Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
1 Timothy 4:8
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
And you, O desolate one, what do you mean that you dress in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? In vain you beautify yourself. Your lovers despise you; they seek your life.
I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.
Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are a breath.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
When you discipline a man with rebukes for sin, you consume like a moth what is dear to him; surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah
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