Bill Mounce

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φθαρτός, ή, όν
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perishable, not lasting, mortal
corruptible, perishable, Rom. 1:23; 1 Cor. 9:25; 15:53f.; 1 Pet. 1:18, 23*

Greek-English Concordance for φθαρτός

Romans 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for images resembling corruptible (phthartou | φθαρτοῦ | gen sg masc) man and birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable (phtharton | φθαρτόν | acc sg masc) wreath, but we for an imperishable one.
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this perishable (phtharton | φθαρτόν | acc sg neut) body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this perishable (phtharton | φθαρτόν | nom sg neut) body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”
1 Peter 1:18 since you know that you were ransomed from the empty way of life handed down from your ancestors, not by perishable (phthartois | φθαρτοῖς | dat pl neut) things such as silver or gold,
1 Peter 1:23 for you have been born again not of perishable (phthartēs | φθαρτῆς | gen sg fem) seed but of imperishable, by means of the living and enduring word of God.