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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Adultery

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The law of Moses made this crime capital, both to the man and woman; and upon clear proof, they were both to be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10) It is somewhat remarkable, however, that in the case of the adulteress brought to Christ, we hear nothing of the man. Was it the case then, as it is but too generally now, that both the sin and the shame are thrown, with fulness of every thing blameable, upon women, while the seducers and more worthless, pass off unrebuked? yea, to the disgrace of human nature, not unfrequently applauded! Not so in thine eye, blessed Lord Jesus! (See John 8:1; Joh 8:11) It should be remarked under this article, that beside this natural adultery, noticed in the Scripture, there is a spiritual fornication of which the Lord complains, which is idolatry. (See Jeremiah 3:9; Ezekiel 23:37; Hosea 2:2) Reader! if Jesus be the husband, that is, as the prophet calls him, the John of his people, who would forsake him for the idols of a dying world? (Hosea 2:16-17)


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Adultery'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/a/adultery.html. London. 1828.

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