Emptier • Repetition • Repetitions • Vain Repetitions
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Empty; Emptiness; Empty-handed
Empty; Emptiness; Empty-handed [Heb. rîq (noun), rêq (adj.), rêqām (adv.), also ʿārâ (Gen. 24:20; 2 Ch. 24:11), yāṣaq (2 S. 13:9), nāṯaḵ (2 K. 22:9; 2 Ch. 34:17), bāqaq (Isa. 19:3; Jer. 51:2), šāweʾ (Job 7:3; 15:31; 35:13; Ps. 41:6; Hos. 10:4; Zec. 10:2), tōhû (Isa. 29:21; 40:17; 41:29;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
REPETITION. In the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5–7), Jesus warns against externalism and vain repetitions in our prayers (Mt 6:7). The Gr. battologeō is the root and means “to stammer.” The context supplies the parallel phrase “for their much speaking.” Is Jesus’ thrust against repetitiousness, undue length,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
REPETITION (Gk. battologeō, to “stutter, prate”). Our Lord, in His Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 6:7), cautions us against using “meaningless repetition” in prayer. This injunction is not directed against simple repetition, which may often arise in the fervency of earnest prayer, but against such repetition
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EMPTY; EMPTIER<emp’-ti>, <emp’-ti-er> ([κενός, kenos]): “Empty,” adjective meaning void, etc., as the translation of [רֵיק‎, req], [רִיק‎, riq], [רֵיקָם‎, reqam], etc., occurs in the literal sense of “with nothing” (Genesis 31:42; Job 22:9); in 2 Samuel 1:22, it is equivalent to “in vain,”
REPETITIONS<rep-e-tish’-unz>: In Matthew 6:7 only, “Use not vain repetitions,” for [βατταλογέω, battalogeo] (so Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus), a word found nowhere else and spelled variously in the manuscripts, battologeo in Codices K, L, M; etc., batologeo in Codices F G, blattologeo in
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Rep-e-tiʹtions, Vain, expressions repeated frequently in prayer, with the notion that mere frequency of repetition would make the prayer more meritorious and efficacious (Matt. 6:7). “Use not vain repetitions,” means literally “babble not.”
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
REPETITIONS.—The word ‘repetitions’ is found in the Gospels only in the phrase ‘vain repetitions’ in Mt 6:7 ‘When ye pray (RV ‘in praying’), use not vain repetitions, as the heathen (RV ‘the Gentiles’) do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.’ The original word (βατταλογέω,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Empty, Emptier
EMPTY, empʹti, EMPTIER, empʹti-ẽr (κενός, kenós): “Empty,” adj. meaning void, etc, as the tr of רֵיק‎, rēḳ, רִיק‎, rīḳ, רֵיקָם‎, rēḳām, etc, occurs in the literal sense of “with nothing” (Gen 31:42; Job 22:9); in 2 S 1:22, it is equivalent to “in vain,” “hungry” (Isa 29:8); in some instances the
REPETITIONS, rep-ē̇-tishʹunz: In Mt 6:7 only, “Use not vain repetitions,” for βατταλογέω, battalogéō (so א‎ B), a word found nowhere else and spelled variously in the MSS, battologeō in KLM, etc, batologeō in F G, blattologeō in D (probably influenced by the Lat blatero, “talk idly”); presumably
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