15 Bible Verses about Sexual Immorality: A Call to Purity

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In a world where sexual immorality is prevalent, it’s essential for believers to stand firm in God’s truth and pursue purity. The Bible provides guidance and wisdom on this topic, offering clear principles to uphold. I pray that these verses will inspire and encourage you to live a life of holiness and honor God in your relationships.

1 Corinthians 6:18

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.”

Hebrews 13:4

“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”

Galatians 5:19

“When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures…”

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

“God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.”

Ephesians 5:3

“Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.”

Colossians 3:5

“So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.”

1 Corinthians 7:2

“But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.”

1 Peter 2:11

“Dear friends, I warn you as ‘temporary residents and foreigners’ to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.”

Romans 1:24

“So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies.”

Proverbs 5:3-5

“For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.”

Matthew 5:27-28

“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Proverbs 6:32-33

“But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself. He will be wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be erased.”

1 Corinthians 10:13

“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

Psalm 119:9

“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.”

2 Timothy 2:22

“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.”


Heavenly Father, we come before you seeking strength and guidance in our pursuit of purity. Help us to flee from sexual immorality and to honor you with our bodies. Give us discernment and self-control to resist temptation. Fill us with your Spirit, that we may walk in holiness and find satisfaction in you alone. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


As believers, we are called to live lives that are pleasing to God, including our attitudes and actions regarding sexual immorality. The Bible offers clear instructions and warnings on this subject, urging us to flee from such sin and pursue purity. Let these verses serve as a constant reminder of God’s desire for us to live in holiness and honor Him with our bodies. May we continually seek His strength and guidance as we navigate the challenges of this world, standing firm in our commitment to righteousness.

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