Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Bible References

They covet

Exodus 20:17
Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
1 Kings 21:2
So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard so I can have it for a vegetable garden, since it is right next to my palace. I will give you a better vineyard in its place, or if you prefer, I will give you its value in silver.”
Job 31:38
If my land cries out against me
and its furrows join in weeping,
Isaiah 5:8
Woe to those who add house to house
and join field to field
until there is no more room
and you alone are left in the land.
Jeremiah 22:17
But you have eyes and a heart for nothing
except your own dishonest profit,
shedding innocent blood
and committing extortion and oppression.
Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample on the needy
and do away with the poor of the land,
Habakkuk 2:5
Moreover, wine betrays;
an arrogant man is never at rest.
He enlarges his appetite like Sheol,
and like Death he is never satisfied.
He gathers all the nations to himself;
he collects all the peoples for himself.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

So

Micah 3:9
Listen to this, leaders of the house of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel,
who abhor justice
and pervert everything that is right,
Exodus 22:21
“You must not exploit a foreign resident or oppress him, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
2 Kings 9:26
‘As surely as I saw the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons yesterday’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘so will I repay you on this plot of land’—this is the Lord’s declaration. So now, according to the word of the Lord, pick him up and throw him on the plot of land.”
Nehemiah 5:1
There was a widespread outcry from the people and their wives against their Jewish countrymen.
Job 24:2
The wicked displace boundary markers.
They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.
Ezekiel 18:12
and when he oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, and does not return collateral, and when he raises his eyes to the idols, commits detestable acts,
Ezekiel 22:12
People who live in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit on a loan and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample on the needy
and do away with the poor of the land,
Malachi 3:5
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
Matthew 23:14
[“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows’ houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]

General references

Leviticus 25:14
If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, do not cheat one another.
Deuteronomy 5:21
Do not covet your neighbor’s wife or desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Ecclesiastes 3:16
I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.
Ezekiel 11:2
The Lord said to me, “Son of man, these are the men who plan evil and give wicked advice in this city.
1 Corinthians 6:8
Instead, you act unjustly and cheat—and you do this to believers!

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