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Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

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That coveteth an evil covetousness

Genesis 13:10
Lot looked up and saw the whole region of the Jordan. He noticed that all of it was well-watered (before the Lord obliterated Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, all the way to Zoar.
Genesis 19:26
But Lot's wife looked back longingly and was turned into a pillar of salt.
Deuteronomy 7:25
You must burn the images of their gods, but do not covet the silver and gold that covers them so much that you take it for yourself and thus become ensnared by it; for it is abhorrent to the Lord your God.
Joshua 7:21
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 Kings 21:2
Ahab said to Naboth, "Give me your vineyard so I can make a vegetable garden out of it, for it is adjacent to my palace. I will give you an even better vineyard in its place, or if you prefer, I will pay you silver for it."
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the prophet Elisha's servant, thought, "Look, my master did not accept what this Syrian Naaman offered him. As certainly as the Lord lives, I will run after him and accept something from him."
Job 20:19
For he has oppressed the poor and abandoned them; he has seized a house which he did not build.
Jeremiah 22:13
"'Sure to be judged is the king who builds his palace using injustice and treats people unfairly while adding its upper rooms. He makes his countrymen work for him for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.
Zechariah 5:1
Then I turned to look, and there was a flying scroll!
Acts 1:17
for he was counted as one of us and received a share in this ministry."
Jude 1:11
Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain's path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam's error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah's rebellion.

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Psalm 10:3
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
Psalm 49:11
Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,
Psalm 52:7
"Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."
Proverbs 18:11
The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.
Isaiah 28:15
For you say, "We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word."
Isaiah 47:7
You said, 'I will rule forever as permanent queen!' You did not think about these things; you did not consider how it would turn out.
Jeremiah 49:16
The terror you inspire in others and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you. You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks; you may occupy the highest places in the hills. But even if you made your home where the eagles nest, I would bring you down from there," says the Lord.
Obadiah 1:4
Even if you were to soar high like an eagle, even if you were to make your nest among the stars, I can bring you down even from there!" says the Lord.

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Deuteronomy 5:21
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."

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