Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

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Bible References

Vain things

Deuteronomy 32:21
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; They have provoked me to anger with their vanities: And I will move them to jealousy with those that are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
Jeremiah 2:5
thus saith Jehovah, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Jeremiah 10:8
But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
Jeremiah 14:22
Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Jehovah our God? therefore we will wait for thee; for thou hast made all these things.
Jeremiah 16:19
O Jehovah, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit.
Jonah 2:8
They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.
Habakkuk 2:18
What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, even the teacher of lies, that he that fashioneth its form trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
1 Corinthians 8:4
Concerning therefore the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no God but one.

Cannot profit

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.
Isaiah 41:23
Declare the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.
Isaiah 44:9
They that fashion a graven image are all of them vanity; and the things that they delight in shall not profit; and their own witnesses see not, nor know: that they may be put to shame.
Isaiah 45:20
Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that carry the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Isaiah 46:7
They bear it upon the shoulder, they carry it, and set it in its place, and it standeth, from its place shall it not remove: yea, one may cry unto it, yet can it not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
Jeremiah 10:15
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

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Jonah 2:8
They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.