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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.

2. (v. t.) Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.

3. (n.) The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.

4. (n.) The masts and rigging of a ship.

5. (n.) The mountings of a gun.

6. (v. t.) Builders' hardware such as locks, door and window trimmings.

7. (v. t.) Pieces of wood or metal of a lesser height than the type, placed around the pages or other matter in a form, and, with the quoins, serving to secure the form in its place in the chase.

8. (n.) A mixed or compound stop in an organ; -- sometimes called mixture.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

fur'ni-tur (kar, kelim; skeue): In Genesis 31:34 kar is translated "furniture" in the King James Version, but "saddle" in the American Standard Revised Version. The latter is decidedly preferable. It was the "camel-basket," or the basket-saddle of the camel, which was a sort of palanquin bound upon the saddle. Upon this saddle-basket Rachel sat with the teraphim hidden beneath, and her wily father did not suspect the presence of his gods in such a place. In other places the word kelim is used, and is generally rendered "vessels," though sometimes "furniture." It may have many other renderings also (see BDB). Exodus 31:7; Exodus 39:33 mention the furniture of the Tent, which is specified in other places. Moses is instructed (25:9) to make a sanctuary or tabernacle and the furniture thereof according to the pattern showed him in the Mount. The furniture of the Court consisted of the brazen altar and laver (40:29, 30); that of the Holy Place, of the table of showbread, the golden lampstand and altar of incense (39:36; 40:22-26; Hebrews 9:2); that of the Holy of Holies, of the ark and mercy-seat overshadowed by the cherubim. The tribe of Levi was set apart by Yahweh to "keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting" (Numbers 3:8). When David organized the tabernacle-worship in Jerusalem and assigned the Levites their separate duties, certain men "were appointed over the furniture, and over all the vessels of the sanctuary" (1 Chronicles 9:29). In Nahum 2:9 the singular form of the word keli is used, and is rendered "furniture." The prophet refers to the abundant, costly, luxurious furniture and raiment, largely the results of their conquests and plunder in many countries.

In Acts 27:19 the word skeue is translated in the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "tackling," with "furniture" in the Revised Version, margin.

By way of information regarding the general furniture of the house little is said directly in the Scriptures. The chamber built for Elisha upon the wall contained a bed, a table, a seat, and lampstand. This was doubtless the furnishing of most bedrooms when it could be afforded. The prophet Amos had a supreme contempt for the luxurious furniture of the grandees of Samaria (3:12; 6:4). For full particulars see HOUSE; TABERNACLE; TEMPLE.

J. J. Reeve

4631. skeue -- equipment
... tackle, equipment. From skeuos; furniture, ie Spare tackle -- tackling. see GREEK
skeuos. (skeuen) -- 1 Occurrence. 4630, 4631. skeue. 4632 . Strong's Numbers
// - 6k

4522. sagene -- a dragnet
... From a derivative of satto (to equip) meaning furniture, especially a pack-saddle
(which in the East is merely a bag of netted rope); a "seine" for fishing ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
3627. keli -- an article, utensil, vessel
... 12), bags (2), basket (1), bowls* (1), cargo (1), clothing (1), earthenware* (1),
equipment (6), everything* (1), furnishings (10), furniture (4), gear (1 ...
/hebrew/3627.htm - 6k

3733. kar -- basket-saddle
... 3732, 3733. kar. 3733a . basket-saddle. Transliteration: kar Phonetic Spelling:
(kar) Short Definition: captain. captain, furniture, lamb, large pasture, ram ...
/hebrew/3733.htm - 6k


A Christian Bishop's Furniture
... Chapter 19. An Ideal Circuit; Wesley in his Eighties; Wesley Visits Holland;
Incidents in Scotland A Christian Bishop's Furniture. ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/a christian bishops furniture.htm

Arrangement and Furniture of the Church
... Arrangement and Furniture of the Church. A person coming into one of our
churches would recognize at once a difference between its ...
/.../regester/the worship of the church/arrangement and furniture of the.htm

