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Adultery. Strictly denotes uncleanness between a man and a woman, either of whom is married. Broadly, it includes all manner of unchastity in heart, speech, or behavior. Matthew 5:27-28. According to the law of God, given by Moses, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10. The mode of testing a charge made by a man accusing his wife of adultery is given, Numbers 5:12-31. Christ says that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 5:28. In many parts of the Scripture the church is called an adulteress when she forsakes the worship of God and practices idolatry. Isaiah 57:3-12; Jeremiah 3:1-2; Jeremiah 3:9; Jeremiah 13:27; Ezekiel 23:27; Matthew 12:39, etc. By our Saviour adultery was made the only ground for divorce.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Adultery'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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