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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery

Dictionaries :: Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g3432 Greek: moichos

Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery:

denotes one "who has unlawful intercourse with the spouse of another," Luk 18:11; 1Cr 6:9; Hbr 13:4. As to Jam 4:4, see below.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3428 Greek: moichalis

Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery:

"an adulteress," is used

(a) in the natural sense, 2Pe 2:14; Rom 7:3;

(b) in the spiritual sense, Jam 4:4; here the RV rightly omits the word "adulterers." It was added by a copyist. As in Israel the breach of their relationship with God through their idolatry, was described as "adultery" or "harlotry" (e.g., Eze 16:15, etc.; 23:43), so believers who cultivate friendship with the world, thus breaking their spiritual union with Christ, are spiritual "adulteresses," having been spiritually united to Him as wife to husband, Rom 7:4. It is used adjectivally to describe the Jewish people in transferring their affections from God, Mat 12:39; 16:4; Mar 8:38. In 2Pe 2:14, the lit. translation is "full of an adulteress" (RV, marg.).

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g3430 Greek: moicheia

Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery:

"adultery," is found in Mat 15:19; Mar 7:21; Jhn 8:3 (AV only).

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g3429 Greek: moichao

Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery:

used in the Middle Voice in the NT, is said of men in Mat 5:32; 19:9; Mar 10:11; of women in Mar 10:12.

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g3431 Greek: moicheuo

Adulterer (-ess), Adulterous, Adultery:

is used in Mat 5:27, 28, 32 (in ver. 32 some texts have No. 1); Mat 19:18; Mar 10:19; Luk 16:18; 18:20; Jhn 8:4; Rom 2:22; 13:9; Jam 2:11; in Rev 2:22, metaphorically, of those who are by a Jezebel's solicitations drawn away to idolatry.

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