What does Adultery mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
μοιχᾶται to have unlawful intercourse with another’s wife 4
μοιχεύσεις to commit adultery. 3
μοιχεύσῃς to commit adultery. 3
μοιχεύεις to commit adultery. 2
תִּֿנְאָֽ֑ף to commit adultery. 2
μοιχαλίδος an adulteress. / as the intimate alliance of God with the people of Israel was likened to a marriage 1
תְּנָאַֽפְנָה to commit adultery. 1
יִנְאַ֖ף to commit adultery. 1
יִנְאַף֙ to commit adultery. 1
וְֽנָאֹ֔ף to commit adultery. 1
וַיִּנְאָ֔פוּ to commit adultery. 1
וַתִּנְאַ֥ף to commit adultery. 1
נִֽאֲפָה֙ to commit adultery. 1
וַיְנַֽאֲפוּ֙ to commit adultery. 1
נָא֞וֹף to commit adultery. 1
תְנָאַ֔פְנָה to commit adultery. 1
נִאֵ֗פוּ to commit adultery. 1
וְנָאֹ֑ף to commit adultery. 1
וּמְנָאָ֑פֶת to commit adultery. 1
נִאֵ֑פוּ to commit adultery. 1
μοιχεύειν to commit adultery. 1
μοιχεύοντας to commit adultery. 1
μοιχευομένη to commit adultery. 1
μοιχευθῆναι to commit adultery. 1
ἐμοίχευσεν to commit adultery. 1
μοιχεύει to commit adultery. 1
μοιχείᾳ adultery. 1
μοιχᾶται› to have unlawful intercourse with another’s wife 1
נֹאֵ֣ף to commit adultery. 1

Definitions Related to Adultery

G3429


   1 to have unlawful intercourse with another’s wife, to commit Adultery with.
   

H5003


   1 to commit Adultery.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to commit Adultery.
            1a1a usually of man.
               1a1a1 always with wife of another.
            1a1b Adultery (of women) (participle).
         1a2 idolatrous worship (fig.
         ).
      1b (Piel).
         1b1 to commit Adultery.
            1b1a of man.
            1b1b Adultery (of women) (participle).
         1b2 idolatrous worship (fig.
         ).
         

G3431


   1 to commit Adultery.
      1a to be an adulterer.
      1b to commit Adultery with, have unlawful intercourse with another’s wife.
      1c of the wife: to suffer Adultery, be debauched.
      1d A Hebrew idiom, the word is used of those who at a woman’s solicitation are drawn away to idolatry, i.e. to the eating of things sacrificed to idols.
      

G3430


   1 Adultery.
   

G3428


   1 an adulteress.
   2 as the intimate alliance of God with the people of Israel was likened to a marriage, those who relapse into idolatry are said to commit Adultery or play the harlot.
      2a fig.
      equiv.
      to faithless to God, unclean, apostate.
      

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adultery
Is a criminal connection between persons who are engaged, one or both, to keep themselves wholly to others; and thus it exceeds the guilt of fornication, which is the same intercourse between unmarried persons. As the highest sin of its kind, and son including all other sins of the flesh, it is forbidden in the seventh commandment. Where polygamy was allowed, as among the ancient Jews, illicit intercourse between a married man and a woman who was not married, nor betrothed, constituted not adultery, but fornication.
Fornication may be, in some sense, covered by a subsequent marriage of the parties; but adultery cannot be so healed. Hence God often compares himself to a husband jealous of his honor, Jeremiah 31:32 ; and hence the forsaking of the true God is compared to fornication and adultery of the vilest kind, Jeremiah 3:9 ; Ezekiel 23:36-49 .
By the Law of Moses, both the man and the woman who had committed adultery were punished with death, Leviticus 20:10 ; 21:9 ; John 8:5 . A woman suspected of this crime might, in order to clear herself, drink the "water of jealousy," as prescribed in Numbers 5:1-31 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Adultery
The Mosaic law (Numbers 5:11-31 ) prescribed that the suspected wife should be tried by the ordeal of the "water of jealousy." There is, however, no recorded instance of the application of this law. In subsequent times the Rabbis made various regulations with the view of discovering the guilty party, and of bringing about a divorce. It has been inferred from John 8:1-11 that this sin became very common during the age preceding the destruction of Jerusalem.
Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as adultery spiritually ( Jeremiah 3:6,8,9 ; Ezekiel 16:32 ; Hosea 1:2:3 ;; Revelation 2:22 ). An apostate church is an adulteress (Isaiah 1:21 ; Ezekiel 23:4,7,37 ), and the Jews are styled "an adulterous generation" (Matthew 12:39 ). (Compare Revelation 12 .)
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Adultery
See Immorality, Sexual
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Adultery
A married woman cohabiting with a man not her husband. The prevalent polygamy in patriarchal times rendered it impossible to stigmatize as adultery the cohabitation of a married man with another besides his wife. But as Jesus saith, "from the beginning it was not so," for "He which made male and female said, They twain shall be one flesh." So the Samaritan Pentateuch reads Genesis 2:24, as it is quoted in Matthew 19:5. A fallen world undergoing a gradual course of remedial measures needs anomalies to be pretermitted for a time (Romans 3:25 margin; Acts 17:30), until it becomes fit for a higher stage, in its progress toward its finally perfect state. God sanctions nothing but perfection; but optimism is out of place in governing a fallen world not yet ripe for it. The junction of the two into one flesh when sexual intercourse takes place with a third is dissolved in its original idea.
So also the union of the believer with Christ is utterly incompatible with fornication (1 Corinthians 6:13-18; 1 Corinthians 7:1-13; 1 Timothy 3:12). The sanctity of marriage in patriarchal times appears from Abraam's fear, not that his wife will be seduced from him, but that he may be killed for her sake. The conduct of Pharaoh and Abimelech (Genesis 12; 20), implies the same reverence for the sacredness of marriage. Death by fire was the penalty of unchastity (Genesis 38:24). Under the Mosaic law both the guilty parties (including those only betrothed unless the woman were a slave) were stoned (Deuteronomy 22:22-24; Leviticus 19:20-22). The law of inheritance, which would have been set aside by doubtful offspring, tended to keep up this law as to adultery. But when the territorial system of Moses fell into desuetude, and Gentile example corrupted the Jews, while the law nominally remained it practically became a dead letter.
The Pharisees' object in bringing the adulterous woman (John 8) before Christ was to put Him in a dilemma between declaring for reviving an obsolete penalty, or else sanctioning an infraction of the law. In Matthew 5:82 He condemns their usage of divorce except in the case of fornication. In Matthew 1:19, Joseph" not willing to make the Virgin a public example (paradeigmatisai ) was minded to put her away privily"; i.e., he did not intend to bring her before the local Sanhedrim, but privately to repudiate her. The trial by the waters of jealousy described in Numbers 5:11-29 was meant to restrain oriental impulses of jealousy within reasonable bounds. The trial by "red water" in Africa is very different, amidst seeming resemblance's. The Israelite ingredients were harmless; the African, poisonous. The visitation, if the woman was guilty, was from God direct; the innocent escaped: whereas many an innocent African perishes by the poison. No instance is recorded in Scripture; so that the terror of it seems to have operated either to restrain from guilt, or to lead the guilty to confess it without recourse to the ordeal.
The union of God and His one church, in His everlasting purpose, is the archetype and foundation on which rests the union of man and wife (Ephesians 5:22-33). (See ADAM.) As he ish ) gave Eve (isha ) his name, signifying her formation from him, so Christ gives a new name to the church (Revelation 2:17; Revelation 3:12). As He is the true Solomon (Prince of peace), so she the Shulamite (Song of Solomon 6:13). Hence idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are adultery spiritually (Jeremiah 3:6; Jeremiah 3:8-9; Ezekiel 16:82; Hosea 1; 2; 3; Revelation 2:22). An apostate church, the daughter of Jerusalem becoming the daughter of Babylon, is an adulteress (Isaiah 1:21; Ezekiel 23:4; Ezekiel 23:7; Ezekiel 23:37). So Jesus calls the Jews "an adulterous generation" (Matthew 12:39).
The woman in Revelation 12, represented as clothed with the Sun (of righteousness), and crowned with the 12 stars (i.e. the 12 patriarchs of the Old Testament and the 12 apostles of New Testament), and persecuted by the dragon, in Revelation 17, excites the wonder of John, because of her transformation into a scarlet arrayed "mother of harlots," with a cup full of abominations, riding upon a "scarlet colored beast"; but the ten horned beast finally turns upon her, "makes her naked, eats her flesh, and burns her with fire." The once faithful church has ceased to be persecuted by conforming to the godless world and resting upon it. But the divine principle is, when the church apostatizes from God to intrigue with the world, the world, the instrument of her sin, shall at last be the instrument of her punishment. Compare as to Israel (Αholah ), and Judah (Αholibah ), Ezekiel
23. The principle is being illustrated in the church of Rome before our eyes. Let all professing churches beware of spiritual adultery, as they would escape its penalty.
Webster's Dictionary - Adultery
(1):
(n.) The unfaithfulness of a married person to the marriage bed; sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or voluntary sexual intercourse by a married woman with another than her husband.
(2):
(n.) Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.
(3):
(n.) Faithlessness in religion.
(4):
(n.) The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery.
(5):
(n.) Adulteration; corruption.
(6):
(n.) The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.
(7):
(n.) Injury; degradation; ruin.
King James Dictionary - Adultery
ADUL'TERY, n. L. adulterium. See Adulterate.
1. Violation of the marriage bed a crime, or a injury, which introduces, or may introduce, into a family, a spurious offspring. By the laws of Connecticut, the sexual intercourse of any man, with a married woman, is the crime of adultery in both: such intercourse of a married man, with an unmarried woman, is fornication in both, and adultery of the man, within the meaning of the law respecting divorce but not a felonious adultery in either, or the crime of adultery at common law, or by statute. This latter offense is, in England, proceeded with only in the ecclesiastical courts.
In common usage, adultery means the unfaithfulness of any married person to the marriage bed. In England, Parliament grant absolute divorces for infidelity to the marriage bed in either party and the spiritual courts divorce a mensa et thoro.
2. In a scriptural sense, all manner of lewdness or unchastity, as in the seventh commandment. 3. In scripture, idolatry, or apostasy from the true God. Jeremiah 3 . 4. In old laws, the fine and penalty imposed for the offense of adultery. 5. In ecclesiastical affairs, the intrusion of a person into a bishopric, during the life of the bishop. 6. Among ancient naturalists, the grafting of trees was called adultery, being considered as an unnatural union.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Adultery
ADULTERY . See Crimes, Marriage.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Adultery
James 4:4 (b) This word in this passage carries a spiritual significance. As those who are married may turn against each other secretly to find another companion, so one who is married to CHRIST and takes the place of being a Christian may turn against the Saviour and become a lover of the world and the things of Satan.
This is called spiritual adultery. This person professes to be a Christian, takes the place of belonging to CHRIST, but finds his real enjoyment, his love and his pleasure in the things that Satan offers.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Adultery
is the act of unfaithfulness in marriage that occurs when one of the marriage partners voluntarily engages in sexual intercourse with a person of the opposite sex other than the marriage partner.
Old Testament Israel's covenant law prohibited adultery (Exodus 20:14 ) and thereby made faithfulness to the marriage relationship central in the divine will for human relationships. Many Old Testament regulations deal with adultery as the adulterous man's offense against the husband of the adulterous wife. Yet both the adulterous man and woman were viewed as guilty, and the punishment of death was prescribed for both (Leviticus 20:10 ). The severity of the punishment indicates the serious consequences adultery has for the divine-human relationship (Psalm 51:4 ) as well as for marriage, family, and community relationships.
Several Old Testament prophets used adultery as a metaphor to describe unfaithfulness to God. Idolatry (Ezekiel 23:27 ) and other pagan religious practices (Jeremiah 3:6-10 ) were viewed as adulterous unfaithfulness to the exclusive covenant that God established with His people. To engage in such was to play the harlot (Hosea 4:11-14 ).
New Testament Jesus' teachings expanded the Old Testament law to address matters of the heart. Adultery has its origins within (Matthew 15:19 ), and lust is as much a violation of the law's intent as is illicit sexual intercourse (Matthew 5:27-28 ). Adultery is one of the “works of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19 ). It creates enmity with God (James 4:4 ), and adulterers will not inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9 ).
The New Testament associates remarriage after divorce and adultery. Marriage is a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman. Divorce does not break the bond, so remarriage is viewed as adultery except in cases where unfaithfulness was the reason for the divorce (Matthew 5:32 ; Mark 10:11-12 ). The marriage bond is broken by death (Romans 7:3 ; 1 Corinthians 7:39 ).
Adulterers can be forgiven (John 8:3-11 ); and once sanctified through repentance, faith, and God's grace, they are included among God's people (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ). See Divorce , Marriage .
