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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) That by means of which any work is performed, or result is effected; a tool; a utensil; an implement; as, the instruments of a mechanic; astronomical instruments.

2. (n.) A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a musical instrument.

3. (n.) A writing, as the means of giving formal expression to some act; a writing expressive of some act, contract, process, as a deed, contract, writ, etc.

4. (n.) One who, or that which, is made a means, or is caused to serve a purpose; a medium, means, or agent.

5. (v. t.) To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

in'-stroo-ment (keli; in Greek plural hopla, Romans 6:13): The word in the Old Testament is used for utensils for service, chiefly in connection with the sanctuary (compare Exodus 25:9 Numbers 4:12, 26, 32 1 Kings 19:21; 1 Chronicles 9:29 2 Chronicles 4:16, the King James Version); for weapons of war (1 Samuel 8:12 1 Chronicles 12:33, 17, etc.); notably for musical instruments. See MUSIC. The members of the body are described by Paul (Romans 6:13) as "instruments" to be used in the service of righteousness, as before they were in the service of unrighteousness.

4716. stauros -- an upright stake, hence a cross (the Rom. ...
... instrument of crucifixion). Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: stauros
Phonetic Spelling: (stow-ros') Short Definition: a cross Definition: a cross ...
// - 8k

3696. hoplon -- a tool, implement, weapon
... a tool, implement, weapon. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: hoplon
Phonetic Spelling: (hop'-lon) Short Definition: an instrument, arms, weapons ...
// - 7k

5567. psallo -- to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
... Transliteration: psallo Phonetic Spelling: (psal'-lo) Short Definition: I sing psalms
Definition: I sing, sing psalms; earlier: I play on a stringed instrument ...
// - 7k

5495. cheir -- the hand
... 5495 -- properly, ; (figuratively) the instrument a person uses to accomplish
their purpose (intention, plan). Word Origin a prim. ...
// - 7k

4632. skeuos -- a vessel, implement, pl. goods
... os) Short Definition: a vessel to contain liquid, utensil, tackle Definition: a
vessel to contain liquid; a vessel of mercy or wrath; any instrument by which ...
// - 6k

5568. psalmos -- a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
... 5568 -- a ("Scripture set to music"). Originally, (5568 ) was sung and accompanied
by a plucked musical instrument (typically a harp), especially the OT . ...
// - 7k

4647. skolops -- anything pointed, spec. a stake, thorn
... 4647 -- properly, anything with a , a ; (figuratively) an instrument producing
pain, discomfort (acute irritation), used only in 2 Cor 12:7. ...
// - 7k

1271. dianoia -- the mind, disposition, thought
... 30). It is also the instrument of self-destruction when exercised without
God's light and power (Lk 1:51; Eph 2:3, 4:18; Col 1:21). ...
// - 8k

4972. sphragizo -- to seal
... 4972 (from 4973 , "a seal") -- properly, to seal (affix) with a signet ring or other
instrument to stamp (a roller or seal), ie to , () what is sealed. ...
// - 8k

3356. metriopatheo -- to hold one's emotions in restraint
... 3356 (from , "mediating," derived from , "an instrument for measuring" and 3806 ,
"feeling") -- properly, to , ie with ("God-controlled "). ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
1761. dachavah -- perhaps a musical instrument
... dachavah. 1761a . perhaps a musical instrument. Transliteration: dachavah Phonetic
Spelling: (dakh-av-aw') Short Definition: music. instrument of music ...
/hebrew/1761.htm - 5k

3104. yobel -- a ram, ram's horn (a wind instrument)
... yobel or yobel. 3105 . a ram, ram's horn (a wind instrument). Transliteration:
yobel or yobel Phonetic Spelling: (yo-bale') Short Definition: jubilee. ...
/hebrew/3104.htm - 6k

5748. uggab -- (a reed musical instrument) perhaps a flute
... uggab or uggab. 5749 . (a reed musical instrument) perhaps a flute. Transliteration:
uggab or uggab Phonetic Spelling: (oo-gawb') Short Definition: flute. ...
/hebrew/5748.htm - 6k

5059. nagan -- to touch or play a stringed instrument
... nagan. 5060 . to touch or play a stringed instrument. Transliteration: nagan Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-gan') Short Definition: play. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/5059.htm - 6k

2757. charits -- a cut, thing cut, sharp instrument
... 2756, 2757. charits. 2758 . a cut, thing cut, sharp instrument. Transliteration:
charits Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-reets') Short Definition: cuts. ...
/hebrew/2757.htm - 6k

