Purse
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Purse

a bag for money. The Hebrews, when on a journey, were provided with a bag, in which they carried their money, (Genesis 42:35; Proverbs 1:14; 7:20; Isaiah 46:6) and, if they were merchants, also their weights. (25:13; Micah 6:11) This bag is described in the New Testament by the terms balantion (bag) (Luke 10:4; 12:33; 22:35,38) and glossokomon (originally the bag in which musicians carried the mouth-pieces of their Instruments). (John 12:6; 13:29) The girdle also served as a purse. (Matthew 10:9; Mark 6:8) Ladies wore ornamental purses. (Isaiah 3:24)

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Gr. balantion, a bag (Luke 10:4; 22:35, 36).

(2.) Gr. zone, properly a girdle (Matthew 10:9; Mark 6:8), a money-belt. As to our Lord's sending forth his disciples without money in their purses, the remark has been made that in this "there was no departure from the simple manners of the country. At this day the farmer sets out on excursions quite as extensive without a para in his purse; and a modern Moslem prophet of Tarshisha thus sends forth his apostles over this identical region. No traveller in the East would hestitate to throw himself on the hospitality of any village." Thomson's Land and the Book. (see SCRIP.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie.

2. (n.) Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse.

3. (n.) A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse.

4. (n.) A specific sum of money

5. (n.) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters.

6. (n.) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans.

7. (v. t.) To put into a purse.

8. (v. t.) To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.

9. (v. i.) To steal purses; to rob.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PURSE

purs.

See BAG.

Greek
905. ballantion -- a purse
... a purse. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: ballantion Phonetic Spelling:
(bal-an'-tee-on) Short Definition: a purse, money-bag Definition: a purse ...
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2223. zone -- a belt
... a belt. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: zone Phonetic Spelling:
(dzo'-nay) Short Definition: a girdle, belt, purse Definition: a girdle, belt ...
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1101. glossokomon -- a case, a box
... a case, a box. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: glossokomon Phonetic
Spelling: (gloce-sok'-om-on) Short Definition: bag, purse, box, chest ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3599. kis -- bag, purse
... 3598, 3599. kis. 3600 . bag, purse. Transliteration: kis Phonetic Spelling:
(keece) Short Definition: bag. Word ... 2). bag, cup, purse. ...
/hebrew/3599.htm - 6k

2754. charit -- bag, purse
... 2753, 2754. charit. 2755 . bag, purse. Transliteration: charit Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-reet') Short Definition: bags. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2754.htm - 6k

6872a. tseror -- a bundle, parcel, pouch, bag
... Word Origin from tsarar Definition a bundle, parcel, pouch, bag NASB Word Usage
bag (2), bundle (2), bundles (1), pouch (1), purse (1). 6872, 6872a. ...
/hebrew/6872a.htm - 5k

Library

That under Pretence of Keeping the Purse Women have to Besought to ...
... Prolegomena. Chapter XI. That under pretence of keeping the purse women
have to besought to dwell with them. Hence many are led ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xi that under pretence.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 2, "The Harvest Truly is ...
... "Carry," He saith, "neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the
way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, say, Peace be to this house. ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon li on the words.htm

The Life of Mr. John Semple.
... ordered to do all that he could to fright him."Accordingly he surprized him with
holding a pistol to his breast, bidding him render up his purse under pain ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr john 9.htm

Matt. xxvi. 51-54.
... For Luke affirms this too, that He said unto them, "When I sent you without purse,
and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything?" And when they said, "Nothing," He ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lxxxiv matt xxvi 51-54.htm

Christ Predicts the Danger of the Disciples in their New Relations ...
... The figures chosen were directly antithetical to those employed on the former occasion.
"If I formerly bade you travel without purse, or scrip, or shoes ...
/.../section 271 christ predicts the.htm

At the Front or the Base
... The days in which the law for apostles and missionaries was, 'Go forth without purse
or scrip,' ended before Jesus said, 'Go ye into all the world.' That ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/at the front or the.htm

Early Lessons in the Life of Faith
... That evening a number of my fellow-workers from the East End Mission called, and
presented me with a beautifully illuminated address and a purse. ...
/.../goforth/how i know god answers prayer/ii early lessons in the.htm

Ancient Civilisation {5} {6}
... If you assert with the old proverb, that you may make a silk purse out of a sow's
ear, you will be stupider than I dare suppose anyone here to be, if you ...
/.../kingsley/historical lectures and essays/ancient civilisation 5 6.htm

Ancient Civilisation.
... If you assert with the old proverb, that you may make a silk purse out of a sow's
ear, you will be stupider than I dare suppose anyone here to be, if you ...
/.../lectures delivered in america in 1874/lecture v ancient civilisation.htm

Whether Religious Perfection is Diminished by Possessing Something ...
... For He had a purse which He entrusted to Judas, and in which were kept the
things that were offered to Him, as related in Jn.12:6. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether religious perfection is diminished.htm

Thesaurus
Purse (7 Occurrences)
... At this day the farmer sets out on excursions quite as extensive without a para
in his purse; and a modern Moslem prophet of Tarshisha thus sends forth his ...
/p/purse.htm - 10k

Bag (52 Occurrences)
... It also denotes a purse (Proverbs 1:14) and a cup (23:31). ... 3. (n.) A sort of silken
purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament. ...
/b/bag.htm - 29k

Wallet (7 Occurrences)
... (ASV). Mark 6:8 He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey,
except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse, (WEB ASV). ...
/w/wallet.htm - 8k

Scrip (7 Occurrences)
... Mark 6:8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save
a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: (KJV DBY YLT). ...
/s/scrip.htm - 10k

Belt (32 Occurrences)
... Luke 10:4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. ... Luke 22:36 Then he said to them,
"But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. ...
/b/belt.htm - 17k

Sack (15 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Sack (15 Occurrences). Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse,
nor sack, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. (WBS). ...
/s/sack.htm - 12k

Shoes (32 Occurrences)
... ASV BBE WBS). Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute
no man by the way. (KJV WEY ASV BBE WBS NAS). Luke 15 ...
/s/shoes.htm - 16k

Sandals (30 Occurrences)
... Luke 10:4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. ... Luke 22:35 And he said to them,
When I sent you without purse and scrip and sandals, did ye lack anything? ...
/s/sandals.htm - 16k

Purposing (21 Occurrences)

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Iscariot (11 Occurrences)
... Appointed keeper of the purse, he disregarded the warnings of Jesus concerning greed
and hypocrisy (compare Matthew 6:20 Luke 12:1-3) and appropriated the ...
/i/iscariot.htm - 25k

Concordance
Purse (7 Occurrences)

Mark 6:8
He commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only: no bread, no wallet, no money in their purse,
(WEB KJV ASV WBS)

Luke 10:4
Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:35
He said to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Luke 22:36
Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 1:14
You shall cast your lot among us. We'll all have one purse."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 46:6
As for those who take gold out of a bag, and put silver in the scales, they give payment to a gold-worker, to make it into a god; they go down on their faces and give it worship.
(See NAS RSV)

Haggai 1:6
You have sown much, and bring in little. You eat, but you don't have enough. You drink, but you aren't filled with drink. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm, and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes in it."
(See NAS NIV)

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Purse

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