Michael Fink
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Adultery
1.An unlawful commerce between one married person and another, or between a married and an unmarried person.
2.It is also used in Scripture for idolatry, or departing from the true God. Jeremiah 3:9 .
3.Also for any species of impurity or crime against the virtue of chastity. Matthew 5:28 .
4.It is also used in ecclesiastical writer's for a person's invading or intruding into a bishoprick during the former bishop's life.
5.The word is also used in ancient customs for the punishment or fine imposed for that offence, or the privilege of prosecuting for it.
Although adultery is prohibited by the law of God, yet some have endeavored to explain away the moral turpitude of it; but it is evident, observes Paley, that, on the part of the man who solicits the chastity of a married woman, it certainly includes the crime of seduction, and is attended with mischief still more extensive and complicated: it creates a new sufferer, the injured husband, upon whose affection is inflicted a wound the most painful and incurable that human nature knows. The infidelity of the woman is aggravated by cruelty to her children, who are generally involved in their parents' shame, and always made unhappy by their quarrel. The marriage vow is witnessed before God, and accompanied with circumstances of solemnity and religion, which approach to the nature of an oath. The married offender, therefore, incurs a crime little short of perjury, and the seduction of a married woman is little less than subornation of perjury. But the strongest apology for adultery is, the prior transgression of the other party; and so far, indeed, as the bad effects of adultery are anticipated by the conduct of the husband or wife who offends first, the guilt of the second offender is extenuated.
But this can never amount to a justification, unless it could be shown that the obligation of the marriage vow depends upon the condition of reciprocal fidelity; a construction which appears founded neither in expediency, nor in terms of the vow, nor in the design of the legislature, which prescribed the marriage rite. To consider the offence upon the footing of provocation, therefore, can by no means vindicate retaliation. "Thou shalt not commit adultery, " it must ever be remembered, was an interdict delivered by God himself. This crime has been punished in almost all ages and nations. By the Jewish law it was punished with death in both parties, where either the woman was married, or both. Among the Egyptians, adultery in the man was punished by a thousand lashes with rods, and in the woman by the loss of her nose. The Greeks put out the eyes of the adulterers. Among the Romans, it was punished by banishment, cutting off the ears, noses, and by sewing the adulterers into sacks, and throwing them into the sea, scourging, burning, &c. In Spain and Poland they were almost as severe. The Saxons formerly burnt the adulteress, and over her ashes erected a gibbet, whereon the adulterer was hanged. King Edmund in this kingdom, ordered adultery to be punished in the same manner as homicide. Canute ordered the man to be banished, and the woman to have her nose and ears cut off. Modern punishments, in different nations, do not seem to be so severe. In Britain it is reckoned a spiritual offence, and is cognizable by the spiritual courts, where it is punished by fine and penance.
See Paley's Moral and Political Philosophy, p. 309, vol. 1: 12th edition.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Adultery
(Latin: adulterium)
Carnal intercourse of a married person and another who is not the wife or husband. It is a diriment impediment to marriage between two who, during the time of a legitimate marriage, commit the crime pledging themselves to marriage later; or, who commit it during the time of a legitimate marriage and one or the other brings about the death of one of the married parties.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Adultery
The law of Moses made this crime capital, both to the man and woman; and upon clear proof, they were both to be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10) It is somewhat remarkable, however, that in the case of the adulteress brought to Christ, we hear nothing of the man. Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this natural adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry. (See Jeremiah 3:9; Ezekiel 23:37; Hosea 2:2) Reader! if Jesus be the husband, that is, as the prophet calls him, the John of his people, who would forsake him for the idols of a dying world? (Hosea 2:16-17)
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Adultery
See Marriage.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Adultery
(Exodus 20:14 ) The parties to this crime, according to Jewish law, were a married woman and a man who was not her husband. The Mosaic penalty was that both the guilty parties should be stoned, and it applied as well to the betrothed as to the married woman, provided she were free. (22:22-24) A bondwoman so offending was to be scourged, and the man was to make a trespass offering. (Leviticus 19:20-22 ) At a later time, and when owing, to Gentile example, the marriage tie became a looser bond of union, public feeling in regard to adultery changed, and the penalty of death was seldom or never inflicted. The famous trial by the waters of jealousy, (Numbers 5:11-29 ) was probably an ancient custom, which Moses found deeply seated --(But this ordeal was wholly in favor of the innocent, and exactly opposite to most ordeals. For the water which the accused drank was perfectly harmless, and only by a miracle could it produce a bad effect; while in most ordeals the accused must suffer what naturally produces death, and be proved innocent only by a miracle. Symbolically adultery is used to express unfaithfulness to covenant vows to God, who is represented as the husband of his people.)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Adultery
the violation of the marriage bed. The law of Moses punished with death both the man and the woman who were guilty of this crime, Leviticus 20:10 . If a woman was betrothed to a man, and was guilty of this infamous crime before the marriage was completed, she was, in this case, along with her paramour, to be stoned, Deuteronomy 22:22-24 . When any man among the Jews, prompted by jealousy, suspected his wife of the crime of adultery, he brought her first before the judges, and informed them that in consequence of his suspicions, he had privately admonished her, but that she was regardless of his admonitions. If before the judges she asserted her innocency, he required that she should drink the waters of jealousy, that God might by these means discover what she attempted to conceal, Numbers 5:12 , &c. The man then produced his witnesses, and they were heard. After this, both the man and the woman were conveyed to Jerusalem, and placed before the sanhedrim; the judges of which, by threats and other means, endeavoured to confound the woman, and make her confess. If she persisted in denying the fact, she was led to the eastern gate of the court of Israel, stripped of her own clothes, and dressed in black, before great numbers of her own sex. The priest then told her that if she was really innocent, she had nothing to fear; but if guilty, she might expect to suffer all that the law had denounced against her, to which she answered, "Amen, amen." The priest then wrote the terms of the law in this form:—"If a strange man hath not come near you, and you are not polluted by forsaking the bed of your husband, these bitter waters, which I have cursed, will not hurt you: but if you have polluted yourself by coming near to another man, and gone astray from your husband,—may you be accursed of the Lord, and become an example for all his people; may your thigh rot, and your belly swell till it burst; may these cursed waters enter into your belly, and being swelled therewith, may your thighs putrefy."
After this, the priest filled a pitcher out of the brazen vessel, near the altar of burnt offerings, cast some dust of the pavement into it, mingled something with it as bitter as wormwood, and then read the curses, and received her answer of Amen. Another priest, in the meantime, tore off her clothes as low as her bosom—made her head bare—untied the tresses of her hair—fastened her clothes, which were thus torn, with a girdle under her breast, and then presented her with the tenth part of an ephah, or about three pints, of barley meal. The other priest then gave her the waters of jealousy, or bitterness, to drink; and as soon as the woman had swallowed them, he gave her the meal in a vessel like a frying-pan into her hand. This was stirred before the Lord, and part of it thrown into the fire of the altar. If the wife was innocent, she returned with her husband, and the waters, so far from injuring her, increased her health, and made her more fruitful; but if she was guilty, she grew pale immediately, her eyes swelled; and, lest she should pollute the temple, she was instantly carried out, with these symptoms upon her, and died instantly, with all the ignominious circumstances related in the curses.
On this law of Moses, Michaelis has the following remarks:—
"This oath was, perhaps, a relic of some more severe and barbarous consuetudinary laws, whose rigours Moses mitigated; as he did in many other cases, where an established usage could not be conveniently abolished altogether. Among ourselves, in barbarous times, the ordeal, or trial by fire, was, notwithstanding the purity of our married people, in common use; and this, in point of equity,
was much the same in effect, as if the husband had had the right to insist on his wife submitting to the hazardous trial of her purity, by drinking a poisoned potion; which, according to an ancient superstition, could never hurt her if she was innocent. And, in fact, such a right is not altogether unexampled; for, according to Oldendorp's History of the Mission of the Evangelical Brethren, in the Caribbee Islands, it is actually in use among some of the savage nations in the interior parts of Western Africa.
"Now, when in place of a poisoned potion like this, which very few husbands can be very willing to have administered to their wives, we see, as among the Hebrews, an imprecation-drink, whose avenger God himself promises to become, we cannot but be struck with the contrast of wisdom and clemency which such a
contrivance manifests. In the one case, (and herein consists their great distinction,) innocence can only be preserved by a miracle; while on the other, guilt only is revealed and punished by the hand of God himself.
"By one of the clauses of the oath of purgation, (and had not the legislator been perfectly assured of this divine mission, the insertion of any such clause would have been a very bold step indeed,) a visible and corporeal punishment was specified, which the person swearing imprecated on herself, and which God himself was understood as engaging to execute. To have given so accurate a definition of the punishment that God meant to inflict, and still more one that consisted of such a rare disease, would have been a step of incomprehensible boldness in a legislator who pretended to have a divine mission, if he was not, with the most assured conviction, conscious of its reality.
"Seldom, however, very seldom, was it likely that Providence would have an opportunity of inflicting the punishment in question. For the oath was so regulated, that a woman of the utmost effrontery could scarcely have taken it without changing colour to such a degree as to betray herself.
"In the first place, it was not administered to the woman in her own house, but she was under the necessity of going to that place of the land where God in a special manner had his abode, and took it there. Now, the solemnity of the place, unfamiliarized to her by daily business or resort, would have a great effect upon her mind. In the next place there was offered unto God what was termed an execration offering, not in order to propitiate his mercy, but to invoke his vengeance on the guilty. Here the process was extremely slow, which gave her more time for reflection than to a guilty person could be acceptable, and that, too, amidst a multitude of unusual ceremonies. For the priest conducted her to the front of the sanctuary, and took holy water, that is, water out of the priests' laver, which stood before it, together with some earth off its floor, which was likewise deemed holy; and having put the earth in the water, he then proceeded to uncover the woman's head, that her face might be seen, and every change on her countenance during the administration of the oath accurately observed: and this was a circumstance which, in the east, where the women are always veiled, must have had a great effect; because a woman, accustomed to wear a veil, could, on so extraordinary an occasion, have had far less command of her eyes and her countenance than a European adulteress, who is generally a perfect mistress in all the arts of dissimulation, would display. To render the scene still more awful, the tresses of her hair were loosened, and then the execration offering was put into her hand, while the priest held in his the imprecation water. This is commonly termed the bitter water; but we must not understand this as if the water had really been bitter; for how could it have been so? The earth of the floor of the tabernacle could not make it bitter. Among the Hebrews, and other oriental nations, the word bitter was rather used for curse: and, strictly speaking, the phrase does not mean bitter water, but the water of bitterness, that is, of curses. The priest now pronounced the oath, which was in all points so framed that it could excite no terrors in the breast of an innocent woman; for it expressly consisted in this, that the imprecation water should not harm her if she was innocent. It would seem as if the priest here made a stop, and again left the woman some time to consider whether she would proceed with the oath. This I infer from the circumstance of his speech not being directly continued in Numbers 5:21 st, which is rather the apodosis of what goes before; and from the detail proceeding anew in the words of the historian, Then, shall the priest pronounce the rest of the oath and the curses to the woman; and proceed thus. —After this stop he pronounced the curses, and the woman was obliged to declare her acquiescence in them by a repeated Amen. Nor was the solemn scene yet altogether at an end; but rather, as it were commenced anew. For the priest had yet to write the curses in a book, which I suppose he did at great deliberation; having done so, he washed them out again in the very imprecation water, which the woman had now to drink; and this water being now presented to her, she was obliged to drink it, with this warning and assurance, in the name of God, that if she was guilty, it would prove within her an absolute curse, Now, what must have been her feelings, while drinking, if not conscious of purity? In my opinion she must have conceived that she already felt an alteration in the state of her body, and the germ, as it were of the disease springing within her. Conscience and imagination would conspire together, and render it almost impossible for her to drink it out. Finally, the execration offering was taken out of her hand, and
burnt upon the altar. I cannot but think that, under the sanction of such a pugatorium, perjury must have been a very rare occurrence indeed. If it happened but once in an age, God had bound himself to punish it; and if this took place but once, (if but one woman who had taken the oath was attacked with that rare disease which it threatened,) it was quite enough to serve as a determent to all
others for at least one generation."
This procedure had also the effect of keeping in mind, among the Jews, God's high displeasure against this violation of his law; and though some lax moralists have been found, in modern times, to palliate it, yet the Christian will always remember the solemn denunciations of the New Testament against a crime so aggravated, whether considered in its effects upon the domestic relations, upon the moral character of the guilty parties, or upon society at large,—"Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge."
ADULTERY, in the prophetic scriptures, is often metaphorically taken, and signifies idolatry, and apostasy from God, by which men basely defile themselves, and wickedly violate their ecclesiastical and covenant relation to God, Hosea 2:2 ; Ezekiel 16.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery
A — 1: μοιχός (Strong's #3432 — Noun Masculine — moichos — moy-khos' ) denotes one "who has unlawful intercourse with the spouse of another," Luke 18:11 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9 ; Hebrews 13:4 . As to James 4:4 , see below.
