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31 Bible Verses about Harlots

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Leviticus 19:29

Do not contaminate thy daughter, causing her to commit fornication, lest the land be prostituted, and the land become full of wickedness.

Proverbs 7:25

Let not thine heart decline to her ways; do not go astray in her paths.

Proverbs 2:16

to deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger who flatters with her words,

Jeremiah 3:6-9

The LORD said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which rebellious Israel has done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot. And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she did not return. And her rebellious sister Judah saw it. And I saw when for all the causes by which rebellious Israel committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce; yet her rebellious sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also.read more.
And it came to pass through her judging her whoredom to be a light thing that the land became defiled and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Deuteronomy 23:18

Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

There shall be no female cult prostitutes of the daughters of Israel nor any male cult prostitutes of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Isaiah 57:3

But come here, ye sons of the sorceress, generation of the adulterer and the whore.

Jeremiah 3:6

The LORD said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which rebellious Israel has done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.

Jeremiah 5:7

How shall I pardon thee for this? Thy sons have forsaken me and sworn by them that are not gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

Hosea 2:5

For their mother has played the harlot; she that conceived them has been shamed; for she said, I will go after my lovers that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.

Hosea 4:12

My people ask counsel of their wooden idol, and their stick declares unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms has caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring under their gods.

Ezekiel 23:5

And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she fell in love with her lovers, the Assyrians her neighbours,

Amos 8:14

Those that swear by the guiltiness of Samaria and say, As thy God of Dan lives; and, As the way of Beersheba lives, even they shall fall, and never rise up again.

Micah 1:7

And all her graven images shall be broken to pieces, and all her gifts shall be burned in the fire, and I will destroy all her idols, for she gathered it of the gifts of harlots, and they shall return unto gifts of harlots.

Revelation 17:5-7

and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, I marvelled with great surprise. And the angel said unto me, Why didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns.

Jeremiah 3:3

Therefore the rain has been withheld, and there has been no latter rain; and thou dost have a whore's forehead, thou dost refuse to be ashamed.

Proverbs 9:14-18

For she sits at the door of her house on a seat in the high places of the city to call to those who pass by the way, to those who straighten their ways; Whosoever is simple, let him turn in here; and as for him that lacks understanding, she saith unto him:read more.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he does not know that the dead are there and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Proverbs 7:12

Now without, now in the streets, she lies in wait at every corner.)

Amos 2:7

desiring that there be dust of the earth upon the head of the poor, and to twist the way of the humble: and the man and his father have gone in unto the same maid, profaning my holy name:

Exodus 34:15-16

Therefore thou shalt not make a covenant with the inhabitants of that land because they shall fornicate after their gods and do sacrifice unto their gods, and they shall call thee, and thou shalt eat of their sacrifices or take of their daughters unto thy sons, and when their daughters go fornicating after their gods they shall make thy sons also fornicate after their gods.

Proverbs 5:3-20

For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil, But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps uphold Sheol,read more.
lest thou should ponder the path of life, her ways are unstable; thou shalt not know them. Hear me now therefore, O ye sons, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and do not come near the door of her house, lest thou give thine honour unto others and thy years unto the cruel, lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger, and thou mourn at the last when thy flesh and thy body are consumed and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof and have not obeyed the voice of those who chastened me, nor inclined my ear to those that instructed me! I have been in almost every kind of evil, in the midst of society and of the congregation. Drink waters out of thine own cistern and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of thy waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own and not for strangers with thee. Thy fountain shall be blessed; and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love, without eyes for anyone else. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a woman belonging to someone else, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Leviticus 21:9

And the daughter of the man who is a priest, if she begins to fornicate, she profanes her father; she shall be burnt with fire.

