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φθάνω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
φθάνω
Greek transliteration: 
phthanō
Simplified transliteration: 
phthano
Principal Parts: 
-, ἔφθασα, ἔφθακα -, -
Numbers
Strong's number: 
5348
GK Number: 
5777
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
7
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-3a(1)
Gloss: 
to precede; to arrive, attain, come
Definition: 
come before, precede, 1 Thess. 4:15; absol. to advance, make progress, 2 Cor. 10:14; Phil. 3:16; to come up with, come upon, be close at hand, Mt. 12:28; Lk. 11:20; 1 Thess. 2:16; to attain an object of pursuit, Rom. 9:31*

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come (ephthasen | ἔφθασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) upon you.
Luke 11:20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come (ephthasen | ἔφθασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) upon you.
Romans 9:31 but Israel, even though it pursued a law that would produce righteousness, did (ephthasen | ἔφθασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) not attain (ephthasen | ἔφθασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) it?
2 Corinthians 10:14 For it is not as though we had not come to you, over-reaching ourselves, for we (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) did (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) come (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) even as far as you with the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 3:16 In any case, let (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) us (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) live up to what we have already attained (ephthasamen | ἐφθάσαμεν | aor act ind 1 pl).
1 Thessalonians 2:16 who prevent us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved. Their goal has always been to complete the full number of their sins. But God’s wrath has caught up (ephthasen | ἔφθασεν | aor act ind 3 sg) with them at last!
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain behind until the coming of the Lord, will (phthasōmen | φθάσωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) by no means precede (phthasōmen | φθάσωμεν | aor act subj 1 pl) those who have fallen asleep,