Bible meaning of Adultery

According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary. the simple meaning of adultery is marital infidelity. An adulterer was a man who had illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was a adulteress. Intercourse between a married woman was fornication. Adultery was regarded as a great social wrong, as well as a great sin.

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 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 3:6-9; Ezekiel 16:32; Hosea 1:2-3; Revelation 2:22). An apostate church is a adulteress ( Isaiah 1:21; Isaiah 23:4-37), and the Jews are styled and adulterous generation”(Matthew 12:39

Bible Quotes about Adultery

You shall not commit adultery,”~ Exodos 20:14

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commit adultery.”~ Matthew 19:9

” You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart,” Matthew 5:27-28

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality’s, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkard, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”~ 1 Corinthians 6;9-10

” No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”~1 Corinthians 10:13

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