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women, which were concubines, I shall approach to any that is near | father. And they made their to keep the house. of kin to him, to uncover their father drink wine that night... nakedness: I am the LORD. The Gen. xx, 12. And yet indeed she. nakedness of thy father, or the is my sister: she is the daughter nakedness of thy mother, shalt of my father, but not the daughthou not uncover: she is thy ter of my mother; and she became mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness. The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or

my wife.

daughter of thy mother, whether
she be born at home, or born
abroad, even their nakedness thou
shalt not uncover. The naked-him
ness of thy son's daughter, or of
thy daughter's daughter, even
their nakedness thou shalt not
uncover: for theirs is thine own
nakedness. The nakedness of

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 Rings xi, 3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, (she is thy which three were born unto him sister,) thou shalt not uncover her of the daughter of Shua the nakedness. Thou shalt not un- Canaanitess. And Er, the firstcover the nakedness of thy father's born of Judah, was evil in the sister: she is thy father's near sight of the LORD, and he slew kinswoman. Thou shalt not un-him. And Tamar his daughtercover the nakedness of thy in-law bare him Pharez and mother's sister: for she is thy Zerah. All the sons of Judah mother's near kinswoman. Thou were five. shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt 1 Chron. 1, 32. Now the sons of not approach to his wife: she is neighbour's wife; and another Keturah, Abraham's concubine: thine aunt. Thou shalt not unhath lewdly defiled his daughtershe bare Zimran, and Jokshan, cover the nakedness of thy daugh-in-law; and another in thee hath and Medan, and Midian, and Ishter-in-law: she is thy son's wife; humbled his sister, his father's bak, and Shuah. And the sons daughter. of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.

Ezek. xxii, 11. And one hath committed abomination with his

thou shalt not uncover her naked-
ness. Thou shalt not uncover the
nakedness of thy brother's wife:

it is thy brother's nakedness.
Thou shalt not uncover the naked-
ness of a woman and her daugh-
ter, neither shalt thou take her
son's daughter, or her daughter's
daughter, to uncover her naked-
ness; for they are her near kins-
women; it is wickedness. Neither
shalt thou take a wife to her sis-
ter, to vex her, to uncover her
nakedness, beside the other in
her life-time. Also thou shalt not

approach unto a woman to un-
cover her nakedness as long as
she is put apart for her unclean-
ness.

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 into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concu

bines.

1 Chron. ii, 46-48. And Ephah, 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

Tirhanah.

1 Chron. vii, 14. The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare; but his concubine the 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. VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW OF CHASTITY AND MARRIAGE.

Deut. xxii, 30. A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

INSTANCES.

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 unto the the first - born said 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 wine, and we will lie with him, Lev. xviii, 6-19. None of you that we may preserve seed of our

INCEST.

Gen. xxxv, 22. And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that with Bilhah his father's concubine: land, that Reuben went and lay and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve.

Exod. vi, 20. And Amram took Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.

1 Chron. ii, 3, 4. The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah:

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 one should the Gentiles, that have his father's wife.

PUNISHMENT.

Gen. xlix, 4. Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch,

Lev. xx, 11-14, 20-22. And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. And if a man lie with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them. If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a 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 uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die

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.

ther-in-law; and all the people shall say, Amen.

sons are dead: for Amnon only is quarrel against him, and would dead, have killed him; but she could not.

FATAL RESULTS.

2 Sam. xiii, 15-22, 32, 33. Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he

ADULTERY A HEINOUS SIN.

