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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4632 - σκεῦος

Transliteration
skeûos
Phonetics
skyoo'-os
Origin
of uncertain affinity
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
TDNT
7:358,1038
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a vessel
  2. an implement
    1. in the plural
      1. household utensils, domestic gear
      2. the tackle and armament of vessels, used specifically of sails and ropes
  3. metaph.
    1. a man of quality, a chosen instrument
    2. in a bad sense, an assistant in accomplishing an evil deed
"Vessel" was a common Greek metaphor for "body" since Greeks thoughtof souls living temporarily in bodies.
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3627 ‑ כְּלִי (kel‑ee');  4478 ‑ מָן (mawn);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (23)
Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
5
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
NAS (24)
Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
6
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
HCS (23)
Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
5
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
BSB (23)
Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
5
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
ESV (21)
Matthew
1
Mark
2
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
3
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
WEB (22)
Matthew
1
Mark
1
Luke
2
John
1
Acts
5
Romans
3
2 Corinthians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Timothy
2
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
1
Revelation
3
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκεῦος, εος, τό, vessel or implement of any kind, in sg., Ar. Th. 402, Th. 4.128; in dual, σκεύη δύο χρησίμω Ar. Eq. 983, cf. Pl. R. 596b; and in pl., κλῖναι καὶ . . τἆλλα σκεύη ib. 373a, al.: but the pl. is freq. used in a collective sense, all that belongs to a complete outfit, house-gear, utensils, chattels, opp. live-stock and fixtures, Ar. Pax 1318, Lys. 19.31, etc.; ς. γεωργικά farming implements, Ar. Pax 552; ἱερὰ ς . sacred vessels and implements, Th. 2.13, cf. IG 12.313.20; a druggist's stores, Thphr. HP 9.17.3; ς. τὰ ἐπιτράπεζα table- furniture, Id. Lap. 42; military accoutrements, equipment, τὰ περὶ τὸ σῶμα ς . Th. 6.31; τὰ τῶν ἵππων ς . X. Cyr. 4.5.55; baggage of an army, and, generally, baggage, luggage, Ar. Ra. 12, 15, X. Mem. 3.13.6; ὄνοι αὐτοῖς σκεύεσι packs and all, Id. HG 5.4.17; tackle, gear of ships, naval stores, etc., IG 12.74.14, 22.1611.10, Pl. Criti. 117d, La. 183e, X. Oec. 8.11, Arist. Ath. 46.1; ς. τριηρικά D. 47.19; τὰ σκέα ( σκεύη ) τοῦ πλοίου PSI 4.437.2 (iii B.C.) (so, collectively, in sg., Acts 27:17 ): various kinds of σκεύη catalogued by Pollux ( 10 ).

2. inanimate object, thing, opp. ζῷον, σῶμα, Pl. R. 601d, Grg. 506d; opp. ὄργανον, Democr. 159; Protagoras gave the name of σκεύη to neut. nouns, ἄρρενα καὶ θήλεα καὶ σκεύη Arist. Rh. 1407b8; ὑπηρετικὸν ς . a subordinate person, a mere tool or chattel, Plb. 13.5.7; ς. ἀγχίνουν καὶ πολυχρόνιον Id. 15.25.1: in NT, in good sense, ς. ἐκλογῆς a chosen instrument, of Paul, Acts 9:15 .

II τὸ ς . the body, as the vessel of the soul, a metaph. clearly expressed in 2 Corinthians 4:7, ἔχομεν δὲ τὸν θησαυρὸν τοῦτον ἐν ὀστρακίνοις σκεύεσιν, cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:4, 1 Peter 3:7 .

III = αἰδοῖον, APl. 4.243 ( Antist. ), Ael. NA 17.11 . sarcophagus, Jahresh. 26 Beibl. 13 (Ephesus, ii A.D. ).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σκεῦος , -ους , τό ,

[in LXX chiefly for H3627;]

a vessel, implement (for exx. in various senses, v. MM, xxii): Mark 11:16, Luke 8:16, John 19:29, Acts 10:11; Acts 10:16; Acts 11:5, Romans 9:21, Revelation 18:12; pl., 2 Timothy 2:20, Revelation 2:27; τὰ σ . τῆς λειτουργίας , Hebrews 9:21; pl., τὰ σ ., utensils, goods, Matthew 12:29, Mark 3:27, Luke 17:31; id. of the tackle or gear of a ship (Xen., Polyb., al.); so in sing., τὸ σ ., Acts 27:17. Metaph., of persons: σ . ἐκλογῆς , Acts 9:15; ὀργῆς , Romans 9:22; ἐλέους , Romans 9:23; σ . εἰς τιμήν (cf. Romans 9:21), 2 Timothy 2:21; of woman, ἀσθενέστερον σ ., 1 Peter 3:7; so perh. τ . ἑαυτοῦ σ ., 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (but v. infr.); of the body, 2 Corinthians 4:7; so perh. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (but v. supr., and see κτάομαι ).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";make firm"; (Acts 3:16) : cf. Alex. Trall. II. p. 583 Putschm. (12th book), where as a charm against gout the sufferer is to write certain magic words on a gold leaf, and to add ὡς στερεοῦται ὁ ἥλιος ἐν τοῖς ὀνόμασι τούτοις καὶ ἀνακαινίζεται καθ᾽ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν, οὕτω στερεώσατε τὸ πλάσμα τοῦτο. . . (the passage is cited in P Osl I. p. 88).

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
σκευει σκεύει σκεύεσι σκευεσιν σκεύεσιν σκευη σκεύη σκέυη σκευος σκεύος σκεύός σκεῦος σκεῦός σκευούς σκεύους σκευοφύλακος σκευών skeue skeuē skeúe skeúē skeuei skeúei skeuesin skeúesin skeuos skeûos skeûós
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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