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 Covetousness Bible Quotes & Promises
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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 20:17)

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.
(Deuteronomy 5:21)

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.
(Psalm 10:3)

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
(Proverbs 1:19)

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
(Proverbs 21:25,26)

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
(Proverbs 22:16)

   
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
(Proverbs 23:4)
   
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
(Proverbs 30:8,9)
   
All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.
(Ecclesiastes 1:8)
   
There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
(Ecclesiastes 4:8)
   
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
(Ecclesiastes 5:10,11)
   
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(Matthew 6:19-21)
   
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
(Matthew 6:24,25)
   
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
(Matthew 6:31-33)
   
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. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(Luke 12:15,33,34)

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
(1 John 2:15)

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Excess of wealth is cause of covetousness.
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Christopher Marlowe quotes (English Elizabethan Poet and Playwright who is noted especially for his establishment of dramatic blank verse, 1564-1593)

Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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Epictetus quotes (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135)

The evils of the body are, murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse, and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred, and error.
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Buddha quotes (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)

Covetousness is the greatest of monsters, as well as the root of all evil.
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William Penn quotes (English Quaker leader and Founder of Pennsylvania, 1644-1718)

Riches have made more covetous men than covetousness hath made rich men.
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Thomas Fuller quotes (British Clergyman and Writer, one of the most prolific authors of the 17th century. 1608-1661)

Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
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William Shakespeare quotes (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)7
 

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Quotations
Greed
Dissatisfied
Jealousy
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Live within your means
Psalm 23 - The Shepherd's Psalm
Fool's Bargain

 

 

The Bible and Covetousness

The love of money leads to evil. "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." I Timothy 6:10, NIV.

Coveting is a barrier to contentment. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor." Exodus 20:17, NIV.

Materialism is a barrier to contentment. "People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction." I Timothy 6:9, NIV.

Greed often accompanies prosperity and can lead to crime. "What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Isn't it because there is a whole army of evil desires within you? You want what you don't have, so you kill to get it. You long for what others have, and can't afford it, so you start a fight to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don't have what you want is that you don't ask God for it." James 4:1-2, TLB

Wealth can give us wrong attitudes about material things. "Then [Jesus] said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." Luke 12:15, NIV5
 

 

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Definition of Covetousness

1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy.

2. eagerly desirous.4     
          

 

Greed in Theology

Greed is the excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of money, wealth, power. It is generally considered a vice, and is one of the seven deadly sins in Catholicism.8
 

 

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References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com
5.  BibleInfo.com - http://www.bibleinfo.com/en
6.  Famous Quotes - http://home.att.net/~quotations/bible.html
7. ThinkExist.com - http://thinkexist.com/
8. Greed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covetousness

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