Bill Mounce

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εἰκῇ

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
εἰκῇ
Greek transliteration: 
eikē
Simplified transliteration: 
eike
Numbers
Strong's number: 
1500
GK Number: 
1632
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
6
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
adverb
Gloss: 
in vain, for nothing, to no purpose
Definition: 
without plan, or system; without cause, rashly, Col. 2:18; to no purpose, in vain, Rom. 13:4; 1 Cor. 15:2; Gal. 3:4 (2x); 4:11*

Greek-English Concordance for

Romans 13:4 for he is a servant of God for your good. But if you do what is wrong, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb). he is a servant of God, an avenger to carry out wrath on the one who does wrong.
1 Corinthians 15:2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you — unless you have believed in vain (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb).
Galatians 3:4 Have you suffered so many things for no purpose (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb)? — if it really was for no purpose (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb).
Galatians 4:11 I am afraid that I may have labored over you to no avail (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb).
Colossians 2:18 Let no one rob you of your prize, insisting on self-abasement and the worship of angels, taking his stand on visions, puffed up with empty (eikē | εἰκῇ | adverb) notions by his earthly way of thinking.