17:11: “For the life of the Flesh is in the blood; and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life” (RSV). ” This usage is closely linked with “slaughter for sacrifice” since all eating of Flesh was sacrificial among ancient Hebrews. The word carries this meaning in 1 Kings 19:21: “And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their Flesh … and gave unto the people, and they did eat
Adultery - But as Jesus saith, "from the beginning it was not so," for "He which made male and female said, They twain shall be one Flesh. The junction of the two into one Flesh when sexual intercourse takes place with a third is dissolved in its original idea. the 12 patriarchs of the Old Testament and the 12 apostles of New Testament), and persecuted by the dragon, in Revelation 17, excites the wonder of John, because of her transformation into a scarlet arrayed "mother of harlots," with a cup full of abominations, riding upon a "scarlet colored beast"; but the ten horned beast finally turns upon her, "makes her naked, eats her Flesh, and burns her with fire
Sin-Offering - And then in the sacrifice itself there is the reality of that incomparable worth and preciousness which were so significantly represented in the sin-offering by the sacredness of its blood and the hallowed destination of its Flesh
Sheep - , Matthew 10:16 ; of true followers of Christ in general, Romans 8:36 ; of the former wayward condition of those who had come under His Shepherd care, 1 Peter 2:25 ; of the multitudes who sought the help of Christ in the days of His Flesh, Matthew 9:36 ; Mark 6:34
Creep - ) To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my Flesh creep
Sign - And what a blessed accomplishment of both prophecy and promise was it, when the Lord Jesus himself came suddenly to his temple in substance of our Flesh! (Malachi 3:2) In him all the signs and symbols, shadows, types, and figures, had their whole meaning realized
Galatia - "On account of infirmity of Flesh I preached unto you at the first" (so the Greek is)
He - My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is Flesh
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Jesus is God in Flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14)
Hagar - " The Christian is not under the law nor in the Flesh; but is free, under grace
Tear - ) To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or Flesh
Jehoiachin - But this was so far from being the case, that in the generations of the Lord Jesus Christ after the Flesh, we find his son Salathiel enumerated
Dreams - It is to be remarked that in the last days when God pours out His Spirit on all Flesh the sons and daughters will prophesy, and the young men shall see visions, and the old men shall dream dreams
Warm - The Flesh of living animals is warm, if their blood is warm
Eating - Also to express appropriation to the eater of the death of Christ: "except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you
Body of Christ - A husband and wife are one Flesh. A husband cannot be one Flesh with both his wife and another woman. The teachings are that: Christ, Head of the body, is to have the one permanent position of honor (Colossians 1:18 ); when the body suffers, it is an extension of the sufferings of Christ, the Head (Colossians 1:24 ); a puffed up (fleshy) mind has lost connection with the Head, Christ (Colossians 2:16-19 ); and members of the body of Christ are to avoid disputes and live in peace (Colossians 3:12-15 )
Envy - As a sin of the Flesh, envy characterizes the lives of the unregenerate. Envy is listed among the sins of the Flesh that must be conquered through the power of the Holy Spirit (1Col 3:3; 2Col 12:20; 1 Peter 2:1 )
Meats - To eat the Flesh with the blood was forbidden them, much more to eat the blood without the Flesh
Galatians, Theology of - There Paul describes the change in behavior among the Christians of Galatia by suggesting that, although they had begun in the power of the Spirit are now seeking to complete their salvation by means of the Flesh. This contrast between Spirit and Flesh is very important for Paul, especially in this letter. The word "flesh" is appropriate because of the Judaizers' emphasis on circumcision (6:12-13), but it also suggests the weakness of human nature and thus our inability to please God (cf. Accordingly, the term "flesh" becomes shorthand to describe the character of the present evil world (a phrase used in 1:4), that is, everything that is opposite the world to come, which in turn is represented by the Spirit. ...
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The last two sets of items occur in the hortatory section, particularly in 5:13-26. The only way to conquer the impulses of the Flesh is to "walk" in the Spirit, to be led by the Spirit, to bear the fruit of the Spirit, to "keep in step" with the Spirit (5:16,18, 22,25). But because such an identity is something that can be achieved by personal effort (the "flesh"), the attempt to gain it reflects not confidence in God (faith ) but confidence in one's own righteousness
Shoulder - ) The Flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; - often used in the plural
Strangling - The former refers to the prohibition against eating meat which had not been thoroughly drained of the blood, the second to the similar taboo affecting the Flesh of animals not slaughtered according to the very minute Rabbinical rules then in force
Nicolaitans - The Nicolaitans abused Paul's doctrine of the grace of God into lasciviousness; such seducers are described as followers of Balsam, also in 2 Peter 2:12-13; 2 Peter 2:15-19; Judges 1:4; Judges 1:7-8; Judges 1:11 ("the son of Bosor" for Beor, to characterize him as "son of carnality": bosor "flesh")
Manna - ‘I am the living bread that cometh down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; yea, and the bread which I will give is my Flesh, for the life of the world’ (John 6:51)
Boil - A tumor upon the Flesh, accompanied with soreness and inflammation a sore angry swelling
Antitype - In the latter passage, the apostle, speaking of Noah's flood, and the deliverance only of eight persons in the ark from it, says, Baptism being an antitype to that, now saves us; not the putting away of the filth of the Flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God, &c
Amorites - A remnant out of the Gentile nations was thus associated with the heir of promise, though Lot (a type of Israel after the Flesh) had separated from him
Cleave, Cling - 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one Flesh
Life, Eternal - For Christians it is evident that eternal life is morally distinct from life after the Flesh
Leaven - As a symbol it is always used in scripture for the working of the human element, whether mind or Flesh, in the things of God, and hence evil
Degrees - Others are of opinion, that these psalms were sung during the time of service, while the Flesh, &c, were consuming on the altar, and while the fume and smoke ascended toward heaven; and that the title Psalms of Ascent seems to favour this supposition
Voice - 1: φωνή (Strong's #5456 — Noun Feminine — phone — fo-nay' ) "a sound," is used of the voice (a) of God, Matthew 3:17 ; John 5:37 ; 12:28,30 ; Acts 7:31 ; 10:13,15 ; 11:7,9 ; Hebrews 3:7,15 ; 4:7 ; 12:19,26 ; 2 Peter 1:17,18 ; Revelation 18:4 ; 21:3 ; (b) of Christ, (1) in the days of His Flesh, Matthew 12:19 (negatively); John 3:29 ; 5:25 ; 10:3,4,16,27 ; 11:43 ; 18:37 ; (2) on the Cross, Matthew 27:46 , and parallel passages; (3) from heaven, Acts 9:4,7 ; 22:7,9,14 ; 26:14 ; Revelation 1:10,12 (here, by metonymy, of the speaker),15; 3:20; (4) at the resurrection "to life," John 5:28 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 , where "the voice of the archangel" is, lit
Jealous, Jealousy - emulation") of the Apostle's evangelical ministry to Gentiles with a view to stirring his fellow nationals to a sense of their need and responsibilities regarding the Gospel; in 1 Corinthians 10:22 , of the provocation of God on the part of believers who compromise their Divine relationship by partaking of the table of demons; in Galatians 5:20 , of the works of the Flesh
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Behold, it was turned again as his other Flesh
Proselyte - The first were called "proselytes of the gate," and were foreigners, either bond or free, who lived among the Jews and conformed to their customs in regard to what the rabbins call "the seven precepts of Noah;" that is, they abstained from injurious language in respect to God, from idolatry, homicide, incest, robbery, resistance to magistrates, and from eating blood, or the Flesh of animals killed without shedding their blood
Herd - The herd yielded the most esteemed sacrifice, ( Numbers 7:3 ; Psalm 69:31 ; Isaiah 66:3 ) also Flesh meat, and milk, chiefly converted probably, into butter and cheese
Manna - ‘I am the living bread that cometh down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; yea, and the bread which I will give is my Flesh, for the life of the world’ (John 6:51)
Encratites - ), heretics who abstained from Flesh, wine, and the marriage bed, believing them essentially impure. An interesting specimen of Pythagorean doctrine on this subject is his work περὶ ἀποχής τῶν ἐμψύχων , addressed to a friend who after trial of abstinence had wickedly relapsed into the use of Flesh diet. We find from the Clementines that the Ebionite sects which arose out of Essenism permitted marriage but disallowed Flesh meat and wine; and that their doctrine respecting God's work of creation was quite orthodox. But he adds that a defence of their doctrines in eight books had been published by a leader of theirs Dositheus a Cilician in which he inveighed against marriage and the tasting of wine or partaking of Flesh meat
Goat - Goats constituted a large part of Hebrew flocks; for the milk and the Flesh were articles of food
Thorn in the Flesh - If we consider the fact, "which the experience of God's saints in all ages has conclusively established, of the difficulty of subduing an infirmity of temper, as well as the pain, remorse, and humiliation such an infirmity is wont to cause to those who groan under it, we may be inclined to believe that not the least probable hypothesis concerning the 'thorn' or 'stake' in the Flesh is that the loving heart of the apostle bewailed as his sorest trial the misfortune that, by impatience in word, he had often wounded those for whom he would willingly have given his life" (Lias's Second Cor
John, Gospel of Saint - Consisting of twenty-one chapters, it is written in chronological order and contains: prologue declaring the Eternity and Divinity of the Word made Flesh (1:1-18); manifestation of Christ's glory as Messias and Son of God in His public ministry (1:19 to 12:50); revelation of His glory to the Apostles on the night before His Passion (13-17); outer glorification of Jesus in His Passion and death (18,19); manifestation of His Glory as the Risen Lord (20,21)
Reap - 1: θερίζω (Strong's #2325 — Verb — therizo — ther-id'-zo ) "to reap" (akin to theros, "summer, harvest"), is used (a) literally, Matthew 6:26 ; 25:24,26 ; Luke 12:24 ; 19:21,22 ; James 5:4 (2nd part), AV, "have reaped;" (b) figuratively or in proverbial expressions, John 4:36 (twice),37,38, with immediate reference to bringing Samaritans into the kingdom of God, in regard to which the disciples would enjoy the fruits of what Christ Himself had been doing in Samaria; the Lord's words are, however, of a general application in respect of such service; in 1 Corinthians 9:11 , with reference to the right of the Apostle and his fellow missionaries to receive material assistance from the church, a right which he forbore to excerise; in 2 Corinthians 9:6 (twice), with reference to rendering material help to the needy, either "sparingly" or "bountifully," the "reaping" being proportionate to the sowing; in Galatians 6:7,8 (twice), of "reaping" corruption, with special reference, according to the context, to that which is naturally shortlived, transient (though the statement applies to every form of sowing to the Flesh), and of "reaping" eternal life (characteristics and moral qualities being in view), as a result of sowing "to the Spirit," the reference probably being to the new nature of the believer, which is, however, under the controlling power of the Holy Spirit, Galatians 6:9 , the "reaping" (the effect of well doing) being accomplished, to a limited extent, in this life, but in complete fulfillment at and beyond the Judgment-Seat of Christ; diligence or laxity here will then produce proportionate results; in Revelation 14:15 (twice),16, figurative of the discriminating judgment Divinely to be fulfilled at the close of this age, when the wheat will be separated from the tares (see Matthew 13:30 )
Almond - "The almond tree bears its blossoms in the midst of winter, on a naked, leafless stem, and these blossoms (reddish or Flesh-coloured in the beginning) seem at the time of their fall exactly like white snow-flakes
Euchites - The same denomination was used in the twelfth century to denote certain fanatics who infested the Greek and Eastern churches, and who were charged with believing a double trinity, rejecting wedlock, abstaining from Flesh, treating with contempt the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's supper, and the various branches of external worship, and placing the essence of religion solely in external prayer; and maintaining the efficacy of perpetual supplications to the Supreme Being for expelling an evil being or genius, which dwelt in the breast of every mortal
Coal - In Isaiah 6:6 and 1 Kings 19:6 the "coals" are in the Hebrew (rezeph ) hot stones, on which cakes were baked and Flesh cooked
Templars - then king of Jerusalem, with the concurrence of the pope: and the principal articles of their rule were, that they should hear the holy office throughout every day; or that, when their military duties should prevent this, they should supply it by a certain number of paternosters; that they should abstain from Flesh four days in the week, and on Fridays from eggs and milk meats; that each knight might have three horses and one squire, and that they should neither hunt nor fowl
Envy - In the New Testament envy is a common member of vice lists as that which comes out of the person and defiles (Mark 7:22 ), as a characteristic of humanity in rebellion to God (Romans 1:29 ), as a fruit of the Flesh (Galatians 5:21 ), as a characteristic of unregenerate life (Titus 3:3 ) and as a trait of false teachers (1 Timothy 6:4 )
Hare - The sacred legislator did not design the classification of a scientific naturalist or a comparative anatomist, but to furnish a popular mode of recognizing animals the Flesh of which was not to be eaten
Penitence - It was necessary before a woman could be admitted, that she had first committed the sin of the Flesh
Desire - Fulfilling the desires of the Flesh
Lust - Following conversion, such Fleshly desires compete for control of the individual with spiritual desires (Galatians 5:16-17 ; 2 Timothy 2:22 ). 1 John 2:16-17 warns that desires of the Flesh and eyes are not from God and will pass away with the sinful world
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James 3:2 (a) GOD expects that man will control all the notions, desires and motions of the Flesh
Gospel of Saint John - Consisting of twenty-one chapters, it is written in chronological order and contains: prologue declaring the Eternity and Divinity of the Word made Flesh (1:1-18); manifestation of Christ's glory as Messias and Son of God in His public ministry (1:19 to 12:50); revelation of His glory to the Apostles on the night before His Passion (13-17); outer glorification of Jesus in His Passion and death (18,19); manifestation of His Glory as the Risen Lord (20,21)
Philemon - Such Christian masters, treating their slaves as "above servants" (Philemon 1:16), "brothers beloved both in the Flesh and in the Lord," mitigated the evil of slavery and paved the way for its abolition
Eve - So that though Christ is of the seed of David, according to the Flesh, and the seed of the woman, according to promise, and thus literally and truly belonging to both, yet indeed, and in truth, unconnected with either
Ham - And as Christ after the Flesh sprang from Shem, it is truly interesting to behold this preacher of righteousness, for so Noah is called, thus preaching and predicting Christ
Boaz - The son of Salmon and Rahab, and the father of Obed, by Ruth; of whom, by descent, after the Flesh, sprung Christ
Shut - Sâgar is used for the first time in the Old Testament in the story of the creation of the woman from the rib of the man: “And the Lord God … closed up the Flesh instead thereof” ( Camel - This quadruped was forbidden as food to the Hebrews, Leviticus 11:4; Deuteronomy 14:7; the Flesh, however, especially the hump, is now liked by the Arabs; the milk is considered a cooling, nutritious drink, and the dung is much used for fuel
Likeness, Likeness of - , "likenesses"); (b) in the abstract sense, Romans 1:23 , RV, "(for) the likeness (of an image);" the AV translates it as a verb, "(into an image) made like to;" the association here of the two words homoioma and eikon (see IMAGE) serves to enhance the contrast between the idol and "the glory of the incorruptible God," and is expressive of contempt; in Romans 5:14 , "(the) likeness of Adam's transgression" (AV, "similitude"); in Romans 6:5 , "(the) likeness (of His death); in Romans 8:3 , "(the) likeness (of sinful Flesh); in Philippians 2:7 , "the likeness of men
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4: παραπλησίως (Strong's #3898 — Adverb — paraplesios — par-ap-lay-see'-oce ) from para, "beside," and the adjective plesios, "near" (akin to the adverb pelas, "near, hard by"), is used in Hebrews 2:14 , AV, "likewise" (RV, "in like manner"), expressing the true humanity of Christ in partaking of Flesh and blood
Mouse - Isaiah 66:17 , justly reproaches the Jews with eating the Flesh of mice and other things that were impure and abominable
Gethsemane - The animal lay on the ground, with its feet tied, the man's knee pressed rudely against its side, while it seemed as if every movement of the shears would lacerate its Flesh; yet during the whole, it struggled not and opened not its moutha touching memento, upon that sacred spot, of the Lamb of God, Isaiah 53:7
Faith - By it the Christian overcomes the world, the Flesh, and the devil, and receives the crown of righteousness, 1 Timothy 4:7-8
Ox - ; as beasts of burden, (1 Chronicles 12:40 ) their Flesh was eaten, (14:4; 1 Kings 1:9 ) etc
Cuttings in the Flesh - CUTTINGS IN THE Flesh . The former passage runs thus: ‘Ye shall not make any cuttings in your Flesh for the dead
Immanuel - "Immanuel" is a Hebrew word meaning "God with us" and expresses the wonder of the incarnation, that God "became Flesh and made his dwelling among us" (John 1:14 ). Matthew's use of this verse was extraordinarily appropriate in light of Mary's unique virginity and the incarnation of Jesus, who was God in the Flesh
Gilgal - Here the Israelites were circumcised: type of the putting off the body of the Flesh; that is, of separation from the system in which man in the Flesh lives: cf
Animals, Clean And Unclean - These animals in their habits and instincts were used of God to teach His people as to habits and ways of the Flesh that were unclean in His sight. The unclean are mostly those that are Flesh-eating
Make (Cut) a Covenant - ” God told Noah that “all Flesh [2] be cut off … by the waters of a flood …” ( Flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant” ( Circumcision, Uncircumcision, Circumcise - ...
"In the economy of grace no account is taken of any ordinance performed on the Flesh; the old racial distinction is ignored in the preaching of the Gospel, and faith is the sole condition upon which the favor of God in salvation is to be obtained, Romans 10:11-13 ; 1 Corinthians 7:19 . , Romans 2:26,27 ; 3:30 ; 4:9 ; Galatians 2:7 ; Ephesians 2:11 ; (d) in a metaphorical or transferred sense, of the moral condition in which the corrupt desires of the Flesh still operate, Colossians 2:13
Camel - She has not bestowed upon him the Fleshiness of the ox, horse, or elephant; but limiting herself to what is strictly necessary, has given him a long head, without ears, at the end of a long neck without Flesh; has taken from his legs and thighs every muscle not immediately requisite for motion; and, in short, bestowed upon his withered body only the vessels and tendons necessary to connect its frame together. She has furnished him with a strong jaw, that he may grind the hardest aliments; but, lest he should consume too much, has straitened his stomach, and obliged him to chew the cud; has lined his foot with a lump of Flesh, which sliding in the mud, and being no way adapted to climbing, fits him only for a dry, level, and sandy soil, like that of Arabia
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The other passage is in Colossians 2:23, οὐκ ἐν τιμῇ τινὶ πρὸς πλησμονὴν τῆς σαρκός, which is translated, ‘not in any honour to the satisfying of the Flesh’ (Authorized Version ), ‘not of any value (honour, Revised Version margin) against the indulgence of the Flesh’ (Revised Version ). Eadie’s translation and interpretation seem to us the best: ‘Which things, having indeed a show of wisdom in superstition, humility, and corporeal austerity, not in anything of value, are for, or minister to, the gratification of the Flesh
Law of Moses - It was given to Israel only, the one nation which was under God's special dealings, and in which He was trying man in the Flesh. A Christian has died with Christ and lives unto God, beyond the jurisdiction of law, which applies to man in the Flesh, man 'in Adam. ...
Man naturally clings to law because it recognises him as alive in the Flesh
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The relational aspect of God's image is reflected in the bringing together of male and female in "one Flesh" (Genesis 1:27 ; 2:21-24 ). Children are one manifestation of the "one Flesh" of marriage. ...
One Flesh ( Genesis 2:24 ). "One Flesh" involves the unity of the whole person: purpose, physical, and life—a unity whereby the two become a new, God-designed, balanced life. Sexually the two become "one Flesh" physically as reflected in their offspring. God's ideal exclusiveness of the "one Flesh" relationship disallows any other relationship: homosexuality, polygamy, adultery, premarital sex, concubinage, incest, bestiality, cultic prostitution. Becoming "one Flesh" is used in Scripture for the consummating sexual act of marriage. ...
These aspects of "one Flesh" argue against premarital sex, promiscuity, and perversion of the sexual act. Inappropriate use of leadership should be curbed by the unique intimacy and union implied in the phrases "one Flesh, " "no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, " and "joint heirs of the grace of life" (Ephesians 5:29-31 ; 1 Peter 3:7 )
Son of Man - New Testament designation for Jesus as God incarnate in Flesh and agent of divine judgment. The Son of man is true Flesh and blood. In the context of Hebrews 2:1 , all the Gospel emphases on Son of man coalesce—a strong incarnational emphasis on His real Flesh and blood, a vivid depiction of His representative suffering, and the note that by that suffering He acquires His glory and honor and leads many to glory. In any event, the significance of the term was not lost, for the New Testament writers all attest to the profound teachings which this term embodies—the true humanity of the Word made Flesh, the necessity of His suffering and death for salvation, the glory of His reign over an everlasting kingdom, and His final coming to judge the just and the unjust
Lord's Supper (ii) - Thus it supplied the starting-point for the conversation with the multitude, in which our Lord identified ‘the bread out of heaven that is genuine,’ which ‘the Father giveth,’ with Himself as ‘the bread of God which cometh down out of heaven, and giveth life unto the world,’ ‘the bread of life,’ ‘the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die,’ ‘the living bread which came down out of heaven’ and further declared, ‘the bread which I will give is my Flesh, for the life of the world’ (John 6:32-51). As the conversation proceeded, our Lord spoke, in still clearer terms, of the reception of His Flesh and blood as the means whereby there was to be participation in Himself, and as requisite to the possession of life; ‘Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth my Flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life’; ‘My Flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. He that eateth my Flesh, and drinketh my blood, abideth in me, and I in him’; ‘He that eateth me, he also shall live because of me. Recognizing the difficulty caused to His hearers by this teaching, our Lord laid stress on the deep spiritual significance of what He had said: ‘The Spirit is the life-giver; the Flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life’ (John 6:61-63). An act of eating the Flesh and drinking the blood of Christ is anticipated as the way in which His disciples will participate in the life which is in Him. As such it suggests (α) a real spiritual participation on the part of the communicant in the human nature of Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost, and a consequent union with His Divine Person; (β) connexion with His death, indicated in the words ‘the bread which I will give is my Flesh, for the life of the world,’ and with His resurrection, indicated by the references to ‘the bread of life’ and ‘the living bread. (β) This idea had been emphasized in our Lord’s ministry in the Feeding of the Five thousand and the subsequent discourse, and the disciples had been taught that in eating His Flesh and drinking His blood they would have participation in Divine life (John 6:53-57). (δ) The close connexion of the words ‘The Spirit is the life-giver; the Flesh profiteth nothing’ (John 6:63) with the teaching about eating the Flesh of the Son of Man and drinking His blood, suggests that in the rite which our Lord was instituting there would be the operation of the Holy Ghost and a work of spiritual efficacy
Immanuel - Jesus was God become Flesh, God incarnate, God with us in Person
Soul - A parallel change in the use of the term ‘flesh’ and its corresponding adjective may be noted
Numbering of the People - It indicated a reliance on his part on an arm of Flesh, an estimating of his power not by the divine favour but by the material resources of his kingdom
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A — 2: χωρίζω (Strong's #5563 — Verb — chorizo — kho-rid'-zo ) "to put asunder, separate," is translated "to separate" in Romans 8:35,39 ; in the Middle Voice, "to separate oneself, depart" (see DEPART); in the Passive Voice in Hebrews 7:26 , RV , "separated" (AV, "separate"), the verb here relates to the resurrection of Christ, not, as AV indicates, to the fact of His holiness in the days of His Flesh; the list is progressive in this respect that the first three qualities apply to His sinlessness, the next to His resurrection, the last to His ascension
Quench, Unquenchable - For there was always the danger that the impulses of the Flesh might usurp the place of the energy of the Spirit in the assembly, and the endeavor to restrain this evil by natural means would have the effect of hindering His ministry also
Saturnians - This way is beset with difficulties and sufferings, since those souls who propose returning to the Supreme Being must abstain from wine, Flesh, wedlock, and in short from every thing that tends to sensual gratification or even bodily refreshment
Hard - ) Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; - applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard Flesh; a hard apple
Likeness - Paul's statement that Christ came “in the likeness of sinful Flesh” (Romans 8:3 ) parallels “born in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7 ), testifying that the incarnate Christ was truly human
Philemon, Theology of - 10) in the Flesh and in the Lord (v
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BULLS OF BASHAN are figurative of strong ruthless enemies, Amos 4:1 , whom God in the coming judgement on Gog will crush, and will call for the fowls and the beasts to come and feed upon their Flesh and their blood, Ezekiel 39:18 : and lastly, when the blessed Lord was on the cross, His description of His vindictive enemies includes the strong bulls of Bashan which beset Him around, and gaped upon Him with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion
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It is further revealed that the ten horns (the ten kingdoms of the future Roman empire) will make war with the woman, make her desolate and naked, will eat her Flesh and burn her with fire
Shalamite - Though she is "peace" yet she has warfare here with the Flesh within and foes without
Fat - The fat mixed with lean, mishman or shameen (Numbers 13:20; Psalms 78:31; Isaiah 10:16), was lawful to eat; so also the peder or fat of the burnt offering, burned along with the Flesh
Sarah, Sarai, Sara - Ishmael represents the man born after the Flesh, who persecutes him born after the Spirit
Vail, Veil - In Christianity the believer has boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way which He has consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh
Kingdom of Christ - Blessedly Jesus spake of this to the Father, in that comprehensive manner: (John 17:2) "As thou hast given him power over all Flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him
Heaven - "Thus saith the Lord, The heaen is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?" (Isaiah 66:1) But Solomon breaks out in an expression, as one overwhelmed with surprise and wonder in the contemplation: "But will God indeed (said he) dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee!" (1 Kings 8:27) But what would this mighty monarch have said, had he lived to have seen the Lord of heaven and earth tabernacling in the substance of our Flesh?...
But, though, according to the language of Scripture, we call that place heaven which John saw opened, and where the more immediate presence of the Lord is gloriously displayed, yet it were to limit the Holy One of Israel to suppose, that JEHOVAH dwelleth in any place, to the exclusion of his presence or glory elsewhere
Unction - Hence then it should be considered, (and I beg the pious reader to consider it, and keep it in remembrance proportioned to its infinite importance) as Christ is called Messiah, that is Christ, as the anointed of God, before he openly appeared at his incarnation, so the church of Christ is called his church; and for which, in salvation-work, Christ was made Christ, before he was made Flesh, and dwelt among us; nor, as the Son of God, had it not been for his church's sake, ever would have been sent by the Father, neither would have taken our nature into the GODHEAD, neither have been anointed by the Holy Ghost
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It may appear somewhat marvellous, that such a circumstance should take place as that of dogs being allowed to eat human Flesh, and in the very open streets of the city
Satisfied, To Be - In its first occurrence in the Old Testament text, śâba‛ expresses the idea of “being filled, sated”: “… When the Lord shall give you in the evening Flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full …” ( Fat - " Others maintain that the law which forbids the use of fat, should be restrained to fat separated from the Flesh, such as that which covers the kidneys and the intestines: and this only in the case of its being offered in sacrifice
Sanctify - Paul speaks of "the blood of bulls and goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, as sanctifying unto the purifying of the Flesh," Hebrews 9:13
Adversary - " In Galatians 5:17 it is used of the antagonism between the Holy Spirit and the Flesh in the believer; in 1 Timothy 1:10 , of anything, in addition to persons, that is opposed to the doctrine of Christ
Christmas - In the fourth century, the controversy over the nature of Christ, whether He was truly God or a created being, led to an increased emphasis on the doctrine of the incarnation, the affirmation that “the Word was made Flesh” (John 1:14 )
World: Vanity of Pursuit of - Suppose the offer were this: You shall die slowly; your blood shall daily grow cold, your Flesh petrify, your heart beat at last only as a rusty group of iron valves
Sanctification - This will involve a battle with the old sinful nature (the Flesh), but through the power of the living Christ within, they can have victory over the Flesh and be progressively changed into the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:9-12; Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:9-10; Colossians 3:12; 1 Peter 1:14-15)
Redeemer - It is the man whose name is the Branch, it is Jesus, who in his human nature is bone of our bone and Flesh of our Flesh, that hath wrought out salvation
Ishmael - Abraham prayed that Ishmael might live before God, but typically he represents the seed of Abraham according to the Flesh, hence though God answered that He would bless Ishmael, and multiply him exceedingly, he should also beget twelve princes, and God would make him a great nation; yet the covenant should be established with Isaac. In this act Abraham acknowledged in faith that the blessing asked for his natural seed could not be had through the strength of the Flesh: all the mercies of God are secured in resurrection
Cerinthus - The crucial passage is 1 John 4:2-3 a, which, literally translated from the critical texts, reads: ‘Hereby know ye the spirit of God; every spirit which confesses Jesus Christ come in the Flesh is of God, and every spirit which confesses not Jesus is not of God. ’ The use of ‘Jesus’ alone in 1 John 4:3 a makes it almost certain that 1 John 4:2 should be taken to mean ‘confesses Jesus as Christ come in the Flesh
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To walk after the Flesh, to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. ...
