• Forbidden.

    Proverbs 3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

    Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

  • Produced by foolish disputations.

    1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

  • Excited by good deeds of others.

    Ecclesiastes 4:4 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.

  • envy (KJV Dictionary)

  • A work of the flesh.

    Galatians 5:21 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.

    James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

  • Hurtful to the envious.

    Job 5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

    Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

  • None can stand before.

    Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

  • See ENVY in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • A proof of carnal-mindedness.

    1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

    1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

  • Inconsistent with the gospel.

    James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

  • Hinders growth in grace.

    1 Peter 2:1-2 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

  • Bible concordance for ENVY

    • Are full of.

      Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    • Live in.

      Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

  • Leads to every evil work.

    James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

  • Prosperity of the wicked should not excite.

    Psalms 37:1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

    Psalms 73:3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

    Psalms 73:17-20 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. 18 Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction. 19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20 As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

  • Punishment of.

    Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

  • Exemplified.


    Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.


    Genesis 26:14 For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.

    Laban's sons,

    Genesis 31:1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.

    Joseph's brethren,

    Genesis 37:11 And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying.


    Numbers 11:28-29 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

    Aaron, &c.

    Numbers 12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.

    Korah, &c.

    Numbers 16:3 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?

    Psalms 106:16 They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the LORD.


    1 Samuel 18:8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?

    Sanballat, &c.

    Nehemiah 2:10 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.


    Esther 5:13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king's gate.


    Ezekiel 35:11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

    Princes of Babylon,

    Daniel 6:3-4 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

    Chief Priests,

    Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.


    Acts 13:45 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.

    Acts 17:5 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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