Exodus 20:14
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"You shall not commit adultery.

New Living Translation
"You must not commit adultery.

English Standard Version
“You shall not commit adultery.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not commit adultery.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not commit adultery.

International Standard Version
"You are not to commit adultery.

NET Bible
"You shall not commit adultery.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never commit adultery.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not commit adultery.

American King James Version
You shall not commit adultery.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

World English Bible
"You shall not commit adultery.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not commit adultery.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

20:12-17 The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, Lu 10:27. Godliness and honesty must go together. The fifth commandment concerns the duties we owe to our relations. Honour thy father and thy mother, includes esteem of them, shown in our conduct; obedience to their lawful commands; come when they call you, go where they send you, do what they bid you, refrain from what they forbid you; and this, as children, cheerfully, and from a principle of love. Also submission to their counsels and corrections. Endeavouring, in every thing, to comfort parents, and to make their old age easy; maintaining them if they need support, which our Saviour makes to be particularly intended in this commandment, Mt 15:4-6. Careful observers have noted a peculiar blessing in temporal things on obedient, and the reverse on disobedient children. The sixth commandment requires that we regard the life and the safety of others as we do our own. Magistrates and their officers, and witnesses testifying the truth, do not break this command. Self-defence is lawful; but much which is not deemed murder by the laws of man, is such before God. Furious passions, stirred up by anger or by drunkenness, are no excuse: more guilty is murder in duels, which is a horrible effect of a haughty, revengeful spirit. All fighting, whether for wages, for renown, or out of anger and malice, breaks this command, and the bloodshed therein is murder. To tempt men to vice and crimes which shorten life, may be included. Misconduct, such as may break the heart, or shorten the lives of parents, wives, or other relatives, is a breach of this command. This command forbids all envy, malice, hatred, or anger, all provoking or insulting language. The destruction of our own lives is here forbidden. This commandment requires a spirit of kindness, longsuffering, and forgiveness. The seventh commandment concerns chastity. We should be as much afraid of that which defiles the body, as of that which destroys it. Whatever tends to pollute the imagination, or to raise the passions, falls under this law, as impure pictures, books, conversation, or any other like matters. The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we ought to be thankful, to be contented with it, and, in the use of lawful means, to trust Providence for the future. Imposing upon the ignorance, easiness, or necessity of others, and many other things, break God's law, though scarcely blamed in society. Plunderers of kingdoms though above human justice, will be included in this sentence. Defrauding the public, contracting debts without prospect of paying them, or evading payment of just debts, extravagance, all living upon charity when not needful, all squeezing the poor in their wages; these, and such things, break this command; which requires industry, frugality, and content, and to do to others, about worldly property, as we would they should do to us. The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour's good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, or in common conversation slandering, backbiting, and tale-bearing; making what is done amiss, worse than it is, and in any way endeavouring to raise our reputation upon the ruin of our neighbour's. How much this command is every day broken among persons of all ranks! The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury to our neighbour; this forbids all wrong desire of having what will gratify ourselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - Thou shalt not commit adultery. Our second duty towards our neighbour is to respect the bond on which the family is based, and that conjugal honour which to the true man is dearer than life. Marriage, according to the original institution, made the husband and wife "one flesh" (Genesis 2:24); and to break in upon this sacramental union was at once a crime and a profanity. Adulteresses and their paramours were in most ancient nations liable to be punished with death by the injured party; but the adultery of a married man with an unmarried woman was thought lightly cf. The precept of the Decalogue binds both man and woman equally. Our Lord's expansion of this commandment (Matthew 5:27-32) is parallel to his expansion of the preceding one (ib, 21-26). He shows that there are adulterous marriages in countries where the law gives a facility of divorce, and that without any overt act adultery may be committed in the heart.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shall not commit adultery, Which, strictly speaking, is only that sin which is committed with another man's wife, as Jarchi observes; but Aben Ezra thinks the word here used signifies the same as another more commonly used for whoredom and fornication; and no doubt but fornication is here included, which, though it was not reckoned a crime among some Heathens, is within the reach of this law, and forbidden by it, it being an impure action, and against a man's body, as the apostle says, 1 Corinthians 6:18 as well as sins of a more enormous kind, as unnatural lusts and copulations, such as incest, sodomy, bestiality, &c. and even all unchaste thoughts, desires, and affections, obscene words, and impure motions and gestures of the body, and whatever is in itself unclean or tends to uncleanness; as it also requires that we should, as much as in us lies, do all we can to preserve our chastity, and the chastity of others, pure and inviolate, see Matthew 5:28, this is the seventh commandment.



Exodus 20:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Ten Commandments
13"You shall not murder. 14"You shall not commit adultery. 15"You shall not steal.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:27
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'

Matthew 19:18
"Which ones?" he inquired. Jesus replied, "'You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,

Romans 13:9
The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not covet," and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

James 2:11
For he who said, "You shall not commit adultery," also said, "You shall not murder." If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

Leviticus 20:10
"'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife--with the wife of his neighbor--both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.

Deuteronomy 5:18
"You shall not commit adultery.

Malachi 2:15
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not commit adultery.

Exodus 18:20 And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them …

Exodus 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you …

2 Samuel 11:4,5,27 And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in to him, …

Proverbs 2:15-18 Whose ways are crooked, and they fraudulent in their paths…

Proverbs 6:24-35 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue …

Proverbs 7:18-27 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace …

Jeremiah 5:8,9 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his …

Jeremiah 29:22,23 And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captivity of Judah …

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

Matthew 5:27,28 You have heard that it was said by them of old time, You shall not …

Mark 10:11,12 And he said to them, Whoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, …

Romans 7:2,3 For the woman which has an husband is bound by the law to her husband …

Ephesians 5:3-5 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

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