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Covet
verb - yearn to possess or have (something).

synonyms: desire, yearn for, crave, have one's heart set on, want, wish for, long for, hanker after/for, hunger after/for, thirst for

For Kids

To "covet" something means to desire something that somebody else has. This is a common feeling yet the Lord warns us that it will bring us to ruin. Thankfully God sent his Holy Spirit to transform our hearts so that we become content with what we have. God also wants us to be happy for others who have nicer things. Remember love is the answer. Ask the Lord today to help you to love people more, and to be content with what you have and thankful at all times, and remember that Jesus had nowhere to lay his head.

Bible Verses about Coveting

Luke 12:15 - And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Romans 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 be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

Deuteronomy 5:21 - Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any [thing] that [is] thy neighbour's. 

Micah 2:2 - And they covet fields, and take [them] by violence; and houses, and take [them] away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. 

1 Corinthians 14:39 - Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 

Romans 7:7 - What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 

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

Exodus 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour's.  

Exodus 18:21 - Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hatingcovetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 

Ezekiel 33:31 - And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee [as] my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, [but] their heart goeth after their covetousness. 

Isaiah 57:17 - For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. 

2 Corinthians 9:5 - Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as [a matter of] bounty, and not as [of] covetousness. 

Jeremiah 22:17 - But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it]. 

Habakkuk 2:9 - Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! 

Hebrews 13:5 - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 

Romans 1:29 - Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 

Colossians 3:5 - Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 

2 Peter 2:3 - And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 

Jeremiah 8:10 - Therefore will I give their wives unto others, [and] their fields to them that shall inherit [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. 

Proverbs 28:16 - The prince that wanteth understanding [is] also a great oppressor: [but] he that hatethcovetousness shall prolong [his] days. 

Mark 7:22 - Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 

Jeremiah 51:13 - O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, [and] the measure of thy covetousness. 

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. 

Ephesians 5:3 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; 

1 Thessalonians 2:5 - For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness: 

Psalms 119:36 - Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

"Covet" Bible Questions

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Covetousness?


Where in scripture does it mention the covetousness of Balaam?


Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Envy?


Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Hearers of the Word?


Where in scripture does it mention that magistrates should be men of Truth?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About the Golden Rule?

 

 

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