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BBE Psalms The sinner will see it with grief; he will be wasted away with envy ; the desire of the evil-doers will come to nothing. BBE Proverbs Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Ephraim won't envy Judah, and Judah won't persecute Ephraim. KJV WBS Ezekiel And he put out the form of a hand and took me by the hair of my head; and the wind, lifting me up between the earth and the heaven, took me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the way into the inner door facing to the north; where was the seat of the image of envy.
BBE Ezekiel Then he said to me, Son of man, now let your eyes be lifted up in the direction of the north; and on looking in the direction of the north, to the north of the doorway of the altar, I saw this image of envy by the way in. BBE Ezekiel I made it beautiful with its mass of branches: so that all the trees in the garden of God were full of envy of it. Feeling or exhibiting envy ; actuated or directed by, or proceeding from, envy ; -- said of a person, disposition, feeling, act, etc. Romans Being full of all wrongdoing, evil, desire for the goods of others, hate, envy , putting to death, fighting, deceit, cruel ways, evil talk, and Philippians Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not forward and self-assertive, nor boastful and conceited. See RSV. In the Bible the expression is synonymous with envy , jealousy and some forms of covetousness. In comparing Romans Isaiah And the envy of Ephraim will be gone, and those who make trouble for Judah will come to an end: Ephraim will have no more envy of Judah, and there Word Origin from a prim.
From zelos; to have warmth of feeling for or against -- affect, covet earnestly , have desire, move with envy , be jealous over, be zealous -ly affect. It is to be distinguished from jealousy. Jealousy fears to lose what it has; envy is pained at seeing another have" Crabb's English Synonyms. In the Old Testament it is the translation of qin'ah from kana', "to redden," "to glow" Job , the Revised Version British and American "jealousy," margin "indignation"; in Isaiah the Revised Version British and American renders "see thy zeal for the people"; Proverbs , etc.
In James "envy" is used in a good sense, akin to the jealousy ascribed to God. Where the King James Version has "The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy," the Revised Version British and American reads "Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?
As we do, remember it is part of evil in general, which was permitted by Allah. And what Allah permits He permits for His own good reason. This is not to say that envy is good in itself. But this is to say that there is some good purpose that envy serves, as it is part of the whole of evil permitted by Allah. This tells us that we must take a good look as we ponder at this thing called envy.
Envy becomes possible when two people become capable of mutual comparison. It is how one compares his or her self to the other that determines whether or not envy occurs. Again, envy is a drive or an urge to compare oneself invidiously with another. To compare oneself invidiously is to compare oneself to another in an unlikable, alien, hostile producing way.
It is an envy producing comparison. Invidious once had the meaning of envy. The envier sees the possessions of others; both material and immaterial. The envier would like to see the one he or she envies dispossessed or deprived of his or her possessions. The envier feels that what you have in some way injured himself or herself , regardless to how justly you may have gained what you have. You may have spent years developing that skill, or saving for that house, that you have.
It makes no difference to the envier.
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He, or she, feels pained that you have what you have: The envier feels a lack or feels in some way inferior to you for the fact that you have whatever you have. Vindictiveness, malice, aggression, unjust anger, self torment, and selfishness are elements of the frame of mind and state of emotion of the envious person.
The envier wants both to acquire and see destroyed the possessions of the one that is envied. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,. 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. Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord , and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
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Delight yourself in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord ; trust in him, and he will act. Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, for the evil man has no future; the lamp of the wicked will be put out. Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives.
And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father.
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Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.
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But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,. The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. 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. Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire.
You have laid up treasure in the last days.