From all covetousness (apo pash pleonexia). Ablative case. From every kind of greedy desire for more (pleon, more, exia, from ecw, to have) an old word which we have robbed of its sinful aspects and refined to mean business thrift. In the abundance of the things which he possesseth (en twi perisseuein tini ek twn uparcontwn autwi). A rather awkward Lukan idiom: "In the abounding (articular infinitive) to one out of the things belonging (articular participle) to him."