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* For the neuter plural of agathos, used as a noun, "goods," see Luke 12:18,19 , where alone this word is so rendered.

1: ὕπαρξις
(Strong's #5223 — Noun Feminine — huparxis — hoop'-arx-is )

primarily, "subsistence," then, "substance, property, goods" (akin to huparcho, "to exist, be, belong to"), is translated "goods" in Acts 2:45 ; "possession." RV (AV, "substance") in Hebrews 10:34 .

2: βίος
(Strong's #979 — Noun Masculine — bios — bee'-os )

which denotes (a) "life, lifetime," (b) "livelihood, living, means of living," is translated "goods" in 1 John 3:17 , RV (AV, "good"). See LIFE , No. 2.

3: σκεῦος
(Strong's #4632 — Noun Neuter — skeuos — skyoo'-os )

"a vessel," denotes "goods" in Matthew 12:29 ; Mark 3:27 ; Luke 17:31 , RV (AV, "stuff"). See VESSEL.

Notes: (1) The neuter plural of the present participle of huparcho, is used as a noun denoting "goods," in Matthew 24:47 , AV "his goods," RV, "that he hath;" "goods" in Matthew 25:14 ; Luke 11:21 ; 16:1 ; 19:8 ; 1 Corinthians 13:3 ; in Hebrews 10:34 (1st part). (2) In Luke 6:30 "thy goods" translates the neuter plural of the possessive pronoun with the article, lit., "thy things," or possessions. (3) In Revelation 3:17 , the AV "I am ... increased with goods" translates the perfect tense of the verb plouteo, "to be rich;" RV, "I have gotten riches." (4) See SUBSTANCE.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Goods'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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