TO AVOID FORNICATION, LET EVERY MAN HAVE HIS OWN WIFE AND LET EVERY WOMAN HAVE HER OWN HUSBANDFORNICATION
1. illicit sexual intercourse
a. adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
b. sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18
c. sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,
2. metaph. the worship of idols
a. of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idolsSCRIPTURES
Thou hast also committed fornication
with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication
: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication
, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
It is reported commonly 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.
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.
. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication
sinneth against his own body.
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication
, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
Neither let us commit fornication
, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication
and lasciviousness which they have committed.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication
, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication
, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication
, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
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 stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication
, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication
; and she repented not.
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication
, nor of their thefts.
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication
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
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
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.
And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication
and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
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.