Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
ὀσμή, ῆς, ἡ
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fragrance, odor
smell, odor; fragrant odor, Jn. 12:3; Eph. 5:2; Phil. 4:18; met. 2 Cor. 2:14, 16*

Greek-English Concordance for ὀσμή

John 12:3 Mary took more than a pint of expensive perfume made of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance (osmēs | ὀσμῆς | gen sg fem) of the perfume.
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who is always leading us in triumph in Christ, and through us is making known the fragrance (osmēn | ὀσμήν | acc sg fem) of the knowledge of him in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:16 we are a deadly fume (osmē | ὀσμή | nom sg fem) that kills, but to the former we are a life-giving fragrance (osmē | ὀσμή | nom sg fem) that brings life. And who is adequate for ministry like this?
Ephesians 5:2 and live in love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us as a fragrant (osmēn | ὀσμήν | acc sg fem) offering and sacrifice to God.
Philippians 4:18 I have received all I need and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gift you sent, a fragrant (osmēn | ὀσμήν | acc sg fem) offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.