26 Top Bible Verses To Overcome Jealousy

Jealousy is a common feeling among humans. Some people experience jealousy even after they get married.

This is because jealousy is a normal human emotion. In fact, it is considered a sin according to the Bible.

27 Top Bible Verses To Overcome Jealousy

Jealousy is defined as being envious or resentful of another person. The Bible says that jealousy is rooted in envy.

Envy is a negative emotion that stems from wanting something someone else has.

Jealousy is an emotion that has plagued humanity since time immemorial. In ancient times, jealousy was considered a sin.

Today, however, it is often seen as a sign of love.

When you feel jealous, you may start thinking negative thoughts about the other person.

This can cause you to doubt their loyalty, trustworthiness, or even their character. In addition, you may begin to question whether they deserve to be happy.

You may also think about how much better off you would be if things were different. These feelings of envy and resentment can lead to anger and bitterness.

The Bible does not condone this type of behavior. However, it does provide us with many helpful tips on dealing with jealousy.

Here are some of the best Bible verses for overcoming jealousy:

Proverbs 27:4 

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”

Matthew 5:28-29 

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

John 4:18 

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will be passed on; as for words, they will come to an end.”

2 Timothy 2:22 

“The Lord’s bondservant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.”

James 4:3 

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Ephesians 6:12 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places.”

Philippians 3:20 

“I am hard-pressed between the two options of doing evil or letting myself be done by others.”

Romans 12:17 

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing, you will heap burning coals upon his head.”

Psalm 37:11 

“Delight yourself also in the LORD and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

Colossians 3:15 

27 Top Bible Verses To Overcome Jealousy

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.”

Deuteronomy 15:19 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear nor be dismayed before them, for Yahweh your God goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.”

Joshua 1:9 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for Yahweh will be with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10 

“Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, Yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Revelation 19:11 

“And out of His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron; He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.”

Zechariah 9:9 

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Matthew 10:34 

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

Luke 22:36 

“Jesus replied, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.'”

Hebrews 10:32 

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that clings closely, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Proverbs 16:25 

“He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Proverbs 17:9 

“A rebuke impresses a man more than a hundred lashes, yet a harsh word stirs up anger less than fire.”

Timothy 2:24 

“The Lord’s bond-servant must not quarrel; instead, he should be kind to everyone, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.”

Galatians 5:22 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, and self-control.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 

“Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 25 For we know only in part, but we prophesy in parts; however, when the complete work is revealed, then each part will become known separately.”

John 14:1 

“Abide in Me, and I in You. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches; he who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit because apart from Me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him, this person bears much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” 

Final Thoughts

The Bible teaches us about jealousy. It also tells us how to overcome this sin. You can overcome jealousy by reading the Bible regularly.

Also, you should pray for forgiveness so that your relationship with God is restored.

If you want to overcome jealousy, you need to first recognize its source. It’s always easier said than done!

However, once you have recognized your feelings of jealousy, you can start working on overcoming this problem. 

There are a number of stages to overcoming jealousy, and it is a process.

You should seek help from a professional who specializes in dealing with these issues, especially if you find that your jealousy is affecting your life.

But these Bible verses are a great place to start!

Anneka Huddleston
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