Some Biblical usages of the word "jealousy", A. Hebrew words qana, qanna, qina You are free to download deeds of the flesh - Gal. God will help you conquer this battle but it’s something you have to fight. anger, wrath, rage - Prov. c. Being jealous is close to coveting what someone else has or a position that someone holds.                   (4) "apprehensive I love it. - meaning "zealous" or "jealous" Thanksgiving, 4:11 Categories: Old Testament. bible,                   (2) Bible examples, Faith                   (3) Tagged as: There’s a verse in the Bible that gives a really good, kind of creepy example of this. In place of selfish jealousy we must          1. JEALOUSY [ISBE] JEALOUSY - jel'-us-i (qin'ah; zelos): Doubtless, the root idea of both the Greek and the Hob translated "jealousy" is "warmth," "heat." Jonathan gave David his own cloak and his armor, sword, and bow. In fact, both the Old and New Testament words for jealousy are also translated “zeal.” Being jealous and being zealous are essentially the same thing in the Bible. if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife, ... An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! c. Jealousy exhibits diabolic character - James 3:15 d. Jealousy is destructive - Job 5:2; Prov. brothers of Joseph - Gen. 37:11,19; Acts 7:9 3:3 - "there is strife and jealousy among you" V. The character of God in reference to zealousy or jealousy, A. 78:58; 79:5; Ezek. Instead of singling out a person as an example of jealousy, I decided to include the whole church of Corinth. Jealousy is a dissatisfaction and unacceptance of God's providential Twice it is seen as a positive emotion, and once as negative. - "seeks highest good of other, without thinking what I Used by permission. jealous,               e. For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human”, “Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Many people use these words interchangeably today. Question. Jacob loved Rachael but not Leah, so “the Lord saw that Leah was hated, he opened her womb, but Rachel was barren. Jewish leaders - Acts 5:17; 17:5 Finally, “Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.” But she said to her, “Is it a small matter that you have taken away my husband? - "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God" 11:2 - "I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy" Hebrews 13:5 states, “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. - our receptivity of His active expression of His character Being jealous is not always wrong because God is a jealous God (Ex 20:5) that despises worship of other gods and so Paul wrote, “I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ” (2nd Cor 11:2). God 12:20 Home × Home; Bible. By Mary Jane Chaignot. praise, prestige 13:4 - "love is not jealous" God is zealous—eager about protecting what is precious to Him. His providential              arrangement Because of this, the high priest and all those with him rose up and were filled with jealousy. Are we stronger than he”, “I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ”, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me”, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons”, “When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. 6:34; 27:4          II Cor. The key to biblically overcoming jealousy is to discern the roots of your jealousy and then battle them with the truth of God's Word.                   (2) wealth, assets - (greed, coveting) leadership Envy and the Cross (Mark 15:10) Did you know that, biblically speaking, there is a difference between envy and jealousy? ignorantly or selfishly               desires.     C. jealous of another's authority, power, job, advancement          James 3:14,16 For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? achievements, success But jealousy and envy are soul-enemies, and Scripture warns us against them over and over. Old Testament, Hebrew qanna Exodus 20:1-6; Exodus 34:10-16 Deuteronomy 4:15-24 Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words”, “came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. Here are four examples of jealousy from the Bible. Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams” (Gen 37:18-20). is zealous/jealous that His people should not sin.               b.          I Cor. Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words” (Gen 37:8).          I Cor.     L. jealous of another's looks, appearance, It reaches into our pockets and steals our joy like some two-bit hustler at a county fair.     F. jealous of another's accomplishments, commitment Bible Verses, Quotes, Christian Answers, Songs and More. At present, the Bible Study of the Week can be read in ten languages: Bosnian, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish. What the Bible Says about Jealousy. "vigilant          Zech. 39:25; Zech 8:2          Gen. 37:11 selfish ambition - James 3:14,16 Phil. ).          1. - "I am exceedingly jealous for Zion" A genuine move of the Lord through His Spirit. His character. 16:3 strife, conflict - Rom. Jealousy is used in the Scriptures in both a positive and a negative sense. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.     I. jealous of another's relationships, We are all God’s children and have unique calls in our lives, so rather than be jealous of others position or possessions in life, why not accept what God has done through their lives and work together for the common good of the church, because a house divided cannot stand, and a little bit of jealousy can do a lot of harm to others and even to one’s self. The feeling of jealousy makes you feel lousy!Karen Wolff of Christian-Books-for-Women.com considers the causes of jealousy and then describes simple, practical steps for overcoming jealousy.          