Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

The thief [who has become a believer] must no longer steal, but instead he must work hard [making an honest living], producing that which is good with his own hands, so that he will have something to share with 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.

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.

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

Images Ephesians 4:28

Prayers for Ephesians 4:28

Context Readings

Old Behavior, New Behavior, And Motivation

27 neither give place to the devil. 28 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. 29 Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.


Cross References

Exodus 20:15

Thou shalt not steal.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you;

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

For we hear of some that walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies.

Exodus 20:17

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.

Exodus 21:16

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Job 34:32

That which I see not teach thou me: If I have done iniquity, I will do it no more?

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

Proverbs 14:23

In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper: But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full, and deny thee , and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, And use profanely the name of my God.

Jeremiah 7:9

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known,

Hosea 4:2

There is nought but swearing and breaking faith, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery; they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Zechariah 5:3

Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole land: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off on the one side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off on the other side according to it.

Luke 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Luke 3:10-14

And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must we do?

Luke 19:8

And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold.

Luke 21:1-4

And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.

John 12:6

Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein.

John 13:29

For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.

Acts 20:34-35

Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

Romans 12:13

communicating to the necessities of the saints; given to hospitality.

1 Corinthians 6:10-11

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

2 Corinthians 8:2

how that in much proof of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according as a man hath, not according as he hath not.

2 Corinthians 9:12-15

For the ministration of this service not only filleth up the measure of the wants of the saints, but aboundeth also through many thanksgivings unto God;

Galatians 6:10

So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward them that 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 ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they received of us.

1 Timothy 6:18

that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

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