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Lexicon :: Strong's G4561 - sarx


sä'rks (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the base of σαρόω (G4563)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:98,1000

KJV Translation Count — Total: 151x
The KJV translates Strongs G4561 in the following manner: flesh (147x), carnal (2x), carnally minded (with G5427) (1x), fleshly (1x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  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

    1. the body of a man

    2. used of natural or physical origin, generation or relationship

      1. born of natural generation

    3. the sensuous nature of man, "the animal nature"

      1. without any suggestion of depravity

      2. the animal nature with cravings which incite to sin

      3. 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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σάρξ sárx, sarx; probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e. (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred), or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specially), a human being (as such):—carnal(-ly, + -ly minded), flesh(-ly).
Thayer's Greek Lexicon

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Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number G4561 matches the Greek σάρξ (sarx),
which occurs 151 times in 130 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV
Page 1 / 3 (Mat 16:17–1Co 1:26)

Tools specific to Mat 16:17

Mat 16:17

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh G4561 and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Tools specific to Mat 19:5

Mat 19:5

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? G4561

Tools specific to Mat 19:6

Mat 19:6

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. G4561 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Tools specific to Mat 24:22

Mat 24:22

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh G4561 be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Tools specific to Mat 26:41

Mat 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh G4561 is weak.

Tools specific to Mar 10:8

Mar 10:8

And they twain shall be one flesh: G4561 so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. G4561

Tools specific to Mar 13:20

Mar 13:20

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh G4561 should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

Tools specific to Mar 14:38

Mar 14:38

Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh G4561 is weak.

Tools specific to Luk 3:6

Luk 3:6

And all flesh G4561 shall see the salvation of God.

Tools specific to Luk 24:39

Luk 24:39

Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh G4561 and bones, as ye see me have.

Tools specific to Jhn 1:13

Jhn 1:13

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, G4561 nor of the will of man, but of God.

Tools specific to Jhn 1:14

Jhn 1:14

And the Word was made flesh, G4561 and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Tools specific to Jhn 3:6

Jhn 3:6

That which is born of the flesh G4561 is flesh; G4561 and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:51

Jhn 6:51

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, G4561 which I will give for the life of the world.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:52

Jhn 6:52

The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh G4561 to eat?

Tools specific to Jhn 6:53

Jhn 6:53

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh G4561 of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:54

Jhn 6:54

Whoso eateth my flesh, G4561 and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:55

Jhn 6:55

For my flesh G4561 is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:56

Jhn 6:56

He that eateth my flesh, G4561 and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Tools specific to Jhn 6:63

Jhn 6:63

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh G4561 profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Tools specific to Jhn 8:15

Jhn 8:15

Ye judge after the flesh; G4561 I judge no man.

Tools specific to Jhn 17:2

Jhn 17:2

As thou hast given him power over all flesh, G4561 that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Tools specific to Act 2:17

Act 2:17

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: G4561 and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Tools specific to Act 2:26

Act 2:26

Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh G4561 shall rest in hope:

Tools specific to Act 2:30

Act 2:30

Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, G4561 he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Tools specific to Act 2:31

Act 2:31

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh G4561 did see corruption.

Tools specific to Rom 1:3

Rom 1:3

Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; G4561

Tools specific to Rom 2:28

Rom 2:28

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: G4561

Tools specific to Rom 3:20

Rom 3:20

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh G4561 be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Tools specific to Rom 4:1

Rom 4:1

What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, G4561 hath found?

Tools specific to Rom 6:19

Rom 6:19

I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: G4561 for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Tools specific to Rom 7:5

Rom 7:5

For when we were in the flesh, G4561 the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

Tools specific to Rom 7:18

Rom 7:18

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) G4561 dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Tools specific to Rom 7:25

Rom 7:25

I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh G4561 the law of sin.

Tools specific to Rom 8:1

Rom 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, G4561 but after the Spirit.

Tools specific to Rom 8:3

Rom 8:3

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, G4561 God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, G4561 and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: G4561

Tools specific to Rom 8:4

Rom 8:4

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, G4561 but after the Spirit.

Tools specific to Rom 8:5

Rom 8:5

For they that are after the flesh G4561 do mind the things of the flesh; G4561 but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

Tools specific to Rom 8:6

Rom 8:6

For to be carnally G4561 minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Tools specific to Rom 8:7

Rom 8:7

Because the carnal G4561 mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Tools specific to Rom 8:8

Rom 8:8

So then they that are in the flesh G4561 cannot please God.

Tools specific to Rom 8:9

Rom 8:9

But ye are not in the flesh, G4561 but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Tools specific to Rom 8:12

Rom 8:12

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, G4561 to live after the flesh. G4561

Tools specific to Rom 8:13

Rom 8:13

For if ye live after the flesh, G4561 ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Tools specific to Rom 9:3

Rom 9:3

For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: G4561

Tools specific to Rom 9:5

Rom 9:5

Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh G4561 Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Tools specific to Rom 9:8

Rom 9:8

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, G4561 these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Tools specific to Rom 11:14

Rom 11:14

If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, G4561 and might save some of them.

Tools specific to Rom 13:14

Rom 13:14

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, G4561 to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Tools specific to 1Co 1:26

1Co 1:26

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, G4561 not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Search Results Continued...

1. Mat 16:17–1Co 1:26

2. 1Co 1:29–Col 2:13

3. Col 2:18–Rev 19:21

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