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36 Bible Verses about Vanity

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Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I told myself, "I will test you with pleasure, so enjoy yourself." But this was pointless.

Job 7:3

Truly I've been allotted months of emptiness; nights of trouble have been appointed for me.

Job 7:16

I hate the thought of living forever! Leave me alone, because my days are pointless."

Psalm 39:5

Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. Interlude

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Psalm 119:37

Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.

Psalm 144:4

The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Absolutely pointless; everything is pointless."

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I observed every activity done on earth. My conclusion: all of it is pointless like chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:11-26

Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth. Next I turned to examine wisdom, insanity, and foolishness, because what can a person do who succeeds the king except what has already been accomplished? I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness. read more.
The wise use their eyes, but the fool walks in darkness. I also perceived that the same outcome affects them all. Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. Therefore what's the point in being so wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless. For neither the wise nor the fool will be long remembered, since in days to come everything will be forgotten. The wise man dies the same way as the fool, does he not? So I hated life, because whatever is done on earth causes me trouble it's all pointless, like chasing after the wind. Then I despised everything I had worked for on earth, that is, the things that I will leave to the person who will succeed me. And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish? Either way, he will take possession of everything that I have done on earth, especially where I have excelled. This also is pointless. So I came to be in despair about everything I had accomplished on earth. For sometimes people who strive to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and equity leave everything as an inheritance to a person who never worked for it. This, too, is pointless and greatly troublesome. For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth? Indeed, all of his days are filled with sorrow, and his struggles bring grief. In fact, his mind remains restless throughout the night. This is pointless, too! The only worthwhile thing for a human being is to eat, drink, and enjoy life's goodness that he finds in what he accomplishes. This, I observed, is also from the hand of God himself, for who can eat or enjoy life apart from him? After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For what happens to people also happens to animals a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 4:4-8

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind. The fool crosses his arms and starves himself. It's better to have one handful of tranquility than to have two handfuls of trouble and to chase after the wind.read more.
Then I turned to re-examine something else that is pointless on earth: Consider someone who is alone, having neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his work, and he is never satisfied with wealth. "So for whom do I work," he asks, "and deprive myself of pleasure?" This, too, is pointless and a terrible tragedy.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There was no end to all of his subjects or to all of the people who had come before them. But those who come along afterward will not be happy with him. This is also pointless and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 6:2-4

a man to whom God gives wealth, riches, and honor, so that he lacks none of his heart's desires but God does not give him the capability to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger consumes them. This is pointless and a grievous affliction. A man might father a hundred children, and live for many years, so that the length of his life is long but if his life does not overflow with goodness, and he doesn't receive a proper burial, I maintain that stillborn children are better off than he is, because stillborn children arrive in pointlessness, leave in darkness, and their names are covered in darkness.

Ecclesiastes 6:9-11

It is better to focus on what you can see than to meander after your self-interest; this also is pointless and a chasing after wind. Whatever exists has been named already; people know what it means to be human and a person cannot defeat one who is more powerful than he. Because many words lead to pointlessness, how do people benefit from this? 12Who knows what is best for people in this life, every day of their pointless lives that they pass through like a shadow? Who informs people on earth what will come along after them?

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For as thorns burn to heat a pot, so also is the laughter of the fool even this is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 8:10

So I watched the wicked being entombed. They used to come in and out of the Holy Place, but now they are forgotten in the city, where they used to work. This, too, is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

Here is a pointless thing that happens on earth: A righteous man receives what happens to the wicked, and a wicked man receives what happens to the righteous. I concluded that this, too, is pointless.

Ecclesiastes 11:8-10

Even if a person lives many years, let him enjoy them all, recalling that there will be many days of darkness to come all of which are pointless. So enjoy yourself in your youth, young man, and be encouraged during your younger days. Live as you like, consistent with your world view, but keep in mind that God will bring you to account for everything. Banish sorrow from your heart, and evil from your body, since both childhood and the prime of life are pointless.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Everything is pointless."

Isaiah 41:29

See, none of them exist, and their deeds are nothing. Their metal images are only wind and confusion.'"