Of the Cells which Abbot Archebius Gave up to us with their ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XXXVII. Of the cells which Abbot Archebius gave up
to us with their furniture. Having then seen this, as we ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xxxvii of the cells.htm

The Mystic Meaning of the Tabernacle and Its Furniture.
... The Stromata, or Miscellanies. Book IV. Chapter VI."The Mystic Meaning
of the Tabernacle and Its Furniture. It were tedious to ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter vi the mystic meaning of.htm

The Thirty Years' War. AD 1618-1650.
... The standard of comfort was substantially a high one, in food, in dress,
and in furniture. Of course various articles of foreign ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/chapter viii the thirty years.htm

How to Speak in Public
... In furnishing a house we do not fill it up with miscellaneous furniture,
bric-a-brac and antiques, gathered promiscuously, but we plan everything with a ...
// on talking/how to speak in public.htm

Books of the Hebrew Canon.
... The passage deals with the building and furniture of the Tabernacle, and the attire
of the Priesthood: The following rough table will enable the student to see ...
/.../chapter ii books of the.htm

The Copies of Things in the Heavens
... first stood there! Our present purpose is simply to try to bring out the
meaning of the Tabernacle and its furniture. It was both ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/the copies of things in.htm

Chapter I Beginning and Early Days of the Orphan Work.
... Besides this, I have been since led to ask the Lord, to put into the hearts of His
people to send me articles of furniture for the house, and some clothes for ...
/.../muller/answers to prayer/chapter i beginning and early.htm

As they Flew, So Fast they Went that the Sea Slid Away from under ...
... vessel had gone down, and that all on board had perished, we may be sure she did
not think the loss of their fine house and garden and furniture the greatest ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 12 as they flew.htm

Furniture (24 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FURNITURE. ... Exodus 31:7; Exodus 39:33 mention
the furniture of the Tent, which is specified in other places. ...
/f/furniture.htm - 16k

Furnishings (22 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:9 According to all that I show thee, the pattern of the tabernacle, and
the pattern of all the furniture thereof, even so shall ye make it. (See NIV). ...
/f/furnishings.htm - 13k

Cover (254 Occurrences)
... 16. (n.) A tablecloth, and the other table furniture; esp., the table furniture
for the use of one person at a meal; as, covers were laid for fifty guests. 17. ...
/c/cover.htm - 40k

Candlestick (34 Occurrences)
... antiquity. (2) "Candlestick" stands for what was a common and indispensable
article of ancient house furniture, a lamp-stand (menorah). ...
/c/candlestick.htm - 27k

Holies (23 Occurrences)
... from the holy Ceiled by curtains which bore cherubic figures embroidered in blue
and purple and scarlet (Exodus 26:1), it contained no furniture but the Ark of ...
/h/holies.htm - 17k

Table (125 Occurrences)
... 10. (n.) An article of furniture, consisting of a flat ... See TABLET. The table as an
article of furniture is shulchan, in the Hebrew and trapezal, in the Greek. ...
/t/table.htm - 62k

... fragrance. The wood of this tree was reckoned very valuable, and was used
for making articles of furniture by the Greeks and Romans. ...
/t/thyine.htm - 7k

Tackling (1 Occurrence)
... In Acts 27:19 this word means generally the furniture of the ship or the "gear"
(27:17), all that could be removed from the ship. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
/t/tackling.htm - 7k

Candle (16 Occurrences)
... antiquity. (2) "Candlestick" stands for what was a common and indispensable
article of ancient house furniture, a lamp-stand (menorah). ...
/c/candle.htm - 15k

Cherub (21 Occurrences)
... form. They are next mentioned when Moses was commanded to provide furniture
for the tabernacle (Exodus 25:17-20; 26:1, 31). God ...
/c/cherub.htm - 18k

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Furniture (24 Occurrences)

Luke 17:31
In that day, he who shall be upon the house-top, and his furniture in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.

Acts 21:15
And after those days we took up our furniture, and went up to Jerusalem.