5155. nechilah -- perhaps flute (a musical instrument).
... 5154, 5155. nechilah. 5156 . perhaps flute (a musical instrument). ... Word Origin
perhaps from chalil Definition perhaps flute (a musical instrument). a flute ...
/hebrew/5155.htm - 6k

5443. sabbeka -- trigon (a musical instrument)
... sabbeka or sabbeka. 5444 . trigon (a musical instrument). Transliteration: sabbeka
or sabbeka Phonetic Spelling: (sab-bek-aw') Short Definition: trigon. ...
/hebrew/5443.htm - 6k

4434. malkodeth -- a catching instrument, a snare, trap
... 4433, 4434. malkodeth. 4435 . a catching instrument, a snare, trap.
Transliteration: malkodeth Phonetic Spelling: (mal-ko'-deth) Short Definition: trap. ...
/hebrew/4434.htm - 6k

1761a. dachavah -- perhaps a musical instrument
... 1761, 1761a. dachavah. 1761b . perhaps a musical instrument. Transliteration:
dachavah Short Definition: entertainment. Word Origin (Aramaic) from the equiv ...
/hebrew/1761a.htm - 5k

4115. mahpeketh -- stocks (instrument of punishment)
... 4114, 4115. mahpeketh. 4116 . stocks (instrument of punishment). Transliteration:
mahpeketh Phonetic Spelling: (mah-peh'-keth) Short Definition: stocks. ...
/hebrew/4115.htm - 6k


Faith is not the Instrument of Justification.
... ARTICLE XXVI (VI.) Faith is not the instrument of Justification. Faith is not
the instrument of Justification. ANSWER. IN THE enunciation ...
/.../arminius/the works of james arminius vol 1/article xxvi vi faith is.htm

Its Instrument
... 8. Its Instrument. ... It is not faith as a spiritual grace which justifies us,
but as an instrument"the hand which lays hold of Christ. ...
/...// doctrine of justification/8 its instrument.htm

The Soul is not to be Disquieted, that is Sees it Self Encompassed ...
... CHAP. VI. The Soul is not to be disquieted, that is sees it self encompassed with
darkness, because that is an instrument of its greater felicity. 39. ...
/.../the spiritual guide which disentangles the soul/chap vi the soul is.htm

He Refutes the Wicked and Blasphemous Notion of the Heretics who ...
... Book V. Chapter XIV. He refutes the wicked and blasphemous notion of the heretics
who said that God dwelt and spoke in Christ as in an instrument or a statue. ...
/.../cassian/the seven books of john cassian /chapter xiv he refutes the.htm

That the Form of Man was Framed to Serve as an Instrument for the ...
... III."Philosophical Works. IX. That the form of man was framed to serve
as an instrument for the use of reason . 1. Now since our ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/ix that the form of.htm

The Old Testament is Properly one Thing --The Old Instrument ...
... Book III. Chapter 12."The Old Testament is Properly One Thing"The Old
Instrument Another. Therefore, by a custom of speech already ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 12 the old testament is.htm

Argument: the Religion of the Christians is Foolish, Inasmuch as ...
... Chapter IX."Argument: The Religion of the Christians is Foolish, Inasmuch as They
Worship a Crucified Man, and Even the Instrument Itself of His Punishment. ...
/.../felix/the octavius of minucius felix/chapter ix argument the religion of.htm

First Tractate.
... Now from this relation, from the Soul using the body as an instrument, it does not
follow that the Soul must share the body's experiences: a man does not ...
// six enneads/first tractate.htm

Implanted Dispositions.
... These two may never be confounded; man's absolute nothingness before God
may never be applied to man as an instrument in God's hand. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/ix implanted dispositions.htm

Like one of Us.
... The Scripture may be the instrument whereby to act upon the consciousness of the
sinner and to open his eyes to the beauty of the divine life, but it can not ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xvii like one of us.htm

Instrument (45 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A contrivance or implement, by which musical sounds are produced; as, a
musical instrument. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. INSTRUMENT. ...
/i/instrument.htm - 22k

Threshing-instruments (1 Occurrence)
Threshing-instruments. Threshing-floors, Threshing-instruments. Threshingplace .
Multi-Version Concordance Threshing-instruments (1 Occurrence). ...
/t/threshing-instruments.htm - 6k

