Ephesians 4:28
Text Analysis
Strong'sGreekEnglishMorphology
3588 [e]
ho
The [one]Art-NMS
2813 [e]κλέπτων
kleptōn
stealing,V-PPA-NMS
3371 [e]μηκέτι
mēketi
no longerAdv
2813 [e]κλεπτέτω,
kleptetō
let him steal;V-PMA-3S
3123 [e]μᾶλλον
mallon
ratherAdv
1161 [e]δὲ
de
howeverConj
2872 [e]κοπιάτω
kopiatō
let him toil,V-PMA-3S
2038 [e]ἐργαζόμενος
ergazomenos
workingV-PPM/P-NMS
3588 [e]ταῖς
tais
with theArt-DFP
2398 [e]ἰδίαις
idiais
ownAdj-DFP
5495 [e]χερσὶν
chersin
handsN-DFP
3588 [e]τὸ
to
whatArt-ANS
18 [e]ἀγαθόν,
agathon
[is] good,Adj-ANS
2443 [e]ἵνα
hina
so thatConj
2192 [e]ἔχῃ
echē
he may have [something]V-PSA-3S
3330 [e]μεταδιδόναι
metadidonai
to impartV-PNA
3588 [e]τῷ
to the [one]Art-DMS
5532 [e]χρείαν
chreian
needN-AFS
2192 [e]ἔχοντι.
echonti
having.V-PPA-DMS









Greek Texts
ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Nestle 1904
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω, μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς ἰδίαις χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω, μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants]
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω, μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος ταῖς [ἰδίαις] χερσὶν τὸ ἀγαθόν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005
Ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω· μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω, ἐργαζόμενος τὸ ἀγαθὸν ταῖς χερσίν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω, μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος τὸ ἀγαθὸν ταῖς χερσίν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition
ὁ κλέπτω μηκέτι κλέπτω μᾶλλον δέ κοπιάω ἐργάζομαι ὁ ἴδιος χείρ ὁ ἀγαθός ἵνα ἔχω μεταδίδωμι ὁ χρεία ἔχω

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω· μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω, ἐργαζόμενος τὸ ἀγαθόν ταῖς χερσὶν, ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι.

ΠΡΟΣ ΕΦΕΣΙΟΥΣ 4:28 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550
ὁ κλέπτων μηκέτι κλεπτέτω μᾶλλον δὲ κοπιάτω ἐργαζόμενος τὸ ἀγαθόν ταῖς χερσὶν ἵνα ἔχῃ μεταδιδόναι τῷ χρείαν ἔχοντι

Ephesians 4:28 Hebrew Bible
מי שגנב אל יסף לגנב כי אם ייגע ובידיו יעשה את הטוב למען יהיה לו לתת לאיש מחסור׃

Ephesians 4:28 Aramaic NT: Peshitta
ܘܐܝܢܐ ܕܓܢܒ ܗܘܐ ܡܟܝܠ ܠܐ ܢܓܢܘܒ ܐܠܐ ܢܠܐܐ ܒܐܝܕܘܗܝ ܘܢܦܠܘܚ ܛܒܬܐ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܠܡܬܠ ܠܡܢ ܕܤܢܝܩ ܀

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 …

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I …

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and …

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing …

Zechariah 5:3 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face …

John 12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was …

1 Corinthians 6:10,11 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, …

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 …

Luke 3:8,10-14 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not …

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half …

labour.

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers …

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 …

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

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 …

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 …

2 Corinthians 8:2,12 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy …

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 …

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

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