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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, To have an earnest desire. 1 Timothy 6 .

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Covet'. King James Dictionary.

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