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Forms of the word
ἅρπαξ, αγος, ὁ
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swindling, robbing, implying violence in the process; (destructively) ferocious, ravenous; as a noun, a (violent) robber or swindler
pr. raveneous, ravening, as a wild beast, Mt. 7:15; met. rapacious, given to extortion and robbery, an extortioner, Lk. 18:11; 1 Cor. 5:10, 11; 6:10*

Greek-English Concordance for ἅρπαξ

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets; they come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous (harpages | ἅρπαγες | nom pl masc) wolves.
Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed like this to himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of mankind — swindlers (harpages | ἅρπαγες | nom pl masc), rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
1 Corinthians 5:10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers (harpaxin | ἅρπαξιν | dat pl masc), or idolaters, since then you would have to go out of the world.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is a sexually immoral or greedy person, an idolater, slanderer, drunkard, or swindler (harpax | ἅρπαξ | nom sg masc) — not even to eat with such a one.
1 Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers (harpages | ἅρπαγες | nom pl masc) will inherit the kingdom of God.