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οἰκοδομή, -ῆς, ἡ
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building, construction, a physical edifice; by extension: building up, edification, strengthening, developing another person's life through acts and words of love and encouragement
pr. the act of building; a building, structure, Mt. 24:1; in NT a spiritual structure, as instanced in the Christian body, 1 Cor. 3:9; Eph. 2:21; religious advancement, edification, Rom. 14:19; 1 Cor. 14:3

Greek-English Concordance for οἰκοδομή

Matthew 24:1 When Jesus had left the temple and was walking away, his disciples came up to call his attention to the buildings (oikodomas | οἰκοδομάς | acc pl fem) of the temple.
Mark 13:1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look, what massive stones and what magnificent buildings!” (oikodomai | οἰκοδομαί | nom pl fem)
Mark 13:2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings (oikodomas | οἰκοδομάς | acc pl fem)? Not a single stone will be left here resting on another that will not be thrown down.”
Romans 14:19 So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding (oikodomēs | οἰκοδομῆς | gen sg fem).
Romans 15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) him up.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are coworkers belonging to God. You are God’s field, God’s building (oikodomē | οἰκοδομή | nom sg fem).
1 Corinthians 14:3 On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their edification (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem), encouragement, and consolation.
1 Corinthians 14:5 Now I would like all of you to speak in tongues, but even more to prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets so that the church may receive edification (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem).
1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, seek to excel for the edification (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) of the church.
1 Corinthians 14:26 What then is the outcome, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue, an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem).
2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, is taken down, we have a building (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens.
2 Corinthians 10:8 For even if I boast about it, and more than that, about the authority which the Lord gave us for building (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) you up and not for tearing you down, I will not be ashamed.
2 Corinthians 12:19 Have you been thinking all along that we are defending ourselves to you? We are speaking before God as those in Christ; and all that we do, dear friends, is for your upbuilding (oikodomēs | οἰκοδομῆς | gen sg fem).
2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things while I am absent, so that when I am present I may not have to treat you harshly according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) up and not tearing down.
Ephesians 2:21 in whom the whole structure (oikodomē | οἰκοδομή | nom sg fem), being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
Ephesians 4:12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, to build (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) up the body of Christ,
Ephesians 4:16 from whom the whole body, joined and brought together by every supporting ligament, according to the working of each individual part, makes the body grow so that it builds (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) itself up (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) in love.
Ephesians 4:29 Let no evil talk come out of your mouth, but only what is useful for building (oikodomēn | οἰκοδομήν | acc sg fem) up, as the need arises, that it may benefit those who hear.