What constitutes adultery is not plainly defined in this passage of the Bible, and has been the subject of debate within Judaism and Christianity. Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say, 'She is my sister,' so that I took her for my wife? Now then, here is your wife; take her, and go. A local king, Abimelech , intends to marry her. Years later, Isaac tells the same lie regarding his wife, Rebecca , but Abimelech quickly discovers the truth.
The Sin Of Adultery
What Does the Bible Say About Adultery? (Plus 2 Types You Probably Didn't Know About)
But I say to you, That whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery. Matthew But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Luke ,35 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: …. Matthew ,9 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so…. Malachi Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant…. Mark And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept….
What does the Bible say about adultery?
Today, though, adultery seems more rampant than ever. How prevalent is adultery? Two of the most reliable studies come to similar conclusions. Even when these lower ratios are applied to the current adult population, that means that some 19 million husbands and 12 million wives have had an affair. Whatever the actual numbers, the point to be made is that adultery is much more common than we would like to admit.
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