— Examination of Verses —

Brian Kuehmichel
May 3, 2013

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Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14 (& Deuteronomy 5:18)

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Hebrews 13:4

Examination of Scripture Verses

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicatorsa, nor idolatersb, nor adulterersc, nor effeminated, nor abusers of themselves with mankinde, Nor thievesf, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

a. fornicators | Strong's (4205) 1) a man who prostitutes his body to another's lust for hire; 2) a male prostitute; 3) a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator

b. idolaters | Strong's (1496) 1) a worshipper of false gods, a idolater, [1a) used of any one even Christian, participant in any way in the worship of the heathen, esp. one who attends their sacrificial feasts and eats of the remains of offered victims]; 2) a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon

c. adulterers | Strong's (3432) 1) an adulterer [a (male) paramour]; 2) metaph. one who is faithless toward God, ungodly

d. effiminate | Strong's (3120) 1) soft, soft to the touch; 2) metaph. in a bad sense, [2a) effeminate, 2a1) of a catamite, 2a2) of a boy kept for homosexual relations with a man, 2a3) of a male who submits his body to unnatural lewdness {soft; female role of male prostitutes with another man}, 2a4) of a male prostitute]

e. abusers of themselves with mankind | Strong's (733) 1) one who lies with a male as with a female, sodomite, homosexual [from 730 and 2845; a sodomite:-abuser of (that defile) self with mankind.] | man who used male prostitute [Langes Commentary]

f. thieves | men stealers (slave makers and slave traders for sexual purposes) [one category among many kinds of thievery]; | Strong's (2812) 1) an embezzler, pilferer, 1a) the name is transferred to false teachers, who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain

Exodus 21:16 (and he that stealeth a man ... he shall surely be put to death)
Deuteronomy 24:7 (if a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel ... then that thief shall die)

1 Timothy 1:9-10 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongersa, for them that defile themselves with mankindb, for menstealersc, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.

a. whoremongers | Strong's (4205) 1) a man who prostitutes his body to another's lust for hire; 2) a male prostitute; 3) a man who indulges in unlawful sexual intercourse, a fornicator

b. them that defile themselves with mankind | Strong's (733) 1) one who lies with a male as with a female, sodomite, homosexual | those who use whores

c. menstealers | Strong's (405) 1) a slave-dealer, kidnapper, man-stealer, 1a) of one who unjustly reduces free men to slavery, 1b) of one who steals the slaves of others and sells them | steals people for slavery or sells slaves for sexual activity; those who provide whores (i.e. pimps)

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankinda, as with womankindb: it is abominationc.

a. | Strong's (H07901) 1) to lie down, 1a) (Qal), 1a1) to lie, lie down, lie on, 1a2) to lodge, 1a3) to lie (of sexual relations), 1a4) to lie down (in death), 1a5) to rest, relax (fig); 1b) (Niphal) to be lain with (sexually); 1c) (Pual) to be lain with (sexually); 1d) (Hiphil) to make to lie down; 1e) (Hophal) to be laid

b. | Strong's (H04904) 1) a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying, 1a) couch, bed, 1b) act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom 1c) lying down (for sexual contact)

c. | Strong's (H08441) 1) a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable 1a) in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages); 1b) in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also liea1 with mankinda2, as he liethb1 with a womanb2, both of them have committed an abominationc: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 20:23 [18:21] And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

a1. | Strong's (H07901) 1) to lie down, 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to lie, lie down, lie on, 1a2) to lodge, 1a3) to lie (of sexual relations), 1a4) to lie down (in death), 1a5) to rest, relax (fig); 1b) (Niphal) to be lain with (sexually); 1c) (Pual) to be lain with (sexually); 1d) (Hiphil) to make to lie down 1e) (Hophal) to be laid

a2. | Strong's (H02145) [noun masculine] 1) male (of humans and animals) adj; 2) male (of humans)

b1. | Strong's (H04904) 1) a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying, 1a) couch, bed; 1b) act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom; 1c) lying down (for sexual contact)

b2. | Strong's (H0802) [noun feminine] 1) woman, wife, female, 1a) woman (opposite of man); 1b) wife (woman married to a man); 1c) female (of animals); 1d) each, every (pronoun)

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughtersa of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sonsb of Israel.

a. whore of the daughters | Strong's (H06948) 1) female temple prostitute, harlot [holy or set apart to idolatry; female wedded to prostitution by idolatry]

b. sodomite of the sons | Strong's (H06942) 1) male temple prostitute [holy or set apart to idolatry; exclusively male wedded to prostitution by idolatry]

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whorea, or the price of a dogb, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abominationc unto the Lord thy God.

a. whore | Strong's (H02181) 1) to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot, 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication, 1a2) to commit adultery, 1a3) to be a cult prostitute, 1a4) to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.); 1b) (Pual) to play the harlot; 1c) (Hiphil), 1c1) to cause to commit adultery, 1c2) to force into prostitution, 1c3) to commit fornication; female prostitute

b. dog | Strong's (H03611) 1) dog, 1a) dog (literal), 1b) contempt or abasement (fig.), 1c) of pagan sacrifice, 1d) of male cult prostitute (fig.); male prostitute

c. | Strong's (H08441) 1) a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable 1a) in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages [believer with unbeliever]) 1b) in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)

Gen.13.13 But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

The men of Sodom were sinners of the first magnitude, sinners before the Lord, that is, impudent daring sinners; they were so to a proverb. Hence we read of those that declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not, Isa. 3:9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

Genesis 19:4-11 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know thema. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothingb; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. But the men (angels) put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

a. | Strong's (H03045) 1) to know, 1a) (Qal), 1a1) to know, 1a1a) to know, learn to know, 1a1b) to perceive, 1a1c) to perceive and see, find out and discern, 1a1d) to discriminate, distinguish, 1a1e) to know by experience, 1a1f) to recognise, admit, acknowledge, confess, 1a1g) to consider, 1a2) to know, be acquainted with, 1a3) to know (a person carnally), 1a4) to know how, be skilful in, 1a5) to have knowledge, be wise; 1b) (Niphal), 1b1) to be made known, be or become known, be revealed, 1b2) to make oneself known, 1b3) to be perceived, 1b4) to be instructed; 1c) (Piel) to cause to know; 1d) (Poal) to cause to know; 1e) (Pual), 1e1) to be known, 1e2) known, one known, acquaintance (participle); 1f) (Hiphil) to make known, declare; 1g) (Hophal) to be made known; 1h) (Hithpael) to make oneself known, reveal oneself

b. | Strong's (H07489) 1) to be bad, be evil, 1a) (Qal), 1a1) to be displeasing, 1a2) to be sad, 1a3) to be injurious, be evil, 1a4) to be wicked, be evil (ethically); 1b) (Hiphil), 1b1) to do an injury or hurt, 1b2) to do evil or wickedly, 1b3) mischief (participle); 2) to break, shatter, 2a) (Qal), 2a1) to break, 2a2) broken (participle), 2a3) to be broken; 2b) (Hithpolel) to be broken, be broken in pieces, be broken asunder

Jude 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornicationa, and going after strange fleshb(2c, 2c2), are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

a. | Strong's (1608) 1) to go a whoring, "give one's self over to fornication"

b. | Strong's (4561) 1) flesh (the soft substance of the living body, which covers the bones and is permeated with blood) of both man and beasts; 2) the body, 2a) the body of a man, 2b) used of natural or physical origin, generation or relationship, 2b1) born of natural generation; 2c) the sensuous nature of man, "the animal nature," 2c1) without any suggestion of depravity, 2c2) the animal nature with cravings which incite to sin, 2c3) the physical nature of man as subject to suffering; 3) a living creature (because possessed of a body of flesh) whether man or beast; 4) the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God | the sensuous nature of man—genetalia, leading to sin

I. That they were all wicked, Gen. 19:4. Wickedness had become universal, and they were unanimous in any vile design. Here were old and young, and all from every quarter, engaged in this riot; the old were not past it, and the young had soon come up to it. Either they had no magistrates to keep the peace, and protect the peaceable, or their magistrates were themselves aiding and abetting. Note, When the disease of sin has become epidemical, it is fatal to any place, Isa. 1:5-7.

II. That they had arrived at the highest pitch of wickedness; they were sinners before the Lord exceedingly (Gen. 13:13); for,

1. It was the most unnatural and abominable wickedness that they were now set upon, a sin that still bears their name, and is called Sodomy. They were carried headlong by those vile affections (Rom. 1:26, 27), which are worse than brutish, and the eternal reproach of the human nature, and which cannot be thought of without horror by those that have the least spark of virtue and any remains of natural light and conscience. Note, Those that allow themselves in unnatural uncleanness are marked for the vengeance of eternal fire. See Jude 1:7.
2. They were not ashamed to own it, and to prosecute their design by force and arms. The practice would have been bad enough if it had been carried on by intrigue and wheedling; but they proclaimed war with virtue, and bade open defiance to it. Hence daring sinners are said to declare their sin as Sodom, Isa. 3:9. Note, Those that have become impudent in sin generally prove impenitent in sin; and it will be their ruin. Those have hard hearts indeed that sin with a high hand, Jer. 6:15.
3. When Lot interposed, with all the mildness imaginable, to check the rage and fury of their lust, they were most insolently rude and abusive to him. He ventured himself among them, Gen. 19:6. He spoke civilly to them, called them brethren (Gen. 19:7), and begged of them not to do so wickedly; and, being greatly disturbed at their vile attempt, he unadvisedly and unjustifiably offered to prostitute his two daughters to them, Gen. 19:8. It is true, of two evils we must choose the less; but of two sins we must choose neither, nor ever do evil that good may come of it. He reasoned with them, pleaded the laws of hospitality and the protection of his house which his guests were entitled to; but he might as well have offered reason to a roaring lion and a raging bear as to these head-strong sinners, who were governed only by lust and passion. Lot's arguing with them does but exasperate them; and, to complete their wickedness, and fill up the measure of it, they fall foul upon him.

(1.) They ridicule him, charge him with the absurdity of pretending to be a magistrate, when he was not so much as a free-man of their city, Gen. 19:9. Note, It is common for a reprover to be unjustly upbraided as a usurper; and, while offering the kindness of a friend, to be charged with assuming the authority of a judge: as if a man might not speak reason without taking too much upon him.

(2.) They threaten him, and lay violent hands upon him; and the good man is in danger of being pulled in pieces by this outrageous rabble. Note, [1.] Those that hate to be reformed hate those that reprove them, though with ever so much tenderness. Presumptuous sinners do by their consciences as the Sodomites did by Lot, baffle their checks, stifle their accusations, press hard upon them, till they have seared them and quite stopped their mouths, and so made themselves ripe for ruin. [2.] Abuses offered to God's messengers and to faithful reprovers soon fill the measure of a people's wickedness, and bring destruction without remedy. See Prov. 29:1; and 2 Chron. 36:16.

"If reproofs remedy not, there is no remedy." See 2 Chron. 25:16.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affectionsa: for even their women did change the naturalb1 useb2 into that which is against naturec: And likewise also the men, leaving the naturalb1 useb2 of the woman, burnedd in their luste one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemlyf, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. [The natural consequences of rejecting God's way is to practice every form of wickedness, hating, lying, cheating, stealing, and other abominable actions and receive the outcome of those choices.

a. | Strong's (1608) 1) dishonour, ignominy, disgrace

b1. | Strong's (5446) 1) produced by nature, inborn 2) agreeable to nature 3) governed by (the instincts of) nature

b2. | Strong's (5440) 1) use 1a) of the sexual use of a woman

c. | Strong's (5449) 1) nature 1a) the nature of things, the force, laws, order of nature 1a) as opposed to what is monstrous, abnormal, perverse 1b) as opposed what has been produced by the art of man: the natural branches, i.e. branches by the operation of nature 1b) birth, physical origin 1c) a mode of feeling and acting which by long habit has become nature 1d) the sum of innate properties and powers by which one person differs from others, distinctive native peculiarities, natural characteristics: the natural strength, ferocity, and intractability of beasts | against design and purpose

d. | Strong's (1572) 1) to burn out 2) to set on fire 3) to be kindled, to burn

e. | Strong's (3715) 1) desire, longing, craving for 2) eager desire, lust, appetite 2a) used both in a good and a bad sense, as well of natural and lawful and even of proper cravings (of appetite for food), also of corrupt and unlawful desires Synonym : See Definition 5906

f. | Strong's (808) 1) unseemliness, an unseemly deed 1a) of a woman's genitals 1b) of one's nakedness, shame


KEYS TO OVERCOMING SEXUAL ADDICTION by Roy Masters, "The key to overcoming your sexual hang-ups is deceptively simple, yet profoundly effective: learn to give up past resentment and learn how to overcome intimidation in the present. If the memory of a trauma can be recalled and relived without the resentment toward the image of the violator, and if you can, moment by moment, overcome the resentment you feel toward those who currently intimidate you because they look or behave like those who hurt you in the past. And if you can recognize how resentment intensifies your need for love—which therefore is not really love at all—then you will be cured."

In simple terms, forgive those who hurt you in the past and release yourself from their bondage! Then walk in a renewed life.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints... Ephesians 6:18

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Peter 3:12

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