What does the Bible say about bestiality?


For half a year I have regularly had sex with my dog … I know it is a sin, but I can not control myself, because this relationship is much easier than a relationship with a girl and the sin is stronger than me. Will God ever forgive me?

Implications of bestiality 

Your sin is a great perversion and it is necessary firstly to introduce you to what God says in the Sacred Scripture relating to this abominable practice:

Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion. (Leviticus 18:23) (NASB)

The penalty for the people of Israel of those who were caught committing this sin shows its gravity.


If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. If there is a woman who approaches any animal to mate with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them. (Leviticus 20:15-16)(NASB)

The man or the woman who commit bestiality attract a great curse on them:

Cursed is he who lies with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ (Deuteronomy 27:21)(NASB)

The alternative you think about …

Your problem is not limited to bestiality … You say that you find this foul relationship easier than the sexual relationship with a girl. So, you mean that you do not consider fornication with a girl a sin as great as bestiality. God equally condemns any sex outside marriage and if you think that the solution is to start having sex with a girl to not use bestiality, you are like someone suffering from HIV/AIDS who would choose to “be healed” by catching cirrhosis, or tuberculosis, or anthrax. Fornication seriously affects life on this earth and in eternity. Therefore, God says:

Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4)

Can the one guilty of bestiality be forgiven?

In the first Epistle of John it is written so:

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)(NASB)

Let no one believe that to confess sins means just to share them and to go back to practice them again. No way! To confess sins is to admit what God says, to repent and to categorically deny from these practices to never come back to them again.

According to the Word of God you can receive forgiveness for your sin if you wholeheartedly repent today and if you do not go back to practice it again. Repentance will involve removing that animal from your house to do not expose yourself again to the temptation of the abomination you were caught in.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru