They were banished from the community
When you see a thief, you join him;
“If a thief is caught
Whoever shares with a thief
If grape pickers came to pick your grapes, would they not leave a few grapes behind?
They rush into
“If a man gives his neighbor money or articles
If the thief is not caught,
If a man is found kidnapping a person from among his fellow Israelites,
Your officials are rebels,
Just as a thief has to suffer dishonor when he is caught, so the people of Israel
whenever I want to heal Israel, the sin of Ephraim is revealed, and the evil deeds of Samaria are exposed. For they do what is wrong; thieves break into houses, and gangs rob people out in the streets.
“If thieves came to rob you
“I will send it out,” says the Lord who rules over all, “and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones.”