Hebrews 13:4

“Mariage is honorable in all, and the bed vndefiled: but whoremongers, and adulterers God will iudge.”

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Other Translations

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

Marriage {is to be held} in honor among all, and the {marriage} bed {is to be} undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`Let' marriage `be' had in honor among all, and `let' the bed `be' undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let married life be honoured among all of you and not made unclean; for men untrue in married life will be judged by God.
- Basic English Bible

[Let] marriage [be held] every way in honour, and the bed [be] undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers will God judge.
- Darby Bible

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

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

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: but God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.
- World English Bible

`Wedding is in alle thingis onourable, and bed vnwemmed; for God schal deme fornicatouris and auouteris.
- Wycliffe Bible

honourable [is] the marriage in all, and the bed undefiled, and whoremongers and adulterers God shall judge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Hebrews 13:4

13:4 Marriage is honourable in, or for all sorts of men, clergy as well as laity: though the Romanists teach otherwise. And the bed undefiled - Consistent with the highest purity; though many spiritual writers, so called, say it is only licensed whoredom. But whoremongers and adulterers God will judge - Though they frequently escape the sentence of men.

People's Bible Notes for Hebrews 13:4

Heb 13:4 Marriage [is] honourable in all. Let it be held in honor, but licentiousness God will judge, even though men may tolerate it.

Discussion for Hebrews 13

  • David Johnson
    Hebrews 13:5 This is a great verse and statement made in God's Word for new testament believers. It also is a verse that needs little interpretation. It says what it means and means what it says. Its a promise to ever believer as well as a command concerning our speech and manner of life.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS13:12wherefore JESUS also that HE might sanctify the people with HIS own blood suffered without the gate EPHESIANS5:25husabands love your wives even as CHRIST also loved the church and gave himself for it5:26that HE might sanctify it with the washing of water by the word 1 COR 1:30 but of HIM are you in CHRIST JESUS who of GOD is made unto us wisdom and righteousness and sanctification....
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 13:9 be not carried about with diverse and strange doctrines for it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace not with meats which have not profited them TITUS 2:11 for the grace of GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men --2:12-- teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts we should live soberly righteously and godly in this present world
  • A disciple
    Vicki; You are right; however, if there's really a work of grace wrought in our heart, it must also then reflect in our way of life, our character, our works! While the Law exposes the sinner and condemns; isn't it by the light of God's righteousness, which is to be the mark of His people; to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and strength; and our neighbor as ourselves?
  • Rich
    Read the Holy Scriptures and He the holy spirit will guide you in the name of the Holy Father , The Word, and The Holy Spirit, Amen...
  • A disciple
    Vicki (cont.); As far as whether we are saved by grace "OR" works of the Law; we know that we wouldn't even have access or right to lift up our face before God without Jesus: and all that we are and all that we do is by His grace and because of His mercy and dying on the cross for us! But we are saved for a reason! To show forth the Law of God BY OUR CHANGED LIFE, by the Spirit of Grace and Truth!

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