28 Bible Verses about Shacking Up

1 Corinthians 7:9 ESV / 123 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 / 85 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 / 63 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Abstain from every form of evil.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 49 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 12:2 ESV / 47 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.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 42 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 / 38 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:5 ESV / 26 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 7:10-11 ESV / 22 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.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 22 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 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 14 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 5:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

2 John 1:10 ESV / 12 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,

Romans 13:13 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 12 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.

John 4:17-18 ESV / 12 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.”

Matthew 9:6-8 ESV / 12 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 / 12 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 / 10 helpful votes

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

Song of Solomon 8:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 22:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV / 6 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.

John 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Romans 7:6 ESV / 3 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.

John 4:1-54 ESV / 2 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.

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