21 Bible Verses about Physical Exercise

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 286 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 6:19-20 ESV / 281 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.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 136 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.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 112 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 31:17 ESV / 79 helpful votes

She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 73 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 71 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.

Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 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.

Proverbs 24:5 ESV / 62 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 49 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 30 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,

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 28 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.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 26 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.

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Psalm 144:1-15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down! Touch the mountains so that they smoke!

Proverbs 20:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 7 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.”

Hebrews 6:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Revelation 22:12-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 1 helpful vote

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

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