12 Bible Verses about

Envy

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Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Acts 17:5

But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.

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Philippians 1:15

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

1 Peter 2:1-2

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

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Envy » Forbidden

Psalm 37:1

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Proverbs 3:31

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.

Envy » Forbidden » Examples of

Numbers 16:3

They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"

Daniel 6:4

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Genesis 4:5

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Genesis 26:14

for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Envy » Who not to envy

Psalm 37:1-2

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.

Proverbs 24:1-2

Do not be envious of evil men, Nor desire to be with them; For their minds devise violence, And their lips talk of trouble.

Proverbs 3:31

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.

Proverbs 23:17

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.

Envy » Not envying

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Envy » Prosperity of the wicked should not excite

Psalm 37:1

Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.

Psalm 73:3

For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Psalm 73:17-20

Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end. Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction. How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors! read more.
Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.

Envy » A proof of carnal-mindedness

1 Corinthians 3:1

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.

Envy » Instances of » Priests, of jesus

John 11:47

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.

Envy » What envy does

Job 5:1-2

"Call now, is there anyone who will answer you? And to which of the holy ones will you turn? "For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Envy » A work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

Envy » Instances of » Joseph's brethren, of joseph

Genesis 37:4-11

His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had; read more.
for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf." Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, "Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me." He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?" His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Genesis 37:19-20

They said to one another, "Here comes this dreamer! "Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"

Acts 7:9

"The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him,

Envy » Hurtful to the envious

Job 5:2

"For anger slays the foolish man, And jealousy kills the simple.

Envy » Instances of » Korah, dathan, and abiram, of moses

Numbers 16:3

They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone far enough, for all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?"

Psalm 106:16-18

When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD, The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram. And a fire blazed up in their company; The flame consumed the wicked.

Envy » Exemplified

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.

Acts 17:5

But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.

Envy » Instances of » Saul, of david

1 Samuel 18:29

then Saul was even more afraid of David. Thus Saul was David's enemy continually.

1 Samuel 18:8-9

Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?" Saul looked at David with suspicion from that day on.

1 Samuel 20:31

"For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. Therefore now, send and bring him to me, for he must surely die."

Envy » Instances of » Sarah, of hagar

Genesis 16:5-6

And Sarai said to Abram, "May the wrong done me be upon you I gave my maid into your arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her sight May the LORD judge between you and me." But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your power; do to her what is good in your sight." So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.

Genesis 21:9-10

Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."

Envy » Who has envy among them

Envy » Exemplified » Joshua

Numbers 11:28-29

Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, "Moses, my lord, restrain them." But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!"

Envy » Excited by good deeds of others

Ecclesiastes 4:4

I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Envy » Instances of » Jews, of paul and barnabas

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming.

Acts 17:5

But the Jews, becoming jealous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and attacking the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people.

Envy » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Envy » Exemplified » Edomites

Ezekiel 35:11

therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

Envy » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 18:8

Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?"

Envy » The place where envy exists

James 3:13-16

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. read more.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Envy » Produced by foolish disputations

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions,

Envy » Hinders growth in grace

1 Peter 2:1-2

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation,

Envy » None can stand before

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?

Envy » Exemplified » Princes of babylon

Daniel 6:3-4

Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom. Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Envy » Exemplified » Laban's sons

Genesis 31:1

Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth."

Envy » Punishment of

Isaiah 26:11

O LORD, Your hand is lifted up yet they do not see it They see Your zeal for the people and are put to shame; Indeed, fire will devour Your enemies.

Envy » The wicked » Being Full of

Envy » Instances of » Joshua, of eldad and medad

Numbers 11:28-30

Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, "Moses, my lord, restrain them." But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the LORD'S people were prophets, that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!" Then Moses returned to the camp, both he and the elders of Israel.

Envy » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 5:13

"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

Envy » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5

but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.

Envy » Instances of » Miriam and aaron, of moses

Numbers 12:1-10

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman); and they said, "Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?" And the LORD heard it. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.) read more.
Suddenly the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, "You three come out to the tent of meeting." So the three of them came out. Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward, He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision I shall speak with him in a dream. "Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses?" So the anger of the LORD burned against them and He departed. But when the cloud had withdrawn from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. As Aaron turned toward Miriam, behold, she was leprous.

Envy » Exemplified » Chief priests

Envy » Inconsistent with » The gospel

James 3:14

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.

Envy » Leads to every evil work

James 3:16

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

Envy » The wicked » Live in

Envy » What lusts to envy

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: "He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us"?

Envy » Instances of » Philistines, of isaac

Genesis 26:14

for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

Envy » Instances of » Leah, of rachel

Genesis 30:15

But she said to her, "Is it a small matter for you to take my husband? And would you take my son's mandrakes also?" So Rachel said, "Therefore he may lie with you tonight in return for your son's mandrakes."

Envy » Instances of » Cain, of abel

Genesis 4:4-8

Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering; but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell. Then the LORD said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? read more.
"If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it." Cain told Abel his brother. And it came about when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Envy » Instances of » Laban's sons, of jacob

Genesis 31:1

Now Jacob heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this wealth."

Envy » Instances of » Haman, of mordecai

Esther 5:13

"Yet all of this does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate."

Envy » Instances of » Rachel, of leah

Genesis 30:1

Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she became jealous of her sister; and she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I die."

Envy » Instances of » The princes of babylon, of daniel

Daniel 6:4

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

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Genesis 37:11

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.



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