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The “flesh” is all of the sinful desires/temptations/lusts, etc. that dwell in human nature. It is the source of temptation, and nothing good dwells there. (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 7:18; Galatians 5:24; Romans 8:5)

Other phrases meaning the same as the flesh include: the body of sin, sinful human nature, fallen human nature, sinful nature, fallen nature

The term “flesh” can also refer to humankind or our physical bodies, especially in Old Testament contexts. (Genesis 6:13; Psalm 56:4; 1 Peter 1:24)

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