Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5591: psuchikos (pronounced psoo-khee-kos')

from 5590; sensitive, i.e. animate (in distinction on the one hand from 4152, which is the higher or renovated nature; and on the other from 5446, which is the lower or bestial nature):--natural, sensual.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) of or belonging to breath

1a) having the nature and characteristics of the breath

1a1) the principal of animal life, which men have in common with the brutes

1b) governed by breath

1b1) the sensuous nature with its subjection to appetite and passion

Part of Speech: adjective

Relation: from G5590

Citing in TDNT: 9:661, 1342


This word is used 6 times:

1 Corinthians 2:14: "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit"
1 Corinthians 15:44: "It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural"
1 Corinthians 15:44: "a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual"
1 Corinthians 15:46: "first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual."
James 3:15: "from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish."
Jude 1:19: "be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit."

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