30 Important Bible Scriptures on Envy

Here are the 30 most important Bible scriptures on envy.

Exodus 34:14
“For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”

Proverbs 14:30
A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 23:17
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Galatians 5:26
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

1 Peter 2:1
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.

1 Corinthians 3:3
For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

1 Timothy 6:4
He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder.

Ecclesiastes 12:7
And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes 4:4
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Ezekiel 35:11
Therefore, as I live, declares the Lord God, I will deal with you according to the anger and envy that you showed because of your hatred against them. And I will make myself known among them, when I judge you.

Galatians 6:4
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

James 3:16
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Job 5:2
Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.

Mark 15:10
For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up.

Matthew 27:18
For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.

Proverbs 24:1
Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them.

Proverbs 24:19
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked.

Proverbs 25:27
It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

Proverbs 29:11
A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 3:31
Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways.

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 37:8
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

Psalm 49:16
Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases.

Psalm 73:3
For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Romans 1:29
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips.

Romans 10:19
But I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says, “I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation; with a foolish nation I will make you angry.”

Titus 3:3
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.

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