Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things. Revive me in your ways.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don't argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
but shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
1 Corinthians 6:12
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not be brought under the power of anything.
1 Corinthians 10:23
"All things are lawful for me," but not all things are profitable. "All things are lawful for me," but not all things build up.
You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in which there is no profit.
1 Samuel 12:21
Don't turn aside; for [then you would go] after vain things which can't profit nor deliver, for they are vain.
you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, 'Haven't we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?'
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness shall be his reward.
but don't seek Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and don't pass to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nothing.