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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Vainglory, Vainglorious

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A — 1: κενοδοξία
(Strong's #2754 — Noun Feminine — kenodoxia — ken-od-ox-ee'-ah )

from kenos, "vain, empty," doxa, "glory," is used in Philippians 2:3 .

A — 2: ἀλαζονεία
(Strong's #212 — Noun Feminine — alazoneia[-ia] — al-ad-zon-i'-a )

denotes "boastfulness, vaunting," translated "vainglory" in 1 John 2:16 , RV (AV, "pride"); in James 4:16 , RV, "vauntings" (AV, "boastings"). Cp. alazon, "a boaster."

B — 1: κενόδοξος
(Strong's #2755 — Adjective — kenodoxos — ken-od'-ox-os )

akin to A, No. 1, is rendered "vainglorious" in Galatians 5:26 , RV (AV, "desirous of vain glory").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Vainglory, Vainglorious'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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