Hebrews 13:4

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Mariage is honorable in all, and the bed vndefiled: but whoremongers, and adulterers God will iudge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 13:4

  • Marilyn mathis for verse 4
    In reference to scripture men and women need to be cleansed and delivered from past pornography and sexual acts done in previous relations and only then can they enter into marriage and the bed will be undefiled or pure
  • FRANCIS SHIKHUYU for verse 4
    couples in marriage should honour their commitment as a symb
  • FRANCIS SHIKHUYU for verse 4
    couples in marriage should honour their commitment as a symbol of fearing GOD
  • Selaelo for verse 4
    The scripture gave me strength. Who are we to judge when they faulter. Let the Master do His job.
  • Victoria for verse 4
    Marriage bed undefiled: even before marriage the bed should be undefiled. Purity outside marriage strengthens the marital bond.
  • E.Graves for verse 4
    It is God word, but does it mean I should divorce the person WHO COMMITTED ADULTRRY WHEN THEY DONT WANT TO GET HELP TO TRY AND SAVE THEIR MARRIAGE

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