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  • Isaiah 29:13
    And the Lord said:“ Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,
  • Mark 7:7
    in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’
  • 1 Timothy 1 4
    nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.
  • Colossians 2:18-22
    Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations—“ Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch”( referring to things that all perish as they are used)— according to human precepts and teachings?
  • Titus 1:14
    not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  • Hebrews 13:9
    Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.
  • James 2:20
    Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless?
  • 1 Samuel 25 21
    Now David had said,“ Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good.
  • Leviticus 26:16
    then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
  • Isaiah 58:1-3
    “ Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins.Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments; they delight to draw near to God.‘ Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers.
  • Psalms 73:13
    All in vain have I kept my heart clean and washed my hands in innocence.
  • Proverbs 30:5-6
    Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
  • 1 Timothy 4 6-1 Timothy 4 7
    If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed.Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;
  • Deuteronomy 12:32
    “ Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do. You shall not add to it or take from it.
  • Revelation 22:18
    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
  • Leviticus 26:20
    And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.
  • 1 Timothy 4 1-1 Timothy 4 3
    Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
  • Malachi 3:14
    You have said,‘ It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?
  • Exodus 20:7
    “ You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
  • Isaiah 1:13-15
    Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations— I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.When you spread out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
  • Ecclesiastes 5:2-7
    Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.Let not your mouth lead you into sin, and do not say before the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity; but God is the one you must fear.
  • Psalms 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!
  • 1 Corinthians 15 2
    and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain.