Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.
Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.
Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbor’s wealth or outward estate.
Q. 73: Ex. 20:15; Deut. 5:19. Q. 74: Lev. 25:35; Eph. 4:28b; Phil. 2:4. Q. 75: Prov. 28:19ff; Eph. 4:28a; 2 Thess. 3:10; 1 Tim. 5:8.
Harmony with the Westminster Standards
Sermons by James Cassidy on the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Questions 73-75: “How to Steal and Get Away with It”
Hodge, The System of Theology Contained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, 106–109.
Vincent, The Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly Explained and Proved From Scripture, 186–198.
Vos, The Westminster Larger Catechism, 376–385.
Watson, The Ten Commandments, 163–168.
Whyte, A Commentary on the Shorter Catechism, 145–148.
Williamson, The Westminster Shorter Catechism for Study Classes, 259–264.