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Sexual Sin, Nature Of

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Romans 13:12-14

The night is far gone, and the day has drawn near. Therefore let us throw off the deeds of darkness and put on the weapons of light. Let us live decently, as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and licentiousness, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and do not make provision for the desires of the flesh.

Colossians 3:5-6

Therefore put to death {what is earthly in you}: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry, because of which the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

Mark 7:21-22

For from within, from the heart of people, come evil plans, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders, adulteries, [acts of] greed, malicious [deeds], deceit, licentiousness, {envy}, abusive speech, pride, foolishness.

Matthew 15:20

These are the things that defile a person. But eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person!"

Mark 7:23

All these evil [things] come from within and defile a person."

Romans 1:24-27

Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to immorality, [that] their bodies would be dishonored among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God with a lie, and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed for eternity. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to degrading passions, for their females exchanged the natural relations for those contrary to nature, read more.
and likewise also the males, abandoning the natural relations with the female, were inflamed in their desire toward one another, males with males committing the shameless deed, and receiving in themselves the penalty that was necessary for their error.

Leviticus 18:24-25

" 'You must not make yourself unclean in any of these [things], because the nations whom I am driving out from your presence were made unclean by all of these. So the land became unclean, and {I have brought the punishment of} its guilt upon it, and the land has vomited out its inhabitants.

1 Corinthians 5:6

Your boasting [is] not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole batch of dough?

Revelation 19:2

because his judgments [are] true and righteous, because he has passed judgment on the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality, and has avenged the blood of his slaves {shed by} her hand!"

2 Peter 2:7-8

and rescued righteous Lot, worn down by the way of life of lawless persons in licentiousness (for that righteous man, [as he] lived among them day after day, was tormenting [his] righteous soul by the lawless deeds [he was] seeing and hearing),

Genesis 9:22-25

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and he told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, and the two of them put [it] on [their] shoulders and, walking backward, they covered the nakedness of their father. And their faces [were turned] backward, so that they did not see the nakedness of their father. Then Noah awoke from his drunkenness, and he knew what his youngest son had done to him. read more.
And he said, "Cursed [be] Canaan, a slave of slaves he shall be to his brothers."

Genesis 34:7

And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard [it]. And the men were distressed and very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by having sexual relations with the daughter of Jacob--{something that} should not be done.

Genesis 38:24

And {about three months later} it was told to Judah, "Tamar your daughter-in-law has played the whore, and now, behold, she has conceived by prostitution." And Judah said, "Bring her out and let her be burned."

2 Samuel 13:21-22

Now King David heard all these things, and {he became very angry}. Absalom did not speak with Amnon {either bad or good}, for Absalom hated Amnon {over the matter when} he raped Tamar his sister.

2 Corinthians 12:21

[I am afraid] lest [when I] come again my God will humiliate me {in your presence}, and I will grieve over many of those who sinned previously and have not repented because of their impurity and sexual immorality and licentiousness that they have practiced.

2 Samuel 11:27

When the mourning [was] over, David sent and brought her to his household, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing which David had done [was] evil in the eyes of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 13:26-27

So in turn I will bare your skirts over your face, and your shame will become visible. Your adulteries, and your neighings, the shameful behavior of your fornications on [the] hills in the countryside, I have seen your abominations. Woe to you, Jerusalem! {How long will you continue to be unclean}?"

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers, and against those who swear {falsely}, and against the oppressors of [the] hired worker [with his] wages, [the] widow and [the] orphan, and {the abusers of} [the] alien, and [yet] do not fear me," says Yahweh of hosts.

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

"If a man takes a woman and {he has sex with her}, but [he] then {dislikes her}, and {he accuses her falsely}, and {he defames her}, and he says 'This woman I took and I lay with her and {I discovered that she was not a virgin},' then [in defense] the father of the young woman shall take, along with her mother, and [together] they must bring out the [evidence of] the virginity of the young woman [to display it] to the elders of the city {at the city gate}. read more.
And [then] the father of the young woman shall say to the elders, 'I gave my daughter to this man as wife, but he [now] {dislikes} her, and now look {he has accused her falsely}, saying, "I did not find {your daughter a virgin}," but here [is] [evidence of] the virginity of my daughter'; and they shall spread the cloth [out] {before} the elders of the city. Then the elders of that city shall take the man, and they shall discipline him. Then they shall fine him hundred [shekels of] silver, and they shall give [them] to the father of the young woman, for {he defamed an Israelite young woman}, and {she shall become his wife}; he will not be allowed {to divorce her} all his days. "But if {this charge} was true, {and the signs of virginity were not found} for the young woman, and [then] they shall bring out the young woman to the doorway of the house of her father, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones, and she shall die, because she did a disgraceful thing in Israel {by playing the harlot} [in] the house of her father, and so you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deuteronomy 22:22-24

