And immediately the man 1 stood up, took his stretcher, and went out in front of them all. They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, the kind of immorality that is not permitted even among the Gentiles, so that someone is cohabiting with 1 his father’s wife.
For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, 1 that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep.
Then Sarai said to Abram, “You have brought this wrong on me! 1 I allowed my servant to have sexual relations with you, 2 but when she realized 3 that she was pregnant, she despised me. 4 May the Lord judge between you and me!” 5
He said, “Here, my lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house. Stay the night 1 and wash your feet. Then you can be on your way early in the morning.” 2 “No,” they replied, “we’ll spend the night in the town square.” 3
He said, “What pledge should I give you?” She replied, “Your seal, your cord, and the staff that’s in your hand.” So he gave them to her and had sex with her. 1 She became pregnant by him.
“‘When a man has sexual intercourse with a woman, 1 although she is a slave woman designated for another man and she has not yet been ransomed, or freedom has not been granted to her, there will be an obligation to pay compensation. 2 They must not be put to death, because she was not free.
If a man has sexual intercourse with a menstruating woman and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her fountain of blood and she has exposed the fountain of her blood, so both of them 1 must be cut off from the midst of their people.
Sometime later, during the wheat harvest, 1 Samson took a young goat as a gift and went to visit his bride. 2 He said to her father, 3 “I want to have sex with my bride in her bedroom!” 4 But her father would not let him enter.
But the poor man had nothing except for a little lamb he had acquired. He raised it, and it grew up alongside him and his children. 1 It used to 2 eat his food, 3 drink from his cup, and sleep in his arms. 4 It was just like a daughter to him.
Then David went to his palace 1 in Jerusalem. The king took the ten concubines he had left to care for the palace and placed them under confinement. 2 Though he provided for their needs, he did not have sexual relations with them. 3 They remained in confinement until the day they died, living out the rest of their lives as widows.
His servants advised 1 him, “A young virgin must be found for our master, the king, 2 to take care of the king’s needs 3 and serve as his nurse. She can also sleep with you 4 and keep our master, the king, warm.” 5
The sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn – (Now he was the firstborn, but when he defiled his father’s bed, 1 his rights as firstborn were given to the sons of Joseph, Israel’s son. So Reuben is not listed as firstborn in the genealogical records. 2
Flocks and herds 1 will lie down in the middle of it, as well as every kind of wild animal. 2 Owls 3 will sleep in the tops of its support pillars; they will hoot through the windows. 4 Rubble will cover the thresholds; 5 even the cedar work 6 will be exposed to the elements. 7