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A Scripture Catechism
in the
Method of the Assembly's

by Matthew Henry

Q. 73. What is the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.

1. Does the eighth commandment concern our own and our neighbour's wealth and outward estate? Yes: for the earth God has given to the children of men, Ps. 115:16. Is it necessary there should be such a command? Yes: for every brother will utterly supplant, Jer. 9:4.

2. Is robbing God the worst theft? Yes: Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me, Mal. 3:8, 9. And is justice to God the highest justice? Yes: Render to God the things that are God's, Matt. 22:21.

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