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women, which were concubines, to keep the house.
2 Sam. xvi. 21. And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
2 Sam. xix, 5. And Joab came
And they made their
is my sister: she is the daughter Gen. xx, 12. And yet indeed she. ter of my mother; and she becaine of my father, but not the daugh
and Israel heard it.
him Jochebed his father's sister
shall approach to any that is near | father. of kin to him, to uncover their father drink wine that night... nakedness: I am the LORD. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not Gen. xxxv, 22. And it came to uncover: it is thy father's naked-pass, when Israel dwelt in that ness. The nakedness of thy sister, land, that Reuben went and lay into the house to the king, and daughter of thy mother, whether the daughter of thy father, or with Billah his father's concubine: said, Thou hast shamed this day she be born at home, or born the faces of all thy servants, which Now the this day have saved thy life, and abroad, even their nakedness thou the lives of thy sons and of thy shalt not uncover. The naked daughters, and the lives of thyness of thy son's daughter, or of wives, and the lives of thy concu- their nakedness thou shalt not thy daughter's daughter, even nakedness. uncover: for theirs is thine own thy father's wife's daughter, beThe nakedness of gotten of thy father. (she is thy sister.) thou shalt not uncover her cover the nakedness of thy father's nakedness. Thou shalt not unsister: she is thy father's near kinswoman. Thou shalt not unmother's sister: for she is thy Cover the nakedness of thy mother's near kinswoman. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt Ezek. xxii, 11. And one hath not approach to his wife: she is committed abomination with his thine aunt. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daugh-in-law; and another in thee hath neighbour's wife; and another ter-in-law: she is thy son's wife; humbled his sister, his father's hath lewdly defiled his daughterthou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the daughter.
2 Sam. xx, 3. And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them: so they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
1 Kings xi. 3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
1 Chron. 1, 32. Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan. 1 Chron. ii, 46-43. And Ephab, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begat Gazez. And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph. Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and
1 Chron. vil, 14. The sons of Manasseh; Asriel, whom she bare; but his concubine Aramitess bare Machir, the father of Gilead.
2 Chron. xi, 21. And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives and threescore concubines, and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
Cant. vi, 8, 9. There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number. My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her and blessed her, yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
nakedness of thy brother's wife:
take his father's wife, nor discover
Gen. xix, 30-33. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar. and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the first - born said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink Lev. xvili, 6-19. None of you that we may preserve seed of our wine, and we will lie with him,
VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW
Judah; Er, and Onau, and Shelah: which three were born unto him 1 Chron. ii, 3, 4. The sons of of the daughter of Shua the born of Judah, was evil in the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstsight of the LORD, and he slew him. And Tamar his daughterZerah. in-law bare
him Pharez and All the sons of Judah
1 Gor. v, 1. It is reported com monly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
thou shalt not excel; because thou Gen. xlix, 4. Unstable as water, then defiledst thou it: he went up wentest up to thy father's bed; to my couch,
man that lieth with his father's Lev. xx, 11-14, 20-22. And the wife hath uncovered his father's shall be upon them. And if a man surely be put to death; their blood nakedness: both of them shall lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have wrought confuthem. sion; their blood shall be upon mankind as he lieth with a If a man also lie with woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you. And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovershall bear their sin; they shall die ed his uncle's nakedness: they
childless. And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless. Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my Judgments, and do them; that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
sons are dead: for Amnon only is | quarrel against him, and would
ADULTERY A HEINOUS
Gen. xx, 9-11. Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What sawest thou, that thou
Deut. xxvii, 20-23. Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt: and all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be lie that lieth with any manner of beast: and ail the people shall say, Amen. Curs-hast ed be he that lleth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother; and all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that lieth with his mo
ther-in-law and all the people shall say, Amen.
2 Sam. xiii, 15-22, 32, 33. Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her; and Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone. And she said uuto him, There is no cause: this evil in Bending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.
Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her. And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her. And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying. And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy
done this thing? And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.
Gen. xxvi, 10. And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
Lev. xviii, 20. Moreover, thou
Deut. v, 18. Neither shalt thou
John vill, 10, 11. 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? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Jer. xl, 15. What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
Jer. xiii, 27. I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once bet
Ezek. xvi, 30-32. How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman; In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an barlot, in that thou scornest hire; But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
Ezek. xxiii, 5, 43-48. And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours. Job xxxi, 9-12. If mine heart Then said i unto her that was old have been deceived by a woman, in adulteries, Will they now comor if I have laid wait at my neigh-mit whoredoms with her, and sho bour's door; Then let my wife with them? Yet they went in ungrind unto another, and let others to her, as they go in unto a woman bow down upon her. For this is that playeth the harlot: so went an heinous crime; yea, it is an ini- they in unto Aholah and unto quity to be punished by the Aholibah, the lewd women. And judges. For it is a fire that the righteous men, they shall consumeth to destruction, and judge them after the manner of
peace, my sister: he is thy bro-would root out all mine increase.adulteresses, and after the man
not be burnt? Can one go upon
ther; regard not this thing. So
Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king's
Matth. v, 27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Mark vi, 18, 19. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a
ner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands. For thus saith the Lord GOD, I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled. And the company shall stone them with stones, and despatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire. Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewd
Hosea 11, 1, 2. Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not my
wife, neither am I her busband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts.
Rev. ii, 22. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
INSTANCES IN PURPOSE OB
Gen. xii,16-20. And he entreated Abram well for her sake, and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Saral, Abram's wife. And Pharaoh called Abram, and Said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? 80 I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all
that he had.
Gen. xx, 14. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and women - servants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
Gen. xxxix, 7-11. And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused; and said unto his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand: There is none greater in this house than 1; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her. And it came to pass, about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there
aside from any thing that he com-
of the adulterer waiteth for the
Prov. vii, 19-21. For the good-
Jer. xxix, 23.
LORD unto me, Go yet, love a
Mark vi, 17. For Herod himself
and Pharisees brought unto him
PUNISHMENT BY LAW.
committeth adultery with another mau's wife, een he that committen adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adultress shall surely be put to death.
Deut. xxil, 22-24. If a man be to an husband, then they shall found lying with a woman married both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel. If a damsel that
is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lle with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled put away evil from among you. his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt
law commanded us, that such
cuse him. But Jesus stooped
AND IN PROVIDENCE. plagued Pharaoh and his house Gen. xil, 17. And the LORD with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.
the sword shall never depart 2 Sam. xii, 10-12. Now therefore from mine house; because thou hast despised me, and tiken the wife of Uriah the saith the LORD, Behold, I will Hittite to be thy wife. Thus raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this the sun. thing before all Israel, and before
lieth carnally with a woman that Lev. xix, 20-22 And whosoever is a bond-maid, betrothed to an Prov. vi, 32, 33. But whoso comhusband, and not at all redeemed, mitte h adultery with a woman nor freedom given her, she shall lacketh understanding: he that 2 Sam. x1, 3, 4. And David sent to death, because she was not A wound and dishonour shall he be scourged; they shall not be put doeth it destroyeth his own soul. and enquired after the woman. free. And he shall bring his tres-get; and his reproach shall not be And one said, is not this Bath-pass offering unto the LORD, unto wiped away. sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the the door of the tabernacle of the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And congregation, even a ram for a David sent messengers, and took trespass-offering. And the priest her, and she came in unto him, shall make an atonement for hum and he lay with her, (for she was with the ram of the trespass-offerpurified from her uncleanness;) ing before the LORD, for his sin and she returned unto her house. which he hath done: and the sin 1 Kings xv, 5. Because David which he hath done shall be fordid that which was right in the given him. eyes of the LORD, and turned not
horses in the morning: every one Jer. v, 8, 9. They were as fed neighed after his neighbour's wife. Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
Ezek. xvi, 38-40. And I will judge thee, as women that break Lev. xx, 10. And the man that wedlock and shed blood, are
Judged; and I will give thee blood | morial in her hands, which is the
Ezek. xxxiii, 26. Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neigh bour's wife: and shall ye possess
jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse. And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse: But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee besile thine husband: Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing; and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell: And this water that causeth the curse shall 50 into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot. And the woman shall say, Amen, amen. And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water; And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, 2 Cor. xi, 2. For I am jealous and Vecome bitter. Then the over you with godly jealously; for priest shall take the jealousy I have espoused you to one hus-offering out of the woman's band, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Gen. xxxix, 19. And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his
wrath was kindled.
