Prostitution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The act or practice of prostituting or offering the body to an indiscriminate intercourse with men; common lewdness of a woman.

2. (n.) The act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to infamous purposes what is in one's power; as, the prostitution of abilities; the prostitution of the press.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PROSTITUTION

pros-ti-tu'-shun.

See CRIMES; HARLOT; PUNISHMENTS.

Strong's Hebrew
5083. nadan -- a gift
... gift. Probably from an unused root meaning to give; a present (for prostitution) --
gift. 5082, 5083. nadan. 5084 . Strong's Numbers.
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5078. nedeh -- a gift
... gifts. From nadah in the sense of freely flinging money; a bounty (for prostitution) --
gifts. see HEBREW nadah. 5077, 5078. nedeh. 5079 . Strong's Numbers
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2184. zenuth -- fornication
... harlotry. Word Origin from zanah Definition fornication NASB Word Usage harlotry
(6), prostitution (1), unfaithfulness (1). whoredom. ...
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6945. qadesh -- a temple prostitute
... sodomite, unclean. From qadash; a (quasi) sacred person, ie (technically) a (male)
devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry -- sodomite, unclean. ...
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Library

Thou Shalt not Commit Adultery.
... Therefore also the young were early provided for [married], so that the virgin state
was held in small esteem, neither were public prostitution and lewdness ...
/.../luther/the large catechism/thou shalt not commit adultery.htm

Whether the Church Should Receive those who Return from Heresy?
... the great: neither shall you respect any man's person, because it is the judgment
of God." Therefore even those who are guilty of the prostitution of unbelief ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the church should receive.htm

A Book of Modern Social Inquiry Has a Shape that is Somewhat ...
... I maintain, therefore, that the common sociological method is quite useless: that
of first dissecting abject poverty or cataloguing prostitution. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 1 a book of.htm

Change not Always Improvement.
... matrons had sedulously promoted the disuse of garments which were the evidences
and guardians of dignity, as being impediments to the practising of prostitution ...
/.../tertullian/on the pallium/chapter iv change not always improvement.htm

Of the Matters to be Considered in the Councils.
... If this is not a house of prostitution, worse than all houses of prostitution that
can be conceived, I do not know what houses of prostitution really are. ...
/.../luther/first principles of the reformation/ii of the matters to.htm

Whose Image and Superscription?
... to pay tribute. Every fibre in your nature protests against the prostitution
of itself to anything short of God. You remember the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/whose image and superscription.htm

Waiving the Question of the Authors, Tertullian Proposes to ...
... Against the one we lay the charge of ambition, against the other of prostitution;
so that even from this early stage [116] (of our discussion) you may look ...
/.../tertullian/on the apparel of women/chapter iv waiving the question of.htm

Examples of Such Offences under the Old Dispensation no Pattern ...
... fully developed discipline of the present day, except that the elder (discipline)
may be made the agent for granting indulgence to your prostitution?" In that ...
/.../tertullian/on modesty/chapter vi examples of such offences.htm

Such Outward Adornments Meretricious, and Therefore Unsuitable to ...
... Scriptures suggest (to us the reflection), that meretricious attractivenesses of
form are invariably conjoined with and appropriate [254] to bodily prostitution ...
/.../on the apparel of women/chapter xii such outward adornments meretricious.htm

Ridicule of the Statues Erected by the Greeks.
... Neæra of Calliades? For she was a courtezan. Laïs was a prostitute, and
Turnus made her a monument of prostitution. Why are you ...
/.../tatian/tatians address to the greeks/chapter xxxiv ridicule of the statues.htm

Thesaurus
Prostitution (48 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to infamous purposes
what is in one's power; as, the prostitution of abilities; the prostitution...
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Promiscuity (6 Occurrences)
... place at the head of every way, and have made your beauty an abomination, and have
opened your feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your prostitution...
/p/promiscuity.htm - 8k

Favors (7 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 16:15 But you trusted in your beauty, and played the prostitute because
of your renown, and poured out your prostitution on everyone who passed by; his ...
/f/favors.htm - 8k

Corpses (16 Occurrences)
... Numbers 14:33 Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and
shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies be consumed in the ...
/c/corpses.htm - 11k

Lewdness (68 Occurrences)
... Jeremiah 13:27 I have seen your abominations, even your adulteries, and your neighing,
the lewdness of your prostitution, on the hills in the field. ...
/l/lewdness.htm - 29k

Unfaithfulness (27 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Numbers 14:33 Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years,
and shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies be consumed in the ...
/u/unfaithfulness.htm - 15k

Prostitute (83 Occurrences)
... that it was told Judah, saying, "Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has played the prostitute;
and moreover, behold, she is with child by prostitution." Judah said ...
/p/prostitute.htm - 33k

