100 Bible Verses about Overeating

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 190 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 154 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 / 135 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.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 130 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 3:19 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 103 helpful votes

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 80 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 80 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 17:14 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Proverbs 28:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

Romans 14:21 ESV / 44 helpful votes

It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Ephesians 5:18 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Romans 14:17 ESV / 40 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Philippians 4:5 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

Proverbs 25:16 ESV / 34 helpful votes

If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 33 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Deuteronomy 21:20 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’

John 14:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,

Genesis 1:29-30 ESV / 27 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 3:23 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

John 10:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 3:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:1-3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.

Psalm 104:15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Philippians 3:18-19 ESV / 21 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.

Proverbs 20:1 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 19 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.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Proverbs 23:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

Proverbs 3:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 17 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.

Titus 1:12 ESV / 16 helpful votes

One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Matthew 4:1-25 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple ...

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 11:19 ESV / 14 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.”

Psalm 78:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved.

James 4:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 13:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Proverbs 23:19-21 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. 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.

Ruth 2:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Acts 5:29 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Luke 7:34 ESV / 12 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!’

Zechariah 7:6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And when you eat and when you drink, do you not eat for yourselves and drink for yourselves?

Proverbs 31:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

Exodus 23:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

2 Timothy 3:1-9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ...

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.

Ezekiel 16:49 ESV / 10 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.

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 10 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. ...

James 1:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 9 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.

John 14:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Proverbs 18:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

Proverbs 13:13-25 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death. Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly. A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing. ...

Psalm 30:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

Revelation 22:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

1 John 2:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 Corinthians 10:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.”

Matthew 6:17-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 8 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. ...

James 2:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 7 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.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 7 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.

John 1:1-51 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 16:25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

Matthew 4:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.

Isaiah 30:20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.

Proverbs 20:17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 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. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 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,

James 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Philippians 3:19-20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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,

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Corinthians 15:32 ESV / 6 helpful votes

What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 6 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.

Ezekiel 38:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.

Proverbs 4:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Psalm 78:17-19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Yet they sinned still more against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. They tested God in their heart by demanding the food they craved. They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?

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