Universal Theocratic Law
for Non-Jews

4. Commandments Against Theft

(37 commandments)

 

  
Biblical:

+138)

To return land to its inheritors in the Jubilee year

+139)

To redeem houses in Israel only within one year

+194)

To return stolen property

+200)

To pay wages on the same day as the labor

+201)

To allow a farm worker to eat from his harvest work

+204)

To return a lost object to its owner

+208)

To make accurate all weights, scales, and measures

+218)

To penalize a rapist

+220)

To penalize the seducer of a virgin

+232)

To treat a Jewish man-slave by certain rules

+236)

To penalize a person who harmed another

+237)

To judge an owner’s liability for damage by his animals

+238)

To judge a person’s liability for digging an open pit

+239)

To penalize a thief

+240)

To judge an owner’s liability for his trespassing animals

+241)

To judge a person’s liability for starting a fire

 

- 227)

No selling land in Israel permanently

- 238)

No delaying the wages of hired workers

- 243)

No kidnapping

- 244)

No stealing

- 245)

No robbery

- 246)

No stealing land by shifting boundaries

- 247)

No refusing to pay debts

- 248)

No denying a debt

- 249)

No denying a debt under oath

- 250)

No over- or undercharging in commerce

- 257)

Not to make a Jewish slave do demeaning work

- 258)

Not to sell a Jewish slave similarly to other slaves

- 259)

Not to make a Jewish slave do unnecessary work

- 260)

Not to allow gentiles to oppress their Jewish slaves

- 265)

No coveting the property of others

- 266)

No desiring the property of others

- 267)

For a farm worker not to eat unharvested produce he is working on

- 268)

For a farm worker not to take more than he can eat while harvesting

- 269)

No ignoring a lost object

- 271)

No using false weights or measures

- 272)

No owning inaccurate weights or measures