2758. kenoó
Strong's Concordance
kenoó: to empty
Original Word: κενόω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kenoó
Phonetic Spelling: (ken-o'-o)
Definition: to empty
Usage: (a) I empty, (b) I deprive of content, make unreal.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 2758 kenóō – properly, to empty out, render void; (passive) be emptied – hence, without recognition, perceived as valueless (Phil 2:7). See 2756 (kenos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kenos
to empty
NASB Translation
emptied (1), made empty (1), made void (2), make...empty (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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 (said of Christ), Philippians 2:7 (see a fuller exposition of this passage in

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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
empty, make void, be in vain.

From kenos; to make empty, i.e. (figuratively) to abase, neutralize, falsify -- make (of none effect, of no reputation, void), be in vain.

see GREEK kenos

Forms and Transliterations
εκενώθη εκενώθησαν εκενωσεν ἐκένωσεν κεκενωται κεκένωται κεντουσί κενωθη κενωθή κενωθῇ κενωσει κενώσει κενώση ekenosen ekenōsen ekénosen ekénōsen kekenotai kekenōtai kekénotai kekénōtai kenosei kenōsei kenṓsei kenothe kenōthē kenothêi kenōthē̂i
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Englishman's Concordance
Romans 4:14 V-RIM/P-3S
GRK: νόμου κληρονόμοι κεκένωται ἡ πίστις
NAS: faith is made void and the promise
KJV: faith is made void, and
INT: law [be] heirs has been made void the faith

1 Corinthians 1:17 V-ASP-3S
GRK: ἵνα μὴ κενωθῇ ὁ σταυρὸς
NAS: of Christ would not be made void.
KJV: of Christ should be made of none effect.
INT: that not be emptied of power the cross

1 Corinthians 9:15 V-FIA-3S
GRK: μου οὐδεὶς κενώσει
NAS: have any man make my boast
KJV: my glorying void.
INT: of me anyone should make void

2 Corinthians 9:3 V-ASP-3S
GRK: ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν κενωθῇ ἐν τῷ
NAS: about you may not be made empty in this
KJV: of you should be in vain in this
INT: about you should be made void in the

Philippians 2:7 V-AIA-3S
GRK: ἀλλὰ ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσεν μορφὴν δούλου
NAS: but emptied Himself, taking
KJV: himself of no reputation, and took upon him
INT: but himself emptied form of a servant

Strong's Greek 2758
5 Occurrences

ἐκένωσεν — 1 Occ.
κεκένωται — 1 Occ.
κενώσει — 1 Occ.
κενωθῇ — 2 Occ.

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