in vain
1 Samuel 12:21
and do not turn aside after vain things which cannot profit or save, for they are vain.
Malachi 3:14
You have said, `It is vain to serve God. What is the good of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the LORD of hosts?
Matthew 6:7
"And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Matthew 15:9
in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"
1 Corinthians 15:14
if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Titus 3:9
But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile.
James 1:26
If any one thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 2:20
Do you want to be shown, you shallow man, that faith apart from works is barren?
the commandments
Deuteronomy 12:32
"Everything that I command you you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to it or take from it.
Colossians 2:22
(referring to things which all perish as they are used), according to human precepts and doctrines?
1 Timothy 4:1-3
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by giving heed to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
through the pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared,
who forbid marriage and enjoin abstinence from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
Revelation 14:12
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 22:18
I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,