This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “sex.” 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 19:5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have SEX with them.”
Exodus 19:15 Then he said to the people, “Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from SEXUAL relations.”
Exodus 22:19 “Anyone who has SEXUAL relations with an animal is to be put to death.
Leviticus 15:18 When a man has SEXUAL relations with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.
Leviticus 15:24 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.
Leviticus 15:33 for a woman in her monthly period, for a man or a woman with a discharge, and for a man who has SEXUAL relations with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.
Leviticus 18:6 “‘No one is to approach any close relative to have SEXUAL relations. I am the Lord.
Leviticus 18:7 “‘Do not dishonor your father by having SEXUAL relations with your mother. She is your mother; do not have relations with her.
Leviticus 18:8 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your father’s wife; that would dishonor your father.
Leviticus 18:9 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere.
Leviticus 18:10 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter; that would dishonor you.
Leviticus 18:11 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with the daughter of your father’s wife, born to your father; she is your sister.
Leviticus 18:12 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your father’s sister; she is your father’s close relative.
Leviticus 18:13 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your mother’s sister, because she is your mother’s close relative.
Leviticus 18:14 “‘Do not dishonor your father’s brother by approaching his wife to have SEXUAL relations; she is your aunt.
Leviticus 18:15 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; do not have relations with her.
Leviticus 18:16 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your brother’s wife; that would dishonor your brother.
Leviticus 18:17 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with both a woman and her daughter. Do not have SEXUAL relations with either her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter; they are her close relatives. That is wickedness.
Leviticus 18:18 “‘Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have SEXUAL relations with her while your wife is living.
Leviticus 18:19 “‘Do not approach a woman to have SEXUAL relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period.
Leviticus 18:20 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with your neighbor’s wife and defile yourself with her.
Leviticus 18:22 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.
Leviticus 18:23 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have SEXUAL relations with it; that is a perversion.
Leviticus 20:11 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with his father’s wife, he has dishonored his father. Both the man and the woman are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:12 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death. What they have done is a perversion; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:13 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:15 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with an animal, he is to be put to death, and you must kill the animal.
Leviticus 20:16 “‘If a woman approaches an animal to have SEXUAL relations with it, kill both the woman and the animal. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:17 “‘If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have SEXUAL relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.
Leviticus 20:18 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with a woman during her monthly period, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.
Leviticus 20:19 “‘Do not have SEXUAL relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.
Leviticus 20:20 “‘If a man has SEXUAL relations with his aunt, he has dishonored his uncle. They will be held responsible; they will die childless.
Numbers 5:13 so that another man has SEXUAL relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act),
Numbers 5:19 Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, “If no other man has had SEXUAL relations with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you.
Numbers 5:20 But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having SEXUAL relations with a man other than your husband”—
Numbers 25:1 [ Moab Seduces Israel ] While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in SEXUAL immorality with Moabite women,
Deuteronomy 27:21 “Cursed is anyone who has SEXUAL relations with any animal.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
Judges 19:22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have SEX with him.”
2 Samuel 20:3 When David returned to his palace in Jerusalem, he took the ten concubines he had left to take care of the palace and put them in a house under guard. He provided for them but had no SEXUAL relations with them. They were kept in confinement till the day of their death, living as widows.
1 Kings 1:4 The woman was very beautiful; she took care of the king and waited on him, but the king had no SEXUAL relations with her.
Ezekiel 18:6 He does not eat at the mountain shrines or look to the idols of Israel. He does not defile his neighbor’s wife or have SEXUAL relations with a woman during her period.
Matthew 5:32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for SEXUAL immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, SEXUAL immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Matthew 19:9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for SEXUAL immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
Mark 7:21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—SEXUAL immorality, theft, murder,
Acts 15:20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from SEXUAL immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.
Acts 15:29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from SEXUAL immorality. You will do well to avoid these things. Farewell.
Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from SEXUAL immorality.”
Romans 1:24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to SEXUAL impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.
Romans 1:26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural SEXUAL relations for unnatural ones.
Romans 7:3 So then, if she has SEXUAL relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man.
Romans 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in SEXUAL immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
1 Corinthians 5:1 [ Dealing With a Case of Incest ] It is actually reported that there is SEXUAL immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with SEXUALLY immoral people—
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is SEXUALLY immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the SEXUALLY immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have SEX with men
1 Corinthians 6:12 [ SEXUAL Immorality ] “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
1 Corinthians 6:13 You 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.
1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee from SEXUAL immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins SEXUALLY, sins against their own body.
1 Corinthians 7:1 [ Concerning Married Life ] Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have SEXUAL relations with a woman.”
1 Corinthians 7:2 But since SEXUAL immorality is occurring, each man should have SEXUAL relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
1 Corinthians 10:8 We should not commit SEXUAL immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.
2 Corinthians 12:21 I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, SEXUAL sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.
Galatians 5:19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: SEXUAL immorality, impurity and debauchery;
Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of SEXUAL immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: SEXUAL immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
1 Thessalonians 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid SEXUAL immorality;
1 Timothy 1:10 for the SEXUALLY immoral, for those practicing HOMOSEXUALITY, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine
Hebrews 12:16 See that no one is SEXUALLY immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the SEXUALLY immoral.
Jude 1:7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to SEXUAL immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed SEXUAL immorality.
Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into SEXUAL immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Revelation 9:21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their SEXUAL immorality or their thefts.
Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the SEXUALLY immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the SEXUALLY immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.