Scripture – Stolen Property



  1. Exodus
    • If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
      ( Exodus 22:1 ESV ) [ Link ]
    • If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.…
      ( Exodus 22:2 ESV ) [ Link ]
    • If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.
      ( Exodus 22:4 ESV )
    • For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
      ( Exodus 22:9 ESV )
  2. Deuteronomy
    • You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
      ( Deuteronomy 19:14 )
  3. Leviticus
    • The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “If anyone sins and commits a breach of faith against the Lord by deceiving his neighbor in a matter of deposit or security, or through robbery, or if he has oppressed his neighbor or has found something lost and lied about it, swearing falsely—in any of all the things that people do and sin thereby— if he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a fifth to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt. …
      ( Leviticus 6:1-7 ESV  )
    • You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.
      ( Leviticus 19:13 ESV  )
    • The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.
      ( Leviticus 25:23 ESV )
  4. Psalm
    • Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
      ( Psalm 62:10 ESV )
  5. Proverbs
    • But if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.
      ( Proverbs 6:31 )
  6. Jeremiah
    • I have paid attention and listened, but they have not spoken rightly; no man relents of his evil, saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turns to his own course, like a horse plunging headlong into battle.
      ( Jeremiah 8:6 ESV )
  7.  Ezekiel
    • If the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has taken by robbery, and walks in the statutes of life, not doing injustice, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
      ( Ezekiel 33:15 )
  8. Zechariah
    • A Call to Justice and Mercy
      • This is what the LORD of Hosts says: ‘Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. And do not plot evil in your hearts against one another.’…
        ( Zechariah 7:9 )
  9. Luke
    • Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
      ( Luke 6:30 ESV )
  10. Matthew
    • Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’
      ( Matthew 20:15 ESV )
  11. Ephesians
    • Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
      ( Ephesians 4:28 ESV )
  12. 2nd Peter
    • Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
      ( 2 Peter 2:9  )



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