1 A term used to describe God’s desire to have a unique and exclusive relationship with people (Exod 20:5; Deut 5:9; Josh 24:19; 1Kgs 14:22). People are not to provoke God’s “jealousy” or wrath by idolatry or sinful behavior (Deut 32:16; 1Cor 10:22). 2 What humans show as zeal or uncompromised devotion (2Cor 9:2; 2Cor 11:2; Rom 10:2). 3 Envy, a negative quality in humans (Gen 26:14; 1Cor 3:3; Rom 13:13; 2Cor 12:20; Gal 5:20; Jas 3:14; Jas 3:16).

Exod 20:5

5You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the ... View more

Deut 5:9

9You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and four ... View more

Josh 24:19

19But Joshua said to the people, “You cannot serve the Lord, for he is a holy God. He is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins.

1Kgs 14:22

22Judah did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their ancestors had do ... View more

Deut 32:16

16They made him jealous with strange gods,
with abhorrent things they provoked him.

1Cor 10:22

22Or are we provoking the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

2Cor 9:2

2for I know your eagerness, which is the subject of my boasting about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year; and you ... View more

2Cor 11:2

2I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I promised you in marriage to one husband, to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Rom 10:2

2I can testify that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened.

Gen 26:14

14He had possessions of flocks and herds, and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

1Cor 3:3

3for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinatio ... View more

Rom 13:13

13let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.

2Cor 12:20

20For I fear that when I come, I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish; I fear that there may perhaps be quarreling, jealousy, an ... View more

Gal 5:20

20idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, anger, quarrels, dissensions, factions,

Jas 3:14

14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth.

Jas 3:16

16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind.

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