Isaiah 44:9

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame.

Romans 8:19-20

For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children, because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

Deuteronomy 32:21

They provoked me to jealousy over non-gods, and to be angry over their vanity. Now I'll provoke them to jealousy over a non-people; and over a foolish nation I'll provoke them to anger.

1 Kings 16:13

because of all the sins that Baasha and his son Elah had committed and because of what they did to lead Israel into sin, thus provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idolatry.

Jeremiah 2:5

This is what the LORD says: "What did your ancestors find wrong with me that they left me, and pursued worthless things, and so they became worthless?

Jeremiah 10:8

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

Jeremiah 16:19

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."

Jonah 2:8

Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs.

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Idolatry » Objects of, described as » Vanity

Jeremiah 18:15

Yet my people have forgotten me, and they burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their journey on the ancient paths. They walk on trails, on a way that is not built up.

Man » Compared to » Vanity

Psalm 144:4

The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

Vanity » Foolish questions, &c are

Vanity » Idolatry is

Jeremiah 10:8

Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!

Jeremiah 18:15

Yet my people have forgotten me, and they burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their journey on the ancient paths. They walk on trails, on a way that is not built up.

2 Kings 17:15

They rejected the LORD's statutes, the covenant that he had made with their ancestors, and his warnings that he gave them. They pursued meaninglessness and became meaningless themselves as they followed the lifestyles of the nations that surrounded them, a practice that the LORD had warned them not to do.

Isaiah 44:9-10

Now, all the forming of images means nothing, and the things they treasure are worthless. Their own witnesses cannot see, and they know nothing. So they will be put to shame. Who would shape a god or cast an image that profits nothing?

Vanity » The reward for following vanity

2 Kings 17:7-23

This happened because the Israelis had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt and from the domination of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, because they were fearing other gods, and because they were following the rules of the nations whom the LORD had expelled before the Israelis and that the kings of Israel had practiced. The Israelis practiced secret things that were not right, offending the LORD their God. In addition, they built high places for use by all their towns, watchtowers, and fortified cities. read more.
They set up pillars and Asherim on every high hill and in the shade of every green tree, where they made offerings on all the high places, as did the nations whom the LORD had expelled before them. They also practiced other wickedness, provoking the LORD to become angry, and they served idols, a practice that the LORD had warned them, "You are not to do this." Nevertheless, the LORD had warned both Israel and Judah by means of every prophet and seer: "Turn away from your evil practices and keep my commandments and statutes according to the entire Law that I gave your ancestors and that I sent to you through my servants, the prophets." But they would not listen. Instead, they were stubborn, just like their ancestors had been, who did not believe in the LORD their God. They rejected the LORD's statutes, the covenant that he had made with their ancestors, and his warnings that he gave them. They pursued meaninglessness and became meaningless themselves as they followed the lifestyles of the nations that surrounded them, a practice that the LORD had warned them not to do. They abandoned all of the commands given by the LORD their God, crafted for themselves cast images of two calves, constructed an Asherah, worshipped all of the stars in heaven, and served Baal. They passed their sons and daughters through fire, practiced divination, cast spells, and sold themselves to practice what the LORD considered to be evil, thereby provoking him. As a result, the LORD was angry with Israel and removed them from his presence. No one was left except for the tribe of Judah. But Judah, too, did not keep the commands of the LORD their God. Instead, they lived the lifestyle that Israel had chosen, so the LORD rejected all of the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and handed them over to the control of plunderers until he had thrown them away from his presence. He ripped them away from the heritage of David, even as the people appointed Nebat's son Jeroboam to be king. Jeroboam drove Israel away from following the LORD and made them commit great sin. The Israelis practiced all the sins that Jeroboam had practiced, and never wavered from them until the LORD removed Israel from his presence, just as he had warned through all of his prophets who served him. So Israel was carried off into exile from their own land into Assyria, where they remain to this day.

Job 15:31

Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.

