Goods - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


* For the neuter plural of agathos, used as a noun, goods," See Luke 12:18,19, where alone this word is so rendered.

[ 1,,G5223, huparxis ]
primarily, "subsistence," then, "substance, property, goods" (akin to huparcho, "to exist, be, belong to"), is translated "goods" in Acts 2:45; "possession." RV (AV, "substance") in Hebrews 10:34.

[ 2,,G979, bios ]
which denotes
(a) "life, lifetime,"
(b) "livelihood, living, means of living," is translated "goods" in 1 John 3:17, RV (AV, "good"). See LIFE, No. 2.

[ 3,,G4632, skeuos ]
"a vessel," denotes "goods" in Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:27; Luke 17:31, RV (AV, "stuff"). See VESSEL.


(1) The neuter plural of the present participle of huparcho, is used as a noun denoting "goods," in Matthew 24:47, AV "his goods," RV, "that he hath;" "goods" in Matthew 25:14; Luke 11:21; Luke 16:1; Luke 19:8; 1 Corinthians 13:3; in Hebrews 10:34 (1st part).

(2) In Luke 6:30 "thy goods" translates the neuter plural of the possessive pronoun with the article, lit., "thy things," or possessions.

(3) In Revelation 3:17, the AV "I am ... increased with goods" translates the perfect tense of the verb plouteo, "to be rich;" RV, "I have gotten riches."


Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words