Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways

Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways

14 There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility. 15 So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand by him in his toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.

16 When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night), 17 and I saw every work of God, I concluded that man cannot discover the work which has been done under the sun Even though man should seek laboriously, he will not discover; and though the wise man should say, "I know," he cannot discover.

Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 - Enjoy Life While It Lasts

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 - The Burden Of Folly

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 - Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 - Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways

Song of Songs 1:1-1 - Title

Song of Songs 2:1-3 - Dialogue Between Maiden And Her Beloved

Song of Songs 3:1-4 - Maiden's Dream (?): Seeking And Finding

Song of Songs 4:1-7 - Groom's Praise Of His Bride

Song of Songs 5:8-8 - Adjuration Refrain

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Vanity

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Job 7:3

So am I allotted months of vanity, And nights of trouble are appointed me.

Job 7:16

"I waste away; I will not live forever Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Psalm 39:5

"Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Psalm 94:11

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

Ecclesiastes 1:14

I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 2:11-26

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun. So I turned to consider wisdom, madness and folly; for what will the man do who will come after the king except what has already been done? And I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.read more.

Ecclesiastes 3:19

For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 4:4-8

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind. The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh. One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.read more.

Ecclesiastes 4:16

There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them, and even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him, for this too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 6:2-4

a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction. If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he, for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity.

Ecclesiastes 6:9-11

What the eyes see is better than what the soul desires This too is futility and a striving after wind. Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is. For there are many words which increase futility. What then is the advantage to a man?

Ecclesiastes 7:6

For as the crackling of thorn bushes under a pot, So is the laughter of the fool; And this too is futility.

Ecclesiastes 8:10

So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.

Ecclesiastes 8:14

There is futility which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked On the other hand, there are evil men to whom it happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility.

Ecclesiastes 11:8-10

Indeed, if a man should live many years, let him rejoice in them all, and let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility. Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things. So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

Ecclesiastes 12:8

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "all is vanity!"

Isaiah 41:29

"Behold, all of them are false; Their works are worthless, Their molten images are wind and emptiness.

Isaiah 44:9

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.

Romans 8:19-20

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

Deuteronomy 32:21

'They have made Me jealous with what is not God; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,

1 Kings 16:13

for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned and which they made Israel sin, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their idols.

Psalm 31:6

I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, 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 say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

Jonah 2:8

"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

Acts 14:15

and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.

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Man » Compared to » Vanity

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Vanity » Pray to be kept from

Vanity » Almsgiving without charity is

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Vanity » Worldly enjoyment is

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Vanity » Avoid

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Vanity » Worldly pleasure

Idolatry » Objects of, described as » Vanity

Jeremiah 18:15

'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,

Man » Compared to » Vanity

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

Vanity » Foolish questions, &c are

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

1 Timothy 1:6

For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion,

Vanity » Idolatry is

Psalm 31:6

I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.

Jeremiah 10:8

But they are altogether stupid and foolish In their discipline of delusion--their idol is wood!

Jeremiah 18:15

'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,

2 Kings 17:15

They rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers and His warnings with which He warned them And they followed vanity and became vain, and went after the nations which surrounded them, concerning which the LORD had commanded them not to do like them.

Isaiah 44:9-10

Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame. Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?

Vanity » The reward for following vanity

2 Kings 17:7-23

Now this came about because the sons of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up from the land of Egypt from under the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and they had feared other gods and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel, and in the customs of the kings of Israel which they had introduced. The sons of Israel did things secretly which were not right against the LORD their God. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city. read more.

Job 15:31

"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Jeremiah 18:13-17

"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing. 'Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away? 'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway, read more.

Vanity » Foolish questions are

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"--

Titus 3:9

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

2 Timothy 2:16

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

2 Timothy 2:14

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.

1 Timothy 1:6-7

For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion, wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

Vanity » Heaping up riches is

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

Vanity » The wicked » Speak

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 41:6

And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.

Vanity » The wicked » Imagine

Acts 4:25

who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?

Romans 1:21

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Psalm 2:1

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

Vanity » Who became vain

Ephesians 4:17-19

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

Romans 1:18-23

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. read more.

Vanity » The help of man is

Psalm 60:11

O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.

Lamentations 4:17

Yet our eyes failed, Looking for help was useless; In our watching we have watched For a nation that could not save.

Vanity » The wicked » Reap

Jeremiah 12:13

"They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Vanity » Saints » Pray to be kept from

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Vanity » Mere external religion is

1 Timothy 4:8

for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Hebrews 13:9

Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.

Vanity » The days of man are

Ecclesiastes 6:12

For who knows what is good for a man during his lifetime, during the few years of his futile life? He will spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a man what will be after him under the sun?

Job 7:16

"I waste away; I will not live forever Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Vanity » The wicked » Walk in

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Vanity » Vain men

Job 11:7-12

"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty? "They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know? "Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea. read more.

James 2:20-22

But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;

Vanity » The wicked » Judicially given up to

Isaiah 57:13

"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."

Psalm 78:33

So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.

Vanity » Evil people » Imagine

Acts 4:25

who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?

Romans 1:21

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Psalm 2:1

Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

Vanity » The worship of the wicked is

Matthew 6:7

"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.

Isaiah 1:13

"Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.

Vanity » The wicked » Count God's service as

Job 21:15

'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?

