Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Masturbation in the Bible - What does the Bible say about Masturbation? The Bible does not discuss masturbation explicitly or mention whether or not it is a sin. However, there are some verses which have been interpreted to be referencing masturbation implicitly. The scripture quote most commonly associated with masturbation is the tale of Onan in Genesis —
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
Many Christians have found it difficult to answer the question of what the Bible says about masturbation according to the Bible, because the Bible never mentions masturbation specifically. To understand how God feels about this subject, we must examine other verses that deal with issues such as lust, self-control and purity. Also, we must examine its fruit to see if it is from God. We have tried to address this issue by answering some of the most frequently asked questions.