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Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Your chiefs have gone against the Lord, they have become friends of thieves; every one of them is looking for profit and going after rewards; they do not give right decisions for the child who has no father, and they do not let the cause of the widow come before them.
Has this house, which is named by my name, become a hole of thieves to you? Truly I, even I, have seen it, says the Lord.
See, then, I have made my hands come together in wrath against your taking of goods by force and against the blood which has been flowing in you.
And seeing a fig-tree by the wayside, he came to it, and saw nothing on it but leaves only; and he said to it, Let there be no fruit from you from this time forward for ever. And straight away the fig-tree became dry and dead.
(He said this, not because he had any love for the poor; but because he was a thief, and, having the money-bag, took for himself what was put into it.)
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.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
And that no man may make attempts to get the better of his brother in business: for the Lord is the judge in all these things, as we said to you before and gave witness.
1 Peter 4:15
Let no one among you undergo punishment as a taker of life, or as a thief, or as an evil-doer, or as one who is over-interested in other men's business;
1 Corinthians 5:11
But the sense of my letter was that if a brother had the name of being one who went after the desires of the flesh, or had the desire for other people's property, or was in the way of using violent language, or being the worse for drink, or took by force what was not his, you might not keep company with such a one, or take food with him.
And he said, My brothers, do not this evil.
Do not take the property of another.
That it may be used by Aaron and his sons for washing their hands and feet;
For her house is on the way down to death; her footsteps go down to the shades:
Become expert in reason, O you simple ones; you foolish ones, take training to heart.
Wine makes men foolish, and strong drink makes men come to blows; and whoever comes into error through these is not wise.
And the wolf will be living with the lamb, and the leopard will take his rest with the young goat; and the lion will take grass for food like the ox; and the young lion will go with the young ones of the herd; and a little child will be their guide.
Then in the waste land there will be an upright rule, and righteousness will have its place in the fertile field.
I have come, not to get the upright, but sinners, so that they may be turned from their sins.
In which were all sorts of beasts and birds.