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Lexicon :: Strong's G2756 - kenos

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κενός
Transliteration
kenos (Key)
Pronunciation
ken-os'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primary word
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:659,426

Trench's Synonyms: xlix. κενός, μάταιος.

Strong’s Definitions

κενός kenós, ken-os'; apparently a primary word; empty (literally or figuratively):—empty, (in) vain.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G2756 in the following manner: vain (9x), in vain (4x), empty (4x), vain things (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G2756 in the following manner: vain (9x), in vain (4x), empty (4x), vain things (1x).
  1. empty, vain, devoid of truth

    1. of places, vessels, etc. which contain nothing

    2. of men

      1. empty handed

      2. without a gift

    3. metaph. destitute of spiritual wealth, of one who boasts of his faith as a transcendent possession, yet is without the fruits of faith

    4. metaph. of endeavours, labours, acts, which result in nothing, vain, fruitless, without effect

      1. vain of no purpose

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κενός kenós, ken-os'; apparently a primary word; empty (literally or figuratively):—empty, (in) vain.
STRONGS NT 2756: κενός
κενός, κενή, κενόν (from Homer on down), the Sept. for רֵיקָם, רֵק, רִיק, etc., empty;
1. properly, of places, vessels, etc.,which contain nothing (Judges 7:16; Genesis 37:24); metaphorically, empty, vain; devoid of truth: λόγοι, Ephesians 5:6 (Exodus 5:9); ἀπάτη, Colossians 2:8; κήρυγμα, πίστις, 1 Corinthians 15:14.
2. of men, empty-handed; without a gift: ἀποστέλλειν and ἐξαποστέλλειν τινα κενόν (Genesis 31:42; Deuteronomy 15:13; Deuteronomy 16:16), Mark 12:3; Luke 1:53; Luke 20:10f; metaphorically, destitute of spiritual wealth, of one who boasts of his faith as a transcendent possession, yet is without the fruits of faith, James 2:20.
3. metaphorically, of endeavors, labors, acts, which result in nothing, vain, fruitless, without effect: χάρις, 1 Corinthians 15:10; κόπος; 1 Corinthians 15:58; εἴσοδος, 1 Thessalonians 2:1; neuter plural κενά, things that will not succeed, Acts 4:25 (from Psalm 2:1); εἰς κενόν, in vain, to no purpose (cf. Winer's Grammar, 592 (551)): 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16; 1 Thessalonians 3:5 (Isaiah 65:23; Jeremiah 6:29, etc.; Diodorus 19, 9; Heliodorus 10, 30). (Cf. Trench, Synonyms, § xlix.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
31:42; 37:24
Exodus
5:9
Deuteronomy
15:13; 16:16
Judges
7:16
Psalms
2:1
Isaiah
65:23
Jeremiah
6:29
Mark
12:3
Luke
1:53; 20:10
Acts
4:25
1 Corinthians
15:10; 15:14; 15:58
2 Corinthians
6:1
Galatians
2:2
Ephesians
5:6
Philippians
2:16
Colossians
2:8
1 Thessalonians
2:1; 3:5
James
2:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2756 matches the Greek κενός (kenos),
which occurs 18 times in 16 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:3 - “They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:53 - “HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS;
And sent away the rich empty-handed. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:10 - “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:11 - “And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 4:25 - who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said,
‘WHY DID THE [fn]GENTILES RAGE,
AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE G2756 THINGS G2756?
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:10 - But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; G2756 but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:14 - and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, G2756 your faith also is vain. G2756
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain G2756 in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:1 - And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 2:2 - [fn]It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 5:6 - Let no one deceive you with empty G2756 words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:16 - holding [fn]fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain G2756 nor toil in vain. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:8 - See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty G2756 deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, [fn]rather than according to Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:1 - For you yourselves know, brethren, that our [fn]coming to you was not in vain, G2756
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 3:5 - For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to [fn]find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain. G2756
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:20 - But are you willing to recognize, you foolish G2756 fellow, that faith without works is useless?

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