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Want to know what the Bible says about Eating Meat? Here are 269 Bible verses about Eating 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Matthew 15:11 NIV
What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
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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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Deuteronomy 12:20 NIV
When the Lord your God has enlarged your territory as he promised you, and you crave meat and say, “I would like some meat,” then you may eat as much of it as you want.
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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 4:3-5 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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Genesis 1:29-31 NIV
29 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. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. ” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning —the sixth day.
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Leviticus 19:26 NIV
“‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.
“‘Do not practice divination or seek omens.
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1 Corinthians 10:25 NIV
Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience,
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Isaiah 66:3 NIV
But whoever sacrifices a bull
    is like one who kills a person,
and whoever offers a lamb
    is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
    is like one who presents pig’s blood,
and whoever burns memorial incense
    is like one who worships an idol.
They have chosen their own ways,
    and they delight in their abominations;
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Proverbs 23:20-21 NIV
20 Do not join those who drink too much wine
    or gorge themselves on meat,
21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
    and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
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Romans 14:14 NIV
I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.
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