Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD looked upon Abel and his present,
These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
1 Samuel 18:8
And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him, and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands; and what can he have more but the kingdom?
Wrath is cruel, and anger is impetuous, but who is able to stand before envy?
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt, but God was with him
Do ye think that the scripture says in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?
1 John 3:12
Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
There is no end of all the people that have been before them; those also that come after shall not be content in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
That the man who worked with wisdom and with knowledge and with uprightness would have to leave his portion to a man that has not laboured therein. This also is vanity and a great evil.
It is better to enjoy the good that is present than the wandering of desire; this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him and could not speak peaceably unto him.