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κενός, -ή, -όν
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empty, empty-handed; by extension: vain, ineffective, useless, foolish
empty; having nothing, empty-handed, Mk. 12:3; met. vain, fruitless, void of effect, Acts 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:10; εἰς κενόν, in vain, to no purpose, 2 Cor. 6:1; hollow, fallacious, false, Eph. 5:6; Col. 2:8; inconsiderate, foolish, 1 Thess. 3:5; Jas. 2:20

Greek-English Concordance for κενός

Mark 12:3 But they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed (kenon | κενόν | acc sg masc).
Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things, but the rich he has sent away empty (kenous | κενούς | acc pl masc).
Luke 20:10 When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants so that they might give him his share of the produce of the vineyard; but the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed (kenon | κενόν | acc sg masc).
Luke 20:11 So he sent another servant; but they beat that one as well, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed (kenon | κενόν | acc sg masc).
Acts 4:25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, by the Holy Spirit did say, ‘Why did the Gentiles rage, and the peoples devise vain schemes (kena | κενά | acc pl neut)?
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain (kenē | κενή | nom sg fem). No, I worked harder than any of them — yet not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is groundless (kenon | κενόν | nom sg neut), and your faith is to no purpose (kenē | κενή | nom sg fem).
1 Corinthians 15:58 So then, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, since you know that your labor is not in vain (kenos | κενός | nom sg masc) in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 6:1 Thus as coworkers with him, we urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain (kenon | κενόν | acc sg neut).
Galatians 2:2 I went up in response to a revelation and laid out before them — though privately before the acknowledged leaders — the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, lest somehow I was running, or had run, in vain (kenon | κενόν | acc sg neut).
Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty (kenois | κενοῖς | dat pl masc) words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Philippians 2:16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may have reason to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain (kenon | κενόν | acc sg neut) or labor in vain (kenon | κενόν | acc sg neut).
Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by means of philosophy and empty (kenēs | κενῆς | gen sg fem) deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
1 Thessalonians 2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain (kenē | κενή | nom sg fem).
1 Thessalonians 3:5 So because I could bear it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith; for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor had been in vain (kenon | κενόν | acc sg neut).
James 2:20 Would you like to be shown, you shallow (kene | κενέ | voc sg masc) person, that faith without works is useless?