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  • William Adams on 2 Thessalonians 2
    What does the word vain mean? What is the definition of ordain?
  • Mishael - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2
    Comment: Sometimes you have to see a word in use (in the Bible) to see what it pertains to.

    Vain has multiple uses.

    Exodus 5:9

    Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

    Leviticus 26:16

    I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

    Leviticus 26:20

    And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

    Deuteronomy 5:11

    Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

    Deuteronomy 32:47

    For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

    And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons, which followed him.

    Judges 11:3

    Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.

    1 Samuel 12:21

    And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

    1 Samuel 25:21

    Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 2 Thessalonians 2
    vain means to boast yourself to be something more than you are. Ordain means to promote someone to do a certain thing.

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