Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
And, when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was desirable to the eyes and the tree was pleasant to make one knowing, then took she of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and she gave to her husband also, along with her, and he did eat.
that the sons of God saw the daughters of men! that they were, fair, - so they took to themselves wives of whomsoever they chose,
2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass that, at eventide, David arose from his couch, and walked to and fro on the roof of the king's house, when, from the roof, he saw a woman bathing herself, - the woman being exceeding beautiful to look upon.
A covenant, I solemnised for mine eyes, - How then could I gaze upon a virgin?
Turn away mine eyes, from beholding vanity, In thy way, give me life.
Do not look on wine when it becometh red, when it giveth in the cup its sparkle, glideth down smoothly.
A man, hasting to be rich, hath an evil eye, and knoweth not when want may overtake him.
But, I, say unto you, that, Every one who looketh on a woman so as to covet her, already, hath committed adultery with her, in his heart.
1 John 2:15
Be not loving the world, nor yet the things that are in the world: if anyone be loving the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Thou shalt not covet, thy neighbours house, - thou shalt not covet, thy neighbour's wife nor his servant nor his handmaid nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything which belongeth unto thy neighbour.
The carved images of their gods, shalt thou consume with fire, - thou shalt not covet the silver and gold upon them to take unto thee, lest thou be ensnared thereby; for the abomination of Yahweh thy God, it is;
1 Kings 21:1
And it came to pass, after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had, a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, - hard by the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said - Lo! my lord, hath restrained, this Naaman the Syrian, by not taking at his hand that which he brought! By the life of Yahweh, verily, I will runs after him, and accept of him, something.
Alas! for him who extorteth an extortion of wrong for his own house, - that he may set on high his nest, that he may be delivered from the grasp of calamity.
And he said unto them - Mind and be guarding yourselves from all covetousness; for not, in one's abundance, doth his life spring out of his possessions.
What, then, shall we say? Is the law sin? Far be it! On the contrary, I had not discovered, sin, save through law, for even, of coveting, I had not been aware if, the law, had not kept on saying - Thou shall not covet;
But, fornication, and all impurity, or covetousness, let it not be named among you - even as becometh saints;
Make dead, therefore, your members that are on the earth - as regardeth fornication, impurity, passion, base coveting, and greed, the which, is idolatry, -
1 Timothy 6:9
But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -
Without fondness for money, be your way of life, - being content with the present things, - for, he, hath said: In nowise, thee, will I leave, no indeed! in nowise, thee, will I forsake:
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking a straight path, they have gone astray, following out the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved, a reward of wrong,
Above all that must be guarded, keep thou thy heart, for, out of it, are the issues of life.
Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.
Then, the coveting, having conceived, giveth birth to sin, and, the sin, when full-grown, bringeth forth death.
They are hid
2 Samuel 11:6
Then sent David unto Joab, Send unto me Uriah the Hittite. So Joab sent Uriah unto David.
2 Kings 5:24
And, when he came to the hill-tower, he took them from their hand, and put them in charge within, - and let the men go, and they departed.
Because ye have said - We have solemnised a covenant with death, And with hades, have we effected a vision, - The overflowing scourge when it sweepeth by, shall not reach unto us, For we have made lying our refuge. And in falsehood, have we hid ourselves,
Alas! for them who would fain have been too deep for Yahweh by giving secret counsel, - and therefore in the dark, have been their doings, and they have said Who can see us? and - Who can understand us?
But, nothing, hath been, covered up, which shall not be uncovered, and hidden, which shall not be made known.
For this could have been sold for much, and given to the destitute.