Vane Vanity

Vane Vanity

The simple definition is just empty. It is used in Philippians of Christ emptying himself.

When used in reference to humans, it speaks of them not focusing on things that have eternal value.

So when people do not follow the heavenly that the Bible puts forth, but go after the earthly, they do not realize that naked they were born into this world, and naked they will leave it, with nothing. Only the things that they have prepared for eternity will be what will be waiting for them on the other side of death.

See also

Abomination of Desolation

Abomination of Desolation is a concept for Jews and Christians referring to a horrible person who defies God and works for Satan.

An expression that occurs three times in the Septuagint of Daniel (9:27; 11:31; 12:11) and twice in the words of Jesus (Matt 24:15; Mark 13:14), where slight linguistic variation exists. Luke’s account of this prophecy (21:20) is more general and speaks of armies surrounding Jerusalem. First Maccabees, quoting Daniel, refers these words to the sacrifice of swine’s flesh on the altar in Jerusalem by Antiochus IV, Epiphanes, in 168 b.c. (1:54). Josephus, without referring to Daniel, recounts this episode in detail (Antiq. 7.5.4). Jesus, in using these cryptic words of Daniel, is also predicting a desecration of the temple, or at least the temple area, which will parallel the catastrophic event of the past, so well remembered by the Jews of his day.

Continue reading



Amtract entry for hypocrite

Personal Comment – hypocrites is to present oneself as one thing when in reality they are something else entirely. Hypocrisy is just the opposite of what God is. God is a certain thing, and he presents himself as that thing. God is always true and presents things as they are, including in his presentation of himself to us. The point here of being deceptive is at the heart of Satan, and people that are hypocrites are exactly like Satan, presenting one set of norms, standards, or lifestyle when in reality they really are something totally different and opposite in spiritual nature.

Continue reading


Backsliding Concordance

Backsliding – Is when a believer turns away from God and goes after his sinful ways.

Concordance of Verses

Is turning from God 1Ki 11:9
Is leaving the first love Re 2:4
Is departing from the simplicity of the gospel 2Co 11:3; Ga 3:1-3; 5:4,7
God is displeased at Ps 78:57,59
Warnings against Ps 85:8; 1Co 10:12
Guilt and consequences of Nu 14:43; Ps 125:5; Isa 59:2,9-11; Jer 5:6; 8:5,13; 15:6; Lu 9:62
Brings its own punishment Pr 14:14; Jer 2:19
A haughty spirit leads to Pr 16:18
Proneness to Pr 24:16; Ho 11:7
Liable to continue and increase Jer 8:5; 14:7
Exhortations to return from 2Ch 30:6; Isa 31:6; Jer 3:12,14,22; Ho 6:1
Pray to be restored from Ps 80:3; 85:4; La 5:21
Punishment of tempting others to the sin of Pr 28:10; Mt 18:6
Not hopeless Ps 37:24; Pr 24:16
Endeavour to bring back those guilty of Ga 6:1; Jas 5:19,20
Sin of, to be confessed Isa 59:12-14; Jer 3:13,14; 14:7-9
Pardon of, promised 2Ch 7:14; Jer 3:12; 31:20; 36:3
Healing of, promised Jer 3:22; Ho 14:4
Afflictions sent to heal Ho 5:15
Blessedness of those who keep from Pr 28:14; Isa 26:3,4; Col 1:21-23
Hateful to saints Ps 101:3


Israel. Ex 32:8; Ne 9:26; Jer 3:11; Ho 4:16
Saul. 1Sa 15:11
Solomon. 1Ki 11:3,4
Peter. Mt 26:70-74

Continue reading


David Cox’s Topical Bible Concordance

• Forbidden Ec 7:9; Mat. 5:22; Rom. 12:19.
• A work of the flesh Gal. 5:20.
• A characteristic of fools Pro. 12:16; 14:29; 27:3; Ec 7:9.
• Connected with
-Pride. Pro. 21:24.
-Cruelty. Gen. 49:7; Pro. 27:3-4.
-Clamour and evil-speaking. Eph. 4:31.
– Malice and blasphemy. Col. 3:8.
– Strife and contention. Pro. 21:19; 29:22; 30:33.
• Brings its own punishment Job 5:2; Pro. 19:19; 25:28.
• Grievous words stir up Judg. 12:4; 2Sa. 19:43; Pro. 15:1.
• Should not betray us into sin Psa. 37:8; Eph. 4:26.
• In prayer be free from 1Ti. 2:8.
• May be averted by wisdom Pro. 29:8.
• Meekness pacifies Pro. 15:1; Ec 10:4.
• Children should not be provoked to Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21.
• Be slow to Pro. 15:18; 16:32; 19:11; Tit. 1:7; Jam. 1:19.
• Avoid those given to Gen. 49:6; Pro. 22:24.

Justifiable, Exemplified
– Our Lord. Mar. 3:5.
– Jacob. Gen. 31:36.
– Moses. Exo. 11:8; 32:19; Lev. 10:16; Num. 16:15.
– Nehemiah. Ne 5:6; 13:17,25.
Sinful, Exemplified
– Cain. Gen. 4:5-6.
– Esau. Gen. 27:45.
– Simeon and Levi. Gen. 49:5-7.
– Moses. Num. 20:10-11.
– Balaam. Num. 22:27.
– Saul. 1Sa. 20:30.
– Ahab. 1Ki. 21:4.
– Naaman. 2Ki. 5:11.
– Asa. 2Ch. 16:10.
– Uzziah. 2Ch. 26:19.
– Haman. Est. 3:5.
– Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. 3:13.
– Jonah. Jon. 4:4.
– Herod. Mat. 2:16.
– Jews. Luk. 4:28.
– High Priest, &c. Act. 5:17; 7:54.

More entries from Vices