Hab 2:13-14 Behold, is it not from the Lord of hosts that peoples labor merely for fire, and nations weary themselves for nothing? For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Various translations yield very different phrases, but regardless of the translation used the basic meaning is the same. God sovereignly ensures that the efforts of the proud to sustain their glory eventually fail. Vanity produces nothing of value. Pride against God ends in fiery destruction. There is no doubt or question as to the final victor at the end of the struggles. No matter how many false gods we put our faith in, in the final analysis all will come to nothing and the only God left is God Almighty.