Gen 31:30

(NIV)
Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father’s household. But why did you steal my gods?’

(ESV)
And now you have gone away because you longed greatly for your father’s house, but why did you steal my gods?”

Num 11:4

(NIV)
The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, ‘If only we had meat to eat!
(ESV)
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat!

Num 11:34

(NIV)
Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food.

(ESV)
Therefore the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.

Deut 5:21

(NIV)
‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbour’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’

(ESV)
“‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

Deut 12:20

(NIV)
When the Lord your God has enlarged your territory as he promised you, and you crave meat and say, ‘I would like some meat,’ then you may eat as much of it as you want.
(ESV)
When the Lord your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you crave meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire.

Deut 14:26

(NIV)
Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.
(ESV)
and spend the money for whatever you desireoxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the Lord your God and rejoice, you and your household.

1Sam 2:16

(NIV)
If the person said to him, ‘Let the fat be burned first, and then take whatever you want,’ the servant would answer, ‘No, hand it over now; if you don’t, I’ll take it by force.’

(ESV)
And if the man said to him, “Let them burn the fat first, and then take as much as you wish,” he would say, “No, you must give it now, and if not, I will take it by force.”

2Sam 3:21

(NIV)
Then Abner said to David, ‘Let me go at once and assemble all Israel for my lord the king, so that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may rule over all that your heart desires.’ So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

(ESV)
And Abner said to David, “I will arise and go and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.

2Sam 23:15

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh, that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

1Kgs 11:37

(NIV)
However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
(ESV)
And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel.

1Chr 11:17

(NIV)
David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’
(ESV)
And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

Job 6:9

(NIV)
that God would be willing to crush me,
to let loose his hand and cut off my life!
(ESV)
that it would please God to crush me,
that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!

Job 14:15

(NIV)
You will call and I will answer you;
you will long for the creature your hands have made.
(ESV)
You would call, and I would answer you;
you would long for the work of your hands.

Job 23:13

(NIV)
‘But he stands alone, and who can oppose him?
He does whatever he pleases.
(ESV)
But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back?
What he desires, that he does.

Job 27:8

(NIV)
For what hope have the godless when they are cut off,
when God takes away their life?
(ESV)
For what is the hope of the godless when God cuts him off,
when God takes away his life?

Ps 10:3

(NIV)
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
(ESV)
For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.

Ps 17:12

(NIV)
They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
(ESV)
He is like a lion eager to tear,
as a young lion lurking in ambush.

Ps 45:11

(NIV)
Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;
honour him, for he is your lord.
(ESV)
and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.

Ps 84:2

(NIV)
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
(ESV)
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.

Ps 106:14

(NIV)
In the desert they gave in to their craving;
in the wilderness they put God to the test.
(ESV)
But they had a wanton craving in the wilderness,
and put God to the test in the desert;

Ps 132:13

(NIV)
For the Lord has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying,
(ESV)
For the Lord has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:

Ps 132:14

(NIV)
‘This is my resting place for ever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.
(ESV)
This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

Prov 1:19

(NIV)
Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
it takes away the life of those who get it.
(ESV)
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;
it takes away the life of its possessors.

Prov 13:4

(NIV)
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
(ESV)
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Prov 15:27

(NIV)
The greedy bring ruin to their households,
but the one who hates bribes will live.
(ESV)
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
but he who hates bribes will live.

Prov 21:4

(NIV)
Haughty eyes and a proud heart –
the unploughed field of the wicked – produce sin.
(ESV)
Haughty eyes and a proud heart,
the lamp of the wicked, are sin.

Prov 21:10

(NIV)
The wicked crave evil;
their neighbours get no mercy from them.
(ESV)
The soul of the wicked desires evil;
his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Prov 21:26

(NIV)
All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.
(ESV)
All day long he craves and craves,
but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Prov 23:3

(NIV)
Do not crave his delicacies,
for that food is deceptive.
(ESV)
Do not desire his delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.

Prov 23:6

(NIV)
Do not eat the food of a stingy host,
do not crave his delicacies;
(ESV)
Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy;
do not desire his delicacies,

Prov 24:1

(NIV)
Do not envy the wicked,
do not desire their company;
(ESV)
Be not envious of evil men,
nor desire to be with them,

Prov 28:25

(NIV)
The greedy stir up conflict,
but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
(ESV)
A greedy man stirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Eccl 6:2

(NIV)
God gives some people wealth, possessions and honour, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.