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 he that lieth with any manner of beast; and all the people shall say, Amen. Curs-hast ed be he that lieth 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 leth with his mo

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

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. 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 shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defle thyself with her.

hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her; and Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone. And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending 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, Job xxxi, 9-12. If mine heart and bolted the door after her. have been deceived by a woman, And Tamar put ashes on her or if I have laid wait at my neighhead, and rent her garment of bour's door; Then let my wife divers colours that was on her, grind unto another, and let others and laid her hand on her head, bow down upon her. For this is and went on crying. And Absa-an heinous crime; yea, it is an inilom her brother said unto her,quity to be punished by the Hath Amnon thy brother been judges. For it is a fire that with thee? but hold now thy consumeth to destruction, and peace, my sister: he is thy bro- would root out all mine increase. ther; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house. But

Prov. vi, 26-29. For by means of a whorish woman a man is when king David heard of all brought to a plece of bread; and the adulteress will hunt for the these things, he was very wroth. precious life. Can a man take And Absalom spake unto his bro-fire in his bosom, and his clothes ther Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar. And Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king's sons for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister TaNow therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his art, to think that all the king's

not be burnt? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt? So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be inno

cent.

mar.

- Deut. v, 18. Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

2 Sam. xii, 13, 14. And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.

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

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. xi, 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 harlot, in that thou scornest hire; But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her

husband!

And

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. Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them? Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women. the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner 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

ness.

Hosea ii, 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 OR
REALITY.

Gen. xil,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 Sarai, 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? so 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.

aside from any thing that he com-1
manded him all the days of his
life, save only in the matter of
Uriah the Hittite.

none of the men of the house there within.

Job xxiv, 15, 16. The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth his face. In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the day-time: they know not the light.

1 Kings xv, 5. Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned noti

Prov. vii, 19-21. For the goodman is not at home, ho is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flittering of her lips she forced

him.

Jer. xxix, 23. Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know; and am a witness, saith the LORD.

Hosea iii, 1, 3. Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine. And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days: thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man; so will I also be for thee.

Mark vi, 17. For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.

John viii, 3, 4. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman Was taken in adultery, in the very act.

committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adultress shall surely be put to death.

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 I; 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 husband, and not at all redeemed. mitteth adultery with a woman

2 Sam. xii, 10-12. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from mine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will 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 thing before all Israel, and before the sun.

Prov. vi, 32, 33. But whoso com

PUNISHMENT BY LAW.

lieth carnally with a woman that
Lev. xix, 20-22. And whosoever
is a bond-maid, betrothed to an

Deut. xxii, 22-24. If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them dle, 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 lie 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 his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.

John viii, 5-7. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote them not. on the ground, as though he heard 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.

AND IN PROVIDENCE.

Gen. xii, 17. And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram's wife.

nor freedom given her, she shall lacketh understanding: he that be scourged: they shall not be put doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 2 Sam. xi, 8, 4. And David sent to death, because she was not A wound and dishonour shall he and enquired after the woman. free. And he shall bring his tres-get; and his reproach shall not be And one said, 18 not this Bath-pass offering unto the LORD, unto wiped away. sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the the door of the tabernacle of the Jer. v, 8, 9. They were as fed wife of Uriah the Hittite? And congregation, even a ram for a horses in the morning: every one David sent messengers, and took trespass-offering. And the priest neighed after his neighbour's her; and she came in unto him, shall make an atonement for him wife. Shall I not visit for these and he lay with her; (for she was with the ram of the trespass-offer-things? saith the LORD: and shall purified from her uncleanness;) ing before the LORD, for his sin not my soul be avenged on such and she returned unto her house. which he hath done: and the sin a nation as this? which he hath done shall be forgiven him.

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

morial in her hands, which is the | you should know how to possess jealousy offering: and the priest his vessel in sanctification and shall have in his hand the bitter honour; Not in the lust of con water that causeth the curse. And cupiscence, even as the Gentiles the priest shall charge her by an which know not God. For God oath, and say unto the woman, If hath not called us unto uncleanno man have lain with thee, and ness, but unto holiness. 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 beside 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 LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, oath among thy people, when the and thy belly to swell: And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and the 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, and become bitter. Then the 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.

