Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And he took and sent messes unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of theirs. And they drank, and were merry with him.

Messes

Bible References

Messes

2 Samuel 11:8
And David said to Uriah, Go down to thy house, and wash thy feet. And Uriah departed out of the king's house, and a gift from the king followed him.

Was five times

Genesis 45:22
He gave to all of them, each man, changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment.
1 Samuel 1:5
but to Hannah he gave a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but LORD had shut up her womb.
1 Samuel 9:22
And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the guest-chamber, and made them sit in the chief place among those who were bidden, who were about thirty men.

Were merry

Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to the bitter in soul.
Ecclesiastes 9:7
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart, for God has already accepted thy works.
Ecclesiastes 10:19
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes glad the life, and money answers all things.
Habakkuk 1:6
For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, who march through the breadth of the earth to possess dwelling-places that are not theirs.
Matthew 11:19
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold the man, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! And wisdom is justified from her children.
John 2:10
and says to him, Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they drank much, then the lesser. Thou have kept the good wine until now.