Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and cause me to live in thy way.
2 Timothy 2:14
Counsel these things, charging them before the Lord. Strive not in words that profit nothing, but rather subvert the hearers.
But avoid foolish questions and genealogies and contentions and debates concerning the law, for they are unprofitable and vain.
1 Corinthians 6:12
All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1 Corinthians 10:23
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient; all things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.
O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after the lie? Selah.
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the time of the affliction; Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.
1 Samuel 12:21
do not turn aside after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
Ye who rejoice in a thing of nought, who say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
But now, having known God, or rather being known of God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, in which ye desire again to be in slavery?
He shall not be established; in vanity he shall err; therefore, he shall be changed into vanity.
but do not seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and do not pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.