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Lexicon :: Strong's G3152 - mataios

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μάταιος
Transliteration
mataios (Key)
Pronunciation
mä'-ti-os (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
From the base of μάτην (G3155)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:519,571

Trench's Synonyms: xlix. κενός, μάταιος.

Strong’s Definitions

μάταιος mátaios, mat'-ah-yos; from the base of G3155; empty, i.e. (literally) profitless, or (specially), an idol:—vain, vanity.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's G3152 in the following manner: vain (5x), vanities (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's G3152 in the following manner: vain (5x), vanities (1x).
  1. devoid of force, truth, success, result

  2. useless, of no purpose

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
μάταιος mátaios, mat'-ah-yos; from the base of G3155; empty, i.e. (literally) profitless, or (specially), an idol:—vain, vanity.
STRONGS NT 3152: μάταιος
μάταιος, μάταια (1 Corinthians 15:17; (1 Peter 1:18)), μάταιον, also μάταιος, μάταιον (James 1:26; Titus 3:9) (cf. WHs Appendix, p. 157; Winer's Grammar, § 11, 1) (from μάτην), the Sept. for הֶבֶל, שָׁוְא, כָּזָב (a lie), etc.; as in secular authors (Latincanus) devoid of force, truth, success, result (A. V. uniformly vain): universally, θρησκεία, James 1:26; useless, to no purpose, πίστις, 1 Corinthians 15:17; foolish, διαλογισμοί, 1 Corinthians 3:20; ζητήσεις, Titus 3:9; given to vain things and leading away from salvation, ἀναστροφή, 1 Peter 1:18. τά μάταια, vain things, vanities, of heathen deities and their worship (הֶבֶל, Jeremiah 2:5; Jeremiah 10:3; הַהֶבֶל אַחֲרֵי יָלַך, πορεύεσθαι ὀπίσω τῶν ματαίων, 2 Kings 17:15; הֲבָלִים, μάταια, Jeremiah 8:19; εἴδωλα, Deuteronomy 32:21; Jeremiah 14:22): Acts 14:15. (Cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xlix.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
32:21
2 Kings
17:15
Jeremiah
2:5; 8:19; 10:3; 14:22
Acts
14:15
1 Corinthians
3:20; 15:17; 15:17
Titus
3:9; 3:9
James
1:26; 1:26
1 Peter
1:18; 1:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3152 matches the Greek μάταιος (mataios),
which occurs 6 times in 6 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:20 - and again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:17 - And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:9 - But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:26 - If anyone among you[fn] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:18 - knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
 
 
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