5318 fraud

5318 fraud

The obtaining of goods or money by deception. Scripture condemns this practice, requiring believers to be honest in their dealings with one another.

Fraud of all kinds is forbidden

Lev 19:11 See also Lev 19:13; Mk 10:19; 1Co 6:8

The importance of integrity in public life

2Ki 12:15 See also Nu 16:15; 1Sa 12:4; 2Sa 18:12; 1Ki 13:8; 2Ki 5:16

Kinds of fraud

Stealing Ex 20:15 pp Dt 5:19 See also Dt 23:24; Eph 4:28; Tit 2:12; 1Pe 4:15

Breach of trust Lev 6:2; Eze 16:17; Lk 16:12

Not repaying loans Ps 37:21

Not paying fair wages See also Ge 31:6-9; Jas 5:4

Using dishonest weights or scales Lev 19:35-36; Pr 20:23 See also Dt 25:13-16; Hos 12:7-8; Am 8:5

Charging excess taxes Lk 19:8

Moving boundary stones Pr 23:10 See also Dt 19:14; Dt 27:17

Extortion Hab 2:6 See also Isa 10:2; Eze 22:12; Am 5:11; Mt 18:28

See also

5253cheating
5310exploitation
5512scales & balances
5555stealing
5613weights & measures
5948shrewdness
6145deceit
8714dishonesty
8790oppression

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