Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
from the base of 3155
TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:519
KJV Translation Count — 6x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. devoid of force, truth, success, result
2. useless, of no purpose
mat'-ah-yos; from the base of (3155) (μάτην); empty, i.e. (literal) profitless, or (special) an idol: — vain, vanity.
Concordance Results Using KJV
And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these G3152 unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are G3152.
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is G3152; ye are yet in your sins.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and G3152.
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is G3152.
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your G3152 conversation received by tradition from your fathers;