En·vy /enve/ – Noun: discontentment or resentment arising from the desire for an object or attribute belonging to someone else.
Envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and traces its roots back to pride. See also our other topical WebDefs, such as the comprehensive post on sin, as well as the other "deadly" sins, including pride, greed, lust, gluttony, etc.
Select Bible Verses on Envy
- Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. – Prov 23:17
- Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. – Galatians 5:26
- Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? – Prov 27:4
- So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. – 1 Peter 2:1
See also our other topical WebDefs, such as sin, pride, greed, lust, gluttony...
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