3152. mataios
Strong's Concordance
mataios: vain, useless
Original Word: μάταιος, αία, αιον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: mataios
Phonetic Spelling: (mat'-ah-yos)
Short Definition: vain, unproductive, godless
Definition: vain, unreal, ineffectual, unproductive; practically: godless.
HELPS Word-studies

3152 mátaios (an adjective derived from 3155 /mátēn, "without purpose or ground") – properly, aimless (vain), without purpose; (figuratively) without profit because without basis, i.e. fleeting (transitory), ineffectual ("groundless").

3152 /mátaios ("aimless") emphasizes the "absence of purpose or failure to attain any true purpose" (Moulton and Milligan). 3152 (mátaios) refers to what is "vain, unreal, ineffectual, unproductive" (Souter).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as matén
Definition
vain, useless
NASB Translation
futile (1), useless (1), vain things (1), worthless (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
vain, vanity.

From the base of maten; empty, i.e. (literally) profitless, or (specially), an idol -- vain, vanity.

see GREEK maten

Forms and Transliterations
ματαια ματαία μάταια μάταιά μάταιαι ματαίαν ματαιας ματαίας ματαιοι μάταιοι ματαίοις μάταιον ματαιος μάταιος ματαίους ματαίω ματαιων ματαίων mataia mataía mataias mataías mataioi mátaioi mataion mataiōn mataíon mataíōn mataios mátaios
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6 Occurrences


ματαία — 1 Occ.
ματαίας — 1 Occ.
ματαίων — 1 Occ.
μάταιοι — 2 Occ.
μάταιος — 1 Occ.

Acts 14:15 Adj-GMP
GRK: τούτων τῶν ματαίων ἐπιστρέφειν ἐπὶ
NAS: from these vain things to a living
KJV: from these vanities unto the living
INT: these vanities to turn to

1 Corinthians 3:20 Adj-NMP
GRK: ὅτι εἰσὶν μάταιοι
NAS: of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS.
KJV: that they are vain.
INT: that they are futile

1 Corinthians 15:17 Adj-NFS
GRK: οὐκ ἐγήγερται ματαία ἡ πίστις
NAS: your faith is worthless; you are still
KJV: your faith [is] vain; ye are yet
INT: not has been raised vain the faith

Titus 3:9 Adj-NMP
GRK: ἀνωφελεῖς καὶ μάταιοι
NAS: for they are unprofitable and worthless.
KJV: unprofitable and vain.
INT: unprofitable and worthless

James 1:26 Adj-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ τούτου μάταιος ἡ θρησκεία
NAS: this man's religion is worthless.
KJV: this man's religion [is] vain.
INT: of himself of this one worthless [is] the religion

1 Peter 1:18 Adj-GFS
GRK: ἐκ τῆς ματαίας ὑμῶν ἀναστροφῆς
NAS: gold from your futile way of life
KJV: your vain conversation
INT: from the futile of you manner of life

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