to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Vanity of vanities, behold,
all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Seekest thou great things for thy self? seek them not.
And why wilt thou put far away the evil day,
or covet to set thy nest on high?
Behold the day cometh that shall burn as an oven;
and though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars,
thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.
Why sayest thou to thy soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry;
and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant?
when thou knowest not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is our life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away;
yea, this night thy soul may be required of thee; then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God;
1 Timothy 6:17
for riches profit not in the day of wrath,
and he that trusteth in his riches shall fall.
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
Riches certainly make themselves wings, they fly away.
Labour not then for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life;
and lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven;
for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercies.
Therefore hear now this thou that art given to pleasure, that dwellest carelessly.
Wilt thou go in company with the workers of iniquity, and walk with wicked men?
And when thou criest, shall thy companies deliver thee?
The wind shall carry them all away,
vanity shall take them;
miserable comforters are they all.
Fools make a mock at sin,
and a companion of fools