Bible Verses About Sex
2 Corinthians 12:
21 And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
16 And if any man's seed of copulation go out from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water, and be unclean until the even.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
1 Corinthians 6:
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
1 John 1:
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
1 Thessalonians 4:
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel (body) in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
1 Corinthians 13:
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Song of Songs 7:
6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.
8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
1 Corinthians 6:
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
2 Timothy 2:
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. ESV
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
1 Corinthians 7 English Standard Version (ESV)
Principles for Marriage
1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
(Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.”)
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
(But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. [ESV])
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
(The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.[ESV])
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
( For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.[ESV])
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your in continency.
(Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.[ESV])
6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.
(To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.[ESV])
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
(But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.[ESV])
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
Live as You Are Called
17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
The Unmarried and the Widowed
25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.
36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.
39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
Proverbs 5:18-19 ESV
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
Matthew 5:28 ESV
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Colossians 3:5 ESV
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Exodus 20:14 ESV
“You shall not commit adultery.
Genesis 39:7-10 ESV
And after a time his master's wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, “Lie with me.” But he refused and said to his master's wife, “Behold, because of me my master has no concern about anything in the house, and he has put everything that he has in my charge. He is not greater in this house than I am, nor has he kept back anything from me except yourself, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” And as she spoke to Joseph day after day, he would not listen to her, to lie beside her or to be with her.
“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 6:32 ESV
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Romans 13:13-14 ESV
Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Ephesians 5:3 ESV
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
Leviticus 20:13 ESV
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
Leviticus 18:22 ESV
You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
1 Timothy 1:10 ESV
The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,
Romans 1:26-27 ESV
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;
Mark 7:20-23 ESV
And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
Genesis 1:28 ESV
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Job 31:1 ESV
“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
Jude 1:7 ESV
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” ...
1 John 2:15-16 ESV
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
That each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
Genesis 1:27 ESV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Romans 1:24-27 ESV
Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Proverbs 5:19 ESV
A lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
1 Peter 2:11 ESV
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
Titus 2:12 ESV
Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Matthew 5:27-30 ESV
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.
Exodus 22:19 ESV
“Whoever lies with an animal shall be put to death.
Romans 1:27 ESV
And the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.
We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.
Revelation 21:8 ESV
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. ...
Romans 13:9 ESV
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Genesis 4:1 ESV
Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.”
Mark 10:6-9 ESV
But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.
Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates with all choicest fruits, henna with nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices— a garden fountain, a well of living water, and flowing streams from Lebanon. Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.
Genesis 29:23 ESV
But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and he went in to her.
Romans 1:26 ESV
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
Genesis 4:25 ESV
And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.”
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor,
Acts 15:29 ESV
That you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”
Proverbs 5:15-19 ESV
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
Galatians 6:1-18 ESV
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. ...
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.
Matthew 15:19-20 ESV
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
Leviticus 18:23 ESV
And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.
Deuteronomy 24:5 ESV
“When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
Genesis 4:17 ESV
Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch.
Proverbs 31:2-3 ESV
What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.
2 Kings 23:7 ESV
And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
“If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then hates her and accuses her of misconduct and brings a bad name upon her, saying, ‘I took this woman, and when I came near her, I did not find in her evidence of virginity,’ then the father of the young woman and her mother shall take and bring out the evidence of her virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. And the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, ‘I gave my daughter to this man to marry, and he hates her; and behold, he has accused her of misconduct, saying, “I did not find in your daughter evidence of virginity.” And yet this is the evidence of my daughter's virginity.’ And they shall spread the cloak before the elders of the city. ...
Genesis 1:27-28 ESV
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. ...
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
1 Kings 15:12 ESV
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
Titus 1:15 ESV
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.
1 John 4:7-8 ESV
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 1:9 ESV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Ephesians 5:33 ESV
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?
Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...
Ephesians 5:3-5 ESV
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
Acts 15:19-20 ESV
Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.
How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights! Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters. I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine. It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth. I am my beloved's, and his desire is for me. ...
Numbers 31:17-18 ESV
Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him keep alive for yourselves.
