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An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates a verse that contributes to the understanding of the concept of zeal without mention the word itself.

*Matthew 25:26

John 2:17 (quoting Psalm 69:9 below)  –  Compare especially to Ezra 7:23 below.

Philippians 3:6  –  “as to zeal, a persecutor of the church…”

Titus 2:14  –  “…and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”  –  See also Purity of Heart.

*Hebrews 6:12

Revelation 3:19  – “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.”


Ezra 7:23  –  Compare especially to John 2:17 above.

Psalm 69:9 (quoted in John 2:17 above)

Isaiah 9:6, 7  –  “…The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.”

Zephaniah 3:8  –  “…For all the earth will be devoured By the fire of My zeal.”

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