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κενώσω, ἐκένωσα, -, κεκένωμαι, ἐκενώθην
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to empty, deprive; (pass.) to be hollow, emptied, of no value
to empty, evacuate;, ἑαυτόν, to divest one's self of one's prerogatives, abase one's self, Phil. 2:7; to deprive a thing of its proper functions, Rom. 4:14; 1 Cor. 1:17; to show to be without foundation, falsify, 1 Cor. 9:15; 2 Cor. 9:3*

Greek-English Concordance for κενόω

Romans 4:14 if the heirs are those who follow the law, then faith is meaningless (kekenōtai | κεκένωται | perf pass ind 3 sg) and the promise is void.
1 Corinthians 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be rendered ineffective (kenōthē | κενωθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg).
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this so that something will be done for me; for it would be better for me rather to die — no one shall (kenōsei | κενώσει | fut act ind 3 sg) take (kenōsei | κενώσει | fut act ind 3 sg) away (kenōsei | κενώσει | fut act ind 3 sg) my ground for boasting!
2 Corinthians 9:3 But I am sending these brothers so that what we say in praise of you may (kenōthē | κενωθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) not be an empty boast (kenōthē | κενωθῇ | aor pass subj 3 sg) in this instance, that you may be ready just as I said you would be.
Philippians 2:7 but emptied (ekenōsen | ἐκένωσεν | aor act ind 3 sg) himself, taking on the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of man. And being found in appearance as a man