What is adultery?
The word adultery comes from the Greek word moichao (3429)
which means "to have unlawful intercourse with another's
wife" (1) and is used six times in Mat 5:32, Mat 19:9,
Mar 10:11-12. The Greek word moicheuo (3431)
also means to commit adultery, and is used 22 times in:
Mat 5:27,28, 19:18, Mar 10:19, Luk 16:18, 18:20, Joh 8:4,
Rom 2:22, 13:9, Jam 2:11, Rev 2:22.
Under the law, adultery was punishable by death:
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's
wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife,
the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
It is also the seventh commandment in the Ten Commandments
given in Exodus 20:14:
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
What is the problem with adultery?
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor extortioners,
shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6.9-10
All scriptures on adultery:
Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's
wife, even he that committeth adultery with his
neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress
shall surely be put to death.
Deuteronomy 5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
Job 24:15 The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight,
Psalm 50:18 hast been partaker with adulterers.
pro 6:26 bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
pro 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh
pro 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth
isa 57:3 adulterer and the whore.
jer 3:8 committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of
jer 3:9 she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and
jer 5:7 the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled
jer 7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
jer 9:2 be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
jer 13:27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness
jer 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the
jer 23:14 thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen
jer 29:23 committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have
eze 16:32 But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers
eze 23:37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands,
eze 23:37 and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have
eze 23:43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now
eze 23:45 of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood;
eze 23:45 because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.
hos 2:2 of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
hos 3:1 friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD
hos 4:2 committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
hos 4:13 whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
hos 4:14 your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are
hos 7:4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who
mal 3:5 witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and
mat 5:27 not commit adultery:
mat 5:28 after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
mat 5:32 adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced
mat 5:32 committeth adultery.
mat 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
mat 15:19 adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
mat 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and
mat 19:9 adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit
mat 19:9 adultery.
mat 19:18 Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
mar 7:21 thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
mar 8:38 this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the
mar 10:11 marry another, committeth adultery against her.
mar 10:12 another, she committeth adultery.
mar 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
luk 16:18 committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put
luk 16:18 away from her husband committeth adultery.
luk 18:11 adulterers, or even as this publican.
luk 18:20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not
joh 8:3 adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
joh 8:4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in
rom 2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou
rom 2:22 commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit
rom 7:3 man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be
rom 7:3 dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress,
rom 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill,
1co 6:9 nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with
heb 13:4 whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
jam 2:11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not
jam 2:11 kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou
jam 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship
2pe 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin;
rev 2:22 adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of