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The Westminster Larger Catechism,  #141

“The duties required in the eighth commandment [Thou shalt not steal.] are, truth, faithfulness, and justice in contracts and commerce between man and man (Ps. 15:2,4; Zech. 7:4,10; Zech. 8:16,17), rendering to every one his due (Rom. 13:7), restitution of goods unlawfully detained from the right owners thereof (Lev. 6:2-5 compared with Luke 19:8)… avoiding unnecessary law-suits (1 Cor. 6:1-9)… and an endeavour, by all just and lawful means, to procure, preserve, and further the wealth and outward estate of others (Lev. 25:35; Deut. 22:1-4; Exod. 23:4,5; Gen. 47:14,20; Phil. 2:4; Matt. 22:39)…”



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