Bible verses about "coveting" | ABU

Matthew 6:33

33 But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these shall be added to you.

Ephesians 4:28

28 Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to impart to him that has need.

2 Corinthians 9:8

8 And God is able to make every grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound toward every good work;

Acts 20:33-35

33 I coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel. 34 Ye yourselves know, that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me. 35 In all ways I showed you that, so laboring, ye ought to assist the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Ephesians 5:3

3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints,

1 Timothy 6:10

10 For the love of money is a root of all evils; which some coveting after wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Romans 7:7

7 What then shall we say? Is the law sin? Far be it! But I had not known sin, except through law; for I had not known coveting, if the law had not said: Thou shalt not covet.

James 1:14-15

14 But each one is tempted, when by his own lust he is drawn away and enticed. 15 Then lust, having conceived, brings forth sin; and sin, when completed, brings forth death.

Mark 7:20-23

20 And he said: That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, wantonness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come forth from within, and defile the man.

James 4:3

3 ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

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