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Forms of the word
ὀσφῦς, ύος, ἡ
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waist, loins, body; belt
the loins, Mt. 3:4; Mk. 1:6. On the accent see BDF, 13.

Greek-English Concordance for ὀσφῦς

Matthew 3:4 Now John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt about his waist (osphyn | ὀσφύν | acc sg fem); and his food was locusts and wild honey.
Mark 1:6 Now John was clothed with hair camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist (osphyn | ὀσφύν | acc sg fem), his and he fed on locusts and wild honey.
Luke 12:35 “Let your waists (osphyes | ὀσφύες | nom pl fem) be girded and your lamps burning;
Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God promised him with an oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne,
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, by girding your waist (osphyn | ὀσφύν | acc sg fem) with truth, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness,
Hebrews 7:5 And those of the sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a mandate according to the law to collect a tithe from the people, that is, from their fellow countrymen, although they too come from the loins (osphyos | ὀσφύος | gen sg fem) of Abraham.
Hebrews 7:10 for he was still in the loins (osphui | ὀσφύι& | dat sg fem) of his ancestor when Melchizedek met Abraham.
1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins (osphyas | ὀσφύας | acc pl fem) of your mind, be sober-minded, and set your hope completely on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.