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Here are 10 Bible verses on envy and jealousy

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Check out these Bible verses on envy and jealousy. Oftentimes, jealousy seems like something that only grownups deal with—like something from a romantic movie or an evening television program. The fact is that since jealousy is a huge, uncommon term, kids may not even be aware that they suffer with it. But even the smallest child cannot defeat that green monster.

At its core, jealousy is selfishness and dissatisfaction. If allowed to develop, it turns into hatred and can lead to a great deal of terrible choices.

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It’s crucial to consult the Bible to learn what God has to say about envy and discontent whenever the green monster of jealousy rears its ugly head. These 10 verses of the Scriptures contain these significant verses that discuss what the Bible says about jealousy.

Bible verses on envy and jealousy
Bible verses on envy and jealousy

10 Bible verses on envy and jealousy

1. Proverbs 14:30; “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”

2. Mark 7:21-22; “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.”

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3. Job 5:2; “Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.”

4. Proverbs 23:17-18; “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

5. James 3:14-16; “But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where envy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every kind of evil.”

6. Exodus 20:17; “Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

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7. Galatians 5:19-21; “Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Bible verses on envy and jealousy
Bible verses on envy and jealousy

8. 1 Corinthians 13:4; “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

9. Psalm 37:1-3; “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.”

10. 1 Peter 2:1-2; “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation.”

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