1. Does this commandment lay a restraint upon the heart? Yes: for the law is spiritual, Rom. 7:14. Does the heart need this restraint? Yes: for the inward part is very wickedness, Ps. 5:9. Does the light of nature discover this? No: I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet, Rom. 7:7.
2. Are we forbidden to covet another man's house? Yes: As they that covet houses and take them away, Mic. 2:2. Or another man's wife? Yes: for her husband is to her a covering of the eyes, Gen. 20:16. Or another man's goods? Yes: I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel, Acts 20:33.