Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ἄφθαρτος, ον
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imperishable, immortal, lasting forever
incorruptible, immortal, imperishable, undying, enduring, Rom. 1:23; 1 Cor. 9:25; 15:52

Greek-English Concordance for ἄφθαρτος

Mark 16:8 And going outside, they fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had taken hold of them. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Romans 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible (aphthartou | ἀφθάρτου | gen sg masc) God for images resembling corruptible man and birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we for an imperishable (aphtharton | ἄφθαρτον | acc sg masc) one.
1 Corinthians 15:52 in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable (aphthartoi | ἄφθαρτοι | nom pl masc), and we will be changed.
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the king of ages, incorruptible (aphthartō | ἀφθάρτῳ | dat sg masc), invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for all time. Amen.
1 Peter 1:4 to an inheritance that is imperishable (aphtharton | ἄφθαρτον | acc sg fem), undefiled, and unfading, being preserved in heaven for you,
1 Peter 1:23 for you have been born again not of perishable seed but of imperishable (aphthartou | ἀφθάρτου | gen sg fem), by means of the living and enduring word of God.
1 Peter 3:4 but let it be the inner person of the heart, the unfading (aphthartō | ἀφθάρτῳ | dat sg neut) beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which in the sight of God is precious.