Ephesians 4:28



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

King James Version

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Holman Bible

The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.

International Standard Version

The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy.

A Conservative Version

Let the man who steals steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the good, so that he may have to give to him who has need.

American Standard Version

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.

Amplified

Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.

An Understandable Version

The person who has stolen must stop doing it; instead, he should work hard, doing something worthwhile with his own hands, so that he can have [money] to share with the person who needs it.

Anderson New Testament

Let him that steals, steal no more: but rather let labor, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have something to give to him that has need.

Bible in Basic English

Let him who was a thief be so no longer, but let him do good work with his hands, so that he may have something to give to him who is in need.

Common New Testament

He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but rather must labor, doing useful work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with those in need.

Daniel Mace New Testament

let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, to encrease his fortune with his own hands, that he may have wherewithal to relieve the needy:

Darby Translation

Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with his hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.

Godbey New Testament

Let the one stealing steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his own hands doing that which is good, that he may have to give to the one having need.

Goodspeed New Testament

The man who stole must not steal any more; he must work with his hands at honest toil instead, so as to have something to share with those who are in need.

John Wesley New Testament

Let him that stole, steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.

Julia Smith Translation

He stealing let him steal no more: and rather let him be wearied from fatigue, working good with the hands, that he have to impart to him having need.

King James 2000

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The one who steals must steal no longer, but instead must labor, working with his own hands [what is] good, so that he may have [something] to share with the one who has need.

Modern King James verseion

Let him who stole steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, so that he may have something to give to him who needs.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let him that stole, steal no more; but let him rather labour with his hands some good thing, that he may have to give unto him that needeth.

Moffatt New Testament

Let the thief steal no more; rather let him work and put his hands to an honest task, so as to have something to contribute to the needy.

Montgomery New Testament

Let him who stole steal no more, but let him work, and in honest industry toil with his hands, so that he may have something to give to the needy.

NET Bible

The one who steals must steal no longer; rather he must labor, doing good with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with the one who has need.

New Heart English Bible

Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.

New simplified Bible

He that steals must steal no more. Let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to someone in need.

Noyes New Testament

Let him that stealeth steal no more, but rather let him labor, working with his hands at that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.

Sawyer New Testament

Let him that has stolen steal no more, but rather let him labor, doing that which is good with his hands, that he may have to give to him that needs.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, the stealer, no more, steal, but rather let him be toiling, - working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have wherewith to be giving away to him that hath need;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let him that stole steal no more; but rather labour hard, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have something to give to him that is in want.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let the man who steals steal no longer, but rather let him toil with his hands at honest work, so that he may have something to share with any one in want.

Webster

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

Weymouth New Testament

He who has been a thief must steal no more, but, instead of that, should work with his own hands in honest industry, so that he may have something of which he can give the needy a share.

Williams New Testament

The man who used to steal must now stop stealing; rather, he must keep on working and toiling with his own hands at some honest vocation, so as to have something to contribute to the needy.

World English Bible

Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.

Worrell New Testament

Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to impart to him that has need.

Worsley New Testament

Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labour, doing some good with his hands, that he may have something to bestow on him that hath need of it.

Youngs Literal Translation

whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
κλέπτω 
Klepto 
Usage: 7



ἵνα 
Hina 
which , who , the things , the son ,
that , to ,
Usage: 0
Usage: 472

κλέπτω 
Klepto 
Usage: 7

κλέπτω 
Klepto 
Usage: 7

no more
μηκέτι 
meketi 
no more , no longer , henceforth not , no , no ... henceforward , hereafter ,
Usage: 16

but
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more , rather , the more , better ,
Usage: 66

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

ἐργάζομαι 
Ergazomai 
Usage: 28

with
χείρ 
Cheir 
hand , not tr
Usage: 149

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand , not tr
Usage: 149

the thing which is

which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

G18
ἀγαθός 
Agathos 
Usage: 70

he may have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

to give
μεταδίδωμι 
metadidomi 
Usage: 5

to him that

which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

27 and do not give the devil an opportunity. 28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. 29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.


Cross References

Exodus 20:15

"You shall not steal.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.

Exodus 20:17

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Exodus 21:16

"He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

Job 34:32

Teach me what I do not see; If I have done iniquity, I will not do it again'?

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 28:13

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

Proverbs 30:9

That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Jeremiah 7:9

"Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Hosea 4:2

There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.

Zechariah 5:3

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going forth over the face of the whole land; surely everyone who steals will be purged away according to the writing on one side, and everyone who swears will be purged away according to the writing on the other side.

Luke 3:8

"Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham for our father,' for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham.

Luke 3:10-14

And the crowds were questioning him, saying, "Then what shall we do?"

Luke 19:8

Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much."

Luke 21:1-4

And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury.

John 12:6

Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.

John 13:29

For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things we have need of for the feast"; or else, that he should give something to the poor.

Acts 20:34-35

"You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me.

Romans 12:13

contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

1 Corinthians 6:10-11

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 8:2

that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

2 Corinthians 9:12-15

For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

Galatians 6:10

So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-8

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

1 Timothy 6:18

Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,



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