81 occurrences

'Vain' in the Bible

Let them put heavier labour on the men, that they may be taken up with it, and not regard vain words.

I also will do this unto you I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and fever, which shall cause the eyes to fail, and the soul to waste away; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

and your strength shall be spent in vain, and your land shall not yield its produce; and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

For it is no vain word for you, but it is your life, and through this word ye shall prolong your days on the land whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it.

and turn ye not aside; for it would be after vain things which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

Now David had said, Surely, in vain have I kept all that this man had in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that was his; and he has requited me evil for good.

And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant which he had made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he had testified unto them; and they followed vanity and became vain, and went after the nations that were round about them, concerning whom Jehovah had charged them that they should not do like them.

And vain men, sons of Belial, gathered to him and strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, and Rehoboam was young and faint-hearted, and did not shew himself strong against them.

Be it that I am wicked, why then do I labour in vain?

For he knoweth vain men, and seeth wickedness when man doth not consider it;

How then comfort ye me in vain? Your answers remain perfidious.

Behold, ye yourselves have all seen it; and why are ye thus altogether vain?

She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labour is in vain, without her concern.

Why are the nations in tumultuous agitation, and why do the peoples meditate a vain thing?

I have not sat with vain persons, neither have I gone in with dissemblers;

For they speak of thee wickedly, they take thy name in vain, thine enemies.

For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.

For who knoweth what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell man what shall be after him under the sun?

Bring no more vain oblations! Incense is an abomination unto me, new moon and sabbath, the calling of convocations wickedness and the solemn meeting I cannot bear.

We have heard of the arrogance of Moab, he is very proud, of his pride, and his arrogance, and his wrath: his pratings are vain.

For Egypt shall help in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I named her, Arrogance, that doeth nothing.

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I am Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

And I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought and in vain; nevertheless my judgment is with Jehovah, and my work with my God.

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for terror; for they are the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring with them.

Thus saith Jehovah: What injustice have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and become vain?

In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Truly in vain is salvation looked for from the hills, and the multitude of mountains; truly in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Wash thy heart, Jerusalem, from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

And thou, wasted one, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rendest thine eyes with paint, in vain dost thou make thyself fair: thy lovers despise thee, they seek th

The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed by the fire; they have melted, and melted in vain; and the bad are not plucked away.

Go up to Gilead, and fetch balm, O virgin-daughter of Egypt! In vain shalt thou multiply remedies: there is no healing for thee.

I know his wrath, saith Jehovah; his pratings are vain: they do not as they say.

Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly laid bare, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; so that the peoples will have laboured in vain, and the nations for the fire: and they shall be weary.

And they shall know that I am Jehovah: I have not said in vain that I would do this evil unto them.

For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination in the midst of the house of Israel.

Have ye not seen a vain vision, and spoken a lying divination, when ye say, Jehovah saith; and I have not spoken?

Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labour for the fire, and the nations weary themselves in vain?

For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams: they comfort in vain. Therefore they have gone away as a flock, they are in distress, because there is no shepherd.

Ye say, It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we keep his charge, and that we walk mournfully before Jehovah of hosts?

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as those who are of the nations: for they think they shall be heard through their much speaking.

who hast said by the mouth of thy servant David, Why have the nations raged haughtily and the peoples meditated vain things?

For if they which are of law be heirs, faith is made vain, and the promise made of no effect.

But I have used none of these things. Now I have not written these things that it should be thus in my case; for it were good for me rather to die than that any one should make vain my boast.

by which also ye are saved, (if ye hold fast the word which I announced to you as the glad tidings,) unless indeed ye have believed in vain.

and I went up according to revelation, and I laid before them the glad tidings which I preach among the nations, but privately to those conspicuous among them, lest in any way I run or had run in vain;

Have ye suffered so many things in vain, if indeed also in vain?

For ye know yourselves, brethren, our entering in which we had to you, that it has not been in vain;

Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
רק ריק 
Reyq 
Usage: 14

κενός 
Kenos 
Usage: 15

הבל 
Habal 
Usage: 5

ריק 
Riyq 
Usage: 12

און 
'aven 
Usage: 79

הבל הבל 
hebel 
Usage: 73

חנּם 
Chinnam 
Usage: 32

כּזב 
Kazab 
lie , liar , vain , fail
Usage: 17

נבב 
Nabab 
Usage: 4

צלם 
Tselem 
Usage: 17

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

ריקם 
Reyqam 
Usage: 16

שׁו שׁואo 
Shav' 
Usage: 53

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

תּהוּ 
Tohuw 
Usage: 20

βαττολογέω 
Battologeo 
Usage: 0

δωρεάν 
Dorean 
Usage: 5

εἰκῆ 
Eike 
Usage: 6

κενοδοξία 
Kenodoxia 
Usage: 1

κενόδοξος 
Kenodoxos 
Usage: 1

κενοφωνία 
Kenophonia 
Usage: 2

κενόω 
Kenoo 
make void , make of none effect , make of no reputation , be in vain
Usage: 5

κενῶς 
Kenos 
in vain
Usage: 1

ματαιολόγος 
Mataiologos 
Usage: 1

μάταιος 
Mataios 
Usage: 6

ματαιόω 
Mataioo 
Usage: 1

μάτην 
Maten 
in vain
Usage: 0