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

  • 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 that have been occupied therein JOHN 7:18 HE THAT SPEAKETH OF HIMSELF SEEKETH HIS OWN GLORY BUT HE THAT SEEKETH THE GLORY OF HIM THAT SENT HIM THE SAME IS TRUE AND NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS IN HIM
  • BSP
    Verse 2~We are encouraged to show hospitality to others. The Greek work that is translated hospitality means "kindness to strangers". We can display this kindness when offering help to those that we don't know and to refugees.
  • Steve morrow
    HEBREWS 13:12 wherefore JESUS also that HE might sanctify the people with HIS own blood suffered without the gate ACTS 20:28 take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock over the which the holy spirit hath made you overseers to feed the church of GOD which HE hath purchased with HIS own blood JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • 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

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