'Envy' in the Bible
For he had great wealth of flocks and herds and great numbers of servants; so that the Philistines were full of envy.
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 his brothers were full of envy; but his father kept his words in mind.
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?
And from that day Saul was looking with envy on David.
Do not be angry because of the wrongdoers, or have envy of the workers of evil.
Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever.
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.
Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.
A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.
Have no envy of sinners in your heart, but keep in the fear of the Lord all through the day;
Have no envy for evil men, or any desire to be with them:
Do not be troubled because of evil-doers, or have envy of sinners:
Wrath is cruel, and angry feeling an overflowing stream; but who does not give way before envy?
And I saw that the cause of all the work and of everything which is done well was man's envy of his neighbour. This again is to no purpose and a desire for wind.
Their love and their hate and their envy are now ended; and they have no longer a part for ever in anything which is done under the sun.
And the envy of Ephraim will be gone, and those who make trouble for Judah will come to an end: Ephraim will have no more envy of Judah, and there will be an end of Judah's hate for Ephraim.
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.
I made it beautiful with its mass of branches: so that all the trees in the garden of God were full of envy of it.
For this cause, by my life, says the Lord, I will do to you as you have done in your wrath and in your envy, which you have made clear in your hate for them; and I will make clear to you who I am when you are judged by me.
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:
For he saw that for envy they had given him up.
For he saw that the chief priests had given him up through envy.
But the high priest and those who were with him (the Sadducees) were full of envy,
And the brothers, moved with envy against Joseph, gave him to the Egyptians for money: but God was with him,
For I see that you are prisoned in bitter envy and the chains of sin.
But when the Jews saw such a great number of people, they were full of envy and said evil words against Paul's preaching.
But the Jews, being moved with envy, took with them certain low persons from among the common people, and getting together a great number of people, made an outcry in the town, attacking the house of Jason with the purpose of taking them out to the people.
Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy, putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and false statements about others;
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.
With right behaviour as in the day; not in pleasure-making and drinking, not in bad company and unclean behaviour, not in fighting and envy.
Because you are still in the flesh: for when there is envy and division among you, are you not still walking after the way of the flesh, even as natural men?
Or may we be the cause of envy to the Lord? are we stronger than he?
Love is never tired of waiting; love is kind; love has no envy; love has no high opinion of itself, love has no pride;
Envy, uncontrolled drinking and feasting, and such things: of which I give you word clearly, even as I did in the past, that they who do such things will have no part in the kingdom of God.
Let us not be full of self-glory, making one another angry, having envy of one another.
Though some are preaching Christ out of envy and competition, others do it out of a good heart:
Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself;
Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods;
He has an over-high opinion of himself; being without knowledge, having only an unhealthy love of questionings and wars of words, from which come envy, fighting, cruel words, evil thoughts,
For in the past we were foolish, hard in heart, turned from the true way, servants of evil desires and pleasures, living in bad feeling and envy, hated and hating one another.
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.
For where envy is, and the desire to get the better of others, there is no order, but every sort of evil-doing.
You are burning with desire, and have not your desire, so you put men to death; you are full of envy, and you are not able to get your desire, so you are fighting and making war; you have not your desire, because you do not make request for it.
Having eyes full of evil desire, never having enough of sin; turning feeble souls out of the true way; they are children of cursing, whose hearts are well used to bitter envy;