Ephesians 4:28
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New International Version
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.


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.


International Standard Version
The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy.


American Standard Version
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing that is good, that he may have whereof to give to him that hath need.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.


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.


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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Context
Living as Children of Light

17This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 18Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 19Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20But you have not so learned Christ; 21If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 25Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath: 27Neither give place to the devil. 28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs. 29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers. 30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption. 31Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.
Cross References
Proverbs 21:26
He covets greedily all the day long: but the righteous gives and spares not.


Proverbs 31:20
She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.


Luke 3:11
He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.


Acts 20:35
I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.


1 Corinthians 4:12
And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:


Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.


1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;


1 Thessalonians 4:12
That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.


2 Thessalonians 3:8
Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:


2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.


Treasury of Scripture

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needs.

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 hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

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

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 6:10,11 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God...

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 and forsakes them shall have mercy.

Luke 3:8,10-14 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father...

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor...

labour.

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

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 necessities, and to them that were with me...

1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you...

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 to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do likewise.

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 said to him...

2 Corinthians 8:2,12 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality...

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 of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God...

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

Strong's Concordance
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.
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Resources
Ephesians Chapter 4 Verse 28

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NT Letters: Ephesians 4:28 Let him who stole steal no more (Ephes. Eph. Ep)
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