15 Bible Verses about Exercise

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 80 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 54 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,

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Proverbs 31:17 ESV / 28 helpful votes

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

2 Timothy 2:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

Isaiah 40:30-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Hebrews 12:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Psalm 143:1-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you. For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead. Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. ...

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