Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Covetousness

Ephesians 5:5
For know and recognize this: Every sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, who is an idolater, does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and of God.
Exodus 18:21
But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place them over the people as commanders of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
Exodus 20:17
Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Joshua 7:21
When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”
1 Samuel 8:3
However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
Psalm 10:3
For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings;
the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord.
Psalm 119:36
Turn my heart to Your decrees
and not to material gain.
Proverbs 28:16
A leader who lacks understanding
is very oppressive,
but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life.
Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.
Jeremiah 8:10
Therefore, I will give their wives to other men,
their fields to new occupants,
for from the least to the greatest,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.
Jeremiah 22:17
But you have eyes and a heart for nothing
except your own dishonest profit,
shedding innocent blood
and committing extortion and oppression.
Ezekiel 33:31
So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit.
Micah 2:2
They covet fields and seize them;
they also take houses.
They deprive a man of his home,
a person of his inheritance.
Mark 7:22
adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.
Luke 12:15
He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”
Luke 16:14
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and scoffing at Him.
Acts 20:33
I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
1 Corinthians 6:10
no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.
Colossians 3:5
Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.
1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
2 Timothy 3:2
For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
Titus 1:7
For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money,
Hebrews 13:5
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
2 Peter 2:3
They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.

Named

Ephesians 5:12
For it is shameful even to mention what is done by them in secret.
Exodus 23:13
“Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.
1 Corinthians 5:1
It is widely reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and the kind of sexual immorality that is not even tolerated among the Gentiles—a man is living with his father’s wife.

General references

Exodus 20:14
Do not commit adultery.

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