Jeremiah 1:4-5

King James Version

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb 

I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

How shall we treat our bodies?

What does the Bible say?

Here's what Scripture says:

Leviticus 19:26

King James Version

26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: 

neither shall ye use enchantment, 

nor observe times.

Leviticus 19:28

King James Version

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh 

for the dead, 

nor print any marks upon you: 

I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:29

King James Version

29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, 

to cause her to be a whore; 

lest the land fall to whoredom, 

and the land become full of wickedness.

Matthew 6:22-23

King James Version

22 The light of the body is the eye: 

if therefore thine eye be single, 

thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, 

thy whole body shall be full of darkness. 

If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, 

how great is that darkness!

Matthew 10:28

King James Version

28 And fear not them which kill the body, 

but are not able to kill the soul: 

but rather fear him which is able to destroy 

both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:16-21

King James Version

16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, 

The ground of a certain rich man 

brought forth plentifully:

17 And he thought within himself, saying, 

What shall I do, 

because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

18 And he said, 

This will I do: 

I will pull down my barns, 

and build greater; 

and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19 And I will say to my soul, 

Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; 

take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

20 But God said unto him, 

Thou fool, 

this night thy soul shall be required of thee: 

then whose shall those things be, 

which thou hast provided?

21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, 

and is not rich toward God.

Luke 12:22-24

King James Version

22 And he said unto his disciples, 

Therefore I say unto you, 

Take no thought for your life, 

what ye shall eat; 

neither for the body, 

what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, 

and the body is more than raiment.

24 Consider the ravens: 

for they neither sow nor reap; 

which neither have storehouse nor barn; 

and God feedeth them: 

how much more are ye better than the fowls?

Luke 12:28-31

King James Version

28 If then God so clothe the grass, 

which is to day in the field, 

and to morrow is cast into the oven; 

how much more will he clothe you, 

O ye of little faith?

29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, 

or what ye shall drink, 

neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things 

do the nations of the world seek after: 

and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; 

and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 12:35-40

King James Version

35 Let your loins be girded about, 

and your lights burning;

36 And ye yourselves like unto men 

that wait for their lord, 

when he will return from the wedding; 

that when he cometh and knocketh, 

they may open unto him immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants, 

whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: 

verily I say unto you, 

that he shall gird himself,

and make them to sit down to meat, 

and will come forth and serve them.

38 And if he shall come in the second watch, 

or come in the third watch, and find them so, 

blessed are those servants.

39 And this know, 

that if the goodman of the house had known 

what hour the thief would come, 

he would have watched, 

and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

40 Be ye therefore ready also: 

for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Romans 12:1

King James Version

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, 

by the mercies of God, 

that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, 


acceptable unto God, 

which is your reasonable service.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

King James Version

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, 

and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, 

him shall God destroy; 

for the temple of God is holy, 

which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 6:13

King James Version

13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: 

but God shall destroy both it and them. 

Now the body is not for fornication, 

but for the Lord; 

and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 6:15

King James Version

15 Know ye not that your bodies 

are the members of Christ? 

shall I then take the members of Christ, 

and make them the members of an harlot? 

God forbid.

1 Corinthians 6:18

King James Version

18 Flee fornication. 

Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; 

but he that committeth fornication 

sinneth against his own body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

King James Version

19 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?

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians 9:27

King James Version

27 But I keep under my body, 

and bring it into subjection: 

lest that by any means, 

when I have preached to others, 

I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 10:31

King James Version

31 Whether therefore ye eat, 

or drink, 

or whatsoever ye do, 

do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 15:22

King James Version

22 For as in Adam all die, 

even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1 Corinthians 15:26-28

King James Version

26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

27 For he hath put all things under his feet. 

But when he saith all things are put under him, 

it is manifest that he is excepted, 

which did put all things under him.

28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, 

then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him 

that put all things under him, 

that God may be all in all.

1 Corinthians 15:34-38

King James Version

34 Awake to righteousness, 

and sin not; 

for some have not the knowledge of God: 

I speak this to your shame.

35 But some man will say, 

How are the dead raised up? 

and with what body do they come?

36 Thou fool, 

that which thou sowest is not quickened, 

except it die:

37 And that which thou sowest, 

thou sowest not that body that shall be, 

but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, 

or of some other grain:

38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, 

and to every seed his own body.

1 Corinthians 15:39-44

King James Version

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: 

but there is one kind of flesh of men, 

another flesh of beasts, 

another of fishes, 

and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies, 

and bodies terrestrial: 

but the glory of the celestial is one, 

and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, 

and another glory of the moon, 

and another glory of the stars: 

for one star differeth from another star in glory.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. 

It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: 

it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:

44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 

There is a natural body, 

and there is a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 15:50

King James Version

50 Now this I say, brethren, 

that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; 

neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Galatians 5:16-18

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, 

ye are not under the law.

Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these; 

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 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.

Galatians 5:24-25

King James Version

24 And they that are Christ's 

have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

25 If we live in the Spirit, 

let us also walk in the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:1-2

King James Version

4 Forasmuch then as Christ 

hath suffered for us in the flesh, 

arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: 

for he that hath suffered in the flesh 

hath ceased from sin;

2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time 

in the flesh to the lusts of men, 

but to the will of God.

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