What the Bible Says About

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-As numbered in the SAB book


Is it wrong to steal?

Yes, it is always wrong to steal.

Thou shalt not steal. Exodus 20:15, Matthew 19:18

If a soul ... lie unto his neighbour ... or hath deceived his neighbour ... Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely. ... Then ... he shall restore that which he took. Leviticus 6:2-5

Ye shall not steal. Leviticus 19:11

Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him. Leviticus 19:13

Neither shalt thou steal. Deuteronomy 5:19

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Psalm 37:21

Do not steal. Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20

Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Romans 2:21

Let him that stole steal no more. Ephesians 4:28

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such. 1 Thessalonians 4:6

No, it's OK to steal sometimes.

But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour ... and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. Exodus 3:22

Let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver and jewels of gold. Exodus 11:2

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians ... and they spoiled the Egyptians. Exodus 12:35-36

The just took the spoils of the wicked. Wisdom 10:19

They shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robben them, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 39:10

Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture. Nahum 2:9

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