Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

apparently a primary word

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 3:659

KJV Translation Count — 18x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: vain (9), in vain (4), empty (4), vain things (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. empty, vain, devoid of truth
a. of places, vessels, etc. which contain nothing
b. of men
1. empty handed
2. without a gift
c. metaph. destitute of spiritual wealth, of one who boasts of his faith as a transcendent possession, yet is without the fruits of faith
d. metaph. of endeavours, labours, acts, which result in nothing, vain, fruitless, without effect
1. vain of no purpose

Strong's Definitions

ken-os'; apparently a primary word; empty (literal or figurative): — empty, (in) vain.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away G2756.


He hath filled the hungry with good G2756; and the rich he hath sent G2756 away.


And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vG2756eyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away G2756.


And agaG2756 he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away G2756.


Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagG2756e G2756 G2756?


But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not G2756 G2756; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


And if Christ be not risen, then is our preachG2756g G2756, and your faith is also G2756.


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always aboundG2756g G2756 the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not G2756 G2756 G2756 the Lord.


We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God G2756 G2756.


And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, G2756 G2756.


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