684. apóleia
Strong's Concordance
apóleia: destruction, loss
Original Word: ἀπώλεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apóleia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-o'-li-a)
Definition: destruction, loss
Usage: destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin.
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Cognate: 684 apṓleia (from 622 /apóllymi, "cut off") – destruction, causing someone (something) to be completely severed – cut off (entirely) from what could or should have been. (Note the force of the prefix, apo.) See 622 (apollymi).

684 /apṓleia ("perdition") does not imply "annihilation" (see the meaning of the root-verb, 622 /apóllymi, "cut off") but instead "loss of well-being" rather than being (Vine's Expository Dictionary, 165; cf. Jn 11:50; Ac 5:37; 1 Cor 10:9-10; Jude 11).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from apollumi
destruction, loss
NASB Translation
destruction (13), destructive (1), perdition (1), perish (1), waste (1), wasted (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 684: ἀπώλεια

ἀπώλεια, ἀπωλείας, (from ἀπόλλυμι, which see);

1. actively, a destroying, utter destruction: as, of vessels, Romans 9:22; τοῦ μύρου, waste, Mark 14:4 (in Matthew 26:8 without a genitive) (in Polybius 6, 59, 5 consumption, opposed to τήρησις); the putting of a man to death, Acts 25:16 Rec.; by metonymy, a destructive thing or opinion: in plural 2 Peter 2:2 Rec.; but the correct reading ἀσελγείαις was long ago adopted here.

2. passively, a perishing, ruin, destruction;

a. in general: τό ἀργύριον σου σύν σοι εἴη εἰς ἀπώλειαν, let thy money perish with thee, Acts 8:20; βυρθίζειν τινα εἰς ὄλεθρον καί ἀπώλειαν, with the included idea of misery, 1 Timothy 6:9; αἱρέσεις ἀπωλείας destructive opinions, 2 Peter 2:1; ἐπάγειν ἑαυτοῖς ἀπώλειαν, ibid. cf. 2 Peter 2:3.

b. in particular, the destruction which consists in the loss of eternal life, eternal misery, perdition, the lot of those excluded from the kingdom of God: Revelation 17:8, 11, cf. Revelation 19:20; Philippians 3:19; 2 Peter 3:16; opposed to περιποίησις τῆς ψυχῆς, Hebrews 10:39; to ζωή, Matthew 7:13; to σωτηρία, Philippians 1:28. υἱός τῆς ἀπωλείας, a man doomed to eternal misery (a Hebraism, see υἱός, 2): 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (of Antichrist); John 17:12 (of Judas, the traitor); ἡμέρα κρίσεως καί ἀπωλείας τῶν ἀσεβῶν, 2 Peter 3:7. (In secular authors from Polybius as above (but see Aristotle, probl. 17, 3, 2, vol. ii., p. 916{a}, 26; 29, 14, 10 ibid. 952^b, 26; Nicom. eth. 4, 1 ibid. 1120{a}, 2, etc.); often in the Sept. and O. T. Apocrypha.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
damnation, destruction, perish, waste.

From a presumed derivative of apollumi; ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal) -- damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.

see GREEK apollumi

Forms and Transliterations
απωλεια απωλεία απώλεια ἀπώλεια απωλείαις απωλειαν απώλειαν απώλειάν ἀπώλειαν απωλειας απωλείας ἀπωλείας απώρυγας απωσμών apoleia apōleia apṓleia apoleian apōleian apṓleian apoleias apoleías apōleias apōleías
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 7:13 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν ἀπώλειαν καὶ πολλοί
NAS: that leads to destruction, and there
KJV: that leadeth to destruction, and many
INT: to destruction and many

Matthew 26:8 N-NFS
GRK: τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη
NAS: Why this waste?
KJV: what purpose [is] this waste?
INT: purpose the waste this

Mark 14:4 N-NFS
GRK: τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη τοῦ
NAS: perfume been wasted?
KJV: was this waste of the ointment made?
INT: what the waste this of the

John 17:12 N-GFS
GRK: υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας ἵνα ἡ
NAS: but the son of perdition, so
KJV: the son of perdition; that
INT: son of destruction that the

Acts 8:20 N-AFS
GRK: εἴη εἰς ἀπώλειαν ὅτι τὴν
NAS: to him, May your silver perish with you, because
INT: may it be to destruction because the

Romans 9:22 N-AFS
GRK: κατηρτισμένα εἰς ἀπώλειαν
NAS: of wrath prepared for destruction?
KJV: fitted to destruction:
INT: fitted for destruction

Philippians 1:28 N-GFS
GRK: αὐτοῖς ἔνδειξις ἀπωλείας ὑμῶν δὲ
NAS: is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation
KJV: an evident token of perdition, but
INT: to them a demonstration of destruction to you however

Philippians 3:19 N-NFS
GRK: τὸ τέλος ἀπώλεια ὧν ὁ
NAS: whose end is destruction, whose god
KJV: Whose end [is] destruction, whose God
INT: the end [is] destruction whose

2 Thessalonians 2:3 N-GFS
GRK: υἱὸς τῆς ἀπωλείας
NAS: is revealed, the son of destruction,
KJV: be revealed, the son of perdition;
INT: son of destruction

1 Timothy 6:9 N-AFS
GRK: ὄλεθρον καὶ ἀπώλειαν
NAS: men into ruin and destruction.
KJV: destruction and perdition.
INT: ruin and destruction

Hebrews 10:39 N-AFS
GRK: ὑποστολῆς εἰς ἀπώλειαν ἀλλὰ πίστεως
NAS: But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith
KJV: unto perdition; but
INT: of [those] drawing back to destruction but of faith

2 Peter 2:1 N-GFS
GRK: παρεισάξουσιν αἱρέσεις ἀπωλείας καὶ τὸν
NAS: will secretly introduce destructive heresies,
KJV: privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
INT: will bring in stealthily heresies destructive and the

2 Peter 2:1 N-AFS
GRK: ἑαυτοῖς ταχινὴν ἀπώλειαν
NAS: swift destruction upon themselves.
KJV: upon themselves swift destruction.
INT: themselves swift destruction

2 Peter 2:3 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ ἀπώλεια αὐτῶν οὐ
NAS: is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
KJV: and their damnation slumbereth not.
INT: and the destruction of them not

2 Peter 3:7 N-GFS
GRK: κρίσεως καὶ ἀπωλείας τῶν ἀσεβῶν
NAS: of judgment and destruction of ungodly
KJV: and perdition of ungodly
INT: of judgment and destruction of ungodly

2 Peter 3:16 N-AFS
GRK: ἰδίαν αὐτῶν ἀπώλειαν
NAS: to their own destruction.
KJV: their own destruction.
INT: own of them destruction

Revelation 17:8 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ εἰς ἀπώλειαν ὑπάγει καὶ
NAS: and go to destruction. And those
KJV: go into perdition: and they that dwell
INT: and into destruction to go and

Revelation 17:11 N-AFS
GRK: καὶ εἰς ἀπώλειαν ὑπάγει
NAS: and he goes to destruction.
KJV: goeth into perdition.
INT: and into destruction goes

Strong's Greek 684
18 Occurrences

ἀπώλεια — 4 Occ.
ἀπώλειαν — 9 Occ.
ἀπωλείας — 5 Occ.

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