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φορέσω, ἐφόρεσα, πεφόρηκα, -, -
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to wear, bear
to bear; to wear, Mt. 11:8; Jn. 19:5; Rom. 13:4; 1 Cor. 15:49; Jas. 2:3

Greek-English Concordance for φορέω

Matthew 11:8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who (phorountes | φοροῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) wear (phorountes | φοροῦντες | pres act ptcp nom pl masc) soft clothing are in the courts of kings.
John 19:5 So Jesus came out, wearing (phorōn | φορῶν | pres act ptcp nom sg masc) the crown of thorns and the purple robe; and Pilate said to them, “Look, the man!”
Romans 13:4 for he is a servant of God for your good. But if you do what is wrong, be afraid; for he (phorei | φορεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) does (phorei | φορεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) not bear (phorei | φορεῖ | pres act ind 3 sg) the sword in vain. he is a servant of God, an avenger to carry out wrath on the one who does wrong.
1 Corinthians 15:49 And even as we have borne (ephoresamen | ἐφορέσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) the image of the man of dust, let us also bear (phoresomen | φορέσομεν | fut act ind 1 pl) the likeness of the man of heaven
James 2:3 and you pay special attention to the one wearing (phorounta | φοροῦντα | pres act ptcp acc sg masc) the fine clothes and say, “You sit here in a good place,” but to the poor man you say, “You stand over there, or sit down here at my feet,”