Parallel Verses

Amplified

Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

New American Standard Bible

Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

King James Version

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Holman Bible

Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.

International Standard Version

Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.

A Conservative Version

Marriage is precious in every way, and the undefiled bed, but God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

American Standard Version

Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

An Understandable Version

Marriage should be considered honorable among all people and its sexual responsibilities should be faithfully kept. For God will judge [and condemn] those people who are sexually immoral and who are sexually unfaithful to their mates.

Anderson New Testament

Marriage is honorable among all men, and the bed undefiled; but lewd men and adulterers God will judge.

Bible in Basic English

Let married life be honoured among all of you and not made unclean; for men untrue in married life will be judged by God.

Common New Testament

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

Daniel Mace New Testament

Marriage is every where honourable, and that state is innocent: but the licentious and adulterers God will punish.

Darby Translation

Let marriage be held every way in honour, and the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.

Godbey New Testament

Marriage is honorable among all, and the couch undefiled: for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

Goodspeed New Testament

Marriage should be respected by everyone, and the marriage relation kept sacred, for vicious and immoral people God will punish.

John Wesley New Testament

Marriage is honourable in all men, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let marriage be honourable in all and the bed undefiled; but the fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Julia Smith Translation

Marriage honoured in all, and the bed unpolluted: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

King James 2000

Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Marriage [must be] held in honor by all, and the marriage bed [be] undefiled, because God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.

Modern King James verseion

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled, but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Let wedlock be had in price in all points, and let the chamber be undefiled: for whore keepers and adulterers God will judge.

Moffatt New Testament

Let marriage be held in honour by all, and keep the marriage-bed unstained. God will punish the vicious and adulterous.

Montgomery New Testament

Let marriage be held in honor by all, and the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.

NET Bible

Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

Let marriage be honored in all respects, and the bed be undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Sawyer New Testament

Marriage is honorable in all, and married life without blame; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

The Emphasized Bible

Let marriage be honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, for, fornicators and adulterers, God, will judge.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Marriage is honourable for all persons, and the marriage bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Let marriage be honoured by all and the married life be pure; for God will judge those who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

Webster

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but lewd persons and adulterers God will judge.

Weymouth New Testament

Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be unpolluted; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Williams New Testament

Marriage must be held in honor by all, and the marriage relations kept sacred. Persons who are sexually vicious and immoral God will punish.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Worsley New Testament

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed is not defiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Youngs Literal Translation

honourable is the marriage in all, and the bed undefiled, and whoremongers and adulterers God shall judge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάμος 
Gamos 
Usage: 5

τίμιος 
Timios 
Usage: 14

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

the bed
κοίτη 
Koite 
Usage: 3

ἀμίαντος 
amiantos 
Usage: 4

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

πόρνος 
Pornos 
Usage: 9

μοιχός 
Moichos 
Usage: 3

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

References

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Images Hebrews 13:4

Context Readings

Concluding Ethical Instructions

3 Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoner, and those who are ill-treated, since you also are liable to bodily sufferings. 4 Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous. 5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down ( relax My hold on you)! [ Assuredly not!]


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do you not know that the unrighteous and the wrongdoers will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure and immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

Galatians 5:19

Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency,

Galatians 5:21

Envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Genesis 1:27-28

So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 2:24

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

Proverbs 5:15-23

Drink waters out of your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship], and fresh running waters out of your own well.

Genesis 2:21

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh.

Leviticus 21:13-15

He shall take a wife in her virginity.

2 Kings 22:14

So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe -- "now she dwelt in Jerusalem, in the Second Quarter -- "and they talked with her.

Psalm 50:16-22

But to the wicked, God says: What right have you to recite My statutes or take My covenant or pledge on your lips,

Isaiah 8:3

And I approached [my wife] the prophetess, and when she had conceived and borne a son, the Lord said to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz [as a continual reminder to the people of the prophecy],

Malachi 3:5

Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.

1 Corinthians 5:13

God alone sits in judgment on those who are outside. Drive out that wicked one from among you [expel him from your church].

1 Corinthians 7:2-16

But because of the temptation to impurity and to avoid immorality, let each [man] have his own wife and let each [woman] have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:38

So also then, he [the father] who gives his virgin (his daughter) in marriage does well, and he [the father] who does not give [her] in marriage does better.

1 Corinthians 9:5

Have we not the right also to take along with us a Christian sister as wife, as do the other apostles and the Lord's brothers and Cephas (Peter)?

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing].

Ephesians 5:5

For be sure of this: that no person practicing sexual vice or impurity in thought or in life, or one who is covetous [who has lustful desire for the property of others and is greedy for gain] -- "for he [in effect] is an idolater -- "has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Colossians 3:5-6

So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

1 Timothy 3:4

He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful.

1 Timothy 3:12

Let deacons be the husbands of but one wife, and let them manage [their] children and their own households well.

1 Timothy 4:3

Who forbid people to marry and [teach them] to abstain from [certain kinds of] foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and have [an increasingly clear] knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 5:14

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

Titus 1:6

[These elders should be] men who are of unquestionable integrity and are irreproachable, the husband of [but] one wife, whose children are [well trained and are] believers, not open to the accusation of being loose in morals and conduct or unruly and disorderly.

Hebrews 12:16

That no one may become guilty of sexual vice, or become a profane (godless and sacrilegious) person as Esau did, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

Revelation 22:15

[But] without are the dogs and those who practice sorceries (magic arts) and impurity [the lewd, adulterers] and the murderers and idolaters and everyone who loves and deals in falsehood (untruth, error, deception, cheating).

1 Timothy 3:2

Now a bishop (superintendent, overseer) must give no grounds for accusation but must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, circumspect and temperate and self-controlled; [he must be] sensible and well behaved and dignified and lead an orderly (disciplined) life; [he must be] hospitable [showing love for and being a friend to the believers, especially strangers or foreigners, and be] a capable and qualified teacher,

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