bible verses about adultery

Adultery Condemned:

  • Exodus 20:14 – “You shall not commit adultery.”
  • Proverbs 6:32 – “But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.”
  • Hebrews 13:4 – “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
  • Matthew 5:27 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.'”

Warnings Against Adultery:

  • Proverbs 5:1-2 – “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.”
  • Proverbs 7:25 – “Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.”
  • Proverbs 6:27 – “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?”
  • Proverbs 5:8 – “Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house…”

Consequences of Adultery:

  • Proverbs 6:26 – “For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life.”

Repentance and Forgiveness:

  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
  • James 4:8 – “Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
  • James 5:16 – “Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

Avoiding Temptation:

  • Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
  • 1 Corinthians 6:18 – “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”
  • James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
  • Colossians 3:5 – “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.”

The Example of Joseph:

  • Genesis 39:8 – “But he refused. ‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.'”
  • Genesis 39:9 – “How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
  • Genesis 39:12 – “She caught him by his cloak and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.”

Counsel on Marriage:

  • Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
  • Matthew 5:32 – “But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”
  • Matthew 19:6 – “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
  • Ephesians 5:31 – “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

Fleeing Temptation:

  • Galatians 5:16 – “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
  • Proverbs 14:27 – “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.”
  • Ephesians 5:3 – “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”

The Sinful Woman Forgiven:

  • Luke 7:47 – “Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.”
  • Luke 7:50 – “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
  • Luke 7:48 – “Then Jesus said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.'”