Property is one of the most important elements of life. Whether you own it or rent it, property makes up the foundation for your life and can often be a source of great blessing Bible verses about property can help believers learn more about the subject, whether you’re buying or selling a home or just want to know more about homeownership. presented in this article are Bible Verses About Respecting Others Property
This Bible verse is an inspirational passage that’s great for any day of the year. God’s Word contains a wealth of guidance on how Christians should deal with their property. Whether you’re looking for verses to help you budget your finances, or you’ve found yourself in a dispute over ownership, there is a Scripture reference that can guide you in this area.
One of the most visited pages on this site is my page of Bible verses about property. It’s quite a unique one, and I think it helps people in a lot of different areas of life. So what are some biblically themed quotes and sayings that pertain to property? Read on to find out.
Bible Verses About Property
Leviticus 25:23 ESV / 95 helpful votes
“The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is mine. For you are strangers and sojourners with me.
Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Exodus 20:15 ESV / 55 helpful votes
“You shall not steal.
Deuteronomy 19:14 ESV / 45 helpful votes
“You shall not move your neighbor’s landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 44 helpful votes
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …
Exodus 22:2-3 ESV / 40 helpful votes
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Psalm 24:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Exodus 20:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Deuteronomy 27:17 ESV / 31 helpful votes
“‘Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Exodus 22:1-31 ESV / 30 helpful votes
“If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it or sells it, he shall repay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him, but if the sun has risen on him, there shall be bloodguilt for him. He shall surely pay. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. If the stolen beast is found alive in his possession, whether it is an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double. “If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard. …
Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Proverbs 23:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes
Do not move an ancient landmark or enter the fields of the fatherless,
Deuteronomy 5:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes
“‘And you shall not steal.
Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes
“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.
Proverbs 22:28 ESV / 23 helpful votes
Do not move the ancient landmark that your fathers have set.
Numbers 33:53-54 ESV / 23 helpful votes
And you shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it. You shall inherit the land by lot according to your clans. To a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance. Wherever the lot falls for anyone, that shall be his. According to the tribes of your fathers you shall inherit.
Deuteronomy 5:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes
“‘And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’
Leviticus 25:1-55 ESV / 22 helpful votes
The Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits, but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the Lord. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. You shall not reap what grows of itself in your harvest, or gather the grapes of your undressed vine. It shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. …
1 Kings 21:1-29 ESV / 20 helpful votes
Now Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel, beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.” But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And Ahab went into his house vexed and sullen because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him, for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and would eat no food. But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, “Why is your spirit so vexed that you eat no food?” …
Proverbs 22:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate,
1 Corinthians 10:26 ESV / 17 helpful votes
For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof.”
Jeremiah 32:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and say, ‘Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours.’
Job 24:2 ESV / 17 helpful votes
Some move landmarks; they seize flocks and pasture them.
Acts 2:45 ESV / 16 helpful votes
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.
Zechariah 5:3-4 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.”
Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Deuteronomy 22:1-3 ESV / 16 helpful votes
“You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray and ignore them. You shall take them back to your brother. And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him. And you shall do the same with his donkey or with his garment, or with any lost thing of your brother’s, which he loses and you find; you may not ignore it.
Leviticus 25:29-30 ESV / 16 helpful votes
“If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, he may redeem it within a year of its sale. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption. If it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong in perpetuity to the buyer, throughout his generations; it shall not be released in the jubilee.
Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 16 helpful votes
“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 15 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Acts 5:1-42 ESV / 15 helpful votes
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. …
Psalm 115:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes
The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
Leviticus 25:31 ESV / 15 helpful votes
But the houses of the villages that have no wall around them shall be classified with the fields of the land. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the jubilee.
Romans 13:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Matthew 19:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes
He said to him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
Matthew 7:12 ESV / 14 helpful votes
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Psalm 37:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.
Psalm 2:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.
Exodus 19:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine;
Luke 6:38 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Jeremiah 7:9-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, ‘We are delivered!’—only to go on doing all these abominations? Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the Lord. Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell at first, and see what I did to it because of the evil of my people Israel. And now, because you have done all these things, declares the Lord, and when I spoke to you persistently you did not listen, and when I called you, you did not answer, …
Numbers 27:1-11 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, from the clans of Manasseh the son of Joseph. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest and before the chiefs and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying, “Our father died in the wilderness. He was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the Lord in the company of Korah, but died for his own sin. And he had no sons. Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? Give to us a possession among our father’s brothers.” Moses brought their case before the Lord. …
Genesis 14:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth,
Hebrews 11:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
Amos 3:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes
“They do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord, “those who store up violence and robbery in their strongholds.”
Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.
Psalm 24:1-2 ESV / 12 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Psalm 12:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes
“Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”
Numbers 27:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes
And you shall speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If a man dies and has no son, then you shall transfer his inheritance to his daughter.
Exodus 9:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the Lord’s.
Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …
Acts 4:32 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
Matthew 15:19-20 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
Malachi 3:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Proverbs 19:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
Psalm 89:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
Psalm 50:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
1 Peter 2:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Acts 4:1-37 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, …
Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 10 helpful votes
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Deuteronomy 22:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him.
Exodus 22:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes
“If fire breaks out and catches in thorns so that the stacked grain or the standing grain or the field is consumed, he who started the fire shall make full restitution.
Exodus 22:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes
If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him,
Philippians 2:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Exodus 22:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes
For every breach of trust, whether it is for an ox, for a donkey, for a sheep, for a cloak, or for any kind of lost thing, of which one says, ‘This is it,’ the case of both parties shall come before God. The one whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV / 8 helpful votes
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
Psalm 138:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.
Psalm 34:19 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
1 Kings 21:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my fathers.”
Numbers 27:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan because he had no son? Give to us a possession among our father’s brothers.”
Exodus 22:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes
But if it is stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner.
Exodus 22:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes
“If a man causes a field or vineyard to be grazed over, or lets his beast loose and it feeds in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best in his own field and in his own vineyard.
1 Timothy 6:1-2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Let all who are under a yoke as slaves regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
Romans 13:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Romans 13:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
2 Samuel 22:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.
Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes
And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, …
Matthew 7:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Ezekiel 33:25-26 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: You eat flesh with the blood and lift up your eyes to your idols and shed blood; shall you then possess the land? You rely on the sword, you commit abominations, and each of you defiles his neighbor’s wife; shall you then possess the land?
Isaiah 65:21-22 ESV / 6 helpful votes
They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Leviticus 25:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.
Exodus 22:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“If a man gives to his neighbor a donkey or an ox or a sheep or any beast to keep safe, and it dies or is injured or is driven away, without anyone seeing it,
Genesis 1:29 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
1 Peter 2:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Mark 10:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”
Malachi 3:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
Jeremiah 32:1-44 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard that was in the palace of the king of Judah. For Zedekiah king of Judah had imprisoned him, saying, “Why do you prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord: Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall capture it; Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him face to face and see him eye to eye. And he shall take Zedekiah to Babylon, and there he shall remain until I visit him, declares the Lord. Though you fight against the Chaldeans, you shall not succeed’?” …
Psalm 62:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
2 Chronicles 17:1-19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place and strengthened himself against Israel. He placed forces in all the fortified cities of Judah and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim that Asa his father had captured. The Lord was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the earlier ways of his father David. He did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father and walked in his commandments, and not according to the practices of Israel. Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor. …
Joshua 2:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And they said to Joshua, “Truly the Lord has given all the land into our hands. And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us.”
Romans 13:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
Bible Verses About Respecting Others Property
who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
They covet fields and then seize them,
And houses, and take them away.
They rob a man and his house,
A man and his inheritance.
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another.
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.
Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.
If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Thus you shall live with us, and the land shall be open before you; live and trade in it and acquire property in it.”
“You shall not steal.
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.
“If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.
If, however, he survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for he is his property.
‘The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me.
And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’
The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.
‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.
Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
Now He was also saying to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions.
But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
“For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.