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Jealousy and envy: 12 bible verses about envy and jealousy

envy and jealousy in the bible
envy and jealousy in the bible


The dangers of the two words, “Envy and Jealousy” can never be overstated. Here are sayings about envy and jealousy in the Bible.

Envy is when you want what someone else has, but jealousy is when you fear someone is trying to take what you have. If you want your neighbor’s new convertible, you feel the urge. If she takes your husband for a ride, you feel jealousy.

  1. Exodus 20:17; “Don’t covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.


2. Galatians 5: 19-21; “Now the acts of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, witchcraft, enmities, conflicts, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissension, factions, envy, drunkenness, madness, and things like these, of which I warn you, just as I warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

3. 1 Corinthians 13: 4; “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

4: Psalm 37: 1-3; “Don’t worry about the evildoers; do not be envious of criminals! For they will soon wither like grass and wither like green grass. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and become faithful.

5: Proverbs 14:30; “A peaceful heart gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

6: Mark 7: 21-22; “For from within, from the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, acts of lust and wickedness, as well as deception, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and folly. “

7. Job 5: 2; “Resentment surely destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.

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8: Proverbs 23: 17-18; “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

9: James 3: 14-16; “But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where there is selfish envy and ambition, there is disorder and all kinds of evil.

ten: 1 Peter 2: 1-2; “Therefore, putting aside all wickedness and deceit, hypocrisy and envy and slander, like newborns, long for the pure milk of the word, so that through it you may grow in salvation.

11: 1 Corithian 3: 3; “You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrels among you, are you not of the world? Are you not acting like mere humans?


12: Proverb 27: 4; Anger is cruel and anger overwhelming, but who can resist jealousy?

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