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Here is our list of Bible verses on sex. It doesn’t include every verse in the Bible on sex, but the clearest and most helpful were handpicked. These verses can help us all learn what Scripture says about the biblical boundaries for sex so that we can honor God in every area of our lives. All verses are ASV since it is in the public domain and legal to copy.

List of Bible Verses on Sex

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own; for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.

Genesis 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Hebrews 13:4

Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who know not God

Proverbs 5:15-19

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well. Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets? Let them be for thyself alone, And not for strangers with thee. Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth. As a loving hind and a pleasant doe, Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love.

1 Corinthians 7:5

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be by consent for a season, that ye may give yourselves unto prayer, and may be together again, that Satan tempt you not because of your incontinency.

1 Timothy 1:10

For fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for menstealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine

1 Corinthians 7:2

But, because of fornications, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall bring to nought both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body

Leviticus 18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Ephesians 5:3

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints

Exodus 20:14

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Leviticus 20:10

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Job 31:1

I made a covenant with mine eyes; How then should I look upon a virgin?

Exodus 22:16-17

And if a man entice a virgin that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely pay a dowry for her to be his wife. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

Matthew 5:31-32

It was said also, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: but I say unto you, that every one that putteth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.

Matthew 5:27-28

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not commit adultery: but I say unto you, that every one that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Romans 6:19

I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness unto sanctification.

Colossians 3:5-6

Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things’ sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience

For more positives on how a married couple can enjoy sex within the biblical limits, please read Song of Solomon.

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