Futility
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Greek
3153. mataiotes -- vanity, emptiness
... because transitory. Word Origin from mataios Definition vanity, emptiness
NASB Word Usage futility (2), vanity (1). vanity. From ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1891. habal -- to act emptily, become vain
... from hebel Definition to act emptily, become vain NASB Word Usage act foolishly
(1), became empty (1), became vain (1), leading you into futility (1), vainly ...
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457. elil -- insufficiency, worthlessness
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition insufficiency, worthlessness NASB
Word Usage futility (1), idols (16), images (1), worthless (2). ...
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1892. hebel -- vapor, breath
... root Definition vapor, breath NASB Word Usage breath (5), delusion (2), emptily
(1), emptiness (2), fleeting (2), fraud (1), futile (1), futility (13), idols (7 ...
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Library

Futility of this Theory of Stellar Influence.
... Book IV. Chapter XXVII."Futility of This Theory of Stellar Influence. Since,
therefore, we have explained the astonishing wisdom ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter xxvii futility of this theory.htm

Futility of the Arguments Adduced to Demonstrate the Sufferings of ...
... Against Heresies: Book II Chapter XX."Futility of the arguments adduced to demonstrate
the sufferings of the twelfth ├ćon, from the parables, the treachery ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xx futility of the arguments.htm

Excuses Commonly Urged in Defence of Second Marriage their ...
... Chapter XII."Excuses Commonly Urged in Defence of Second Marriage Their Futility,
Especially in the Case of Christians, Pointed Out. ...
/.../tertullian/on exhortation to chastity/chapter xii excuses commonly urged in.htm

The Horoscope the Foundation of Astrology; Indiscoverability of ...
... Book IV. Chapter III."The Horoscope the Foundation of Astrology; Indiscoverability
of the Horoscope; Therefore the Futility of the Chaldean Art. ...
/.../the refutation of all heresies/chapter iii the horoscope the foundation.htm

Flimsy Garments
... I venture to connect with that strongly figurative declaration of the essential
futility of godless living, our second text, in which Jesus uses a similar ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture h/flimsy garments.htm

The Refutation of All Heresies
... Chapter III.--The Horoscope the Foundation of Astrology; Indiscoverability
of the Horoscope; Therefore the Futility of the Chaldean Art. ...
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The Kingdom of God: Its Tasks
... One? Third Day: The Futility of Talk. Not ... 27. Jesus evidently felt deeply
the emptiness and futility of much of the religious talk. He ...
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The Power of an Endless Life
... and designs, by the dark mystery of bodily death; the uncertainty and the brevity
of earthly existence make us tremble and despair; the futility of our plans ...
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A Life for a Life
... every assistance through the speaking trumpet, nevertheless four hundred and one
bodies were washed ashore this morning." That shows the futility of attempting ...
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Preface
... have described it most beautifully and encouraged its pursuit in the most glowing
and impressive terms remain themselves sad examples of human futility in the ...
/.../kane/greater things the story of saint stanislaus kostka /preface.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The quality of being talkative; talkativeness; loquaciousness; loquacity.

2. (n.) The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.

Thesaurus
Futility (19 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing;
uselessness. Multi-Version Concordance Futility (19 Occurrences). ...
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Futile (12 Occurrences)

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Jehoiachin (20 Occurrences)
... servants were besieging Jerusalem; and when the Chaldean king's arrival in person
to superintend the siege made apparent the futility of resistance, Jehoiachin ...
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Jareb (2 Occurrences)
... ribh, "to strive." The rendering would then be "King Combat," "King Contentious,"
indicating Assyria's general hostility to Israel and the futility of applying ...
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Tobit
... an accident (bird dung falling into his eyes) he lost his sight, and, to make bad
worse, his wife, in the manner of Job's, taunted him with the futility of his ...
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Rachel (42 Occurrences)
... The futility of her efforts in resorting to self-help and superstitious expedients,
the love and stronger faith of her husband (Genesis 35:2-4), were the ...
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Medicine (4 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 30:13), the prophet says they have had no rephu'ah, or "healing medicines."
Later on (Jeremiah 46:11), when pronouncing the futility of the contest of ...
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Pervert (18 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 29:21 that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that
reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility. ...
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Affirm (7 Occurrences)
... Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer
walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind ...
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Anaharath (1 Occurrence)
... an accident (bird dung falling into his eyes) he lost his sight, and, to make bad
worse, his wife, in the manner of Job's, taunted him with the futility of his ...
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Bible Concordance
Futility (19 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
(See NAS RSV)

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Job 7:3 so am I made to possess months of misery, wearisome nights are appointed to me.
(See NIV)

Psalms 78:33 Therefore he consumed their days in vanity, and their years in terror.
(See NAS NIV)

Psalms 89:47 Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
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Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, I will give you joy for a test; so take your pleasure--but it was to no purpose.
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Ecclesiastes 2:17 So I was hating life, because everything under the sun was evil to me: all is to no purpose and desire for wind.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 6:4 In wind it came and to the dark it will go, and with the dark will its name be covered.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 6:9 What the eyes see is better than the wandering of desire. This is to no purpose and a desire for wind.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 6:11 There are words without number for increasing what is to no purpose, but what is man profited by them?
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 7:6 Like the cracking of thorns under a pot, so is the laugh of a foolish man; and this again is to no purpose.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 7:15 These two have I seen in my life which is to no purpose: a good man coming to his end in his righteousness, and an evil man whose days are long in his evil-doing.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 8:10 And then I saw evil men put to rest, taken even from the holy place; and they went about and were praised in the town because of what they had done. This again is to no purpose.
(See NAS)

Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is a thing which is to no purpose done on the earth: that there are good men to whom is given the same punishment as those who are evil, and there are evil men who get the reward of the good. I say that this again is to no purpose.
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Ecclesiastes 11:8 But even if a man's life is long and he has joy in all his years, let him keep in mind the dark days, because they will be great in number. Whatever may come is to no purpose.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 29:21 that make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and pervert the judgment of the righteous by futility.
(DBY)

Jeremiah 14:14 Then Yahweh said to me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I didn't send them, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke I to them: they prophesy to you a lying vision, and divination, and a thing of nothing, and the deceit of their own heart.
(See NAS)

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.
(See NAS)

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.
(See NAS)

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