Ark of the Covenant - Bible History Online
Bible History Online

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   


not (chinnam; katargeo) "Nought" is to be distinguished from "naught" implying "badness" (see NAUGHT). "Nought" in the sense of "nothing," etc., is the translation of chinnam, "gratis" (Gen 29:15), and of various other words occurring once only, e.g. 'awen, "vanity" (Am 5:5); tohu, "vacancy," "ruin" (Isa 49:4); 'epha`, "nothing" (Isa 41:24); nabhel, "to fade" (Job 14:18, margin "fadeth away"); pur, "to make void" (Ps 33:10); katargeo, "to make without effect" (1 Cor 1:28; 2:6); oudeis, "not even one" (Acts 5:36); apelegmos, "refutation" (Acts 19:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "come into disrepute"); dorean, "without payment" (2 Thess 3:8, the Revised Version (British and American) "for nought"); eremoo, "to desolate" (Rev 18:17, the Revised Version (British and American) "made desolate"); kataluo, "to loose down" (Acts 5:38, the Revised Version (British and American) "be overthrown"). In Apocrypha we have "set at nought" and "come to nought," etc. (1 Esdras 1:56; 2 Esdras 2:33; 8:59).
For "nought" the Revised Version (British and American) has "perish" (Dt 28:63); for "come to nought" (Job 8:22), "be no more"; "nought" for "not ought" (Ex 5:11), for "no might" (Dt 28:32); for "brought to silence," twice (Isa 15:1), "brought to nought"; the American Standard Revised Version "bring to nought" (1 Cor 1:19) for "bring to nothing" (the English Revised Version "reject"); "nought but terror" (Isa 28:19) for "a vexation only"; "brought to nought" (Isa 16:4) for "is at an end"; "come to nought" for "taken none effect" (Rom 9:6); "set at nought" for "despise" (Rom 14:3).
W. L. Walker
Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'nought'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". - ISBE; 1915.

Copyright Information
© International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)

ISBE Bible Encyclopedia Home
Bible History Online Home


Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE)
Online Bible (KJV)
Naves Topical Bible
Smith's Bible Dictionary
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Schaff's Bible Dictionary
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Matthew Henry Bible Commentary
Hitchcock's Bible Dictionary

Related Bible History