2. Bible Study Resource Centre; Jealousy of God. “God’s jealousy is always a product of his perfect, self-sufficient love.” Of course, both divine and human jealousy contain a form of exclusivity, vulnerability, and the possibility of deep pain and betrayal.          2. God richly bless you and give you many more materials to share. In the Infancy Gospel of James, both Mary and Joseph come under suspicion for having had intimate relations when Mary is found to be pregnant. 1:14; Phil. life. Title: "A Bad Case of Jealousy" Introduction: On Sunday nights we have been studying the miracles performed by Christ. Wonderful work done!! Envy is never presented as positive.               a. Passionate The spiritual danger in jealousy is clearly evident in the pages of the Bible. Rachel’s jealousy is understandable in this case, but her jealousy caused Jacob to have other children through someone who was not his wife. 29:20; 32:16,21; Ps. Are we ever free from jealousy? We’re told that jealousy is a fruit of the flesh (Galatians 5:21), an antonym of love (1 Corinthians 13:4), a symptom of pride (1 Timothy 6:4), a catalyst for conflict (James 3:16), and a …          2. is a fervent desire to have things transpire as one desires. In the Old Testament, we have classic examples of jealousy and envy in the lives of two women who were victims of their culture. An In-depth Bible Study **Was #1 on Amazon’s Best Selling Christian Devotionals List** Available exclusively on Amazon both in Paperback & Kindle. to guard a possession" Use this game on jealousy, followed by a quick bible lesson for kids (K-5th Grade) on Galatians 5:25-26, to teach students that, when they are grateful for what they have, they won’t compare themselves to others. Contentment, We will see the results on today’s life study of the Bible.          Numb.          2. Pray the Bible verses, write the verses, and meditate on them daily to help overcome jealousy. Instead, Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, but much later, they would discover their jealousy, which was clearly sinful, turned out to do much good (Gen 50:20).                   (1)          4. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?     K. jealous of another's age, youth, maturity, Home × Home; Bible.          3. When jealousy is attributed to God, the word is used in a good sense. God is not going to respect one person over another. Read them in the archive below. Next post: How Can I Know When God is Speaking to me?     B. Greek words zelos, zeloo, zelotes Leah and Rachel were sisters, and they were married to the same man, Jacob. 10:22 - "do we provoke the Lord to jealousy?" with His character. Jealousy exhibits diabolic character - James 3:15 Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams”, “you are still of the flesh.          1. Find Bible Studies to help you prepare lessons and studies on Jealousy for your women's ministry event or small group. Read what else the Bible says about jealousy: Why Did David Take 5 Stones Against Goliath? We hide it better now that we’re mature. 11:2 "hostile Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also” (Gen 30:14-15)? Jealousy is discussed most often in the books of Ezekiel (8), Numbers (7) and Romans (4). Learn more today! This is very great,will use it in my ministration.. - "his brothers were jealous of him" (Joseph) 3:6 They started to be jealous of one another over who they followed! 8:2 toward one believed to enjoy an advantage" “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2020 Telling Ministries LLC. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. Ordeal of Jealousy. Why? And they laid their hands on the apostles and put them in public custody. What we can learn from these examples is that there is no reason to be jealous of one another. What you’ll find is that God will bless you and your effort to overcome or heal from jealousy.     G. jealous of another's intelligence, cf. can have a fervent desire that things should transpire as God of our life skills               d. The Corinthian’s were also coveting the gifts that others had, but as we can see, jealousy was a trademark of the church at Corinth. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf” (Gen 37:5-7), but his brothers were outraged and said, “Are you indeed to reign over us?          3. God is conceived as having wedded Israel to Himself, and as claiming, therefore, exclusive devotion. Thank you. Have you noticed how many of our lessons have been centered on Jacob and his family? Joseph’s brothers were filled with jealousy over him, the Corinthian church had a problem of being jealous of one another’s spiritual gifts, and Jacob’s wife Rachel had that problem too, just like King Saul in being jealous over David. has a fervent desire that things should transpire as He desires, Emotional When you look closely at the word jealousy there's something vital that stands out. Cor. The Bible tells us to be content with what we have, for God will never fail or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). get out of it" - I Cor.          1. I What more can he get but the kingdom?”  And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David”, “When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days”. Because the Apostle Paul writes to the Corinthians that “you are still of the flesh. - "they made Him jealous with strange gods" Try it free for 30 days. Previous post: Why Did David Take 5 Stones Against Goliath? allow the character of God to be expressed in Elsewhere, some were battling over whether food that was sacrificed to an idol should or should not be eaten, so Paul says “Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? is not jealous" In fact, envy was considered one of the great evils of the ancient world, while jealousy, in the proper context, was considered a natural and proper response. The article really helped Applying the definition to the Biblical usages, A. Korah - Ps. a. satisfaction, acceptance, appreciation - cf. Zealots - Lk. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. After King Saul lost his thrown due to his disobedience to God, God had David anointed to be the next king, but Saul wanted to make sure David never sat on the throne and so he chased him down like an animal, trying to kill him. That was a major story of jealousy! arrangement of                   one's of loss of exclusive devotion" can have a fervent desire that things should transpire as he          2. that     M. jealous of another's clothes, style, They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. Jealousy is linked with          2.          3. What more can he get but the kingdom?”  And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David” (1st Sam 18:8-9), but “When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days” (1st Sam 18:28-29). Deut. Question: Is casting out a demon from someone a miracle? Just like in that game, jealousy weighs you down little by little, until you’re eventually just stuck instead of living. this outline provided it remains intact without alteration. The biblical difference between envy and jealousy is that, in certain circumstances, jealousy can be a positive thing. Before this happened, Saul gladly used David’s skill in defeating Israel’s enemy, but when “the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. is zealous/jealous that His people should live in accord with Jealousy (Genesis 37:4) ... An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! 2:17 - "Zeal for Thy house will consume Me" that you do so in its entirety with proper citation of authorship II Cor. - meaning "zealous" or "jealous" 1. Kings 19:10 - "I have been zealous for the Lord" We welcome serious volunteers who are willing to spend the time each week to translate the lessons from English into another language.               f. Bible Lesson on Jealousy: David was a great servant of King Saul’s. And the jealous reaction of the religious establishment.                   (4) expression toward person, idea or cause Thanks for a great Word of God. 20:5 To envy is to want something which belongs to another person. “Jealousy” – is an unfriendly feeling excited by another’s possession of good. The World English Bible (WEB) There is a distinction between jealousy and envy. character of God and His intents godly jealousy - cf. And the scripture says that David behaved wisely wherever he went and that he was accepted by all the people. Several times in the Old Testament, God declares, "I the Lord your God am a jealous God," (Deuteronomy 5:9; 6:15; etc. Part of the problem was that Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son as Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, symbolic of his prominence in Jacob’s eyes, so as Joseph “came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. All Rights Reserved.          Exod. This is great,strong and full of moral lessons….Jealousy is a sign of a great fall…God bless you Pastor…Am happy in spirit about your sermon…, Thank you!     B. Try it free for 30 days. Would you take away my son’s mandrakes also”, “the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. privileges, advantages, good fortune All rights reserved.     E. jealous of another's abilities, talents, 11:2 - "I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy" Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits. She said to Jacob, “Give me children, or I shall die” (Gen 30:1)! first envy should be Cain and Abrl right? Tonight, we will make our study on the miracle of Jesus casting out the demons.     D. A working definition: "Jealousy A prime example is found in Mark 15:10,          1. 5:20 Both are used in a good and a bad sense--to represent right and wrong passion. We can get to know Him through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with mature believers. Jealousy is often based on an inadequate sense of identity (cf. B. Jealousy - definition and verses of Bible references on the topic of Jealousy using Nave's Topical Bible Concordance online. cf. When jealousy is used as an attribute of God, it is obviously used in a positive sense. The jealousy of God Exod 20:5; Deut 4:24; 5:9; 6:15; Josh 24:19 When jealousy is attributed to God, the word is used in a good sense. is etymologically derived from Greek zelos He reminds them that “love does not envy or boast” (1st Cor 13:4), meaning that envy and jealousy are closely related. For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human” (1st Cor 3:3-4).     J. jealous of another's loyalties, devotion,          5. 106:16,18; Numb. The jealousy of man Jacob the patriarch had two wives but only one brought him children…at least in the beginning. I Cor. God bless, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Are we stronger than he” (1st Cor 10:22). Man only God's grace can bring about what He desires.     B. jealous of another's position, placement,     H. jealous of another's personality, Jealousy is destructive - Job 5:2; Prov. He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. are also free to transmit this outline electronically provided Probably the most striking example of the anthropomorphic portrayal of God is in those passages where he is said to be jealous. 5:14,30 Good point sir, but the best examples used were of humans but you do make an excellent point sir. The jealousy of God for the hearts of His people. The 10th Commandment, “You shall not covet,” includes the concept of jealousy. How Can I Know When God is Speaking to me? beauty, health - "abide under" even unfairness, inequity b. Jealousy is a dissatisfaction and unacceptance of God's providential arrangement of one's life. I will use it in my sermons.          Deut 32:16,21 Bible Verses to … attachments We know it’s a sin, and when it sneaks up behind us and jabs us with its burning fork it catches us by surprise. 6:34; 27:4 13:13; I Cor.                   (3) You In our zeal we must recognize As they danced, they sang: Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands” (1st Sam 18:6-7), “Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, his wife or his servant, his ox or donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Ezek. H ere are four examples of jealousy from the Bible.. Joseph’s Brothers.          6. In order to combat jealousy, we need to become more like Jesus and less like ourselves. The language is, of course, anthropomorphic; and it is based upon the feeling in a husband of exclusive right in his wife. 16:38; I Cor. "intolerance There is no better example of jealousy than Joseph’s brothers, but there’s also no better picture of how destructive jealousy can be, and it all began when “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. Jealousy - There are 42 verses using Jealousy in 15 books. Read what else the Bible says about jealousy: Bible Verses About Jealousy. As they danced, they sang: Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands”, “Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. Thanks for stopping by! logic, knowledge It desires to have the same for itself, and is resentfully suspicious of a rival’s influence. If you like what you're reading, you can get free daily updates through the RSS feed here. One thing He views as especially important to Him in the Old Testament is the nation Israel. What Do Christians Believe About Dinosaurs?     D. jealous of another's recognition, There is no better example of jealousy than Joseph’s brothers, but there’s also no better picture of how destructive jealousy can be, and it all began when “Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. Jealousy causes you to stop focusing on the good things in your own life, and it makes peace nearly impossible. “For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.”. Reading Plans: Browse Jealousy Plans. He did his graduate work at Moody Theological Seminary. And Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has looked upon my affliction; for now my husband will love me” (Gen 29:31-32), and after Leah’s third son was born, Leah said, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons” (Gen 29:34), but “When Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, she envied her sister. cf. Sadly, David would have greatly benefited King Saul and Israel, but because Saul was jealous of David, he became his enemy, showing how much damage a jealous spirit can be to someone but also to those around them. Jealousy is mentioned in three different contexts in the Bible. His books are include: “Teaching Children The Gospel/How to Raise Godly Children,“ “Do Babies Go To Heaven?/Why Does God Allow Suffering?,“ "The Great Omission; Reaching the Lost for Christ," and “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible.". Bible study tips - The Character of God: Jealousy.          1. the desires. { 11 comments… read them below or add one }. – Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth – Kids. Talk about being dysfunctional! included.               II King Saul’s son, Jonathan, loved David like a brother. I Cor. Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. sophistication God is a jealous God Exo 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.     B. Webster's Dictionary And yet, human jealousy is unique in that it contains insecurity, because humans are not secure intimate relationships. gratitude - recognizing the "good grace" of God in 10:22 zeal according to knowledge - cf. This Bible Study through the Book of Ruth is a 5-week, in-depth, verse-by-verse study of the book of Ruth. ", III. Women's Bible Study Ideas on Jealousy Search our online database of teachings and Bible study outlines on the topic of Jealousy. 25 Encouraging Bible Verses About Strength, Words of Encouragement: 30 Uplifting Quotes, How To Have Godly Patience In An Impatient World, Questions To Ask Before Someone Is Baptized, Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies – Movie Review, Phoenix Wilder And The Great Elephant Adventure – Movie Review, The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island – Movie Review. communication, intimacy, marriage Scriptures talk about both God's righteous jealousy and the human sinful kind. Love “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.