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46 Bible Verses about emptiness

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Isaiah 45:18

For thus said Jehovah, Creator of heaven, He is God, Former of earth, and its Maker, He established it -- not empty He prepared it, For inhabiting He formed it: 'I am Jehovah, and there is none else.

Jeremiah 4:23

I looked to the land, and lo, waste and void, And unto the heavens, and their light is not.

Ruth 1:21

I went out full, and empty hath Jehovah brought me back, why do ye call me Naomi, and Jehovah hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath done evil to me?'

Job 35:13

Surely vanity God doth not hear, And the Mighty doth not behold it.

Job 35:16

And Job with vanity doth open his mouth, Without knowledge words he multiplieth.

Isaiah 16:6

We have heard of the pride of Moab -- very proud, His pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath, Not right are his devices.

Isaiah 36:5

I have said: Only, a word of the lips! counsel and might are for battle: now, on whom hast thou trusted, that thou hast rebelled against me?

2 Kings 18:20

Thou hast said: Only a word of the lips! counsel and might are for battle; now, on whom hast thou trusted that thou hast rebelled against me?

Isaiah 59:4

There is none calling in righteousness, And there is none pleading in faithfulness, Trusting on emptiness, and speaking falsehood, Conceiving perverseness, and bearing iniquity.

2 Peter 2:18

for overswellings of vanity speaking, they do entice in desires of the flesh -- lasciviousnesses, those who had truly escaped from those conducting themselves in error,

Isaiah 55:2

Why do ye weigh money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which is not for satiety? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat good, And your soul doth delight itself in fatness.

Psalm 127:1-2

A Song of the Ascents, by Solomon. If Jehovah doth not build the house, In vain have its builders laboured at it, If Jehovah doth not watch a city, In vain hath a watchman waked. Vain for you who are rising early, Who delay sitting, eating the bread of griefs, So He giveth to His beloved one sleep.

Haggai 1:5-6

And now, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Set your heart to your ways. Ye have sown much, and brought in little, To eat, and not to satiety, To drink, and not to drunkenness, To clothe, and none hath heat, And he who is hiring himself out, Is hiring himself for a bag pierced through.

Job 20:5

That the singing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the profane for a moment,

1 Timothy 6:9-10

and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction, for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;

Luke 12:18-20

and he said, This I will do, I will take down my storehouses, and greater ones I will build, and I will gather together there all my products and my good things, and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years, be resting, eat, drink, be merry. And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be?

Job 8:13-15

So are the paths of all forgetting God, And the hope of the profane doth perish, Whose confidence is loathsome, And the house of a spider his trust. He leaneth on his house -- and it standeth not: He taketh hold on it -- and it abideth not.

Job 15:31

Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.

Isaiah 57:13

When thou criest, let thy gatherings deliver thee, And all of them carry away doth wind, Take away doth vanity, And whoso is trusting in Me inheriteth the land, And doth possess My holy mountain.

Judges 10:14

Go and cry unto the gods on which ye have fixed; they -- they save you in the time of your adversity.'

Isaiah 44:17-18

And its remnant for a god he hath made -- For his graven image, He falleth down to it, and worshippeth, And prayeth unto it, and he saith, 'Deliver me, for my god thou art.' They have not known, nor do they understand, For He hath daubed their eyes from seeing, Their heart from acting wisely.

Isaiah 45:20

Be gathered, and come in, Come nigh together, ye escaped of the nations, They have not known, Who are lifting up the wood of their graven image, And praying unto a god that saveth not.

Isaiah 46:7

They lift him up on the shoulder, They carry him, and cause him to rest in his place, And he standeth, from his place he moveth not, Yea, one crieth unto him, and he answereth not, From his adversity he saveth him not.

Jeremiah 11:12

And the cities of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem have gone, And they have cried unto the gods, To whom they are making perfume, And they give no deliverance at all to them, In the time of their vexation.

Micah 6:13-14

And I also, I have begun to smite thee, To make desolate, because of thy sins. Thou -- thou eatest, and thou art not satisfied, And thy pit is in thy midst, And thou removest, and dost not deliver, And that which thou deliverest, to a sword I give.

Leviticus 26:14-16

'And if ye do not hearken to Me, and do not all these commands; and if at My statutes ye kick, and if My judgments your soul loathe, so as not to do all My commands -- to your breaking My covenant -- I also do this to you, and I have appointed over you trouble, the consumption, and the burning fever, consuming eyes, and causing pain of soul; and your seed in vain ye have sowed, and your enemies have eaten it;

Psalm 78:32-33

With all this they have sinned again, And have not believed in His wonders. And He consumeth in vanity their days, And their years in trouble.

Hosea 4:10

And they have eaten, and are not satisfied, They have gone a-whoring, and increase not, For they have left off taking heed to Jehovah.

Haggai 1:7-9

Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Set your heart to your ways. Go up the mountain, and ye have brought in wood, And build the house, and I am pleased with it. And I am honoured, said Jehovah. Looking for much, and lo, little, And ye brought it home, and I blew on it, Wherefore? -- an affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, Because of My house that is waste, And ye are running -- each to his house,

1 Peter 1:18

having known that, not with corruptible things -- silver or gold -- were ye redeemed from your foolish behaviour delivered by fathers,

From Thematic Bible


Emptiness » Emptiness or vanity of the worldly life (ps 3911; 629)

Ephesians 4:17

This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said in my heart, 'Pray, come, I try thee with mirth, and look thou on gladness;' and lo, even it is vanity.

Psalm 62:9

Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.

Psalm 39:11

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, Vanity of vanities: the whole is vanity.