Bible Scriptures & Verses on Health & Wellness Updated

Bible scriptures and verses on health

Scriptures related to health

Bible Scriptures on Health & Wholeness

I recently spent some time updating a list I have of scriptures related to health and wellness.  It now includes over 66 verses that follow.

PDF Version – This is a version of these Bible verses about wellness in a printable pdf format.

Our Responsibility to Care for Our Body:

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable.  Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)

Biblical Truths/Promises Related to Wellness:

Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness.  Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.  This is true and everyone should accept it.”  1 Timothy 4:7-9 (NLT)

A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.  Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.  Proverbs 3: 7-8 (NLT)

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)

You satisfy me more than the richest of foods.  Psalms 63:5 (NLT)

He gives power to those who are tired and worn out; he offers yeah strength to the weak. Even youths will become exhausted, and young men will fall give up. But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:29-31 (NLT)

The eyes of all look to you in hope; you give them their food as they need it. When you open your hand, you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  Psalms 145:15-16 (NLT)

Don’t be impressed with your all wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you’ll gain renewed health and vitality. Proverbs 3:7-8 (NLT)

Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink-even if you have no money! Take your choice of wine or milk-it’s all free! Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?  Why pay for food that does you no good?  Listen and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul!  Isaiah 55: 1-2 (NLT)

The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too.  You will be like a well watered garden like an ever-flowing spring.Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)

You must serve only the Lord your God.  If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.  Exodus 23:25 (NLT)

A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick.  Proverbs 17:22 (TLB)

I will never forget your commandments, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.  Psalms 119: 93 (NLT)

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. (Psalm 28:7(NIV)

Consequences of Sin:

Because of your anger my whole body is sick; my health is broken because of my sins. My guilt overwhelms me – it is a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester in stink because of my foolish sins. I am bent over and racked with pain. My days are filled with grief. A raging fever burns within me, and my health is broken. I am exhausted and completely crushed. My groans come from an anguished heart.  Psalms 38: 3-8 (NLT)

Stress and Your Health:

As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands. Psalms 119:143 (NLT)

Anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25 (NAS)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NAS)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (NAS)

Other Scriptures Related to Health and Wellness:

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. 3 John 1:2 (NIV)

PDF Version – This is a version of these scriptures related to health, wellness and wholeness in pdf format.

See this link to a page on the site for other lists of Bible Verses and Quotes Related to Weight Loss, Stress, Strength and Healing.

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  1. Carla Parris says

    I am organizing a healthy living group at church and we need some ideas. These bible verses are really good. Thanks for your work on this.

  2. Dena says

    Thank you! I am working on starting a wellness ministry to bring scripture based wellness education to impoverished neighborhoods across America and this is a BIG help!

  3. lord andoh says

    That is exactly what i was looking out for! kudos for a very wonderful work done. God bless you!

  4. says

    Thanks so much for putting these together! I run a fitness ministry at my church and a blog ( and they will help greatly with my students for motivation! Thanks again!

  5. Gina says

    Thank you so much….this is exactly what I was looking for to share with students at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School…LV, NV

  6. Angie Edwards says

    I am teaching a Health class at the Christian School where I work. This site will be so helpful in tying in Biblical truths with the students.

    Thanks! AL

  7. Paul says

    Thank you so much for this. I’m putting together a free blog / information site for Christians who are into physical fitness and health. These verses are a great help
    Blessings in Christ

  8. Nancy says

    I am beginning a new journey in life. It is not dieting, it is a life style change. I need to have God’s word in every part of my life. Thank you for this web site and so many Bible verses to encourage me daily.

  9. DD says

    Praise the Lord! Our Health Ministry will be sponsoring “Get Fit 4 Christ” walks once a month and we just decided this today! Each walk will be preceded by a scripture on health and wellness. The Holy Spirit truly led me to your website. Thank you so much. God Bless you and I will definitely sign up for your newsletter.

  10. says

    Hey this is amazing. I love what God is doing through so many in this area of life. It is about time the church awakens to true prosperity, which starts in the soul. So much of the church has its head stuck in the sand when it comes to fitness. I love when people such as yourself are beating the drum when it comes to fitness in the church. I pray God multiplies your influence!

  11. isabel says

    Dale Fletcher: I am currently facing an illness that will never go away. Everyday, something new comes up. But, with the Hope and Faith of our Lord Jesus Christ I will not fear. Thank you so much for being there for so many people that need your help.

    • says

      Isabel, Thanks for making a comment. I’m sorry that you’re being so challenged with frequent health conditions. May you be continually strengthened by the Lord as you contend with your trial. Amen.

  12. EBEN. NYATSI says

    Thank you for putting this information across.Its been a boast to my “quiet time” with the Lord and has rooted me in scriptures.Thank you for being a blessing unto many.

  13. Chris Vining says

    Love the verse from 1Timothy about training yourself in spiritual fitness! I need to wake up every day and remind my self of this and what my Father in Heaven wants me to be about doing! Thanks for posting these verses!

    • says

      You are welcome Chris. This verse in the New Living Translation, first edition, is what started me looking for the Biblical principles that I now write and teach about. Have a blessed evening! Dale

  14. Derek says

    Thanks so much for these scriptures! I’m 15 and am preparing to lead workshops about mental health in elementary schools in part with the local health unit and those across the province. I thought a biblical quote would be fantastic (it is a catholic school) and a few of these are perfect!
    Thanks again

    • says

      Hello Derek, Thanks so much for your comment! It is SO VERY encouraging to know that you, at age 15, are taking on this project. Well done faithful servant! I pray that God blesses you and the others who hear what you have to say to them. Take care, Dale

  15. says

    When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.

  16. bev Richardson says

    Thanks so much for these verses and for the website which Ive shared with my pastor. I’m studying my MA in PioneerMinistryLeadership and needed some biblical principles for my TR portfolio and developing my ministry in Pastoral Care and working within Primary Care sector for community health services.

    God bless

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