Covetousness, Nature of

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 21:26

He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don't hold back.

James 4:2

You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask.

Romans 13:9

The commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet, and if there is any other commandment-all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 19:23

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven!

Ecclesiastes 5:10

The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth [is] never [satisfied] with income. This too is futile.

Mark 7:22-23

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, lewdness, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a person."

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.

Psalm 39:6

Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.

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