15 And He said to them, (A)“Take heed and beware of [a]covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

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  1. Luke 12:15 NU all covetousness

15 But He said to them, (A)Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one is affluent does his life consist of his possessions.”

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15 Then He said to them, “Watch out and guard yourselves against every form of greed; for not even when one has an overflowing abundance does his life consist of nor is it derived from his possessions.”

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15 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.”(A)

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15 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.

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But fornication and all (A)uncleanness or (B)covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;

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But (A)sexual immorality [a]or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among [b]saints;

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  1. Ephesians 5:3 Lit and all
  2. Ephesians 5:3 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people

But sexual immorality and all [moral] impurity [indecent, offensive behavior] or greed must not even be hinted at among you, as is proper among saints [for as believers our way of life, whether in public or in private, reflects the validity of our faith].

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But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality,(A) or of any kind of impurity, or of greed,(B) because these are improper for God’s holy people.

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But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

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36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?

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36 For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

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36 For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world [with all its pleasures], and forfeit his soul?

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36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

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36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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[a]useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. [b]From (A)such withdraw yourself.

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  1. 1 Timothy 6:5 NU, M constant friction
  2. 1 Timothy 6:5 NU omits the rest of v. 5.

and constant friction between (A)people of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who (B)suppose that [a]godliness is a means of gain.

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  1. 1 Timothy 6:5 Or religion

and perpetual friction between men who are corrupted in mind and deprived of the truth, who think that godliness is a source of profit [a lucrative, money-making business—withdraw from them].

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and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth(A) and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

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Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

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21 (A)For from within, out of the heart of men, (B)proceed evil thoughts, (C)adulteries, (D)fornications, murders, 22 thefts, (E)covetousness, wickedness, (F)deceit, (G)lewdness, an evil eye, (H)blasphemy, (I)pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

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