5591. psuchikos
Strong's Concordance
psuchikos: natural, of the soul or mind
Original Word: ψυχικός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: psuchikos
Phonetic Spelling: (psoo-khee-kos')
Short Definition: animal, natural, sensuous
Definition: animal, natural, sensuous.
HELPS Word-studies

5591 psyxikós (an adjective, derived from 5590 /psyxḗ, "soul, natural identity") – properly, soulish, i.e. what is natural, as it relates to physical (tangible) life alone (i.e. apart from God's inworking of faith).

5591 /psyxikós ("natural") typically describes the natural ("lower") aspect of humanity, i.e. behavior that is "more of earth (carnality) than heaven." 5591 (psyxikós) then sometimes stands in contrast to 4152 /pneumatikós ("spiritual") – the higher, spiritual aspect of humanity that develops through faith (4102 /pístis).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from psuché
Definition
natural, of the soul or mind
NASB Translation
natural (5), worldly-minded (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5591: ψυχικός

ψυχικός, ψυχική, ψυχικόν (ψυχή) (Vulg.animalis, Gem.sinnlich), "of or belonging to the ψυχή;

a. having the nature and characteristics of the ψυχή i. e. of the principle of animal life," which men have in common with the brutes (see ψυχή, 1 a.); (A. V. natural): σῶμα ψυχικόν, 1 Corinthians 15:44; substantively, τό ψυχικόν (Winer's Grammar, 592 (551)), 1 Corinthians 15:46: since both these expressions do not differ in substance or conception from σάρξ καί αἷμα in 1 Corinthians 15:50, Paul might have also written σαρκικον; but prompted by the phrase ψυχή ζῶσα in 1 Corinthians 15:45 (borrowed from Genesis 2:7), he wrote ψυχικόν.

b. "governed by the ψυχή i. e. the sensuous nature with its subjection to appetite and passion (as though made up of nothing but ψυχή): ἄνθρωπος (equivalent to σαρκικός (or σάρκινος, which see 3) in ), 1 Corinthians 2:14; ψυχικοί, πνεῦμα μή ἔχοντες, Jude 1:19 (A. V. sensual (R. V. with marginal reading 'Or natural, Or animal'); so in the following example); σοφία, a wisdom in harmony with the corrupt desires and affections, and springing from them (see σοφία, a., p. 581b bottom), James 3:15. (In various other senses in secular authors from Aristotle and Polybius down.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
natural, sensual.

From psuche; sensitive, i.e. Animate (in distinction on the one hand from pneumatikos, which is the higher or renovated nature; and on the other from phusikos, which is the lower or bestial nature) -- natural, sensual.

see GREEK psuche

see GREEK pneumatikos

see GREEK phusikos

Forms and Transliterations
ψυχικη ψυχική ψυχικοι ψυχικοί ψυχικον ψυχικόν ψυχικος ψυχικός ψυχικὸς psuchike psuchikē psuchikoi psuchikon psuchikos psychike psychikē psychikḗ psychikoi psychikoí psychikon psychikón psychikos psychikòs
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Strong's Greek 5591
6 Occurrences


ψυχική — 1 Occ.
ψυχικοί — 1 Occ.
ψυχικόν — 3 Occ.
ψυχικὸς — 1 Occ.

1 Corinthians 2:14 Adj-NMS
GRK: ψυχικὸς δὲ ἄνθρωπος
NAS: But a natural man does not accept
KJV: But the natural man receiveth
INT: [the] natural moreover man

1 Corinthians 15:44 Adj-NNS
GRK: σπείρεται σῶμα ψυχικόν ἐγείρεται σῶμα
NAS: it is sown a natural body,
KJV: It is sown a natural body;
INT: It is sown a body natural it is raised a body

1 Corinthians 15:44 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἔστιν σῶμα ψυχικόν ἔστιν καὶ
NAS: If there is a natural body,
KJV: body. There is a natural body, and
INT: there is a body natural there is also

1 Corinthians 15:46 Adj-NNS
GRK: ἀλλὰ τὸ ψυχικόν ἔπειτα τὸ
NAS: is not first, but the natural; then
KJV: but that which is natural; and afterward
INT: but the natural then the

James 3:15 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἀλλὰ ἐπίγειος ψυχική δαιμονιώδης
NAS: but is earthly, natural, demonic.
KJV: but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish.
INT: but earthly natural devilish

Jude 1:19 Adj-NMP
GRK: οἱ ἀποδιορίζοντες ψυχικοί πνεῦμα μὴ
NAS: are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid
KJV: themselves, sensual, having
INT: they who set apart [themselves] natural [men] [the] Spirit not

6 Occurrences

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