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16 Bible Verses about Envy, Example Of

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Genesis 4:5

but He did not have regard for Cain and his offering. Cain was furious, and he looked despondent.

Genesis 26:14

He had flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, and many slaves, and the Philistines were envious of him.

Genesis 31:1

Now Jacob heard what Laban’s sons were saying: “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s and has built this wealth from what belonged to our father.”

Genesis 37:11

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

Numbers 11:28-29

Joshua son of Nun, assistant to Moses since his youth, responded, “Moses, my lord, stop them!” But Moses asked him, “Are you jealous on my account? If only all the Lord’s people were prophets and the Lord would place His Spirit on them!”

Numbers 12:2

They said, “Does the Lord speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?” And the Lord heard it.

Numbers 16:3

They came together against Moses and Aaron and told them, “You have gone too far! Everyone in the entire community is holy, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the Lord’s assembly?”

Psalm 106:16

In the camp they were envious of Moses
and of Aaron, the Lord’s holy one.

1 Samuel 18:8

Saul was furious and resented this song. “They credited tens of thousands to David,” he complained, “but they only credited me with thousands. What more can he have but the kingdom?”

Nehemiah 2:10

When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard that someone had come to seek the well-being of the Israelites, they were greatly displeased.

Esther 5:13

Still, none of this satisfies me since I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the King’s Gate all the time.”

Ezekiel 35:11

therefore, as I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“I will treat you according to the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them. I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

Daniel 6:3-4

Daniel distinguished himself above the administrators and satraps because he had an extraordinary spirit, so the king planned to set him over the whole realm. The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

Mark 15:10

For he knew it was because of envy that the chief priests had handed Him over.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.

Acts 17:5

But the Jews became jealous, and they brought together some scoundrels from the marketplace, formed a mob, and started a riot in the city. Attacking Jason’s house, they searched for them to bring them out to the public assembly.

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