Turn away my eyes from looking at [what is] worthless; revive me in your ways.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind [people] of these [things], solemnly urging [them] before the Lord not to dispute about words. [This is] in no way beneficial [and leads to] the ruin of the hearers.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and contentions and quarrels about the law, for they are useless and fruitless.
1 Corinthians 6:12
All [things] are permitted for me, but not all [things] are profitable. All [things] are permitted for me, but I will not be controlled by anything.
1 Corinthians 10:23
All [things] are permitted, but not all [things] are profitable. All [things] are permitted, but not all [things] build up.
O sons of man, how long will my honor be a disgrace? [How long] will you love vanity? [How long] will you seek lies? Selah
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in [the] day of distress, to you [the] nations will come from the ends of [the] earth, and they will say, "Our ancestors have inherited only lies, vanity, and there is no profit in them.
1 Samuel 12:21
And do not turn aside after the triviality, which have no value and cannot deliver, for they are triviality.
[You] who rejoice over Lo-Debar, who say, "Have we not taken Karnaim for ourselves by our strength?"
But now, [because you] have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental spirits? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
Let him not trust in emptiness--he will be deceiving himself-- for worthlessness will be his recompense.
But do not seek Bethel or go [to] Gilgal or cross over to Beersheba, for Gilgal will certainly go into exile and Bethel will come to disaster."