What Does The Bible Say About Jealousy?

What Does The Bible Say About Jealousy?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Genesis 37:3-4 – Now Israel loved Joseph above all his sons, because he had him in his old age: and he made him a coat of divers colours. And his brethren seeing that he was loved by his father, more than all his sons, hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.

1 Kings 18:6-9 – Now when David returned, after be slew the Philistine, the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with timbrels of joy, and cornets. And the women sung as they played, and they said: I Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands. And Saul was exceeding angry, and this word was displeasing in his eyes, and he said: They have given David ten thousands, and to me they have given but a thousand; what can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul did not look on David with a good eye from that day and forward.

Ecclesiasticus 9:1 – Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, lest she shew in thy regard the malice of a wicked lesson.

Ecclesiasticus 26:8-9 – A jealous woman is the grief and mourning of the heart. With a jealous woman is a scourge of the tongue which communicateth with all.

1 John 3:12 – and not be like Cain who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous.

What Does The Bible Say About Idleness?

What Does The Bible Say About Idleness?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Proverbs 12:11 – He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that pursueth idleness is very foolish. He that is delighted in passing his time over wine, leaveth a reproach in his strong holds.

Proverbs 19:15 – Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 28:19 – He that tilleth his ground, shall be filled with bread: but he that followeth idleness shall be filled with poverty.

Ecclesiasticus 33:29 – For idleness hath taught much evil.

Ezechiel 16:49 – Behold this was the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance, and the idleness of her, and of her daughters: and they did not put forth their hand to the needy, and to the poor.

Matthew 20:6 – And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing; and he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 – For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: If any one will not work, let him not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work in quietness and to earn their own living.

1 Timothy 5:13 – Besides that, they learn to be idlers, gadding about from house to house, and not only idlers but gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

What Does The Bible Say About Happiness In Serving God?

What Does The Bible Say About Happiness In Serving God?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Psalms 30:20 – O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

Psalms 33:9 – O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.

Psalms 36:4 – Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.

Psalms 91:5 – For thou hast given me, O Lord, a delight in thy doings: and in the works of thy hands I shall rejoice.

Psalms 99:2 – Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.

Psalms 103:34 – Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in the Lord.

Psalms 118:14, 111 –  I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches. […] I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are a joy to my heart.

Psalms 143:15 – They have called the people happy, that hath these things: but happy is that people whose God is the Lord.

Proverbs 21:15 – It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.

Ecclesiasticus 1:11-12, 18 – The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of joy. The fear of the Lord shall delight the heart, and shall give joy, and gladness, and length of days. […] Religiousness shall keep and justify the heart, it shall give joy and gladness.

1 Peter 2:3 – for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.