Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Thy neighbour's house
- Genesis 3:6
- Genesis 14:23
- Genesis 34:23
- Joshua 7:21
- 1 Samuel 15:19
- Psalm 10:3
- Psalm 119:36
- Ecclesiastes 4:8
- Ecclesiastes 5:10
- Isaiah 33:15
- Isaiah 57:17
- Jeremiah 22:17
- Ezekiel 33:31
- Amos 2:6
- Micah 2:2
- Habakkuk 2:9
- Luke 12:15
- Luke 16:14
Thy neighbour's house
When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
that I will take nothing belonging to you, not even a thread or the strap of a sandal. That way you can never say, 'It is I who made Abram rich.'
If we do so, won't their livestock, their property, and all their animals become ours? So let's consent to their demand, so they will live among us."
I saw among the goods we seized a nice robe from Babylon, two hundred silver pieces, and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels. I wanted them, so I took them. They are hidden in the ground right in the middle of my tent with the silver underneath."
1 Samuel 15:19
Why haven't you obeyed the Lord? Instead you have greedily rushed upon the plunder! You have done what is wrong in the Lord's estimation."
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.
A man who is all alone with no companion, he has no children nor siblings; yet there is no end to all his toil, and he is never satisfied with riches. He laments, "For whom am I toiling and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is futile and a burdensome task!
The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money, he who loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income. This also is futile.
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --
I was angry because of their sinful greed; I attacked them and angrily rejected them, yet they remained disobedient and stubborn.
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
They come to you in crowds, and they sit in front of you as my people. They hear your words, but do not obey them. For they talk lustfully, and their heart is set on their own advantage.
This is what the Lord says: "Because Israel has committed three covenant transgressions -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. They sold the innocent for silver, the needy for a pair of sandals.
They confiscate the fields they desire, and seize the houses they want. They defraud people of their homes, and deprive people of the land they have inherited.
The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster.
Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him.
I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, "Do not covet."
1 Corinthians 6:10
thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, they exult in their shame, and they think about earthly things.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
1 Timothy 6:6
Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."
2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive.
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
by keeping you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the loose woman.
They are like lusty, well-fed stallions. Each of them lusts after his neighbor's wife.
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Is thy neighbour's
Am I not permitted to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?'
Before it was sold, did it not belong to you? And when it was sold, was the money not at your disposal? How have you thought up this deed in your heart? You have not lied to people but to God!"
You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."