This word occurs often in the New Testament. It stands in contrast to what is earthly (Rom. 15:2727It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. (Romans 15:27)); and to what is carnal, or of the flesh (1 Cor. 3:11And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:1)). In short it may be said to be that which is of the Holy Spirit, in contrast to what is of the natural man.