83 – Seventh Commandment
§ 83. The Law condemns every one who by theft, fraud, usury, or aleatory devices, obtains or seeks to obtain what is or should be another’s property,1 all covetousness,2 prodigality,3 idleness,4 and him by whose fault his neighbor suffers loss or want.5
1. The Law condemns every one who by theft, fraud, usury, or aleatory devices, obtains or seeks to obtain what is or should be another’s property,
Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
Leviticus 19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely.
I Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, … nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 29:24 Whoso is a partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
I Thessalonians 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
Leviticus 19:35, 36 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have.
Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Psalm 37:21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy and giveth.
Proverbs 28:24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Psalm 15:5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
Habakkuk 2:6 Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
Jeremiah 22:13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbor’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work.
James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Deuteronomy 24:14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates.
2. all covetousness,
Luke 12:15 And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness.
I Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Romans 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy.
Psalm 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Luke 15:13, 18 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. (18) I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee.
II Thessalonians 3:10–12 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busibodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Ephesians 4:28 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 needeth.
5. and him by whose fault his neighbor suffers loss or want.
Exodus 23:4–5 If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Leviticus 19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the Lord your God.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.