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Exodus 20:15 Proverbs 22:22, under the Mosaic law, was punished by exacting a double or a quadruple restitution, which was secured if necessary by the sale of the goods or services of the thief to the requisite amount, Exodus 22:1-8,23 2 Samuel 12:6 Proverbs 6:30,31 Luke 19:8. A night-robber might lawfully be slain in the act; and a man-stealer was to be punished by death, Exodus 21:16 22:2.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Punished by restitution, the proportions of which are noted in 2 Samuel 12:6. If the thief could not pay the fine, he was to be sold to a Hebrew master till he could pay (Exodus 22:1-4). A night-thief might be smitten till he died, and there would be no blood-guiltiness for him (22:2). A man-stealer was to be put to death (21:16). All theft is forbidden (Exodus 20:15; 21:16; Leviticus 19:11; Deuteronomy 5:19; 24:7; Psalm 50:18; Zechariah 5:3; Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Peter 4:15).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act of stealing; specifically, the felonious taking and removing of personal property, with an intent to deprive the rightful owner of the same; larceny.

2. (n.) The thing stolen.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


2829. klope -- theft
... theft. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: klope Phonetic Spelling:
(klop-ay') Short Definition: thieving, theft Definition: thieving, theft. ...
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2809. klemma -- theft
... klemma. 2810 . theft. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: klemma Phonetic
Spelling: (klem'-mah) Short Definition: a theft Definition: a theft. ...
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1888. epautophoro -- in the very act.
... From epi and autos and (the dative case singular of) a derivative of phor (a thief);
in theft itself, ie (by analogy) in actual crime -- in the very act. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1591. genebah -- a thing stolen
... 1590, 1591. genebah. 1592 . a thing stolen. Transliteration: genebah Phonetic
Spelling: (ghen-ay-baw') Short Definition: theft. ... theft. ...
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1592. Genubath -- son of an Edomite
... Genubath. From ganab; theft; Genubath, an Edomitish prince -- Genubath. see HEBREW
ganab. 1591, 1592. Genubath. 1593 . Strong's Numbers.
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Whether Theft is Always a Sin?
... OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (NINE ARTICLES) Whether theft is always a sin? Objection
1: It would seem that theft is not always a sin. For ...
// theologica/whether theft is always a.htm

Whether the Essence of Theft Consists in Taking Another's Thing ...
... OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (NINE ARTICLES) Whether the essence of theft consists
in taking another's thing secretly? Objection 1: It would ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the essence of theft.htm

Of Theft and Robbery (Nine Articles)
... OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (NINE ARTICLES). ... (3) Whether theft is the secret taking of
another's property? (4) Whether robbery is a species of sin distinct from theft? ...
// theologica/of theft and robbery nine.htm

Whether Theft and Robbery are Sins of Different Species?
... OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (NINE ARTICLES) Whether theft and robbery are sins
of different species? Objection 1: It would seem that theft ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether theft and robbery are.htm

Whether Theft is a More Grievous Sin than Robbery?
... OF THEFT AND ROBBERY (NINE ARTICLES) Whether theft is a more grievous sin
than robbery? Objection 1: It would seem that theft is ...
// theologica/whether theft is a more.htm

Why He Delighted in that Theft, when all Things which under the ...
... Book II. Chapter VI."Why He Delighted in that Theft, When All Things Which Under
the Appearance of Good Invite to Vice are True and Perfect in God Alone. 12. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter vi why he delighted in.htm

Theft is Punished by Thy Law, O Lord, and the Law Written in the ...
... Book II Chapter IV Theft is punished by Thy law, O Lord, and the law written
in the hearts? Theft is punished by Thy law, O Lord ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter iv theft is punished.htm

In his Theft He Loved the Company of his Fellow-Sinners.
... Chapter VIII."In His Theft He Loved the Company of His Fellow-Sinners. 16. ... And as
the theft itself was nothing, all the more wretched was I who loved it. ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/chapter viii in his theft he.htm

He Commits Theft with his Companions, not Urged on by Poverty, but ...
... Book II. Chapter IV."He Commits Theft with His Companions, Not Urged on
by Poverty, But from a Certain Distaste of Well-Doing. ...
/.../the confessions and letters of st/chapter iv he commits theft with.htm

On the Saying of the Saviour, "All that came Before Me were ...
... For the theft which reached men then, had some advantage; not that he who perpetrated
the theft had utility in his eye, but Providence directed the issue of ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xvii on the saying of.htm

