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30 Bible Verses about Useless Labour

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Job 9:29

If I am wicked, why then shall I toil in vain?

Ezekiel 6:6

In all your provinces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate that your altars may be laid waste and condemned, and your idols shall be destroyed and shall cease, and your images of the sun shall be cut down, and your works shall be abolished.

Habakkuk 2:13

Is this not of the LORD of the hosts? Therefore the peoples shall labour for the fire, and the Gentiles shall weary themselves in vain.

1 Samuel 25:21

Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him, and he has returned unto me evil for good.

Lamentations 4:17

Ain As for us, our eyes have failed in seeking our vain help; in our watching we have watched for people that cannot save us.

Leviticus 26:20

And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

Jeremiah 51:58

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly cast down, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and peoples and nations shall labour in vain in the fire to save her, and they shall become weary.

Leviticus 26:16

I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Proverbs 1:17

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Jeremiah 6:29

The bellows are burned; the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melts in vain; for the wicked are not plucked away.

Jeremiah 4:30

And thou who art destroyed, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothe thyself with crimson, though thou deck thee with ornaments of gold, though thou paint thy eyes with antimony, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee; they will seek thy life.

Isaiah 49:4

But I said, I have laboured in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain; yet surely my judgment is before the LORD and my recompense with my God.

Isaiah 30:7

For the Egyptians shall help in vain and to no purpose; therefore I have cried out concerning this that your strength should be to sit still.

Jeremiah 2:30

I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

James 2:16

and one of you says unto them, Depart in peace; be ye warmed and filled; but ye do not give them those things which are needful for the body; what shall it profit them?

Numbers 6:12

And they shall consecrate unto the LORD the days of their Nazariteship and shall bring a lamb of the first year for their guilt; but the days that were before shall be lost because their Nazariteship was defiled.

Ezekiel 14:23

And they shall comfort you when ye see their ways and their doings and ye shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in her, said the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 6:10

And they shall know that I am the LORD and that I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

Galatians 2:2

But I went up by revelation and communicated unto them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to those who seemed to be of repute, to not run, or have run, in vain.

Galatians 3:4

Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

Isaiah 65:23

They shall not labour in vain, nor give birth with fear; for their births are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring shall be with them.

2 Corinthians 9:3

Yet I have sent the brethren lest our glorying of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready,

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air;

1 Thessalonians 2:1

For you yourselves, brethren, know that our entrance unto you was not vain,

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