'Flesh' in the Bible
When the man was asleep, he removed one of the man's ribs and closed up the flesh where it had been. Then the LORD God formed the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.
So the man exclaimed, "At last! This is bone from my bones and flesh from my flesh. This one will be called "Woman,' because she was taken from Man."
(Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother and cling to his wife, and they will become one flesh.)
You are all to be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and this is to be the sign of the covenant between me and you.
The servant born in your house or the one purchased with money is to be circumcised. My covenant is to remain in your flesh as an eternal covenant.
Any uncircumcised male who does not have the foreskin of his flesh circumcised on the eighth day after his birth is to be eliminated from his people because he has broken my covenant."
Laban responded, "You certainly are my flesh and blood!" So Jacob stayed with him for about a month.
Come on! Let's sell him to the Ishmaelites! That way, we won't have laid our hands on him. After all, he's our brother, our own flesh."
Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."
Just then, seven other cows emerged after them, poor, ugly, and appearing very gaunt in their flesh. I've never seen anything as ugly as those cows anywhere in the entire land of Egypt!
"If an ox gores a man or woman so that they die, the ox is certainly to be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten, but the owner of the ox is free from liability.
"You are to be people set apart for me. You are not to eat flesh torn apart in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs."
"You are to make linen undergarments for them to cover their naked flesh, and they are to reach from the loins to the thighs.
You are to burn the flesh of the bull, its hide, and its refuse with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
"You are to take the ram of ordination and boil its flesh in a Holy Place.
Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram along with the bread that is in the basket at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting.
If any of the flesh of the ordination ram or any of the bread is left until morning, you are to burn what is left with fire. Because it's holy, what remains is not to be eaten.
"Now as for the bull's hide, its flesh, its head, its legs, its internal organs, and its dung,
You are not to eat their flesh or even touch their carcasses. They are to be unclean for you."
On the eighth day, the flesh of the baby's foreskin is to be circumcised.
The priest is to examine it. If it is, indeed, a white swelling in the skin that has turned the hair white, and yet it sustains live flesh on the swelling,
But if, one day, infected flesh appears again in him, he is unclean.
The priest is to examine the infected flesh and declare him unclean. The raw flesh is unclean; it's an infectious skin disease.
If the raw flesh recurs and turns white, then he is to go to the priest.
because the life of the flesh is in the blood itself, and I myself have given it to you all so that atonement may be made for your souls on the altar, since the blood itself makes atonement through the life that is in it.
because the life of any flesh is the blood itself. Therefore, I'm saying to the Israelis that the blood of any flesh is not to be eaten, because the life of any flesh is in its blood. Anyone who eats of it is to be eliminated from contact with his people.
"You are not to make incisions in your flesh on account of the dead nor submit to cuts or tattoos. I am the LORD.
"They are not to cut their hair in ritualistic patterns on their heads, deface the edges of their beards, or make incisions in their flesh.
At that time, you'll eat the flesh of your sons and you'll eat the flesh of your daughters.
Then they fell on their faces and said, "God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, will you be angry at the entire congregation on account of one man's sin?"
The entire heifer is to be incinerated in his presence, including its skin, its flesh, its blood, and its dung.
"You'll eat your own children the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God gave you on account of the siege and the distress with which your enemy will oppress you.
He will withhold from each of them the flesh of his sons that he is eating since there will be nothing left on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in all your cities.
I'll make my arrows drunk with blood. My sword will devour flesh, along with the blood of the slain, and I'll take their enemy leaders captive.'
told David, "Come to me! I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and to the beasts of the field."
After this, all of the tribes of Israel assembled with David at Hebron and declared, "Look, we're your own flesh and blood!
You're my relatives! You're my own flesh and blood! So why are you the last to bring back the king?'
Then ask Amasa, "Aren't you my own flesh and blood? So may God deal with me, no matter how severely, if from this day forward you don't take Joab's place as commander of my army.'
So Elisha turned back, took the pair of oxen, sacrificed them, boiled their flesh using the farm implements for fuel, and gave the food to the people with him. Then he got up, followed Elijah, and became his servant.
Then he approached the child and lay down with his mouth near the child's, with his eyes near those of the child, and taking the child's hands in his. As Elisha stretched himself on the child, the child's flesh began to grow warm.
Elisha sent a messenger out to him, who told him, "Go bathe in the Jordan River seven times. Your flesh will be restored for you. Now stay clean!"
So he went down and plunged himself into the Jordan River seven times, just as the man of God had said, and his flesh rejuvenated like the flesh of a newborn child. And he was clean.
When the king heard what the woman said, he ripped his garments as he continued walking along the city wall. As the people watched, all of a sudden they noticed he was wearing sackcloth underneath his clothes, inside next to his flesh!
"Dogs will eat Jezebel's flesh on the property of Jezreel, and her corpse will lie like dung on the surface of the field on the property in Jezreel, but no one will say, "This is Jezebel."'"
Later on, all of Israel gathered together at Hebron in order to tell David, "Look, we're your own flesh and blood!
