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77 Bible Verses About Envy and Jealousy

Here are 77 Bible verses about envy and jealousy from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

James 3:16 KJV

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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James 4:2-3 KJV

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

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Proverbs 14:30 KJV

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

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James 3:14 KJV

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

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1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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Proverbs 27:4 KJV

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

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James 3:14-15 KJV

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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1 Corinthians 3:3 KJV

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

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Romans 12:21 KJV

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Exodus 20:17 KJV

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

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1 John 4:8 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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Proverbs 10:12 KJV

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

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Psalms 25:4-5 KJV

Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

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Ecclesiastes 4:4 KJV

Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Song of Solomon 8:6 KJV

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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Galatians 6:4 KJV

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

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1 Corinthians 13:4 KJV

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

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James 4:11 KJV

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

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Psalms 37:1 KJV

A Psalm of David.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

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Proverbs 6:34 KJV

For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

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Job 5:2 KJV

For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

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Deuteronomy 4:24 KJV

For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

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James 4:2 KJV

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

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James 3:14-16 KJV

But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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2 Corinthians 11:2 KJV

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

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Hebrews 13:5 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Proverbs 24:19-20 KJV

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

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Zechariah 8:2 KJV

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.

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Philippians 2:3 KJV

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

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Galatians 5:26 KJV

Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

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John 3:16 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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Romans 13:13 KJV

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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Acts 7:9 KJV

And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,

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Exodus 20:5 KJV

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

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Titus 3:3 KJV

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

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1 Corinthians 13:5 KJV

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

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1 Peter 2:1 KJV

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

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Proverbs 23:17 KJV

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

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Proverbs 3:31 KJV

Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

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Acts 13:45 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 24:1 KJV

Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

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1 Timothy 6:4 KJV

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

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Philippians 1:15 KJV

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

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Exodus 34:14 KJV

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

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Romans 13:13-14 KJV

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

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Matthew 27:18 KJV

For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 KJV

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

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Genesis 37:4 KJV

And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

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Proverbs 23:17-18 KJV

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

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Mark 15:10 KJV

For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

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Proverbs 4:23 KJV

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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Proverbs 24:19 KJV

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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Hebrews 11:6 KJV

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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1 Samuel 15:23 KJV

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

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1 Peter 2:9 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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1 Corinthians 10:22 KJV

Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Mark 7:21-23 KJV

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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John 8:32 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Song of Solomon 8:6-7 KJV

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

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Acts 17:5 KJV

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.

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Ezekiel 16:42 KJV

So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.

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Genesis 4:8 KJV

And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

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Galatians 5:25 KJV

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

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Isaiah 11:13 KJV

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.

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Psalms 73:3 KJV

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

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Galatians 6:4-5 KJV

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.

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Matthew 19:28 KJV

And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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Mark 7:21-22 KJV

For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

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Ecclesiastes 5:18 KJV

Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

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Romans 10:19 KJV

But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

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Numbers 16:3 KJV

And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

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Proverbs 27:20 KJV

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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James 5:9 KJV

Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

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