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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3154 - ματαιόω
- to make empty, vain, foolish
1. bring to naught, Sch. S. Tr. 258, Gloss.
2. ματαιοῦσιν ἑαυτοῖς ὅρασιν invent a vision of their own, LXX Jeremiah 23:16.
1. more freq. in Pass., to be brought to naught, οὐ ματαιωθήσεται τὰ ῥήματα ib. Ju. 6.4.
2. become foolish, act foolishly, ἐματαιώθην σφόδρα ib. 1 Chronicles 21:8, cf. Romans 1:21; μεματαίωταί σοι thou hast done foolishly, LXX 1 Samuel 13:13.
† ματαιόω , -ῶ
(< μάταιος ),
[in LXX: 2 Kings 17:15, Jeremiah 2:5, al. H1891, etc.;]
to make vain, foolish: Romans 1:21.†
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