Ephesians 4:28
Good News Translation
If you used to rob, you must stop robbing and start working, in order to earn an honest living for yourself and to be able to help the poor.

Contemporary English Version
If you are a thief, quit stealing. Be honest and work hard, so you will have something to give to people in need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.

New American Bible
The thief must no longer steal, but rather labor, doing honest work with his [own] hands, so that he may have something to share with one in need.

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He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.

him that.

Exodus 20:15,17 Thou shalt not steal. . . .

Exodus 21:16 He that shall steal a man, and sell him, being convicted of the guilt, shall be put to death.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.

Jeremiah 7:9 To steal, to murder, to commit adultery, to swear falsely, to offer to Baalim, and to go after strange gods, which you know not.

Hosea 4:2 Cursing, and lying, and killing, and theft, and adultery, have overflowed, and blood hath touched blood.

Zechariah 5:3 And he said to me: This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the earth: for every thief shall be judged as is there written: and every one that sweareth in like manner shall be judged by it.

John 12:6 Now he said this not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief and, having the purse, carried the things that were put therein.

1 Corinthians 6:10,11 Nor the effeminate nor liers with mankind nor thieves nor covetous nor drunkards nor railers nor extortioners shall possess the kingdom of God. . . .

steal no more.

Job 34:32 If I have erred, teach thou me: if I have spoken iniquity, I will add no more.

Proverbs 28:13 He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that shall confess, and forsake them, shall obtain mercy.

Luke 3:8,10-14 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance: and do not begin to say, We have Abraham for our father. For I say unto you that God is able of these stones, to raise up children to Abraham. . . .

Luke 19:8 But Zacheus standing, said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wronged any man of any thing, I restore him fourfold.

labour.

Proverbs 13:11 Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand, shall increase.

Proverbs 14:23 In much work there shall be abundance: but where there are many words, there is oftentimes want.

Acts 20:34,35 You yourselves know. For such things as were needful for me and them that are with me, these hands have furnished. . . .

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your own business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you: and that you walk honestly towards them that are without: and that you want nothing of any man's. . . .

2 Thessalonians 3:6-8,11,12 And we charge you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother walking disorderly and not according to the tradition which they have received of us. . . .

that he.

Luke 3:11 And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.

Luke 21:1-4 And looking on, he saw the rich men cast their gifts into the treasury. . . .

John 13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said to him: Buy those things which we have need of for the festival day: or that he should give something to the poor.

2 Corinthians 8:2,12 That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity. . . .

give.

Romans 12:13 Communicating to the necessities of the saints. Pursuing hospitality.

2 Corinthians 9:12-15 Because the administration of this office doth not only supply the want of the saints, but aboundeth also by many thanksgivings in the Lord. . . .

1 Timothy 6:18 To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others,

Context
New Life in Christ
27Give not place to the devil. 28He that stole, let him now steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need. 29Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth: but that which is good, to the edification of faith: that it may administer grace to the hearers.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:26
He longeth and desireth all the day: but he that is just, will give, and will not cease.

Proverbs 31:20
She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor.

Luke 3:11
And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.

Acts 20:35
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive.

1 Corinthians 4:12
And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled: and we bless. We are persecuted: and we suffer it.

Galatians 6:10
Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your own business and work with your own hands, as we commanded you: and that you walk honestly towards them that are without: and that you want nothing of any man's.

1 Thessalonians 4:12


2 Thessalonians 3:8
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing: but in labour and in toil we worked night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you.

2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we have heard there are some among you who walk disorderly: working not at all, but curiously meddling.

1 Timothy 6:18
To do good, to be rich in good work, to give easily, to communicate to others,

Titus 3:8
It is a faithful saying. And these things I will have thee affirm constantly, that they who believe in God may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Titus 3:14
And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.

Additional Translations
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.

The one stealing, let him steal no longer, but rather let him toil, working with the own hands what is good, so that he may have something to impart to the one having need.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.

Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with [his] hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

He who has been a thief must steal no more, but, instead of that, should work with his own hands in honest industry, so that he may have something of which he can give the needy a share.

Let him who stole steal no more; but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.

whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
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