Philippians 3:19

Whose god is the belly (ou to qeo h koilia). The comic poet Eupolis uses the rare word Koiliodaimwn for one who makes a god of his belly and Seneca speaks of one who abdomini servit. Sensuality in food, drink, sex then as now mastered some men. These men posed as Christians and gloried in their shame. Who mind earthly things (oi ta epigeia pronounte). Anacoluthon. The nominative does not refer to polloi at the beginning, but with the accusative tou ecqrou in between. See Mark 12:40 .