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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(a.) of a futile effort.
2756. kenos -- empty
... Word Origin a prim. word Definition empty NASB Word Usage empty (2), empty-handed
(4), foolish (1), futile things (1), vain (10). empty, in vain. ...
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3152. mataios -- vain, useless
... Word Origin from the same as maten Definition vain, useless NASB Word Usage futile
(1), useless (1), vain things (1), worthless (3). vain, vanity. ...
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3154. mataioo -- to make vain, foolish
... become (""). See 3152 (). Word Origin from mataios Definition to make vain,
foolish NASB Word Usage became futile (1). become vain. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8414. tohu -- formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
... confusion, unreality, emptiness NASB Word Usage chaos (1), confusion (1), desolation
(1), emptiness (1), empty space (1), formless (2), futile (2), futile ...
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3808. lo -- not
... 1), cannot (81), cannot their nor (1), cannot* (47), carefully (1), cheaply* (1),
disregarded* (1), except (1), failed* (1), false* (1), futile* (1), gone (1 ...
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1892. hebel -- vapor, breath
... root Definition vapor, breath NASB Word Usage breath (5), delusion (2), emptily
(1), emptiness (2), fleeting (2), fraud (1), futile (1), futility (13), idols (7 ...
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3653a. ken -- right, veritable, honest
... Word Origin from kun Definition right, veritable, honest NASB Word Usage false*
(1), futile* (1), honest men (5), right (7), what is not right (1), who is ...
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Another Method of Fixing the Horoscope at Birth; Equally Futile ...
... Chapter V."Another Method of Fixing the Horoscope at Birth; Equally Futile; Use
of the Clepsydra in Astrology; The Predictions of the Chaldeans Not Verified. ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter v another method of fixing.htm

A Further vindication of the Scripture Narrative of the Creation ...
... Chapter XXXI."A Further Vindication of the Scripture Narrative of the
Creation, Against a Futile View of Hermogenes. But this ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter xxxi a further vindication of.htm

There is a Popular Philosophical Joke Intended to Typify the ...
... first, the chicken or the egg? I am not sure that properly understood, it
is so futile an inquiry after all. I am not concerned here ...
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What Passes and what Abides
... is no progress; it is all rotary motion round and round and round, and the same
objects reappear duly and punctually as the wheel revolves, and life is futile. ...
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The First Question, Whether the Soul is Corporeal; Breath and Wind ...
... some anxiety when you say, "If the soul lacks body, so as to be (as some persons
are pleased to suppose) of hollow emptiness, of airy and futile substance." Now ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 18 the first question whether.htm

Positive Features of John's Gospel.
... And so we might continue. Let the reader search carefully for himself and he will
find many other examples. 4. Man's futile attempts on His life. ...
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Writing Blotted Out and Mist Melted
... You and I, upon the flimsinesses of this fleeting"sometimes, we think, futile"life,
are penning what is neither flimsy nor futile, which goes through the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/writing blotted out and mist.htm

Report of Mr. George Borrow
... time been devoted to the enterprise, which, it is true, I was in haste to accomplish,
but in a manner not calculated to render the undertaking futile nor cast ...
/.../borrow/letters of george borrow/report of mr george borrow.htm

Two Senses of the Word Son, 1 Adoptive; 2 Essential; Attempts of ...
... to be by God alone, and all other things were created by God through the Son [782] ."
Now I wonder who it was [783] that suggested to you so futile and novel ...
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Christ to Jairus
... On the one hand, the exhortation, 'Fear not,' which is the most futile that can
be spoken if the speaker does not touch the cause of the fear, comes from His ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/christ to jairus.htm

Futile (12 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) of a futile effort. Multi-Version Concordance
Futile (12 Occurrences). Acts 4:25 and didst say ...
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Futility (19 Occurrences)

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Wise (422 Occurrences)
... genuine knowledge and astrology, etc., was exceedingly vague, and it was never denied
that real knowledge could be gained along lines that we know to be futile...
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Worked (145 Occurrences)
... His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of
them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. (WEB RSV NIV). ...
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Insignificant (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Without importance; meaningless; as, insignificant words. 2. (a.) Having
no weight or effect; answering no purpose; unimportant; valueless; futile. ...
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Ineffectual (1 Occurrence)
... (a.) Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless;
futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient. ...
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Ineffective (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient;
useless; as, an ineffective appeal. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Formed (91 Occurrences)
... didst say through the Holy Spirit by the lips of our forefather David Thy servant,
"'Why have the nations stamped and raged, and the peoples formed futile plans ...
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Fused (1 Occurrence)

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Forefather (33 Occurrences)
... didst say through the Holy Spirit by the lips of our forefather David Thy servant,
"'Why have the nations stamped and raged, and the peoples formed futile plans ...
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Futile (12 Occurrences)

Acts 4:25
and didst say through the Holy Spirit by the lips of our forefather David Thy servant, "'Why have the nations stamped and raged, and the peoples formed futile plans?

Romans 1:21
Because, knowing God, they didn't glorify him as God, neither gave thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.

1 Corinthians 3:20
And again, "The Lord knows the reasoning of the wise, that it is worthless."

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am. His grace which was bestowed on me was not futile, but I worked more than all of them; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1 Corinthians 15:17
If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.

Titus 3:9
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
(See RSV)

1 Peter 1:18
knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers,

1 Samuel 12:21
Don't turn aside; for then you would go after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
(See NAS)

Psalms 94:11
Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile.

Ecclesiastes 6:12
Who is able to say what is good for man in life all the days of his foolish life which he goes through like a shade? who will say what is to be after him under the sun?
(See NAS)

Isaiah 44:9
Those who make a pictured image are all of them as nothing, and the things of their desire will be of no profit to them: and their servants see not, and have no knowledge; so they will be put to shame.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 48:30
I know his wrath, says Yahweh, that it is nothing; his boastings have worked nothing.



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