Jeremiah 18:13-17

"Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "Ask the nations. Who has ever heard of anything like this? You have done a most horrible thing, virgin Israel. Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Or does the cold water from a foreign land ever cease to flow? Yet my people have forgotten me, and they burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their journey on the ancient paths. They walk on trails, on a way that is not built up. read more.
They make their land into a desolate place, an object of lasting scorn. All who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads. "Like the east wind, I'll scatter them before the enemy. I'll show them my back and not my face, on the day of their downfall.'"

Vanity » Foolish questions are

1 Timothy 1:6-7

Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to fruitless discussion. They want to be teachers of the Law, yet they do not understand either what they are talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.

Vanity » Heaping up riches is

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Consider someone who is alone, having neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his work, and he is never satisfied with wealth. "So for whom do I work," he asks, "and deprive myself of pleasure?" This, too, is pointless and a terrible tragedy.

Vanity » The wicked » Speak

Psalm 41:6

The one who comes to visit me speaks lies; in his heart he thinks slanderous things about me and goes around spreading them.

Vanity » The wicked » Imagine

Acts 4:25

You said by the Holy Spirit through the voice of our ancestor, your servant David, "Why do the unbelievers rage, and the people devise useless plots?

Psalm 2:1

Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot?

Vanity » Who became vain

Ephesians 4:17-19

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of their ignorance and hardness of heart. Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint.

Romans 1:18-23

For God's wrath is being revealed from heaven against all the ungodliness and wickedness of those who in their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes his eternal power and divine nature have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse. read more.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead, their thoughts turned to worthless things, and their senseless hearts were darkened. Though claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Vanity » The help of man is

Lamentations 4:17

Our eyes failed, searching in vain for hope; we kept watching and looking for a nation that would not help.

Vanity » The wicked » Reap

Jeremiah 12:13

They have sown wheat, but they have harvested thorns. They have tired themselves out, but they don't show a profit. Now be disappointed about your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.

Vanity » Saints » Pray to be kept from

Psalm 119:37

Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.

Vanity » Mere external religion is

Vanity » The days of man are

Job 7:16

I hate the thought of living forever! Leave me alone, because my days are pointless."

Vanity » The wicked » Walk in

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ephesians 4:17

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

Vanity » Vain men

Job 11:7-12

"Can you search through God's complex things? Can you uncover the limits of the Almighty? These things are higher than the heavens, so what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol, so what can you know? They are longer than the earth's circumference, and broader than the ocean. read more.
"If he bypasses, or imprisons, or convenes a court, who can stop him? For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it? An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"

James 2:20-22

Do you want proof, you foolish person, that faith without actions is worthless? Our ancestor Abraham was justified by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar, wasn't he? You see that his faith worked together with what he did, and by his actions his faith was made complete.

Vanity » The wicked » Judicially given up to

Isaiah 57:13

When you cry out, let your collection deliver you! The wind will carry them all off, and a mere breath will sweep them all away." "But whoever takes refuge in me will possess the land, and will inherit my holy mountain.

Vanity » Evil people » Imagine

Acts 4:25

You said by the Holy Spirit through the voice of our ancestor, your servant David, "Why do the unbelievers rage, and the people devise useless plots?

Psalm 2:1

Why are the nations in an uproar, and their people involved in a vain plot?

Vanity » The worship of the wicked is

Matthew 6:7

"When you are praying, don't say meaningless things like the unbelievers do, because they think they will be heard by being so wordy.

Isaiah 1:13

Stop bringing useless offerings! Incense is detestable to me, as are your New Moons, Sabbaths, and calling of convocations. I cannot stand iniquity within a solemn assembly.

Vanity » The wicked » Count God's service as

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? Where's the profit in talking to him?'

Malachi 3:14

You said, "It is futile to serve God,' and, "What did we get out of it when we carried out his requirements and went about like mourners in the presence of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies?'

Vanity » Emptiness of the worldly life

Psalm 62:9

Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Vanity » What is not vain

Deuteronomy 32:45-47

When Moses had finished addressing all of these words to all Israel, he told them, "Take to heart my entire testimony against you today. Command your children to observe carefully every word of this Law, because they're not just empty words for you they are your very life. Through these instructions you will live long in the land that you are about to cross over the Jordan River to possess."

