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52 Bible Verses about Stealing

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Romans 2:21

you then, who teach another, don’t you teach yourself? You who preach, “You must not steal”—do you steal?

Romans 13:9

The commandments:Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;
do not covet;and whatever other commandment—all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

Exodus 21:16

“Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found in his possession.

Exodus 22:1-4

“When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep. If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed. But if this happens after sunrise, there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft.read more.
If what was stolen—whether ox, donkey, or sheep—is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.

Jeremiah 2:26

Like the shame of a thief when he is caught,
so the house of Israel has been put to shame.
They, their kings, their officials,
their priests, and their prophets

Proverbs 29:24

To be a thief’s partner is to hate oneself;
he hears the curse but will not testify.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.

Genesis 44:8

We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found at the top of our bags. How could we steal gold and silver from your master’s house?

1 Samuel 12:3-5

Here I am. Bring charges against me before the Lord and His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or mistreated? From whose hand have I taken a bribe to overlook something? I will return it to you.” “You haven’t wronged us, you haven’t mistreated us, and you haven’t taken anything from anyone’s hand,” they responded. He said to them, “The Lord is a witness against you, and His anointed is a witness today that you haven’t found anything in my hand.”“He is a witness,” they said.

Proverbs 6:30-31

People don’t despise the thief if he steals
to satisfy himself when he is hungry. Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;
he must give up all the wealth in his house.

Proverbs 30:7-9

Two things I ask of You;
don’t deny them to me before I die: Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me.
Give me neither poverty nor wealth;
feed me with the food I need. Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.

Hosea 4:2

Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.

Luke 10:30

Jesus took up the question and said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead.

Proverbs 1:10-15

My son, if sinners entice you,
don’t be persuaded. If they say—“Come with us!
Let’s set an ambush and kill someone.
Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun! Let’s swallow them alive, like Sheol,
still healthy as they go down to the Pit.read more.
We’ll find all kinds of valuable property
and fill our houses with plunder. Throw in your lot with us,
and we’ll all share our money”— my son, don’t travel that road with them
or set foot on their path,

2 Corinthians 11:26

On frequent journeys, I faced
dangers from rivers,
dangers from robbers,
dangers from my own people,
dangers from the Gentiles,
dangers in the city,
dangers in the open country,
dangers on the sea,
and dangers among false brothers;

Job 24:2

The wicked displace boundary markers.
They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.

Amos 8:5

asking, “When will the New Moon be over
so we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath,
so we may market wheat?
We can reduce the measure
while increasing the price
and cheat with dishonest scales.

Matthew 21:12-13

Jesus went into the temple complex and drove out all those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves. And He said to them, “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves!”

Mark 11:15-17

They came to Jerusalem, and He went into the temple complex and began to throw out those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves, and would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple complex. Then He began to teach them: “Is it not written,My housewill be called a house of prayerfor all nations? But you have made it a den of thieves!”

Luke 19:45-46

He went into the temple complex and began to throw out those who were selling, and He said, “It is written, My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves!”

Jeremiah 7:11

Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your view? Yes, I too have seen it.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

Genesis 31:19

When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father’s household idols.

Judges 17:1-2

There was a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Micah. He said to his mother, “The 1,100 pieces of silver taken from you, and that I heard you utter a curse about—here, I have the silver with me. I took it. So now I return it to you.”Then his mother said, “My son, you are blessed by the Lord!”

2 Kings 11:2

Jehosheba, who was King Jehoram’s daughter and Ahaziah’s sister, secretly rescued Joash son of Ahaziah from the king’s sons who were being killed and put him and the one who nursed him in a bedroom. So he was hidden from Athaliah and was not killed.

Acts 19:37

For you have brought these men here who are not temple robbers or blasphemers of our goddess.

Joshua 7:11

Israel has sinned. They have violated My covenant that I appointed for them. They have taken some of what was set apart. They have stolen, deceived, and put the things with their own belongings.

Matthew 27:44

In the same way even the criminals who were crucified with Him kept taunting Him.

Luke 23:32

Two others—criminals—were also led away to be executed with Him.

John 12:6

He didn’t say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.

Proverbs 9:17

“Stolen water is sweet,
and bread eaten secretly is tasty!”

Jeremiah 49:9-10

If grape harvesters came to you,
wouldn’t they leave some gleanings?
Were thieves to come in the night,
they would destroy only what they wanted. But I will strip Esau bare;
I will uncover his secret places.
He will try to hide himself, but he will be unable.
His descendants will be destroyed
along with his relatives and neighbors.
He will exist no longer.

Malachi 3:8-9

“Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!”You ask: “How do we rob You?” “By not making the payments of the tenth and the contributions. You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are still robbing Me.

John 10:1

“I assure you: Anyone who doesn’t enter the sheep pen by the door but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber.

John 10:8

All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom. And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Ezekiel 33:15

he returns collateral, makes restitution for what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without practicing iniquity—he will certainly live; he will not die.

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Zechariah 5:3-4

Then he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land, for every thief will be removed according to what is written on one side, and everyone who swears [falsely] will be removed according to what is written on the other side. I will send it out,"-the declaration of the Lord of Hosts-"and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name. It will stay inside his house and destroy it along with its timbers and stones."

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Titus 2:10

or stealing, but demonstrating utter faithfulness, so that they may adorn the teaching of God our Savior in everything.

Stealing » Examples of

Joshua 7:21

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”

Genesis 31:19

When Laban had gone to shear his sheep, Rachel stole her father’s household idols.

Genesis 31:30

Now you have gone off because you long for your father—but why have you stolen my gods?”

Hosea 4:2

Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,
and adultery are rampant;
one act of bloodshed follows another.

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