|Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."|
|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.|
|Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."|
|Luke 12:15 |
Word in life study Bible . 1997, c1996 (electronic ed.) (Lk 12:15). : Thomas Nelson.
Covetousness is the selfish desire to have what another person owns, usually material possessions. It indicates ruthless greed, the all-consuming lust to own more, and was a sin. In Ephesians, Paul compared the covetous man with the idolater (Eph. 5:5).
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Lk 12:15). : Thomas Nelson.