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Text: “And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death” – Leviticus 20:10.

Comment: The Wikipedia defines adultery as “extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral or legal grounds”. In the Holy Bible, it is clearly written: “Thou shalt not commit adultery”. - Exodus 20:14. See also Deuteronomy 5:18.

Joseph knew this law of God, therefore, he stoutly resisted the devious desires of Potiphar's wife. And for this he suffered unjust imprisonment - but the LORD blessed him for his integrity, love for his neighbour (Potiphar), etc. Joseph told her: “how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Genesis 39:9). Adultery compromises the purity of the children of a marriage and leaves big question marks about the children's paternity. Saint Paul writing to the Hebrew Christians says: “Marriage is honourable and the bed undefiled…” (Hebrews 13:4).

During his earthly mission, Christ made the law stronger when he said: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:27,28). King Solomon says it brings dishonour (Proverbs 6:25-32). Moreover, it will prevent one from getting salvation (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10). Please see also Galatians 5:19-21) In truth, a writer once said that, “adultery is one of the worst things to happen to marriage and violates everything you have built with your partner in a painful way.”

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