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

New Living Translation
“You must not commit adultery.

English Standard Version
“You shall not commit adultery.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not commit adultery.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

New King James Version
“You shall not commit adultery.

New American Standard Bible
“You shall not commit adultery.

NASB 1995
"You shall not commit adultery.

NASB 1977
“You shall not commit adultery.

Amplified Bible
“You shall not commit adultery.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not commit adultery.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not commit adultery.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You shall not commit adultery.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Contemporary English Version
Be faithful in marriage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Good News Translation
"Do not commit adultery.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never commit adultery.

International Standard Version
"You are not to commit adultery.

JPS Tanakh 1917


Literal Standard Version
You do not commit adultery.

NET Bible
"You shall not commit adultery.

New Heart English Bible
"Do not murder.

World English Bible
"You shall not commit adultery.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not commit adultery.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Ten Commandments
13You shall not murder. 14You shall not commit adultery. 15You shall not steal.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:27
You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.'

Matthew 19:18
"Which ones?" the man asked. Jesus answered, "'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness,

Romans 13:9
The commandments "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and any other commandments, are summed up in this one decree: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

James 2:11
For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do 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 must surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 5:18
You shall not commit adultery.

Malachi 2:15
Has not the LORD made them one, having a portion of the Spirit? And why one? Because He seeks godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.


Treasury of Scripture

You shall not commit adultery.

Exodus 18:20
And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Exodus 20:10
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

2 Samuel 11:4,5,27
And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house…









(14) Thou shalt not commit adultery.--Next to the duty of respecting a man's life is placed that of respecting his domestic peace and honour. Adultery is an invasion of the household, a destruction of the bond which unites the family, a dissolution of that contract which is the main basis of social order. It was forbidden by all civilised communities, and in uncivilised ones frequently punished with death. The Mosaic enactments on the subject are peculiar chiefly in the absolute equality on which they place the man and the woman. Adulterers are as hateful as adulteresses, and are as surely to be put to death (Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22-24, &c.). The man who acts treacherously against "the wife of his covenant" is as great a sinner as the woman who breaks the marriage bond (Malachi 2:14-16). There is "no respect of persons" and no respect of sexes with God.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You shall not
לֹ֣֖א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

commit adultery.
תִּֿנְאָֽ֑ף׃ (tnə·’āp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize


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