Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
this he said, not out of any concern for the poor; but because being purse-bearer he used to pilfer what was in bank.
1 Corinthians 6:10
nor thieves, nor misers, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor raparees, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Steal no more
let your actions therefore show your repentance, and don't pretend to say within yourselves, "we have Abraham for our father:" for I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
but Zaccheus address'd himself to Jesus, and said, Lord, half my estate I give to the poor; and if I have wrong'd any man, I will give him four times the value.
you yourselves can witness, that what was necessary for myself and those who were with me, these very hands have supply'd.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
to study your own quiet, to mind your own affairs, and follow some handicraft trade, as we recommended it to you:
2 Thessalonians 3:6
We direct you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to withdraw from all those of your brethren, whose conduct is irregular, and not agreeable to the instructions they received from us.
he answer'd them, let him that hath two coats give one to him that hath none; and let him that has plenty of provisions act in like manner.
As Jesus was observing the rich casting their offerings into the treasury,
for as Judas had the purse, some of them thought, that Jesus had ordered him to buy what was necessary against the feast: or give something to the poor.
2 Corinthians 8:2
who tho' labouring under great trial of affliction, and extreme poverty, have notwithstanding with exceeding cheerfulness contributed very liberally: being forward of themselves to the utmost of their power,