Jeremiah 3:6 During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you
seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and
under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.
Jeremiah 3:8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her
away because of all her adulteries. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah
had no fear; she also went out and committed adultery.
Jeremiah 29:23 For they have done outrageous things in Israel; they have
committed adultery with their neighbors' wives and in my name have spoken lies,
which I did not tell them to do. I know it and am a witness to it," declares the
Hosea 4:15 "Though you commit adultery, O Israel, let not Judah become
guilty. "Do not go to Gilgal; do not go up to Beth Aven. And do not swear, 'As
surely as the LORD lives!'
Israel and Prostitution
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.
Deuteronomy 31:16 And the LORD said to Moses: "You are going to
rest with your fathers, 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.
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 walked in 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 father's house, men who were better than you.
Isaiah 57:3 "But you--come here, you sons 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 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 "'How weak-willed you are, declares the Sovereign
LORD, when you do all these things, acting like a brazen prostitute!
Ezekiel 16:31 When you built your mounds at the head of every
street and made your lofty shrines in every public square, you were unlike a
prostitute, because you scorned payment.
Ezekiel 16:33 Every prostitute receives a fee, but you give
gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your
Ezekiel 16:35 "'Therefore, you prostitute, hear the word of the
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
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 23:29 They will deal with you in hatred and take away everything you
have worked for. They will leave you naked and bare, and the shame of your
prostitution will be exposed. Your lewdness and promiscuity
Ezekiel 23:35 "Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Since you have
forgotten me and thrust me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of
your lewdness and prostitution."
Ezekiel 43:7 He said: "Son of man, this is the place of my throne and the
place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites
forever. The house of Israel will never again defile my holy name--neither they
nor their kings--by their prostitution and the lifeless idols of their kings at
their high places.
Ezekiel 43:9 Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the
lifeless idols of their kings, and I will live among them forever.
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 live with
Hosea 4:10 "They will eat but not have enough; they will engage in
prostitution but not increase, because they have deserted the LORD to give
Hosea 4:11 to prostitution, to old wine and new, which take away the
Hosea 4:12 of my people. They consult a wooden idol and are answered by a
stick of wood. A spirit of prostitution leads them astray; they are unfaithful
to their God.
Hosea 4:13 They sacrifice on the mountaintops and burn offerings on the
hills, under oak, poplar and terebinth, where the shade is pleasant. Therefore
your daughters turn to prostitution and your daughters-in-law to adultery.
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 4:18 Even when their drinks are gone, they continue their prostitution;
their rulers dearly love shameful ways.
Hosea 5:3 I know all about Ephraim; Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim,
you have now turned to prostitution; Israel is corrupt.
Hosea 5:4 "Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not
acknowledge the LORD.
Hosea 6:10 I have seen a horrible thing in the house of Israel. There Ephraim
is given to prostitution and Israel is defiled.
Hosea 9:1 Do not rejoice, O 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.
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 certainly go into exile, away from their
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 harlot, alluring,
the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples
by her witchcraft.
Matthew 25:1-13 "At that time
the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out
to meet the bridegroom. Five of them
were foolish and five were wise. The
foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. The
wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The
bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell
asleep. "At midnight the cry rang out:
'Here's the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!' "Then
all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are
going out.' "'No,' they replied, 'there may not be enough for both us and you.
Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.' "But
while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins
who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
"Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they
said. 'Open the door for us!' "But he replied, 'I tell you the truth, I
don't know you.' "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or
The Great Prostitute
Revelation 17:1-18 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 on many waters. With her the kings of the earth
committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the
wine of her adulteries." Then the angel carried me away in the
Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was
covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was
dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and
pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the
filth of her adulteries.
This title was written on her forehead: MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER
OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of
those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
Then the angel said to me: "Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the
mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and
ten horns. The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will
come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth
whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the
world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is
not, and yet will come. "This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are
seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have
fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must
remain for a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not,
is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
"The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but
who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They
will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is
Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and
faithful followers." Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw,
where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
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.
For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to
give the beast their power to rule, until God's words are fulfilled. The
woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
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."
See parable of the net