Envy is regarded as the meanest of vices by Freemasonry. Every Mason is solemnly charged; "None shall discover envy at the prosperity of a brother," and warnings against this vicious temper constantly appear throughout all the degrees. Biblical injunctions against envy enforced in Masonic ritual… — ( Proverbs 14:30 - Romans 13:13 - 1 Peter 2:1 )

Biblical References

Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

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Romans 13:13

Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

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1 Peter 2:1

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

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