The physical aspect of human beings and animals. It can refer to a dead body, i.e., a corpse or carcass (Mark 15:43; Luke 17:37; Luke 24:3; Luke 24:23; Acts 9:40; Heb 13:11; Jude 1:9), but usually refers to a living body. Because God created the human body (Gen 2:7), the Bible portrays it favorably as integral to human being, a means of concrete activity in the world (1Cor 6:20; 2Cor 5:10), rather than unfavorably as a drag on the soul. Yet the Bible does not glorify the body as an artistic ideal of human strength and beauty. The body may stand for the whole human being (see the alternation of “bodies” and “selves” in (Rom 6:12-13). But elsewhere, the body contrasts with the soul (Matt 10:28), spirit (1Cor 5:3), and mind (Rom 7:23-24). Paul speaks of the possibility that he was outside his body in a visionary state (2Cor 12:2-3). To be dead is to be away from the body (2Cor 5:6-10; Phil 1:20-24). In the NT, Christ’s bodily death and resurrection make possible the bodily resurrection of human beings (Rom 6:5; 1Cor 15:3-26; 1Pet 2:24; 1Pet 3:18-22). Therefore, also, the “body of Christ” comes to mean the church, its limbs and organs made up of individual believers united in Christ and functioning for mutual benefit (1Cor 12:12-31).

Mark 15:43

43Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for t ... View more

Luke 17:37

37Then they asked him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Luke 24:3

3but when they went in, they did not find the body.

Luke 24:23

23and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive.

Acts 9:40

40Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down and prayed. He turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Pete ... View more

Heb 13:11

11For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp.

Jude 1:9

9But when the archangel Michael contended with the devil and disputed about the body of Moses, he did not dare to bring a condemnation of slander against him, b ... View more

Gen 2:7

7then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

1Cor 6:20

20For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

2Cor 5:10

10For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

Rom 6:12-13

12Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.13No longer present your members to sin as instruments of w ... View more

Matt 10:28

28Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

1Cor 5:3

3For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present I have already pronounced judgment

Rom 7:23-24

23but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.24Wretched man that I am! Wh ... View more

2Cor 12:2-3

2I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows.3And I know ... View more

2Cor 5:6-10

6So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—7for we walk by faith, not by sight.8Yes, we do ... View more

Phil 1:20-24

20It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as alway ... View more

Rom 6:5

5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

1Cor 15:3-26

3For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures,4and that he was bur ... View more

1Pet 2:24

24He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

1Pet 3:18-22

18For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made al ... View more

1Cor 12:12-31

One Body with Many Members
12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. ... View more

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