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σπήλαιον, ου, τό
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den, cave, hideout
a cave, cavern, den, hideout, Mt. 21:13; Mk. 11:17; Lk. 19:46; Jn. 11:38; Heb. 11:38; Rev. 6:5*

Greek-English Concordance for σπήλαιον

Matthew 21:13 And he said to them, “It stands written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a den (spēlaion | σπήλαιον | acc sg neut) of thieves.”
Mark 11:17 And he was teaching and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it ‘a hideout (spēlaion | σπήλαιον | acc sg neut) for robbers.’”
Luke 19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den (spēlaion | σπήλαιον | acc sg neut) of robbers.”
John 11:38 Then Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave (spēlaion | σπήλαιον | nom sg neut), and a stone was lying across it.
Hebrews 11:38 (of whom the world was not worthy). They wandered aimlessly in deserts and on mountains, living in caves (spēlaiois | σπηλαίοις | dat pl neut) and crevices in the ground,
Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the princes and the generals and the rich and the powerful and everyone — slave and free — hid themselves in the caves (spēlaia | σπήλαια | acc pl neut) and among the rocks of the mountains.