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For an Informed Love of God

ματαιόω

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ματαιόω
Greek transliteration: 
mataioō
Simplified transliteration: 
mataioo
Principal Parts: 
-, -, -, -, ἐματαιώθην
Numbers
Strong's number: 
3154
GK Number: 
3471
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
1
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
v-1d(3)
Gloss: 
(pass.) to become futile, given over to worthlessness
Definition: 
to make vain;, from the Hebrew, pass. to fall into religious error, to be perverted, Rom. 1:21*

Greek-English Concordance for

Romans 1:21 Even though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give him thanks, but they became futile (emataiōthēsan | ἐματαιώθησαν | aor pass ind 3 pl) in their speculations and their foolish hearts were darkened.