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38 Bible Verses about Bread

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John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.”

Ezekiel 4:9

“Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Put them in a single container and make them into bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the number of days you lie on your side, 390 days.

Matthew 7:9

What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?

1 Corinthians 11:27

Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy way will be guilty of sin against the body and blood of the Lord.

Luke 11:11

What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?

Luke 11:5

He also said to them: “Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him at midnight and says to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,

Luke 9:16

Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them. He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the crowd.

John 6:31

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Go, eat your bread with pleasure, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already accepted your works.

Joshua 9:12

This bread of ours was warm when we took it from our houses as food on the day we left to come to you. But take a look, it is now dry and crumbly.

Ecclesiastes 11:1

Send your bread on the surface of the waters,
for after many days you may find it.

Matthew 15:26

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”

1 Corinthians 11:23

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread,

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son,

Deuteronomy 8:3

He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Amos 8:11

Hear this! The days are coming—
this is the declaration of the Lord God
when I will send a famine through the land:
not a famine of bread or a thirst for water,
but of hearing the words of the Lord.

From Thematic Bible


Bread » Hallowed

Numbers 4:7

“They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to be on it.

Exodus 25:30

Put the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, for there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from the presence of the Lord. When the bread was removed, it had been replaced with warm bread.

1 Chronicles 9:32

Some of the Kohathites’ relatives were responsible for preparing the rows of the bread of the Presence every Sabbath.

Bread » General references to

2 Kings 4:42

A man from Baal-shalishah came to the man of God with his sack full of 20 loaves of barley bread from the first bread of the harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”

1 Samuel 16:20

So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul.

Genesis 18:5

I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”

Bread » Baking of

1 Samuel 28:24

The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Exodus 16:23

He told them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a day of complete rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you want to bake, and boil what you want to boil, and set aside everything left over to be kept until morning.’”

Leviticus 2:4

“When you present a grain offering baked in an oven, it must be made of fine flour, either unleavened cakes mixed with oil or unleavened wafers coated with oil.

Leviticus 26:26

When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

More verses: 1 Kings 19:6 Isaiah 44:15

Bread » How prepared » Kneaded

Hosea 7:4

All of them commit adultery;
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

1 Samuel 28:24

The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.

Exodus 8:3

The Nile will swarm with frogs; they will come up and go into your palace, into your bedroom and on your bed, into the houses of your officials and your people, and into your ovens and kneading bowls.

Bread » Breaking of

Matthew 14:19

Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Acts 27:35

After he said these things and had taken some bread, he gave thanks to God in the presence of all of them, and when he broke it, he began to eat.

Luke 24:30

It was as He reclined at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.

Acts 20:11

After going upstairs, breaking the bread, and eating, Paul conversed a considerable time until dawn. Then he left.

Bread » The principal food used by the ancients

Genesis 21:14

Early in the morning Abraham got up, took bread and a waterskin, put them on Hagar’s shoulders, and sent her and the boy away. She left and wandered in the Wilderness of Beer-sheba.

Genesis 18:5

I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”

Genesis 27:17

Then she handed the delicious food and the bread she had made to her son Jacob.

Judges 19:5

On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning and prepared to go, but the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Have something to eat to keep up your strength and then you can go.”

Bread » Often given as a present

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail hurried, taking 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, a bushel of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys.

2 Samuel 16:12

Perhaps the Lord will see my affliction and restore goodness to me instead of Shimei’s curses today.”

1 Chronicles 12:40

In addition, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali came and brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen—abundant provisions of flour, fig cakes, raisins, wine and oil, oxen, and sheep. Indeed, there was joy in Israel.

Bread » Illustrative » (seeking of begging,) of extreme poverty

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who is left in your family will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread. He will say: Please appoint me to some priestly office so I can have a piece of bread to eat.’”

Lamentations 1:11

?KafAll her people groan
while they search for bread.
They have traded their precious belongings for food
in order to stay alive.
Lord, look and see
how I have become despised.

