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Lexicon :: Strong's G3152 - mataios

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μάταιος
Transliteration
mataios
Pronunciation
mä'-tī-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, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities G3152 unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:20 - And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. G3152
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:17 - And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; G3152 ye are yet in your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:9 - But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain. G3152
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:26 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. G3152
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:18 - Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain G3152 conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
 
 
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