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.
When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
the sons of God saw that the daughters of humankind were beautiful. Thus they took wives for themselves from any they chose.
2 Samuel 11:2
One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of his palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. Now this woman was very attractive.
"I made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I entertain thoughts against a virgin?
Turn my eyes away from what is worthless! Revive me with your word!
Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.
The stingy person hastens after riches and does not know that poverty will overtake him.
But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor."
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.
1 Kings 21:1
After this the following episode took place. Naboth the Jezreelite owned a vineyard in Jezreel adjacent to the palace of King Ahab of Samaria.
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."
The one who builds his house by unjust gain is as good as dead. He does this so he can build his nest way up high and escape the clutches of disaster.
Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! Certainly, I would not have known sin except through the law. For indeed I would not have known what it means to desire something belonging to someone else if the law had not said, "Do not covet."
But among you there must not be either sexual immorality, impurity of any kind, or greed, as these are not fitting for the saints.
So put to death whatever in your nature belongs to the earth: sexual immorality, impurity, shameful passion, evil desire, and greed which is idolatry.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."
2 Peter 2:15
By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead, those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so.
Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death.
They are hid
2 Samuel 11:6
So David sent a message to Joab that said, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." So Joab sent Uriah to David.
2 Kings 5:24
When he arrived at the hill, he took them from the servants and put them in the house. Then he sent the men on their way.
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."
Those who try to hide their plans from the Lord are as good as dead, who do their work in secret and boast, "Who sees us? Who knows what we're doing?"
Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known.
It could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor!"