To walk in the Flesh, to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities
Cross - Christians demonstrate the truth of this in their daily lives by living victoriously over the old sinful nature, the Flesh (Galatians 5:24; Galatians 6:14; see Flesh)
Fasting - Every child of God well knows from his own experience, arising from a body of sin and death that he carries about him, that Fleshly lusts of every kind war against the soul; that it is impossible to be too strict in abridging every species of indulgence in the body; and that pampering the Flesh, is only causing that Flesh to rebel. Hence, therefore, he desires to observe a perpetual fast in things pertaining to the body, that through grace he may put on the Lord Jesus Christ, "making no provision for the Flesh, to fulfil the lust thereof
Cainites - Presumably, then, they thought of a division of mankind into two classes-the spiritual and the material, the latter belonging to the realm of the Creator and deriving their being from Him, but doomed to dissolution, while the former class contained the spiritual men, imprisoned, it is true, in bodies of Flesh, but yet deriving their essential being from the highest Power, opposed by the Creator and His minions, but winning the victory over them as Cain did over Abel. To some it would seem a duty to crush the Flesh beneath the spirit by the severest austerity, but the premiss might lead to a libertine as well as to an ascetic conclusion: if the spirit alone was important, the Flesh but contemptible and perishable, what happened to the latter might seem a matter of complete indifference, inasmuch as its degradation could not stain the white purity of the spirit
Incarnation - incarnatio, being or taking Flesh]'>[1], while a biblical idea, is not a biblical term. That the Word was made Flesh is the crux of the central passage on incarnation in the New Testament (John 1:14 ). ...
Formulation of the Doctrine The problems of the incarnation begins with John's assertion, “the Word was made Flesh” (John 1:14 ). Clear expression of the relation of the Word to the Flesh, of divinity to humanity within the person of Jesus became a matter of major concern during the first five centuries of the Christian era
Leper - Sometimes one limb alone is affected with a dead pearl-like whiteness (compare Exodus 4:6, "Moses' hand was leprous as snow;" Numbers 12:10; Numbers 12:12, "as one dead, of whom the Flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb;" 2 Kings 5:27). Swine's Flesh and scaleless and finless fish, used as food, tend to generate the disease; one reason of the prohibition (Leviticus 11:7; Leviticus 11:9-12). The gradual decay of the body, first of the skin, then the bone, then the Flesh, life still surviving, vividly represented the sure and deadly process of man's ruin by sin. Judges 1:23, "hating the garment spotted by the Flesh," i
Spirits in Prison - It was after Christ had been ‘put to death in the Flesh’ that He was ‘quickened in the spirit,’ in which He ‘went and preached unto the spirits in prison. 659) that σαρκί in 1 Peter 4:6 proves that the νέκροι must be alive in the Flesh is not convincing. When they were judged, they were in the Flesh; but ‘the difference in tense in κριθῶσι, ζῶσι makes the former verb antecedent in time to the latter, and the sense is the same as if St. To these (but not to the exclusion of others) Christ preached, that, having been judged in the Flesh as men are judged (κατὰ ἀνθρώπους), they might henceforth live in the spirit as God lives (κατὰ θεόν, 1 Peter 4:6)
Red Heifer - One was then to burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, her Flesh, and her blood, with her dung, all was to be burnt. Then the priest was to wash his clothes, and to bathe his Flesh in water, and afterward he was to come into the camp, and be unclean until the even. And he that burned the heifer was to wash his clothes inwater, and bathe his Flesh in water, and be unclean until the even. (1 Corinthians 15:45) And it is said of him, with peculiar reference to his human nature, that "forasmuch as the children are partakers of Flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same
Sin - ’ While the mind knows, approves, and delights in the law of God as holy, righteous, and good, the Flesh is the seat and vehicle of sin. ...
(2) The Flesh as the seat and vehicle of sin. -As there is in this Dictionary a separate article Flesh, the subject cannot here be fully discussed: a summary statement must suffice. The Flesh is not identical with the body, animal appetite, or sensuous impulse; it is man’s whole nature, in so far as he disowns his dependence on God, opposes his will to God, and resists the influence of the Spirit of God. The Law fails to restrain, because of its inherent impotence (τὸ γὰρ ἀδύνατον τοῦ νόμου, Romans 8:3), as letter and not spirit (2 Corinthians 3:6), as written on tables of stone and not on tables that are hearts of Flesh (2 Corinthians 3:3; cf. Thus sin as a power, finding its seat and vehicle in the Flesh, not restrained but provoked by the law in the individual, brings a bondage from which the gospel offers deliverance, even as it sets a universal grace of God over against the universal sin of mankind. -What explanation can be offered of the fact of the universality of sin? How has man’s nature become so corrupted and perverted as to be described by the term ‘flesh’? How can sin be represented as a power dwelling in, ruling over, man, and bringing him into bondage? While St. Paul does not in Romans 5:12; Romans 5:21 formally offer this explanation, the passage being introduced into the argument for another purpose-to prove the greater efficacy of grace than of sin, by as much as Christ is greater than Adam-yet, as he is there dealing with his view of the introduction of sin into the world, we must regard that passage as his explanation both of sin as a power in humanity and of the Flesh; for it is not likely that he would leave sin in the race and sin in the individual unconnected. In view, however, of his teaching about the ‘flesh,’ it is more probable that he did regard human nature as corrupted and perverted; and, in the absence of any other explanation, we seem warranted in assuming that he did connect this fact with the Fall. He does not, as is sometimes maintained, represent Adam himself as subject to the Flesh in the same way as are his descendants; for 1 Corinthians 15:47 contrasts not the unfallen Adam with the pre-existent Christ, but the fallen Adam with the Risen Christ; but be does emphasize the voluntary character of Adam’s act: it was disobedience (Romans 5:19). Could he have assigned to it the moral significance he does, had he thought of Adam as in the hopeless and helpless bondage described in Romans 7:7-25? This passage, however, represents that bondage not as directly inherited, but as resulting in the individual from a moral development, in which sin uses the Flesh to bring it about
Mourn - ); (2) by loud lamentation (Ruth 1:9 ; 1 Samuel 6:19 ; 2 Samuel 3:31 ); (3) by the disfigurement of the person, as rending the clothes (Genesis 37:29,34 ; Matthew 26:65 ), wearing sackcloth (Genesis 37:34 ; Psalm 35:13 ), sprinkling dust or ashes on the person (2 Samuel 13:19 ; Jeremiah 6:26 ; Job 2:12 ), shaving the head and plucking out the hair of the head or beard (Leviticus 10:6 ; Job 1:20 ), neglect of the person or the removal of ornaments (Exodus 33:4 ; Deuteronomy 21:12,13 ; 2 Samuel 14:2 ; 19:24 ; Matthew 6:16,17 ), fasting (2 Samuel 1:12 ), covering the upper lip (Leviticus 13:45 ; Micah 3:7 ), cutting the Flesh (Jeremiah 16:6,7 ), and sitting in silence (Judges 20:26 ; 2 Samuel 12:16 ; 13:31 ; Job 1:20 )
Table - Paul contrasts the tables of stone on which the Ten Commandments were written by the ‘finger of God’ with the tables that are not of stone but are ‘hearts of Flesh,’ whereon the Holy Spirit writes the laws of the New Covenant (2 Corinthians 3:3)
Scourge - The "scourge" was made of leather thongs, weighted with sharp pieces of bone or lead, which tore the Flesh of both the back and the breast (cp
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It is striking how often God set aside the birthright, in order to show that the objects of His choice are "born not of bloods (Greek natural descents), nor of the will of the Flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God" (John 1:13)
Concubine - From the beginning, when man was sinless it was not so; for God made male and female that in marriage "they TWAIN should be one Flesh" Matthew 19:4-5; Matthew 19:8)
Dwelling - ...
The Word become Flesh dwelt among humankind (John 1:14 )
Sacrament - Since God became Flesh in Jesus Christ, it follows that God can use anything He chooses in His created order to convey His truth and saving power to the one who believes in Him
Dissolve - Flesh dissolves by putrefaction
Sacrifice - For neither could the blood of bulls, and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer, "sprinkling the unclean, sanctify to the purifying of the Flesh, but Jesus, by his own blood, and by entering once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us
Master - ...
Unto the taster—...
So doth these words a sweet content,...
An oriental fragrancy—my master!...
My master! shall I speak? O that to thee...
My servant were a little so,...
As Flesh might be,...
That these two words might creep and grow...
To some degree of spiciness to thee!...
For when my master, which alone is sweet,...
And ev'n my unworthiness pleasing,...
Shall call and meet...
My servant, as thee not displeasing,...
That call is but the breathing of the sweet
Serpent, Brazen - " The brazen serpent typified the Son of man, in that...
(1) the brazen serpent had the form without the venom of the deadly serpent; just as Jesus was "in the likeness of sinful Flesh" yet "without sin" (Romans 8:3), "made sin for us" though He "knew no sin" (2 Corinthians 5:21); the brazen serpent seemed the most unlikely means of curing the serpents' bites; so the condemned One seemed most unlikely to save the condemned
Ruth, Book of - The genealogy reflects no honour on Israel after the Flesh
Deep - A spear struck deep into the Flesh
Ever - Have you ever seen the city of Paris, or shall you ever see it? ...
No man ever yet hated his own Flesh
Adultery - Adultery is one of the “works of the Flesh” (Galatians 5:19 )
Lent - Anciently the manner of observing Lent among those who were piously disposed, was to abstain from food till evening: their only refreshment was a supper, and it was indifferent whether it was Flesh or any other food, provided it was used with sobriety and moderation
Faction - Among the works of the Flesh are ἔρις and ἐριθείαι, ‘strife’ and ‘factions’ (Galatians 5:20)
Waste - ) To procure or sustain a reduction of Flesh; - said of a jockey in preparation for a race, etc
Tender - ) Easily impressed, broken, bruised, or injured; not firm or hard; delicate; as, tender plants; tender Flesh; tender fruit
Vision - ” This noun, which occurs 9 times, refers to a prophetic “vision” in Joel 2:28: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all Flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions
Clothe - Many times it is used in a figurative sense, as in Job 7:5: “My Flesh is clothed [1] with worms
Rock - ” in the sense of a rock large enough to serve as an altar: “… There rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the Flesh and the unleavened cakes …” ( Abstinence - Indeed blood was forbidden by the Creator, from the time of the grant of the Flesh of beasts to man for food; this prohibition was continued under the Jewish economy, and transmitted to the Christian church by Apostolic authority, Acts 15:28-29
Quail - And it should be recollected, that this miracle was performed in compliance with the wish of the people that they might have Flesh to eat
Eagle - Its Flesh, like that of all birds of prey, was unclean to the Jews; and is never eaten by any body, unless in cases of necessity, Matthew 24:28 Luke 17:37
Genealogy - Joseph was the legal father of Christ, and of the same family connections with Mary; so that the Messiah was a descendant of David both by law and "according to the Flesh
Tear - To separate by violence or pulling to rend to lacerate as, to tear cloth to tear a garment, to tear the skin or Flesh
Embalming, - At others the oil was prevented from escaping until the end of the steeping process, when it was withdrawn, and carried off with it the stomach and intestines in a state of solution, while the Flesh was consumed by the natron, and nothing was left but the skin and bones
Resurrection - ) So David (Psalms 16:9-11; Psalms 17:14-15) anticipates his "soul not being left in hades," so that "his Flesh shall rest in hope," and his "awaking with Jehovah's likeness"; fulfilled in Christ the Head first (Acts 2:25-31), and hereafter to be so in His members. The mere animal functions of Flesh and blood shall no longer be needed they do not marry, but are equal to the angels (Luke 20:35-36; 1 Corinthians 6:13; 1 Corinthians 15:35-57; 1 Peter 1:3-4) The time is fixed for the Lord's coming (Colossians 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 20)
World - Instead they trust in the methods of those who still ‘belong to the world’, who still live ‘in the Flesh’ (Galatians 3:3; Galatians 4:9-11; Galatians 5:1; Colossians 2:20-23; see Flesh)
Reap - ...
Galatians 6:8 (a) Those who sow to the Flesh make provision for the Flesh to obtain what it wants
Persia, Persians - To it was said, "Arise, devour much Flesh. According to the language of scripture it had 'devoured much Flesh
Eat - “To eat another’s Flesh,” used figuratively, refers to tearing him to pieces or “killing him” ( Flesh,” for allowing oneself to waste away
Millennium - "All Flesh shall know that I Jehovah am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. ...
The Spirit will be poured out on all Flesh, and creation, now groaning and travailing in pain, will be delivered from the bondage of corruption
Paul in Arabia - And, does Adam burst out into his bridegroom doxology,-This is now bone of my bone, and Flesh of my Flesh!-than Paul instantly adds, Amen! But I speak concerning Christ and His Church. I conferred not with Flesh and blood, he protests. But even Moses and David and Isaiah themselves are but Flesh and blood compared with God. Even grace itself is but Flesh and blood compared with Christ, says Thomas Shepard. And that, not merely as made Flesh, and made sin: not merely as crucified, and risen, and exalted, and glorified; but as He had been before all that, and during all that, and after all that
Naaman - ' And, then, how Naaman came to Samaria with his horses and his chariot; how Elisha sent out and told him to go and wash seven times in Jordan; how Naaman was wroth and would not wash in Jordan, but went away home in a rage: how his excellent servants reasoned with their angry master and how he repented and went and washed in Jordan till his Flesh came again like the Flesh of a little child-all that is told in fourteen as solid and as eloquent verses as ever were written. It will humble you to do it, and you are not a humble man; but if you ever come back from Jordan with your Flesh like the Flesh of a little child, you will be the foremost to confess that you had almost been lost through your pride, and your prejudice, and your ill-nature. ' Then went he down and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God, and his Flesh came again like the Flesh of a little child, and he was clean
Docetism - Eph_2:9 Heb_2:14 which confute this assertion but do not bear clear marks of having been written with a controversial purpose it appears from 1Jn_4:2 2Jn_1:7 that when these epistles were written there were teachers stigmatised by the writer as prompted by the spirit of Antichrist who denied that Jesus Christ had come in the Flesh a form of expression implying a Docetic theory. 22), insists that the Valentinian doctrine did not practically differ from pure Docetism; for that if our Lord had not taken substance of Flesh in the womb of the Virgin He could not have been the real man Who suffered hunger and thirst and weariness, Who wept at the grave of Lazarus, Who sweat drops of blood, from Whose wounded side came forth blood and water. It occurs here in the form "If Christ were without Flesh and blood, of what sort of Flesh and blood are the bread and wine, the images (εἰκόνας ) with which He commanded that the memorial of Him should be made?" (cf. John handled the body of our Lord the Flesh offered no resistance, but yielded place to the disciple's hand
Blood - Forbidden to be eaten (Genesis 9:4) under the Old Testament, on the ground that "the life (soul) of the Flesh (the soul which gives life to the Flesh) is in the blood," and that "God gave it upon the altar to make atonement with for men's souls" (Leviticus 17:11). ...
Hence appears the propriety of Hebrews 10:19-20, "having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He hath consecrated for us through the veil (which was 'rent' at His death), that is to say His Flesh
Fruit of the Spirit - In the context of these verses, the singular fruit of the Spirit is contrasted with the plural works of the Flesh (5:19-21). Neither listing is exhaustive, as is clear from Paul's ending of his list of the works of the Flesh with the phrase, "and things like these, " and his statement at the close of his itemizing of the fruit of the Spirit that "against such things there is no law. It is notable that the fruit of the Spirit, as listed, is in direct opposition to the works stemming from the Flesh
Food - ), permission to eat the Flesh of animals, under stipulation as to drawing off the blood, having been first accorded to Noah ( Genesis 9:3 ff. As compared with the wide range of foods supplied by the cereals, vegetables, and fruits above mentioned, the supply of Flesh-food was confined to such animals and birds as were technically described as ‘clean. ’...
The Flesh of the goat , and especially of the’ kid of the goats,’ was more relished by the Hebrews than by the present inhabitants of Palestine, by whom the goat is reared chiefly for its milk. Of the neat cattle , the Flesh of females as well as of males was eaten, the Hebrews not having that repugnance to cow’s Flesh which distinguished the Egyptians of antiquity, as it does the Hindus of to-day. ...
Of the seven species of game mentioned in Deuteronomy 14:5 , it is evident from Deuteronomy 12:15 that the gazelle and the hart were the typical animals of the chase hunted for the sake of their Flesh. There was forbidden, further, the Flesh of every animal that had died a natural death ( Deuteronomy 14:21 , Leviticus 17:15 ), or had been done to death by a beast of prey ( Exodus 22:31 , Leviticus 17:15 ); in short, all Flesh was rigidly taboo except that of an animal which had been ritually slaughtered as above prescribed. ...
The intimate association in early times between Flesh-food and sacrifice explains the abhorrence of the Hebrew for all food prepared by the heathen, as illustrated by Daniel (Daniel 1:8 ), Judas Maccabæus ( 2Ma 5:27 ), Josephus ( Vita 3), and their associates (cf
Eternal Life (2) - In the Word ‘which became Flesh and dwelt among us’ there was a visible manifestation of the life eternal: ‘In him was life; and the life was the light of men’ (John 1:4); so that He Himself declares, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life’ (John 14:6). ’ ‘I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea, and the bread which I will give is my Flesh, for the life of the world. ’ ‘Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves. He that eateth my Flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day. ’ ‘He that eateth my Flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him. The eating the Flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of Man have been thought by some expositors to refer to the partaking of the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; but such a reference to an institution not yet established, and utterly unknown to His Jewish opponents, would have been strangely irrelevant. He has been ‘crucified with Christ: and it is no longer I that live, but Christ liveth in me; and that life which I now live in the Flesh I live in faith, which is in the Son of God’ (Galatians 2:20)
Bethlehem - , "house of Flesh
Right, Rightly - It was exercised by the Son of God, as from, and in conjunction with, the Father when the Lord was upon earth, in the days of His Flesh, Matthew 9:6 ; John 10:18 , as well as in resurrection, Matthew 28:18 ; John 17:2
Dust - Dust is used in figures of speech for a multitude (Genesis 13:16 ; Numbers 23:10 ; Isaiah 29:5 ) or for an abundance (of Flesh, Psalm 78:27 ; of silver, Job 27:16 ; of blood, Zephaniah 1:17 )
Abomination That Causes Desolation, the - First Maccabees, quoting Daniel, refers these words to the sacrifice of swine's Flesh on the altar in Jerusalem by Antiochus IV, Epiphanes, in 168 b
Samson - ...
Ultimately, Samson proved little more than a thorn in the Flesh to the Philistines
Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit - ...
To be indwelt by the Holy Spirit is an immense favour, for He is a divine Person: any one so indwelt is not in the Flesh, but in the Spirit
Israelite - The Apostle Paul refers to these privileges when he describes his ‘kinsmen according to the Flesh’ as Israelites ‘whose is the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises’ (Romans 9:4)
Gluttonous - It is true that the LXX Septuagint here συμβολοκοπῶν οἰνοφλυγεῖ has no resemblance to the phrase in the Gospels, but Proverbs 23:20 has μηδὲ ἐκτείνου συμβολαῖς as one half of the doublet, ‘among gluttonous eaters of Flesh’ (בִּוֹלְלֵי בָשָׂר); and in Proverbs 23:21 Aq
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Connected with the case at Corinth there was also mentioned the delivering unto Satan of the guilty person for the destruction of the Flesh, but this was the determination of Paul as being there in spirit with them (1 Corinthians 5:4,5 ), which seems to stamp it as an apostolic act
Abstinence - The sacrifice of one's lawful right for our neighbor's good accords with the law of love: "It is good neither to eat Flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak
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Judges 1:23 (b) This probably refers to any so-called righteousness or plan of salvation, which is contaminated by the works of the Flesh, or by depending upon merit in the sight of GOD
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- the trinity of wickedness is the world, the Flesh and the devil
Emmanuel - God in our nature, and we the "members of his body, of his Flesh, and of his bones
Philistines - They represent the pretension and intrusion of man in the Flesh into that which belongs to God
Miraculous Conception - He is preserved from the contamination adhering to the race whose nature he assumed; and when the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, was made Flesh, the intercourse which, as man, he had with God, is distinguished, not in degree only but in kind, from that which any prophet ever enjoyed, and, it is infinitely more intimate, because it did not consist in communications occasionally made to him, but arose from the manner in which his human nature had its existence
Food - Christians were forbidden to eat the Flesh of animals portions of which had been offered to idols
an'Tichrist - 22 we find, "he is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son;" and still more positively, "every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh is of antichrist
Heal, Healing - 2, stresses the process as reaching completion, Luke 13:32 , "cures," of the acts of Christ in the days of His Flesh; Acts 4:22,30 , "to heal," lit
Goodness - The reason for this is the sin that still infects human nature (Romans 7:13-14; see Flesh)
Mind - Paul said that in times past we all lived according to the Flesh, “fulfilling the desires of the Flesh and of the mind” (those things we had already thought over, Ephesians 2:3 ). It is described as “reprobate” (Romans 1:28 ), “fleshly” (Colossians 2:18 ), vain (Ephesians 4:17 ), corrupt (1 Timothy 6:5 ; 2 Timothy 3:8 ), and defiled (Titus 1:15 )
Hagar - Indeed, from the tendency of every man's mind by nature, to take part with Flesh and blood rather than spiritual objects, we should have felt disposed to consider Hagar hardly dealt with, and Sarah unkind and cruel. "He that was born after the Flesh, persecuted him that was born after the Spirit; even so it is now
Cassianus, Julius, a Heretical Teacher - that he who is united to a woman soweth to the Flesh and therefore shall of the Flesh reap corruption. Cassian also taught that man had not been originally created with a body like ours, but that these Fleshly bodies were the "coats of skin" in which the Lord clothed our first parents after the Fall
Descent Into Hades - ...
Thus we find the way prepared for explanation of the difficult passage 1 Peter 3:18-20 : ‘Because Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the Flesh, but quickened in the spirit; in which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, which aforetime were disobedient, when the long-suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing’; cf. 1 Peter 4:6 ‘For unto this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged according to men in the Flesh, but live according to God in the spirit
Profession - ‘Every spirit which confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh is of God’ (1 John 4:2, also 1 John 4:3, 2 John 1:7). His resurrection (Romans 10:9), His Divine Sonship (1 John 1:4; 1 John 1:7), His coming in the Flesh (1 John 4:2), and the baptismal confession or formula (Matthew 28:19)
Brother - Thus, as in the instance of our Lord Jesus Christ after the Flesh, James and Joses were called the brethren of Christ, but in fact, were not so, but only relations of that tribe to which Jesus belonged. Hence the church, before Christ's open manifestation in the Flesh, so passionately longed for his coming. " (Romans 8:29) And they are "bone of his bone, and Flesh of his Flesh
Self-Surrender - ’ The proof that in ‘the mind’ the ruling element is not ‘flesh’ but ‘spirit’ is the absence of hostility to God; this state of ‘life and peace’ is the result of ‘subjecting oneself to the law of God’ ( Romans 8:8 f
Mysteries - The chemist can not change milk into Flesh and blood
Excommunication - destroy the Flesh that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" (Luke 22:31)
Veil - Hebrews 10:20 uses the tabernacle veil, not as the image of a barrier, but of access: Access to God is gained through the Flesh of the historical Jesus (compare John 10:7 )
Brothers - The dual function of the term brother as describing both a physical and spiritual relationship bears eloquent testimony to the importance in the Christian community of both the family of Flesh and the family of faith
Leviathan - ]'>[1] and some recent expositors interpret Psalms 104:26 ); the Jordan empties itself into his mouth; his Flesh will be for food to the godly in the days of the Messiah; part of his skin will be made into a tent for them, whilst the rest is spread on the walls of Jerusalem, and its brightness is visible to the ends of the earth (En 60
Groaning - Not creation’s physical sufferings under the bondage of corruption, but her ‘earnest expectation’ of deliverance from it, creates the sense of almost intolerable strain; the ‘firstfruits of the Spirit’ for the moment intensify the burden of the Flesh; the deepest groanings of the saint arise from his sense of exile, from his ‘longing to be clothed upon with his habitation from heaven’ (2 Corinthians 5:2)
Sacrifice - ...
The subject was more fully explained under the law: "The life of the Flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul
Grow - ...
To grow up, ...
To grow together, To close and adhere to become united by growth as Flesh or the bark of a tree severed
Marcionites - The rule of manners which Marcion prescribed to his followers was excessively austere, containing an express prohibition of wedlock, wine, Flesh, and all the external comforts of life
Redemption - Finally, when this sacrifice has been accomplished, and the guilt and penalty of our sins expiated, man is redeemed and liberated from the power of sin, of the Flesh, and of the devil, and restored to the supernatural state
Ready - The spirit is ready, but the Flesh is weak
Food - (Leviticus 3:17 ; 7:26 ; 19:26 ; 12:16) Certain portions of the fat of sacrifices were also forbidden, (Leviticus 3:9,10 ) as being set apart for the altar, (Leviticus 3:16 ; 7:25 ) In addition to the above, Christians were forbidden to eat the Flesh of animals portions of which had been offered to idols
Author - Christ in the days of His Flesh trod undeviatingly the path of faith, and as the Perfecter has brought it to a perfect end in His own person
Exodus, Book of - Moses smote the rock and there came water out of the rock — type of the Holy Spirit — and this was followed by conflict: they fought with Amalek (type of Satan seeking to act upon the weak Flesh of the believer: comp. Power is not in the Flesh, but in the Spirit): with Amalek there was to be continued conflict, because they touched the rights of God in His people
Lily - (Jeremiah 23:6; Jer 33:16) Is Jesus fair and lovely, sweet and fragrant as the lily of the vallies? so shall the church be in his sight, from the comeliness that he hath put upon her, (Ezekiel 16:14) In a word, all that Jesus is as the glorious Head of his body the church, such shall be his body, glorious in his glory, and lovely in his loveliness, because in him, and from him all is derived, for "we are members of his body, of his Flesh, and of his bones. Corruptions within, and persecutions without, the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of the heart, the lusts of the Flesh, and the pride of life, the reproaches of some, and the heresies of others,...
These make the situations of the godly but too strikingly resembled by the lily in the midst of thorns
Ways - Ways also signifies custom, manners, and way of life: "All Flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth," Genesis 6:12 ; Genesis 19:31 ; Jeremiah 32:19 . Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain; and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all Flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it," Isaiah 40:3-5
Spirit - ...
In Galatians 3:3 , in the phrase "having begun in the Spirit," it is difficult to say whether the reference is to the "Holy Spirit" or to the quickened spirit of the believer; that it possibly refers to the latter is not to be determined by the absence of the article, but by the contrast with "the Flesh;" on the other hand, the contrast may be between the "Holy Spirit" who in the believer sets His seal on the perfect work of Christ, and the Flesh which seeks to better itself by works of its own. " In Galatians 4:29 the phrase "after the Spirit" signifies "by supernatural power," in contrast to "after the Flesh," i
Calvinists - In proof of the doctrine, they allege among others the following Scripture passages: "Thou hast given him power over all Flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. The explanation of original sin, as given by Calvin, is as follows: "Original sin seems to be the inheritable descending perverseness and corruption of our nature, poured abroad into all the parts of the soul, which first maketh us deserving of God's wrath, and then also bringeth forth those works in us, called, in Scripture, the works of the Flesh. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, among whom also we all had our conversation in times past, in the lust of our Flesh, fulfilling the desires of the Flesh, fulfilling the desires of the Flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. ...
I will take away the stony heart out of their Flesh, and will give them hearts of Flesh
Christ in the Middle Ages - the rational soul and Flesh of the man Christ, by an assumption singularly wonderful and wonderfully singular, that, no merits of his own righteousness having preceded, he should thus become Son of God from the beginning in which he began to be man, that he himself (the man Christ) and the Word might be one person’ (de Correptione et Gratia, 30). ‘In the assumption of Flesh by God the person of man perished, not the nature’ (adv. He maintained, therefore, that the Deity of Jesus in its exceeding goodness came even to our nature and truly assumed the substance of our Flesh, so that the Most High God could be called man, the super-essential essence thus shining forth out of humanity. Christ is continually and of His own will mystically born, for He is made Flesh in and through the redeemed. While the Flesh became the Flesh of the Word, and the soul of Jesus the soul of the Word, the human nature remained unaltered in essence. Solely on the ground of the fellowship of the Divine and the human was the Flesh of the Lord enriched by the Divine activities. Spiritual exaltation from Christ dwelling in us emancipates us from all moral obligation, and makes sins of the Flesh a matter of indifference. In becoming Flesh and making atonement for the guilt of humanity He is its Redeemer. Thus the Word became Flesh and dwelt with us. This thought he is never weary of iterating and enforcing, that whatever our Lord did in the Flesh was for our instruction by way of example
Kenosis - In four pregnant statements, in which the Christian salvation is brought into most intimate relation with the humiliation of the Son of God, this Kenosis is more fully defined: ‘God, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful Flesh [1], condemned sin in the Flesh’ (Romans 8:3); ‘God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law’ (Galatians 4:4); ‘Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf’ [2]; ‘Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us’ [3]. The writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews lays emphasis on the participation of the Son of God in Flesh and blood, in order that He might be capable of dying (Hebrews 2:14); on His experience of temptation as enabling Him to sympathize with and succour the tempted (Hebrews 2:16, Hebrews 4:15); on the obedience He learned by suffering (Hebrews 5:8). The prologue to John’s Gospel may be regarded as Apostolic interpretation; and there the Kenosis is described in the words ‘and the Word became Flesh’ (John 1:14, see Westcott in loco)
the Thorn in Paul's Flesh - ...
Now just what that thorn in Paul's Flesh really was nobody knows. But if I have a thorn in my own Flesh, and if I know what it is, and why it is there, and what I am to do with it-that will be one of the divinest discoveries in this world to me; that will be the salvation of my own soul to me. With all his boasted knowledge of the mind of Christ, there was not a catechumen in Corinth or in Philippi with more of a fretful child in him than the so-called great Apostle was when his thorn came into his own Flesh. And Paul, a much stronger and a much less excitable man, said after he got his answer, and said it more and more all his days: 'Lord, not in one part of my Flesh only, but plant those soul-saving thorns of Thine in all the still sinful parts of my body and my mind, in order that the power of Christ may rest upon me. What then is that thorn in the Flesh of all God's best saints and of all Christ's best servants,-that thorn which still humbles, and humbles, and humbles them down, past all possible glorying in anything they are, or have ever been, or can ever be? Humbles the most heavenly-minded men in all the world down to death and hell, and so humbles such men only? What is it that Christ sends to stab His best servants deeper and deeper every day, and to impale them and buffet them till they are so many dead corpses rather than living and breathing and Christian men? And then on the other hand, what is that same thorn and stake and devil's fist that at every stab and stound and blow draws down the whole grace of Jesus Christ on the sufferer, till the sanctified saint kisses his thorn, and blesses his Lord, and would not part with the one or the other for all the world? Samson offered so many sheets and so many changes of raiment to any Philistine who within seven days would declare his riddle
Spirit - The contrast between ‘soul’ and ‘spirit,’ and between ‘ Flesh ’ and ‘spirit,’ has already been noted in the articles on these terms
Tertius - If we can suppose, with some, that the ‘stake in the Flesh’ from which the Apostle suffered was ophthalmia, or that he was unfamiliar with the use of the pen owing to his manual labour of tent-making, there would seem to be sufficient reason for St
Nature - Swine’s Flesh is commended for food as a gift of nature in 4Ma 5:7
Japheth - Superior in secular enterprise and capacity for rule, yet in spiritual concerns James is inferior to Shem, through whose posterity alone all revelations from heaven have come, culminating in "God manifest in the Flesh" (Romans 9:5)
Eldad - The 70 elders appointed by Jethro's advice at Sinai (Exodus 18) to help Moses in judging are distinct from the 70 here endowed with the Spirit to help hint as his executive court, to govern the rebellious people, and establish his authority, shaken by the people's murmurings against Jehovah and himself because of the want of Flesh
Justifying One's Self - ‘By the deeds of the law shall no Flesh living be justified’ (Romans 3:20)
Lattice - Though Jesus might be said to stand behind our wall; that is, perhaps, through a vail of Flesh, to manifest himself to his people while on earth, and to look forth at the windows of his grace; that is, when in the ordinances of his word he doth distinguish himself to them otherwise than he doeth to the world; yet, through those lattices, he makes known what he is, and what his love to his people is, and ever will be, until the shadows flee away, and the day break of the everlasting morning shineth in upon the soul, and the sun of his redeemed ariseth no more to go down, neither the moon to withdraw his shining, but the Lord himself becometh their everlasting light, and their God their glory
Abomination of Desolation - He built an idolatrous altar on the altar of burnt offering to Jupiter Olympius, and dedicated the temple to him, and offered swine's Flesh
Fulgentius (4) Ferrandus, , Disciple And Companion of Ruspe - Whether the Divinity of the Christ suffered on the cross, or the Divine Person suffered only in the Flesh
Salt Sea - It is also very heavy, so that a person cannot sink in it; and after bathing it leaves a crust of salt on the Flesh
Confidence - ...
Whilst there is such a confidence, there is also a confidence which is misplaced-confidence in ourselves (Romans 2:19, 2 Corinthians 1:9), in the Flesh (Philippians 3:3 f
the Brazen Altar - This refers to the sin-offering, whose blood was carried into the holiest, the Flesh of which was not eaten, but burnt without the camp
Finger - Our blessed Lord, in the days of his Flesh, speaking of his miracles, made use of the same phrase
Jesus - In the Epistles of James, Peter John, and Jude, men who had companied with the Lord in the days of His Flesh, 'Jesus Christ' is the invariable order (in the RV) of the Name and Title, for this was the order of their experience; as 'Jesus' they knew Him first, that He was Messiah they learnt finally in His resurrection
Grass - See Psalms 90:6 , and particularly Isaiah 40:6-8 : "The voice said, Cry! And he said, What shall I cry? All Flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field
Lead - Christ took not on him Flesh and blood, that he might conquer and rule nations, lead armies
World - From this world-wearied Flesh
God - The name is never applied to a false god, nor to any other being except one, the ANGEL-JEHOVAH who is thereby marked as one with God, and who appears again in the New Covenant as "God manifested in the Flesh
Body - Job declares that despite the natural decomposition of his body, he will see God with his own eyes, in his own Flesh (19:26-27). Complete redemption means the reclamation of humanness in the most comprehensive sense, and this mandates the "in Fleshing" of the Word (John 1:14 ). The primary allegiance of the body is not to the things of this world or to the sinful desires of the Flesh (Romans 6:12-23 )
Soul - In the New Testament, the term psyche retreats behind the ideas of body, Flesh, spirit to characterize human existence. Satan is permitted by God to take health, that is Flesh and blood, but Satan cannot take the bare life of a person (Job 2:5-6 )
Consecrate, Consecration - Jesus has, by bursting the veil of His Flesh in death, ‘inaugurated’ a new entrance into the Presence of God (cf. The Flesh of Jesus is regarded as symbolic of the ‘veil’ or ‘curtain’ which was removed as the sacrificial blood was carried into the Holy of Holies
Messiah - For one of the names of the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament is, the Messiah, that is the Anointed, as well as in the New; and as it is expressly said concerning him in the New Testament, when he appeared in the substance of our Flesh, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth: with the Holy Ghost, Acts 10:38 - so evidently was he called the Messiah, and consequently answer that name was, and is, from everlasting, the anointed of God by the Holy Ghost, before he openly manifested himself under that character in our Flesh
Anthropology - A person, thus, is a complete totality, made up of human Flesh, spirit (best understood as “the life-force”), and nephesh (best understood as “the total self” but often translated as “soul”). Human Flesh cannot exist alone. In the New Testament scheme, four dimensions of life are designated in place of the Hebraic Flesh, spirit, and nephesh . While spirit seems to be the dimension whereby humans can cooperate with and respond to God, Flesh is that dimension that represents human finitude and weakness. Similar to its Old Testament counterpart, Flesh (Greek, sarx ) in the New Testament suggests physical failing and the inability to transcend the physical dimension. It would be unwise, however, to conclude that, in itself, Flesh is evil. ) Jesus, the Word made Flesh, was certainly not evil
Communion - Robertson Smith started the theory that the origin of all sacrifice lies in the idea of a sacramental communion between the members of a tribe and the tribal deity, which is realized by the common eating of the Flesh of the sacrifice and the drinking of its blood. According to Dieterich, primitive man had the idea that, by partaking of the Flesh of any sacrificial animal offered to a god, he was partaking of the god himself, and thus entering into sacramental communion with him. When he says that the Jews by eating the sacrifices have communion with the altar, he means spiritual communion with God whose representative is the altar (note that the phrase ‘communion with God’ is avoided-a true mark of Rabbinism); and when he says that to partake of a supper connected with a heathen sacrifice brings men into communion with demons, he does not accept the popular idea that the food itself was quasi-infected by demonic influence (he declares formally that to eat such Flesh unconsciously does not harm a Christian); but he says; ‘ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils: ye cannot partake of the table of the Lord and of the table of devils,’ because partaking of the table constitutes a spiritual and moral communion which is exclusive in its effect
Mediator - And would I have it in the hands of one that is near to me? here also it is, for it is in the hands of Jesus, who is "bone of my bone, and Flesh of my Flesh;" one who can have"compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; seeing that he himself (in the days of his Flesh) was compassed with all our sinless infirmities
Ruler - " The context ("not against Flesh and blood") shows that not earthly potentates are indicated, but spirit powers, who, under the permissive will of God, and in consequence of human sin, exercise satanic and therefore antagonistic authority over the world in its present condition of spiritual darkness and alienation from God
Last - Second, it can represent the “last” in a series of things or people: “Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my Flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?” ( Burnt Offering - ...
Other "gifts" to God were of a lower kind, only a part being given; as the meat (not Flesh, but flour, etc
Leaven - Though elsewhere used in a bad sense, leaven in Matthew 13:33 represents the gospel principle working silently "without observation" from within, until the whole is leavened, just as the mustard tree represents its diffusion externally; so "flesh," though usually in a bad sense, in Ezekiel 11:19 is in a good sense
Visitation - Thus in Luke 19:44 we may understand the ‘time of visitation’ as being either the time during which Jerusalem was being critically regarded by God, and neglected, through ignorance of this inspection, to display those features of national character which would have redeemed it in God’s eyes; or the time of spiritual opportunity, afforded by the presence of ‘God manifest in the Flesh,’ in which it might have known and sought ‘the things which belonged unto its peace
Trance - It has been thought that ‘the thorn in the Flesh’ of St
Blow - ) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in Flesh, or the act of depositing it
Spirits in Prison - 8-10: “But now the giants who are born from (the union of) spirits and the Flesh shall be called evil spirits upon the earth
End - The end of all Flesh is come
Face - " What word could this be but the uncreated Word, which was, in the after ages of the church, "made Flesh, and dwelt among us?" (John 1:1-4) Surely, in these and numberless other instances, spoken of in the Old Testament Scripture, of JEHOVAH'S appearance, sometimes in the form of a man, and sometimes of an angel, the Lord Jesus is all along intended to be represented
Sycamore or Sycamine - (Compare Amos 7:17 ) Its color is a yellow, inclining to an ochre, shadowed by a Flesh color; in the inside, it resembles the common fig, excepting that it has a blackish coloring, with yellow spots
Sin - ...
As contrary to the nature, worship, love, and service to God, sin is called ungodliness; as a violation of the law of God and of the claims of man, it is a transgression or trespass; as a deviation from eternal rectitude, it is called iniquity or unrighteousness; as the evil and bitter root of all actual transgression, the depravity transmitted from our first parents to all their seed, it is called "original sin," or in the Bible," the Flesh," "the law of sin and death," etc
Obscurity - The teaching about the eternal food of His Flesh and blood for the life of the world was felt to be ‘a hard saying’ (John 6:60)
Walk - The sinful nature in this expression is not bodily, material Flesh but that ethical Flesh, which refers to the sin dwelling in the Christian, as referred to in Romans 7:17,20 , 21,23
Flood, the - And all Flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: all in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. In Paradise the green herb was the food for every beast, every fowl, and every creeping thing, as well as for man, Genesis 1:29,30 ; and they may not have become carnivorous until after the flood, when Flesh was given to man to eat
Cut - To separate the parts of any body by an edged instrument, either by striking, as with an ax, or by sawing or rubbing to make a gash, incision or notch, which separates the external part of a body, as to cut the Flesh. Ye shall not cut yourselves, that is, ye shall not gash your Flesh
Sexuality, Human - Its foundations are laid in Genesis 2:23-24 , where the man, seeing the woman, declares her to be "bone of my bones and Flesh of my Flesh"; she was to be called "woman" ('issa) because "she was taken out of man ('is) . " Now that he has finally located a fitting counterpart, a man can "leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one Flesh. But the biblical pattern for marriage is described as being "one Flesh, " a term patterned after expressions used to describe genetic relationships of the closest order (Genesis 29:14 ; 37:27 ; 2 Samuel 5:1 ; 16:11 ; 19:12-13 ; 1 Kings 8:19 ; 2 Kings 20:18 ; 1 Chronicles 11:1 ; 2 Chronicles 6:9 ; Isaiah 39:7 ; 49:26 ; 58:7 ). Since the degree of intimacy and solidarity diminishes as the size of any group increases, it becomes clear that monogamy is premised not only on the example of Adam and Eve as the first married couple, but also on the metaphor "one Flesh" and the nature of the relationships implied by it. The reality on which the metaphor "one Flesh" depends requires one to consider the other as though that person were an extension of one's own body. ...
Apart from the term "one Flesh, " Genesis 2:24 uses another term denoting marital intimacy: the verb dabaq [34:3). If the initial sexual act is that which consummates the marriage whereby two now become "one Flesh, " it is reasonable to conclude that this represents a "channelizing" or confinement of all sexual activity to expressions that reinforce the solidarity of the marital union
Man - There is arrayed against the righteous man a multitude of spiritual forces: ‘our wrestling is not against Flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’ (Romans 5:12-1491). No longer dismayed by the spiritual host arrayed against him, hitherto so often victorious over his Fleshly weakness, the Christian became conscious ‘in Christ’ that God was for him, and convinced that none could prevail against him, through the practical operation of spiritual energies within him. Without such new motive power, man is helpless, for on his physical side he belongs to the realm of Fleshly weakness, the antithesis to that of the Spirit to which the Law itself belongs (Romans 7:14). The body of Flesh is found to be, for a reason other than that of Plato’s dualism, the prison-house of the soul. Paul does not, here or elsewhere, regard the ‘flesh’ (σάρξ) as essentially evil, but as essentially weak. Paul’s Greek terms) regarded the ‘flesh’ (basar) as a genuine element in human personality, alive psychically as well as physically. the Flesh, yielded to sin. The final redemption of the Christian will consist in the quickening of this mortal body of Flesh-‘the body of this death’-into a spiritual body (Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 15:44), a body like that of the Risen Lord (Philippians 3:21). Paul looks forward to escape from the Fleshly weakness of the body, not, as a Greek might have done, along the line of the soul’s inherent immortality, but, as a Hebrew of the Hebrews, in the hope of receiving a body more adequate to the needs of the soul. In view of the assertion that ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God’ (1 Corinthians 15:50), we may perhaps suppose that St. The contrast of Spirit and Flesh is not, however, dualistic in the Gnostic sense (cf
Body (2) - At the same time, we find in His teaching a clear recognition of a duality in human nature—a distinction drawn between body and soul, Flesh and spirit (Matthew 6:25; Matthew 26:41). ’ When the time was come in the counsels of God for the redemption of mankind, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity took upon Him human Flesh by the operation of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18, cf. We find Him eating and drinking as a man (Luke 24:42), making use of the natural process of breathing (John 20:22), declaring to His disciples that He had Flesh and bones (Luke 24:39), showing them His hands and His feet (Luke 24:40), and giving them the assurance that His body was the identical body which they had seen stretched upon the cross, by inviting the disciple who doubted, to put his finger into the print of the nails and thrust his hand into the wound in His side (John 20:27). With this symbolic use of the word ‘body’ many have sought to identify the words of the Lord in the Fourth Gospel about ‘eating the Flesh’ of the Son of Man (John 6:53-63). But as the word σῶμα denotes the body as an organism, while ‘flesh’ (σάρξ) applies only to the substance of the body, and as σάρξ is never employed elsewhere in the NT to describe the sacramental bread, it is unlikely either that Jesus would use σάρξ with this intention, or that the author of the Gospel would have failed to use σῶμα, the ordinary sacramental term, if it had been his intention to represent our Lord as furnishing in the Capernaum discourse a prophetic announcement of the institution of the Supper
Drunkenness - Having put on the Lord Jesus Christ, he cannot continue to make provision for the Flesh, to fulfil its lusts. ‘Manifest are the works of the Flesh,’ wrote St. 301), who made abstinence from Flesh, wine, and marriage the chief part of their religion, seeking salvation not by faith but by asceticism
Evil - Although the NT does assert the difference between God and the world and man, and the inferiority of the made to the Maker, it does not conceive creatureliness as itself evil, but expresses its limitation and impotence in the term ‘flesh,’ For this aspect see article Flesh. ‘Paul does not claim to fill up the defects in Christ’s earthly suffering or in the sufferings of the Church, but in the sufferings which he has to endure in his Flesh, which are Christ’s sufferings, because he and Christ are one’ (Peake, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Col
Animal - Others have found a reason in the unwholesomeness of the Flesh of the creatures pronounced by the law to be unclean, so that they resolve the whole into a sanative regulation. The whole passage in Leviticus 17, is, "And thou shalt say to them, Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood, I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and I will cut him off from among his people: FOR THE LIFE of the Flesh is in the blood; and I...
have given it upon the altar, to make atonement for your souls: for it is the BLOOD (or LIFE) that maketh atonement for the soul. Now, by turning to the original prohibition of Genesis, we find that precisely the same reason is given: "But the Flesh with the blood, which is the life thereof, shall ye not eat
Reconciliation - ‘The mind of the Flesh is enmity against God’ ( Romans 8:7 ), and this enmity of the carnal heart needs to be overcome
Thorns - The last-named is found only in 2 Corinthians 12:7 ‘There was given to me a thorn (σκόλοψ) in the Flesh,’ but in this instance the rendering should rather be ‘stake’ or ‘pale
Unity - God's ideal for marriage is for husband and wife to experience unity of life, “one Flesh” (Genesis 2:24 )
Mourning - Noisy, violent, and demonstrative in the East as it is among the Irish, Highlanders, and Welsh; beating the breast or the thigh (Ezekiel 21:12), cutting the Flesh (Jeremiah 16:6), weeping with a loud cry, wearing dark colored garments, hiring women as professional mourners (Ecclesiastes 12:5; Matthew 9:23; Amos 5:16),"skillful in lamentation" (Jeremiah 9:17), singing elegies, having funeral feasts and the cup of consolation (Jeremiah 16:7-8)
Gentleness - That king, now come in the Flesh, is "gentle and humble in heart" (Matthew 11:29 )
Heifer - If (a particle which posits a fact, and scarcely insinuates a doubt) the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer cleanse the Flesh, defiled by contact with death, much more does the life-blood of the Messiah cleanse the conscience from dead works
Ark of Noah - It is thus referred to in 1 Peter 3:20,21 , "into which few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water: which figure also now saves you, [1] baptism, not a putting away of [2] filth of Flesh, but [2] demand as before God of a good conscience, by [2] resurrection of Jesus Christ
Apostles - And as for Paul, his Apostolic title was bitterly contested; and he triumphantly defended it on the double ground that, though he had not companied with Jesus in the days of His Flesh, he had seen Him after His glorification on the road to Damascus ( 1 Corinthians 9:1 ), and though he was not one of the original Apostles, his Apostleship had the Lord’s own sanction ( 1 Corinthians 9:2 , 2 Corinthians 12:12 )
Arm - ‘arm of Flesh,’ 2 Chronicles 32:8 , Jeremiah 17:6 )
Genealogy of the Lord Jesus - ...
There is more difficulty as to the genealogy in Luke: is it the lineal line of Joseph or Mary? Women are never quoted as forming a line of succession, yet Christ is spoken of as the 'seed' of the woman, Genesis 3:15 ; 'come of woman,' Galatians 4:4 ; 'the seed of Abraham,' Hebrews 2:16 ; 'the seed of David according to Flesh,' Romans 1:3 ; 2 Timothy 2:8 ; 'the offspring of David
Excommunication - In the New Testament the Apostle delivers "such a one to Satan for the destruction of the Flesh" (1 Corinthians 5)
Regeneration - It may be remarked, that though the inspired writers use various terms and modes of speech in order to describe this change of mind, sometimes terming it conversion, regeneration, a new creation, or the new creature, putting off the old man with his deeds, and putting on the new man, walking not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit, &c; yet it is all effected by the word of truth, or the Gospel of salvation, gaining an entrance into the mind, through divine teaching, so as to possess the understanding, subdue the will, and reign in the affections
Bird - Such as fed upon grain and seeds were allowed for food, and such as devoured Flesh and carrion were prohibited
Sheep - A recent traveller in Palestine witnessed the shearing of a sheep in the immediate vicinity of Gethsemane; and the silent, unresisting submission of the poor animal, thrown with its feet bound upon the earth, its sides rudely pressed by the shearer's knees, while every movement threatened to lacerate the Flesh, was a touching commentary on the prophet's description of Christ, Isaiah 53:7 Acts 8:32-35
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In Galatians 6:1 , RV, "(in any) trespass" (AV, "fault"), the reference is to "the works of the Flesh" (Galatians 5:19 ), and the thought is that of the believer's being found off his guard, the "trespass" taking advantage of him; in James 5:16 , AV, "faults" (RV, "sins" translates the word hamartias, which is found in the best texts), auricular confession to a priest is not in view here or anywhere else in Scripture; the command is comprehensive, and speaks either of the acknowledgement of sin where one has wronged another, or of the unburdening of a troubled conscience to a godly brother whose prayers will be efficacious, or of open confession before the church
Cross, Crucify - , Matthew 20:19 ; (b) metaphorically, "the putting off of the Flesh with its passions and lusts," a condition fulfilled in the case of those who are "of Christ Jesus," Galatians 5:24 , RV; so of the relationship between the believer and the world, Galatians 6:14
Water Watering, Waterless - So the New Birth is, in one sense, the setting aside of all that the believer was according to the Flesh, for it is evident that there must be an entirely new beginning
Body - They may be ashamed of the wrong things they do through the body, but this is all the more reason why they must exercise discipline over it (Matthew 5:27-30; Romans 6:12-13; Romans 8:13; 1 Corinthians 9:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; James 3:3-5; see Flesh)
Resurrection - Philippians 3:11 (see Greek)...
The resurrection condition is in the strongest contrast to that after the Flesh
Eve - That fact is emphasized in the man's joyful cry of recognition when God presents the woman to him: "This is now bone of my bones and Flesh of my Flesh" (v
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Theology of sex The Bible reveals an ethical God who gives humans the gift of sexuality whereby they image God when they join together to complement each other as “one Flesh” (Genesis 2:24 ). Within the limits of marriage, sex is for procreation of children, the enhancement of the one-flesh relationship, and the pleasure of the married couple whose love can be nourished thereby
Word - The preexistent Word who was with God “in the beginning” has now become Flesh (John 1:1-18 ). The creative Word of God became Flesh; being divine He embodied divine communication
Look - ), the Evangelists afford no opportunity of making this study of Christ ‘after the Flesh. He is Himself the Word made Flesh—the greatest utterance in the greatest Person; and the language of the Apostles is ‘what we have seen and heard declare we unto you’ (1 John 1:3)
Worship - Inquiry revealed to them forms of worship in the Christian Church austere in their simplicity, but hallowed alike by their association with the sacred traditions of Jewish worship and by the vivid consciousness of the presence of God to whom they could draw near as their Father through Jesus Christ, their Saviour, in the power of His Holy Spirit poured out upon all Flesh. For we do not receive these [4] as common bread and common drink, but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made Flesh by the word of God, bad both Flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of the word which comes from Him, and from which our blood and Flesh are nourished by transmutation, is the Flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made Flesh
Passover - What was left of the Flesh was immediately burnt
Heresy - In Galatians 5:20 , it is one of the works of the Flesh and is in a grouping including strife, seditions, and envyings
Altar - The furniture of the altar was of brass, and consisted of a pan, to receive the ashes that fell through the grating; shovels; basins, to contain the blood with which the altar was sprinkled; and forks, to turn and remove the pieces of Flesh upon the coals
Crown - This is also the sense of "crown" in the reward promised to believers who overcome the world, the Flesh, and Satan; the "incorruptible crown" (1 Corinthians 9:25); "crown of righteousness," for righteousness will be its own reward (Revelation 22:11; Exodus 39:30; 2 Timothy 4:8)
Famine And Drought - During famines, starving people resorted to eating such things as wild vines, heads of animals, garbage, dung, and even human Flesh (2 Kings 4:39 ; 2Kings 6:25,2 Kings 6:28 ; Lamentations 4:4-10 )
Miriam - Aaron interceded with Moses piteously for her: "let her not be as one dead, of whom the Flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb
Sin - Sins of infirmity are those which arise from the infirmity of the Flesh, ignorance, surprise, snares of the world, &c
Redeemer - Our Boaz has not "left off His kindness to the living and to the dead" (Ruth 2:20); translated Job 19:25-27 "I know that my Redeemer (vindicator, avenger; redressing my wrongs on Satan their inflicter) liveth, and that He shall arise the Last (1 Corinthians 15:45; Revelation 1:17) above the dust (with which is mingled man's crumbling body: 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Romans 8:23; Ephesians 1:14), and though after my skin (is destroyed) this (body) is destroyed, yet from my Flesh (mibesari ; as from a window, Song of Solomon 2:9) shall I see God, whom I shall see for myself (on my side), no longer estranged" (zar ) from me
Kenosis - Thus, while God is omnipotent (that is, all-powerful), Jesus' power while in the Flesh was limited
Agony - There is a beautiful progression in the subjecting of His will to the Father's: "O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me, nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt" (Matthew 26:39): "Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee," (lest His previous IF should harbor a doubt of the Father's power) "take away this cup from Me, nevertheless not what I will but what Thou wilt" (Mark 14:86): "Father, if Thou be willing" (marking His realizing the Father's will as defining the true limits of possibility), remove this cup from Me, nevertheless not My will, but Thine be done" (Luke 22:42): "Oh My Father, if (rather since) this cup may (can) not pass away from Me except I drink it, (now recognizing that it is not the Father's will to take the cup away), Thy will be done" (Matthew 26:42): lastly, the language of final triumph of faith over the sinless infirmity of His Flesh, "The cup which My Father hath given Me shall I not drink it?" (John 18:11
Ant - Ants in northern Europe lie dormant in winter; and do not feed on grain, but Flesh of other insects, worms, birds, the honeydew of aphides, and saccharine matter, exuding from trees
Hardening of Heart - ), hard (Exodus 8:19), of Flesh or of stone (Ezekiel 11:19 ff
Thigh - I pause at this word in order to notice the very remarkable custom, and of the highest antiquity, observed by the patriarchs, and which it is said is observed even now by some of the descendants of Abraham after the Flesh, of swearing with the hand under the thigh
Census - The numbering was an opportunity when Flesh might exalt itself as to their numbers collectively, as well as each individual being noticed
Solomon - ...
