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ἀφορμή (aphorme, 0874)

Meanings

[a] pretext, an opportunity, occasion, opportunity

Greek-English Concordance: 7 verses

  Greek (NLG) English (NLT)
Rom.7:8 8ἀφορμὴν δὲ λαβοῦσα ἁμαρτία διὰ τῆς ἐντολῆς κατειργάσατο ἐν ἐμοὶ πᾶσαν ἐπιθυμίαν, χωρὶς γὰρ νόμου ἁμαρτία νεκρά. 8 But {NEQ} sin used this command to arouse all kinds of covetous desires within me ! If there were no law , sin would not have that power .
Rom.7:11 11 γὰρ ἁμαρτία ἀφορμὴν λαβοῦσα διὰ τῆς ἐντολῆς ἐξηπάτησέν με· καὶ δι᾽ αὐτῆς ἀπέκτεινεν. 11 {NEQ} {NEQ} Sin took advantage of those commands and deceived me ; {NEQ} it used the commands to kill me .
2Cor.5:12 12οὐ πάλιν ἑαυτοὺς συνιστάνομεν ὑμῖν; ἀλλά, ἀφορμὴν διδόντες ὑμῖν καυχήματος ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν, ἵνα ἔχητε πρὸς τοὺς ἐν προσώπῳ καυχωμένους καὶ μὴ ἐν καρδίᾳ. 12 Are we commending ourselves to you again ? No {RPT} , we are giving you a reason to be proud of us ,  *  so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather than having a sincere heart .
2Cor.11:12 12 δὲ ποιῶ καὶ ποιήσω· ἵνα ἐκκόψω τὴν ἀφορμὴν τῶν θελόντων ἀφορμὴν ἵνα ἐν καυχῶνται εὑρεθῶσιν καθὼς καὶ ἡμεῖς. 12 But I will continue doing what {NEQ} I have always done . This {NEQ} will undercut those who are looking for an opportunity {NEQ} {RPT} to boast that their work is just like ours .
Gal.5:13 13ὑμεῖς γὰρ ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίᾳ ἐκλήθητε, ἀδελφοί· μόνον μὴ τὴν ἐλευθερίαν εἰς ἀφορμὴν τῇ σαρκί· ἀλλά, διὰ τῆς ἀγάπης δουλεύετε ἀλλήλοις. 13 For you have been called to live in freedom , my brothers and sisters . But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature . Instead , use your freedom to serve one another in {NEQ} love .
1Tim.5:14 14βούλομαι οὖν νεωτέρας γαμεῖν, τεκνογονεῖν, οἰκοδεσποτεῖν· μηδεμίαν ἀφορμὴν διδόναι τῷ ἀντικειμένῳ λοιδορίας χάριν· 14 So I advise these younger widows to marry again , have children , and take care of their own homes . Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them .