47 Bible Verses about Yoga

1 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV / 70 helpful votes

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 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.

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 62 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

Matthew 4:10 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

Psalm 1:2 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:8-9 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

Psalm 119:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 36 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.

Psalm 19:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

2 John 1:9-11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

Psalm 119:97 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

John 14:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Romans 8:14 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Colossians 2:20-23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

John 8:12 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

2 Peter 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

As he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Ephesians 4:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

Mark 12:30 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

John 14:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 14:17 ESV / 6 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.

Revelation 11:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Jeremiah 6:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.

Job 32:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

Revelation 3:15-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

Hebrews 12:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

2 Timothy 4:1-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 12:1-50 ESV / 4 helpful votes

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? ...

Matthew 11:29-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Ezekiel 37:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.

Jeremiah 8:1-22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“At that time, declares the Lord, the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of its officials, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be brought out of their tombs. And they shall be spread before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which they have loved and served, which they have gone after, and which they have sought and worshiped. And they shall not be gathered or buried. They shall be as dung on the surface of the ground. Death shall be preferred to life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family in all the places where I have driven them, declares the Lord of hosts. “You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return? Why then has this people turned away in perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit; they refuse to return. ...

Genesis 3:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Colossians 3:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

John 16:15 ESV / 3 helpful votes

All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

Mark 4:16-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.

Isaiah 42:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:

Proverbs 20:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

Psalm 104:29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

Psalm 33:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

Job 33:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Job 27:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes

As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

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