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Lexicon :: Strong's G3152 - mataios

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μάταιος
Transliteration
mataios (Key)
Pronunciation
mat'-ah-yos
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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.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:15 - and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men, of the same nature as you, preaching the gospel to you, to turn from these [fn]useless G3152 things G3152 to a living God, who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND EVERYTHING THAT IS IN THEM.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 3:20 - and again, “THE LORD KNOWS THE THOUGHTS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE useless G3152.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:17 - and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless G3152; you are still in your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:9 - But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are useless and worthless G3152.
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:26 - If anyone thinks himself to be religious, yet does not [fn]bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this person’s religion is worthless G3152.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:18 - knowing that you were not [fn]redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile G3152 way of life inherited from your forefathers,

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