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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaVANITY, VANITIES
"Vanity" does not often occur in the New Testament; but see VAIN, VAINGLORY. In Acts 14:15 we have mataios, "empty," translated "vanities" (of idols); mataiotes, "emptiness," "transitoriness" (Romans 8:20, "The creation was subjected to vanity," frailty, transitoriness); "emptiness," "folly" (Ephesians 4:17 2 Peter 2:18).
Greek3153. mataiotes -- vanity, emptiness
... vanity, emptiness. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: mataiotes Phonetic
Spelling: (mat-ah-yot'-ace) Short Definition: vanity, purposelessness ...
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3152. mataios -- vain, useless
5187. tuphoo -- to be conceited, foolish
2754. kenodoxia -- vainglory
Strong's Hebrew7723. shav -- emptiness, vanity
... 7722, 7723. shav. 7724 . emptiness, vanity. Transliteration: shav Phonetic
Spelling: (shawv) Short Definition: vain. ... falsely, lie, lying, vain, vanity. ...
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7385b. riq -- emptiness, vanity
1892. hebel -- vapor, breath
205. aven -- trouble, sorrow, wickedness
7385. riyq -- to make empty, empty out
8414. tohu -- formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
8415. tehom -- deep, sea, abyss
457. elil -- insufficiency, worthlessness
1007. Beyth 'Aven -- between
The Vanity of Creatures; Or, no Rest on Earth.
Vanity of the World.
Vanity of the Creature Sanctified.
Vanity of Life Eccl 2
Of Fairness of Mind: Vanity of the World: Love of God: and Union ...
Vanity of Human Glory.
Treatise vi. On the Vanity of Idols: Showing that the Idols are ...
The Vanity as Well as Ignorance of the Demiurge Absurd Results ...
On the Vanity of those who Wished to Escape the Omnipotent God.
ATS Bible DictionaryVanity
Does not usually denote, in Scripture, self-conceit or personal pride, 2 Peter 2:18, but sometimes emptiness and fruitlessness, Job 7:3 Psalm 144:4 Ecclesiastes 1:1-18. It often denotes wickedness, particularly falsehood, De 32:21 Psalm 4:2 24:4 119:37, and sometimes idols and idol-worship, 2 Kings 17:15 Jeremiah 2:5 18:15 Jonah 2:8. Compare Paul's expression, "they turned the truth of God into a lie," Romans 1:25. "In vain," in the second commandment, Exodus 20:7, is unnecessarily and irreverently. "Vain men," 2 Samuel 6:20 2 Chronicles 13:7, are dissolute and worthless fellows.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.
2. (n.) An inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations; an excessive desire for notice or approval; pride; ostentation; conceit.
3. (n.) That which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or unsubstantial; fruitless desire or effort; trifling labor productive of no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment.
Topical Bible VersesProverbs 31:30
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
2 Peter 2:18
ThesaurusVanity (100 Occurrences)
... See Morality, n., 5. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. VANITY, VANITIES. "Vanity"
does not often occur in the New Testament; but see VAIN, VAINGLORY. ...
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Vanities (14 Occurrences)
Chasing (12 Occurrences)
Vexation (36 Occurrences)
Koheleth (7 Occurrences)
Futility (19 Occurrences)
Labored (35 Occurrences)
Striving (33 Occurrences)
Ecclesiastes (1 Occurrence)
Vainglory (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceVanity (100 Occurrences)
Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2 Kings 17:15 They rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified to them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the nations that were around them, concerning whom Yahweh had commanded them that they should not do like them.
Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
Job 7:16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Job 11:11 For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider 'it'!
Job 15:31 Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.
Job 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
Job 21:34 And how do ye comfort me 'with' vanity, And in your answers hath been left trespass?
Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit;
Job 35:13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
Job 35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vanity; He multiplieth words without knowledge.
Psalms 2:1 Why have nations tumultuously assembled? And do peoples meditate vanity?
Psalms 4:2 You sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? Will you love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah.
Psalms 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Psalms 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Psalms 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Psalms 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain show; Surely they are disquieted in vain: He heapeth up riches , and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Psalms 39:11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
Psalms 41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
Psalms 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Psalms 78:33 Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.
Psalms 89:47 Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
Psalms 94:11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
Psalms 139:20 Who exchange Thee for wickedness, Lifted up to vanity 'are' Thine enemies.
