Sexuality in the Book of Isaiah

What does the Book of Isaiah say about human sexuality or nakedness? Here are all the verses we found that allude to sexual activity or nakedness.

 


 

Isaiah 8:3. I went to the prophetess, and she conceived, and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, “Call his name ‘Maher Shalal Hash Baz.’

Isaiah 20:2. at that time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loosen the sackcloth from off your waist, and take your sandals from off your feet.” He did so, walking naked and barefoot.

Isaiah 20:3. The LORD said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder concerning Egypt and concerning Ethiopia,

Isaiah 47:3. Your nakedness will be uncovered. Yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and will spare no one.”

Isaiah 66:11. that you may nurse and be satisfied at the comforting breasts; that you may drink deeply, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

 

NOTES

1. The Bible often mentions issues of childbirth or the pain of childbirth or breastfeeding without any reference to sex. We ignored all such instances. Example: the virgin will conceive and bear a son, in pain like a woman in labor, weaned from the milk.

2. The Bible often refers to the spiritual faithfulness of people as virginity, and their spiritual unfithfulness as prostitution. We ignored all such instances. Examples: the virgin daughter of Zion, the faithful city has become a prostitute.

3. The Bible often uses romantic terms to describe the relationship between the LORD God and his people. We ignored all such instances. Example: my beloved.

4. The Bible sometimes mentions phallic symbols. We ignored all such instances. Example: Asherah pole.

5. The Bible sometimes mentions nudity but not in a sexual context. We included such instances because they indicate attitudes toward the human body.

 


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