This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “prostitute.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Genesis 34:31 But they replied, “Should he have treated our sister like a PROSTITUTE?”
Genesis 38:15 When Judah saw her, he thought she was a PROSTITUTE, for she had covered her face.
Genesis 38:21 He asked the men who lived there, “Where is the shrine PROSTITUTE who was beside the road at Enaim?” “There hasn’t been any shrine PROSTITUTE here,” they said.
Genesis 38:22 So he went back to Judah and said, “I didn’t find her. Besides, the men who lived there said, ‘There hasn’t been any shrine PROSTITUTE here.’”
Exodus 34:15 “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they PROSTITUTE themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.
Exodus 34:16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters PROSTITUTE themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
Leviticus 17:7 They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols to whom they PROSTITUTE themselves. This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the generations to come.’
Leviticus 19:29 “‘Do not degrade your daughter by making her a PROSTITUTE, or the land will turn to PROSTITUTION and be filled with wickedness.
Leviticus 20:6 “‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to PROSTITUTE themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.
Leviticus 21:9 “‘If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a PROSTITUTE, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.
Numbers 15:39 You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not PROSTITUTE yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.
Deuteronomy 23:17 No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine PROSTITUTE.
Deuteronomy 23:18 You must not bring the earnings of a female PROSTITUTE or of a male PROSTITUTE into the house of the Lord your God to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detests them both.
Deuteronomy 31:16 And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors, and these people will soon PROSTITUTE themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake me and break the covenant I made with them.
Joshua 2:1 [ Rahab and the Spies ] Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a PROSTITUTE named Rahab and stayed there.
Joshua 6:17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the PROSTITUTE and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.
Joshua 6:22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “Go into the PROSTITUTE’s house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.”
Joshua 6:25 But Joshua spared Rahab the PROSTITUTE, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
Judges 2:17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but PROSTITUTED themselves to other gods and worshiped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.
Judges 8:27 Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel PROSTITUTED themselves by worshiping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.
Judges 8:33 No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again PROSTITUTED themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god
Judges 11:1 Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a PROSTITUTE.
Judges 16:1 [ Samson and Delilah ] One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a PROSTITUTE. He went in to spend the night with her.
1 Kings 3:16 [ A Wise Ruling ] Now two PROSTITUTES came to the king and stood before him.
1 Kings 14:24 There were even male shrine PROSTITUTES in the land; the people engaged in all the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites.
1 Kings 15:12 He expelled the male shrine PROSTITUTES from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.
1 Kings 22:38 They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the PROSTITUTES bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the Lord had declared.
1 Kings 22:46 He rid the land of the rest of the male shrine PROSTITUTES who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa.
2 Kings 23:7 He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine PROSTITUTES that were in the temple of the Lord, the quarters where women did weaving for Asherah.
1 Chronicles 5:25 But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors and PROSTITUTED themselves to the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
2 Chronicles 21:11 He had also built high places on the hills of Judah and had caused the people of Jerusalem to PROSTITUTE themselves and had led Judah astray.
2 Chronicles 21:13 But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to PROSTITUTE themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you.
Job 36:14 They die in their youth, among male PROSTITUTES of the shrines.
Psalm 106:39 They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they PROSTITUTED themselves.
Proverbs 6:26 For a PROSTITUTE can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
Proverbs 7:10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a PROSTITUTE and with crafty intent.
Proverbs 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of PROSTITUTES squanders his wealth.
Isaiah 1:21 See how the faithful city has become a PROSTITUTE! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her— but now murderers!
Isaiah 23:15 At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king’s life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the PROSTITUTE:
Isaiah 23:16 “Take up a harp, walk through the city, you forgotten PROSTITUTE; play the harp well, sing many a song, so that you will be remembered.”
Isaiah 57:3 “But you—come here, you children of a sorceress, you offspring of adulterers and PROSTITUTES!
Jeremiah 2:20 “Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds; you said, ‘I will not serve you!’ Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a PROSTITUTE.
Jeremiah 3:1 “If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, should he return to her again? Would not the land be completely defiled? But you have lived as a PROSTITUTE with many lovers— would you now return to me?” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 3:3 Therefore the showers have been withheld, and no spring rains have fallen. Yet you have the brazen look of a PROSTITUTE; you refuse to blush with shame.
Jeremiah 5:7 “Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery and thronged to the houses of PROSTITUTES.
Ezekiel 16:15 “‘But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a PROSTITUTE. You lavished your favors on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his.
Ezekiel 16:30 “‘I am filled with fury against you, declares the Sovereign Lord, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen PROSTITUTE!
Ezekiel 16:31 When you built your mounds at every street corner and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a PROSTITUTE, because you scorned payment.
Ezekiel 16:33 All PROSTITUTES receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favors.
Ezekiel 16:35 “‘Therefore, you PROSTITUTE, hear the word of the Lord!
Ezekiel 23:3 They became PROSTITUTES in Egypt, engaging in PROSTITUTION from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed.
Ezekiel 23:7 She gave herself as a PROSTITUTE to all the elite of the Assyrians and defiled herself with all the idols of everyone she lusted after.
Ezekiel 23:19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a PROSTITUTE in Egypt.
Ezekiel 23:43 Then I said about the one worn out by adultery, ‘Now let them use her as a PROSTITUTE, for that is all she is.’
Ezekiel 23:44 And they slept with her. As men sleep with a PROSTITUTE, so they slept with those lewd women, Oholah and Oholibah.
Hosea 3:3 Then I told her, “You are to live with me many days; you must not be a PROSTITUTE or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.”
Hosea 4:14 “I will not punish your daughters when they turn to PROSTITUTION, nor your daughters-in-law when they commit adultery, because the men themselves consort with harlots and sacrifice with shrine PROSTITUTES— a people without understanding will come to ruin!
Hosea 9:1 [ Punishment for Israel ] Do not rejoice, Israel; do not be jubilant like the other nations. For you have been unfaithful to your God; you love the wages of a PROSTITUTE at every threshing floor.
Joel 3:3 They cast lots for my people and traded boys for PROSTITUTES; they sold girls for wine to drink.
Amos 7:17 “Therefore this is what the Lord says: “‘Your wife will become a PROSTITUTE in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’”
Micah 1:7 All her idols will be broken to pieces; all her temple gifts will be burned with fire; I will destroy all her images. Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of PROSTITUTES, as the wages of PROSTITUTES they will again be used.”
Nahum 3:4 all because of the wanton lust of a PROSTITUTE, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her PROSTITUTION and peoples by her witchcraft.
Matthew 21:31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?” “The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the PROSTITUTES are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.
Matthew 21:32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the PROSTITUTES did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Luke 15:30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with PROSTITUTES comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
1 Corinthians 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a PROSTITUTE? Never!
1 Corinthians 6:16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a PROSTITUTE is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”
Hebrews 11:31 By faith the PROSTITUTE Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.
James 2:25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the PROSTITUTE considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction?
Revelation 17:1 [ Babylon, the PROSTITUTE on the Beast ] One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great PROSTITUTE, who sits by many waters.
Revelation 17:5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery: babylon the great the mother of PROSTITUTES and of the abominations of the earth.
Revelation 17:15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the PROSTITUTE sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
Revelation 17:16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the PROSTITUTE. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.
Revelation 19:2 for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great PROSTITUTE who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”