(ESV)
a man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil.

Isa 10:12

(NIV)
When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the wilful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.
(ESV)
When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.

Isa 26:9

(NIV)
My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
When your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.
(ESV)
My soul yearns for you in the night;
my spirit within me earnestly seeks you.
For when your judgments are in the earth,
the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Isa 38:12

(NIV)
Like a shepherd’s tent my house
has been pulled down and taken from me.
Like a weaver I have rolled up my life,
and he has cut me off from the loom;
day and night you made an end of me.
(ESV)
My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me
like a shepherd’s tent;
like a weaver I have rolled up my life;
he cuts me off from the loom;
from day to night you bring me to an end;

Jer 6:13

(NIV)
‘From the least to the greatest,
all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
all practise deceit.
(ESV)
For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is greedy for unjust gain;
and from prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Jer 8:10

(NIV)
Therefore I will give their wives to other men
and their fields to new owners.
From the least to the greatest,
all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
all practise deceit.
(ESV)
Therefore I will give their wives to others
and their fields to conquerors,
because from the least to the greatest
everyone is greedy for unjust gain;
from prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Jer 17:16

(NIV)
I have not run away from being your shepherd;
you know I have not desired the day of despair.
What passes my lips is open before you.
(ESV)
I have not run away from being your shepherd,
nor have I desired the day of sickness.
You know what came out of my lips;
it was before your face.

Lam 2:17

(NIV)
The Lord has done what he planned;
he has fulfilled his word,
which he decreed long ago.
He has overthrown you without pity,
he has let the enemy gloat over you,
he has exalted the horn of your foes.
(ESV)
The Lord has done what he purposed;
he has carried out his word,
which he commanded long ago;
he has thrown down without pity;
he has made the enemy rejoice over you
and exalted the might of your foes.

Ezek 22:12

(NIV)
In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbours. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.

(ESV)
In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.

Ezek 22:27

(NIV)
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
(ESV)
Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain.

Joel 2:8

(NIV)
They do not jostle each other;
each marches straight ahead.
They plunge through defences
without breaking ranks.
(ESV)
They do not jostle one another;
each marches in his path;
they burst through the weapons
and are not halted.

Amos 5:18

(NIV)
Woe to you who long
for the day of the Lord!
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?
That day will be darkness, not light.
(ESV)
Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why would you have the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, and not light,

Amos 9:1

(NIV)
I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said:

‘Strike the tops of the pillars
so that the thresholds shake.
Bring them down on the heads of all the people;
those who are left I will kill with the sword.
Not one will get away,
none will escape.
(ESV)
I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and he said:

Strike the capitals until the thresholds shake,
and shatter them on the heads of all the people;
and those who are left of them I will kill with the sword;
not one of them shall flee away;
not one of them shall escape.

Mic 7:1

(NIV)
What misery is mine!
I am like one who gathers summer fruit
at the gleaning of the vineyard;
there is no cluster of grapes to eat,
none of the early figs that I crave.
(ESV)
Woe is me! For I have become
as when the summer fruit has been gathered,
as when the grapes have been gleaned:
there is no cluster to eat,
no first-ripe fig that my soul desires.

Hab 2:9

(NIV)
‘Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain,
setting his nest on high
to escape the clutches of ruin!
(ESV)
Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house,
to set his nest on high,
to be safe from the reach of harm!

Zeph 2:1

(NIV)
Gather together, gather yourselves together,
you shameful nation,
(ESV)
Gather together, yes, gather,
O shameless nation,

Zech 4:9

(NIV)
‘The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.

(ESV)
“The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.

Mark 7:22

(NIV)
adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.
(ESV)
coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Luke 12:15

(NIV)
Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.’

(ESV)
And he said to them, Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Rom 1:29

(NIV)
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,
(ESV)
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,

1Cor 5:10

(NIV)
not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
(ESV)
not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.

1Cor 5:11

(NIV)
But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

(ESV)
But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.

1Cor 6:10

(NIV)
nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
(ESV)
nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

2Cor 9:5

(NIV)
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

(ESV)
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.

Eph 4:19

(NIV)
Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

(ESV)
They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

Eph 5:3

(NIV)
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
(ESV)
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Eph 5:5

(NIV)
For of this you can be sure: no immoral, impure or greedy person – such a person is an idolater – has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
(ESV)
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous ( that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Col 3:5

(NIV)
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
(ESV)
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
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