robbery and lying, upon however large or mean a scale, when successful, will be called by a great number only "smart conduct."
robbery is a capital offence because the poor alone are tempted to it.
robbery and theft from houses and on the highway had been reduced to a regular system.
robbery, undoubtedly, was the motive for the commission of the crime.
robbery was its aim; a discreet and none too frequent spoliation of such of their patrons as lent themselves to their schemes.
robbery is an art, and it is the crude thief that gets into trouble.
robbery is always possible, although unlikely, with one exception.
robbery was the only mechanical art which was worth pursuing, and the only exercises followed were assault and battery.
robbery, became almost unknown, so well was the public peace maintained.
robbery through official requisition became so common that the people had to be warned against honoring any requisitions.
Practised by the Ishmaelites (Gen. 16:12), the Chaldeans and Sabeans (Job 1:15, 17), and the men of Shechem (Judg. 9:25. See also 1 Sam. 27:6-10; 30; Hos. 4:2; 6:9). Robbers infested Judea in our Lord's time (Luke 10:30; John 18:40; Acts 5:36, 37; 21:38; 2 Cor. 11:26). The words of the Authorized Version, "counted it not robbery to be equal," etc. (Phil. 2:6, 7), are better rendered in the Revised Version, "counted it not a prize to be on an equality," etc., i.e., "did not look upon equality with God as a prize which must not slip from his grasp" = "did not cling with avidity to the prerogatives of his divine majesty; did not ambitiously display his equality with God." "Robbers of churches" should be rendered, as in the Revised Version, "of temples." In the temple at Ephesus there was a great treasure-chamber, and as all that was laid up there was under the guardianship of the goddess Diana, to steal from such a place would be sacrilege (Acts 19:37).