כְּלִי Strong’s #3627 keliy

If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, he shall pay double.

Exodus 22:7

Have you ever counted how many “things” you have in your house? Probably not, but it would easily be in the thousands. We are a culture of pack rats and have items for all kinds of functions (everything from utensils to tools to furniture) and many don’t even serve a function (such as knick-knacks). The Hebrew word for an item, any item, is keliy. This seems like a pretty broad use of a word, since it could be used for any of the thousands of “things” we have in our homes. But the Ancient Hebrews had very few items and lived very simple lives, so this word would only apply to the few “items” they possessed. The plural form of this word is appropriately translated as “stuff” in Genesis 45:20.