Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; quicken me in thy way.
2 Timothy 2:14
Of these things put in remembrance, testifying earnestly before the Lord not to have disputes of words, profitable for nothing, to the subversion of the hearers.
But foolish questions, and genealogies, and strifes, and contentions about the law, shun; for they are unprofitable and vain.
1 Corinthians 6:12
All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1 Corinthians 10:23
All things are lawful, but all are not profitable; all things are lawful, but all do not edify.
Ye sons of men, till when is my glory to be put to shame? How long will ye love vanity, will ye seek after a lie? Selah.
Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit.
1 Samuel 12:21
and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say, have We not taken to us power by our own strength?
but now, knowing God, but rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly principles to which ye desire to be again anew in bondage?
Let him not trust in vanity: he is deceived, for vanity shall be his recompense;
And seek not Bethel, neither go to Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.