Exodus 20:15
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New International Version
"You shall not steal.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not steal.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not steal.

World English Bible
"You shall not steal.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not steal.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not steal - All rapine and theft are forbidden by this precept; as well national and commercial wrongs as petty larceny, highway robberies, and private stealing: even the taking advantage of a seller's or buyer's ignorance, to give the one less and make the other pay more for a commodity than its worth, is a breach of this sacred law. All withholding of rights and doing of wrongs are against the spirit of it. But the word is principally applicable to clandestine stealing, though it may undoubtedly include all political injustice and private wrongs. And consequently all kidnapping, crimping, and slave-dealing are prohibited here, whether practiced by individuals or by the state. Crimes are not lessened in their demerit by the number, or political importance of those who commit them. A state that enacts bad laws is as criminal before God as the individual who breaks good ones.

It has been supposed that under the eighth commandment, injuries done to character, the depriving a man of his reputation or good name, are included, hence those words of one of our poets: -

Good name in man or woman

Is the immediate jewel of their souls.

Who steals my purse steals trash, -

But he that filches from me my good name,

Robs me of that which not enriches him,

And makes me poor indeed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

Leviticus 6:1-7 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying...

Leviticus 19:11,13,35-37 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another...

Deuteronomy 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him...

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 You shall not have in your bag divers weights, a great and a small...

Job 20:19-22 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not...

Proverbs 1:13-15 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil...

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Amos 3:10 For they know not to do right, said the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

Amos 8:4-6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

Micah 6:10,11 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable...

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

Zechariah 5:3,4 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth...

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Matthew 19:18 He said to him, Which? Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal...

Matthew 21:13 And said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but you have made it a den of thieves.

Luke 3:14,14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man...

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 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good...

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

Library
The Decalogue: I --Man and God
'And God spake all these words, saying, 2. I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Mediator --The Interpreter
To us, that day at Horeb is a type of the action of the law in our nature: thus doth the law deal with our consciences and hearts. If you have ever felt the law spoken home to you by the Spirit of God, you have heard great thunderings within. You have been forced to cry with Habakkuk, "When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones." And God intended it to be so, that you might look to the flames which Moses saw, and abandon forever all hope of acceptance
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 35: 1889

Thus Has the Question Been on Both Sides Considered and Treated...
12. Thus has the question been on both sides considered and treated; and still it is not easy to pass sentence: but we must further lend diligent hearing to those who say, that no deed is so evil, but that in avoidance of a worse it ought to be done; moreover that the deeds of men include not only what they do, but whatever they consent to be done unto them. Wherefore, if cause have arisen that a Christian man should choose to burn incense to idols, that he might not consent to bodily defilement
St. Augustine—On Lying

The Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible

Cross References
Matthew 19:18
"Which ones?" he inquired. Jesus replied, "'You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,

Romans 13:9
The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not covet," and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Exodus 21:16
"Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper's possession.

Leviticus 19:11
"'Do not steal. "'Do not lie. "'Do not deceive one another.

Leviticus 19:13
"'Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. "'Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.

Deuteronomy 5:19
"You shall not steal.

Zechariah 5:3
And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.

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