‘covetous’ ….. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)

For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,
and blesseth the covetous,
whom the LORD abhorreth. – Psa 10:3

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “covetous”.

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

Psa 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire,
and blesseth the covetous,
whom the LORD abhorreth.

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

Pro 28:16 The prince that wanteth understanding
is also a great oppressor:
but he that hateth covetousness
shall prolong his days.

Isa 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.

Jer 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.

Jer 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.

Jer 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.

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

Eze 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.

Hab 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!

Mar 7:21 For from within,
out of the heart of men,
proceed evil thoughts,

Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness,
an evil eye,

Mar 7:23 All these evil things
come from within,
and defile the man.

Luk 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.

Luk 16:14 And the Pharisees also,
who were covetous,
heard all these things:
and they derided him.

Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to
retain God in their knowledge,
God gave them over to a reprobate mind,
to do those things which are not convenient;

Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,
full of envy,

Rom 1:30 Backbiters,
haters of God,
inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding,
without natural affection,
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God,
that they which commit such things are worthy of death,
not only do the same,
but have pleasure in them that do them.

1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world,
or with the covetous,
or extortioners,
or with idolaters;
for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you
not to keep company,
if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator,
or covetous,
or an idolater,
or a railer,
or a drunkard,
or an extortioner;
with such an one no not to eat.

1Co 6:10 Nor thieves,
nor covetous,
nor drunkards,
nor revilers,
nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.

2Co 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.

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

Eph 5:4 Neither filthiness,
nor foolish talking,
nor jesting,
which are not convenient:
but rather giving of thanks.

Eph 5:5 For this ye know,
that no whoremonger,
nor unclean person,
nor covetous man,
who is an idolater,
hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

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

Col 3:6 For which things’ sake
the wrath of God cometh on
the children of disobedience:
Col 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time,
when ye lived in them.

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

1Th 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory,
neither of you, nor yet of others,
when we might have been burdensome,
as the apostles of Christ.

1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife,
of good behaviour,
given to hospitality,
apt to teach;

1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless,
the husband of one wife,
of good behaviour,
given to hospitality,
apt to teach;

1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine,
no striker,
not greedy of filthy lucre;
but patient,
not a brawler,
not covetous;

1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house,
having his children in subjection with all gravity;
1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house,
how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1Ti 3:6 Not a novice,
lest being lifted up with pride
he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
disobedient to parents,

2Ti 3:4 Traitors,
lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.

Heb 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.

2Pe 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.

2Pe 2:12 But these, as natural brute beasts,
made to be taken and destroyed,
speak evil of the things that they understand not;
and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
2Pe 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
Spots they are and blemishes,
sporting themselves with their own deceivings
while they feast with you;

2Pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery,
and that cannot cease from sin;
beguiling unstable souls:
an heart they have exercised with covetous practices;
cursed children:

2Pe 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way,
and are gone astray,
following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor,
who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
2Pe 2:16 But was rebuked for his iniquity:
the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice
forbad the madness of the prophet.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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