In this Lord's Word Explained Bible study, Works of the Flesh Word Definitions, I will give you the definitions for the "works of the flesh," found in Gal.5:19-21, from the Strong's Concordance.

All text taken from the Strongs Concordance

Let us begin this Bible study with a prayer, O God, thy heavenly Father, grant me the wisdom and knowledge, so that I may be able to understand this document, in Jesus name. Amen.

adultery #3430 - N.T. - from #3431 - AV - adultery; 1) adultery - found in - Matt.15:19; Mark 7:21; John 8:3; Gal.5:19

from #3431 - AV - commit adultery - 1) to commit adultery; 1a) to be an adulterer; 1b) to commit adultery with, have unlawful intercourse with another's wife; 1c) of the wife: to suffer adultery, be debauched; 1d) A Hebrew idiom, the word is used of those who at a woman's solicitation are drawn away to idolatry, i.e. to the eating of things sacrificed to idols. - found 22 times

fornication #4202 - N.T. - AV - fornication - 1) illicit sexual intercourse; 1a) adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.; 1b) sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18; 1c) sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,12; 2) metaph. the worship of idols; 2a) of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols - found 26 times

from #4203 - AV - commit fornication; commit - 1) to prostitute one's body to the lust of another; 2) to give one's self to unlawful sexual intercourse; 2a) to commit fornication; 3) metaph. to be given to idolatry, to worship idols; 3a) to permit one's self to be drawn away by another into idolatry - found in - I Cor.6:18; 10:8 (twice); Rev.2:14, 20; 17:2; 18:3, 9

from #4204 - AV harlot; whore - 1) a woman who sells her body for sexual uses; 1a) a prostitute, a harlot, one who yields herself to defilement for the sake of gain; 1b) any woman indulging in unlawful sexual intercourse, whether for gain or for lust; 2) metaph. an idolatress; 2a) of "Babylon" i.e. Rome, the chief seat of idolatry - found 12 times

from #4205 - from pernemi (to sell, akin to the base of #4097) - AV fornicator, whoremonger; 1) a man who prostitutes his body to another's lust for hire; 2) a male prostitute; 3) a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator - found 10 times

from pernemi (to sell, akin to the base of #4097) - a reduplicated and prolonged from of prao, (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses), contracted from perao (to traverse, from the base of 4008) - AV - sell - 1) to sell; 2a) sold under sin, entirely under the control of the love of sinning; 2b) of one bribed to give himself up wholly to another's will

uncleanness #167 - N.T. - from #169 - AV - uncleanness - 1) uncleanness; 1b) in a moral sense: the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living; 1b1) of impure motives - found 10 times

from #169 - from #1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of #2508 (meaning cleansed) - AV - unclean, foul - 1) not cleansed, unclean, 1a) in a ceremonial sense: that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law, 1b) in a moral sense: unclean in thought and life - found 30 times

from #1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of #2508 (meaning cleansed) - of Hebrew origin - AV - Alpha - 1) first letter of Greek alphabet, 2) Christ is the Alpha to indicate that he is the beginning and the end - Remember - the uncleanness referred to here is in the negative aspect of Alpha or Christ. The word Alpha can be found 4 times in the Bible

and a presumed derivative of #2508 (meaning cleansed) -AV - purge - 1) to cleanse, of filth impurity, etc., 1a) to prune trees and vines from useless shoots, 1b) metaph. from guilt, to expiate - found in - John 15:2; Heb.10:2

lasciviousness #766 - N. T. - from a compound of #1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed selges (of uncertain derivation, but apparently meaning continent) - AV - lasciviousness, wantonness, filthy - 1) undridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence - found 9 times

from a compound of #1 (as a negative particle) - see #1 definition above

idolatory #1495 - N.T. - from #1497 and #2999 - AV - idolatry - 1) the worship of false gods, idolatry; 1a) of the formal sacrificial feats held in honour of false gods; 1b) of avarice, as a worship of Mammon; 2) in the plural, the vices springing from idolatry and peculiar to it - found in I Cor.10:14; Gal.5:20; Col.3:5; I Peter 4:3

