Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

But an handful

Bible References

As the lord

1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As LORD, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
1 Samuel 14:39
For, as LORD lives, who saves Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people who answered him.
1 Samuel 20:3
And David swore moreover, and said, Thy father knows well that I have found favor in thine eyes, and he says, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved. But truly as LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, there is but a step betwe
1 Samuel 25:26
Now therefore, my lord, as LORD lives, and as thy soul lives, since LORD has withheld thee from blood guiltiness, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now therefore let thine enemies, and those who seek evil to my lord, b
1 Samuel 26:10
And David said, As LORD lives, LORD will smite him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go down into battle and perish.
2 Samuel 15:21
And Ittai answered the king, and said, As LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there thy servant will also be.
Jeremiah 5:2
And though they say, As LORD lives, surely they swear falsely.

But an handful

2 Kings 4:2
And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what have thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid has not anything in the house except a pot of oil.
Matthew 15:33
And his disciples say to him, From where are so many loaves for us in a wilderness so as to feed so great a multitude?

That we may eat it

Genesis 21:16
And she went, and sat herself down opposite him a good way off, as it were a bowshot. For she said, Let me not look upon the death of the child. And she sat opposite him, and the child lifted up its voice, and wept.
Jeremiah 14:18
If I go forth into the field, then, behold, the slain with the sword! And if I enter into the city, then, behold, those who are sick with famine! For both the prophet and the priest go about in the land, and have no knowledge.
Lamentations 4:9
Those who are slain with the sword are better than those who are slain with hunger, for these pine away, stricken through, for want of the fruits of the field.
Ezekiel 12:18
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with fearfulness.
Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! For the day of LORD is at hand, and it shall come as destruction from the Almighty.