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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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 4:14 - εἰ γὰρ οἱ ἐκ νόμου κληρονόμοι κεκένωται G2758 πίστις καὶ κατήργηται ἐπαγγελία·
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:17 - οὐ γὰρ ἀπέστειλέν με Χριστὸς βαπτίζειν ἀλλ᾽ εὐαγγελίζεσθαι οὐκ ἐν σοφίᾳ λόγου ἵνα μὴ κενωθῇ G2758 σταυρὸς τοῦ Χριστοῦ
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:15 - ἐγὼ δὲ οὐδενὶ ἐχρησάμην τούτων οὐκ ἔγραψα δὲ ταῦτα ἵνα οὕτως γένηται ἐν ἐμοί· καλὸν γάρ μοι μᾶλλον ἀποθανεῖν τὸ καύχημά μου ἵνα τις κενώσῃ G2758
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 9:3 - ἔπεμψα δὲ τοὺς ἀδελφούς ἵνα μὴ τὸ καύχημα ἡμῶν τὸ ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν κενωθῇ G2758 ἐν τῷ μέρει τούτῳ ἵνα καθὼς ἔλεγον παρεσκευασμένοι ἦτε
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:7 - ἀλλ᾽ ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν G2758 μορφὴν δούλου λαβών ἐν ὁμοιώματι ἀνθρώπων γενόμενος·

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