Vanity » Worldly wisdom

1 Corinthians 3:20

and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless."

Ecclesiastes 2:21

For sometimes people who strive to obtain wisdom, knowledge, and equity leave everything as an inheritance to a person who never worked for it. This, too, is pointless and greatly troublesome.

Ecclesiastes 2:15

Then I told myself, "Whatever happens to the fool will happen also to me. Therefore what's the point in being so wise?" And I told myself that this also is pointless.

Vanity » Evil people » Regard God's service as

Job 21:15

Who is the Almighty, that we should serve him? Where's the profit in talking to him?'

Malachi 3:14

You said, "It is futile to serve God,' and, "What did we get out of it when we carried out his requirements and went about like mourners in the presence of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies?'

Vanity » Evil people » Speak

Psalm 41:6

The one who comes to visit me speaks lies; in his heart he thinks slanderous things about me and goes around spreading them.

Vanity » Evil people » Judicially given up to

Isaiah 57:13

When you cry out, let your collection deliver you! The wind will carry them all off, and a mere breath will sweep them all away." "But whoever takes refuge in me will possess the land, and will inherit my holy mountain.

Vanity » Evil people » Reap

Jeremiah 12:13

They have sown wheat, but they have harvested thorns. They have tired themselves out, but they don't show a profit. Now be disappointed about your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.

Vanity » The beauty of man is

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Vanity » Pray to be kept from

Psalm 119:37

Turn my eyes away from gazing at worthless things, and revive me by your ways.

Vanity » Almsgiving without charity is

Vanity » Childhood and youth are

Vanity » Evil people » Live in

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ephesians 4:17

Therefore, I tell you and insist on in the Lord not to live any longer like the gentiles live, thinking worthless thoughts.

Vanity » Worldly enjoyment is

Ecclesiastes 2:3

I decided to indulge in wine, while still remaining committed to wisdom. I also tried to indulge in foolishness, just enough to determine whether it was good for human beings under heaven given the short time of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

Whenever I wanted something I had seen, I never refused that desire. Instead, I enjoyed everything I did, and this became the reward in what I had undertaken. Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.

Vanity » Worldly pleasure is

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I told myself, "I will test you with pleasure, so enjoy yourself." But this was pointless.

Vanity » All earthly things are

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Absolutely pointless; everything is pointless."

Vanity » Unblessed riches are

Ecclesiastes 6:2

a man to whom God gives wealth, riches, and honor, so that he lacks none of his heart's desires but God does not give him the capability to enjoy them. Instead, a stranger consumes them. This is pointless and a grievous affliction.

Vanity » The wicked » Inherit

Jeremiah 16:19

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."

Vanity » What was made subject to vanity

Romans 8:18-21

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us. For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God's children, because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty read more.
that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God's children.

Vanity » Worldy anxiety

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Vanity » Wealth gotten by vanity

Vanity » Following those given to, leads to poverty

Vanity » Wealth gotten by, diminishes

Vanity » Fools follow those given to

Vanity » False teaching is but

Jeremiah 23:32

Look, I'm against those who prophesy based on false dreams," declares the LORD, "and relate them and lead my people astray with their lies and their recklessness. I didn't send them; I didn't command them, and they provide no benefit at all to these people," declares the LORD.

Vanity » Saints » Hate the thoughts of

Vanity » Who shall reap vanity

Proverbs 22:8

Whoever sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the anger he uses for a weapon will be destroyed.

Vanity » Treasures of wickedness are

Vanity » The wicked » Allure others by words of

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Vanity » The wicked » Walk after

Jeremiah 2:5

This is what the LORD says: "What did your ancestors find wrong with me that they left me, and pursued worthless things, and so they became worthless?

Vanity » Worldly labor is

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Vanity » The conduct of the unGodly is

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,

Vanity » A consequence of the fall

Romans 8:20

because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty

Vanity » Man is like to

Psalm 144:4

The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

Vanity » Every man is

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Vanity » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity on his bed and is determined to follow a path that is not good. He does not resist evil.

