Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

A vain shew

Bible References

A vain shew

James 4:14
you who do not know {what will happen tomorrow}, {what your life will be like}. For you are a smoky vapor that appears for a short time and then disappears.


Ecclesiastes 1:14
I saw all the works that are done under the sun. Look! Everything [is] vanity and chasing wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:17
So I hated life because the work done under the sun [is] grievous to me. For everything [is] vanity and chasing wind!
Ecclesiastes 4:7
I turned again and saw another vanity under the sun.
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!"
Isaiah 55:2
Why do you weigh out money for [what is] not food, and your labor for {what cannot satisfy}? Listen carefully to me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul take pleasure in {rich} food.
Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted with much preparation, so she approached [and] said, "Lord, is it not a concern to you that my sister has left me alone to make preparations? Then tell her that she should help me!"
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?'
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your cares on him, because {he cares} for you.

He heapeth

Psalm 49:10
For he sees [that] the wise die, together [with the] fool and brute they perish, and leave their wealth to the next [generation].
Job 27:16
If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,
Proverbs 13:22
He who is good will leave an inheritance to {his grandchildren}, and stored up for the righteous [is] the wealth of a sinner.
Proverbs 23:5
Your eyes will {alight} on it, but there is nothing [to] it, for suddenly it will make for itself wings like an eagle and it will be exhausted [in] the heavens.
Proverbs 27:24
For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation.
Ecclesiastes 2:8
I also gathered to myself silver and gold--the royal and provincial treasuries. I acquired for myself male and female singers, as well as the delight of {men}, {voluptuous concubines}.
Ecclesiastes 5:14
That wealth was lost in a bad venture. Although he has borne a child, {he has nothing to leave to him}.
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?'
James 5:3
Your gold and silver have become corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you, and it will consume your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasure in the last days.

General references

Deuteronomy 8:13
and your herds and your flocks have multiplied, and {you have accumulated silver and gold}, and all that {you have} has multiplied,
Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities!" says the Teacher, "Vanity of vanities! All [is] vanity!"
Ecclesiastes 2:20
So {I began to despair} of all the toil with which I toiled under the sun.
Matthew 6:19
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal,