|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Plural of Vanity.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
"Vanity" does not often occur in the New Testament; but see VAIN, VAINGLORY. In Acts 14:15 we have mataios, "empty," translated "vanities" (of idols); mataiotes, "emptiness," "transitoriness" (Romans 8:20, "The creation was subjected to vanity," frailty, transitoriness); "emptiness," "folly" (Ephesians 4:17 2 Peter 2:18).
Among other changes for "vanity" the Revised Version (British and American) has "iniquity" (Job 15:35 Psalm 10:7); "falsehood" (Psalm 12:2; Psalm 41:6); "deceit" (Psalm 144:8, 11); "vapor" (Proverbs 21:6); "calamity" (Proverbs 22:8 margin "vanity"); "a breath" (Isaiah 57:13); "wickedly" (Isaiah 58:9). Conversely, for "Wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?" (Psalm 89:47), "For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!"; for "Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing" (Isaiah 41:29), "Behold, all of them, their works are vanity and nought," margin as the King James Version, with "nought" for "nothing."
W. L. Walker
Vanities (14 Occurrences)
Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God. They have provoked me to anger with their vanities. I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people. I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 16:13 for all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned, and with which they made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh, the God of Israel, to anger with their vanities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
1 Kings 16:26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sins with which he made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh, the God of Israel, to anger with their vanities. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 31:6 I hate those who regard lying vanities, but I trust in Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity, and quicken me in Thy ways. (See RSV)
Proverbs 12:11 Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied 'with' bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart, (YLT)
Ecclesiastes 1:2 "Vanity of vanities," says the Preacher; "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher. All is vanity! (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 8:19 Behold, the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people from a land that is very far off: isn't Yahweh in Zion? Isn't her King in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their engraved images, and with foreign vanities? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. (KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the sky give showers? Aren't you he, Yahweh our God? therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Jonah 2:8 Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)