from #1497 - from #1491; an image (i.e. for worship) - AV - idol - 1) an image, likeness; 1a) i.e. whatever represents the form of an object, either real or imaginary; 1b) used of the shades of the departed, apparitions, spectres, phantoms of the mind, etc.; 2) the image of an heathen god; 3) a false god - found 11 times

from #1491 - from #1492 - AV - shape, fashion, sight, appearance - 1) the external or outward appearance, form figure, shape; 2) from, kind - found in - Luke 3:22; 9:29; John 5:37; I Cor.5:7; I Thes.5:22

from #1492 - a root word - AV - know, cannot tell + #3756, know how, wist, see, behold, look, perceive, vr see, vr know - 1) to see, 1a) to perceive with the eyes, 1b) to perceive by any of the senses, 1c) to perceive, notice, discern, discover, 1d) to see, 1d1) i.e. to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything, 1d2) to pay attention, observe, 1d3) to see about something, 1d4) to inspect, examine, 1d5) to look at, behold, 1e) to experience any state or condition, 1f) to see i.e. have an interview with, to visit, 2) to know, 2a) to know of anything, 2b) to know, i.e. get knowledge of, understand, perceive, 2b1) of any fact, 2b2) the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning, 2b3) to know how, to be skilled in, 2c) to have regard for one, cherish, pay attention to (1Th. 5:12), - found 691 times - For Synonyms see entry 5825

Now I will do the defintion for #2999 found in "idolatry" above

and from #2999 - from #3000 - AV - service, devine service - 1) service rendered for hire, 1a) any service or ministration: the service of God, 2) the service and worship of God according to the requirements of the Levitical law, 3) to perform sacred services - found in - John 16:2; Rom.9:4; 12:1; Heb. 9:1, 6

from #3000 - from latris (a hired menial) - AV - serve, worship, do the service, worshipper - 1) to serve for hire, 2) to serve, minister to either to the gods or men and used alike of slaves and freemen, 2a) in the NT, to render religious service or homage, to worship, 2b) to perform sacred services, to offer gifts, to worship God in the observance of the rites instituted for his worship, 2b1) of priests, to officiate, to discharge the sacred office - found 21 times

witchcraft #5331 - N.T. - from #5332 - AV - sorcery, witchcraft - 1) the use or the acministering of drugs, 2) poisoning, 3) sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it, 4) metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry - found in - Gal.5:20; Rev.9:21; 18:23

from #5332 - from pharmakon (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion) - AV - sorcerer - 1) one who prepares or uses magical remedies, 2) sorcerer - found in - Rev.21:8

hatred #2189 - N.T. - from #2190 - AV - enmity, hatred - 1) enmity, 2) cause of enmity - found in - Lunke 23:12; Rom. 8:7; Gal. 5:20; Eph.2:15, 16; James 4:4

from #2190 - from a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile) - AV - enemy, foe - 1) hated, odious, hateful; 2) hostile, hating, and opposing another; 2a) used of men as at enmity with God by their sin; 2a1) opposing (God) in the mind; 2a2) a man that is hostile; 2a3) a certain enemy; 2a4) the hostile one; 2a5) the devil who is the most bitter enemy of the divine government - found 32 times

variance #2054 - N.T. - of uncertain affinity - AV - strife, debate, contention, variance - 1) contention, strife, wrangling - found in - Rom.1:29; 13:13; I Cor.1:11; 3:3; II Cor.12:20; Gal.5:20; Phil.1:15; I Tim.6:4; Titus 3:9;

emulation #2205 - N.T. - from #2204 - AV - zeal, envying, indignation, envy, fervent mind, jealousy, emulation - 1) excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit; 1a) zeal, ardour in embracing, persuing, defending anything; 1a1) zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing; 1a2) the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal; 1b) an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy - found 17 times

