What the Bible Says About Adultery

Bible Summary. The Bible has a lot to say about adultery. The Bible says that adultery starts sweet but ends in bitterness. The Bible defines adultery as “…lying with a woman married to an husband…” . The Bible advises us that adultery is one of the works of the flesh as is murder, heresies, and hatred. The Bible says that adultery is a sin against God and that unrepentant adulterers will go to Hell. See below for more commentary and Biblical advice concerning adultery.

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The Bible says that Adultery Starts Sweet But Ends In Bitterness.

The act of adultery is the biggest scam that we and our flesh will play on ourselves. The short-term pleasures of adultery will tempt us into thinking that it will be the greatest thing to do. Proverbs 5:4 advises us that adultery has bitter consequences.

Proverbs 5:4, “But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.”

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Adultery Defined.

The basic Bible definition of adultery comes from Deuteronomy 22:22. Adultery is “…lying with a woman married to an husband…”. God considers adultery a sin and it is one of the ten commandments. Deuteronomy 22:22 defines adultery as evil.

Deuteronomy 22:22, “If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.”


The Bible says that Adultery is a Work of the Flesh.

Most societies do not consider adultery a crime. Things like littering and illegal parking are a crime, but not adultery. Galatians 5:19 advises us that adultery is one of the works of the flesh as is murder, heresies.

Galatians 5:19, “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,”

The Bible Says Adultery Is A Sin That Will Be Punished.

The Bible says that adultery is a sin against God. A Adulterous relationship is wrong because it breaks apart the marriage relationship and our relationship with God. Revelation 21:8 advises us that unrepentant adulterers will go to Hell.

Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”