Useless Labour

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Job 9:29

Since I will be found guilty,
why should I labor in vain?

Ezekiel 6:6

Wherever you live the cities will be in ruins and the high places will be desolate, so that your altars will lie in ruins and be desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.

Habakkuk 2:13

Is it not from the Lord of Hosts
that the peoples labor only to fuel the fire
and countries exhaust themselves for nothing?

1 Samuel 25:21

David had just said, “I guarded everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness for nothing. He was not missing anything, yet he paid me back evil for good.

Lamentations 4:17

?AyinAll the while our eyes were failing
as we looked in vain for assistance;
we watched from our towers
for a nation that refused to help.

Leviticus 26:20

and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit.

Jeremiah 51:58

This is what Yahweh of Hosts says:Babylon’s thick walls will be totally demolished,
and her high gates consumed by fire.
The peoples will have labored for nothing;
the nations will exhaust themselves only to feed the fire.

Leviticus 26:16

then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Proverbs 1:17

It is foolish to spread a net
where any bird can see it,

Jeremiah 6:29

The bellows blow,
blasting the lead with fire.
The refining is completely in vain;
the evil ones are not separated out.

Jeremiah 4:30

And you, devastated one, what are you doing
that you dress yourself in scarlet,
that you adorn yourself with gold jewelry,
that you enlarge your eyes with paint?
You beautify yourself for nothing.
Your lovers reject you;
they want to take your life.

Isaiah 49:4

But I myself said: I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nothing and futility;
yet my vindication is with the Lord,
and my reward is with my God.

Isaiah 30:7

Egypt’s help is completely worthless;
therefore, I call her:
Rahab Who Just Sits.

Jeremiah 2:30

I have struck down your children in vain;
they would not accept discipline.
Your own sword has devoured your prophets
like a ravaging lion.

Numbers 6:12

He is to rededicate his time of consecration to the Lord and to bring a year-old male lamb as a restitution offering. But do not count the previous period, because his consecrated hair became defiled.

Ezekiel 14:23

They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done what I did to it.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Ezekiel 6:10

And they will know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten to bring this disaster on them without a reason.

Galatians 2:2

I went up according to a revelation and presented to them the gospel I preach among the Gentiles—but privately to those recognized as leaders—so that I might not be running, or have run the race, in vain.

Galatians 3:4

Did you suffer so much for nothing—if in fact it was for nothing?

Isaiah 65:23

They will not labor without success
or bear children destined for disaster,
for they will be a people blessed by the Lord
along with their descendants.

2 Corinthians 9:3

But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.

1 Corinthians 9:26

Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air.

1 Thessalonians 2:1

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our visit with you was not without result.

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