Bread » Sacrificed

1 Samuel 2:36

Anyone who is left in your family will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver or a loaf of bread. He will say: Please appoint me to some priestly office so I can have a piece of bread to eat.’”

Leviticus 21:6

They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they present the fire offerings to Yahweh, the food of their God, and they must be holy.

Leviticus 21:8

You are to consider him holy since he presents the food of your God. He will be holy to you because I, Yahweh who sets you apart, am holy.

Leviticus 21:17

“Tell Aaron: None of your descendants throughout your generations who has a physical defect is to come near to present the food of his God.

Leviticus 21:21-22

No descendant of Aaron the priest who has a defect is to come near to present the fire offerings to the Lord. He has a defect and is not to come near to present the food of his God. He may eat the food of his God from what is especially holy as well as from what is holy.

Bread » How prepared » Made into loaves

1 Samuel 17:17

One day Jesse had told his son David: “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these 10 loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail hurried, taking 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, a bushel of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys.

1 Samuel 10:3

“You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine.

1 Kings 14:3

Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

Mark 8:14

They had forgotten to take bread and had only one loaf with them in the boat.

Bread » How prepared » Baked in ovens

Hosea 7:4

All of them commit adultery;
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Leviticus 2:4

“When you present a grain offering baked in an oven, it must be made of fine flour, either unleavened cakes mixed with oil or unleavened wafers coated with oil.

Leviticus 26:26

When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

Exodus 8:3

The Nile will swarm with frogs; they will come up and go into your palace, into your bedroom and on your bed, into the houses of your officials and your people, and into your ovens and kneading bowls.

Leviticus 7:9

Any grain offering that is baked in an oven or prepared in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who presents it; it is his.

More verses: Leviticus 11:35

Bread » Staff of life

Ezekiel 14:13

“Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to wipe out both man and animal from it,

Ezekiel 5:16

When I shoot deadly arrows of famine at them, arrows for destruction that I will send to destroy you, inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will intensify the famine against you and cut off your supply of bread.

Ezekiel 4:16

Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight and in dread drink water by measure.

Bread » Kinds of » Leavened (made with yeast)

Hosea 7:4

All of them commit adultery;
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Leviticus 7:13

He is to present as his offering cakes of leavened bread with his thanksgiving sacrifice of fellowship.

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

Amos 4:5

Offer leavened bread as a thank offering,
and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings,
for that is what you Israelites love to do!
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

Bread » Often put for the whole sustenance of man

Genesis 39:6

He left all that he owned under Joseph’s authority; he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.Now Joseph was well-built and handsome.

Bread » Kinds of » Bread of affliction

Isaiah 30:20

The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

1 Kings 22:27

and say, ‘This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.’”

Hosea 9:4

They will not pour out
their wine offerings to the Lord,
and their sacrifices will not please Him.
Their food will be like the bread of mourners;
all who eat it become defiled.
For their bread will be for their appetites alone;
it will not enter the house of the Lord.

Bread » Scarceness of, sent as a punishment

Ezekiel 5:16

When I shoot deadly arrows of famine at them, arrows for destruction that I will send to destroy you, inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will intensify the famine against you and cut off your supply of bread.

Psalm 105:16

He called down famine against the land
and destroyed the entire food supply.

Isaiah 3:1

Observe this: The Lord God of Hosts
is about to remove from Jerusalem and from Judah
every kind of security:
the entire supply of bread and water,

Bread » Was kneaded

Hosea 7:4

All of them commit adultery;
they are like an oven heated by a baker
who stops stirring the fire
from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.

Bread » Illustrative » (when broken,) of the death of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: on the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and said, "This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me."

Bread » Kinds of » Unleavened (made without yeast)

1 Samuel 28:24

The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Exodus 29:2

with unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers coated with oil. Make them out of fine wheat flour,

Genesis 19:3

But he urged them so strongly that they followed him and went into his house. He prepared a feast and baked unleavened bread for them, and they ate.

Judges 6:19

So Gideon went and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from a half bushel of flour. He placed the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot. He brought them out and offered them to Him under the oak.

