2756. kenos
Strong's Concordance
kenos: empty
Original Word: κενός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: kenos
Phonetic Spelling: (ken-os')
Definition: empty
Usage: (a) empty, (b) met: empty (in moral content), vain, ineffective, foolish, worthless, (c) false, unreal, pretentious, hollow.
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2756 kenós – properly, empty, void; hence, worthless ("null"), amounting to zero (of no value, profit).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
empty (2), empty-handed (4), foolish (1), futile things (1), vain (10).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
empty, in vain.

Apparently a primary word; empty (literally or figuratively) -- empty, (in) vain.

Forms and Transliterations
κενα κενά κενάς κενε κενέ κενη κενή κενὴ κενήν κενης κενής κενῆς κενοί κενοις κενοίς κενοῖς κενον κενόν κενὸν κενος κενός κενὸς κενοτάφια κενους κενούς κενώ μη kena kená kene kené kenē kenḕ kenes kenês kenēs kenē̂s kenois kenoîs kenon kenón kenòn kenos kenòs kenous kenoús
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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 12:3 Adj-AMS
GRK: καὶ ἀπέστειλαν κενόν
NAS: him and sent him away empty-handed.
KJV: and sent [him] away empty.
INT: and sent [him] away empty-handed

Luke 1:53 Adj-AMP
GRK: πλουτοῦντας ἐξαπέστειλεν κενούς
NAS: And sent away the rich empty-handed.
KJV: the rich he hath sent empty away.
INT: [the] rich he sent away empty

Luke 20:10 Adj-AMS
GRK: αὐτὸν δείραντες κενόν
NAS: him and sent him away empty-handed.
KJV: him, and sent [him] away empty.
INT: him having beaten empty-handed

Luke 20:11 Adj-AMS
GRK: ἀτιμάσαντες ἐξαπέστειλαν κενόν
NAS: and sent him away empty-handed.
KJV: and sent [him] away empty.
INT: having dishonored [him] sent [him] away empty

Acts 4:25 Adj-ANP
GRK: λαοὶ ἐμελέτησαν κενά
KJV: the people imagine vain things?
INT: peoples did devise vain things

1 Corinthians 15:10 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἐμὲ οὐ κενὴ ἐγενήθη ἀλλὰ
NAS: me did not prove vain; but I labored
KJV: was not in vain; but I laboured
INT: me not void has been but

1 Corinthians 15:14 Adj-NNS
GRK: οὐκ ἐγήγερται κενὸν ἄρα καὶ
NAS: our preaching is vain, your faith
KJV: [is] our preaching vain, and your
INT: not has been raised vain then also

1 Corinthians 15:14 Adj-NFS
GRK: κήρυγμα ἡμῶν κενὴ καὶ ἡ
NAS: your faith also is vain.
KJV: [is] also vain.
INT: preaching of us void also the

1 Corinthians 15:58 Adj-NMS
GRK: οὐκ ἔστιν κενὸς ἐν κυρίῳ
NAS: that your toil is not [in] vain in the Lord.
KJV: is not in vain in the Lord.
INT: not is void in [the] Lord

2 Corinthians 6:1 Adj-ANS
GRK: μὴ εἰς κενὸν τὴν χάριν
NAS: the grace of God in vain--
KJV: of God in vain.
INT: not in vain the grace

Galatians 2:2 Adj-AMS
GRK: πως εἰς κενὸν τρέχω ἢ
NAS: or had run, in vain.
KJV: had run, in vain.
INT: hardly in vain I should be running or

Ephesians 5:6 Adj-DMP
GRK: ὑμᾶς ἀπατάτω κενοῖς λόγοις διὰ
NAS: deceive you with empty words,
KJV: deceive you with vain words: for
INT: you let deceive with empty words on account of

Philippians 2:16 Adj-ANS
GRK: οὐκ εἰς κενὸν ἔδραμον οὐδὲ
NAS: because I did not run in vain nor toil
KJV: run in vain, neither laboured
INT: not in vain I ran nor

Philippians 2:16 Adj-ANS
GRK: οὐδὲ εἰς κενὸν ἐκοπίασα
NAS: nor toil in vain.
KJV: laboured in vain.
INT: nor in vain toiled

Colossians 2:8 Adj-GFS
GRK: φιλοσοφίας καὶ κενῆς ἀπάτης κατὰ
NAS: philosophy and empty deception,
KJV: philosophy and vain deceit, after
INT: philosophy and empty deceit according to

1 Thessalonians 2:1 Adj-NFS
GRK: ὅτι οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν
NAS: that our coming to you was not in vain,
KJV: it was not in vain:
INT: that not in vain it has been

1 Thessalonians 3:5 Adj-ANS
GRK: καὶ εἰς κενὸν γένηται ὁ
NAS: you, and our labor would be in vain.
KJV: be in vain.
INT: and to void should become the

James 2:20 Adj-VMS
GRK: ὦ ἄνθρωπε κενέ ὅτι ἡ
NAS: to recognize, you foolish fellow,
KJV: thou know, O vain man, that
INT: O fellow empty that

Strong's Greek 2756
18 Occurrences

κενά — 1 Occ.
κενέ — 1 Occ.
κενὴ — 3 Occ.
κενῆς — 1 Occ.
κενοῖς — 1 Occ.
κενόν — 9 Occ.
κενὸς — 1 Occ.
κενούς — 1 Occ.

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