Failures in human attempts
The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. Ps. 94:11
Destruction, misery and death
Hos. 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me
Ob. 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Rom. 2:12 ...and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law
Rev. 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.