Ephesians 4:28
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English Standard Version
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.

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

American Standard Version
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.

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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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him that.

Exodus 20:15,17 You shall not steal...

Exodus 21:16 And he that steals a man, and sells him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

Zechariah 5:3 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth...

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bore what was put therein.

1 Corinthians 6:10,11 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God...

steal no more.

Job 34:32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

Luke 3:8,10-14 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

labour.

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

Proverbs 14:23 In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury.

Acts 20:34,35 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with me...

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you...

2 Thessalonians 3:6-8,11,12 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...

that he.

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

Luke 21:1-4 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury...

John 13:29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said to him...

2 Corinthians 8:2,12 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality...

give. or, distribute.

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

2 Corinthians 9:12-15 For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God...

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

Cross References
Proverbs 21:26
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Proverbs 31:20
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

Luke 3:11
And he answered them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise."

Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

1 Corinthians 4:12
and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

Galatians 6:10
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

1 Thessalonians 4:11
and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

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