He only has the strength of his own flesh, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were encouraged from what King Hezekiah of Judah told them.
However, stretch out your hand and strike his bones and flesh, and he'll curse you to your face, won't he?"
Do you have eyes made of flesh? Can you look at things as humans do?
You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews.
Why shouldn't I bite my flesh or take my life in my hands?
Even after my skin has been destroyed, clothed in my flesh I will see God,
His flesh wastes away; his bones, which once couldn't be seen, are visible.
Let his flesh be rejuvenated as he was in his youth! Let him recover the strength of his youth.
Will you fill his flesh with harpoons, or his head with lances?
When those who practice evil, my enemies, and my oppressors come near me to devour my flesh, they stumble and fall.
Why should I eat the flesh of oxen or drink the blood of goats?
God, you are my God! I will fervently seek you. My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry, weary, and parched land.
For he remembered that they were only flesh, a passing wind that doesn't return.
to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth;
My flesh trembles out of fear of you, and I am in awe of your judgments. Ayin
You will cry out in anguish when your end comes, when your flesh and body are consumed,
They cut meat on the right, but they're still hungry, and they devour also on the left, but they're not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own children.
"At that time, Jacob's glory will have become weakened, and his strong flesh will turn gaunt;
"I'll make those who mistreat you eat their own flesh, and they will get drunk on their own blood, as with new wine. "Then all mankind will know that I am the LORD your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"
"Look, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh:
"What right does my beloved have in my house, when she has carried out many evil schemes? Can sacrificial flesh turn disaster away from you, so you can rejoice?"
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind, who makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.
I'll cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and people will eat the flesh of their neighbors in the siege and in the distress to which their enemies and those seeking their lives will subject them."'"
A tumult reaches to the ends of the earth because the LORD is bringing an indictment against the nations. He judges all flesh. He has given the wicked over to the sword,' declares the LORD.
"Look, I am the LORD, the God who rules over all flesh. Is anything too difficult for me?"
Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don't seek them. Indeed, I'm about to bring disaster on all flesh,' declares the LORD, "but your life will be spared wherever you go.'"
May the violence done to me and my flesh be on Babylon," says the inhabitant of Zion. "May my blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea," says Jerusalem.
He made my flesh and skin prematurely old; he broke my bones.
I'll cover the mountains with your flesh and fill their valleys with your rotting carcass.
So tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "You keep eating flesh along with its blood, you keep looking to your idols, and you keep shedding blood, and you're going to take possession of the land?
I'm going to grow tendons on you, regenerate your flesh, cover you with skin, and make you breathe again so that you can come back to life and learn that I am the LORD.'"'"
As I continued to watch, I saw tendons growing on the bones, and muscles growing and covering them, and then skin covered the flesh from above. But the bodies weren't breathing.
"Now as for you, Son of Man, this is what the Lord GOD has to say: "Tell all of the birds and wild beasts, "Come! Gather together and participate in the sacrifice that I'm going to make for you. This great sacrifice will take place on the mountains of Israel, where you'll be eating flesh and drinking blood.
You'll eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the world's princes, drinking the blood of these rams, lambs, goats, bulls, all of them fattened as if they're from Bashan, fit for slaughter!
You'll be fully satiated at my table, dining on horse flesh, horsemen, elite soldiers, and every kind of warrior," declares the Lord GOD.
You kept on bringing in foreigners, those who were uncircumcised in heart and flesh, to profane my sanctuary by being inside my Temple, and by doing so you've emptied my covenant, all the while offering my food the fat and the blood in addition to all of the other loathsome things you've done.
"This is what the Lord GOD says, "No foreigner who is both uncircumcised in heart and flesh, of all the foreigners who are among the Israelis is to enter my sanctuary.
you who despise good and love evil, who tear off the skin of my people, along with the flesh from their bones.
You eat the flesh of my people, flaying their skin from them. You break their bones, chopping them in pieces like meat for a pot, like meat destined for a soup kettle.'
This lion renders its prey to pieces to feed its whelps, and strangles enough prey for its mate, filling its lairs with prey and its dens with rendered flesh.
"This will be the plague with which the LORD inflicts all of the people who have attacked Jerusalem: he will cause their flesh to rot away, even while they're standing on their feet. He will cause their eyes to rot away in their sockets, and their tongues to rot away in their mouths.
Then Jesus told him, "How blessed you are, Simon son of Jonah, since flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, though my Father in heaven has.
and said, "That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must never separate."
and the two will become one flesh.' So they're no longer two, but one flesh.
Look at my hands and my feet, because it's really me. Touch me and look at me, because a ghost doesn't have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
The Word became flesh and lived among us. We gazed on his glory, the kind of glory that belongs to the Father's unique Son, who is full of grace and truth.
What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
I'm the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he'll live forever. And the bread I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Then the Jewish leaders debated angrily with each other, asking, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
So Jesus told them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I'll raise him to life on the last day,
because my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink.
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