Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind others about these things, and warn them before God not to argue over words. Arguing does not do any good but only destroys those who are listening.
But avoid foolish controversies, arguments about genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the Law. These things are useless and worthless.
1 Corinthians 6:12
Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not allow anything to control me.
1 Corinthians 10:23
Everything is permissible, but not everything is helpful. Everything is permissible, but not everything builds up.
You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude
LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in a time of difficulty, to you the nations will come, and from the ends of the earth they'll say, "Surely our ancestors inherited deception, things that are worthless, and in which there is no profit."
1 Samuel 12:21
Don't turn aside after useless things that cannot profit or deliver because they're useless.
You rejoice in nothing worth mentioning that is, you keep on saying, "We captured Karnaim by our own strength of will and by our own effort, didn't we?'
But now that you know God, or rather have been known by God, how can you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again?
Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.
but don't seek Bethel. Don't go to Gilgal, and don't pass over to Beer-sheba. Because Gilgal will surely go into captivity, and Bethel will come to nothing.