corner graphic   Hi,    
Facebook image
ver. 2.0.17.09.20
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to classic.studylight.org/

Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery

Resource Toolbox
A — 1: μοιχός
(Strong's #3432 — Noun Masculine — moichos — moy-khos' )

denotes one "who has unlawful intercourse with the spouse of another," Luke 18:11 ; 1 Corinthians 6:9 ; Hebrews 13:4 . As to James 4:4 , see below.

A — 2: μοιχαλίς
(Strong's #3428 — Noun Feminine — moichalis — moy-khal-is' )

"an adulteress," is used (a) in the natural sense, 2 Peter 2:14 ; Romans 7:3 ; (b) in the spiritual sense, James 4:4 ; here the RV rightly omits the word "adulterers." It was added by a copyist. As in Israel the breach of their relationship with God through their idolatry, was described as "adultery" or "harlotry" (e.g., Ezekiel 16:15 ff; 23:43 ), so believers who cultivate friendship with the world, thus breaking their spiritual union with Christ, are spiritual "adulteresses," having been spiritually united to Him as wife to husband, Romans 7:4 . It is used adjectivally to describe the Jewish people in transferring their affections from God, Matthew 12:39 ; 16:4 ; Mark 8:38 . In 2 Peter 2:14 , the lit. translation is "full of an adulteress" (RV, marg.).

A — 3: μοιχεία
(Strong's #3430 — Noun Feminine — moicheia — moy-khi'-ah )

"adultery," is found in Matthew 15:19 ; Mark 7:21 ; John 8:3 (AV only).

B — 1: μοιχάω
(Strong's #3429 — Verb — moichao — moy-khah'-o )

used in the Middle Voice in the NT, is said of men in Matthew 5:32 ; 19:9 ; Mark 10:11 ; of women in Mark 10:10 .

B — 2: μοιχεύω
(Strong's #3431 — Verb — moicheuo — moy-khyoo'-o )

is used in Matthew 5:27,28,32 (in ver. 32 some texts have No. 1); Matthew 19:18 ; Mark 10:19 ; Luke 16:18 ; 18:20 ; John 8:4 ; Romans 2:22 ; 13:9 ; James 2:11 ; in Revelation 2:22 , metaphorically, of those who are by a Jezebel's solicitations drawn away to idolatry.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Adulterer, Adulterous, Adultery'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/a/adulterer-adulterous-adultery.html. 1940.


Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Adorn, Adorning
Next Entry
Advance
ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology