adultery

Definitions of adultery

Noun

1

voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse.

she was committing adultery with a much younger man

Synonyms:

infidelity unfaithfulness falseness disloyalty cuckoldry extramarital sex affair liaison fling amour carrying-on hanky-panky two-timing a bit on the side fooling around playing around dirty weekend

Examples of Adultery

she was committing adultery with a much younger man

Synonyms of adultery

Noun

infidelity unfaithfulness falseness disloyalty cuckoldry extramarital sex affair liaison fling amour carrying-on hanky-panky two-timing a bit on the side fooling around playing around dirty weekend

fornication criminal conversation

Matthew 15:19

"For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.

Mark 7:21

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries,

Job 31:11

"For that would be a lustful crime; Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.

Job 31:12

"For it would be fire that consumes to Abaddon, And would uproot all my increase.

Matthew 5:28

but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Corinthians 6:9

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,

Job 24:15

"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

Proverbs 6:32

The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

Leviticus 18:20

'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

Ezekiel 18:11

(though he himself did not do any of these things), that is, he even eats at the mountain shrines, and defiles his neighbor's wife,

Ezekiel 18:6

and does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period--

Ezekiel 18:15

"He does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor's wife,

Deuteronomy 22:22

"If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 22:23-25

"If there is a girl who is a virgin engaged to a man, and another man finds her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you. "But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die.

Leviticus 19:20

'Now if a man lies carnally with a woman who is a slave acquired for another man, but who has in no way been redeemed nor given her freedom, there shall be punishment; they shall not, however, be put to death, because she was not free.

Numbers 5:12-14

"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'If any man's wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him, and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act, if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife when she has not defiled herself,

From Thematic Bible

Abomination » Things that are, to God » Adultery

Adultery » A type of the apostate church when disobedient » Characterized as an adulteress

Adultery » Adulterers and adulteresses

Adultery » General references to

Adultery » Not committing adultery

Adultery » Who commits adultery

Adultery » Instances of » israelites

Adultery » Instances of » Herod

Adultery » Figurative

Adultery » Forgiveness of. Instances of

Adultery » Instances of » Heathen

Adultery » Who commits adultery in their heart

Adultery » Who does not commit adultery

Adultery » Instances of » The samaritan woman

Adultery » Instances of » The gibeahites

Adultery » Instances of » Amnon

Adultery » Instances of » Lot

Adultery » The reward for committing adultery

Adultery » Instances of » The woman brought to jesus in the temple

Adultery » Instances of » Potiphar's wife

Adultery » Instances of » David

Adultery » Instances of » Judah

Adultery » Instances of » Corinthians

Adultery » Instances of » Sodomites

Adultery » Instances of » Absalom

Adultery » Instances of » Sons of eli

Adultery » Instances of » Reuben

Adultery » Instances of » The levite's concubine

Adultery » Instances of » Shechem

Adultery » Instances of » Gilead

Adultery » Instances of » Samson

Divorce » Forbidden » Except » Adultery

Foes of the home » Adultery

Home » Foes of the home » Adultery

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Adultery

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

Abomination » Things that are, to God » Adultery

Leviticus 18:20

'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

Adultery » A type of the apostate church when disobedient » Characterized as an adulteress

Judges 2:17

Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed themselves down to them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do as their fathers.

Judges 8:27

Gideon made it into an ephod, and placed it in his city, Ophrah, and all Israel played the harlot with it there, so that it became a snare to Gideon and his household.

1 Chronicles 5:25

But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.

Ezekiel 6:9

"Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.

More verses: Ezekiel 20:30 Ezekiel 23:35 Hosea 4:12 Hosea 5:4 Hosea 9:1

Adultery » Adulterers and adulteresses

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 22:22

"If a man is found lying with a married woman, then both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Proverbs 6:24-34

To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress. Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids. For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life. read more.

Proverbs 30:18-20

There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Four which I do not understand: The way of an eagle in the sky, The way of a serpent on a rock, The way of a ship in the middle of the sea, And the way of a man with a maid. This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, "I have done no wrong."

John 8:3-5

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"

More verses: Hebrews 13:4 James 4:4 Revelation 2:18-22

Adultery » General references to

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 20:14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Job 24:15

"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

Matthew 5:27

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';

Matthew 19:9

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

More verses: Romans 7:3 1 Corinthians 6:9 2 Peter 2:14

Adultery » Not committing adultery

Leviticus 18:20

'You shall not have intercourse with your neighbor's wife, to be defiled with her.

Exodus 20:14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Deuteronomy 5:18

'You shall not commit adultery.

Matthew 19:18

Then he said to Him, "Which ones?" And Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS;

Romans 13:8-9

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET," and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

More verses: James 2:11

Adultery » Who commits adultery

Matthew 19:9

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

Matthew 5:31-32

"It was said, 'WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE'; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Mark 10:11-12

And He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery."

Luke 16:18

"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.

Romans 7:1-3

Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

Adultery » Instances of » israelites

Exodus 32:6

So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

Exodus 32:25

Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--

Jeremiah 29:23

because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness," declares the LORD.'"

Ezekiel 22:9-11

"Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have committed acts of lewdness. "In you they have uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you they have humbled her who was unclean in her menstrual impurity. "One has committed abomination with his neighbor's wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law And another in you has humbled his sister, his father's daughter.

Ezekiel 33:26

"You rely on your sword, you commit abominations and each of you defiles his neighbor's wife. Should you then possess the land?"'

More verses: Hosea 7:4

Adultery » Instances of » Herod

Matthew 14:3-4

For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."

Mark 6:17-18

For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her. For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."

Luke 3:19

But when Herod the tetrarch was reprimanded by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the wicked things which Herod had done,

Adultery » Figurative

Jeremiah 3:2

"Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see; Where have you not been violated? By the roads you have sat for them Like an Arab in the desert, And you have polluted a land With your harlotry and with your wickedness.