Genesis 38:13-20

And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold, thy father-in-law goes up to Timnath to shear his sheep. And she took off her widow's garments and covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself and sat by the gate to the waters by the way to Timnath, for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given unto him to wife. When Judah saw her, he thought her to be a harlot because she had covered her face.read more.
And he turned unto her by the way and said, Come now, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee (for he knew not that she was his daughter-in-law). And she said, What wilt thou give me that thou may come in unto me? And he said, I will send thee from the sheep a kid from the goats. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge until thou send it? Then he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet and thy mantel and thy staff that is in thine hand. And he gave them to her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him. And she arose and went away and took off her veil and put on the garments of her widowhood. And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand; but he did not find her.

Joshua 2:1-21

And Joshua, the son of Nun, sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went and came into a harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, men of the sons of Israel have come here this night to spy out the land. Then the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that have come unto thee, who have entered into thy house; for they are come to spy out all the land.read more.
And the woman had taken the two men and hidden them and said thus, It is true that some men came unto me, but I did not know where they came from. And at the time of shutting the gate, when it was dark, these men went out, and I do not know where the men went; pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. But she had brought them up to the roof of the house and hid them among the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof. And the men pursued after them along the way to Jordan unto the fords; and as soon as those who pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate. And before they went to sleep, she came up unto them upon the roof; and she said unto the men, I know that the LORD has given you this land because the fear of you has fallen upon us and all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you when ye came out of Egypt and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites that were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. Hearing this has melted our heart, neither has there remained any more spirit in any man because of you, for the LORD your God is God above in the heavens and in the earth beneath. Now, therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD since I have showed you mercy that ye will also do the same unto my father's house, of which thou shalt give me a true sign, and that ye will save alive my father and my mother and my brethren and my sisters and all that they have and deliver our lives from death. And the men answered her, Our life for yours if ye do not declare this our business. And it shall be when the LORD has given us the land, that we will deal with thee according to mercy and truth. Then she let them down by a cord through the window; for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall. And she said unto them, Go to the mountain lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers have returned; and afterwards ye may go your way. And the men said unto her, We will be exempted of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear in the following manner. Behold, when we come into the land, thou shall have bound this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by, and thou shall have brought thy father and thy mother and thy brethren and all thy father's household home unto thee. And it shall be that whoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his own head, and we will be guiltless; and whoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head if any hand touches him. And if thou should declare this our business, then we will be exempted of thine oath which thou hast made us swear. And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed; and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

Judges 11:1

Now Jephthah existed then, a Gileadite, a mighty man of valour, the son of a harlot unto whom Gilead had begat a son.

Judges 16:1

Then Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there and went in unto her.

Isaiah 23:15-17

And it shall come to pass in that day that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years according to the days of one king; after the end of seventy years Tyre shall sing as a harlot. Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing the song again that thou may be remembered. And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire and shall commit fornication again with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Isaiah 1:21

How is the faithful city become a harlot! It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.

Isaiah 57:7-9

Upon the lofty and high mountain thou hast set thy bed: even there thou didst go up to offer sacrifice. Behind the doors also and the posts thou hast set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed and made thee a covenant with them; thou didst love their bed wherever thou didst see it. And thou didst go to the king with ointment and didst multiply thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto Sheol.

From Thematic Bible


Harlots » Warnings against

Proverbs 7:10

and, behold, a woman met him with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart.

Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 6:24

to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Harlots » General references to

Deuteronomy 23:18

Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Leviticus 21:14

A widow or a divorced woman or profane or a harlot, these he shall not take, but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

Leviticus 19:29

Do not contaminate thy daughter, causing her to commit fornication, lest the land be prostituted, and the land become full of wickedness.

Genesis 34:31

And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

1 Kings 3:16

In that season two women, that were harlots, came unto the king and stood before him.

Women » Harlots » Warnings against

Proverbs 7:10

and, behold, a woman met him with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart.

Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 6:24

to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Women » Harlots » General references to

Deuteronomy 23:18

Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Leviticus 21:14

A widow or a divorced woman or profane or a harlot, these he shall not take, but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

Leviticus 19:29

Do not contaminate thy daughter, causing her to commit fornication, lest the land be prostituted, and the land become full of wickedness.

Genesis 34:31

And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

1 Kings 3:16

In that season two women, that were harlots, came unto the king and stood before him.