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.
What is covetousness?
Covetousness comes from the Greek word "pleonexia"> The BlueLetterBible.org defines this as a:
1) greedy desire to have more, covetousness, avarice
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid.
Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law:
for I had not known lust, except the law had said,
Thou shalt not covet.
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.
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 idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;
with such an one no not to eat.
1 Corinthians 5:11
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 posseseth.