1. Mark 10:19 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What are possible meanings of “do not defraud”?

Mark 10:19 (ESV)

19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”

Mark is the only evangelist who adds the commandment, “Do not defraud.” According to some this is a reflection of the 10th commandment (Do not covet); according to others it is reference to Deuteronomy 24:14 (not to keep from the hired servant his wages), while still others defend the idea that this is not a direct quotation but rather a free summary of all sorts of positively formulated commandments, that one gives to every person what is his.1