20 Bible Verses About Jealousy
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about Jealousy.
A jealous christian is not a doer of God’s word. God said we should not be jealous of ourselves as He will bless everyone accordingly. Blessings await all of us. That’s why the bible says we should wait till it’s our time. At everyone’s appointed time one’s blessings will be delivered. So don’t be jealous of your friends when they are getting what they want while it looks like you who have been serving God passionately is stagnant.
Being jealous means feeling or showing envy because of someone’s achievements, privileges, advantages abilities to mention a few.
If you envy your friends achievements it means you don’t trust God and also don’t trust in the process of God’s ways of delivering your own achievement to you.
Don’t be jealous of your friends or people around you instead be happy for them. Jealousy is a thief of joy. It makes you sad and unhappy. In an extreme case you can get depressed and unhappy which can make you to loose your faith. Twenty bible verses have been collected for us to learn how to stop ourselves from getting jealous.
1. James 3:16
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
2. Galatians 5:19-21
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
3. James 3:14-16
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.
4. Zephaniah 1:18
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
5. Ezekiel 23:25
And I will direct my jealousy against you, that they may deal with you in fury. They shall cut off your nose and your ears, and your survivors shall fall by the sword. They shall seize your sons and your daughters, and your survivors shall be devoured by fire.
6. Ezekiel 8:3
He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.
7. Psalm 119:34-41
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.
8. Proverbs 27:1-10
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
9. Zephaniah 3:8
Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.
10. Ezekiel 36:1-10
And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God: Because the enemy said of you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The ancient heights have become our possession,’ therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God: Precisely because they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people, therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord God: Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and the hills, the ravines and the valleys, the desolate wastes and the deserted cities, which have become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations all around, therefore thus says the Lord God: Surely I have spoken in my hot jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave my land to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter contempt, that they might make its pasturelands a prey.
11. Psalm 78:58
For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
12. Romans 13:13-14
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
13. Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
14. 1 Corinthians 3:3
For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?
15. Proverbs 6:34
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
16. 2 Corinthians 11:2
For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
17. Exodus 34:14
for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God).
18. Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
19. Acts 7:9
And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him.
20. Nahum 1:2
The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.