Bible verses about jealousy.

List of Bible Verses About Jealousy

Exodus 20:5

“You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God…”

Ezekiel 8:3

“He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem…”

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Exodus 34:14

“…for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”

Numbers 5:14

“and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure…”

Numbers 5:30

“…or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife…”

Deuteronomy 32:21

“They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols…”

Joshua 24:19

“Joshua said to the people, ‘You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God.'”

Ezekiel 16:38

“I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.”

Deuteronomy 32:16

“They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols.”

Ezekiel 23:25

“I will direct my jealous anger against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the sword. They will take away your sons and daughters, and those of you who are left will be consumed by fire.”

Deuteronomy 4:24

“For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”

Ezekiel 36:5

“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my burning zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.”

Nahum 1:2

“The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies.”

Zechariah 1:14

“Then the angel who was speaking to me said, ‘Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.'”

Matthew 27:18

“For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.”

Mark 15:10

“For he knew that the chief priests had handed Jesus over out of envy.”

Acts 7:9

“Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt.”

Zechariah 8:2

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘I am very jealous for Zion; I am burning with jealousy for her.'”

Bible verses about jealousy.
Bible verse from the book of Philippians 1:15.

Acts 13:45

“When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. They began to contradict what Paul was saying and heaped abuse on him.”

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.”

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1 Corinthians 3:3

“You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?”

2 Corinthians 11:2

“I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.”

Galatians 5:19-21

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition…”

Philippians 1:15

“It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.”

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…”

Philippians 2:3

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

James 3:16

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

1 Peter 2:1

“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”

1 Peter 4:4

“They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you.”

1 Peter 5:2

“Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.”

1 John 3:12

“Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous.”

1 Peter 4:3

“For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.”

Bible verses about jealousy.
Bible verse from the book of Deuteronomy 4:24.

1 John 4:20

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”

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Revelation 3:16

“So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”

Proverbs 14:30

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

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.”

Proverbs 27:4

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

Ecclesiastes 9:6

“Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun.”

Isaiah 11:13

“Ephraim’s jealousy will vanish, and Judah’s enemies will be destroyed; Ephraim will not be jealous of Judah, nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim.”

Hosea 13:4

“But I have been the LORD your God ever since you came out of Egypt. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me.”

Matthew 5:11

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”

Isaiah 26:11

“LORD, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for your enemies consume them.”

Matthew 20:15

“Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?”

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Acts 17:5

“But other Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason’s house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd.”

Bible verses about jealousy.
Bible verse from the book of Deuteronomy 32:16.

Romans 10:19

“Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, ‘I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.'”

1 Corinthians 10:22

“Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?”

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.”

2 Corinthians 12:20

“For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.”

Galatians 4:17

“Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them.”

Philippians 1:16

“The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.”

James 4:5

“Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?”

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1 Peter 1:14

“As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.”

Bible verses about jealousy.
Bible verse from the book of Exodus 20:5.

James 4:6

“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”

1 Peter 1:15

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”

James 4:14

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”