19 Bible Verses about

Covetousness, Example Of

Most Relevant Verses

Genesis 31:41

"These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.

Joshua 7:21

when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

1 Samuel 2:12-14

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men; they did not know the LORD

1 Samuel 15:9

But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to destroy them utterly; but everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.

1 Kings 21:2

Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you like, I will give you the price of it in money."

2 Kings 5:20-24

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."

Nehemiah 5:7

I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother!" Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 51:13

O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end.

John 12:6

Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.

Acts 5:1-10

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,

Acts 19:27

"Not only is there danger that this trade of ours fall into disrepute, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis be regarded as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship will even be dethroned from her magnificence."

Acts 24:26

At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.

Numbers 22:21

So Balaam arose in the morning, and saddled his donkey and went with the leaders of Moab.

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