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1 Corinthians  7: 28
But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.
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Genesis  13: 7 - 8
7 And quarreling arose between Abram's herdsmen and the herdsmen of Lot. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time. 
8 So Abram said to Lot, "Let's not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herdsmen and mine, for we are brothers. 

Genesis  26: 12 - 16
12 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.  13 The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.  14 He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.  15 So all the wells that his father's servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth. 
16 Then Abimelech said to Isaac, "Move away from us; you have become too powerful for us." 

Genesis  27: 41
41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, "The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob." 

Genesis  31: 1 - 2
1 Jacob heard that Laban's sons were saying, "Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father."  2 And Jacob noticed that Laban's attitude toward him was not what it had been. 

Genesis  37: 19 - 20
19 "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other.  20 "Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams." 

Exodus  20: 17
17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." 

Deuteronomy  4: 24
24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. 

Deuteronomy  5: 21
21 "You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." 

1 Samuel  18: 11 - 12
11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, "I'll pin David to the wall." But David eluded him twice. 
12 Saul was afraid of David, because the Lord was with David but had left Saul. 

Nahum  1: 2
2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies. 

Matthew  20: 15
15 Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?' 

Mark  3: 2
2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 

Luke  9: 49 - 50
49 "Master," said John, "we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us." 
50 "Do not stop him," Jesus said, "for whoever is not against you is for you." 

Acts  5: 17
17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 

Acts  13: 42 - 45
42 As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath.  43 When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God. 
44 On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.  45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. 

Acts  17: 5
5 But the Jews were jealous; so they rounded up some bad characters from the marketplace, formed a mob and started a riot in the city. They rushed to Jason's house in search of Paul and Silas in order to bring them out to the crowd. 

Romans  13: 12 - 14
12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.  14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 

1 Corinthians  12: 25 - 26
25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.  26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.