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24 Good Bible Verses About Gluttony


Gluttony is mentioned in the Bible on more than a few occasions, representing the sin of over indulgence. Throughout history, sicknesses that have plagued mankind stem from unhealthy eating habits. The Bible helps to reflect some of the issues of overeating and our lack of discipline or lust over food. Here is a look at some good Bible verses about gluttony.

“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.” | 1 Corinthians 6:12

“And put a knife to thy throat, if thou [be] a man given to appetite.” | Proverbs 23:2

“And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust” | Psalms 78:18

“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;” | Luke 21:34

“Belshazzar the king held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.” | Daniel 5:1

“But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;” | Luke 12:45

“But the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.” | Luke 11:39

“Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY.” | 1 Corinthians 10:7

“Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat; For the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe one with rags.” | Proverbs 23:20-21

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” | Mark 7:21-23

“For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.” | Psalm 10:3

“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.” | Proverbs 25:16

“He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.” | Proverbs 28:7

“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” | Galatians 5:19-21

“One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons. This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith.” | Titus 1:12-13

“So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.” | Exodus 32:6

“The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'” | Luke 7:34

“Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king And Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.” | 1 Samuel 25:36

“Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.” | Colossians 3:5

“Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth. Instead, there is gaiety and gladness, Killing of cattle and slaughtering of sheep, Eating of meat and drinking of wine: Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we may die. But the LORD of hosts revealed Himself to me, Surely this iniquity shall not be forgiven you Until you die, says the Lord GOD of hosts.” | Isaiah 22:12-14

“They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod them, and held a festival; and they went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.” | Judges 9:27

“When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.” | 1 Samuel 30:16

“whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” | Philippians 3:19

“You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” | James 5:5