|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; -- said of an enclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
2. (superl.) Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
3. (superl.) Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
4. (superl.) Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.
5. (superl.) Unable to satisfy; unsatisfactory; hollow; vain; -- said of pleasure, the world, etc.
6. (superl.) Producing nothing; unfruitful; -- said of a plant or tree; as, an empty vine.
7. (superl.) Destitute of, or lacking, sense, knowledge, or courtesy; as, empty brains; an empty coxcomb.
8. (superl.) Destitute of reality, or real existence; unsubstantial; as, empty dreams.
9. (n.) An empty box, crate, cask, etc.; -- used in commerce, esp. in transportation of freight; as, special rates for empties.
10. (v. t.) To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
11. (v. i.) To discharge itself; as, a river empties into the ocean.
12. (v. i.) To become empty.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
emp'-ti, emp'-ti-er (kenos):
"Empty," adjective meaning void, etc., as the translation of req, riq, 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," "hungry" (Isaiah 29:8); in some instances the meaning is comparative only; baqaq, "to gush out," "to pour out," "to empty" is used adjectivally (Hosea 10:1, "Israel is an empty vine"; but the Revised Version (British and American) takes the Hebrew word in its original sense of "pouring out," rendering "Israel is a luxuriant vine"); tohu, "emptiness" (Job 26:7); kenos, "empty" is so translated (Mark 12:3); in Matthew 12:44, the Greek word is scholazo, "to be free," "unoccupied"; "to empty" (verb) is the translation of baqaq (Nahum 2:2), of dalal, "to become poor," etc. (Isaiah 19:6, the English Revised Version "minished," the American Standard Revised Version "diminished"). the Revised Version (British and American) has "empty" for "vain" (Ephesians 5:6), "emptied himself" for "made himself of no reputation" (Philippians 2:7), "emptied out" for "gathered" (2 Kings 22:9 2 Chronicles 34:17, margin "poured out").
W. L. Walker
Empty (84 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:22 but I -- I say to you, that every one who is angry at his brother without cause, shall be in danger of the judgment, and whoever may say to his brother, Empty fellow! shall be in danger of the sanhedrim, and whoever may say, Rebel! shall be in danger of the gehenna of the fire. (YLT)
Matthew 6:7 In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. (See RSV)
Matthew 12:44 Then he says,'I will return into my house from which I came out,' and when he has come back, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. (WEB KJV ASV WBS RSV)
Mark 12:3 They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things. He has sent the rich away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:10 At the proper season, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:11 He sent yet another servant, and they also beat him, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 9:15 But I, for my part, have not used, and do not use, my full rights in any of these things. Nor do I now write with that object so far as I myself am concerned, for I would rather die than have anybody make this boast of mine an empty one. (WEY NAS)
2 Corinthians 9:3 But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared, (See NAS)
Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words. For because of these things, the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Philippians 2:3 doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself; (See NAS)
Philippians 2:7 but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, (YLT)
Colossians 2:8 Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ. (See NAS RSV)
1 Timothy 1:6 From these some have drifted away, and have wandered into empty words. (WEY)
1 Timothy 6:20 Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called; (WEB NAS)
2 Timothy 2:16 But shun empty chatter, for they will proceed further in ungodliness, (WEB NAS)
Titus 1:10 For there are also many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, (See NAS RSV)
1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, (See NIV)
2 Peter 2:18 For, uttering great swelling words of emptiness, they entice in the lusts of the flesh, by licentiousness, those who are indeed escaping from those who live in error; (See NIV)
Genesis 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. (WEB DBY NIV)
Genesis 31:42 Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 37:24 and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:27 The seven thin and ugly cattle that came up after them are seven years, and also the seven empty heads of grain blasted with the east wind; they will be seven years of famine. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 3:21 I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, and it will happen that when you go, you shall not go empty-handed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 23:15 You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out from Egypt), and no one shall appear before me empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 34:20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. No one shall appear before me empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 14:36 The priest shall command that they empty the house, before the priest goes in to examine the plague, that all that is in the house not be made unclean: and afterward the priest shall go in to inspect the house. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 15:13 When you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 7:16 He divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put into the hands of all of them trumpets, and empty pitchers, with torches within the pitchers. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ruth 1:21 I went out full, and Yahweh has brought me home again empty; why do you call me Naomi, seeing Yahweh has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ruth 3:17 She said, "He gave me these six measures of barley; for he said,'Don't go empty to your mother-in-law.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 6:3 They said, "If you send away the ark of the God of Israel, don't send it empty; but by all means return him a trespass offering: then you shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 20:18 Then Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon: and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 20:25 The king sat on his seat, as at other times, even on the seat by the wall; and Jonathan stood up, and Abner sat by Saul's side: but David's place was empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 20:27 It happened on the next day after the new moon, the second day, that David's place was empty. Saul said to Jonathan his son, "Why doesn't the son of Jesse come to eat, neither yesterday, nor today?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Samuel 1:22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, Jonathan's bow didn't turn back. Saul's sword didn't return empty. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Kings 17:14 For thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel,'The jar of meal shall not empty, neither shall the jar of oil fail, until the day that Yahweh sends rain on the earth.'" (WEB NAS)
