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(for you shall worship no other
god, for the Lord, whose name is
Jealous, is a jealous God),
Surely vexation kills the fool,
and jealousy slays the simple.
For I was envious of the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the
Do not envy a man of violence and
do not choose any of his ways,
A tranquil heart gives life to the
flesh, but envy makes the bones
Let not your heart envy sinners,
but continue in the fear of
the Lord all the day.
Be not envious of evil men, nor
desire to be with them,
Fret not yourself because of
evildoers, and be not envious of
Wrath is cruel, anger is
overwhelming, but who can stand
Then I saw that all toil and all
skill in work come from a man's
envy of his neighbor. This also is
vanity and a striving after wind.
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.
(Song of Solomon 8:6)
And he said, What comes out of a
person is what defiles him. For
from within, out of the heart of
man, come evil thoughts, sexual
immorality, theft, murder,
adultery, coveting, wickedness,
deceit, sensuality, envy, slander,
pride, foolishness. All these evil
things come from within, and they
defile a person.
For he perceived that it was out
of envy that the chief priests had
delivered him up.
Let us walk properly as in the
daytime, not in orgies and
drunkenness, not in sexual
immorality and sensuality, not in
quarreling and jealousy.
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
(1 Corinthians 3:3)
Love is patient and kind; love
does not envy or boast; it is not
(1 Corinthians 13:4)
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.
Let us not become conceited,
provoking one another, envying one
He is puffed up with conceit and
understands nothing. He has an
unhealthy craving for controversy
and for quarrels about words,
which produce envy, dissension,
slander, evil suspicions,
(1 Timothy 6:4)
For we ourselves were once
foolish, disobedient, led astray,
slaves to various passions and
pleasures, passing our days in
malice and envy, hated by others
and hating one another.
For where jealousy and selfish
ambition exist, there will be
disorder and every vile practice.
So put away all malice and all
deceit and hypocrisy and envy and
(1 Peter 2:1)
Inspirational Quotes from Famous People
Above all, you must fight conceit,
envy, and every kind of
ill-feeling in your heart.
--Abraham Cahan - Lithuanian Author
Born 1860 Died 1951
Do not overrate what you have
received, nor envy others. He who
envies others does not obtain
peace of mind.
--Buddha -Leader Born 563 BC Died
Envy aims very high.
--Ovid Roman Poet Born 43 BC Died
Envy comes from people's ignorance
of, or lack of belief in, their
--Jean Vanier Canadian Philosopher
Envy is the art of counting the
other fellow's blessings instead
of your own.
Glamour cannot exist without
personal social envy being a
common and widespread emotion.
--John Berger English Artist Born
God's truth judges created things
out of love, and Satan's truth
judges them out of envy and
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer German
Theologian Born 1906 Died 1945
I have no respect for the passion
of equality, which seems to me
merely idealizing envy.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
American Judge Born 1841 Died 1935
It is in the character of very few
men to honor without envy a friend
who has prospered.
--Aeschylus Greek Poet Born 525 BC
Died 456 BC
Jealousy is both reasonable and
belongs to reasonable men, while
envy is base and belongs to the
base, for the one makes himself
get good things by jealousy, while
the other does not allow his
neighbour to have them through
--Aristotle Greek Philosopher Born
384 BC Died 322 BC
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles
on thy cheeks.
--Thomas Browne British Scientist
Born 1605 Died 1682
Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
--Josh Billings American Comedian
Born 1818 Died 1885
Our envy always lasts longer than
the happiness of those we envy.
--Heraclitus Greek Philosopher
Born 544 BC Died 483 BC
Pride, avarice, and envy are in
--Thornton Wilder American
Novelist Born 1897 Died 19754