Leviticus 18:20 ESV
And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her.
Genesis 38:8-9 ESV
Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother.
Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
Genesis 19:1-38 ESV
The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth and said, “My lords, please turn aside to your servant's house and spend the night and wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the town square.” But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” ...
Wat zegt de Bijbel over sex?
Is het zo dat een christen niet mag mastruberen?
en sex voor het huwelijk?
De Bijbel geeft hier duidelijk antwoord op.
Geen seks voor het huwelijk. Dit kan je lezen in Genesis 2:24 'Daarom zal de man zijn vader en zijn moeder verlaten, en zijn vrouw aankleven; en zij zullen tot één vlees zijn.' Dus éérst verlaat je je vader en moeder, dan trouw je (je vrouw) en dan zal je één zijn (seks hebben). Mastruberen valt onder zelfgenot. God heeft had de vrouw aan de man gegeven omdat het niet goed was dat de mens alleen was. Hij (God) gaf Eva (toen nog: Manninne) aan Adam als hulp. Niet als meesteres, niet als slavin. Zelfgenot is onbijbels. Seks is een prachtig iets, een bloem uit het paradijs. Maar het wordt in de huidige maatschappij enorm misbruikt.
Sex is voorbehouden aan het huwelijk. Degene met wie je gemeenschap hebt, daarmee ben je voor God getrouwd. Anderen (zoals ik) bekijken dit meer in de tijdgeest, en springen er makkelijker mee om, maar over het algemeen geldt wel: Een christelijke jongere denkt er in ieder geval goed over na, voor hij/zij met een ander het bed induikt.
Het Griekse woord por·nei′a, dat met „hoererij” is vertaald, heeft een behoorlijk ruime betekenis. Het heeft betrekking op seksuele relaties tussen personen die niet met elkaar getrouwd zijn en slaat vooral op het verkeerde gebruik van de geslachtsorganen.
Por·nei′a omvat daden als orale seks, anale seks en iemand anders masturberen — dingen die meestal worden geassocieerd met bordelen. Mensen die denken dat zulke daden geen „hoererij” zijn, houden zichzelf voor de gek (2 Timotheüs 2:26). Bovendien komt bij het bewaren van eerbaarheid meer kijken dan ons onthouden van daden die onder hoererij vallen. Om ’de hoererij te ontvlieden’, moeten we alle vormen van seksuele onreinheid en losbandig gedrag vermijden die tot de grove zonde por·nei′a zouden kunnen leiden (Efeziërs 4:19). Op die manier bewaren we onze eerbaarheid.
Een ander woord voor masturberen is onaneren. Dit komt van de naam Onan. Dat is een man die voorkomt in een bijbelverhaal. In dit verhaal laat hij zijn zaad op de grond lopen. Dit wordt door de bijbel veroordeeld. In het boek Genesis staat het verhaal over Onan: "Als een man overleden was, moest naar toenmalig joods gebruik zijn broer een kind verwekken bij diens weduwe, zijn schoonzus, als die kinderloos was. Dit heet het zwagerhuwelijk of leviraat. De oudste zoon van Juda, Er genaamd, werd door God gedood omdat hij slecht was in de ogen van God. Nu moest zijn jongere broer, Onan genaamd, trouwen met diens weduwe, Tamar. Onan echter maakte misbruik van de situatie: hij had wel geslachtsgemeenschap met Tamar, maar trok zich voor de zaadlozing terug en omdat Onan wist dat zo’n kind niet als zijn nageslacht zou gelden, liet hij telkens als hij met de vrouw van zijn broer gemeenschap had zijn zaad op de grond terechtkomen, zodat hij geen nakomelingen voor zijn broer zou verwekken." Een ander bijbelboek over masturberen is Leviticus. Leviticus 15:16 legt uit hoe men na een zaadlozing moet handelen; onrein zijn (dus geen heilige diensten mogen verrichten, tot de avond. De avond duidt in bijbelse context de volgende dag aan), het gehele lichaam baden en alles waarop de zaaduitstorting terecht is gekomen reinigen.
