100 Bible Verses about Eating The Right Foods

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 839 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.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 633 helpful votes

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

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 572 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 482 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 429 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.’”

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 421 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. ...

Mark 7:19 ESV / 401 helpful votes

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

John 6:35 ESV / 355 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.

Philippians 3:19 ESV / 323 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 4:9 ESV / 309 helpful votes

“And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and emmer, and put them into a single vessel and make your bread from them. During the number of days that you lie on your side, 390 days, you shall eat it.

Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 298 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 280 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. ...

Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV / 274 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.

Genesis 43:11 ESV / 272 helpful votes

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

1 Corinthians 8:8 ESV / 270 helpful votes

Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we do.

Proverbs 25:16 ESV / 261 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 66:15-17 ESV / 260 helpful votes

“For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and his chariots like the whirlwind, to render his anger in fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire will the Lord enter into judgment, and by his sword, with all flesh; and those slain by the Lord shall be many. “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst, eating pig's flesh and the abomination and mice, shall come to an end together, declares the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:25 ESV / 256 helpful votes

Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 256 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 6:25 ESV / 255 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?

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 247 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.

Acts 10:15 ESV / 242 helpful votes

And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ESV / 241 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.

Romans 10:4 ESV / 241 helpful votes

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

Daniel 1:15 ESV / 237 helpful votes

At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king's food.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 232 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 21:20 ESV / 222 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 6:27 ESV / 221 helpful votes

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 217 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Luke 15:23 ESV / 215 helpful votes

And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate.

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 208 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 Peter 2:2 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 197 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.

Colossians 2:16-17 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.

Mark 1:6 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 194 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

1 Corinthians 8:4 ESV / 192 helpful votes

Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”

Psalm 107:9 ESV / 191 helpful votes

For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

2 Corinthians 9:10 ESV / 190 helpful votes

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

Genesis 2:17 ESV / 187 helpful votes

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

3 John 1:2 ESV / 184 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 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 184 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 182 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,

Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:1-48 ESV / 180 helpful votes

At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. ...

1 Timothy 4:1-5 ESV / 179 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, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 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.

John 6:51 ESV / 177 helpful votes

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Genesis 3:6 ESV / 177 helpful votes

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 175 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 8:13 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV / 173 helpful votes

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Isaiah 7:22 ESV / 169 helpful votes

And because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey.

Numbers 13:23 ESV / 169 helpful votes

And they came to the Valley of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they also brought some pomegranates and figs.

Judges 14:8-9 ESV / 168 helpful votes

After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Daniel 1:8 ESV / 166 helpful votes

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's food, or with the wine that he drank. Therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 166 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 23:19-21 ESV / 165 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.

Proverbs 23:1-3 ESV / 164 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.

Genesis 9:3-4 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

1 Timothy 4:4 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 2:13 ESV / 162 helpful votes

You shall season all your grain offerings with salt. You shall not let the salt of the covenant with your God be missing from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt.

Leviticus 7:23 ESV / 160 helpful votes

“Speak to the people of Israel, saying, You shall eat no fat, of ox or sheep or goat.

Genesis 3:19 ESV / 159 helpful votes

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— ...

Genesis 18:8 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

2 Samuel 17:29 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.”

Numbers 11:5 ESV / 155 helpful votes

We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.

Acts 10:34-35 ESV / 154 helpful votes

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

Mark 7:2 ESV / 154 helpful votes

They saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.

Matthew 6:11 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Give us this day our daily bread,

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 153 helpful votes

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

Acts 10:9-16 ESV / 152 helpful votes

The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance 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.” ...

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 150 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. ...

Colossians 2:16 ESV / 149 helpful votes

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.

Job 10:10 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese?

Job 6:6 ESV / 148 helpful votes

Can that which is tasteless be eaten without salt, or is there any taste in the juice of the mallow?

Deuteronomy 8:8 ESV / 148 helpful votes

A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,

Numbers 17:8 ESV / 148 helpful votes

On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.

Genesis 1:30 ESV / 147 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 146 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.”

Deuteronomy 14:21 ESV / 145 helpful votes

“You shall not eat anything that has died naturally. You may give it to the sojourner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Luke 11:12 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

Nehemiah 13:15 ESV / 143 helpful votes

In those days I saw in Judah people treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in heaps of grain and loading them on donkeys, and also wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them on the day when they sold food.

Ezra 6:9 ESV / 143 helpful votes

And whatever is needed—bulls, rams, or sheep for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, or oil, as the priests at Jerusalem require—let that be given to them day by day without fail,

Genesis 27:9 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Go to the flock and bring me two good young goats, so that I may prepare from them delicious food for your father, such as he loves.

Exodus 29:2 ESV / 142 helpful votes

And unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil. You shall make them of fine wheat flour.

Matthew 15:18 ESV / 140 helpful votes

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Ruth 2:14 ESV / 140 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.

Acts 10:28 ESV / 139 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 139 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. ...

1 Chronicles 12:40 ESV / 137 helpful votes

And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

1 Corinthians 3:1-23 ESV / 136 helpful votes

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. ...

Matthew 14:19 ESV / 136 helpful votes

Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Exodus 23:25 ESV / 135 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.

James 4:7 ESV / 133 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 14:4 ESV / 132 helpful votes

These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

Deuteronomy 23:24 ESV / 124 helpful votes

“If you go into your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, as many as you wish, but you shall not put any in your bag.

Hebrews 5:12-14 ESV / 120 helpful votes

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 108 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

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