30 Important Bible Verses About Body Image

Our perception of ourselves is often shaped by societal standards, but the Bible offers a different perspective on beauty and worth. Here are verses that affirm the value of inner beauty and God’s perfect design.

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Bible Verses About Body Image

Genesis 1:27 – God Created Man and Woman in His Image

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

Psalm 139:14 – We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

1 Samuel 16:7 – God Looks at the Heart

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Proverbs 31:30 – Beauty is Fleeting

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”

Matthew 6:25-27 – Do Not Worry About Your Body

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Our Bodies Are Temples of the Holy Spirit

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

1 Peter 3:3-4 – Inner Beauty is of Great Worth

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God”s sight.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – Find Rest for Your Soul in Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord, Not in Our Own Understanding

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

1 Samuel 16:7 – God Looks at the Heart

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Romans 12:2 – Renew Your Mind

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God”s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

2 Corinthians 4:16 – Our Inner Self is Being Renewed

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

1 Peter 5:7 – Cast Your Anxiety on God

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Psalm 34:5 – Those Who Look to God Are Radiant

“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”

Isaiah 41:10 – God is With You

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

1 Corinthians 15:10 – God’s Grace Empowers Us

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.”

Psalm 46:10 – Be Still and Know That He is God

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Romans 8:6 – Set Your Mind on the Spirit

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”

Psalm 37:4 – Delight in the Lord

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Isaiah 40:31 – Renew Your Strength

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Psalm 27:1 – The LORD is My Light and Salvation

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”

Philippians 4:8 – Think on Good and Positive Things

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Psalm 55:22 – Cast Your Burdens on the LORD

“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 – Take Every Thought Captive

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whatever You Do, Do It All for the Glory of God

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Matthew 5:14-16 – Let Your Light Shine

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

1 Timothy 4:8 – Training in Godliness

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

1 Samuel 16:7 – God Looks at the Heart

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – God has Plans for You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Philippians 1:6 – God Will Complete His Work

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Galatians 3:26 – You Are Children of God Through Faith

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”

Ephesians 2:10 – God’s Masterpiece

“For we are God”s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

Colossians 3:2 – Set Your Minds on Heavenly Things

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 – Your Body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit

“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?”

Psalm 37:5 – Commit Your Way to the Lord

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.”

Matthew 11:29 – Find Rest for Your Soul in Jesus

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Romans 14:17 – The Kingdom of God is Righteousness, Peace, and Joy

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 – A New Creation in Christ

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Psalm 46:1 – God is Our Refuge and Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

1 Peter 3:3-4 – Inner Beauty is of Great Worth

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God”s sight.”

Matthew 6:33 – Seek God’s Kingdom First

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Romans 12:1 – Offer Your Bodies as a Living Sacrifice

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God”s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search My Heart, O God

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Matthew 4:4 – Live by Every Word That Comes From God

“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Romans 8:28 – All Things Work Together for Good

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

1 Timothy 2:9-10 – True Beauty Comes from a Godly Life

“I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.”

Psalm 46:10 – Be Still and Know That He is God

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

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