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What Is Adultery? 10 Bible Verses About Cheating

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What Is Adultery? 10 Bible Verses About Cheating

Cheating can cause disappointment and heartache. The Bible is pretty clear on its stance on the subject of adultery and unfaithfulness.

What does it mean to cheat or to be a cheater?

Cheating has so many definitions and different words involve the act of cheating.

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Whether a person is cheating on an exam, a game or relationship, it all ends with the same result…disappointment.

What is the definition of adultery?

According to, to 'cheat' means to "act dishonest or unfair to gain an advantage".

Per the Bible, cheating on your spouse is 'adultery' but you can also cheat in other ways. The type of cheating in a relationship causes disappointment as well as heartache.

Physical cheating versus emotional cheating are two topics that can arise in many debates. Either way, they both can impact a relationship negatively.

Many factors play into why people cheat.

As stated above, the act is to gain an advantage. But in a relationship, what advantage would come from cheating on the person you love?

When in love, people tend to think the feeling is not everlasting or mutual which can cause someone to cheat or hurt the person before they get hurt.

What is the advantage of cheating?

Hurting them before they can hurt you because getting hurt can be unimaginable.

Another advantage is when people are insecure themselves, they tend to want to make their partner feel inferior or even more insecure than them. Let’s just be blunt about it. Misery loves company.

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But with these advantages come emotions. These emotions can expand to the cheater, their partner and even to the person the cheater cheats with. All parties will be affected, all parties will be impacted.

After cheating on your partner, it can leave two ground feelings: you can feel awful and won’t do it again or you can feel “fake” awful and will do it again.

But in most cases, if you forgive a cheater and take them back it could lead to a serial problem.

Once a cheater, always one. If you aren't happy just leave.

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The trauma of getting cheated on can lead your partner to become too jealous and insecure. Wondering where your partner is at all times can lead to you not being able to live your life.

Becoming consumed with what and how a person is doing can be overwhelming. So, forgiving a cheater can be much worse than the cheating itself because the resentment will lead to destruction.

Destruction is one of the leading results after a person cheats on their partner. Their partner can become angry after the hurting fades. It could lead to violence and bitterness within the relationship.

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So what’s the best solution for when you are in a relationship and want to cheat, just be honest upfront, try to fix the issues before you cheat and if that doesn’t work then leave.

It’s never too late to start over and change your life. You can do this without causes anyone pain or anger if you be honest. The bible is the leading book on knowledge and life.

10 Bible verses about adultery and cheating, according to scripture.

Adultery in any relationship hurts.

I believe this means that when you are in the worst stages of being cheated on which is brokenhearted, you are not alone. The Lord is with you through all trials and tribulations.

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” — Psalm 34:18

Adultery is selfish.

We often forget that we get consumed with our own needs and wants that we go through any lengths to get them but we should never hurt people to get what we desire. Lying, stealing and deceiving is not the answer.

“Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.” — Leviticus 19:11

Adultery leads to self-inflicted pain.

If you do wrong then you will have to pay the consequences. You cannot do wrong onto others without paying for it.

“Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched. So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.” — Proverbs 6:28-29

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Committing adultery will hurt you and your reputation.

You will disgrace yourself by being labeled as a liar and cheater in your marriage.

“But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself. Blows and disgrace are lot, and his shame will never be wiped.” — Proverbs 6:32-33

Cheating is breaking your word.

When you are married, it is a sacred vow before the Lord. If you commit adultery you are breaking that vow before him because marriage is the most important commitment of all.

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” —Hebrews 13:4

Adultery is lying.

Lying is always a bad thing but when you are in a committed relationship it is looked down on. Faithful souls will be forever appreciated in God’s eyes.

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” — Proverbs 12:22

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Adultery is one of the 10 Commandments.

Once you say “I do”, there is no way you should look into another person for love, sex or companionship. When you make a vow before God, you have to stick to it.

“You shall not commit adultery.” — Exodus 20:14

Cheaters lack character.

Even when you know you are doing the wrong thing and you continue to do so you are living in sin. In a relationship, cheating on your partner is something that you know is wrong but when you continue to pursue it, you are openly and knowingly sinning.

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” — James 4:17

Adultery creates more problems.

When a person lies to their partner they are creating a conflict within their relationship. Creating conflict within your relationship can destroy it.

“A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” — Proverbs 16:28

Being faithful is better than cheating.

If you do the right thing by God and your partner blessings will pour into your life. If you consume yourself with greed then you will regret it and eventually pay for it.

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.” — Proverbs 28:30

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Katrina Harris is a writer who covers religion, astrology and love and relationship topics.