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Theasaurus: Celibacy

9 Bible Verses about Celibacy

Most Relevant Verses

1 Corinthians 7:32

I want you to be free from concerns. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, that is, about how he can please the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:7

I would like everyone to be unmarried, like I am. However, each person has a special gift from God, one this and another that.

1 Corinthians 7:26

In view of the present crisis, I think it is prudent for a man to stay as he is.

1 Timothy 4:1-3

Now the Spirit says clearly that in the last times some people will abandon the faith by following deceitful spirits, the teachings of demons, and the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences have been burned by a hot iron. They will try to stop people from marrying and from eating certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Revelation 14:4

They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb.

Matthew 19:10-12

His disciples asked him, "If that is the relationship of a man with his wife, it's not worth getting married!" "Not everyone can accept this saying," he replied, "except those to whom celibacy has been granted, because some men are celibate from birth, while some are celibate because they have been made that way by others. Still others are celibate because they have made themselves that way for the sake of the kingdom from heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."

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1 Corinthians 7:39-40

A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, only in the Lord. However, in my opinion she will be happier if she stays as she is. And in saying this, I think that I, too, have God's Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:1-9

Now about what you asked: "Is it advisable for a man not to marry?" Because sexual immorality is so rampant, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband. A husband should fulfill his obligation to his wife, and a wife should do the same for her husband. read more.
A wife does not have authority over her own body, but her husband does. In the same way, a husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but his wife does. Do not withhold yourselves from each other unless you agree to do so just for a set time, in order to devote yourselves to prayer. Then you should come together again so that Satan does not tempt you through your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a command. I would like everyone to be unmarried, like I am. However, each person has a special gift from God, one this and another that. I say to those who are unmarried, especially to widows: It is good for them to remain like me. However, if they cannot control themselves, they should get married, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

1 Corinthians 7:25-26

Now concerning virgins, although I do not have any command from the Lord, I will give you my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. In view of the present crisis, I think it is prudent for a man to stay as he is.

1 Corinthians 7:32-33

I want you to be free from concerns. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, that is, about how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about things of this world, that is, about how he can please his wife,

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