'Steal' in the Bible
Now I understand that you have gone away because you longed desperately for your father's house. Yet why did you steal my gods?"
Look, the money that we found in the mouths of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan. Why then would we steal silver or gold from your master's house?
"You shall not steal.
"'You must not steal, you must not tell lies, and you must not deal falsely with your fellow citizen.
You must not steal.
and said to him, "This is what Jephthah says, 'Israel did not steal the land of Moab and the land of the Ammonites.
That day the people stole away to go to the city the way people who are embarrassed steal away in fleeing from battle.
his son Zabad, his son Shuthelah (Ezer and Elead were killed by the men of Gath, who were natives of the land, when they went down to steal their cattle.
Those who hate me without cause are more numerous than the hairs of my head. Those who want to destroy me, my enemies for no reason, outnumber me. They make me repay what I did not steal!
Join with us! We will all share equally in what we steal."
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
You steal. You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not previously known.
So I, the Lord, affirm that I am opposed to those prophets who steal messages from one another that they claim are from me.
They will steal your wealth and loot your merchandise. They will tear down your walls and destroy your luxurious homes. Your stones, your trees, and your soil he will throw into the water.
"If thieves came to rob you during the night, they would steal only as much as they wanted! If grape pickers came to harvest your vineyards, they would leave some behind for the poor! But you will be totally destroyed!
but you rise up as an enemy against my people. You steal a robe from a friend, from those who pass by peacefully as if returning from a war.
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.
How else can someone enter a strong man's house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can thoroughly plunder the house.
"Which ones?" he asked. Jesus replied, "Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony,
So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body and say to the people, 'He has been raised from the dead,' and the last deception will be worse than the first."
But no one is able to enter a strong man's house and steal his property unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can thoroughly plunder his house.
You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'"
You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'"
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
(Now Judas said this not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money box, he used to steal what was put into it.)
therefore you who teach someone else, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?
For the commandments, "Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet," (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
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.