Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Bible References

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Genesis 4:4
and Abel also brought [an offering] from {the choicest firstlings of his flock}. And Yahweh looked with favor to Abel and to his offering,
Genesis 37:2
These [are] the generations of Jacob. Joseph, [being] seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers. Now he [was] a helper with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, the wives of his father. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to his father.
1 Samuel 18:8
{Saul became very angry}, and {this saying displeased him}, and he thought, "They have attributed to David ten thousands, but to me they have attributed thousands! {What more can he have but the kingdom}?"
Proverbs 27:4
Cruel [is] wrath and overwhelming [is] anger, but who will stand before jealousy?
Matthew 27:18
(For he knew that they had handed him over because of envy.
Acts 7:9
And the patriarchs, [because they] were jealous of Joseph, sold [him] into Egypt. And God was with him,
James 4:5
Or do you think that in vain the scripture says, "The spirit which he caused to dwell in us desires jealously"?
1 John 3:12
not as Cain, who was of the evil one and violently murdered his brother. And {for what reason} did he violently murder him? Because his deeds were evil and the [deeds] of his brother [were] righteous.

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Ecclesiastes 4:16
There is no end to all the people, to all who were before him. Yet the later generation will not rejoice in him, for this also [is] vanity and chasing wind!
Ecclesiastes 1:14
I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:21
For although a person may toil with great wisdom and skill, he must leave his reward to someone who has not toiled for it. This also [is] vanity and a great calamity.
Ecclesiastes 6:9
{Better to be content with what your eyes see than for your soul to constantly crave more}. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!
Genesis 37:4
When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and were not able to speak peaceably to him.

General references

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"
Ecclesiastes 6:11
{Increasing words only multiplies futility}, how does that profit anyone?
Ecclesiastes 12:8
"Vanity of vanity!" says the Teacher. "Everything [is] vanity!"