Bread » Multitudes miraculously fed by Christ with

Matthew 14:19-21

Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds. Everyone ate and was filled. Then they picked up 12 baskets full of leftover pieces! Now those who ate were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

Matthew 15:34-37

"How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked them. "Seven," they said, "and a few small fish." After commanding the crowd to sit down on the ground, He took the seven loaves and the fish, and He gave thanks, broke them, and kept on giving them to the disciples, and the disciples [gave them] to the crowds. read more.
They all ate and were filled. Then they collected the leftover pieces-seven large baskets full.

Bread » Made of wheat flour

1 Kings 5:11

and Solomon provided Hiram with 100,000 bushels of wheat as food for his household and 110,000 gallons of oil from crushed olives. Solomon did this for Hiram year after year.

Exodus 29:2

with unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers coated with oil. Make them out of fine wheat flour,

1 Kings 4:22

Solomon’s provisions for one day were 150 bushels of fine flour and 300 bushels of meal,

Psalm 81:16

But He would feed Israel with the best wheat.
“I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

Bread » Symbolical » Of the body of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: on the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and said, "This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me."

Bread » Sometimes unleavened

Exodus 12:18

You are to eat unleavened bread in the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day of the month until the evening of the twenty-first day.

1 Corinthians 5:8

Therefore, let us observe the feast, not with old yeast or with the yeast of malice and evil but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Bread » Broken for use

Matthew 14:19

Then He commanded the crowds to sit down on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

Lamentations 4:4

?DaletThe nursing infant’s tongue
clings to the roof of his mouth from thirst.
Little children beg for bread,
but no one gives them any.

Bread » Illustrative » (partaking of,) of communion of saints

Bread » Usually leavened

Leviticus 23:17

Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord.

Matthew 13:33

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 pounds of flour until it spread through all of it.”

Bread » How prepared » On coals

1 Kings 19:6

Then he looked, and there at his head was a loaf of bread baked over hot stones, and a jug of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.

Isaiah 44:19

No one reflects,
no one has the perception or insight to say,
“I burned half of it in the fire,
I also baked bread on its coals,
I roasted meat and ate.
I will make something detestable with the rest of it,
and I will bow down to a block of wood.”

John 21:9

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.

Bread » Figurative

Isaiah 55:2

Why do you spend money on what is not food,
and your wages on what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.

Bread » In times of scarcity, sold by weight

Leviticus 26:26

When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

Ezekiel 4:16

Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight and in dread drink water by measure.

Bread » Was formed into » Cakes

2 Samuel 6:19

Then he distributed a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake to each one in the entire Israelite community, both men and women. Then all the people left, each to his own home.

1 Kings 17:13

Then Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid; go and do as you have said. But first make me a small loaf from it and bring it out to me. Afterward, you may make some for yourself and your son,

Bread » Was baked » In ovens

Leviticus 26:26

When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

Hosea 7:4-7

All of them commit adultery; [they are] like an oven heated by a baker who stops stirring [the fire] from the kneading of the dough until it is leavened. On the day of our king, the princes are sick with the heat of wine- there is a conspiracy with traitors. For they-their hearts like an oven- draw him into their oven. Their anger smolders all night; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire. read more.
All of them are as hot as an oven, and they consume their rulers. All their kings fall; not one of them calls on Me.

Bread » Made by women

1 Samuel 8:13

He can take your daughters to become perfumers, cooks, and bakers.

Leviticus 26:26

When I cut off your supply of bread, 10 women will bake your bread in a single oven and ration out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.

Bread » Sacred, called hallowed bread

1 Samuel 21:6

So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, for there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from the presence of the Lord. When the bread was removed, it had been replaced with warm bread.

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest told him, “There is no ordinary bread on hand. However, there is consecrated bread, but the young men may eat it only if they have kept themselves from women.”

Bread » Making of, a trade

Jeremiah 37:21

So King Zedekiah gave orders, and Jeremiah was placed in the guard’s courtyard. He was given a loaf of bread each day from the baker’s street until all the bread was gone from the city. So Jeremiah remained in the guard’s courtyard.

