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city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged
in it: but now murderers.
hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them Isa. xxiii, 17. And it shall come that hate thee, the daughters of to pass, after the end of seventy the Philistines, which are ashamyears, that the LORD will visited of thy lewd way. Thou hast Tyre, and she shall turn to her played the whore also with the hire, and shall commit fornica- Assyrians, because thou wast untion with all the kingdoms of satiable; yea, thou hast played the the world upon the face of the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied. Thou hast tion in the land of Canaan unto moreover multiplied thy fornicaChaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith. Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria, and all that are round about her, the daughters of the Philistines, which despise thee round about. hast borne thy lewdness and thine abominations, saith the
Isa. Ivil, 7, 8. Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed, even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice. Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed where thou Bawest it.
Jer. ii, 20. For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot.
Ezek. xx, 30. Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit ye whoredom after their abominations?
Ezek. xxiii, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11-13, 17, Jer. ill, 2, 6, 9. Lift up thine 35. Son of man, there were two eyes unto the high places, and see women, the daughters of one where thou hast not been lien mother; And they committed with. In the ways hast thou sat whoredoms in Egypt; they comfor them, as the Arabian in the mitted whoredoms in their youth: wilderness; and thou hast pollut-there were their breasts pressed, ed the land with thy whoredoms and there they bruised the teats and with thy wickedness. The of their virginity. Thus she LORD said also unto me in the committed her whoredoms with days of Josial the king, Hast them, with all them that were the thou seen that which backsliding chosen men of Assyria, and with Israel hath done? she is gone up all on whom she doted: with all upon every high mountain and their idols she defiled herself. under every green tree, and Neither left she her whoredoms there hath played the harlot. brought from Egypt: for in her And it came to pass, through the youth they lay with her, and they lightness of her whoredom, that bruised the breasts of her virginshe defiled the land, and com-ity, and poured their whoredom mitted adultery with stones and with stocks.
Ezek. xvi, 7, 16, 25-29, 57, 58. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare. And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms. Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger. Behold, therefore I have stretched out my
upon her. And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms. She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men. Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom; and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Because thou hast forgotten me, and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
Hosea iv, 12. My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused
them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their Goi.
Hosea v, 3, 4. I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
Hosea vi, 9, 10. And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness. I have seen au horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
Hosea ix, 1. Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast gone a whoring from thy God; thou hast loved a reward upon every corn-floor.
Rev. xvii, 1-5, 15--18. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upou many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarletcoloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her fore head was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peo ples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make
her desolate and
naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Rev. xviii, 3. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed
rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev. xix, 2. For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
LAW OF MOSES AGAINST
Gen. xxxviii, 24. And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Exod. xxil, 16, 17. And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
Lev. xxi, 9. And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profanetli her father: she shall be burnt with fire.
Num. xxv, 7,8 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of
Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through ber belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. Deut. xxii, 21, 28, 29. Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die; because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you. If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fitty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
pleaseth God shall escape from her, but the sinner shall be taken by her.
no whoremonger, nor Eph. v, 5. For this ye know, that unclean person, nor covetous man, who is in the kingdom of Christ and of an idolater, hath any inheritance God.
Gen. xxxviii, 15, 16. When covered her face. And he turned be an harlot: because she had Judah saw her, he thought her to unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law.) And she said, What wilt thou give me, me? that thou mayest come in unto
Lev. xix, 29. Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whore
inclineth unto death, and her Prov. ii, 18, 19. For her house dom, and the land become full of paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
Prov. v, 11-14. And thou mourn body are consumed, And say, at the last, when thy flesh and thy How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! I was
almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Prov. vii, 26. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
BY LOSS OF CHARACTER. Should be deal with our sister as Gen. xxxiv, 31. And they said, with an harlot ?
said, Let her take it to her, lest Gen. xxxviil, 23. And Judah we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
Job xxiv, 17, 18. For the morning is to them even as the shadow of death: it one know them, they are in the terrors of the shadow of death. He is swift as the waters; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholdeth not the way of the vineyards.
Lev. xxi, 7. They shall not take. a wife that is a whore, or profane; neither shall they take a woman is holy unto his God. put away from her husband: for he
Delilah saw that he had told her Judges xvi, 18. And when for the lords of the Philistines, all his heart, she sent and called saying, Come up this once; for he hath shewed me all his heart.
came up unto her, and brought
Then the lords of the Philistines
money in their hand.
two women that were harlots unto the king, and stood before him. 1 Kings iii, 16. Then came there
Prov. 1, 17. Which forsaketh getteth the covenant of her God. the guide of her youth, and for
are moveable, that thou canst not ponder the path of life, her ways Prov. v, 6. Lest thou shouldest know them.
there met him a woman with the Prov. vii, 10-12. And, behold, attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Prov. xxii, 14. The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
Prov. xxiii, 27. For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
come to pass in that day, that
fore he slew him also.
