Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with labour and pursuit of the wind.
He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
wherefore we have desired to come to you, even I Paul, both once and twice, and Satan has hindered us.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and pursuit of the wind.
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should have patience?
So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.
but let us not lose heart in doing good; for in due time, if we do not faint, we shall reap.
he that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness is by law, then Christ has died for nothing.
1 Samuel 18:8
And Saul was very wroth, and that saying was evil in his sight; and he said, They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed the thousands; and what is there more for him but the kingdom?
and hast not suffered me to kiss my sons and my daughters? Now thou hast acted foolishly.
The wicked man shall see it and be vexed; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.