100 Bible Verses about Infidelity

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 292 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.

Isaiah 47:10 ESV / 147 helpful votes

You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, “No one sees me”; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.”

Matthew 5:31-32 ESV / 136 helpful votes

“It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 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.

Isaiah 47:11 ESV / 126 helpful votes

But evil shall come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, for which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing.

Matthew 5:28 ESV / 110 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.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 97 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.

Isaiah 29:15 ESV / 82 helpful votes

Ah, you who hide deep from the Lord your counsel, whose deeds are in the dark, and who say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?”

Proverbs 6:26 ESV / 78 helpful votes

For the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 69 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 7:2 ESV / 65 helpful votes

For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage.

Proverbs 6:25 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;

Matthew 19:4-6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 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’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Psalm 50:21 ESV / 55 helpful votes

These things you have done, and I have been silent; you thought that I was one like yourself. But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.

Luke 16:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

“Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

Psalm 64:5 ESV / 37 helpful votes

They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, thinking, “Who can see them?”

Jude 1:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.”

Ezekiel 9:10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

As for me, my eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; I will bring their deeds upon their heads.”

Jeremiah 50:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I set a snare for you and you were taken, O Babylon, and you did not know it; you were found and caught, because you opposed the Lord.

Isaiah 57:4-11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whom are you mocking? Against whom do you open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of transgression, the offspring of deceit, you who burn with lust among the oaks, under every green tree, who slaughter your children in the valleys, under the clefts of the rocks? Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they, they, are your lot; to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have brought a grain offering. Shall I relent for these things? On a high and lofty mountain you have set your bed, and there you went up to offer sacrifice. Behind the door and the doorpost you have set up your memorial; for, deserting me, you have uncovered your bed, you have gone up to it, you have made it wide; and you have made a covenant for yourself with them, you have loved their bed, you have looked on nakedness. ...

Proverbs 6:32 ESV / 20 helpful votes

He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

Matthew 19:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”

Daniel 8:25 ESV / 18 helpful votes

By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken—but by no human hand.

Ezekiel 36:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God: Because the enemy said of you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The ancient heights have become our possession,’

Malachi 2:13-16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And this second thing you do. You cover the Lord's altar with tears, with weeping and groaning because he no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”

Proverbs 3:34 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Deuteronomy 22:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Isaiah 5:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, who draw sin as with cart ropes,

Malachi 3:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Your words have been hard against me, says the Lord. But you say, ‘How have we spoken against you?’

Exodus 14:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”

Romans 7:2-3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress.

Matthew 5:27-28 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“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.

Malachi 3:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God. What is the profit of our keeping his charge or of walking as in mourning before the Lord of hosts?

Isaiah 3:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence.

Proverbs 14:6 ESV / 11 helpful votes

A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

Numbers 15:31 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Because he has despised the word of the Lord and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.”

Exodus 20:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“You shall not commit adultery.

Ezekiel 12:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Son of man, what is this proverb that you have about the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days grow long, and every vision comes to nothing’?

Psalm 106:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then they despised the pleasant land, having no faith in his promise.

Revelation 14:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.

Mark 10:11-12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Isaiah 28:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;

Psalm 14:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

Exodus 16:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?”

Psalm 73:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?”

Exodus 17:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the Lord by saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”

Exodus 16:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Ezekiel 33:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just.

Jeremiah 48:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Make him drunk, because he magnified himself against the Lord, so that Moab shall wallow in his vomit, and he too shall be held in derision.

Isaiah 45:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’ or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor?’”

Psalm 106:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They murmured in their tents, and did not obey the voice of the Lord.

Job 22:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But you say, ‘What does God know? Can he judge through the deep darkness?

2 Chronicles 30:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So couriers went throughout all Israel and Judah with letters from the king and his princes, as the king had commanded, saying, “O people of Israel, return to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may turn again to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.

2 Kings 2:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”

Numbers 16:41 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But on the next day all the congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and against Aaron, saying, “You have killed the people of the Lord.”

Luke 16:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Matthew 5:32 ESV / 6 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.

Hosea 7:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Although I trained and strengthened their arms, yet they devise evil against me.

Isaiah 5:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Who say: “Let him be quick, let him speed his work that we may see it; let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near, and let it come, that we may know it!”

Psalm 10:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?

Job 36:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Who has prescribed for him his way, or who can say, ‘You have done wrong’?

Job 21:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’

1 Kings 20:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And a man of God came near and said to the king of Israel, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is a god of the hills but he is not a god of the valleys,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’”

Ruth 1:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

Numbers 15:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from among his people.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 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.

Acts 23:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.

Mark 3:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”

Malachi 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”

Zephaniah 1:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will he do ill.’

Daniel 11:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He shall pay no attention to the gods of his fathers, or to the one beloved by women. He shall not pay attention to any other god, for he shall magnify himself above all.

Isaiah 29:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For the ruthless shall come to nothing and the scoffer cease, and all who watch to do evil shall be cut off,

Job 35:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

That you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’

2 Chronicles 36:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 30:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So the couriers went from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.

Numbers 21:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.”

Numbers 14:27-34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“How long shall this wicked congregation grumble against me? I have heard the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against me. Say to them, ‘As I live, declares the Lord, what you have said in my hearing I will do to you: your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and of all your number, listed in the census from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against me, not one shall come into the land where I swore that I would make you dwell, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, who you said would become a prey, I will bring in, and they shall know the land that you have rejected. ...

Exodus 5:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.”

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

1 Corinthians 6:15-16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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.”

Zechariah 14:1-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, a day is coming for the Lord, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him. ...

Amos 5:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not light,

Hosea 3:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”

Daniel 7:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time.

Jeremiah 43:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Azariah the son of Hoshaiah and Johanan the son of Kareah and all the insolent men said to Jeremiah, “You are telling a lie. The Lord our God did not send you to say, ‘Do not go to Egypt to live there,’

Jeremiah 5:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

They have spoken falsely of the Lord and have said, ‘He will do nothing; no disaster will come upon us, nor shall we see sword or famine.

Proverbs 6:1-35 ESV / 4 helpful votes

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor. Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. ...

Deuteronomy 22:20-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel. “If there is a betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Numbers 5:12-31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Speak to the people of Israel, If any man's wife goes astray and breaks faith with him, if a man lies with her sexually, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and she is undetected though she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her, since she was not taken in the act, and if the spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife who has defiled herself, or if the spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife, though she has not defiled herself, then the man shall bring his wife to the priest and bring the offering required of her, a tenth of an ephah of barley flour. He shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of remembrance, bringing iniquity to remembrance. “And the priest shall bring her near and set her before the Lord. ...

Leviticus 20:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Jude 1:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.

James 4:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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;

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 3 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.

Romans 9:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use?

Luke 18:18-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’”

Micah 7:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled down like the mire of the streets.

Daniel 8:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them.

Ezekiel 18:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge’?

Lamentations 1:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jerusalem remembers in the days of her affliction and wandering all the precious things that were hers from days of old. When her people fell into the hand of the foe, and there was none to help her, her foes gloated over her; they mocked at her downfall.

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