A — 2: μοιχαλίς (Strong's #3428 — Noun Feminine — moichalis — moy-khal-is' ) "an adulteress," is used (a) in the natural sense, 2 Peter 2:14 ; Romans 7:3 ; (b) in the spiritual sense, James 4:4 ; here the RV rightly omits the word "adulterers." It was added by a copyist. As in Israel the breach of their relationship with God through their idolatry, was described as "adultery" or "harlotry" (e.g., Ezekiel 16:15 ff; 23:43 ), so believers who cultivate friendship with the world, thus breaking their spiritual union with Christ, are spiritual "adulteresses," having been spiritually united to Him as wife to husband, Romans 7:4 . It is used adjectivally to describe the Jewish people in transferring their affections from God, Matthew 12:39 ; 16:4 ; Mark 8:38 . In 2 Peter 2:14 , the lit. translation is "full of an adulteress" (RV, marg.).
A — 3: μοιχεία (Strong's #3430 — Noun Feminine — moicheia — moy-khi'-ah ) "adultery," is found in Matthew 15:19 ; Mark 7:21 ; John 8:3 (AV only).
B — 1: μοιχάω (Strong's #3429 — Verb — moichao — moy-khah'-o ) used in the Middle Voice in the NT, is said of men in Matthew 5:32 ; 19:9 ; Mark 10:11 ; of women in Mark 10:10 .
B — 2: μοιχεύω (Strong's #3431 — Verb — moicheuo — moy-khyoo'-o ) is used in Matthew 5:27,28,32 (in ver. 32 some texts have No. 1); Matthew 19:18 ; Mark 10:19 ; Luke 16:18 ; 18:20 ; John 8:4 ; Romans 2:22 ; 13:9 ; James 2:11 ; in Revelation 2:22 , metaphorically, of those who are by a Jezebel's solicitations drawn away to idolatry.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adultery
Adultery. Strictly denotes uncleanness between a man and a woman, either of whom is married. Broadly, it includes all manner of unchastity in heart, speech, or behavior. Matthew 5:27-28. According to the law of God, given by Moses, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Isaiah 57:3-1222. The mode of testing a charge made by a man accusing his wife of adultery is given, Numbers 5:12-31. Christ says that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28. In many parts of the Scripture the church is called an adulteress when she forsakes the worship of God and practices idolatry. 1618882834_6; Jeremiah 3:1-2; Jeremiah 3:9; Jeremiah 13:27; Ezekiel 23:27; Matthew 12:39, etc. By our Saviour adultery was made the only ground for divorce.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Adultery
See Marriage.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Adultery
The teaching of the Bible is that sexual relations are lawful only between husband and wife. A sexual relation between two people who are not married is usually called fornication; a sexual relation between a married person and someone other than that person’s marriage partner is usually called adultery (Exodus 20:14; Romans 12:9; Romans 12:20; Galatians 5:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; see also FORNICATION).
Old Testament regulations
According to the law of Moses, the punishment for adultery was death by stoning (Leviticus 20:10; John 8:3-5). Where there was a suspicion of adultery but no clear evidence, Israelite law set out a special procedure by which a priest could determine the case (Numbers 5:11-31).
The engaged as well as the married were considered adulterers if they had sexual relations with third parties. Again the penalty was death. The one exception was the case of a woman who had been raped (Deuteronomy 22:22-27).
Adultery was a sin against one’s own marriage partner (Malachi 2:11; Malachi 2:14; cf. Hosea 2:2), as well as against the marriage partner of the new lover (Exodus 20:14; Exodus 20:17; 2 Samuel 12:9; Proverbs 6:32-35). Unfaithfulness was at the centre of all adultery. The Old Testament prophets repeatedly spoke of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God as spiritual adultery, or spiritual prostitution (Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 23:10; Ezekiel 16:30-38; Ezekiel 23:4-5; Ezekiel 23:11; Hosea 9:1; see PROSTITUTION).
New Testament teachings
Like the Old Testament, the New Testament looks upon marriage as a permanent union. Therefore, the person who divorced and remarried was considered guilty of adultery (Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:2-4). The exception that Jesus allowed concerned the case where persistent adulterous behaviour by one partner had already virtually destroyed the marriage (Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:7-9; see also DIVORCE). Jesus said that even the desire to have unlawful sexual relations was a form of adultery. Therefore, the best way to avoid adulterous acts was to avoid adulterous thoughts (Matthew 5:27-30; Matthew 15:19; cf. Exodus 20:17; James 1:14-15).
Paul pointed out that Christians in particular should avoid all immoral sexual relations, since their bodies are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and they themselves belong to Christ. For the Christian, there is a sense in which sexual sin is spiritual prostitution (1 Corinthians 6:13-20).
Although the New Testament announces God’s judgment on those who are immoral and adulterous (Hebrews 13:4; 2 Peter 2:14), it also shows that God is ready to forgive those who, in sorrow for their sin, turn to him for mercy (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Jesus rebuked the self-righteous who condemned adulterers but who could not see their own sin. At the same time he gave sympathetic support to those who acknowledged their sin and repented of it (Matthew 9:11-13; Luke 18:9-14; John 8:3-11; cf. Romans 2:22).
Christians may rightly condemn adultery, but, remembering their own weaknesses, they should also forgive those who repent of their adultery. More than that, they should give them understanding and support as they try to re-establish their lives (2 Corinthians 2:7; Galatians 6:1-2; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 4:32).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adultery
This was forbidden in the ten commandments; but neither there nor anywhere else is the sin defined. It seems clear, that as far as the man was concerned, if he had intercourse with a woman unless it was with a married woman, he would not be charged with adultery, though he himself might be married; indeed how could he be when he was allowed more wives than one, as well as concubines and slaves? If he committed adultery with a married woman or with one betrothed, both were to be put to death. Deuteronomy 22:22-24 . With the woman it was stricter, she must have no intercourse with any man but her husband. If a man was jealous of his wife there was the ordeal of the bitter waters provided to test her innocence. Numbers 5:11-31 . But we do not read that any man or woman was stoned for adultery, nor that any woman drank the bitter waters. We know from the New Testament that Moses had, because of the hardness of their hearts, allowed a certain looseness, and a man could divorce his wife forany cause, which was easier than bringing a suspected wife to trial. It may be that the men themselves had not good consciences, like those who brought the adulterous woman to the Lord in John 8:3 . We have a dreadful picture of guiltiness in Judges 19 : and Jeremiah charges Israel with being "as fed horses in the morning, every one neighed after his neighbour's wife," which loudly called for judgement. Jeremiah 5:8 ; Jeremiah 13:27 . The Lord declared that a man morally committed adultery (or fornication) in his heart if he lusted after a woman. Adultery had also a typical meaning. Israel had been espoused to Jehovah, but instead of being a faithful wife she had sought other lovers. "With their idols have they committed adultery." Ezekiel 23:37 . So the false church, who has Jezebel in her midst, the Lord will cast her "and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds." Revelation 2:22 .

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Adulterous - ) Guilty of, or given to, Adultery; pertaining to Adultery; illicit
Adulterous - Guilty of Adultery pertaining to Adultery
Adulterate - ) Tainted with Adultery. ) To commit Adultery. ) To defile by Adultery
Adultery - By the laws of Connecticut, the sexual intercourse of any man, with a married woman, is the crime of Adultery in both: such intercourse of a married man, with an unmarried woman, is fornication in both, and Adultery of the man, within the meaning of the law respecting divorce but not a felonious Adultery in either, or the crime of Adultery at common law, or by statute. ...
In common usage, Adultery means the unfaithfulness of any married person to the marriage bed. In old laws, the fine and penalty imposed for the offense of Adultery. Among ancient naturalists, the grafting of trees was called Adultery, being considered as an unnatural union
Avoutrie - ) Adultery
Advowtry - ) Adultery
Adulteries - ) of Adultery...
Fornication - ) Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to Adultery. ) Adultery
Adultery - Adultery
Jealousy - See Adultery
Adulterize - ) To commit Adultery
Adulterate - ...
ADUL'TERATE, To commit Adultery. Tainted with Adultery debased by foreign mixture
Adulter - ) To commit Adultery; to pollute
Adultery - Adultery. The mode of testing a charge made by a man accusing his wife of Adultery is given, Numbers 5:12-31. Christ says that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart. By our Saviour Adultery was made the only ground for divorce
Adultery - ...
Old Testament Israel's covenant law prohibited Adultery (Exodus 20:14 ) and thereby made faithfulness to the marriage relationship central in the divine will for human relationships. Many Old Testament regulations deal with Adultery as the adulterous man's offense against the husband of the adulterous wife. The severity of the punishment indicates the serious consequences Adultery has for the divine-human relationship (Psalm 51:4 ) as well as for marriage, family, and community relationships. ...
Several Old Testament prophets used Adultery as a metaphor to describe unfaithfulness to God. Adultery has its origins within (Matthew 15:19 ), and lust is as much a violation of the law's intent as is illicit sexual intercourse (Matthew 5:27-28 ). Adultery is one of the “works of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19 ). ...
The New Testament associates remarriage after divorce and Adultery. Divorce does not break the bond, so remarriage is viewed as Adultery except in cases where unfaithfulness was the reason for the divorce (Matthew 5:32 ; Mark 10:11-12 )
Adulterer - A man guilty of Adultery a man who has sexual commerce with any married woman, except his wife. See Adultery
Adulteress - ) A woman who commits Adultery
Adultery - It seems clear, that as far as the man was concerned, if he had intercourse with a woman unless it was with a married woman, he would not be charged with Adultery, though he himself might be married; indeed how could he be when he was allowed more wives than one, as well as concubines and slaves? If he committed Adultery with a married woman or with one betrothed, both were to be put to death. But we do not read that any man or woman was stoned for Adultery, nor that any woman drank the bitter waters. The Lord declared that a man morally committed Adultery (or fornication) in his heart if he lusted after a woman. Adultery had also a typical meaning. "With their idols have they committed Adultery. So the false church, who has Jezebel in her midst, the Lord will cast her "and them that commit Adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds
Adultery - Where polygamy was allowed, as among the ancient Jews, illicit intercourse between a married man and a woman who was not married, nor betrothed, constituted not Adultery, but fornication. ...
Fornication may be, in some sense, covered by a subsequent marriage of the parties; but Adultery cannot be so healed. Hence God often compares himself to a husband jealous of his honor, Jeremiah 31:32 ; and hence the forsaking of the true God is compared to fornication and Adultery of the vilest kind, Jeremiah 3:9 ; Ezekiel 23:36-49 . ...
By the Law of Moses, both the man and the woman who had committed Adultery were punished with death, Leviticus 20:10 ; 21:9 ; John 8:5
Fornication - whoredom, or the act of incontinency between single persons; for if either of the parties be married, the sin is Adultery
Lewdness - The unlawful indulgence of lust fornication, or Adultery
Jealousy Offering - The name of the offering the husband was to bring when he charged his wife with Adultery (Numbers 5:11-15 )
Adultery - A sexual relation between two people who are not married is usually called fornication; a sexual relation between a married person and someone other than that person’s marriage partner is usually called Adultery (Romans 7:2-40; Romans 12:9; Romans 12:20; Galatians 5:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; see also FORNICATION). ...
Old Testament regulations...
According to the law of Moses, the punishment for Adultery was death by stoning (Leviticus 20:10; John 8:3-5). Where there was a suspicion of Adultery but no clear evidence, Israelite law set out a special procedure by which a priest could determine the case (Numbers 5:11-31). ...
Adultery was a sin against one’s own marriage partner (Malachi 2:11; Malachi 2:14; cf. Unfaithfulness was at the centre of all Adultery. The Old Testament prophets repeatedly spoke of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God as spiritual Adultery, or spiritual prostitution (Jeremiah 5:7; Jeremiah 23:10; Ezekiel 16:30-38; Ezekiel 23:4-5; Ezekiel 23:11; Hosea 9:1; see PROSTITUTION). Therefore, the person who divorced and remarried was considered guilty of Adultery (Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; 1618882834_82). Jesus said that even the desire to have unlawful sexual relations was a form of Adultery. ...
