Envy in the Bible (56 instances)

56 occurrences in 14 translations

'Envy' in the Bible

and he hath possession of a flock, and possession of a herd, and an abundant service; and the Philistines envy him,

Now Rachel, because she had no children, was full of envy of her sister; and she said to Jacob, If you do not give me children I will not go on living.

And Moses said to him, Are you moved by envy on my account? If only all the Lord's people were prophets, and the Lord might put his spirit on them!

Why then are you looking with envy on my offerings of meat and of meal which were ordered by my word, honouring your sons before me, and making yourselves fat with all the best of the offerings of Israel, my people?

Do not be agitated by evildoers; do not envy those who do wrong.

Why gaze with envy, you mountain peaks, at the mountain God desired for His dwelling? The Lord will live [there] forever!

Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.

They were full of envy against Moses among the tents, and against Aaron, the holy one of the Lord.

The sinner will see it with grief; he will be wasted away with envy; the desire of the evil-doers will come to nothing.

Don't worry because of evildoers, and don't envy the wicked.

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

And he put out the form of a hand and took me by the hair of my head; and the wind, lifting me up between the earth and the heaven, took me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the way into the inner door facing to the north; where was the seat of the image of envy.

Then he said to me, Son of man, now let your eyes be lifted up in the direction of the north; and on looking in the direction of the north, to the north of the doorway of the altar, I saw this image of envy by the way in.

Fair I have made him in the multitude of his thin shoots, And envy him do all trees of Eden that are in the garden of God.

Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

For this cause the Lord has said: Truly, in the heat of my bitter feeling I have said things against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who have taken my land as a heritage for themselves with the joy of all their heart, and with bitter envy of soul have made attacks on it:

adultery, greed, wickedness, cheating, shameless lust, envy, slander, arrogance, and foolishness.

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

But the Jews which believed not, 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.

But I say, Had Israel no knowledge? First Moses says, You will be moved to envy by that which is not a nation, and by a foolish people I will make you angry.

So I say, Were their steps made hard in order that they might have a fall? In no way: but by their fall salvation has come to the Gentiles, so that they might be moved to envy.

If in any way those who are of my flesh may be moved to envy, so that some of them may get salvation by me.

Or may we be the cause of envy to the Lord? are we stronger than he?

envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance-as I told you before-that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Let us not be full of self-glory, making one another angry, having envy of one another.

He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don't brag and lie in defiance of the truth.

Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

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Root Form
Definition
Usage
קנא 
Qana' 
Usage: 34

קנאה 
Qin'ah 
Usage: 43

ζῆλος 
Zelos 
Usage: 17

ζηλόω 
Zeloo 
Usage: 10

φθονέω 
Phthoneo 
Usage: 1

φθόνος 
Phthonos 
Usage: 9



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