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bible verses about sexual immorality

 

General Warnings About Sexual Immorality:

  • 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.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.”
  • 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.”
  • Galatians 5:19 – “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery.”

Adultery:

  • Exodus 20:14 – “You shall not commit adultery.”
  • Matthew 5:27 – “You have heard that it was said, ‘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.”

Lust:

  • Matthew 5:28 – “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
  • 2 Peter 2:14 – “With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!”
  • James 1:14-15 – “But each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”
  • Romans 6:12 – “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.”

Consequences of Sexual Immorality:

  • Proverbs 5:22-23 – “The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. For lack of discipline, they will die, led astray by their own great folly.”
  • Galatians 6:7-8 – “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”
  • Revelation 21:8 – “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:8 – “We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.”

Repentance/Forgiveness From Sexual Immorality:

  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Ezekiel 18:30 – “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.”
  • Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”