100 Bible Verses about Body Image

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 410 helpful votes

Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 368 helpful votes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 353 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 351 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 287 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 210 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 2:10 ESV / 190 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 186 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.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 153 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

Leviticus 19:28 ESV / 134 helpful votes

You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 131 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 121 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.

1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / 117 helpful votes

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 110 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Isaiah 43:7 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV / 104 helpful votes

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Philippians 3:21 ESV / 102 helpful votes

Who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 101 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.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 101 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 99 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 97 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 96 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Proverbs 31:25 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

1 Corinthians 15:49 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

1 Corinthians 12:27 ESV / 81 helpful votes

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Psalm 139:13-16 ESV / 81 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 80 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Psalm 45:11 ESV / 76 helpful votes

And the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 72 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Romans 12:4 ESV / 71 helpful votes

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Corinthians 15:44 ESV / 69 helpful votes

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 67 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 61 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Psalm 139:13-14 ESV / 60 helpful votes

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Genesis 1:6 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Colossians 1:18 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

Philippians 1:20 ESV / 58 helpful votes

As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Matthew 17:1-27 ESV / 58 helpful votes

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” ...

Psalm 100:3 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Colossians 1:15 ESV / 55 helpful votes

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

Romans 6:12 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Colossians 3:10 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

1 Corinthians 11:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man.

Ephesians 4:24 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Romans 12:5 ESV / 45 helpful votes

So we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Romans 12:3 ESV / 45 helpful votes

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Genesis 9:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Colossians 1:16 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Romans 12:6 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

1 Corinthians 11:8-9 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.

Hebrews 4:16 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

1 Corinthians 6:15 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!

1 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Colossians 1:24 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

Ephesians 5:23 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Ephesians 4:12 ESV / 33 helpful votes

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

Ephesians 2:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

In whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Exodus 20:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

Ephesians 5:30 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Because we are members of his body.

Ephesians 1:23 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Romans 8:23 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Genesis 3:19 ESV / 32 helpful votes

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Psalm 139:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?

John 14:6 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Ephesians 2:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Colossians 3:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. ...

1 Corinthians 7:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

Genesis 3:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

James 3:9 ESV / 24 helpful votes

With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.

1 Corinthians 11:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But every wife who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven.

1 Corinthians 7:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband.

Genesis 2:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Matthew 5:48 ESV / 23 helpful votes

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 Corinthians 15:18 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

James 3:2 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body.

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 3:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours,

Exodus 20:12 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

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