Gen 34:31

(NIV)
But they replied, ‘Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?’

(ESV)
But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?”

Gen 38:15

(NIV)
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
(ESV)
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.

Gen 38:21

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
And he asked the men of the place, “Where is the cult prostitute who was at Enaim at the roadside?” And they said, “No cult prostitute has been here.”

Gen 38:22

(NIV)
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.”’

(ESV)
So he returned to Judah and said, “I have not found her. Also, the men of the place said, ‘No cult prostitute has been here.’”

Gen 38:24

(NIV)
About three months later Judah was told, ‘Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.’

Judah said, ‘Bring her out and let her be burned to death!’

(ESV)
About three months later Judah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has been immoral. Moreover, she is pregnant by immorality.” And Judah said, “Bring her out, and let her be burned.”

Exod 34:15

(NIV)
‘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.
(ESV)
lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and when they whore after their gods and sacrifice to their gods and you are invited, you eat of his sacrifice,

Exod 34:16

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
and you take of their daughters for your sons, and their daughters whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.

Lev 17:7

(NIV)
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.”

(ESV)
So they shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to goat demons, after whom they whore. This shall be a statute forever for them throughout their generations.

Lev 19:29

(NIV)
‘“Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.

(ESV)
“Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.

Lev 20:5

(NIV)
I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek.

(ESV)
then I will set my face against that man and against his clan and will cut them off from among their people, him and all who follow him in whoring after Molech.

Lev 20:6

(NIV)
‘“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.

(ESV)
“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

Lev 21:7

(NIV)
‘“They must not marry women defiled by prostitution or divorced from their husbands, because priests are holy to their God.
(ESV)
They shall not marry a prostitute or a woman who has been defiled, neither shall they marry a woman divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.

Lev 21:9

(NIV)
‘“If a priest’s daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire.

(ESV)
And the daughter of any priest, if she profanes herself by whoring, profanes her father; she shall be burned with fire.

Lev 21:14

(NIV)
He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people,
(ESV)
A widow, or a divorced woman, or a woman who has been defiled, or a prostitute, these he shall not marry. But he shall take as his wife a virgin of his own people,

Num 15:39

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the  Lord, to do them, not to follow after your own heart and your own eyes, which you are inclined to whore after.

Num 25:1

(NIV)
While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
(ESV)
While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab.

Deut 22:21

(NIV)
she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.

(ESV)
then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Deut 23:17

(NIV)
No Israelite man or woman is to become a shrine-prostitute.
(ESV)
None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute.

Deut 23:18

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the  Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the  Lord your God.

Deut 31:16

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to Moses, “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will forsake me and break my covenant that I have made with them.

Josh 2:1

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
And Joshua the son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” And they went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab and lodged there.

Josh 6:17

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
And the city and all that is within it shall be devoted to the  Lord for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.

Josh 6:22

(NIV)
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.’
(ESV)
But to the two men who had spied out the land, Joshua said, “Go into the prostitute’s house and bring out from there the woman and all who belong to her, as you swore to her.”

Josh 6:25

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
But Rahab the prostitute and her father’s household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Judg 2:17

(NIV)
Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshipped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the  Lord’s commands.
(ESV)
Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they whored after other gods and bowed down to them. They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the  Lord, and they did not do so.

Judg 8:27

(NIV)
Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town. All Israel prostituted themselves by worshipping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

(ESV)
And Gideon made an ephod of it and put it in his city, in Ophrah. And all Israel whored after it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and to his family.

Judg 8:33

(NIV)
No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god
(ESV)
As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god.

Judg 11:1

(NIV)
Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute.
(ESV)
Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah.

Judg 16:1

(NIV)
One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute. He went in to spend the night with her.
(ESV)
Samson went to Gaza, and there he saw a prostitute, and he went in to her.

Judg 19:2

(NIV)
But she was unfaithful to him. She left him and went back to her parents’ home in Bethlehem, Judah. After she had been there for four months,
(ESV)
And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was there some four months.

1Kgs 3:16

(NIV)
Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.
(ESV)
Then two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.

1Kgs 14:24

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the  Lord drove out before the people of Israel.

1Kgs 15:12

(NIV)
He expelled the male shrine-prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.
(ESV)
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.

1Kgs 22:38

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
And they washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes washed themselves in it, according to the word of the  Lord that he had spoken.

