Greedy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey.

2. (superl.) Having a keen desire for anything; vehemently desirous; eager to obtain; avaricious; as, greedy of gain.

Greek
146. aischrokerdes -- greedy of base gain
... greedy of base gain. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: aischrokerdes Phonetic
Spelling: (ahee-skhrok-er-dace') Short Definition: greedy Definition ...
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866. aphilarguros -- without love of money
... without covetousness, not greedy. From a (as a negative particle) and philarguros;
unavaricious -- without covetousness, not greedy of filthy lucre. ...
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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
1214. batsa -- to cut off, break off, gain by violence
... batsa. 1215 . to cut off, break off, gain by violence. Transliteration: batsa
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-tsah') Short Definition: greedy. Word Origin a prim. ...
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5794. az -- strong, mighty, fierce
... Word Origin from azaz Definition strong, mighty, fierce NASB Word Usage fierce
(2), fierce men (1), greedy* (1), insolent* (1), mighty (2), power (1), raging ( ...
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5315. nephesh -- a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire ...
... person (2), deadly (1), death (1), defenseless* (1), desire (12), desire* (2),
discontented* (1), endure* (1), feelings (1), fierce* (2), greedy* (1), heart (5 ...
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3700. kasaph -- to long (for)
... root Definition to long (for) NASB Word Usage eager (1), long (1), longed (1), longed
greatly (1), shame (1). have desire, be greedy, long, sore. ...
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183. avah -- to incline, desire
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition to incline, desire NASB Word Usage been
greedy (1), crave (1), craved (1), craves (1), craving (1), desire (8 ...
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8378. taavah -- a desire
... Word Origin from the same as avah Definition a desire NASB Word Usage delight (1),
desire (14), desires* (1), favorite (1), greedy (1), intensely (1), what is ...
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Library

Wrath came to Rebuke, the Greedy who in the Midst of Peace ...
... Hymn VII. Wrath came to rebuke, the greedy who in the midst of peace, bargained,
defrauded and plundered. ... In calamity the greedy have waxed rich: lo! ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn vii wrath came to.htm

Thou Shalt not Steal.
... a roasted chicken will fly into your mouth!" I do not say that a man shall not labor
and seek a living; but he shall not worry, not be greedy, not despair ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/luther/a treatise on good works/thou shalt not steal.htm

Argument: the Weapon that Cæcilius had Slightly Brandished ...
... and Flaminius, and Junius lost their armies on this account, because they did not
judge it well to wait for the very solemn omen given by the greedy pecking of ...
/.../felix/the octavius of minucius felix/chapter xxvi argument the weapon that.htm

1 Timothy iii. 10-Aug
... Homily XI. 1 Timothy iii. 8-10. 1 Timothy iii.8-10 "Likewise must the Deacons be
grave, not doubletongued, not given much to wine, not greedy of filthy lucre ...
/.../homily xi 1 timothy iii.htm

On the Feast of S. Laurence the Martyr (Aug. 10).
... And so this man, so greedy of money and such a foe to the truth, arms himself with
double weapon: with avarice to plunder the gold; with impiety to carry off ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/sermon lxxxv on the feast.htm

That Jupiter is Also Called Pecunia.
... are content with what they have. But we call the greedy poor, who are always
craving and always wanting. For they may possess ever ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 12 that jupiter is also.htm

An Hymn of Heavenly Love
... The heavenly praises of true love to sin. And ye that wont with greedy vain
desire. To ... peace,. Did puff them up with greedy bold ambition,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/iv an hymn of heavenly.htm

1 Timothy iii. 4-Jan
... blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to
hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy ...
/.../homily x 1 timothy iii.htm

The Contemptuous Rejection.
... With flashing light out of those keen eyes, He tipped over the tables, spilling
out their precious greedy coins, and ordered the crates of pigeons removed. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/the contemptuous rejection.htm

The Rich Fool
... But covetousness, or the greedy clutching at more and more of earthly good, has
its roots in us all, and unless there is the most assiduous weeding, it will ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the rich fool.htm

