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2 Corinthians 10:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For walking in flesh, we do not war according to flesh.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, though, in flesh, we walk, not, according to flesh, do we war,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For though we walke in the flesh, we doe not warre after the flesh:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For if we walk in the flesh, yet we war not according to the flesh.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For, although we walk in the flesh, our warfare is not after the flesh.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
though we walk 4043
{4043} Prime
περιπατέω
peripateo
{per-ee-pat-eh'-o}
From G4012 and G3961; to tread all around, that is, walk at large (especially as proof of ability); figuratively to live, deport oneself, follow (as a companion or votary).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the flesh, 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; 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).
we do y4754
[4754] Standard
στρατεύομαι
strateuomai
{strat-yoo'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from the base of G4756; to serve in a military campaign; figuratively to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and functions), to contend with carnal inclinations.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
war 4754
{4754} Prime
στρατεύομαι
strateuomai
{strat-yoo'-om-ahee}
Middle voice from the base of G4756; to serve in a military campaign; figuratively to execute the apostolate (with its arduous duties and functions), to contend with carnal inclinations.
z5731
<5731> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 69
after 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
the flesh: 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; 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).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 10:3

_ _ For — Reason why they should regard him “beseeching” them (2 Corinthians 10:2) not to oblige him to have recourse to “bold” and stern exercise of authority. “We walk IN the flesh,” and so in weakness: but not “ACCORDING TO the flesh” (2 Corinthians 10:2). Moreover, though we WALK in it, we do not WAR according to it. A double contrast or antithesis. “They who accuse us of walking after the flesh, shall find [to their cost] that we do not war after the flesh; therefore compel us not to use our weapons” [Alford].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 10:3

Though we walk in the flesh — In mortal bodies, and, consequently, are not free from human weakness. Yet we do not war — Against the world and the devil. After the flesh — By any carnal or worldly methods. Though the apostle here, and in several other parts of this epistle, speaks in the plural number, for the sake of modesty and decency, yet he principally means himself. On him were these reflections thrown, and it is his own authority which he is vindicating.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 10:3

(2) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

(2) Secondly, he witnesses that although he is similar to other men, yet he comes furnished with that strength which no defence of man can match, whether they resist by craft and deceit, or by force and might, because he battles with divine weapons.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
walk:

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
1 Peter 4:1-2 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; ... That he no longer should live the rest of [his] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

we do:

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. ... No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of [this] life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
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