Basket

2 Corinthians 11:33; Acts 9:25; Matthew 15:37; Matthew 16:10; Mark 8:8,20; Matthew 14:20; Matthew 16:9; Mark 6:43; Mark 8:19; Luke 9:17; John 6:13
Various Hebrew words are translated “basket,” and doubtless the size, shape and strength varied according to the purpose for which they were intended. In the New Testament there are three Greek words used: σαργάνη, “a hamper,” in which Paul was let down by the wall, (2 Cor. 11:3333And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands. (2 Corinthians 11:33)), though for the same occurrence another word is used in Acts 9:2525Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. (Acts 9:25), σπυρίς, which also signifies “a hamper,” and is used for the seven baskets of fragments remaining after the four thousand were fed (Matt. 15:3737And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. (Matthew 15:37); Matt. 16:1010Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? (Matthew 16:10); Mark 8:8, 208So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. (Mark 8:8)
20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. (Mark 8:20)
). When the five thousand were fed there were twelve baskets of fragments, but it was then the κόθινος, “a hand basket” (Matt. 14:2020And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. (Matthew 14:20); Matt. 16:99Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? (Matthew 16:9); Mark 6:4343And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. (Mark 6:43); Mark 8:1919When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. (Mark 8:19); Luke 9:1717And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. (Luke 9:17); John 6:1313Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. (John 6:13)). The two perfect numbers seven and twelve show the inexhaustible supply the Lord furnishes when His purpose is to bless His own.