5136 body

5136 body

Used in Scripture in both a physical and metaphorical sense, the body is susceptible to sin and suffering, but may be offered to God in worship and will finally be transformed by resurrection.

The body is formed by God

Ps 139:15-16 See also Ge 2:7,22; Job 10:8-11; Ecc 11:5

The body’s appearance

The beauty and strength of the body 1Sa 16:12 See also 1Sa 9:2; 2Sa 11:2; SS 5:10-16; SS 7:1-9; Da 10:6

Clothing for the body Ex 22:27; Ex 28:42; Lev 16:4; 2Ki 6:30; Isa 20:2

Diseases affecting the body

Bodily pain Job 2:7 See also Ge 3:16; 2Ch 21:19; Job 7:5; Job 14:22; Job 17:7; Job 30:30; Ps 38:7; 2Co 12:7

Leprosy Lev 13:2-17; Nu 12:10; 2Sa 3:29; 2Ki 5:1-2,6-7; 2Ch 26:19-21; Mt 8:2-3 pp Mk 1:40-42 pp Lk 5:12-13; Lk 17:12-13

Boils Ex 9:9-11; Lev 13:18-23; Dt 28:27,35; 2Ki 20:7 pp Isa 38:21

The marks of suffering Jn 20:25,27; Gal 6:17

Healing of the body

Mk 5:25-29 pp Mt 9:20-22 pp Lk 8:43-44 See also Ex 4:7; 2Ki 5:10,14; Job 33:25; Mt 8:3-4 pp Mk 1:41-42 pp Lk 5:13

Certain actions and attitudes affect the health of the body

The body’s response to godliness Pr 14:30 See also Pr 3:7-8; Pr 4:20-22

Godliness is no guarantee of bodily health Job 21:23-26; Ps 73:4

The body’s response to sin Ps 38:3 Suffering and death are the result of sin in general, but specific experiences of suffering cannot usually be traced to specific sin. See also Ps 32:2-3; Ps 38:4-11; Ps 109:18; Pr 5:11

The body’s response to distress Ps 31:9-10 See also Ps 44:25; Na 2:10

The body’s response to fear Job 4:14-15; Job 21:6; Isa 21:3; Da 10:15-17

Life here and now in the body

“In the body” meaning “in this life” 2Co 5:6 See also 2Co 5:8-10; Gal 2:20; Php 1:20,22,24; 2Pe 1:13

“Body” meaning “self” Ps 63:1 See also Ge 47:18; Ne 9:37; 2Co 7:5

Bodily relationships

Parenthood Ge 15:4 See also Ge 35:11; 2Sa 7:12; Mic 6:7; Ro 4:19; Heb 7:10

Kinship 2Sa 5:1 pp 1Ch 11:1 See also Ge 2:23; Ge 29:14; Jdg 9:2; Ne 5:5; Isa 58:7

Marriage 1Co 7:4 See also Mt 19:5 pp Mk 10:7-8; Eph 5:28-29,31; Ge 2:24

Rituals performed on the body

Circumcision: Ge 17:13-14; Jer 9:25; Eph 2:11 Ceremonies for cleansing the body: Lev 15:16; Nu 8:7 Prohibition of pagan mourning customs: Lev 19:28; Lev 21:5

The believer’s body as a temple of the Holy Spirit

1Co 6:19-20 See also Jn 2:19-22 Jesus Christ also likens his body to a temple; Ro 8:10-11

Believers are to devote their bodies to God

2Co 7:1 See also Ro 6:13; Ro 8:13; Ro 12:1; 1Co 9:27; 1Th 4:4; 1Th 5:23; Jas 3:2

Sin at work in the body

The body is subject to sinful desires Mt 26:41 pp Mk 14:38 See also Ro 6:6; Ro 7:23-24

Bodily temptation is to be resisted Ro 6:12 See also Ro 1:24; Ro 6:19; 1Co 6:13-16,18; Jude 8

Undue concern for the body is to be avoided 1Ti 4:8 See also Mt 6:25-32 pp Lk 12:22-30; Mt 10:28 pp Lk 12:4-5

The resurrection of the body

Dead bodies restored to this life 1Ki 17:20-22; 2Ki 4:32-36; 2Ki 13:21; Mt 9:25 pp Mk 5:41-42 pp Lk 8:54-55; Lk 7:14-15; Jn 11:43-44

The resurrection body of believers Php 3:21 See also Ps 16:9-10; Isa 26:19; Ro 8:11,23; 1Co 15:35-54

Bodies other than human

Idols of pagan gods 1Sa 5:4; Ps 115:4-7; Ps 135:15-17

Angelic beings Isa 6:2; Eze 1:11,23; Eze 10:12

Heavenly bodies Mt 24:29 pp Mk 13:25 pp Lk 21:26; Ac 7:42; 1Co 15:40-41

Body in a metaphorical sense

A body of people: Ezr 8:20; 1Ti 4:14 A body of laws: Dt 4:8; Ro 2:20

See also

3278Holy Spirit, indwelling
5297disease
5333healing
5334health
5560suffering
6020sin
6166flesh, sinful nature
7110body of Christ
8451mortification
8475self-denial
9030dead bodies
9310resurrection

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