77 Bible Verses about Shacking Up

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 175 helpful votes

But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 85 helpful votes

But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 78 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 57 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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.”

Ephesians 5:25 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 42 helpful votes

And said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.

John 4:17-18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 13:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy.

1 Corinthians 5:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—

Matthew 9:6-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he then said to the paralytic—“Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. When the crowds saw it, they were afraid, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

Deuteronomy 22:29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.

John 4:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.”

Deuteronomy 22:28 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found,

2 John 1:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,

Song of Solomon 8:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Proverbs 14:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

Leviticus 18:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You shall not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife; it is your brother's nakedness.

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Romans 7:6 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“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.

John 4:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’;

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

2 Corinthians 12:21 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 10:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day.

1 Corinthians 5:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.

John 4:1-54 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. ...

Isaiah 13:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

Jude 1:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Hebrews 12:27 ESV / 6 helpful votes

This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.

Matthew 15:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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,

Ephesians 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.

Galatians 5:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“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.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Acts 15:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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.

Acts 4:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

Ezekiel 38:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.

Isaiah 14:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms,

Psalm 29:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

Psalm 22:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

Judges 5:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Lord, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the region of Edom, the earth trembled and the heavens dropped, yes, the clouds dropped water.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

John 4:18-20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Galatians 5:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.

Hebrews 12:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Ephesians 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 6:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?

1 Corinthians 5:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.

John 8:41 ESV / 2 helpful votes

You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.”

John 4:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.

John 4:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.)

John 4:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And he had to pass through Samaria.

John 3:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

Luke 21:26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

People fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Matthew 5:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Jeremiah 3:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“If a man divorces his wife and she goes from him and becomes another man's wife, will he return to her? Would not that land be greatly polluted? You have played the whore with many lovers; and would you return to me? declares the Lord.

Isaiah 3:1-26 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For behold, the Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply, all support of bread, and all support of water; the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder, the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms. And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them. And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable. ...

Exodus 22:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“If a man seduces a virgin who is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall give the bride-price for her and make her his wife.

Exodus 20:14 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You shall not commit adultery.

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