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Want to know what the Bible says about envy? Here are 91 Bible verses about envy from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 34:14 NIV
Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
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Proverbs 14:30 NIV
A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.
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Proverbs 23:17 NIV
Do not let your heart envy sinners,
    but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.
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Galatians 5:26 NIV
Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
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Galatians 5:19-21 NIV
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
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1 Peter 2:1 NIV
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
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James 3:16 NIV
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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Proverbs 24:1 NIV
Do not envy the wicked,
    do not desire their company;
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1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
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Titus 3:3 NIV
At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
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Mark 7:20-23 NIV
20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
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Proverbs 24:19 NIV
Do not fret because of evildoers
    or be envious of the wicked,
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1 Timothy 6:4 NIV
they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
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Proverbs 29:11 NIV
Fools give full vent to their rage,
    but the wise bring calm in the end.
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Romans 1:29 NIV
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
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Ezekiel 35:11 NIV
therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you.
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Proverbs 27:4 NIV
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
    but who can stand before jealousy?
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Mark 15:10 NIV
knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him.
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1 Corinthians 3:3 NIV
You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?
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Proverbs 3:31 NIV
Do not envy the violent
    or choose any of their ways.
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