Psaltery (17 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A musical instrument, supposed to have been
a kind of lyre, or a harp with twelve strings. The Hebrew ...
/p/psaltery.htm - 12k

Cut (616 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Cut. 2. (vt) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp
instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide. ...
/c/cut.htm - 45k

Tool (13 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An instrument such as a hammer, saw, plane, file, and the like, used in
the manual arts, to facilitate mechanical operations; any instrument used by a ...
/t/tool.htm - 11k

Dulcimer (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews sumphoniah), a musical instrument mentioned
in Dan. 3:5 ... image. It was not a Jewish instrument. In ...
/d/dulcimer.htm - 8k

Corded (37 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 16:16 Now give orders to your servants who are here before you to go in
search of a man who is an expert player on a corded instrument: and it will be ...
/c/corded.htm - 18k

Key (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually,
a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock ...
/k/key.htm - 14k

Knife (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary. (1.) Hebrews hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument
for circumcision (Joshua 5:2, 3, lit. "knives of flint;" Comp. ...
/k/knife.htm - 13k

Fan (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (n.) An instrument used for producing artificial currents
of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface. ...
/f/fan.htm - 12k

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Instrument (45 Occurrences)

Matthew 3:12
In whose hand is the instrument with which he will make clean his grain; he will put the good grain in his store, but the waste will be burned up in the fire which will never be put out.

Luke 3:17
In whose hand is the instrument with which he will make clean his grain; he will put the good grain in his store, but the waste will be burned in the fire which will never be put out.

Acts 9:15
"Go," replied the Lord; "he is a chosen instrument of Mine to carry My name to the Gentiles and to kings and to the descendants of Israel.

1 Corinthians 14:7
Even things without life, having a voice, such as a music-pipe or other instrument, if they do not give out different sounds, who may be certain what is being played?

2 Timothy 2:21
If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.
(See NIV)

Revelation 5:8
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and the four and twenty rulers went down on their faces before the Lamb, having every one an instrument of music, and gold vessels full of perfumes, which are the prayers of the saints.

Genesis 4:22
Zillah also gave birth to Tubal Cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron. Tubal Cain's sister was Naamah.

Exodus 15:20
And Miriam, the woman prophet, the sister of Aaron, took an instrument of music in her hand; and all the women went after her with music and dances.

Exodus 20:25
And if you make me an altar of stone do not make it of cut stones: for the touch of an instrument will make it unclean.

Exodus 21:6
Then his master is to take him to the gods of the house, and at the door, or at its framework, he is to make a hole in his ear with a sharp-pointed instrument; and he will be his servant for ever.

Exodus 32:4
And he took the gold from them and, hammering it with an instrument, he made it into the metal image of a young ox: and they said, This is your god, O Israel, who took you out of the land of Egypt.

Numbers 35:16
"'But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:18
Or if he gave him blows with a wood instrument in his hands, causing his death, he is a taker of life and is certainly to be put to death.

Numbers 35:22
And if, in an instant, without enmity, he hath thrust him through, or hath cast at him any instrument, without lying in wait;

Deuteronomy 15:17
Then take a sharp-pointed instrument, driving it through his ear into the door, and he will be your servant for ever. And you may do the same for your servant-girl.

Deuteronomy 27:5
There you are to make an altar to the Lord your God, of stones on which no iron instrument has been used.

Joshua 8:31
In the way ordered by Moses, the servant of the Lord, as it is recorded in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones, untouched by any iron instrument: and on it they made burned offerings and peace-offerings to the Lord.

1 Samuel 16:16
Now give orders to your servants who are here before you to go in search of a man who is an expert player on a corded instrument: and it will be that when the evil spirit from God is on you, he will make music for you on his instrument, and you will get well.

1 Samuel 16:23
And whenever the evil spirit from God came on Saul, David took his instrument and made music: so new life came to Saul, and he got well, and the evil spirit went away from him.

1 Kings 6:7
(And the stones used in the building of the house were squared at the place where they were cut out; there was no sound of hammer or axe or any iron instrument while they were building the house.)

1 Chronicles 12:37
On the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, one hundred twenty thousand.

Job 41:30
Under him are sharp edges of broken pots: as if he was pulling a grain-crushing instrument over the wet earth.

Psalms 8:1
For the Chief Musician; on an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by David. Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth, who has set your glory above the heavens!

Psalms 33:2
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Psalms 43:4
Then I will go up to the altar of God, to the God of my joy; I will be glad and give praise to you on an instrument of music, O God, my God.

