34 Bible Verses about Being Fat

Ecclesiastes 6:9 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 68 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Philippians 3:18-20 ESV / 55 helpful votes

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

Daniel 1:12 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Leviticus 3:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood.”

Isaiah 55:1-3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Luke 7:34 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’

Leviticus 7:23 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“Speak to the people of Israel, saying, You shall eat no fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 15 helpful votes

(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)

Matthew 7:1-3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

Deuteronomy 32:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “You shall not eat any abomination. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. ...

John 10:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Genesis 27:39 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: “Behold, away from the fatness of the earth shall your dwelling be, and away from the dew of heaven on high.

Judges 3:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.

Luke 1:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

Matthew 23:25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Ephesians 5:18-20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Genesis 45:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And take your father and your households, and come to me, and I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you shall eat the fat of the land.’

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Matthew 14:22-36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. ...

Job 15:27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Because he has covered his face with his fat and gathered fat upon his waist

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ...

1 Peter 4:3-4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you;

John 15:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Ephesians 5:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

Daniel 1:1-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god. Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king's palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king. ...

Judges 3:17-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man. And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who carried the tribute. But he himself turned back at the idols near Gilgal and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” And he commanded, “Silence.” And all his attendants went out from his presence. And Ehud came to him as he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he arose from his seat.

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