Week 8 Study Commandments 7 & 8

 


Week 8: Ten Commandments Study, #7, & #8

"You shall not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14 AMP

In this study we will look at the seventh and eighth commandments, we’ll examine the text to provide some additional insight.

With the seventh commandment Yah is commanding us not to commit adultery. Let’s look at the dictionary definition for adultery to gain some clarity. The Oxford Dictionary defines adultery as voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse, while this is also the biblical definition of adultery let’s reference another piece of text where Yahusha (Jesus) speaks on the matter.

Matthew 5:27,28: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; but I say to you that everyone who [so much as] looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Here Yahusha specifics that not only committing adultery is prohibited but also any lustful, sexually impure acts are included as well. Things like pornography, masturbation and sex outside of marriage (fornication) are examples of this.

Commandment eight, “You shall not steal [secretly, openly, fraudulently, or through carelessness].
Exodus 20:15 AMP

This is pretty straight forward right but again the Amplified translation adds additional context were we see that fraudulently activity** is being included.

**A few examples can include lying on your taxes to get a larger refund or seeing someone drop money on the ground and picking it up but not offering it back to them, both are forms of stealing.

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