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 a tree of covetousness to understand, she took of its fruit and ate and gave also unto her husband with her; and he ate.
that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took for themselves wives of all whom they chose.
2 Samuel 11:2
And it came to pass one evening, that David arose from off his bed and walked upon the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself, and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I look upon a maid?
Turn away my eyes from beholding vanity, and cause me to live in thy way.
Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not consider that poverty shall come upon him.
but I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manslave, nor his maidslave, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The graven images of their gods ye shall burn in the fire; thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them nor take it unto thee lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
1 Kings 21:1
And it came to pass after these things that Naboth of Jezreel had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, next to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.
2 Kings 5:20
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.
Woe to him that covets ill-gotten gain by violence for his house that he may set his nest on high, that he may escape from the power of evil!
And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? No, in no wise. But, I did not know sin except by the law; for neither would I have known lust if the law did not say, Thou shalt not covet.
But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becomes saints,
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
1 Timothy 6:9
For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; for he has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
2 Peter 2:15
who forsaking the right way have erred, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
They are hid
2 Samuel 11:6
Then David sent to Joab, saying, Send me Uriah the Hittite. And Joab sent Uriah to David.
2 Kings 5:24
And when he came to a secret place, he took them from their hand and bestowed them in the house; and he let the men go, and they departed.
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hid ourselves:
Woe unto those that hide themselves from the LORD, covering the counsel; and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be known.
For this ointment might have been sold for much and given to the poor.