"If a man is found lying {with a married woman}, then they shall both die; {both of them}, the man who lay with the woman and the woman [also], so you shall purge the evil from Israel. "If it happens [that] a young woman, a virgin, [is] engaged to a man, [and] a man finds her in the town and lies with her, then you shall bring out {both of them} to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them with stones so that they shall die, the young woman because she did not cry out in the town, and the man because he violated his neighbor's wife; and so you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Leviticus 19:29

" 'You shall not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, {lest the land be prostituted and the land fill up with depravity}.

Deuteronomy 23:17-18

"No woman {of Israel} shall be a temple prostitute, and no man {of Israel} shall be a male shrine prostitute. You may not bring the {hire} of a prostitute or {the earnings of a male prostitute} [into] the house of Yahweh your God, for any vow offerings, because {both} are a detestable thing to Yahweh your God.

Deuteronomy 22:25-29

"But if the man finds the young engaged woman in the field and the man overpowers her and {he has sex with her}, then the man only must die who lay with her. But you shall not do anything to the young woman, [for] there is not [reckoned] against the young woman {a sin deserving death}; {it is similar to when} a man rises up against his neighbor and murders him, {a fellow human being}, [just] so [is] this {case}, for he found her in the field, the engaged young woman cried out, but there was no rescuer {to help her}. read more.
"If a man finds a young woman, a virgin [who] is not engaged, and he seizes her and {he has sex with her} and they are caught, then {the man who lay with her} shall give to the father of the young woman fifty [shekels] of silver, and she shall become {his wife} {because} he violated her, and he is not allowed to divorce her {during his lifetime}.

Leviticus 20:13

" 'As for the man who lies with a male [as] lying [with] a woman, they have committed a detestable thing; they shall surely be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

Leviticus 18:23

And you shall not {have sexual relations} with any animal, becoming unclean with it; and a woman shall not stand {before} an animal to copulate with it--that [is] a perversion.

Leviticus 20:15-16

" 'As for a man who {has sexual relations} with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you must kill the animal. As for a woman who approaches any animal to copulate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death--their blood [is] on them.

Deuteronomy 27:21

'Cursed be the one who lies with any [kind] of animal.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Leviticus 18:6-18

" '{None} [of] you shall approach anyone [who is] {his close relative} to expose nakedness; I [am] Yahweh. You must not expose your father's nakedness or your mother's nakedness--she [is] your mother; you must not expose her nakedness. You must not expose the nakedness of your father's wife--it is your father's nakedness. read more.
[As for] your sister's nakedness, [whether] your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, [whether] {born at home} or {born abroad}, you must not expose their nakedness. [As for] the nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter, you must not expose their nakedness, because they [are] your nakedness. [As for] the nakedness of the daughter of your father's wife, she [is] your sister, a relative of your father; you must not expose her nakedness. You must not expose the nakedness of your father's sister; she [is] {your father's close relative}. You must not expose the nakedness of your mother's sister, because she [is] {your mother's close relative}. You must not expose the nakedness of your father's brother; you must not {have sex with} his wife--she [is] your aunt. You must not expose your daughter-in-law's nakedness; she [is] your son's wife; you must not expose her nakedness. You must not expose the nakedness of your brother's wife; she [is] your brother's nakedness. You must not expose the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, or her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter; you must not take [her as wife] to expose her nakedness; they [are] {close relatives}--that [is] wickedness. And you must not take [as wife] a woman with her sister, to be a rival-wife, to expose her nakedness before her {during} her life.

Leviticus 20:17

" 'As for a man who takes his sister, his father's daughter or his mother's daughter, and he sees her nakedness and she herself sees his nakedness, it [is] a disgrace, and they shall be cut off {before} the eyes of {their people}; he has exposed his sister's nakedness--he must bear his guilt.

Deuteronomy 22:30

A man may not take the wife of his father, and [so] {he may not dishonor his father}.

Deuteronomy 27:20

'Cursed be the one who lies with the wife of his father, because {he has dishonored his father's bed}.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Ezekiel 22:11

And a man does a detestable thing [with] the wife of his neighbor, and a man defiles his daughter-in-law in wickedness, and a man sexually violates among you his sister, the daughter of his father.

Leviticus 18:19

" 'And you must not {have sex with} a woman to expose her nakedness {during} her menstrual uncleanness.

