Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she EATETH, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness, Proverbs 30:20
Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Adultery: from Hebrew na 'aph, "woman that breaketh wedlock" [Strong's Concordance #5003]
77% of Americans believe adultery is "always wrong"
Less than 10% believe married couples should overlook isolated occasions of sexual unfaithfulness
2-20% of disrupted marriages involve adultery
The Original Definition of Adultery
Note that the words "another" and "even he" are italicized, which means that they were added by the translators.
If "adultery" in this sentence meant the individual private act of men having sex with other men's wives, then it would have read:
"And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding men of Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also."
The fact that it refers to public actions by the entire race suggests that it's not a private act of men having sex with other men's wives, but rather miscegenation of that race with other races
The following is a reference to the Kingdom of Israel, rather than individuals:
The Century Dictionary, Copyright 1911
1. Violation of the marriage bed; carnal connection of a married person with any other than the lawful spouse; in a more restricted sense, the wrong by a wife which introduces or may introduce a spurious offspring into the family. In some jurisdictions the law makes adultery a crime, in some only a civil injury. In England, formerly, it was punished by a fine & imprisonment, and in Scotland it was frequently made a capital offense. In Great Britain at the present day, it is punishable only by ecclesiastical censure; but when committed by the wife, it is regarded as a civil injury, and forms the ground of an action of damages against the paramour. Contrary to previous general opinion, it has recently been held in the United States that a wife may have a corresponding action against a woman who seduces away her husband. In England and Scotland the husband's recovery of damages against the paramour can now be had only by joining him with the wife in an action for divorce.
In case of divorce a mensa et thoro, the law allows alimony to the wife: which Is that allowance which is made to a woman for her support out of the husband's estate: being settled at the discretion of the ecclesiastical judge, on consideration of all the circumstances of the case. This is sometimes called her estovers; for which, if he refuses payment, there is (besides the ordinary process of excommunication) a writ at common law de estoveris habendis, in order to recover it.l It is generally proportioned to the rank and quality of the parties. But, in case of elopement, and living with an adulterer, the law allows her no alimony.
1. Who may be endowed. She must be the actual wife of the party at the time of his decease. If she be divorced a vinculo matrimonii, she shall not be endowed ; for ubi nullum matrimonium, ibl nulla dosh. But a divorce a mensa et thoro only a Wilk. 75. . b Somner. Gavelk. 51. Co. Litt. 33. Bro. Dower. 70, c Wright. 192. d Crag. /. 2. t. 22. ï¿½. 9. , c Hid. f Mod. Un. Hist, xxxii. 91. S Bract. /. 2. c. 39. Co. Litt. 30. h Bract. I. 2. c. 39. ï¿½. 4.doth not destroy the dower'; no, not even for adultery itself by the common law k. Yet now by the statute Westm. 2'. if a woman voluntarily leaves (which the law calls eloping from) her husband, and lives with an adulterer, she shall lose her dower, unless her husband be voluntarily reconciled to her13.
Aristotle in 345 BC
Such emotions as spite, shamelessness, and envy have no mean and are simply base, just as some actions are bad such as adultery, theft, and murder. Such bad actions do not have a right time or manner.
2. The elements of this crime are, 1st, that there shall be an unlawful carnal connexion; 2dly, that the guilty party shall at the time be married; 3dly, that he or she shall willingly commit the offence; for a woman who has been ravished against her will is not guilty of adultery. Domat, Supp. du Droit Public, liv. 3, t. 10, n. 13.
3. The punishment of adultery, in the United States, generally, is fine and imprisonment.
4. In England it is left to the feeble hands of the ecclesiastical courts to punish this offence.
5. Adultery in one of the married persons is good cause for obtaining a divorce by the innocent partner. See 1 Pick. 136; 8 Pick. 433; 9 Mass. 492: 14 Pick. 518; 7 Greenl. 57; 8 Greenl. 75; 7 Conn. 267 10 Conn. 372; 6 Verm. 311; 2 Fairf. 391 4 S. & R. 449; 5 Rand. 634; 6 Rand. 627; 8 S. & R. 159; 2 Yeates, 278, 466; 4 N. H. Rep. 501; 5 Day, 149; 2 N. & M. 167.
6. As to proof of adultery, see 2 Greenl. Sec. 40, Marriage.AVOWTRY, Eng. law. The crime of adultery. [also called "criminal conversation"]. FORNICATION, crim. law. The unlawful carnal knowledge of an unmarried person with another, whether the latter be married or unmarried. When the party is married, the offence, as to him or her, is known by the name of adultery. (q.v.) Fornication is, however, included in every case of adultery, as a larceny is included in robbery. 2 Hale's P. C. 302. SOLICITATION OF CHASTITY. The asking a person to commit adultery or fornication.