As Solomon was the son of David after the Flesh, so Christ in his human nature is expressly, marked for the comfort of the faithful, as of the same stock
Fast, Fasting - Here, as in other places, it is connected with humbling; but in the case of Elijah, as with Moses, it signifies being apart from the ordinary life of Flesh, to be with the Lord
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This second temple continued until the manifestation of the Lord Jesus Christ in substance of our Flesh, thereby confirming and fulfilling the prophecy of Haggai 2:9 "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts
Hard - Firm solid compact not easily penetrated, or separated into parts not yielding to pressure applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft as hard wood hard Flesh a hard apple
Hand - See Cuttings in the Flesh, and Marks
Camel - Its Flesh was not to be eaten, as it was ranked among unclean animals (Leviticus 11:4 ; Deuteronomy 14:7 )
Works of the Law - " Trusting in one's ability to keep the Law is a reliance on the "flesh" (Philippians 3:3 ) and an attempt to establish one's "own righteousness" (Romans 10:3 )
Worship - It thus stands in contrast to worship consisting in forms and ceremonies, and to the religiousness of which the Flesh is capable
Antichrist - In 2 John 1:7 , the antichrists are identified as deceivers who teach that Jesus Christ did not come in the Flesh
Hope - In him our Flesh is said to rest in hope," when returning to the dust; and all our high expectations of life and immortality are expressed, in "looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great God, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ
Law - The conclusion is that "by the deeds of [2] law there shall no Flesh be justified in his sight
Hannah - But as we find the same name given of the Anointed before, as after, he became man, and tabernacled in the substance of our Flesh, nothing can be more plain, in confirmation of this blessed truth, than that God the Holy Ghost had an everlasting love to the church, as the body of the Lord Jesus, before the world began, and anointed the glorious Head, and the church in her glorious Head, watched over her, protected her, blessed her, and set her apart, in all and every member of her, as "the church which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all
Circumcise - ” The “circumcision” of the Flesh is a physical sign of commitment to God
Gate - 12:15, this phrase means “wherever you live”: “Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat Flesh in all thy gates
Philippians, Epistle to the - The course meant the distancing in spirit, at every step, all that which gave importance to him as a man after the Flesh — all was in his account dross and dung for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus his Lord
Noah - These precepts are seven in number: the first was against the worship of idols; the second, against blasphemy, and required to bless the name of God; the third, against murder; the fourth, against incest and all uncleanness; the fifth, against theft and rapine; the sixth required the administration of justice; the seventh was against eating Flesh with life
Horse - When the Israelites were disposed to place too implicit confidence in the assistance of cavalry, the prophet remonstrated in these terms: "The Egyptians are men, and not God, and their horses are Flesh, not spirit,"...
Isaiah 31:3
Antichrist - In verse 22 we and, "he is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son;" and still more positively, "every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh is of antichrist
Live - To feed to subsist to be nourished and supported in life as, horses live on grass or grain fowls live on seeds or insects some kinds of fish live on others carnivorous animals live on Flesh
Jezebel - The spiritual Jezebel of Thyatira similarly, by pretended inspiration, lured God's servants to libertinism, fornication and idol meats (Revelation 2:6; Revelation 2:14-15), as though things done in the Flesh were outside the man, and therefore indifferent
Pamphylia - McGiffert agrees that malarial fever was probably the ‘infirmity of the Flesh’ which led St
Walk - And, negatively, not after the Flesh, Romans 8:4 ; not after the manner of men, 1 Corinthians 3:3 ; not in craftiness, 2 Corinthians 4:2 ; not by sight, 2 Thessalonians 5:7 ; not in the vanity of the mind, Ephesians 4:17 ; not disorderly, 2 Thessalonians 3:6
John, the Letters of - Whereas the Gospel was written “that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” (John 20:31 ), 1John insists that one must confess that Jesus Christ has come in Flesh (1 John 4:2 ). 2 John 1:7 likewise identifies as deceivers those who do not confess “Jesus Christ come [1] in Flesh. His real concern, however, was to warn “the elect lady” (2 John 1:1 ) about those “who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh” (2 John 1:7 )
Spirit - Perhaps the nearest to the latter is the reference by Jesus to the contrast between the strength and perseverance of the spirit and the weakness of the Flesh (τὸ πνεῦμα πρόθυμου … ἡ σὰρξ ἁσθενής, Mark 14:39 = Matthew 26:41). When, in His conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus refers to Fleshly (ἐκ τῇς σαρκός) birth and spiritual (ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος) birth, He is not contrasting the limitations of the one with the inherent independence, as to time, space, etc. Neither the spirit alone nor the Flesh alone can apprehend and appropriate the Christ, the Son of Man. ‘The Flesh’ is of no avail (ἡ σὰρξ οὐκ ὠφελεῖ οὐδέν, John 6:63), ‘the spirit’ alone has the power of conveying life (τό πνεῦμά ἐστιν τὸ ζωποιοῦν). The historic fact of the Incarnation was necessary to meet the needs of man both on his spiritual and Fleshly side, and so we understand the force of the words of the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews (οὐ γὰρ δή που ἀγγέλων ἐπιλαμβάνεται, Hebrews 2:16). In it, too, ‘the Flesh profiteth nothing,’ it is the spirit that giveth life; but the invisible, intangible spirit is clothed with a visible, tangible body, while man, working through and by the latter, reaches upwards and partakes of the former (cf. Flesh, Holy Spirit, Soul
Christ in the Early Church - Here Christ is definitely spoken of as ‘God’ (1), as pre-existent (14); and His Incarnation is described in the remarkable words, ‘the Lord who saved us, being first spirit, then became Flesh’ (9). Ignatius speaks in significant language of the Incarnation, of the human life, sufferings, resurrection, and continued existence of Christ; and of His double nature; ‘There is one only physician, of Flesh and of spirit, born and unborn, God in man, true life in death, Son of Mary and Son of God, first passible and then impassible, Jesus Christ our Lord’ (Eph. 125), addressing the emperor Hadrian, speaks of Jesus Christ as ‘God’ who ‘came down from heaven, and from a Hebrew virgin took and clad Himself with Flesh; and in a daughter of man there dwelt the Son of God. The Church, he says, believes in ‘one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; … and the ascension into heaven in the Flesh of the beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and His future manifestation from heaven in the glory of the Father to gather all things in one, and to raise up anew all Flesh of the whole human race, in order that to Christ Jesus, our Lord and God and Saviour and King, every knee should bow,’ etc. To Ignatius, ‘the Eucharist is the Flesh of Jesus Christ,’ though the false teachers deny it (Smyr. ‘There is one Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup unto union with His blood’ (Philippians 4). To Justin Martyr, the Eucharist, the conditions of receiving which are belief, baptism, and a life according to the commandments of Christ, is not common bread and common drink, but the Flesh and blood of the incarnate Jesus, by which our blood and Flesh are nourished (1 Apol
Joseph And Mary - And, so fearfully and wonderfully are we made, and so fearful and wonderful was the way in which the Word was made Flesh, that who can tell how all this may have borne on Him who was bone of her bone, and Flesh of her Flesh; to whom Mary was in all things a mother, as He was in all things to her a son. ...
Great is the mystery of godliness: God manifest in the Flesh
Elijah - He obeyed, and God sent ravens to him morning and evening, which brought him Flesh and bread. "And the orebim furnished him bread or Flesh in the morning, and bread or Flesh in the evening. " But as there were probably several of them, some might furnish bread and others Flesh, as it happened; so that a little from each formed his solitary but satisfactory meal
Fall of Man - Our Lord says, "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female; and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one Flesh?" Matthew 19:4-5 . ) That the intimacy and indissolubility of the marriage relation rests upon the formation of the woman from the man; for our Lord quotes the words in Genesis, where the obligation of man to cleave to his wife is immediately connected with that circumstance: "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one Flesh
Resurrection - between the plant and the bare or naked grain; between one plant and another; between the Flesh of men, of beasts, of fishes, and of birds; between celestial and terrestrial bodies; and between the lesser and greater celestial luminaries themselves. But language may suggest striking and pleasing analogies; and with such we are presented by the holy Apostle: "All Flesh," says he, "is not the same Flesh: but there is one Flesh of men, another of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds;" and yet all these are fashioned out of the same kind of substance, mere inert matter, till God gives it life and activity
John, the Gospel by - His essential Godhead before creation; He is the Creator; the true Light; the only-begotten of the Father (His eternal Sonship); He is the Incarnate, 'the Word became Flesh;' the Lamb of God; the Son of God; the Messiah; the king of Israel; and the Son of man. He must be born of water and of the Spirit: that which is born of the Spirit is spirit in contrast to Flesh, and the water no doubt signifies the word morally: cf. Man, being a sinner, his whole status as in the Flesh, whether Jew or Gentile, is regarded as judged and set aside in the lifting up of the Son of man, the antitype of the brazen serpent, and life is found for man beyond death. " But for this Christ must die — must give His Flesh for the life of the world. "He that eats my Flesh, and drinks my blood, has life eternal; and I will raise him up at the last day. " To appropriate His death is to accept death to all that in which the Flesh lives morally, to find life in Him who is out of heaven, and who is gone back thither. What the Flesh is, even in a saint of God, is set forth in Peter's sincere but self-confident assertion of faithfulness even to death
Sacrifices in the Old Testament - This consisted of a ram, whose blood was sprinkled around the altar; the fatty portions were consumed on the altar of holocausts, and the rest of the Flesh was eaten by the priests inside the holy place. the Flesh went back to the offerer, who ate it with his friends near the sanctuary; guests, ceremonially clean, and the poor could be invited to these sacrificial meals
Old Testament, Sacrifices in the - This consisted of a ram, whose blood was sprinkled around the altar; the fatty portions were consumed on the altar of holocausts, and the rest of the Flesh was eaten by the priests inside the holy place. the Flesh went back to the offerer, who ate it with his friends near the sanctuary; guests, ceremonially clean, and the poor could be invited to these sacrificial meals
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Near the end of the first century the error had arisen that Christ had no real body — had not come in Flesh: this doctrine is condemned in this epistle. ...
1 John 4 gives a test for distinguishing spirits, namely, the confession of Jesus Christ come in Flesh, which could only be by the Spirit of God
Romans, Letter to the - Only the Spirit of God within believers can deliver them from the evil power of the sinful human nature, the Flesh (see Flesh; HOLY SPIRIT; SANCTIFICATION)
Temperance - Soberness (σωφροσύνη) is a right balance in all things; it is the bringing of the lower part of the nature into subjection to the higher, the Flesh into subjection to the spirit; it means the spirit of man, guided by the Holy Spirit of God, governing the soul or intellect; then the soul or intellect, thus sanctified, governing the Flesh; and the whole man, body, soul, and spirit, kept under control, held in hand, just as a spirited horse is held in hand by an experienced rider; moving on, not torn asunder by conflicting interests, but advancing steadily in one direction upwards and heavenwards
Tribulation - Those who marry heedless of ‘the present distress’ ‘shall have tribulation in the Flesh’ (1 Corinthians 7:28 Revised Version ). Part of his tribulation in Macedonia consists of fears within, while his Flesh had no relief (2 Corinthians 7:4 f
Unclean And Clean - The blood in which is "the life of the Flesh" being drawn off from the meat, the latter by being presented before Jehovah became clean as food for Jehovah's people by His gift. "Holy Flesh" (that of a sacrifice) makes holy the skirt in which it is carried; but that "skirt" cannot impart its sanctity to anything beyond, as bread (Leviticus 6:27), implying a sacrifice cannot make holy the disobedient
Spirit - Ezekiel prophesied that God would put His Spirit within His people, removing from them hearts of stone and putting within them hearts of Flesh that would be obedient to God's way (Ezekiel 36:26-27 ). He then reminded them that a spirit does not have Flesh and bones (Luke 24:37-39 )
Selfishness - It is manifest that our Lord accepts the common division of human nature into its two spheres of Flesh and spirit. ‘Flesh,’ ‘Psychology’; F
Circumcision - In contrast to this, Christians have the true circumcision (Philippians 3:3), not of the Flesh but of the heart, purified in Christ from all sin and wickedness. This contrast between circumcision of the Flesh and of the spirit occurs in other passages of the Pauline Epistles, e
Heart - ” Because of his natural “heart,” man’s only hope is in the promise of God: “A new heart also will I give you, … and I will take away the stony heart out of your Flesh, and I will give you a heart of Flesh” ( Heaven - In the holiest place of the tabernacle, "the glory of the Lord," or visible emblem of his presence, rested between the cherubims; by the figures of which, the angelic host surrounding the throne of God in heaven was typified; and as that holiest part of the tabernacle was, by a thick vail, concealed from the sight of those who frequented it for the purposes of worship, so heaven, the habitation of God, is, by the vail of Flesh, hidden from mortal eyes. Instead of the land of Canaan, we have heaven; for the earthly Jerusalem, we have the heavenly, the city of the living God; in place of the congregation of Israel after the Flesh, we have the general assembly and church of the first-born, that is, all true believers "made perfect;" for just men in the imperfect state of the old dispensation, we have just men made perfect in evangelical knowledge and holiness; instead of Moses, the mediator of the old covenant, we have Jesus the Mediator of the new and everlasting covenant; and instead of the blood of slaughtered animals, which was sprinkled upon the Israelites, the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, to make a typical atonement, we have the blood of the Son of God, which was shed for the remission of the sins of the whole world; that blood which doth not, like the blood of Abel, call for vengeance but for mercy, which hath made peace between heaven and earth, effected the true and complete atonement for sin, and which therefore communicates peace to the conscience of every sinner that believes the Gospel
Clothing, Cloths, Clothes, Cloke, Coat - In Jude 1:23 , "the garment spotted by the Flesh" is the chiton, the metaphor of the undergarment being appropriate; for it would be that which was brought into touch with the pollution of the Flesh
Temperance - Soberness (σωφροσύνη) is a right balance in all things; it is the bringing of the lower part of the nature into subjection to the higher, the Flesh into subjection to the spirit; it means the spirit of man, guided by the Holy Spirit of God, governing the soul or intellect; then the soul or intellect, thus sanctified, governing the Flesh; and the whole man, body, soul, and spirit, kept under control, held in hand, just as a spirited horse is held in hand by an experienced rider; moving on, not torn asunder by conflicting interests, but advancing steadily in one direction upwards and heavenwards
Circumcision - In contrast to this, Christians have the true circumcision (Philippians 3:3), not of the Flesh but of the heart, purified in Christ from all sin and wickedness. This contrast between circumcision of the Flesh and of the spirit occurs in other passages of the Pauline Epistles, e
Humanity, Humankind - This ‘diseased’ human nature is commonly called ‘the Flesh’ (Psalms 51:5; Romans 5:12; Romans 8:7; Romans 13:14; see Flesh)
Atonement, Day of - He also burnt upon the altar the fat of the two sin offerings, while their Flesh was being burned outside the camp. ...
The entire Flesh of the burnt offering was burnt on the altar; but that of the sin offerings, which ordinarily was counted most holy and eaten (type of Christ our holy sin offering, Hebrews 9:14), could not in this case be eaten by the priest properly, as it had been offered for the priests as well as for the people, and was therefore taken and burnt outside (Leviticus 6:25-27). They who took away the Flesh, and the man who had led away the living goat, had to bathe and to wash their clothes afterward
Repentance (2) - Paul says in the seventh and eighth chapters of Romans: ‘That which is born of the Flesh is Flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit’ (John 3:6). Paul calls ‘the mind of the Flesh,’ and as good as calls the mind of sin (see Romans 7:17; Romans 7:20)
Paul's Visit to Jerusalem to See Peter - But, all the time, you have never once seen your Master in the Flesh, as His twelve disciples had seen Him. But to see Him even once, as He was in the Flesh, Paul would have gone from Damascus to Jerusalem on his hands and his knees, "I went up to Jerusalem to history Peter," is what Paul really says. But after you have had God's Son revealed in you by means of Paul's Epistles, you will then be prepared for all that Matthew and Mark and Luke and John have to tell you about the Word made Flesh in their day
Ave Maria - ’ And so, while the Fourth Gospel, like the ancient epics, begins with the introduction of its principal theme, namely, ‘The Word became Flesh, and dwelt among us’ (John 1:14), the Evangelist could add that even through that obscuring medium Christ’s disciples were enabled to behold His glory (ib. ...
After the Resurrection this veil was so completely removed, and the awe of Christ’s presence became so unclouded and continuous, that one of the Apostles could write, ‘Though we have known Christ after the Flesh, yet now we know him so no more’ (2 Corinthians 5:16). ...
Thereafter it became the commission of the Church to proclaim and teach and exemplify how the Flesh may in turn become the Word, and every believer be a dwelling-place for the Spirit of Christ
Optatus, Bishop of Milevis - Optatus finds fault with Parmenian for his inconsiderate language about our Lord's baptism, to the effect that His Flesh required to be "drowned in the flood" of Jordan to remove its impurity. If the baptism of Christ's body were intended to suffice for the baptism of each single person, there might be some truth in this, but we are baptized, in virtue not of the Flesh of Christ, but of His name, and moreover we cannot believe that even His Flesh contracted sin, for it was more pure than Jordan itself
Priest - Thus there will be a blessed and holy series; Christ the royal High Priest, the glorified saint king-priests, Israel in the Flesh mediating as king-priest to the nations in the Flesh. In the New Testament on the contrary the separating veil is rent, and the human priesthood superseded, and we have all alike, ministers and laymen, boldness of access by the new and living way, consecrated through Christ's once torn Flesh (Numbers 3:12-137; Romans 5:2). Except for the nearest relatives they were not to mourn for the dead (Leviticus 21:1-5, the highest earthly relationships were to be surrendered for God: Deuteronomy 33:9-10) nor to shave the head as pagan priests did, nor make cuttings in the Flesh (Leviticus 19:28). ...
(6) Perquisites: firstfruits of oil, wine, and wheat, the shewbread, Flesh and bread offerings, the heave shoulder and wave breast (Numbers 18:8-14; Leviticus 6:26; Leviticus 6:29; Leviticus 7:6-10; Leviticus 10:12-15)
Transubstantiation - The French Protestants in their confession thus express themselves: "We affirm that the holy supper of our Lord is a witness to us of our union with the Lord Jesus Christ, because that he is not only once dead and raised up again from the dead for us, lint also he doth indeed feed and nourish us with his Flesh and blood. We most assuredly believe that the bread which we break is the communion of Christ's body, and the cup which we bless is the communion of his blood; so that we confess and undoubtedly believe, that the faithful in the right use of the Lord's table so do eat the body and drink the blood of the Lord Jesus, that he remaineth in them and they in him; yea, that they are so made Flesh of his Flesh, and bones of his bones, that as the eternal Godhead hath given to the Flesh of Christ Jesus life and immortality, so doth Christ Jesus's Flesh and blood, eaten and drunken by us, give to us the same prerogatives
Pre-Existence of Christ - With regard to the closely parallel texts, Galatians 4:4 and Romans 8:3, it is not too much to say that the obviously intended contrast between the dignity of God’s ‘own Son’ and the conditions of His earthly life (‘born of a woman, made under the law,’ ‘in the likeness of sinful Flesh’) is fully illuminated only by the assumption of His pre-existence. that the ‘spirit’ in which Christ was ‘quickened’ and ministered to the ‘spirits in prison’ is represented as something assumed by Him no less than the ‘flesh’ in which He was ‘put to death,’ and that, therefore, Christ is conceived as having existed before the beginning of His human life. To deduce from the words ἐν ᾦ that Christ had a personal existence prior to His possession of the ‘spirit’ in which He acted after His death in the Flesh, seems to lay on them a greater stress than they are fitted to hear. On the one hand, there is the deliberate endeavour to relate this, through the concept of the Logos, to the God-head; on the other hand, and especially in the First Epistle, the strongest emphasis is laid upon the complete, personal, permanent identity of the Pre-incarnate with Him who became Flesh and tabernacled among us. That ‘Jesus is the Christ come in the Flesh’ is the test and watchword of the Christian faith
Blow - An ovum or egg deposited by a fly, on Flesh or other substance, called a fly-blow
Matrimony - Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be two in one Flesh" (Gen
Murmur, Murmuring - ’ There is some uncertainty as to what precisely is here meant: whether the new teaching of life through death (Westcott); the paradoxical nature of the words just spoken by Jesus, the need of eating His Flesh and drinking His blood (Godet); His claim to have come down from heaven (Lampe and others); the apparent pride with which He connected the salvation of the world with His own Person (Tholuck, Hengstenberg); or the bloody death of the Messiah (de Wette, Meyer)
Supper (2) - The suppers of the poor were no doubt partaken of without tables or seats, the family sitting, or squatting on the ground, around a skin or mat, and partaking of the plain food (flesh being rarely used) out of common vessels with the fingers
Man - While the OT recognizes man’s relation to the world around him, his materiality and frailty as ‘flesh’ (wh
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Benjamin of Tudela (12th century) says that near El Jubar (Pumbeditha) he found 100,000 Rechabite Jews, who tilled, kept flocks and herds, abstained from wine and Flesh, and gave tithes to teachers who devoted themselves to studying the law and weeping for Jerusalem; their prince Solomon han Nasi traced his descent to David and ruled over Thema and Telmas
Brotherly Love - ” Also in Romans 13:8-10 , he declared, “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another,” and in 1 Corinthians 8:13 , on causing a weaker brother to stumble, he wrote, “If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no Flesh
Camel - The Bedouin live largely upon the milk of camels ( Genesis 32:15 ) and also occasionally eat their Flesh, which was forbidden to the Israelites ( Deuteronomy 14:17 , Leviticus 11:4 )
Works - Sinners are called to cast off the works of darkness (Romans 13:12 ; Ephesians 5:11 ), sometimes called wicked works (Colossians 1:21 ) or the works of the Flesh (Galatians 5:19 )
Foot - Smith, The Days of His Flesh , p
Circumcision - Our Lord was circumcised, for it "became him to fulfil all righteousness," as of the seed of Abraham, according to the Flesh; and Paul "took and circumcised" Timothy (Acts 16:3 ), to avoid giving offence to the Jews
Necromancy - Cutting the Flesh when a person died (Jeremiah 16:5 ) or certain burial practices (Ezekiel 43:7-9 ), acts condemned by the prophets, may allude to Acts associated with necromancy
Malchus - David Smith, Days of His Flesh, 465), he would be acquainted with both Malchus and his kinsman (John 18:26); and the mention of the name in the Fourth Gospel may be taken as one of the undesigned indications of Johannine authorship
Fly - ) Any dipterous insect; as, the house fly; Flesh fly; black fly
Galatians, Epistle to the - The North Galatian theory never lacked able defenders and in recent years has been coming into favor again; its chief recommendation is that it better satisfies the strict demands of the text of the epistle especially in the phrase "through infirmity of the Flesh" (4:13) in which Paul says that he had first preached among the Galatians because of some illness
Righteousness - %And by the deeds of the law can no Flesh be justified before God
Care, Careful - forethought (πρόνοια) for the Flesh to fulfil its lusts (Romans 13:14); the worship of mammon (1 Timothy 6:9-10, Hebrews 13:5); or when it is purely selfish (Philippians 2:21)
Book With the Seven Seals - 1, 2: ‘And be said unto me: O Enoch, observe the writing of the heavenly tablets and read what is written thereon … and I read the book of all the deeds of men, and of all the children of Flesh that will be upon the earth to the remotest generations’; and more especially xciii
Peter, First Epistle of - ...
But with all these privileges, Christians had to remember that they had nothing in which to boast after the Flesh
Gospel, the, - It was good news to Noah (when God made known that He was going to destroy all Flesh) that he and his family should be saved in an ark, and that God would establish His covenant with him
Hagar - He contrasts Hagar the bondwoman with Sarah, and Ishmael ‘born after the Flesh’ with Isaac ‘born through promise’; thence freedom and grace appear as the characteristic qualities of Christianity
Epistle to the Galatians - The North Galatian theory never lacked able defenders and in recent years has been coming into favor again; its chief recommendation is that it better satisfies the strict demands of the text of the epistle especially in the phrase "through infirmity of the Flesh" (4:13) in which Paul says that he had first preached among the Galatians because of some illness
Aceldama - The Mishna reports, that it was not allowed, for any among the Jews who died by the common hands of justice, to be buried in the sepulchre of their fathers, except their Flesh was first consumed
Kinsman - "I know (said he) that my (Goel, my kinsman) Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my Flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold for myself, and not another for me
Cerdo, Gnostic Teacher - -Tertullian goes on to say that Cerdo rejected the law and the prophets, and renounced the Creator, teaching that Christ was the son of the higher good deity, and that He came not in the substance of Flesh but in appearance only, and had not really died or really been born of a virgin; and that Cerdo only acknowledged a resurrection of the soul, denying that of the body
Kingdom - " It was typified by the Jewish theocracy, and declared to be at hand by John the Baptist, and by Christ and his Apostles also in the days of his Flesh; but it did not come with power till Jesus rose from the dead and sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, Acts 2:32-37 : Then was he most solemnly inaugurated, and proclaimed King of the New Testament church, amidst adoring myriads of attendant angels, and "the spirits of just men made perfect
Meats - "Meat" in the English Bible usually signifies "food," and not merely "flesh," Genesis 1:29,30 Matthew 15:37
Worm - , the worms that breed in putrid Flesh, the bots in the stomach of horses, and many others certain wingless insects, as the glow-worm the intestinal worms, or such as breed in the cavities and organs of living animals, as the tape-worm, the round-worm, the fluke, &c
Joel, Book of - When they repent, the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon them and upon all Flesh
Mourning - (Leviticus 13:45 ; 2 Samuel 15:30 ; 19:4 ) (l) Cutting the Flesh, (Jeremiah 16:6,7 ; 41:5 ) beating the body
Crucifixion - Then through either foot separately, or possibly through both together, as they were placed one over the other, another huge nail tore its way through the quivering Flesh
Purification - One instinct was the community of blood between the god, man, and the animal world, so that, if the blood of a human or an animal victim was shed, it was an offering of their common life, and, if the Flesh was eaten, they became one in a mysterious sacrament (W
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The writer (or writers) of the Gospel of John and 1 John deals with the contention that Jesus Christ did not come ‘in the Flesh’ (1 John 4:1-3)-a theory which is perhaps to be attributed to Cerinthus, a contemporary of St
Jesus Christ - He increased in wisdom" (Luke 2:40; Luke 2:52), which proves that He had a" reasonable soul" capable of development, as distinct from His Godhead; Athanasian Creed: "perfect God and perfect man, of a reasonable soul and human Flesh subsisting. The context (John 8:12, cf6 "I am the light of the world", referring to the rising sun and the lighted lamps at the feast of tabernacles, John 7:37; and John 8:15, cf6 "ye judge after the Flesh, I judge no man". and in favor with God and men," (Luke 2:52) combined with Psalms 45:2, "Thou art fairer than the children of men, grace is poured into Thy lips," implies that His outward form was a temple worthy of the Word made Flesh. First Satan tried Him through His sinless bodily wants answering to "the Flesh" in fallen man. To the Flesh and the world succeeds the last and highest temptation, the devil's own sin, presumption. Thus the lust of the Flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, which lured the first Adam, could not entice the Second (Genesis 3:6; compare 1618399887_14)
Baptism - The plural" baptisms" is used in the wider sense, all purifications by water; as of the priest's hands and feet in the laver outside before entering the tabernacle, in the daily service (Exodus 30:17-21); of the high priest's Flesh in the holy place on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:23); of persons ceremonially unclean (Leviticus 14; 15; Leviticus 16:26-28; Leviticus 17:15; Leviticus 22:4-6), a leper, one with an issue, one who ate that which died of itself, one who touched a dead body, the one who let go the scape-goat or buried the ashes of the red heifer, of the people before a religious festival (Exodus 19:10; John 11:55). "...
It saves us also, not of itself (any more than the water saved Noah of itself; the water saved him only by sustaining the ark, built in faith), but the spiritual thing conjoined with it, repentance and faith, of which it is the seal: as Peter proceeds to explain, "not the putting away of the filth of the Flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God (the instrument whereby it so saves, being) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 1:19-20); not the putting away of the filth of the Flesh, but of the soul. In Colossians 2:11-12, baptism is represented as our Christian "circumcision made without hands," implying that not the minister, but God Himself, confers it; spiritual circumcision ("putting off the body of the sins of the Flesh") is realized in union with Christ, whose "circumcision" implies His having undertaken for us to keep the whole law (Luke 2:21)
Confession - The true inspiration of the Spirit is shown in confession of ‘Jesus Christ come in the Flesh’ (1 John 4:2 f. 7, where he urges confession of Jesus Christ come in the Flesh, echoing 1 John 4:2. 7): ‘There is one only physician, of Flesh and of spirit, generate and ingenerate, God in man, true Life in death, Son of Mary and Son of God, first passible and then impassible, Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul implies that it is not the eating of Flesh in itself, but with the open confession, ‘I am a Christian,’ that makes the difference (Romans 14:14)
Adoption - the promises, the fathers, all belonged to the Israelites, ‘my kinsmen according to the Flesh,’ of whom is Christ concerning the Flesh-a passage showing the intense Jewish feeling of St. ‘Sonship in the completest sense could not he proclaimed before the manifestation of the Divine Son in the Flesh’ (Robinson, Eph. In the same context the Apostle speaks of Jesus as God’s ‘own Son’ (τὀν ἑαυτοῦ νἱόν), sent in the likeness of sinful Flesh, therefore pre-existent (Romans 8:3; cf
Marriage - (See ADAM) The charter of marriage is Genesis 2:24, reproduced by our Lord with greater distinctness in Matthew 19:4-5; "He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain, shall be one Flesh. " The Septuagint, and Samaritan Pentateuch reads "twain" or "two" in Genesis 2:24; compare as to this joining in one Flesh of husband and wife, the archetype of which is the eternally designed union of Christ and the church, Ephesians 5:31; Mark 10:5-9; 1 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Corinthians 7:2. Ephesians 5:30, "we are members of His (glorified) body, being (formed) out of (ek ) His Flesh and of His bones
Son - The words, 'Father' and 'Son,' are never in the NT so used as to suggest that the Father existed before the Son; the Prologue to the Gospel according to John distinctly asserts that the Word existed 'in the beginning,' and that this Word is the Son, Who 'became Flesh and dwelt among us. ...
So again in Hebrews 5:5 , where the High Priesthood of Christ is shown to fulfill all that was foreshadowed in the Levitical priesthood, the passage stresses the facts of His humanity, the days of His Flesh, His perfect obedience and His sufferings. He is the same Person as in the days of His Flesh, still continuing His humanity with His Deity
Excommunication - ‘To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the Flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus’ (1 Corinthians 5:5), is an obscure passage. Paul thought that a sin of the Flesh was more likely to be cured by bodily suffering than in any other way. It seems not open to doubt that the Corinthians would understand by this phrase that the offender was to suffer disease and even death as a punishment for sin; and Paul goes on to add that this punishment of the Flesh is intended to bring salvation ultimately to his soul (ἴνα τὸ πνεῦμα σωθῇ): by physical suffering he is to atone for his sin
John, Theology of - The Word, according to the teaching of the Prologue, is Eternal, Divine, the Mediator of creation, the Light of mankind throughout history; and in the latter days the Word made Flesh, tabernacling amongst men, is the Only-begotten from the Father full of grace and truth. Christ’s unique Personality as Son of God may be fully known from His life on earth, but the Prologue gives to the narrative of His ministry in the Flesh a background of history and of eternity. John, but he emphasizes with tremendous power the contrast between Flesh and spirit, between light and darkness. He gives His Flesh for the life of the world ( John 6:51 ). Only those who ‘eat his Flesh’ and ‘drink his blood’ have eternal life ( John 6:53-56 ). In the Prologue the contrast between natural birth ‘of blood, of the will of the Flesh, of the will of man,’ and the being spiritually ‘born of God,’ is very marked. The strong phrases of John 6:1-71 , ‘eating the Flesh’ and ‘drinking the blood’ of Christ, are employed, partly to express the extreme closeness of the appropriation of Christ Himself by the believer, partly to emphasize the benefits of His sacrificial work, as the faithful receive in the Lord’s Supper the symbols of His broken body and blood poured out for men
Tatianus - Let fire destroy my Flesh, let me be drowned, or torn to pieces by wild beasts, I am laid up in the treasure-chambers of a wealthy Lord. " We, he continues, do but follow the Logos of God, why do you hate us? We are not eaters of human Flesh; the charge is false. Though material, none of the demons possess Flesh; their structure is spiritual like that of fire or air (ib. The soul is composite: it is the bond of the Flesh; yet also that which encloses the soul is the Flesh. The soul cannot appear without a body, nor can the Flesh rise again without the soul. Though the Flesh were destroyed by fire or wild beasts, or dispersed through rivers or seas, "I," says Tatian, "am laid up in the storehouses of a wealthy Lord
Hour - 282; Smith, The Days of His Flesh, pp. … The supplying of wine to a company of peasants seemed so trivial, so unworthy of the Messiah, so insufficient for the inauguration of the kingdom of heaven’ (Smith, The Days of His Flesh, p
Israel - He speaks on the one hand of ‘Israel after the Flesh’ (1 Corinthians 10:18), or of those who belong to the ‘stock of Israel’ (Philippians 3:5), and on the other hand of a ‘commonwealth of Israel’ (Ephesians 2:12), from which many, even Jews by birth, are aliens, and into which the Ephesians have been admitted (v. Paul declares, pertained ‘the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the Law, and the service of God, and the promises; whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the Flesh Christ came’ (Romans 9:4-5)
Games - Pugilism is the allusion in "I keep under (Greek: I bruise under the eyes, so as to disable) my body (the old Flesh, whereas the games competitor boxed another I box myself), and bring it into subjection as a slave, lest that by any means, when I have preached (heralded, as the heralds summoned the candidates to the race) to others, I myself should be a castaway" (Greek: rejected), namely, not as to his personal salvation of which he had no doubts (Galatians 1:15; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 1:6; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:12), but as to the special reward of those who "turn many to righteousness" (Daniel 12:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:19). Satan is a real adversary, acting through the Flesh
Jew - During fifty generations of the children of Adam the family of this man, or rather the descendants of a part of it, "elected according to the purpose of God," Romans 9:11, enjoyed exclusive privileges; to the Israelites alone "pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises, whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the Flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Jesus Christ, our Lord, "was made of the seed of David according to the Flesh;" and he says: "Salvation is of the Jews
Son of God - ) When it lost its savour ("for that he also (even the godly seed) is become Flesh" or Fleshly) by contracting marriages with the beautiful but ungodly, God's Spirit ceased to strive with man, and judgment fell (Genesis 6:2-4). So contrary to man's thoughts was this truth that, Jesus says, not Flesh and blood, but the Father revealed it to Peter (Matthew 16:17)
Life, Living, Lifetime, Life-Giving - " "The life of the Flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 . Therefore the impartation of "life" to the sinner must be by a death caused by the shedding of that element which is the life of the Flesh
Only- Begotten - This is certainly not the case with Justin (see above); and Aristides affirms the pre-existence of the Son of God (‘He is named the Son of God most High; and it is said that God came down from heaven, and … clad Himself with Flesh, and in a daughter of man there dwelt the Son of God,’ Apol. writers speak of the pre-existent Christ as Spirit (pseudo-Clement, 2 Corinthians 9 : ‘Christ … being first Spirit, then became Flesh’; cf
Food - The Hebrews also made a variety of sauces, usually by mixing the crushed Flesh of certain fruits with other ingredients (Mark 14:20; see also SPICES). A meal made from the Flesh of these animals was of special value (Genesis 27:3-4; Deuteronomy 14:4-5)
Sacrifice - In contrast with Flesh and bones it represents the immaterial principle which survives death (Hebrews 4:14-160). "...
Except the parts assigned to the altar, the whole Flesh of the sin offering (as being "most holy," i. Ruach , pneuma (Greek), is the spirit opposed to the Flesh: Romans 8:4-6; Galatians 5:17; 1 Peter 3:18; distinguished from "the life of the Flesh," it is man's highest part, holding communion with God. The ceremonies of sacrifice were:...
(1) the victim's presentation at the altar;...
(2) the laying on of hands, signifying consecration to death (Leviticus 24:14);...
(3) slaughtering, being the completion of the penal death, whereby the blood became the medium of expiation;...
(4) the sprinkling of the blood against the altar, completing the expiation;...
(5) the burning of the Flesh;...
(6) the sacrificial meal at the sanctuary
Laban (2) - ...
When about to make merchandise of his own kinsman, he said to Jacob at their first meeting "surely thou art my bone and my Flesh
Partake, Partaker - 3, is translated "of partaking" in 1 Corinthians 9:10 , RV (AV, "be partaker of"); "partake of" in 1 Corinthians 9:12 , RV (AV, "be partakers of"); so in 1 Corinthians 10:17,21 ; in 1 Corinthians 10:30 "partake;" in Hebrews 2:14 , the AV "took part of" is awkard; Christ "partook of" Flesh and blood, RV; cp
Swedenborgians - He carried his respect for the person and divinity of Jesus Christ to the highest point of veneration, considering him altogether as "Godmanifested in the Flesh, and as the fulness of the Godhead united to the man Christ Jesus
Uncleanness - There is an intense reality in the fact of the divine law taking hold of a man by the ordinary infirmities of Flesh, and setting its stamp, as it were, in the lowest clay of which he is moulded
Thorn - Isaiah 27:4; Isaiah 33:12; Hebrews 6:8; Psalms 118:12; Psalms 58:9, "before your pots can feel the thorns He shall take them away as with a whirlwind both living and in His wrath": proverbial; explain rather before your pots' contents can feel the heat of the thorns burning beneath, He will with a whirlwind take the wicked away, whether the Flesh in the pot (i
Intermediate State - In some instances their faith took concrete shape, as in Psalm 49:15 , "God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself, " or in Job 19:25-27 , "I know that my Redeemer lives … and after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my Flesh I will see God
Heresy - Thus in Galatians 5:20 it is classed among the works of the Flesh in company with ἐριθεῖαι and διχοστασίαι
Advocate - Jesus in the days of His Flesh was God’s Advocate on the earth, pleading with men for God
Condemnation - That God ‘condemned sin in the Flesh’ (Romans 8:3) has been taken to mean that the sinlessness of Christ was by contrast a condemnation of the sin of man, or that the incarnation is a token that human nature is essentially sinless; but the previous phrases connect the thought with the death rather than with the birth of Christ
Dream - 4) in their dreamings defile the Flesh’: the reference is understood by Bigg (Second Pet
Unperfect - It might be, and indeed it was unperfect, because unfinished: that is, as it was to be finished in the full manifestation of Christ in substance of our Flesh in what is called in Scripture language, the fulness of time
Soul; Self; Life - 17:11: “For the life of the Flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for [1]
Companion - 11:9: “Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the Flesh of another
Walk - ” It is used sometimes with a special emphasis on the end or goal of the action in mind; men are but Flesh, “a wind that passeth [1] away, and cometh not again” ( Evagrius Ponticus, Anchoret And Writer - Here he was hospitably received by Melania the elder, by whom he was nursed during a severe attack of fever, and who, perceiving the weakness of his disposition, led him to embrace an ascetic life as the only safeguard against the temptations of the Flesh
Brahmins - " "The learned," adds Krishnu, "behold Brumhu alike in the reverend ‘branhun,' perfected in knowledge; in the ox, and in the elephant; in the dog, and in him who eateth of the Flesh of dogs
Bouddhists - Among works of the highest merit, one is the feeding of a hungry infirm tiger with a person's own Flesh
Japheth - Abraham was named the first of Terah's sons, "not from primogeniture, but from preeminence," as the father of the faithful, and the illustrious ancestor of the Israelites, and of the Jews, whose "seed was Christ," according to the Flesh; with whose history the Old Testament properly commences: "Now these are the generations of Terah," &c, Genesis 11:27 ; all the preceding parts of Genesis being only introductory to this
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Ezekiel 36:26 , says, that the Lord will take away from his people their heart of stone, and give them a heart of Flesh; that is, he will render them contrite, and sensible to spiritual things
New - His Flesh" (which stands for His expiatory death by the offering of His body, ver
Apostle - --The apostles were from the lower ranks of life, simple and uneducated; some of them were related to Jesus according to the Flesh; some had previously been disciples of John the Baptist
Pilgrim (2) - Smith, The Days of His Flesh, p
Manichees - They abstained entirely from eating the Flesh of any animal, following herein the doctrine of the ancient Pythagoreans: they also condemned marriage. The elect were obliged to rigorous and entire abstinence from Flesh, eggs, milk, fish, wine, all intoxicating drink, wedlock, and all amorous gratifications; and to live in a state of the severest penury, nourishing their emaciated bodies with bread, herbs, pulse and melons, and depriving themselves of all the comforts that arise from the moderate indulgence of natural passions, and also from a variety of innocent and agreeable pursuits. The auditors were allowed to possess houses, lands, and wealth; to feed on Flesh, to enter into the bonds of conjugal tenderness; but this liberty was granted them with many limitations, and under the strictest conditions of moderation and temperance
Adam - In Nature ‘every seed has its own particular body’—‘all Flesh is not the same Flesh’—the terrestrial differs from the celestial—there is a different glory of the sun, the moon, and the stars. )]'>[5], and they twain shall become one Flesh
Adam - In Nature ‘every seed has its own particular body’—‘all Flesh is not the same Flesh’—the terrestrial differs from the celestial—there is a different glory of the sun, the moon, and the stars. )]'>[5], and they twain shall become one Flesh
Romans, Book of - Paul made use of this kind of language but not with the dualism of Greek thought which opposed Flesh (matter) to spirit. Flesh, as substance or material, is in itself neutral and has neither evil or good nature; but a person under sin's control is “in the Flesh” (Romans 8:9 ), a contrast to life “in the Spirit” (Romans 8:9-11 ). In this life (in the Flesh) believers must rise to the demand of God's gift to us through Christ and walk “according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:4-8 )
Witness (2) - In Jesus the Flesh was, so to speak, ‘a transparency for the Word. In the days of His Flesh this personal fellowship with Him was necessarily mediated through the senses, though the fellowship itself was not sensuous but spiritual. Those who through their association with Christ in the Flesh had apprehended the life manifested, bear witness to others, that these also may enter into the same fellowship with them—the glorious fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. In the days of His Flesh, Jesus was (according to an expression of Beyschlag in his Leben Jesu) ‘His own prophet
Drink - In another metaphor John records the words of Christ "unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:53-54 )
Tears - In this interesting passage, which, while it does not occur in the Gospels, refers to Christ, we are reminded how, in the days of His Flesh, He offered up prayers with strong crying and tears unto Him who was able to save Him from death. Death to Him, as well as to all Christians, had an awful meaning; and however willing the spirit of Christ might be to meet it, yet the Flesh was weak, and tears might well gush forth in prospect of its bitterness
Manifestation - Our first point must obviously be that manifestation in the Flesh of which St. Paul, who did enjoy some actual appearances of Christ, the spiritual revelations were everything; and in one difficult passage he declares that though he had known Christ after the Flesh, i
Blood - The phrase ‘flesh and blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 Corinthians 15:50; cf. The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all Flesh is in the blood’ (Leviticus 17:14)
Abraham - Abraham was to walk before the Almighty God and be perfect, and was to keep the covenant by having all the males circumcised (a figure of no confidence in the Flesh), which he at once put into practice. ...
Isaac is born, and conflict ensues between that which is a type of the Flesh and the Spirit: Hagar and her son Ishmael are cast out
John - The Word was God, and the Word was made Flesh. And, with the Word made Flesh, and set before such eyes as John's eyes were, no wonder that we have such books from his hands as the Fourth Gospel, the First Epistle, and the Apocalypse
Marriage - The most important passage relating to these is contained in ( Leviticus 18:6-18 ) wherein we have in the first place a general prohibition against marriage between a man and the "flesh of his Flesh," and in the second place special prohibitions against marriage with a mother, stepmother, sister or half-sister, whether "born at home or abroad," granddaughter, aunt, whether by consanguinity on either side or by marriage on the father's side, daughter in-law, brother's wife, stepdaughter, wife's mother, stepgranddaughter, or wife's sister during the lifetime of the wife
Joshua, Book of - What answers to this with the Christian is found in Colossians 2:11Colossians 3:3-5 ; the renunciation of the life of Flesh through Christ having been cut off on the cross; of those it can be said, "Ye are dead . Type of the Christian abiding in the place of renunciation of self, and mortifying the deeds of the Flesh in the power of resurrection
Blood - The phrase ‘flesh and blood’ signifies the lower sensuous nature (1 Corinthians 15:50; cf. The reason for the edict was doubtless that assigned for the earlier restriction, that ‘the life of all Flesh is in the blood’ (Leviticus 17:14)
Purification (2) - This seems all the more clear, when it is noticed that the exclusion of leaven is associated with the command that no fat or Flesh shall remain over till the morning. The efficacy of the sacrifice lay in the living Flesh and blood of the victim; thus everything of the nature of putrefaction had to be avoided
Eutyches And Eutychianism - " Theophilus had then asked if Eutyches believed that God the Word was "perfect ( τέλειος ) in Christ," and "Do you believe that the man made Flesh was also perfect (in Him)?" He answered "Yes" to both questions, whereupon Theophilus urged, "If in Christ be perfect God and perfect man, then do these perfect (natures) form the one Son. " Mamas substantiated the truth of this report, adding that what led to the discussion was a remark of Eutyches: "God the Word became Flesh to restore fallen human nature," and the question which he (Mamas) had put: "By what nature, then, is this human nature taken up and restored?" Flavian naturally asked why this conversation had not been reported before: it was a lame but thoroughly Oriental answer to reply: "Because we had been sent, not to question Eutyches about his faith, but to summon him to the synod. And in accordance with the perception of the unconfused union (τὴν τῆς ἀσυγχύτου ἑνώσεως ἔννοιαν ), we confess the Holy Virgin θεοτόκος , because God the Word was made Flesh, and became man and united to Himself by conception the temple taken from her. I readily admit that the Holy Virgin is consubstantial with us, and that our God was born of her Flesh. " Eutyches answered: "I do not say that the body of man has become the body of God; but in speaking of a human body of God I say that the Lord became Flesh of the Virgin. Angry words were again interchanged when the reader continued: "I (Eutyches) anathematize all who say that the Flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ came down from heaven. the Eutychians) bring in a confusion and mixture ( σύγχυσιν καὶ κρᾶσιν ), and absurdly imagine the nature of the Flesh and of the Godhead to be one, and teach the monstrous doctrine that the Divine nature of the Only-begotten was a commixture capable of suffering
Temptation - This increases the opportunities for temptation and makes them more likely to give in to it (Romans 7:11; Romans 7:14; Romans 7:21; Galatians 5:17; Ephesians 4:22; 1 John 2:15-16; see Flesh)
Heathen - The Old Testament was translated into Greek, the most common language of the heathen; and a rumour of the Saviour's appearance in the Flesh was spread far and wide among them
Redeem, Redemption, Redeemer - He purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20:28 ), gave His Flesh for the life of the world (John 6:51 ), as the Good Shepherd laid down His life for His sheep (John 10:11 ) and demonstrated the greatest love by laying down His life for His friends (John 15:13 )
Adam - They would become one Flesh (Genesis 2:18-24 )
Cain - And the narrative relates that the settled, agricultural Cainite tribe ruthlessly destroyed members of an adjacent tribe of pastoral habits; that the fear of strict blood-revenge was so great that the Cainites were obliged to leave their country, and become wandering nomads; and that some tribal sign or badge such as a tattoo, or incisions in the Flesh was adopted, which marked its possessors as being under the protection of their tribal god
James - Matthew 4:21-22 = Mark 15:40 with John 19:25 ), they were cousins of Jesus after the Flesh
Hardening, Hardness of Heart - It is he who can restore us, by taking away our heart of stone and giving us a heart of Flesh (Ezekiel 11:18-21 )
Colossians, Epistle to the - The saints were warned in Colossians 2:16,17 against being entangled with the Jewish things; and with the occult philosophy of the Fleshly mind of the Gentile: all of which was in contrast and in opposition to holding Christ as Head. Christ was their life, and in consistency therewith they were to mortify — put to death — all that sprang from the motions of the Flesh
Aaron (2) - He was made a priest, not according to any legal enactment belonging to earth and finding its expression in the Flesh; but dynamically, according to the enduring power of an indissoluble life (Hebrews 7:16)
Camel, Camel's Hair - Its Flesh was forbidden to the Jew (Leviticus 11:4, Deuteronomy 14:7)
Blood - 9:4, “blood” is synonymous with “life”: “But Flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat
Septuagint - Expressions unknown to the latter are intelligible from Septuagint, as "believe in God," "faith toward God," "flesh," "spirit," "justify," "fleshly mindedness
Sanctification - They are thus 'saints,' 'sanctified ones' before God, apart from the life of Flesh, a class of persons set apart to God for priestly service
Passover, the - " The unleavened bread sets forth that sense of grace, through faith, in the Christian, in which, apart from influences of the Flesh and old associations, he can be habitually in the appreciation of, and in communion with the sacrifice of Christ, so that his whole life is consistent therewith
Excommunication - 1 Corinthians 5:4 shows a formal assembly met ‘in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ’ to deliver one guilty of incest unto Satan, for the destruction of the Flesh
Arians - They held that Christ had nothing of man in him but the Flesh, to which the word, was joined, which was the same as the soul in us
Hardness of Heart - (Judges 16:21) And where the Lord Jesus exerciseth his grace, his almighty work is described under the strong term of making a new heart, taking away "the heart of stone, and giving an heart of Flesh; making all things new
Tabernacle - John comments that Jesus Christ was God’s “tabernacle”: “And the Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14), and Jesus later referred to Himself as the temple: “But He spake of the temple of his body” (John 2:21)
Mystery - Thus, "Great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the Flesh, justified by the Spirit," &c, 1 Timothy 3:16
Sabellians - Watts conceived this union to have subsisted before the Saviour's appearance in the Flesh, and that the human soul of Christ existed with the Father from before the foundation of the world: on which ground he maintains the real descent of Christ from heaven to earth, and the whole scene of his humiliation, which he thought incompatible with the common opinion concerning him
Proselyte - Not to eat the Flesh of any animal cut off while it was alive
Passover - It is enough for us to be assured, that as Christ is called "our passover;" and the "Lamb of God," without "spot," by the "sprinkling of whose blood" we are delivered from guilt and punishment; and as faith in him is represented to us as "eating the Flesh of Christ," with evident allusion to the eating of the paschal sacrifice; so, in these leading particulars, the mystery of our redemption was set forth
Continue, Continuance - 3), "to continue along still to adibe," is used of "continuing" to ask, John 8:7 ; to knock, Acts 12:16 ; in the grace of God, Acts 13:43 ; in sin, Romans 6:1 ; in God's goodness, Romans 11:22 ; in unbelief, Romans 11:23 (AV, "abide"); in the Flesh, Philippians 1:24 ; in the faith, Colossians 1:23 ; in doctrine, 1 Timothy 4:16 ; elsewhere of abiding in a place
Maximus, Bishop of Turin - Hom, 36 and 37); abstinence from Flesh meat in Lent (Hom
Begetting - When John, speaking for himself, says in the Prologue (John 1:14), ‘The Word was made Flesh, and dwelt among as, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father,’ the subject of the sentence is He of whom he has just spoken as having been in the beginning with God, and as having been God’s agent in the work of Creation. The idea—coming from heaven, being sent of God—is practically identical with that of ‘became Flesh. John introduces at once the conception of Christ as the Word made Flesh, and that of the regeneration of believers. Thus (John 1:12) we read, ‘As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God’; (John 1:13) ‘which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the Flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God
Bible, Authority of the - But there is also a fundamental difference: On page after page of the four Gospels, the incarnate Son of God speaks in human Flesh the words of God. They asked, Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?' Haven't you read, ' he replied, that at the beginning the Creator "made them male and female, " and said, "for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one Flesh"?'" (4-5). The importance of this reference lies in the fact that in Genesis 2:24 , where we find this statement about leaving parents to become one Flesh with a wife, the comment is simply attributed to the narrator
Revelation, Idea of - It is in the fact of his teaching that we find the analogical connection between incarnation and inscripturationthe Word made Flesh, and the word of Scripture. Indeed, we could go further: Our understanding of the inspiration of Holy Scripture is signally illumined by the phenomenon of the speaking God taking Flesh and, therefore, actual vocal cords. Here we find the key to the incarnational analogy of the Word made Flesh and the word made Scripture
Adam (1) - So the bride, the church, is formed out of the pierced side of Christ the Bridegroom, while in the death sleep; and, by faith vitally uniting her to Him in His death and His resurrection, is "bone of His bone, and Flesh of His Flesh" (Ephesians 5:25-32. Satan's antitrinity, the lust of the Flesh ("the woman saw that the tree was good for food"), the lust of the eye ("and that it was pleasant to the eyes"), and the pride of life (and a "tree to be desired to make one wise") seduced man: 1 John 2:16; compare ACHAN; Joshua 7:21
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(d) The skin, Flesh, and dung of the bullock and the goat, whose blood had made atonement, were burnt outside the camp. ’...
