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Want to know what the Bible says about Abstaining From Meat? Here are 27 Bible verses about Abstaining From Meat from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Acts 15:29 NIV
You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.
Farewell.
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1 Timothy 4:3 NIV
They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
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Romans 14:21 NIV
It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.
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Genesis 9:3 NIV
Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
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1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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Romans 14:3 NIV
The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them.
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Genesis 1:29 NIV
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
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Colossians 2:16 NIV
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
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1 Corinthians 8:13 NIV
Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.
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1 Timothy 4:4 NIV
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
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Isaiah 65:25 NIV
The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
    and dust will be the serpent’s food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
    on all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.
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Daniel 1:12 NIV
“Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
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John 14:6 NIV
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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1 Corinthians 8:8 NIV
But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.
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Mark 7:19 NIV
For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)
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Colossians 2:20-23 NIV
20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: 21 “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”? 22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings. 23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
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Hebrews 13:4 NIV
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
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Luke 24:42-43 NIV
42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate it in their presence.
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1 Timothy 4:3-5 NIV
3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
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Romans 14:2 NIV
One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.
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