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
Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. The LORD respected Abel and his offering,
Genesis 37:2
This is the history of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. Joseph brought an evil report of them to their father.
1 Samuel 18:8
Saul was very angry, and this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. What can he have more but the kingdom?"
Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
Matthew 27:18
For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.
Acts 7:9
"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,
James 4:5
Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit which he made to dwell in us yearns jealously"?
1 John 3:12
unlike Cain, who was of the evil one, and killed his brother. Why did he kill him? Because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

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Ecclesiastes 4:16
There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was?yet those who come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 1:14
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:21
For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.
Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Genesis 37:4
His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, and they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him.

General references

Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 6:11
For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?
Ecclesiastes 12:8
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity.