Verses About Jealousy

Deuteronomy 5:21

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

James 3:16

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

James 4:5

Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the spirit he caused to live in us envies intensely?

Psalm 37:7

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalm 10:3

He boasts of the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the LORD.

Proverbs 3:31

Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways.

Proverbs 14:30

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

Proverbs 27:4

Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

Ecclesiastes 4:4

And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Proverbs 24:1

Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company.

James 3:14

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.

Proberbs 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.

Luke 12:22-23

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.