'Thief' in the Bible
If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him.
"If a man delivers to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is found, he shall pay double.
If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.
If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and he deal with him as a slave, or sell him; then that thief shall die: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.
The murderer rises with the light. He kills the poor and needy. In the night he is like a thief.
They are driven out from the midst of men. They cry after them as after a thief;
When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have participated with adulterers.
Men don't despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets;
When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, also the wickedness of Samaria; for they commit falsehood, and the thief enters in, and the gang of robbers ravages outside.
I will cause it to go out," says Yahweh of Armies, "and it will enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by my name; and it will remain in the midst of his house, and will destroy it with its timber and its stones."
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
Sell that which you have, and give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which don't grow old, a treasure in the heavens that doesn't fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.
But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not allowed his house to be broken into.
"Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn't enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal what was put into it.
For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
But you, brothers, aren't in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief.
For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or a meddler in other men's matters.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.
"Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame."