Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

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.

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 them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. 5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 6:9

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

Galatians 5:21

Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which 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 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 shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be 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 the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Leviticus 21:13-15

And he shall take a wife in her virginity.

2 Kings 22:14

So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed 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 in thy mouth?

Isaiah 8:3

And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

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 false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

1 Corinthians 5:13

But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

1 Corinthians 7:2-16

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:38

So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

1 Corinthians 9:5

Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

2 Corinthians 5:10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Ephesians 5:5

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Colossians 3:5-6

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

1 Timothy 3:4

One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1 Timothy 3:12

Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

1 Timothy 4:3

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Titus 1:6

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

Hebrews 12:16

Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Revelation 22:15

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

1 Timothy 3:2

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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