Psalms 44:16
Because of the voice of him who says sharp and bitter words; because of the hater and him who is the instrument of punishment.

Psalms 60:12
Through God we shall do valiantly; For he it is that will tread down our adversaries. Psalm 61 For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. 'A Psalm' of David.

Psalms 61:1
For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David. Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Psalms 81:1
For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. By Asaph. Sing aloud to God, our strength! Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob!

Psalms 81:2
Take up the melody, playing on an instrument of music, even on corded instruments.

Psalms 84:1
For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. How lovely are your dwellings, Yahweh of Armies!

Psalms 92:3
Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.

Psalms 98:5
Make melody to the Lord with instruments of music; with a corded instrument and the voice of song.
(Root in BBE)

Psalms 144:9
I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

Isaiah 10:5
Ho! Assyrian, the rod of my wrath, the instrument of my punishment!

Isaiah 23:16
Take an instrument of music, go about the town, O loose woman who has gone out from the memory of man; make sweet melody with songs, so that you may come back to men's minds.

Isaiah 28:27
For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod.

Isaiah 41:15
Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. You will thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and will make the hills like chaff.

Isaiah 44:13
The woodworker is measuring out the wood with his line, marking it out with his pencil: after smoothing it with his plane, and making circles on it with his instrument, he gives it the form and glory of a man, so that it may be placed in the house.

Isaiah 54:16
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

Isaiah 54:17
No instrument of war which is formed against you will be of any use; and every tongue which says evil against you will be judged false. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness comes from me, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:20
You are my fighting axe and my instrument of war: with you the nations will be broken; with you kingdoms will be broken;

Ezekiel 33:32
Behold, you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they don't do them.

Amos 7:4
This is what the Lord let me see: and I saw that the Lord God sent for a great fire to be the instrument of his punishment; and, after burning up the great deep, it was about to put an end to the Lord's heritage.

Zechariah 11:15
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.



Related Terms

Threshing-instruments (1 Occurrence)

Psaltery (17 Occurrences)

Cut (616 Occurrences)

Tool (13 Occurrences)

Dulcimer (3 Occurrences)

Corded (37 Occurrences)

Key (8 Occurrences)

Knife (10 Occurrences)

Fan (8 Occurrences)

Pipe (13 Occurrences)

Peck (3 Occurrences)

Bore (221 Occurrences)

Axe (19 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Melody (55 Occurrences)

Viol (2 Occurrences)

Needle (4 Occurrences)

Organ (6 Occurrences)

Gittith (6 Occurrences)

Goad (2 Occurrences)

Whistle (3 Occurrences)

Finger (35 Occurrences)

Tune (15 Occurrences)

Prick (2 Occurrences)

Pen (16 Occurrences)

Point (106 Occurrences)

Cymbal (1 Occurrence)

Castanets (1 Occurrence)

Compass (51 Occurrences)

Comb (3 Occurrences)

Cornet (8 Occurrences)

Chop (5 Occurrences)

Sickle (13 Occurrences)

Sackbut (4 Occurrences)

Scale (38 Occurrences)

Strings (11 Occurrences)

Shears (1 Occurrence)

Scrape (3 Occurrences)

Iron (104 Occurrences)

Stringed (34 Occurrences)

Stick (47 Occurrences)

Wheel (20 Occurrences)

Choirmaster (55 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Blow (124 Occurrences)

Smite (230 Occurrences)

Touch (82 Occurrences)

Utensil (2 Occurrences)

Lute (13 Occurrences)

Grain-crushing (3 Occurrences)


Witness (295 Occurrences)

Weapon (21 Occurrences)

Wing (18 Occurrences)

Flute (16 Occurrences)

Fret (9 Occurrences)

Forger (1 Occurrence)

Ten-corded (1 Occurrence)

Thrum (2 Occurrences)

Tubal-cain (1 Occurrence)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Thrust (92 Occurrences)

Tenor (5 Occurrences)

Trumpet (74 Occurrences)

Rod (138 Occurrences)

Execution (4 Occurrences)


Execute (83 Occurrences)

Director (10 Occurrences)


Mahalath (6 Occurrences)

Measure (269 Occurrences)

Memorandum (1 Occurrence)

Mattock (2 Occurrences)

Mediate (1 Occurrence)

Minstrel (1 Occurrence)

Mean (93 Occurrences)

Pound (13 Occurrences)

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