Psalms 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
Psalms 144:8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Psalms 144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
Proverbs 6:18 A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --
Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Proverbs 17:4 An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Proverbs 28:19 Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied 'with' bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled 'with' poverty.
Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Ecclesiastes 1:2 "Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Ecclesiastes 1:14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with mirth: therefore enjoy pleasure;" and behold, this also was vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:11 Then I looked at all the works that my hands had worked, and at the labor that I had labored to do; and behold, all was vanity and a chasing after wind, and there was no profit under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:15 Then said I in my heart, "As it happens to the fool, so will it happen even to me; and why was I then more wise?" Then said I in my heart that this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 2:19 Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.
Ecclesiastes 2:23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which happens to the sons of men happens to animals. Even one thing happens to them. As the one dies, so the other dies. Yes, they have all one breath; and man has no advantage over the animals: for all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 Then I saw all the labor and achievement that is the envy of a man's neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
Ecclesiastes 4:7 Then I returned and saw vanity under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 4:8 There is one who is alone, and he has neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his labor, neither are his eyes satisfied with wealth. For whom then, do I labor, and deprive my soul of enjoyment? This also is vanity, yes, it is a miserable business.
Ecclesiastes 4:16 There was no end of all the people, even of all them over whom he was-yet those who come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 6:2 a man to whom God gives riches, wealth, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he desires, yet God gives him no power to eat of it, but an alien eats it. This is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
Ecclesiastes 6:4 for it comes in vanity, and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness.
Ecclesiastes 6:9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Ecclesiastes 6:11 For there are many words that create vanity. What does that profit man?
Ecclesiastes 6:12 For who knoweth what 'is' good for a man in life, the number of the days of the life of his vanity, and he maketh them as a shadow? for who declareth to man what is after him under the sun?
Ecclesiastes 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. This also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 7:15 All this have I seen in my days of vanity: there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who lives long in his evildoing.
Ecclesiastes 8:10 So I saw the wicked buried. Indeed they came also from holiness. They went and were forgotten in the city where they did this. This also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is a vanity which is done on the earth, that there are righteous men to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked. Again, there are wicked men to whom it happens according to the work of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 9:1 All this I took to heart, and my heart saw it all: that the upright and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; and men may not be certain if it will be love or hate; all is to no purpose before them.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your life of vanity, which he has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity: for that is your portion in life, and in your labor in which you labor under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 11:8 Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity!
Isaiah 5:18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
Isaiah 30:7 Yea, Egyptians 'are' vanity, and in vain do help, Therefore I have cried concerning this: 'Their strength 'is' to sit still.'
Isaiah 30:28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
Isaiah 40:17 All the nations are like nothing before him. They are regarded by him as less than nothing, and vanity.
Isaiah 40:23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Isaiah 41:29 Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nothing. Their molten images are wind and confusion.
Isaiah 44:9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Isaiah 49:4 But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with Yahweh, and my reward with my God."
Isaiah 58:9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Isaiah 59:4 None sues in righteousness, and none pleads in truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Jeremiah 2:5 Thus says Yahweh, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they have gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Jeremiah 10:3 For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
Jeremiah 10:15 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Jeremiah 14:14 And Jehovah saith unto me: Falsehood the prophets are prophesying in My name, I did not send them, nor command them, Nor have I spoken unto them: A false vision, and divination, and vanity, And the deceit of their own heart, they are prophesying to you.
Jeremiah 16:19 Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, even vanity and things in which there is no profit.
Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;
Jeremiah 23:16 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, Don't listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you: they teach you vanity; they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
Jeremiah 51:18 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Jeremiah 51:58 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.
Lamentations 2:14 Thy prophets have seen for thee false and foolish visions; And they have not uncovered thine iniquity, to bring back thy captivity, But have seen for thee false oracles and causes of banishment.
Ezekiel 13:6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
Ezekiel 13:8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 13:9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 13:23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 21:29 Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.
Ezekiel 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; Because he is intent in his pursuit of idols.
Hosea 12:11 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
Amos 5:5 And seek not Beth-El, and Gilgal enter not, And Beer-Sheba pass not through, For Gilgal doth utterly remove, And Beth-El doth become vanity.
Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, isn't it of Yahweh of Armies that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
Zechariah 10:2 For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have told false dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are oppressed, because there is no shepherd.
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