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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Κενόω (Strong'S #2758 — Verb — kenoo — ken-o'-o )

"to empty, make of no effect," is rendered "to make void," in  Romans 4:14;  1—Corinthians 1:17 , RV; 9:15;  2—Corinthians 9:3 , RV. See EFFECT (of none), No. 3, Empty, Vain, B No. 2.

2: Ἀθετέω (Strong'S #114 — Verb — atheteo — ath-et-eh'-o )

for which see Disannul , No. 1, is rendered "to make void" in  Galatians 2:21 , RV (AV, "frustrate"); 3:15, RV.

3: Ἀκυρόω (Strong'S #208 — Verb — akuroo — ak-oo-ro'-o )

for which see Disannul , No. 2, is rendered "to make void" in  Matthew 15:6;  Mark 7:13 , RV.

 Romans 3:31AbolishImpossibleUnderstanding.

King James Dictionary [2]

VOID, a. L. viduus, divido. Gr.

1. Empty vacant not occupied with any visible matter as a void space or place.  1 Kings 22 . 2. Empty without inhabitants or furniture.  Genesis 1 . 3. Having no legal or binding force null not effectual to bind parties, or to convey or support a right not sufficient to produce its effect. Thus a deed not duly signed and sealed, is void. A fraudulent contract is void, or may be rendered void.

My word shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please.  Isaiah 55 .

I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place.  Jeremiah 19 .

4. Free clear as a conscience void of offense.  Acts 24 . 5. Destitute as void of learning void of reason or common sense.

He that is void of wisdom, despiseth his neighbor.

Prov.  11.

6. Unsupplied vacant unoccupied having no incumbent.

Divers offices that had been long void.

7. Unsubstantial vain.

Lifeless idol, void and vain.

Void space, in physics, a vacuum.

1. To make void to violate to transgress.

They have made void thy law.  Psalms 119 .

2. To render useless or of no effect.  Romans 4 .

VOID, n. An empty space a vacuum.

Pride, where wit falls, steps in to our defense, and fills up all the mighty void of sense.

Th' illimitable void.


1. To quit to leave.

Bid them come down, or void the field.

2. To emit to send out to evacuate as, to void excrementitious matter to void worms. 3. To vacate to annul to nullify to render of no validity or effect.

It had become a practice - to void the security given for money borrowed.

4. To make or leave vacant.

VOID, To be emitted or evacuated.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( a.) Containing nothing; empty; vacant; not occupied; not filled.

(2): ( a.) Having no incumbent; unoccupied; - said of offices and the like.

(3): ( a.) Not producing any effect; ineffectual; vain.

(4): ( a.) Containing no immaterial quality; destitute of mind or soul.

(5): ( a.) Of no legal force or effect, incapable of confirmation or ratification; null. Cf. Voidable, 2.

(6): ( a.) Being without; destitute; free; wanting; devoid; as, void of learning, or of common use.

(7): ( n.) An empty space; a vacuum.

(8): ( a.) To remove the contents of; to make or leave vacant or empty; to quit; to leave; as, to void a table.

(9): ( a.) To throw or send out; to evacuate; to emit; to discharge; as, to void excrements.

(10): ( a.) To render void; to make to be of no validity or effect; to vacate; to annul; to nullify.

(11): ( v. i.) To be emitted or evacuated.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [4]

void  : The uses of "void" in English Versions of the Bible are all modern, except for the phrase "void place" in the King James Version   1 Kings 22:10 parallel   2 Chronicles 18:9 (the Revised Version (British and American) "open"); 2 Macc 14:44 (so the King James Version and the Revised Version margin). On the Old Testament passages see Open Place . In 2 Maccabees the Greek word is κενεών , keneṓn , which may mean either "an open place," in general, or, specifically, "the hollow between the ribs and the hip," whence the Revised Version (British and American) "his side." Moffatt in Charles' Apocrypha translates "the open street."