What Does The Bible Say About Unchastity?

What Does The Bible Say About Unchastity?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Tobit 6:16-17 – Then the angel Raphael said to him: Hear me, and I will shew thee who they are, over whom the devil can prevail. For they who in such manner receive matrimony, as to shut out God from themselves, and from their mind, and to give themselves to their lust, as the horse and mule, which have not understanding, over them the devil hath power.

Ecclesiasticus 31:5 – He that loveth gold, shall not be justified: and he that followeth after corruption, shall be filled with it.

Ecclesiasticus 47: 21-22 – And thou didst bow thyself to women: and by thy body thou wast brought under subjection. Thou hast stained thy glory, and defiled thy seed so as to bring wrath upon thy children, and to have thy folly kindled,

Hosea 4:11 – Fornication, and wine, and drunkenness take away the understanding.

Romans 1:24-28 – Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.

Galatians 6:8 – For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

2 Peter 2:18-19 – For, uttering loud boasts of folly, they entice with licentious passions of the flesh men who have barely escaped from those who live in error. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved.

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