The word “adultery” appears 44 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 30 most compelling Bible scriptures on cheating.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.
“You shall not commit adultery.”
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”
“You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
“But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause, and do not deceive with your lips.
Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.”
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.