Envy is the strongest of all emotions

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Some say that envy is the strongest of all emotions.

Jealousy is when you admire something and wish you could be like that.

Envy is when you realize you can never be like that, so you want to destroy it.

Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.

James 3:16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before envy?

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.

Envy from The Seven Deadly Sins, engraving by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1558

The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, painting attributed to Hieronymus Bosch around 1500

Envy from the series The Seven Deadly Sins, etching by Jacques Callot (1592-1635)


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