from #2204 - a primary verb - AV - be fervent, fervent - 1) to boil with heat, be hot; 1a) used of water; 1b) metaph.; 1b1) used of boiling anger, love, zeal, for what is good or bad etc.; 1b2) fervent in spirit, said of zeal for what is good - found in - Acts 8:25; Rom.12:11

wrath #2372 - N.T. - from #2380 - AV - wrath, fierceness, indignation - 1) passion, angry, heat, anger, forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again; 2) glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength - found 18 times

from #2380 - a root word - AV - kill, sacrifice, do sacrifice, slay - 1) to sacrifice, immolate; 2) to slay, kill; 2a) of the paschal lamb; 3) slaughter - found 15 times

strife #2052 - N.T. - perhaps the same as #2042 - AV - strife, contention, contentious + #1537 - 1) electioneering or intriguing for office; 1a) apparently, int he NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts; 1b) partisanship, fractiousness - Further note - This word is found before NT times only in Aristotle where it denotes a self-seeking persuit of political office by unfair means. (A & G) Paul exhorts to be one in the find of Christ not putting self forward or being selfish (Phil. 2:3). James 3:14 speaks against having selfishness or self-promoting in your heart. Wayne Steury - found in - Rom.2:8; II Cor.12:20; Gal.5:20; Phil.1:16; 2:3; James 3:14, 16

perhaps the same as #2042 - from a presumed prolonged form of #2054 ( see variance above) - AV - provoke - 1) to stir up, excit, stimulate, to provoke - found in - II Cor.2:9; Col.3:21

sedations #1370 - N. T. - from a derivative of #1364 and #4714 - AV - devision, sedition - 1) dissension, division - found in - Rom.16:17; I Cor.3:3; Gal.5:20

from a derivative of #1364 - from #1417 - AV - twice, again - 1) twice - found in - Luke 18:12; Phil.4:16; I Thes.2:18; Jude 1:12;

from #1417 - a primary numeral - AV - two, twain, both, two and two + #303 - 1) the two, the twain - found 135 times

from a derivative of #4714 - (see sedations #1370 above) - from the base of #2476 - AV - sedition, dissension, insurrection, uproar, standing - 1) a standing, station, state; 2) an insurrection; 3) strife, insurrection - found in - Mark 15:7; Luke 23:19, 25; Acts 15:2; 19:40; 23:7, 10; 24:5; Heb.9:8

from the base of #2476 - a prolonged form of a primary stao {stah'-o} (of the same meaning, and used for it in certain tenses) AV - stand, set, establish, stand still, stand by, stand - 1) to cause or make to stand, to place, put, set; 1a) to bid to stand by, [set up]; 1a1) in the presence of others, in the midst, before judges, before members of the Sanhedrin; 1a2) to place; 1b) to make firm, fix establish; 1b1) to cause a person or a thing to keep his or its place; 1b2) to stand, be kept intact (of family, a kingdom), to escape in safety; 1b3) to establish a thing, cause it to stand; 1b3) to establish a thing, cause it to stand; 1b31) to uphold or sustain the authority or force of anything; 1c) to set or place in a balance; 1c1) to weigh: money to one (because in very early times before the introduction of coinage, the metals used to be weighed); 2) to stand; 2a) to stand by or near; 2a1) to stop, stand still, to stand immovable, stand firm; 2a1a) of the foundationof a building; 2b) to stand; 2b1) continue safe and sound, stand unharmed, to stand ready or prepared; 2b2) to be of a steadfast mind; 2b3) of quality, one who does not hesitate, does ot waiver - found 163 times

heresies #139 - N.T. - from #138 - AV - sect, heresy - 1) act of taking, capture: eg. storming a city; 2) choosing, choice; 3) that which is chosen; 4) a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party); 4a) of the Sadducees; 4b) of the Pharisees; 4c) of the Christians; 5) dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims - found in - Acts 5:17; 15:5; 24:5, 14; 26:5; 28:22; I Cor. 11:19; Gal.5:20; II Peter 2:1

