Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Bible References


Mark 7:22
covetings, wickednesses, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Luke 8:14
"And that which fell among the thorns, these are those who heard; and, going forth, they are choked with anxieties, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bear no fruit to perfection.
Luke 12:15
And He said to them, "Take heed, and guard yourselves from all covetousness; because one's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."
Luke 16:13
No domestic can serve two lords; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to one, and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and mammon."
Romans 1:29
having become filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
1 Corinthians 5:11
but, as it is, I wrote not to keep company, if anyone, called a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner??ith such a one, not even to eat.
1 Corinthians 6:10
nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
Ephesians 5:3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints;
Colossians 3:5
Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
1 Timothy 6:9
But those, purposing to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful desires, which, indeed, sink men into destruction and perdition.
2 Peter 2:3
and, in covetousness, will they, with feigned words, make merchandise of you; for whom the judgment from of old lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
Jude 1:11
Woe to them, because they went in the way of Cain, and rushed on in the error of Balsam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah!

And be

Matthew 6:25
Therefore, I say to you, be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat, or what ye may drink; nor for your body, what ye may put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment?
Luke 3:14
And soldiers also were questioning him, saying, "And what shall we do?" And he said to them, "Do violence to no one, neither accuse any one falsely, and be content with your wages."
Philippians 4:11
Not that I am speaking in respect of want; for I learned in whatsoever circumstances I am, to be content.
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is a great source of gain;

General references

Matthew 6:19
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through, and steal;
Luke 12:31
But seek ye His Kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.
1 Timothy 6:8
but, having food and raiment, with these we shall be content.