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Reflexiones Acerca de La Envidia/Reflections About Envy

04/19/2010

Envy is known as one of the most powerful human emotions for its ability to control one as if envy was an entity in itsel. Envy is one of the seven deadly sins of the Christian Church.

Exodus 20:17 states: “You shall not covet your neighbor house; you shall not covet your neighbor wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor”

In Islam, envy(hassad in arabic) can destroy one’s good deeds. Therefore, one must be content with what God has given to them by saying ‘maashallah'(G-d has willed it).

In arts, envy is associated with the green color, thet is the reason why people said:”Is green with envy”

Envy along the Bible/La Envidia a traves de la Biblia: Gen 26:14;

Gen 30:1; 37:11. Job 5:2(Codiciosos); Salm 106:16 Prov 14:30; 27:14 Elesiasticus4:4; Isaiah 11:13; Mat 27:18; Mark 15:10

As a conclusion, the gospel of Luke describe Jesus’ warning to guard one’s heart against covetousness.

“Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”

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