Bill Mounce

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κλείς, ιδός, ἡ
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a key, used in NT as the symbol of power, authority, etc. Mt. 16:19; Rev. 1:18; 3:7; 9:1; 20:1; met. the key of entrance into knowledge, Lk. 11:52*

Greek-English Concordance for κλείς

Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys (kleidas | κλεῖδας | acc pl fem) of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in heaven.”
Luke 11:52 Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key (kleida | κλεῖδα | acc sg fem) of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and have hindered those who wanted to enter.”
Revelation 1:18 the Living One. I was dead, but behold, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys (kleis | κλεῖς | acc pl fem) of death and of Hades.
Revelation 3:7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: The one who is holy, who is true, who has the key (klein | κλεῖν | acc sg fem) of David, who opens and no one can shut, who shuts and no one can open, has this to say:
Revelation 9:1 The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from the sky to the earth; and he was given the key (kleis | κλείς | nom sg fem) to the shaft of the abyss.
Revelation 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having in his hand the key (klein | κλεῖν | acc sg fem) to the abyss and a great chain.