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83 Bible Verses About Abstaining From Meat

Here are 83 Bible verses about abstaining from meat from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Acts 15:29 KJV

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

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1 Timothy 4:3 KJV

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

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Romans 14:21 KJV

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

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Genesis 9:3 KJV

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

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Colossians 2:16 KJV

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

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1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

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Romans 14:3 KJV

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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Genesis 1:29 KJV

Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

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1 Timothy 4:4 KJV

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

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1 Corinthians 8:13 KJV

For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

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Mark 7:19 KJV

Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.

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Isaiah 65:25 KJV

Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

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1 Corinthians 8:8 KJV

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

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John 14:6 KJV

But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.

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Colossians 2:20-23 KJV

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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Romans 14:2 KJV

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

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Daniel 1:12 KJV

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

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1 Peter 2:11 KJV

Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

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Hebrews 13:4 KJV

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

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1 Timothy 4:3-5 KJV

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

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Luke 24:42-43 KJV

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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1 Timothy 4:1 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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Galatians 2:20 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Acts 15:20 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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Proverbs 3:5 KJV

But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

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1 Timothy 4:5 KJV

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV

For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

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1 Corinthians 6:12 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

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Romans 14:17 KJV

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

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Romans 14:6 KJV

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

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Luke 22:19 KJV

He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

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Jeremiah 7:22-23 KJV

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

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1 Timothy 4:2 KJV

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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1 Thessalonians 4:3 KJV

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

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Ephesians 5:3 KJV

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

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1 Corinthians 10:25 KJV

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

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Romans 12:2 KJV

Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:

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Romans 12:1 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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John 1:1 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Luke 7:33 KJV

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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Matthew 15:11 KJV

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

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Hosea 6:6 KJV

Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

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Isaiah 11:6-9 KJV

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

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Leviticus 11:7 KJV

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

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Hebrews 13:9 KJV

And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

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1 Timothy 3:8 KJV

Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

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1 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

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Romans 14:15 KJV

But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

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Romans 14:14 KJV

But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

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Acts 17:10-11 KJV

I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

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Genesis 1:29-30 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Genesis 1:1 KJV

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

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2 Timothy 2:22 KJV

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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1 Timothy 5:23 KJV

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 KJV

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.

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Romans 14:23 KJV

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

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Romans 14:2-3 KJV

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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Acts 15:12 KJV

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

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Luke 24:30 KJV

Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

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Ecclesiastes 5:18 KJV

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

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Proverbs 23:2 KJV

Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

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Exodus 3:14 KJV

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

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Revelation 3:20 KJV

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

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1 Timothy 4:11 KJV

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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1 Timothy 4:8 KJV

These things command and teach.

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1 Timothy 4:6 KJV

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

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Colossians 3:5 KJV

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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Philippians 4:6 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Ephesians 5:18 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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Ephesians 3:20 KJV

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

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Ephesians 2:10 KJV

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

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Ephesians 2:8 KJV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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Galatians 6:7 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Galatians 5:19-21 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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2 Corinthians 13:14 KJV

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

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2 Corinthians 12:21 KJV

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

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