Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.
Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to those who shall possess them: for everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to covetousness; from the prophet even to the priest every one deals falsely.
But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.
They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
He said to them, "Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man's life doesn't consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses."
But sexual immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be mentioned among you, as becomes saints;
Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
2 Peter 2:3
In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.
I will wait for Yahweh, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Most certainly you are a God who hidden yourself, God of Israel, the Savior.'"
Yet the people have not turned to him who struck them, neither have they sought Yahweh of Armies.
"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
O Yahweh, don't your eyes look on truth? You have stricken them, but they were not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than a rock. They have refused to return.
When he had spent all of it, there arose a severe famine in that country, and he began to be in need.
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.