Here are the 60 best Bible scriptures on purity.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 6:13
“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.
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 3:3
And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
1 Peter 1:16
Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:22
Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
1 Timothy 5:22
Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
1 Timothy 6:11
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:6
By purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
2 Timothy 2:22
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
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.”
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do you idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?
Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.”
“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
A Psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
“They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.”
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.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.
Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.
To be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
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