'Prostitute' in the Bible
But they answered, “Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?”
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
He asked the men of the place, “Where is the cult prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?”“There has been no cult prostitute here,” they answered.
So the Adullamite returned to Judah, saying, “I couldn’t find her, and furthermore, the men of the place said, ‘There has been no cult prostitute here.’”
About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law, Tamar, has been acting like a prostitute, and now she is pregnant.”“Bring her out!” Judah said. “Let her be burned to death!”
“Do not make a treaty with the inhabitants of the land, or else when they prostitute themselves with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices.
Then you will take some of their daughters as brides for your sons. Their daughters will prostitute themselves with their gods and cause your sons to prostitute themselves with their gods.
“Do not debase your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will be prostituted and filled with depravity.
“No Israelite woman is to be a cult prostitute, and no Israelite man is to be a cult prostitute.
Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies from the Acacia Grove, saying, “Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.” So they left, and they came to the house of a woman, a prostitute named Rahab, and stayed there.
But the city and everything in it are set apart to the Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone with her in the house will live, because she hid the men we sent.
However, Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, her father’s household, and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent to spy on Jericho, and she lives in Israel to this day.
Jephthah Becomes Israel’s LeaderJephthah the Gileadite was a great warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute, and Gilead was his father.
Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute and went to bed with her.
Jehoram also built high places in the hills of Judah, and he caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, and he led Judah astray.
but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves like the house of Ahab prostituted itself, and also have killed your brothers, your father’s family, who were better than you,
A woman came to meet himdressed like a prostitute,having a hidden agenda.
For a prostitute is a deep pit,and a stranger is a narrow well;
On that day Tyre will be forgotten for 70 years—the life span of one king. At the end of 70 years, what the song says about the prostitute will happen to Tyre:
Pick up your lyre,stroll through the city,prostitute forgotten by men.Play skillfully,sing many a song,and you will be thought of again.
But come here,you sons of a sorceress,offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute!
For long ago I broke your yoke;I tore off your chains.You insisted, “I will not serve!”On every high hilland under every green treeyou lie down like a prostitute.
This is why the showers haven’t come—why there has been no spring rain.You have the brazen look of a prostituteand refuse to be ashamed.
In the days of King Josiah the Lord asked me, “Have you seen what unfaithful Israel has done? She has ascended every high hill and gone under every green tree to prostitute herself there.
“But you were confident in your beauty and acted like a prostitute because of your fame. You lavished your sexual favors on everyone who passed by. Your beauty became his.
“How your heart was inflamed with lust”—the declaration of the Lord God—“when you did all these things, the acts of a brazen prostitute,
building your mound at the head of every street and making your elevated place in every square. But you were unlike a prostitute because you scorned payment.
“Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the Lord!
Then they will burn down your houses and execute judgments against you in the sight of many women. I will stop you from being a prostitute, and you will never again pay fees for lovers.
“Oholah acted like a prostitute even though she was Mine. She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians: warriors
Yet she multiplied her acts of promiscuity, remembering the days of her youth when she acted like a prostitute in the land of Egypt
These things will be done to you because you acted like a prostitute with the nations, defiling yourself with their idols.
Yet they had sex with her as one does with a prostitute. This is how they had sex with Oholah and Oholibah, those obscene women.
Israel, do not rejoice jubilantly as the nations do,for you have acted promiscuously, leaving your God.You have loved the wages of a prostituteon every grain-threshing floor.
They cast lots for My people;they bartered a boy for a prostituteand sold a girl for wine to drink.
Therefore, this is what the Lord says:Your wife will be a prostitute in the city,your sons and daughters will fall by the sword,and your land will be divided upwith a measuring line.You yourself will die on pagan soil,and Israel will certainly go into exilefrom its homeland.
All her carved images will be smashed to pieces;all her wages will be burned in the fire,and I will destroy all her idols.Since she collected the wages of a prostitute,they will be used again for a prostitute.
Because of the continual prostitution of the prostitute,the attractive mistress of sorcery,who betrays nations by her prostitutionand clans by her witchcraft,
Don’t you know that your bodies are a part of Christ’s body? So should I take a part of Christ’s body and make it part of a prostitute? Absolutely not!
Don’t you know that anyone joined to a prostitute is one body with her? For Scripture says, The two will become one flesh.
By faith Rahab the prostitute received the spies in peace and didn’t perish with those who disobeyed.
And in the same way, wasn’t Rahab the prostitute also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by a different route?
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me: “Come, I will show you the judgment of the notorious prostitute who sits on many waters.
He also said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute was seated, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and languages.
The 10 horns you saw, and the beast, will hate the prostitute. They will make her desolate and naked, devour her flesh, and burn her up with fire.
because His judgments are true and righteous,because He has judged the notorious prostitutewho corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality;and He has avenged the blood of His slavesthat was on her hands.