4559. sarkikos
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sarkikos: pertaining to the flesh, carnal
Original Word: σαρκικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: sarkikos
Phonetic Spelling: (sar-kee-kos')
Short Definition: fleshly, carnal
Definition: fleshly, carnal, earthly.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 4559 sarkikós– fleshly (carnal). 4559 (sarkikós) pertains "to behavior which is typical of human nature, but with special focus upon more base physical desires" (L & N, 1, 41.42). See 4561 /sarks ("flesh").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from sarx
pertaining to the flesh, carnal
NASB Translation
flesh (1), fleshly (4), material things (2).

STRONGS NT 4559: σαρκικός

σαρκικός, σαρκικῇ, σαρκικον (σάρξ), fleshly, carnal (Vulg.carnalis);

1. having the nature of flesh, i. e. under the control of the animal appetites (see σάρξ, 3), Romans 7:14 Rec. (see σάρκινος, 3); governed by mere human nature (see σάρξ, 4) not by the Spirit of God, 1 Corinthians 3:1, 3, also 4 R G; having its seat in the animal nature or roused by the animal nature, αἱ σαρκικαι ἐπιθυμίαι, 1 Peter 2:11; equivalent to human: with the included idea of weakness, ὅπλα, 2 Corinthians 10:4; with the included idea of depravity, σαρκικά σοφία (i. e. πανουργία, 2 Corinthians 4:2), 2 Corinthians 1:12. ((Anthol. Pal. 1, 107; cf. ἀπέχου τῶν σαρκικῶν καί σωματικῶν ἐπιθυμιῶν, 'Teaching etc. 1, 4 [ET]). Cf. Trench, Synonyms, § lxxi.)

2. pertaining to the flesh, i. e. to the body (see σάρξ, 2): relating to birth, lineage, etc., ἐντολή, Hebrews 7:16 Rec.; τά σαρκικά, things needed for the sustenance of the body, Romans 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:11, (Aristotle, h. anim. 10, 2, p. 635a, 11; Plutarch, de placit. philos. 5, 3, 7; once in the Sept., 2 Chronicles 32:8 Complutensian).

carnal, fleshly.

From sarx; pertaining to flesh, i.e. (by extension) bodily, temporal, or (by implication) animal, unregenerate -- carnal, fleshly.

see GREEK sarx

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