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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Theft

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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 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Theft'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/t/theft.html. 1897.

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