Genesis 40:2

Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,

Bread » Publicly sold

Matthew 14:15

When evening came, the disciples approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, and it is already late. Send the crowds away so they can go into the villages and buy food for themselves.”

Matthew 15:33

The disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?”

Bread » Kept in baskets

Genesis 40:16

When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was positive, he said to Joseph, “I also had a dream. Three baskets of white bread were on my head.

Exodus 29:32

Aaron and his sons are to eat the meat of the ram and the bread that is in the basket at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Bread » Was formed into » Wafers

Exodus 16:31

The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers made with honey.

Exodus 29:23

take one loaf of bread, one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord;

Bread » Illustrative » (want of,) of extreme poverty

Proverbs 12:9

Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food.

Isaiah 3:7

On that day he will cry out, saying:
“I’m not a healer.
I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.
Don’t make me the leader of the people!”

Bread » Crumb of, used to wipe the fingers, thrown under the table

Luke 16:21

He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

Matthew 15:27

“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”

Bread » Offered with sacrifices

Exodus 29:2

with unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers coated with oil. Make them out of fine wheat flour,

Exodus 29:23

take one loaf of bread, one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord;

Bread » Made of » Wheat

Exodus 29:2

with unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers coated with oil. Make them out of fine wheat flour,

Psalm 81:16

But He would feed Israel with the best wheat.
“I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

Bread » Was baked » On coals of fire

Isaiah 44:19

No one reflects,
no one has the perception or insight to say,
“I burned half of it in the fire,
I also baked bread on its coals,
I roasted meat and ate.
I will make something detestable with the rest of it,
and I will bow down to a block of wood.”

John 21:9

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish lying on it, and bread.

Bread » When old, dry and mouldy

Joshua 9:5

They wore old, patched sandals on their feet and threadbare clothing on their bodies. Their entire provision of bread was dry and crumbly.

Joshua 9:12

This bread of ours was warm when we took it from our houses as food on the day we left to come to you. But take a look, it is now dry and crumbly.

Bread » Yielded by the earth

Job 28:5

Food may come from the earth,
but below the surface the earth is transformed as by fire.

Isaiah 55:10

For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
and do not return there
without saturating the earth
and making it germinate and sprout,
and providing seed to sow
and food to eat,

Bread » Given by God

Ruth 1:6

She and her daughters-in-law prepared to leave the land of Moab, because she had heard in Moab that the Lord had paid attention to His people’s need by providing them food.

Bread » Made of » Barley

Judges 7:13

When Gideon arrived, there was a man telling his friend about a dream. He said, “Listen, I had a dream: a loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp, struck a tent, and it fell. The loaf turned the tent upside down so that it collapsed.”

Bread » Called the staff of life

Ezekiel 14:13

“Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to wipe out both man and animal from it,

Ezekiel 5:16

When I shoot deadly arrows of famine at them, arrows for destruction that I will send to destroy you, inhabitants of Jerusalem, I will intensify the famine against you and cut off your supply of bread.

Ezekiel 4:16

Then He said to me, “Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight and in dread drink water by measure.

Bread » How prepared » In pans

Leviticus 2:5

If your gift is a grain offering prepared on a griddle, it must be unleavened bread made of fine flour mixed with oil.

Leviticus 2:7

If your gift is a grain offering prepared in a pan, it must be made of fine flour with oil.

2 Samuel 13:6-9

So Amnon lay down and pretended to be sick. When the king came to see him, Amnon said to him, "Please let my sister Tamar come and make a couple of cakes in my presence so I can eat from her hand." David sent word to Tamar at the palace: "Please go to your brother Amnon's house and prepare a meal for him." Then Tamar went to his house while Amnon was lying down. She took dough, kneaded it, made cakes in his presence, and baked them. read more.
She brought the pan and set it down in front of him, but he refused to eat. Amnon said, "Everyone leave me!" And everyone left him.

