45 Bible Verses about Weight Loss

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 317 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 201 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.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 195 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.

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 177 helpful votes

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 155 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:2 ESV / 139 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.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 132 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Galatians 5:16 ESV / 121 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 97 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 89 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 88 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. 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.

1 Corinthians 9:27 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 83 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,

Romans 14:20 ESV / 80 helpful votes

Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to make another stumble by what he eats.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 79 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.

John 6:35 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 68 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.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 68 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Romans 8:5 ESV / 65 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 55 helpful votes

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 45 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,

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 42 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.’”

Galatians 5:22-23 ESV / 41 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.

Job 23:12 ESV / 41 helpful votes

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 29 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.

James 1:2-3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 4:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Mark 7:19 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 35:13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

But I, when they were sick— I wore sackcloth; I afflicted myself with fasting; I prayed with head bowed on my chest.

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Philippians 3:17-21 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. 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. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

John 16:33 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Ezekiel 34:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.

Psalm 30:1-3 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Acts 13:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off.

Exodus 23:25 ESV / 12 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.

Leviticus 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And the priest shall burn them on the altar as a food offering with a pleasing aroma. All fat is the Lord's.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 4 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.

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