Memorable Bible Verses About Overcoming Jealousy

What does the Bible say about jealousy? Here's a list of the best bible verses on envy to help you overcome jealousy in relationships and insecurity. Cain is one of many Bible characters who were jealous, while other examples of jealousy in the Bible include the stories of Joseph's brothers and King Saul. The following bible quotes also include teachings of Jesus and memorable psalms.

Vote up the Bible scriptures on jealousy worth recommending to others struggling with the sin.

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    16 VOTES

    James 3:14-15

    But if you harbor 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, unspititual, demonic.

    An envious attitude is not something that Christians should have towards others.

    16 votes
  • Exodus 20:17
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    16 VOTES

    Exodus 20:17

    You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

    The command to not be jealous and covet what others have is one of the famous Ten Commandments.

    16 votes
  • 3
    21 VOTES

    Proverbs 14:30

    A heart at peace gives life to the body but envy rots the bones.

    When you are jealous a lot, you don't have peace and it can cause physical health issues due to the stress that comes along with harboring jealousy.

    21 votes
  • Romans 13:13
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    14 VOTES

    Romans 13:13

    Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

    The apostle Paul reminds Christians in this verse that they are to no longer be characterized by a lifestyle of jealousy and strife.

    14 votes
  • 5
    12 VOTES

    Psalm 37:1

    Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong.

    Sometimes we become jealous of those who appear to be successful in spite of the fact that they do evil things to others. Remember that one day God will judge them, and you don't have to envy their accomplishments.

    12 votes
  • Genesis 37:1-36
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    17 VOTES

    Genesis 37:1-36

    In this Bible story, Jacob had many sons but his favorite son was Joseph. Joseph's brothers were jealous of him and as a result, they sold him into slavery in Egypt. Sibling rivalry can be a form of jealousy.

    17 votes