What the scriptures say about
lasciviousness, offensive, vulgar, unseemly, inappropriate, immoral
appropriate, proper
Bible references and International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

INDECENT in scriptures [BibleGateway Search-NIV]
select Cross Reference Bible links
Deuteronomy 23:14 - "for Yahweh your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that he may not see an unclean thing in you, and turn away from you." [NIV: "indecent thing"]
Deuteronomy 24:1 - "..if she find no favor in his eyes, because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write her a bill of divorce," [NIV: "indecent thing"]
Romans 1:27 - "..the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men doing what is inappropriate with men, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error. [NIV: "indecent acts"]
Jude 1:4 - "..ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into indecency, and denying our only Master, God, and Lord, Jesus Christ." NIV: "license for immorality"

DECENT in scriptures [BibleGateway Search-NIV]
select Cross Reference Bible links
Romans 13:13 - NIV "decently" = "properly" - "Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy."
2 Timothy 2:9 - "..women also adorn themselves in decent clothing, with modesty and propriety; not just with braided hair, gold, pearls, or expensive clothing;"

DECENTLY [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia] ("decently" = "fitting" NIV)

de'-sent-li (euschemonos):
Only once is this word found in our English Bible (1 Corinthians 14:40). It is in the last verse of that remarkable chapter on the proper use of spiritual gifts in the church and the proper conduct of public worship.

It does not refer here to absence of impurity or obscenity. It rather refers to good order in the conduct of public worship. All things that are done and said in public worship are to be in harmony with that becoming and reverent spirit and tone that befit the true worshippers of God.

Home | Keyword Index