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16 Bible Verses about Envy, Example Of

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Genesis 4:5

but he did not look upon Cain and his present. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 26:14

for he had possession of flocks, possession of herds, great store of servants, and the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 31:1

And he heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's, he has gotten all this glory.

Genesis 37:11

And his brethren envied him; but his father kept the word.

Numbers 11:28-29

Then Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him, Art thou jealous for my sake? It would be good that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

Numbers 12:2

And they said, Has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? Has he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.

Numbers 16:3

and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said unto them, We have had enough of you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; why then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

Psalm 106:16

Then they envied Moses in the camp and Aaron the saint of the LORD.

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?

Nehemiah 2:10

When Sanballat, the Horonite, and Tobiah, the slave, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.

Esther 5:13

Yet all this avails me nothing so long as I see Mordecai, the Jew, sitting at the king's gate.

Ezekiel 35:11

Therefore, as I live, said the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy enmity against them; and I shall be known in them when I judge thee.

Daniel 6:3-4

Then this Daniel was preferred above these governors and presidents because an overabundance of the Spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy and spoke against that which Paul said, contradicting and blaspheming.

Acts 17:5

But the disobedient Jews, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort and gathered a company and set all the city on an uproar and assaulted the house of Jason and sought to bring them out to the people.

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