Leviticus 20:18

As for a man who lies with a menstruating woman, he exposes her nakedness--her source he exposes and she herself reveals her blood's source--both of them shall be cut off from the midst of their people.

Matthew 5:27-28

"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 5:31-32

"And it was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for a matter of sexual immorality, causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

1 Corinthians 6:15-16

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Therefore, shall I take away the members of Christ [and] make [them] members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body [with her]? For it says, "The two will become one flesh."

1 Corinthians 7:9

But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn [with sexual desire].

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: [that] you abstain from sexual immorality; [that] each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, just as also the Gentiles who do not know God; read more.
not to transgress and to exploit his brother in the matter, because the Lord [is] the one who avenges concerning all these [things], just as also we told you beforehand and testified solemnly. For God did not call us to impurity, but in holiness.

Acts 15:29

[that you] abstain from food sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. [If you] keep yourselves from {these things} you will do well. Farewell.

Hebrews 12:16

[that] no one [be] a sexually immoral or totally worldly [person] like Esau, who for one meal traded his own birthright.

1 Peter 1:15-16

but as the one who called you [is] holy, [you] yourselves be holy in all [your] conduct, for it is written, "You will be holy, because I [am] holy."

Leviticus 11:44

because I [am] Yahweh your God, and you must keep yourselves sanctified, so that you shall be holy, because I [am] holy. And you must not make yourselves unclean with any swarmer that moves along on the land,

1 Peter 4:1-3

Therefore, [because] Christ suffered in the flesh, you also equip yourselves with the same way of thinking, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, in order to live the remaining time in the flesh no longer for human desires, but for the will of God. For the time that has passed [was] sufficient {to do what the Gentiles desire to do}, having lived in licentiousness, [evil] desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries,

Revelation 2:14-16

But I have a few [things] against you: that you have there those who hold fast to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat food sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality. So likewise you also have those who hold fast to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent! But if you do not, I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war with them with the sword from my mouth.

1 Corinthians 5:1-5

It is reported everywhere [that there] is sexual immorality among you, and sexual immorality of such a kind which [does] not [even exist] among the Gentiles, so that someone has the wife of [his] father. And you are inflated with pride, and should you not rather have mourned, so that the one who has done this deed would be removed from your midst? For [although I] am absent in body but present in spirit, I have already passed judgment on the one who has done this in this way, as [if I] were present. read more.
In the name of our Lord Jesus, [when] you are assembled, and my spirit, together with the power of our Lord Jesus, [I have decided] to hand over such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

Revelation 2:20

But I have against you that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, the one who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and deceives my slaves to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.

Revelation 2:21-23

And I have given her time in order to repent, and she did not want to repent from her sexual immorality. Behold, I am throwing her into a sickbed and those who committed adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent from her deeds. And I will kill her children with deadly disease, and all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts, and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.

Genesis 19:24

Yahweh rained down from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh.

Numbers 25:1-9

When Israel dwelled in Shittim, the people began to prostitute [themselves] with the daughters of Moab. And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and worshiped their gods. So Israel was joined together to Baal Peor, and {Yahweh became angry} with Israel. read more.
Yahweh said to Moses, "Take all {the leaders} of the people and kill them before the sun, so the fierce anger of Yahweh will turn from Israel." So Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Each [of you] kill his men who are joined together with Baal Peor." And behold, a man from the {Israelites} came and brought to his brothers Midianite woman before the eyes of Moses and before the eyes of all of the community of the {Israelites}, and they [were] weeping [at] the doorway of the tent of assembly. When Phinehas son of Eleazar son of Aaron the priest saw, he got up from the midst of the community and took a spear in his hand. He went after the man of Israel into the woman's section of the tent, and he drove the two of them, the man of Israel and the woman, into her belly. And the plague among the {Israelites} stopped. The ones who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.

2 Samuel 12:11-12

Thus says Yahweh, 'Look, I [am] going to raise up evil against you from [within] your house, and I will take your women before your eyes, and I will give them to your neighbor, and he shall sleep with your wives {in broad daylight}. Though you did this in secret, I will do this thing before all of Israel {in broad daylight}!'"

Proverbs 7:26-27

For many slain she has laid low, and countless [are] all of her killings. The ways of Sheol [are] her house, descending to chambers of death.

1 Corinthians 10:8

nor commit sexual immorality, as some of them committed sexual immorality, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day,

Ephesians 5:5-6

For this you know {for certain}, that every sexually immoral [person], or unclean [person], or greedy [person] (who is an idolater), does not have an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these [things] the wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience.

2 Peter 2:6

and condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction, reducing them to ashes, having appointed [them] [as] an example for those who are going to be ungodly,

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