Bill Mounce

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φθορά, ᾶς, ἡ
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perishableness, destruction, corruption; depravity
corruption, decay, ruin, corruptibility, mortality, Rom. 8:21; 1 Cor. 15:42; meton. corruptible, perishable substance, 1 Cor. 15:50; killing, slaughter, 2 Pet. 2:12; spiritual ruin, Gal. 6:8; Col. 2:22; met. moral corruption, depravity, 2 Pet. 1:4; 2:19*

Greek-English Concordance for φθορά

Romans 8:21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay (phthoras | φθορᾶς | gen sg fem) into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
1 Corinthians 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in a perishable (phthora | φθορᾷ | dat sg fem) state, it is raised imperishable.
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I declare, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable (phthora | φθορά | nom sg fem) inherit the imperishable.
Galatians 6:8 For the one who sows to his own flesh, from the flesh will reap corruption (phthoran | φθοράν | acc sg fem); but the one who sows to the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Colossians 2:22 These are all destined to perish (phthoran | φθοράν | acc sg fem) with use, based as they are on human commands and teachings. human
2 Peter 1:4 by means of which he has freely given to us his precious and splendid promises, so that through them you may escape the corruption (phthoras | φθορᾶς | gen sg fem) that is in the world caused by sinful desire and become partakers of the divine nature.
2 Peter 2:12 But these people, like irrational animals, born creatures of instinct to be captured and destroyed (phthoran | φθοράν | acc sg fem), are ignorant of those whom they slander, and in their destruction (phthora | φθορᾷ | dat sg fem) will themselves also be destroyed,
2 Peter 2:19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption (phthoras | φθορᾶς | gen sg fem); for by whatever a man is overcome, to this he is enslaved.