Exodus 20:15

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Exodus 20

Law Analysis overview

15 “You shall not steal. Exodus 20:15WEB



This passage contains a negative command, directed toward Israel: "You shall not steal".


This command is part of the Moral Law. (It has a parallel in the Civil Law; see Theft.)

This command fits with other commands related to Loving one's neighbor.

This command contributes to an understanding of the laws related to Theft.


This command is understood to have its ultimate fulfillment in heaven, where we will never want for anything.

The command remains relevant to modern government, and continues to be obligatory for all people.

Notes on Interpretation/Application

Ten Commandments

This is the eighth in what are called the Ten Commandments.

Interpretation 2