Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And they set on for him by himself, and for them by themselves, and for the Egyptians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

For that is an abomination

General references

Bible References

Eat bread

Genesis 43:16
And when Joseph saw Benjamin, he said to his chief servant, Take these men into my house, and make ready a meal, for they will take food with me in the middle of the day.
Genesis 31:54
And Jacob made an offering on the mountain, and gave orders to his people to take food: so they had a meal and took their rest that night on the mountain.

For that is an abomination

Exodus 8:26
And Moses said, It is not right to do so; for we make our offerings of that to which the Egyptians give worship; and if we do so before their eyes, certainly we will be stoned.

General references

Genesis 44:2
And put my cup, my silver cup, in the youngest one's bag, with his money. So he did as Joseph said.
Proverbs 23:1
When you take your seat at the feast with a ruler, give thought with care to what is before you;

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain