GREEK WORD STUDY on
ἀπόλλυμι (Gtr. apollumi) meaning Perish or Destroy Strong's 622
This is a thorough Greek word study including every verse that contains the Greek verb ἀπόλλυμι,
"apollumi" for "perish, destroy, or lose" in the New Testament.
To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires
putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has
been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word apollumi appears in the Greek, the translation of it
is highlighted with bold and yellow. If the word is in italics
then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.
Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
5:29 And if your right eye offends you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 And if your right hand offends you, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.
8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runs out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
10:39 He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it.
10:42 And whoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall in no way lose his reward.
12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
16:25 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
21:41 They say to him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other vinedressers, who shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
22:7 But when the king heard of it, he was angry: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
26:52 Then Jesus said to him, Put up again your sword into its place: for all those who take the sword shall perish with the sword.
27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Mark 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are, the Holy One of God.
2:22 And no man puts new wine into old bottles: else the new wine bursts the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
3:6 And the Pharisees went out, and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
4:38 And he was in the rear part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, and say to him, Master, do you not care that we perish?
8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
9:22 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
9:41 For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.
11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and will give the vineyard to others.
Luke 4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God.
5:37 And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
6:9 Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it ?
8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
9:24 For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gains the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
11:51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zacharias, who perished between the altar and the temple: amen I say to you, It shall be required of this generation.
13:3 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:5 I tell you, No: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perishes out of Jerusalem.
15:4 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he finds it?
15:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner who repents, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, who need no repentance.
15:8 Or what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she loses one piece, does not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently until she finds it ?
15:9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
15:32 It was right that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
17:27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
20:16 He shall come and destroy these vinedressers, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
21:18 But there shall not a hair of your head perish.
John 3:15 That whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
6:12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing is lost.
6:27 Do not labour for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you: for him has God the Father sealed.
6:39 And this is the Father’s will who has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
10:10 The thief does not come, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation does not perish.
12:25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: those that you gave me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
18:9 That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spoke, Of those who you gave me have I lost none.
18:14 Now Caiaphas was he who gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
Acts 5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away many people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
14:15 But if your brother is grieved with your meat, now do you not walk charitably. Do not destroy him with your meat, for whom Christ died.
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to those who perish foolishness; but to us who are saved it is the power of God.
1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
8:11 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
10:9 Nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10:10 Nor murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
15:18 Then those also who are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet savour of Christ, in those who are saved, and in those who perish:
4:3 But if our gospel is hidden, it is hidden to those who are lost:
4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in those who perish; because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
Hebrews 1:11 They shall perish; but you remain; and they all shall grow old as does a garment;
James 1:11 For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the grace of the fashion of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who are you who judges another?
1 Peter 1:7 That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it is tested with fire, might be found to praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
2 Peter 3:6 By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 John 8:8 Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things which we have worked for, but that we receive a full reward.
Jude 5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Corah.
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