30 Important Bible Verses About Working Out

Physical fitness is important for stewarding our bodies well. Here are verses that highlight the value of diligence, discipline, and self-control, whether in physical exercise or spiritual growth.

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Bible Verses About Working Out

1 Corinthians 9:24 – Running the Race

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

Proverbs 24:16 – Endurance

“For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Your Body is a Temple

“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 Timothy 4:8 – Physical Training

“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 Corinthians 10:31 – Glorify God

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

Proverbs 23:20-21 – Don’t Be Gluttonous

“Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”

Colossians 3:23 – Working for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Proverbs 13:4 – Diligence and Prosperity

“The appetite of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

Philippians 4:13 – Through Christ’s Strength

“I can do all things through him who gives me strength.”

1 Timothy 2:15 – Childbirth and Salvation

“But women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love, and holiness with propriety.”

Proverbs 31:17 – Strength and Dignity

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”

1 Timothy 5:8 – Providing for Family

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 – God’s Temple

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.”

Proverbs 14:23 – Diligence and Profit

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

2 Timothy 2:6 – Hardworking Farmer

“The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Work for the Lord

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Proverbs 12:24 – Diligence and Authority

“Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.”

Genesis 1:26 – Created in God’s Image

“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'”

Proverbs 6:6-8 – Learn from the Ant

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatever Your Hand Finds to Do

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Proverbs 16:3 – Commit Your Work to the Lord

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

1 Corinthians 15:57 – Victory in Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Proverbs 10:4 – Laziness and Poverty

“Laziness leads to poverty; hard work makes you rich.”

Psalm 90:17 – Establish the Work of Our Hands

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Proverbs 21:5 – Planning and Success

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”

Psalm 34:14 – Seek Peace and Pursue It

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Proverbs 22:29 – Skilled in Their Work

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”

Psalm 128:2 – Eating the Fruit of Your Labor

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

Proverbs 11:25 – Generosity and Prosperity

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Psalm 37:5 – Commit Your Way to the Lord

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

Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth from Diligence

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.”

Proverbs 20:13 – Love Not Sleep

“Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12 – Blessings from God

“The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.”

Ecclesiastes 9:11 – Time and Chance

“I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.”

Matthew 6:33 – Seek First the Kingdom of God

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

Proverbs 28:19 – Hard Work vs. Hasty Gain

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”

Matthew 20:16 – The Last Shall Be First

“So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

Proverbs 18:9 – Slack in Work

“One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.”

Colossians 3:17 – All in the Name of Jesus

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Proverbs 19:15 – Laziness Brings Deep Sleep

“Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.”

Colossians 3:23-24 – Working for the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Proverbs 14:23 – All hard work brings a profit

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

James 2:17 – Faith without works is dead

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Proverbs 31:17 – She sets about her work vigorously

“She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”

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