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 no God; They have exasperated me with their vanities; And I will move them to jealousy with that which is not a people; With a foolish nation will I provoke them to anger.
Jeremiah 2:5
Thus saith Jehovah: What injustice have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and become vain?
Jeremiah 10:8
But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is 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, Jehovah, our God? And we wait upon thee; for thou hast made all these things.
Jeremiah 16:19
Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit.
Jonah 2:8
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
Habakkuk 2:18
What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it? the molten image, and the teacher of falsehood, that the maker of his work dependeth thereon, to make dumb idols?
1 Corinthians 8:4
concerning then the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God save 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 happen hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be astonished, and behold it together.
Isaiah 44:9
They that form a graven image are all of them vanity, and their delectable things are of no profit; and they are their own witnesses: they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Isaiah 45:20
Gather 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 him on the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place; there he standeth, he doth not remove from his place: yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not; he saveth him not 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 observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.