2. This of itself, is not an indictable offence. Salk. 382; 2 Chit. Pr. 478. The contrary doctrine, however, has been held in Connecticut. 7 Conn. Rep. 267.
3. In England, the bare solicitation of chastity is punished in the ecclesiastical courts. 2 Chit. Pr. 478. Vide Str. 1100; 10 Mod. 384; Sayer, 33; 1 Hawk. ch. 74; 2 Ld. Raym. 809.
4. The civil law punished arbitrarily the person who solicited the chastity of another. Dig. 47, 11, 1. Vide To persuade; 3 Phillim. R. 508.
ADULTERY AND ABORTION
American men don't ask much of their women. They know that men constitute 95% of our ponderous prison population and women only 5%, even though women are 58 to 234 times more likely to murder their children than fathers--but they do nothing. They know that the high accident rate of women causes the deaths of an additional 6,200 men annually in traffic accidents, giving us a motor vehicle fatality rate almost three times higher than England--but they do nothing. They know that women pilots are four times more likely than men pilots to crash--but they do nothing. They know that women are five times more likely than men to be acquitted of the same crime, that they are 16% less likely to be convicted if tried for the same crime, that men receive prison sentences 2.7 times longer than women for the same crime, that wives are twice as likely as husbands to initiate a contract to kill their spouse--but they do nothing. They know that American men are 1,000 times more likely than Japanese men or Italian men or Greek men to be accused, tried, and convicted of rape, and that half of those convicted don't even match the DNA evidence from the "crime scene"--but they do nothing. They know that women own 65% of the wealth in the nation even though men earn 43% more than women, and that men are 99.993% of the battle deaths in the wars we have fought, and women only 0.007%--but they are content with that.
All they ask is that married women bear their husband's children!
As bad as that is, far worse is cheating on their husbands so frequently that 12.6 million children are subjected to the shame, social pathologies, and stigma of not even being biologically linked to their own putative fathers.
And worse than that? 12.6 million men [not fathers] who were STUPID enough to trust women enough to marry them and believe that their oaths to God to honor and obey them would be upheld, who were forced to pay to raise their mailman's or gardener's children while they were robbed of their heritage and their heirs.
If this 12.6 million adulterous women were to be punished as the Holy Bible demands that they be and as they should be to bring this practice to a halt, rather than men being 95% of two million prison inmates, women would be 86% of the 14.6 million inmates--except that punishing wives who commit adultery REDUCES crime, and prevents women from committing adultery, and would leave far less than 2 million men in prison.
The Strong's definitions of the Hebrew word "na^'aph" and the Greek word "moicheuoï¿½" from which the English word "adultery" was translated reveal the real meaning:
A primitive root; to commit adultery; figuratively to apostatize: - adulterer (-ess), commit (-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.
From G3432; to commit adultery: - commit adultery.
Main Entry: adulï¿½tery
Note that the etymology of the word "adultery" is the Latin word "adulterium":
Adulterium, adulteri(i), N, adultery; blending/mixing fo different strains/ingredients; contamination;
The back-formation "adulterare" is:
adulterero, adulterare, adulteravi, adulteratus, v;
commit adultery, defile (w/adultery); falsify, counterfeit, debase, corrupt;
Syncope r => v.r
Syncopated perfect often drops the 'v' and contracts vowel adulteravere.
adulteratus, adultero, adultarare, adulteravi, adulteratus, adj;
uncommon, mixed, adulterated; produced by crossbreeding; of mixed descent/origin;
If "adultery" means sex with someone outside of marriage, why would a Latin word meaning "contamination" with an etymology from "crossbreeding" be used?
Main Entry: 1adulï¿½terï¿½ate
And if "adultery" were supposed to mean "sex with a neighbor's wife", and if you were restricted to only ten laws, then why would the Tenth Commandment repeat itself?:
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
"Thou shalt not covet your neighbor's wife" by itself is all that's required to get the message across.
"Thou shalt not commit adultery" means "thou shalt not polute the White Christian Israelite Race".
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
adultery adA.lteri. Forms: 4-5 avowter, avowtrie, -tri, -tery, avouterye;
4-6 avoutrie, -try; 5 avutrie, avoutri, -trye, -terie, avowtrye; adultery, -trye (only in
Sc. and north. writers); 5-6 advoutrye, -tery, -terye, advoultrye, 5-7 advowtry, -trie,
advoutrie, -try, 6 advoutri, -treye, adoutry, aduoultrie, -try, adoultry, 6-7 adultry,
-trie, -terie, 6- adultery. [a. OFr. avouterie, avoutrie, earlier aï¿½uterie, aï¿½lterie, n.
of condition f. avoutre, aï¿½utre:-L. adulter, see -y; found alongside of avoutire, earlier
aï¿½utire, aï¿½ltere:-L. adulterium, occas. also in Eng. as avowter. In 14th c. Fr. a
learned form adultï¿½re was formed afresh on L. adulterium, and gradually superseded the
popular avoutire and avouterie; under the same influence the Eng. avoutrie was
progressively refashioned as advoutrie or aduoutrie, aduoultrie, adoultry, adultry,
adultery, thus ending in a direct Eng. repr. of adulterium, and practically a distinct
word from avoutrie, though connected with it by every kind of intermediate form. This
latinized type had also been used by Scotch and northern writers as early as 1430.
Advowtry survived to 1688.]
The question isn't what the English word "adultery" meant in Shakespeare's time. The question is what the original Hebrew word "naaph" meant, and what Christ meant when He referred to the Israelites.
The Holy Bible is the history of the Israelites' struggle for survival, all the way from Adam, to the scattered Twelve Tribes of Israel at the time Christ was born, to the descendants of the Israelites today.
Racial purity was so important to the Israelites that they "put away" their own children, when an Israelite married a non-Israelite. It was so important to Christ that he continually admonished His Twelve Disciples to go only "to the lost sheep of the house of Israel":
"These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go
He said in reply, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Matthew 15:24
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" John 1:47
I ask then, Did God reject his people? May it never be! For I also am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin, Romans 11:1
"who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises; of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen", Romans 9:4-5
"Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel," he said, "Because He has not forgotten His people but has effected redemption for them", Luke 1:68
With this emphasis on racial purity, it's inevitible that one of the most important ten laws to the Israelites would have been a proscription against intermarriage. iow, it makes no sense that the Ten Commandments would have repeated the proscription against "coveting your neighbor's wife" twice, while completely ignoring this most important Israelite law, one that appears to be even more important than several of the other Ten Commandments.
This Oxford English Dictionary definition for "adultery" isn't convincing. It raises more questions than it answers. When the jews replied to Jesus' charge that they were not descendants of Abraham, they replied: " We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God". So it's clear that it's the word "fornication", not "adultery", which means to have sex outside of marriage, otherwise they would have said " We be not born of adultery; we have one Father, even God":
The jews above weren't claiming that they weren't born of harlotry. They were making a direct reference to the state of the marriages of their ancestors. So why would two different Greek words mean exactly the same thing? If they did mean exactly the same thing, then why it wouldn it have been repeated twice in the following:
Here, "adultery" is translated from the Greek word "moicheia":
From G3431; adultery: - adultery.
It's the word "porneia" which means "sex outside of marriage", which means the word "moicheia" must be a proscription against interracial marriages:
THE SOCIAL COSTS OF ADULTERY
"Some physicians doing tissue typing for organ donations estimate that maybe 20% of people are not genetically related to the men claiming fatherhood" Barbara Rothman, "Recreating Motherhood", page 225
Take some time to think about the implications of that single paragraph.
"Some physicians doing tissue typing for organ donations estimate that maybe 20% of people are not genetically related to the men claiming fatherhood"
Since Roe vs. Wade was passed against the majority will of the American population, against the good senses of the 253 million Christians in this country, contrary to common sense and decency, against God's will, in violation of the teachings of the Holy Bible and every Pope for the last two millennia, against the principles of most other world religions, in contradiction to the preachers and pastors and priests of this country, and to the delight of the mental health workers and abortion doctors whose businesses skyrocketed:
THAT bears repeating: 12.6 million wives have given birth to children who are not the biological offspring of the husbands of those families.
The monetary cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age, not including investments of time and emotion, not including the social trauma to both children and fathers who eventually discover the treacherous act of adultery which led to this situation, not including the cost of the social pathology laid on the rest of society by increased imprisonment, psychiatric and health care, and educational devolvement, is conservatively $86,400 ($4,800 per year). Some sources estimate that one third of American children aren't the biological offspring of the husbands of those "intact families", but using a figure of only 12.6 million, the monetary cost of adultery to fathers themselves (not including the portion of their tax dollars which are funding this social pathology) is $1.1 trillion.
Compare this to the economic loss due to the 728,313 homicides in the US in the last four decades. Using the guideline that civil engineers use (if a project is estimated to cost more than $50,000 per potential life saved theb it's not economically viable), homicides over this period of time cost $36.4 billion, meaning that the monetary cost of adultery exceeded that of homicide by 30 times. In addition, at least a quarter of those 728,313 homicides, or 182,078 can be traced directly to this high rate of adultery and illegitimacy.
Upholding adultery laws, as most other Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu nations do, would have two major benefits:
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