Prov. vi, 34, 35. For jealousy is the rage of a man; therefore he will not spare in the day of his vengeance. He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
Num. v, 12-31. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled; or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankIncense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD. And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the du-t that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water. And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of me
hand, and shall wave the offering
CHASTITY AND MODESTY
1 Thess. iv, 3-5, 7. For this is the
Gen. xxiv, 63-65. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field
at the even-tide; aud he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes; and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
Gen. xxxix, 11, 12. And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. And she caught him by his garment, saying. Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
Lev. xx. 17. And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daugh ter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing, and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
Deut. xxii, 5. The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Deut. xxv, 11, 12. When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
against his own
Job xxxi, 1. I made a covenant | cease from sin; beguiling unstable but he that committeth fornicawith mine eyes: why then should souls: an heart they have exerI think upon a maid. cised with covetous practices; Prov. v, 3. For the lips of a cursed children: For when they strange woman drop as an honey-speak great swelling words of comb, and her mouth is smoother Vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who livein error.
Prov. vi, 25. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
Prov. xxiii, 28. She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Ezek. xxiii, 14, 16, 19-21. And that she increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermillion, And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea. Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. For she dotedupon theirparamours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses. Thus thou calledst to remembrance the lewdness of thy youth, in bruising thy teats by the Egyptians for the pups of thy
Matth. v, 28. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her alreadyin his heart.
Eph. iv, 19. Who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Eph. v, 3. 4. 12. But fornication. and all uncleanness, or covetonsness,let it not beoncenamed among yon, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
1 Tim. v, 6. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she
James v, 5. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
1 Peter iv, 3, 4. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.
2 Peter ii, 14, 18. Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot
filthy dreamers defile the flesh....
CAUTIONS AGAINST IT.
Prov. ii, 16. To deliver thee from the strange woman, eren from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
Prov. v, 8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house.
Prov. vi, 21. To keep thee from
wisdom, Thou art my sister, and
among the youths, a young man
Prov. xxxi, 3. Give not thy
belly, and the belly for meats:
mit fornication, as some of them 1 Cor. x, 8. Neither let us comcommitted, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Heb. xii, 16. Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as sold his birthright. Esau, who for one morsel of meat
Rev. ii, 14. But I have a few things against thee, because thou doctrine of Balaam, who taught hast there them that hold the before the children of Israel, to Balac to cast a stumblingblock eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. INSTANCES WITH AGGRAVATIONS.
was brought forth, she sent to Gen. xxxviii, 25, 26. When she her father-in-law, saying, By the man whom these are, am I with pray thee, whose are these, the child: and she said, Discern, I signet, and bracelets, and staff. and said, She hath been more And Judah acknowledged them, righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son: and he knew her again no more..
Num. xxv, 1, 6, 14. 15. And people began to commit whoreIsrael abode in Shittim, and the And, behold, one of the children of dom with the daughters of Moab. Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman, in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. And the name of the Mid
lanitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.
would not hearken to him: so the Judges xix, 25, 26. But the men
brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her took his concubine, and all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go. Then came the woman in the dawning of the
day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.
Ps. cvi, 39. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. a
Isa. i, 21. How is the faithful