Greek - English Dictionary

G4561 - Flesh

Strong's No.:G4561




Word Origin:Probably from the base of G4563

Bible Usage:carnal (-ly + -ly minded) flesh ([-ly]).

Part of Speech:Noun Feminine


flesh (as stripped of the skin) that is (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 (specifically) a human being (as such)


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

a. the body of a man

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

1. born of natural generation

c. 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

Bible References:

carnal ( 2 )
carnally ( 1 )
flesh ( 147 )
fleshly ( 1 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.