Flesh See also Body; Carnal; Mortal, Mortality; Natural Man Flesh has several meanings: (1) the soft tissue that makes up the bodies of mankind, animals, fowls, or fish; (2) mortality; or (3) the physical or carnal nature of man. Body tissue Animals shall be meat for you, Gen. 9:3. Animals should not be killed needlessly, JST, Gen. 9:10–11 (D&C 49:21). Animals and fowl are for man to eat and use as clothing, D&C 49:18–19 (D&C 59:16–20). We should eat meat sparingly, D&C 89:12–15. Mortality Jesus is the only one begotten of the Father into mortality, John 1:14 (Mosiah 15:1–3). Adam became the first flesh, Moses 3:7. Carnal nature of man Cursed be the man that makes flesh his arm, Jer. 17:5. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, Mark 14:38. The lust of the flesh is not of the Father, 1 Jn. 2:16. Nephi was sorrowful because of his flesh and iniquities, 2 Ne. 4:17–18, 34. Do not reconcile yourselves to the devil and the flesh, 2 Ne. 10:24.