Christians may rightly condemn Adultery, but, remembering their own weaknesses, they should also forgive those who repent of their Adultery
Fornication - Used for Adultery (Matthew 5:32)
Divorce - Was tolerated by Moses for sufficient reasons, Deuteronomy 24:1-4 ; but our Lord has limited it to the single case of Adultery, Matthew 5:31,32
Adulterer - ) A man who commits Adultery; a married man who has sexual intercourse with a woman not his wife
Bath-Sheba - David committed Adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:4,5 ; Psalm 51:1 ). The child born in Adultery died (2 Samuel 12:15-19 )
Fornication - Adultery and fornication are frequently confounded. See Adultery
Fornicator - See Adultery
Capital Punishment - In the Bible, capital punishment was the punishment for murder (Numbers 35:16), Adultery (Leviticus 20:10), incest (Leviticus 20:11), bestiality (Leviticus 20:15), homosexuality (Numbers 18:22), etc
Uriah - To save Bathsheba Uriah's wife from death for Adultery, and secure her for himself, David caused Uriah to be exposed to death, 2 Samuel 11:1-27 ; 12:9 ; 23:29 ; 1 Kings 15:5
Condonation - ) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as Adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated
Lewd - Given to the unlawful indulgence of lust addicted to fornication or Adultery dissolute lustful libidinous
Divorce - Sin brought polygamy, concubinage, incest, Adultery, rape, prostitution, and all kinds of immorality (cf. When the rest of the Old Testament and New Testament are examined, it appears that "some indecency" probably had sexual overtones—some lewd or immoral behavior including any sexual perversion, even Adultery. The imagery of spiritual Adultery, resulting in God's "divorcing" Israel (Isaiah 50:1 ; Jeremiah 3:8 ), is based on a real referent. Divorce was socially permissible for Adultery. Although Adultery was punishable by death (Deuteronomy 22:22-24 ), it could still be included in the broad concept of ervat dabar . Defilement is best understood contextually as the "indecency" of verse 1, not "defilement" of Adultery because of marrying the second husband. Adultery would have been punishable by death of the woman and the second husband, if such had been the case. 27-32), Jesus argues that lust, as well as divorce, are the moral equivalents of Adultery. Divorce is wrong because it produces Adultery in the remarriage, except in the case of fornication ( porneia [ Matthew 19:9 ) is the meaning of "fornication" (porneia [ Deuteronomy 24:1 ). Therefore Adultery in a real sense has already transpired, and Jesus states that this is a permissible ground for divorce. Therefore, Adultery severs the marriage relationship in the New Testament as did the adulterer's death in the Old Testament. ...
Therefore, Matthew 5:31-32 is stating that divorce is equivalent to Adultery since the divorced person normally remarries. However, if illegitimate extramarital sexual intercourse is practiced by one spouse, Adultery has already transpired, and this breaks the oneness of the marriage relationship. Mark 10:10-12 ) he reiterates the principle of Matthew 5:31-32 : divorce generates Adultery "except" in the case of fornication (porneia [1], and marries another, commits Adultery. Luke 16:18 looks at the situation from both directions: the one initiating divorce and the one marrying a divorced person have each committed Adultery. Divorce, however, is equivalent to Adultery because it generates Adultery. So the one initiating divorce and the one marrying a divorced person commit Adultery. The only exception to this rule is when one of the marriage partners has committed fornication (porneia [2]), which itself is Adultery. Jesus upheld the ideal of permanent marriage, making clear that divorce is equivalent to Adultery in breaking the oneness of marriage. Initiating divorce and/or marrying a divorced person produces Adultery
Fornication - Adultery
Defilement - It covers a variety of meanings, such as, to render legally unclean by contact with unclean things and by eating forbidden foods; to profane holy beings and objects; to pollute sexually through Adultery; to taint with sin; to soil physically as with filth, etc
Jealousy, Ordeal of - A test to determine guilt or innocence of a wife suspected of Adultery but who had not been caught in the act (Numbers 5:11-31 )
Impurity - It is any unlawful indulgence in the pleasures of sex: in the unmarried, by wilful desire for or satisfaction in venereal pleasure; in the married, by any violation of marital rights, as by Adultery, or by any deliberate sex irregularity of thought or deed; the vice of lust or luxury
Adultery - ...
Although Adultery is prohibited by the law of God, yet some have endeavored to explain away the moral turpitude of it; but it is evident, observes Paley, that, on the part of the man who solicits the chastity of a married woman, it certainly includes the crime of seduction, and is attended with mischief still more extensive and complicated: it creates a new sufferer, the injured husband, upon whose affection is inflicted a wound the most painful and incurable that human nature knows. But the strongest apology for Adultery is, the prior transgression of the other party; and so far, indeed, as the bad effects of Adultery are anticipated by the conduct of the husband or wife who offends first, the guilt of the second offender is extenuated. "Thou shalt not commit Adultery, " it must ever be remembered, was an interdict delivered by God himself. Among the Egyptians, Adultery in the man was punished by a thousand lashes with rods, and in the woman by the loss of her nose. King Edmund in this kingdom, ordered Adultery to be punished in the same manner as homicide
Oholah - The obvious meaning is their spiritual Adultery against God
Covetousness - Jesus listed covetousness or greed along with many of the sins from within, including Adultery, theft, and murder, which make a person unclean (Mark 7:22 ). ...
Covetousness, therefore, is basic to the commandments against murder, Adultery, stealing, and lying. Coveting a neighbor's wife is a form of Adultery (Exodus 20:17 )
Evil - ) and moral evil (adultery, murder, idolatry, etc
New Testament, Divorce in the - " The rabbis and their schools disputed as to what constituted an indecent act, whether Adultery or something less evil. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth Adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away committeth Adultery
Divorce in the New Testament - " The rabbis and their schools disputed as to what constituted an indecent act, whether Adultery or something less evil. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth Adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away committeth Adultery
Fornication - (See Adultery
Unclean - Adultery of the heart, consisting of inordinate and unclean affections
Diriment Impediment - Under the present Code of Canon Law these impediments are: defect of age, impotence, difference of worship (baptized and unbaptized), Sacred Orders, solemn vows, abduction, crime (adultery, homicide, or both), relationship, or affinity, within proscribed degrees, spiritual relationship, legal relationship (adoption when State forbids marriage between adopter and adopted), clandestinity, public decency
Impediment, Diriment - Under the present Code of Canon Law these impediments are: defect of age, impotence, difference of worship (baptized and unbaptized), Sacred Orders, solemn vows, abduction, crime (adultery, homicide, or both), relationship, or affinity, within proscribed degrees, spiritual relationship, legal relationship (adoption when State forbids marriage between adopter and adopted), clandestinity, public decency
Sotah - 5; also, the Talmudic tractate of that name...
Sotah (the "wayward wife"): (a) A woman suspected by her husband of Adultery
Adultery - (Leviticus 19:20-22 ) At a later time, and when owing, to Gentile example, the marriage tie became a looser bond of union, public feeling in regard to Adultery changed, and the penalty of death was seldom or never inflicted. Symbolically Adultery is used to express unfaithfulness to covenant vows to God, who is represented as the husband of his people
Adultery - ) The fine and penalty imposed for the offense of Adultery
Adultery - ...
This is called spiritual Adultery
Matrimonial Separation - The separation or husband and wife, or a limited divorce from bed and board, without the right of remarriage until the death of one of parties, is sometimes permitted by the Church on account of Adultery, or lapse into heresy, or the entrance into a religious life on the part of husband or wife
Divorce - Christ limited the permission of divorce to the single case of Adultery
Separation, Matrimonial - The separation or husband and wife, or a limited divorce from bed and board, without the right of remarriage until the death of one of parties, is sometimes permitted by the Church on account of Adultery, or lapse into heresy, or the entrance into a religious life on the part of husband or wife
Divorce (2) - A man who puts away his wife and marries another commits Adultery. A woman who puts away her husband and marries another commits Adultery. ...
With this earliest record of Christ’s teaching the fragment in the Third Gospel (Luke 16:18) is in agreement: ‘Every one who puts away his wife and marries another commits Adultery, and he who marries a divorced woman commits Adultery. The husband who divorces his wife and remarries commits Adultery. And the man who marries a divorced wife commits Adultery, because she is ideally the wife of her still living (first) husband. In other words, Christ here assumes that divorce must follow Adultery, and what He is here prohibiting is not such divorce, which He assumes as necessary, but divorce and consequent remarriage on any other grounds. It might further be argued that the words παρεκτὸς λόγου πορνείας affect only the first clause, and that remarriage after divorce even on the ground of Adultery is here prohibited. Because, if Adultery be held to have broken the marriage tie so effectually as to justify divorce, it must surely be held to leave the offended husband free to contract a new tie. is concerned, we might, with some difficulty, suppose that the exception ‘save for Adultery’ was assumed as a matter so obvious that it needed no explicit expression. We might suppose that He taught His disciples that, whilst from an ideal standpoint, marriage, for all who wished to discern and to obey the guidance of the Divine will in life, ought to be an indissoluble bond, yet, human nature and society being what they are, divorce was a necessary and expedient consequence of the sin of Adultery. Adultery and Marriage
Indissolubility of Marriage - Protestants often quote those other words of Christ in the same chapter, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth Adultery"; but it is plain that this permits not a divorce but a separation. It is not a dissolution of the marriage bond, but a putting away of the guilty party; for elsewhere our Lord declares that "He that marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth Adultery" (Luke 16)
Marriage, Indissolubility of - Protestants often quote those other words of Christ in the same chapter, "Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth Adultery"; but it is plain that this permits not a divorce but a separation. It is not a dissolution of the marriage bond, but a putting away of the guilty party; for elsewhere our Lord declares that "He that marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth Adultery" (Luke 16)
Divorce - this happens either in consequence of criminality, as in the case of Adultery, or through some essential impediment; as consanguinity, or affinity within the degrees forbidden, pre-contract, impotency, &c. Christ, the precepts of whose religion were calculated for more general use and observation, revokes his permission as given to the Jews for their hardness of heart, and promulges a law which was thenceforward to confine divorces to the single cause of Adultery in the wife, Matthew 19:9 . The law of this country, in conformity to our Saviour's injunction, confines the dissolution of the marriage contract to the single case of Adultery in the wife; and a divorce even in that case can only be brought about by an act of parliament, founded upon a previous sentiment in the spiritual court, and a verdict against the adulterer at common law; which proceedings taken together, compose as complete an investigation of the complaint as a cause can receive
Covetousness - In the Ten Commandments it is put under the ban along with murder, Adultery, theft, and slander ( Exodus 20:17 , Deuteronomy 5:21 ). In the NT Adultery and covetousness are usually classed together ( 1 Corinthians 5:11 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 , Colossians 3:5 , 2 Peter 2:14 )
Bathsheba - ...
Nathan the prophet condemned David for murder and Adultery, assuring David that his own family would be torn apart by murder and Adultery (2 Samuel 12:1-12)
Bethsabee - At the height of his glory David committed Adultery with Bethsabee; had her husband placed in the thick of battle so that he might be killed; and then married her
Plow - To plow with another's heifer meant to commit Adultery with his wife (Judges 14:18 )
Kirk Sessions - It judges in matters of less scandal; but greater, as Adultery, are left to the presbytery, and in all cases an appeal lies from it to the presbytery
Bath-Sheba - David first committed Adultery with her, then caused her husband to be slain, and afterwards took her to wife
Bath-Sheba - David first committed Adultery with her, then caused her husband to be slain, and afterwards took her to wife
Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery - As in Israel the breach of their relationship with God through their idolatry, was described as "adultery" or "harlotry" (e. ...
A — 3: μοιχεία (Strong's #3430 — Noun Feminine — moicheia — moy-khi'-ah ) "adultery," is found in Matthew 15:19 ; Mark 7:21 ; John 8:3 (AV only)
Adultery - ...
Idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are spoken of as Adultery spiritually ( Jeremiah 3:6,8,9 ; Ezekiel 16:32 ; Hosea 1:2:3 ;; Revelation 2:22 )
Dan'Iel, Apocryphal Additions to - The second, called also The Judgment of Daniel , relates the story of the clearing of Susannah from a charge of Adultery; and the third gives an exaggerated account of Daniel's deliverance
Bastards - The Talmud and the rabbis are probably therefore right in explaining mamzer , not illegitimate children in general, but those begotten in incest or Adultery: from mazar , "to be corrupt
Immorality - In the Gospels, the term, on occasion, is related to Adultery (Matthew 5:32 ; Matthew 19:9 ) and in Revelation may refer to harlotry or prostitution (Revelation 2:14 ,Revelation 2:14,2:20 ). See Adultery ; Sex, Teaching on
Uriah - A Hittite in David's army, with whose wife, Bathsheba, David committed Adultery
Bathsheba - David committed Adultery with her, and caused her husband's murder (2 Samuel 11; 2 Samuel 23:34; 2 Samuel 23:39)
Wife - Divorce was restricted by our Lord to the single case of Adultery (Matthew 19:3-9 )
Lust - ...
Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her,hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart
Concubine - Since the abrogation of polygamy by Jesus Christ, and the restoration of marriage to its primitive institution, concubinage is ranked with Adultery or fornication
Negative Precepts - " Negative precepts forbid the placing of acts, as, "Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Uriah - He was the husband of Bathsheba, the woman with whom David committed Adultery
Jealousy - The conception of idolatry as Adultery and of Jehovah as the Husband of Israel led the OT writers frequently to speak of Him as a jealous God ( Exodus 20:5 , Deuteronomy 5:9 , Joshua 24:19 , 1 Kings 14:22 , Psalms 78:58 , Ezekiel 36:6 , Nahum 1:2 )
Concubine - ...
