16 Bible Verses about Obesity

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 128 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 23:20-21 ESV / 115 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.

Proverbs 30:8 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,

Proverbs 23:20 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

Philippians 3:19 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Luke 21:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.

Titus 2:3-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 16 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.

Galatians 5:22-24 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

John 6:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.

Isaiah 55:1-2 ESV / 13 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.

Judges 3:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 2:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

Luke 6:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

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