5351. phtheiró
Strong's Concordance
phtheiró: to destroy, corrupt, spoil
Original Word: φθείρω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: phtheiró
Phonetic Spelling: (fthi'-ro)
Definition: to destroy, corrupt, spoil
Usage: I corrupt, spoil, destroy, ruin.
HELPS Word-studies

5351 phtheírō (from phthiō, "perish, waste away") – properly, waste away, corrupt (deteriorate); (figuratively) to cause or experience moral deterioration – i.e. decomposition (break-down), due to the corrupting influence of sin.

[This root (pht-) literally means "waste away" (degenerate), "moving down from a higher level (quality, status) to a lower form.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root phther-
to destroy, corrupt, spoil
NASB Translation
corrupted (2), corrupting (1), corrupts (1), destroy (1), destroyed (2), destroys (1), led astray (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5351: φθείρω

φθείρω; future φθερῶ; 1 aorist ἐφθειρα; passive, present φθείρομαι; 2 aorist ἐφθάρην; 2 future φθαρήσομαι; (akin to German verderben); the Sept. for שִׁחֵת; (from Homer down); to corrupt, to destroy: properly, τόν ναόν τοῦ Θεοῦ (in the opinion of the Jews the temple was corrupted, or 'destroyed', when anyone defiled or in the slightest degree damaged anything in it, or if its guardians neglected their duties; cf. Deyling, Observations, sacrae, vol. ii, p. 505ff), dropping the figure, to lead away a Christian church from that state of knowledge and holiness in which it ought to abide, 1 Corinthians 3:17a; τινα, to punish with death, 1 Corinthians 3:17{b}; equivalent to to bring to want or beggary (cf. our ruin (A. V. corrupt)), 2 Corinthians 7:2; passive, to be destroyed, to perish: ἐν τίνι, by a thing, Jude 1:10; ἐν with a dative denoting the condition, ἐν τῇ φθορά αὐτῶν, 2 Peter 2:12 L T Tr WH. in an ethical sense, to corrupt, deprave: φθείρουσιν ἔθη χρηστά ὁμιλίαι κακαί (a saying of Menander (see ἦθος, 2), which seems to have passed into a proverb (see Wetstein at the passage; Gataker, Advers. misc. l. i. c. 1, p. 174f)), 1 Corinthians 15:33; the character of the inhabitants of the earth, Revelation 19:2; passive, φθείρομαι ἀπό τίνος, to be so corrupted as to fall away from a thing (see ἀπό, I. 3 d.), 2 Corinthians 11:3; φθειρόμενον κατά τάς ἐπιθυμίας (R. V. waxeth corrupt etc.), Ephesians 4:22. (Compare: διαφθείρω, καταφθείρω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
corrupt, defile, destroy.

Probably strengthened from phthio (to pine or waste); properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. To spoil (by any process) or (generally) to ruin (especially figuratively, by moral influences, to deprave) -- corrupt (self), defile, destroy.

Forms and Transliterations
εφθάρη εφθάρησαν εφθειραμεν εφθείραμεν ἐφθείραμεν έφθειρας έφθειρε εφθειρεν ἔφθειρεν φθαρη φθαρή φθαρῇ φθαρήσεται φθαρησονται φθαρήσονται φθείραι φθειρει φθείρει φθειρομενον φθειρόμενον φθειρονται φθείρονται φθειρουσιν φθείρουσιν φθερει φθερεί φθερεῖ φθερείτε φθερώ ephtheiramen ephtheíramen ephtheiren éphtheiren phthare phtharē phtharêi phtharē̂i phtharesontai phtharēsontai phtharḗsontai phtheirei phtheírei phtheiromenon phtheirómenon phtheirontai phtheírontai phtheirousin phtheírousin phtherei phthereî
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Corinthians 3:17 V-PIA-3S
GRK: τοῦ θεοῦ φθείρει φθερεῖ τοῦτον
NAS: If any man destroys the temple of God,
KJV: If any man defile the temple of God,
INT: of God destroys will destroy him

1 Corinthians 3:17 V-FIA-3S
GRK: θεοῦ φθείρει φθερεῖ τοῦτον ὁ
NAS: God will destroy him, for the temple
KJV: shall God destroy; for the temple
INT: of God destroys will destroy him

1 Corinthians 15:33 V-PIA-3P
GRK: μὴ πλανᾶσθε φθείρουσιν ἤθη χρηστὰ
NAS: Bad company corrupts good morals.
KJV: communications corrupt good
INT: not Be misled corrupts character good

2 Corinthians 7:2 V-AIA-1P
GRK: ἠδικήσαμεν οὐδένα ἐφθείραμεν οὐδένα ἐπλεονεκτήσαμεν
NAS: one, we corrupted no one,
KJV: no man, we have corrupted no man,
INT: did we wrong no one did we corrupt no one did we exploit

2 Corinthians 11:3 V-ASP-3S
GRK: πανουργίᾳ αὐτοῦ φθαρῇ τὰ νοήματα
NAS: your minds will be led astray from the simplicity
KJV: minds should be corrupted from
INT: craftiness of him should be corrupted the minds

Ephesians 4:22 V-PPM/P-AMS
GRK: ἄνθρωπον τὸν φθειρόμενον κατὰ τὰς
NAS: self, which is being corrupted in accordance
KJV: which is corrupt according
INT: man which is being corrupted according to the

2 Peter 2:12 V-FIP-3S
GRK: αὐτῶν καὶ φθαρήσονται
NAS: of those creatures also be destroyed,
INT: of them also will be destroyed

Jude 1:10 V-PIM/P-3P
GRK: ἐν τούτοις φθείρονται
NAS: by these things they are destroyed.
KJV: those things they corrupt themselves.
INT: in these things they corrupt themselves

Revelation 19:2 V-IIA-3S
GRK: μεγάλην ἥτις ἔφθειρεν τὴν γῆν
NAS: who was corrupting the earth
KJV: which did corrupt the earth
INT: great who corrupted the earth

Strong's Greek 5351
9 Occurrences

ἐφθείραμεν — 1 Occ.
ἔφθειρεν — 1 Occ.
φθαρῇ — 1 Occ.
φθαρήσονται — 1 Occ.
φθείρει — 1 Occ.
φθειρόμενον — 1 Occ.
φθείρονται — 1 Occ.
φθείρουσιν — 1 Occ.
φθερεῖ — 1 Occ.

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