Word: fqeirw

Pronounce: fthi'-ro

Strongs Number: G5351

Orig: probably strengthened from phthio (to pine or waste); properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. to spoil (by any process) or (generally) to ruin (especially figuratively, by moral influences, to deprave):--corrupt (self), defile, destroy.

Use: TDNT-9:93,1259 Verb

Heb Strong: H1238 H2254 H5034 H5127 H7843

    1) to corrupt, to destroy
    1a) in the opinion of the Jews, the temple was corrupted or "destroyed" when anyone defiled or in the slightest degree damaged anything in it, or if its guardians neglected their duties
    1b) to lead away a Christian church from that state of knowledge and holiness in which it ought to abide
    1c) to be destroyed, to perish
    1d) in an ethical sense, to corrupt, deprave