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φθερῶ, ἔφθειρα, -, ἔφθαρμαι, ἐφθάρην
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to destroy, corrupt; (pass.) to be corrupted, destroyed, perish; to be led astray
to spoil, ruin, 1 Cor. 3:17; 2 Cor. 7:2; to corrupt, morally deprave, 1 Cor. 15:33; 2 Cor. 11:3

Greek-English Concordance for φθείρω

1 Corinthians 3:17 If anyone destroys (phtheirei | φθείρει | pres act ind 3 sg) God’s temple, God will destroy (phtherei | φθερεῖ | fut act ind 3 sg) him. For God’s temple is holy, and that is what you are.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts (phtheirousin | φθείρουσιν | pres act ind 3 pl) good morals.”
2 Corinthians 7:2 Make room for us in your hearts; we have wronged no one, we (ephtheiramen | ἐφθείραμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) have (ephtheiramen | ἐφθείραμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) corrupted (ephtheiramen | ἐφθείραμεν | aor act ind 1 pl) no one, we have taken advantage of no one.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid, however, that just as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be led astray (phtharē | φθαρῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) from the simplicity and purity that is in Christ.
Ephesians 4:22 Regarding your former way of life, you were taught to put away your old self, which is being corrupted (phtheiromenon | φθειρόμενον | pres pass ptcp acc sg masc) and deluded by its desires,
2 Peter 2:12 But these people, like irrational animals, born creatures of instinct to be captured and destroyed, are ignorant of those whom they slander, and in their destruction will (phtharēsontai | φθαρήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) themselves (phtharēsontai | φθαρήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl) also be destroyed (phtharēsontai | φθαρήσονται | fut pass ind 3 pl),
Jude 1:10 But these people blaspheme whatever they do not understand, and what they do understand by instinct as irrational beasts, by these they are being destroyed (phtheirontai | φθείρονται | pres pass ind 3 pl).
Revelation 19:2 because true and just are his judgments. For he has judged the great prostitute who corrupted (ephtheiren | ἔφθειρεν | aor act ind 3 sg) the earth with her immorality, and has avenged the blood of his servants shed by her hand.”