20 Bible Verses About Jealousy in Relationships

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about Jealousy in relationships. The act of jealousy in relationship is capable of destroying any relationship. It will always make the other party very uncomfortable and unsafe around you due to your insecurities. Relationship should be built on trust and love. When the love is missing, trust will be shaken and it won’t take time before jealousy set in. There are so many young people who stopped courting their partners not because they are not compactible but because they could not handle jealousy in their relationship.

The truth is, as a man you will always find your woman around men who are far better than you. Men who are finer and better in qualities than you. And this also applies to the women too. It is normal for you to feel a little uneasy when you see your man or woman around opposite sex whom you see as rival. That feeling of uneasiness shows that you are human, however, you must put it in check before it destroys your relationship.

When you partner is no longer free around you due to your jealousy, your relationship is heading towards the rock already. The essence of every relationship should be marriage. And God is interested in your relationship that’s why he is willing to help you overcome jealousy so that it doesn’t destroy your relationship. We have compiled a list of 20 bible verses about Jealousy in relationships to help you overcome this demon sent to destroy your relationship.


1. Ecclesiastes 4:4

“And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”


2. Galatians 6:4

“Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else.“


3. Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


4. 1 Corinthians 10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.


5. Matthew 6:5

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”


6. John 12:43

“for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”


7. 1 John 2:16

“For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world.”


8. 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.”


9. Psalm 37:1-3

“Of David. Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”


10. 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.”


11. Psalm 109:3

“They have also surrounded me with words of hatred, And fought against me without cause.“


12. Psalm 41:6

“When someone comes to visit, he pretends to be friendly; he thinks of ways to defame me, and when he leaves he slanders me.”


13. 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.“


14. 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.”


15. Romans 13:13-14

“Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.“


16. Song of Songs 8:6-7

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.


17. James 4:2-3

You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.


18. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.


19. James 3:14-16

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, nonspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.


20. James 4:11

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.



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