Vanity » Emptiness of the worldly life

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Vanity » What is not vain

Deuteronomy 32:45-47

When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said to them, "Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law. "For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess."

Vanity » Worldly wisdom

1 Corinthians 3:20

and again, "THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS."

Ecclesiastes 2:21

When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his legacy to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.

Ecclesiastes 2:15

Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me Why then have I been extremely wise?" So I said to myself, "This too is vanity."

Vanity » Evil people » Regard God's service as

Job 21:15

'Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him, And what would we gain if we entreat Him?'

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?

Vanity » Evil people » Speak

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Psalm 12:2

They speak falsehood to one another; With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.

Psalm 41:6

And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.

Vanity » Evil people » Judicially given up to

Isaiah 57:13

"When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain."

Psalm 78:33

So He brought their days to an end in futility And their years in sudden terror.

Vanity » Evil people » Reap

Jeremiah 12:13

"They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Vanity » The beauty of man is

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Proverbs 31:30

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Vanity » Pray to be kept from

Psalm 119:37

Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.

Proverbs 30:8

Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,

Vanity » Almsgiving without charity is

1 Corinthians 13:3

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Vanity » Childhood and youth are

Ecclesiastes 11:10

So, remove grief and anger from your heart and put away pain from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are fleeting.

Vanity » Evil people » Live in

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Ephesians 4:17

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

Vanity » Worldly enjoyment is

Ecclesiastes 2:3

I explored with my mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take hold of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men to do under heaven the few years of their lives.

Ecclesiastes 2:10-11

All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor. Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

Vanity » Worldly pleasure is

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

Vanity » All earthly things are

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity."

Vanity » Unblessed riches are

Ecclesiastes 6:2

a man to whom God has given riches and wealth and honor so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires; yet God has not empowered him to eat from them, for a foreigner enjoys them. This is vanity and a severe affliction.

Vanity » The wicked » Inherit

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, 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 say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of 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 worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope read more.

Vanity » Worldy anxiety

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 127:2

It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

Vanity » Wealth gotten by vanity

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Vanity » Following those given to, leads to poverty

Proverbs 28:19

He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty.

Vanity » Wealth gotten by, diminishes

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Vanity » Fools follow those given to

Proverbs 12:11

He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.

Vanity » False teaching is but

Jeremiah 23:32

"Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams," declares the LORD, "and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit," declares the LORD.

Vanity » Saints » Hate the thoughts of

Psalm 119:113

I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

Vanity » Who shall reap vanity

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Vanity » Treasures of wickedness are

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

Vanity » The wicked » Allure others by words of

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Vanity » The wicked » Walk after

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Vanity » Worldly labor is

Ecclesiastes 2:11

Thus I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Vanity » The conduct of the unGodly is

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,

Vanity » A consequence of the fall

Romans 8:20

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope

Vanity » Man is like to

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

Vanity » Every man is

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Vanity » The wicked » Devise

Psalm 36:4

He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Vanity » Saints » Avoid those given to

Psalm 26:4

I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.

Vanity » Saints » Avoid

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Vanity » Saints hate the thoughts of

Psalm 119:113

I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your law.

Vanity » Man at his best estate is

Psalm 39:5

"Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.

Vanity » The religion of hypocrites is

James 1:26

If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.

Vanity » Faith without works is

James 2:14

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

Vanity » Evil people » Inherit

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, 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 say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

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

Job 11:12

"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

Vanity » Evil people » Especially characterized by

Job 11:11

"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

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

Job 11:12

"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

Vanity » The wicked » Especially characterized by

Job 11:11

"For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.

Vanity » The wicked » Love

Psalm 4:2

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.

Vanity » God not hearing or regarding vanity

Job 35:13

"Surely God will not listen to an empty cry, Nor will the Almighty regard it.

Vanity » Man's own righteousness is

Isaiah 57:12

"I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, But they will not profit you.

Vanity » Worldly possessions

Ecclesiastes 2:4-11

I enlarged my works: I built houses for myself, I planted vineyards for myself; I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees; I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate a forest of growing trees. read more.

Vanity » They who trust in, rewarded with

Job 15:31

"Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; For emptiness will be his reward.

Vanity » Evil people » Allure others through the words of

2 Peter 2:18

For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error,

Vanity » Almsgiving without love is

1 Corinthians 13:3

And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.

Vanity » The thoughts of man are

Psalm 94:11

The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

Vanity » Man is similar to

Psalm 144:4

Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.

Vanity » Every man has

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Vanity » Evil people » Live by

Jeremiah 2:5

Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Vanity » Evil people » Devise

Psalm 36:4

He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.

Vanity » Riches gotten by falsehood are

Proverbs 21:6

The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.

Vanity » Every state of man is

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Vanity » Love of riches is

Ecclesiastes 5:10

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

Vanity » Lying words are

Jeremiah 7:8

"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Vanity » All should know and acknowledge

Deuteronomy 4:35

"To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.

Vanity » Avoid those given to

Psalm 26:4

I do not sit with deceitful men, Nor will I go with pretenders.

Vanity » Avoid

Psalm 24:4

He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Vanity » Evil people » Love

Psalm 4:2

O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach? How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception? Selah.

Vanity » Worldly pleasure

Ecclesiastes 2:1

I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So enjoy yourself." And behold, it too was futility.

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The Vanity Of Human Knowledge

23;44;25

Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,