Vanity » Saints » Avoid those given to

Psalm 26:4

I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.

Vanity » Saints » Avoid

Psalm 24:4

The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.

Vanity » Saints hate the thoughts of

Vanity » Man at his best estate is

Psalm 39:5

Look, you have made my life span fit in your hand; It is nothing compared to yours. Surely every person at their best is a puff of wind. Interlude

Vanity » The religion of hypocrites is

Vanity » Faith without works is

James 2:14

What good does it do, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but does not prove it with actions? This kind of faith cannot save him, can it?

Vanity » Evil people » Inherit

Jeremiah 16:19

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."

Vanity » Evil people » Though full of, affect to be wise

Job 11:12

An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"

Vanity » Evil people » Especially characterized by

Job 11:11

For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it?

Vanity » The wicked » Though full of, affect to be wise

Job 11:12

An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"

Vanity » The wicked » Especially characterized by

Job 11:11

For he knows mankind's deceitfulness; when he sees iniquity, won't he himself consider it?

Vanity » The wicked » Love

Psalm 4:2

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

Vanity » God not hearing or regarding vanity

Job 35:13

Theirs is a useless plea God won't listen; the Almighty won't pay any attention.

Vanity » Man's own righteousness is

Isaiah 57:12

"I will denounce your righteousness and your works, for your collections of idols will not benefit you.

Vanity » Worldly possessions

Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

With respect to my extravagant works, I built houses for myself; I planted vineyards for myself. I constructed gardens and orchards for myself, and within them I planted all kinds of fruit trees. I built for myself water reservoirs to irrigate forests that produce trees. read more.
I acquired male and female slaves, and had other slaves born in my house. I also acquired for myself increasing numbers of herds and flocks more than anyone who had lived before me in Jerusalem. I also accumulated silver, gold, and the wealth of kings and their kingdoms. I gathered around me both male and female singers, along with what delights a man all sorts of mistresses. So I became great, greater than anyone who had lived before me in Jerusalem. Throughout all of this, I remained wise. Whenever I wanted something I had seen, I never refused that desire. Instead, I enjoyed everything I did, and this became the reward in what I had undertaken. Then I examined all of my accomplishments that I had brought about by my own efforts, including the work that I had labored so hard to complete and it was all pointless, like chasing after the wind, and there was nothing to be gained on earth.

Vanity » They who trust in, rewarded with

Job 15:31

Let him not trust in a worthless speech. He leads only himself astray, for emptiness will be his reward.

Vanity » Evil people » Allure others through the words of

2 Peter 2:18

By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.

Vanity » Almsgiving without love is

Vanity » The thoughts of man are

Vanity » Man is similar to

Psalm 144:4

The human person is a mere empty breath; his days are like a fading shadow.

Vanity » Every man has

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Vanity » Evil people » Live by

Jeremiah 2:5

This is what the LORD says: "What did your ancestors find wrong with me that they left me, and pursued worthless things, and so they became worthless?

Vanity » Evil people » Devise

Psalm 36:4

He devises iniquity on his bed and is determined to follow a path that is not good. He does not resist evil.

Vanity » Riches gotten by falsehood are

Vanity » Every state of man is

Psalm 62:9

Human beings are a mere vapor, while people in high positions are not what they appear. When they are placed on the scales, they weigh nothing; even when weighed together, they are less than nothing.

Vanity » Love of riches is

Vanity » Lying words are

Vanity » All should know and acknowledge

Vanity » Avoid those given to

Psalm 26:4

I do not sit with those committed to what is false, nor do I travel with hypocrites.

Vanity » Avoid

Psalm 24:4

The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.

Vanity » Evil people » Love

Psalm 4:2

You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude

Vanity » Worldly pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I told myself, "I will test you with pleasure, so enjoy yourself." But this was pointless.

Topics on Vanity

The Vanity Of Human Knowledge

Isaiah 44:25

who frustrates the omens of idle talkers, and drives diviners mad, who turns back the wise, and makes their knowledge foolish;

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