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Lexicon :: Strong's G874 - aphormē

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ἀφορμή
Transliteration
aphormē (Key)
Pronunciation
af-or-may'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of ἀπό (G575) and ὁρμάω (G3729)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 5:472,730

Strong’s Definitions

ἀφορμή aphormḗ, af-or-may'; from a compound of G575 and G3729; a starting-point, i.e. (figuratively) an opportunity:—occasion.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G874 in the following manner: occasion (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G874 in the following manner: occasion (7x).
  1. a place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations

  2. metaph. that by which endeavour is excited and from which it goes forth

    1. that which gives occasion and supplies matter for an undertaking, the incentive

    2. the resources we avail ourselves of in attempting or performing anything

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀφορμή aphormḗ, af-or-may'; from a compound of G575 and G3729; a starting-point, i.e. (figuratively) an opportunity:—occasion.
STRONGS NT 874: ἀφορμή
ἀφορμή, -ῆς, , (ἀπό and ὁρμή which see);
1. properly, a place from which a movement or attack is made, a base of operations: Thucydides 1, 90 (τὴν Πελοπόννησον πᾶσιν ἀναχώρησίν τε καὶ ἀφορμὴν ἱκανὴν εἶναι); Polybius 1, 41, 6.
2. metaphorically, that by which endeavor is excited and from which it goes forth; that which gives occasion and supplies matter for an undertaking, the incentive; the resources we avail ourselves of in attempting or performing anything: Xenophon, mem. 3, 12, 4 (τοῖς ἑαυτῶν παισὶ καλλίους ἀφορμὰς εἰς τὸν βίον καταλείπουσι), and often in Greek writings; λαμβάνειν, to take occasion, find an incentive, Romans 7:8, 11 διδόναι, 2 Corinthians 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:14 (3 Macc. 3:2; both phrases often also in Greek writings); 2 Corinthians 11:12; Galatians 5:13. On the meanings of this word see Viger. edition Herm., p. 81f; Phryn. ed. Lob., p. 223f; [Rutherford, New Phryn., p. 304].
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Romans
7:8; 7:11
2 Corinthians
5:12; 11:12
Galatians
5:13
1 Timothy
5:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G874 matches the Greek ἀφορμή (aphormē),
which occurs 7 times in 6 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:8 - But sin, taking an opportunity G874 through the commandment, produced in me [fn]coveting of every kind; for apart [fn]from the Law sin is dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 7:11 - for sin, taking an opportunity G874 through the commandment, deceived me, and through it, killed me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 5:12 - We are not commending ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity G874 to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 11:12 - But what I am doing I will also continue to do, so that I may eliminate the opportunity G874 from those who want an opportunity G874 to be [fn]regarded just as we are in the matter about which they are boasting.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 5:13 - For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity G874 for the flesh, but serve one another through love.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:14 - Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, have children, manage their households, and give the enemy no opportunity G874 for reproach;

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