Bill Mounce

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Forms of the word
φύσις, -εως, ἡ
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nature; natural state of being or characteristics
essence, Gal. 4:8; native condition, birth, Rom. 2:27; 11:21, 24; Gal. 2:15; Eph. 2:3; native species, kind, Jas. 3:7; nature, natural frame, 2 Pet. 1:4; nature, native instinct, Rom. 2:14; 1 Cor. 11:14; nature, prescribed course of nature, Rom. 1:26*

Greek-English Concordance for φύσις

Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions. Their women exchanged the natural sexual function for one that is unnatural,
Romans 2:14 whenever the Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem) the things required by the law, these, although they do not have the law, are a law to themselves.
Romans 2:27 And will not the one who by nature (physeōs | φύσεως | gen sg fem) is uncircumcised yet fulfills the law judge you who have the written code and circumcision yet are a transgressor of the law?
Romans 11:21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you either.
Romans 11:24 For if you were cut from what is by nature (physin | φύσιν | acc sg fem) a wild olive tree, and grafted contrary to nature (physin | φύσιν | acc sg fem) into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree?
1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not nature (physis | φύσις | nom sg fem) itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace for him,
Galatians 2:15 We ourselves are Jews by birth (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem) and not Gentile sinners;
Galatians 4:8 Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those who by nature (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem) are not gods.
Ephesians 2:3 Among them we also once lived in the passions of our flesh, gratifying the desires and impulses of the flesh, and were by (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem) nature (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem) children of wrath, just like everyone else.
James 3:7 For every species (physis | φύσις | nom sg fem) of beast and bird, reptile and sea creature, can be tamed, and has been tamed by the human species (physei | φύσει | dat sg fem).
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 that is in the world caused by sinful desire and become partakers of the divine nature (physeōs | φύσεως | gen sg fem).