Proverbs. Tony van Drimmelen. Proverbs talks about a whole range of subjects offering wisdom for our daily lives. Envy is not a subject you might expect since most of us would deny even being troubled by it. It is so ingrained in our culture and our psyche that we hardly even notice it. There is man in Psalm 73 who at one time was incredibly envious. Envy embittered him and sucked all joy out of him. In the end he overcame it. How? We discover the essence of envy, why we need to deal with it and then what to do with it.