0 Is it always wrong to steal?

Is it always wrong to steal?

Is it wrong to steal?

Yes, it is always wrong to steal.

Thou shalt not steal. Exodus 20:15, Matthew 19:18

Ye shall not steal. Leviticus 19:11

Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him. Leviticus 19:13

Neither shalt thou steal. Deuteronomy 5:19

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again. Psalm 37:21

Do not steal. Mark 10:19, Luke 18:20

Thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Romans 2:21

Let him that stole steal no more. Ephesians 4:28

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such. 1 Thessalonians 4:6

No, it's OK to steal sometimes.

Rachel stole her father's images. God didn't seem to mind.
Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's. Genesis 31:19
God told the Israelites to "borrow" and "spoil" from the Egyptians during the Exodus.
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour ... and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. Exodus 3:22

Let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver and jewels of gold. Exodus 11:2

And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians ... and they spoiled the Egyptians. Exodus 12:35-36

In Ezekiel, God says that the Israelites shall spoil those that robbed them.
Israel shall go forth, and ... spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robben them, saith the Lord God. Ezekiel 39:9-10
In Nahum the Israelites are told to take gold and silver from the people of Nineveh.
Nineveh is of old like a pool of wate ... Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture. Nahum 2:9
And the Apocryphal book of Wisdom says that the just stole from the wicked.
The just took the spoils of the wicked. Wisdom 10:19

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