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Emptiness

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Isaiah 45:18

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), "I am the LORD, and there is none else.

Jeremiah 4:23

I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void; And to the heavens, and they had no light.

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Ruth 1:21

"I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?"

Job 35:13

"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

Job 35:16

So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge."

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.

Isaiah 36:5

"I say, 'Your counsel and strength for the war are only empty words.' Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?

2 Kings 18:20

"You say (but they are only empty words), 'I have counsel and strength for the war.' Now on whom do you rely, that you have rebelled against me?

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Isaiah 55:2

"Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

Psalm 127:1-2

Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Haggai 1:5-6

Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider your ways! "You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."

Job 20:5

That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Luke 12:18-20

"Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'

Job 8:13-15

"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish, Whose confidence is fragile, And whose trust a spider's web. "He trusts in his house, but it does not stand; He holds fast to it, but it does not endure.

Job 15:31

"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

1 Timothy 6:7

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

Isaiah 57:13

"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."

Judges 10:14

"Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your distress."

Isaiah 44:17-18

But the rest of it he makes into a god, his graven image He falls down before it and worships; he also prays to it and says, "Deliver me, for you are my god." They do not know, nor do they understand, for He has smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend.

Isaiah 45:20

"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.

Isaiah 46:7

"They lift it upon the shoulder and carry it; They set it in its place and it stands there It does not move from its place Though one may cry to it, it cannot answer; It cannot deliver him from his distress.

Jeremiah 11:12

"Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.

Micah 6:13-14

"So also I will make you sick, striking you down, Desolating you because of your sins. "You will eat, but you will not be satisfied, And your vileness will be in your midst You will try to remove for safekeeping, But you will not preserve anything, And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.

Leviticus 26:14-16

'But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.

Psalm 78:32-33

In spite of all this they still sinned And did not believe in His wonderful works. So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.

Hosea 4:10

They will eat, but not have enough; They will play the harlot, but not increase, Because they have stopped giving heed to the LORD.

Haggai 1:7-9

Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider your ways! "Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified," says the LORD. "You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away Why?" declares the LORD of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

Psalm 81:10

"I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

Ephesians 4:13

until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

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Emptiness » Emptiness or vanity of the worldly life (ps 3911; 629)

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."



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