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 for Hebrews 13:4

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 for Hebrews 13:4

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

  • James Futch on Hebrews 13:4
    Who was Tertius?
  • Chris - in Reply on Hebrews 13:4
    We don't know anything about him, except that he was the Apostle Paul's scribe for this letter to the Roman believers. Paul often had others to write for him, as we suppose, he had some problems with his eyes. See Galatians 6:11, where he himself writes to them in large, bold letters (rather than a lengthy letter).
  • James Futch - in Reply on Hebrews 13:4
    Thank you
  • Katie Lynn Smith on Hebrews 13:4
    Would there happen to be an audible version or a virtual bible study group for young woman around the age of 24 years old
  • FRANCIS SHIKHUYU on Hebrews 13:4
    couples in marriage should honour their commitment as a symbol of fearing GOD
  • Victoria on Hebrews 13:4
    Marriage bed undefiled: even before marriage the bed should be undefiled. Purity outside marriage strengthens the marital bond.
  • Delphine Hypolite on Hebrews 13:4
    This is what is required in our churches today but even the men of God and elders are scared to preach it because they do not trust in themselves. It is the grace of god, if God says it, He will give the grace to live it. There is so much fornication and adultery in the church these days. This is all because those that should speak and teach it are not confident they won't fall foul of it. God help us. We know it is not by power nor might but we are to obey God and serve Him in spirit and in truth as He has asked of us. God bless you all.
  • Ben weaver on Hebrews 13:4
    V.4. Marriage, I think, means a life- long committment, not to be broken. Genesis 24:67 says Isaac brought her into his mother's tent and took her and she became his wife. This was before civil registration was required for a legal marriage. The ceremony was already done with God's direction by the servant who went to bring Rebecca to Isaac. An extended pursuit for the right spouse, with God's guidance, and, I believe, the legal and social procedures of a wedding is propper for our day. Otherwise the enemy may use our emotions to set us up for much misery to follow.


 

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