Following Bible verses about adultery and lust tell us about the consequences of the act. They also teach us how to abstain from such sins.

When a person commits adultery he not only disgraces himself in the eyes of Lord but also in the eyes of society. Lust is one of the deadliest sins and condemned immensely in sacred scriptures. One who cannot control his desires and lust cannot become a beneficial human being to others.



If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Leviticus 20:10
adultery bible versesEveryone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
Luke 16:18
adultery bible verses
A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:39

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adultery bible verses
For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband.
Romans 7:2
adultery bible verses
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.
Matthew 19:6
bible verses about adultery or cheating
And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.
Jeremiah 3:8

bible verses about adultery or cheating
bible verses about adultery or cheating
For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the LORD of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.
Malachi 2:16
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For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.
Romans 7:2-3
bible verses about adultery or cheating
If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14:26

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bible verses about lust and adultery
The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Proverbs 6:32

And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.
Luke 17:4

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bible verses about lust and adultery
You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14

bible verses about adultery
bible verses about lust and adultery
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Hebrews 13:4
bible verses about lust and adultery
It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians 5:1
bible verses about lust and adultery
But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Matthew 5:32

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bible verses about lust and adultery
And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.
Matthew 19:9
bible verses about lust and adultery

Some More verses about adultery in the bible

It was said, ‘WHOEVER SENDS HIS WIFE AWAY, LET HIM GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Matthew 5:31-32

But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:10

He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.
Matthew 19:8

When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house.
Deuteronomy 24:1

But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife. But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her.
1 Corinthians 7:10-15

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.
Matthew 1:19

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Genesis 2:24

Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
1 Corinthians 7:15

You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. “If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Matthew 5:27-30

This is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. “Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. “But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
Malachi 2:13-16

But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 – adultery bible verses

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Proverbs 19:20

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals.
1 Corinthians 6:9 – bible verses about adultery

But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Revelation 21:8

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