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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Jealousy

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qana, 'to be inflamed.' The warm affection that cannot bear to see its loved one enticed by another, as a man is jealous of his wife, Numbers 5:14; as Paul felt for the Corinthian saints, 2 Corinthians 11:2; and as God regarded the people and the land which He had chosen, and upon which He had placed His name. Psalm 79:5; Ezekiel 39:25; Joel 2:18; Zechariah 1:14; Zechariah 8:2 . "Jehovah, whose name is jealous, is a jealous God." Exodus 34:14 .

Moses speaks of Jehovah provoking Israel to jealousy by their seeing Gentiles coming into blessing. Paul also sought to do the same that they might be saved. Deuteronomy 32:21; Romans 10:19; Romans 11:11,14 .

THE IMAGE OF JEALOUSY, which provoketh to jealousy, was seen in a vision by the prophet, set up in the temple (Ezekiel 8:3-5 ), as when Manasseh set up the graven image in the house of Jehovah, 2 Kings 11:7; though doubtless by the scope of the prophecy reference is made to secret idolatry in connection with the service of the temple, and to secret idols in the hearts of those who were professedly the worshippers of God: such would assuredly provoke the jealousy of Jehovah.

THE LAW OF JEALOUSY, when a man suspected his wife of being unfaithful to him, is given in Numbers 5:11-31 . The woman was required to drink bitter water, composed of 'holy water,' in which was placed dust from the floor of the tabernacle (type of the Holy Spirit applying what death is, as God's judgement of sin, by the word to the conscience). If she had been unfaithful it would be a curse to her. It pointed figuratively to the question of Israel's unfaithfulness to Jehovah.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Jealousy'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/j/jealousy.html. 1897.

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