30 Important Bible Verses About Vanity

Vanity obscures true beauty, focusing on outward appearance rather than inner character. The Bible warns against the folly of vanity, urging us to seek humility and cultivate a heart pleasing to God.

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Bible Verses About Vanity

Ecclesiastes 1:2 – Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

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

Ecclesiastes 2:17 – So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind.

“So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me, for all is vanity and a striving after wind.”

Ecclesiastes 4:4 – 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.

“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.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 – He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 6:11 – The more words, the more vanity, and what is the advantage to man?

“The more words, the more vanity, and what is the advantage to man?”

Ecclesiastes 11:10 – Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

“Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.”

Psalm 39:6 – Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

“Surely a man goes about as a shadow! Surely for nothing they are in turmoil; man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!”

Psalm 144:4 – Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

“Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.”

Proverbs 21:4 – Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

“Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.”

Proverbs 31:30 – Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

Matthew 6:19-21 – Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 16:24 – These are the Things The Lord God Almighty Hates

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'”

Mark 7:21-22 – For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

“For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.”

Luke 9:25 – For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

“For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”

1 Timothy 6:7 – For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.

“For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.”

1 Timothy 6:9-10 – But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

Colossians 3:2 – Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”

James 4:14 – Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.

“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

1 John 2:16 – For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.”

1 John 2:17 – And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

“And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”

1 Peter 1:24 – For “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls.”

“For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls.'”

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Proverbs 27:2 – Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.”

Proverbs 31:30 – Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

Ecclesiastes 1:14 – I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.

“I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.”

Ecclesiastes 2:1 – I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity.

“I said in my heart, ‘Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.’ But behold, this also was vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 2:15 – Then I said in my heart, “What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Why then have I been so very wise?” And I said in my heart that this also is vanity.

“Then I said in my heart, ‘What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Why then have I been so very wise?’ And I said in my heart that this also is vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 11:8 – So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.

“So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.”

Psalm 39:5 – 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

“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”

Psalm 49:4 – I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.

“I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.”

Psalm 62:9 – 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.

“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.”

Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

Proverbs 16:5 – Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

“Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”

Proverbs 21:24 – “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

“‘Scoffer’ is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.”

Proverbs 27:21 – The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.

“The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.”

Isaiah 2:22 – Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?

“Stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for of what account is he?”

Micah 6:8 – He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

James 4:6 – But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'”

Proverbs 11:2 – When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”

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