Bible Verses About Envy: Shake Off the Shackles of Envy

The Bible records, “A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones” (Proverbs 14:30). Ony by resolving the envy in our heart can we get peace and comfort. Read the following Bible verses about envy which will help you shake off the shackles of envy.

Galatians 5:25–26

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 3:31

Envy you not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Galatians 5:21

Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 13:13

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Psalm 37:1

Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.

James 4:5

Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

1 Peter 2:1–2

Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.

James 3:14–16

But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

Proverbs 23:17–18

Let not your heart envy sinners: but be you in the fear of the LORD all the day long. For surely there is an end; and your expectation shall not be cut off.

1 Corinthians 3:3

For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?

Song of Solomon 8:6

Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame.

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

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