Christianity has restored the sacred institution of marriage to its original character, and concubinage is ranked with the sins of fornication and Adultery (Matthew 19:5-9 ; 1 Corinthians 7:2 )
Affirmative Precepts - " Negative precepts forbid the placing of acts, as, "Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Divorce - Matthew 5:31-32, he declares that he regarded all the lesser causes than "fornication" as standing on too weak ground, and set forth Adultery as the proper ground of divorce, Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18
Concubine - The gospel has restored the original law of marriage, Genesis 2:24 Matthew 19:5 1 Corinthians 7:2 , and concubinage is ranked with fornication and Adultery
Adultery - The prevalent polygamy in patriarchal times rendered it impossible to stigmatize as Adultery the cohabitation of a married man with another besides his wife. The law of inheritance, which would have been set aside by doubtful offspring, tended to keep up this law as to Adultery. Hence idolatry, covetousness, and apostasy are Adultery spiritually (Jeremiah 3:6; Jeremiah 3:8-9; Ezekiel 16:82; Hosea 1; 2; 3; Revelation 2:22). Let all professing churches beware of spiritual Adultery, as they would escape its penalty
Divorce - The school of Shammai explained the phrase, nakedness of a thing, to mean actual Adultery. Our Lord agreed with the school of Shammai as far as this, that the ground of divorce should be one of a moral nature, and not less than Adultery; but he does not appear to have agreed with them in their opinion in respect to the Mosaic statute. On the contrary, he denied the equity of that statute, and in justification of Moses maintained, that he permitted divorces for causes below Adultery, only in consequence of the hardness of the people's hearts, Matthew 5:31-32 ; Matthew 18:1-9 ; Mark 10:2-12 ; Luke 16:18
Fornication - Fornication usually refers to sexual immorality by unmarried people, whereas Adultery refers to sexual immorality by married people. Fornication by a person engaged to be married was treated as Adultery (Deuteronomy 22:22-27; see Adultery)
Adultery - Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this natural Adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry
Harlot - therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit Adultery. The children of a harlot could not inherit with legitimate children (John 8:41; Deuteronomy 23:2), but "bastard" means probably one born of incest or Adultery; so the rabbis explain Judges 11:1-2
Immorality, Sexual - Thus a man who commits Adultery with his neighbor's wife is to be executed, along with his sexual partner. These "Ten Commandments, " as they are styled, contain certain injunctions of a moral character dealing with Adultery, theft, false witness, and covetous behavior (Exodus 20:14-19 ). But the commandment prohibiting Adultery deals with an act of a highly personal nature, occurring between normally consenting adults, which violates the "one flesh" character of marriage. ...
The fact that a commandment deals specifically with this form of behavior seems to indicate that Adultery was common among the ancient Hebrews. At all events, Adultery was understood as sexual intercourse between a man and another man's wife or betrothed woman. Similarly, any act of coition between a married woman and a man who was not her husband was also regarded as Adultery. ...
The traditions banning Adultery, made specific in the Decalog, were enshrined deeply in Israel's national life. The Book of Proverbs, however, takes more of a social than a specifically moral view of Adultery, ridiculing it as a stupid pattern of behavior that leads a man to self-destruction (6:25-35). Any breach of the covenant, therefore, is an act of spiritual Adultery (Jeremiah 5:7-8 ; Ezekiel 23:37 ). ...
In his teachings Jesus stands firmly in the traditions of the Mosaic law and prophecy by regarding Adultery as sin. In consequence the woman has to bear equal responsibility for Adultery. The Mosaic law condemned Adultery, but placed less emphasis on prohibiting some other sexual offenses. In the end, disregard for the Mosaic enactments brought Israel to ruin, and this made it important for the Christian church to distinguish carefully, among other matters, between Adultery as a sin and porneia [1], which was a fatal perversion. Sexual activity is to be confined to the marriage relationship, and if a married man or woman has sexual intercourse with someone other than the spouse, that person has committed Adultery
Eye - ), "wanton eyes" (Isaiah 3:16 ), "eyes full of Adultery" (2 Peter 2:14 ), "the lust of the eyes" (1 John 2:16 )
Thigh - Under the jealousy ordeal the woman’s thigh falls away if she has been guilty of Adultery ( Numbers 5:21 ff
Fornication, Fornicator - A — 1: πορνεία (Strong's #4202 — Noun Feminine — porneia — por-ni'-ah ) is used (a) of "illicit sexual intercourse," in John 8:41 ; Acts 15:20,29 ; 21:25 ; 1 Corinthians 5:1 ; 6:13,18 ; 2 Corinthians 12:21 ; Galatians 5:19 ; Ephesians 5:3 ; Colossians 3:5 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:3 ; Revelation 2:21 ; 9:21 ; in the plural in 1 Corinthians 7:2 ; in Matthew 5:32 ; 19:9 it stands for, or includes, Adultery; it is distinguished from it in 15:19; Mark 7:21 ; (b) metaphorically, of "the association of pagan idolatry with doctrines of, and professed adherence to, the Christian faith," Revelation 14:8 ; 17:2,4 ; 18:3 ; 19:2 ; some suggest this as the sense in Revelation 2:21
Fornication - A synonym for Adultery (Matthew 5:32 ; Matthew 19:9 ). See Adultery ; Divorce
Lust (2) - Inward lust is as heinous as outward Adultery to the eye of God, which views alike the inside and the outside of man (Matthew 5:28). Adultery
Mohammedanism - He forbade idolatry, apostasy, Adultery, gambling, intoxicants, and false witness against other Moslems
Betrothal - The penalty under the law of Moses for disrupting this principle by Adultery, rape, fornication, or incest was death by stoning (Deuteronomy 22:23-30 )
Homosexuality - Therefore, it stands to reason that any homosexual inclination, feeling, or desire must be seriously dealt with as a potentially dangerous temptation much like those temptations of a heterosexual nature such as the desire to commit fornication or Adultery. Paul implied here that homosexual behavior is forgivable through the gospel and that any homosexual temptations should be resisted as seriously as those toward fornication or Adultery (mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6:9 )
Bitter Water - The water drunk by a woman suspected of Adultery (Numbers 5:11-31 )
Polytheism - Such visible realities as rain, drought, crops, and death often carried the spiritual character of the nation of Israel into spiritual Adultery: worshiping other gods
Strangled - ‘Blood’ means murder, ‘fornication’ Adultery, and for ‘things strangled’ is substituted harmfulness
Men - ...
Sexual passion is usually stronger in men than in women, and for this reason the Bible gives special warnings to men concerning sexual temptations (Proverbs 7:6-23; Hosea 4:14; Matthew 5:28; 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5; 2 Timothy 2:22; Titus 2:6; see Adultery; FORNICATION; PROSTITUTION)
Punishment - The law required that capital punishment should be inflicted for reviling a parent, blasphemy, sabbath-breaking, witchcraft, Adultery, man-stealing, idolatry, murder, etc
Loose Conduct - Rejection of God’s law or spiritual Adultery may be represented by zimmâh ( Flesh - Thus among the works of the flesh, Galatians 5:19-21 , are numbered not only Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, drunkenness, and revellings, which all relate to criminal indulgence of appetite, but idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, and murders, which are manifestly vices of a different kind, and partake more of the diabolical nature than of the beastly
Solomon the Song of - Departure from him is spiritual Adultery
Polygamy - may be construed by an easy implication to prohibit polygamy; for if "whoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth Adultery;" he who marrieth another without putting away the first is no less guilty of Adultery; because the Adultery does not consist in the repudiation of the first wife (for however unjust or cruel that may be, it is not Adultery, ) but entering into a second marriage during the legal existence and obligation of the first
Full - ...
A — 2: μεστός (Strong's #3324 — Adjective — mestos — mes-tos' ) probably akin to a root signifying "to measure," hence conveys the sense of "having full measure," (a) of material things, a vessel, John 19:29 ; a net, John 21:11 ; (b) metaphorically, of thoughts and feelings, exercised (1) in evil things, hypocrisy, Matthew 23:28 ; envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, Romans 1:29 ; the utterances of the tongue, James 3:8 ; Adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (2) in virtues, goodness, Romans 15:14 ; mercy, etc
Covetousness - One, indeed, spoke unadvisedly with his lips; another cursed and swore; a third was in a passion; and a fourth committed Adultery; but which of the saints ever lived in a habit of covetousness? Lastly, it is idolatry, Col
Fornication - Whoredom, or the act of incontinency between single persons; for if either of the parties be married, it is Adultery
Bride - The Corinthians were in danger of committing “adultery
Unpardonable Sin, the - ...
It is not: murder, lying, stealing, suicide, Adultery, taking the Lord's name in vain, a sin committed in ignorance, a sin that a Christian can commit, or a sin that a person may feel he or she has committed
Gomer - " To what a degree of spiritual Adultery and fornication was our nature gone, when Christ betrothed that nature to himself! Here surely the prophet typified Christ, when he said, "Go yet, love a woman (beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress) according to the love of the Lord toward the children of, Israel
Covet - Sins such as murder, Adultery, stealing and lying are outward, but covetousness is inward
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of Adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Commit - Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Gehenna - Only those who had committed Adultery or shamed or slandered their neighbours were believed to be hopelessly condemned to its fires, while the Jews were not to be permanently injured by them
Vessel - (4)]'>[1], the view that the "vessel" signifies the wife, and that the reference is to the sanctified maintenance of the married state, is supported by the facts that in 1 Peter 3:7 the same word time, "honor," is used with regard to the wife; again in Hebrews 13:4 , timios, "honorable" (RV, "in honor") is used in regard to marriage; further, the preceding command in 1 Thessalonians 4 is against fornication, and the succeeding one ( 1 Thessalonians 4:6 ) is against Adultery
Eye - , Matthew 20:33 ; of God's power of vision, Hebrews 4:13 ; 1 Peter 3:12 ; of Christ in vision, Revelation 1:14 ; 2:18 ; 19:12 ; of the Holy Spirit in the unity of Godhood with Christ, Revelation 5:6 ; (b) metaphorically, of ethical qualities, evil, Matthew 6:23 ; Mark 7:22 (by metonymy, for envy); singleness of motive, Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34 ; as the instrument of evil desire, "the principal avenue of temptation," 1 John 2:16 ; of Adultery, 2 Peter 2:14 ; (c) metaphorically, of mental vision, Matthew 13:15 ; John 12:40 ; Romans 11:8 ; Galatians 3:1 , where the metaphor of the "evil eye" is altered to a different sense from that of bewitching (the posting up or placarding of an "eye" was used as a charm, to prevent mischief); by Gospel-preaching Christ had been, so to speak, placarded before their "eyes;" the question may be paraphrased, "What evil teachers have been malignly fascinating you?;" Ephesians 1:18 , of the "eyes of the heart," as a means of knowledge
Prostitution - (See also Adultery
Water of Jealousy - ...
The Talmud says the trial lapsed into disuse 40 years before the destruction of Jerusalem, and that because Adultery was so common God would no longer inflict upon women the curses (compare Hosea 4:14)
Matter, Matters - , the "matter" under consideration, which, as the preceding words show, is here the sin of Adultery
Avenge, Avenger - " ...
B — 1: ἔκδικος (Strong's #1558 — Adjective — ekdikos — ek'-dik-os ) primarily, "without law," then, "one who exacts a penalty from a person, an avenger, a punisher," is used in Romans 13:4 of a civil authority in the discharge of his function of executing wrath on the evildoer (AV, wrongly, "revenger"); in 1 Thessalonians 4:6 , of God as the avenger of the one who wrongs his brother, here particularly in the matter of Adultery
Concubine - To commit Adultery with another man’s wife was a far worse sin than to have several wives oneself (Leviticus 20:10; 2 Samuel 11:2-5; 2 Samuel 12:11-12)
Woman - Adultery was seen as a crime against a husband's rights. Both male and female caught in the act of Adultery were stoned, but it was the husband's rights which were being vindicated (Deuteronomy 22:22 ). The phrase “something objectionable” was variously interpreted by the Jews and ran the gamut from Adultery to burned toast!...
Inequity between boy and girl babies existed from the very beginning of life. The woman caught in Adultery was treated as a person. In the Sermon on the Mount, He redefined Adultery to include a lustful look (Matthew 5:28 ). To those who were casually divorcing their wives, Jesus stated plainly that they were committing Adultery
Punishments - ) Death was the punishment of striking or even reviling a parent (Exodus 21:15; Exodus 21:17); blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14; Leviticus 24:16; Leviticus 24:23); Sabbath-breaking (Numbers 15:32-36); witchcraft (Exodus 22:18); Adultery (Leviticus 20:10); rape (Deuteronomy 22:25); incestuous and unnatural connection (Leviticus 20:11; Leviticus 20:14; Leviticus 20:16); man stealing (Exodus 21:16); idolatry (Leviticus 20:2)
Calandio or Calendio, Bishop of Antioch - But the real cause of his deposition was the theological animosity of Acacius, whom he had offended by writing a letter to Zeno accusing Peter Mongus of Adultery, and of having anathematized the decrees of the council of Chalcedon (Evagr
Presumption - Presumptuous sins are numerous; such as profane swearing, perjury, theft, Adultery, drunkeness, sabbath- breaking, &c
Bithynia - Their error is this; they are wont to meet on a stated day before dawn and to repeat in turns among themselves a hymn to Christ as God; and to bind themselves by oath not to commit any wickedness, such as theft, robbery, or Adultery, nor to break their word
Nathan - ...