Bread » How prepared » Cakes

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.”

2 Samuel 6:19

Then he distributed a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake to each one in the entire Israelite community, both men and women. Then all the people left, each to his own home.

Bread » Traffic in

Jeremiah 37:21

So King Zedekiah gave orders, and Jeremiah was placed in the guard’s courtyard. He was given a loaf of bread each day from the baker’s street until all the bread was gone from the city. So Jeremiah remained in the guard’s courtyard.

Mark 6:37

“You give them something to eat,” He responded.They said to Him, “Should we go and buy 200 denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”

Bread » First fruit of, offered to God

Numbers 15:19-20

you are to offer a contribution to the Lord when you eat from the food of the land. You are to offer a loaf from your first batch of dough as a contribution; offer it just like a contribution from the threshing floor.

Bread » Served round after funerals

Ezekiel 24:17-22

Groan quietly; do not observe mourning rites for the dead. Put on your turban and strap your sandals on your feet; do not cover [your] mustache or eat the bread of mourners." I spoke to the people in the morning, and my wife died in the evening. The next morning I did just as I was commanded. Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things you are doing mean for us?" read more.
So I answered them: "The word of the Lord came to me: 'Say to the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: I am about to desecrate My sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the desire of your heart. Also, the sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword. Then you will do just as I have done: You will not cover [your] mustache or eat the bread of mourners.

Bread » Was formed into » Loaves

1 Samuel 10:3-4

"You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine. They will ask how you are and give you two [loaves of] bread, which you will accept from them.

Bread » Illustrative » (eating without scarceness,) of plenty

Deuteronomy 8:9

a land where you will eat food without shortage, where you will lack nothing; a land whose rocks are iron and from whose hills you will mine copper.

Bread » How prepared » Wafers

Exodus 29:23

take one loaf of bread, one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord;

Exodus 16:21

They gathered it every morning. Each gathered as much as he needed to eat, but when the sun grew hot, it melted.

Bread » By idolaters

Jeremiah 7:18

The sons gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven, and they pour out drink offerings to other gods so that they provoke Me to anger.

Jeremiah 44:19

And the women said, “When we burned incense to the queen of heaven and poured out drink offerings to her, was it apart from our husbands’ knowledge that we made sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out drink offerings to her?”

Bread » Illustrative » (of deceit,) of unlawful gain

Bread » Illustrative » (of idleness,) of sloth

Bread » Plenty of, promised to the obedient

Leviticus 26:5

Your threshing will continue until grape harvest, and the grape harvest will continue until sowing time; you will have plenty of food to eat and live securely in your land.

Bread » Illustrative » (of wickedness,) of oppression

Bread » Illustrative » (fulness of,) of abundance

Bread » With water, the food of prisons

1 Kings 22:27

and say, ‘This is what the king says: Put this guy in prison and feed him only bread and water until I come back safely.’”

Bread » Ordinary, called common bread

1 Samuel 21:4

The priest told him, “There is no ordinary bread on hand. However, there is consecrated bread, but the young men may eat it only if they have kept themselves from women.”

Bread » Illustrative » (of adversity,) of heavy affliction

Isaiah 30:20

The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

Bread » Illustrative » Of Christ

John 6:33-35

For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said, "Sir, give us this bread always!" "I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.

Bread » Was baked » On hearths

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Bread » Made of » Manna (in the wilderness)

Numbers 11:8

The people walked around and gathered it. They ground it on a pair of grinding stones or crushed it in a mortar, then boiled it in a cooking pot and shaped it into cakes. It tasted like a pastry cooked with the finest oil.

Bread » Placed on table of shew bread

Exodus 25:30

Put the bread of the Presence on the table before Me at all times.

Bread » Nutritious and strengthening

Bread » Troughs used for kneading

Exodus 12:34

So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls wrapped up in their clothes on their shoulders.

Bread » Corn ground for making

Isaiah 28:28

Bread grain is crushed,
but is not threshed endlessly.
Though the wheel of the farmer’s cart rumbles,
his horses do not crush it.

