Hebrews 13:4
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English Standard Version
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

King James Bible
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Marriage honourable in all, and the bed undefiled. For fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but lewd persons and adulterers God will judge.

Weymouth New Testament
Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be unpolluted; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Marriage is honorable in all (τίμιος ὁ γάμος ἐν πᾶσιν)

Γάμος everywhere else in N.T. a wedding or wedding feast, often in the plural, as Matthew 22:2, Matthew 22:3, Matthew 22:4; Luke 12:36. Τίμιος honorable or held in honor. Often in N.T. precious, of gold, stones, etc., as 1 Corinthians 3:12; Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:12; of life, Acts 20:24; the fruits of the earth, James 5:7; the blood of Christ, 1 Peter 1:19; the divine promises, 2 Peter 1:4. Rend. "let marriage be had in honor." The statement is hortatory, as suiting the character of the entire context, and especially the γὰρ for; "for whoremongers," etc. Ἑν πᾶσιν in all respects," as 1 Timothy 3:11; 2 Timothy 4:5; Titus 2:9; Colossians 1:18; Philippians 4:12. If as A.V., the more natural expression would be παρὰ πᾶσιν as Matthew 19:26; Acts 26:8; Romans 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:6; James 1:27. Ἑν πᾶσιν in all things appears in this chapter, Hebrews 13:18. There are many points in which marriage is to be honored besides the avoidance of illicit connections. See on 1 Thessalonians 4:6.

God will judge (κρινεῖ ὁ θεός)

Note the emphatic position of ὁ θεός. He will judge and condemn infractions of the marriage-bond, however social sentiment may condone them.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Marriage.

Genesis 1:27,28 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them...

Genesis 2:21,24 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs...

Leviticus 21:13-15 And he shall take a wife in her virginity...

2 Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went to Huldah the prophetess...

Proverbs 5:15-23 Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well...

Isaiah 8:3 And I went to the prophetess; and she conceived, and bore a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

*etc:

1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?

1 Timothy 3:2,4,12 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach...

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.

and the bed. See on ch.

Hebrews 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

Galatians 5:19,21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness...

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater...

Colossians 3:5,6 Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence...

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and makes a lie.

God.

Psalm 50:16-22 But to the wicked God said, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

1 Corinthians 5:13 But them that are without God judges. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body...

Cross References
Leviticus 18:20
And you shall not lie sexually with your neighbor's wife and so make yourself unclean with her.

Deuteronomy 22:22
"If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

1 Corinthians 6:9
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 7:38
So then he who marries his betrothed does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.

Galatians 5:19
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,

Galatians 5:21
envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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