20 Bible Verses About Vanity
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about vanity. Cut the chase. Let’s face reality. Nothing in life is sure. Nothing in life lasts forever. King Solomon despite being the richest man on earth, having enjoyed all the wild pleasures of the world, still stated that life is vanity. When you chase things in life and you lose your soul, what’s your gain?
Beyond the pleasures and attraction of the world, there is a life after death. And what will be the gain of a man? The scripture warned us in the book of Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Everything that we chase that has hindered us from setting our gaze on things above will be added to us. All we need to do is set our gaze on the things on high and all other things will be added. Do not forget your creator. Every other thing will perish. When you die, you leave everything behind including your wealth and family. Who will take care of the things you worked for all your life?
Why not work more on your eternity? why not invest more into seeking the Kingdom of heaven and its righteousness? The people that truly understand that life is vanity don’t struggle to get the things of life. You also need to understand that life is vanity.
To help you, we have curated a list of 20 Bible verses about vanity. Find time to study the bible verses.
1. 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.
Then I looked again at vanity under the sun. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Psalm 12:2
They speak falsehood to one another;
With flattering lips and with a double heart they speak.
11. Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher,
“Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Jeremiah 10:8
But they are altogether stupid and foolish
In their discipline of delusion—their idol is wood!