(d) The sacrifices of the Day of Atonement (and other sacrifices—‘the ashes of an heifer,’ see Numbers 19) can effect only the purifying of the Flesh; i. But now ‘we have confidence which leads us to enter into the Holies in the blood of Jesus by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us, through the veil, that is to say [5] of His Flesh,’ Hebrews 10:19 f
John, the Epistles of - Hence 1 John 4:1-3 denounces as "not of God every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh" (compare John 2:22-23). This epistle is subsequent to the Gospel, for it assumes the reader's acquaintance with the Gospel facts and Christ's speeches, and His aspect as the incarnate Word God manifest in the Flesh, set forth in John's Gospel. His Lord's contrasted phrases in the Gospel John adopts in his epistles, "flesh," "spirit," "light," "darkness," "life," "death," "abide in Him"; "fellowship with the Father and Son, and with one another" is a phrase not in the Gospel, but in Acts and Paul's epistles
Presence - It was the Resurrection life of Jesus that provided the interpretative light in which all His earthly life was transfigured in the memory of His immediate circle of friends, and which brought home the real meaning of His dealings with them in the days of His Flesh. It is better than the objective fellowship of Jesus with His disciples which was limited by the disabilities of the Flesh, for as He was then with them, He is now in them (John 14:16); but it is not the perfect communion for which the soul craves in its highest moods. Believers hold firmly that while they have fellowship with Christ in the Flesh, this is but a dim foretaste of the perfect fellowship that awaits the redeemed with their Saviour in the eternal world
John, the Gospel According to - )...
Theirs is that of "Christ according to the Flesh," his that of "Christ according to the Spirit. The prologue gives the keynote of the Gospel: the eternal Godhead of the Word who was made Flesh that, as He created all things, so He might give light and life to those born again of His Spirit; on, the other hand Satan's counterwork, His rejection by His own countrymen, though in His own person fulfilling all their law. genuine, aleethinos ) God, the Word, the only-begotten Son, love, to manifest, to be begotten or born of God, pass from death, the Paraclete or Comforter, Flesh, spirit, above, beneath, the living water, the bread of life
Incest - Since one's daughter was one of the "flesh" relatives (see Leviticus 21:2-3 ), and since one's daughter's daughter was forbidden (Leviticus 18:10 ), one must assume union with one's daughter was forbidden in Israelite practice as well. In a case where a man has committed incest (apparently marrying the former wife of his father) without the objection of the Christian community, Paul banishes the man and hands him over to Satan for the destruction of the Flesh and the preservation of the Spirit (v
Isaiah, Book of - The house of David after the Flesh is judged: still there is hope. Judgements introducing the millennium, ending with these solemn words: "They shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all Flesh
Consecrate, Consecration (2) - By His life in the Flesh, His lowly obedience, and His sufferings, He has gained that abiding sympathy with men which fits Him to be ‘the author of eternal salvation. Because He passed through our human life, and out of it by the rending of ‘the veil, that is to say, his Flesh,’ He is not only our representative, but also our forerunner; in full assurance of faith we also may draw near and follow Him into that heavenly sanctuary
Eusebius, Bishop of Dorylaeum - according to the Flesh of the Virgin). The crucial question he put to Eutyches was: "My lord archimandrite, do you confess two natures after the Incarnation, and do you say that Christ is consubstantial with us according to the Flesh or not?" To the first part Eutyches would not assent; he was condemned by all the bishops, and sentence of deposition was passed
Shekinah - It connects the personal presence of God in Christ with the earlier presence in the Tabernacle; what was formerly symbol is now manifest ‘in Flesh
Temptation - ’ His own prayer in Gethsemane ( Matthew 26:42 ), and His exhortation to His disciples ( Matthew 26:41 ), prove, by example and by precept, that when offered in subjection to the central, all-dominating desire ‘Thy will be done,’ the petition ‘Bring us not into temptation’ is always fitting on the lips of those who know that ‘the Flesh is weak
Immanuel - " 1 Timothy 3:16; "God was manifest in the Flesh" (Colossians 2:9)
Bethlehem - Now Beitlahm, "the house of Flesh
Funeral, Rites - " The Greeks used to put a piece of money in the mouth of the deceased, which was thought to be the fare over the infernal river: they abstained from banquets; tore, cut, or shaved their hair: sometimes throwing themselves on the ground, and rolling in the dust; beating their breasts, and even tearing their Flesh with their nails
Soul - Judges 1:19; see Flesh; SPIRIT)
Beast - Those "that walk after the Flesh in the lust of uncleanness, as natural brute beasts, are made only to be taken and destroyed" (2 Peter 2:12)
Meals - Israel ate bread or manna in the morning, Flesh in the evening (Exodus 16:12); the Passover supper in the evening confirms this
Rest - " Here a different dimension of the meaning of rest is being pointed toa rest that is not inactivity but is certainly free of the burdens of the Flesh and of the present, evil age
Solitude - The final struggle against the weakness inherent in the Flesh took place in solitude (Matthew 26:41, Luke 22:39)
Glory - This was evidently the case with Christ when on earth: the Flesh which He assumed in becoming Man served to veil His glory
Chastisement - ’ The ‘thorn in the Flesh’ afflicted St
Genesis, Book of - ...
Respecting Isaac and Ishmael, the bondwoman and her son, type of the Flesh under law, must be cast out, that Isaac the son of promise may inherit all: cf
Ostrich - Some Arabs eat the Flesh
Colosse - This opinion rests principally upon the following passage: "For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the Flesh," Colossians 2:1 ; but these words, if they prove any thing upon this question, prove that St
Manichaeans - Construing too literally the assertion that Flesh and blood could not inherit the kingdom of God, they denied the doctrine of the resurrection
Mary - The genealogy of the Savior through her, in the line of David and Abraham, is preserved in Luke 3:1-38 , to prove that he was born "as concerning the Flesh" according to ancient prophecies
Jesus Christ - He who is "God over all, blessed forever," was an Israelite "as concerning the Flesh," Romans 9:5 , and took upon him our whole nature, in order to be a perfect Savior
Joseph - ...
On the elevation of Joseph to power he was unknown to his brethren, as the Lord in exaltation is now to His brethren after the Flesh
Will, Would - , John 1:13 ; Ephesians 2:3 , "the desires of the Flesh;" 1 Peter 4:3 (in some texts); 2 Peter 1:21
Honor - , the honor and inestimable value of Christ as appropriated by believers, who are joined, as living stones, to Him the cornerstone; (c) in the sense of value, of human ordinances, valueless against the indulgence of the Flesh, or, perhaps of no value in attempts at asceticism, Colossians 2:23 (see extended note under INDULGENCE , No
Sin - (See also Flesh. Because of the continued presence of the old sinful nature (the Flesh) they will not be sinless, but neither will they sin habitually (Romans 6:6-13)
Worldliness - The single passage in the apostolic writings that suggests a psychology of worldliness is 1 John 2:16, where its constituents are given as ‘the lust of the Flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the vainglory of life. (a) First, there is the desire ‘of the Flesh’, the appetite for physical gratification. Finally, this whole view of life, for which spiritual realities are non-existent, finds expression in the ‘wisdom of this world’ (1 Corinthians 1:20, ‘fleshly wisdom,’ 2 Corinthians 1:12), the wisdom whose furthest horizon is that of the present age (1 Corinthians 2:6), which moves, however skilfully, only on the plane of material things and interests (τὰ ἐπίγεια φρονοῦντες, Philippians 3:19), and which therefore inspires much self-sufficiency in men (
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - It was probably of this heavenly light that Christ divested himself when he was made Flesh. Hence we may infer that the angel who, under the Old Testament, assumed divine titles, and accepted religious worship, was that peculiar angel of God's presence, in whom God resided, or who was united to the Godhead in a peculiar manner; even the pre-existent soul of Christ, who afterwards took Flesh and blood upon him, and was called Jesus Christ on earth
Pass'Over, - Unleavened bread and bitter herbs were to be eaten with the Flesh. The number of the party was to be calculated as nearly as possible, so that all the Flesh of the lamb might be eaten; but if any portion of it happened to remain, it was to be burned in the morning
Methodius - Paul teaches: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body"; "Flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God. When we rise therefore to dwell where sin cannot be, we shall be like the angels, liberated from the Flesh which has burdened us here
Baptize, Baptism - " The second metaphor relates to circumcision, another "cleansing" required of Jewish proselytes, sometimes explained as "a putting off of the Flesh. It has much to say about the gospel, faith, new birth, purification, putting aside the Flesh, the Spirit, admission to the community, reverencing Christ as Lordechoing much of the baptismal thinking already noticed. First John 5:6-12 is the converse: The continuing witness of the Spirit and the sacraments in the ongoing experience of the church testify (against Gnostic denials) that Christ did come in the Flesh, and die, that we might live
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - That preacher of Philadelphia fed his people on the finest of the wheat till it became bone of their bone and Flesh of their Flesh, and till God's great name came out in letters of light all over their foreheads, and was written in works of love all over their lives. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the Flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called
Image of God - See Body ; Creation ; Flesh ; Humanity ; Soul ;...
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Names of Our Lord - ...
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT ...
Almighty Word, Wisdom of Solomon 18:15
Brightness of Eternal Light, Wisdom of Solomon 7:26
Child, Isaiah 9:6
Counsellor, Isaiah 9:6
Desire of Eternal Hills, Genesis 49:26
Desired of all nations, Aggeus 2:8
Emmanuel, Isaiah 7:14
Expectation of nations, Genesis
Father of World to Come, Isaiah
God the Mighty, Isaiah 9:6
Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 43:3
Holy One, Psalms 15:10
Just Branch, Jeremiah 23:5
Just, Isaiah 45:8
King of Glory, Psalms 23:7
Lord of Hosts, Isaiah 9:7
Lord Our Just One, Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows, Isaiah 53:3
Man, Michah 5:5
My Just One, Isaiah 41:10
Orient, Zachariah 6:12
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6
Root of Jesse, Isaiah 11:10
Ruler of the Earth, Isaiah 16:1
Sun of Justice, Malachi 4:2
Wonderful, Isaiah 9:6
USED BY HIMSELF ...
Bread of Life, John 6:35
Door, John 10:9
Good Shepherd, John 10:11
Life, John 11:25
Light of the World, John 9:5
Lord, John 13:13
Master, John 13:13
Resurrection and Life, John 11:25
Son of Man, Matthew 8:2O
Son, John 5:22
Vine, John 15:1
Way, Truth, and Life, John 14:6
USED BY THE APOSTLES and EVANGELISTS ...
Advocate, 1 John 2:1
Almighty, Apocalypse 1:8
Alpha and Omega, Apocalypse 1:8
Amen, Apocalypse 3:14
Author and Finisher of Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Author of Life, Acts 3:15
Beginning and End, Apocalypse 1:8
Blessed God, Mark 14:61
Child Jesus, Luke 2:43
Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 1:1
Christ, Matthrew 1:18
Corner-Stone, Epheisans 2:21
Day Star, 2 Peter 1:19
Faith, Hebrews 12:2
Faithful Witness, Apocalypse 1:5
First and Last, Apocalypse 1:17
First Born from the Dead, Apocalypse 1:5
Galitean, Matthew 26:69
God of the Jews, Romans 3:29
Great Pastor, Hebrews 13:20
He that is to come, Hebrews 10:37
Head, Ephesians 4:15
High Priest, Hebrews 2:17
Jesus Christ the Just, 1 John 2:1
Jesus, Matthew 27:17
Key of David, Apocalypse 3:7
King of Kings, Apocalypse 19:16
Lamb of God, John 1:29
Life Eternal, 1 John 1:2
Lion of the Tribe of Juda, Apocalypse 5:5
Living Stone, 1 Peter 2:4
Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 10:48
Lord of All, Galatians 4:1
Lord of Lords, Apocalypse 19:16
Lord Our God, Apocalypse 4:11
Mediator, Hebrews 9:15
Messias, John 1:41 (passim)
Only Begotten of the Father, John 1:14
Our Lord Jesus Ghrist, Romans 1:4
Pascha Nostrum, 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Priest, Hebrews 8:4
Prince of the kings of the earth, Apocalypse 1:5
Rabbi, John 1:18
Rock of Scandal, Romans 9:33
Root of David, Apocalypse 5:6
Saviour of the world, John 4:42
Saviour, Luke 2:11
Son of David, Mark 12:86
Son of God, Matthew 8:29
Son of Joseph, Luke 3:23
Son of the Living God, Matthew 16:16
Star of the morning, Apocalypse 2:23
Stone of stumbling, 1 Peter 2:8
Stone, Matthew 21:42
Teacher, John 3:2
That which was from the beginning, 1 John 1:1
Victim, Ephesians 5:2
Wisdom of God, 1 Corinthians 1:24
Word, John 1:1
Word of God, Apocalypse 19:13
Word of Life, 1 John 1:1
USED BY OTHERS ...
Adonai, O Antiphons
Angel in the liturgy of the Mass
Captain of our salvation, Ephiphany, Matins
Captain of the Martyrs, Octain of Saint Stephen, Matins
Carpenter's Son, Matthew 13:55
Christ our King, First Wednesday in Advent, Matins
Christ the Lord, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Eagle, Saint Maximus, Homily 42
Eternal, Christmas Day, Lauds
Eternal Word of God made Flesh, Ember Saturday in Advent, Martins
Glory of Thy people Israel, Luke 2:32
God of God, title in Gloria
God our Saviour, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
God the Son, Saturday within Octave of Christmas, Matins
Great Prophet, First Sunday in Advent, Lauds
Heavenly Bridegroom, Epiphany, Lauds
Holy, Luke 1:35
Holy One of God, Luke 4
King of all the earth, Second Monday in Advent, Vespers
King of Angel Hosts above, Circumcision, Matins
King of Heaven, Christmas Day, Matins
King of Israel, Mark 15:32
King of Righteousness, Third Thursday in Advent, Matins
King of the Gentiles, O Antiphons
King of the Jews, Matthew 2:2
King Peaceful, Christmas Day, Vespers (I)
Light to the revelation of the Gentiles, Luke 2:32
Light of Light, title in Gloria
Lord of Angels, Eve of Epiphany, Matins
Lord Our King, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Lawgiver, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord our Saviour, Circumcision, Matins
Lord that shall rule, Fourth set of antiphons
Lord the King, Ephiphany, Matins
Lord the Ruler, Second Sunday in Advent, Matins
Tabernacle - Bending before men is a reverence done to this Revelation in the Flesh
Sin - It is called "sin" (Romans 6:12,14,17 ; 7:5-17 ), the "flesh" (Galatians 5:17,24 ), "lust" (James 1:14,15 ), the "body of sin" (Romans 6:6 ), "ignorance," "blindness of heart," "alienation from the life of God" (Ephesians 4:18,19 )
Prayer - ...
"Paul prayed that the thorn in the Flesh might be removed, and his prayer brought a large increase of spiritual strength, while the thorn perhaps remained (Psalm 28:2 )
Reverence - ...
The terms which denote reverence towards God come properly under ‘worship,’ in which reverence is an essential quality; but it may be proper to include in this article passages which involve reverence towards Jesus Christ in the days of His Flesh
Sop - Edersheim says, ‘Mark the definite article—not “a sop” ’), hold that it was a specific sop, used at the Passover supper in the time of Christ, which consisted of a piece of the Flesh of the Paschal lamb, a piece of unleavened bread, and some bitter herbs, all wrapped together and dipped in the harôseth—a sauce made of raisins, dates, and other fruits, mixed with vinegar—and then passed round to the company by the host
Heart - ...
We read in2Co3:3 of the Fleshy heart. This passage really refers to the physical heart which is made of Flesh
Offer - In some passages this martial coloring is not immediately obvious to the casual reader but is nonetheless present: “When the wicked … came upon me to eat up my Flesh …” ( Mark, Gospel by - ...
In Mark 3 we see the break with the existing unbelieving generation, the calling of the apostles, and the consequent disowning of His kindred in the Flesh
Earth - Though He relented and promised to “destroy never again all Flesh on the earth,” we can be sure that “He is coming to judge the earth” ( Eating, Mode of - The food consisted of Flesh, fish, or fowls, butter, honey, bread, and fruits
Gospel - The gospel of John reveals Christ as the divine and divinely appointed Redeemer, the Son of God manifested in Flesh
Word - , Matthew 13:20 ; Colossians 3:16 ; 1 Timothy 4:6 ; 2 Timothy 1:13 ; Titus 1:9 ; 1 John 2:7 ; ...
(II) "The Personal Word," a title of the Son of God; this identification is substantiated by the statements of doctrine in John 1:1-18 , declaring in verses John 1:1,2 (1) His distinct and superfinite Personality, (2) His relation in the Godhead (pros, "with," not mere company, but the most intimate communion), (3) His deity; in John 1:3 His creative power; in John 1:14 His incarnation ("became Flesh," expressing His voluntary act; not as AV, "was made"), the reality and totality of His human nature, and His glory "as of the only begotten from the Father," RV (marg
Mourning (2) - The mourner was allowed to eat only in his own house; he might eat no Flesh and drink no wine; nor could he ask blessing before or after food
Myrrh - Others regarded it as setting forth His true human nature, and therefore as teaching the mortification of the Flesh by abstinence
Life - How can man, who is ‘born of Flesh’ (John 3:6), become partaker in this substance, and so experience a new birth as a child of God? This is the religious problem as it presents itself to St. John accepts this current belief, and harmonizes it with his own doctrine of Life: ‘Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have no life in you’ (John 6:53). Since Jesus in His own Person is the Life, it can be given only through an actual incorporation of His ‘flesh and blood,’ and this is offered in the mystery of the Eucharist. To partake of Christ’s Flesh and blood is to become wholly conformed to Him, absorbing into oneself the very spirit by which He lived
Suffering - He suffered throughout His earthly life, ‘in the Flesh’ (1 Peter 4:1). ...
Lastly, in Revelation 19:17 the angel who is entrusted with the overthrow of the Beast and the false prophet is represented as ‘standing in the sun’-probably that he may be able from his position in mid-heaven to summon the great birds of prey to feed on the Flesh of the king’s enemies lying on the battle-field
Fall - Together they made a one-flesh union with perfect intimacy (Genesis 2:23-25 ). The mutual trust and intimacy of the one-flesh bond (Genesis 2:24 ) was ravaged by distrust
Gnosticism - The god who revealed himself in Jesus and through the additional secret teachings was, on the other hand, the absolute god, and was not incarnate in human Flesh because the absolute god would not enter evil matter—Christ only seemed or appeared to be a person, but He was not. In 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 , for example, Paul chides the Corinthian Christians for being “people of the Flesh” (NRSV) or carnal when they should be spiritual
Self- Denial - The phrases used for this self-denial are to ‘put off’ (ἀποτίθεσθαι), ‘to cleanse’ (καθαρίζειν), ‘to slay’ (θανατοῦν) the Flesh and its works. Hence, it is inconsistent that the fruits of this new life should spring from the Flesh
Marks Stigmata - On the pages of his Flesh his personal history was inscribed (see 2 Corinthians 11:24-28). -articles ‘Cuttings in the Flesh’ and ‘Mark’ in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) , ‘Stigmata’ in Dict
Law - , either given by Him (as in the Sermon on the Mount and in John 13:14,15 ; 15:4 ), or the "law" or principle by which Christ Himself lived (Matthew 20:28 ; John 13:1 ); these are not actual alternatives, for the "law" imposed by Christ was always that by which He Himself lived in the "days of His Flesh. , the "law" respecting the Aaronic priesthood, which appointed men conditioned by the circumstances and limitations of the Flesh
John Epistles of - The confession demanded of ‘Jesus Christ come in Flesh’ is a protest against the Gnostic doctrine of the impossibility of real union between the spiritual seed and Flesh. ‘The Word was made Flesh,’ ‘Jesus Christ came in Flesh,’ are the watchwords of Gospel and Epistles. There is no reason to suppose that any of the opponents had been guilty of the grosser sins of the Flesh
Salt - ]'>[1] ) had to be salted as well as the more important and more evident animal or Flesh sacrifices (cf
Haggai - (Holy Flesh of sacrifice sanctifies the skirt in which it is carried, but cannot sanctify anything beyond, as bread: Leviticus 6:27
Deborah - Some actions of faith are mixed with the corrupt motions of the Flesh, as that of the midwives and Rahab's treatment of the spies
Cross - Figuratively, the cross and crucifixion are used for spiritually mortifying the Flesh, in union spiritually by faith with Christ crucified, not self-imposed austerities (Matthew 16:24; Philippians 3:18; Galatians 6:14; Colossians 2:20-23)
Reproach - ‘The reproach which Moses suffered in the fellowship of the People of God-the hardship, contempt, and the like, inflicted at the hands of the Egyptian world then-was the same as that inflicted on Christ in the days of His Flesh, and the same as was borne by the Hebrew believers in their day, or as is borne by believers at all times
Profane - Our blessed Lord, in the days of his Flesh, walking through the cornfields, and his disciples eating of the ears of corn on the Sabbath-day, were reproved by the pharisees for it
Hieracas, an Egyptian Teacher - Rufinus does not make the story turn on the fact that Hieracas denied the resurrection of the Flesh
Fear - There is a fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the Flesh (Judges 1:23)
Anthropomorphism - In a sense, the ultimate anthropomorphism is seen in the eternal Word of God becoming Flesh and dwelling among us (John 1:14 )
Garden - And in the meantime all true believers in Christ have one faith, one hope, one spirit, one heart and affections; all united to their glorious Head, and all united to each other, as "members of his body, his Flesh, and his bones
Antichrist - To deny Jesus Christ come in the Flesh is the spirit or power of the antichrist, but it eventuates in a departure from the special revelation of Christianity: 'they went out from us
Concubine - The Lord himself said, "They shall be one Flesh?" And our Lord's own comment upon it decidedly determines the point
Joseph - The trial to the one, was the lusts of the Flesh; the trial to the other, was the pride of life
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Infrequently, châshab is translated as “impute”: “And if any of the Flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it; it shall be an abomination” ( Remember - 9:15 God said to Noah: “And I will remember my covenant … ; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all Flesh
Anointing - Philo’s praise of oil for imparting vigour to the Flesh (Somn
Eutychius - Some of his friends told Gregory that, a few minutes before his end, he touched the skin of his hand, saying, "I confess that in this Flesh we shall rise again" (Paul
Sycamore - Its colour is a yellow, inclining to an ochre, shadowed by a Flesh colour
Fear - There is a fear, like that of the angels in Sodom, animating those who snatch erring ones as brands from the burning, while they hate even the garment spotted by the Flesh (Judges 1:23)
Resurrection - Job's despairing vacillation over death and decay is answered by the radiant expectation of preservation: "For I know my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my Flesh I shall see God" (Job 19:25-26 ; NRSV cf also Psalm 16:10 ; Isaiah 26:19 ). Even though his Flesh and heart may fail, God is his "portion forever" and "afterward will take [1] into glory" (v. ...
