'Empty' in the Bible
Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the water.
Then they took him and threw him into the cistern. (Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it.)
The seven lean, bad-looking cows that came up after them represent seven years, as do the seven empty heads of grain burned with the east wind. They represent seven years of famine.
The Lord found him in a desolate land, in an empty wasteland where animals howl. He continually guarded him and taught him; he continually protected him like the pupil of his eye.
He divided the three hundred men into three units. He gave them all trumpets and empty jars with torches inside them.
They replied, "If you are going to send the ark of the God of Israel back, don't send it away empty. Be sure to return it with a guilt offering. Then you will be healed, and you will understand why his hand is not removed from you."
You should not turn aside after empty things that can't profit and can't deliver, since they are empty.
Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon, and you will be missed, for your seat will be empty.
From the blood of the slain, from the fat of warriors, the bow of Jonathan was not turned away. The sword of Saul never returned empty.
For this is what the Lord God of Israel says, 'The jar of flour will not be empty and the jug of oil will not run out until the day the Lord makes it rain on the surface of the ground.'"
The jar of flour was never empty and the jug of oil never ran out, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.
He said, "Go and ask all your neighbors for empty containers. Get as many as you can.
He replied, "No, let the Lord help you. How can I help you? The threshing floor and winepress are empty."
Your claim to have a strategy and military strength is just empty talk. In whom are you trusting that you would dare to rebel against me?
But an empty man will become wise, when a wild donkey's colt is born a human being.
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth on nothing.
Surely it is an empty cry -- God does not hear it; the Almighty does not take notice of it.
If the clouds are full of rain, they will empty themselves on the earth, and whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, the tree will lie wherever it falls.
We have heard about Moab's pride, their great arrogance, their boasting, pride, and excess. But their boastful claims are empty!
The water of the sea will be dried up, and the river will dry up and be empty.
It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion.
Highways are empty, there are no travelers. Treaties are broken, witnesses are despised, human life is treated with disrespect.
Your claim to have a strategy and military strength is just empty talk. In whom are you trusting, that you would dare to rebel against me?
who frustrates the omens of the empty talkers and humiliates the omen readers, who overturns the counsel of the wise men and makes their advice seem foolish,
Those who empty out gold from a purse and weigh out silver on the scale hire a metalsmith, who makes it into a god. They then bow down and worship it.
"I looked at the land and saw that it was an empty wasteland. I looked up at the sky, and its light had vanished.
They will lay it waste. It will lie parched and empty before me. The whole land will be laid waste. But no one living in it will pay any heed.
The leading men of the cities send their servants for water. They go to the cisterns, but they do not find any water there. They return with their containers empty. Disappointed and dismayed, they bury their faces in their hands.
But the time is coming when I will send men against Moab who will empty it out. They will empty the towns of their people, then will lay those towns in ruins. I, the Lord, affirm it!
"King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon devoured me and drove my people out. Like a monster from the deep he swallowed me. He filled his belly with my riches. He made me an empty dish. He completely cleaned me out."
They will know that I am the Lord; my threats to bring this catastrophe on them were not empty.'
"'Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the city of bloodshed, the pot whose rot is in it, whose rot has not been removed from it! Empty it piece by piece. No lot has fallen on it.
Set the empty pot on the coals, until it becomes hot and its copper glows, until its uncleanness melts within it and its rot is consumed.
They utter empty words, taking false oaths and making empty agreements. Therefore legal disputes sprout up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a plowed field.
Will he then continue to fill and empty his throw net? Will he always destroy nations and spare none?
Then it says, 'I will return to the home I left.' When it returns, it finds the house empty, swept clean, and put in order.
he has filled the hungry with good things, and has sent the rich away empty.
For if they become heirs by the law, faith is empty and the promise is nullified.
And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty.
But I am sending these brothers so that our boasting about you may not be empty in this case, so that you may be ready just as I kept telling them.
Let nobody deceive you with empty words, for because of these things God's wrath comes on the sons of disobedience.
Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind.
Some have strayed from these and turned away to empty discussion.
But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, quarrels, and fights about the law, because they are useless and empty.
But would you like evidence, you empty fellow, that faith without works is useless?
You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed -- not by perishable things like silver or gold,
For by speaking high-sounding but empty words they are able to entice, with fleshly desires and with debauchery, people who have just escaped from those who reside in error.
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