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is often used as a noun in the New Testament, but in 1 Cor. 10:8 is a
present tense verb. Although it
is a verb, it still describes all types of sexual sin.
For other places where fornication occurs as a noun see 6:18, and
these references in the book of Revelation:
2:14, 20; 17:2; 18:3, 9.
Whether used as a noun or a verb, fornication describes departures from
God’s “religious norms (e.g. homosexuality, promiscuity, pedophilia, and
especially prostitution” (Colin Brown, 1:497).