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10 Bible Verses about Covetousness, Results In

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2 Kings 5:22-25

Gehazi said, “It’s all right. My master has sent me to say, ‘I have just now discovered that two young men from the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them 75 pounds of silver and two changes of clothes.’” But Naaman insisted, “Please, accept 150 pounds.” He urged Gehazi and then packed 150 pounds of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes. Naaman gave them to two of his young men who carried them ahead of Gehazi. When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the gifts from them and stored them in the house. Then he dismissed the men, and they left.read more.
Gehazi came and stood by his master. “Where did you go, Gehazi?” Elisha asked him.“Your servant didn’t go anywhere,” he replied.

Proverbs 1:18-19

but they set an ambush to kill themselves;
they attack their own lives. Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

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.

Joshua 7:21

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”

Proverbs 28:22

A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Proverbs 15:27

The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household,
but the one who hates bribes will live.

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