hand, and shall wave the offering
before the LORD, and offer it upon
the altar. And the priest shall
take an handful of the offering,
even the memorial thereof, and
burn it upon the altar, and after-to
ward shall cause the woman to
drink the water. And when he
hath made her to drink the water
then it shall come to pass, that, if
she be defiled, and have done
trespass against her husband, that
the water that causeth the curse
shall enter into her, and become
bitter, and her belly shall swell,
and her thigh shall rot: and the
woman shall be a curse among
her people. And if the woman be
not defiled, but be clean; then
she shall be free, and shall con-
ceive seed. This is the law of
jealousies, when a wife goeth
aside to another instead of her
husband, and is defiled; Or when
the spirit of jealousy cometh upon
him, and he be jealous over his
wife, and shall set the woman be-
fore the LORD, and the priest shall
execute upon her all this law.
Then shall the man be guiltless
from iniquity, and this woman
shall bear her iniquity.

judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy. And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare. They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.

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

the land?

JEALOUSY.

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.

2 Cor. xi, 2. For I am jealous over you with godly jealously: for

ORDEAL.

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 dust 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 had, and put the offering of me

CHASTITY AND MODESTY
COMMANDED.

1 Thess. iv, 3-5. 7. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of

2 Tim. 11, 22. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure

heart.

1 Peter ii, 11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

Gen. xxiv, 63-65. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the even-tide; and 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.

LEWDNESS.

Gen. xx, 16. And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

Gen. xxxix, 11, 12. And it came 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 daughter, 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 phy her.

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Job xxxi, 1. I made a covenant | cease from sin; beguiling unstable but he that committeth fornicawith mine eyes: why then should tion sinneth against his own I think upon a maid. body.

souls: an heart they have exercised 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 live

than oil.

Prov. vi, 25. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Prov. xxiil, 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 their paramours, 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 paps of thy youth.

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.

1 Tim. v, 6. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she

liveth.

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 of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatres: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.

in error.

Jude 8. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh....

Prov. vii, 4-9, 24-26. Say unto
wisdom, Thou art my sister, and
call understanding thy kins-
thee from the strange woman,
woman: That they may keep
from the stranger which flattereth
with her words. For at the win-
dow of my house I looked through
my casement, And beheld among
the simple ones, I discerned
among the youths, a young man
void of understanding, Passing
through the street near her cor-
ner: and he went the way to her
house, In the twilight, in the
evening, in the black and dark
night; Hearken unto me now
therefore, O ye children, and
attend to the words of my
mouth. Let not thine heart decline
Eph. v, 3, 4, 12. But fornication,
to her ways, go not astray in her
and all uncleanness, or covetous-paths. For she hath cast down
ness,let it notbeoncenamed among
you, 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

many wounded; yea, many strong
men have been slain by her.

them in secret.

2 Peter li, 14, 18. Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot

CAUTIONS AGAINST IT.

from the strange woman, even
Prov. ii, 16. To deliver thee
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, 24. To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

FORNICATION.

Prov. xxxi, 3. Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

1 Cor. vi, 13-18. Meats for the
belly, and the belly for meats:
but God shall destroy both it and
them. Now the body is not for
fornication, but for the Lord, and
the Lord for the body. And God
hath both raised up the Lord, and
will also raise up us by his own
power. Know ye not that your
bodies are the members of Christ?
shall I then take the members of
Christ, and make them the mem-
bers of an harlot? God forbid.
is joined to an harlot is one body?
What! know ye not that he which
for two (saith he) shall be one
flesh. But he that is joined unto
the Lord is one spirit. Flee
fornication. Every sin that a
man doeth is without the body: /

1 Cor. x, 8. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

fornicator, or profane person, as Heb. xii, 16. Lest there be any

Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Rev. il, 14. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.

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INSTANCES WITH AGGRAVATIONS. Gen. xxxviii, 25, 26. When she was brought forth, she sent to her father-in-law, saying, By the man whom these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more 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 Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And, behold, one of the children of 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 Midianitish 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 man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her 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.

SPIRITUAL ALLUSIONS.

Ps. cvi, 39. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Isa. i, 21. How is the faithful

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