Better is a handful with quietness, than both hands full with toil and grasping for the wind.
He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.
He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their plans.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
Therefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and like grasping the wind.
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
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, even the thoughts of my heart.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
That frustrates the omens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; that turns wise men backward, and makes their knowledge foolish;
I do not nullify the grace of God: for if righteousness comes by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
1 Samuel 18:8
And Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
And have not allowed me to kiss my sons and my daughters? you have now done foolishly in so doing.
The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.