Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
1 Kings 21:2
And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard so that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near my house. And I will give you a better vineyard than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give you the worth of it in silver.
Job 31:38
If my lands cry against me, or its furrows weep together;
Isaiah 5:8
Woe to those who join house to house, laying field to field, until the end of space, and you are made to dwell alone in the middle of the land!
Jeremiah 22:17
But your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your unjust gain, and to shed innocent blood, and for cruelty, and to do violence.
Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample the poor, even to make the humble of the land to fail,
Habakkuk 2:5
And also wine indeed betrays a proud man, and he is not content. He widens his soul like Sheol, and he is like death, and is not satisfied, but gathers all nations to himself, and heaps to himself all the peoples.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all evils, of which some having lusted after, they were seduced from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


Micah 3:9
Please hear this, heads of the house of Jacob, and magistrates of the house of Israel, who hate justice and pervert all equity.
Exodus 22:21
You shall neither vex a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
2 Kings 9:26
Surely, yesterday I have seen the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons, says Jehovah, and I will repay you in this portion, says Jehovah. And now, take him and throw him into the portion, according to the Word of Jehovah.
Nehemiah 5:1
And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews.
Job 24:2
They remove the landmarks; they seize flocks and feed them.
Ezekiel 18:12
has ill-treated the poor and needy; thieving, he stole; has not given back the pledge; and has lifted up his eyes to the idols; has committed abomination;
Ezekiel 22:12
In you they have taken bribes to shed blood. You have taken usury and increase, and you gained by extortion of your neighbors, and you have forgotten Me, says the Lord Jehovah.
Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample the poor, even to make the humble of the land to fail,
Malachi 3:5
And I will come near you to judgment. And I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those who extort from the hired laborer's wages, and turning away the widow, and the orphan, the alien, and not fearing Me, says Jehovah of Hosts.
Matthew 23:14
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows' houses, and pray at length as a pretense. Therefore you shall receive the greater condemnation.

General references

Leviticus 25:14
And if you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another.
Deuteronomy 5:21
And you shall not lust after your neighbor's wife, nor shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is your neighbor's.
Ecclesiastes 3:16
And again I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there.
Ezekiel 11:2
And He said to me, Son of man, these are the men who plot evil and give wicked advice in this city;
1 Corinthians 6:8
But you do wrong and defraud, and these things to brothers.