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.