29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
There is a distinction between killing a person and murdering a person. “Murder” is the unlawful taking of life. This is the ultimate outcome of envy and other attitudinal sins. Murder also includes mental murder.
Envy is at the heart of many murders.
Envy was the cause of Cain’s murdering his brother Abel (Ge 4:1-8; 1 Jn 3:12). Those who opposed Christ demanded His crucifixion because of envy. Envy brought the brothers of Joseph to attempt to put him to death (Ge 37:4,18).