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Want to know what the Bible says about Vanity? Here are 236 Bible verses about Vanity from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 31:30 NIV
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
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Ecclesiastes 1:2 NIV
“Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”
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Ecclesiastes 2:11 NIV
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
    and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
    nothing was gained under the sun.
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Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV
Whoever loves money never has enough;
    whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
    This too is meaningless.
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1 Samuel 16:7 NIV
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
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1 Timothy 4:8 NIV
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
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Ecclesiastes 4:4 NIV
And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
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Romans 8:20 NIV
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope
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Jeremiah 4:30 NIV
What are you doing, you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers despise you;
    they want to kill you.
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Job 7:16 NIV
I despise my life; I would not live forever.
    Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
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Ecclesiastes 2:26 NIV
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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Ecclesiastes 12:8 NIV
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
    “Everything is meaningless!
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Ecclesiastes 1:14 NIV
I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”
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Job 15:31 NIV
Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless,
    for he will get nothing in return.
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Ecclesiastes 6:2 NIV
God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
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Ecclesiastes 2:15 NIV
Then I said to myself,
“The fate of the fool will overtake me also.
    What then do I gain by being wise?”
I said to myself,
    “This too is meaningless.”
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Ecclesiastes 4:8 NIV
There was a man all alone;
    he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
    yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
    “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
    a miserable business!
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Ecclesiastes 2:1 NIV
I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless.
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