Lust (42 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 23:11 Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet was she more corrupt in her doting
than she, and in her prostitution which were more than the prostitution of ...
/l/lust.htm - 24k

Nakedness (50 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 16:36 Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Because your filthiness was poured out,
and your nakedness uncovered through your prostitution with your lovers; and ...
/n/nakedness.htm - 26k

Oholibah (5 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 23:11 Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet was she more corrupt in her doting
than she, and in her prostitution which were more than the prostitution of ...
/o/oholibah.htm - 8k

Concordance
Prostitution (48 Occurrences)

Genesis 38:24
It happened about three months later, that it was told Judah, saying, "Tamar, your daughter-in-law, has played the prostitute; and moreover, behold, she is with child by prostitution." Judah said, "Bring her forth, and let her be burnt."
(WEB NIV)

Leviticus 19:29
"'Don't profane your daughter, to make her a prostitute; lest the land fall to prostitution, and the land become full of wickedness.
(WEB NIV)

Leviticus 21:7
They shall not take a woman that is a harlot, or profaned; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband; for he is holy unto his God.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 21:14
A widow, or one divorced, or a profaned woman, or a harlot, these shall he not take; but a virgin of his own people shall he take to wife.
(See NIV)

Numbers 14:33
Your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your prostitution, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness.
(WEB)

2 Kings 9:22
It happened, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, "Is it peace, Jehu?" He answered, "What peace, so long as the prostitution of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft abound?"
(WEB)

Jeremiah 3:2
Lift up your eyes to the bare heights, and see! Where have you not been lain with? By the ways have you sat for them, as an Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your prostitution and with your wickedness.
(WEB NIV)

Jeremiah 3:9
It happened through the lightness of her prostitution, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
(WEB)

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen your abominations, even your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your prostitution, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, Jerusalem! You will not be made clean; how long shall it yet be?
(WEB NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 16:15
But you trusted in your beauty, and played the prostitute because of your renown, and poured out your prostitution on everyone who passed by; his it was.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 16:16
You took of your garments, and made for yourselves high places decked with various colors, and played the prostitute on them: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 16:17
You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and played the prostitute with them;
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 16:20
Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to me, and you have sacrificed these to them to be devoured. Was your prostitution a small matter,
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 16:22
In all your abominations and your prostitution you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were wallowing in your blood.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 16:25
You have built your lofty place at the head of every way, and have made your beauty an abomination, and have opened your feet to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your prostitution.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 16:26
You have also committed sexual immorality with the Egyptians, your neighbors, great of flesh; and have multiplied your prostitution, to provoke me to anger.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 16:28
You have played the prostitute also with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; yes, you have played the prostitute with them, and yet you weren't satisfied.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 16:29
You have moreover multiplied your prostitution to the land of merchants, to Chaldea; and yet you weren't satisfied with this.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 16:33
They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 16:34
You are different from other women in your prostitution, in that no one follows you to play the prostitute; and whereas you give hire, and no hire is given to you, therefore you are different.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 16:36
Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Because your filthiness was poured out, and your nakedness uncovered through your prostitution with your lovers; and because of all the idols of your abominations, and for the blood of your children, that you gave to them;
(WEB)

Ezekiel 16:41
They shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women; and I will cause you to cease from playing the prostitute, and you shall also give no hire any more.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 23:3
and they played the prostitute in Egypt; they played the prostitute in their youth; there were their breasts pressed, and there was handled the bosom of their virginity.
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 23:5
Oholah played the prostitute when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors,
(See NIV)

Ezekiel 23:7
She bestowed her prostitution on them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 23:8
Neither has she left her prostitution since the days of Egypt; for in her youth they lay with her, and they handled the bosom of her virginity; and they poured out their prostitution on her.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 23:11
Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet was she more corrupt in her doting than she, and in her prostitution which were more than the prostitution of her sister.
(WEB WBS NIV)

Ezekiel 23:14
She increased her prostitution; for she saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,
(WEB WBS NIV)

Ezekiel 23:17
The Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her soul was alienated from them.
(WEB)

Ezekiel 23:18
So she uncovered her prostitution, and uncovered her nakedness: then my soul was alienated from her, like as my soul was alienated from her sister.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 23:19
Yet she multiplied her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth, in which she had played the prostitute in the land of Egypt.
(WEB WBS)

Ezekiel 23:27
Thus will I make your lewdness to cease from you, and your prostitution brought from the land of Egypt; so that you shall not lift up your eyes to them, nor remember Egypt any more.
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 23:29
and they shall deal with you in hatred, and shall take away all your labor, and shall leave you naked and bare; and the nakedness of your prostitution shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your prostitution.
(WEB WBS NIV)

Ezekiel 23:35
Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because you have forgotten me, and cast me behind your back, therefore you also bear your lewdness and your prostitution.
(WEB WBS NIV)

