100 Bible Verses about Eating Disorders

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 945 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 / 704 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.

1 Samuel 16:7 ESV / 674 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.”

Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV / 635 helpful votes

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 576 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.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 570 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?

James 4:7 ESV / 459 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:14 ESV / 450 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 410 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 387 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 372 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 351 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 343 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

James 5:16 ESV / 338 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 331 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Proverbs 31:30 ESV / 317 helpful votes

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Psalm 107:17-21 ESV / 312 helpful votes

Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 299 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 286 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Luke 12:22 ESV / 285 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 281 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. ...

Romans 5:8 ESV / 280 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 277 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 252 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.

Romans 8:26 ESV / 251 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 250 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Isaiah 40:29 ESV / 248 helpful votes

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 221 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 211 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 206 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 139:1-24 ESV / 197 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. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 191 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.

Romans 14:7-8 ESV / 184 helpful votes

For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Psalm 37:5 ESV / 181 helpful votes

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Psalm 118:8 ESV / 180 helpful votes

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

Psalm 118:6 ESV / 180 helpful votes

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 29:11 ESV / 180 helpful votes

May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

1 John 4:16-19 ESV / 179 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.

Acts 22:1-30 ESV / 179 helpful votes

“Brothers and fathers, hear the defense that I now make before you.” And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated at the feet of Gamaliel according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God as all of you are this day. I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering to prison both men and women, as the high priest and the whole council of elders can bear me witness. From them I received letters to the brothers, and I journeyed toward Damascus to take those also who were there and bring them in bonds to Jerusalem to be punished. ...

Mark 14:38 ESV / 179 helpful votes

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Psalm 145:18 ESV / 178 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 167 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 152 helpful votes

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

John 14:27 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Genesis 1:26-27 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Philippians 3:19 ESV / 144 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 144 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Galatians 5:1 ESV / 143 helpful votes

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 140 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Genesis 1:27 ESV / 133 helpful votes

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 119 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,

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 119 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 34:4 ESV / 115 helpful votes

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV / 113 helpful votes

Also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 106 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 25:28 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:9 ESV / 84 helpful votes

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 78 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 69 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 68 helpful votes

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

John 13:1-38 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. ...

Psalm 81:10 ESV / 65 helpful votes

I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 58 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 14:2 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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.

1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV / 51 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 46 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

Psalm 107:17-20 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Some were fools through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities suffered affliction; they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalm 4:1-8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him. Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord. ...

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 33 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,

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 21 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.

Proverbs 25:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 19 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.

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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

1 Peter 3:4-5 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

Deuteronomy 21:20 ESV / 11 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.’

Hebrews 12:11 ESV / 10 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.

Acts 10:11-15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him: “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean.” And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Colossians 2:20-23 ESV / 9 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.

Psalm 139:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 8 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.

Matthew 26:41 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Mark 8:1-38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” ...

Song of Solomon 4:1 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

1 Timothy 4:4-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

1 Corinthians 6:12-13 ESV / 6 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. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

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