Bible Verses About Lust: 11 Helpful Scriptures


Matthew 5:28

ESVBut I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
KJVBut I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
NASBbut I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
NIVBut I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
NLTBut I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 John 2:16

ESVFor all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
KJVFor all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
NASBFor all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
NIVFor everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
NLTFor the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

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Galatians 5:6

ESVBut I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
KJVFor in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
NASBFor in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
NIVFor in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
NLTFor when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.

Colossians 3:5

ESVPut to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
KJVMortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
NASBTherefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.
NIVPut to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
NLTSo put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.

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2 Timothy 2:22

ESVSo flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
KJVFlee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
NASBNow flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
NIVFlee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
NLTRun from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

Job 31:1

ESV“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
KJVI made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?
NASB“I have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?
NIV“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
NLT“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman.

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1 Corinthians 6:18

ESVFlee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
KJVFlee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
NASBFlee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.
NIVFlee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
NLTRun from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.

1 Peter 2:11

ESVBeloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
KJVDearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
NASBBeloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
NIVDear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.
NLTDear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls.

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Proverbs 6:25

ESVDo not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
KJVLust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
NASBDo not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.
NIVDo not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.
NLTDon’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.

Hebrews 13:4

ESVLet marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
KJVMarriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
NASBMarriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
NIVMarriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
NLTGive honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

Romans 13:14

ESVBut put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
KJVBut put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
NASBBut put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
NIVRather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.
NLTInstead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.

1 Corinthians 6:13

ESV“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
KJVMeats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
NASBFood is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
NIVYou say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
NLTYou say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.

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