Verses with the word vain in the Apocrypha (23 verses):
2 Esdras 4:16
The thought of the wood was in vain, for the fire came and consumed it.
2 Esdras 4:34
And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
2 Esdras 6:34
And hasten not with the times that are past, to think vain things, that thou mayest not hasten from the latter times.
2 Esdras 7:14
If then they that live labour not to enter these strait and vain things, they can never receive those that are laid up for them.
2 Esdras 7:22
Nevertheless they were not obedient unto him; but spake against him, and imagined vain things;
2 Esdras 7:50
And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, whereas ourselves being most wicked are made vain?
2 Esdras 9:22
Let the multitude perish then, which was born in vain; and let my grape be kept, and my plant; for with great labour have I made it perfect.
2 Esdras 11:45
And therefore appear no more, thou eagle, nor thy horrible wings, nor thy wicked feathers nor thy malicious heads, nor thy hurtful claws, nor all thy vain body:
2 Esdras 16:45
And therefore they that labour labour in vain:
For with them we will tread them under foot, and their mountains shall be drunken with their blood, and their fields shall be filled with their dead bodies, and their footsteps shall not be able to stand before us, for they shall utterly perish, saith king Nabuchodonosor, lord of all the earth: for he said, None of my words shall be in vain.
And if thou persuade thyself in thy mind that they shall be taken, let not thy countenance fall: I have spoken it, and none of my words shall be in vain.
Wisdom of Solomon 3:11
For whoso despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is miserable, and their hope is vain, their labours unfruitful, and their works unprofitable:
Wisdom of Solomon 13:1
Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster;
Wisdom of Solomon 14:14
For by the vain glory of men they entered into the world, and therefore shall they come shortly to an end.
Wisdom of Solomon 15:8
And employing his labours lewdly, he maketh a vain god of the same clay, even he which a little before was made of earth himself, and within a little while after returneth to the same, out when his life which was lent him shall be demanded.
For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion hath overthrown their judgment.
He that wanteth understanding will think upon vain things: and a foolish man erring imagineth follies.
Turn away from me vain hopes and concupiscence, and thou shalt hold him up that is desirous always to serve thee.
A man that useth much swearing shall be filled with iniquity, and the plague shall never depart from his house: if he shall offend, his sin shall be upon him: and if he acknowledge not his sin, he maketh a double offence: and if he swear in vain, he shall not be innocent, but his house shall be full of calamities.
The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.
Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain: and the heart fancieth, as a woman's heart in travail.
1 Maccabees 9:68
And fought against Bacchides, who was discomfited by them, and they afflicted him sore: for his counsel and travail was in vain.
2 Maccabees 12:44
For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.