To long after; to try to gain.

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some COVETED after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ( 1 Timothy 1:1 Isaiah 6:10 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Covet'". A King James Dictionary.


kuv'-et ('awah; zeloo, "to desire earnestly," "to set the heart and mind upon anything"):

Used in two senses: good, simply to desire earnestly but legitimately. e.g. the King James Version 1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:39; bad, to desire unlawfully, or to secure illegitimately (batsa`; epithumeo, Romans 7:7; 13:9, etc.); hence, called "lust" (Matthew 5:28; 1 Corinthians 10:6), "concupiscence" (the King James Version Romans 7:8; Colossians 3:5).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'COVET'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.