fornication

fornication

Any type of illicit sexual activity. Included in the realm of sexual misconduct in the OT are seduction, rape, sodomy, bestiality, certain forms of incest, prostitution (male or female), and homosexual acts (Lev 18; Lev 19:20-22; Lev 19:29; Lev 20:10-21). In the NT, almost any form of sexual activity outside the marriage relationship could be designated as fornication or “immorality” (1Cor 6:9; 2Cor 12:21; Eph 5:5; Col 3:5; 1Thess 4:3; 1Tim 1:10; Heb 13:4; Jude 1:7).

Lev 18

Sexual Relations
1The Lord spoke to Moses, saying:2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: I am the Lord your God.3You shall not do as they do in the lan ... View more

Lev 19:20-22

20If a man has sexual relations with a woman who is a slave, designated for another man but not ransomed or given her freedom, an inquiry shall be held. They sh ... View more

Lev 19:29

29Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, that the land not become prostituted and full of depravity.

Lev 20:10-21

10If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.11The man who lies with his father's wife ... View more

1Cor 6:9

9Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, sodomites,

2Cor 12:21

21I fear that when I come again, my God may humble me before you, and that I may have to mourn over many who previously sinned and have not repented of the impu ... View more

Eph 5:5

5Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Col 3:5

5Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).

1Thess 4:3

3For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from fornication;

1Tim 1:10

10fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching

Heb 13:4

4Let marriage be held in honor by all, and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.

Jude 1:7

7Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they, indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as ... View more

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