Adultery - conjugal infidelity. An adulterer was a man who had illicit intercourse with a married or a betrothed woman, and such a woman was an adulteress. Intercourse between a married man and an unmarried woman was fornication. Adultery was regarded as a great social wrong, as well as a great sin.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Proverbs 006:026 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. 006:027 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 006:028 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 006:029 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 006:030 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 006:031 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house. 006:032 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. Matthew 005:027 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 005:028 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 005:031 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 005:032 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. Matthew 015:019 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 015:020 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man. Matthew 019:009 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. John 008:003 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 008:004 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 008:005 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? 008:006 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 008:007 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 008:008 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. 008:009 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 008:010 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 008:011 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Proverbs 005:020 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? 005:021 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. 005:022 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 005:023 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. 1 Corinthians 006:009 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, 006:010 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 006:011 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 006:018 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.