Scriptures on "Adultery"

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You shall not commit adultery. (Deuteronomy 5:18) 

Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife and defile yourself with her. (Leviticus 18:20)

A man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. (Proverbs 6:32)

Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. (Proverbs 5:20-22)

Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. (Proverbs 6:27-29)

The eye of the adulterer watches for dusk; he thinks, "No eye will see me," and he keeps his face concealed. (Job 24:15)

With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed an accursed brood!
(2 Peter 2:14)

I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery and thronged to the houses of prostitutes. (Jeremiah 5:7)

The lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. (Proverbs 5:3)

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD'S wrath will fall into it. (Proverbs 22:14)

This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, "I've done nothing wrong." (Proverbs 30:20)

Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. (Proverbs 5:5)

Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. (Proverbs 5:8-10)

For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. (Proverbs 2:18-19)

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. (Proverbs 7:4-5)

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. (Hebrews 10:26-27)

**Copyright, 2002, Brian Campbell (Permission is granted to copy for personal use only.)

Adultery:  Although it is God’s desire that sexoccur exclusively within marriage, human beings have difficulty adhering to this standard.  Perhaps the most prominent sexual sin mentioned  in the Bible is that of adultery.  In the Seventh Commandment, God proclaims:  “You shall not commit adultery."   If any one does so, his/her act will not go unpunished by God.

In addition to adultery, the Scriptures specifically condemn having sex with prostitutes.  Prostitutes can be seductive and lure people into temptation and sin.  If you have sex with a prostitute, you become “one flesh” with the prostitute, just as husband and wife become one flesh through the act of sexual union.

Note:  The scriptures on adultery listed above are taken from my book:  "Godly Counsel: Scriptures for Today's World."  If you are caught in adultery, you need to seek Godly counsel immediately. 




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