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15 Unique Biblical Facts about Envy and Jealousy

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Envy and Jealousy

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Envy and Jealousy with verse and Description

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Envy and Jealousy

  1. Envy and Jealousy are mentioned in the Bible more than 60 times, most notably in Proverbs 14:30 which states “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones”. (Proverbs 14:30)
  2. The Hebrew word for envy is ‘qinah’ and the Greek word is ‘phthonos’ which means bitter jealousy or ill will. (Proverbs 14:30; Proverbs 27:4)
  3. The Bible warns us that envy and jealousy are dangerous sins, capable of leading to destruction if left unchecked. (James 3:14-16)
  4. Envy and jealousy can lead to hatred and division among people, which is why the Bible calls it an abomination. (Proverbs 3:31; Proverbs 6:16-19)
  5. The Bible also instructs us to control our envy and jealousy by loving our neighbor, being content with what we have, and trusting in God. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Philippians 4:11-13)
  6. God is displeased with envy and jealousy, as it can lead to destructive behavior, such as gossip and slander. (Proverbs 14:30; Proverbs 6:16-19)
  7. Envy and jealousy can lead to pride and arrogance, as well as resentment towards others. (Proverbs 14:30; James 4:1-6)
  8. The Bible also warns us that envy and jealousy can lead to violence and murder. (Genesis 4:1-15)
  9. God is clear that envy and jealousy are sins and that we should not be jealous of what others have. (Exodus 20:17; Proverbs 14:30)
  10. The Bible also tells us to be humble and not to be envious of those who are more successful than us. (Philippians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
  11. According to the Bible, envy and jealousy can lead to anger, bitterness, and revenge. (Proverbs 14:30; Proverbs 27:4)
  12. The Bible instructs us to forgive those who have wronged us, as envy and jealousy can cause us to hold on to grudges. (Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:32)
  13. The Bible also warns us that envy and jealousy can cause us to lose focus on God and His plans for our lives. (1 Corinthians 3:3; James 4:1-6)
  14. Envy and jealousy are spiritual diseases and the Bible says that we should rid ourselves of these sins and seek God’s help in overcoming them. (Psalm 37:1; Psalm 73:1-3)
  15. The Bible says that if we submit to God and give Him our hearts, He will help us to control our envy and jealousy. (Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 15:13)

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