Theft (5 Occurrences)
... All theft is forbidden (Exodus 20:15; 21:16; Leviticus 19:11; Deuteronomy 5:19;
24:7; Psalm 50:18; Zechariah 5:3; Matthew 19:18; Romans 13:9; Ephesians 4:28; 1 ...
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Thief (41 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny.
See Theft. 2. (n.) A waster in the snuff of a candle. Int. ...
/t/thief.htm - 22k

Lift (283 Occurrences)
... 4. (vt) To bear; to support. 5. (vt) To collect, as moneys due; to raise. 6. (vt)
To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. ... 9. (vt) To live by theft. 10. ...
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Genubath (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Theft, the son of Hadad, of the Edomitish royal
family. He was brought up in Pharaoh's household. His ...
/g/genubath.htm - 7k

Pilfer (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practice petty
theft. 2. (vt) To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little. ...
/p/pilfer.htm - 7k

Steal (29 Occurrences)
... secretly; as, to steal a look. 7. (vi) To practice, or be guilty of, theft;
to commit larceny or theft. 8. (vi) To withdraw, or pass ...
/s/steal.htm - 16k

Code (6 Occurrences)
... CONTENTS OF THE CODE 1. The Principles of Legal Process 2. Theft, Burglary, Robbery
3. Laws concerning Vassalage 4. Immovables 5. Trader and Agent 6. Taverns 7 ...
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Ten (234 Occurrences)
... Of the "ten words," seven were perhaps binding on the consciences of enlightened
men prior to the days of Moses: murder, adultery, theft and false witness were ...
/t/ten.htm - 60k

Stealing (8 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary see THEFT. ... 2. (n.) The act of taking feloniously the personal
property of another without his consent and knowledge; theft; larceny. ...
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Adultery (49 Occurrences)
... Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed wicked thoughts, murder, adultery,
fornication, theft, perjury, impiety of speech. (WEY RSV NIV). ...
/a/adultery.htm - 32k

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Theft: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Theft (5 Occurrences)

Matthew 15:19
For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual sins, thefts, false testimony, and blasphemies.

Mark 7:21
For from within, out of the hearts of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, sexual sins, murders, thefts,

Exodus 22:1
When a man doth steal an ox or sheep, and hath slaughtered it or sold it, five of the herd he doth repay for the ox, and four of the flock for the sheep.
(See RSV)

Exodus 22:3
If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt of bloodshed for him; he shall make restitution. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

Exodus 22:4
If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.



Theft and Thieves by Rachel, of the Household Gods (Teraphim)

Theft and Thieves: Achan

Theft and Thieves: Figurative

Theft and Thieves: General Scriptures Concerning

Theft and Thieves: Judas

Theft and Thieves: Micah

Theft and Thieves: The Spies of Laish

Theft is an Abomination

Theft: Achan

Theft: All Earthly Treasure Exposed To

Theft: Brings a Curse on Those Who Commit It

Theft: Brings the Wrath of God Upon Those Who Commit It

Theft: Connected With Murder

Theft: Defiles a Man

Theft: Excludes from Heaven

Theft: Forbidden

Theft: from the Poor Specially Forbidden

Theft: Heavenly Treasure Secure From

Theft: Illustrates the Guilt of False Teachers

Theft: Includes Fraud Concerning Wages

Theft: Includes Fraud in General

Theft: Micah

Theft: Mosaic Law Respecting

Theft: Proceeds from the Heart

Theft: Rachel

Theft: Saints: Warned Against

Theft: Shame Follows the Detection of

Theft: Shechemites

Theft: The Wicked: Addicted To

Theft: The Wicked: Associate With Those Who Commit

Theft: The Wicked: Commit, Under Shelter of the Night

Theft: The Wicked: Consent to Show Who Commit

Theft: The Wicked: Destroy Themselves By

Theft: The Wicked: Lie in Wait to Commit

Theft: The Wicked: May, for a Season, Prosper In

Theft: The Wicked: Plead Excuses For

Theft: The Wicked: Repent not of

Theft: The Wicked: Store up the Fruits of

Theft: They Who Connive At: Hate Their own Souls

Theft: They Who Connive At: Shall be Reproved of God

Theft: Woe Denounced Against

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Dies (71 Occurrences)

Deceit (160 Occurrences)

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Men's (76 Occurrences)

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Sunrise (25 Occurrences)

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Breaking (69 Occurrences)

Repay (79 Occurrences)

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Sold (92 Occurrences)

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