Ezekiel 16:15-16

"But you trusted in your beauty and played the harlot because of your fame, and you poured out your harlotries on every passer-by who might be willing. "You took some of your clothes, made for yourself high places of various colors and played the harlot on them, which should never come about nor happen.

Adultery » Forgiveness of. Instances of

Judges 19:1-4

Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah. But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months. Then her husband arose and went after her to speak tenderly to her in order to bring her back, taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. So she brought him into her father's house, and when the girl's father saw him, he was glad to meet him. read more.

John 8:10-11

Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either Go From now on sin no more."]

Adultery » Instances of » Heathen

Ephesians 4:17-19

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.

1 Peter 4:3

For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries.

Adultery » Who commits adultery in their heart

Matthew 5:28

but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Adultery » Who does not commit adultery

Romans 7:2-3

For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

Adultery » Instances of » The samaritan woman

John 4:17-18

The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have correctly said, 'I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly."

Adultery » Instances of » The gibeahites

Judges 19:22-25

While they were celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain worthless fellows, surrounded the house, pounding the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house that we may have relations with him." Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, "No, my fellows, please do not act so wickedly; since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly. "Here is my virgin daughter and his concubine. Please let me bring them out that you may ravish them and do to them whatever you wish. But do not commit such an act of folly against this man." read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Amnon

2 Samuel 13:1-20

Now it was after this that Absalom the son of David had a beautiful sister whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. Amnon was so frustrated because of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it seemed hard to Amnon to do anything to her. But Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David's brother; and Jonadab was a very shrewd man. read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Lot

Genesis 19:31-38

Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth. "Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve our family through our father." So they made their father drink wine that night, and the firstborn went in and lay with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. read more.

Adultery » The reward for committing adultery

Hosea 4:1-3

Listen to the word of the LORD, O sons of Israel, For the LORD has a case against the inhabitants of the land, Because there is no faithfulness or kindness Or knowledge of God in the land. There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns, And everyone who lives in it languishes Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, And also the fish of the sea disappear.

Adultery » Instances of » The woman brought to jesus in the temple

John 8:4-11

they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?" They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Potiphar's wife

Genesis 39:7-12

It came about after these events that his master's wife looked with desire at Joseph, and she said, "Lie with me." But he refused and said to his master's wife, "Behold, with me here, my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?" read more.

Adultery » Instances of » David

2 Samuel 11:1-5

Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they destroyed the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Judah

Genesis 38:1-24

And it came about at that time, that Judah departed from his brothers and visited a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua; and he took her and went in to her. So she conceived and bore a son and he named him Er. read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Corinthians

1 Corinthians 5:1-5

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst. For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Sodomites

Genesis 19:5-8

and they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them." But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, and said, "Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. read more.

Adultery » Instances of » Absalom

2 Samuel 16:22

So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and Absalom went in to his father's concubines in the sight of all Israel.

Adultery » Instances of » Sons of eli

1 Samuel 2:22

Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Adultery » Instances of » Reuben

Genesis 35:22

It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard of it.

Adultery » Instances of » The levite's concubine

Judges 19:2

But his concubine played the harlot against him, and she went away from him to her father's house in Bethlehem in Judah, and was there for a period of four months.

Adultery » Instances of » Shechem

Genesis 34:2

When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.

Adultery » Instances of » Gilead

Judges 11:1

Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a valiant warrior, but he was the son of a harlot. And Gilead was the father of Jephthah.

Adultery » Instances of » Samson

Judges 16:1

Now Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there, and went in to her.

Divorce » Forbidden » Except » Adultery

Matthew 19:9

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

Matthew 5:32

but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Foes of the home » Adultery

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 20:14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Job 24:15

"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

Matthew 5:27

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';

Matthew 19:9

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

More verses: Romans 7:3 1 Corinthians 6:9 2 Peter 2:14

Home » Foes of the home » Adultery

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 20:14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Job 24:15

"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, 'No eye will see me.' And he disguises his face.

Matthew 5:27

"You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';

Matthew 19:9

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."

More verses: Romans 7:3 1 Corinthians 6:9 2 Peter 2:14

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Adultery

Leviticus 20:10

'If there is a man who commits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 22:24

then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city and you shall stone them to death; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor's wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.

Spiritual » Adoption » Adultery

Judges 2:17

Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed themselves down to them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do as their fathers.

Judges 8:27

Gideon made it into an ephod, and placed it in his city, Ophrah, and all Israel played the harlot with it there, so that it became a snare to Gideon and his household.

1 Chronicles 5:25

But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

Psalm 106:39

Thus they became unclean in their practices, And played the harlot in their deeds.

Ezekiel 6:9

"Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.

More verses: Ezekiel 20:30 Ezekiel 23:35 Hosea 4:12 Hosea 5:4 Hosea 9:1

Temptation » Yielding to temptation » David » Adultery

2 Samuel 11:2-5

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her; and when she had purified herself from her uncleanness, she returned to her house. read more.

Topics on Adultery

Adultery and Divorce

40;5;32

but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Adultery In The Church

46;5;1

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife.

Adultery, Consequences Of

20;6;32-34

The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.

Adultery, Defined

2;20;14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Adultery, Examples Of

1;19;31-38

Then the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of the earth.

Adultery, Results Of

5;5;18

'You shall not commit adultery.

Adultery, Spiritual

62;2;15-17

Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Avoid Adultery

2;20;14

"You shall not commit adultery.

Those Who Committed Adultery

24;5;7

"Why should I pardon you? Your sons have forsaken Me And sworn by those who are not gods When I had fed them to the full, They committed adultery And trooped to the harlot's house.