Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Prayers for Hebrews 13:4

Context Readings

Concluding Ethical Instructions

3 Remember prisoners, as bound with them; those that are evil-treated, as being yourselves also in the body. 4 Let marriage be held every way in honour, and the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge. 5 Let your conversation be without love of money, satisfied with your present circumstances; for he has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:9

Do ye not know that unrighteous persons shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men,

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.

Genesis 1:27-28

And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:24

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

Proverbs 5:15-23

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Genesis 2:21

And Jehovah Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Man; and he slept. And he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its stead.

Leviticus 21:13-15

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

2 Kings 22:14

And Hilkijah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe: now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the second quarter of the town; and they spoke with her.

Psalm 50:16-22

But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant into thy mouth,

Isaiah 8:3

And I came near to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son; and Jehovah said unto me, Call his name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

Malachi 3:5

And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the false swearers, and against those that oppress the hired servant in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith Jehovah of hosts.

1 Corinthians 5:13

But those without God judges. Remove the wicked person from amongst yourselves.

1 Corinthians 7:2-16

but on account of fornications, let each have his own wife, and each woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:38

So that he that marries himself does well; and he that does not marry does better.

1 Corinthians 9:5

have we not a right to take round a sister as wife, as also the other apostles, and the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of the Christ, that each may receive the things done in the body, according to those he has done, whether it be good or evil.

Ephesians 5:5

For this ye are well informed of, knowing that no fornicator, or unclean person, or person of unbridled lust, who is an idolater, has inheritance in the kingdom of the Christ and God.

Colossians 3:5-6

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.

1 Timothy 3:4

conducting his own house well, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the ministers be husbands of one wife, conducting their children and their own houses well:

1 Timothy 4:3

forbidding to marry, bidding to abstain from meats, which God has created for receiving with thanksgiving for them who are faithful and know the truth.

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.

Titus 1:6

if any one be free from all charge against him, husband of one wife, having believing children not accused of excess or unruly.

Hebrews 12:16

lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one meal sold his birthright;

Revelation 22:15

Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loves and makes a lie.

1 Timothy 3:2

The overseer then must be irreproachable, husband of one wife, sober, discreet, decorous, hospitable, apt to teach;

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