the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

MARK 14:38

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Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

— Mark 14:38

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but δὲ But, and, etc G1161
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) G3588
flesh σὰρξ Flesh (as stripped of the skin), i.e., (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 (specially), a human being (as such) G4561
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
weak. ἀσθενής Strengthless (in various applications, literal, figurative and moral) G772

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