Francis Turretin on the precepts of the Decalogue as a synecdoche

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IV. Third, “in all the precepts synecdoche is to be acknowledged” by which in one proposed species, all under the same genus are understood, and by one prohibited vice others of the same kind analogous to it (and whatever bear upon or lead to it) are prohibited. Thus in the precept “thou shalt not commit adultery” is prohibited every affection for another’s wife; to lust after her (Mt. 5:28) and all illicit desires are forbidden. ...

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