Bill Mounce

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ῥάβδος, -ου, ἡ
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rod, staff, stick; measuring rod; scepter
a rod, wand, Heb. 9:4; Rev. 11:1; a rod of correction, 1 Cor. 4:21; a staff, Mt. 10:10; Heb. 11:21; a scepter, Heb. 1:8; Rev. 2:27

Greek-English Concordance for ῥάβδος

Matthew 10:10 or a bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff (rhabdon | ῥάβδον | acc sg fem); for the worker deserves to be fed.
Mark 6:8 He instructed them to take nothing for their journey except simply a staff (rhabdon | ῥάβδον | acc sg fem) simply — no bread, no bag, no money in their belts money —
Luke 9:3 He said to them, “Take nothing on the journey — no staff (rhabdon | ῥάβδον | acc sg fem), nor bag, nor bread, nor money. No one is to have two tunics.
1 Corinthians 4:21 What would you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod (rhabdō | ῥάβδ/ω | dat sg fem) of correction or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
Hebrews 1:8 But regarding the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter (rhabdos | ῥάβδος | nom sg fem) of absolute justice is the scepter (rhabdos | ῥάβδος | nom sg fem) of your kingdom.
Hebrews 9:4 It contained the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant covered on all sides with gold, in which were the golden urn containing the manna, Aaron’s rod (rhabdos | ῥάβδος | nom sg fem) that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
Hebrews 11:21 By faith Jacob, while dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and bowed in worship, leaning on the top of his staff (rhabdou | ῥάβδου | gen sg fem).
Revelation 2:27 and he will rule them with a rod (rhabdō | ῥάβδῳ | dat sg fem) of iron, as when earthen pots are broken to pieces,
Revelation 11:1 Then a measuring rod like a staff (rhabdō | ῥάβδῳ | dat sg fem) was given to me; and someone said, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there,
Revelation 12:5 So the woman gave birth to a son, a male child, who is going to rule all the nations with an iron rod (rhabdō | ῥάβδῳ | dat sg fem); but her child was taken up to God and to his throne.
Revelation 19:15 From his mouth extends a sharp sword so that with it he can strike down the nations. He will rule them with a rod (rhabdō | ῥάβδῳ | dat sg fem) of iron. He will tread the winepress of the furious wrath of God the Almighty.