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σκόλοψ

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
σκόλοψ, οπος, ὁ
Greek transliteration: 
skolops
Simplified transliteration: 
skolops
Numbers
Strong's number: 
4647
GK Number: 
5022
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3a(1)
Gloss: 
thorn; some translate this as a splinter
Definition: 
anything pointed;, met. a thorn, a plague, 2 Cor. 12:7*

Greek-English Concordance for

2 Corinthians 12:7 especially because of the extraordinary character of my revelations. Therefore in order that I should not become conceited, there was given to me a thorn (skolops | σκόλοψ | nom sg masc) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, that I should not become conceited.