The Law of The Kingdom of IaHUeH

What is this Adultery?

WOI!!!! There is so much confusion in the world most folk don't even know any more.. even among those that say they do!

But ignorance does not change The Law.. If we say that we are in Ha-MaShIaCh (the Messiah) and are.. we will Keep His Commandments. It is up to us to Know what they are and what they mean. Of course we have each other for help but can rely on only IaHUeH. We need to search His Word in the Scriptures... Because along with The Commandments we do have The Statutes and Judgements which uphold and Support them.. The Statutes and Judgements Define the Law.

IeShA-IaHU 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

The World is full of it (adultery -for one thing) and of course will seek to justify it, Discredit The Law
 or chop your head off for mentioning it...
So we cannot go there for definition.

My first sense of the english word is "a mixing". When a substance is adulterated it is mixed with something else.. perhaps of lesser worth... As you see I am guessing. This will not do!! We need To Rely on IaHUeH's Word!

But first lets look up the word in the Strongs Concordance.

OT:5003
na'aph (naw-af'); a primitive root; to commit adultery; figuratively, to apostatize:

KJV - adulterer (-ess), commit (-ing) adultery, woman that breaketh wedlock.

Not so very helpful, but we get an idea.. lets see: 
it is mentioned in the KJV 40 times. 18 in Testimony of The Covenant, 22 in the Testimony of the Restoration

Lev 20:10 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.
KJV

OK! We see that it has to do with another mans wife. So what is a wife? I see we need to go back to the beginning or at least day six.

Gen 1:26 And ELOHIM said, Let us make man (ADaM) in Our image, after Our likeness:
Gen 1:27 So ELOHIM created the man (Ha-ADaM) in His Own image, in the image of ELOHIM created He him; male and female created He them.

Gen 2:7 And IaHUeH ELOHIM formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:18 And IaHUeH ELOHIM said, It is not good that the man (Ha-ADaM) should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Gen 2:21 And IaHUeH ELOHIM caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which IaHUeH ELOHIM had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

There's a good collection -man and wife. this gives a good basic Idea.

In 1:27 we see the one man being male and female in the image and likeness of ELOHIM. in 2:21-22 the part that was woman is taken out of the man (rib?) and formed into a separate entity. this is significant. IaHUeH brings her to the man and he recognizes her as bone of his bone - flesh of his flesh. 2:24  speaks of sexual union.

This was the first covenant of matrimony a man and a woman in the sight of IaHUeH. Very interesting! First He separates them and then He joins them together.

Matt 19:3-9
3 The Pharisees also came unto Him, tempting Him, and saying unto Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore ELOHIM hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did MOSheH then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, MOSheH because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Now this is Clear.. plain and simple.. right out of IaHUShUA's mouth! a Commandent from our Righteous King.

But what is this fornication?

OT:2181
zanah (zaw-naw'); a primitive root [highly-fed and therefore wanton]; to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively, to commit idolatry (IeShRaEL being regarded as the spouse of IaHUeH):

KJV - (cause to) commit fornication, X continually, X great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.


NT:4202
porneia (por-ni'-ah); from NT:4203; harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively, idolatry:

KJV - fornication.

hmmm maybe not so clear.. Looks almost like a contradiction. Lets look at the exception clause in the Testimony of The Covenant. Writing of divorcement and putting away. It is clear (when you seek) that in Torah this exception pertained to none other than virginity fraud. The maiden had been fornicating -she was not an adulteress or she would have been a candidate for stoning, even in IaHUShUA's day. Here is a case of IaHUShUA' correcting the error. (too bad the translators didn't catch on!)

In the Testimony of The Covenant it was clear that adultery was defined as sexual intercourse with another mans wife.. which does make this sense:

OT:2233
zera` (zeh'-rah); from OT:2232; seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity:

KJV - X carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowingtime.
 

of the 230 occurances of this word i find less than 30 references to seed that don't refer to the seed of man (his sperm and his posterity)

Interestingly I did find three times that it was translated as lying carnally with a woman.

Lev 18:20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her. (Adultery)

Lev 19:18-20
18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am IaHUeH.

19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee. (Mixing)

20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.

Num 5:11-22
11 And IaHUeH spake unto MOSheH, saying,
12 Speak unto the children of IeShRaEL, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,
13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:
15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before IaHUeH:
17 And the priest shall take SetApart water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water:
18 And the priest shall set the woman before IaHUeH, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:
19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:
20 But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband:
21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, IaHUeH make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when IaHUeH doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;
22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amein, amein. (let it be so)

WOI!! I just wanted verse 13 but it all seemed so relevant to our study.

I Love IaHUeH's Word! Seek and ye shall find. He is our Creator and knows better than we do what is Best for us! It may seem harsh and unfair to us (especially nowadays) But believe me He always did have a Perfect Plan for us.. which is why He gave us The Law. yes -we can choose to disobey but that way leads to Death and Destruction despite our Best Intentions.. not to mention heartache, sorrow, broken homes, broken people... but it is mostly the Children that suffer.

Mal 2:13-17

13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of IaHUeH with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that He regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because IaHUeH hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

15 And did not He make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a seed ELOHIM (g-dly seed?). Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

16 For IaHUeH, the ELOHIM of IeShRaEL, saith that He hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith IaHUeH of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

17 Ye have wearied IaHUeH with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied Him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of IaHUeH, and He delighteth in them; or, Where is the ELOHIM of judgment?

Matt 5:27-28

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman (who is a wife) to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
KJV

I feel that we have only just scratched the surface here but already have a pretty good foundation. I will dig deeper later.

Meanwhile I can recommend an excellent site: But be Very careful.. do your homework and don't forget to Pray!

While it is True not to add to or take away from TORaH of IaHUeH.. A thing not expressly prohibited is not necessarily a good thing to do! -use your sense man!

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