6 Bible Verses on Adultery

bible verses about adultery

adultery [ uhduhl-tuh-ree ]

Also called: Faithlessness, Infidelity, Unfaithfulness

Unfaithfulness to another person. It could be used of marital infidelity as well as unfaithfulness to God.

Top Bible Verses about Adultery

1. Exodus 20:14

“You shall not commit adultery. Read Exodus 20:14

2. Proverbs 7:1–27

My child, guard my sayings; store my commandments with you. Keep my commands and live, and my teaching like the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “you are my sister,” and you shall call insight, “intimate friend.” In order to guard yourself from an adulteress, from the foreigner who makes her words smooth. For at the window of my house, through my lattice, I looked down. And I saw among the simple, I observed among the youth, a … Read Proverbs 7:1–27

3. Hosea 4:13–14

On the tops of the mountains they sacrifice, and on the hills they make offerings, under oak, poplar, and terebinth, because their shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the whore, and all your daughters-in-law commit adultery. I will not punish your daughters when they play the whore, or your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery; because they go aside with whores, and they sacrifice with temple prostitutes, a people that does not understand comes to ruin. Read Hosea 4:13–14

4. 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. Read Matthew 5:27–28

5. John 8:3–11

Now the scribes and the Pharisees brought to him a woman caught in adultery. And standing her in their midst, they said to him, testing him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery! Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” (Now they were saying this to test him, so that they would have an occasion to bring charges against him.) But Jesus, bending down, began to write with his finger on the ground, taking no notice. And when they … Read John 8:3–11

6. 1 Corinthians 6:9

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Neither sexually immoral people, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor passive homosexual partners, nor dominant homosexual partners, Read 1 Corinthians 6:9

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