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Lexicon :: Strong's G2758 - kenoō

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κενόω
Transliteration
kenoō (Key)
Pronunciation
ken-o'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:661,426

Strong’s Definitions

κενόω kenóō, ken-o'-o; from G2756; to make empty, i.e. (figuratively) to abase, neutralize, falsify:—make (of none effect, of no reputation, void), be in vain.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's G2758 in the following manner: make void (2x), make of none effect (1x), make of no reputation (1x), be in vain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's G2758 in the following manner: make void (2x), make of none effect (1x), make of no reputation (1x), be in vain (1x).
  1. to empty, make empty

    1. of Christ, he laid aside equality with or the form of God.

      BLB Note: The Outline of Biblical Usage for κενοω is taken directly from Thayer’s Greek Lexicon. The statement that Christ "laid aside equality with or the form of God" is confusing and erroneous if understood as the removal of Christ’s divine nature. Such interpretation is not supported here nor elsewhere in Scripture. The text does not state that Christ "emptied himself" of anything, but rather that he "emptied Himself" by taking the form of a human and a servant to the point of death, for our good and for our salvation. Beginning in Philippians 2:5, Paul sets forth Christ as the consummate example of the very kind of selflessness to which he exhorts believers in 2:3–4, and which he himself exemplifies in 2:17.

  2. to make void

    1. deprive of force, render vain, useless, of no effect

  3. to make void

    1. cause a thing to be seen to be empty, hollow, false

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κενόω kenóō, ken-o'-o; from G2756; to make empty, i.e. (figuratively) to abase, neutralize, falsify:—make (of none effect, of no reputation, void), be in vain.
STRONGS NT 2758: κενόω
κενόω, κενῷ: (future κενώσω, 1 Corinthians 9:15 L text T Tr WH); 1 aorist ἐκενωσα; passive, perfect κεκνωμαι; 1 aorist ἐκενωθην;
1. to empty, make empty: ἑαυτόν ἐκένωσε, namely, τοῦ εἶναι ἴσα Θεῷ or τῆς μορφῆς τοῦ Θεοῦ, i. e. he laid aside equality with or the form of God BLB DISCLAIMER (said of Christ), Philippians 2:7 (see a fuller exposition of this passage in μορϕή).
2. to make void i. e. deprive of force, render vain, useless, of no effect: passive, Romans 4:14; 1 Corinthians 1:17.
3. to make void i. e. cause a thing to be seen to be empty, hollow, false: τό καύχημα, 1 Corinthians 9:15; passive 2 Corinthians 9:3. (Twice in the Sept. viz. Jeremiah 14:2; Jeremiah 15:9; often in Attic writings.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Disclaimer

The statement that Christ "laid aside equality with or the form of God" is confusing and erroneous if understood as the removal of Christ’s divine nature. Such interpretation is not supported here nor elsewhere in Scripture. The text does not state that Christ "emptied himself" of anything, but rather that he "emptied Himself" by taking the form of a human and a servant to the point of death, for our good and for our salvation. Beginning in Philippians 2:5, Paul sets forth Christ as the consummate example of the very kind of selflessness to which he exhorts believers in 2:3–4, and which he himself exemplifies in 2:17.

BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Jeremiah
14:2; 15:9
Romans
4:14
1 Corinthians
1:17; 9:15; 9:15
2 Corinthians
9:3
Philippians
2:7; 2:5; 2:2-3; 2:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2758 matches the Greek κενόω (kenoō),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:14 - For if those who are [fn]of the Law are heirs, then faith is made G2758 void G2758 and the promise is nullified;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with [fn]cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made G2758 of G2758 no G2758 effect G2758.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:15 - But I have used none of these things. And I have not written these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than that. No one shall make G2758 my boast an empty G2758 one!
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:3 - But I have sent the brothers, in order that our boasting about you may not prove G2758 empty G2758 in this case, so that, as I was saying, you will be prepared;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:7 - but [fn]emptied G2758 Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and [fn]being born in the likeness of men.

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