Exod. xxii, 19. Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.
Ezek. xvi, 33-35, 41. They give gilts to all whores; but thou givest thy gilts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come Lev. xv, 16, 17, 32. And if any unto thee on every side for thy man's seed of copulation go out whoredom. And the contrary is from him, then he shall wash all in thee from other women in his flesh in water, and be unclean thy whoredoms, whereas none until the even. And every garfolloweth thee to commit whore-ment, and every skin, whereon is doms: and in that thou givest the seed of copulation, shall be a reward, and no reward is washed with water, and be ungiven unto thee; therefore thou clean until the even. This is the art contrary. Wherefore, O har-law of him that hath an issue, and lot, hear the word of the LORD: of him whose seed goeth from him, And they shall burn thine houses and is deliled therewith. with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many Women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlet, and thou also shalt give no hire any
Deut. xxiii, 2. A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
Judges xi, 1, 2. Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: an i Gilead begat Jephthah. And Gilead's wife bare him sons: and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house; for
thou art the son of a strange
Hosea ii, 4. And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
Hosen v, 7. They have dealt treacherously against the LORD; for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month deYour them with their portions.
Zech. ix, 6. And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
John viii, 41. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Heb. xii, 8. But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and
Lev. xvill, 23, 24, 26, 28-30. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojournéth among you. That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you. For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people. Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.
Lev. xx, 15. 16. And if a man lle with a beast, he shall surely be put to death; and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman and the beast.
Deut. xxvii, 21. Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast, and all the people shall say,
Deut. xxiii, 1. He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
2 Kings xx, 18. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take Gen, xxxviii, 9, 10. And Onan away; and they shall be eunuchs
in the palace of the big of Babylon."
Isa. xxxix, 7. And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babv. lon.
Dan. 1, 3, 9, 11. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
Matth. xix, 11, 12. But he said tinto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb; and there are some eunuchs, which
there be eunuchs which have were made eunuchs of men; and made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. Ho that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
Acts viil, 27. And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of great Ethiopia, an eunuch of authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship.
Gen. xiii, 13. But the men of Sodom were wicked, and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Gen. xviii, 20-22. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if And the men not, I will know. turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.
Gen. xix, 4-11. But, before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compass young, all the people from every ed the house round, both old and quarter. And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to
thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them, And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto
you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing, for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blind
ness, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Lev. xviii, 22. Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind; it is abomination.
Deut. xxiii, 17, 18. There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a Sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the
LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Deut. xxxii, 32. For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their
clusters are bitter.
Judges xix, 22-24. Now, as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, you, do not so wickedly; seeing Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. Behold, here is my daughter, a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
1 Kings xiv, 24. And there were also Sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
2 Peter ii, 7, 8. And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.
Isa. i, 10. Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Isa. iii, 9. The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul? for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
of the iniquity of the daughter of Lam. iv. 6. For the punishment my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her.
thine elder sister is Samaria, she Ezek. xvi, 46-50, 53-56. And and her daughters that dwell at thy left hand; and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy right hand, is Sodom and her daughters. Yet hast thou not walked after their ways, nor done alter their abominations; but, as if that were a very little thing, thou wast corrupted more than they in all thy ways. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the fulness of bread, and abundance iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she streng then the Land of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination be fore me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. When I shall bring again their captivity, the captivity of Sodom and her daughters, and the captivity of Samaria and her daughters, then will I bring again the captivity of thy captives in the midst of them: That thou mayest bear thine own shame, and mayest be confounded
Rom. i, 24, 26, 27. Wherefore God also gave them to unclean-in ness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the
all that thou hast done, in that thou art a comfort unto them. When thy sisters, Sodom and her daughters, shall return to their former estate, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former estate, then thou and thy daughters shall return to your former estate. For thy sister
Sodom was not mentionel by thy mouth in the day of thy pride.
Matth. xi, 23, 24. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto thee, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
Gen. xix, 13, 17, 24-28. For wo will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. Then the LORD
morrah brimstone and fire from rained upon Sodom and upon Gothe LORD out of heaven: And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife and she became a pillar of salt. looked back from behind him, And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where ho stood before the LORD: And he looked toward So lom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
Deut. xxix, 22, 23. So that the generation to come of your chil and the stranger that shall come dren that shall rise up after you, from a far land,shall say, when they hath laid upon it; And that the see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overAdmah and Zeboim, which the throw of Sodom and Gomorrah, LORD Overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath.
1 Kings xv, 12. And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings xxii, 46. And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.
2 Kings xxiii, 7. And he brake down the houses of the sodomices, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wovo hangings for the grove.
Jer. xlix, 18. As in the over