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Question What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
Answer The seventh commandment forbiddeth all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.1
[1] Matthew 15:19; 5:28; Ephesians 5:3–4

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Is adultery a very great sin?

It is called an abomination,
Ezekiel 22:11

Doth it waste the body?

And thou mourn at last when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
Proverbs 5:11

And wrong the soul?

Abstain from fleshly lusts, that war against the soul,
1 Peter 2:11

And bring a blot upon the character?

A wound and dishonour shall they get,
Proverbs 6:33

Is it a besotting sin?

It takes away the heart,
Hosea 4:11

And an impoverishing sin?

By means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread,
Proverbs 6:26

Is it a kind of sacrilege?

Shall I take the members of Christ and make them the members of a harlot,
1 Corinthians 6:15

Doth it unfit for the fellowship of the saints?

I have written unto you not to keep company if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator,
1 Corinthians 5:11

And will it be severely punished both in this world and in that which is to come?

For whoremongers and adulterers God will judge,
Hebrews 13:4

5 Is fornication as well as adultery a sin?

Mortify your members which are upon earth, fornication,
Colossians 3:5

And incest?

None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him,
Leviticus 18:6

And polygamy?

Did not he make one? yet he had the residue of the spirit,
Malachi 2:15

And all manner of uncleanness?

But fornication and uncleanness, let it not be once named amongst you,
Ephesians 5:3

Are unclean desires sinful?

We must mortify inordinate affection and evil concupiscence,
Colossians 3:5

And unclean reflections?

She multiplied her whoredoms by calling to remembrance the days of her youth,
Ezekiel 23:19

And unchaste looks?

Having eyes full of adultery,
2 Peter 2:14

And immodest apparel?

There met him a woman with the attire of a harlot,
Proverbs 7:10

And obscene words?

Neither filthiness nor foolish talking,
Ephesians 5:4

And lascivious actions?

Such as chambering and wantonness,
Romans 13:13

And that intemperance and idleness which lead hereto’?

This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, idleness, and fulness of bread, and she committed abomination before me,
Ezekiel 16:49–50

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Question What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?
Answer The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required,1 are, adultery, fornication,2 rape, incest,3 sodomy, and all unnatural lusts;4 all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections;5 all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto;6 wanton looks,7 impudent or light behavior, immodest apparel;8 prohibiting of lawful,9 and dispensing with unlawful marriages;10 allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them;11 entangling vows of single life,12 undue delay of marriage;13 having more wives or husbands than one at the same time;14 unjust divorce,15 or desertion;16 idleness, gluttony, drunkenness,17 unchaste company;18 lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays;19 and all other provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or others.20
[1] Proverbs 5:7
[2] Hebrews 13:4; Galatians 5:19
[3] 2 Samuel 13:14; 1 Corinthians 5:1
[4] Romans 1:24, 26–27; Leviticus 20:15–16
[5] Matthew 5:28; 15:19; Colossians 3:5
[6] Ephesians 5:3–4; Proverbs 7:5, 21–22
[7] Isaiah 3:16; 2 Peter 2:14
[8] Proverbs 7:10, 13
[9] 1 Timothy 4:3
[10] Leviticus 18:1–21; Mark 6:18; Malachi 2:11–12
[11] 1 Kings 15:12; 2 Kings 23:7; Deuteronomy 23:17–18; Leviticus 19:29; Jeremiah 5:7; Proverbs 7:24–27
[12] Matthew 19:10–11
[13] 1 Corinthians 7:7–9; Genesis 38:26
[14] Malachi 2:14–15; Matthew 19:5
[15] Malachi 2:16; Matthew 5:32
[16] 1 Corinthians 7:12–13
[17] Ezekiel 16:49; Proverbs 23:30–33
[18] Genesis 39:19; Proverbs 5:8
[19] Ephesians 5:4; Ezekiel 23:14–16; Isaiah 23:15–17; 3:16; Mark 6:22; 1 Peter 4:3
[20] 2 Kings 9:30; Jeremiah 4:30; Ezekiel 23:40