Bible verses about "fornication" | Williams

Matthew 19:9

9 I tell you, whoever divorces his wife for any other cause than her unfaithfulness, and marries another woman, commits adultery."

Mark 7:20-23

20 He kept on saying, "The thing that comes from the inside of a man is the thing that makes him foul, 21 for from the inside, that is, from the hearts of men, designs for doing evil come, sexual immorality, stealing, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, abusiveness, haughtiness, thoughtlessness. 23 All these evils come from the inside of a man and make him foul."

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Do you not know that wrongdoers will not have a share in the kingdom of God? Stop being misled; people who are sexually immoral or idolaters or adulterers or sensual or guilty of unnatural sexual vice 10 or thieves or greedy graspers for more or drunkards or slanderers or swindlers will not have a share in the kingdom of God. 11 And these are just the characters some of you used to be. But now you have washed yourselves clean, you have been consecrated, you are now in right standing with God, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 5:1

1 A case of immorality is reported as actually existing among you, an immorality unheard of even among the heathen that a man cohabits with his father's wife.

1 Corinthians 6:13

13 Foods are intended for the stomach, and the stomach for foods, but God will finally put a stop to both of them. The body is not intended for sexual immorality but for the service of the Lord, and the Lord is for the body to serve.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4

3 For it is God's will that you should keep pure in person, that you should practice abstinence from sexual immorality, 4 that each man among you should learn to take his own wife out of pure and honorable motives,

Ephesians 5:3

3 But sexual vice and any form of immorality or sensual greed must not so much as be mentioned among you, as that is the only course becoming in God's people;

Colossians 3:5

5 So once for all put to death your lower, earthly nature with respect to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which is real idolatry.

Jude 1:7

7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns which like them indulged in grossest immorality and unnatural vice, stand as a perpetual warning, in suffering the punishment of eternal fire.

Matthew 5:32

32 But I tell you that whoever divorces his wife for any other ground than unfaithfulness, causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a wife who is thus divorced commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 6:18

18 Keep on running from sexual immorality! Any other sin that a man commits is one outside his body, but the man who commits the sexual sin is sinning against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has taken hold of you but what is common to human nature. And God is to be trusted not to let you be tempted beyond your strength, but when temptation comes, to make a way out of it, so that you can bear up under it.

Revelation 21:8

8 But the cowards, the unfaithful, the polluted, the murderers, the sexually immoral, the practicers of magic, the worshipers of idols, and all liars will have their portion in the lake that keeps on burning with fire and brimstone. This is the second death."

John 8:41-42

41 You are practicing what your real father does." They said to Him, "We are not illegitimate children; we have one Father, even God." 42 Then Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. No, indeed, I have not come on my own authority, but He has sent me.

1 Corinthians 7:2

2 but because of so much sexual immorality every man should have a wife of his own, and every woman a husband of her own.

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the practices of the lower nature are clear enough: Sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, quarreling, jealousy, anger, intrigues, dissensions, party-spirit, 21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I now warn you, as I have done before, that those who practice such things shall not be heirs of the kingdom of God.

Hebrews 13:4

4 Marriage must be held in honor by all, and the marriage relations kept sacred. Persons who are sexually vicious and immoral God will punish.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

18 Keep on running from sexual immorality! Any other sin that a man commits is one outside his body, but the man who commits the sexual sin is sinning against his own body. 19 Or, are you not conscious that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit that is in you, whom you have as a gift from God? Furthermore, you are not your own, 20 for you have been bought and actually paid for. So you must honor God with your bodies.

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