Een Christen mag idd niet masturberen. Sex voor het huwelijk mag ook niet en tijdens het huwelijk mag het alleen als er een nieuw volgelingetje van het Christelijke Geloof gebakken moet worden. Maar niet zomaar voor het lekker.
Wat zegt de Bijbel over Seks?
Seks, een lastig onderwerp voor vele christenen maar tegenwoordig hier in Nederland geen taboe meer. In het hedendaagse leven word seks gebruikt in alle zaken die we als normaal beschouwen; muziek, films, tijdschriften, radio etc. Het is een onderwerp dat ook buiten het christendom steeds meer bespreekbaar wordt.
Dit is allemaal met een goede reden. Het is namelijk belangrijk om al in een zo vroeg mogelijke stadium te weten wat seks inhoud, of sterker nog; wat goed of slecht is. Het niet bezitten over inhoudelijke kennis over seks (zowel jong als oud) is hetzelfde als jezelf niet beschermen tegen het kwade van buitenaf.
Seks als bescherming
Het in opspraak komen van de kerk i.v.m. ontucht van priesters bewijst dat kinderen toelichting nodig hebben over dit onderwerp. Als kinderen weten dat seks op jonge leeftijd slecht is, dan kunnen zij zichzelf beschermen. Bescherming geldt ook voor jongeren die terechtkomen in een levensstadia waar zij niet meer om zaken heen kunnen als seks, drugs en alcohol.
Voorlichting is daarom belangrijk en heeft prioriteit nodig. Alleen zo weten zij wat de gevaren en gevolgen zijn van verkeerd gebruik of zelfs misbruik.
Seks is goed!
De bijbel keurt seks goed. God heeft namelijk niet voor niets twee mensen geschapen die de liefde met elkaar kunnen bedrijven. De mens is geschapen om voort te planten. Het is daarom in het hedendaagse leven niet meer denkbaar om hier niet over te praten.
“En God schiep de mens naar Zijn beeld; naar het beeld van God schiep Hij hem; mannelijk en vrouwelijk schiep Hij hen. En God zegende hen en God zei tegen hen: Wees vruchtbaar, word talrijk, vervul de aarde en onderwerp haar, en heers over de vissen van de zee, over de vogels in de lucht en over al de dieren die over de aarde kruipen!” – Genesis 1: 27-28
Behandel seks met respect
Het feit dat seks wordt goed gekeurd door de bijbel, geeft aan dat we hier respectvol mee om moeten gaan. Om ons heen is seks een gemeengoed geworden. De mate van respect is afgenomen en door invloeden van o.a. de media blijkt het normaal om hier al vroeg mee te beginnen.
Seks voor het huwelijk wordt veroordeeld in het christendom. Echter moeten we onze ogen niet sluiten voor het feit dat er genoeg christen koppels zijn die al geslachtsgemeenschap hebben al voor dat zij getrouwd zijn.
Mocht jij tot deze groep behoren? Besef dan dat je je maagdelijkheid niet opnieuw kunt krijgen maar wel vergiffenis voor deze zonde kunt vragen. God vergeeft zondes, maar waar hij niet van houdt is als iemand bewust een zonde opnieuw begaat.
Weersta de verleiding
Heb je problemen met het weerstaan van de verleiding om seks te hebben? Dat is normaal en ieder menselijk wezen heeft deze gevoelens.
Als christen ben je iedere dag bezig om verleidingen te weerstaan. Het weerstaan van een verleiding is daarom ook geen zonde maar wél als je jezelf toegeeft aan een zonde.
“Meer dan een menselijke verzoeking is u niet overkomen. En God is getrouw: Hij zal niet toelaten dat u verzocht wordt boven wat u aankunt, maar Hij zal met de verzoeking ook de uitkomst geven om die te kunnen doorstaan” – 1 Korintiërs 10:13
Het kan heel moeilijk zijn om de verleiding te weerstaan. Zeker als je al een keer seks hebt gehad of zielsveel van je partner houdt. Alleen door de kracht van God te gebruiken lukt het jouw (of jullie) om hier niet aan toe te geven.