David committed Adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband, Uriah, slain in battle
Divorce - ...
The school of Shammai represented fornication or Adultery as the "uncleanness" meant by Moses
Balaam - Peter described his generation of false leaders as those with eyes full of Adultery, who never stop sinning by seducing the unstable
Oath - A special ritual was available when a woman was suspected of Adultery and she wanted to swear her innocence (Numbers 5:11-31)
Absalom - Polygamy bore its fatal fruits in engendering jealousies among the families by different wives, each with a separate, establishment (2 Samuel 13:8; 2 Samuel 14:24), and in fostering David's own lust, which broke forth in the sad Adultery with Bathsheba. ), and fulfilling God's threatened retribution of David's Adultery in kind (2 Samuel 12:11-12)
Defile, Defilement - " It is used in the figurative sense, of a conscience "defiled" by sin, 1 Corinthians 8:7 ; of believers who have kept themselves (their "garments") from "defilement," Revelation 3:4 , and those who have not "soiled" themselves by Adultery or fornication, Revelation 14:4
Prostitution - Hosea criticized the attitude which called for the punishment of prostitutes (and women committing Adultery), while tolerating the men with whom these acts were committed (Hosea 4:14 )
Herodians - "Their question therefore was as if an adulterer were to ask, was it lawful for him to pay the penalty of his Adultery" (Claudius)
Considerateness - ), while by going with Jairus He supports his weak faith, and is beside him when the stunning message reaches him, ‘Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?’ (Mark 5:35); His whole action in the case of the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:1-11); and His attention to the still deeper need of the woman with the issue of blood, whose faith, great as it was, required to be adorned with gratitude to, and confession of, her healer (Mark 5:29-34)
Marriage - Adultery is a violation of the commitment inherent in marriage (Exodus 20:14 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:2-3 ; Romans 16:3-5 ). The biblical condemnation of Adultery covers such things as communal marriage, mate swapping, and the so-called open marriage. They interpret the statement by Jesus as teaching that divorced persons who marry again are living in Adultery. His interpretation of Adultery in Matthew 5:27-28 should warn against being too heavy-handed about similar idealistic sayings
Hosea - Literal fornication and Adultery follow close upon spiritual (Hosea 4:12-14). Hosea's taking her back after Adultery (Hosea 3), at the price of a slave, marks Israel's extreme degradation and Jehovah's unchangeable love yet about to restore her
Ten Commandments - The Hebrew texts of Exodus 20:1-26 and Deuteronomy 5:1-33 agree in the order murder, Adultery, theft as the subjects of the 6th, 7th, and 8th Commandments. have the order Adultery, theft, murder; in Dt. Adultery, murder, theft
Avenge - ...
In some instances a man may call for “vengeance” on his enemies, such as when another man has committed Adultery with his wife: “For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance” ( Witness - In the case of a newly married woman charged by her own husband, his testimony is sufficient to prove her guilty of Adultery unless her parents have clear evidence proving her virginity before her marriage ( Law - , "Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Woman - He did this not only by His teaching about Adultery ( Matthew 5:27 f
Companion - 5:8); they committed Adultery with these women ( Bouddhists - " There are five commands given to the common Bouddhists; the first forbids the destruction of animal life; the second forbids theft; the third, Adultery; the fourth, falsehood; the fifth, the use of spirituous liquors
Hosea - ...
Because the covenant between Israel and Yahweh was likened to a marriage covenant, Israel’s association with other gods was really spiritual Adultery (Hosea 4:17; Hosea 5:4; Hosea 6:10; Hosea 7:16; Hosea 8:5-6; see BAAL)
Family Life And Relations - The same obtains for Adultery, a rebellion against the structure of the family: it is forbidden because of its destructive effects on the home, the fragmentation it yields, and the alienation that follows. The woman convicted of Adultery became a curse on the community to which she belonged (Numbers 5:27 ). Williams, An Examination of the Relationship Between Solidarity and Adultery in Ancient Israel ; C
Marriage - Her idolatrous unfaithfulness and disobedience to Yahweh are frequently depicted as spiritual "adultery" (Numbers 25:1-4 ; Judges 2:17 ; Jeremiah 3:20 ; Ezekiel 16:15-59 ; 23:1-48 ; Hosea 1:2 ; 2:2-13 ; 3:3 ) for which she was punished by captivity. God's ideal exclusiveness of the "one flesh" relationship disallows any other relationship: homosexuality, polygamy, Adultery, premarital sex, concubinage, incest, bestiality, cultic prostitution. Although kings frequently employed marriages to seal foreign treaties in the ancient Near East, such commitments were spiritual as well as physical Adultery. Sin caused polygamy, concubinage, incest, Adultery, rape, prostitution, and all kinds of immorality (cf
Marriage - Unfaithfulness within an engagement was considered as bad as Adultery (Deuteronomy 22:23-27; Matthew 1:18-20). Matthew 5:27-28; see Adultery; FORNICATION)
Celibacy (2) - ...
It is a mistake to interpret Matthew 5:28 (‘Every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart’) as a condemnation of marriage; the context shows the meaning to be that to cherish the desire for fornication or Adultery is the same thing as committing those sins in the heart
Lord's Name Taken in Vain - They tremble at the idea of murder, theft, Adultery, & 100: while they forget that the same law which prohibits the commission of these crimes, does, with equal force, forbid that of profaning his name
Vengeance - Vengeance might be punishment directed toward another who has committed Adultery with one's wife (Proverbs 6:32-34 ) or toward a whole ethnic group such as the Philistines (1 Samuel 18:25 )
Fool, Foolishness, Folly - She is immorality and Adultery (Proverbs 6:23-35 ; 7:6-27 ; 9:13-18 )
Marriage - " this union is very near and strict, and indeed indissoluble but by death, excepting in one case; unfaithfulness in the one or the other by Adultery or fornication, Romans 7:2
Power - A proverb warns against Adultery, because one’s “strength,” or one’s wealth, may be taken by others: “Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth [2]; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger” ( Proselyte - From Adultery;...
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Fornication - -(1) πορνεία is used sometimes in the strict sense of ‘prostitution’ or ‘fornication’ (1 Corinthians 6:13), It is thus different from μοιχεία, or ‘adultery’ (Hebrews 13:4 Clean, Cleanness - Grave moral offenses that violated God's law and polluted the nation included Adultery (Leviticus 18:20 )—a capital offense (Leviticus 20:10 )—and perverted sexual activity which included bestiality, with death as the prescribed punishment (Leviticus 20:13 ). He taught that Adultery had been committed just as fully by a man's lusting after a woman (Matthew 5:27-28 ) as if the physical act had occurred
Virgin - Israelites considered it important that a woman be a virgin at the time of her marriage, and their law set out penalties for the loss of virginity before marriage (Exodus 22:16-17; Deuteronomy 22:13-19; see Adultery; FORNICATION)
Marriage - And when the readers hath fully considered the force of these Scriptures: let him turn to John's gospel, second chapter and there read how the Lord Jesus honouered the marriage both with his presence and first miracle that he wrought; than let him turn to the fifth chapter of Mathew's Gospel, and Luke the sixteenth and eighteenth, and mark how strongly the Lord attacheth Adultery to the separation of men and their wives
Excommunication - From Tertullian's "Apology" we learn, that the crimes which in his time subjected to exclusion from Christian privileges, were murder, idolatry, theft, fraud, lying, blasphemy, Adultery, fornication, and the like, and in Origen's treatise against Celsus, we are informed that such persons were expelled from the communion of the church, and lamented as lost and dead unto God; [1] but that on making confession and giving evidence of penitence, they were received back as restored to life
Duty - ‘Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit Adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart’ (Matthew 5:27 f
Adultery - When any man among the Jews, prompted by jealousy, suspected his wife of the crime of Adultery, he brought her first before the judges, and informed them that in consequence of his suspicions, he had privately admonished her, but that she was regardless of his admonitions. "...
Adultery, in the prophetic scriptures, is often metaphorically taken, and signifies idolatry, and apostasy from God, by which men basely defile themselves, and wickedly violate their ecclesiastical and covenant relation to God, Hosea 2:2 ; Ezekiel 16
Eye - The eyes can be full of Adultery (2 Peter 2:14 ) and can desire (Psalm 54:7 ) or lust (Numbers 15:39 ; 1 John 2:16 )
Kill - By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing Adultery …” ( Punishments - (Exodus 22:18 ; Leviticus 20:27 ; 13:5; 18:20) ...
Adultery
Hosea, Theology of - It moves from the heights of an intimate knowledge, symbolized by marriage and paternal love, to the depths of anguish and despair over Israel's apostasy and idolatry as pictured by the Adultery of Gomer. Israel had been taught the way back and the mercy of God (6:1-3), but they were blinded by arrogance and Adultery (7:10,16; 11:7)
Law - ...
Thus it allows of fornication, Adultery, drunkenness, prodigality, duelling, and of revenge in the extreme, and lays no stress upon the virtues opposite to these
Dives - 18, where our Lord speaks about Adultery
Impotence - ‘Sins of the flesh,’ as commonly understood, are notoriously responsible for many of mankind’s worst diseases and infirmities; and the Apostolie catalogue of these sins includes not only Adultery, uncleanness, murder, drunkenness, and revellings, but also hatred, variance, wrath, strife, envyings, and covetousness (Galatians 5:19-21, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 5:3). Figurative and personal relations:...
(a) Indicating a person: (α) conceived as the sphere where a certain quality or state of mind is found (Matthew 6:23 ‘the light that is in thee,’ Mark 9:50 ‘have salt in yourselves,’ and similarly Matthew 21:42 ‘marvellous in our eyes,’ Matthew 5:28 ‘committed Adultery in his heart,’ Mark 11:23 ‘doubt in his heart’); or (β) in reference to whom another stands in a certain attitude (Matthew 3:17 ‘in whom I am well pleased,’ Matthew 11:6 ‘whosoever shall not be offended in me’)
Commandments - ‘Thou shalt not commit Adultery’ demands chastity of heart as well as of outward act. When the young ruler asked Him which of them were life-giving, He singles out the more distinctively ethical: ‘Do not commit Adultery, do not kill, do not steal, do not bear false witness, defraud not, honour thy father and mother’ (Mark 10:18-19, Matthew 19:18-19, Luke 18:20)
Marriage - Christianity, by allowing divorce in the event of Adultery, supposes, also, that the crime must be proved by proper evidence before the civil magistrate; and lest divorce should be the result of unfounded suspicion, or be made a cover for license, the decision of the case could safely be lodged no where else. It may, indeed, be within the scope of mere moralists to show that fidelity, and affection, and all the courtesies necessary to maintain affection, are rationally obligatory upon those who are connected by the nuptial bond; but in Christianity nuptial fidelity is guarded by the express law, "Thou shalt not commit Adultery;" and by our Lord's exposition of the spirit of that law which forbids the indulgence of loose thoughts and desires, and places the purity of the heart under the guardianship of that hallowed fear which his authority tends to inspire
Heart - Jesus said that out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, Adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander (Matthew 15:19 )
Excommunication - ...
The form of excommunication in the church of England anciently ran thus: "By the authority of God the Father Almighty, the Son, and Holy Ghost, and of Mary the blessed mother of God, we excommunicate, anathematize, and sequester from the holy mother church, & 100:" The causes of excommunication in England are, contempt of the bishops' court, heresy, neglect of public worship and the sacraments, incontinency, Adultery, simony, &c
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit - ...
What are the specific symptoms of this sin? There have been many suggestions in the history of interpretation, including breaking the third commandment (Exodus 20:7 ; taking the Lord's name in vain ) or the seventh commandment (Exodus 20:14 ; Adultery cf
Scorn - No doubt the general character and conduct of Herod helped to suggest the application of the expression,—his unscrupulous nature (Luke 3:19 περὶ πάντων ὧν ἐποίησε πονηρῶν), his tyranny (Luke 13:31), his weakness (Mark 14:9), his profession of Judaism, combined with his heathen practices, his Adultery and incest, and his murder of the prophet John
Sex, Biblical Teaching on - ...
