Bill Mounce

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κοιλία, -ας, ἡ
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any and all internal organs, translated in context as: belly, stomach, womb, etc.; by extension: the source of feelings and emotions. The fruit of the womb means a child.
a cavity; the belly, Mt. 15:17; Mk. 7:19; the stomach, Mt. 12:40; Lk. 15:16; the womb, Mt. 19:12; Lk. 1:15; from the Hebrew, the inner self, Jn. 7:38

Greek-English Concordance for κοιλία

Matthew 12:40 For just as Jonah was in the belly (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem) of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
Matthew 15:17 Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes through the stomach (koilian | κοιλίαν | acc sg fem) and is expelled into the latrine?
Matthew 19:12 For there are eunuchs who have been that way from their mother’s womb (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem), and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who is able to accept this should accept it.”
Mark 7:19 because it does not enter his heart, but his stomach (koilian | κοιλίαν | acc sg fem), and goes out into the latrine?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)
Luke 1:15 for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine and strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem).
Luke 1:41 and when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem). Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
Luke 1:42 and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem)
Luke 1:44 For behold, as the sound of your greeting came into my ear, the baby in my womb (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem) leaped for joy.
Luke 2:21 When eight days had gone by and it was time to circumcise him, his name was called Jesus, the name he was called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem).
Luke 11:27 While he was saying these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb (koilia | κοιλία | nom sg fem) that carried you, and the breasts that nursed you!”
Luke 23:29 For the days are surely coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs (koiliai | κοιλίαι | nom pl fem) that never gave birth and the breasts that never nursed!’
John 3:4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter into his mother’s womb (koilian | κοιλίαν | acc sg fem) and be born a second time, can he?”
John 7:38 The one who believes in me, as the scripture says, “Out of his heart (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem) will flow rivers of living water.’”
Acts 3:2 And a man lame from the womb (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem) of his mother was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple called the “Beautiful Gate” to ask alms from those entering into the temple.
Acts 14:8 Now there was a man sitting in Lystra, whose feet were useless, lame from the womb (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem) of his mother, who had never walked.
Romans 16:18 For such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem). By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the guileless.
1 Corinthians 6:13 “Food is for the stomach (koilia | κοιλίᾳ | dat sg fem) and the stomach (koilia | κοιλία | nom sg fem) is for food” — and God will destroy both the one and the other. But the body is not for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body;
Galatians 1:15 But when God, who had set me apart from my mother’s womb (koilias | κοιλίας | gen sg fem) and called me by his grace, was pleased
Philippians 3:19 Their end is destruction, their god is the belly (koilia | κοιλία | nom sg fem), and they glory in their shame. Their minds are set on earthly things.
Revelation 10:9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach (koilian | κοιλίαν | acc sg fem) bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”
Revelation 10:10 So I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. In my mouth it was as sweet as honey, but when I had eaten it, my stomach (koilia | κοιλία | nom sg fem) became bitter.