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Lexicon :: Strong's G4632 - skeuos

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skeuos (Key)
Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:358,1038

Strong’s Definitions

σκεῦος skeûos, skyoo'-os; of uncertain affinity; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (literally or figuratively [specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]):—goods, sail, stuff, vessel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's G4632 in the following manner: vessel (19x), goods (2x), stuff (1x), sail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's G4632 in the following manner: vessel (19x), goods (2x), stuff (1x), sail (1x).
  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 thought of souls living temporarily in bodies.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
σκεῦος skeûos, skyoo'-os; of uncertain affinity; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (literally or figuratively [specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]):—goods, sail, stuff, vessel.
σκεῦος, σκεύους, τό (probably from the root, sku, 'to cover'; cf. Latinscutum, cutis, obscurus; Curtius, § 113; Vanicek, p. 1115), from (Aristophanes), Thucydides down; the Sept. for כְּלִי;
1. a vessel: Mark 11:16; Luke 8:16; John 19:29; Acts 10:11, 16; Acts 11:5; 2 Timothy 2:20; Revelation 2:27; Revelation 18:12; τά Σκευᾶ τῆς λειτουργίας, to be used in performing religious rites, Hebrews 9:21; σκεῦος εἰς τιμήν, unto honor, i. e. for honorable use, Romans 9:21; 2 Timothy 2:21 (καθαρῶν ἔργων δοῦλα σκεύη, Wis. 15:7); εἰς ἀτιμίαν, unto dishonor, i. e. for a low use (as, a urinal), Romans 9:21; σκεύη ὀργῆς, into which wrath is emptied, i. e. men appointed by God unto woe, hence, the addition κατηρτισμένα εἰς ἀπώλειαν, Romans 9:22; σκεύη ἐλέους, fitted to receive mercy — explained by the words προητοίμασεν εἰς δόξαν, Romans 9:23; τό σκεῦος is used of a woman, as the vessel of her husband, 1 Thessalonians 4:4 (see κτάομαι; (others take it here (as in 2 Corinthians 4:7 below) of the body)); the female sex, as being weaker than the male, is likened to a σκεῦος ἀσθενεστερον, in order to commend to husbands the obligations of kindness toward their wives (for the weaker the vessels, the greater must be the care lest they be broken), 1 Peter 3:7; ὀστράκινα σκεύη is applied to human bodies, as frail, 2 Corinthians 4:7.
2. an implement; plural household utensils, mestic gear: Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:27 (Luke 17:31 (in these passages R. V. has goods); as the plural often in Greek writings denotes the tackle and armament of vessels (Xenophon, oec. 8, 12; Plato, Critias, p. 117 d.; Lach., p. 183 e.; Polyb 22, 26, 13), so the singular τό σκεῦος seems to be used specifically and collectively of the sails and ropes (R. V. gear) in Acts 27:17. metaphorically, of a man: σκεῦος ἐκλογῆς (genitive of quality), a chosen instrument (or (so A. V.) 'vessel'), Acts 9:15; in a base sense, an assistant in accomplishing evil deeds (cf. English 'tool'), σκεῦος ὑπηρετικον, Polybius 13, 5, 7; 15, 25, 1.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:27; 11:16
8:16; 17:31
9:15; 10:11; 10:16; 11:5; 27:17
9:21; 9:21; 9:22; 9:23
2 Corinthians
4:7; 4:7
1 Thessalonians
2 Timothy
2:20; 2:21
1 Peter
2:27; 18:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4632 matches the Greek σκεῦος (skeuos),
which occurs 23 times in 22 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:29 - “Or, how can anyone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his property G4632, unless he first ties up the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:27 - “But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property G4632 unless he first ties up the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:16 - and He would not allow anyone to carry [fn]merchandise G4632 through the temple grounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:16 - “Now no one lights a lamp and covers it over with a container G4632, or puts it under a bed; but he puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in may see the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:31 - “On that day, the one who will be on the [fn]housetop, [fn]with his goods G4632 in the house, must not go down to take them out; and likewise the one in the field must not turn back.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:29 - A jar G4632 full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 9:15 - But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen [fn]instrument G4632 of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:11 - and he *saw the sky opened up, and an [fn]object G4632 like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 10:16 - This happened three times, and immediately the [fn]object G4632 was taken up into the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 11:5 - “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an [fn]object G4632 coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came to where I was,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 27:17 - After they had hoisted it up, they used [fn]supporting cables in undergirding the ship; and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the [fn]sea G4632 anchor G4632 and let themselves be driven along in this way.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:21 - Or does the potter not have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one object G4632 [fn]for honorable use, and another [fn]for common use?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:22 - [fn]What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with great patience objects G4632 of wrath prepared for destruction?
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 9:23 - And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon objects G4632 of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 4:7 - But we have this treasure in [fn]earthen containers G4632, so that the extraordinary greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 4:4 - that each of you know how to [fn]possess his own [fn]vessel G4632 in sanctification and honor,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:20 - Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver implements G4632, but also implements of wood and of earthenware, and some are for honor while others are for dishonor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:21 - Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be an implement G4632 for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:21 - And in the same way he sprinkled both the [fn]tabernacle and all the vessels G4632 of the ministry with the blood.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 3:7 - You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with [fn]someone G4632 weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:27 - AND HE SHALL [fn]RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS G4632 OF THE POTTER ARE SHATTERED, as I also have received authority from My Father;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:12 - cargo of gold, silver, precious [fn]stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet; every kind of citron wood, every article G4632 of ivory, and every article G4632 made from very valuable wood, [fn]bronze, iron, and marble;
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