Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?

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Bible References

A sore

Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun, namely , riches kept by the owner thereof to his hurt:
Ecclesiastes 2:22
For what hath a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, wherein he laboreth under the sun?

What

1 Samuel 12:21
and turn ye not aside; for then would ye go after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
Jeremiah 2:8
The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handle the law knew me not: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
Mark 8:36
For what doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?

For

Ecclesiastes 1:3
What profit hath man of all his labor wherein he laboreth under the sun?
Proverbs 11:29
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Isaiah 26:18
We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
Hosea 8:7
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.
John 6:27
Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him the Father, even God, hath sealed.

General references

Ecclesiastes 3:9
What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboreth?