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Westminster Shorter Catechism Project

A Scripture Catechism
in the
Method of the Assembly's

by Matthew Henry

Q. 70. What is the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Does this commandment concern our own and our neighhour's chastity? Yes: for this is the will of God, even our sanctification, 1 Thess. 4:3. Is it needful there should be such a commandment? Yes: for since all are gone aside, they are all become filthy, Ps. 14:3. Is it agreeable to the light of nature? Yes: for Abimelech called adultery a great sin, Gen. 20:9. And is this command for the public good of mankind? Yes: for whoredom and wine take away the heart, Hos. 4:11.

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