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30 Bible Verses about Useless Labour

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Job 9:29

I will be condemned, so why should I wear myself out with this futility?

Ezekiel 6:6

In all the places where you live, the cities will be desolate. The high places will also be desolate so that your altars will be laid waste, bearing the punishment appropriate to them. Your idols will be shattered, your sun pillars will be hewn down, and your works will be obliterated.

Habakkuk 2:13

Is it not because of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies that people grow tired putting out fires, and nations weary themselves over nothing?

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, "Surely it was for nothing that I protected everything that belonged to this man in the wilderness, and nothing was missing of all that belonged to him. But he has repaid me with evil for good!

Lamentations 4:17

Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.

Leviticus 26:20

Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

Jeremiah 51:58

This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "The broad wall of Babylon will be completely leveled, and its high gate set on fire. and so the nations toil for nothing, and the nations weary themselves only for fire."

Leviticus 26:16

then I will certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.

Proverbs 1:17

Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

Jeremiah 6:29

The bellows blow fiercely to consume the lead with the fire. The assayer keeps on refining, but the impurities aren't separated out.

Jeremiah 4:30

You are ruined! What are you doing dressing in scarlet, putting on golden ornaments, and highlighting your eyes with makeup? You are making yourself beautiful in vain. Your lovers reject you they're out to kill you.

Isaiah 49:4

"I said: "I've labored for nothing. I've exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.' Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.

Isaiah 30:7

to Egypt, which gives help that is worthless and useless. Therefore I call her, "Rahab, who just sits still.'"

Jeremiah 2:30

"I've punished your children with no results, they have accepted no discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion."

Numbers 6:12

He is to dedicate to the LORD the days of his consecration by bringing a year old male lamb as his offering. The previous time will have failed because his consecration became defiled.

Ezekiel 14:23

They'll comfort you when you see how they've lived and what they've done, because you'll know for certain that I haven't done anything that I've done against them without any reason," declares the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 6:10

Then they'll know that I am the LORD. I didn't declare this evil that's intended for them without a reason.'"

Galatians 2:2

I went in response to a revelation, and in a private meeting with the reputed leaders, I explained to them the gospel that I'm proclaiming to the gentiles. I did this because I was afraid that I was running or had run my life's race for nothing.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

But when I could stand it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out about your faith. I was afraid that the tempter had tempted you in some way, and that our work had been a waste of time.

Galatians 3:4

Did you suffer so much for nothing? (If it really was for nothing!)

Isaiah 65:23

They won't toil in vain nor bear children doomed to misfortune, for they will be offspring blessed by the LORD, they and their descendants with them.

2 Corinthians 9:3

Now I have sent the brothers so that our boasting about you in this matter may not prove to be an idle boast, and so that you may stand ready, just as I said.

1 Corinthians 9:26

That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.

1 Thessalonians 2:1

For you yourselves know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a waste of time.

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