Bread » How prepared » On coals of dung

Ezekiel 4:12

You will eat it as you would a barley cake and bake it over dried human excrement in their sight.”

Ezekiel 4:15

He replied to me, “Look, I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you can make your bread over that.”

Bread » Figurative » Christ

John 6:32-35

Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Moses didn't give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the real bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the One who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said, "Sir, give us this bread always!" read more.
"I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.

Bread » Made of » Beans, millet, &c

Ezekiel 4:9

“Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. Put them in a single container and make them into bread for yourself. You are to eat it during the number of days you lie on your side, 390 days.

Bread » Illustrative » (of tears,) of sorrow

Psalm 80:5

You fed them the bread of tears
and gave them a full measure
of tears to drink.

Bread » How prepared » Mixed with oil

Exodus 29:2

with unleavened bread, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers coated with oil. Make them out of fine wheat flour,

Exodus 29:23

take one loaf of bread, one cake of bread made with oil, and one wafer from the basket of unleavened bread that is before the Lord;

Bread » Meal

1 Kings 17:12

But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.”

Bread » How prepared » Cracknels

1 Kings 14:3

Take with you 10 loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

Bread » How prepared » Honey

Exodus 16:31

The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers made with honey.

Bread » How prepared » On hearths

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Bread » Made by men

Genesis 40:2

Pharaoh was angry with his two officers, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker,

Bread » Barley

Judges 7:13

When Gideon arrived, there was a man telling his friend about a dream. He said, “Listen, I had a dream: a loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp, struck a tent, and it fell. The loaf turned the tent upside down so that it collapsed.”

Bread » Manna

Numbers 11:8

The people walked around and gathered it. They ground it on a pair of grinding stones or crushed it in a mortar, then boiled it in a cooking pot and shaped it into cakes. It tasted like a pastry cooked with the finest oil.

the Diet of the jews » Articles used for » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

One day Jesse had told his son David: “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these 10 loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

Genesis 18:5

I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”

Food » List of articles » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

One day Jesse had told his son David: “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these 10 loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Exodus 13:6

For seven days you must eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the Lord.

John 6:7

Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”

Food » Articles of » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

One day Jesse had told his son David: “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these 10 loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

Genesis 18:5

I will bring a bit of bread so that you may strengthen yourselves. This is why you have passed your servant’s way. Later, you can continue on.”“Yes,” they replied, “do as you have said.”

Symbols and similitudes » Bread

Mark 14:22

As they were eating, He took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.”

Victuals » List of articles » Bread

1 Samuel 17:17

One day Jesse had told his son David: “Take this half-bushel of roasted grain along with these 10 loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.

Genesis 18:6

So Abraham hurried into the tent and said to Sarah, “Quick! Knead three measures of fine flour and make bread.”

Exodus 13:6

For seven days you must eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there is to be a festival to the Lord.

John 6:7

Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”

Topics on Bread

Baking Bread

2;12;39

The people baked the dough they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves, since it had no yeast; for when they had been driven out of Egypt they could not delay and had not prepared any provisions for themselves.

Bread, As Food

40;6;11

Give us today our daily bread.

Bread, Figurative Of

23;30;20

The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

Bread, Kinds Of

2;12;39

The people baked the dough they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves, since it had no yeast; for when they had been driven out of Egypt they could not delay and had not prepared any provisions for themselves.

Breaking Of Bread

40;26;26

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.”

Consecrated Bread

58;9;2

For a tabernacle was set up, and in the first room, which is called the holy place, were the lampstand, the table, and the presentation loaves.

Feast Of Unleavened Bread

2;12;15-20

You must eat unleavened bread for seven days. On the first day you must remove yeast from your houses. Whoever eats what is leavened from the first day through the seventh day must be cut off from Israel.

Unleavened Bread

2;12;39

The people baked the dough they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves, since it had no yeast; for when they had been driven out of Egypt they could not delay and had not prepared any provisions for themselves.

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