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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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5:32 Causeth her to commit adultery - If she marry again.
Mina's comment on 2013-01-06 20:46:13:
It means, if a man treats his wife as a sexual object and not as his spouse as God intended, he drives her to commit adultery. The question now is, who committed the sin... the husband or the wife? My thoughts, the husband. While adultery is always a sin in the eyes of God, Jesus here is warning men about other forms of adultery. This is made clear in the second part as marriage to a divorced woman is also adultery. I think you'll find the warning continues on with lustful thoughts about anyone other than your spouse is committing adultery as well. Only adultery and disbelieve are grounds for lawful divorce in Christianity. No blame is attached to the injured party if they leave the marriage. However, marriage is for life, adultery can be forgiven but disbelieve cannot be. Serial adultery, drunkenness and abuse are signs of a disbeliever. Let good men marry good women and let bad men marry bad women. My prayers are with your friend and may God show her the right course to insure her soul is happy on the day of judgment.
devon's comment on 2012-07-23 23:41:12:
I was wondering if the husband cheated n he drunk so much and abuse the wife why must she stay married to him what if she divorce him and pray to god cause god know her heart and move on with someone else
Donise Koehler's comment on 2011-02-12 02:34:54:
I understand this to be an out from bondage when married to someone who has sexual relations with another than the spouse. I also understand it to mean that Jesus says for you just to divorce for any other reason is not acceptable. When you put away your spouse whom you were joined with for any other reason makes you a used/user package so to speak. The Lord does not hold you in bondage to that which uses you like the devil. I cannot think of any other betrayal greater than the cheating of intimacy with someone other than their spouse.
Meechie's comment on 2010-11-24 02:44:24:
I see this as; if the woman has commit fornication/adultery and then if her husband decides he wants to divorce her she is labeled as unclean and if she joins with someone else she still commit adultery against the first union. Therefore she is a whore!!!
ghassan khalil's comment on 2010-10-08 18:22:28:
actually,i'd be grateful if someone could explain to me the fact that why a divorced woman shall be called an adulteress?
and how to exclude an adulteress from the rule of that way of calling divorced women as whores????
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