New Living Translation
If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others 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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English Bible
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.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:28 But rather let him labour - Lest idleness lead him to steal again. And whoever has sinned in any kind ought the more zealously to practise the opposite virtue. That he may have to give - And so be no longer a burden and nuisance, but a blessing, to his neighbours.
LibraryNineteenth Sunday after Trinity Duty to New and Old Man.
Text: Ephesians 4, 22-28. 22 That ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit; 23 and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth. 25 Wherefore, putting away falsehood, speak ye truth each one with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 neither give …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III
The Calling and the Kingdom
The Goal of Progress
A Dark Picture and a Bright Hope
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!
She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
John replied, "If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry."
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
1 Corinthians 4:12
We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us.
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
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