Bill Mounce

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-, διέφθειρα, -, διέφθαρμαι, διεφθάρην
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to destroy, corrupt
to corrupt, or destroy utterly; to waste, bring to decay, Lk. 12:33; 2 Cor. 4:16; to destroy, Rev. 8:9; 11:18 (2x); met. to corrupt, pervert utterly, 1 Tim. 6:5*

Greek-English Concordance for διαφθείρω

Luke 12:33 Sell your possessions and give alms. Make for yourselves moneybags that do not wear out, a treasure unfailing in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys (diaphtheirei | διαφθείρει | pres act ind 3 sg).
2 Corinthians 4:16 So we are not discouraged, but even if our outward man is wasting away (diaphtheiretai | διαφθείρεται | pres pass ind 3 sg), our inward man is being renewed day by day.
1 Timothy 6:5 constant irritations among people who have been corrupted (diephtharmenōn | διεφθαρμένων | perf pass ptcp gen pl masc) in their mind and have been robbed of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of profit.
Revelation 8:9 a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed (diephtharēsan | διεφθάρησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl).
Revelation 11:18 The nations raged, but your wrath came; and the time for the dead to be judged, and the time to reward your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and the time to destroy (diaphtheirai | διαφθεῖραι | aor act inf ) the destroyers (diaphtheirontas | διαφθείροντας | pres act ptcp acc pl masc) of the earth.”