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What the scriptures say about
earnestly desire (sometimes legitimately), get illegitimately, concupiscence, lust

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Exodus 20:17 (neighbor's house), 34:24 (your land)
Deuteronomy 5:21 (neighbor's wife or other property), 7:25 (gold, silver previous made into idols)

COVETOUSNESS [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

A strong desire after the possession of worldly things (Colossians 3:5; Ephesians 5:5; Hebrews 13:5; 1 Timothy 6:9,10; Matthew 6:20). It assumes sometimes the more aggravated form of avarice, which is the mark of cold-hearted worldliness.

COVET [Smith's Bible Dictionary]


COVET [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

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 Cor 12:31; 14:39;

bad, to desire unlawfully, or to secure illegitimately (batsa`; epithumeo, Romans 7:7; 13:9, etc.);
hence, called "lust" (Matthew 5:28; 1 Corinthians 10:6),
"concupiscence" (the King James Version Romans 7:8; Colossians 3:5).

COVETOUSNESS [Thompson Chain Reference]

    Exodus 20:17
    Psalms 10:3
    Proverbs 28:16
    Jeremiah 6:13
    Ezekiel 33:31
    Micah 2:2
    Habakkuk 2:9
    Luke 12:15
    Ephesians 5:3
    Colossians 3:5
    1 Timothy 3:3
    Hebrews 13:5
    SEE Selfishness

Natural Fruits of

        Genesis 31:41
        Joshua 7:21
        1 Samuel 15:9
        1 Kings 20:6
        1 Kings 21:2
        2 Kings 5:20
        Luke 16:14
    SEE Selfishness