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12 Bible Verses about Envy

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Acts 17:5

But the unpersuaded Jews took along some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the people.

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

Galatians 5:19-21

Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

1 Peter 2:1-2

Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

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Envy » Forbidden

Psalm 37:1

Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.

Galatians 5:26

Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.

Proverbs 3:31

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Envy » Forbidden » Examples of

Numbers 16:3

and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, since all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and Yahweh is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of Yahweh?"

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Genesis 4:5

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

Genesis 26:14

He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.

Envy » Who not to envy

Psalm 37:1-2

Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither like the green herb.

Proverbs 24:1-2

Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them: for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.

Proverbs 3:31

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Envy » Not envying

Galatians 5:26

Let's not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.

Envy » Prosperity of the wicked should not excite

Psalm 37:1

Don't fret because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness.

Psalm 73:17-20

Until I entered God's sanctuary, and considered their latter end. Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction. How they are suddenly destroyed! They are completely swept away with terrors. read more.
As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.

Envy » A proof of carnal-mindedness

Envy » Instances of » Priests, of jesus

John 11:47

The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs.

Envy » What envy does

Job 5:1-2

"Call now; is there any who will answer you? To which of the holy ones will you turn? For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

Envy » A work of the flesh

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also 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 says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

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 they hated him, and couldn't speak peaceably to him. Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more. He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed: read more.
for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves came around, and bowed down to my sheaf." His brothers said to him, "Will you indeed reign over us? Or will you indeed have dominion over us?" They hated him all the more for his dreams and for his words. He dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me." He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?" His brothers envied him, but his father kept this saying in mind.

Genesis 37:19-20

They said one to another, "Behold, this dreamer comes. Come now therefore, and let's kill him, and cast him into one of the pits, and we will say, 'An evil animal has devoured him.' We will see what will become of his dreams."

Acts 7:9

"The patriarchs, moved with jealousy against Joseph, sold him into Egypt. God was with him,

Envy » Hurtful to the envious

Job 5:2

For resentment kills the foolish man, and jealousy kills the simple.

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

Numbers 16:3

and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much on yourself, since all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and Yahweh is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of Yahweh?"

Psalm 106:16-18

They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron, Yahweh's saint. The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram. A fire was kindled in their company. The flame burned up the wicked.

Envy » Exemplified

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Acts 17:5

But the unpersuaded Jews took along some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the people.

Envy » Instances of » Saul, of david

1 Samuel 18:29

Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul was David's enemy continually.

1 Samuel 18:8-9

Saul was very angry, and this saying displeased him; and he said, "They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. What can he have more but the kingdom?" Saul eyed David from that day and forward.

1 Samuel 20:31

For as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, you shall not be established, nor your kingdom. Therefore now send and bring him to me, for he shall surely die!"

Envy » Instances of » Sarah, of hagar

Genesis 16:5-6

Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. Yahweh judge between me and you." But Abram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.

Genesis 21:9-10

Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking. Therefore she said to Abraham, "Cast out this handmaid and her son! For the son of this handmaid will not be heir with my son, Isaac."

Envy » Who has envy among them

Envy » Exemplified » Joshua

Numbers 11:28-29

Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!" Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!"

Envy » Excited by good deeds of others

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I saw all the labor and achievement that is the envy of a man's neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Envy » Instances of » Jews, of paul and barnabas

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Acts 17:5

But the unpersuaded Jews took along some wicked men from the marketplace, and gathering a crowd, set the city in an uproar. Assaulting the house of Jason, they sought to bring them out to the people.

Envy » Exemplified » Joseph's brethren

Envy » Exemplified » Edomites

Ezekiel 35:11

therefore, as I live, says the Lord Yahweh, I will do according to your anger, and according to your envy which you have shown out of your hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I shall judge you.

Envy » Exemplified » saul

1 Samuel 18:8

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

Envy » The place where envy exists

James 3:13-16

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't boast and don't lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. read more.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.

Envy » Produced by foolish disputations

1 Timothy 6:4

he is conceited, knowing nothing, but obsessed with arguments, disputes, and word battles, from which come envy, strife, insulting, evil suspicions,

Envy » Hinders growth in grace

1 Peter 2:1-2

Putting away therefore all wickedness, all deceit, hypocrisies, envies, and all evil speaking, as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby,

Envy » None can stand before

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

Envy » Exemplified » Princes of babylon

Daniel 6:3-4

Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Envy » Exemplified » Laban's sons

Genesis 31:1

He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth."

Envy » Punishment of

Isaiah 26:11

Yahweh, your hand is lifted up, yet they don't see; but they will see your zeal for the people, and be disappointed. Yes, fire will consume your adversaries.

Envy » The wicked » Being Full of

Envy » Instances of » Joshua, of eldad and medad

Numbers 11:28-30

Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered, "My lord Moses, forbid them!" Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all Yahweh's people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit on them!" Moses went into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

Envy » Exemplified » Haman

Esther 5:13

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

Envy » Exemplified » Cain

Genesis 4:5

but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell.

Envy » Instances of » Miriam and aaron, of moses

Numbers 12:1-10

Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. They said, "Has Yahweh indeed spoken only with Moses? Hasn't he spoken also with us?" And Yahweh heard it. Now the man Moses was very humble, above all the men who were on the surface of the earth. read more.
Yahweh spoke suddenly to Moses, to Aaron, and to Miriam, "You three come out to the Tent of Meeting!" The three of them came out. Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forward. He said, "Hear now my words. If there is a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make myself known to him in a vision. I will speak with him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so. He is faithful in all my house. With him I will speak mouth to mouth, even plainly, and not in riddles; and he shall see Yahweh's form. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?" The anger of Yahweh was kindled against them; and he departed. The cloud departed from over the Tent; and behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. Aaron looked at Miriam, and 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, don't boast and don't lie against the truth.

Envy » Leads to every evil work

Envy » The wicked » Live in

Envy » What lusts to envy

James 4:5

Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously"?

Envy » Instances of » Philistines, of isaac

Genesis 26:14

He had possessions of flocks, possessions of herds, and a great household. The Philistines envied him.

Envy » Instances of » Leah, of rachel

Genesis 30:15

She said to her, "Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? Would you take away my son's mandrakes, also?" Rachel said, "Therefore he will lie with you tonight for your son's mandrakes."

Envy » Instances of » Cain, of abel

Genesis 4:4-8

Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering, but he didn't respect Cain and his offering. Cain was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. Yahweh said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? read more.
If you do well, will it not be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it." Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened 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

He heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, "Jacob has taken away all that was our father's. From that which was our father's, has he gotten all this wealth."

Envy » Instances of » Haman, of mordecai

Esther 5:13

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

Envy » Instances of » Rachel, of leah

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

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

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

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