Covet
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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 any thing that is your neighbor's.
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1 Timothy 6:17-19
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
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1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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Ephesians 4:28
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.
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Ephesians 5:3
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becomes saints;
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; -- used in a good sense.

2. (v. t.) To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).

3. (v. i.) To have or indulge inordinate desire.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COVET

kuv'-et ('awah; zeloo, "to desire earnestly," "to set the heart and mind upon anything"): Used in two senses: good, simply to desire earnestly but legitimately. e.g. the King James Version 1 Corinthians 12:31; 1 Corinthians 14:39; bad, to desire unlawfully, or to secure illegitimately (batsa`; epithumeo, Romans 7:7; Romans 13:9, etc.); hence, called "lust" (Matthew 5:28 1 Corinthians 10:6), "concupiscence" (the King James Version Romans 7:8 Colossians 3:5).

Greek
1937. epithumeo -- desire, lust after
... desire, lust after. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: epithumeo Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-thoo-meh'-o) Short Definition: I long for, covet, lust after ...
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2206. zeloo -- to be jealous
... seek (1). covet earnestly. From zelos; to have warmth of feeling for or
against -- affect, covet (earnestly), (have) desire, (move ...
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3713. orego -- to stretch out, to reach after, to yearn for
... Word Origin a prim. verb Definition to stretch out, to reach after, to yearn for
NASB Word Usage aspires (1), desire (1), longing (1). covet after, desire. ...
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4122. pleonekteo -- to have more, to overreach
... improper) gain. 4122 ("covet, defraud") shows desire, especially lusting
for what belongs to someone else. See 4124 (). Word Origin ...
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4123. pleonektes -- one desirous of having more
... Cognate: 4123 (a masculine noun derived from 4122 , "to covet") -- used of "a greedy, ,
rapacious, person; a defrauder, trampling on the rights of others ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2530. chamad -- to desire, take pleasure in
... 2529, 2530. chamad. 2531 . to desire, take pleasure in. Transliteration: chamad
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-mad') Short Definition: covet. Word Origin a prim. ...
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183. avah -- to incline, desire
... covet, greatly desire, be desirous, long, lust after. A primitive root; to wish
for -- covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after). 182, 183. ...
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2763a. charam -- to ban, devote, exterminate
... root Definition to ban, devote, exterminate NASB Word Usage annihilate (1), covet
(1), destroy them utterly (1), destroy utterly (1), destroyed them utterly (1 ...
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1214. batsa -- to cut off, break off, gain by violence
... A primitive root to break off, ie (usually) plunder; figuratively, to finish, or
(intransitively) stop -- (be) covet(- ous), cut (off), finish, fulfill, gain ...
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Library

Of those who Covet Pre-Eminence, and Seize on the Language of the ...
... Of those who covet pre-eminence, and seize on the language of the Apostle
to serve the purpose of their own cupidity. But for the ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter viii of those who.htm

Thou Shalt not Covet Thy Neighbor's House. Thou Shalt not Covet ...
... Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's
wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/luther/the large catechism/thou shalt not covet thy.htm

Petilianus Said: "It is Written, Thou Shalt not Covet Anything ...
... Book II. Chapter 59. " 133. Petilianus said: "It is written, Thou shalt
not covet anything that is thy´┐Ż "133. Petilianus said ...
/.../chapter 59 133 petilianus.htm

Faustus Insists that the Old Testament Promises are Radically ...
... 1. Faustus said: Another reason for not receiving the Old Testament is, that both
the Old and the New teach us not to covet what belongs to others. ...
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The Law of Works and the Law of Faith.
... Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin but by the law: for I had not
known concupiscence, except the law had said, Thou shall not covet. ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 21 xiii the law of.htm

The More Excellent Way
... Second Series Sermon 89 The More Excellent Way. "Covet earnestly the best gifts;
And yet I show to you a more excellent way." 1:Cor.12:31. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 89 the more excellent.htm

Whether the Precepts of the Decalogue are Suitably Distinguished ...
... Objection 3: Further, the Apostle says (Rom.7:7): "I had not known concupiscence,
if the Law did not say: 'Thou shalt not covet.'" Hence it seems that this ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the precepts of the.htm

The Teaching of Law Without the Life-Giving Spirit is "The Letter ...
... indeed especially) equivalent to what he says elsewhere in the plainest words:
"I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet;" [725] and ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 6 iv the teaching of.htm

The Evil Desires of Concupiscence; we Ought to Wish that they May ...
... in his own person, gives us this instruction: "For what I would," says he, "that
do I not; but what I hate, that do I." [2159] In a word, "I covet." [2160] For ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 30 xxvii the evil desires.htm

Whether the Precepts of the Decalogue are Suitably Set Forth?
... shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal," is distinct from the prohibition
of the sin of thought, when it is said, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the precepts of the 2.htm

Thesaurus
Covet (14 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COVET. ... Multi-Version Concordance Covet (14 Occurrences).
Acts 20:33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing. ...
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Neighbour's (30 Occurrences)
... Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor ...
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Neighbor's (31 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no one seek his own, but each one his neighbor's good.
(WEB ASV). Exodus 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. ...
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Manservant (14 Occurrences)
... Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ...
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Man-servant (18 Occurrences)
... Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor ...
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Covetousness (22 Occurrences)
... Eerdmans maintains (Expos, July, 1909) that the commandment, "Thou shalt not covet
thy neighbor's house" (Exodus 20:17), meant to the Israelite that he should ...
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Maid-servant (49 Occurrences)
... Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor ...
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Neighbour (139 Occurrences)
... 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not
steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there ...
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Maidservant (73 Occurrences)
... Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy
neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ...
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Lust (42 Occurrences)
... (4) Chamadh, the verb meaning "to delight in," "greatly belove," "covet," probably
for evil purposes. ... You kill, covet, and can't obtain. ...
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Bible Concordance
Covet (14 Occurrences)

Acts 20:33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or clothing.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I wouldn't have known sin, except through the law. For I wouldn't have known coveting, unless the law had said, "You shall not covet."
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 7:8 But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
(Root in WEB WEY ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 13:9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not give false testimony," "You shall not covet," and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
(KJV WBS)

1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
(KJV WBS)

James 4:2 You lust, and don't have. You kill, covet, and can't obtain. You fight and make war. You don't have, because you don't ask.
(WEB WEY ASV RSV NIV)

Exodus 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 34:24 For I will cast out nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou goest up to appear before Jehovah thy God three times in the year.
(See JPS NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 5:21 "Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 7:25 You shall burn the engraved images of their gods with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourself, lest you be snared in it; for it is an abomination to Yahweh your God.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 6:18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it.
(See NAS)

Proverbs 21:26 There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Micah 2:2 They covet fields, and seize them; and houses, and take them away: and they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

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