Proverbs 6:30
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לֹא יָבוּזוּ לַגַּנָּב כִּי יִגְנוֹב לְמַלֵּא נַפְשׁוֹ כִּי יִרְעָב:
A thief is not held in contempt for stealing to appease his hunger. [JPS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What (if any) threshold must be met for hunger to warrant theft?

2. How should this proverb be applied to our modern world?

3. Should leniency still apply to people who steal when they have the ability to pay?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)