Bible Verses About Kissing

by Sister McCook

The reason why we should restrict ourselves from even a premarital kiss is not because it is not an expression of love, but because this act may lead to bigger things that we are trying to avoid.

Here is a Bible verse on kissing; “Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. – 2 Timothy 2:22 NIV

married couple hugging and kissing

The Bible talks about kissing in many ways in a lot of scriptures. The following are some of the Bible verses about kissing.

And as soon as the boy had gone, David rose from beside the stone heap and fell on his face to the ground and bowed three times. And they kissed one another and wept with one another, David weeping the most. – 1 Samuel 20:41 
And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. – 2 Samuel 15:5 
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. – Galatians 5:16 
Coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” – Mark 7:22-23 
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. – Proverbs 27:6 
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. – 1 Corinthians 6:18
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 
Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you. – Romans 16:16 
Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ. – 1 Peter 5:14 
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. – Psalm 2:12 
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; – Song of Solomon 1:2 
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. – Hebrews 13:4 
Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother. Then Jacob kissed Rachel and wept aloud. And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father’s kinsman, and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran and told her father. – Genesis 29:10-12 
Oh that you were like a brother to me who nursed at my mother’s breasts! If I found you outside, I would kiss you, and none would despise me. I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother— she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate. – Song of Solomon 8:1-2 
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” … – Luke 7:36-50 
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. – Colossians 3:5 
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. – Psalm 85:10 
Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head and kissed him and said, “Has not the Lord anointed you to be prince over his people Israel? And you shall reign over the people of the Lord and you will save them from the hand of their surrounding enemies. And this shall be the sign to you that the Lord has anointed you to be prince over his heritage. – 1 Samuel 10:1 
Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her. – Ruth 1:14 
Whoever gives an honest answer kisses the lips. – Proverbs 24:26 
You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. – Luke 7:45 

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