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15 Bible Verses about Futility Of Worldly Pursuits

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Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 6:9

It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 2:21

That the man who worked with wisdom and with knowledge and with uprightness would have to leave his portion to a man that has not laboured therein. This also is vanity and a great evil.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Charge those that are rich in this world, that they not be highminded, not placing their hope in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy; but charge them to do good, that they be rich in good works, liberal to distribute, willing to communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the future, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Mark 8:36-37

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Job 20:4-5

Dost thou not know this that always was, since man was placed upon earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

Psalm 17:14

from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.

Luke 16:25-26

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass from there to us.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

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