What the Bible Says about Sex

The Bible is the holy inspired Word of God. In it is a plethora of knowledge and wisdom. Below are most of the references the Bible makes to remaining sexually pure.

Genesis 1:26-31

God creates male and female

Genesis 2:18-24

Husband and wife are one flesh

Genesis 39:6-14

Joseph refuses to have relations outside marriage

Exodus 20:14

Do Not Commit Adultery

Exodus 22:16-17

Intercourse between two single people

Deuteronomy 22:28-20

Intercourse between two single people

Leviticus 18

Unlawful sexual relations defined

Leviticus 20:10


Leviticus 20:13, 18:22


Deuteronomy 22:22

Capital punishment for adultery

Deuteronomy 22:25

Capital punishment for rape

Deuteronomy 22:20-21

Loss of virginity before marriage – “playing the whore”

Deuteronomy 24:5

Draft exemptions for newlyweds

II Samuel 11:1-27

David’s sexual sin

II Samuel 13

Amnon and Tamar

Proverbs 5:18-23

The exclusiveness of marital relations

Proverbs 6:24-35

The folly of sexual immorality

Proverbs 23:27-28


Proverbs 18:22

Marriage is blessed by God

Proverbs 31:10-31

Characteristics of an ideal wife

Song of Solomon

Love poems of bride and groom celebrating sexuality

Matthew 5:27-30

Jesus speaks about lust

Romans 1:18-32

Homosexual relations condemned

Romans 3:21-26

Righteousness through faith

I Corinthians 6:9-20

The Christian is not to abuse his or her body

I Corinthians 7:2-9

Sexual relations within marriage

I Corinthians 11:3, 8-9

Relationship between man and woman

II Corinthians 6:14

Christians should be equally yoked

Ephesians 5:3-12

Steer clear of illicit sex

Ephesians 5:22-33

Love of husband and wife

Colossians 3:18-19

Love of husband and wife

I Thessalonians 4:1-8

Abstain from immorality – do not defraud one another

I Peter 3:1-7

Love of husband and wife

Hebrews 4:4-16

Jesus as our model