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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