Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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ἔχθρα, ας, ἡ
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hostility, hatred, antagonism
enmity, discord, feud, Lk. 23:12; Gal. 5:20; alienation, Eph. 2:14, 16; a principle or state of enmity, Rom. 8:7; Jas. 4:4*

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Luke 23:12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been hostile toward one other.
Romans 8:7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile (echthra | ἔχθρα | nom sg fem) to God; it does not submit to the law of God; in fact, it cannot.
Galatians 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, quarrels (echthrai | ἔχθραι | nom pl fem), strife, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down the dividing wall, having abolished in his flesh the hostility (echthran | ἔχθραν | acc sg fem),
Ephesians 2:16 and to reconcile both to God in one body through the cross, having put the hostility (echthran | ἔχθραν | acc sg fem) to death in himself.
James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility (echthra | ἔχθρα | nom sg fem) toward God? Therefore whoever desires to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.