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-Psalm 138:2, KJV
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KJV Dictionary / C / covet

KJV Dictionary Definition: covet

covet

COVET, v.t.

1. To desire or wish for, with eagerness; to desire earnestly to obtain or possess; in a good sense.

Covet earnestly the best gifts. 1 Corinthians 12.

2. To desire inordinately; to desire that which it is unlawful to obtain or possess; in a bad sense.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors house, wife or servant. Exodus 20.

COVET, v.i. To have an earnest desire. 1 Timothy 6.

covetable

COVETABLE, a. That may be coveted.

coveted

COVETED, pp. Earnestly desired; greatly wished or longed for.

coveting

COVETING, n. Inordinate desire.

covetous

COVETOUS, a.

1. Very desirous; eager to obtain; in a good sense; as covetous of wisdom, virtue or learning.

2. Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess; directed to money or goods, avaricious.

A bishop must not be covetous. 1 Timothy 3.

covetously

COVETOUSLY, adv. With a strong or inordinate desire to obtain and possess; eagerly; avariciously.

covetousness

COVETOUSNESS, n.

1. A strong or inordinate desire of obtaining and possessing some supposed good; usually in a bad sense, and applied to an inordinate desire of wealth or avarice.

Out of the heart proceedeth covetousness. Mark 7.

Mortify your members--and covetousness which is idolatry. Colossians 3.

2. Strong desire; eagerness.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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