100 Bible Verses about Eating Fish

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 333 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. ...

Leviticus 11:9-12 ESV / 241 helpful votes

“These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 223 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.

Luke 24:42-43 ESV / 218 helpful votes

They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Leviticus 11:9 ESV / 200 helpful votes

“These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.

Leviticus 11:10 ESV / 194 helpful votes

But anything in the seas or the rivers that does not have fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 190 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Deuteronomy 14:9-10 ESV / 181 helpful votes

“Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat. And whatever does not have fins and scales you shall not eat; it is unclean for you.

Leviticus 11:2 ESV / 181 helpful votes

“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.

Deuteronomy 14:9 ESV / 179 helpful votes

“Of all that are in the waters you may eat these: whatever has fins and scales you may eat.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 178 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 11:8 ESV / 160 helpful votes

You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

Genesis 1:30 ESV / 149 helpful votes

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 144 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,

Leviticus 11:3 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat.

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Leviticus 20:13 ESV / 137 helpful votes

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Jonah 1:17 ESV / 136 helpful votes

And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Leviticus 19:19 ESV / 136 helpful votes

“You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material.

Luke 24:42 ESV / 135 helpful votes

They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

Matthew 12:40 ESV / 133 helpful votes

For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Jonah 2:10 ESV / 133 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 132 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. ...

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 126 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Numbers 11:5 ESV / 123 helpful votes

We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Mark 7:19 ESV / 116 helpful votes

Since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.)

Jonah 2:1 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish,

Ezekiel 47:10 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Fishermen will stand beside the sea. From Engedi to Eneglaim it will be a place for the spreading of nets. Its fish will be of very many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea.

John 21:1-25 ESV / 113 helpful votes

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” ...

John 6:1-71 ESV / 113 helpful votes

After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there he sat down with his disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” ...

John 21:9 ESV / 110 helpful votes

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread.

John 21:13 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.

Matthew 7:10 ESV / 108 helpful votes

Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?

Luke 11:11 ESV / 107 helpful votes

What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;

Luke 1:37 ESV / 107 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 4:19 ESV / 106 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 105 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.”

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 104 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 ...

Colossians 2:16 ESV / 104 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

Genesis 1:29-30 ESV / 104 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. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Matthew 13:47 ESV / 102 helpful votes

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind.

Leviticus 18:22 ESV / 102 helpful votes

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

John 21:11 ESV / 101 helpful votes

So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn.

Leviticus 11:13 ESV / 101 helpful votes

“And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Genesis 9:2-3 ESV / 101 helpful votes

The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Psalm 8:8 ESV / 100 helpful votes

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

Genesis 43:11 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

Matthew 26:26 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

Leviticus 11:12 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Everything in the waters that does not have fins and scales is detestable to you.

Leviticus 11:11 ESV / 98 helpful votes

You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses.

Isaiah 11:6-9 ESV / 96 helpful votes

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Leviticus 3:17 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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

Genesis 9:1-3 ESV / 95 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Luke 24:1-53 ESV / 94 helpful votes

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? ...

Mark 8:1-38 ESV / 91 helpful votes

In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” ...

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 90 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 90 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.

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 86 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

Isaiah 65:25 ESV / 85 helpful votes

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Luke 7:34 ESV / 78 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!’

Matthew 11:19 ESV / 78 helpful votes

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

Daniel 1:12 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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

Mark 1:17 ESV / 77 helpful votes

And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

Exodus 12:11 ESV / 76 helpful votes

In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 75 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 75 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 John 4:18 ESV / 73 helpful votes

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 72 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

John 14:6 ESV / 72 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.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

2 John 1:9-11 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Ephesians 2:8 ESV / 69 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

2 Corinthians 13:14 ESV / 69 helpful votes

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 69 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.

Matthew 12:1 ESV / 69 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 69 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Luke 24:43 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And he took it and ate before them.

Luke 24:41-43 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.

Luke 11:42 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 23:23 ESV / 68 helpful votes

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

Matthew 24:38 ESV / 67 helpful votes

For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Ezekiel 4:9 ESV / 67 helpful votes

“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it.

Isaiah 7:15 ESV / 67 helpful votes

He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Psalm 150:1-6 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! ...

Leviticus 11:20 ESV / 53 helpful votes

“All winged insects that go on all fours are detestable to you.

Genesis 9:1-29 ESV / 53 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ...

Leviticus 11:18 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture,

Colossians 2:16-17 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Isaiah 19:10 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Those who are the pillars of the land will be crushed, and all who work for pay will be grieved.

Leviticus 11:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you.

Ezekiel 16:49 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

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