15 Bible Verses about Sexual Lust

Lust can be defined as: “A strong and often uncontrolled sexual desire or appetite for a specific person or numerous people”.  Sexual lust is dangerous sin that can quickly lead to other sexual related sins such as adultery, fornication, and sexual perversions.  Lust is basically the door which leads to all of these things.  The Bible speaks very strongly on the topic of lust and has various bible verses about sexual lust and our need to stay away from it.  Here are 15 bible verses about sexual lust.

Job 31:11 – “For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished.”

Matthew 5:28 “But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her i his heart.”

Mark 7:20 “And then he added, ‘It is what comes from inside that defiles you.  For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.  All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”

Ephesians 4:22 “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception”

Proverbs 6:24-25 “It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.  Don’t lust for her beauty.  Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.  For a prostitute will bring you poverty, but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.”

1 Corinthians 7:9 “But if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead and marry.  It’s better to marry than to burn with lust.”

Jeremiah 13:27 -”I have seen your adultery and lust, and your disgusting idol worship out in the fields and on the hills. What sorrow awaits you, Jerusalem! How long before you are pure?”

Matthew 5:29 “So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”

Romans 1:27 “And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.”

2 Corinthians 12:21 “Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure.”

Galatians 5:19-21 “When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”

2 Timothy 2:22 “Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.”

Proverbs 5:3-4 “For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.  But in the end she is as bitter as poison, as dangerous as a double-edged sword.”

Proverbs 5:15-17 “Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife.  Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone? You should reserve it for yourselves. Never share it with strangers.”

Ephesians 4:18-19 “Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.  They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity.”

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