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σκεῦος, -ους, τό
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possession, merchandise, object, thing; jar, vessel, dish; a general term that can refer to a human being
a vessel, utensil, for containing anything, Mk. 11:16; Lk. 8:16; Rom. 9:21; any utensil, instrument; σκεύη, household stuff, furniture, goods, etc., Mt. 12:29; Mk. 3:27; the mast of a ship, or, the sail, Acts 27:17; met. an instrument, means, organ, minister, Acts 9:15; σκεύη ὀργῆς and σκεύη ἐλέους, vessels of wrath, or, of mercy, persons visited by punishment, or, the divine favor, Rom. 9:22, 23; the vessel or frame of the human individual, 1 Thess. 4:4; 1 Pet. 3:7

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Matthew 12:29 Or how can someone enter the strong man’s house and carry off his belongings (skeuē | σκεύη | acc pl neut), unless he first ties up the strong man? And then he will ransack his house.
Mark 3:27 But no one can no one enter the house of the strong man and carry off his possessions (skeuē | σκεύη | acc pl neut) his carry off unless first he ties up the strong man; he ties up then he can rob his house. his he can rob
Mark 11:16 and he would not allow anyone to carry merchandise (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) through the temple.
Luke 8:16 “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a container (skeuei | σκεύει | dat sg neut) or puts it under a bed, but places it on a lampstand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Luke 17:31 “On that day the one who is on the housetop, and his belongings (skeuē | σκεύη | nom pl neut) are in the house, must not go down to get them, and likewise the one who is in the field must not turn back.
John 19:29 A jar (skeuos | σκεῦος | nom sg neut) full of sour wine was there, so they attached a sponge soaked in the sour wine to a stalk of hyssop and held it to his mouth.
Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for this man is for me a chosen instrument (skeuos | σκεῦος | nom sg neut) to carry my name before both Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel,
Acts 10:11 and he saw the heavens opened and certain object (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) descending, like a great sheet, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.
Acts 10:16 This happened three times, and immediately the object (skeuos | σκεῦος | nom sg neut) was taken up at once to heaven.
Acts 11:5 “I was in the city of Joppa, praying, and in a trance I saw a vision, an object (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) descending, like a great sheet being let down by its four corners from heaven, and it came close to me.
Acts 27:17 After hoisting it up, they passed cables under the ship to hold it together. Then, fearing that they would run aground on the Syrtis, they lowered the sea (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) anchor, and thus they let the ship be driven along.
Romans 9:21 Has the potter no right to make from the same lump of clay some pottery (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) for a special occasion and other for common use?
Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to display his wrath and make known his power, has endured with great patience the objects (skeuē | σκεύη | acc pl neut) of wrath prepared for destruction?
Romans 9:23 And what if he did so in order to make known the riches of his glory to the objects (skeuē | σκεύη | acc pl neut) of mercy, which he prepared beforehand for glory —
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in clay pots (skeuesin | σκεύεσιν | dat pl neut), so that the surpassing power belongs to God and does not come from us.
1 Thessalonians 4:4 that each of you learn how to maintain control over his own “vessel” (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) in holiness and honor,
2 Timothy 2:20 And in a large house there are not only vessels (skeuē | σκεύη | nom pl neut) of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, that is, some for honor and others for dishonor.
2 Timothy 2:21 If, therefore, someone cleanses himself from these things, that person will be a vessel (skeuos | σκεῦος | nom sg neut) for honor, having been sanctified, useful to the master, prepared for every good work.
Hebrews 9:21 And in the same way he sprinkled with blood both the tent and all the vessels (skeuē | σκεύη | acc pl neut) used in worship.
1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way, live with them with understanding, showing honor to the woman as a weaker vessel (skeuei | σκεύει | dat sg neut), since you are joint heirs of the gracious gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Revelation 2:27 and he will rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots (skeuē | σκεύη | nom pl neut) are broken to pieces,
Revelation 18:12 cargo such as gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet cloth; all kinds of things made of citron wood, all kinds of articles (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) made of ivory, and all kinds of articles (skeuos | σκεῦος | acc sg neut) made of costly wood, bronze, iron, and marble;