skolops: anything pointed, spec. a stake, thornOriginal Word: σκόλοψ, οπος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (skol'-ops)
Short Definition: a stake or thorn
Definition: a stake or thorn; fig: a sharp affliction.
4647 skólops – properly, anything with a sharp point, a thorn; (figuratively) an instrument producing pain, discomfort (acute irritation), used only in 2 Cor 12:7.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. word
anything pointed, spec. a stake, thorn
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 4647: σκόλοψ
σκόλοψ, σκολοπος, ὁ, from Homer down, a pointed piece of wood, a pale, a stake: ἐδόθη μοι σκόλοψ τῇ σαρκί, a sharp stake (others say splinter, A. V. thorn; cf. Numbers 33:55; Ezekiel 28:24; Hosea 2:6 (8); Babrius fab. 122, 1. 10; others (Sir. 43:19)), to pierce my flesh, appears to indicate some constant bodily ailment or infirmity, which, even when Paul had been caught up in a trance to the third heaven, sternly admonished him that he still dwelt in a frail and mortal body, 2 Corinthians 12:7 (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:1-4); (cf. Winers Grammar, § 31, 10 N. 3; Buttmann, § 133, 27. On Paul's thorn in the flesh see Farrar, St. Paul, i. 652ff (Excursus x.); Lightfoot's Commentary on Galatians, p. 186ff; Schaff in his 'Popular Commentary' on Galatians, p. 331f.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancethorn.
see GREEK skelos
see GREEK optanomai
Forms and Transliterationsσκόλοπες σκολοψ σκόλοψ σκόλοψι σκόπελος skolops skólops
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