Paul's discussion on the "first Adam" who is born of "dust" and the "second Adam" who is Christ and is a "life-giving spirit" has as its goal the statement "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God
Humanity of Christ - To them, Christ’ came’ to the earth (see Divinity of Christ); and the question arises why this is so, why He took upon Himself humanity and ‘became Flesh’ (John 1:14). It is represented in this Epistle that the object of Christ’s coming in the Flesh was particularly to offer His body a sacrifice (John 10:5; John 10:10, cf. It is, again, the interest of believers in God, who get higher ideas of God’s goodness from the greatness of the condescension involved in His ‘becoming Flesh
Paul as an Evangelical Mystic - Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. And then in the next generation, Paul comes forward with his own so profound experience of all that, and with his own so first-hand witness to all that, in such scaling and crowning testimonies and attestations as these:-"I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life I now live in the Flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God. Paul has so eaten the Flesh and has so drunk the blood of Christ: he has been of the Father so engrafted into Christ, that he possesses within himself the very same life that is possessed by the risen Christ
Marriage - It was a Divine institution, which made man and one wife to become one Flesh, for God had joined them together (Mark 10:6-9, 1618399887_20 quoting Genesis 2:24). ‘My sisters’ (he says) are to love the Lord and be content with their spouses (συμβίοις) in Flesh and spirit; ‘my brothers’ are to love their spouses as the Lord loved the Church (cf. ‘virginity’) to the honour of the Flesh of the Lord (cf. 38) says: ‘He that is pure (ἁγνός) in the Flesh, let him be so, and not boast, knowing that it is Another who bestows his continence (ἐγκράτειαν) upon him
Old Testament - The true Israel unto whom the Word was given is no more Abraham’s seed according to the Flesh, but ‘the children of the promise,’ whether Jew or Gentile (Romans 9:6 ff. ’ But so weak and sinful was human Flesh that the very constraint of the Law not only awoke the consciousness of sin, but roused an inward opposition, and thus actually provoked sin. ), while even Isaiah’s description of himself and his children as ‘signs and portents in Israel’ (Isaiah 8:18) is cited as a proof of Jesus’ oneness with His people and His participation in the same Flesh and blood as theirs, ‘that through death he might bring to nought him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and might deliver all them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage’ (Hebrews 2:13 ff. The ‘very image’ (αὐτὴ ἡ εἰκών), the clear, full expression of the ‘good things’ of which the Law was but a dim, uncertain ‘shadow,’ was found only in Christ, by the offering of whose body sin was expiated once for all, and a ‘new and living way’ opened through the veil, ‘that is to say, his Flesh,’ into the holy place where God is (Hebrews 10:5 ff
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Something was known of anatomy from animal sacrifices; we read of heart, liver, kidneys, bowels, bones, sinews, Flesh, and skin (with some hesitation over translation), but the function of each was not understood. " Based on Galatians 4:12-15,6:11 , it is often inferred that Paul's "thorn in the Flesh" was eye disease (cf
Holy Spirit - He was in the world, and spoke by the prophets before the Word became Flesh, and was Himself the agent in that creative act. The diffusion of the gift to ‘all Flesh’ corresponds with that extension of the Kingdom to include all nations in the people of God which is characteristic of later Hebrew prophecy ( Isaiah 56:7 etc
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The brass utensils for the altar (Exodus 27:3) were pans, to receive the ashes and fat; shovels, for removing the ashes; basins, for the blood; Flesh hooks, with three prongs, to take Flesh out of the cauldron (1 Samuel 2:13-14); firepans, or censers, for taking coals off the altar, or for burning incense (Leviticus 16:12; Numbers 16:6-7; Exodus 25:38); the same Hebrew maktoth means snuff dishes, as "tongs" means snuffers for the candlesticks
Stoning - The ‘infirmity of the Flesh’ in Galatians 4:13 and the ‘thorn in the Flesh’ in 2 Corinthians 12:7, are identical, and are best explained as caused by periodical attacks of a painful sort to which the Apostle was subject
Timothy, Epistles to - God has been manifested in Flesh; justified in the Spirit (in the power of Christ by the Holy Spirit: cf. He is charged to remember Christ Jesus raised from the dead according to Paul's gospel; the application of which truth called forth the opposition of man after the Flesh
Power - The impression thus made upon His disciples became in turn the testimony which they gave to the world—‘The Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth’ (John 1:14). The new and wonderful element that made its citizenship not of blood, nor of the will of the Flesh, nor of the will of man (John 1:13), consisted in this, that whereas in the kingdoms of the world there had been an ever-ascending scale of power, man living unto himself, and governments existing for the sake of the governing classes, so there was in this Kingdom a correspondingly descending scale of service in which all those features were precisely reversed
Circumcision - They saw that the prophecies of Ezekiel, in which the Lord promised a clean heart and an indwelling of his Holy Spirit (36:25-27), and the dramatic proclamation of Joel that God would pour out his Spirit upon all Flesh (2:28; cf
Devote, Devoted - Paul indicates that destruction of the Flesh for the salvation of the soul was in Satan's domain (1 Corinthians 5:5 )
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A — 16: θεάομαι (Strong's #2300 — Verb — theaomai — theh-ah'-om-ahee ) "to behold" (of careful contemplation), is translated "look" in John 4:35 , of "looking" on the fields; in 1 John 1:1 , AV (RV, "we beheld"), of the Apostles' personal experiences of Christ in the days of His Flesh, and the facts of His Godhood and Manhood
Bread - Flesh and grain offered to God are called “the bread of God”: “… For the offerings of the Lord made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer …” ( Eternal Life - “The one eating my Flesh and drinking my blood, has eternal life” ( John 6:54 )
Envy - Among the works of the Flesh are ‘envyings’ (Galatians 5:21), such as are occasioned by quarrels about words (1 Timothy 6:4)
Judging (by Men) - It was this superficial standard of judging—on literal and mere legal grounds rather than upon the deeper underlying principles—which constituted judging after the Flesh rather than after the spirit
Altar - The introduction of fire to consume the Flesh in whole or in part belongs to a later stage in the history of sacrifice (wh
Come - The end of all Flesh is come
Elkesai, Elkesaites - , and of the eating of Flesh
Popularity - It was neither to nor by Flesh and blood that He desired to reveal Himself and to win a place in the hearts of men, but to the Divine germ within each soul, and by the revelation of the Heavenly Father (Matthew 16:17)
Dog - Cambyses, having slain the god Apis, and thrown his body into the field, all animals respected it except the dogs, which alone ate of his Flesh
Popularity - It was neither to nor by Flesh and blood that He desired to reveal Himself and to win a place in the hearts of men, but to the Divine germ within each soul, and by the revelation of the Heavenly Father (Matthew 16:17)
Regeneration - He was probably not conscious of attempting a philosophical explanation, but was using the currently conceived antagonism between Flesh and spirit to express the fact of his own experience and observation. The Flesh is gaining the victory, but the Divine Spirit comes to the reinforcement of the human spirit and overcomes the Flesh. Paul is not afraid to present to him the paradox, that the man who has died to the Flesh and is thus released from its bondage (Romans 6:6-7, Romans 8:10) is still to go on putting to death the doings of the body (Romans 8:13)
Noah - The analogy to Sodom is this, the angels' ambition alienating their affections from God is a spiritual fornication analogous to the Sodomites' "going after strange Flesh"; so covetousness is connected with whoremongering, as spiritually related (Ephesians 5:5). marriage, cannot be predicated of angels, fornication and going after strange Flesh; moreover Christ states expressly the "angels neither marry nor are given in marriage" (Matthew 22:30; Hosea 1:10). shall no longer contend with his Fleshliness, I will give him up to his own corruption and its penalty (Romans 1:24; Ephesians 1:13-147), "for that he also (even the godly Sethite) is Flesh," or as Keil, "in his erring he is Fleshly," and so incapable of being ruled by the Spirit of God; even the godly seed is apostate and carnal, compare John 3:6. Whether men restricted themselves from Flesh or not, previous to the flood, is unknown
John, Theology of - But most shocking is that this very Word became Flesh and spoke directly for the first time (1:14). " Thus in 6:51b Jesus says, "This bread is my Flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. In each case, an allusion is made to the rite (rebirth in water/consuming Christ's Flesh and blood) but then a critique is given in terms of the Holy Spirit. Likewise 6:63 says that it is the Spirit that gives life and the Flesh to be consumed is of no avail
Logos - John is not concerned merely with the Word, but with the Word made Flesh. (1) The Logos, which was to clothe itself in Flesh and act on men with the force of a personality, must in its deepest ground be a personal Being. ‘The Word became Flesh,’ appeared in Jesus as a human personality. At the same time, the problems which came to light in the course of later controversy are all legitimately suggested by the simple thesis ‘the Word became Flesh
Ascension of Isaiah - There he sees all the righteous from the time of Adam, including Abel, Seth, and Enoch, stript of the garments of the Flesh, not sitting on their thrones nor as yet wearing their crowns of glory, until the Beloved has descended to earth (9:12, 13) and ascended again (9:18). 100, for 4:13 presupposes that there were a few still alive who had seen the Lord in the Flesh. He is ‘the Only-Begotten, … whose name is not known to any Flesh’ (7:37), ‘the Elect One whose name has not been made known, and none of the heavens can learn His name’ (8:7). The righteous from Adam downwards are already in the seventh heaven, stript of the garments of the Flesh, though not yet seated on their thrones and crowned (9:9)
Paul as a Pastor - By that terrible thorn in his Flesh; by a conscience full of the most remorseful memories; as well as by incessant trials and persecutions and sufferings of all conceivable kinds, Paul was made and was kept the humblest of all humble men. For they too have each their own thorn in their own Flesh, their own crook in their own lot, their own sword of God in their own heart and conscience. But after I am like to drop with my work; and most of all with the arrears of it; Paul absolutely prostrates me, and tramples me to death, when he stands up among his elders and deacons and says: "I take you to record this day that I am pure from the blood of all men!" I do not find his rapture into the third heavens hard to be understood, nor his revelations and inspirations, nor his thorn in the Flesh, nor any of his doctrines of Adam, or of Christ, or of election, or of justification or of sanctification, or of the final perseverance of the saints
Hebrews, Epistle to the - " He had partaken of Flesh and blood and had died, that this might be brought about, having in his death annulled the devil, and broken the power of death for His own, who were now in liberty. Witness is then borne to His perfect dependence and obedience in the days of His Flesh, and that perfected as High Priest beyond death, He became, to all who obey Him, Author of eternal salvation. We have boldness to enter into the holy of holies — the presence of God — by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, through the veil, that is, through His Flesh
Death, Mortality - In Psalm 73 the singer believes that though his frail Flesh and heart may fail, God will be his portion forever and receive him to glory ( Psalm 73:24,26 ). Even the mind set on the Flesh is death (Romans 8:6 )
God - Most of all God appeared Person to person in the human Flesh of His Son Jesus. As spirit, God chose to humble Himself and take on the form of human Flesh (Philippians 2:6-11 )
Logos - The Logos is the true Light, and the mediator of Divine life to all who believe on His name, ( c ) Finally ( John 1:14-18 ), the author describes the incarnation of the Logos in the Flesh, and declares His identity with the historical Jesus Christ, the bringer of grace and truth. Philo sees in the Flesh a principle opposed to the Godhead; St
Mind/Reason - Similarly, the false teacher's mind is described variously as "fleshly" (Colossians 2:18 ), depraved (1 Timothy 6:5 ), and corrupt (2 Timothy 3:8 ; Titus 1:15 ). If understanding occurs in the mind, it is not surprising that Paul implies that it is with the mind, not the Flesh, that God is served (Romans 7:23,25 ). Within the argument of Romans, chapter 8 takes up the contrast between the law/flesh/death and Spirit/life
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Flesh . This is in contrast to the New Testament where Flesh is the locus of sin and the term "fleshly" becomes virtually synonymous with "sinful
Holy Day - If that be so, the days in question would be days on which Flesh might or might not be eaten, while in some eases complete abstinence from Flesh might be demanded
Arms And Armor - The single edge was used most effectively by swinging it and hitting the enemy to lacerate the Flesh. Other blades were designed with wider edges to cut and open the Flesh where less or no armor was worn
Samuel, First Book of - Samuel called the people to Gilgal (the place where the Flesh had been judged), and Saul was made king before the Lord, and peace offerings were offered. The Israelites also attacked them, and there would have been a greater victory had not Saul, in Fleshly zeal, put all under a curse who should eat before the evening. In returning triumphant, David is a type of the risen Christ; he must have the first place, even as Christ of the seed of David according to the Flesh is declared Son of God with power by resurrection from the dead
Joel, Book of - Joel 2:28 answers to Ezekiel 39:29 , but the latter has ‘on the house of Israel,’ the former ‘on all Flesh,’ and Joel 3:10 is the reverse of Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3 . On the other hand, it is remarkable that the outpouring of the Spirit is promised to ‘all Flesh,’ not merely to ‘the house of Israel’ a general way of stating the promise which made the NT application possible ( Acts 2:16 ff
Marriage - "They twain shall be one Flesh. For no man ever yet hated his own Flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church
Heart - God promised Israel that He would give them a new spirit within, take away their “stony heart” and give them a “heart of Flesh” (Ezekiel 11:19 )
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‘Jesus saith, I stood in the midst of the world, and in the Flesh was I seen of them, and I found all men drunken, and none found I athirst among them, and my soul grieveth over the sons of men, because they are blind in their heart and see not
Kiss - Hence the spouse in the Canticles, speaking of her soul's desire for the coming and manifestation of Christ in the Flesh, with all the blessings connected with that manifestation, sums up her very ardent request in that comprehensive expression, "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for his love is better than wine
Body - And while we are taught to behold Christ as taking upon him our nature, we are no less taught, to consider every regenerated believer as a "member of his body, his Flesh, and his bones
Manasseh (1) - In the declension of the nation Isaiah (Isaiah 9:20-21) foretells that the two sons of Joseph, once so intimately united, should be rent into factions thirsting for one another's blood, "they shall eat every man the Flesh of his own arm, Manasseh Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh, and they together against Judah
Propitiation - It is used of the ram offered at the consecration of the high priest, Exodus 29:33 , and of the blood which God gave upon the altar to make "propitiation" for the souls of the people, and that because "the life of the Flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and "it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life" (RV)
Flood - Separated from God, the essential human structure is carnal (flesh)
Colosse - The theosophists professed a deeper insight into the world of spirits and a greater subjugation of the Flesh than the simple gospel affords
Mary Magdalene - " He stops her in respect to a love which leaned too much upon His Fleshly presence; she and His disciples now need to rise to a higher and at the same time a nearer, but spiritual, communion with Him. cf6 "Be not now touching Me" (compare 1 John 1:1), for the time of this permanent "seeing" (John 16:16; John 16:19; John 16:22) and knowing Me after the Spirit, which is to supersede your past "knowledge of Me after the Flesh" (2 Corinthians 5:16), is not yet come, cf6 "but go to My brethren and say, I am ascending (already My ascension has begun) unto My Father and your Father" (Hebrews 2:10-11). It was Thomas' need too; Jesus' condescension in stooping to his weakness and granting him the Fleshly touch was to raise him to the higher one of faith
Burial - The law (Leviticus 19:28) forbade cuttings in the Flesh for the dead, usual among the pagan
Heart - ]'>[1] ‘tranquil’) heart is the life of the Flesh’ ( Proverbs 14:30 ) is primarily intended as a psychological truth, the simile is evidently borrowed from a universally recognized physiological fact (cf
Fast, Fasting - Inasmuch as food and drink typify life in the Flesh and all its demands and satisfactions, their absence or rejection speaks to the reality of a higher dimension, one in which the things of the spirit predominate
Scythian - They lived on boiled Flesh, mares’ milk, and cheese
Water - It is his conviction that, while the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer (according to a Scripture which he does not question) cleanse the Flesh (Hebrews 9:13), and while water purifies the body (Hebrews 10:22), only the blood of Christ can sprinkle the heart from an evil conscience (Hebrews 9:14, Hebrews 10:22)
Confession - In the Johannine Epistles it is essential to confess, on the one hand, that ‘Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh’ ( 1 John 4:2-3 , 2 John 1:7 ), and, on the other, that ‘Jesus is the Son of God’ ( 1 John 4:15 )
Song of Solomon, Theology of - Since Adam had no suitable partner, God created Eve, and the man and the woman stood naked in the garden and felt no shame (Genesis 2:25 ), exulting in one another's "flesh" (Genesis 2:23-24 )
Hosea - Israel had 'made many altars to sin,' and had leaned upon Assyria, an arm of Flesh
Temptation, Test - Other terms such as "flesh" carry that sense, but in speaking of temptation the New Testament writers appear to prefer apocalyptic over anthropological language
Piety - But they who consecrate to him their youth, they do not profanely tell him to suspend his claims till the rest are served, till they have satisfied the world and the Flesh, his degrading rivals
Hatred - The writer of Revelation does not conceal his loathing of pagan Rome, calling it ‘a hold of unclean and hateful birds’ (Revelation 18:2), and Jude (Judges 1:23) bids evangelists who snatch brands from the burning ‘have mercy with fear, hating even the garment spotted by the Flesh
Lebbaeus - Thaddaeus and Lebbaeus,’ the brother of Jesus after the Flesh, is celebrated on the 19th June, and, together with the other Apostles, on 30th June, as the last of them
Jacob - The typical character of these three patriarchs has been described thus: "In general, Abraham is the root of all promise, and the picture of the life of faith; Isaac is a type of the heavenly Man, who receives the church; and Jacob represents Israel as heir of the promises according to the Flesh
Comfort (2) - After His ascension He would be nearer to them in spiritual presence than when with them in the Flesh (John 14:18-20, cf
Cry - —This passage, which has direct reference to our Lord, calls for special notice here: ‘Who, in his days of Flesh, having offered up, with strong crying (μετὰ κραυγῆς ἰσχυρᾶς) and tears, prayers and supplications unto him that was able to save him out of death,’ etc
Atonement - The Son of God being immortal, could not sustain all these penalties of the law which man had broken, without taking the mortal nature of man upon him, without assuming Flesh and blood
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Fifth, rûach frequently represents the element of life in a man, his natural “spirit”: “And all Flesh died that moved upon the earth, … All in whose nostrils was the breath of life …” ( Acts of the Apostles - The indictment of Israel as man in the Flesh, and the exposure of his enmity to God led to the final sin of rejecting the glorified Christ, expressed by the stoning of Stephen who calling upon the Lord not to lay the sin to their charge, exemplified the life of Christ in his body
the Angel of the Lord - He was then the Word to be made Flesh, and to dwell for a time among us, to open the way to God by his sacrifice, and to rescue the race, whose nature he should assume, from sin and death
Jacob - The typical character of these three patriarchs has been described thus: "In general, Abraham is the root of all promise, and the picture of the life of faith; Isaac is a type of the heavenly Man, who receives the church; and Jacob represents Israel as heir of the promises according to the Flesh
Isaac - " At an early period of life he was the object of the profane contempt of Ishmael, the son of the bond woman, by whom he was persecuted; and as in the circumstances attending his birth there was something typical of the birth of Abraham's greater Son, the Messiah, the promised Seed; so, in the latter instance, we contemplate in him a resemblance of real Christians, who, as Isaac was, are "the children of promise," invested in all the immunities and blessings of the new covenant; but, as then, "he that was born after the Flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now," Galatians 4:29
Appear, Appearing - In the NT it occurs of (a) the advent of the Savior when the Word became Flesh, 2 Timothy 1:10 ; (b) the coming of the Lord Jesus into the air to the meeting with His saints, 1 Timothy 6:14 ; 2 Timothy 4:1,8 ; (c) the shining forth of the glory of the Lord Jesus "as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west," Matthew 24:27 , immediately consequent on the unveiling, apokalupsis, of His Parousia in the air with His saints, 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ; Titus 2:13
Ravels - A writer, indeed, in the Memoirs of Literature, for April, 1710, endeavours to show, from many authors, that there was in the country of Bethschan, in Decapolis, by the brook Cherith or Carith, a little town called Aorabi or Orbo, Judges 7:25 : Isaiah 10:6 ; and he therefore explains the word orebim, which, in 1 Kings 17:4 , we translate "ravens," of the inhabitants of that village, some of whom, he contends, daily carried bread and Flesh to Elijah, who had retired to and lay in a cave in the neighbourhood
David - His royal race was spiritually revived in the person of our Savior, who was descended from him after the Flesh, and who is therefore called "the Son of David," and is said to sit upon his throne
Print - He also offered them the testimony of their sense of feeling, ‘Handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not Flesh and bones, as ye behold me having
Timotheus, Called Aelurus - But when the Eutychians of Constantinople, deeming his arrival a godsend, hastened to pay court to him, he disappointed them by declaring that he for his part accepted the statement which Cyril had in effect adopted at his reunion with John of Antioch, that "the Incarnate Word was consubstantial with us, according to the Flesh" (ib
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How quick your pride, regardless or life’s end!...
Have ye no fear of God, who knows each thought,...
Who sees all, rules all,
The immortal God no eye of Flesh can view,...
Who dwells above, the heavenly God, the true;...
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Assigns to mortals each the power of seeing
Sacrifice (2) - Peter says, ‘He that hath suffered in the Flesh hath ceased from sin. Just as the suffering of a mother for her erring son becomes to that son redemption,—a force to make sin hateful in his eyes,—so the picture of Christ’s suffering for us acts upon our hearts; and our imitation of Him, our suffering borne for righteousness’ sake, breaks the will of the Flesh, so that in St. The attitude of the Fleshly mind is enmity against God (Romans 8:7). He speaks of Christ coming in the likeness of sinful Flesh and condemning sin in the Flesh (Romans 8:3)
Fall - The bearing of his distinctive doctrine of the Flesh on, and the meaning of, 1 Corinthians 15:47-48 in relation to the Jewish doctrine of the cor malignum must be reserved for subsequent discussion, while the feature referred to in the above quotation may here be illustrated. Paul’s doctrine of the Flesh (q. If we cannot, therefore, identify the Flesh with the yezer hara of unfallen man, unless we leave in St. Paul’s system the antinomy of a two-fold origin of sinfulness, one individual, the other racial, we are forced to conclude that in some way he did connect the presence of the Flesh in sinful mankind with the entrance of sin at the Fall
Heaven - Ridgley, "which are generally brought in defense of it, are taken from those instances recorded in Scripture, in which persons who have never seen one another before, have immediately known each other in this world, by a special immediate divine revelation given to them, in like manner as Adam knew that Eve was taken out of him; and therefore says, This is now bone of my bone, and Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man, Genesis 2:23
Children (Sons) of God - Moreover, the impulse of attraction to Christ is itself from the Father ( John 6:44 ; John 6:65 ), and the Divine initiative, as well as the completeness of the break required with ‘the world’ and ‘the Flesh’ ( 1 John 2:16 , John 3:6 ), is described as being ‘born anew,’ ‘born of the Spirit,’ ‘born of God’ ( John 3:3-8 ; John 1:13 , 1 John 3:9 ). It fulfils the typical distinction within Israel itself of ‘children of the Flesh’ and ‘children of the promise’: by Divine election alone men become ‘children of God,’ ‘sons of the living God’ ( Galatians 4:28 , Romans 9:8 ; Romans 9:26 )
Flood, the - In contrast with the ancient Near Eastern flood stories, in which no cause of the flood is given (Gilgamesh Epic) or in which the gods decide to wipe out their human slaves because they are making too much noise (Atrahasis Epic and Eridu Genesis), the biblical account provides a profound theological motivation for the flood: humankind's moral depravity and sinfulness, the all-pervading corruption and violence of all living beings ("all Flesh") on earth (Genesis 6:1-8,11-12 ), which demands divine punishment. When God announced the coming of the flood to Noah he said, "I have determined to make an end of all Flesh" (Genesis 6:13 )
Tabernacle - John 1:14, "the Word was made Flesh and tabernacled among us. " The "veil's" antitype is His rent Flesh, or suffering humanity, through which He passed in entering the heavenly holiest for us (Hebrews 5:7; Hebrews 10:19-20)
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First, they had the oversight of the various offerings and sacrifices in the tabernacle, certain specific responsibilities regarding the actual handling of the blood, fat, Flesh, and special portions, and the benefit of certain parts of the offerings as their payment for performing the requisite rituals. Since the Lord was physically present within the physical tabernacle structure in their midst, therefore, the physical purity of Israel was essential to the habitation of the Lord among them (note the contrast between cleansing the "flesh" by the Old Testament sacrifices as opposed to the cleansing of the "conscience" by the sacrifice of Christ in Hebrews 9:8-10,13-14 )
Joel, Theology of - Nevertheless, it will be convenient and appropriate to trace a selection of his themes, giving particular prominence to his most distinctive theological contribution: the expected outpouring of God's Spirit on all Flesh. These are indicated not only by the words "all Flesh" but also by the word "your
Historical - The Word became Flesh. To a philosophical interpreter it remains ‘foolishness’ that the Divine Word literally and in deed became Flesh
Moses - As regards the other two restrictions, it is clear that they converge upon a single point-the supreme necessity of maintaining the sacredness of blood in every form, as already recognized in the so-called Noachian dispensation: the believing Gentiles must no longer partake of blood either in the Flesh or by itself (e. mixed with wine, as drunk by the heathen in their sacrificial feasts); in other words, only the Flesh of ritually slaughtered animals may be eaten
Paul as Sold Under Sin - If even Paul was sold under sin: if even Paul when writing the Romans was still carnal: if he that very day had said and done and thought and felt what he would not if he could have helped it: if he hated himself for what came up upon him out of his heart even with his inspired pen in his hand: if sin still dwelt in him, till in his Flesh there dwelt no good thing: and, then, if we delight in the law of God after the inward man, as he did: even if we find another law, as we every moment do find it, warring against the law of our mind, and bringing us into captivity to the law of sin, till we cry without ceasing, O wretched man that I am! and if all the time we thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord, and walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit till there is therefore no condemnation to us-if all that is so, I would like you to tell me where I can find another chapter so full of the profoundest, surest, most spiritual, and most experimental, comfort
Parable - A woman hid leaven (always a type of what is human, arid hence of evil, because sin is in the Flesh) which diffused itself unseen amid the three measures of meal until all was leavened. Christ renounced all that belonged to Him as man after the Flesh and as Messiah on earth, in order that He might possess the church
Numbers, Book of - The state of man in the Flesh has been condemned in the cross, and the Christian begins in the Spirit; and in that way is able to appreciate the water of purification and priestly refreshment, while finding that no good dwells in the Flesh
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'Âdâm is also used in reference to any given man, or to anyone male or female: “When a man [5] shall have in the skin of his Flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his Flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron …” ( Ananias And Sapphira - That the prophecy of Isaiah might be fulfilled: "They shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be an abhorring unto all Flesh. While Augustine, I see, and some other great authorities, are bold to class the awful case of Ananias and Sapphira under that scripture of the apostle where he assures us that some church members are delivered unto Satan for the destruction of the Flesh, so that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus
Mary Magdalene - There are some wild beasts so devilish in their bite; they make their cruel teeth so to meet and lock fast in a man's Flesh; that the piece has to be cut out if he is to be saved from their deadly hold. And the fangs of these five genuine devils must be broken to pieces in their heads with the hammer of God, and the Flesh and bone into which they have locked their cursed teeth must be cut out and sacrificed before the soul is set free
Daniel - And at the end of the ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in Flesh than all the children that did eat of the king's meat. Calvin says that when Daniel and his three companions got far enough away from the royal table they would both eat Flesh with pleasant bread, and would drink wine also in the wayside inns of Babylon, just as they had done when they were at home in Jerusalem
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If a mediator be essential to the covenant of grace, and if all who have been saved from the time of the first transgression were saved by that covenant, it follows that the Mediator of the new covenant acted in that character before he was manifested in the Flesh. In opposition to all this, we hold that Jesus Christ was qualified to act as Mediator by the union between his divine and his human nature; that his divine nature gave an infinite value to all that he did, rendering it effectual for the purpose of reconciling us to God, while the condescension by which he approached to man, in taking part of Flesh and blood, fulfilled the gracious intention for which a Mediator was appointed; that the introducing any other mediator is unnecessary, derives no warrant from Scripture, and is derogatory to the honour of him who is there called the "one Mediator between God and men;" and that as the union of the divine to the human nature is the foundation of that worship which in Scripture is often paid to the Mediator of the new covenant, this worship does not afford the smallest countenance to the idolatry and will worship of those who ascribe divine honours to any mortal
Obadiah - " They shall "judge the world," and as king priests shall be mediators of blessing to the nations in the Flesh
Desire, Desirous - ) the sufferings are those produced by yielding to the Flesh; pathos points more to the evil state from which "lusts" spring
Fill, Fill up - A — 1: πληρόω (Strong's #4137 — Verb — pleroo — play-ro'-o ) denotes (I) "to make full, to fill to the full;" in the Passive Voice, "to be filled, made full;" it is used (1) of things: a net, Matthew 13:48 ; a building, John 12:3 ; Acts 2:2 ; a city, Acts 5:28 ; needs, Philippians 4:19 , AV, "supply," RV, "fulfill;" metaphorically, of valleys, Luke 3:5 ; figuratively, of a measure of iniquity, Matthew 23:32 ; (2) of persons: (a) of the members of the church, the body of Christ, as filled by Him, Ephesians 1:23 ("all things in all the members"); 4:10; in Ephesians 3:19 , of their being filled "into" (eis), RV, "unto," AV, "with" (all the fullness of God); of their being "made full" in Him, Colossians 2:10 (RV, for AV, "complete"); (b) of Christ Himself: with wisdom, in the days of His Flesh, Luke 2:40 ; with joy, in His return to the Father, Acts 2:28 ; (c) of believers: with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18 ; with joy, Acts 13:52 ; 2 Timothy 1:4 ; with joy and peace, Romans 15:13 ; [1]; with knowledge, Romans 15:14 ; with comfort, 2 Corinthians 7:4 ; with the fruits of righteousness, Philippians 1:11 (Gk
Leviticus - In Leviticus 17:11 translated "the soul (nephesh ) of the Flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood which makes atonement by means of the soul
Marks - The custom of making cuttings in the Flesh and other marks upon the body for the dead ( Leviticus 19:28 ; cf
Nazirite - Wine and strong drink he drank not, neither did he eat Flesh
Raca - To whom he replied, “Swine’s Flesh
Satan - He tormented Paul by means of "a thorn in (his ) Flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7 )
Marriage (ii.) - According to the original Divine purpose, man and wife were no longer two persons but one Flesh
Gospels, the - In the quotation from Isaiah 40:3-5 , Matthew stops at the words "make his paths straight;" but Luke continues the quotation to "all Flesh shall see the salvation of God
Servant - And although he did veil the glories of the GODHEAD, during the time of his tabernacling in substance of our Flesh here below, yet was it utterly impossible to be a moment void of it; and oftentimes he caused it to burst forth in wonderful display of sovereign glory and power
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(2) Jesus was not really forsaken by God, but His soul was clouded by the anguish of His Flesh and spirit, and His faith, hitherto victorious, gave way
Galatians, the Epistle to the - He warns (Galatians 4:31-5:12) illustrates the true fulfillment of the law by the walk in the Spirit, in contrast to the Flesh (Galatians 5:13-26), practically instructs, and recapitulates (Galatians 6)
Liberality of Sentiment - Let the fierce bull shake his head, and nod his horn, and threaten his enemy, who seeks to eat his Flesh, and wear his coat, and live by his death: poor fellow! his life is in danger; I forgive his bellowing and his rage
Blindness (2) - ‘Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 16:17)
Feasts - And I venture to believe, that though this trumpet was never sounded but once in forty-nine years, and consequently few, if any, ever heard it before, or ever lived to hear it a second Jubilee, yet there was not a soul in the camp but understood the joyful sound, and felt the meaning (if I may be allowed the expression,) like the archangel's trumpet, as it will be understood by all Flesh, when Jesus comes to judgment
People - ” This sense certainly emerges in the concept “to be cut off from one’s people”: “And the uncircumcised man child whose Flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant” ( Clean, To Be - After the priest diagnosed the disease, he could declare a person “clean” only after cleansing ceremonies had been performed: “… And he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his Flesh in water, and he shall be clean” ( Water - Nabal says in an insulting manner to David's messengers, "Shall I then take my bread and my water, and my Flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men whom I know not whence they be?" 1 Samuel 25:11
Leper, Leprosy - (Leviticus 13:3,4,10,20,25,30 ) or an appearance of a taint going "deeper than the skin," or, again, "raw Flesh" appearing in the swelling, ch
Waldenses - That the feasts, the vigils of saints, the water which they call holy, as also to abstain from Flesh on certain days, and the like, but especially the masses, are the inventions of men, and ought to be rejected
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Of the shew-bread, the Flesh of the burnt offerings, peace offerings, trespass offerings, (Leviticus 6:26,29 ; 7:6-10 ; Numbers 18:8-14 ) and in particular the heave-shoulder and the wave-breast
Palm Tree - What could have induced the whole multitude to have honoured Christ with those palm trees in the days of his Flesh, when in the garb of a poor Jew, but the power of God overruling the whole mind of the people as the mind of one man? And wherefore the same display made in heaven, but to testify the approbation of God?...