Sexual Deviations Several deviations of sexual behavior are condemned in the biblical teachings: homosexuality (Leviticus 18:22 ; Romans 1:26-27 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ); bestiality (Exodus 22:19 ; Leviticus 18:23 ); incest (Leviticus 18:6-18 ; 1 Corinthians 5:1 ); rape (Exodus 22:16-17 ; Deuteronomy 22:23-29 ); Adultery (Exodus 20:14 ; Deuteronomy 22:22 ); prostitution (Proverbs 7:1-27 ; Proverbs 29:3 ;); fornication (1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ; compare Matthew 19:9 )
Neighbor - There developed then an entire network of legal prescriptions and prohibitions about dealings with one's neighbors, including attitudes and actions like Adultery and business relations
Shame - ...
It is possible that in the passage last quoted (the episode of the woman taken in Adultery) we have an instance of shame in another aspect, the sympathetic shame evoked by sin in others
Shame - ...
It is possible that in the passage last quoted (the episode of the woman taken in Adultery) we have an instance of shame in another aspect, the sympathetic shame evoked by sin in others
Ezekiel, Theology of - In response to her Adultery, Yahweh turned her over to the viciousness of the Assyrians (23:5-10); in other words, God allowed Assyria to destroy Samaria. She committed Adultery with the Assyrians, the Egyptians, and the Babylonians out of a lust for their glory and strength. First, it vividly displays apostasy as an act as disgraceful and brazen as Adultery
Destroy, Destruction - The story of El's Adultery with two human wives is thought to have been worship liturgy. Leviticus 18 lists the Canaanites' abominations as incest, homosexuality, Adultery, child sacrifice, and bestiality
Crimes And Punishments - The offenses subject to capital punishment were: intentional homicide (Exodus 21:12 ; Leviticus 24:17 ; Numbers 35:16-21 ,Numbers 35:16-21,35:29-34 ), giving false testimony in capital cases (Deuteronomy 19:16-21 ), idolatry (Exodus 20:3-5 ; Leviticus 20:1-5 ; Numbers 25:1-9 ; Deuteronomy 13:2-19 ; Deuteronomy 17:2-7 ; 1 Kings 15:11-13 ; 2 Kings 10:18-28 ), kidnapping an Israelite (Exodus 21:16 ; Deuteronomy 24:7 ), incest, homosexuality, and beastiality (Exodus 22:19 ; Leviticus 20:11-17 ), rape (if the victim did not cry for help, she, too, should be executed; Deuteronomy 22:23-27 ), Adultery (Leviticus 20:10-12 ; Deuteronomy 22:22 ), other sexual relations outside marriage (Leviticus 21:9 ; Deuteronomy 22:20-21 ,Deuteronomy 22:20-21,22:23-24 ), false prophecy (Deuteronomy 13:1-5 ; Deuteronomy 18:20-22 ; 1 Kings 22:19-28 ; Jeremiah 26:9 ,Jeremiah 26:9,26:15-16 ; Jeremiah 28:5-9 ), magic, divination, and witchcraft (Exodus 22:18 ; Leviticus 19:26 ,Leviticus 19:26,19:31 ; Leviticus 20:6 ,Leviticus 20:6,20:27 ; Deuteronomy 18:10 ; 1Samuel 28:3,1 Samuel 28:9 ), violation of the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11 ; Exodus 23:12 Exodus 31:14-17 ; Exodus 34:21 ; Exodus 35:1 ;Exodus 35:1;2:1 ; Leviticus 23:3 ; Numbers 15:32-36 ; Nehemiah 13:15-22 ), blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14-16 ,Leviticus 24:14-16,24:23 ; 1 Kings 21:13 ), cursing or striking one's parents (Exodus 21:15 ,Exodus 21:15,21:17 ), disobeying the ruling of the court of appeals (Deuteronomy 17:8-13 ), and certain crimes against the king (1 Samuel 20:31 ; 1 Samuel 22:7-19 ; 2 Samuel 12:5 ; 2 Samuel 13:30 ; Deuteronomy 21:22-236 ; 2Samuel 16:5-9,2 Samuel 16:21 ; 1Kings 1:21,1 Kings 1:51 ; 1 Kings 2:22-25 ; 1 Kings 12:18-19 ; 1 Kings 21:10 )
Consecrate - One step removed is to make washing a metaphor for riddance of sina step approached most nearly in the Sinai material in the ordeal for a wife suspected of Adultery (Numbers 5:17,27-28 )
Temperance - He sees in the angry thought the germ of murder, in the impure thought the germ of Adultery, and so He goes to the root of the matter
Tribulation - God will cast the woman Jezebel out of the Church of Thyatira and those who commit Adultery with her into great tribulation (Revelation 2:22)
Kill, Killing - It was also enforced for sexual abuses such as Adultery (Leviticus 20:10 ; Deuteronomy 22:22 ), incest (Leviticus 20:11-17 ), sodomy (Isaiah 14:28-32 ), and bestiality (Exodus 22:19 ; Psalm 10:8 ), and for cultic abuses including idolatry (Leviticus 20:1-5 ; 1618882835_71 ; Deuteronomy 13:6-18 ; 17:2-7 ), blasphemy (Leviticus 24:15-16 ), profanation of the Sabbath (Deuteronomy 27:16 ; Numbers 15:32-36 ), and sorcery (Exodus 22:17 ; Leviticus 20:27 )
Marriage (ii.) - See, further, Adultery, Celibacy, Divorce
Proverbs, Book of - The strange woman is again pointed out to be avoided as fire : there is no ransom for Adultery
Apostolic Fathers - Using the form of an apocalypse or revelation, the Shepherd of Hermas deals with the heatedly debated question of repentance for serious post-baptismal sins such as apostasy, Adultery, or murder
Offerings - The other sort of sin-offerings were for voluntary sins; but as to the more capital violations of the moral law, as murder, Adultery, or the worship of idols, no expiatory sacrifice was admitted
Temperance - He sees in the angry thought the germ of murder, in the impure thought the germ of Adultery, and so He goes to the root of the matter
Marriage - ), was, and is, absolutely binding, and a breach of it is treated as Adultery in Deuteronomy 22:23 f. 326) that the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:4) was betrothed, not married, as she was to be stoned, not strangled. This may be so, since stoning is mentioned in Deuteronomy 22:24, but not in Leviticus 20:10, which gives the death-penalty for the Adultery of married persons
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Cuneiform law agrees with biblical law in condemning murder, Adultery, and incest (LH 1,129, 157); however, biblical law differs by making many religious sins, so-called victimless crimes, and crimes against family capital offenses. When Paul states that women are to be in submission "as the Law says" (1 Corinthians 14:34 ) or quotes parts of the Decalogue (Romans 13:9 ), and when James quotes the law of love (2:8 from Leviticus 19:18 ) or condemns partiality, Adultery, murder, and slander as contrary to the law (2:9,11; 4:11), and when Peter quotes Leviticus, "Be holy, because I am holy" (1 Peter 1:16 ; from Leviticus 19:2 ), the implication is that the law, or at least part of it, remains authoritative
Thyatira - The union of the Christian Church with the pagan association is nothing less than treason to Christ; in the language of Hebrew and Christian Puritanism, it is fornication or Adultery (Revelation 2:20-22)
Motives - Jesus notes that it is the "pure in heart" who will be rewarded (Matthew 5:8 ; 22:37-38 ; Mark 7:20-21 ), even as he equates anger with murder and lust with Adultery (Matthew 5:21-22,28 )
Head, Headship - Women charged with Adultery had this veil removed
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The passage in John 7:53John 8:11 , "the woman taken in Adultery" (which is omitted in many Greek MSS
Homosexuality - One objection is that the choice of one kind of sexual proclivity as "oppressed" is arbitrary: there is no definitive reason to exclude pederasty or sadomasochism or Adultery. " In other words, although Paul does not address the question here directly, it is reasonable to suppose that he would consign the orientation toward homosexual Acts to the same category as heterosexual orientation toward Adultery or fornication
David - He spied Bathsheba bathing, desired her, and engineered the death of her faithful warrior husband, after committing Adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:1 )
Herod - Suspicious that Miriamne committed Adultery and that her sons would use their Maccabean lineage for political advantage, Herod had them put to death
False Prophet - 14—"they commit Adultery and live a lie"); (2) they seek popular acclaim with their unconditional pledge of immunity from all imminent disasters (vv
Pseudepigrapha - For example, Reuben stressed his Adultery with Bilhah (Genesis 35:22 ), and Simeon told of his jealousy of Joseph
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The seventh command forbids Adultery (Exodus 20:14 )
Persecution - Examples in the New Testament include John the Baptist, who spoke out against the Adultery of Herod Antipas and was beheaded (Mark 6:21-29 ); Stephen, the deacon, who, preaching the gospel before the Sanhedrin and proclaiming God's judgment because of the sins of the people, was rejected and stoned (Acts 6:5 ; 7:1-60 ); Paul, who was persecuted, beaten, and imprisoned as he preached from place to place, and was finally killed in Rome (2 Timothy 4:6-8 ); and climactically, Jesus himself who preached God's grace and judgment (Matthew 4:17 ; 11:28-29 ), was persecuted by his hearers (Luke 4:28-30 ), plotted against by his adversaries (Mark 3:6 ), rejected (Luke 13:34 ; Judges 9:22-2567 ), tried (John 18:12-40 ), and finally crucified (John 19:16-37 ; Philippians 2:9 )
Zedekiah - Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:21-22; Jeremiah 29:25) denounces him for Adultery and lying prophecies, buoying up the captives with delusive promises of a speedy restoration
John the Baptist - of the Dead Sea, to gratify Herodias' spite for John's faithfulness in denouncing her Adultery, and in slavish adherence to his reckless oath to give Herodias' daughter Salome, for dancing on his birthday, whatever she might ask
Jeremiah, Theology of - Back of the indictments of Adultery (lusty stallions, each neighing for another man's wife, 5:8; 3:2-3; 7:9), stealing, and murder (7:9), lie the Ten Commandments. Prophets lack integrity; they commit Adultery
Claudius - 20), who bore him a son and a daughter, but was afterwards divorced for Adultery
Providence - , David's Adultery and murder punished retributively by Absalom's lying with his father's concubines and by the sword never departing from David's house (2 Samuel 12)
John the Baptist - 2) makes the preaching of John the cause of his execution, and says nothing of his reproof of Antipas for his Adultery with his brother’s wife ( Mark 6:18 )
Marriage - This dowry was retained by the wife if divorced, except in case of Adultery. Unfaithfulness was Adultery ( Deuteronomy 22:23 , Matthew 1:19 )
Righteous, Righteousness - He who nurses wrath against a brother, or treats him with bitter contempt, is guilty before God as well as the man who proceeds to murder (Matthew 11:27); and ‘every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart’ (Matthew 5:28). He does not hesitate to add new restrictions to it, as in the case of the laws of Adultery, false swearing, and retaliation (Matthew 5:27; Matthew 5:33; Matthew 5:38); and He definitely abrogates a law of Moses when He declares all meats clean (
Judgment - These are some of the tests:...
Following Him (Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 10:38; Matthew 19:28, Mark 8:34); confessing Him (Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8); failure to appreciate His presence and work (Matthew 11:21); failure to come to Him (John 5:40); failure to believe Him (John 3:18); failure to obey Him (John 3:36); failure to honour Him (John 5:23); failure to stand with Him (Matthew 12:30); failure of right fruitage (Matthew 21:31-42; Matthew 7:16, Luke 6:44); failure in outward conduct (Matthew 22:11-13); failure to help men (Matthew 25:31-46); failure to repent (John 5:40); failure to use the gifts of God (Matthew 25:14-30); making light of His personal invitations (Matthew 22:1-7); unwillingness to hear His words (Matthew 12:41-42); unwillingness to forgive an injury (Matthew 6:15; Matthew 7:23); being ashamed of Him (Mark 8:38); breaking a commandment (Matthew 5:19); the spirit of our judgment on others (Matthew 7:2); faith or lack of it (Matthew 8:10; Matthew 9:22; Matthew 9:29; Matthew 15:28, Mark 5:34); heart unreceptive to His words (Matthew 10:14-15); hypocrisy (Matthew 23:13-36); idle words (Matthew 12:36); lip service without the heart (Matthew 15:7); selfish conceit (Matthew 6:2); wicked pride (Mark 12:38); love of darkness (John 3:19); rejection of His disciples (Luke 10:10); Adultery (Matthew 19:9); commercialism in worship (Matthew 21:13); blasphemy against the Spirit (Matthew 12:31-32); loving others more than God (Matthew 10:37); hearing, seeing the Son, with belief or with failure to believe (Matthew 7:24; Matthew 13:23, John 5:24; John 6:40); the cup of cold water given to a disciple (Matthew 10:42); mercifulness (Luke 6:36); love to Christ (Luke 7:47, John 21:16); love to enemies (Luke 6:27); humble-mindedness as a child (Matthew 18:4); fidelity of service (Matthew 20:14; Matthew 24:45-51); endurance in well-doing (Matthew 24:13); doing will of God (Matthew 12:50); deeds in general (Matthew 16:27); inward thoughts and motives (Mark 7:21, Luke 5:22-23)
Temptation - The man with the withered hand in the synogogue (Luke 6:6-7) was a trap set for Him, to involve Him in the guilt of Sabbath-breaking; so also was the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:6), that He might either by His severity estrange the people, or by His laxity be shown to be in opposition to the Mosaic law
Sermon on the Mount - Reconciliation with the estranged brother is required (5:21-26); Adultery even of the heart brings condemnation (5:27-30); divorce carries severe consequences (5:31-32); oaths about future undertakings are disallowed (5:33-37); retaliation for alleged wrongs is renounced (5:38-42); and love is extended to one's enemies (5:43-48)
da'Vid - Underneath the splendor of his last glorious campaign against the Ammonites was a dark story, known probably at that time only to a very few --the double crime of Adultery with Bath-sheba and the virtual murder of Uriah
Temptation - The man with the withered hand in the synogogue (Luke 6:6-7) was a trap set for Him, to involve Him in the guilt of Sabbath-breaking; so also was the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:6), that He might either by His severity estrange the people, or by His laxity be shown to be in opposition to the Mosaic law
Hammurabi - Adultery with a married woman, as in Hebrew law (Deuteronomy 22:22 ), resulted in death for both individuals
Sin - The impure look is tantamount to Adultery (Matthew 5:27-28 )
Idol, Idolatry - ...