1Kgs 22:46

(NIV)
He rid the land of the rest of the male-shrine prostitutes who remained there even after the reign of his father Asa.
(ESV)
And from the land he exterminated the remnant of the male cult prostitutes who remained in the days of his father Asa.

2Kgs 23:7

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the  Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.

1Chr 5:25

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
But they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and whored after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

2Chr 21:11

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
Moreover, he made high places in the hill country of Judah and led the inhabitants of Jerusalem into whoredom and made Judah go astray.

2Chr 21:13

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel and have enticed Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem into whoredom as the house of Ahab led Israel into whoredom, and also you have killed your brothers, of your father’s house, who were better than you,

Job 36:14

(NIV)
They die in their youth,
among male prostitutes of the shrines.
(ESV)
They die in youth,
and their life ends among the cult prostitutes.

Ps 73:27

(NIV)
Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
(ESV)
For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.

Ps 106:39

(NIV)
They defiled themselves by what they did;
by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
(ESV)
Thus they became unclean by their acts,
and played the whore in their deeds.

Prov 6:26

(NIV)
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread,
but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
(ESV)
for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread
but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

Prov 7:10

(NIV)
Then out came a woman to meet him,
dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
(ESV)
And behold, the woman meets him,
dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.

Prov 23:27

(NIV)
for an adulterous woman is a deep pit,
and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
(ESV)
For a prostitute is a deep pit;
an adulteress is a narrow well.

Prov 29:3

(NIV)
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,
but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
(ESV)
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Isa 1:21

(NIV)
See how the faithful city
has become a prostitute!
She once was full of justice;
righteousness used to dwell in her –
but now murderers!
(ESV)
How the faithful city
has become a whore,
she who was full of justice!
Righteousness lodged in her,
but now murderers.

Isa 23:15

(NIV)
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:

(ESV)
In that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:

Isa 23:16

(NIV)
‘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.’
(ESV)
Take a harp;
go about the city,
O forgotten prostitute!
Make sweet melody;
sing many songs,
that you may be remembered.”

Isa 23:17

(NIV)
At the end of seventy years, the  Lord will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.
(ESV)
At the end of seventy years, the  Lord will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

Isa 57:3

(NIV)
‘But you – come here, you children of a sorceress,
you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!
(ESV)
But you, draw near,
sons of the sorceress,
offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman.

Jer 2:20

(NIV)
‘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.
(ESV)
For long ago I broke your yoke
and burst your bonds;
but you said, ‘I will not serve.’
Yes, on every high hill
and under every green tree
you bowed down like a whore.

Jer 3:1

(NIV)
‘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.
(ESV)
If a man divorces his wife
and she goes from him
and becomes another man’s wife,
will he return to her?
Would not that land be greatly polluted?
You have played the whore with many lovers;
and would you return to me?

declares the  Lord.

Jer 3:3

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
Therefore the showers have been withheld,
and the spring rain has not come;
yet you have the forehead of a whore;
you refuse to be ashamed.

Jer 3:6

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
The  Lord said to me in the days of King Josiah: “Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and there played the whore?

Jer 3:8

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
She saw that for all the adulteries of that faithless one, Israel, I had sent her away with a decree of divorce. Yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but she too went and played the whore.

Jer 5:7

(NIV)
‘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.
(ESV)
How can I pardon you?
Your children have forsaken me
and have sworn by those who are no gods.
When I fed them to the full,
they committed adultery
and trooped to the houses of whores.

Ezek 6:9

(NIV)
Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will remember me – how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices.
(ESV)
then those of you who escape will remember me among the nations where they are carried captive, how I have been broken over their whoring heart that has departed from me and over their eyes that go whoring after their idols. And they will be loathsome in their own sight for the evils that they have committed, for all their abominations.

Ezek 16:15

(NIV)
‘“But you trusted in your beauty and used your fame to become a prostitute. You lavished your favours on anyone who passed by and your beauty became his.
(ESV)
“But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore because of your renown and lavished your whorings on any passerby; your beauty became his.

Ezek 16:16

(NIV)
You took some of your garments to make gaudy high places, where you carried on your prostitution. You went to him, and he possessed your beauty.
(ESV)
You took some of your garments and made for yourself colorful shrines, and on them played the whore. The like has never been, nor ever shall be.
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