1 Kings 17:16 The jar of meal didn't empty, neither did the jar of oil fail, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Elijah. (WEB NAS)
2 Kings 4:3 Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 18:20 You say (but they are but vain words),'There is counsel and strength for war.' Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? (See NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 24:11 And it cometh to pass, at the time one bringeth in the chest for the inspection of the king by the hand of the Levites, and at their seeing that the money 'is' abundant, that a scribe of the king hath come in, and an officer of the head-priest, and they empty the chest, and take it up and turn it back unto its place; thus they have done day by day, and gather money in abundance. (YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 5:13 also, my lap I have shaken, and I say, 'Thus doth God shake out every man, who doth not perform this thing, from his house, and from his labour; yea, thus is he shaken out and empty;' and all the assembly say, 'Amen,' and praise Jehovah; and the people do according to this thing. (YLT)
Job 11:12 An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt. (WEB JPS YLT)
Job 15:2 "Should a wise man answer with vain knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind? (See NIV)
Job 21:34 So how can you comfort me with nonsense, seeing that in your answers there remains only falsehood?" (See RSV)
Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 26:7 He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear an empty cry, neither will the Almighty regard it. (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Job 35:16 Therefore Job opens his mouth with empty talk, and he multiplies words without knowledge." (WEB RSV NIV)
Psalms 18:42 And I beat them as dust before wind, As mire of the streets I empty them out. (YLT)
Psalms 41:6 If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it. (See RSV)
Proverbs 14:4 Where there are no oxen, their food-place is clean; but much increase comes through the strength of the ox. (See NIV)
Proverbs 28:19 By ploughing his land a man will have bread in full measure; but he who goes after good-for-nothing persons will be poor enough. (See NAS)
Ecclesiastes 5:7 Because much talk comes from dreams and things of no purpose. But let the fear of God be in you. (See RSV)
Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth; and if a tree falls toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falls, there shall it be. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 16:6 We have had word of the pride of Moab, how great it is; how he is lifted up in pride and passion: his high words about himself are false. (See NIV)
Isaiah 24:1 Behold, Yahweh makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 29:21 Causing men to sin in word, And for a reprover in the gate lay a snare, And turn aside into emptiness the righteous. (See RSV)
Isaiah 30:7 For there is no use or purpose in the help of Egypt: so I have said about her, She is Rahab, who has come to an end. (See NAS RSV)
Isaiah 32:6 For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against Yahweh, To make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)
Isaiah 36:5 You say you have a design and strength for war, but these are only words: now to whom are you looking for support, that you have gone against my authority? (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 41:29 Lo, all of them 'are' vanity, Nought 'are' their works, Wind and emptiness their molten images!' (See RSV)
Isaiah 45:18 For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: 'I 'am' Jehovah, and there is none else. (YLT NIV)
Isaiah 55:11 So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that 'for' which I sent it. (YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 59:4 There is none calling in righteousness, And there is none pleading in faithfulness, Trusting on emptiness, and speaking falsehood, Conceiving perverseness, and bearing iniquity. (See RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 2:5 These are the words of the Lord: What evil have your fathers seen in me that they have gone far from me, and, walking after what is false, have become false? (See NAS)
Jeremiah 4:23 I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light. (DBY NIV)
Jeremiah 14:3 Their nobles send their little ones to the waters: they come to the cisterns, and find no water; they return with their vessels empty; they are disappointed and confounded, and cover their heads. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 48:12 Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will send to him those who pour off, and they shall pour him off; and they shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles in pieces. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:9 For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon, an assemblage of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her: from thence shall she be taken. Their arrows shall be as those of a mighty expert man: none shall return empty. (DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 51:2 I will send to Babylon strangers, who shall winnow her; and they shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her around. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 51:34 Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 23:34 Thou shalt even drink it, and empty it to the dregs, and thou shalt break its pieces, and pluck off thy own breasts: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD. (WBS)
Ezekiel 24:6 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the bloody city, to the caldron whose rust is therein, and whose rust is not gone out of it! take out of it piece after piece; No lot is fallen on it. (See NIV)
Ezekiel 24:10 Heap on the wood, make the fire hot, boil well the flesh, and make thick the broth, and let the bones be burned. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 24:11 Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 10:1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images. (KJV WBS YLT)
Hosea 10:4 They make promises, swearing falsely in making covenants. Therefore judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field. (See RSV)
Micah 6:14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied. Your humiliation will be in your midst. You will store up, but not save; and that which you save I will give up to the sword. (See NIV)
Nahum 2:10 She is empty, void, and waste. The heart melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Habakkuk 1:17 Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 4:12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)