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Coveting and other sins

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Covetousness is associated with other sins and brings trouble with it.

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Coveting is linked with other sins


Ephesians 5:5 KJV 1900
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.
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Psalm 10:3 KJV 1900
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, And blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

Sexual sin

Matthew 5:28 KJV 1900
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
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Proverbs 21:25–26 KJV 1900
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.

Covetousness is one of many sins which pollute a person

Mark 7:21–23 KJV 1900
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Love of money is covetousness

It is a source of evil

1 Timothy 6:9–10 KJV 1900
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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Examples of those who love money

See also ; ; False teachers are “experts in greed”.

Believers must not be lovers of money

; Elders must not be greedy for money.
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Love of money characterises the last days

2 Timothy 3:1–2 KJV 1900
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Coveting brings trouble

James 4:1–2 KJV 1900
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
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Even a gift can be given covetously

The gift translated as “one grudgingly given” literally means a “covetous gift”.
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