Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
And gave thanks
And gave thanks
During the meal Jesus took a Passover biscuit, blessed it and broke it. He then gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it: it is my body."
Then, taking a Passover biscuit, He gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is being given on your behalf: this do in remembrance of me."
But as soon as He had sat down with them, and had taken the bread and had blessed and broken it, and was handing it to them,
Then Jesus took the loaves, and after giving thanks He distributed them to those who were resting on the ground; and also the fish in like manner--as much as they desired.
Having said this he took some bread, and, after giving thanks to God for it before them all, he broke it in pieces and began to eat it.
He who regards the day as sacred, so regards it for the Master's sake; and he who eats certain food eats it for the Master's sake, for he gives thanks to God; and he who refrains from eating it refrains for the Master's sake, and he also gives thanks to God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether, then, you are eating or drinking, or whatever you are doing, let everything be done to the glory of God.
1 Timothy 4:3
forbidding people to marry, and insisting on abstinence from foods which God has created to be partaken of, with thankfulness, by those who believe and have a clear knowledge of the truth.
"And when the seven for the 4,000, how many hampers full of portions did you take away?" "Seven," they answered.