from #138 - probably akin to #142 - AV - choose - 1) to take for oneself, to prefer, choose; 2) to choose by vote, elect to office - found in - Phil. 1:22; II Thes. 2:13 (twice); Heb. 11:25

probably akin to #142 - a primary root - AV - take up, take away, take, away with, lift up, bear - 1) toraise up, elevate, lift up; 1a) to raise from the ground, take up: stones; 1b) to raise upwards, elevate, lift up: the hand; 1c) to draw up: a fish; 2) to take upon one's self and carry what has been raised up, to bear; 3) to bear away what has been raised, carry off; 3a) to move from its place; 3b) to take off or away what is attached to anything; 3c) to remove; 3d) to carry off, carry away with one; 3e) to appropriate what is taken; 3f) to take away from another what is his or what is commited to him, to take by force; 3g) to take and apply to any use; 3h) to take from among the living, either by a natural death, or by violence; 3i) cause to cease - found 110 times

envyings #5355 - N.T. - probably akin to the base of #5351 - AV - envy, envying - 1) envy; 2) for envy, i.e. prompted by envy - found in - Matt.22:18; Mark 15:10; Rom.1:29; Gal.5:21; Phil.1:15; I Tim.6:4; Titus 3:3; James 4:5; I Peter 2:1

probably akin to the base of #5351 - probably strengthened from phthio (to pine or waste) - AV - corrupt, corrupt (one's) self, be corrupt, defile, destroy - 1) to corrupt, to destroy; 1a) in the opinion of the Jews, the temple was corrupted or "destroyed" when anyone defiled or in the slightest degree damaged anything in it, or if its guardians neglected their duties; 1b) to lead away a Christian church from that state of knowledge and holiness in which it ought to abide 1c) to be destroyed, to perish; 1d) in an ethical sense, to corrupt, deprave - found in - I Cor.3:17 (3 times); 15:3; II Cor.7:2; 11:3; Eph.4:22; Jude 1:10; Rev.19:2

murderers #5408 - N.t. - from an obsolete primary pheno (to murder) - AV - murder, slaughter, be slain + #599 - 1) murder, slaughter - found in - Matt.15:19; Mark 7:21; 15:7; Luke 23:19, 25; Acts 1:9; Rom.1:29; Gal.5:21; Heb.11:37; Rev.9:21

drunkenness #3178 - N.T. - apparently a root word - AV - drunkenness - 1) intoxication, 2) drunkenness - found in - Luke 21:34; Rom.13:13; Gal.5:21

revellings #2970 - N. T. - from #2749 - AV - revelling, rioting - 1) a revel, carousal; 1a) a nocturnal and riotous procession of half drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper paraded through the streets with torches and music in honour of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before houses of male and female friends; hence used generally of feasts and drinking parties that are protracted till late at night and indulge in revelry - found in - Rom.13:13; Gal.5:21; I Peter 4:3

from #2749 - middle voice of a primary verb - AV - lie, be laid, be set, be appointed, be, be made, laid up, there - 1) to lie; 1a) of an infant; 1b) of one buried; 1c) of things that quietly cover some spot; 1c1) of a city situated on a hill; 1d) of things put or set in any place, in ref. to which we often use "to stand"; 1d1) of vessels, of a throne, of the site of a city, of grain and other things laid up together, of a foundation; 2) metaph.; 2a) to be (by God's intent) set, i.e. destined, appointed; 2b) of laws, to be made, laid down; 2c) lies in the power of the evil one, i.e. is held in subjection by the devil - found 27 times

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Let us end this Bible study with a prayer - O God thy heavenly Father, please help me to be a better person each day, to follow the commandments, and help me to strive each day to be more in thy presence, in Jesus name I ask. Amen.

This document is meant to help you understand your Bible more easily, however, it may not give you all the answers, you will need to study your Bible as well as read other documents, but let no one deceive you, prove all things; hold fast that which is good, because, ultimately, you, are responsible for your own salvation.


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Created: Monday, December 23, 2002
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