Ezekiel 43:7
He said to me, Son of man, this is the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever. The house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they, nor their kings, by their prostitution, and by the dead bodies of their kings in their high places;
(WEB NIV)

Ezekiel 43:9
Now let them put away their prostitution, and the dead bodies of their kings, far from me; and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.
(WEB NIV)

Hosea 1:2
When Yahweh spoke at first by Hosea, Yahweh said to Hosea, "Go, take for yourself a wife of prostitution and children of unfaithfulness; for the land commits great adultery, forsaking Yahweh."
(WEB)

Hosea 2:2
Contend with your mother! Contend, for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband; and let her put away her prostitution from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
(WEB WBS)

Hosea 4:10
They will eat, and not have enough. They will play the prostitute, and will not increase; because they have abandoned giving to Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:11
Prostitution, wine, and new wine take away understanding.
(WEB NIV)

Hosea 4:12
My people consult with their wooden idol, and answer to a stick of wood. Indeed the spirit of prostitution has led them astray, and they have been unfaithful to their God.
(WEB NIV)

Hosea 4:13
They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and burn incense on the hills, under oaks and poplars and terebinths, because its shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the prostitute, and your brides commit adultery.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:14
I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute, nor your brides when they commit adultery; because the men consort with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with the shrine prostitutes; so the people without understanding will come to ruin.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:18
Sour 'is' their drink, They have gone diligently a-whoring, Her protectors have loved shame thoroughly.
(See NIV)

Hosea 5:3
I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from me; for now, Ephraim, you have played the prostitute. Israel is defiled.
(See NIV)

Hosea 5:4
Their deeds won't allow them to turn to their God; for the spirit of prostitution is within them, and they don't know Yahweh.
(WEB NIV)

Hosea 6:10
In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing. There is prostitution in Ephraim. Israel is defiled.
(WEB WBS NIV)

Nahum 3:4
because of the multitude of the prostitution of the alluring prostitute, the mistress of witchcraft, who sells nations through her prostitution, and families through her witchcraft.
(WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Prostitution

Prostitution: Forbidden

Related Terms

Promiscuity (6 Occurrences)

Favors (7 Occurrences)

Corpses (16 Occurrences)

Lewdness (68 Occurrences)

Unfaithfulness (27 Occurrences)

Prostitute (83 Occurrences)

Lust (42 Occurrences)

Nakedness (50 Occurrences)

Oholibah (5 Occurrences)

Lifeless (10 Occurrences)

Lustful (10 Occurrences)

Enslaved (18 Occurrences)

Depraved (12 Occurrences)

Doting (5 Occurrences)

Disgusted (7 Occurrences)

Disgust (18 Occurrences)

Betrays (13 Occurrences)

Charming (4 Occurrences)

Countless (11 Occurrences)

Caressed (3 Occurrences)

Charms (10 Occurrences)

Alienated (11 Occurrences)

Alluring (2 Occurrences)

Adulteries (10 Occurrences)

Sells (14 Occurrences)

Practiced (22 Occurrences)

Played (50 Occurrences)

Uncovered (78 Occurrences)

Mistress (20 Occurrences)

Virginity (12 Occurrences)

Polluted (80 Occurrences)

Exposed (39 Occurrences)

Multiplied (109 Occurrences)

Abominations (81 Occurrences)

Lovers (57 Occurrences)

Witchcraft (8 Occurrences)

Hatred (30 Occurrences)

Deadly (31 Occurrences)

Naked (56 Occurrences)

Idolatry (14 Occurrences)

Corrupt (59 Occurrences)

Bosom (47 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Slept (74 Occurrences)

Adultery (49 Occurrences)

Harlotry (37 Occurrences)

Handled (11 Occurrences)

Vermilion (2 Occurrences)

Vilest (5 Occurrences)

Kicking (4 Occurrences)

Neighing (3 Occurrences)

Oracles (8 Occurrences)

Lightness (3 Occurrences)

Lavished (7 Occurrences)

Wooden (18 Occurrences)

Wander (43 Occurrences)

Wanderers (13 Occurrences)

Wallowing (5 Occurrences)

Informs (2 Occurrences)

Illicit (1 Occurrence)

Include (7 Occurrences)

Figures (11 Occurrences)

Fee (5 Occurrences)

Flaunted (1 Occurrence)

Faithlessness (9 Occurrences)

Flagrant (3 Occurrences)

Recalled (5 Occurrences)

Remembering (14 Occurrences)

Renown (24 Occurrences)

Elite (2 Occurrences)

E'phraim's (6 Occurrences)

Degraded (3 Occurrences)

Daughter-in-law (16 Occurrences)

Diviner's (1 Occurrence)

Degrade (1 Occurrence)

Doted (6 Occurrences)

Plays (4 Occurrences)

Prostituting (1 Occurrence)

Prostitutions (6 Occurrences)

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