49 Bible Verses about Eating Meat
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Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.
Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.
Eat anything that is sold in the meat market without asking questions for conscience’ sake;
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him.
So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted.
He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.
Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.
Do not tear down the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are clean, but they are evil for the man who eats and gives offense.
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
But if anyone says to you, “This is meat sacrificed to idols,” do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for conscience’ sake;
Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
He shall not eat an animal which dies or is torn by beasts, becoming unclean by it; I am the Lord.
Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
“Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens,
Following one in the center,
Who eat swine’s flesh, detestable things and mice,
Will come to an end altogether,” declares the Lord.
Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.
Only you shall not eat the blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.
For if someone sees you, who have knowledge, dining in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, if he is weak, be strengthened to eat things sacrificed to idols?
You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh.
Whatever crawls on its belly, and whatever walks on all fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable.
Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us meat that we may eat!’
“When the Lord your God extends your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, whatever you desire.
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.
But He said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”
They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
At the end of ten days their appearance seemed better and they were fatter than all the youths who had been eating the king’s choice food.
“However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, whatever you desire, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.
Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols as you shed blood. Should you then possess the land?
But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.”
I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.
These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt.” Therefore the Lord will give you meat and you shall eat.
And you shall offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, on the altar of the Lord your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of the Lord your God, and you shall eat the flesh.
but that we write to them that they abstain from things contaminated by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood.
So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food.
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.
Then they told Saul, saying, “Behold, the people are sinning against the Lord by eating with the blood.” And he said, “You have acted treacherously; roll a great stone to me today.”
Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.
‘These you may eat, whatever is in the water: all that have fins and scales, those in the water, in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.
Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places;
Who eat swine’s flesh,
And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.