Thesaurus
Greedy (24 Occurrences)
... 1. (superl.) Having a keen appetite for food or drink; ravenous; voracious; very
hungry; -- followed by of; as, a lion that is greedy of his prey. ...
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Lucre (5 Occurrences)
... betsa'>; kerdos): Literally, "gain" (1 Samuel 8:3 Titus 1:7), hence, in the New
Testament always qualified by "filthy" (1 Timothy 3:8, "not greedy of filthy ...
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Greediness (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The quality of being greedy; vehement and selfish
desire. Multi-Version Concordance Greediness (3 Occurrences). ...
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Fond (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 3:8 Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued,
not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; (See NAS). ...
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Filthy (22 Occurrences)
... (KJV WBS YLT NIV). 1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy
lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; (KJV WBS YLT). ...
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Drunkard (15 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). 1 Timothy 3:3 not a drinker, not violent,
not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; (See RSV). ...
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Dishonest (33 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 1 Timothy 3:8 Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued,
not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; (See NIV). ...
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Drinker (6 Occurrences)
... body. (DBY). 1 Timothy 3:3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money,
but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; (WEB WEY). 1 ...
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Pursuing (50 Occurrences)
... (YLT). 1 Timothy 3:8 Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued,
not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money; (See NIV). ...
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Pugnacious (2 Occurrences)
... Pugnacious (2 Occurrences). 1 Timothy 3:3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy
for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; (See NAS). ...
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Concordance
Greedy (24 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 5:10
not that in this world you are to keep wholly aloof from such as they, any more than from people who are avaricious and greedy of gain, or from worshippers of idols. For that would mean that you would be compelled to go out of the world altogether.
(WEY RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 5:11
But what I meant was that you were not to associate with any one bearing the name of "brother," if he was addicted to fornication or avarice or idol-worship or abusive language or hard-drinking or greed of gain. With such a man you ought not even to eat.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:10
nor theives, nor avaricious people, nor any who are addicted to hard drinking, to abusive language or to greed of gain, will inherit God's Kingdom.
(See RSV NIV)

Ephesians 4:19
who having cast off all feeling, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greedy unsatisfied lust.
(DBY RSV)

Ephesians 5:5
Know this for sure, that no sexually immoral person, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God.
(See NIV)

1 Timothy 3:3
not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
(WEB KJV WBS)

1 Timothy 3:8
Servants, in the same way, must be reverent, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for money;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS RSV)

Titus 1:7
For the overseer must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-pleasing, not easily angered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain;
(WEB WEY ASV RSV)

1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, not for dishonest gain, but willingly;
(See NIV)

Numbers 11:4
And the rabble who 'are' in its midst have lusted greatly, and the sons of Israel also turn back and weep, and say, 'Who doth give us flesh?
(See NAS)

Numbers 11:34
The name of that place was called Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who lusted.
(See NAS)

1 Samuel 2:29
Why do you kick at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation, and honor your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel my people?'
(See RSV)

Psalms 10:3
For the wicked boasts of his heart's cravings. He blesses the greedy, and condemns Yahweh.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 17:12
He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 1:19
So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Proverbs 15:27
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 28:25
One who is greedy stirs up strife; but one who trusts in Yahweh will prosper.
(WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)

Proverbs 29:4
A king, by right rule, makes the land safe; but one full of desires makes it a waste.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 56:11
Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
(See JPS NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 8:10
Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall possess them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness; from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
(See JPS NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 33:31
They come to you as the people come, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but don't do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their gain.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:8
They feed on the sin of my people, and set their heart on their iniquity.
(See RSV)

Habakkuk 2:5
Yes, moreover, wine is treacherous. A haughty man who doesn't stay at home, who enlarges his desire as Sheol, and he is like death, and can't be satisfied, but gathers to himself all nations, and heaps to himself all peoples.
(See NIV)

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Greedy

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Pursuing (50 Occurrences)

Pugnacious (2 Occurrences)

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Overseer (84 Occurrences)

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Gentle (48 Occurrences)

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Indulging (4 Occurrences)

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Troubleth (12 Occurrences)

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Raven (7 Occurrences)

Reverent (8 Occurrences)

Easily (15 Occurrences)

Dignity (14 Occurrences)

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Deaconess (1 Occurrence)

Doubletongued (1 Occurrence)

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Passionate (6 Occurrences)

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Peaceable (9 Occurrences)

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Boasts (18 Occurrences)

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Appetite (22 Occurrences)

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Stirs (23 Occurrences)

Self-pleasing (1 Occurrence)

Sincere (18 Occurrences)

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Serious (31 Occurrences)

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