Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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
Whereas you don't know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away.

Surely

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 2:17
So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:7
Then I returned and saw vanity under the sun.
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!"
Isaiah 55:2
Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she came up to him, and said, "Lord, don't you care that my sister left me to serve alone? Ask her therefore to help me."
Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

He heapeth

Psalm 49:10
For he sees that wise men die; likewise the fool and the senseless perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Job 27:16
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;
Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
Proverbs 23:5
Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
Proverbs 27:24
for riches are not forever, nor does even the crown endure to all generations.
Ecclesiastes 2:8
I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men -- musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
Ecclesiastes 5:14
Those riches perish by misfortune, and if he has fathered a son, there is nothing in his hand.
Luke 12:20
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'
James 5:3
Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.

General references

Deuteronomy 8:13
and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;
Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 2:20
Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun.
Matthew 6:19
"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;