100 Bible Verses about God Is A Jealous God

Exodus 34:14 ESV / 226 helpful votes

(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 220 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Deuteronomy 4:24 ESV / 186 helpful votes

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 6:15 ESV / 134 helpful votes

For the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

2 Corinthians 11:2 ESV / 128 helpful votes

For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

Deuteronomy 5:9 ESV / 106 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Isaiah 42:8 ESV / 104 helpful votes

I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

Exodus 20:4-5 ESV / 91 helpful votes

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Nahum 1:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 88 helpful votes

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Joshua 24:19 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 32:16 ESV / 82 helpful votes

They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger.

Psalm 78:58 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.

Ezekiel 39:25 ESV / 78 helpful votes

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name.

1 Kings 19:14 ESV / 78 helpful votes

He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 75 helpful votes

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

Proverbs 6:34 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

1 Kings 19:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.”

1 Corinthians 3:3 ESV / 68 helpful votes

For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Acts 7:9 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

Proverbs 27:4 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?

Deuteronomy 29:20 ESV / 64 helpful votes

The Lord will not be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the Lord and his jealousy will smoke against that man, and the curses written in this book will settle upon him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven.

Exodus 20:17 ESV / 60 helpful votes

“You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

Romans 13:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Corinthians 10:22 ESV / 57 helpful votes

Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

Ezekiel 8:3 ESV / 56 helpful votes

He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.

James 3:16 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Genesis 37:11 ESV / 54 helpful votes

And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind.

Hebrews 12:29 ESV / 53 helpful votes

For our God is a consuming fire.

Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 51 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 79:5 ESV / 51 helpful votes

How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?

Exodus 34:1-35 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain. No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain.” So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. ...

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Zechariah 1:14 ESV / 50 helpful votes

So the angel who talked with me said to me, ‘Cry out, Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion.

Exodus 34:6 ESV / 50 helpful votes

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Romans 10:2 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Exodus 34:5-7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.”

Galatians 5:20 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,

John 4:24 ESV / 48 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,

John 3:16 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Deuteronomy 32:21 ESV / 45 helpful votes

They have made me jealous with what is no god; they have provoked me to anger with their idols. So I will make them jealous with those who are no people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

Revelation 21:3 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 44 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

James 4:2 ESV / 44 helpful votes

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 44 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Acts 5:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy

Deuteronomy 4:23-24 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Take care, lest you forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and make a carved image, the form of anything that the Lord your God has forbidden you. For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 43 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Acts 10:34 ESV / 41 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality,

Job 5:2 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Surely vexation kills the fool, and jealousy slays the simple.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Zephaniah 1:18 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.

1 John 1:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

1 Kings 14:22 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins that they committed, more than all that their fathers had done.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Zephaniah 3:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day when I rise up to seize the prey. For my decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out upon them my indignation, all my burning anger; for in the fire of my jealousy all the earth shall be consumed.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Psalm 84:11-12 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!

Psalm 68:19-20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.

Psalm 50:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah

Joshua 1:8-9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Ezekiel 16:38 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy.

James 4:6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 3:14-16 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Isaiah 42:13 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The Lord goes out like a mighty man, like a man of war he stirs up his zeal; he cries out, he shouts aloud, he shows himself mighty against his foes.

Psalm 116:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.

2 Samuel 22:32-34 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.

Deuteronomy 9:3 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Know therefore today that he who goes over before you as a consuming fire is the Lord your God. He will destroy them and subdue them before you. So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as the Lord has promised you.

Exodus 20:4-6 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Exodus 20:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

John 1:21 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

Psalm 37:1-3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

1 John 4:7-9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

Titus 1:2 ESV / 28 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Leviticus 26:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“You shall not make idols for yourselves or erect an image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

James 4:1-2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Zechariah 8:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.

1 John 4:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Acts 20:24 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Deuteronomy 6:14-15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you— for the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God—lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Joshua 1:1-18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. ...

1 John 4:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

James 1:17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Deuteronomy 5:1-33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said: ...

Genesis 16:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram called the name of his son, whom Hagar bore, Ishmael.

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