Since idolatry substituted another for God it violated the people's holiness and was parallel to Adultery; hence the frequent use of negative sexual imagery for idolatry, especially by the prophets
David - And then occurred those shameful deeds, the Adultery with Bath-sheba, and the murder of Uriah, which at first, it seems, did not touch his conscience, but which, when charged home upon him by the prophet Nathan, humbled the guilty monarch in the dust
Trajanus, m. Ulpius - They declared that all the wrong they had committed, wittingly or unwittingly, was this, that they had been accustomed on a fixed day to meet before dawn and sing antiphonally a hymn to Christ as a god, and bind themselves by a solemn pledge [1] not to commit any enormity, but to abstain from theft, brigandage, and Adultery, to keep their word, and not to refuse to restore what had been entrusted to their charge if demanded
Innocentius, Bishop of Rome - (4) To the question how it was that Adultery in a wife was more severely visited than in a husband, it is replied that the cause was the unwillingness of wives to accuse their husbands, and the difficulty of convicting the latter of transgression, not that Adultery was more criminal in one case than in the other
Thessalonians, the Epistles to the - Some had been quarrelsome and revengeful (1 Thessalonians 5:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:15); others had even relapsed into pagan lusts, fornication, and Adultery (1 Thessalonians 4:3-10)
Chronicles, the Books of - Amnon's defilement of Tamar, David's Adultery with Bathsheba and Absalom's rebellion, Sheba's revolt, the delivery of Saul's sons to the Gibeonites, etc
Crimes And Punishments - Such pre-eminently was Adultery , severely condemned in all the codes, the punishment for both parties being death (D James, Theology of - also NASB), his people must give themselves wholly to their God; to give our affections to the world is to commit spiritual Adultery (v
Commandment - ]'>[1] The sequence of the laws quoted in Romans 13:9 and James 2:11 agrees with that of the Septuagint version of Exodus 20:13 in putting Adultery before murder
Family (Jesus) - Adultery, Divorce, and Marriage)
Law - But it was of infinite importance to rest the prohibitions, "Thou shalt not kill," "Thou shalt not commit Adultery," "Thou shalt not steal," "Thou shalt not bear false witness," not merely on the deductions of reason, but also on the weight of a divine authority. Sometimes we perceive Adultery permitted, the most unnatural crimes committed without remorse or shame; nay, every species of impurity enjoined and consecrated as a part of divine worship
Rome And the Roman Empire - Adultery, which previously was widely condoned, was made a public crime entailing severe penalties
Numbers, Book of - It further lays down that every sacred gift is to belong to the particular priest to-whom it is paid, ( f ) A woman suspected by her usband of Adultery which cannot be proved, is made to drink a potion which will be harmful if she is guilty, but will result in fruitfulness if she is innocent
Widows - But it is so regarded by Athenagoras, who says that ‘a second marriage is a pleasing Adultery’ (εὐπρεπὴς μοιχεία‚ Leg
God (2) - The Law declared against Adultery, but He declared against the lustful desire (Matthew 5:27 f
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - The Scribes and the Pharisees had eyes enough to preach against Adultery and murder when these things once came out of the hearts of the people; but they were as blind as moles to the real roots of these things, as well as to the kindred roots of pride, and covetousness, and envy, and deceit, of which their own hearts, and the hearts of all their blinded hearers, were full
Clementine Literature - His own wife had been born under a horoscope which compelled her to commit Adultery, and to end her days by water in foreign travel. She had been guilty of Adultery with a slave, as he had learned on his brother's testimony, and afterwards leaving Rome with her twin sons on account of a pretended vision, had perished miserably by shipwreck
Expiation - Blasphemy, idolatry, murder, and Adultery, were the "presumptuous sins" which were thus exempted; and the reason will be seen in the political relation of the people to God; for in refusing to exempt them from punishment in this world, respect was had to the order and benefit of society. Running parallel, however, with this political application of the law to the Jews as subjects of the theocracy, we see the authority of the moral law kept over them as men and creatures; and if these "presumptuous sins," of blasphemy and idolatry, of murder and Adultery, and a few others, were the only capital crimes considered politically, they were not the only capital crimes considered morally; that is, there were other crimes which would have subjected the offender to death, but for this provision of expiatory oblations
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As the seventh and eighth forbid acts of Adultery and theft, so the tenth forbids the desire and so seals the inner spirituality of all the commandments of the second table
Scribes - They are very frequently associated in the Synoptics with the Pharisees, and with the chief priests and elders, but there is no mention of ‘scribes’ in the Fourth Gospel at all, except in the special passage dealing with the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:3)
Temple - It is not without significance that while Jesus is teaching in the temple precincts, he says, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me" (John 7:37 ), and the next day offers forgiveness to the woman taken in Adultery (John 8:1-11 )
Roman Catholics - Thou shalt not commit Adultery
Canaanites - Their morals were as corrupt as their doctrine: Adultery, bestiality of all sorts, profanation, incest, and all manner of uncleanness, are the sins laid to their charge
Seceders - ...
When any of them fall into the sin of fornication or Adultery, the scandal is regularly purged according to the form of process in the established church; and those of the delinquents who do not submit to adequate censure are publicly declared to be fugitives from discipline, and are expelled the society
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It is significant that all of the sexual sins that the Bible prohibits are summarized by the command against Adultery
Gregorius (32) Turonensis, Bishop of Tours - When removed from office because of his misdeeds, he endeavoured to take revenge on Gregory by maligning him to the king, that he was going to deliver over the city to Childebert, Sigebert's son, and finally that Gregory had spread a report of Fredegund's Adultery
Expediency - Here Christ deals with the question of Adultery, and shows how certain members of the body, such as the eye and the hand, which are in themselves serviceable and necessary, may become the occasion of sin for us, and, therefore, it is expedient (συμφέρει) for a man that one of his members should perish and not his whole body be cast into hell
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QUOTATIONS IN MATTHEW Matthew 1:23 "Behold, a virgin" Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 2:6 "Thou Bethlehem" Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:15 "Out of Egypt" Hosea 11:1 Matthew 2:18 "In Rama a voice" Psalms 91:11-129 Matthew 3:3 "The voice of one crying" Isaiah 40:3 Matthew 4:4 "Man shall not live by bread" Deuteronomy 8:3 Matthew 4:6 "He shall give His angels charge" 1618882835_70 Matthew 4:7 "Thou shalt not tempt " Deuteronomy 6:16 Matthew 4:10 "Thou shalt worship the Lord" Deuteronomy 6:13 Matthew 4:15-16 "The land of Zabulon" Isaiah 9:1-2 Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek: they shall Psalms 37:11 inherit the earth" Matthew 5:21 "Thou shalt not kill" Matthew 10:35-36 Matthew 5:27 "Thou shalt not commit Adultery" Exodus 20:14 Matthew 5:31 "Give her a writing of divorcement" Deuteronomy 24:1 Matthew 5:33 "Thou shalt not forswear"...
Deuteronomy 23:23; Leviticus 19:12 Matthew 5:38 "An eye for an eye" Exodus 21:24 Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbor
Abortion - But with this prohibition of murder came also mandatory capital punishment (Genesis 9:5-6 ), even for such offenses as cursing one's parents (Exodus 21:17 ) or committing Adultery (Deuteronomy 22:22 )
Ethics - So is the prevalent theft, murder, violence, Adultery, and constant neglect of widows, orphans, strangers
Justice (2) - Again, the sin of Adultery may be begun and completed by simply looking on a woman to lust after her (Matthew 5:28)
David - in His Races - 'My honest scholar,' says Isaac Walton, when he is giving his companion a lesson in making a line and in colouring a rod, 'all this is told you to incline you to thankfulness; and, to incline you the more, let me tell you that though the prophet David was guilty of murder and Adultery, and many others of the most deadly sins, yet he was said to be a man after God's own heart, because he abounded more and more with thankfulness than any other that is mentioned in Holy Scripture
Ahithophel - I do not know what all you would have called Eliam and Ahithophel had they winked in that way at David's Adultery and blood-guiltiness
David - But in the midst of all this success he fell, and his character became stained with the sin of Adultery (2 Samuel 11:2-27 )
Idol - Israel's idolatry was not merely an abomination in God's sight, as that of the Gentiles, but spiritual "adultery" against Jehovah her Husband (Isaiah 54:5; Jeremiah 3:14; Ezekiel 16)
Christianity - ), and unholy desire no less than Adultery ( Matthew 5:27 f
Forgiveness - David murdered Uriah and committed Adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11 ); both actions were punishable by death so that both David and Bathsheba should have been killed
Woman - Bathsheba, as the victim of David's seduction and Adultery (2 Samuel 11 ), portends the decline of David's family and fortunes
Evil - For example, awon Sin - The kings in question may have called it diplomacy; the prophets called it Adultery
Absolution - But very early in the history of the Church it became customary for those who, after baptism, had fallen into gross sins, especially the sins of idolatry, Adultery, or murder, to be cut off from fellowship, and to be readmitted after repentance manifested by public confession in the church
Law of Moses - (1) Adultery to be punished by death of both offenders; the rape of a married or betrothed woman, by death of the offender
Herod - ...
Herod was wicked in other respects besides Adultery, and was accordingly "reproved by John for all the evils which he had done" (Luke 3:19)
Jesus Christ - So in the account of the woman caught in Adultery
Sanhedrin - 4), the ordeal of a woman suspected of Adultery (Sôṭâ, i
Samuel, First And Second, Theology of - " One might wonder what these statements could possibly mean, when it is abundantly clear that David's obedience was not perfect and that he "despise [5] the Word of the Lord by doing what [6] evil in his eyes" ( 2 Samuel 12:9 ) when he committed murder and Adultery
Sexuality, Human - Sexual activity outside the marital bond violates the Edenic pattern, whether such activity be premarital promiscuity or postmarital Adultery
Offerings And Sacrifices - According to the law of the test of Adultery in Numbers 5:11-31 the purpose of the "memorial (portion)" (see v
Gnosticism - ‘They lead lives of unrestrained indulgence, … teaching that it is a matter of indifference to practise Adultery, and to eat things sacrificed to idols’ (Iren
Matthew, Gospel According to - In relation to sexual morality, they were to be chaste in thought (Matthew 5:28); marriage was an indissoluble bond, broken only by Adultery (Matthew 19:9)
Hermas Shepherd of - An adulterous wife is to be divorced, if unrepentant, but her husband may not marry again, for that would be committing Adultery
Mahometanism - It has allowed private revenge, in the case of murder; it has given a sanction to fornication; and, if any weight be due to the example of its author, it has justified Adultery
Papias, Bishop of Hierapolis - There is a reasonable probability that this story may be that of the woman taken in Adultery, now found in the common text of St
Covenant - Implied in these stipulations was Yahweh's awareness of Abram's lack of faith and obedience in his sovereign, exalted God and of his sin of Adultery with Hagar
Trial-at-Law - Everything that prejudiced the honour of the tribe-adultery, insult, wounds, and even robbery-was an offence worthy of death
Ethics (2) - regarding murder and Adultery; it is clear that what Jesus means is that God asks more than mere abstention from these crimes: He demands perfect self-control and integrity of heart
Montanus - The occasion was the publication, by one whom Tertullian sarcastically calls "Pontifex Maximus" and "Episcopus Episcoporum," of an edict of pardon to persons guilty of Adultery and fornication on due performance of penance
Pharisees (2) - Adultery with a Gentile was trivial compared with such offence against a Jew
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - He deposed some on charges of homicide and Adultery, and repelled others from the Eucharist
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - He added that Dioscorus had taken away his clothes and property, and compelled him to flee for his life; and he charged him, further, with Adultery and blasphemy (ib