What does the Bible say about lust?


Matthew 5:28 / ESV

But I say to you: Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Galatians 5:16 / ESV

But I say: if you walk in the spirit, you will not accomplish the lusts of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 6:18 / ESV

Flee from fornication! All the sins that man does are outside of his body; but whoever hurts sins in his own body.

1 Thessalonians 4: 3-5 / LUT

For that is the will of God, your sanctification, and that you avoid fornication and everyone among you knows how to keep his vessel in sanctification and honor. not in the fervor of lust like the heathen who know nothing of God;

Colossians 3: 5 / NIV

So kill your members that are on earth, fornication, uncleanness, shameful heat, evil lust and greed, which is idolatry,

1 John 2:16 / ESV

For everything that is in the world: the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and arrogant life, is not from the Father, but from the world.

2 Timothy 2:22 / NIV

Flee the lusts of youth; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with all who call on the Lord with a pure heart.

Galatians 5: 19-21 / LUT

But the works of the flesh are evident as there are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, fornication, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, quarrel, envy, anger, quarrel, discord, rotting, hatred, murder, drinking, eating and the like, of which I told you before and I say before that those who do this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:13 / ESV

The food for the stomach, and the stomach for the food; but God will destroy this and that. The body not of fornication, but to the Lord, and the Lord to the body.

Romans 8: 6 / LUT

But being carnal is death, and being spiritually minded is life and peace.

James 1: 14-15 / ESV

Rather, everyone is tempted when they are stimulated and lured by their own lust. After that, when lust has received, it gives birth to sin; but sin, when it is finished, gives birth to death.

John 14:15 / ESV

If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

1 Peter 2:11 / ESV

Dear brothers, I urge you as strangers and pilgrims: abstain from carnal lusts that fight against the soul,

Galatians 6: 8 / LUT

Whoever sows on his flesh will reap destruction from that flesh; but whoever sows on the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit.

Job 31: 1 / LUT

I made a covenant with my eyes that I would not pay attention to a virgin.

Psalm 119: 37 / ESV

Avoid my eyes so that they do not see to useless teaching; but refresh me on your way.

Hebrews 13: 4 / ESV

Marriage is to be kept honest with all and the marriage bed immaculate; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Psalm 119: 9-10 / LUT

How will a young man go his way blamelessly? If he sticks to your words. I am looking for you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commandments.