Acts 27:19
and on the third day with their own hands they cast away the ship furniture.

Genesis 31:34
Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.

Genesis 45:20
Also regard not your furniture; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.

Exodus 25:9
According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.

Exodus 31:7
the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent,

Exodus 31:8
And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,

Exodus 31:9
And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,

Exodus 35:14
The candlestick also for the light, and his furniture, and his lamps, with the oil for the light,

Exodus 39:33
They brought the tabernacle to Moses, the tent, with all its furniture, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, its sockets,

Exodus 40:9
"You shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is in it, and shall make it holy, and all its furniture: and it will be holy.

Numbers 3:8
And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 4:15
"When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp moves forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the Tent of Meeting.

Numbers 4:16
And the charge of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof.

Numbers 7:1
It happened on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, with all its furniture, and the altar with all its vessels, and had anointed and sanctified them;

Numbers 18:3
And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the Tent: only they shall not come nigh unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar, that they die not, neither they, nor ye.
(See JPS)

Judges 18:21
So they turned and departed, and put the little ones, and the cattle, and the furniture before them.

1 Samuel 17:22
And David left his furniture in the hand of the keeper of the vessels, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.

1 Kings 7:48
Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of Yahweh: the golden altar, and the table whereupon the show bread was, of gold;
(See NAS)

1 Chronicles 9:29
Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.

Nehemiah 13:8
It grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 10:28
He is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his furniture.

Nahum 2:9
Take the spoil of silver. Take the spoil of gold, for there is no end of the store, the glory of all goodly furniture.



Related Terms

Furnishings (22 Occurrences)

Cover (254 Occurrences)

Candlestick (34 Occurrences)

Holies (23 Occurrences)

Table (125 Occurrences)


Tackling (1 Occurrence)

Candle (16 Occurrences)

Cherub (21 Occurrences)

Staves (50 Occurrences)

Stuff (49 Occurrences)

Anointing (39 Occurrences)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

Articles (78 Occurrences)

Type (12 Occurrences)

Furrow (3 Occurrences)

Utensils (72 Occurrences)

Belonging (90 Occurrences)

Levites (267 Occurrences)

Priests (451 Occurrences)

Holy (1097 Occurrences)

Cyrus (20 Occurrences)

Finished (157 Occurrences)

Synagogue (52 Occurrences)

Tent (333 Occurrences)

Covering (191 Occurrences)

Kohathites (18 Occurrences)

Kedar (11 Occurrences)

Kohath (30 Occurrences)

Ornate (1 Occurrence)

Oholiab (5 Occurrences)

Objects (30 Occurrences)

Litter (1 Occurrence)

Luxury (8 Occurrences)

Lounge (1 Occurrence)

Gift (148 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Flock (242 Occurrences)

Feeleth (2 Occurrences)

Fix (36 Occurrences)

Full (1047 Occurrences)

Fly (33 Occurrences)

Fragrant (30 Occurrences)

Taches (7 Occurrences)

Traps (8 Occurrences)

Thereupon (22 Occurrences)

Timber (32 Occurrences)

Tasty (7 Occurrences)

Thing (4185 Occurrences)

Tire (5 Occurrences)

Ring (33 Occurrences)

Establishment (4 Occurrences)


Elea'zar (72 Occurrences)

Exactly (26 Occurrences)

Dwellings (54 Occurrences)

Damask (1 Occurrence)

Merarites (7 Occurrences)

Movable (8 Occurrences)

Moves (30 Occurrences)

Mixture (16 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Bars (50 Occurrences)

Bare (250 Occurrences)

Base (127 Occurrences)

Bed (142 Occurrences)

Buttons (7 Occurrences)

Bearer (23 Occurrences)

Bezalel (10 Occurrences)

Cushion (3 Occurrences)

Carchemish (3 Occurrences)

Chestnut (2 Occurrences)


Construct (6 Occurrences)

Caravan (8 Occurrences)

Clasps (7 Occurrences)

Crossbars (8 Occurrences)

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