I cannot prevail upon myself to dismiss our attention to the palm tree before that I have first remarked some of the properties of it, by way of illustrating the beauty of our Lord's comparing his church to it
Joel - References to the law, on which all the prophets lean, occur: 1 Chronicles 15:11-12 compare Exodus 34:6; Exodus 32:14; Exodus 2:28, compare Numbers 11:29, fulfilled in the pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit in part (Acts 2:16; Acts 2:21; Acts 21:9; John 7:39), but awaiting a further fulfillment just before Israel's restoration, when "the Spirit shall be poured upon all Flesh" (of which the outpouring on all classes without distinction of race is the earnest: Acts 2:28; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:12-13; Zechariah 12:10; Joel 2:23)
Justification - "By the deeds of the law shall no Flesh be justified in God's sight; but now (under the gospel) the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference, for all have sinned," etc
Muratorian Fragment - Mark also) had not seen our Lord in the Flesh
Life And Death - Outwardly its fruits are seen in holy living (Romans 6:22) and its signature written even upon the mortal Flesh (2 Corinthians 4:11). Paul’s view of the body, not indeed as essentially sinful, but as the invariable seat and source of sin in fallen humanity (see article Body) helped him to think of the Crucifixion of Christ as carrying with it a destruction of the polluted Flesh (cf. Colossians 2:13), in the summons to the spiritual sleeper to awake and arise from the dead (Ephesians 5:14), in the description of true believers as those that are alive from the dead (Romans 6:13) and of false professors as having a name that they are living when they are really dead (Revelation 3:1), in the statements that the mind of the Flesh is death (Romans 8:6) and that the woman who lives in pleasure is dead while she liveth (1 Timothy 5:6)
Sanctify, Sanctification - ‘That which is born of the Flesh is Flesh’ (John 3:6); therefore no number of reincarnations can produce a spiritual result. This last means of sanctification is described quite definitely in the words, ‘He that eateth my Flesh and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me and I in him’ (John 6:56, cf
Metaphor - 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 : ‘For, though we walk in the Flesh, we do not war according to the Flesh (for the weapons of our warfare are not of the Flesh, but mighty before God to the casting down of strongholds)
Asceticism (2) - —Asceticism may be defined as a form of self-discipline which consists in the habitual renunciation of the things of the Flesh, with a view to the cultivation of the life of the spirit. Hence asceticism may be described as the gospel of negation,—negation of the world and negation of the Flesh, each of which is apt to be confounded with negation of the devil. They ate no animal Flesh, drank no wine, and abstained from the use of oil for purposes of anointing
Bethlehem - The names by which it has been known for millenniums, and is still known, are expressive of the fertility of the place—-lehcm, ‘house of bread,’ and -Lahm, ‘house of Flesh. With Ruth the Moabitess, through her marriage with Boaz, the ‘mighty man of wealth’ of Bethlehem-judah (Ruth 2:1), there entered a strain of Gentile blood,—although we remember that Lot, the ancestor of Moab, was the nephew of the great ancestor of Israel—into the pedigree of Christ according to the Flesh (Matthew 1:5), as if in token that, in a day still far off, Jew and Gentile should be one in Him. With David, the great-grandson of Ruth, there entered the royal element into the genealogy of Jesus; and Bethlehem has no associations more sacred and tender than its associations with the shepherd king of Israel, unless it be those that link it for ever with God manifest in the Flesh
Jesus Christ - God was manifest in the Flesh, 1 Timothy 3:16 . But that Christ had a true human body, and not a mere human shape, or a body that was not real Flesh, is very evident from the sacred Scriptures, Is. How this union exists is above our comprehension; and, indeed, if we cannot explain how our own bodies and souls are united, it is not to be supposed we can explain this astonishing mystery of God manifest in the Flesh
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‘It is,’ he says in his exposition of John 1:14, ‘the most precious treasure and highest comfort that we Christians have, that the Word, the true natural Son of God, became man, having Flesh and blood, like any other man, and became man for our sakes, that we might come to the great glory: thereby our Flesh and blood, skin and hair, hands and feet, belly and back, sit in heaven above, equal to God, so that we can boldly bid defiance to the devil and all else that harasses us. It was no mere semblance of a man who was now exalted at the Father’s right hand, but one who was bone of our bone, and Flesh of our Flesh, to whom no human experience, save sin, was foreign,—a boy who enjoyed his play and helped in little household duties, a man who shared the common lot of toil and weariness and temptation, a real man living a true human life under conditions not so far removed from our own
Animals - While Canaanite pagans kept herds of swine, the Mosaic law classified this animal as “unclean” and thus forbade the eating of its Flesh (Leviticus 11:7 ; Deuteronomy 14:8 ). It eats insects, fruit, and Flesh. JACKAL The jackal is a Flesh-eating animal that resembles a fox
Abstinence - ]'>[1] of ‘works of the Flesh’ and ‘fruits of the spirit,’ given in the NT are not meant to be exhaustive, but typical; nor are they given to make needless the exercise of Christian discernment. Christian sanctification takes place not in innocent men, but in sinners who have to be cleansed from all filthiness of the Flesh and spirit (2 Corinthians 7:1). It is the crucifying of the Flesh-death unto sin-and it is the correlative of ‘living to righteousness,’ ‘being risen with Christ,’ etc
Adam - " And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and while he slept, he took one of his ribs, "and closed up the Flesh instead thereof;" and of that substance which he took from man made he a woman, whom he presented to him. Then said Adam, "This is now bone of my bone, and Flesh of my Flesh: she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man," Genesis 2:21 , &c
Parousia - There will be rewards for those whose work abides, and those whose work is consumed will themselves be saved, but as through fire; 1 Corinthians 4:5 : when the Lord comes, in contrast with man’s day (ἀνθρωπίνης ἡμέρας) the secrets will be revealed, and praise will be from God; 1 Corinthians 5:5 : the incestuous man is delivered to Satan for the destruction of the Flesh, that his spirit may be saved in ‘the day of the Lord Jesus; 1 Corinthians 6:2; 1 Corinthians 6:8 : a time is coming when the saints will judge the world, and even the angels; 1 Corinthians 7:29 : ‘the time is short’ (ὁ καιρὸς συνεσταλμένος ἐστί), probably meaning that the interval of waiting for the Parousia has been shortened; cf. Christ’s present state is spirit, incorruptible, not Flesh and blood. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God
Paul as a Believing Man - At any rate, so long as Paul is in the Flesh; so long as he is still carnal and sold under sin; so long as that messenger of Satan is still buffeting him, the Cross of Christ with its sin-atoning blood is the glory that excels all else in Christ to Paul. "I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me, and the life which I now live in the Flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me
Essenes - 3); and that they abstained from Flesh and wine has been often asserted, but is very uncertain. He asserts that James abstained from Flesh, wine and strong drink, and the bath; that he allowed no razor to touch his head, no oil to touch his body, and that he wore only fine linen (which was the dress of the Essenes)
the Disobedient Prophet - If lies will do it; if flattery, Flesh, and wine will do it; if there is man or woman in Bethel that will do it,-that Judean prophet's pride shall be brought down today! 'Saddle me the ass!' he thundered. As sure as we are made of Flesh, and blood, and brains, and nerves, and feelings, a great reaction always takes place in body and mind after any unusually great effort of body and mind
Apostolic Constitutions And Canons - 41), which gives a vivid picture of contemporary medicine and surgery, at least as it appeared to the author’s imagination:...
‘If it be a hollow wound or great gash, nourish it with a suitable plaster; … it foul, cleanup with corrosive powder, that is, words of reproof; if it have proud Flesh, eat it down with a sharp plaster-threats of judgment: if it spreads. cut off the putrid Flesh; … but if there is no room for a fomentation, or oil, or bandage, then, with a great deal or consideration, and the advice of other skilful physicians, cut off the putrefied member, that the whole church be not corrupted
Agony - That He regarded the experience as a temptation is suggested by His warning words to His disciples: ‘Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the Flesh is weak’ (Matthew 26:41, Mark 14:38; cf. Much more confident can we be that Gethsemane is referred to in Hebrews 5:7-8 ‘Who in the days of his Flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear; though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered
Joab - Joab had no more pity than a tiger, and the tiger's claws were never out of David's Flesh from the matter of Uriah down to David's death. Those two thorns in David's Flesh-and there are more like them-so suit into the secretest depths of our own spiritual experience
Absalom - For he, saint or sinner, that soweth to his Flesh shall of the Flesh reap corruption
Atonement - It is a part of the same divine plan also to engage the influence of the Holy Spirit, to awaken penitence in man, and to lead the wanderer back to himself; to renew our fallen nature in righteousness, at the moment we are justified through faith, and to place us in circumstances in which we may henceforth "walk not after the Flesh, but after the Spirit. "He has reconciled us to his Father in his cross, and in the body of his Flesh through death,"...
Colossians 1:20 ; Colossians 1:22
Esau - " "The lust of the Flesh and the lust of the eye" were his snare
Destroy, Destroyer, Destruction, Destructive - 6, always translated "destruction," is used in 1 Corinthians 5:5 , of the effect upon the physical condition of an erring believer for the purpose of his spiritual profit; in 1 Thessalonians 5:3 ; 2 Thessalonians 1:9 , of the effect of the Divine judgments upon men at the ushering in of the Day of the Lord and the revelation of the Lord Jesus; in 1 Timothy 6:9 , of the consequences of the indulgence of the Flesh, referring to physical "ruin" and possibly that of the whole being, the following word apoleia (see No
Corrupt, Verb And Adjective. Corruption, Corruptible, Incorruption, Incorruptible - " It is used (a) physically, (1), of the condition of creation, as under bondage, Romans 8:21 ; (2) of the effect of the withdrawal of life, and so of the condition of the human body in burial, 1 Corinthians 15:42 ; (3) by metonymy, of anything which is liable to "corruption," 1 Corinthians 15:50 ; (4) of the physical effects of merely gratifying the natural desires and ministering to one's own needs or lusts, Galatians 6:8 , to the Flesh in contrast to the Spirit, "corruption" being antithetic to "eternal life;" (5) of that which is naturally short-lived and transient, Colossians 2:22 , "perish;" (b) of the death and decay of beasts, 2 Peter 2:12 , RV, "destroyed" (first part of verse; lit
Relics - The Romanists plead antiquity in behalf of relics; for the Manichees, out of hatred to the Flesh, which they considered as an evil principle, refused to honour the relics of saints; which is reckoned a kind of proof that the Catholics did it in the first ages
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Paul asked three times for deliverance from his “thorn in the Flesh
Body of Christ - Similarly, Old Testament portrayals of God as bridegroom and Israel as bride do not stress unity nor do they portray the marriage as a "one Flesh" relationship
Love - The Bible's ways of describing this process of correction are numerous: "circumcision of the heart" (Deuteronomy 30:6 ); God's "writing his laws" on our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33 ); God's substituting a "heart of Flesh" for a "heart of stone" (Ezekiel 11:19 ); being "born again" by the Spirit (John 3:3 ; 1 John 5:1-2 ); removing old clothing and replacing it with new (Colossians 3:12-14 ); dying to a sinful life and resurrecting to a new one (Colossians 3:1-4 ); moving out of darkness into light (1 John 2:9 )
Laodicea - His words in Colossians 2:1, ‘I strive for … them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the Flesh,’ imply that he had not personally laboured in the Lycus valley
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The union of God and man accomplished in the ‘Word made Flesh’ was indirectly suggested in the bold words of the Psalmist, ‘I said, Ye are ‘elôhîm,’ and it is not difficult to believe that in repeating this expression Jesus had in His mind the realization of this profound idea, and that He desired to disclose it as an accomplished fact to those who had ears to hear and hearts to understand (Matthew 13:15)
Sorcery - In Galatians 5:20, among the deeds of the Flesh is φαρμακεία, which is translated in Authorized Version ‘witchcraft,’ in Revised Version ‘sorcery,’ and by Moffatt ‘magic
Comfort - The ‘thorn in the Flesh’ may remain, but the Divine grace proves ‘sufficient’ (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
Beauty - Even in the days of His Flesh those who were Christ’s were impelled to put on Christ, and were afterwards recognized as having been with Him (Acts 4:13)
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Romans 4:11 (a) The circumcision of the Old Testament was a constant testimony to Israel; first, that they belonged to GOD; and second, that they were not to live according to the lusts and desires of the Flesh, but according to the will of GOD
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"It is not recorded that in the days of His Flesh any of His disciples either addressed the Lord, or spoke of Him, by His personal Name
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A — 2: ἁγιωσύνη (Strong's #42 — Noun Feminine — hagiosune — hag-ee-o-soo'-nay ) denotes the manifestation of the quality of "holiness" in personal conduct; (a) it is used in Romans 1:4 , of the absolute "holiness" of Christ in the days of His Flesh, which distinguished Him from all merely human beings; this (which is indicated in the phrase "the spirit of holiness") and (in vindication of it) His resurrection from the dead, marked Him out as (He was "declared to be") the Son of God; (b) believers are to be "perfecting holiness in the fear of God," 2 Corinthians 7:1 , i
Manes, Called Also Mani - One day his father heard in a temple a voice saying, "Eat no Flesh, drink no wine, and abstain from women," whereupon he founded the sect of the Mugtasila or the Washers, identical with the Sabians of the Marshes between the Tigris and Euphrates, still found near Bassora
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So bidding farewell to father and mother (contrast Matthew 8:21-22; "suffer me first to go and (tend my father until his death, and then) bury my father"; and Luke 9:61-62, where the "bidding farewell" involved in that particular case a division of heart between home relations and Christ, Luke 14:26; Matthew 10:37; Philippians 3:13), and slaying a yoke of oxen and boiling the Flesh with the wooden instruments (compare 2 Samuel 24:22), a token of giving up all for the Lord's sake, he ministered to Elijah henceforth as Joshua did to Moses. He dipped seven times as he was told, "and his Flesh came again like unto the Flesh of a little child"; typifying the spiritual new birth through washing in the "fountain opened for uncleanness" (Job 33:25; Zechariah 13:1; John 3:5)
Regeneration (2) - It is essentially the same change which Paul represents elsewhere as translation from the tyranny of darkness to the Kingdom of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:13), or from the state of condemnation to that of justification, or from life after the Flesh to life after the Spirit (Ro. ’ He does indeed put in the most general form the necessity for the new birth when he says, ‘that which is born of the Flesh is Flesh
Hebrews Epistle to the - He partook of Flesh and blood as they do (Hebrews 2:14); He could sympathize with their sufferings and temptations, for He too, as man, suffered and was tempted (Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15); like them He had to conquer human weakness before He could learn the hard lesson of obedience to God’s will (Hebrews 5:7-8). His office rests not on ‘the law of a carnal commandment’ (Hebrews 7:16)-for according to the Flesh He was not born of a priestly family (Hebrews 7:13)-but on ‘the power of an indissoluble life’ (Hebrews 7:16). ‘The days of His Flesh’ were one long period of self-dedication, and in the culminating moment on the Cross His sacrifice was made complete (Hebrews 5:7-8; Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:20)
Gnosticism - Saturninus, Tatian) abhorred matter, and strove to avoid all contact with Flesh as far as possible. The world was to be overcome; it lay in wickedness; the Flesh was to be mortified; there was a law in the members warring against the spirit. 4 [6]) says that the followers of Nicolas misunderstood his saying that ‘we must fight against the Flesh and abuse it
Gospels (2) - But as the number of evangelists who had not ‘known Christ after the Flesh’ multiplied in every direction, it would very soon become impossible for the original witnesses even to instruct all those who were to teach others. Paul’s own statement (Galatians 1:16-17), ‘I conferred not with Flesh and blood … I went away into Arabia,’ suggests a retirement for solitary study, meditation, and prayer. Paul as it is in the Gospels: Romans 15:8 ‘Christ hath been made a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, that he might confirm the promises given unto the fathers’; words which echo those of Zacharias (Luke 1:72-73); Romans 1:3 ‘Born of the seed of David according to the Flesh’; 2 Timothy 2:8 ‘Of the seed of David, according to my gospel
Mediator - ’ We are also able to do more justice to the truth that He revealed Himself as already the Messiah during ‘the days of his Flesh,’ and did not teach that His Messianic Kingdom was only an affair of the future. ’ This likeness is elsewhere called ‘the likeness of sinful Flesh’ (Romans 8:3). This is because God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself (2 Corinthians 5:19), and those who were ‘alienated and enemies’ Christ has reconciled in the body of His Flesh through death (Colossians 1:22)
John, Epistles of - 115 to the Philippians, quotes the words, ‘For whosoever does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh is antichrist,’ with evident allusion to 1 John 4:3 , though the author is not named. ...
The points chiefly insisted on are: the doctrine of the Lagos; the form of the rebuke given to the antichrists; the references to ‘knowledge’ and ‘anointing’; the insistence upon the coming of Christ in the Flesh, in condemnation of Docetic error; the distinction between mortal and venial sins; and some minor objections. ’ And the Epistle, as well as the Gospel, makes it abundantly clear that the spring of Christian love and the secret of Christian victory over evil are alike to be found in ‘believing’: in the immovable and ineradicable faith that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is come in the Flesh, and that in Him the love of God to man is so manifested and assured that those who trust Him already possess eternal life, together with all that it implies of strength and joy, and all that flows from it of obedience and loving service
Faith - Paul’s experience and teaching this act of faith leads to a life of faith, so that he can write of himself: ‘That life which I now live in the Flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (Galatians 2:20). Faith is weak in the experience of many, sometimes in opposition to the enticing power of evil when Flesh lusts against spirit, sometimes in opposition to law as a ground of salvation, and sometimes in failing to appreciate what Christian truth implies. Hence the se who are begotten unto this living hope must look upon the trials they are undergoing as tests of their faith (1 Peter 1:6), and must recall that, as Christ suffered in the Flesh, they must arm themselves with the same mind (1 Peter 4:1)
Mahometanism - Hence, that romantic fable of the angel of death, whose peculiar office it is, at the destined hour, to dissolve the union between soul and body, and to free the departing spirit from its prison of Flesh. Paul, that we shall be changed, and have a spiritual and glorified body; "for Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; neither can corruption inherit incorruption. " As to the negative precepts and institutions of this religion, the Mohammedans are forbidden the use of wine, and are prohibited from gaming, usury, and the eating of blood and swine's Flesh, and whatever dies of itself, or is strangled, or killed by a blow, or by another beast
Faith - Paul’s experience and teaching this act of faith leads to a life of faith, so that he can write of himself: ‘That life which I now live in the Flesh I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (Galatians 2:20). Faith is weak in the experience of many, sometimes in opposition to the enticing power of evil when Flesh lusts against spirit, sometimes in opposition to law as a ground of salvation, and sometimes in failing to appreciate what Christian truth implies. Hence the se who are begotten unto this living hope must look upon the trials they are undergoing as tests of their faith (1 Peter 1:6), and must recall that, as Christ suffered in the Flesh, they must arm themselves with the same mind (1 Peter 4:1)
Ephesians, Theology of - Paul emphatically asserts that "our struggle is not against Flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (6:12). The Christian warfare is with him, not with Flesh and blood
Homosexuality - From the beginning it is acknowledged that humankind is created in two genders that together bear God's image (Genesis 1:27 ) and together constitute a unity of Flesh (Genesis 2:24 ). Sexual differentiation (1:27) intends physical union, the becoming of one Flesh (2:24). The "natural" or "fleshly" proclivity is a specific byproduct of the corporate human rebellion and in no way justifies itself or the activity following from that proclivity
Pentateuch - Some familiar examples are:...
This is now bone of my bones and Flesh of my Flesh (Genesis 2:23 NIV)
False Prophet - For example, if anyone denies that Jesus has come in the Flesh, that person is not a true prophet from God (1 John 4:1-3 )
Fellowship - Then the verb, koinonein [2], is found in Hebrews 2:14 with an ordinary, general meaning: "children share Flesh and blood
Holy Spirit, the - representing Christ: Christ absent in the Flesh, that He may be more than ever present in Spirit): John 14:16-18; John 14:26
Colossians, Epistle to the - He must still mortify the deeds of the Flesh, but from a new motive and in the power of a new life
Nahum, Theology of - Jesus waged holy war, not against the Flesh-and-blood enemies of Israel, but against Satan himself
Jesus, the Lord - ...
In John He is the Word, the Light and Revelation of God, but He became Flesh and tabernacled here, full of grace and truth; and, as the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, He fully declared God, whom no man had seen at any time
Satan - (1 John 3:8) So again the apostle Paul, in his Epistle to the Hebrews, was commissioned to tell the church that forasmuch"as the children were partakers of Flesh and blood, he, that is, Christ, also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver them who through fear of death were all their life-time subject to bondage
Samuel - " They preferred an arm of Flesh to Jehovah's spiritual defense under Samuel
Zedekiah - The terrible concomitants of a siege soon followed (Jeremiah 38:9), so that mothers boiled and ate the Flesh of their own infants (Lamentations 4:5; Lamentations 4:8; Lamentations 4:10) and the visage of their nobles was blacker than coal, their skin clave to their bones and became withered
Arnobius - The resurrection of the Flesh is emphatically asserted, but in somewhat obscure terms (ii
Celibacy (2) - ’ In interpreting these savings, notice must be taken of Clement of Alexandria’s comment that our Lord spoke in condemnation not of marriage, but of sins of the Flesh and the mind, and to show the natural connexion between death and birth; and of the further words of Salome, ‘Theo I did well in not bearing children,’ with our Lord’s reply, ‘Eat every herb, but that which hath bitterness do not eat
Moses - He who had once used an arm of Flesh is now conscious of his own nothingness, but learns that God would be with him
Paul - After having been caught up into the third heavens, he prayed for the removal of the thorn in the Flesh which had been given him lest he should be puffed up, and was told that Christ's grace was sufficient for him, he could say, "most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me
Elijah - He forthwith retired from the public eye, and was miraculously cared for at the brook Cherith, being fed with bread and Flesh morning and evening by ravens
Attributes of Christ - He is given authority (ἐξουσία) over all Flesh (John 17:2); ‘All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth’ (Matthew 28:18), cf
Proselytes - The proselytes of the gate were not bound to circumcision, only to the seven precepts of Noah, namely, the six said to have been given to Adam:...
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(7) that given to Noah against "flesh with the blood"; but he had not the full Israelite privileges, he must not study the law nor redeem his firstborn
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And this forms a beautiful correspondence to what the apostle, in the gospel-church, in after ages, was commissioned, by the same Holy Spirit that moved the patriarch, (2 Peter 1:1-21; 2Pe 3:18) to tell the people of the Lord Jesus, who sprang out of Judah after the Flesh, and was, and is the Jehudah of his people- "who being (saith the apostle) in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross: wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father
Callistus, Pope - The Father and the Son, Callistianism said, were one; together they made the Spirit, which Spirit took Flesh in the womb of the Virgin
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In Matthew 11 Christ shows the superiority of the kingdom of heaven to the prophetic ministry, ending in John the Baptist; and of the revelation of the Father to His own mighty works, which had not produced repentance; and...
In Matthew 12 He breaks the special links which had been formed in His coming after the Flesh
Elijah - He forthwith retired from the public eye, and was miraculously cared for at the brook Cherith, being fed with bread and Flesh morning and evening by ravens
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In the introduction Jesus is presented as the eternal Word who became Flesh (1:1-18)
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - Peter reconciled himself to Gregory, who panegyrized him as "a Peter in virtue not less than in name, who was very near heaven, but remained in the Flesh so far as to render his final assistance to the truth," etc
Philaster, Bishop of Brixia - 154) that the ravens brought Flesh as well as bread to Elijah who surely would never have used animal food
Proselyte (2) - These precepts were: (1) obedience to those in authority; (2) reverence to the name of God; (3) abstinence from idolatry, (4) from fornication, (5) from stealing, (6) from murder, (7) from Flesh with the blood in it (Sanh
Prudence - The joyousness and serenity of the early Galilaean ministry is no proof that Jesus dreamed then of success; it only proves how absolute was His conquest over all self-assertion and all natural shrinkings of the Flesh
Romans, Epistle to the - He recalls the torturing consciousness of the hopeless conflict between spirit and Flesh, a consciousness which the Law only deepened and could not heal. The weakness of the Flesh, sold under sin, brought death to the higher life. God, in sending His Son, has condemned sin in the Flesh
Elijah - of Jordan (or else, as many think, the wady Kelt near Jericho), beyond Ahab's reach, where the ravens miraculously fed him with "bread and Flesh in the morning . bread and Flesh in the evening. Moses and Elijah's appearance at the transfiguration in glorified bodies is a sample of the coming transfiguration (Moses, buried by the Lord, of the sleeping saints; and Elijah, translated without death, of living saints) and of their reign with Christ over the earth in glorified bodies, as Peter, James, and John are a sample of the nations in the Flesh about to be reigned over
Clement of Rome, Epistle of - Amongst men He is made known as ‘the Creator and Overseer … the Benefactor of all spirits and the God of all Flesh’ (lix. 6), and ‘gave His Flesh for our Flesh and His life for our lives’ (xlix
Freedom of the Will - also Acts 18:5; Acts 20:23); but from the Acts alone it is impossible to say how far this is regarded as permanent; we must go to the Epistles for descriptions of the power of the Spirit in renewed lives, quickened hopes, and abiding impulses of joy; and although the choicest graces of the Christian life are set down as the fruit of the Spirit (as opposed to the works of the Flesh. It was more than a relapse from freedom to bondage; it was a relapse from Spirit to Flesh. Paul’s view, is enjoyed by the Christian, self-love is nothing more than obedience to the Flesh which the Christian has crucified with the passions and lusts thereof (Galatians 5:24)
Messiah - That Jesus Christ is the true Messiah, and actually come in the Flesh is evident, if we consider (as Mr. Some fasted so long that they were famished to death; others buried themselves in the earth till their limbs grew stiff; some would endure melting wax dropped on their Flesh; some rolled in snow; others, in a cold season, would put themselves into cold water; and many buried themselves. The Grand Seignior requires a miracle, and chooses one himself; and it was this: that Sabatai should be stripped naked, and set as a mark for his archers to shoot at; and, if the arrows did not pierce his Flesh, he would own him to be the Messias
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Augustine was deeply affected at the close of this visit; and when Pontinius had retired, giving vent to his feelings he addressed Alipius in a most animated strain: "How is this? What shall we do? Ignorant people come, and seize upon heaven; and we, with our learning, (senseless wretches that we are!) behold we are immersed in Flesh and blood: Are we ashamed to follow them? Yet is it not a still greater shame, not even to be able to follow them?" Full of remorse and contrition Augustine left the house and retired to a secret part of the garden, followed by his friend, who seemed on this occasion to be a partaker of his grief only because he saw him grieved in spirit. It was Romans 13:13-14 ; a passage peculiarly applicable to him, in reference to his former habits and present state of mind: "Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying: but put ye on THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, and make not provision for the Flesh to fulfil the lusts thereof. By this doctrine, you must also maintain that children do spiritually eat the Flesh of Christ and drink his blood, if they receive the eucharist, as for ages they did, and by the analogy of the passover they may; and sith [9] the use of this sacrament toties quoties [10] must needs confer grace, it seems it were necessary to let them communicate, and the oftener the better, to the intent they might be stronger in grace: which opinion